Tuesday 10 January 2012

Julie Cross Blog Tour - Tempest Photo Challenge: TIME

To celebrate the release of Julie Cross' debut novel Tempest, a story that is all about a character who has the ability to travel through time, Macmillan are holding a photo challenge with the theme of time.  See details from Macmillan below:

Tempest photo challenge: TIME

With Julie Cross’ epic new novel Tempest coming out soon we wanted to get you in the time-travelling frame of mind – so we’re asking you to send us your pictures inspired by the theme of TIME.

You can add your photos on the wall at www.facebook.com/tempestseries or get creative with Instagram on your iPhone/ iPad and upload your photos to Twitter (tweet @MyKindaBook) with the hash tag #thistimelastyear

It could be a photo that reminds you of the past, or makes you think about the future. It could be an old photo of you or your friends and family, or a place that you love. . . It could be a photo of something that reminds you how much time has passed, or how much things have not changed with time. It is completely up to you! (Just remember to get permission from whoever’s in the pic)

In January we'll be awarding bundles of books to those with the most creative flair.

You can see some example pictures at the My Kinda Book blog here

Photography is all about capturing that perfect moment in time, be it a holiday snap or a special family event or even just a completely random picture, photos are all snapshots of a moment that can never be repeated.  I think that's probably one of the reasons I love my camera so much - a picture really is worth a thousand words and looking at old photos is a great way of bringing back special memories that were buried deep at the back of your mind.

I'm excited to share a couple of pictures around the theme of time here today.  This first one was taken by Julie Cross:

Julie's Photo Caption: This photo is one I took in New York last summer from the Flat Iron building. Time moved slow where I was standing and much faster down below. New York is like that.

and this second picture is one of mine:

I love sunsets, there is something magical about them but what I love most is knowing that in millions of years the sky never has and never will look exactly the same as it does at that particular moment.

So what kind of photo would you pick to represent time?  Make sure you post them to the Tempest facebook wall or tweet the pictures to join the contest.  I'd love to see your pictures so leave me a link in the comments if you can.  I don't think there is any limit to the number of entries you can make so feel free to share more than one picture!

I wanted to include a bit of information about Tempest for you so here is the cover and blurb.  I really enjoyed the story and will be posting my review later today so make sure you check back later to read it.

The year is 2009. Nineteen-year-old Jackson Meyer is a normal guy… he’s in college, has a girlfriend… and he can travel back through time. But it’s not like the movies – nothing changes in the present after his jumps, there’s no space-time continuum issues or broken flux capacitors – it’s just harmless fun.

That is… until the day strangers burst in on Jackson and his girlfriend, Holly, and during a struggle with Jackson, Holly is fatally shot. In his panic, Jackson jumps back two years to 2007, but this is not like his previous time jumps. Now he’s 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.

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-traveller. Recruit… or kill him.

Piecing together the clues about his father, the Enemies of Time, and himself, Jackson must decide how far he’s willing to go to save Holly… and possibly the entire world

Macmillan have also created this really cool book trailer where you even get to pick the ending that you prefer!

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