Sunday, July 7, 2013

Time After Time Playlist & Giveaway!

Why hello, lovely people! Today I get to be a part of something incredibly cool and awesome! You see, last year, I read this awesome book called Time Between Us (which I reviewed HERE!) that was simply amazing. At the time, I thought it was going to be a standalone. But...IT'S NOT. There's a sequel--in the guy, Bennett's--POV, no less! And it is releasing this October! Check out this awesomeness:

Time After Time (Time Between Us, #2)Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion

Description from Goodreads:
Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn't. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds.

It’s not a perfect arrangement, though, with Bennett unable to stay in the past for more than brief visits, skipping out on big chunks of his present in order to be with Anna in hers. They each are confident that they’ll find a way to make things work...until Bennett witnesses a single event he never should have seen (and certainly never expected to). Will the decisions he makes from that point on cement a future he doesn't want?

Told from Bennett’s point of view, Time After Time will satisfy readers looking for a fresh, exciting, and beautifully-written love story, both those who are eager to find out what’s next for Time Between Us's Anna and Bennett and those discovering their story for the first time.

I am so incredibly excited for Time After Time, I can't even tell you. I adored Time Between Us, so the fact that there is a sequel makes me happy, and the fact that said sequel is in BENNETT'S POV? Eeeep!

But I'm not here to fangirl over Bennett.

Well, okay...maybe a little.

But I'm here to give you the next song from Bennett's playlist! Because the author of these pretty books, Tamara Ireland Stone, is having a playlist blog hop. On the 8th of every month until Time After Time is released, there will be one song from Bennett's playlist revealed on a different blog. Today, I am that blog! WOOT!

For the record, the same is happening on the 22nd of every month for Anna's playlist. You didn't think we forgot about our girl, did you?!

But I'm doing a song from Bennett's playlist. So we're focusing on him for now.

I had two playlists full of songs to choose from. I could have picked from either (given that the song I picked wasn't picked already, heh). There were several that caught my eye right off the bat and I was all flailing and excited to have the chance to choose them. The thing was, though, that I could only choose ONE. And I wanted to be sure I chose the right one. So I decided to just listen to the playlists. I started with Bennett's playlist (because I have such a crush on that book boy and there was a particular song on his playlist that I THOUGHT I was going to pick--I ended up picking a different song, though). I was sitting there, doing my regular thing as I listened to Bennett's playlist.

But then this song came on. And my attention went 100% to the song playing. I'm not even sure why. I hadn't planned on giving this song much attention. But then it was playing and I was all excited about THIS song, and... I don't know. I just knew. I emailed Tamara and pretty much begged her to tell me that no one else had chosen this song yet, and thank my lucky stars that she replied it was now mine. So my song is...

3 Doors Down -- When I'm Gone

Have you heard this song before? I know I did. I liked it, but I'd never given it too much attention until now and I FREAKING LOVE THE CRAP OUT OF IT. So yeah. I feel like it fits Anna & Bennett really well, too. If you've read Time Between Us , you know what I mean. If you haven't read it...well, you really should! ;)
And then there's this video, which really has nothing to do with the book or anything, but I like it, so I'm adding it here. Hehe
And yes. I am totally listening to this song on repeat right now. OBVIOUSLY.
I suppose it's time to let you in on that giveaway thing mentioned in the title of this post, eh?
Because Tamara Ireland Stone is the freaking BEST, she's sponsoring giveaways for the stops on the playlist blog hop. Which MEANS that I'm giving something away! What can you win? WELL. There will actually be TWO winners.
Winner #1 will receive a signed set of Time Between Us (sent immediately) and Time After Time (which will be sent on October 9th, when the book is available).
Winner #2 will receive a Time Between Us audiobook!
Best part about this? THE GIVEAWAY IS INTERNATIONAL!! This makes me so happy. You KNOW how much I love my international peeps. <3
This giveaway is sponsored by Tamara, but I am running it, so my giveaway policy DOES apply.
And all you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter below!
Thank ya for entering! Be sure to check out the full playlist (which is linked HERE!) as it grows and we learn more songs and, you know, AWESOMNESS ensues. ;)
P.S. Thanks a million to Tamara Ireland Stone for letting me be part of this. It's so much fun! And so cool! And I am so grateful. WOOT! :)


  1. I haven't read the book yet, but I love this song.

  2. I haven't read the book yet but I love 3 Doors Down. Thank you for the chance to win! Have a great summer.

  3. Thank you SO MUCH for being one of my very first TBU readers and for being part of this blog hop! I LOVE the song you chose (it's just perfect for this story) and this post is just amazing! Thank you. <3

  4. I love the song you picked!!! I am so bad at picking songs to go with the books I read, I wouldn't even try to guess what I would use!! Great pick!

  5. I love the song! :) Not a big song person though so I can't really add anything...

  6. I've never heard of the song before, but I sure am loving it now!

  7. i think the song is really good. but i haven't read this book yet, but i think I Can't Keep My Eyes Off Of You by Lifehouse sounds so perfect :)

  8. 3 Doors Down are my hometown boys. They're from Mississippi & that is where I live. So I have always been a fan. Even when the world didn't know who they were. It's great to see them have so much success. It makes me even more thrilled to see them representing one of my favorite books. I LOVED Time Between Us and am looking forward to Time After Time. Thank you for the giveaway. And Tamara thank you for writing such an amazing book.

  9. First time I've ever heard of this song or the band, sounds pretty awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Love the song and the video! I haven't read Time Between Us yet, but it's already on my tbr pile!

  11. I've always loved this song. It's great to connect it to one of my favourite books. Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

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  13. Awesome giveaway! I have the first book at the end of my Summer Reading list...and that song definitely evokes strong emotions for me.

  14. I read the first book and I'm dying to read the next, especially since it's in Bennett's POV. I remember tweeting Tamara Ireland Stone almost threatening her (nicely, of course:) to promise me that there was a sequel. The song fits perfectly and brings back a lot of memories.

  15. I think it's perfect! It fits really well! Time Between Us is an amazing book, and Time After Time will no doubt be amazing as well. I don't listen to many songs, so I can't come up with one. :(

  16. These books have made me into a fangirl....and I'm a dude. I feel ya.

  17. I just love that song!I still haven't read Time Between Us but I'll definitely read it! :)

  18. Ooh, 3 Doors Down! I haven't listen to them in a while. This song certainly has a Bennett feel to it, or at least I think it has, it fits with the Bennett in my head. TBU was awesome and different, it's one of my favorite reads last year. But alas I can't think of any song for it right now :/

  19. Love the song! And I really really love Time Between Us! And I really really really hope to win this giveaway! :D

  20. The words to the song were captivating and fairly intense but ....WOW.. the video really put a new and profound light on the whole song.
    I haven't read the book but really want o\to. I Hope to win

  21. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    That's an awesome song!! It really captures a lot of the story:)

    Thank you:)

  22. Love the song, 3 doors down is one of my favorite bands! I haven't read the book but now I want to read it even more :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. I haven't read the book but I love the song:)

  24. Haven't read the book yet... but love the song... :)

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  26. I loved Time between us, i got straight into the characters, very easy to read. I can not wait to read the next one!!!!! A Fan of Tamarra straight away, will read more from her.

  27. I'm a big 3 Doors Down fan. Can't wait to read the book.

  28. I still haven't read the 1st book! :(

  29. I want to read this book!
    I just loved the first one

  30. I haven't read it yet but hope to read the series soon! Thanks for the chance to win! Looks like a beautiful story and adore the covers;)

  31. I love that song actually! But I haven't read this book yet so I can't say what other songs would fit. They look really good though.

  32. 3 Doors Down is an amazing band, so any song by them is totally great choice, especially this one. Unfortunately, still haven't had a chance to read the book, but hoping to change that soon.
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)


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