If you are a frequent follower here on the blog, it should be no surprise to you that TIGER’S CURSE is my all-time favorite YA series. So of course I am honored to welcome COLLEEN HOUCK, author of the TIGER’S CURSE series here on the blog for the Author’s Are Rockstars Tour. Let the gushing commence…
COLLEEN HOUCK is a Rockstar because few authors can accomplish what she has the matter of months. Colleen initially released her TIGER’S CURSE series as a self-published e-book on Amazon, with physical copies that she self-funded. She was quickly discovered by a film agent which led to her being picked up by a book agent and signing with Sterling Publishing. TIGER’S CURSE is also slated to become a major motion picture!
You can find a few of my TIGER’S CURSE posts here (signing event coverage), here (dream cast) and here (VOYAGE review). Or stay tuned, because I am TRILLED to announce that the month of September will be the MONTH OF THE TIGER here on the blog! We’ll have interviews, special features and guest posts, a Twitter party, creative contests and other great giveaways, the TIGER’S DESTINY launch event coverage and MUCH more! You WON’T want to miss it!
THANK YOU, Colleen, for stopping by! As always, we are thrilled to have you here on the blog.
Let’s all give Colleen a round of applause for providing us with the handy list below:
Kelsey’s Top Ten List:
Ten Things a Girl Should Know About Dating a Tiger
- The first thing you need to know is that tigers eat and they eat a lot so keep a backpack full of things they can snack on especially if the Golden Fruit isn’t available. Some favorites include: fried chicken bones and all, giant sandwiches, and double chocolate chip peanut butter cookies. In fact, keeping a jar of peanut butter handy is always a good thing; just make sure you have a container of hand wipes.
- Whatever the tiger may say to convince you, don’t let him stalk you. It’s not a game or fun or romantic. It’s just plain scary. Trust me, I know.
- Always carry a pack of sanitizing wipes to take care of the errant tiger arm licking.
- You might want to add a pair of tweezers to your bag. When walking through the jungle, tigers often get thorns and twigs stuck in their paws. It also helps if you need to remove porcupine barbs, for those times when the tiger ignores your advice and seeks out a porcupine snack.
- Watch out for their claws. Even though they try to be careful, I’ve been scratched accidentally several times. Try to angle yourself away from the claws whenever possible.
- Tigers are much like other cats. They save up all their energy for hunting and eating and chasing girls which means they like to sleep a lot. Get them a nice cozy rug and put it in the sunshine or near a window. It’s likely they’ll position themselves between you and the door. They feel much more relaxed and comfortable if they know you are settled safely behind them.
- When swimming watch out for the tiger version of the dive bomb aka a belly flop. It packs a real punch. Also let the tiger get out of the pool first and shake himself off before you get out. (Side note: Tigers love it when their fur gets blow dried but they’d never admit it in public. Afterwards, they look a bit like giant striped poodles who wandered accidentally into a beauty school.)
- Use caution when sleeping near a tiger. They are very warm which is wonderful but remember they weigh about five hundred pounds. If they roll over they can pretty much smother you.
- Tigers like a lot of affection. They enjoy getting scratched behind the ear, kisses on the tops of their heads, and receiving pets on their shoulders and backs. They don’t like tail or whisker pulling and unless you want sandpaper tongue licks, avoid the face.
- Lastly, when dating a tiger you should call all your male relatives and friends and warn them to keep a distance. Tigers are very territorial and will not tolerate another male coming around what he considers his domain. Jealousy takes the form of huge martial arts battles and causes more trouble than it’s worth.
Now that you know the basics, you’re ready to start looking for your own tiger. Sadly, there aren’t too many left in the world – and the shape shifting type are even more difficult to find. I think a vacation in India would be the best bet.
Hahaha! I still laugh every single time I read that list. So many hilarious references to the series.
If you haven’t checked out TIGER’S CURSE by Colleen Houck. Use the cover links below to set off on an amazing exotic adventure full of mythology and romance!
Enter to win a SIGNED UK Edition of TIGER’S VOYAGE (Book 3)
Open to US/Canada residents aged 13 and older only.
Giveaway ends at midnight on Tuesday, September 18, 2012.