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Back To Good by Laura McCarthy Benson

Back To Good

by Laura McCarthy Benson

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10 January 2012

Tempest, Julie Cross-- Pre-Buzz!!!

You can find the trailer for Tempest here at Shelf-Life at Entertainment Weekly


“Julie Cross's thrilling debut is brimming with excitement, romance, and intrigue.
I couldn't turn the pages fast enough!”
—Beth Revis, New York Times bestselling author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE

“I have seen the future and it is Jackson Meyer! I loved Julie Cross's engrossing and engaging TEMPEST.  If I could time-jump, I'd read the sequel yesterday at the very latest.” —Nancy Holder, New York Times bestselling author of the CRUSADE series

“Once I started TEMPEST, I couldn't put it down.  Once I finished TEMPEST, I was dying for the next installment.  Julie Cross takes readers on an unforgettable trip through time in this inventive, suspenseful and romantic tale. A thrilling debut from a fantastic new voice.”
—Courtney Summers, Award-Winning author of CRACKED UP TO BE

“A good thriller moves forward at high speed, but only a superlative thriller can take you on a breathtaking journey through the fourth dimension. Julie Cross’s ingenious story is vividly imagined and splendidly rendered, hitting just the right notes with liberal doses of suspense, intrigue, and romance. Throw in a pitch-perfect cast of engaging characters, and you’ve got a blockbuster young adult debut that will keep readers glued to the pages.”
—Sophie Littlefield, Award-Winning author of BANISHED

“For time traveler Jackson Meyer, the past is the key to his increasingly dangerous future. But who can he trust? The CIA? His mysterious father? Or his conspiracy-theory addicted best friend? A maze of ingenious twists and turns, TEMPEST takes you on a magic carpet ride
that will have you flipping pages to the end.”
—Jana Oliver, author of THE DEMON TRAPPER'S DAUGHTE

“It is equal parts adventure, romance, science fiction and touching family drama; readers will turn the last page and find themselves wishing they could ‘jump’ to the future and read the sequel.”
—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

“Cross debuts in a big way… Romance fans may discover a newfound interest in time travel, while time travel fans will find some fresh mind-bending ideas at work.”
By Julie Cross

Julie Cross' Debut novel TEMPEST (Hardcover; Thomas Dunne and Griffin Books; January 17, 2012; $17.99) is filled with time-travel adventure, romance, and a twisting plot that will keep readers turning the pages.  Foreign rights for Tempest have sold in sixteen countries and Summit Entertainment, the company behind the Twilight movies, pre-empted the film rights.  The first in an epic trilogy, Tempest heralds a powerful new voice in young adult literature.

Tempest begins in 2009.  Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy: he’s in college, has a girlfriend, and… the ability to travel back through time. But it’s not like time-travel in the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there are no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors, like in Back to the Future.  Jackson’s best friend Adam is the only one who knows about this ability, and with his brilliant mind, helps Jackson to control it and understand it. 

But one day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but it is not like his previous time jumps. He’s now stuck in 2007 and can’t get back to the future.

Desperate to somehow return to 2009 to save Holly but unable to return to his rightful year, Jackson settles into 2007 and learns what he can about his abilities.  He pieces together clues about his mysterious father, and what really happened to the mother he barely knew.  Jackson also befriends the 2007 Holly, protects her, and falls in love with her all over again.  But it’s not long before the people who shot Holly in 2009 come looking for Jackson in the past, and these “Enemies of Time” will stop at nothing to recruit this powerful young time-traveler… or kill him. 

TEMPEST is The Time Traveler’s Wife meets The Bourne Identity, and is sure to please teen and adult readers alike. 

About the author:
Julie Cross lives in central Illinois with her husband and three children where she works as a YMCA Gymnastics Program Director. She never considered writing professionally until May of 2009. Since then, she hasn’t gone a day without writing.  Her website is


  1. I love stories about time travel-- especially if it has more of a thriller/action sort of atmosphere to it. I liked The Time Traveler's Wife, but it was kind of draggy and boring at times. Love the trailer too :)


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