Some of you might already know Tamara Hart Heiner, as she’s a super sweet blogger who’s been around on the Internets for a while. And if you’ve been following her blog, you might also know that her YA thriller/suspense novel PERILOUS is set to be released in print by WiDo Publishing on November 16. I consider myself lucky for having had the opportunity to read PERILOUS before its release, and now I’d like to share it with you. So pull up a chair, grab a coffee, and have a little visit. I’ve got a little sweet for you at the end.
PERILOUS by Tamara Hart Heiner
Summary: 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.
Even though the main character is really Jaci, the story is actually told in third person, allowing us to see the actions of not only the friends who are kidnapped, but also that of the people searching for them (primarily the cop on their case). The alternating views let us see the story taking shape from both sides, weaving together bits and pieces of information so that the reader sees more of the the whole story coming together even before the characters themselves do. It’s cleverly done so that the thriller/suspense aspect of the story is maximized.
I enjoyed working out the mystery of PERILOUS, which is enhanced by the non-stop action. Every time I thought all was about to settle down, things went haywire all over again as we’re thrown into a brand new twist. Heiner keeps up an incredible pace in this, and throws in a couple of cute boys and family drama while she’s at it. It’s a bit sad, too, and bittersweet, as the girls’ blossoming friendship is etched with tragedy. Indeed, we get to experience a wide range of emotions in this, all through the lens of teenage girls and a seasoned cop determined to find them.
PERILOUS is a fun, but poignant read that will leave you guessing how it will end. It’s currently available as an e-book, and will be available in print on November 16 at these locations:
Some Info about the author:
Tamara Hart Heiner
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 either.
You can find Tamara at her blog, Chasing Dreams.
Finally, Tamara is also hosting a couple giveaways!
Blog Tour Comment Giveaway
How it’ll work: 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 can autograph, if you want. The contest begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Nov. 15.
So, consider leaving a comment, and you might win PERILOUS.
How it’ll work: 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 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 Tamara the confirmation email) if they actually buy the book in the store or you can mail Tamara a copy of the receipt. Entrants must add up all their points as well as their proof (links, etc) and email it to Tamara at the end of the blog tour (tamara at tamarahartheiner dot
People can earn an infinite number of points!
The giveaways were the bit of sweet I promised, but in case you want something unhealthy, too:
Found at Colleen’s Cakerie
Thanks for stopping by! How does PERILOUS sound to you?