Tuesday, April 7, 2020

BLOG TOUR: Now, Then And Everywhen by Rysa Walker

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Now, Then, and Everywhen, the first title in the Chronos Origins series, by Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Rysa Walker! Today, on our tour stop, we have an exclusive excerpt AND a cool tour-wide giveaway to share! Be sure to check it out and grab your copy now! Follow the tour, HERE!

Young Adult
Science Fiction/Time Travel
Chronos Origins, #1
Publish Date:
April 1, 2020

From the bestselling author of the Chronos series comes a page-turning novel of time travel, fast-paced action, and history-changing events.

When two time-traveling historians cross paths during one of the most tumultuous decades of the twentieth century, history goes helter-skelter. But which one broke the timeline?

In 2136 Madison Grace uncovers a key to the origins of CHRONOS, a time-travel agency with ties to her family’s mysterious past. Just as she is starting to jump through history, she returns to her timeline to find millions of lives erased—and only the people inside her house realize anything has changed.

In 2304 CHRONOS historian Tyson Reyes is assigned to observe the crucial events that played out in America’s civil rights movement. But a massive time shift occurs while he’s in 1965, and suddenly the history he sees isn’t the history he knows.

As Madi’s and Tyson’s journeys collide, they must prevent the past from being erased forever. But strange forces are at work. Are Madi and Tyson in control or merely pawns in someone else’s game?


Chapter 1 (Tyson)
Richard Vier tips back the last of his drink and looks me directly in the eye. “You need to relax, Tyson. A minor mistake like that isn’t going to have a ripple effect. If it had caused so much as a blip on the timeline, you’d have gotten a message from Angelo, and you wouldn’t be here right now. You’d be back at HQ, working with a cleanup crew to undo whatever you did. Believe me. That’s what happened to Armin, the music historian who preceded me.”
“Did they fire him?”
“Yep. Reclassified as a manual laborer. I think he’s on a water-reclamation project somewhere in Australia now.”
Richard manages to hold a straight face, but only for a moment. “No, they didn’t fire him! He finished out fourteen years and retired from fieldwork, like anyone else. He’s off teaching somewhere now, raising kids. Living the good life. I’m just saying mistakes do happen from time to time, but they’ll let you know. And they’ll work with you to fix it. No message means nothing happened.”
He’s probably right. Had I triggered a major change, something that altered the timeline in any way, I’d have found a note in my CHRONOS diary instructing me to return to headquarters. Even a small change—some tiny wrinkle that smoothed itself out in a year or so—would have earned me a warning. There was nothing like that in the diary, so I probably do need to relax. But it’s reassuring to have confirmation from someone who has a few years’ experience under his belt, especially when I’ve spent the past several hours being lectured back in 1963 by the woman who owns the diner where I’m working. Ida has no clue that I’m a time traveler, but she clearly thought my mistake was a very big damn deal, big enough that I was sure she was going to send me packing.
That would have meant scrapping the project until I could scout out a new location in a different town. Not the end of the world, but also not something that I want to happen. I’ve taken a few day trips on my own, but this is my first major research trip without a supervising partner, and the very last thing I need on my record is a disaster that would require a cleanup crew. Or worse yet, a retraction. Retractions are rare, but the one historian I know who was in the middle of one says they really mess with your head. You get saddled with double memories, where one side of your brain remembers making the jump, but the other side remembers spending that time back at CHRONOS. And if you have to retract a series of jumps, rather than a day trip, you spend a week or so in the isolation unit to avoid spreading double memories to other historians you might run into in the halls or at meetings.
“You’d probably have felt it, too,” Rich adds. “If there was a change, I mean. When it happened to Armin, he said it was like getting kicked in the gut, although those of us here at HQ were far enough removed in time that we didn’t feel anything. But that’s exactly why they stick us in the out-of-the-way spots for the first few solo jumps. Even a minor error in a city like Washington or Birmingham during the summer of 1963 might have cascaded into a problem. But in Spartanburg, they’re observing the major historical events as much as you are. The only difference is that they don’t have to travel back two and a half centuries to do it. Although, to be honest, I still don’t see how a box of contraband fried chicken could have tipped the scale even if you were closer to the action.”

Copyright © 2020 by Rysa Walker


“Walker (the CHRONOS Files series) opens the CHRONOS Origins series with this ambitious time-travel adventure…a twisty narrative that expertly blends the past and the future. Fans of intelligent time-travel stories will be rewarded.” —Publishers Weekly

“Fans of Walker’s (Courier to the Stars, 2019, etc.) CHRONOS Files series will enjoy seeing the pieces of that mythology falling into place here, but new readers can easily jump in to this origin story with no prior knowledge. An enjoyable, mind-bending time-travel adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews


**About the Author**
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Rysa Walker is the author of the bestselling CHRONOS Files series. Timebound, the first book in the series, was the Young Adult and Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. The CHRONOS Files has sold nearly half a million copies since 2013 and has been translated into fourteen languages.

In addition to speculative fiction, she occasionally writes mysteries as C. Rysa Walker.

Rysa currently resides in North Carolina with her husband, two youngest sons, and a hyperactive golden retriever. When not working on the next installment in her CHRONOS Files universe, she watches shows where travelers boldly go to galaxies far away, or reads about magical creatures and superheroes from alternate timelines. She has neither the time nor the patience for reality TV.

If you see her on social media, please tell her to get back into the writing cave.

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