Friday, February 21, 2014

Blog Tour Book Review and Giveaway: Butterman (Time) Travel, Inc. by PK Hrezo



I am so excited to be a part of this tour today because this is something that any lover of time travel really needs to pick up and read. I really truly loved this story, in fact, if truth be told I loved it way more than I was expecting and I was already expecting something good, Candace at CBB Book Promotions always promotes great reads and I have come to trust her completely. 

This one didn't let me down either.

Make sure and check out all the tour stops because there are going to be some great interviews and guest posts as well as the awesome giveaway.





Title: Butterman (Time) Travel Inc
Author: PK Hrezo
Series: Book One
Published: November 12, 2013
Source: Copy Provided by the Tour in exchange for an honest review
Genre: YA Time Travel


Book Description:
It’s the year 2069 and even though eighteen-year-old Bianca Butterman is heir to the family biz, she may never see the day her time-craft license becomes official. When a government agent starts nosing around the operation, Butterman Travel, Inc. gets stuck with a full audit—part of a government take-over scheme to shut down all private time travel agencies. Enter former boy band superstar, Tristan Helms, desperate to retrieve a lost item from his past and willing to pay triple fare for a time-trip to get there, and Bianca has to find a way to complete the job and return home before the government gets wind and shuts down the family biz for good. 

Welcome to Butterman Travel, Incorporated; a full service agency designed to meet all your exclusive time travel needs. We’re a family owned and operated business with one hundred years of experience. A place where you can rest assured, safety and reliability always come first.

Anxious to attend some 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

Use our Web conferencing to contact our frontline reservation specialist, Bianca Butterman, who 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.





About the Author:





PK Hrezo is a native Floridian whose life could easily be a Jimmy Buffet song. She shares her home with her firefighter husband and their two children. When not creating characters and their worlds, PK can be found at her other job of rearranging passenger’s itineraries for a major international airline. The only hobbies she loves more than traveling, are reading, writing, and music, and when the four are combined she exists in total bliss.


She blogs regularly at PK HREZO: Fearless Fiction http://pk-hrezo.blogspot.com/










I love a good time travel romance, throw in some really great detailed world building that is completely believable and so vivid you feel like you are there, and you have one heck of a fun read. 

I know what you are thinking, you get all of that based on the synopsis? But don’t' let that synopsis fool you, this really was a great read, so much so that I ended up reading it all in one sitting. There is just something about the writing that sucks you in and makes you really see the future. Makes it so believable that you don't even question whether or not time travel is possible and it does it all without weighing you down with too much jargon you don't care about or understand. We get bits here and there as needed to help paint the picture. A paint by numbers if you will in storybook format.

Bianca and Tristan were a fun pair to see together. They couldn't be more different, one a rich golden boy and ex band boy, the other working for her family business and darker in personality (think emo or grunge in our day, in future she is labeled a bettie). It was fun seeing them work together and really start to rub off on each other. They were a really good ying and yang combo. 

What was more surprising about this read more than anything else, was the fact that music plays a really big role in it. Not just their modern day music but our “classic rock” (think Woodstock here) as well. It was a fun little twist to the story that I wasn't expecting and was a nice touch. It was something that all of us can relate to because we either all love the music ourselves or have at least heard about it and recognize it from parents or grandparents. 

All in all this was a great read that was well thought out, well executed and one that I would happily pick up the sequel to. 







*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way. I was not compensated for this review.*


Tour Schedule:
2/10
Gin's Book Notes - Review
Every Free Chance - Review
KCross Writing - Author Interview
Mad Steam - Guest Post

2/11
Books Live Forever - Review
Bookish - Playlist
Mad Steam - Teaser

2/12
Literary Rambles - Author Interview
Notes of a Book Lover - Review
Spare Reads - Review
Book Briefs - Review
Spiced Latte Reads - Review

2/13
Buried in Books - Review
Dizneeee's World of Books - Review
Gluten Free +2 - Review

2/14
Gateway to a Different World - Review
Leisure Reads - Guest Post
Loving the Language of Literacy - Review & Author Interview
Books-n-Kisses - Review

2/17
Ja čitam, a ti?- Review
A Tiffyfits Reading Corner - Review
Bibliophilia, Please- Top Ten

2/18
The Nocturnal Library- Review
Mad Steam - Review
Books With Bite - Review
Amethyst Daydreams - Guest Post

2/19
My Love For Reading Keeps Growing - Review
Sammy the Bookworm- Review
S.J. Pajonas - Review & Excerpt

2/20
Novel Novice- Guest Post
My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews- Review
Curling Up With a Good Book- Author Interview

2/21
Novel Novice - Review
Book- Marks the Spot - Review
My Guilty Obsession - Review



Giveaway:
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$10 Amazon GC (INT)
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36 comments:

  1. I am so thrilled you loved it Kindlemom. Makes my day. I really appreciate this review, and that you took the time out of your schedule to feature me here today.
    Combining the music subplot was my fave part of writing the story. It was such a different style of event than what the sequel holds, which is becoming much more dramatic than I expected, but you know, it was a tragic event. ;)
    Thanks again for having me here and for your review. You rock.

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  2. All the reviews I've read so far for this have been hugely positive, and given I'm a lover of time travel stories, I simply must add it to my list! I like that the time travel aspect isn't overly complicated and convoluted, sometimes just thinking about it can make my head hurt, and I just can't wait to meet Bianca and Tristan:) Loved your thoughts on this one Ali!

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    1. Awesome Jenny! Can't wait for you to meet them either! And yeah I tried to make the science part fun and not complicated.
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I'm so glad you loved this one as well! Bianca was great and Tristan really grew on me by the end. I'm definitely anxious to see what happens next! Thank you for hosting a tour stop!

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  4. I have been reading some outstanding reviews on this one and I am itching to read it. I love time travel and I think it is awesome that the music plays a big part! Must read this!

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  5. I really hope you do try it Heidi. :)

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  6. I love this genre and the reviews have all been spectacular. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by DebraKay, I really appreciate it!

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  7. Hum I actually have never read a book that has music play such a big role in it. So I always wonder how it's done. Great to see that you liked this one :)

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    1. Oh you should give this one a try then Lily!

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    2. Hi Lily! Music was such a big part of my YA/NA years that it just had to be a subplot with this story. Thanks for checking it out!

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  8. I am glad you liked it as well. Time travel terrifies me, but also sounds so interesting! Have a great weekend :)

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    1. It can be pretty mind blowing if you really think about it.

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  9. Wonderful review and you know this Whovian loves her time travel, I would have loved to be a part of this tour but I was/am booked solid at the moment. It is going on my wishlist!!

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    1. Heehee, I really need to watch that series some day. ;)

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  10. Yay! I'm happy to hear you loved this one too. I wasn't planning on reading it but all the positive reviews from trusted bloggers has me changing my mind. I love a good time travel story, and the addition of music, especially classic rock, has me interested. Lovely review!

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    1. I hope you love it too Lauren!

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    2. It's been so great to have such lovely bloggers be supportive. Glad you changed your mind to give it a try, Lauren!

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  11. This book sounds really cool. I usually end up enjoying the time travel books I read, so I'd like to give this one a try.

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    1. I am so glad you are going to give it a try Megan! :)

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    2. Awesome! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks Megan!

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  12. I totally agree! There is something in this book that simply makes you turn the pages. I'm so glad you enjoyed it Ali. Great review :)

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  13. This sounds fun. I'm not drawn to a lot of time travel books, but this sounds like one I might enjoy. Great review.

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    1. I hope you do give it a try Ellen. :)

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