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Thursday, December 2, 2010

PERILOUS by Tamara Hart Heiner

By now you've heard about an exciting new release, Perilous (WiDo Publishing) by Tamara Hart Heiner.

Tamara Hart Heiner takes 4 teenage girls with their ordinary lives, and turns it all upside down for them. Jaci, Callie, Sara and Amanda get trapped into a wild ride that takes them from an everyday trip to the mall to a fight for their lives through the Canadian wilderness. You have no idea how this will play out. It's unpredictable. Tamara Hart Heiner knows how to plot and to write action, how to keep you turning pages when you should be turning out the light and going to sleep.

The story is told from Jaci's viewpoint, and she works well as a main character, especially when something turns up about her own family that makes you wonder who is her dad and what connection does he have with The Hand? The Hand is the villain you love to hate. He doesn't show up a lot but his power is far-reaching, and the scenes with him are chilling. Then there's the two surprise characters thrown in half way through to spice up the mix.

A major character is the detective following the case. I really enjoyed getting his viewpoint. I liked how Heiner developed him, making Perilous more appealing to those of us who tend to grab a detective mystery before a YA novel.

I thoroughly enjoyed Perilous, even when my heart was racing at each new twist. It is only $4.99 on Kindle, here's the link to purchase the ebook:

For the print version, go here:,

And Tamara is offering a contest where some lucky winner will get a free Kindle! Here's the details:

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 I can autograph, if they want. 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. 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 (
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 you actually buy the book in the store you can
mail me a copy of the receipt.

Add up all your points as well as your proof (links, etc) and
email it to Tamara at the end of the blog tour (tamara at tamarahartheiner dot

What are you waiting for? Buy a copy of Perilous and start reading, you will love this book! And maybe even win a Kindle!


  1. Sounds like an exciting book. Thanks for the review.

  2. Sounds like a winner. I love a book with twists and turns that keep you guessing. Best wishes for Perilous!

  3. Sounds like a read for a gloomy day. Thanks for the review and best of luck to Tamara :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

  4. the minute i step on American Soil that book is going to be mine, and yay it is only a few more weeks now b4 I can dive into a platter of ribs and eat from humongous sized plates again.
    Am glad you are having fun Tamara can't wait to read perilous

  5. I have heard about this book, and it sounds amazing! Can't wait to get my Christmas Kindle~ :D <3

  6. Oooh thanks for the review and info into this exciting new author!! All the best with her fabulous debut novel! Take care

  7. Sounds neat! I'm gonna Tweet this.

  8. Thank you, Karen! I sure appreciate your support!

  9. Thanks for letting me know about Tamara and Perilous!


  10. Sounds like a fun book! I'll add it to my reading list.

  11. Tamara deserves a good push for her book. Good for you, Karen, for this post.

    Tossing It Out

  12. I am so glad you posted this today! I meant to purchase her book, but got distracted and it completely slipped my mind! Clicking the link above NOW and ordering it right away. It sounds SO good!

  13. Jennie, Yay! So glad my little bit on Tamara's blog tour can get results! You are totally going to love Perilous!

    Arlee, I agree. And the book is amazing. It's well-worth whatever anyone can do to spread the word.

  14. Sounds like a great book. I've read a few other reviews and this one has finally sold stubborn old me to go out and get a copy.

  15. Love your blog! I'm looking forward to reading this book. Good luck on your upcoming novel as well.

  16. this sounds great - I'll go alooking!

  17. Every time I hear about this book I feel like locking my daughter up!

  18. Fantastic review, thank you.

    What a great give away!

  19. Sounds so great! What a good idea for a give away! =)


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