Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc.

**** UPDATE **** We interrupt this already scheduled program to share a debut from blogger buddy and fellow NA author, Stina Lindenblatt!

CLICK THE PIC TO ADD IT TO YOUR GOODREADS!

Amber Scott should be enjoying life as a college freshman. She should be pursuing her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She should be working hard to make sense of her precalculus math class.

She shouldn’t be waking up her college roommate with screaming nightmares. She shouldn’t be flashing back, reliving the three weeks of hell she barely survived last year. And she definitely shouldn’t be spending time with sexy player Marcus Reid.

But engineering student Marcus is the only one keeping Amber from failing her math course, so she grudgingly lets him into her life. She never expects the king of hookups will share his painful past. Or that she’ll tell him her secrets in return, opening up and trusting him in a way she thought she’d never be able to again.

When their fragile future together is threatened by a stalker Amber thought was locked away for good, Marcus is determined to protect her. And Amber is determined to protect Marcus…even if that means pushing him away.


Sounds gripping, right? Love me some tragic heroes! BIG CONGRATS, Stina! 

I think Stina and I have been on a similar writing/pubbing journey over these past years, and it's way cool to debut our books only two months apart. Cheers to that!


AUTHOR BIO:
Born in England, Stina loves to travel, and has lived in England, the US, Canada, and Finland. She spent a semester in graduate school living in central Finland, and a summer during her undergrad degree working in Helsinki. She has a Master’s of Science degree in exercise physiologyand has worked with elite athletes. In her free time, Stina is a photographer, mother of three adorable kids, and devoted wife. She currently lives in Calgary, Canada.

Author links:

Website: http://stinalindenblattauthor.com/

Don't forget EJ Wesley's new MOONSONG release, DRAGON'S GAME (Book 4 in the series) is also out and all the deets are below!

Thanks to all who helped share Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc.'s cover via blogs, Twitter, and Facebook. You guys rock!! I couldn't do it without you! It's a pleasure to be on this writing journey with you, my friends. *wipes tear away*


And a big THANKS going out to my co-hosts, the exquisite and ever charming, Tammy Theriault, Michael Di Gesu, and Sydney Aaliyah.

Without further ado, feast your eyes on my cover: *drumroll, please ......*


                          Designed and crafted by the uber talented Jaycee Delorenzo.

*gasp and swoon* Right?

Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated

We are a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. Family-owned and operated, we offer clients one hundred years of time travel experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first.

Anxious to attend a special event from the past? Or for a glimpse of what the future holds?

You’ve come to the right place. We’re a fully accredited operation, offering an array of services; including, but not limited to: customized travel plans, professionally piloted operations, and personal trip guides. *Terms and conditions do apply

Conference us directly from our Website. Our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, will handle all your inquiries in a professional and efficient manner, offering a tentative itinerary and free fare quote, so you can make the most of your time trip.

We look forward to serving you at Butterman Travel, Inc., where time is always in your hands.  

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So, the question is, if YOU could walk into Butterman Travel, Inc. and book a time trip, where and when would you book it to? Now, in the story, there are rules and regulations--you can't just book a trip anywhere/anytime, which is why you need a certified time-craft pilot and trip guide. There are paradox factors and parallel shifts to consider, and if the government catches you in a violation, you better believe you'll be in some deep doo-doo. 

But for the purpose of this blogfest, I set those rules aside so everyone can be free to have some fun. To learn more about how commercial time travel operates, and how the government wants to have full control of it, pick up your copy of Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. when it launches on 

                            11-12-13
                        (That's November 12 to those friends in other parts of the world)

Here's the list of all those participating in today's theme. Hop around and see where they'd pick their time trip to. Should be very interesting and loads of fun!




I'll be tweeting their posts all day and using the hashtag: #ButtermanTimeTravel
If you'd like to join in on some tweets, I'd love to have you!

Also, I put all of the bloggers above into Random.org to choose one winner for a special time traveler pendant, and it selected, E. Arroyo.


Congrats, Elizabeth!

Okay, and now for MY choice. I've always dreamt of time traveling, and there are a thousand places and times I'd love to visit, but before I fully delved into all the possibilities, I'd have some serious fun with it. I'd spend a month rockin' out at all the great concerts I missed. What can I say, I'm a rocker at heart.

One of my first concert stops is already in my story, Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. You'll have to read it to find out more. But there's so many more great performers I missed because of my age. You better believe I'd be hitting the Sunset Strip in '67, '68 to get my mojo rising with a Doors show.... then London to get some Led out with an early Zeppelin performance... but before all that, I'd head back in time to the early '90s, and right to Seattle for the music that kickstarted my new adult years. And I'd start off with this concert right here:


That's my boy, Layne Staley, from Alice in Chains--one of the bands that just kept getting better as I emerged into my twenties. And every time I hear their songs, I'm reminded of that time of my life. I wasn't in Seattle then, but I did get to see them perform once locally at Lollapolooza '93, back when Dirt was THE album always playing in my car.

Here's where I should tell you that Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. is also dedicated to Layne. He passed in 2002, but his fans around the world still remember him as one of the identifying voices of our generation--MY generation,

When I started writing BT, I had no plans of any dedications, but much of the story is centered around music and rock heroes, and while submersing myself in the "new adult" zone for my characters, I pulled out all my old music from that time period in my life. Much of it was Alice in Chains and Mad Season. I relied on their songs throughout the BT story to connect me with my muse. Halfway through the first draft, I realized I just had to dedicate the story to Layne. Inadvertently, his voice had inspired so much of it.

He's survived by his mom and sister, and I wanted to let them know what his music meant to me, and of my plans to dedicate BT to him, so I contacted his mom, and what an incredible woman she is! She told little old insignificant me that it'd be an honor for her and her son if I dedicate my book to him, and that she's sure he's pleased. Trust me, the honor is all MINE.

And even though I won't get to really go back in time to Seattle, to the above concert, I did get to go to Seattle this year, in August, for Layne's birthday tribute, meet his mom in person, and tell her more about my book, of which she's waiting for her own copy of. (so cool, right?)


Here we are at the pub that hosted a group of us remembering Layne on his birthday by singing his songs together. An indescribable experience for me. And there's more on that in the Author Afterword of Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc., so be sure to check it out.

I know, I'm just a modern-day Elvis fanatic, right? LOL. But this girl's no groupie--it'a all about the music.

On a separate note, my blogging and Twitter buddy, EJ Wesley is also revealing his cover today:


Available Monday, October 22nd!

Just in time for Halloween, here's the cover of the latest installment of E.J. Wesley's Moonsongs series, Dragon's Game! (New Adult - speculative <urban fantasy, horror> - Novelette)

You can learn more about Dragon's Game, the Moonsongs books, and E.J. HERE


Be sure to add Dragon's Game to your Goodreads shelf. And for a limited time, you can catch up on the entire Moonsongs series for just .99 cents (regularly $2.99). Moonsongs Anthology 1 (books 1, 2, & 3) is on sale October 15th - 20th at Amazon and Barnes & Noble!

Congrats, EJ! His books ARE perfect for Halloween! I know you'll love them! 

Don't forget to visit the other bloggers booking time trips! And if you're not participating, tell me in the comments where you'd book YOUR time trip to? Would you come rock out with me? Or is there something more profound on your wish list? Share it!

53 comments:

DAVID WALSTON said...

So if this is a Time Traveling blog hop, does that mean it could never end?
Your Time choices ROCK PK!!
Great looking cover,Congrats!

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

What a great dedication, PK. I like that idea although I would probably go back in time to see the inception of MoTown or the birth of hip hop in NY.
Also, the concert in the book would be a legendary experience.

sydneyaaliyah.com said...

What a great dedication, PK. I like that idea although I would probably go back in time to see the inception of MoTown or the birth of hip hop in NY.
Also, the concert in the book would be a legendary experience.

Lori M. Lee said...

Your cover is GORGEOUS. Jaycee did an amazing job!

Lynda R Young said...

Oh my gosh, that's so cool!!!!
And I love the cover!! Wonderful!

Misha Gericke said...

Awesome cover!

So many places I'd go visit and loving the sound of your book. :-)

Laura Pauling said...

Had to stop by and say I love your cover! Best of luck with it!

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS, Pk! Great cover!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love your cover, PK. Sounds like a fun read. Sorry I didn't get here yesterday. It was one of those days.

Jay Noel said...

I got your cover up and running!

Looking forward to reading BT...I'm off to see where all the others would book their time travel trip.

Siv Ottem said...

Really love your cover! Book sounds fantastic and I plan on buying it for sure! So...Can I book a ticket to woodstock? hee hee, wouldn't that be a trip!

Maria Perry Mohan said...

Your time travel book looks lovely, I wish you all te best with it.

Karen Walker said...

Pk, congratulations on your book launch. I love the cover and concept of the book. I'll definitely be purchasing it. Sorry I was gone and unable to participate in the blog hop, but it sure is fun. Before I knew about your book, I read Michael's blog and he really had me going for awhile.

Maurice Mitchell said...

It's great that you dedicate this book to Layne. This book sounds like it rocks. Hard PK.

Heather M. Gardner said...

FANTASTIC!!

Congrats on your cover reveal day! It's a really beautiful cover and the concept is one I can't wait to read about!

Your story about your dedication is freakin' awesome. That is going to make your whole experience that much more amazing.

Enjoy every single moment!

Good luck, E.J.!

Heather

(p.s. I went back and added the 11-12-13 date on my blog post that I forgot this morning. How could I forget that?)

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, PK...

CONGRATS! WOW... what a COOL visit to Seattle! That had to be REALLY special for you!

I just LOVE the concept of you book and can't wait to read it! Imagine how many sequels this can have!!!!

All the best!

Congrats EJ on you newest novella!

It was so my pleasure to Co- HOST!!! Thanks for asking me!

J.L. Campbell said...

Congrats, PK,

I see you're a music fanatic. Haven't come across Alice in Chains before.

Congrats also to E.J. on his release!

Chrys Fey said...

I think your cover is just gorgeous! I had a lot of fun with your blogfest and I'm looking forward to checking out everyone's time trip. :D

Carol Riggs said...

Congrats to you, PK! Also to EJ. Great covers. I wouldn't travel back in time to anywhere, I don't think. Can't think of anywhere I'd prefer to be (certainly not in my own past). :)

E.J. Wesley said...

Woohoo! Love the cover... which you already knew. :) I want in your tour, but am on my phone in the Vegas airport and and can't officially sign up. Will do it when I get back, or just include me in the correspondence. Congrats again!

Tina said...

That's so awesome that you got to meet his mom and let her know what her son meant to you! Great story.
I hadn't even considered rock concerts...I'd go back to some of the very first Bruce Springsteen shows!!! What a great idea...
Tina @ Life is Good

LD Masterson said...

Sorry, Pk, but I visited blogs in alphabetical order today so I've had a chance to *gasp and swoon* over your cover at a whole bunch of blogs already. Which, of course, I did. It's beautiful. Can't wait for the release.

Crystal Collier said...

Wahoo! The cover is amazing. I can't believe this shiny project is almost ready to hit the world. How are we going to deal with so much awesomeness?

Yay!

Deb Stone said...

Congrats! It looks great!

Kathryn Rose said...

Yay cover!!! It looks SO GREAT! :D :D :D

Michelle Wallace said...

Congrats PK!
There are sooooo many places I could have chosen, but instead I chose a specific character whose mind I would love to peek into...

Meradeth Houston said...

Such an awesome cover!! And I love your author dedication. Plus, reading all the other entries for the hop has been so much fun!

Janeal Falor said...

Love this cover! She did a fantastic job with it!

Yolanda Renee said...

Hey Pk, at first I thought this was one I'd signed up for and then forgot to prepare for. Glad to see that's not the case, but, then again, it's a cool hop and I'm sorry I missed it.

If I could go back in time I'd go back to the day I left Alaska and not leave!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

LOL It's a busy week for cover reveals.

Awesome cover, PK!!!! I couldn't narrow down where I would travel to. It's hard enough narrowing things down to a country...never mind a different time. O_O

William Kendall said...

Congratulations, PK!

Donna Hole said...

Oh yes PK, we would travel well together :) I love Alice in Chains. And I love your cover too.

Congrats EJ on the cover reveal. Its cool.

.......dhole

Denise Covey said...

Loved being part of your cover reveal, Pk. Has been fun. Love the cover BTW and the story sounds awesome. It's so sad when a great artist dies, but they are remembered in our hearts.

Yes, the blogging community has come out in force to shout out for you. I think that's so lovely.

Congrats to EJ Wesley too.

Denise

Candace said...

As you already know, I LOVE this cover! Can't WAIT to read it!

Lexa Cain said...

I love your cover PK, and the blurb is awesome! It's funny about picking concerts. I wouldn't have thought of it, but I'd love to see Elvis in concert, preferably at a small venue in his pre-Las Vegas days. Wouldn't that be awesome? :-)

T. Drecker said...

A whole month of concerts would definitely be amazing. Congrats again on the cover, and I'm looking forward to 11-12-13.

Congrats, Elizabeth too!

Rhonda Albom said...

Congratulations on a wonderful cover. I can't wait to read the book. The blog hop was quite fun.

Julie Flanders said...

Congratulations on your awesome cover, PK! And thanks for hosting this fun hop. Love your time travel answer.

So much good news this week! Congrats to all the authors. :)

E. Arroyo said...

That is so cool that you got to meet his family! And Yay! I won! Thanks! Okay, I'll stop yelling now. =)

Norma Beishir said...

PK, your cover is amazing--it just pops out. If this were in a bookstore, I would notice it in a sea of covers!

Kittie Howard said...

Congrats, PK! Your cover's awesome! I mean, like seriously! Sorry I couldn't participate in spreading the news, but I do promise to buy a copy in November.

Candilynn Fite said...

Your cover is amazing! What a cool story about Layne, meeting his mother, and your dedication of your book. Inspiring. :)

M Pax said...

Oh congrats to Stina! Your time travel hop was fun. I look forward to your book. My dad loves time travel books. I haven't been brave enough to try one yet.

Tammy Theriault said...

finally pictures! Wish i could have met you that day...we have next year!

Arlee Bird said...

Sorry I missed the Blog Hop, but I miss a lot of things these days. Time travel is a favorite genre. Going back to some of the great concerts would be very cool. I'd love to go back to some of my own favorites to see them with a clear mind.

I'd especially like to go back to see the debuts of some of the classical works like Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" or Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. So cool to hear the music and see what the audience was like.

Lee
Wrote By Rote

Lynda R Young said...

And congrats to Stina!

Beth said...

You both have beautiful covers.

Kelly Steel said...

Congratulations PK. Love your cover and the story sounds awesome!

Congrats to Stina and EJ Wesley too.

Jennifer Ruth Jackson said...

The summary sounds very interesting! Thanks for letting us know.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats, PK! And to Stina and EJ too. :)

Julie Musil said...

Pk, I loooooove your cover! Can't wait til your release day!

Also, I'm so excited for Stina!

Love it when bloggy friends rock our writing world. Congratulations!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to both Stina and EJ!
And to you!!! The cover is awesome.
Donna Hole also selected seeing concerts, and that would be my answer as well. I had a chance to see Alice in Chains when they toured with Metallica, but they pulled out when Staley had voice problems. Be cool to go back and see them.

Cally Jackson said...

Absolutely love your cover, PK. I can't wait to read Butterman! I was wondering whether you've read 15 Minutes by Jill Cooper? Its premise is similar to Butterman, but I'm sure there are also many differences. :-)