Celebrating St. Patricks Day with a Kindle Fire or Nook! Good Things for You!

Welcome to the St. Patricks Day Blog Hop! I’m Tara Lain and i write the Beautiful Boys of Romance. Plus, i’m 164th Irish! If you are here today then you probably know that you have a chance to win:

  • A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
  • A $90. Amazon or B&N Gift Card
So be sure and visit all the Blog stops and leave comments because that’s how the grand prize winner will be chosen. The list of all the participating authors is at the bottom of this post. 
Here on my blog you can WIN:
  • A $10 Gift Card to Amazon or B&N
  • An ecopy of my bestselling LGBT romance, Fire Balls
Here’s what you need to do:
  • Leave your comment on this post
  • Include your email!!!!!!
  • Follow this blog if you don’t already
  • If you feel like it, friend my Facebook Page
  • And if you are a fan, i’d love you to fan me on Goodreads 
  • (Please note, neither of those last two things is required to enter. I just love friends!)
So today we are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. One of my favorite memories of this day was being in New Orleans for a business meeting. I hadn’t realized that in NOLA St. Patrick’s Day is almost as big at Mardi Gras! So we had a parade the likes of which i had never seen. BUT, the other thing you get in New Orleans is RAIN. And on this day it rained so hard you could barely see across the street. But the parade went on! You know the beads that they throw out from the floats in N’awlins parades? Well these were green. And people would put them around their necks. But the green dye was washing off in the downpour and everyone’s white T-shirts were streaked with green. It was wet but it was fun!
The other thing i am celebrating today is the imminent release of my new paranormal romance, Spell Cat. It comes out this coming Tuesday from Loose Id and will be posted on Amazon. Here is a nibble:

Available March 20 from Loose Id

When Killian Barth, history professor, meets Blaine Genneau, quantum physicist, they ignite their own big bang. But sadly, Killian walks away because he doesn’t do physics professors. In fact, he doesn’t do humans; Killian is the most powerful male witch in 10 generations and, though gay, he’s expected to save his declining race by reproducing. Sex with humans depletes his power – or so he’s been taught. Then why can young human, Jimmy Janx, dissolve spoons with a thought? Somebody’s a lying witch. With his powerful cat familiar, Aloysius, on his shoulder, Killian brings the lightning against deceit and greed to save Blaine from danger and prove love is the greatest power of them all.

Blaine stood at the end of the counter a few feet away, staring at Killian.  How long could a witch live with his heart no longer beating?

​Oh gods. He understood. Heat…no, fire! The way he felt this moment dwarfed every emotion he’d had with Moran by a thousand. A million. The chasm between indifference and…passion. His heart beat faster, his breath caught in his chest, and his eyes never wanted to look on another sight, just Blaine. He ought to run, but whether away or straight to Blaine, he wasn’t sure. 


​Blaine seemed to catch the welcome in that meow. He smiled and took a step closer. “Hi, Al. Good to see you, buddy.”

​Aloysius unwrapped himself from Killian’s neck, made one bound off the tabletop, and launched himself into Blaine’s waiting arms. Oh Powers, would that Killian could do the same! He actually had to hold himself still, or he knew he’d follow the cat. 

​Blaine petted Al as the cat did his imitation of a moving fur coat; purring so loudly that Killian could hear him, even a few feet away. “You seem happy to see me, anyway.” He looked up. “Are you happy to see me, Killian?”

​Killian nodded. Correction, his head nodded. He had no power over it. 

​Blaine moved even closer. “Could I have lunch with you? Talk to you?”

​The head nodded again. 

​The human slipped into the chair beside Killian. Sweet Powers, he smelled so wonderful. ​That sweet and spice together. Killian wanted to turn himself into Aloysius so he could rub all over the man’s body. 

​“This sure is one great cat. Where did you get him?”

​Killian cleared his throat. “Guh, uh, a gift from my mother.”

​Blaine chucked Al under the chin, and the cat let him. “My mother hates cats.” He looked up, and Killian swam in the pools of deep green. “Of course, my mother hates me, so she’s not likely to give me the time of day, much less a pet.” 

​“Surely not?”

​He grinned. “That she hates me? Oh yeah. I keep defying her by choosing to be gay when her preacher has clearly cleansed me of this delusion at least ten times, so she has washed her hands of me.”

​“But you didn’t choose… Oh, you’re joking.” 

​Blaine’s grin faded. “I wish it were a joke. Then a lot of beaten up, confused kids would have parents who loved and understood them.”

​Powers. There were worse things than having a manipulative witch for a mother. “I’m so sorry, Blaine. I didn’t mean it like that.”

Blaine smiled. “I never thought you were making fun. I just have a weird sense of humor sometimes.” 

​And then he did it. He put his hand on Killian’s arm. Such a simple gesture. Flash! Heat blazed in Killian’s head, and hot steel filled his cock. Blaine started and pulled his hand away. Those green eyes widened, and he stared at Killian like he was either the answer to a dream or a cobra, and Blaine wasn’t sure which. “Holy shit!”

​Killian tried to make sense of his brain synapses and grasped at the first thought. “Uh, food, did you want food?”

​Blaine leaned over and whispered in his ear. “I want to eat with you and talk to you and sleep with you and take you home with me. But right now, I want to make love to you so badly I’m having trouble focusing.”

​There was that head nod again. Where the fuck did that come from?

​“Does that mean you want to make love to me too?”

​Killian stared at Blaine, the human physics professor whose simplest touch could drain a witch’s power until his own mother didn’t know him and his people couldn’t benefit from his great sperm and — and all that dogma. The answer was “yes.” He did want to make love to Blaine. He wanted it more than anything. The evil witch voice piped up in his head. Yep, these humans are tempting. That’s how the witch race got so depleted. He was the strongest male witch in ten generations. That had to be worth something. He had never had a really satisfying relationship with a man, even for a short time. He wanted one. Didn’t he deserve just a little happiness before he gave his life for his people? He’d tried it the right way, the witch-stamp-of-approval way, and nearly got his back broken for his trouble. 

​Blaine was staring at Killian like he was in suspended animation; only the fingertips that scratched Al’s head moved. There. That was it. Blaine had the best possible credentials. Aloysius, who was no dumb cat, was crazy about the human…and so was Killian. Just that simple. He didn’t care if he rotted in witch oblivion, or if he lost some of his fabled power. How much damage could he do in such a little while? “Yes.”

Would you like to participate in my Magic at Midnight Blog Tour celebrating the release of Spell Cat and my other new book, Sinders and Ash? Go over to Beautiful Boys Books. You’ll see all the ways you can win prizes! 

Thank you so much for coming to my Blog! Here is the list of all the other authors who are participating today! Have fun and win lots of prizes. I will announce the winner of my prizes tomorrow. 

Magic at Midnight Tour Begins!! Spell Cat is Here March 20th

And we’re OFF! The Magic at Midnight Blog Tour is underway. Spell Cat releases from Loose Id on March 20th and Sinders and Ash is coming April 1st from Amber Allure. But we’re getting a running start.  There are THREE ways to win so check them out below. In addition, there will be separate prizes at all of the Blog Hops and at the Romance Studio Party going on during the tour
     So, as of this moment you can leave a comment WITH YOUR EMAIL here on the Blog AND FOLLOW the Blog and you will be entered to WIN one of two $10. GCs. One will be awarded in a drawing on March 25th and the other in a drawing on April 9th. You enter one time and you’re in both drawings!  Such a deal! (But unlike previous blog tours you can only enter once!)

     But WAIT, there’s MORE! In addition to the GCs you can win lots of cool SWAG. Want a poster of the Spell Cat cover? I’m giving two away. Want a Volley Balls T-Shirt? A Golden Dancer drawstring backpack? A Tara Lain mirror compact (two of those will be awarded.) Here’s how you can win these goodies. (You don’t have to enter this part of the contest. It’s for the true gamesters!  LOL)

Below are posted some questions. You can find the answers in the blog posts I am doing for the tour.Sometimes the answers will be in the blog, sometimes in the excerpt. One or two of the questions you can also answer on my website. I’m not going to give you a lot of hints. The answers are there somewhere. If you don’t see them in the first week’s blogs wait for the next bunch. When you think you know the all answers, email them to me at tara at taralain dot com. I will pick the winners from the entries. You may not have to get them all right to win. Remember there are a lot of prizes. Here are the questions:

#1: What does Bishonin mean in Japanese?

#2: Who designed the Sinders and Ash cover?

#3: What was the literary inspiration for Fire Balls?

#4: Killian Barth falls in love with a human professor. What does that professor teach?

#5: What does the term “warlock” mean in Old English?

#6: Why must Killian Barth actually produce children on his own? Why can’t he use artificial insemination?

#7: Who wrote Ye Xian, one of the earliest Cinderella stories?

#8: Name one reason that Tara gives for loving nerds.

#9: Who is credited with writing down the story of Cinderella in his Tales of Mother Goose?

#10: When Killian and Blaine have sex in Spell Cat something momentous happens. What is it? 

Here are the first week’s blog posts. People who comment on these posts are also entered to win the 2 Gift Cards. But you can only enter once. Of course, I would love your comments anyway when you stop in to find answers.  :  )
PLUS! There will be a special Prize for the Blog Tour Bestie. The winners choice of a copy of Spell Cat or a Copy of Sinders and Ash will go to the person who attends the most blog spots and special events. Just leave a comment wherever you visit. I’ll keep track and all the top Blog Tour Besties will be entered to win the prize.

Remember, not all the answers to the questions will be in this week’s posts. You’ll have to wait until next weekend for the new list of blogs to find the rest of the answers. (Or you can do some crafty Googling!)

Thursday March 15th: Interview at Literary Nymphs. http://literarynymphshotlist.blogspot.com/ 
Friday March 16th: Blog at Karenna  Colcroft   http://karennacolcroft.com/?page_id=18
Friday March 16th: St Patrick’s Day Blog Hop! Huge Prizes. A Kindle or a Nook. $90. GC http://taralain.blogspot.com
Saturday March 17th: Facebook Chat with Amber Quill Press . Win Gift Cards!!! http://www.facebook.com/events/407769819240085/
Tuesday March 20th: Spell Cat Releases at Loose Id and Amazon
Tuesday March 20th: Character Blog at Karenna Colcroft  http://karennacolcroft.com/?page_id=18
Wednesday March 21st: Blog at The Paperback Dolls http://paperbackdolls.com/
Wednesday March 21st: Chat with Tara at The Romance Reviews.   Begins 8PM EST http://www.theromancereviews.com/forum/
Thursday March 22nd: Blog at Fiction with Friction http://www.fictionwithfriction.com/
Thursday March 22nd: Party at The Romance Studio http://trsparties.com/
Friday March 23rd: Blog at DC McMillen http://dcmcmillen.com/
Saturday March 24th: Blog at It’s Raining Men http://rainingmenamen.blogspot.com/
Sunday March 25th! First Drawing in the Magic at Midnight Blog Tour

Saturday March 24ththrough Tuesday March 27th: Reading Romances Blog Hop http://taralain.blogspot.com

Whew i know it’s a lot! But i hope it’s all fun. And if you don’t want to play the whole game just leave your comment with an email and follow this blog. You’ll be entered to win TWO $10. gift crads. Thank you for playing!  : ) 

A Memory of Romance and Kindle Fire!!

Welcome Blog Hoppers! For those who haven’t met me, i’m Tara Lain and i write The Beautiful Boys of Romance. My books are erotic, mostly M/M and menage and are always distinguished by my memorable heroes (though i think my heroines are pretty special too.) Before i plunge into my memory of New Year’s here are the details you need for today’s blog hop.

Today is the one year anniversary of my first published book. Genetic Attraction came out last Jan 4th. So today to celebrate the winner on my blog will receive:

  • a choice of any of my books
  • a $10. GC for Amazon (or another site if you don’t have a Kindle)
Everyone who enters on this blog will be entered to win A KINDLE FIRE and an AMAZON GC for $80.00 So be sure to enter here and then move on to all the other Blogs listed below.
To enter to win here, do this:
  • Comment
  • LEAVE YOUR EMAIL (so i can find you if you win) If you don’t want to be on my email list please indicate with a little “no” after your name and email. I will understand!  LOL
  • If you like the look of my blog and want to follow i will be delighted but it’s not required to win.

 So today all us bloggers are sharing our New Year’s memories. New Years tends to be a blur for me because i go to bed early, but two New Years really stand out. Last year and this year! Last New Years i was anxiously waiting for the release of my first published work of fiction. Though i’ve been a writer of nonfiction for decades, this was my first book all my own. It was an amazing feeling. Nervous, ecstatic, knowing i had so much to learn.  And this year, only one year later, i am celebrating having received two CAPA Award nominations (from the Romance Studio) for Best Contemporary Romance and Favorite Author, and two LRC nominations for the Best Author of 2011 and Best Series of 2011. These nominations amaze me and honor me. I can barely believe them and, at the same time, feel a little extra push that says “keep going, you still have so much to learn”. Most of all, these nominations are the property of the wonderful people who have encouraged and supported me throughout this year! Thank you to all the other authors who have helped me in every way. Above all, thank you readers soooo much. You are my New Years celebration!!

Now, here is your HOP LIST. Visit all these blogs and enter the contests. But remember to COMMENT with your EMAIL here! Each one is another chance at the Kindle Fire!! Thank you sooo much for visiting and Happy New Year!! :  )

Cinderella and Sylwia are Reading Mistletowed!

Hi everyone–

Winners!  The two winners of the Stuff Your Stockings Blog Hop on my site are Sylwia and Cinderella. Congratulations to you both. I hope you enjoy Mistletowed. And thanks to all who came by and entered. I love meeting new people. Please come back any time!

For those that didn’t win, there are still a few chances. Go over to Beautiful Boys Books and leave a comment with your email and follow the blog. You’ll be entered in the drawing on Dec 25 for ANY OF MY BOOKS!

All this week, i am partying at The Romance Studio. Leave a comment on any of my posts with your email and you will be entered to win your choice of my books.

For those who would like to read Mistletowed right away, you can find it here:
Loose Id     Amazon

Here is what Portia at MM Good Book Reviews said about Mistletowed:

Review:  I know there are still a couple of weeks until Christmas 2011, and I have quite a few Holiday reads still sitting in my inbox, but, so far, this has been above and beyond, my favorite holiday read.
To call it a comedy of errors is putting it mildly.  All the neat little relationships we see in the beginning aren’t all they’re cracked up to be.  Watching them unravel and reform was absolutely delightful.  It’s amazing what a little magical mistletoe can do for one’s love life.
I’m not going to ruin it for you, by telling anymore, but I will say that there are MF, MM and MMF elements to this story.  So yeah, there are girly bits, but the MM storylines are dominate.
This story is extremely well constructed; sometimes it is humorous, sometime erotic, but always entertaining.  Highly recommended.
 Thank you Portia, and thanks to you for coming to the blog! :  )

It’s Time to Stuff Your Stockings with Mistletowed!

Hi Blog Hoppers–

 My name is Tara Lain. I write the Beautiful Boys of Romance — erotic romance, mostly M/M and menage. It’s my delight to welcome you to this very fun Blog Hop with–are you ready? –193 authors participating, each offering a contest and fantastic prizes!

Here is the Link to the Blog Hop Central where you can find all the participating authors and links to their blogs.

http://thebloghopspot.com/event-page/ Seriously, we are talking some fantastic writers!

Here’s my contest — very simple, or you can make it a little bit harder and have a better chance.

  • Leave a comment on this post. You don’t have to be clever but you can be! LOL
  • Include your email so i can find you if you win!
  • Follow this blog (you can follow by GFC which obligates you to nothing so no worries) 
If you would like to earn another entry in the drawing which will occur after the end of the hop, you can do this: Go to my website http://taralain.com Find the Mistletowed page under Books. In the excerpt posted there find the name of Jason’s date who tries to force himself on Jason after they come home. Email me the answer to tara at taralain dot com. You will get another entry!
The PRIZES– Two copies of my holiday book, Mistletowed, will be given away. If you already have it, you can still play and we will negotiate another prize, okay?
Here’s a little bit about the book:  Loose Id.  AMAZON

Five friends, one piece of mistletoe. Christian Elliott has the perfect life — right girlfriend, right job, right house and car. How come he’s only really happy when he’s with his best friend, Jason? Melanie Cantrell has everything she wants. Why can’t she stop cheating on her boyfriend with her yoga teacher? Buttercup Allender adores her stable life with Winston.  But she can’t give up her secret desire for BDSM. Stir them all together at a holiday party with a beautiful rock god and a submissive stockbroker and what do you get? It could be love and it could be magic.
Ripping the box cutter through the cardboard, Buttercup tore down another carton to take to recycling. She grabbed the pile of books, hefted them into the front of the store, and loaded them on a shelf she’d prepared earlier. Shoot, long day and more to go. The shop was closed Mondays, and since Winston taught several classes, it was her chance to really do the unpacking, stocking, and other big jobs.

A knock rattled the glass. She smiled. The shop had a lot of loyal customers, and sometimes they really needed something for a spiritual event or ceremony. They knew she’d sell it to them, even if she was closed. She lifted the edge of the shade that covered the glass door. What the heck? Melanie and Andy stood outside, scarves around their necks against the California chill.

She opened and motioned them in. “What’s up, you two?”

Melanie wore tight black yoga pants that looked great on her slim frame and a hooded sweatshirt. “You doing inventory, Buts?”

“Unpacking and stocking, actually. Not as tedious. Why?”

“Want a volunteer?” Mel pointed to Andy, who smiled. The man sure didn’t talk for himself much.

Buttercup noticed he was wearing workout pants and a sweatshirt too. “You came dressed for the job?”

He looked down. “No, I was going to do yoga with Mel.”

“Then Winston told us you were working hard over here, and Saint Andy wouldn’t hear of you doing it alone, so he made me bring him here.”

“Really?” She looked at him, and he blushed. “Hell’s bells, I can always use help. Especially strong male help.”

“Well, you got him. I’m gonna be late for class. Can you bring him home when you leave?”

“Sure.” Hell, the guy looked appetizing in those slim athletic pants. A lot better than khakis.

Melanie rushed off, glancing at her watch, and Buttercup looked at her new apprentice. Why on earth had the guy wanted to help her? “You sure about this? Yoga would be a lot more fun.”

He looked down and blushed again. “Yeah, I’m sure.”

“Okay. You asked for it.”

An hour later she had run cute Andy ragged. He’d carried boxes, unloaded books, cut up cartons, and ferried stacks of material to the recycle bin. She asked. He did. Not a question. She’d died and gone to heaven. She looked at him up on the stepladder. Hell’s bells, she had a lot of cute butts in her life right now. “Hey, let’s take a break. You like tea?”


She went back to the little kitchen area she kept in her stockroom, poured a couple cups, and turning, found he’d followed her in. “You want milk or sugar?”

He smiled shyly. “How do you take yours?”

“I like milk in this kind of tea.”


They sat in the two café chairs at a little round table shoved up against the wall. “So you’re a stockbroker?”

“Yeah. A Portfolio manager, actually.” He looked up at her through his lashes. “It’s okay to be surprised. Everyone is.”

“’Cause you’re so, uh, quiet?”

“Yeah. But I have a gift for stock picking and market analysis. I’m actually pretty good at it.”

“Yeah, Mel said.”

“Oh, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to sound egotistical or anything. I –”

“Andy, quit it.”

“Yes, ma’am.” And he simply stopped talking.

She stared at him. “What did you say?”

“Yes, ma’am.”

“Why did you say that?”

His eyes stayed cast down. “Because I want to please you. Do what you say.”

“Why?” He didn’t answer. “Answer me, Andy.”

“Yes, ma’am. I want to do what you say because I like you so much, and I want to serve you.”

Well, shit. Just plain shit. “You don’t even know me.”

“Yes, ma’am, I do. I felt I was supposed to come here, and when I met you, I knew why. Because you’re my…” His eyes glanced up, then back to his teacup.

“Your what?”

“My mistress.”

Holy shit. What had she done by putting her desires out into the universe? Created a ready-made slave? “Andy, did Melanie tell you I’m with someone?”

“Yes, but we don’t have to have sex. Just let me serve you, please.”

“Sweetheart, didn’t you just break up with someone?”

He nodded.

“See, that’s all that’s going on. You’re on the rebound from this other woman.”


“Hell! Andy, was this man your dom?”


“And your lover?”

He nodded.

“So you’re gay?”

“No, I’ve always been with women until him.”

“I’m not even a dominatrix.”

She got that glance through the lashes again. Sexy much? “Yes, you are. You’re my Mistress Buttercup.”

She burst out laughing. “See, right there I fail. A dominatrix has to be named Tanya or Greta or Antonia. Certainly not Buttercup.”

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Thank you so much for visiting the blog!!  Get those stockings stuffed!

Mistletowed Holiday Hopping and Partying and Blogging, Oh MY!

Hi everyone! And a Special Welcome to the Holiday Hoppers!

Yep, this blog is both Blog Hopping and Blog Touring at the same time. For the many who don’t know me, i am Tara Lain. I write the Beautiful Boys of Romance, erotic romance that is, mostly M/M and menage. I know some of you aren’t EROM readers but stay around and you might become a convert. LOL

Here is the Link for the Holiday Hop:

Both Blog Tourers and Hoppers are invited to click and go visit the great authors who are participating in the Hop. You can win prizes at every stop! AND you might WIN a Kindle Fire at the end of the Hop!! 

My new holiday release is called Mistletowed. It a fun, kind of kinky, kind of sweet erotic romance about five good friends and two new friends who may (or may not) be under the influence of a piece of magical mistletoe. Partners get changed, passions engage and even orientations come into question. There’s all kinds of mischief in this holiday romance. http://www.amazon.com/author/taralain 

Here’s what you do:

  • Leave a comment on this post 
  • Leave an email address
  • Follow this blog

Here are the prizes:

Two books will be given away — the winner’s choice of Mistletowed and Deceptive Attraction my two newest releases. To see which one you want, go check on my website under books : http://taralain.com 

And your name will be entered in TWO drawings (depending on when you enter). All entries will go into the final drawing

  • This Friday Dec 16, there will be a drawing from all the people who have entered up til now AND everyone who enters TODAY and tomorrow before the next drawing.
  • December 25 there will be a drawing for the same two prizes from all the people who have entered.
  • The winner’s names will be entered to win the Kindle Fire at the end of the Blog Hop!
But wait! There’s MORE! LOL You can earn additional entries in MY Contest. Each time you visit one of the blogs or events below, you will earn another entry!  
  • December 15 Thursday– I’m Partying at The Romance Studio. Leave a comment on any of my posts and you get an extra entry
  • Friday December 16–I’m blogging at Guy’s Like Romance Too. Leave a comment and get another entry. 
  • Monday December 19 — i’m blogging at Kayelle Allen’s Romance Lives Forever Comment for an entry!
  • December 19 – 23 — i’m back at The Romance Studio for the biggest party EVER. There will be extra contests and prizes over the five party days so check in a bunch.
BTW, there will be ANOTHER Blog Hop going on Dec 16, 17 and 18 over at my Author Blog! More prizes from 100+ authors. You MIGHT want to check that out too! I’ll be giving away 2 copies of Mistletowed! 
Whew!! I told you i had some stuff happening!! I’ll probably repost all this on Monday just so you can focus on the new stuff!  Don’t worry, i won’t lose any entries.  Happiest Holidays everyone!! Enjoy your touring and hopping.  :  )

Hang On to Your Fire Balls! Stuff is Coming!!

Hi all–

With all the excitement over the release of Mistletowed and all my great guests, i didn’t stop long enough to tell you i just signed a contract for a new erotic beach romance called Fire Balls. Yep, you guessed it. Fire Balls is a sequel to the popular novella, Volley Balls, but it’s a completely different story —

Rodney Mansfield is tiny, flamboyant and, oh yeah, a black belt in karate. He is also one of southern California’s greatest artists. Too bad the work of art he really wants is firefighter, Hunter Fallon. But the gorgeous “straight gay” guy could never want the Runtback of Notre Dame, so when Rodney’s handsome, surfer friend Jerry develops an unexpected passion for the beautiful firefighter, Rodney breaks his own heart by helping Jerry land his man. And then Rod makes it worse by embarrassing Hunter when he protects him from a firehouse bully. Hunter hates gay guys like Rodney – doesn’t he? Then why can’t he get the powerful pipsqueak’s face out of his mind… and cock out of his ass? And why does he risk his job and his life to rescue Rod from a burning building? Isn’t it time for him to admit he’s not an alpha male after all and that he is the property of the artist?

Fire Balls will be coming in the spring from Etopia Press! Much sooner, expect the Stuff Your Stockings Blog Hop. The Blog Hop starts THIS Friday and goes the entire weekend!! You will have over 100 authors to visit, and a gazillion prizes to win including TWO copies of Mistletowed and many, many gift cards, books and other goodies. HERE is the LINK to the Hop 

And here is more good news!  Mistletowed is now on AMAZON!! Get it while it’s HOT! 
This will be blog hop central on Friday so be here for sure!! And there is lots more stuff going on including ANOTHER BLOG HOP at Beautiful Boys Books. Hop over there for chances to win. It’s the pre-holiday gift grab!  Thak you for visiting the blog.  :  )

RELEASE WEEK!!! Mistletowed! Drawing This Week.

Hi everyone–
It’s here on Tuesday!! My new holiday novella Mistletowed — MM, Menage and Magic! To read an excerpt go over to http://taralain.blogspot.com you can leave a comment there for another entry in the drawing. And LEAVE a COMMENT HERE with your EMAIL and follow the blog. You’ll be entered to win in the drawing THIS FRIDAY Dec 16. Then you can earn a BUNCH more entries by commenting at all the places i am blogging and partying this week. Here are all the week’s Magic Mistletowed Blog Tour Events:

Sunday Dec 11  is Ethan Day’s GAY DAY –There are a TON of prizes to be won including a copy of Mistletowed. Look at this list:

Josephine Myles – Winter Warmers

Tara Lain – Mistletowed

Lex Valentine – Breath of Heaven

Jambrea Jo Jones – Freedom

Stephani Hecht – Choice from Backlist

Devon Rhodes – Let It Snow

Andrew Grey – Love Means… Healing

KC Burn  – Choice from Backlist

AKM Miles – Scarcity Holidays

Geoff Knight – Together in Electric Dreams

K.M. Mahoney – Odd Man

Justin South – Santa’s Coming  

Sara York – Surprise Sleep Over

Lee Rowan – TBA

Jon Treadway – Print copy of Surfer Boys OR Christmas Campaign e-book

Sloan Parker – Take Me Home

William Cooper – Christmas Gifts

JL Merrow – Wight Mischief & Camwolf

Stevie Woods – Cold Fear & First Christmas

Monday Dec 12– Tara Blogs at The Paperback Dolls. Fun holiday kissing! Come over and comment.  
Tuesday Dec 13– RELEASE DAY–Tara Blogs at Romancing the Book
Tuesday Dec 13 — Mistletowed giveaway at Lex Valentine’s Blog
Wednesday Dec 14 — Tara Blogs at Whipped Cream Come and comment!  
Whew! Okay, this week is soooo action packed with fun that we have to post it in two parts. You can see the whole schedule on my website http://taralain.com under Events. Be prepared. On the 15th we begin a series of parties and Blog hops. So many prizes and fun things to do!  They are posted in the sidebar of this blog so check them out. And be sure and check back here on Wednesday for the rest of the week’s schedule. 
On Friday i’ll be giving away one copy of Mistletowed and one copy of Deceptive Attraction. I know some of you don’t want to wait to read Mistletowed so if you win the drawing on Friday and you show me you already bought Mistletowed i will give you any other of my books you want or a $5.00 Starbucks card. 
Okay! Come play with me this week and lets plunge into the holidays together.  :  )

Mistletowed Releases Tuesday! MM, Menage and MAGIC!!!

Hi everyone– My new book, Mistletowed, releases this coming Tuesday!!!!!!!!! I’m so excited for you to see this quirky story that literally has something for everyone –MM, Menage plus BDSM and MAGIC. Comment on this post and you’ll be entered to win a copy in the drawing on Dec 16. Make sure to leave your email so i can find you if you win!
Then go over to http://beautifulboysbooks.blogspot.com  and leave another comment with your email and follow the blog (if you haven’t already) and you’ll get another entry. Okay?

Here is a nibble from my holiday confection. R-rated so be warned.:

Excerpt R: Mistletowed by Tara Lain;

M/M, M/F, M/M/F with mild BDSM and a touch of MAGIC!

Coming December 13 from Loose Id


Five friends, one piece of mistletoe. Christian Elliott has the perfect life — right girlfriend, right job, right house and car. How come he’s only really happy when he’s with his best friend, Jason? Melanie Cantrell has everything she wants. Why can’t she stop cheating on her boyfriend with her yoga teacher? Buttercup Allender adores her stable life with Winston.  But she can’t give up her secret desire for BDSM. Stir them all together at a holiday party with a beautiful rock god and a submissive stockbroker and what do you get? It could be love and it could be magic.

“Hi, Mel, what’s up? Is something wrong?”

“Probably not, but I’m worried about Christian, and I hoped he was with you.”

“No. Should he be?”

“I think he took off toward Laguna, but that was a few hours ago. He was pretty upset when he left.”

“Why? What happened?”

“Oh, his boss was making slurs at people, and Christian took offense. Seriously, it was kind of weird. Usually he’s easygoing, but the last few days he’s been so different. Unsatisfied. Questioning. Like what he wants has changed. I don’t get it. Anyway, if you see him, would you ask him to call home? He’d had some to drink, and I’m getting pretty freaked.”

“I wouldn’t worry. He’s been working so hard. He needs some rest. But yeah, I’ll tell him to call if I find him, okay?”

“Find him?”

“I’ve got one thought where he might be, but it could be nothing. I’ll check it out.”

“Thanks. You’re such a good friend.”

He hung up and stared at the phone. Christian having a crisis? Mr. Equanimity? That was weird. But he had a hunch. Mel said he’d headed toward Laguna. Not many places were open this late, but Christian had always liked the Sea Shell Bar. He grabbed a coat and scarf and set off on foot.

It only took a few minutes to get his suspicions confirmed. Standing in the doorway at the Sea Shell, he was witness to a sorry sight. And also a very confusing one. Christian was there, all right. Drunk as the proverbial skunk, golden head hanging, but still somehow managing to look gorgeous. On either side of him, like hounds after the skunk, were two guys, both gay. Jason knew them. They leaned in and appeared to be vying for Christian’s attention, which Jase didn’t get, since he knew neither guy was into hitting on straight men. All Christian had to say was get lost, and they’d be gone. But they weren’t gone. Maybe his friend was just too drunk to communicate.

He walked up behind Christian and put a hand on his shoulder. “Hey, buddy. I found you.”

Christian raised his head with difficulty. Finally his eyes seemed to focus. “Jase, my friend. Jase.” He lazily rolled his head from side to side. “Guys, this is Jason. Isn’t he beautiful, my friend? Isn’t he the purtiest mathemagician you ever saw?”

Both men acknowledged Jason.

What in the hell was Christian saying? Made no sense. “Come on, buddy. Let’s get you home.”

“Not goin’ home. Gonna get my cock sucked.”

Both men looked embarrassed and glanced around at the few remaining customers, then back at Jason.

Christian leaned back against Jase and closed his eyes. What a warm weight. Jason raised an eyebrow at his acquaintances. “What’s going on? He’s straight. What’s he talking about?”

The bigger man, all shaved skull and rippling muscles, shook his head. “Straight, my ass. He’s been coming on to both of us for hours.”

The other guy nodded in agreement.

Jason gave them a disgusted look. “Hours? Doesn’t that tell you something right there? If he was serious, he’d have been in one of your beds for an hour by now.”

“Maybe. But that guy is so gorgeous, I wasn’t going to pass him up.”

Jase smiled. “Yeah, I can see that.”

The other man — smaller, slim — shrugged. “Frankly I think it’s you he wants. He hasn’t stopped talking about you since he got here. Kind of a turnoff, but like Wendell said, he is really pretty.” 

Jason shrugged. “I’m just the only gay guy he knows. No basis for comparison.” He propped Christian up. “Come on, bro, let’s go to my house.”

“Oh good. Will you suck my cock, Jase? That would be the best thing of all. Would you?”

Oh shit, this was so not happening! “You’re drunk. Let’s go.”

He managed to get Christian on his feet and moving. Wendell stepped forward. “Need help?”

Jason was a couple inches shorter than Christian and even more slender, but he figured he was strong enough unless Christian went deadweight on him. “I think I got it.”

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