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  • Tiger’s Dream Contest and Events

    January 23, 2018

    It’s that time once again. I have a book being released and there’s always a slew of fun things that go along with that. For those of you who like to follow those things and/or want a chance to get your hands on a copy of the book early, we will be doing a massive giveaway!

    Instead of doing a contest month by month, we’ve decided to do one giant, mega contest. So, the one contest we love more than any other, is the Dress up the Cover contest. To have a chance of winning a VIP Swag bag, along with an early copy of Tiger’s Dream, all you have to do is tweet your graphic to @colleenhouck. Here’s mine if you need an example.

    Here are a few others to give you some more ideas…

    For more chances to win, we’re also doing a rafflecopter which you’ll find at the end of this post, including an option to add your favorite songs to the Tiger’s Dream playlist.

    Next up is the list of dates for all things Tiger’s Dream!

    Wednesday-January 24th-Contest Opens

    Wednesday-January 31st-Tiger’s Dream Cover Blog

    Tuesday-February 6th-The A, B, C’s of Tiger’s Dream

    Monday-February 12th-The Tiger’s Dream Pinterest Board is released

    Friday-February 16th-The Top Ten Things You’ll See in Tiger’s Dream Video

    Thursday-February 22nd-The Tiger’s Dream Word Cloud is released

    Tuesday-February  27th-Pre-Launch Party in Salem, OR

    Monday-March 5th-The Tiger’s Dream Party Post

    Friday-March 9th-The Tiger’s Dream Playlist is revealed along with winning songs

    March 12th-30th-The Tiger’s Dream Cosplay Tour.

    MARCH 12th MONDAY Movies, Shows, & Books EXCERPT
    MARCH 14th WEDNESDAY Here’s to Happy Endings REVIEW
    MARCH 14th WEDNESDAY Book Reader Addicts REVIEW
    MARCH 15th THURSDAY Whatever You Can Still Betray GUEST POST
    MARCH 16th FRIDAY Deliciously Savvy REVIEW
    MARCH 16th FRIDAY J.R.’s Book Reviews REVIEW
    MARCH 19th MONDAY A Dream Within a Dream REVIEW & TENS LIST
    MARCH 20th TUESDAY Captivated Reading REVIEW
    MARCH 21st WEDNESDAY Allison’s Nook REVIEW
    MARCH 22nd THURSDAY TTC Books and More REVIEW
    MARCH 22nd THURSDAY Ever and Ever Sight REVIEW
    MARCH 23rd FRIDAY Wishful Endings INTERVIEW
    MARCH 26th MONDAY Book Queen Reviews REVIEW
    MARCH 26th MONDAY Rachel’s Book Reviews REVIEW
    MARCH 27th TUESDAY NovelKnight Book Reviews REVIEW & INTERVIEW
    MARCH 27th TUESDAY Perpetual Fangirl REVIEW & TENS LIST
    MARCH 28th WEDNESDAY Crossroad Reviews REVIEW
    MARCH 28th WEDNESDAY Little Library Muse EXCERPT
    MARCH 29th THURSDAY Omg Books and More Books REVIEW & INTERVIEW
    MARCH 29th THURSDAY Amethyst Daydreams REVIEW
    MARCH 30th FRIDAY Reading for the Stars and Moon EXCERPT


    May 1stGoodreads Q & A

    Don’t want to risk it? Preorder a copy of Tiger’s Dream today.


    OK everyone, remember your chances to win increase the more items you complete on the Rafflecopter! Three lucky winners will be randomly selected! Good luck!!


    a Rafflecopter giveaway

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    51 Responses to Tiger’s Dream Contest and Events

    1. Desirée says:

      The rafflecopter is not working yet… And it is international? I’m really excited for this, I don’t think I can afford the book plus the shipping from the US to Brazil. :/
      Good luck to everyone!

    2. Allana Lopez says:

      I am so excited for this book! I started the series so long ago that going back to it is going to feel like the best dream.

      College homework? Who cares! Tiger’s Dream is coming out!

      • Allana Lopez says:

        There are two songs from the band Sleeping At Last that are absolutely beautiful. The Indie band has such an amazing sound with songs that have so many layers of beautiful harmony.

        Heart~ Sleeping At Last

        Woodwork~ Sleeping At Last

        I think both songs capture what it means to be taken surprise by love and taken so strongly by love that there is nothing to do but hold your breath in astonishment and vow to do whatever it takes to keep that love and show that love despite the risks.

    3. Cali W. says:

      Thanks for the giveaway!!! I have been waiting for this book! I am a long time fan. 🙂
      My top song I would pick for Tiger’s Dream is “I Found” by Amber Run. The chorus of the song is -“And I found love where it wasn’t supposed to be Right in front of me, talk some sense to me.” Those words remind me so much of your Tiger’s series because love is right in front of the characters and they don’t act like they see it at first, but deep down they know.

    4. Tiffany Carter says:

      For the Tigers Dream playlist, I have two songs in mind.
      My first song is “My Heart Will Go One” by Celine Dion , which is a bit of a clique but I think it really captures the love that Kishan has for Kelsey. That even when they are no longer togeather, his love for her will continue and be just as strong as the time they were together.

      My second choice is “Find Me” by Sigma ft Birdy. I believe this song flows smoothly with the heartbreaking time Kelsey had to go through during the time Ren was “lost”
      “ If you’re ready, heart is open/I’ll be waiting/Come find me” these lyrics represents the hopeful yet desperate
      Kelsey as she waits for him.

    5. Tiffany B says:

      This contest gets my blood pumping! I’m ever so ready for Tiger’s Dream!! I have to finish my re-read of the series first! I just finished Tiger’s Quest before Christmas Break.

      One song that came to mind is “Take Me Home” by Us the Duo.

      “I’m only happy when I’m with you
      Home for me is where you are.
      I try to smile and push on through.
      But home for me is where you are”

    6. Desirée says:

      For the playlist:
      I’m sorry i’m sorry i’m sorry my brother/ even if I try to hide it/ or conceal it/ it can’t be erased/ what more do I have to say?/ please let me be punished/ please forgive me for my sins – Stigma by V
      I’ll numb the pain until I am MADE OF STONE by Evanescence
      Rain/ came pouring/ down when I was drowning that’s when I could finally breathe/ and that morning/ gone was any trace of you I think I am finally clean – Clean by Taylor Swift
      And they say that dreaming is free, but I wouldn’t care, what is cost me… – 26 by Paramore

    7. Alisa says:

      The playlist for Tigers dream are as follows: As the world is falling down by David Bowie because the song conveys there is you and only you that when together he just focuses on you. Some classical music is also fitting such as: The Living Sculptures – Pride and Prejudice, Claire De Lune, Waltz of the Flowers, Ice Dance – Edward Scissorhands

    8. Natalie Arroyo says:

      Well, the only song I could think of that connects to the series is the one song that others have commented: “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion. It’s sweet, but sad at the same time

      When I listen to this and imagine Kishan’s emotions when Kelsey left in Tiger’s Destiny, it hurts so much. He loved her and knowing that they couldn’t be together, they would never be apart. But I can also imagine it from Kelsey’s POV when she had to leave him behind

      It hurts, but such a sweet pain

    9. Kelly Jimenez says:

      This book series changed my life, and made me realize that I want to be an author more than anything (and be an archaeologist on the side). I graduate with my bachelors in Archaeology in May and I am hopefully going to grad school in Oregon!! I cannot wait to have this book to occupy the cross country road trip to get there!! Thank you Colleen for being such a Fantastic storyteller!

    10. Rose Rivera says:

      I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SO LONG!!! THANK YOU COLLEEN. I READ THE TIGER BOOKS EVERY DAY…. probably 10 times a day. I have never loved a series more than yours <3

    11. Julia says:

      So lately/I’ve been wonderin’/ Who will be there to take my place (…)And maybe I’ll find out/The way to make it back someday (…) Well I hope there’s someone out there
      Who can bring me back to you (…) I know now just quite how/My life and love might still go on/ In your heart and your mind/I’ll stay with you for all of time ~The Calling – Wherever You Will Go. Isn’t it like Kishan POV? Of course it is.

    12. Marie Hoffman says:

      I can’t wait for Tigers Dream I have been waiting forever but I know it will be worth the wait! My song is “Tightrope “ by Michelle Williams. It’s from The Greatest Showman, loved that movie and the music was wonderful!

    13. Priya says:

      My songs to add to the play list are all the songs from the Hindi Hamari Adhuri Kahani and Dil Diya Gallayan from Tiger Zinda Hai! Also Main Agar Kahoon and Bol Do Na Zara

    14. Paige says:

      Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!! I have a few song recommendations. A Year Without Rain~by Selena Gomez, Angel With A Shotgun~by The Cab, Hypnotic~ by Zella Day, and Need The Sun To Break~by James Bay.

    15. Ana Barrios says:

      Does anyone know when is the last day to submit our Dress Up Cover Contest entries? Also, what websites can help us create our entries?

    16. Emma says:

      I love this series so, so much. I got the first book for my sixteenth birthday about four years ago and I fell in love with it. I actually had my mom pick me up the rest of the books before I finished the first one lol. I actually read them to my mom and she fell in love with them as well. She was team Kishan while I was team Ren.
      When I first read this book I listened to Somebody Loves Somebody by Celine Dion on repeat (I was obsessed with that album), so that would be my song for the playlist. Or Loved Me Back to Life by Celine Dion.
      I can’t wait for this book!


    17. Caroline Barnett says:

      I love this series! I have a few songs I would like to share! I couldn’t decide on one in particular.

      To preface them, when I was looking through my playlists with Tiger’s Dream in my head, the only thing resonating with me was Kishan’s point of view of losing Kelsey. I tried to put myself into his shadow, the pain I would feel in my heart of someone I love, falling in love with someone close to me. It doesn’t mean he still can’t love her or be happy for them, nor does that mean he isn’t allowed to be heartbroken and confused in his new situation. With that in mind, I chose these three songs.

      1. Turn Back Time – David Schulz
      “If I could turn back time and make it all alright. Only a piece of you and me will keep me warm all night. If I could turn back time and rewrite every line.”

      2. Happier – Ed Sheeran
      “Baby you look happier, you do. My friends told me one day I’ll feel it too. And until then I’ll smile to hide the truth. That I know I was happier with you.”
      (This song would work better while he is still grieving for Kelsey)

      3. Two Ghosts – Harry Styles
      “Tastes so sweet, looks so real. Sounds like something that I used to feel. But I can’t touch what I see. We’re not who we used to be. We’re not who we used to be. We’re just two ghosts standing in the place of you and me. Trying to remember how it feels to have a heartbeat”

    18. Cassandra says:

      Paper Lion by Barcelona
      “A heart of gold, a precious little boy with a heart of gold
      He’s gonna hold you ’til your blood runs cold
      I’m the only one for you”

    19. Ana Barrios says:

      When is the last day to enter for the Dress Up Cover Contest? There is no date posted. Also, what websites can help us create our entries?

    20. Cassandra says:

      So this one is a little on the head but I’m in love with this song so I gotta submit it.
      Tiger Teeth-Walk The Moon

      Acoustic version//“Is this just a moment of madness or have we really found our home. Well I’m wild and I’m rabid and I ate you up the day we first spoke.”

    21. Leslie Ann says:

      The song that I choose is song on fire by Nickelback. When I read these lyrics it makes me think of Kishan’s love for Kelsey. I know that Kelsey really loves Ren but deep down I’ve actually always hoped that she would somehow end up with Kishan.

      The part of the song they’re really speaks to me is

      Light this old guitar on fire, I’d still hear the notes
      Drown the melody in water, I’d still hear its ghost
      Sing it with somebody else, but we’d be out of tune
      Play it for the world, but it won’t mean much

      The whole album is wonderful, please give it a chance

    22. Kirstie says:

      I’m very excited about Tiger’s Dream! I just wish it was in hardcover but I know the struggle you dealt with on having to self-publish the last book. Hopefully in the future! I’d buy it again.

    23. Leslie Ann says:

      The Nickelback album Feed the Machine is wonderful, give it a chance. Song on fire helped me through my heartbreak. It was the most pain I’ve ever felt in a relationship, this song helped me heal. I’m not completely healed yet but I’d say because of this song, I feel so much better

    24. Wayne says:

      This is a beautiful song by the band Barcelona titled I Choose You.
      “I’ll be the one to calm you
      I’ll protect your dreams
      As we build this family
      I’m gonna hold it so close to me

      When you’re old and you break down
      When it hurts too much
      When you can’t stand girl
      I will pick you up”

    25. Savannah says:

      My addition to the playlist would be Surrender by Walk The Moon.

      Now all the shapes I know are gone
      The charts and maps I’ve drawn just get me lost
      And I’m falling off the edge
      And you make me want to change
      With the look on your face
      Cause I miss you babe, but I can’t stay

    26. Lorea says:

      Syml is a beautidul atrist and I hope you enjoy listening to him.

      First song I think might work for Tigers Dream is Body–
      “In my body I have a master. I bow down when she comes around. In my body I’m a disaster. I break down when you shake the ground. Every time I stand to leave my cage. In my broken body I stay”

      Or the song Better-
      “I came into your picture such a broken fool. A million different pieces looking back at you. Believe me when I say this, I was giving up but now you come and save me. And I know, and I know it’s a different love. And I know, and I know that you make me better”

    27. Zebra says:

      I’m so excited! Some of my favorite moments in the series are when Kelsey met Ren at the circus, when they battled Lokesh in Tiger’s Desiny, and when Ren and Kelsey celebrated Valentine’s Day in Tiger’s Quest.

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    Colleen Houck
    Colleen Houck

    New York Times Bestselling author Colleen Houck is a lifelong reader whose literary interests include action, adventure, paranormal, science fiction, and romance. When she's not busy writing, she likes to spend time chatting on the phone with one of her six siblings, watching plays, and shopping online. Colleen has lived in Arizona, Idaho, Utah, California, and North Carolina and is now permanently settled in Salem, Oregon with her husband and a huge assortment of plush tigers.