Tamie Dearen


Hello Everyone, welcome to my Shirley McLain blog. I’d like to intoduce you to my guest author today, Tammi Dearen. Tami is in the midst of doing a blog tour for her book,”Alora.”

I just completed reading book one of her Best Girls Series called, Her Best match.The book was a pleasure to read and I gave it a five star rating on Amazon and Goodreads.

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Hi! I’m Tamie Dearen—wife, mother, grandmother, dentist, Jesus-lover, musician, composer, and author (as of 2013). I’ve published four books and a novella in The Best Girls Series, and one Young Adult Fantasy, Alora: The Wander-Jewel. As a relatively new author, I’ve found Rave Reviews Book Club to be a great resource for information and a wonderful place for mutual support.

Work in Progress

Alora: The Portal (Book 2 of the Alora Series)


So here’s what’s coming up in the next book in the Alora series.

Alora’s father is still trying to kill her, of course. Meanwhile, Stone Clan and Water Clan are racing to find the portal between the two realms. We will meet some characters from Water Clan and find out what it is like to live under Vindrake’s oppression. We also discover the past events that resulted in Vindrake’s complete turn to evil. We meet a man who voluntarily infiltrates Stone Clan to spy for Vindrake, motivated by his own bitter need for revenge.

While accompanying the Stone Clan group on a quest to learn how to dissolve the soulmate bond, Bardamen uses every opportunity to search for a future wife. But instead, he meets a woman whose sharp wit and tongue put him in his place repeatedly.

And even though Kaevin and Alora are soulmates, their relationship has its share of struggles. After all, an emotional and physical bond doesn’t create the perfect relationship. In addition, they’re teenagers who grow and mature as the story proceeds.

We will find a secret place where the clanspeople live in harmony with one another, embracing the very differences that have alienated the clans throughout Tenavae. We also get to meet another soulmate couple. There will be lots of actions in both worlds, resulting in a bit of confusion for the park rangers at Yellowstone. And I still don’t know how I’m going to fit this all in one book!

Follow Tamie online:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TamieDearen

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tamie-Dearen/1384772145109650

Website: http://tamiedearen.weebly.com/

About shirleymclain930

I'm a retired RN enjoying my retirement to the fullest. I liked adventure and travel and making friends. I have 6 dogs and 1 cat. They are like having a house full of three years olds. Now for the rest of the story. My Granddaughter and her husband now live with us and they have 4 dogs and 4 cats along with a giant Flemish Rabbit. My Granddaughter has now added beautiful, Olivia to our household. My fourth Great Grandchild. They are a large part of my life and I can't imagine them not being around. I spend most of my time sitting in front of my computer working on my latest book or talking about Essential Oils. On the personal side, I'm married to a wonderful man who spoils me and I love it. I am very much a country girl. I love living on our 5 acres on Pole Cat Creek watching the deer and other animals occasionally stick their​ heads out of the trees. It's a fun life.
  • Thanks so much for hosting, Shirley! You have a great blog here. I’m glad to find it so I can follow you. And thanks for reviewing Her Best Match, as well!

  • Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

    The Alora Series. Hmmm! I guess I’ll have to check that out. Congrats Tamie on your wonderful Spotlight Tour. And Shirley, its so supportive of you to host Tamie. I’m glad you became of member of RRBC. You jumped right in and started giving. And I love your blog…so colorful and easy on the eyes.

  • Rhani D'Chae says:

    Great post, Tamie. I’ll have to check out Alora. 🙂

  • AnitaCross says:

    Hey, Tamie. How’s the tour going? Tired yet?

    You know how much I loved Alora: The Wander-Jewel. I’m so looking forward to The Portal. And you can put it all into one book. Just make it as big as it needs to be. That’s what all the great Fantasy writers do. (I just read book three in a series by Brent Weeks. It was more than double the length of book one!) Don’t limit yourself. You’re doing great.

    Thank you, Shirley, for hosting Tamie today. It’s very much appreciated.

  • Thank you Shirley for hosting Tamie on her RRBC Spotlight Author blog tour. Tamie, you have gotten me to want to read the Alora series.

  • Loren Weaver says:

    Tamie, I’m so ready for Alora Book 2! Can’t wait! Your description had me all “When can I get it? Now? Now?”

  • Shirley, thank you for hosting Tamie on your beautiful blog. (It’s gorgeous, by the way!) And Tamie, congrats on your RRBC SPOTLIGHT Author nomination! It’s lovely to see you being honored in this way. Best wishes, sweetie! xoxo 🙂