Tamara Philip, Author

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Tom heals the rift with his mother…Weekend Writing Warriors…#8sunday…9/14/2014

Hey All! I’m back again doing the #8sunday with the wonderful  Weekend Writing Warriors!  I really loved reading the other snippets! This week’s excerpt from my debut novella The Trouble with Playing Cupid shows the scene when Tom and December discuss his phone call with his estranged mother.

“I think so. I think I’m still in shock though. My mother was always this elusive figure in my life and now she wants to be part of it. I didn’t think I’d be so forgiving, you know? But everyone deserves a second chance right?”

“Yes they do. Well nearly everyone. But yes your mom certainly does.”

Read more great snippets from my fellow Authors at WeWriWa’s blog

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The Trouble with Playing Cupid by Tamara Philip Now in Print and All Ebook Editions!

Originally posted on VHP Book Tours:

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The Trouble with Playing Cupid

by Tamara Philip

Now Available in Print and All Electronic Editions!

One New Year’s Eve, shy singer, December Brown drunkenly texts her talk show host pal, Trace Randall, about her long time crush on the aloof actor, Tom Elmswood. Thinking the two celebrities would make a cute couple, he unwisely decides to play matchmaker… in front of a live studio audience.

Things start to go downhill when Tom admits he’s never even heard of December before. Now what seemed like a sure fire hit quickly becomes a flop. Will these two lonely hearts ever make a love connection or has this cupid’s arrow missed its mark?

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Despite having placed the book down due to being busy, as soon as I picked it up again, I had no problem being wrapped back up into the story. The characters are able to be connected with and…

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Perfect for Book Clubs- The Trouble with Playing Cupid (with book club starter packet)

Remember falling in love for the first time? The highs and lows? The butterflies in your tummy? Then that sweet, sweet relief when you finally got to be with the object of your affection? Feel that feeling all over again… Then The Trouble with Playing Cupid is the book for you.

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One New Year’s Eve, shy singer, December Brown drunkenly texts her talk show host pal, Trace Randall, about her long time crush on the aloof actor, Tom Elmswood. Thinking the two celebrities would make a cute couple, he unwisely decides to play matchmaker… in front of a live studio audience. 

Things start to go downhill when Tom admits he’s never even heard of December before. Now what seemed like a sure fire hit quickly becomes a flop. Will these two lonely hearts ever make a love connection or has this cupid’s arrow missed its mark? 

Buy The Book Here

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Guess who got a One Lovely Blog award nomination?.. FINALLY

Haha just kidding!! but I am extremely delighted to be nominated (for anything!) for the

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Thankyou, Cupcakes and Popcorn for thinking of me :) This is my very first nomination since 8th grade and I’m trying to keep my cool! <3

I did some quick research and this award was created by Works of Art by Sara as a way to recognize her favorite blogs. Recipients pay it forward by passing the award along to their favorite blogs. and of course it quickly grew because it’s a very sweet thing to do! (Especially when you’re new to blogging and feeling a little lost and lonely.)

I can’t forget the rules right? well here goes:

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 7 other bloggers and comment on one of their posts to let them know they’ve been nominated.
  • You must display the award logo and follow the blogger who nominated you.

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7 facts about me:

  1. I have 3 younger sisters
  2. I’m 32
  3. I’m very suspicious of all animals
  4. I wrote The Trouble with Playing Cupid in less than 3 months.
  5. When I get married I’m going to be Tamara Philip-Vaughan, no matter how hard my fiance fights it LOL.
  6. One of my closest friends was my favorite teacher when I was 10 but we found each other again,2 years ago on facebook.
  7. I’m a much friendlier person online than I am offline.

 

Here are my wonderful nominees (please check them out)

nevasquiresrodriguez.com

http://laurenshiro.blogspot.com/

chellecordero.blogspot.com/

authorcharmainegordon.wordpress.com/

texantales.com/

thereporterandthegirl.com/

caprimontgomery.wordpress.com/

 


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Character Interview with Samantha Miller

Hi All, I’m the author of The Trouble with Playing Cupid, a sweet romance novel. Or in other words, the polar opposite of Ben Burgess Jr’s latest book, the juicy, gripping Wounded. Which tells the tale of Samantha Miller, the compelling protagonist, as she navigates the ravaged war zone of her heart.

Luckily for me, I got to find out the scoop on the Wounded star and help introduce her to the literary world:

 Hi Samantha, Describe yourself to me.

Curvaceous, green eyed beauty that is always well kept (Manicure, pedicure, hair done, nails done). I’m 5’8” thick in all the right places, and a firm ass that won’t quit! LOL

Is one sense more highly developed than another? (Are you more visual, or audial, etc, or do you rely on the famous sixth sense?)

I would say I’m more visual which is why I’m good in photography.

Did you turn out the way you expected? The way your parents predicted?

I’d say I evolved into a woman who can adapt to any situation and can survive any shitty problem life throws at me. I feel I exceeded my expectations of how I thought I’d turn out.

What really moves you, or touches you to the soul?

My friends and spending time with them moves me. I cherish my time spent with them. They are my family.

What’s the one thing you have always wanted to do but didn’t/couldn’t/wouldn’t? What would happen if you did do it?

I’d say the one thing I’ve always wanted to do is fall head over heels in love with a woman. I don’t think it’ll ever happen because I don’t think I could ever wholeheartedly trust someone with my heart. If for some crazy reason I did, I know I would be disappointed and hurt. I’m not morbid, I’m a realist.

What do you consider are your strengths?

I’m honest, street smart with a little book smart. I’m emotionally strong and I take no shit from anyone. I think those are pretty good strengths. Continue reading


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Weekend Writing Warrior’s blog hop #8sunday…Tom has a revelation…9/7/2014

Hey All! I’m back again doing the #8sunday with the wonderful  Weekend Writing Warriors!  I really loved reading the other snippets! This week’s excerpt from my debut novella The Trouble with Playing Cupid shows the scene when Tom begins to realize that he wants to seek a deeper connection with December.

“December desperately wanted to wipe away the sadness lodged deeply in his eyes.  He smiled a crooked smile and gazed adoringly at her.

Tom had never been this open with anyone before but with December, he couldn’t help himself. He wanted to know everything about her, he wanted her to know everything about him.  And more than anything else, he wanted to know that she accepted him just as he was.

With no airs and graces, no fancy suits and polished lines, just Tom.  Slightly lonely, starved for affection, Tom. “

Read more great snippets from my fellow Authors at WeWriWa’s blog

Buy The Trouble with Playing Cupid on Amazon for Kindle Today! 

or

on Smashwords for all Non Kindle E-readers


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#FF…#Feature & Follow blog lovin’ blog hop

Follow Friday Button Hi everyone! I’m Tamara, the author of The Trouble with Playing Cupid and I always follow back! I just think it’s the right thing to do!

So when I heard about #Feature&Follow I knew I had to participate.  Want to know more?

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers — but you have to know — the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!

To join the fun and make new book blogger friends, The rules are…

  1. (Required) Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts {Parajunkee & Alison Can Read}
  2. (Required) Follow our Featured Bloggers
  3. Put your Blog name & URL in the Linky thing. You can also grab the code if you would like to insert it into your posts.
  4. Grab the button up there and place it in a post, this post is for people to find a place to say “hi” in your comments and that they are now following you.
  5. If you are using WordPress or another CMS that doesn’t have GFC (Google Friends Connect) state in your posts how you would like to be followed
  6. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don’t just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don’t say “HI”
  7. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love…and the followers
  8. If you’re new to the Follow Friday hop, comment and let me know, so I can stop by and check out your blog

 

To see this week’s list of People to Follow and to sign up  go to- http://twinjabookreviews.blogspot.com/2014/09/feature-follow-8-ff-are-you-also-writer.html

 

This week’s Question:
 
Are you also a writer and what genre or did you ever consider writing? – Suggested by The Pegster Reads
 
I’m a writer and my preferred genre to write in is Contemporary and Fantasy. I started seriously writing again because of my Fanfiction addled years  writing and reading in the Glee,Merlin, Doctor Who, Law and Order UK fandoms. It changed my life (and my sleep cycle) and it fueled my desire to create stories again, something that I’d thought I’d lost for good after graduating.
 
Anyways, drop me a comment or a like, and I’ll follow you back if you follow me :)
 
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