Thursday, March 5, 2015

Spotlight & Giveaway - Hers to Bear by Tamara Hoffa

 

Hers to Bear

by Tamara Hoffa 

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BLURB: 

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…


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EXCERPT:

Bern had come into the store for his daily honey fix. He admitted it, he was addicted to the stuff. He had just bought two dozen biscuits at the bakery and he was going to drown them in honey, along with a nice piece of salmon for dinner. 

When he stepped through the door he stopped in his tracks. His nostrils flared and his heart began to race. What was that fabulous scent? Like honey and vanilla, but something else too. Something that was making his cock stand up and do a happy dance in his pants. 

Mate. Oh my God and goddess, his mate was in this store. He couldn’t think. Instinct took over and his legs carried him to the source of the tantalizing scent that had his libido raging and his bear roaring.

He was beside her before his brain had caught up with his body. He had to touch her. She was his. His hand covered hers as she reached for a jar of honey on the shelf. “Mine,” he growled. When she looked up at him with crystal blue eyes he thought he’d fallen into them and drowned. 

Flawless porcelain skin covered a face that could have been painted by Botticelli. Pale blonde lashes framed her startled eyes and her cheeks were flushed an enticing pink. She bit her bottom lip and he wanted to kiss away the sting her torment caused the luscious flesh. 

“There’s more than one jar,” she said, and her voice was husky and sweet. 

She took a step back and a low growl escaped his throat. His bear didn’t like their mate backing away from them.

“I beg your pardon?” 

“You are mine. You are my mate.”
 

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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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Giveaway:

Tamara Hoffa will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  Follow the tour HERE
 

25 comments:

  1. Is this book your first in the shape shifter genre? If so, why did you choose a bear?

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    1. It is Karen. I read a lot of paranormal romance and while I love all the shapeshifters, there is just something special to me about the big bears.
      If you follow along in the tour tour you'll see some behind the scenes guest posts, and Bern is loosely based on my husband. A big ole bear of a man himself, lol.

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  2. Thank you for the excerpt, I enjoyed it.

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    1. Thank you, Rita. So good to see you again!

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  3. Thank you for hosting me today, Sue!

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  4. I enjoyed the excerpt the cover is beautiful and the bear looks so fierce!

    ShirleyAnn(at)speakman40(dot)freeserve(dot)co(dot)uk

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  5. You are a joy Shirley Ann, Thank you. I have had some "cute" T-shirts made up for Hers to Bear, with cuddly teddy bears in front of a fireplace that I'm giving away at the A Day with the Authors luncheon in Nashville and Lori Foster's RAGT15.
    I hope to meet some of you there!

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  6. Great blurb and I loved the excerpt.

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    1. Thank you Jane, Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  7. Sounds good! Can't wait to read it.

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  8. I've read a lot of shifter romances, but this will be the first bear shifter since I've decided I must buy and read this book....Love the sound of this tale amd simply must find out how it all ends...lol.....Have a great blog hop....Going to buy my copy now.....

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  9. I love shifters!! This sounds like a great book... I'm going to definitely be checking this one out.. thanks for sharing!

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  10. Hi Tamara!

    I have to say, this excerpt makes me just want to hit Bern over the head with a jar of honey. He's total alpha here.

    And yes, Tamara, I'm stalking your blog tour.

    I seriously think you all should read this book.

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  11. Great blurb and excerpt!

    Trix, vitajex(at)Aol(Dot)com

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  12. Love the excerpt and the cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  13. Great excerpt, sounds really good and I love the cover. Entering under the name of Virginia

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  14. Great excerpt, sounds really good and I love the cover. Entering under the name of Virginia

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  15. I really love the excerpt! I love bear shifter books...off to purchase now. I can't wait!

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  16. Bear shifters books are one of my fav of books to read. They are always written as solitary critters that when they mate they mate for life.

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