Dancers and Witches Win, Cowboys Runner Up in #LRC Awards! #gayromance

Hi —

Thank you to all who voted in the Love Romances Cafe Best of 2016 Awards. I was honored to be nominated in 4 categories and, guess what? I won or placed in every category!!

 

 

 

 

Death Dancer WON for Best Mystery/Suspense. The funny part is that JD Robb took third. LOL

 

 

 

Spell Cat WON for for Best Paranormal

 

 

 

Cowboys Don’t Come Out was Runner Up for Best Western/Cowboy

 

 

 

And i was a Runner Up for Best Author of the Year.

 

 

 

Thank you to all my readers who voted! I so appreciate your support. Thank you also for stopping by.  : )

Top 10 Meet Cute Movies! #fallinginlove

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As you probably know, i love movies and especially if they’re romantic. I enjoy these Top 10 movies lists and this one is great. What are your favorite Meet Cutes in a movie? A Meet Cute is a moment when boy meets girl for the first time and there’s an undeniable spark that leads to love. I think these 10 are pretty good. some of my favorites are on here. How about you. Check it out.

Next week, I’ll be unveiling the new cover for my upcoming release, COWBOYS DON’T RIDE UNICORNS. Be sure to check back. Thanks for stopping by!

Valentine’s Love is Love Sale! 25% Off! #DreamspinnerPress

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Happy Valentines Day and week and happy Love is Love Sale at Dreamspinner Press. The entire store is 25% OFF through 2/18.

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This means you can grab my new FIRE BALLS for only $3.74

If you’d like to read the first book in the series VOLLEY BALLS (you don’t have to, the book stands alone) it’s also $3.74

COWBOYS DON’T COME OUT is only $5.24

And, of course, all my other books are also on sale along with the books of all the amazing Dreamspinner authors! Time for a Valentine’s treat!

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Win a Kindle Fire and Meet Some Bad Boys!! #Booksweeps

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I’m one of the Bad Boy lovers participating in the Booksweeps Bad Boy Erotic Romances Drawing! Want to enter? You can win a Kindle Fire and 55 erotic Bad Boy romances by your fave authors. I’m included. the book i’m offering is Knave of Broken Hearts because Jim Carney is a definite Bad Boy — too much booze, too little responsibility and too much sex — with the wrong gender for him!

To enter go HERE

And i might mention that my newest release Fire Balls has a pretty naughty hero too — of a very different kind. You can read about him HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to enter HERE.

Best of 2016 Awards! Will You Vote? #LRCafe #CowboysDon’tComeOut

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Hope you got to enter to win the GC in my FIRE BALLS Blog Tour! I’m so delighted and honored to have been nominated in 4 categories in the Love Romances Cafe Best of 2016 Awards. There are tons’s of other  authors and great books nominated, so if you have a minute to vote, you have lots of faves to vote for.

Here is the LINK.

I was nominated for Best Author of the Year (Wow! Very cool.)

Cowboys Don’t Come Out is nominated for Best Cowboy/Western

 

 

 

 

 

 

Death Dancer is nominated for Best Suspense/Thriller

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spell Cat is nominated for Best Paranormal.

 

You have to be a member of LRC to vote, but it’s easy to join if you aren’t already a member. Here’s the LINK again.

Thank you in advance! And for stopping by. : )

Fire Balls is Released! #gayromance #ballstothewall #firefighter #oppositesattract

Hi and welcome! I’m so delighted to be re-releasing one of my most popular stories  — Fire Balls! I hope you love this romance of opposites attracting between a feisty painter and a quiet firefighter! Be sure to enter to win on the Rafflecopter and thank you for visiting!  : )

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Fire Balls
(Balls to the Wall Series, Bk #2)
By Tara Lain


Blurb:

Renowned artist Rodney Mansfield stands five foot six, has pink hair, six earrings, a black belt in karate—and a desperate yearning for firefighter Hunter Fallon. But Rod, the Runtback of Notre Dame, knows he’ll never land the beautiful “straight gay” guy, so Rod musters his altruism and helps his more masculine friend Jerry attract Hunter. As if a broken heart wasn’t enough, Rod saves Hunter from a firehouse homophobe—humiliating Hunter in front of his dad!

Hunter lives a dream life—his father’s dream. While he’d like to teach literature in college, read poetry in the sun, and find a strong guy to top him, he fights fires for his dad. Hunter hates flamboyant guys like Rodney. So why can’t he resist him? Maybe it’s time to admit this is one flame he has no desire to put out.

 

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Excerpts

 

He leaned back on the couch. “Anyway, he’s dreamy,
straight-up divine. Sweet and nice and smart. Shit, man, have you ever seen
anything so beautiful?”
Too much. Rod got up and went back to the easel.
At least he didn’t have to stare into Jerry’s smitten face. Crap, he wanted to
be happy for the guy. He really did. “He’s beautiful, all right.”
“And guess what? He asked about you.”
No breath. “He, uh, did?”
“Yeah. Said you were so talented. See, I told you not to
leave.”
“Didn’t want to be a third wheel.”
“Hey, my man, you’re my brother from another mother. What I
got, you got. So I’m going on another date with him, and he loves to read and
shit. Could you tell me some stuff to talk about?”
Oh dear God. “So what have you read, Jerry?”
He looked at his hands. “I, uh, read a few romance novels.”
“I think it’s okay to talk about those, but you have to know
some other writers too. So think. What did you read in high school?”
“Comic books.”
“Graphic novels?”
“Yeah. Man, I love Watchmen and X-Men and Batman.”
“Comic books.” He walked over to a bookshelf he kept tucked
away in the corner of the studio. When he rested on the couch, he loved to read
himself to sleep. “Have you ever heard of Lord Byron?”
Jerry shook his head. “Sounds like a rock star.”
“He kind of was for his time. He was a poet.” He took out a
slim volume and began to read from Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage. “Roll on,
thou deep and dark blue ocean—roll! Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in
vain; man marks the earth with ruin—his control stops with the shore.” When he
got to “unknelled, uncoffined, and unknown” he looked up.
Jerry’s big blue eyes shone with tears. “Hey, man, that’s
awesome. Probably not a surfer, I guess. All the ‘thees’ and ‘thous’ sound kind
of old. But that dude knew what a surfer feels, man. We ride on top of the—what
did he call it?—deep and dark blue ocean. And we know we can sink and never be
heard from again, man. Axed. It’s how we want to go if we gotta.”
He had to stop underestimating this man. Rod walked over to
the couch and handed the book to Jerry. “Just be yourself. He’s got to love
you.”
“Wow, thanks. But I’ll read this, man. Every word, or at
least the words I understand, okay?”
He smiled. “Okay.”
“I sure do like the way you read it, though.”

Rod laughed, took back the book, and began to read.

 

The firefighters piled out onto the hard-packed dirt drive
and hauled the hose toward the hydrant out by the highway. Shit, they were just
going to make it… if they were lucky.
“Save him. Help, please, help,” one woman screamed, pointing
toward the building.
What? He gave his spot on the hose to another man and ran to
the woman’s side. “Ma’am. What do you mean?”
The woman on the driveway was white as a cloud and pointing,
her mouth working. “Rod. Rodney. He ran in. Do something.”
He gripped her arm. “Ran in? Rodney ran in there?” Ice froze
his heart.
“Yes, yes. I came over to see, and suddenly he just ran past
me and straight in the door. I don’t know where his car is….”
Hell no! He pulled on his respirator and ran
toward the door of the studio. His heart beat way too fast. Had to get control.
Why, why would Rod do it? What was worth his life? His life. He couldn’t die. Hell, no.
“Fallon, wait. Don’t go in alone,” Cam screamed behind him.
Hell, no. No time to wait. Rod was in there.
The screen door, the damned squeaky screen door, hung half
off its hinges. He tore it away and, hunched against the heat, moved into the
studio. Smoke. Embers raining down. The heat pushed like a wall through his
gear. The flames crawled along the half-missing roof like a snake slinking
along a branch, hissing.
Stop. Think. The part of the structure
closest to the door remained most intact. He dropped to the floor and scooted
along a few feet. Not much in here. Beside him, the old desk had burned nearly
to ash. His heart hammered. Breathe slowly. Don’t panic.
Where is he?
Can’t be too late. No, hell, no. Never
too late.
He crawled another couple of feet and pressed his head down by
the floor, squinting through the smoke…. Yes!
A body. Rod. Collapsed on the floor clutching a small canvas
to his chest. The insane idiot. No painting was worth this. Crouching, Hunter
covered the few steps.

Jesus,
Rod looked so small. And… so still. Hell,
no
. Hunter pulled Rod into his arms. Felt right. Felt good. Hunter took off
his respirator and fitted it over Rod’s nose and mouth. Breathe for me, baby.
Rod’s body hung, limp as a doll.

 

 

The Balls to the Wall Series


Volley Balls
Bk #1

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About the Author

 

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 32. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.  She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books.  Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!

 

You can find Tara at Lain
               

 

 

 

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Don’t You Love Budweiser Commercials? #Greatads #Clydesdales

Hi —

My new re-release of Fire Balls comes out tomorrow, Feb 8th, so be sure and stop by and enter to win a GC! Until then, i wanted to share my love of great ads with some of the best Budweiser Clydesdale ads. Enjoy with a smile and a tear. : )

Thank you for stopping by! See you Feb 8th. : )

Wolves and a Panther for 30% OFF! #paranormalromance #dreamspinnerpress

Hi — I know some of you are big fans of paranormal romance as well as scifi and fantasy. So heads up because you can get Wolves and a Panther for 30% OFF! Among other things. Dreamspinner Press is having a big sale on all their paranormal, scifi and fantasy titles, which is a whole lotta great books, my friends.

I’ll tell you about my books in this sale —

The Pack or the Panther — my first ever werewolf book and the first book i wrote for Dreamspinner Press. If you like cats, you may especially like my hero, Paris Marketo, the independent, snarky, self-centered, gorgeous yummy panther shifter. See an excerpt HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Wolf in Gucci Loafers — one of my most popular heroes, the amazing, flamboyant, powerful, effeminate Lindsey Vanessen, is the star of this book. I had the most fun writing this book and it’s just as wild as its title suggests. See an excerpt HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Winter’s Wolf — this book boats the most alpha of my alpha male heroes, Winter Thane. He wrote himself and i think is just as yummy as you might guess. See an excerpt HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

All of my books in the sale are under $5.00, so a great time to grab some werewolves.

Thank you for coming by!

Nibble the Balls! #FireBalls #gayromance #theartistandthefirefighter

Hi and welcome. My next release is actually a re-release of one of my most popular books — Fire Balls. It releases on Feb 8th and is available now for pre-order. I recently received some graphics capturing moments from the book and i thought i’d share those with you. For a full excerpt, Click HERE. Thank you so much for coming by. I hope you love Fire Balls!

Tara Lain’s Favorite Heroes #gayheroes #LGBT

Hi —

I recently was asked by USA Today which hero i most enjoyed writing. I said that was an unfair question because it was like asking which child is your favorite. Ultimately, I selected Billy Ballew in Knight of Ocean Avenue because that was a book that had to be told and practically wrote itself. It’s also the number one favorite book of all my readers, so i imagine a lot of people would agree with my choice. But if i investigate my total body of work — currently almost 40 books — the answer to that question is a bit more complicated. I have a number of favorite heroes for various reasons. Billy is certainly one of them. Here are a few more in no particular order —

Paris Marketo in The Pack or the Panther — Paris is a hero you either love or hate and a lot of my readers do both. Why? Because Paris is a Panther Shifter and is in every way a cat — self-centered, solitary, snarky, and suspicious. I’ve found that readers who don’t like cats, don’t like Paris and vice versa. I adore him but then i love cats. The real gift of the character is that, like a cat, if Paris ultimately gives you his trust and his love, you’ve received a gift of inestimable value.

Raven Nez in Tackling the Tight End — This is actually one of my favorite books. It explores the Native tradition of the two spirit and my hero, Raven, is someone who has internalized that idea since childhood. As a result, he’s able to see being gay as not just okay and acceptable, but actually a gift — something given as a unique blessing to the world. I loved writing this books and this hero.

Rodney Mansfield in Fire Balls — This is one of my most popular books and characters — the tiny, feisty fireball of a guy who may look like a queen but he’s a badass in a fight — and in bed. Rodney popped up in my first Balls book, Volley Balls, as the best friend to my hero. He himself was the least likely of heroes and so, of course, is one of the best.

Roan Black in the Scientist and the Supermodel and Genetic Attraction — Unfortunately, these early books of mine are not currently available (i have to get them self-published and back on the market) , but i have to mention that they contain one of my favorite heroes of all time — Roan Black, the supermodel. Roan was in essence my first hero — these books are the first two romances i ever wrote — and he embodies all of my romantic fantasies. I hope to get him back into your hands this year.

Snowden Reynaldi in Driven Snow — Snow is a khaki-clad, chess-playing physicist nerd who loves the golden quarterback of his college. He’s brilliant, awkward and shy and has his own internal dialogues. He was a blast to write and remains a fave of mine.

Funny huh? In most cases, these aren’t even my most popular books, but the characters have managed to capture my heart. I also love Ian Carney in Lord of a Thousand Steps, Winter Thane in Winter’s Wolf,  Jamal Jones in Canning the Center and Tom Henry, the hero of my upcoming book, Fool of Main Beach. But then, i pretty much adore all my heroes. It’s very hard to choose.