Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My 2014 New Years Resolutions


The DREAMER in me:

Exercise everyday.
Drink more water.
Publish more than 3 books.
Attend 4 to 5 Author Events.
Put myself out there more.
Never have another year like 2013.



The REALIST in me:

Exercise once a month.
Drink less wine.
Finish writing the book I'm currently working on.
Attend the 2 Author Events I'm already scheduled for.
Accept that I'm painfully shy.
Understand that shit happens.



Yep... That pretty much sums it up!

2014 - Bring it on! LOL



Thursday, December 19, 2013

Secret Project

So as of today 12/19/2013 - I've started on a secret project! I cannot tell you how excited I am about this!!!

*Squeak* 

Not only is this new book completely out of my normal comfort zone of PRN/UF, my mind is spinning so fast I may have to stop writing my current book to get some of this out of my brain.

The cover will be coming soon, but until then, check out the blurb below:


HANDLER by Tish Thawer (Coming soon)

Our world was perfect––until we broke the rule: Don't go out at night.


Utopia by day, Dystopia by night; this is the world I recently discovered.
I now struggle with the fact that our whole society has been based on a lie. There's only one way to change it––conquer the darkness we've all been raised to fear.
Live the lie; fight to the death; become a Handler. It's the only way.





Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Teaser Tuesday



Usually, I do not participate in Teaser Tuesday, because I'm not really a fan of teasers...like, I seriously HATE sharing anything from a new book until it's completely finished. But, since I'm so in love with Raven and her story, I thought I'd give in and give you a small taste!

Since I've shared the prologue before, below you will find Chapter One of
RAVEN'S BREATH, with a link back to the prologue as well.

Happy reading!



 ~ ONE ~




After guiding the man to the pearly gates, I returned to the earthly plane and flew to the highest point of the Holy Cross Cemetery. It was the oldest and largest in the "city of cemeteries," Colma, California, located just south of San Francisco. I tucked my wings into my back as the heels of my boots sank into the dirt that surrounded the large mausoleum atop the hill. The name over the ornate stone entrance read Richard Payman, Born 1892 - Died 1962. I placed my hand on the door's handle and the letters R. and P. became highlighted. I smiled as the numbers shifted and transformed into the sum of their total; 1+8+9+2+1+9+6+2, equaling 38. In other words...Reaper Portal, Thirty-eight.

There were thousands of portals, each one located in a cemetery tomb that read Richard Payman, Born "something" – Died "something else," to indicate which location you were entering.

The seam of the stone door glowed blue before opening to reveal the shimmering orb waiting within. If a human opened this door, however, all they would see was a stone sarcophagus holding Mr. Payman's remains.

The portals were the only entrance to our world; the world of Death and his Reapers, a.k.a. Purgatory. I stepped through and the city greeted me, extending as far as the eye could see. A wide expanse of dark stone buildings and gothic turrets dotted the light gray sky as inky black tendrils swirled and floated through the air.

The black smoke-like wisps were the souls that refused to move on––the wraiths. When a soul tried to flee, they would instead "stick" to the Reapers until we returned to Purgatory, then get sucked into the sky to wander aimless for all eternity.

I flew towards the main building, hoping to check-in and be done before I started my long weekend. When I touched down on the slate steps, I took a moment to compose myself before entering the massive castle. At present, I was the only female Reaper in Death's employ, but according to rumors, I didn't know how long that would be the case. It didn't surprise me; I'd been a huge help in lowering the numbers of lost souls, but to be honest, I wasn't sure if I wanted to share the title of "one and only."

"Good evening, Raven. How are you?" Death asked, polite as always.

All Reapers worked for Death, but I doubted anyone in Purgatory actually liked being in his presence. My eyes were drawn to his long bony fingers as they wrapped a staccato beat against the round heads that made up the armrests of his creepy skull throne.

"I'm great, thank you. I was just checking-in before I headed home."

"Of course, and while I always enjoy seeing you, you shouldn't feel required to check-in with me. Your numbers are consistent and you haven't let me down yet."

His words carried an edge that left me worried I'd somehow done exactly that. I swallowed hard against the lump in my throat, then nodded and turned away.

"Raven, a quick question before you leave?"

My head dropped ever so slightly as a puff of breath escaped my lips. So much for a quick escape. I slowly turned around with a smile plastered on my face.

"Sure. What's up?"

"I've been wondering how you'd feel about sharing the spotlight? I'm thinking about bringing on another female Reaper, since you've proven to be such a valuable asset." His leer made my skin crawl. "But of course, I wanted to talk to you first before I made my final decision."

Ha! Like he gave a damn what I thought. He'd do whatever he wanted and I knew without a doubt, this was just his way of watching me squirm.

My smile never faded as I tossed my hair over my shoulder. "Actually, I think that's a great idea. I've been playing clean up for so long, it might be nice to have a little help around here."

Hmph. I don't squirm.



Thank you so much for stopping by for Teaser Tuesday. If you haven't had a chance to read the prologue yet, you can follow the link below to find the dramatic beginning to Raven's story.






Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Double Cover Reveal

OMG...I've been waiting for today for so long! I can't tell you how thrilled I am to finally be able to share the beautiful covers for books 2 & 3 in my Ovialell series, Queen of The Witches, and Witch Won.

Thank you, Emma Michaels, for all of your hard work. I'm so glad we were able to coordinate and keep the "theme" of the series Regina initially developed with Aradia Awakens, in order to maintain the beautiful feel these covers relay. They are perfect! You ladies rock!!

Now...feast your eyes on these beauties and be sure to add them to your TBR piles.


Ovialell Book #2: QUEEN OF THE WITCHES



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QUEEN OF THE WITCHES Blurb: 

Aryiah has taken her rightful place as Queen of The Witches. She now faces the challenging task of helping the Goddess Diana find out who is behind the increased attacks in Ovialell.

With another war on the horizon, Aryiah and Damarius will have to face an old friend and a new enemy...one that is close to Aryiah's heart.

Recently reborn, newly married, and suddenly in charge, Aryiah struggles to find a balance between her previous life and her present one.




Ovialell Book #3: WITCH WON


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WITCH WON Blurb:

With enemies revealed and another Great Rift in progress, now is the time for Aryiah to use her powers to save all of Ovialell from destruction.

With the help of The Witches, Aryiah leads the fight using all her magick. But with her heart still in pain from her recent loss, will her magick be enough to win the war?

With enemies at the door and her world on the brink of ruin, Aryiah has to once again make a decision that could possibly lead to her own demise.



Beautiful, right!?! I certainly think so, and can't wait to share the stories within. (Which may be sooner than the posted dates if my muse doesn't stop screaming at me!)

Additional Information:

The Ovialell series is a paranormal romance featuring goddesses, witches, werewolves, vampires, and even more sexy supernaturals. (Pronounced: Oh-vee-uh-lell)

Please note: While the companions of this series are YA, the main books are for ADULT READERS ONLY, due to the explicit sex scenes.



Book #1: ARADIA AWAKENS - Available Now
Book #2: QUEEN OF THE WITCHES - Coming October 2014
Book #3: WITCH WON - Coming June 2015
Companions: BEHIND THE VEIL (This omnibus contains all 3 short-story companions, Prophecy's Child, The Rise of Rae, and Shay and the Box of Nye.) Each is a small peek into the history of one of the side-characters from the main series. - Available Now


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Monday, October 28, 2013

Spooktacular Halloween Blog Hop ~ Samhain Sabbath Ritual



Welcome to my stop of the Spooktacular Halloween Blog Hop!! 

Below you will find an exclusive peek from my book, Aradia Awakens, of a ritual the Goddess Diana performed on Samhain, or Halloween, the night her daughter was reincarnated. I'm so excited to be able to post this today, as tomorrow I have an amazing Double Cover Reveal that ties into this series, so be sure to stop back by for that! (P.S. - these covers are soooo pretty!)



Tonight was Halloween to most, but to the Goddess Diana and the citizens of Ovialell, it was Samhain––the Witches' New Year, a night of celebration, when the veil between worlds was at its thinnest.

Samhain, or Summer's End, was the ancient Celtic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the "darker half" of the year. Traditionally, it was also a time of divination when ancestors were honored by placing candles in a window to guide their spirits home.

For years Diana had celebrated the Sabbath by carving her daughter's name, Aradia, into a candle and placing it in the arched window of her castle on Upper World. But this year, her daughter had been reincarnated, causing the tradition to take on a much more festive tone.

While Diana had no need for rituals or tools, as it was those who worshiped her that cast circle and said spells in her honor, her daughter's return left the Goddess feeling grateful as the swell of the universe tugged within her heart.

Alone in her altar room Diana used her silver athame to draw pentacles in the air as she called to the Elements:

"All hail to the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the East. Spirits of Air. Join me this night, and protect this sacred circle from any negative force that would try to enter. Hail and welcome Spirits of Air."

Moving deosil, or clockwise, she continued the rite.

"All hail to the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the South, Spirits of Fire. Join me this night and bless this circle with your passionate light. Hail and welcome, Spirits of Fire."

"All hail to the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the West, Spirits of Water. Join me this night and cleanse this sacred space of any lingering emotions and hate. Hail and welcome, Spirits of Water."

"All hail to the Guardians of the Watchtowers of the North, Spirits of Earth. Join me this night and ground this rite in the traditions and power that flow from your womb. Hail and welcome, Spirit of Earth."

After the circle was complete, Diana moved to the center and arranged an ordinary pumpkin onto her alter. With the wave of her hand, she transformed it into a magical white centerpiece with sigils and celestial symbols carved into its glittering flesh. After anointing a purple candle, she placed it inside the pumpkin and set on the window ledge, then chanted:

"On this night, a hollowed eve,
Spirits walking, roaming free,
Guide them with this glowing light,
They have no need to bring us fright."


After completing her cakes and ale, Diana closed the circle and fell asleep with only the glow of the candle flickering in the dark, projecting protective images onto the stone walls of her room. For the first time in centuries, on this Samhain night, the Goddess found peace.



Thanks to Sabrina and Pam for including me in this great blog hop! Now, be sure to enter their amazing giveaway below because you certainly don't want to miss out on your chance to win all these great prizes!!


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TOUR STOPS:

~Oct.19 Racing to Read 
~Oct. 20 Author Ellie Potts
~Oct. 21 Read Between the Lines
~Oct. 22 Starry Night Book Reviews

~Oct. 23 Alexandra Anthony 
~Oct. 24 Tsk, Tsk, What to Read
~Oct. 25 
JD Nelson
~Oct. 26 
Tich Brewster
~Oct. 27 
Daniele Lanzarotta
~Oct. 28 
Tish Thawer (Me!)
~Oct. 29 
Gracen Miller
~Oct. 30 
CJ Pinard
~Oct. 31 
Sabrina's Paranormal Palace

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Halloween Giveaway

It's almost shocking that I don't have a book releasing in October, since it's my favorite month and the perfect season for the types of books I write. But instead of feeling bummed, I'm excited to be participating in several Halloween inspired blog hops and have a decided to have a month long giveaway to celebrate!

Visit my first stop: Sabrina's Paranormal Palace to see my Top Ten Favorite Witch-y Books and enter my Halloween Giveaway Below!




Happy Autumn and Happy Reading! May the magic of the season transport you!


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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fall Schedule

Okay...so I should probably talk about my upcoming writing/release schedule, but I'm going to list my Fall TV Watching schedule instead, as it may or may not have something to do with the status of my writing progress. :p

So here's the gist of it. Please feel free to recommend others in the comment section below!

Monday:
Dancing with the Stars (ABC) 7pm
Teen Wolf (MTV) 7pm (Resumes Jan. 6, 2014)
Sleepy Hallow (FOX) 8pm
Beauty and the Beast (CW) 8pm
Castle (ABC) 9pm

 Tuesday:
Agents of SHIELD (ABC) 7pm
The Originals (CW) 7pm 


Wednesday:
The Middle (ABC) 7pm
Arrow (CW) 7pm
Modern Family (ABC) 8pm
Super Fun Night (ABC) 8:30pm
The Tomorrow People (CW) 8pm

Thursday:
Vampire Diaries (CW) 7pm
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (ABC) 7pm
Reign (CW) 8pm
Elementary (CBS) 9pm

Friday:
Last Man Standing (ABC) 7pm
Grimm (NBC) 8pm
Dracula (NBC) 9pm


 Saturday:
 NO TV - Family day and oh yeah...writing!! :)

 Sunday:
Witches of East End (Lifetime) - 8pm
Once Upon a Time (ABC) - 8pm



Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Death of a Black Rose Release & Blog Tour Kick-off!



I'm so happy to finally be celebrating the release of DEATH OF A BLACK ROSE!!! The final installment of The Rose Trilogy concludes with a heroine who's now the one to fear, a vampire who vows to save the soul of the one he loves, and a vampire clan whose Sire is already facing extinction. Find out how it all ends.







Title: Death of a Black Rose
Series: The Rose Trilogy #3
Author: Tish Thawer
Release Date: August 27, 2013
Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Format: Ebook and Print





A new adult paranormal romance.

A black Rose dies...
Now it's time to run...
The one I love lost... oh God, what have I done? 

What if vampires were the good guys and a human girl was the one to fear?

Death of a Black Rose, book three in The Rose Trilogy, is a paranormal romance that concludes with a heroine who's now the one to fear, a vampire who vows to save the soul of the one he loves, and a vampire clan whose new Sire is already facing extinction.

~ ROSE ~
I'm Rose Reynolds. 
I’m now a vampire and everyone's afraid of me.
My blonde hair has drifted to black, 
indicating just how "bad" I've become.
Christian swears he can save me....
... but what if I don't want to be saved?

~ CHRISTIAN ~
I'm Christian and I’m still in love with Rose. 
She’s now a vampire, which is not a good thing.
She turned out darker than I could've ever imagined. 
I know I can save her. I have to....
.... because my very existence depends on it.














eBook and Paperback formats will be also be available at Books-A-Million, iTunes, Kobo, the Sony eBook store, and other online vendors.




And now for the not so SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT

Amber Leaf Publishing is now offering

THE ROSE TRILOGY BOX SET

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, the Sony eBook store and other online vendors.

Enter below to win all the books in the collection!
(This is in eBook format only)


(Thanks to Emma Michaels for the beautiful box set design! xoxo)


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(I've decided to call this my mini-blog tour, cause it's just so cute and small.) :p

August 27, 2013

August 28, 2013
Fantasy Book Reader

August 29, 2013

August 30, 2013

August 31, 2013




Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Lookie, Lookie! 13 Days Left to Enter!

Lookie, lookie what I just got!! 



That's right...the final Death of a Black Rose full wrap!! Thank you Regina Wamba!! It's beautiful!! I can't wait to hold this baby in my hands. And you can too...

Enter below!
There's 13 Days left to Win It Before You Can Buy It!!



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Death of a Black Rose by Tish Thawer

Death of a Black Rose

by Tish Thawer

Giveaway ends August 27, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dehumanized Tour


Ryan Zachery lived his life the way all high school teenagers should -
carefree.
Until he was attacked by an unknown assailer and awoke in the hospital with lycanthropy. Taken by armed guards and dragged away from everything he held dear, Ryan was thrown into a US camp made for those 'suffering' from lycanthropy.

They caged the beast, but now he will show them that he will never be dehumanized.

Check out this Dehumanized preview!





Michael Loring was born in Bristol, Connecticut, but has lived in a variety of places such as Florida and Tennessee. He likes to think of himself as an amateur Lycanthropologist, studying werewolves ever since he was eight years old when he first saw An American Werewolf In London. He spent most of his life switching between home school and public school, always focusing on his passion of writing no matter what. His interest in writing was sparked in the second grade when his teacher encouraged him to write short stories for the class, earning him more than one award at school assemblies for Creative Writing. He currently resides back in his birthplace of Connecticut with a house full of women who like to drive him up the wall until he finishes his chores. Though they seem to avoid him during the night of the full moon for some unexplainable reason...
As a present for stopping by
 here is a Dehumanized screen saver:


We hope you have enjoyed this stop on
the Dehumanized tour!


Stop by www.MichaelLoring.com to check out the other tour stops;
New guest posts, interviews, excerpts and more!


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Giveaway


"My God, what did I do to deserve such a reward? This was how I wanted to wake for the rest of my existence: Rose's beautiful blonde hair, pouring over her shoulders and onto my arms. Her sweet scent filling my nose, her sexy body pressed into mine just right. Damn, I had never wanted anything more than I wanted her in that moment."
~ Christian (Scent of a White Rose)

"I love you Rose, I love you with everything that I am, which may not be much, but it's all yours."
~ Christian (Scent of a White Rose)



"Tish Thawer crafts a seductive vampire tale with her eloquent writing style and keen sense of romance that simply entrances."
~ Romancing the Darkside

In honor of the upcoming release of Death of a Black Rose, the final book in The Rose Trilogy, I wanted to make sure you had the chance to win and read the first 2 1/2 books first!!


Win and read Scent of a White Rose (Book #1), Roses & Thorns (Book #1.5), and Blood of a Red Rose (Book #2), to get all caught up!!

Enter below to discover my world of drifting vampires as Christian and Rose's story prepares to come to an end.


Death of a Black Rose - Coming August 27, 2013




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