->''"Ok, so itís true. I can time-travel. But [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway it's not as exciting as it sounds]]."''
-->-- ''Jackson Meyer Tempest: A Novel''.

Written by Julie Cross, ''Tempest: A Novel'' is the story of [[TheProtagonist Jackson]], an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent ordinary college student]]. He has a girlfriend and likes to party. And he can speak French. Only he can also travel through time. At first nothing changes in the present when he jumps. He just has the memories of what he did. Them some mysterious people show up at his door shouting nonsense and shoot his girlfriend. Panicked, Jackson jumps into the past, into 2007. Now he must figure out how to return to 2009 and save his girlfriend from her imminent death. But while he's in 2007, he tries to make the best of things.

Has a prequel short story also on this page, "Tomorrow is Today".

Now has a film in development and a sequel that needs a page or a folder
!!This series provides examples of:


[[folder:Series as a Whole]]
* EveryoneLovesBlondes: [[LoveInterest Holly]] is blonde, but then, she doesn't really have much competition either.
* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: [[Mohs/OneBigLie 4 One Big Lie]]. TimeTravel is possible, and exists because of a difficult to find genetic mutation. And the only [[spoiler:cloning]] has been realistic [[spoiler:artificial insemination]] or [[HandWave handwaved]] by technology from the future being advanced enough to handle the complications.
* ShoutOut: Many to ''Creator/CharlesDickens'''s ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities''
* RippleEffectProofMemory: Inverted. Jackson remembers the new timeline, but the original timeline never changes.
* TimeTravel: The entire reason the plot exists.
** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]]. Jackson can only travel back in time, and cannot change anything in the past.
* {{TVTeen}}s: Averted. The main cast of the series are almost all in their late teens and early twenties, and behave accordingly. While they do swear, drink, throw wild parties, and even have sex, they never do so to an excessive amount, and the fact that they do so is never brought up and treated as normal. Despite all this, for the most part all seem rather mature for their age.
* YearInsideHourOutside: If Jackson goes into the past for 20 minutes, his body goes comatose for about 2 seconds. Any pain he feels or injuries he incurs are apparently reduced by a similar amount, making him feel like a ghost.


[[folder:Tomorrow is Today]]
* GeekyTurnOn: Jackson finds Holly doing her homework almost sexy, [[AndThatsTerrible which is totally bizarre.]]
** Holly accepts Jackson's offer to [[spoiler:recite A Tale of Two Cities from memory in French]] a little too quickly.
* GRatedDrug: Played straight with caffeine for Adam. Jackson has a theory that it's because "[Adam's] brain's already going a mile a minute."
* TimeTravel: Jackson uses this ability twice.
** Once during the party to see what it would be like to eat a bunch of food and see if he feels full. [[spoiler:He instead decides to kiss Holly]]
** Once more to help Holly [[spoiler:find one of her kids who is lost in the woods]] at the rich kid's camp.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Between Jackson and Holly.
* WildTeenParty: Not as bad as most, but there is loud music, dancing, drinking, and everybody gets kicked out before the Resident Adviser gets the security guards. Also Holly and her boyfriend crash the party, [[UnresolvedSexualTension not that Jackson minds]].

[[folder:Tempest: A Novel]]
* [[spoiler:AlternateTimeline: 2007, apparently.]]
* BattleInTheRain: The FinalBattle between [[spoiler: the EOT and the CIA. Justified due to the mechanics of time travel.]]
* CursedWithAwesome: On one hand, Jackson can travel through time. On the other both [[spoiler: the EOT and the CIA are out to recruit him, or kill him/his family if he joins the other side.]]
* FictionFiveHundred: Justified in that Jackson's father is a CEO of a pharmaceutical company, and never explicitly shown off, but Jackson casually offers to buy Holly a car on the spot. We're never told if he's joking.
* [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler Fifth Chapter Spoiler]]: Holly's death and Jackson's subsequent time jump back to 2007.
* GrayRainOfDepression: It starts to rain when Jackson realizes he's TrappedInThePast. [[spoiler:Rain is a side effect of time travel.]]
* GreyAndGrayMorality:
** The EOT do some pretty bad stuff, but most of them try not to kill unless they have to, and it is later revealed that they are actually [[spoiler:only trying to prevent the bad future.]]
** [[spoiler: The CIA]] is just as shady and some of it's members, like Marshall, are equally, if not more ruthless than the EOT, but they are considered more sympathetic, probably because the EOT killed Holly once already.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Posthumous version. Courtney died of cancer before the story begins. [[spoiler:That doesn't stop Jackson from going back in time to meet his twin. He even jumps to her death so she doesn't have to die alone.]] This doesn't stop her from being a huge TearJerker.
* LoveTranscendsSpacetime: Jackson tries to do this with Holly [[spoiler:averted at the end of the book, where he erases himself from her life by going back to the day they met. He lets her walk on past instead of running into him.]]
* NewspaperDating / WhatYearIsThis: Jackson prefers the former to the later, but has used both to find out when he is.
* ParentsWalkInAtTheWorstTime: Invoked by Jackson when he asks his dad to "accidentally" walk in on him and 007 Holly to keep anything from happening.
* RapidFireTyping: Adam is implied to do this at one point.
* ScrewDestiny: Jackson jumps back in time to save Holly. [[spoiler:Played straight in that Holly survives, but true to the feel of the book, the ending is still a tear jerker.]]
* ShoutOut: Jackson calls Holly from 2007 [[Film/JamesBond 007]] Holly.
* TheSlowPath: Jackson's backup plan for returning to 2009 is to just live until 2009 comes back.
* ThisIsReality: Before either time travel or [[spoiler: the CIA]] are explained, the reader/listener is told to forget everything (s)he has seen in movies.
* TimePolice: Apparently it's a super secret branch of [[spoiler:the CIA]].
* TimeTravel: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] as explained above.
** He does jump back to 2007 and gets stuck though.
* TimeTravelRomance: Again, Jackson with Holly
* TrappedInThePast: When Jackson gets stuck
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Jackson and 009 Holly are already a couple, but it's there between Jackson and 007 Holly.