Thursday, June 14, 2012

Posted by Laurel Garver on Thursday, June 14, 2012 14 comments
Have you ever felt trapped? Maybe you've had a clingy friend who tried to cut you off from other friendships. Or perhaps a crush on someone who's already attached. Or you're stuck in a job you hate because you need the insurance or tuition benefits. Maybe its a toxic relative you can't seem to escape. Perhaps a story idea has invaded your brain you but you can't yet organize or even articulate what it's about, but it won't let you get anything else done.

In her latest YA suspense novel ALTERCATION, Tamara Hart Heiner delves into one teen's experience feeling trapped. Jaci Rivera, the heroine of PERILOUS, is caught between criminals who want to hurt her and well-intended government officials whose attempts to protect her may prove too little, too late.

The FBI promises Jacinta Rivera and her friends that they are safe. Jaci wants desperately to believe them, but weeks of hiding from their kidnapper, alias "The Hand," have left her wary. Hidden from the public eye in an FBI safe house, Jaci must reconcile both the mysterious disappearance of her father and the murder of her best friend.

A betrayal lands Jaci back in the grasp of The Hand, shattering her ability to trust and leaving her to wonder if she will ever piece together her broken life.

See Shannon O'Donnell's review of ALTERCATION at Book Dreaming.

The paperback of ALTERCATION is available here and the e-book here.

On every day of her blog tour, Tamara will randomly select one person who made a comment on that day's blog. The winner will receive an ebook copy of either PERILOUS or ALTERCATION. There's just one catch: there must be at least ten comments on that day for Tamara to do the giveaway.

Leaving a comment also gets you entered into the PRIZE DRAWINGS. This won't be random; it's cumulative. Every comment you leave counts as 1 point. If you are a follower on Tamara's blog, you get 1 point. Every time you tweet or share on Facebook about the tour, it's one point. She'll even add it up for you; just include Tamara on the tweet @tamaraheiner or on Facebook @tamarahartheiner.

You could win:
THIRD PRIZE: 50-page critique of something of your choice (if you're not a
writer, a $5 amazon.com gift card)
SECOND PRIZE: lot of five YA books
FIRST PRIZE: $20 gift card to Amazon.com

Fabulous, right?


Tell me about a time you felt trapped. Did you simply endure until help came, or did you fight to get free?

14 comments:

  1. I started reading altercation a few days ago, but my brain is so scattered that I've been reading about ten things at once and haven't gotten very far in it.

    This gives me motivation to keep going. I love how you brought the reader into this review when you talked about feeling trapped. So often, when I see a blog reviewing a book, I just skip it if I'm not interested, but the way you reviewed this one I totally wanted to read it.

    You're such an awesome writer, Laurel.

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    1. Thanks, Angela. Can you tell I've been studying book marketing? :-) I too skip posts that just say "here's a book." I want to be enticed by the theme or setting or something that makes it special--that's what keeps me reading.

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  2. Great review. It sounds terrific. Just one more book to add to the list. :)

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    1. Knowing how much you like twisty plots and suspense, I think you'd enjoy Tamara's books. Thanks for coming by!

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  3. Thanks, Laurel, for having me on here!

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    1. You're most welcome. Hope you're having a fun tour!

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  4. Congrats to Tamara! I can totally relate to this as I feel trapped at my job. But then, I think most peeps probably do.
    What a great contest too!!I'll give it a tweet. :)

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  5. What a great introduction to the book and it sounds like an interesting premise. Like many others, I have definitely felt trapped in a job before.

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    1. I thought the job example would resonate for many. I once stayed in a low-paying job to get tuition benefits. Free master's degree was worth it in the long run. :-)

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  6. this book looks totally fantastic! And I love the concept of trapped and escaping. Very cool indeed. Super congrats to Tamara and best of luck w/the book! :o) <3

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    1. The emotions of the story will resonate with many readers. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I can think of a few times and I definitely fought to get free. The first time I accidentally trapped myself in a locking trunk when I was five - I shouted and pounded on that thing until someone came to get me.

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    1. Yikes! That sounds like a scary experience! Glad you survived to tell the tale. :-)

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