Sports Madness! Canning the Center is $1! All Tara Lain 30% Off #DreamspinnerPress

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.

Want to see the great prices on all my Dreamspinner books? All the books are HERE. This includes my soon to be released novella, Love You So Hard, which you can get for $2.79 if you act fast..

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! : )

Top 10 Smartest Villains! Hard to Create.

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As an author, one of the hardest challenges is creating interesting and meaningful villains. That’s why i have great respect for these Top 10 Smartest Villains.

Since I’m a romance writer and want to focus on the love between my two main characters, the villains can so easily get less energy. Many of my books don’t have actual “bad guys”, but rather use emotional or circumstantial obstacles as the forces that keep my heroes apart. Knight of Ocean Avenue has some nasty people in it, butKnaveofBrokenHearts-400x600 no true villains. Knave of Broken Hearts, however, has Jim’s father as a pretty awful guy who creates a lot of angst in Jim’s life.

Two of my (I think) best villains were sufficiently smart and evil that they actually kept me from writing the book for almost a year — the parents of Dennis in Tackling the Tight End. These two are weird, quirky, not easily fooled and thoroughly despicable. Actually, that series produced some other pretty bad villains too like the team owner in Canning the Center. Recently, i finished writing a book that has a true villain — a serial killer — in Death Dancer. You’ll get to read that book either late in 2016 or early 2017.

With all that in mind, here’s a video of the Top 10 Smartest Villains for your consideration. I think this is a pretty good list. Do you agree?

Thanks for coming by!! Remember you can pre-order LORD OF A THOUSAND STEPS now an Dreamspinner Press.

Is Bisexuality Real? Ask Davey!

Canning 28-02Hi — Is Bisexuality Real? As you know if you’ve read my books, i’ve written a number of bisexual characters, like Jamal Jones in Canning the Center and Outing the Quarterback. These characters are different than my gay men who have sex with women (or try to) because they’re hiding their true orientation (like Will in Outing the Quarterback). My bisexual guys are attracted to both men and woman (sometimes equally, sometimes not) but happen to fall in love with a man and therefore end up in a same-sex relationship. But i’ve heard and read people say that bisexuality doesn’t exist. They claim that bisexuals are just gay people who haven’t ‘fessed up and come out. Now i’m het, aka straight, therefore i can’t claim personal knowledge on the topic, but i do have bisexual friends and they have no intention of suddenly claiming, “Oops I made a mistake, I’m gay”. So i was happy to see this post from Davey Wavey on the topic. Before i go, let me remind you that my new book , Taylor Maid, comes out March 1st and you can order it NOW most anywhere. Click HERE for links. Here’s Davey.

Thanks so much for coming by!

Tara Lain Nominated for 11 Goodreads MM Romance Member’s Choice Awards!

7-NHi — If you’re a member of the MM Romance Group on Goodreads, then the annual Member’s Choice Awards are now on deck! I’m amazed, honored, and floored to have been nominated in 11 categories. True, voting will take you a while because there are so many categories and great books to choose from, but it is an excellent rundown of a number of the best reads from 2015.

Just go to this Link — 

Scroll down to where you see the Polls and start clicking on each poll. My nominated books include —

Knight of Ocean Avenue 400x600KNIGHT OF OCEAN AVENUE for Best Book of the Year, Best Blue Collar, Best Gay/Out for You, Best Family Drama, Best Contemporary/Mainstream, Best Performance/Visual Arts




CANNING THE CENTER — Best Athletes/Coaches

WINTER’S WOLF — Best Paranormal

KNAVE OF BROKEN HEARTS — Best Medical/Rescue Worker

THE LONG PASS CHRONICLES — Favorite All-Time MM Series

TARA LAIN — Favorite All-Time MM Author

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Of course, i’d love all the votes you’d like to give, but above all, please vote! Thank yooouuuu! *hugs*

The Fabulosity of the Rainbow Awards!


I have to share that i’m happy dancing all over town. The Rainbow Awards were just announced. Almost 500 books representing all categories of LGBT Literature from all over the world were entered and 170 judges toiled over getting their ratings just right for the better part of a year. Seven judges read every book! And — drum roll puh-leez —-

KNIGHT OF OCEAN AVENUE placed second in Best Gay Contemporary Romance (one ofKnight of Ocean Avenue 400x600 the largest categories in the Awards) and placed #4 in Best Gay Book!



WintersWolfFSWINTER’S WOLF came in third in Best Gay Paranormal Romance and was 10th in Best Gay Book!!

I couldn’t believe i had TWO books in the Best Gay Book Runners-up!

I’m also delighted that KNAVE OF BROKEN HEARTS and CANNING THE CENTER receivedCanning 28-02 KnaveofBrokenHearts-400x600Honorable Mentions.

I can’t say thank you enough to Elisa who organizes this huge event every year and has made these Awards truly coveted in LGBT Literature.

Must go dance some more!! : )

VOTE! An NFL Center, A Knight, and a Wolf — All TRR Readers Choice Nominees

560e6012b01e1Hi everyone —

I’m so happy to tell you that ALL THREE of my eligible books made it to the voting round in the TRR Readers Choice Awards! Would you go over and consider checking them out? There are also lots of other great books to vote for. You have to sign in to TRR to vote. That’s all. Easy.  Please Vote!


Canning 28-02The first book is CANNING THE CENTER — my story of an NFL center who is sweet s Ferdinand the Bull who falls in love with the amazing and mysterious Trevor — who also happens to be a drag queen.

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Knight of Ocean Avenue 400x600Next is KNIGHT OF OCEAN AVENUE — this is my most popular book of all time; the story of a hunky blue-collar guy who falls for a flamboyant stylist only to discover that they are far more alike than he dreamed.

Vote HERE —

WintersWolfFSAnd then we have paranormal — WINTER’S WOLF — a wild werewolf returns to hiss father’s pack only to discover many secrets.

Vote HERE —

To see all of the books nominated, go to this link:

Nominations for Winter TRR Reader’s Choice! Help Please?

WintersWolfFSHi — Three of my books are eligible for nomination by readers in The Romance Reviews Winter Reader’s Choice Awards. They do this in steps. First readers are asked to nominate books and later will be asked to vote for the books nominated. Below are the dedicated links for nominating Tara Lain books. YOU CAN NOMINATE ALL THREE for TRR Reader’s Choice . I’ve linked each title to its page on this site so you can read an excerpt if you’d like —

Winter’s Wolf —

Canning the Center —Canning 28-02

Knight of Ocean Avenue 400x600Knight of Ocean Avenue —

Thank you so much for considering my books for nominations! The nominations continue through September 30th. The cover reveal for my new book, Sinders and Ash is coming Monday! Watch for it! : )

Drag Queens React to Straight Porn

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If you read my books, you know that i have written my share of drag queens and cross dressers. I love them and respect their choices — and their fabulous style! LOL. This video of some of the RuPaul’s Drag Race queens reacting to straight porn simply cracks me up! You don’t have to see the porn to know exactly what’s happening. If you’d like to meet some of my personal queens, please try CANNING THE CENTER where my huge, hunky NFL center falls for a brilliant drag queen. The story of Jamal and Trixie is one of my faves. Speaking of favorites, people really seem to be enjoying my new release, KNAVE OF BROKEN HEARTS, the second book in the Love in Laguna series. My blog tour is going on and you can enter to win a $25 GC. Click HERE to enter.

Now, here are the ladies! Drag Queens React to Straight Porn. Enjoy.

Thank you for stopping by!!

Love Audio Books? Want to WIN Some?

WintersWolfFSHi!  I’m very happy to be participating in the Audio Booklovin’ Event over at Enchantress of Books. Several 51x4FIRr2oL._SL500_AA300_PIaudible,BottomRight,13,73_AA300_of my audio books are featured, so if you’ve never heard excerpts from them, this is a good place to hear them. There are also many other authors participating in the event and lots of giveaways! So hop on over and get a taste of some of my books on audio. Click HERE.

BTW, two of my books are going to audio this month — KNIGHT OF OCEAN AVENUE and CANNING THE CENTER — and you can win one of those, so hop over there before the drawing is over. : )

What Makes a Book My Favorite?

Hi —

As you may know, my next novel is called Knight of Ocean Avenue 400x600KNIGHT OF OCEAN AVENUE and it comes out this coming Friday. You might have heard me describe this book as one of my faves. Now that’s a pretty ephemeral statement because, in so many ways, i could call any of my books “one of my faves”. Every book has its own spark of life and, when i’m writing it, i live inside the hearts and minds of those characters. My husband says the characters in my books run around the house while i’m creating them. LOL. But, of course, some stand out in my mind just that tiny bit more. So What Makes a Book My Favorite?

Sometimes it’s because that particular book was a first for me. Golden Dancer, that i wrote in 2011, was TL_GoldenDancer_coverlgmy first romantic suspense and the first time i tried to write a full-blown MMM menage (you should pardon the pun.) Fire Balls was my first true bestseller, and, of course, it has the incomparable Rodney Mansfield as a hero. Rodney is the first of my truly flamboyant (but still badass) heroes, and i adore him. Love You So Hard stands out because i wrote it as a giveaway and had the pleasure of meeting my adorable sassy bottom, Jesse, as a character in the process. Then the book went on to become an all-time favorite for many thousands of readers.

TL_GeneticAttraction_coverlgMy very first book, Genetic Attraction, is notable for being the first, for being the only book i’ve ever written with a female main character (i have other females but the MCs are all male), and for introducing the hero who might be dearest to my heart — Roan Black. Roan benefitted from having every male fantasy i’ve ever had packed into him. He is, in my opinion, a masterpiece and will always have a special place in my list of favorites. I adore Canning the Center for having my first African American hero and my first full-fledged drag queen who was Canning 28-02modeled on a queen i actually saw perform many years ago. The Pack or the Panther has the sinuous, sexy Paris who some readers hate because he’s so much like a cat, and Wolf in Gucci Loafers has Lindsey!

And now there’s Knight of Ocean Avenue. Knight is special to me for little things — it’s my longest book to date, my first true blue-collar hero, it made my agent cry, and in some ways represents my maturing writing style.  But most of all, it’s because i love these boys. Billy Ballew and Shaz Phillips are so different and yet share the best that we find in people — honesty, loyalty, honor, bravery. The book has a large cast of characters, so you get to see these two men in many different situations. I hope you enjoy them — and love them too.

If you’ve read any of my books, i’d love to know which are the ones that stand out for you.

Thank you for coming by! : )