Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Book Review: Perilous by Tamara Hart Heiner

Four teenage girls go to the mall, expecting just to hang out and have a good time. When they're ready to leave, they call a parent to come get them, but that parent gets caught in traffic and is late.  While they're waiting, the girls witness a crime, and suddenly find themselves kidnapped, shoved in the back of a van, and have no way of knowing if they're going to survive.

This is how Tamara Hart Heiner's new novel, "Perilous," begins. From the start, the reader is taken on a heart-thumping journey as the girls learn the identity of their kidnappers and then try to escape.  Not all of them will make it.  Not all of them will come out unscathed.  They must all learn to rely on each other and to trust their own instincts as they fight their way back home.

Tamara's writing is crisp and clear, painting evocative word pictures and creating a movie in the reader's mind.   You'll be reading on the edge of your eyelids as you race to the end, eager to see how it all plays out. There is a sequel in the works, and I'm very eager to check it out. 

Here's the trailer for the book:

Purchase the e-book here.

And ... there's a contest in conjunction with this book release! Tamara says: 

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 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. People can earn an infinite number of points!


Rebecca Talley said...

Sounds like an exciting book! Thanks for the review.

Anonymous said...

I hope Tamara's book is doing well. I read it for her prior to publication and liked it, and just now bought it to read again on my iPod. I'm looking forward to the sequel, too!!

mormonhermitmom said...

Interesting. So are video trailers for books becoming the norm now? Or is it generational (targets younger, more tech savvy audiences)?

Tristi Pinkston said...

Robyn, book trailers target those who use the Internet a lot, so I would say, yes, they're probably for the slightly younger crowd. I'm not sure how many authors will be making them in future. Right now, they're in the inaugural stages.

Tamara Hart Heiner said...

Tristi, thanks so much for participating! I sure appreciate it!

Tristi Pinkston said...

You're very welcome, Tamara! It was a great read.

Rachelle said...

It's been fun to see what everyone thinks of this book. Can't wait to read it.

Carrie said...

Great review. I got the ebook and can't wait to read it. People are saying such great things about it

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