[Blog Tour] Interview with Colleen Houck, Author of Tiger's Dream!


A tiger left behind.

A goddess in need of an ally.

Stranded in a time and place he never wished for, Kishan Rajaram must carry out his destiny of assisting the beautiful yet extremely irritable goddess Durga. This daunting task is not made easy by the fact that he must also face the truth about the girl he loves and the brother who stole her away.

When the wily shaman Phet appears and tells Kishan that Kelsey needs him, he jumps at the chance to see her again. In his efforts to save her, Kishan discovers that the curse he thought was over is just beginning. As time unravels around him, Kishan realizes that the fates of all those he holds dear lie in hands.

The goddess’s power hangs in the balance. Kishan has no choice but to sacrifice the unthinkable to fight the dark forces swirling around the woman he’s charged to protect. As he does, he discovers that love and loyalty create their own magic and accepts that he must decide his destiny once and for all.

Tiger’s Dream is the conclusion to the epic Tiger’s Curse fantasy romance series that left you breathless.

Praise for TIGER'S CURSE

“…a sweet romance and heart-pounding adventure. I found myself cheering, squealing and biting my nails-all within a few pages. In short, Tiger's Curse is magical!” ―Becca Fitzpatrick, New York Times bestselling author of Hush, Hush

"High adventure ensues. As in Tiger's Curse and Tiger's Quest, this story is part action-adventure and part romance…The novel will satisfy the saga's fans, who will be delighted by the prospect of a fourth volume.” ―Booklist

“Houck cranks the love-o-stat up another notch…Hypersteamy romance...'hot, melty, smoldering' (but still chaste) make-out sessions…” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Forget vampires and werewolves, tigers are the new hottest thing…a guaranteed page turner with a huge twist at the end that will leave you breathless.” ―RT Book Reviews


1) What was the inspiration behind the Tiger's Dream cover?

None of my other tiger covers have a person on the cover but this one does. It felt wrong not to put Anamika and Kishan on the cover. Nothing else worked. In fact I wrote a whole blog article about the cover since it was so very different from the others.

2) If you had to opportunity to co-author a book with anyone, who would it be and why?

My dream co-author would be J. K. Rowling. I love how her mind works. Her creativity is amazing.

3) If it is okay to ask, why was there a big gap between Tiger's Destiny and Tiger's Dream?

This mainly came down to a publisher issue. The imprint closed and I had to move to another house and they wanted their own series, not one still owned by another publisher. It’s a bit complicated and contracts are limiting. I had to wait until I was between contracts and then negotiate the time to write and the permission to publish.

4) What book(s) are you currently writing?

Right now I’m working on a science fiction stand alone. It’s a very different take for me since I mostly do fantasy. Also, I didn’t do so well in science and my heroine is a scientist so its back to school for me.

5) Any advice for aspiring authors?

Don’t give up on your dream. Rejection happens. Editing letters happen. Stay true to your gut and do what feels right to you. Always remind yourself that it’s your book. It’s your voice.


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.

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