Tiger’s Curse is now available in paperback, with exclusive new fan content, including recipes from the book, and a reading group guide!
To celebrate the release of the paperback, we are giving away a SIGNED copy of the book, thanks to Sterling Publishing! How can you win this awesome new copy? Just follow the rules below!
How to enter:
As you may have heard, the cover for book four, Tiger’s Destiny, will be revealed on June 13th. We want to know what YOUR ideas are for the new cover art. We’ve already had tigers and dragons on the previous covers, but what do you think will be on the cover of Tiger’s Destiny??? Tell us your ideas in the comments section, and we will pick a winner of the signed book at random!
Open to US residents only
Contest ends at 9 pm PST on Friday, May 25.
In addition to the contest, we have a new interview with Colleen Houck to share with you, as well as the recipe for Ren’s chocolate peanut butter cookies (I will DEFINITELY be making a batch of these soon). You can find more recipes from the book in the new paperback edition of Tiger’s Curse. Enjoy!
Colleen Houck Author Interview
Tiger’s Curse, paperback
What makes the paperback release different from the hardcover?
The paperback release will bring in a whole other group of readers. I have several friends who prefer
reading paperbacks over carrying around the heavier hardcovers and they’re very excited to get their
hands on this new version. There is also the chance to update the book and add bonus material which all
my fans know I love to write.
What are you most excited about with the paperback?
I’m very excited to share Kelsey’s recipes! I’m a foodie as most of you can tell from my books and I can
say from experience that there’s nothing better than sitting down with a new paperback and a hot batch
of Ren’s cookies. Light a sandalwood candle too and it’s like you’re in the story.
Is there something you can tell us about Tiger’s Curse that no one else knows?
Yes! Pay close attention to Kelsey’s dreams because they are foreshadows of things to come later on in
Ren or Kishan?
I honestly love both brothers and want both of them to get their happy endings. I didn’t think I’d love
Kishan as much as I do but he has solidly wedged himself into my heart.
Kelsey can be sassy! Why did you choose to make her character so empowered?
I wanted a heroine who could do all the cool things I’d like to do. I was a big fan of Wonder Woman. She
was beautiful and could do amazing things. That’s what I wanted for Kelsey. My hope is that my female
readers will see that ordinary girls can do extraordinary things.
Has your day-to-day changed since becoming a NYT bestselling author?!? What does your husband
think about it?
My day to day just gets busier and more hectic every week that passes. My favorite time is when I can
just sit down at my computer and get lost in my story. My husband is proud and amazed. He likes to
brag about his author wife to perfect strangers and hands out book marks to everyone he meets.
Last question—do you plan on visiting India? You’ve already done so much research about it!
I have no immediate plans but I would LOVE to go. I think it would be amazing to see all the locations
I’ve written about. I made a real effort as I wrote to layer my fantasy world on top of real world places
because I like the idea of feeling like you could actually step through a doorway into another world.
2 sticks of butter
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 ½ tsp vanilla
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup dark coco powder
2 cups flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 bag of chocolate chips
¾ cup smooth peanut butter
½ cup brown sugar
Cream the butter then add sugars. When it’s light and fluffy, add eggs and vanilla. Sift the next 5 dry
ingredients and mix with the wet until thoroughly combined. Add one package of chocolate chips (or as
many as you like!) to the dough. Mix together the next 2 ingredients to make the peanut butter filling.
Then place a spoonful of the chocolate dough on a baking sheet, top with some peanut butter filling,
and cover with some more chocolate dough. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-20 minutes depending on