Tara Lain’s Fire Balls Now in Audio–Narrated by Nick J. Russo

Hi — One of my most popular stories is the wild and crazy bestseller, Fire Balls, the story of the passionate love between a tiny, flamboyant artist who thinks of himself as the “Runtback of Notre Dame” and his secret lust for a beautiful, conservative firefighter. The book is now in audio narrated by the fantastic Nick J. Russo. If you like audiobooks, I think you’ll love this one.

Get it HERE at Audible.

A Balls to the Wall Romance

Renowned artist Rodney Mansfield stands 5-foot-6, 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.

Tara Lain in Audio and French! #newreleases #audible

Hi — I hope you had fun entering all the contests in the last week. Now i have some  new announcements — a new audiobook and a new translation!

Cowboys Don’t Come Out just released in audio and is narrated by the fabulous KC Kelly! This is a unique cowboy romance in that it takes place in Hawaii and brings together a California cowboy with a Hawaiian paniolo, both very closeted. Here’s the link — http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Cowboys-Dont-Come-Out-Audiobook/B06ZY6T31V/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1493073445&sr=1-1 




If you read French, or know someone who does, you might like the French translation of Sinders and Ash, called Les braises sur la cendre, this is a contemporary retelling of Cinderella and the first of my Pennymaker Tales. Here’s the link where you can pre-order. https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/les-braises-sous-la-cendre-by-tara-lain-8500-b 

Have fun and talk soon! : )

Beauty, Inc & Lord of a Thousand Steps in Audio! #TaraLain #GayRomance #AudioBooks

Hi and Welcome! Many people have asked so I’m so excited to tell you that I have two new audio books. You can now get Beauty, Inc. and Lord of a Thousand Steps in Audio!

LordOfAThousandSteps400You can get Lord of a Thousand Steps at Audible and Amazon

A Love in Laguna Novel

To architecture student Ian Carney, family means everything. Taken in by his brother, Jim, when his father threw him out at eighteen for being gay, Ian yearns to create his own family with his boyfriend, Rico. But Rico’s in Mexico caring for a sick father, Ian hasn’t had sex in a month and a half, and his gorgeous boss, Braden Lord, CEO of the architectural firm Ian interns for, is looking better and better.

Braden’s life is chaos. Just out of the closet and going through an ugly divorce from his wife of fifteen years who’s trying to take custody of his two children, he desperately resolves not to succumb to a completely inappropriate attraction to Ian—even though his kids adore both the man and his crazy cat.

When Rico proves to be a snake in the grass and Ian exercises his powers of seduction, what starts as a “friends with benefits” fling turns into real life real fast. Can Ian give up his romantic dreams for an “old guy” who didn’t come out until he carried a mountain of baggage? It’ll only take a thousand steps.


Beauty,Inc-400x600Beauty, Inc. is available at Audible and Amazon

Is beauty only skin deep?

Chemist Dr. Robert “Belle” Belleterre loves flowers, green trees, his best friend Judy, and “his baby:” the new face cream he developed to help put his father’s small cosmetics company on the map. Sadly he gets no help from his alcoholic, gambling-addicted father, who loses Belle in a poker game to Magnus Strong, the CEO of Beauty, Inc., the largest American cosmetics company—a man infamous for his scarred ugliness.

Belle finds himself uprooted from his home, living in a wildly crazy apartment in New York owned by Mr. Pennymaker, and completely unprepared for his mad attraction to the charismatic Strong. Feeling like a traitor, Belle fights his passion, only to see more and more of the goodness and humility hidden by Strong’s ugly face. But when Belle’s family starts manipulating his life again, the odds turn against happiness for beautiful Belle and his beloved beast.

Thank you so much for stopping by!  See you soon. ; )

NEW Audiobook of DRIVEN SNOW by Tara Lain! Win!

DrivenSnow-400x600Hi — Welcome. Want to win a copy of my new audiobook? Just leave me a comment with your email below telling me your favorite fairy tales. I’m so excited to add DRIVEN SNOW to my available audiobooks. If you’d like to see all of my audiobooks, click HERE.

Driven Snow is the second book in the Pennymaker Tales (although these books are totally stand alone). It’s a contemporary  gay romance retelling of Snow White —

Young Snowden “Snow” Reynaldi is brilliant, beautiful, and alone. Though he’s shy, weird, and tolerated by the NorCal University students because he’s a renowned whiz at chess and helps put the school on the map, that doesn’t keep him from dreaming of the object of his desires: Riley Prince, championship quarterback.

When Riley needs a physics tutor, Snow jumps at the chance, and their relationship Teaser #1 - Driven Snowheats up – but Riley has to come out of the jock closet to get anywhere. Meanwhile, Snow’s one true friend and mentor, Professor Kingsley, marries a woman who secretly wants the chess tournament glory and money for herself. Soon after, the professor collapses and Snow finds himself underwater – literally. In a car!

Seven frat brothers from Grimm College rescue Snow just in time for his life to get even worse, and Snow discovers the one relationship he always wanted slipping away. With evil looming at every turn, Snow must survive if only to prove he’s the fairest of them all and regain the trust of his handsome prince.

Want to read an excerpt from Driven Snow? Click HERE.

Plus, you can see my new release in ebook, Beauty, Inc. HERE.


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Last Days to Win a Kindle Fire and Audiobooks!

2016 Audio Book Lovin Banner Official BannerHi — You may have already entered, but if not, you have 3 days from now (Monday) to get your entries in to win a Kindle Fire loaded with audiobooks from Dreamspinner Press! And if you don’t win the Fire, there are still a bunch of fabulous audiobooks to win on their own. So here’s the link to enter!!


Don’t miss the chance!! These are some of my most popular audiobooks being featured along with those of a bunch of other authors, so get on over there. :  )

Ten Fun Things About Tara’s WIP!

bullriderHi — Before i tell you Ten Fun things About Tara’s WIP, i want to remindBeauty,Inc-400x600 you of two fantastic events where you can win prizes. My Beauty, Inc. Blog tour is going on and you can enter  to win a $20 Amazon GC HERE. You can also enter to WIN a Kindle fire loaded with audiobooks if you enter HERE on the Audio Book Lovin’ event!

So from time to time, i like to share a few facts about my works in progress. I just started writing my second book in the Cowboys Don’t series. The first book is called Cowboys Don’t Come Out and it will release in December of this year. The book i just started will follow this story as book 2 in the series and here are a few facts about it:

1. Much of it takes place in and around Chico, California

2. My hero  works for a small horse ranch that also functions as a dude ranch

3. I’m busily researching things like how much a bottle of bourbon costs.

4. The majority of my research is on bull riding because my hero is also involved in rodeo

5. I’m about to learn a lot about rodeo clowns and bull fighting

6. Of course, my hero is gay, but he gets by in this super macho world by being a pretty macho guy.

7. My other hero is not macho at all — and therein lies the crux of the conflict.

8. I decided to write a cowboy series when i went to the Dreamspinner author workshop this past March. I was writing a whole different book, but got so excited about writing cowboys, i shelved the other book and dove into my first ever cowboy novel — which happens to take place largely in Hawaii!

9. One of the heroes of the first book in the series and an ongoing character in book 2 is a Hawaiian paniolo — cowboy — who is part of a cowboy tradition that precedes that of the mainland US.

10. This second book in the series will, i hope, be out in time for RT 2017.

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to enter my contests. :  )


Tara Lain’s Prince of the Playhouse Now Available in Audiobook!

PrinceOfThePlayhouseHi! If you’re like me, audiobooks are playing a larger and larger role in your reading. I’m delighted to announce that my popular novel, PRINCE OF THE PLAYHOUSE, is now available in Audiobook at Amazon and  Audible.

Just to remind you of this bestselling book, here’s a nibble —

Driven by his desire to become a successful fashion designer and concerned with hiding his questionable past, Ru Maitland’s obsession with action movie star Gray Anson on the big screen has replaced his social life. Then obsession and reality collide when Ru is asked to design fashion costumes for a special performance of Hamlet at the Playhouse in Laguna starring none other than Gray Anson. Gray turns out to be a compelling mix of shy and brash and, despite a high profile engagement to a female socialite, the signals Gray sends Ru have his libido doing the salsa.

 Gray Anson has everything any person can want – great wealth, huge fame, a job he loves. For that, he’s given up any semblance of privacy and the right to say no to the thousands of people who depend on him and the millions who love him. He sees everything he’s ever wanted just outside the bubble of his life, but how can he make the compromises needed to embrace it? When Ru’s shady past crashes into Gray’s paparazzi-haunted present, both men have to learn that sometimes the only acceptable compromise is the whole truth.

Teaser #5 - Prince of the Playhouse by Tara LainRu nodded and words blurted out. “I’d say you just bought and paid for the right to do most anything you want.”

Gray’s forehead creased for an instant, then smoothed again. “Okay, come with me.” Gray led the way through the crowd and stopped beside Chris. “I need to talk with Ru. We’ll be back in a few.”

“Sure thing, boss.” He turned to face the crowd as Gray pulled Ru through the doors that led to what could now officially be called Ru Maitland Designs. People crowded the halls. Gray muttered, “Well, hell.” He nodded and smiled as he kept exploring all the way back to Ru’s office. A couple of cameramen snapped pictures inside.

Ru snorted. “Had I known I was about to be preserved for posterity, I might have been neater.”

The last door led out to the parking lot behind Shazam. Gray glanced back at Ru. “Will an alarm go off if I open it?”

“Nope. It’s our secret exit.”

“Good.” He pushed down on the bar and opened the door, pulled Ru into the parking lot, and closed the doors behind them. He fished in his pocket and pulled out a key ring, then pushed a button. A chirp came from the black limo parked under the trees. He opened the back door, grabbed Ru’s arm, and pulled him inside with him. “Close the door.”

“Gray, I—”

“Close the damned door.”

Well, okay. He slammed the car door, closing them into a secret hiding place, barely illuminated through the heavy tinting on the windows. Ru turned toward Gray, who now full-on frowned. “Open your fly and lie back.”

“What? What the fuck are you talking about?”

“I’m going to give you a blowjob. You said I bought the right to do anything I want, and that’s what I want.”

“Fuuuuuck me.” The words came out on a long, slow breath.

“We can do that too, but we’re a little short on time, so a blowjob is more practical.”

“Are you always practical?”

He gazed directly at Ru. “When you’re a gay man in the biggest, deepest closet in the world, you pretty much have to be. So unzip.”

“Hang on. You can’t just—”

“I can’t? I thought you said I could.”

Ru frowned back at him.

“Oh, you mean we might have something to talk about? Maybe I didn’t just spend a ton of money to buy sex from you? Is there a chance of that?”

Love Audio? TWO New AudioBooks from Tara Lain

61DJXYqh1lL._AA300_ Hi —

Do you love audiobooks? I’ve been getting into them lately and really enjoy walking with my audiobooks playing in my ears. You may know that most of my Dreamspinner titles are also available in audio from both Audible and Amazon. Plus i have TWO New Audiobooks.

Sinders and Ash is the first book in The Pennymaker Tales. A contemporary gay romance retelling of the Cinderella trope, this book is a big favorite with readers. Click HERE to see it at Amazon and to hear an audio sample.

Taylor Maid is my contribution to the Dreamspinner special line of books called Dreamspun61U2BTC58EL._AA300_ Desires. These books pay homage to the wonderful classic category romance of Harlequin but with a gay romance twist. My story is one of marriage of convenience, cross-dressing, mistaken identity, and more. You can see and hear it HERE.

I also want to let you know that my upcoming release, Prince of the Playhouse, is now available for pre-order. Check it out HERE.  It will be in audio later in the year.



Thank you for dropping by! Happy listening.

WINTER’S WOLF by Tara Lain Just Went Audio!

WintersWolfFSHi — Do you like to listen? The entire Tales of the Harker Pack — so far — are now available on audio. If you like audiobooks, check out WINTER’S WOLF HERE. If you have an Audible subscription, of course, you can get it for free. I was talking to a friend the other day, and she says she listens to audiobooks as she walks. Imagine walking down your street waving at the neighbors while they have no idea you’re listening to sexy male on male werewolves!  LOL

Here’s a nibble of Winter’s Wolf (not in audio) to whet your whistle.

EXCERPT: WINTER’S WOLF by Tara Lain – The Wolf and the FBI –A First Encounter


At Amazon:


At Dreamspinner:

eBook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6064

Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6065

At All Romance eBooks: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-winter039swolf-1739182-145.html

At B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/winters-wolf-tara-lain/1121237329?ean=2940151626262


Winter Thane was raised on the two cardinal rules of werewolf existence: don’t reveal yourself to humans under penalty of death, and there’s no such thing as a gay werewolf. It’s no surprise when his father drags him from his wild life in remote Canada back to Connecticut to meet his old pack in hopes it will persuade Winter to abandon his love of sex with human males. Of course Dad’s hopes are dashed when they come face-to-face with the gay werewolves in the Harker pack.

Winter takes one look at FBI agent, Matt Partridge, and decides bird is his favorite food. Partridge is embroiled in an investigation into drug dealing and the death of a fellow agent. He can’t let himself get distracted by the young, platinum-haired beast, but then Winter proves invaluable in the search for clues, a move that winds them both up in chains and facing imminent death. Winter quickly learns his father’s motives are questionable, the pack alphas are a bunch of pussies, humans aren’t quite what they seem, and nothing in the forests of Connecticut is pure except love.

Winter's Wolf Teaser 3


Walk slowly. Look casual. Matt left the way he’d come—out the back door. When his feet hit dirt, he jogged away from the club and ducked behind the shed that had been built on the edge of the forest.

Going to die. Heart can’t beat this hard and survive.

He leaned against the shed and gasped for breath, but his cock had grown to the size of a monster, stealing all his oxygen. Think. What the fuck are you doing? No reasonable human being could believe that Winter Thane wanted Matt Partridge, so there had to be an ulterior motive. The dude had asked the marshal about him. For all Matt knew, Winter could be involved in the disappearance of the agent. Maybe he wanted to discredit Matt or—maybe he had something to do with the weird wolf stories. Jesus, the only man he’d ever seen who looked more like a wolf than Cole Harker had to be Winter Thane. Those eyes. Even his teeth were sharp. All the better to eat you with. He closed his eyes and banged his head against the metal siding. Those teeth scraping his cock—

“Dreaming of me?”

Matt’s eyes flew open. “Shit! How did you get here?”

He looked over his shoulder. “Like you said. Out the front, around the side.”

“But I didn’t hear you.”

He grinned. Oh yes, those teeth glistened. “I’m sneaky.”

Matt took a breath, pushed away from the shed, and walked a couple of steps toward the trees. Need distance. “Look. I don’t mean to lead you on, but I’m with the FBI and this isn’t a good idea—”

The hand that gripped his shoulder must have been iron. In one move, Winter grabbed him, pulled him against a body so hard and hot it penetrated Matt’s jacket on contact, hauled Matt’s head back, and covered his mouth in a devouring kiss.

Tongue. Teeth. Perfection.

Winter held Matt’s head both hard and gentle, like he wanted to control him but didn’t want to hurt him. Oh God, so nice. He tasted like beer and smelled like—what? Musky and clean at the same time, like Matt’s dog Buster when he was freshly washed. Man, he wanted to bury his nose in Winter’s neck like he did with Buster.

Winter reduced the speed and intensity of the kiss from fast food to a gourmet meal. He licked and nibbled, tasted and savored, his tongue a finely tuned instrument exploring every cranny of Matt’s mouth. He’d never been so completely kissed. So much so that even the screaming pressure of his cock couldn’t make him want Winter to move on. Matt twined his arms around Winter’s neck. Standing only six feet, he couldn’t get his cock to meet Winter’s, but the prod of that big rod against his belly made him want to beg. He pulled his mouth away an inch. “I should arrest you for carrying a lethal weapon.”


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