Friday, December 10, 2010

Perilous by Tamara Heiner Blog Tour AND Giveaways!

First of all: The goods!
Someone will win Tamara's book.
And another person will get to win a KINDLE!

Book giveaway: The winner of this contest will be randomly chosen. Every
person who comments on any post during the blog tour will be entered into
a random drawing for a book.
contest begins on Nov. 16 and ends on Dec. 15.

Kindle giveaway: This contest is point-based and begins Oct. 15 and ends
Dec. 15. Whoever has the most points wins the Kindle. There will only be
one Kindle given away. Here are the points:

1 point: blog comment (can comment on all the blogs, multiple times, on
the tour)
1 point: follow Tamara's blog (
1 point: retweet
2 points: blog about the blog tour
5 points: purchase the book (ebook or paperback, must email Tamara the
confirmation email).
Add up all their points as well as their proof (links, etc).
People can earn an infinite number of points!

Here is the ebook link:

Here are the book links:,

What a ride! This book had me in knots from beginning to end! What was going to happen to the girls? Would they get rescued before someone died? What about the bad guys?
The settings were good and easy to "see" as the story went along.
The characters were good, bad and ugly. Tamara's descriptions were excellent.
The only part of this story I don't like isn't a big deal except to me: it's a trilogy! Which means I won't know what happens until the next two books come out! Argh! I've made a promise not to read trilogies until all three books are published. Just sayin'.
I would've still done this review though.

Perilous by Tamara Hart Heiner
Perilous cover-V-01.jpgJaci Rivera has plans for her sophomore year: go to regionals with the track team, make the honor roll, and eat too much pizza with her best friends, Callie and Sara. Her biggest concern is Amanda, the pushy girl who moved in a few months ago.

What she doesn't plan for is catching a robber red-handed, or being kidnapped. The desperate thief drags her
and her friends 2,000 miles across the Canadian border. They escape from his lair, only to find that he has spies and agents watching their path home, waiting to intercept them and take them back.

Then Jaci finds something out about her family. Something which irrevocably connects her to their kidnapper, and makes her question their chances of escape.


Here's the trailer:

And here’s the opening page to the book:

Detective Carl Hamilton shielded his eyes against the blaring blue lights
and flashed his badge at the police officer. The man moved aside. Hamilton
stepped off the paved, two-lane highway just outside of Havre, Montana.
Orange tape blocked off the crime scene, hidden by the darkness of early
morning. He ducked under the tape and pushed his way into the dry

A sergeant shone a flashlight on his face and asked, “Are you Detective

He gave a short nod.

“I’m Shirley White.” Pressing her hand to her nose, she turned her
attention back to the ground.

The stench of rotting flesh was strong. “Ma’m. What have we found?”

“It’s a girl. We think it’s one of the four you’ve been looking for.”

Carl’s stomach knotted. “Cause of death?”

“We’ll have to perform an autopsy, of course, but it appears to be a
gunshot wound. Is it one of them?”

“Where is she?”

“Under the bushes.”

He crouched down and moved the bushes aside, breathing through his mouth.
This never got any easier. The branches parted to reveal a young girl,
features distorted by death but still recognizable. The open eyes stared
blankly up at him. He released the branches and stood up, giving a nod.
“Yes. It’s one of them.”

The case had just gone from a kidnapping to a homicide. And there were
three girls still missing.


Tamaraheiner_headshot.jpgAbout Tamara: Perilous is my first published novel, and I wrote it many years
ago when I was bored in study hall. We’ve both come a long ways since
then. I now spend my time running around my house chasing three kids and
trying to sneak to the computer when they’re not looking. I have a
wonderful, supportive husband who appreciates the fact that I enjoy
cooking as much as I enjoy writing. Not that I have time for that, either.

The rest of the blog tour roll:
Oct. 15 David J. West
Oct. 18 Nichole Giles
Oct. 19 Talli Roland
Oct. 20 Guinevere Rowell
Oct. 21 Mary Gray
Oct. 22 Frankie
Oct. 25 Mary Greathouse
Oct. 26 RaShelle Workman (interview)
Oct. 27 T. Anne Adams
Oct. 28 Valerie Ipson
Oct. 29 Ann Best
Nov. 1 Christy Dorrity
Nov. 2 Chrstine Bryant
Nov. 3 Rebecca Blevins
Nov. 5 Annette Lyon
Nov. 8 Jennifer Daiker
Nov. 9 Carolina Valdez and Jaime Theler
Nov. 10 Elizabeth Mueller
Nov. 11 Christine Danek
Nov. 12 Elle Strauss
Nov. 15 Niki
Nov. 16 Lynn Parsons
Nov. 17 Danyelle Ferguson
Nov. 18 Elana Johnson
Nov. 19 Sarah McClung
Nov. 22 Suzanne Hartmann
Nov. 23 Marsha Ward
Nov. 24 Tara McClendon
Nov. 29 Courtney Barr
Nov. 30 Tristi Pinkston
Dec. 1 Cheri Chesley
Dec. 2 Karen Gowen
Dec. 3 Melanie Jacobson
Dec. 6 Kristie Ballard
Dec. 7 Melissa Cunningham
Dec. 8 Arlee Bird
Dec. 9 Debbie Davis
Dec. 10 Taffy Lovell
Dec. 13 Sheri Larsen
Dec. 14 Joyce DiPastena
Dec.15 Diana Miezcan


Tamara Hart Heiner said...

lol. if it makes you feel any better, it's not really a trilogy. It's a prequel and a sequel, and then another book. Sabe?

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

I'm nervous to read this book. I like the suspense premise, but as soon as I read it was partially set in Canada and that the author hadn't been there I was immediately leery. Too many authors who haven't been to Canada use stereotypes and cliches when writing about it and it drives me insane. Taffy, be honest, would the Canadian stuff bug me? (You can email me privately if you want.)

KarenG said...

Great review Taffy! Tamara's comment here is funny LOL but I'm often the same about trilogies. Hurry up and write the next book Tamara!

Rachelle said...

I totally agree about book series. It's fun when I discover them after they've all been written. Usually I'm too impatient though--like The Hunger Games, that killed me!