Monday, March 31, 2014

Raven's Breath Giveaway

As promised....
Here's another chance to win an autographed copy of RAVEN'S BREATH, coming April 15, 2014.

The Goodreads Giveaway just went live, so enter today for your chance to win one of two available copies!!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Raven's Breath by Tish Thawer

Raven's Breath

by Tish Thawer

Giveaway ends April 15, 2014.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Friday, March 28, 2014

Raven's Breath New Release Date

**Official Announcement**

Hey guys! I'm here to report that the Raven's Breath official release date has been bumped to April 15, 2014, which is only 18 days away!

My intended release date was for 3/31/14, however, Spring Break arrived, and I ran away with the kids to spend some much needed time at the beach! :D

The team at Amber Leaf Publishing always puts family first, and in this case, there was no exception. I'm so grateful to have such an amazing group of people to work with, who always support me and understand the life of a busy mom.

In the mean time, here is a short teaser to hold you over.

Also, look for another giveaway soon, as I'll be offering up multiple signed paperbacks to win.

Thanks for your patience, and continued support!

~ Excerpt ~

Death's firm gripped settled on my arm. His jaw clenched, then he and Holli disappeared. Wow. Guess I won't be getting an answer.
I shook my head and took to the sky, finally heading home for the night. As I neared my apartment, I saw Garrett rushing up to the main door of my building. I adjusted my trajectory and touched down gently behind him.
"Hey! Fancy meeting you here."
"Actually, it's not fancy at all.” His intensity shook me. “I need to talk to you."
"What's wrong?"
"Let's get inside." He ushered me into the building and up the stairs to my apartment with the urgency of an undercover spy on a mission.
I flipped the lock. He unceremoniously pushed me inside then slammed the door, spun me around, and pressed my back against it.
"What are you doing?" I demanded.
“I need to check for something." He brushed the hair away from my ears then turned my head from side to side. This is awkward. "Garrett, seriously, what the hell is this about?"
"Not Hell."
"Hold still." The edge of panic in his voice had my heart racing. He continued to run his thumb over the smooth skin behind my ears and down each side of my neck. "Oh my god, he was right," Garrett breathed.
I'd had enough. I pushed him off with enough force to carry him away from me. "What are you talking about?"
"You've been marked, Raven."
I stared at Garrett like he was an idiot, but it was I who was completely clueless. "Marked? By what? What do you mean?"
"I mean..." He grabbed my arm and pulled me to the mirror hanging next to the front door.
"...Heaven has marked you.”

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Raven's Breath Book Trailer

Woohoo!! It's almost here!

After, oh, I don't know...eight drafts and tons of rewrites, I finally sent off Raven's Breath to my publisher, Amber Leaf Publishing.

It's now out of my hands, folks!! So, in celebration, I figured we could kick-off the countdown with the Raven's Breath book trailer.

I hope you like it! :)

Raven's Breath Book Trailer

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Phoenix Author & Reader Convention ~ Enter to win tickets to Saturday's Signing

Come join me at the ARC in Phoenix, Arizona!

Win Tickets to Saturday's Signing!

The Author and Reader Convention will take place in Phoenix, AZ October 16th through 19th at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix.
Keep reading to learn how to win free tickets to Saturday's book signing!
  Click image above to register.
ARC 2014 Schedule
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm early Registration
7:00 pm- 9:00 pm Meet and Greet
Jennifer Armentrout is the Keynote Speaker
7:00 am     Registration Opens 
8:00 am – 8:50 am:  Continental Breakfast and Daily Raffles 
9:00 am – 9:50 am: Panel TBA
9:00 am – 9:50 am: Panel TBA

10:00 am – 10:50 pm:  the Authors A through L
15 Authors This is your chance to meet the authors and have a short 3 to 5 minute chat with them as you work your away around the room.   VA DoldJudy Hornbuckle, and other authors (TBA).
11:00 am – 11:50 am: Heroines: Swooning Damsels or Bad Ass Babe
11:00 am – 11:50 am: Taking your Novel to Movie Script
Get your answers with  J.T. Schultz, and Donna Michaels
11:00 am – 11:50 am: Intimate Chat Kimberly Knight
11:00 am – 11:50 am: Intimate Chat TBA
12:00 pm – 12:50 pm Lunch with an Author with Keynote Speaker Jennifer Armentrout
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm: Writing Crime Fact Verses Fiction: 
Join Suzie Ivy and others TBA for the real inside look at the world of cops and robbers and the people who write them.
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm: Movie Deals…..Contract Issues
Get your answers with  J.T. Schultz, and Donna Michaels
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm: Intimate Chat
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm:
 Intimate Chat

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm: the Authors M through Z
15 authors This is your chance to meet the authors and have a short 3- 5 minute chat with them as you work your away around the room.
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm: Writing Sex Scenes. Judy Hornbuckle and others TBA.
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Urban Romance  FREE FOR ALL
Join Kris Austen Radcliffe, Shea’ MacLeod, and others TBA.
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm: Intimate Chat3:00 pm – 3:50 pm: Intimate Chat
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm: PARANORMAL Romance: Developing Worlds, Creating the World, and Character Rules. Join Shéa MacLeod, and others TBA.
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm: Contemporary Panel S.R. Grey, and others TBA.
4:00 pm – 4:50 pm: Intimate Chat4:00 pm – 4:50 pm: Intimate Chat
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner and break
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Pajama Party  
Plaza Room I & II
Quinn Loftis is the Mistress of Ceremonies at the Awards Lunch
7:00 am  Registration Opens 
8:00 am -8:50 am:  Continental Breakfast and Daily Raffles 
9:00 am - 9:50 am: Panel
9:00 am - 9:50 am: Panel
10:00 am – 10:50 am: Historical Panel
10:00 am – 10:50 am: Romantic Suspense Panel S.R. Grey,and others TBA.
10:00 am – 10:50 am: Intimate Chat
10:00 am – 10:50 am: Intimate Chat

11:00 am – 11:50 pm: Cover Art how important is it to your success?
11:00 am – 11:50 am: Book Boyfriends The steamy smexy men we all swoon over.
11:00 am – 11:50 am: Intimate Chat
11:00 am – 11:50 am: Intimate Chat

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm Lunch with an Author with Keynote Speaker 
Book Signing Ballroom B
2:00 pm – 3:50 pm: Author Book Signing M–Z
4:00pm – 5:50 pm  Author Book Signing  A–L

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Dinner and break
Dance Ballroom A & B
8:00 pm – 12:00 pm  Halloween Costume Ball  
10:00 – 11:00 am: ARC 2015 Suggestion Meeting (Ballroom)

Ticket Information:
Reader~ $140.00
Includes: Thursday, Friday & Saturday Events, Panels, Book Signing, and Intimate Chats. You are also eligible to participate in all raffles, games & door prizes! You will receive a free swag bag full of goodies provided by your favorite authors and publishers upon arrival. Additional Sponsored events may be added.
Author/Industry Professional~ $175.00
Industry Professionals (editors, publishers, blog tour hosts, copy editors, etc)
You will enjoy everything the Readers receive as well as the opportunity to join panels and intimate chats. Email Vickie at to discuss joining these events.

Room accommodations: Crowne Plaza Phoenix
Only 95.00 per night!   Secure your room now!
Crowne Plaza Phoenix
2532 W Peoria Ave  Phoenix, AZ 85029
(602) 943-2341

Call-in to make your reservations, you can book one of two ways: 
Reservation cut off date for this group is September 15, 2014.

Reservations number:  1-888-797-9878, ask for the “­­­­­Authors and Readers Con 2014” group rate.

If you can’t attend the convention but would like to go to the book signing on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., comment below to enter to win. Two winners will be randomly chosen to attend the book signing. The contest starts now and will end on Friday, March 28th.
To see a list of the attending authors, please visit