Thursday, June 4, 2015

Bear Hearts Blog Tour! (+$50 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Bear Hearts
Author: Tamara Hoffa
Series: N/A
Pages: 159
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publishing
Format: Kindle
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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Fate brought them together. Lies keep them apart. Love could set them free. All they need is to trust in Bear Hearts.

Fate has dealt bear shifter Martin Kruger and rotten hand. His destined mate, Dr. Elizabeth Montrose, is the enemy and suffers from a fatal illness. He‘s waited over two hundred years for a mate he might never have the chance to claim.

Elizabeth has long ago given up dreams of love, marriage and children. Her life is her research and now that is gone in a puff of smoke, thanks to the bears of Honey Corners. A tiny spark of hope blooms in her heart when the handsome bear tells her they are mates, but will that instinctual bond be enough to overcome all that stands between them?
~Bear Shifter Facts!~
On the off chance that you aren't a bear-shifter expert, Tamara has kindly stopped by to provide us with some much needed Bear-Facts. Get some knowledge on yo'self! 
  1. Bear Shifters can live to be over 400 years old
  2. The only human’s shifters can change are their mates
  3. Mates can communicate telepathically
  4. Shifters are immune to human diseases, including cancer, ALS, etc.
  5. Male grizzly bear shifters are 10 feet tall and 700 pounds
  6. Shifters mate for life
  7. Bears are omnivores (they will eat anything)
  8. The bears of the Honey Corner’s Sippe originally came from Germany
  9. A grizzly bear’s paw is the size of a dinner plate
  10. A shifter can actually die from a broken heart. A mate often perishing if his spouse is killed or dies.
~Try an Excerpt!~
His bear was primal, feral, animal. It knew only one thing. They had met their mate. The bear had no qualms or reservations. It didn’t care if she was good or evil. It wanted only to mate, protect and love. Too bad the man couldn’t feel the same way.

How could he feel desire for such a woman? He should want to strangle her with his bare hands not throw her down and mate her until she screamed his name. He was verr├╝ckt, crazy with mating frenzy, that’s all it could be.

He downed the rest of the beer and set the bottle on the table. Anger burned in his gut like hot coals. Lust poured gasoline on the coals and lit the fire. Then grief drizzled down over it all, turning the fire to smoke and ashes.

This was getting him nowhere. He could analyze it until he was blue in the face, but it wouldn’t change the facts. Why did he keep rehashing it? He needed to take a shower and at least try to get a little sleep. He had to face his Sippe in the morning.

Maybe Bern could help him find an answer. His friend and mentor had always helped him in the past, always stood by his side. Maybe there was a way? Who was he kidding? Himself, obviously.

Martin’s shoulders sagged, so weary now he wondered if he could drag himself up the stairs to his bedroom. What was the point in going on? He had nothing left to live for. His dream of a mate and cubs was lost.

Two hundred years of waiting and searching for that perfect soul mate and she turns out to be the enemy. Unsuitable. Unfit. Evil.

A single tear slid from his eye and he viciously wiped it away. Many bears never found their mates and lived out their lives simply enjoying the companionship of willing females. He had a duty to the Sippe. He could do the same. 
~Meet Tamara!~ 

Tamara Hoffa lives in central Tennessee, with her husband of 30 years, her father, 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/submissions coordinator for Secret Cravings Publishing. Tamara is proof positive that it’s never too late to reach for your dreams.

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


  1. Gee, I feel pretty sorry for Martin in this excerpt.

    1. Yes, Glenda, Martin is in a bad place here. :(

  2. I want this book and loved the excerpt. I can't wait to read Bear Hearts of course I have to read the first one. I am so glad that I meet a new author and this series.

  3. I've never read this type of book before but I find it intriguing! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    1. I hope you'll give it a try, Judy. Paranormal is a little different, but I think an amazing journey. My mom was actually not a paranormal reader, but she liked the first book.

  4. The facts are fun. 400 years is a long time.

  5. For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?

    1. I'm an E-book girl! I had 6 book shelves full (triple rows) of paperbacks, before the advent of e-readers, now I carry 3000 books with me all the time! How can you beat that :)

    2. In my opinion...the only way you're not a paranormal fan is because you haven't given it a chance yet! Loving the Bear Shifters Tamara!

  6. Looks like an interesting book ;)

  7. Definitely some trade-offs involved in the shifter life!

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  8. I like the Bear Shifter Facts.

  9. Thank you for sharing this book with us. I enjoyed reading the interview and exerpt.

  10. Loved the bear shifter facts! Terrific excerpt! The cover and title are awesome! Thank you for the great post and contest!

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  12. Hi Tamara,
    Loved the excerpt, it was awesome and the cover is gorgeous! Did you design it yourself?,Have a lot of say in how it would look? I know some authors get little to no say in the final product.
    Tammy Ramey

  13. I love those bear shifter facts!

  14. I always like reading the author bios. She seems very grounded yet successful and loves her nana chair as do I love mine

  15. Sounds like an interesting read! Thanks for the excerpt!

  16. I enjoyed reading the excerpt very much. It was quite intriguing.

  17. After reading the excerpt I know this a book I am putting on my wish list! (Andrea Amy)

  18. Oh, poor Martin! :(
    Great excerpt, though! Fun facts. Thank you for sharing. I already have it on my wishlist.
    Congrats to Tamara on the recent release!

  19. Really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!

  20. I really enjoyed the entire post, especially the shifter facts! Thank you.

  21. OMG, luv the excerpt. Divine. . Wow, prize amazon gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

  22. I like your writing very much, and I wish you the best in the future. I hope you can keep up the great works you have come up with.