In Julie Cross’ Tempest, 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-traveler. 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.
Julie Cross lives outside Chicago, where she works at the local YMCA. Tempest is her first novel.
Matthew Brown has voiceover experience in many different areas, including commercials (national and regional), audiobooks, ESL, feature film ADR/looping and animated projects both feature film and television. He received a 2011 AudioFile Best Audiobook Award for Young Adult & Fantasy for his reading of The Adoration of Jenna Fox.
“Matthew Brown narrates the extraordinary events of Jackson’s life in the same tone and pace that he delivers the ordinary ones, lending authenticity to this mix of mystery, science fiction, and everyday teen experiences.” —AudioFile Magazine
“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
“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
“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 and SOME GIRLS ARE
“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 DAUGHTER
Tempest was published on January 17, 2012.The intended audience for this book is 14 to 18 years old. The Tempest Audiobook is 1751 hours and 40 minutes. Speechify has the Unabridged edition version of the audiobook.
Both the publication language and the narration language are in English.
Tempest includes the following subjects: Science Fiction / Romance. The BISAC Subject Code is .
The author of Tempest is Julie Cross. JULIE CROSS lives in central Illinois with her husband and three children. She never wrote fiction before May of 2009, but since then, hasn’t gone a day without writing. She is the author of The Tempest Trilogy.
The narrator for the Tempest Audiobook is Matthew Brown.