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Monday, September 3, 2012

Tiger's Destiny Blog Tour: An Excerpt / A Giveaway

I'm thrilled to be the next stop in Jean's Tiger's Destiny blog tour! Today's stop features an excerpt from chapter 3, and an awesome giveaway. 

About the Book:

With three of the goddess Durga's quests behind them, only one prophecy now stands in the way of Kelsey, Ren, and Kishan breaking the tiger's curse. But the trio's greatest challenge awaits them: A life-endangering pursuit in search of Durga's final gift, the Rope of Fire, on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. 

It's a race against time--and the evil sorcerer Lokesh--in this eagerly anticipated fourth volume in the bestselling Tiger's Curse series, which pits good against evil, tests the bonds of love and loyalty, and finally reveals the tigers' true destinies once and for all.

Purchase from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

The Excerpt:

Today could be the day I die.

With that morbid thought, I prepared for my wedding.

I took a long time drying and brushing my hair. Spending hours in the sun, hiking the jungles, and swimming in the ocean had bleached my brown hair, which now had champagne-blonde highlights. Mom would have liked it. I wondered what she should have thought of my upcoming nuptials. It certainly wasn't the wedding I'd envision for myself.

I had asked the Scarf to create a wedding dress befitting an ancient Chinese princess. I ignored it as long as I possibly could, but finally slid open the closet. I gasped at the silky red dress, which looked similar to the one the bride had worn at the wedding Li and I attended.

The gown was elaborate, and I was glad it would take me at least twenty minutes to put it on. It was trimmed in beads and elaborate gold stitching. There was a Mandarin style ruff attached to a golden tunic adorned with a large lotus blossom. Strings of beads crossed back and forth over the tunic, and it's thick, embellished sleeves draped over my hands while the silky under sleeves extended at least a foot beyond my fingertips. On the thin apron of the tunic's top layer, the Scarf had stitched a gorgeous fiery phoenix. 

A long, gold scarf wrapped around my back and draped to the floor. I stepped into the red silk slippers embroidered with golden flowers and fastened the piece de resistance- a magnificent hairpiece with gold feathers and flowers, intricate braids, beads and ornaments woven through out.

I turned to gaze at my reflection. I looked like an exotic bird, a phoenix, in fact. Like the great bird, I was beautiful and vibrant, but I was also deadly: and soon, I would be consumed by fire.

- Tiger's Destiny pages 28-29

About the Author:

Colleen Houck’s New York Times bestselling Tiger’s Curse series has received national praise with the fourth book, Tiger’s Destiny, debuting September 2012. Colleen is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, science fiction, and romance. Formerly a student at the University of Arizona, she has worked as a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter for seventeen years. Colleen lives in Salem, Oregon, with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.

Follow Colleen via her: Website | Twitter | Facebook | on Goodreads

The Giveaway:

Check out this fabulous blog tour prize pack! Each blog host is linking back to the same giveaway, which is being hosted by the blog tour host, Jean Booknerd.

- 1 Winner will receive One ARC of Tiger's Destiny, Book Plate, and signed bookmark.
- 1 Winner will receive One finished copy of Tiger's Destiny, Book Plate, and signed bookmark.
- 7 winners will receive One signed bookmark.
- 1 Winner will receive One poster, One Bookmark, and One button of Kelsey (signed by Artist James Vallesteros)
- 10 winners will receive One bookmark of Kelsey (signed by Artist James Vallesteros)

To enter, please be sure to fill out this form here:
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  1. How did I miss this series? Going to have to remedy that. I always love stopping over here because you ladies have the best reviews and giveaways :D

    Thanks for all you do!


    1. It's a must read!! I hope you enjoy it. Thank you so much for visiting Mm's.

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    1. It's a fabulous chapter! Can't wait for you to read it.

  3. SO EXCITED! I absolutely love the covers- they are SO beautiful- and the series!

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    1. You can follow my blog by selecting follow in the right hand side bar. I know it's a little confusing on the giveaway where it says follow me, and it goes to Jean's site.

  5. Very excited about the next book. Just found the series last month. I don't know how I didn't know about it sooner.

    1. YAY!!! I'm so glad you found the series. I hope you enjoy it.

  6. aahhhhhh, im so eager to read this one! i'e been a fan since tiger's curse. i wish that the bookstore here will sell them fast!

  7. I read this series this summer and loved it!

  8. I can't wait to go out and get Tiger's Destiny!! SUPER EXCITED!!! <3 Love this series with my whole heart!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

  9. I am dyiiinnnngggg to get my hands on this book. This is my absolute favorite series--I love Colleen Houck for giving me an amazing world to escape to!! Thank you so much for participating in this incredible giveaway!

  10. I'm so excited! I've been a fan of the Tiger's Curse series for a while now and I cannot wait to get my copy of Tiger's Destiny. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. I recently bought Tiger's Curse because of raving reviews from my cousin, and am loving it so far! So excited for Tiger's Destiny!