Friday, February 23, 2018

Blog Tour: What Time Is It There? Spotlight and Giveaway










Just over a year ago, Bean and Zak headed for colleges two thousand miles apart, promising to write, but to see other people … until Bean fell for the wrong guy and Zak fell off the planet.

Now, Bean’s got two weeks’ worth of Zak’s year-old letters that she still can’t bear to open—and a broken heart. Her new best friend, a guy named Amp, wants her to read the letters and be done with it, but he may have his own reasons for that.

When Sam shows up at Bean’s school unexpectedly and Bean tumbles into the 19th century from the cellar of a ruined church, things start making a bizarre kind of sense. That is, if she can just fit all the pieces together again…let's see--there's a cult...and the Flying Singing Angel With No Feet...and of course, The Grateful Dead...



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I will never, ever forgive myself, thought Bean, and allowed herself to daydream once more about the gorgeous guy’s shirt she’d seen at Constant Karma in Stormkill.  It was green and blue and printed with elephants walking trunk to tail.  Zak would have loved it…but she had absolutely no idea where he was.  There were rumors he’d dropped out of college, like Sam. Call his mother and ask?  She simply couldn’t!
I bet he found someone else, Bean thought.  I went silent and didn’t say why.  He’ll never want to hear from me again. Ever.   Downstairs, Tone and Julia were listening to opera. She shut her door.
She pulled the stack of Zak’s unopened letters out of her suitcase, and even though they might contain a hint of what had happened, she couldn’t bear to open even one.  Instead, she got out her guitar and began dropping it into an open D tuning for Joni Mitchell’s Marcie. There was probably a no less Christmas-y song in the world.
As for Zak’s letters, Bean brought them back to college with her.  And home again at the end of the year.  And then back to school for her sophomore year: still sealed, every last one.











Christine Potter is a writer and poet who lives in a very old (haunted) house on a creek in Rockland County. She has an organist/choirdirector husband (Ken) and two spoiled tom cats. One of the house's two ghosts lives in the room behind her office.

Christine's newest book is a YA time travel novel, What Time Is It There? (The Bean Books, Book 3), newly released by Evernight Teen. The first book in the series is Time Runs Away With Her, and the second is In Her Own Time.

Her two poetry collections are Zero Degrees at First Light (2006) and Sheltering in Place (2013). She has also had poems published in Rattle, Fugue, The Irish Examiner, HOOT, Eclectica, and The Pedestal, among other magazines. Her third book of poems, Unforgetting, is due out this spring from Kelsay Books.






Prizes


  • ·         One (1) winner will receive a paperback copy of all 3 books in the series and a tie-dyed scarf (INT)
  • ·         Two (2) winners will receive digital copies of all 3 books in the series (INT)



 


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