I’m waving to you from Ashland Oregon! Yahooooooo. It took one intensive 12 hour drive in two cars with one Papillon dog, some Starbucks, and a lot of audiobooks to take me through the longest car drive of my life, but we made it, despite sleet on Mount Ashland. Southern Oregon is gorgeous, just waking up its spring colors, although it’s going down to 31 degrees tonight just in time to freeze our thin California blood. We don’t actually close escrow on our new house until the end of the week and don’t move in for another week after that, so we’re hanging out in a hotel trying to get work done and our poor dog is trying to learn with little success not to bark at people walking down the hall! Keep good thoughts for the continued process of moving in, but the moving van is coming north and we’re here, so a couple big hurdles have been crossed. Hugs!
Talk about perfect timing!
The audiobook for Volley Balls is now available
Audible is having an awesome sale of 30% Off Site Wide!!
Grab your copy here!
(Balls to the Wall, Book 1)
By: Tara Lain
Narrated by Nick J. Russo
A “pumped up” version of the Volley Balls story, twice as long as the original.
A double dose of alpha male might be better than one.
Despite just getting out of an abusive relationship with an asshole alpha, David Underwood’s wandering glance lands on two hot members of the Australian volleyball team on Laguna Beach and gets him harassed again. Still, when the delicious Gareth Marshall proves his interest by coming out to his team, David succumbs to his attraction. But Gareth’s volleyball partner, Edge, who’s equally hot, makes the lovers’ lives miserable.
For Gareth, a lifetime of hiding his orientation – and his attraction – from his best friend, Edge, as well as everyone else around him, adds up to hurt and frustration. David’s the first man to ever compete with Edge for Gareth’s passion. But Edge has secrets of his own, and David’s ex-lover will never be happy without David under his fist. With everything stacked against him, can a gay Laguna man find happiness with an alpha male – or two?
Hi! Sorry i’ve been kind of quiet lately. The reason is simple — and complex. At an age when most people have settled down for life, I’m undergoing a major transformation. I’ve lived in southern California for decades and my husband is a native Californian. Three years ago, we moved from our 28 year residence in Laguna Beach (where i’ve set many, many books) to Laguna Niguel. Great house, nice surroundings, but we had a sense that it was temporary. About a year ago, we started thinking about the possibility of making another change and this time it would be a big one — possibly even the life changing kind.
While my hubby had always been a water lover and lived most of his life in sight of the ocean, he declared that he’d done that and was open to places not beside the water. That expanded our horizons. A few years ago, we’d visited Ashland, Oregon to go to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a huge enterprise in 5 theaters that runs 9 months a year. Ashland is a beautiful, artsy town not unlike Laguna Beach, but inland and far more rural and forested. We loved it, but it took a while for the idea to grow. Then, a couple years ago, a friend from college moved there and started sending us pictures. We started talking.
Last November, we visited Ashland for fun but with an eye to whether or not we could live there — someday. We decided yes, but the gating item was my husband’s business. He has long term commitments with clients that make it hard for him to break away, unlike me. I do both my jobs — writing and running a marketing agency — from home.
Then two months ago, my honey came home and declared that he was at a stopping place and if we were going to do it, this was the time. We put the house on the market the next day and sold it in a month. We thought we were going to go to Ashland and find a smallish house (still big enough for both our offices) that would simplify life. HA! Instead, we found a wild-ass property at the top of a hill next to the forest. A 1960’s modern place in terrible repair that we’ll have to spend the rest of our lives fixing up. And we’re looking forward to it.
Today, we’re surrounded by boxes (see photos), the movers are coming this weekend, and we’re getting in 2 cars and driving to Oregon! We’ll have to live in a hotel for 2 weeks with our dog while they make the house even vaguely habitable. Send us good thoughts as our life-changing adventure begins! Hugs!
Woohooo!! Love You So Hard is now available!!
Hi! I’m so happy to tell you that one of my most popular stories of all time, Love You So Hard, is now re-released from Dreamspinner. Happily, this will be the first in a series of new loosely connected romances called the Love You So stories. Love You So Hard was first written for the MM Romance Group on Goodreads and i’ll always be grateful to them for posting the photo of the sassy T-shirt that said, I Would Bottom You So Hard that became the inspiration for this tale of a guy who thinks he’s a loser until he meets the tutor who teaches him to top his life. Hope you enjoy it.
A Love You So Story
Craig Elson’s life has hit rock bottom. Even though he’s one of the best strategic planners around, a more confident guy takes credit for his work, and despite being a good-looking man, he suffers insults from the slimiest creep at the bar. Taking care of his beloved mom, who has Alzheimer’s, uses all his funds, leaving him in a plain, depressing car… and a plain, depressing life.
Until he sees gorgeous grad student Jesse Randall and his T-shirt that reads “I Would Bottom You So Hard.” The message seeps into Craig’s soul, and he asks Jesse to teach him to top.
Jesse’s had his eye on the quiet hottie who comes into the coffee shop, and he’s more than eager to perfect his tutoring. He sets out to get Craig a new job, a new apartment, and a new life so far outside plain and depressing that it’s unrecognizable.The problem is, Craig loves his lessons—and his teacher—too much to want to graduate. How can Craig reach the top without losing his sassy bottom?
Available for purchase at
Welcome to Big Backlist Weekend! This is a special event I post every month or so where I ask a wonderful author to come and join me in giving away a copy of an ebook from their backlist.
My guest today is Jennae Vale! A BRIDGE THROUGH TIME is the first book in the The Thistle & Hive Series. If you love sexy highlanders and time travel, then this is the series for you! I’m giving away an ebook copy of SPELL CAT, which is paranormal romance about witches in New York. Since Jennae’s book is historical time travel and my sexy witch is a history teacher who teaches about the witch trials I thought we could pair them up.
Here’s your chance to win one or the other of our books. Just enter on the Rafflecopter below and watch for Big Backlist Weekend with special guests every month.
A Bridge Through Time
(Thistle & Hive Series, Bk #1)
by Jennae Vale
Ashley Moore’s life in San Francisco has hit a few snags, not the least of which involves sightings of a mystery man around every corner. Is she losing her mind or does he really exist? Her search for this grey-eyed stranger leads her to Scotland. There she meets a witch with a secret, a vindictive English knight who is bent on revenge, and she crosses a fog shrouded bridge into the arms of a 16th century Highlander.
Cailin MacBayne is no stranger to beautiful women, but has always managed to stay one step ahead of commitment. That all comes to an end when he meets Ashley. He doesn’t care where this beautiful, yet unusual lass came from, he’s just happy to have found her. Ashley cannot resist the handsome Scot and finds herself falling hopelessly in love. In the process, a secret is revealed, a battle is waged and Ashley must ultimately decide whether to return to her own time or give up her 21st-century life to stay with the love she has found in the past.
About The Author
Jennae Vale is a best selling author of romance with a touch of magic. As a history buff from an early age, Jennae often found herself day-dreaming in history class – wondering what it would be like to live in the places and time periods she was learning about. Writing time travel romance has given her an opportunity to take those daydreams and turn them into stories to share with readers everywhere.
Originally from the Boston area, Jennae now lives in the San Francisco Bay area, where some of her characters also reside. When Jennae isn’t writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and her pets, and daydreaming, of course.
by Tara Lain
When Killian Barth, history professor, meets Blaine Genneau, quantum physicist, they ignite their own big bang. But Killian can’t pursue a physics professor—or a human. As the most powerful male witch in ten generations, Killian must bolster his dying race by reproducing—despite the fact that he’s gay.
Even a fling with Blaine is out of the question, because Killian has been told sex with humans drains his power. But if that’s true, why can young human Jimmy Janx dissolve spoons with the power of his mind? If Killian can sort through the lies he’s been fed, he’ll still face his biggest obstacle — convincing rational scientist Blaine to believe in magic.
With his ancient and 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.
Yikes, the sales are coming fast and furious. Dreamspinner is having a Sports Madness Sale . Seven author’s sports romances are on sale for $1 through March 31st, so act fast. AND ALL the books of those 7 authors are 30% off. Every book! My book Canning theCenter (which is a personal fave of mine) is $1. Get it HERE.
Here are all 7 of the books. Wonderful authors like Amy Lane, Andrew Grey, and Lane Hayes.
Here’s the blurb from Canning the Center —
Six foot seven inch, 300 pound Jamal Jones loves football, so when he finds out the ultra-conservative owner of his new pro football team fired their current center because he’s gay, bisexual Jamal decides to stay in the closet and hang with the females. Then, at a small drag show, he comes face-to-face with his sexual fantasy in the form of Trixie LaRue, a drag queen so exquisitely convincing she scrambles Jamal’s hormones—and his resolve to nurse his straight side.
Trevor Landry, aka Trixie LaRue, hides more than his genitals. A mathematician so brilliant he can’t be measured, Trevor disguises his astronomical IQ and his quirk for women’s clothes behind his act as a gay activist undergrad at Southern California University.
To Trevor, Jamal is the answer to a dream—a man who can love and accept both his personas. When he discovers Jamal’s future is threatened if he’s seen with a guy, Trevor becomes Trixie to let Jamal pass as straight. But Trevor risks his position every time he puts on a dress. Is there a closet big enough to hold a football pro and a drag queen?
Time to pounce! : )
Hi — If you love audiobooks as much as i do, I hope this will be good news. The latest Pennymaker Tale, NEVER, based on the Pater Pan trope, just came out in audio, read by the amazing Kale Williams. I’m off to listen to it too, but you can grab it now at Audible. Click HERE.
A Pennymaker Tale
Wendell “Wen” Darling lives in a world of shoulds and musts. Left to care for his brother and sister by his dull drudge of a father and wacko irresponsible mother, he suppresses his creativity, slaving in an ad agency 70 hours a week, letting his no-talent supervisor take the credit.
Then his bosses blow the campaign for their biggest client and Wen gets a chance to shine – but only if he can find the artist who painted a wild, glorious wall of graffiti in the subway. Hiding behind a pillar at 2:00 a.m., Wen comes face-to-face with the scarlet-haired, elven-faced embodiment of his divergent opposite – Peter Panachek, the flighty, live-for-today painter, singer, and leader of the rock group the Lost Boys.
Everything Wen takes seriously, Peter laughs off, but opposites attract, even if their kisses always lead to battles. Peter’s devil-may-care persona hides a world of secrets, self-protection, and hidden fears, until the day a drug dealer, Vadon Hooker, threatens everything Wen holds dear. Guided by the mysterious Mr. Pennymaker, Peter has to choose between facing responsibility or burrowing even deeper into Neverland.
I hope you’ll love Never and all the Pennymaker Tales — Sinders and Ash, Driven Snow and Beauty, Inc. You can see all my audio titles HERE.
Pre-Order paperback now!
A Balls to the Wall Anthology
Return to Laguna and go balls to the wall yet again with these fan-favorite stories of love—including a brand-new novella.
Single father and PhD student Theodore Walters is determined to provide a great life for his seven-year-old son, Andy, despite anything his religious in-laws and dissertation adviser can throw at him. His carefully planned life goes off the rails when he meets totally not appropriate bartender “Snake” Erasmo—a pierced and tattooed biker. Snake might be the only guy with the skills to show Theodore that happily ever after is for real, if their secrets don’t drag them apart first.
Flamboyant JJ LaRousse may look like a quarterback, but he knows nothing about football. After encountering tough cop Ryan Star—known for liking manly men—JJ drops his voice an octave and colors his pink hair to try to be his perfect man. Ryan is in the closet at work, but JJ is turning out to be hard to leave. When an outside threat brings all façades crashing down, will Ryan be able to accept JJ—and himself?
The paperback will be available on April 20, 2018!
Click here to pre-order!
Hi and welcome. I want you to know that there’s a 30% OFF Sale at Dreamspinner Press right now in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. This means every book in the store is available at this reduced price. If you’d liike to catch up on my books, this is a good time —
Pre-order Love You So Hard — this charming novella is a re-release coming April 6th, but if you haven’t read it, now’s the time because it’e only $2.79 during the sale.Buy it HERE.
Like paranormal? Rome and Jules, as the name implies, takes a famous trope and reimagines it as a contemporary werewolf story. Don’t miss it. HERE for only $3.49.
People are still snatching up Hearts and Flour, a wild little tale of a raw food fanatic who falls for a cross-dressing cupcake baker. Only $2.79 during the sale. HERE.
And of course, there’s Bleu Balls. My novel of double trouble is only $4.89 during the sale and explores the romantic lives of identical twins, Robin and Bobby. Check it HERE.
If you’d like to see my whole array of works at Dreamspinner (which is most of my books), just go HERE. Every book is on sale. Here.
Be sure to check out all the fabulous authors and books at Dreamspinner. You’ll find your favorites. You can get whatever format you want and can even have the books sent to your Kindle directly. : )