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Tara Lain never met a beautiful boy she didn’t love – at least on paper. A writer of erotic romance, mostly male/male and MMF ménage, Tara loves all her characters, but especially her unique heroes. In fact, her readers say her tagline, Read the Beautiful Boys of Romance, about sums it up. Her first romance novel was published in January of 2011. She’s now on book 22. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Erotic Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards.
Some people call Tara “the Balls girl” in honor of her best-selling MM contemporary romance series, Balls to the Wall. Readers send her suggested titles for her next Balls book! Three of the Balls books, Volley Balls, Fire Balls and Snow Balls, were on the Amazon list of the top selling 100 gay romances in 2012.Tara also has a popular paranormal series called the Aloysius Tales and an award-winning ménage series titled Genetic Attraction. In 2013, two of her stand-alone titles, Hearts and Flour and Love You So Hard, ranked in the Top 100 bestselling gay romances on Amazon
In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm, and she carries her promotional instincts into her writing career as well. She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in contemporary, paranormal, and suspense gay romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 45. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, Book of the Year, Gay Romance of the Year, and she has been honored as Best Author of the Year. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. Tara, her soul-mate husband, and her soul-mate dog are recent transplants to Ashland, Oregon from the southern California coast where she has set many of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!
Reviews and Excerpts
Reviews of Tara’s Books are available on individual book pages along with excerpts. See Book List HERE.
Suggested Interview or Blog Topics:
Tara blogs and lectures on many topics related to erotic romance, gay romance, author branding, and author promotion. Please feel free to ask about any topic. Here are a few she has spoken on recently:
- Writing Erotic Romance for Fun and Profit
- Why Women Love MM Romance
- Writing Gay Heroes (vs straight heroes who happen to be gay)
- Writing the Beautiful Boys of Romance
- What’s it Like for a Heterosexual Woman to Write Gay Romance
- Writing Compelling Love Scenes
- What Really Works in Author Promotion
- Taking Control of Your Author Brand
Tara doesn’t post news releases on all special announcements and events, however, she will be happy to send Press Releases on any news as requested. Here are some recent events.
- Tara Lain Runner Up for Best Author of 2016 in LRC Best of 2016 Awards
- Cowboys Don’t Come Out is Runner Up for Best Cowboy/Western in LRC Best of 2016 Awards
- Spell Cat wins Best Paranormal in LRC Best of 2016 Awards
- Death Dancer wins Best Mystery/Suspense in LRC Best of 2016 Awards
- Tackling the Tight End awarded Third Place in Romantic Suspense in Rainbow Awards 2016
- Lord of A Thousand Steps takes Fourth Place in Contemporary Romance in Rainbow Awards 2016
- Beauty, Inc. takes fourth place in Fantasy Romance in Rainbow Awards 2016
- Tara Lain’s The Pack or the Panther contracted for manga illustration to be released in Korean and English
- The French tranlation of Tara Lain’s Knight of Ocean Avenue hits number 22 in the French Kindle Store
- Tara Lain’s bestselling Knight of Ocean Avenue takes second place for Book of the Year in the Rainbow Awards
- Tara Lain’s Knight of Ocean Avenue makes Amazon and ARe Bestseller Lists before release!
- Tara Lain’s Tales of the Harker Pack Named Best Series of 2014 in the LRC Awards
- Three Tara Lain Tales of the Harker Pack Books– Winter’s Wolf, The Pack or the Panther, and Wolf in Gucci Loafers — Reach Bestseller Lists at Amazon and Top 10 Bestsellers at All Romance eBooks at One Time
- Winter’s Wolf Bestseller at Amazon and ARe
- Tara Lain signs new contract with Dreamspinner Press for Winter’s Wolf — Book 3 in Tales of the Harker Pack
- Tara Lain signs 3 book contract for Love in Laguna Series with Dreamspinner — goes Back to the Beach
- Wolf in Gucci Loafers hits Number 1 on ARe Bestseller List and #3 on Amazon Gay Romance List
- Tara Lain Signs Three-Book Contract with Dreamspinner Press for New Adult Series Set in the World of Football — The Long Pass Chronicles
- Tara Lain books WIN Best Series and Best Erotic Book of 2013 in LRC Awards
- F.A.S.T. Balls nominated for Best Erotic Romance of 2013 in LRC Awards
- Tara Lain Series, The Aloysius Tales, including Spell Cat, Brush with Catastrophe and Cataclysmic Shift, nominated for Best Series in the LRC Awards
- The Pack or the Panther Number #1 Bestseller at ARe
- The Pack or the Panther, Tara Lain’s First Dreamspinner Book, Releases January 8, 2014
- Two Tara Lain books, Hearts and Flour and Love You So Hard, rank among the Top 100 Bestselling Gay Romances of 2013 in the Elisa Reviews Gay Romance Challenge
- Love You So Hard is Number One in Gay Romance and Gay Fiction at Amazon; Reaches #500 in the Kindle store
- Cataclysmic Shift is Finalist in Rainbow Awards
- F.A.S.T. Balls Bestseller! Reaches #1 on ARe Bestseller List and #2 in Gay Romance on Amazon
- Tara Lain signs two-book contract with Dreamspinner Press
- Release of F.A.S.T. Balls set for September 20th, 2013
- Cataclysmic Shift releases from Loose Id!
- Release date for Cataclysmic Shift announced as July 23rd, 2013
- Tara signs contract with Loose Id for Cataclysmic Shift, third in the popular Aloysius Tales
- Tara signs contract for F.A.S.T. Balls, fifth book in the bestselling Balls to the Wall Series
- Tara Lain Honorable Mention for Best Author of 2012 in LRC Awards
- Tara Lain Garners Two CAPA Nominations for Genetic Celebrity and Brush with Catastrophe