Sunday, January 29, 2012


Now that my Blog Tour has come to an end, I would like to take the time to thank all who participated by either hosting a stop, or who took the time to play along with the Treasure Hunt. I'm so grateful and it was a lot of fun!

But now for the next BIG announcement!!

I'm excited to share that in June I will be attending RomCon 2012 in Denver, Colorado. For those of you who do not is a 3 day event where romance readers and authors come together. Readers are able to learn more about their favorite authors through informal chats, game hours, and informative sessions. There are also formal events like Monte Carlo Night, and the famed Titanic Tea Party, where readers and authors come together to share their experiences, thoughts and fun!

I'm thrilled to be an attending author and plan to have tons of swag to giveaway!

Also, Scent of a White Rose will be entered in the 2012 Reader's Crown Awards. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.

I'm extremely happy to be attending and hope that anyone who is able, would register for their tickets to come see me and many other amazing authors at this year's RomCon.

(Please note: The list of attending authors on the RomCon site is constantly updating so check back often as my name should pop up soon!)

Also, for a little treat you can find Chapter One of Scent of a White Rose on the RomCon blog by clicking on the book cover here ----------------> 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Blog Tour Questionairre

Okay everyone, the Treasure Hunt has officially ended, and now we move on to the blog tour questionnaire. The first person to provide all the correct answers, and who has already been qualified by finding all the smoking roses, will be the Grand Prize Winner!! 

Just copy and paste the questionnaire and then provide your answers in the comment box here: Contact Me

1. How old is Christian?

2. Where did Rose grow up?

3. What is Evangeline's favorite animal?

4. What is Jillian's favorite color?

5. Where is Terrance's favorite song?

6. How did I come up with the idea of The Rose Trilogy?

7. If I wasn't a writer what career would I want to have?

8. What is Rose's favorite food?

9. What is drifting?

10. What does Christian's tattoo mean?

Thank you so much for playing, and make sure you join us tomorrow at The Book Lover's Realm for the blog tour wrap up and the winner announcement!

(Use the blog tour schedule to backtrack and hunt for the answers!)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Christian's Interview

Today I would like to thank Christian for being a part of  my blog tour. He was gracious enough to take time away from The Rising Pit, (and Rose,) to come sit down with me last night. I have to say, I thought I knew him pretty well, but, there are some things in this interview that surprised even me. So...let's get to it!

1. What is your full name?
Christian - though the Scandinavian spelling is Kristian.

2. Well, that answers my next question. Where did you grow up?
Yes. I was originally from the Swedish island, Gotland, in Scandinavia.

3. Do you have many memories of your human life?
Yes and no. I do remember vague things like people's faces and the layout of my village, but nothing too specific. Six-hundred and two years is a long time to remember back. Plus, I'm happy in my life, so the past isn't something that I tend to dwell on.

4. It's been shared that Evangeline changed you due to an injury you suffered during a raid on your village. Were you grateful that she changed you or do you wish that she hadn't?
I was grateful because it saved my life, but I wish that the circumstances had been different. I'm sure that I lost a lot of people that I loved in that raid. But now with my vampire strength and speed, I'm able to help others in a way that I never could have if I had remained human. For that, I'm very grateful.

5. Do you do that often? Use your "powers" to help people?
As often as necessary, yes.

6. You've been described as: sexy, loyal, and honorable. Do you think these traits accurately describe you?
(He shakes his head, then smiles at me with that sexy smile.) Mrs. Thawer  - I think you know that I would never describe myself as sexy, but loyal and honorable, I certainly hope so. I want to show you something...(he leans up in his chair and takes his shirt off - Yes, I'm dying right now. He turns around to show me his back.) This is the tattoo I recently got, it means: Truly, Madly, Deeply... it's how I live and love. (This is news to me, as I didn't know he had this tattoo until this moment.)

7. It's beautiful. (It's some sort of runic symbols that I don't recognize on his upper right shoulder blade.) Did you get that for Rose?
Of course.

8.  Speaking of Rose, how are things going between you two?
Wonderfully. I will never love anyone more than I love Rose. But, since I don't kiss and tell-respectfully, I'd like to ask if we could move on.

9. Certainly. How about something random like...what's your favorite color?

10. Last question. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would want to know for sure if I'm the one being triggered. Because if so...I would change Rose right away.

Thank you for being here Christian. It's always a pleasure to spend time with you.
I feel the same Mrs. Thawer. Thank you and have a great night.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Happy Day

I'm happy to announce that the PAPERBACK editions of Scent of a White Rose are finally available on Amazon and Barnes&Noble. (Only 3 days late - thanks, Ingram.)

At Amazon

At Barnes & Noble

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cover Release

In case you haven't seen it in other places already, here is the newly released cover for Roses & Thorns. A Rose Trilogy short story.

This short story will take us through the whirlwind relationship of Christian and Rose and give us a peek of what their lives were like before Rose's mom died. It's scheduled to release March 6, 2012.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Release Day and Giveaway

Time to celebrate ~

You can now find Scent of a White Rose in eBook format on Amazon and B&N. However, as things would go, my printer and distributor are still in process of updating the paperback information. this is out of my hands, I've decided that I would do a giveaway to make up for it.

In appreciation for your understanding and continued support - I will be offering two autographed copies of Scent of a White Rose. *This is in addition to the Grand Prize Giveaway.* Please click on the link below to enter.
(This giveaway is NOW closed. Winners will be announced January 29th at The Book Lover's Realm)

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Scent of a White Rose by Tish Thawer

Scent of a White Rose

by Tish Thawer

Giveaway ends January 28, 2012.
See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.
Enter to win

I will also be throwing in some extra swag, including this amazing bookplate my cover artist designed. I will be writing a dedication and signing this bookplate to accompany the books that will be going to the winners of the giveaway.

(For those of you wondering what a bookplate is; it's a label that is placed on the inside cover of your book.)

So for now, please enter the giveaway above and keep playing along with the Treasure Hunt to qualify for the Grand Prize Giveaway at the end of the tour, and you can bet - I'll keep you posted! 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Blog Tour Schedule

Blog Tour Schedule: 

Jan. 1 -  - Blog Tour Kick-off and Giveaway Announcement
Jan. 2 -  - Character Trailer Reveal!!
Jan. 3 -  - LIVE Blog Talk Radio Interview and Giveaway! 9PM EST (7PM MST) (This stop will not be included in the Treasure Hunt)
Jan. 4 - - Character Interview - Rose
Jan. 5 - Drinking some coffee, cracking my knuckles, and stretching my neck to prepare for tomorrow's interview! ;)
Jan. 6 -  - Book Review and Author Interview
Jan. 7 - - Book Review and Guest Post
Jan. 8 -  - Book Review and Author Interview
Jan. 9 - Sleeping...sleeping...and more sleeping. Starting tomorrow, things are gonna get crazy! ;)
Jan. 10 -  - RELEASE DAY!!!! Special Giveaways!!
Jan. 11 -  - Book Review and Author Interview
Jan. 12 -  - Book Review and Author Interview
Jan. 13 -  - Character Interview - Evangeline (This stop will not be included in the Treasure Hunt)
Jan. 14 - - Guest Post
Jan. 15 - - Excerpts, Author Interview and Giveaways AND a week long feature on  - Book Review and Author Interview
Jan. 16 - - Book Review and Guest Post
Jan. 17 - - Promo Piece by Ian (who is awesome) over at Authors on Show (This stop will not be included in the Treasure Hunt)
Jan. 18 - - Book Review and Author Interview
Jan. 19 -  - Book Review and Character Interview - Terrance (Warning - Contains some foul language.)
Jan. 20 - - Character Interview - Jillian
Jan. 21 - - Author Interview
Jan. 22 -  - Author & Character Bio's
Jan. 23 -  - Character Interview - Christian
Jan. 24 - - Book Review and Author Interview
Jan. 25 - - Book Review and Author Interview
Jan. 26 -  - Book Review and Guest Post
Jan. 27 - - Book Review and Author Interview
Jan. 28 -  - Blog Questionnaire
Jan. 29 -  - Tour Wrap Up and Giveaway Winner Announcement!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christian & Rose's Character Trailer

Alright everyone, I promised a BIG announcement today, but first, watch this character trailer to help you get into the right frame of mind!

Man, I love Christian and Rose, and I hope you do too because the BIG announcement is...

Christian and Rose's back story ~ Roses & Thorns ~ A Rose Trilogy Short Story, will be available March 6, 2012. 

I'd been planning to write their story at the end of the trilogy, but was so thrilled when I was asked to bump it up! This short story will recap when Rose and Christian first met, and the three months they spent building the relationship that will hopefully see them through the tough times they face.

However, due to this unexpected yet joyous development, books two and three of The Rose Trilogy will be pushed back to release at later dates. (Please see the new publishing dates on The Rose Trilogy's page above.)

I hope that you enjoy Christian and Rose enough to want to get to know them better and see how their relationship began.

~ Tish

(Click here to leave a comment for the Treasure Hunt)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Blog Tour Kickoff: Treasure Hunt & Giveaway Information

Happy New Year! Let the fun begin. Today is my BLOG TOUR KICKOFF!! Woohoo!

Below is all the information you'll need to know about the Treasure Hunt and the Grand Prize Giveaway!

First, let's talk about the prizes. The winner of the Grand Prize Giveaway will win one of everything included below:

A bookmark,
 a magnet, a key chain, a  notebook/journal,

a coffee cup,

an autographed notecard,
 autographed copy of my book!

Now for the Treasure Hunt rules:

Starting tomorrow on each blog stop there will be a graphic of a SMOKING WHITE ROSE. (Use the tour schedule, which you can find by clicking the blog tour button at the top of the left sidebar, to follow along. Just click on the links for each day.) You'll need to find the roses and take note of how many there are and where you are at the time. (P.S. It wouldn't hurt to follow their blogs while you're there...they are all amazing!)

Click on the SMOKING ROSE image to link to my contact page. Once there, leave me a comment and tell me how many smoking roses you found and where you found them. (i.e.; "Today I found 3 smoking roses at The Book Nympho.") 

This comment will qualify you for the giveaway!

On January 28th, I will be posting a questionnaire here on my blog. The first person to answer all the questions correctly, and who has already qualified by finding all the roses - WINS!!! It's pretty simple, but if you have any questions please leave a comment below and I'll make sure to clear up any confusion.

Thank you all for playing along! I can't wait for you to meet Rose and Christian and hopefully have some fun while you're at it! 

As a matter of fact...why don't you meet you them now! Scent of a White Rose is NOW available in eBook format on Amazon and B&N. The paperback version will still be released on January 10th, but for all those impatient people with eReaders...your wait is over.

at Amazon

at Barnes & Noble

Also - make sure to check back here tomorrow as I will be revealing Christian and Rose's Character trailer, and making a BIG surprise announcement!

~ Tish