Tamara Hoffa has team up with Goddess Fish Promotions to celebrate the release of her book, Hers to Bear. As part of her book tour, Tamara will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to one randomly drawn winner. See the bottom of this post for more information.
But first, enjoy this quick interview with Tamara.
What does your family think of your writing and how do they support you as you chase this dream?
My family is very proud of me. My husband “pimps” me out to everyone. He is always giving out my postcards and bookmarks, he tells everyone about his “famous writer wife.” He is much more outgoing than I am and he pushes me to be more proactive. He comes with me to all the conventions and nudges me along. My mother used to do the same, sending my postcards to all her friends, but I lost her this year.
My daughters share my FB and twitter posts, one does the tumblr thing. My son pretends my writing career doesn’t exist. He is in seminary, studying to be a Baptist minister. LOL.
How do you reward yourself for finishing a new manuscript?
Sad to say, I really don’t do anything to celebrate finishing. I usually have more than one MS going at a time, so I just move to the next one and keep going, or start a new one. I can’t not be writing.
What was the inspiration for Hers to Bear?
The initial inspiration came at a release party for a friend. There was a contest post, “If you were to write a shifter novel, what kind of shifter would your hero be? And how would he meet his heroine?” That was how I came up with the opening scene for Hers to Bear. The rest followed and my muse just went crazy, she loved Honey Corners and didn’t want to leave!
What do you like most about your heroine in Hers to Bear, Jenna?
I liked Jenna’s acceptance. She gets thrown into a lot of difficult and unfamiliar situations and she never panics. She has a loving heart and she always listens before she reacts.
What’s next for you?
I am currently working on book two in the Animal in Me series, Bear Hearts, which is Martin and Elizabeth’s story, and a Military romance called Changing Tides.
There will be five books in the Animal in Me series(at least) and then who know what comes next… more cowboys, shifters, vampires, navy SEALs, you’ll have to wait and see!
Twenty-five and never been kissed, Jenna Raynes is a beautiful woman with a rubenesque figure often overlooked by men. In the mood for a little honey, the sassy new schoolteacher is stopped in her tracks by one growled word from an alpha bear…“Mine.”
Bern Helms’ inner bear catches the scent of his destined mate. His animal’s desire is drawn to her curves, but Jenna is human, and not lured to him by instinct. Convincing her begins as a sizzling, sweet affair that is soon spoiled by danger. In their small backwater town, nerves are strung taut. Someone is abducting shifter children.
When confronted, Jenna is as protective of her students as a mamma bear. For Bern, all bets are off when the kidnapper’s take Jenna too. Nothing will keep a bear from his mate. The hunters will become the hunted…
“I’ve never had a boyfriend before.”
“I think perhaps then all the men you have met before have been blind and stupid, but I am glad they were because it saves me from having to hunt them down and kill them.” Bern growled.
Jenna stopped dead in her tracks and gazed up at him in stunned silence. He was serious. Bern shrugged his shoulders and planted a kiss on the end of her nose. “I cannot help it. I am a jealous man.”
They continued walking in companionable silence and reached Jenna’s house in a few minutes. She unlocked the front door and Bern held her back from entering. “Let me check the house first please.”
He left her standing on the front porch while he took the bags into the house. She saw the lights flip on methodically throughout the rooms and then Bern returned to the porch. “All clear,” he said and pulled her into the house. He attempted to pin her against the wall and kiss her senseless, but Jenna put her hands on his chest and pushed. It was like pushing against a brick wall!
“Oh no you don’t, Mr. Bear. This honeycomb is closed until I get some answers. Get your furry butt to the kitchen and you can talk while I make dinner. I want to know what the hell is going on around here.”
Bern had the good grace to look sheepish. “Yes, ma’am,” he said and strode toward the kitchen, leaving Jenna to follow that delectable and at the moment, not in the least bit furry backside. Oh yum.
Jenna pointed to a kitchen chair. “Sit. Talk.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Tamara Hoffa lives in central Tennessee, with her husband of 30 years, her parents, 2 dogs and 2 cats. She started reading at four years old and has rarely been seen without a book since. At home you will usually find her in “nana’s chair” with her kindle, her laptop or one of her precious, precocious grandson’s in her lap. Tamara is an author, an editor, and reviews/promotions coordinator for Secret Cravings Publishing. Tamara is proof positive that it’s never too late to reach for your dreams.
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Tamara Hoffa will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter: a Rafflecopter giveaway
Be sure you follow the tour and leave comments at each top. The more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2015/01/vbt-hers-to-bear-by-tamara-hoffa.html