Cover Reveal: HIDDEN POWERS from Tara Lain. New Series, New World

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So excited to share with you the cover for HIDDEN POWERS (Superordinary Society Series, Bk 1)!! What do you think? Awesome, right? It’s by the amazing Reese Dante.

This new series is something different for me – – Harker Pack meets Harry Potter — with a new world of exciting young superordinary characters. Hope you love it!

Blurb

Jazz Vanessen is weird—and not just because he’s a werewolf. For most of his life, he’s felt different from his alpha male brothers and friends. Since he’s adopted, he can’t even blame it on family.

Now eighteen, Jazz meets his idol, the social activist Lysandra Mason, and her breathtaking nephew, Dash Mercury. When Dash is around, even stranger things start to happen, including Jazz falling hopelessly in lust. Not only is Jazz having visions, making people disappear, and somehow turning invisible, but somebody’s following him and threatening to reveal his pack’s secrets to the world.

Together with Dash and Jazz’s equally amazing friends—Carla, BeBop, Khadija, and Fatima—they discover the danger is even more lethal than they thought, and Jazz’s weirdness may save all their lives.

Release Date:
March 12, 2019

Pre-Order your copy at Dreamspinner Press!

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Lysandra’s nephew escorted her to a seat at the governor’s table, then sat beside her. After he pushed her chair back in, he suddenly raised his head like a deer scenting the air and glanced around the crowd. It was kind of like when Jazz smelled danger or someone he knew, but this guy was no werewolf. He might look supernatural, but to Jazz’s nose, he came across as human.

Carla gave Jazz a rough elbow to the ribs. “Close your mouth, or better yet, stuff it with some of that outrageous pile of protein. His name’s Dashiell”—she said it like Dasheel—“as in dash-ing, but she calls him Dash. You’ll get to meet him.”

“I will? Why?” Weirdly, his heart slammed against his ribs.

“Because they’re sitting at our table, and so are you. Come on.” She grabbed his arm.

He pulled it back. Okay, too much. “Uh, I’m not so sure.”

“Why? You’re not shy.”

“She’s just my idol, you know. Sometimes idols are best seen from afar. You don’t notice the cracks.”

She smiled wryly. “You sure it’s not fear of getting a mighty erection in public over Mr. Dashing Pretty Puss?”

He lightly punched her shoulder. Of course, she was close to the truth.

“Dad says Lysandra Mason’s a love.” She hauled on his arm again.

“My food—”

“Bring it.”

He left it on the table and wiped his hands on his jeans.

She laughed.

He let himself be dragged over to where the governor and his wife were sitting with some members of his staff that Jazz mostly recognized from photos. And sure enough, the great lady herself was there, sitting beside—what had Carla called him?—Mr. Dashing Pretty Puss. The closer Jazz got, the prettier he looked. Her too. Strange. Usually humans looked more—human up close. You saw the freckles and blemishes. It made them real and charming. These two just stayed beautiful. Flawless skin, glowing hair, and luminous eyes. Lysandra’s nephew turned to look at Jazz, and Jazz saw that his eyes were some shining shade of pale green. Lysandra’s hair was brown mixed with blond, or vice versa, while the guy’s hair was actually very dark brown with deep shades of red, like fire. Jazz wanted to be invisible so he could sit down and stare at the two of them until his eyes bled.

His hands started to tingle and a quiver vibrated up his spine. Totally cray.

Carla grabbed his arm. “Hey. You okay? You got kind of pale.”

He forced a smile. “Just too much hero worship.”

She marched up to the table like the daughter of a governor—one who knew no fear—and stuck out her hand to Lysandra Mason. “Hi. I’m Carla Mendes, and I’m thrilled to meet you.”

“Delighted, Carla.” The smile Lysandra gave her was warm and genuine.

Carla reached back to Jazz. “This is my best friend, Jazz Vanessen. He’s one of your biggest fans.”

Lysandra turned her gaze to Jazz. Whoa. Where her eyes had appeared hazel at a distance, he now saw that they were gold—a pale yellow-gold like some kind of bizarre cat—but beautiful. Those eyes widened a little, probably at his adoring expression. “Hello, Jazz. How lovely to meet you.”

They weren’t words. They were music that filled his head like sweet smoke. He took her offered hand, almost scared he’d get a shock. Instead, her touch might have been more of a mist that slipped into his veins and made his blood dance like champagne.

Her eyes never left his as she shook his hand, then held it a few seconds longer. She finally blinked. “Carla and Jazz, may I present my nephew, Dashiell Mercury. We call him Dash.”

Jazz was scared to look. He might turn to stone. But when he shifted his glance, Dash was staring at him, his gaze focused.

Carla made a slight snorting sound. “Dash Mercury? Planning on giving FedEx some competition?”

Mrs. Mendes said, “Carla, enough of your smart mouth.”

Dash Mercury dragged his eyes from Jazz to look at Carla. And then he did it. He smiled. The seemingly immoveable, perfect face broke out into dimples and smile lines and crinkles.

Jazz’s mouth dropped open again, and he couldn’t get it closed.

“But I only bring the very best stuff to your door.” Dash laughed. If Jazz had expected a silky, even oily, voice, he was surprised to find Dash sounded pretty much like a regular guy. Friendly, casual, teenage. But Jazz’s wolf senses said that this dude was… something else. Human, yes, but unknown. Unexplored. Maybe dangerous.

 

Mark your calendars!!
March 12, 2019

Pre-Order at Dreamspinner Press!

 

Holy Cow! What a Year! #Tara’sGratitude #HappyNewYear

Hi and Happy New Year!

Everyone is talking about the things they are grateful for and i barely know where to start. Last year at this time, I was living in southern California. My husband and i had visited Ashland, Oregon in November with the idea that it could be a place we might move “someday”, but my hubby’s business is the kind where projects go on and on. He was in the middle of it. We knew i was flexible since i do both of my jobs from home, but he worked out of an office and had employees. We were charmed by our trip to Ashland, but that was all. 

Then came a day in February when my honey came home and said, “I’m at a stopping place. If we’re going to do it, we could go now!” Holy cow! But both of us are pretty good with change, so we put the house on the market the next day. It sold a month later!  We headed for Ashland and found a weird , rundown house that we thought we could renovate. We made an offer. We then loaded everything we owned and a lot of things from my husband’s father (since we were planning on moving to a big house) into a huge moving van. In April, a week before our escrow was supposed to close on our new house and the escrow on out California house was all closed, we drove 12 hours in 2 cars with a dog and moved into a hotel where we planned to stay for 10 days.

Then all hell broke loose. The rundown house had all kinds of problems. We couldn’t get our loan to close. Every day was torture as we were asked for more and more documents and inspections revealed asbestos and roof issues and on and on. We ended up living in a hotel for 2 months!! We finally gave up on the big, fixer upper. Really feeling at a loss, with all our belongings in 4 storage units, and unable to leave our dog in the hotel room, we started looking for a rental home. But our wonderful realtor called us and said, “Remember that house you liked right before you made the offer on the fixer?” He told us that house at the top of this huge hill was back on the market for 50K less!! We put in an offer the next day and closed in 30 days. Even that was a trial with different papers required every day. Our lender totally screwed up, but eventually managed to get it closed.

Finally in the middle of June, we moved into our house. BUT it needed tons of work, so today, the house is about 2/3rds done with renovations but we adore it.

In a year, we’ve changed our lives. New home in a new state where we’ve had to find all the basics over again — dentists, doctors, hair cutters, to say nothing of friends. All is falling into place. We love it here so much!

I still managed to write 5 books and conduct my day job from home at the top of a small mountain where the views thrill us everyday. My husband is conducting his business from home. We’re adapting to cold weather, even snow, changing leaves, and amazing beauty. Less cars and more trees was our goal and we’ve achieved it. Look at the pictures. You’ll see me smiling in my new Oregon boots on my birthday in October. Various views from our deck and of beautiful Lithia Park. Out happy thanksgiving and Christmas in our new home. Every day is an adventure.

When i think of how much change has occurred in a year it blows my hair back! And i’m so grateful!

May your new year be filled with joy and love and a happy embracing of change!

35% OFF — The Case of the Voracious Vintner & Hidden Powers by Tara Lain

Hi —

Guess what? Dreamspinner Press is having a 35% off Sale from now until December 28th. This means you can get The Case of the Voracious Vintner, my upcoming romantic suspense release, for only $4.54. (Usually $6.99) This may be the best price ever and anywhere. Here’s the LINK. 

A Middlemark Mystery

Where Bo Marchand comes from, gay men are just confirmed bachelors who never found the right girl. But now Bo’s a successful winemaker on the central coast of California, supporting his whole damned Georgia family, and all he really wants is the beautiful, slightly mysterious Jeremy Aames.

Jeremy’s vineyard is under threat from Ernest Ottersen, the voracious winemaker who seems to know all Jeremy’s blending secrets and manages to grab all his customers. Bo tries to help Jeremy and even provides a phony alibi for Jeremy when Ottersen turns up dead in Jeremy’s tasting room. But it’s clear Jeremy isn’t who he claims, and Bo must decide if it’s worth tossing over his established life for a man who doesn’t seem to trust anyone. When Jeremy gets kidnapped, some the conservative winemakers turn out to be kinky sex fiends, and the list of murderers keeps dwindling down to Jeremy. Bo has to choose between hopping on his white horse or climbing back in his peach-pie-lined closet.

In addition, you can also get my upcoming paranormal, Hidden Powers. This book doesn’t have a cover yet (coming soon) but i have to tell you, if you like paranormal romance at all, I think you’ll like this book. Here’s the Link.

Superordinary Society: Book One

Jazz Vanessen is weird—and not just because he’s a werewolf. For most of his life, he’s felt different from his alpha male brothers and friends. Since he’s adopted, he can’t even blame it on family.

Now eighteen, Jazz meets his idol, the social activist Lysandra Mason, and her breathtaking nephew, Dash Mercury. When Dash is around, even stranger things start to happen, including Jazz falling hopelessly in lust. Not only is Jazz having visions, making people disappear, and somehow turning invisible, but somebody’s following him and threatening to reveal his pack’s secrets to the world.

Together with Dash and Jazz’s equally amazing friends—Carla, BeBop, Khadija, and Fatima—they discover the danger is even more lethal than they thought, and Jazz’s weirdness may save all their lives.

Of course, you can also grab any of my other books for 35% OFF. HERE.

Win Tara Lain’s Return of the Chauffeur’s Son at Lex Valentine’s 25 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Today I’m a guest over at author’s Lex Valentine’s 25 Days of Christmas Giveaway! I’m giving away a copy of Return of the Chauffeur’s Son, one of my most popular romances. To enter and learn more about Lex’s 8th Annual Book Giveaway click here!

 

 

 

#SweetWeek! Tara Lain’s Hearts and Flour is On Sale. (Cowboys Too!)

Hi —

It’s Sweet Week at Dreamspinner Press and among 13 books that are on sale, you can get Hearts and Flour for only $1.99. Here’s the Link.

And here’s the blurb for this fun story —

Can a raw food enthusiast find love with a guy who bakes cupcakes?

When Micah Truveen’s devoted health-food customers start showing up with white flour, Micah wants to chew nails! To make his misery worse, he finds his yoga teacher boyfriend in bed with another guy the day before Valentine’s Day. Micah decides to drown his misery at a friend’s anti-Valentine’s Day orgiastic hookup party—and meets the beautiful Queen, a gorgeous cross-dresser who’s got Southern sugah in his mouth and the right equipment under the dress. But when the hookup turns serious, Micah has to compromise to protect Queen’s secrets from his beloved grandmother. With everything against them, can two hearts rise above the flour?

Be sure to stop by! Plus, check out your fave retailer for a copy of Cowboys Don’t Come Out, also only $1.99 for a short time. Here’s AMAZON.

 

99 Books @ 99 Cents + FREE Books & Prizes & Tara Lain’s Only MF Romance

HOLIDAY 99@99 BOOK FAIR

NEW GIVEAWAYS DAILY

December 12-15

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If your wallet is feeling the pinch during the holidays, but you’re looking for some awesome new reads, you’ve come to the right place. As the name suggests, we have 99 books on sale December 12-15 for 99 cents each. Less than a buck for hours of amazing storytelling! This includes my only MF sweet romance Be Bad, for Goodness Sake.

Plus, check in daily for a chance to win Amazon gift cards or play instant ebook giveaways for one of 12 books being awarded to lucky winners each day.

Look for Books from Your Favorite Authors!

Alathia Paris Morgan • Alexia Adams • Alicia Street • Allyson.R.Abbott • Angel Lawson • Angie Wilder • Ani Gonzalez • Aubrey Wynne • Bethany Strobel • Cara Marsi • Cate Tayler • Cornelia Amiri • Crisanne Marz • Crystal Dawn • Debbie White • Debby Conrad • Dena Garson • Denise Jaden • Donna Fasano • EG Manetti • Eli Lang • Emily Leigh • Gary Guinn • Gayle Parness • Honey Phillips • Jacqueline Diamond • Jennifer Faye • Jody A. Kessler • Julie Brookman • K.A. Servian • Kat Drennan • Kate Rudolph • Katherine Gilbert • Katie O’Sullivan • Kris Pearson • L.E. Harrison • Laura A. Barnes • Lily Bly • Linda Nightingale • Lisa Chalmers • LJ Swallow • Lucy Naylor Kubash • Margaret Daley • Maria K. Alexander • Marilyn Peake • Marlow Kelly • Mary Gillgannon • Mary Vine • Melissa Belle • Mila Young • N.D. Jones • Nicole Casey • P.J. MacLayne • PG Forte • PJ Fiala • R.M. Gauthier • Regan Walker • Rose Pearson • Selena Kitt • Simone Leigh • Soraya Naomi • Stacey Joy Netzel • Stephanie Queen • Sydney Jane Baily • Tamara Ferguson • Tanya Dawson • Tara Lain • Aileen Harkwood

Win 20 Steamy Holiday Reads plus Kindle Fire with Tara Lain’s Snow Balls

Hi — Here’s a fun holiday drawing! You can win 20 holiday romances and a Kindle Fire plus free stuff for all in this Booksweeps Giveaway. One of the stories is my popular holiday novella, Snow Balls. 

You can enter the Booksweeps HERE!

Here’s the blurb from Snow Balls –

A Balls to the Wall Romance

JJ LaRousse looks like a quarterback but acts like a queen. He’s trying to be proud of who he is—until a robbery at the famous Laguna Winter Fantasy brings JJ face-to-face with tough cop Ryan Star. JJ hears Ryan likes manly men, so he drops his voice an octave, colors his pink hair, and tries to pass as a football fan.

Ryan Star may be tough, but he keeps his sexuality to himself at work. He learned in New York that being a gay cop can be deadly. His attraction to JJ threatens his secret, but he’s finding it hard to back away from a guy who’s so totally his type. Then, during a ski trip and a confrontation with JJ’s biggest nemesis, all the façades come crashing down. In the aftermath, can Ryan love JJ for who he really is? More importantly, can JJ?

 

Cowboys Don’t Come Out by Tara Lain is $1.99 Everywhere! Happy Holidays!

Hi — One of my most popular books — Cowboys Don’t Come Out — is on special sale for a few days as a holiday surprise. It’s $1.99 and it’s usual retail price is $6.99. Time to grab it. It’s a cowboy love story that takes place at the holidays in Hawaii! Right, you haven’t read one like it before. LOL And if you like audio, you can add-on the audible narration by the great KC Kelly for a very small addition.

Cowboys Don’t Come Out  —  Amazon

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iBooks

And other retailers

Rand McIntyre settles for good enough. He loves his small California ranch, raising horses, and teaching riding to the kids he adores—but having kids of his own and someone to love means coming out, and that would jeopardize everything he’s built. Then, despite his terror of flying, he goes on a holiday to Hana, Hawaii with his parents and meets the dark and mysterious Kai Kealoha, a genuine Hawaiian cowboy. Rand takes to Kai’s kid brother and sister as much as he drools over Kai, but the guy sports more prickles than a horned toad, and more secrets than the exotic land he comes from.

Kai’s earned his privacy and lives to protect his “kids.” He ought to stay away from the big, handsome cowboy for everyone’s sake—but since the guy’s just a haole on a short vacation, how much damage can he do? When all of Kai’s worst fears and Rand’s darkest nightmares come true at once, there’s not much chance for two cowboys who can’t—or won’t—come out.

Get Snow Balls by Tara Lain for $1.88. Grinch Finds Love Sale at #Dreamspinner

 

Hi —

If you haven’t read my holiday Balls to the Wall story, Snow Balls, here’s the perfect chance. Dreamspinner is having a Grinch Finds Love Sale and the ebook is only $1.88. In the story, my cop character, Ryan Star, is pretty Grinchy. Thats how the book got to be in the sale.

Here is the Link.

There are a bunch of other great books in the Sale too so be sure to check it out.  :  )

Pre-Order Available: The Case of the Voracious Vintner!!

Now available for pre-order!!
The Case of the Voracious Vintner
(A Middlemark Mystery Series, Bk 2) 
By Tara Lain 
 
Blurb:
Where Bo Marchand comes from, gay men are just confirmed bachelors who never found the right girl. But now Bo’s a successful winemaker on the central coast of California, supporting his whole damned Georgia family, and all he really wants is the beautiful, slightly mysterious Jeremy Aames.
Jeremy’s vineyard is under threat from Ernest Ottersen, the voracious winemaker who seems to know all Jeremy’s blending secrets and manages to grab all his customers. Bo tries to help Jeremy and even provides a phony alibi for Jeremy when Ottersen turns up dead in Jeremy’s tasting room. But it’s clear Jeremy isn’t who he claims, and Bo must decide if it’s worth tossing over his established life for a man who doesn’t seem to trust anyone. When Jeremy gets kidnapped, some the conservative winemakers turn out to be kinky sex fiends, and the list of murderers keeps dwindling down to Jeremy. Bo has to choose between hopping on his white horse or climbing back in his peach-pie-lined closet.
Pre-Order Your Copy Now!!

(If you preorder on November 26th you’ll get the book for 35% OFF Act FAST!)

Dreamspinner Press

Release Date:
January 29, 2019

A Middlemark Mystery

 

 
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