A Little Nibble of Beach Balls by Tara Lain #beachromance #enemiestolovers

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Cover Reveal! BEACH BALLS by Tara Lain. Love Underwater #gayromance

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Beach Balls
(Balls to the Wall Series, #3)
By Tara Lain
Adam James is so far in the closet he could find Narnia. As an attorney for the homophobic WMA Development, he can’t come out without risking the million-dollar paycheck waiting for him once they push their big land development deal through the city council—money that will finally allow Adam to live according to his own terms. Then, on an early morning scuba dive, Adam meets a tall, lean rebreather diver named Sky who makes him want to hug a tree.Sky Sea Mickeljohn stands for the environment, world peace, and being openly gay. He won’t compromise his principles for anyone—even the damned lying developer lawyer he can’t help lusting after. True, the WMA land development deal could put thousands of people at risk, but Sky still wants to risk his heart. In the fight between freedom and integrity, is there a place for love?


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shrugged and glanced over at the kayak full of Carly’s scuba gear. Might as well get to it….
he was—rising from the sea like some merman. Not a bubble. Not a ripple. The
diver just appeared, manifested by Neptune. It had to be the octopus guy,
right? A tall, slim figure strode through the shallow water, navigating the
surf like it wasn’t there. Like it couldn’t drag him down and out to sea.
stopped at the waterline and pulled off the tanks, unfastened the hood of his
wetsuit and shoved it back, then shook his head like a dog and fluffed out light
brown curls that surrounded his head like a halo.
because from this distance the guy’s face looked totally like an angel. Wide
eyes, full lips, and high cheekbones that gave him a slightly hollow-cheeked
look. The diver walked a few more steps and dropped the rig, then dragged down
the wetsuit, revealing a long, lean body, thin but well-muscled, like a
long-distance runner He must spend a lot of time in the sun if he was a diver,
but his skin was only a pale tan. Man, under his bathing suit he would be
else was under that bathing suit?
forgot to be pissed. The guy started to gather up his stuff, and Adam jumped
up. “Excuse me.”
angel face turned toward him. Neutral. Maybe he didn’t recognize him from the
underwater encounter.
took a couple of steps toward him. “Hey, I’m the guy you chased off the octopus
down there. I know you got there first and all, but hell, all I wanted to do
was see the thing. You didn’t have to make a huge deal out of it.”
crease appeared between the arched eyebrows. “Your bubbles. They were bothering
her. I’d been coaxing her out for over an hour, and then you came barging in
like some hippopotamus.” The guy picked up his tanks and started walking.
face stopped and looked back.
Okay, why did I stop him? “I’m, uh, sorry. I didn’t realize.
I just saw the thing and really wanted a better look.”


a nice aquarium in Long Beach.”



they reached the sand, Sky stuck out his hand. Adam looked at it. The sun was
nearly down, but if they were holding hands and ran into someone he knew, he
couldn’t say he was just with a friend.
sucked in a deep breath and took Sky’s hand anyway.
glanced at him. “That seemed harder than it should have been.”
hand stiffened. “Are you partnered?”
no. I play the field, and I’m not a cheater.”
He relaxed.
They walked a few more steps.
“Just a
coward,” he added. “I’m pretty far in the closet.”
God, he
actually wanted to tell this guy why. Adam wanted to pour out his whole story.
The work, the clients. Even the family. But that was a crappy idea.
narrow sand beach walled by high rocks opened to a small cove. Two runners
jogged past near the water, but the area at the back of the cove was vacant
with just the evidence of earlier sunbathers—flattened areas—on the sand. Sky
led Adam there, then released his hand and sat.
gave a quick thought to his very expensive slacks, then sat beside Sky, who
nodded back toward Carly’s. “That’s why you’re at the party. Only chance you
have to be gay?”
nodded. He was chickenshit, and this guy saw it all. “Carly’s a good friend. He
understands. Most of the guys are in similar positions. Not all. Some of them
just like Carly’s mai tais. He’s kind of the lonely-hearts club for closeted
business executives. He does it because he loves to party, and it gives him a
lot of clout when the chips are down.”
knows where the bodies are buried?”
but he never seems to take advantage of his knowledge.”
“So you
get to be gay once a month.”
like that. I guess you’re out and proud?”
curls bounced. “It doesn’t come up much. I’m just gay.” Silence. “I appreciate
you spending some of your precious gay time with me.”
laughed, but Sky’s face was serious. He meant it.
shrugged. “I don’t know why, I just like you.” He shook his head. “That didn’t
come out well. I mean, there are lots of reasons to like you, but this isn’t
quite my usual scene. Long walks on the beach. World peace. You know?”
smiled. “I’m into world peace too.”
grinned. “I was afraid of that.”
waves pounded, birds chirped, gulls squawked, breezes blew, the sun set. He
barely paid attention to these things normally, but right now they seemed a
part of Sky. Like his curls were one with the wind, and his eyes a part of the
darkening horizon.
Poetry? What the hell did this guy do to
looked at him. Adam felt the heat of his gaze and turned toward the angel face.
Sky’s lips were barely parted. Full and wet. So beautiful.
leaned toward Adam. Adam closed the rest of the distance.
lips touched.



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Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 32. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.  She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books.  Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!
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Golden Dancer 
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By Tara LainBlurb:

A reporter and the thief he’s investigating both fall for a golden dancer forging a ménage of love and lies that could send one to prison and one to the morgue. Will he get his story or will he get his men?


Mac Macallister is obsessed. The online news reporter needs enough evidence to write a story accusing billionaire art collector Daniel Terrebone of stealing The Golden Dancer, a priceless work of art, from son-of-a-Nazi Horst Von Berg. The story promises the recognition Mac craves. Then Mac meets a real golden dancer, ballet star Trelain Medveyev, and his attraction to the man rocks his formerly straight world.
When the mysterious Terrebone “collects” this beautiful dancer, too, Mac rushes to the rescue like a knight in shining cargo pants and plunges into a three-way passion that tears him between love and guilt. Can Mac keep investigating when his story could send one man to prison and another to the morgue? Will this reporter get his story or get his men?
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snuggled tight, resting his head in the crook of Mac’s shoulder, and that was
when the second lesson came up. Women did not provide a hard cock to rub
against him. Holy crap, he needed to back away. But his half-hard cock poked Trelain’s
flat belly, and it felt so good. Way too good.
gave a little humming sound that might have been a moan, and though he could
claim they were just dancing, that cock moved with mind-searing precision, up,
down, a bit to the side. Mac’s dick filled relentlessly until it hurt.
Explosion imminent. Jesus, just the thought of Trelain tortured him. The
reality was more than he could stand. Get
the hell out of here.
ripped himself out of the dancer’s arms. “Sorry, gotta go.” Slouching a little
in hopes that the bagginess of his cargoes would cover his throbbing erection,
he headed through the open doors and across the great room. There were far
fewer people to observe his humiliation in here. Goal—get to the door.
don’t go.”
glanced over his shoulder at Trelain and almost stopped. Hell, no. Go now.
almost made it to the front door when a big solid body stepped in front of him.
“Mac, what the hell do you think you’re doing?”
out of my way, Terrebone.”
no. Come with me.” Daniel grabbed and pulled him into the hall that led toward
the back of the house. Mac started to pull back when he was spun and pushed
hard against the wall.
What are you doing? Don’t hurt him.” Trelain’s voice sounded distraught.
pushed his face into Mac’s. “I’m not hurting him, darling. He’s hurting
himself. This man has got to realize that he wants you and you want him and,
for that matter, he probably wants me.”
The bastard. Mac tried to pull away, but shit, the guy was strong. Daniel pressed
his forearm harder against his neck. One hand reached down and grabbed Mac’s
cock, still stiff despite the shock. “Feel this? It’s not some anomaly or weird
mistake, Mac. You’re hot for Trelain. Does that make you gay? I’d say yes, but
I’m not into definitions. Who the fuck cares? You just have to quit torturing
yourself and everyone else. You hear me?”
Okay, calm down so you can fucking breathe. Relax.
No, don’t want to hear it. Terrebone pushed a tiny bit harder.
Mac managed to nod, and Terrebone released him.
Terrebone, what the hell…?” He rubbed at his throat. His pride hurt more than
his neck if he was honest. “I’m so out of here.” He started for the door and
again got dragged back. Shit, where did this guy work out? With the Russian
Mafia? Mac was a runner, but this guy must lift weights.


pounded him against the wall again, but this time no arm came up. Instead, the
man pressed his mouth to Mac’s. Fuck!
Mac twisted, but the soft mouth just kept moving against his while the strong
hands held him still. Oh yeah, soft. Mac felt a silky, liquid tongue caress his
lips, back and forth. He tried to move his head, but no use. No use…no use not
just letting that pressing tongue go where it wanted. His lips opened a tiny
crack, and Daniel took full advantage, pushing that wet, hot tongue farther
into his mouth. Mac tried to move his tongue out of the way, but…no use. Hot
and wet against his tongue. Filling his mouth with hot and wet.




The man turned and gave Trelain that wolfish grin again.
Close up, he really was lovely with those deep, dark eyes, and dark curving
brows contrasted with the shock of silver hair. “I thought I’d rescue you.”
Trelain smiled. “And I thought I was getting champagne.”
The man stared at him for a moment then looked up and
waggled a finger seemingly into space. Moments later, a waiter appeared out of
the crowd carrying a tray packed with bubbly. The man grinned. “Would you like
it all?”
Trelain smiled back. Daniel seemed a man who got what he
wanted. But then, so was Trelain. He selected a full glass from the tray. “One
should be sufficient.”
The man took another one, though he didn’t seem to drink
it. “But more is better.”
The waiter left, and Trelain took a sip. “Your philosophy
of life, I presume?”
“So who are you, Daniel?” Trelain noticed that people
milled all around them, but no one interfered.
“A child of the universe. A lover of art in its myriad
forms. A surfer and diver. Oh, yes, and I dabble in computer software
Trelain glanced at him sideways. “Dabble? Like Bill
The guy gave a huge smile. “Yes, precisely like that.”
No doubt richer than Croesus, based on the deference
everyone seemed to show him. “So, what exactly does ‘rescuing’ me look like?”
“If you’ll let me, I’ll take you to my home in Laguna
Beach. Sun, surf, relaxation.”
“Mr. uh…”
“Terrebone. Daniel.”
“Are you propositioning me?”
The man leaned down so his lips were close to Trelain’s
ear. His breath smelled like peppermint. “I am propositioning you at every
level, Cavalier. You are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen on two feet,
and I want you near me. Preferably under me for hours at a time.”
Bloody hell.
Trelain smoothed a hand down his arm to try to control the goosebumps.
The man chuckled. “I think that sounds good to you.”
A little distance was required. Trelain stepped back.
“You are more than persuasive, uh, Daniel, but you also impress me as a man who
is used to getting what he wants. Perhaps I don’t enjoy being one of a
multitude.” Yes, he was being flirtatious, but it was also true. Maybe part of
the appeal of the reporter had been that he wasn’t usually attracted to men.
Trelain liked being special. Hell, who didn’t?
Daniel very discreetly ran his fingers up Trelain’s arm.
Good. He wasn’t trying to make a show of possession. “It’s true, my friend,
that I have had many brief encounters in my past. I don’t think you know
anything about me—why would you? But others will delight in telling you of my
peccadilloes, so I might as well come clean. That was the past, however. I have
not been in a relationship of any kind for many months. I am weary of the game.
I want someone special in my life, and you, my friend, are very special.”
Trelain smiled. His thoughts had been answered. He opened
his mouth to speak, but Terrebone put up a hand. “One more thing. I won’t rush
you or crowd you. I would love to have you come to my home as a guest with no
strings attached.”
Trelain cleared his throat. “I am dancing three nights
this week, and I believe Laguna Beach is some distance from here.”
“About an hour. But you’re free on Thursday, I believe?”
“Why don’t you pack your bathing suit”—he gave that
charming, lecherous grin— “or not, and I’ll send a car for you after your
performance. I’ll have a massage therapist standing by, my chef will prepare
all your favorite foods, and you can have a quiet vacation for a few days.”
Suddenly, Trelain was too tired for banter. A vacation
sounded like heaven, and if it was with this beautiful man, all the better. He
might have a thing for that silly reporter, but it was a stupid, fruitless
crush. This man was handsome, rich, and seemed sincere. And he knew he was gay.
A huge improvement. “I would love to come.”
Daniel looked surprised, then delighted. “You are a world
of surprises, Cavalier. I like that in a man.”
Trelain sipped the last of his champagne and glanced at
the still-milling crowd of patrons. He sighed. “And now I must continue my role
as money-grubber-in-chief.” He bowed slightly. “If you’ll excuse me.”
“Oh, one more thing. Please give this to Allison.”
Terrebone handed him a scrap of paper. It said IOU $1,000,000.
“Fucking hell.”
“Not enough? I just wanted Allison to know I hadn’t been
wasting your precious time.”
Trelain carefully folded the paper. He laughed all the
way back to the group of donors surrounding the anxious program director.



About the Author

Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her best­selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul­mate husband and her soul­mate 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”!

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Tackling The Tight End

(Long Pass Chronicles Series, #3)

By Tara Lain


Everyone wants the best for SCU student and tight end, Raven Nez—and they know exactly what that is. Enter the NFL draft, become a big football hero, promote his tribe’s casino, and make a lot of money to help people on the reservation. Just one problem. Raven really wants to work with gay kids, and while he loves his tribe and likes football, his visions for the future don’t mesh with theirs. Then the casino board hires a talented student filmmaker to create ads for the tribal business and asks Raven to work with him. But the filmmaker is Dennis Hascomb, a guy with so much to hide and a life so ugly it’s beyond Raven’s understanding. Still he’s drawn to Dennis’s pain and incredible ability to survive. Captivated by Raven’s stories of the two-spirited and by the amazing joy of finally having a friend, Dennis knows he has to break free from everything he’s ever been taught was good—but that’s a struggle that could kill him and Raven, too. Is there a chance for “the great red hope” and the “whitest guy on earth”? A future for the serpent and the raven?

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Raven laid out paper plates with pizza, two Cokes, and a
bowl of potato chips on a box he used for a coffee table in front of the couch.
He set them up so that Dennis either had to sit on the floor—not too
comfortable, considering it was very worn carpet—or sit beside Raven. Maybe he
could get Dennis to relax a little.
The movie started, and Dennis took a bite of cheese and
artichoke hearts. He sighed and closed his eyes for a second.
Raven smiled. “Good?”
“Oh yeah. I always have dinner with my parents, which
means I never get to eat anything normal.”
“They must really have bought into all that crap about
eating together keeps the family together.”
“Yeah.” He pointed at the screen. “Okay, so you know this
was partly an homage to the old western serials, right?”
Raven wrote in the air as he said, “Cowboooooys in
“Exactly. But it goes a lot deeper. It’s a real Biblical
epic battle of good versus evil. I mean Luke, right? This is the book of Luke.
And the Force. Interesting that most of the ordinary dumb bad guys make fun of
the ancient religion, but Darth Vader knows and uses the Force. That’s what
makes him so powerful. Darth, of course, is a play on Dark, and all the Darths
in the series are the most dangerous villains.”
“Vader is short for invader?”
“I think that’s where it came from, but did you know that
vader means father in Dutch?” He
laughed. “They probably weren’t so surprised at the whole ‘Luke’s father’
revelation in the Netherlands.”
“No kidding?”
Dennis leaned forward for a piece of pepperoni pizza just
as Raven grabbed for the same one. Their hands touched as they both held the
crust. Raven grinned. “If they did this in a movie, you’d probably say it was
contrived, right? Could never happen. The director should get a more original
idea to get them together.”
“Yeah.” Raven heard Dennis swallow.
“So now that you have us here, director Hascomb, what do
you plan to do with us?”
Dennis swallowed again, lifted his thumb, and gently rubbed
Raven’s little finger.
Well damn, he’d had a fair amount of sex in his
twenty-one years, but nothing had ever dived straight to his dick quite as fast
as that gentle caress. “Man, you do it for me.”
“I-I do?”
“Yeah. That’s no demand or even request. I just want you
to know.”
“What’s it like to kiss a guy?”
Their fingers stroked and twined. Nothing else moved if he
didn’t count the expanding of cocks. “I don’t know. It’s great. Maybe not that
different from kissing a girl. More stubble, I guess.” Raven wiped his other
hand across his chin. “But not from me. No beard.”
“I’ve never kissed a girl. I tried to have sex a couple
times but skipped the kissing part.”
“Well, hell, man. That means—”
On the screen, the 3-D projection of Princess Leia popped
out of the communication device in R2-D2. Dennis stared at their linked hands.
“Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi—”
Raven joined in. “You’re our only hope.” He reached a
hand around Dennis’s head and pulled him closer, then pressed half-open lips to
Dennis’s closed mouth. Stroking gently, he persuaded those full pink lips apart
and slipped his tongue slightly between. Dennis startled, but Raven held his
head just tight enough to keep them in contact, but not so tight as to scare
Dennis shivered, made a little gurgling sound in his
throat, brought his hands up against Raven’s shoulders, and then—some dam gave
way. He dissolved in Raven’s arms, even wrapping his own around Raven’s chest,
and oh God, his mouth opened, accepting all of Raven’s tongue. Sweet. As Raven’s tongue slid in, Dennis
sucked. Jesus, Raven practically came just from the heat of that suction.



“Hi. I’ve been trying to reach you.”
Those blue-green eyes flicked all over the room. “Sorry.
I was so busy. When I found I had this short window, I just came here. I
figured you’d be tied up, so I didn’t bother you.”
Raven crossed his arms. “What’s going on?”
“What?” Dennis swallowed hard.
“Come on.” Raven took his arm and pulled. Dennis pulled
back, but Raven was stronger, and Dennis obviously didn’t want to make a scene,
so he walked as if it was his idea. Raven pushed the side door open and half
guided, half hauled Dennis out to the smoking patio, where no smokers were
currently hanging out. He dropped him in a chair and pulled another one over
beside him. “Talk.”
Dennis crossed his arms. “About what, Raven? I don’t have
much time, and I need to get some more footage.”
“I don’t care if you never get another inch of video
That got his attention. “What?”
“Two days ago you and I were dissecting Pulp Fiction and planning a video for
the Gay Youth Shelter. Now you won’t look me in the eye. What happened?”
He shook his head but said nothing.
“Dennis? I’m serious. I’m not going to work with you like
Again he just shook his head, but damn, were those tears?
Raven reached out and touched his hand. Dennis yanked his
hand back into his own lap.
“Come on.”
Dennis blinked. “Where?”
“We’re going for a walk.” He extended his hand. Dennis
didn’t take it, but he stood. Raven started walking, and Dennis fell in beside
The casino stood on a patch of land that abutted a flood
control channel. They’d planted bushes and trees in a strip along the channel
to make it a pleasant walkway, with benches here and there. Since it was a
weekday, nobody was out. Raven ambled quietly for about fifteen minutes. Dennis
walked beside him but hardly seemed relaxed. His shoulders bowed, and he stared
at his feet. Finally Raven flopped down onto one of the benches. For a couple of
minutes Dennis stayed standing, but then he gave in and sat.
Raven picked up a small rock and tossed it. “Want to talk
about it?”
Dennis shook his head again.
“Something bad happened.” He didn’t make it a question.
“I guess.”
“Did I offend you in some way?”
His head snapped up. “No. No way, man.”
“But I must be involved somehow, or you wouldn’t be
avoiding me.”
“Kind of. I mean, indirectly.”
“Would it make a difference if I said I promise to be
discreet? Tell nobody unless you say it’s okay?”
“You know, don’t you?”
Raven shrugged. “No. I’m just thinking about what might
be upsetting you.”
“I think I’m gay.”
Raven smiled. “Two-spirited.”
Dennis cracked a half grin. “Did you guess that?”
“Maybe a little.”
“Do I look like a fag?”
Raven glanced at him sideways. “Remember who you’re talking
“Sorry. I just thought it might be like a big neon sign
on my head or something.”
“No. But I’m not usually attracted to straight men.”
Dennis’s head swung toward Raven in an arc. “Uh, do you,
I mean, uh—”
“Am I attracted to you? Yes, very.”
“Holy shit.” The H
came out in a long breath.
Raven looked over. “Does that idea appeal to you?”
“I think so.”
Not a ringing
. “So that’s why I thought there was a chance you were gay. I
sensed the attraction between us. That’s all.”
“All? Jesus, that’s kind of amazing.”
Better. “So is
that why you’ve been avoiding me?”
Dennis nodded. “Kind of. Being gay isn’t really
convenient for me.” He laughed, but it didn’t sound funny.
“Have you got a girlfriend?”
“No. Parents.”
“I know about that.”
That look of pain blinked in his eyes and was gone.
“So why do you think you’re gay?”
He frowned. “I thought you said I was.”
Raven grinned. “My word isn’t law on this subject. I just
said I thought you might be since I feel a pull between us. But maybe you’re
straight and I just think you’re gorgeous.”
Dennis swallowed. “Thank you. I think. I’ve kind of
suspected for a while. I don’t much like girls. Like that, I mean. Never have.
But I’ve never been with a guy.”
Raven smiled. “Are you asexual, or do you jerk off a
He looked uncomfortable, but before Raven could tell him
not to answer, he said, “I spank the monkey when I can.” He breathed. Weird.
Most young guys jerked off all the time. Dennis raised his head. “But I’m not
asexual. I’m definitely attracted to guys.”
“Surprised you haven’t done anything about it. I’m sure
you’ve had interest.”
He stared at his hands. “It’s complicated.”
“Look, just because you think you’re gay doesn’t mean you
have to start cruising West Hollywood. Take it slow. It’s your life, man. Live
it like you want.” He should listen to his own advice.
“I wish.” Apparently they had that in common.
Birds chirped and breezes blew, but Dennis looked like he
was at the bottom of a well with no ladder.
Raven put a firm hand on Dennis’s arm. Dennis jumped, but
Raven didn’t move. “Hey, I like you. We have to work together. Let’s just be
friends and not worry about the rest, okay?”
“Really?” He looked up with pleading eyes.
“Yeah. What do you think, I have to jump your bones just
because you’re pretty? We have two videos to make, right? Maybe, if you’ve got
time, we have some movies to see and shit.” Raven grinned.
For a second he thought Dennis might cry. Instead he
smiled like he’d witnessed the second coming. “I’d like that, man.”
“Good. So would I. Now let’s get back to the buffet and
video it right before we eat some of it, okay?”
Dennis smiled, but as they walked, he wiped a hand across
his eyes.


The Long Pass Chronicles Series



About the Author
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her best­selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft. She lives with her soul­mate husband and her soul­mate 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”!

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F.A.S.T. Balls received 5 Hearts in its review at The Romance Studio which makes it eligible for The Five Heart Sweetheart — your favorite 5 Heart Review! Would you check it out please and consider voting — for whichever review appeals! Of course, F.A.S.T. Balls is on there for your consideration! Here’s the Link. People can VOTE through Sunday at midnight EST.


If you are HERE for Thankfully Naughty Blog Hop, please Click HERE. 

The reviewer said —

“All I can say is Ms. Lain has done it again! She has created a story with all these different characters and we experience their hopes, fears and their growth. I actually had to put the book down for a few days as it was so intense. This is a great story! ”

Which makes my day everyday!  Thank you so much for letting me pimp my book! *hugs* And thank you for making F.A.S.T. Balls a big success!

5 Hearts for F.A.S.T. Balls! Stars for Cataclysmic Shift!


Thank you for participating in the Home for the Holidays Blog Hop. I’ll be figuring out the winner on my blog today and announcing it on my Home Page. Stay tuned.

Lots of excitement in the review department and i thought i’d share it with you. Yesterday, I heard that F.A.S.T. Balls received 5 Hearts at The Romance Studio! This is a huge honor and i’m thrilled. The book becomes eligible for the Five Heart Sweetheart and, next week, i’ll ask you to VOTE! Teresa at TRS said —

“All I can say is Ms. Lain has done it again! She has createdrevbytrs a story with all these different characters and we experience their hopes, fears and their growth. I actually had to put the book down for a few days as it was so intense. This is a great story!”

I’ve been privileged to have a number of books reviewed by TRS, but this may be the first book in the Balls to the Wall Series! Yahoo! Want to see the whole review? Click HERE.

TL_AT#3_cataclysmicshift_coverinCataclysmic Shift is also racking up the honors. It’s a FINALIST in the Rainbow Awards. The winners will be announced the beginning of December and it’s up against really stiff competition, but it’s so great to have made the finals.

Then Cataclysmic Shift was Joyfully Recommended at Joyfully Reviewed. Reviewer Jo said,

“I absolutely loved how it all turned out so that everyone JoyfullyRecommendedreceived a happy ending.  There was so much with the emotions, friendships, danger, suspense and, of course, the many kinds of love that I found between the pages of Cataclysmic Shift that I had to Joyfully Recommend this story as a must read.”

And to top it off, Sensual Reads gave Cataclysmic Shift 41/2 Stars and said:

“Tara Lain is a talented writer to be able to pull so many different emotions from us as we immerse ourselves in The Aloysius Tales 3: Cataclysmic Shift.  Don’t miss this or the first two either.”

So it’s been a very happy couple weeks! If you’ve missed either of these books, you can buy them here–

Thank you so much for coming by! Big Backlist Weekend is coming this week. Don’t miss it. : )

2.3.4 and 1! You’ve Made F.A.S.T. Balls a Winner!


If you’re here for the Stud-a-Thon Hop with it’s basket of goodies, Click HERE. In addition to this Hop, there’s the Great Equinox New Release Hop where you can WIN a Kindle Fire and a $100 GC plus book, books, books. Click HERE! For the Sunset on Summer Fun Hop where you can WIN a Kindle Fire or a Nook HD, Click HERE. And be sure to scroll down and enter to win a book from Selena Illyria!

I just wanted to pause in our hopping and tell you all the wonderful news on F.A.S.T. Balls! The book looks like this on Amazon:

At All Romance eBooks, F.A.S.T. Balls is–

Sales Rank
#1 of 50 on the Bestseller List for the entire site — not just gay romance. But it’s also #4 in gay romance!

If you don’t yet have your copy, LOL, you can buy the book at Amazon   ARe    B&N

The Blog Tour is going on as we speak! And at every stop you can read a bit more about 9981892_sthis new book. Thanks to all the fabulous hosts! Here’s the schedule:

Blog Tour hosts —

9/23 – Smexy Fab Four – Spotlight

9/24 – Cup O Porn – Spotlight

9/25 – Reviews by Crystal – Spotlight/Guest post

9/26 – Books Books More Books – Character Interview

9/27 – Kay Berrisford – Guest Post

9/28 – Z.A. Maxfield – Spotlight

9/29 – AJ Williams – Adding Spice to Life – Spotlight/Review

9/30 – Babes in Boyland – Spotlight/guest post

10/1 – Buffy’s Ramblings – Review

10/2 – Bad Barb’s Reviews – Spotlight/Reviewmeninwaterkissing

10/3 – Wicked Readings by Tawania – Spotlight

10/4 – Love of Bookends – Spotlight/Review

10/5 – Bibliophilic Rambligs of a Bookworm – Review

10/6 – Milly Taiden – Spotlight/Guest post

At every stop on the tour you’ll find the Rafflecopter where you can win some great prizes.  Or you can enter HERE!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you so much, everyone, for making this book a success. I’m honored that you’re enjoying it! *hugs*  : )

100th Sunday Snog! WIN F.A.S.T. Balls — one day only


Hi– In keeping with this absolutely INSANE month of Hops, parties, and prizes, today we are celebrating the 100th Sunday Snog of my pal, Victoria Blisse. This is a one day Hop, so act FAST! And i mean Fast because you can WIN F.A.S.T. Balls!

Meanwhile, we still have Hop Craziness going on with the Great Equinox New Release Hop where you can WIN a Kindle Fire and a $100 GC plus book, books, books. Click HERE! For the Sunset on Summer Fun Hop where you can WIN a Kindle Fire or a Nook HD, Click HERE.

The other thing going on, of course, is the release of my enemies-to-lovers, firefighter romance, F.A.S.T. Balls. If you scroll down the page, you’ll see the Blog Tour schedule for this new release which starts tomorrow — Monday, September 23rd.

100th Sunday Snog! What a celebration. One hundred posts of the sweetest, hottest, simplest and most imaginative kisses ever. Here’s what you can WIN TODAY ONLY!

  • An ecopy of my new release, F.A.S.T. Balls, in your choice of format!

To WIN it, leave me a comment on this post. (For the other hops follow the links above. On this post, Sunday Snog only!) And please like my Facebook Page  AND please Like my Amazon Page. The Like symbol is in the upper right.

TaraLain_FastBalls_453Here is my Sunday Snog! It’s from F.A.S.T. Balls and no one has read this scene except those who have read the book! First the blurb:

A hot, gay firefighter could send Mick’s life up in flames…

 Firefighter and surfing champion Jerry Wallender is a member of FAST—the Firefighter Assist and Search Team. But while the rest of the world thinks he’s a hero, he just doesn’t see it. He keeps falling for these intellectual guys who wind up making him feel dumb and needy. On top of that, Mick Cassidy, super-gorgeous firefighter and total homophobe, makes Jerry’s life miserable with his slurs. Until the night of the Firefighter’s Ball, when Jerry offers Mick a helping hand and gets a hand job in return.

 Mick Cassidy is great at fighting fires and solving math problems. But he’s rotten with people—until he meets Jerry, the nicest, kindest man he’s ever known. Raised by a gay-hating preacher, Mick grew up despising men like Jerry. He’s never wanted a woman, but he can’t stop thinking about the strong, sexy firefighter and what they shared at the Firefighter’s Ball. Does that make him gay? And if he’s gay, what will happen to his whole, carefully constructed life?



“Do guys kiss?”

Where did that come from? “You mean like gay guys? Sure, just like straight guys do.”

“I’ve kissed a girl.”

He almost laughed since it sounded like a song. No, Mick was deadly serious. “I’m sure you have.”

And then all hell broke loose.

Mick stepped forward and grabbed Jerry’s face in his big hands. Jeez, he couldn’t even catch a breath. Mick’s lips descended and all of a sudden Jerry had warm mouth and hot tongue all over the place.

What the hell? He froze. Should he pull back? No, he couldn’t insult Mick. That could hurt him. Umm. Besides, that tongue was suh-weet! He opened a crack, and weirdly Mick took full advantage, pressing into the recesses of Jerry’s mouth.

Well, hell. Andres’s kiss hadn’t really done it for him, but this? Everything about Mick, physically at least, suited Jerry down to the ground. He was bigger, stronger. Jerry could feel his biceps straining through the material of his uniform. His mouth tasted like heaven. He even smelled like Jerry’s idea of a good time. Kind of clean and musky at the same time.

How was this happening? No idea. Should he be doing this? No. Did he care? He should. Yes, he should. But then Mick moaned and pulled Jerry into his body tight. The last of the alcohol fumes from his little binge earlier drifted into his brain. Oh shit. Ruined. Jerry wrapped his arms around Mick’s neck and kissed him back like he wasn’t tongue fucking the biggest homophobe on the planet.


Happy snogging! If you’d like to know more about F.A.S.T. Balls and win some 9981892_sprizes, please follow my Blog Tour. Here’s the schedule:

Blog Tour hosts

9/23 – Smexy Fab Four – Spotlight

9/24 – Cup O Porn – Spotlight

9/25 – Reviews by Crystal – Spotlight/Guest post

9/26 – Books Books More Books – Character Interview

9/27 – Kay Berrisford – Guest Post

9/28 – Z.A. Maxfield – Spotlight

9/29 – AJ Williams – Adding Spice to Life – Spotlight/Review

9/30 – Babes in Boyland – Spotlight/guest post

10/1 – Buffy’s Ramblings – Review

10/2 – Bad Barb’s Reviews – Spotlight/Review

10/3 – Wicked Readings by Tawania – Spotlight

10/4 – Love of Bookends – Spotlight/Review

10/5 – Bibliophilic Rambligs of a Bookworm – Review

10/6 – Milly Taiden – Spotlight/Guest post

To get to the other Blogs in the Sunday snog, Please Click HERE!

Please leave me a comment to WIN a copy of F.A.S.T. Balls. This is a one day contest, so act fast, please. And enter the other great hops too! Thank you for coming by. : )

F.A.S.T. Balls Cover is Revealed! It’s Yummy!

Hi everyone — F.A.S.T. Balls releases September 20th!!! Be sure to sign up for the Facebook Launch Party HERE. And here’s the F.A.S.T. Balls cover —


F.A.S.T. stands for Firefighter Assist and Search Team. This is an enemies-to-lovers firefighter romance.

Firefighter and surfing champion, Jerry Wallender, looks like a hero to the world, but he can’t see it. He keeps falling for these intellectual guys who end up making him feel dumb and unneeded.  On top of that, Mick Cassidy, super-gorgeous firefighter and total homophobe, makes Jerry’s life miserable with his slurs. Then one day Mick’s nice to Jerry and, at the Firefighter’s Ball, Jerry offers a helping hand and ends up with a hand-job. What the hell is going on?

Mick Cassidy is great with fighting fires and solving math problems but rotten with people. Raised by a gay-hating preacher, Mick’s carefully constructed world of gay bashing starts to crumble when he meets Jerry, the nicest, kindest man he’s ever known.  Mick’s never wanted a woman and can’t stop thinking about sex with Jerry. In fact, he can’t stop doing it. Does that make him gay? And if he’s gay, what happens to his whole life? A hook-up between sweet Jerry and mean Mick might be total disaster — or the smartest idea Jerry ever had.

See you at the Party!  : )