Tiger’s Dream Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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IT’S FINALLY HERE!!!

Tiger's Dream

Synopsis 
 

A tiger left behind.

A goddess in need of an ally.

Stranded in a time and place he never wished for, Kishan Rajaram must carry out his destiny of assisting the beautiful yet extremely irritable goddess Durga. This daunting task is not made easy by the fact that he must also face the truth about the girl he loves and the brother who stole her away.

When the wily shaman Phet appears and tells Kishan that Kelsey needs him, he jumps at the chance to see her again. In his efforts to save her, Kishan discovers that the curse he thought was over is just beginning. As time unravels around him, Kishan realizes that the fates of all those he holds dear lie in hands.

The goddess’s power hangs in the balance. Kishan has no choice but to sacrifice the unthinkable to fight the dark forces swirling around the woman he’s charged to protect. As he does, he discovers that love and loyalty create their own magic and accepts that he must decide his destiny once and for all.

Tiger’s Dream is the conclusion to the epic Tiger’s Curse fantasy romance series that left you breathless.

 

Praise for TIGER’S CURSE

“…a sweet romance and heart-pounding adventure. I found myself cheering, squealing and biting my nails-all within a few pages. In short, Tiger’s Curse is magical!” ―Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hush, Hush

“High adventure ensues. As in Tiger’s Curse and Tiger’s Quest, this story is part action-adventure and part romance…The novel will satisfy the saga’s fans, who will be delighted by the prospect of a fourth volume.” ―Booklist

“Houck cranks the love-o-stat up another notch…Hypersteamy romance…’hot, melty, smoldering’ (but still chaste) make-out sessions…” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Forget vampires and werewolves, tigers are the new hottest thing…a guaranteed page turner with a huge twist at the end that will leave you breathless.” ―RT Book Reviews

COLLEEN HOUCK

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
 

New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction, and romance. When she’s not busy writing, she likes to spend time chatting on the phone with one of her six siblings, watching plays, and shopping online. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.

Photo Content from Colleen Houck

WEBSITE: http://colleenhouck.com/
TWITTER:  @ColleenHouck
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3097905.Colleen_Houck
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ColleenRayHouck
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/colleen.houck/

MY REVIEW
If you have been following me for some time, you will know that this series is one of my favorite series.  The Tiger’s curse series is full of magic and fantasy, love and turmoil, magic and time travel.  I am so in love with these characters and when I found out that the last book  in the series, wasn’t really the last book, I was ecstatic!  And here is it, the final book in the series.
It was fantastic!  I absolutely loved going back into this world and reliving some of the past books with a different perspective.  Kishan is the main voice of this novel and I just fell more in love with him.  Rough and tough Tiger on the outside but soft mush on the inside!  YES!!!!  This was such an amazing read, the whole series really.  If you haven’t picked the series up yet, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!  If you were just waiting for this one to be released…GO!!!
I gave this book 5 crowns.
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I am happy to offer you a chance to win a copy of Tiger’s Dream and some swag from Colleen Houck.
Tiger's Dream Giveaway
Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter
 

– 5 Winners will receive the Ultimate Tiger’s Dream Swag (Physical Copy, Necklace and Book Plate) by Colleen Houck.

– 5 Winners will receive an E-Copy of TIGER’S DREAM by Colleen Houck.
ENTER HERE:
ENDS: April 6, 2018
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Thank you so much to Jean Book Nerd Tours and to Colleen Houck!
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Re-Read-A-Thon The Last Day + Giveaway

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This is it!  The last day of this fantastic, week-long read-a-thon!  We have had wonderful hosts and giveaways galore!  Let’s celebrate this last day with 3 more giveaways!  My co-hosts for today are:

Bookstagramer: CircusofDamned and the theme of: the first book you ever fell in love with

Booktuber: Dustin from BookBabble

Featured Instagram: @circus_of_damned

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmOwm8RDzKo6PKe7CJvNzQ/videos

 

We are each hosting a flash giveaway today so make sure to check each of us out.

 

My topic is re-listening to old favorites.  Now, I am not much of a re-reader but I do have a few books that I do not mind re-reading.

eat-pray-love I alternate between re-reading this book and re-listening to it.  Each time, I get something new out of it.  Since it is read by the author on audio, I am able to really get into the story the way she meant it to be.

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe This is another book that I simply love.  No matter how I read it, it transports me to Narnia every time.

Our Town A beautiful play that I first read back in Junior High.  I love this play and it is time for me to re-listen to it.

James and the Giant Peach Another book with fond memories.  I first listened to this story read to my class in 4th grade by my teacher.  This was our favorite part of the day and I became obsessed with this story.  I love to re-read it but it has been a while.  Another one on the list.

So, why didn’t I post a TBR or re-listen to any of these books during the re-read-a-thon?   I don’t know.  I decided to attempt to re-read a book that I loved many years ago.  I remember recommending it to people and really just loving the book, but when I looked back on it, I didn’t remember a thing about it.  That book is:

The Thirteenth Tale I read this the first time and this time I decided to listen to it on audio.  I hate to say it but I am so disappointed.  It is not the narration that I didn’t like, it is the story.  I am bored.  I don’t think I will finish listening to this and I may unhaul it from my shelf.

In no way do I count this re-read-a-thon as a bust for me.  It forced me to revisit a book that I thought was great and allowed me to find out that I no longer feel that way and that is ok.  My reading tastes have changed and I am sure that they will continue to do so as I get older.  New life experiences and points of views allow me to expand and change my reading tastes.  I find that by utilizing audio books, I am able to get something different out of the book then when I read the physical copy.  Does anyone else feel that way?  I encourage you to find your favorite book and listen to it on audio for a totally new experience.

Giveaway

OK, now it is time for the GIVEAWAY!!!  This giveaway is open internationally.  If you are under 18, please have you parents’ permission to give me your address to ship your book choice to.  You can pick a book from Book Depository for up to $15 USD.  You MUST be subscribed to my blog to WIN.  The giveaway will end tonight, March 24th at 8:00pm EST.

ENTER HERE:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/831f7b7b1/?

 

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED AND THE WINNER HAS BEEN CONTACTED.  THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE RE-READ-A-THON 2018!

 

 

 

 

Cookbook Review: Tasty Latest & Greatest

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ABOUT TASTY LATEST AND GREATEST from Penguinrandonhouse.com

Tasty, Buzzfeed’s popular cooking brand, delivers both comforting and healthy weeknight dinners for meat-lovers, vegetarians, and vegans alike, plus treats like ice cream, chocolate desserts, and rainbow recipes galore. You’ve been mesmerized by their top down recipe videos, but there’s still something about having a tangible album of edible deliciousness at your fingertips. Enter: TASTY LATEST & GREATEST. This cookbook is just that: 80+ winning recipes, anointed by fans like you, that have risen to the top of the heap, powered by likes and comments and shares and smiles and full bellies. They represent how you’re cooking today. Whether it’s a trend-driven dish like a pastel glitter-bombed unicorn cake or a classic like lasagna, every recipe has staying power. Now you can deliver on the promise of a great dish whenever the urge strikes. Get ready—your cooking is about to go viral.

My Review:

I love this cookbook.  The recipes are not long and draw out, they are detailed yet simplistic.  Some recipes have a finished product photo while others have step-by-step photos.  The recipes range from 4 styles of deviled eggs to giant Cinnamon buns and homemade Gnocchi.  This week I made Baked Ratatouille and even though I didn’t follow the recipe exactly, I used it as a guide and it was delicious!  I can’t wait to tackle some more Tasty recipes.

I gave this book 5 crowns.

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Exciting Announcement: I’m Co-hosting a READ-A-THON!!!

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It’s a Re- read-a-thon to be exact.  I, along with 20 other book lovers, will be getting online to chat about and encourage you to re-read some books.  This is the brain child of Merphy Napeir on booktube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7FW6FYqPLeQIXMSulBfOLw 

For each day of the read-a-thon there will be 3 hosts across different platforms: Youtube, Instagram and our blogs.  The main twitter handle for us is @ReReadAThon2018

Do you want more awesome news????

On each day of the Re-read-a-thon, there will be 3 separate GIVEAWAYS!  For those of you that haven’t had a cup of coffee yet…that means a grand total of 21 GIVEAWAYS- 24 hour flash giveaways, to be exact, that week and you can enter them all!!!!

During the week, there will be optional challenges to help you set your TBR along with photo challenges for those of you who are all about Books and Pictures!

Here are the Hosts:

Sunday March 18

Bookstagramer: Margoe – A quick read

BookBlogger: Jess – Quick Read

Booktuber: Merphy from Merphy Napier
Featured Blog:

http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com

Featured Instagram: @little_dragon_pants

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7FW6FYqPLeQIXMSulBfOLw/videos

 

Monday March 19

BookBlogger wastepaperprose Childhood Favorite

Booktuber Elle from Elliot Brooks

Bookstagram: Shaegeeksout – Childhood Classics

Featured Blog: Wastepaperprose.com

Featured Instagram: @shaegeeksout

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiflcKnh5cZiRWK7jlYKwxA/videos

 

 

Tuesday March 20

Bookstagramer:: Callmesensei14 – Greatest Hits: Books that define you

BookBlogger: Sophie K. -How Re-reading helped me love a book more; Sophie K.

Booktuber: Vanessa from PaperFaerie

Featured Blog: bookslikewolves.wixsite.com/blog

Featured Instagram: @callmesensei14

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUGKYqBc2vdai5VNQdyahw/videos

 

 

Wednesday March 21

Bookstagramer: Merphy Napier – Favorite Genre

BookBlogger: Nadja – Re-Read from your favorite Genre (thriller)

Booktuber: Roya from Royaevereads

Featured Blog: fit-and-beautiful-heart-reads.blogspot.de

Featured Instagram: @merphynapier

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvvtQYFehxl0oIWCk9EYSWw/videos

 

 

Thursday March 22

Bookstagramer: Andreasbookss- Favorite Author

BookBlogger: Amylou88 -Re-reading to break a slump

Booktuber: Jo from NotSoAverageJoe

Featured Blog: burstingwithbooks.com

Featured Instagram: @Andreasbookss

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTFt-4PZgfHrUpanE0-gfBg

 

 

Friday March 23

Bookstagramer:: Bookgoil – First Reread

BookBlogger: wonderlandiansbooks – Old Fave New Edition (re-reading different editions of faves)

Booktuber: Kira from shollyday

Featured Blog: www.wonderlandiansbooks.wordpress.com

Featured Instagram: @bookgoil

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/user/shollydays/videos

 

 

Saturday March 24

Bookstagramer: CircusofDamned the first book you ever fell in love with

BookBlogger: Candice – Relistening to favorites

Booktuber: Dustin from BookBabble

Featured Blog: https://bookqueenreviews.wordpress.com

Featured Instagram: @circus_of_damned

Featured Booktube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwmOwm8RDzKo6PKe7CJvNzQ/videos

 

So, I have the honor of closing out the week by relistening to favorites.  If you have been here a while, you know I have a fairly long commute to and from work and I utilize that time by listening to Audio books.

My TBR for the week should be up fairly soon but this post should have been up two days ago!

Either way, let me know if you are participating and what your TBR looks like!

We are all so excited!

 

Marital Advice to my Grandson, Joel by: Peter Davidson

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Synopsis from the author:

When my grandson, Joel, got engaged I decided to jot down a few words of marital advice for him, based on my vast experience as a husband. Then I thought, why share this wisdom with only one person when I can share it with the whole world. So, I started a blog, listing new marital advice every week (www.maritaladvicetomygrandsonjoel.com).  As the popularity of the blog grew, people suggested that the material should be turned into a book and, well, here it is. The name of the book is: MARITAL ADVICE TO MY GRANDSON, JOEL: How to be a husband your wife won’t throw out of the window in the middle of the night.

Sure, much of the advice is off-the-wall and wacky, but it’s also an upbeat, insightful, humorous look at married life that any engaged, married, or even single person can relate to and enjoy.

Advice to Joel, and to any man, includes: make sure that you buy a roll of electrical tape before you volunteer to do the vacuuming–and why, how to answer your wife’s questions such as, “Does this dress make my ass look big?,” the warning that your mouth will get you into a whole lot more trouble than your Willy ever will, and how to create the world’s most powerful anniversary card for your wife.

Virtually all of the material in the book is presented in the form of upbeat stories, scenarios, and examples. This is not the type of advice that you’ll find in a textbook on marriage or in a book on marital relations written by some psychiatrist. This is the real stuff for real people.

My Review:

This is an adorable and hilarious read for anyone who is married or is about to get married or is living with their significant other.  It is a small book, at about 130 pages, but it is packed full of humorous advice.  I cracked up reading about the man who leaves his socks around the house, but really, why????

The only chapter that I skimmed through was the one on finances and stocks and bonds.  Maybe that’s why this is a gift for Peter’s grandson, so that he can know and handle that part of married life!

It touched my heart that a grandfather wanted to make sure his grandson was prepared for marriage and wrote this for him.  I am happy that he released it into the world for others to enjoy as well.

 

I gave this book 4 crowns.

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A Cookbook Review: Power Plates by: Gena Hamshaw

Power Plates

My Review:
For about a month or so, sometime in the last year or two, my daughter decided to go vegan.  My husband and I supported her decision as best we could and purchased vegan foods and cookbooks to learn how to cook for her.  We all enjoyed what we were eating but did miss meat.
This year, I have re-started Weight Watchers and have been looking for different recipes so that I am not eating the same grilled chicken every night.  I saw this cookbook on Blogging for Books and wanted to see if it would give me more ideas for meals.
The photographs are gorgeous and the recipes seem easy enough but the meals themselves are not appetizing to me.  I am not sold on this cookbook.  Now, I am not saying that for people who eat a Vegan diet, that this cookbook wouldn’t work for them, it very well may.  For me, I just wasn’t impressed.  Maybe I will try out a few recipes but then again, maybe not.
I gave this cookbook 2 crowns.
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I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

Let Me Lie by: Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie Publication date: March 13, 2018

Description from the publishers through Netgalley:

MY REVIEW:
I have read and loved the other two books that Clare has written.  This book is no exception.  Clare has a way with telling her story that makes you feel as if you are right there.   I found myself holding my breathe at times.
What would you do if you found out that that the life you used to live was a lie?  What if you learned that your parents’ suicide wasn’t really a suicide after all?  What if by trying to determine what actually happened, you were threatened and your family’s lives were in danger?  Anna is struggling with the grief of losing both of her parents when she receives a card that makes her question everything she thought she knew.
Just like Clare’s other works, this book is full of twists and turns.  I really enjoyed reading it.
I gave it 5 crowns.
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