Friday, November 19, 2010


Yay! So you may or may not know this, but Tamara Heiner's book, Perilous, came out this week!!  In celebration, Tamara's hosting two giveaways, one for an autographed copy of her book and the other for a KINDLE!! For chances to win, keep reading :)

About 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.
About Perilous:
Jaci 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.

Five things I loved about Perilous!
1. The prologue. I really like the prologue in Perilous! It pulled me in and was full of mystery and made me want to dive right into the pages.
2. Jaci. The MC. She's a sweet girl and I loved when she'd use her head in... certain situations which I'm not going to give examples of because I don't want to give any spoilers :P (don't you just love when people do that?)
3. Claber. An antagonist. I loved to HATE him. I mean, hate. From the first words out of his mouth, I despised him. And there was nothing he could ever do to make me like him. Trust me, you'll see what I mean when you read Perilous.
4. The mystery. The plot is thrilling, but there's more going on than meets the eye, which is evident pretty early on, but just drove me to want to keep reading--to figure it the heck out!
5. Pickles! Okay, you're thinking uh, wtf? but just read it. Pickles connect to Detective Carl, another character I enjoyed :)

Bravo, Tamara! Can't wait to read the sequel!

Buy Perilous:

But wait! You can win 
a copy of Perilous 

Tamara's running two contests during the tour: one book giveaway and one Kindle giveaway.

According to Tamara:
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. Which Tamara will autograph, if you'd like. The 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.

Here are the points:
1 point: blog comment (can comment on all the blogs, multiple times, on the tour)
1 point: follow my blog (http://tamarahartheiner.blogspot.com)
1 point: retweet
2 points: blog about the blog tour
5 points: purchase the book (ebook or paperback, must email me the confirmation email) if they actually buy the book in the store they can mail me a copy of the receipt.
Have them add up all their points as well as their proof (links, etc) and email it to me at the end of the blog tour (tamara at tamarahartheiner dot com)

People can earn an infinite number of points! I'm excited for this!


So there ya have it! Go, read Perilous! And have a fabulous weekend!!

Oh! And stop by tomorrow to find out who Tamara's fantasy celebrity best friend is! (Her pick is *almost* as cool as mine...)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fabulous, Sara! I'm almost finished the book, now. I'm scheduled for the end of the blog tour. I agree - the mystery is awesome, and Jaci rocks!

  2. Sounds like such a good read! I love a mystery that keeps me wanting more! Can't wait to read it.


  3. +JMJ+

    A mysterious prologue is always good . . . and we also get pickles??? =D I can't wait to find out what you mean there.

    altaemoeniaRomae [at] Gmail [etc]

  4. I love your five things! I so want to read this book. I'm trying to wait till the end of the blog tour just on the off chance I may win a copy, but I don't know if I can hold out much longer...may have to buy one before then!

  5. Sounds like a riveting book!!! Great review! And Tamara is a cutie!

  6. Yay! Another book to add to my never-ending To-Read pile. So many good books, so little times. :)

  7. Whoa, this premise sounds GOOD! (And I love villains I can hate. Love, love, love!) Count me in for the contest. :)

  8. So happy for Tamara! I really enjoyed Perilous! Looking forward to her next one. Fun review! I loved the pickles too :D

  9. Great review Sara! And I agree with you on all of it. It's a really thrilling read, one you just can't put down!

  10. Two snaps and a twist for your review.
    Can't wait to read it.
    Mmm, pickles.

  11. You had me at pickles...

    Great review! You know how to sucker a girl in!

  12. Great review. Love the list of things you like about the book

  13. Cool Beans! The book is finally available--can't wait to read it.

  14. Nice review. I'm doing a stop on the book tour tomorrow and will be linking to this post as well as the other stops on Tamara's tour.
    Now following your blog.

    Tossing It Out


Yay! I love when you have things to add :)