If you’ve read Stacee’s post at www.toofondofbooks.com, you’ve already heard the big news!
Anna and Bennett are getting a whole new look. And their stories are going to be bound together forever.
Introducing Time and Time Again: Anna’s story, Time Between Us, and Bennett’s story, Time After Time, all wrapped up together in one convenient and beautiful-looking book!
Now can we talk about this cover? Because I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this cover. Isn’t it stunning?
If you look closely, you’ll see the Chicago skyline in the upside down (yes, that was a Stranger Things reference for fellow fans) and the San Francisco skyline across the bottom. I love the way those two iconic cityscapes work together to capture the parallel worlds that Anna and Bennett live in.
But here’s the most amazing part: The whole cover was designed using curled paper.
You know how much I love paper.
Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how it all came together.
We started off with a bunch of great concept sketches and landed on this one as our favorite:
Then Sabeena went to work…
Sabeena creates the visual elements by combining typography and illustration made with paper strips, which she then attaches to a base. She uses the paper to produce different types of effects with lighting and shadows. The drawing serves as a guideline for sticking on 5mm or 10mm wide strips of paper. She explains, “The strips are curled, curved, folded, rounded, beautified and then glued on the edges for pasting on the base.” (source)
Sabeeena spent more than a month perfecting this design.
We’ve had so much fun watching her progress.
And finally, it’s finished. A book cover and a work of art.
We’re all in awe. We all hope you love it as much as we do!
I hope fans of these stories will enjoy another trip through time with Anna and Bennett. And if you haven’t met them yet, here’s your chance!
Details and pre-order links here.
A time-bending love story by New York Times best-selling author Tamara Ireland Stone, originally published as Time Between Us and Time After Time, is now available as a bind-up.
Time Between Us
Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility. As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate-and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.
Time After Time
Bennett’s 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?
“A beautifully written, unique love story.” –Melissa Marr, New York Times best-selling author of The Wicked Lovely series
“A warm, time-bending romance [that] will have readers rooting for the couple that keeps daring fate.” –Publishers Weekly
“The story will hold readers with its twists and turns, present and future; its love, sadness, and anger; and especially, its surprising secrets.” –Booklist
“A compelling story of love, fate, and consequences with plenty of sigh-worthy moments, this novel is the perfect choice for readers who want a romance that leaves them with something to think about when it’s over.” –Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Romantic and passionate, Stone’s debut novel is swoon-worthy…will resonate with readers who enjoy their romance mixed with adventure.” –School Library Journal
“Time Between Us is the very best kind of love story –heart-pounding, intense, and unputdownable!” –Elizabeth Scott, author of Bloom and Perfect You