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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Giveaway - Destiny Binds by Tammy Blackwell

Synopsis from Amazon:

Scout Donovan is a girl who believes in rules, logic, and her lifelong love of Charlie Hagan. Alex Cole believes in destiny, magic, and Scout. When Alex introduces Scout to the world of Shifters, men who change into wolves or coyotes during the full moon and Seers, women who can see your most private thoughts and emotions with a mere touch, the knowledge changes everything and everyone Scout thought she knew.

I read Destiny Binds this past weekend for the Indie Read-A-Thon I took part in.  I'm still pretty wary of self-published works, and rely on the recommendation of friends and the ratings of Goodreads to help me out.  This one has high ratings there, and I was not disappointed!

Of course it was the idea of Shifters that drew me, and I really like the eerie night time forest cover.  The story is told in first person by Scout, the main character, who I was really able to connect with and feel for.  The secondary characters are well done too, and I found myself torn for Scout between love interests because I liked both of them, for different reasons.  Alex is intelligent and sweet, and can really engage Scout's intellect, but Charlie is funny, and someone she's held a lifelong affection for.  Many of the exchanges are enjoyably sarcastic, which is a tone I love in reading.  I will say reader beware, the ending is a bit harsh, but I'm not convinced yet on what happened.  Luckily, there is a second book, Time Mends and as of  today, a third, Fate Succumbs!

Giveaway: I would love to share this with some people, so I am going to give away 5 Kindle copies to randomly chosen winners who comment on this post, and tell me what you're reading right now, I would love to learn about some other great self/Indie published novels if you know of any.  You must be able to accept US Kindle books to enter.  I will leave this contest open until September 30th, please be sure to leave me a way to contact you.

Also, if you don't want to wait, the Kindle Edition of Destiny Binds is only .99 on AmazonIt is now at it's regular price of $2.99 so you could start reading it right now!

You can check out Tammy's blog Miss Tammy Writes or follow her on Twitter using @Miss_Tammy

Winners so far:

Carole -- need to get e-mail address
Jezebelsk -- Sent!
Michelle -- Already receiving from me on another website
Book Savvy Babe -- Sent!


  1. my daughter went on a vacation to NC and took my kindle with her so right now I am not reading anything

  2. I'm reading The Prophet by Michael Koryta and as for self/indie published books, My favorite is the Wool Series by Hugh Howey. Another good one was She Who Hunts by C. L. Parks.

  3. I am reading Sherlock Holmes; Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra Bricker; 25 Days to Better Thinking & Better Living by Linda Elder & Richard Paul and Great Expectations. I couldn't really tell you about any Indie books you might enjoy, it's been a bit since I've read one!

  4. Right now, I'm reading (listening to audio) Blood Cross by Faith Hunter, I'm really into this UF series. If you are looking of another good indie series, LM Pruitt has an awesome shifter series, the Moon Rising series. Check it out. Anyhow, thanks so much for the giveaway contest! Book Savvy Babe
    booksavvybabe at

  5. Carole -- if you check back in here, I need an e-mail address to send this book to you. Thanks!


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