Beauty, Inc. by Tara Lain in French #BeautyandtheBeast

Hi. a quick note to let you know that the super popular Pennymaker Tale, Beauty, Inc. will be released in French on Feb. 27th. This is my homage to Beauty and the Beast in contemporary, gay romance parlance. Every Pennymaker Tale is a standalone book, united only by one character — Mr. Pennymaker. They can be read in any order.

Les contes de Pennymaker, numéro hors série

La beauté se limite-t-elle à notre apparence extérieure ?

Le docteur Robert Belleterre, surnommé Belle, a trois grandes passions dans la vie : les plantes, sa meilleure amie, Judy, et son “bébé” : un projet de nouvelle crème pour le visage qu’il a mis au point afin d’aider au développement du petit commerce de cosmétiques de son père.

Malheureusement pour lui, son père est un alcoolique notoire, accro aux jeux, et après une fatidique partie de poker durant laquelle il a parié son propre fils, Belle se retrouve à la merci de Magnus Strong, le PDG de Beauty Inc., la plus grande société de cosmétiques des États-Unis. Magnus Strong est réputé pour son apparence effroyable et son visage couvert de cicatrices, plus proche de la bête que de l’homme.

Du jour au lendemain, Belle est arraché à sa propre vie, et enfermé dans le gigantesque appartement d’un certain monsieur Pennymaker, un endroit à la décoration ahurissante. Très vite, et malgré lui, Belle développe une attirance incontrôlable pour le charismatique Magnus Strong. Révolté par ses propres sentiments, il les refoule avec force, mais plus le temps passe, et plus la bonté et l’humilité de Magnus lui font oublier son terrible visage. Et lorsque la famille de Belle décide contre toute attente de venir mettre son nez dans cette affaire, le destin se retourne contre lui et menace de faire voler en éclats le bonheur fragile qu’il a cousu avec sa tendre bête…

Pre-order at Dreamspinner Press

If you read in French, I hope this will be a treat!

How About Some DRIVEN SNOW — in French? #Blanccommeneige #TaraLain

Hi — I’m so delighted to tell you that my second Pennymaker Tale, Driven Snow, my homage to Snow White in contemporary gay romance, has been released in French Translation. Blanc Comme Neige just released today in France and last i checked was #3 in fantasy romance in the French Kindle store. You can see it HERE.

This was a fun book to write. Do you realize just how violent Snow White is?! I researched poisons that are undetectable, how to get out of a car underwater, how to fight off a knife attack, and how to bring on anaphylactic shock all for this book. LOL.This is a new adult romance with heroes in college. The chess nerd meets the football quarterback.

If you read in French, check out Blanc Comme Neige. If now, you’ll find Driven Snow HERE.

Taylor Maid in French! Une Mariee sur Mesure Released. #taralain #marriageofconvenience

Hi — I’m so excited that my popular marriage of convenience, boy-masquerades-as-a-girl romance, Taylor Maid, is releasing today in French. Une Mariee sur Mesure stars Taylor, a billionaire’s son who will lose his inheritance if he doesn’t marry by his birthday —  the next day! He desperately needs a candidate and settles on the hotel maid — who isn’t quite what she seems!

You can buy Une Mariee sur Mesure at FRENCH AMAZON

Amazon US —ée-mesure-Dreamspun-Desires-Français-ebook/dp/B0739LW9W3/ 

Dreamspinner Press —

And other major outlets!

Cinderella Trope in French! Les Braises sous la Cendre by Tara Lain

Hi — I’m so excited to announce the release of my popular Cinderella trope novella, Sinders and Ash, in French. The title is Les Braises sous la Cendre. This book is the first of my Pennymaker Tales, a series that pays homage to our favorite fairy tales and children’s stories as contemporary romances.

Here is the link to the French Kindle Store. HERE!

The US Kindle Store HERE

Dreamspinner Press HERE

Here’s an excerpt. Please note, this is from the ENGLISH edition.

Housekeeper Mark Sintorella (Sinders) works diligently at a resort hotel while designing clothes anonymously, hoping to get into fashion school. Then his carefully planned life is upended with the arrival of Ashford Armitage, son of the fifth richest man in America—and the most beautiful guy Mark has ever seen. Ash must find a wife or he’ll lose his grandfather’s inheritance, and he settles on Bitsy Fanderel. But secretly Ash is gay, and the guy who cleans the fireplaces sets his heart ablaze.

 Further stirring the pot is the little elf of a man, Carstairs Pennymaker, who has Mark wearing his own designs and masquerading as a girl to impress the fashion investors in the hotel. When the clock strikes twelve, two beautiful princesses line up for the wedding—but one isn’t a woman. Will the slipper fit? Only Mr. Pennymaker knows for sure.

The soft knock reminded him of a cue in a bad play. He knew who it was and knew he shouldn’t answer. That insane little man gave him hope when he knew he had no hope. Only hard work. But dammit, he liked Mr. Pennymaker.

He huffed, dragged himself off the bed, cleared the couple of steps to the door, pulled it open, and headed right back to the bed and curled into a ball.

“Helloooo, my boy. How are you this lovely day?” The chirpy voice paused, and Mark peeked at him from his armadillo-like position. Mr. Pennymaker had his hands on his knees and was gazing at Mark. Yes, he was an elf. “Hmm. I gather we are not tip-top?”

Mark shook his head. “No, sir.”

“What seems to be the problem?”

“Don’t really want to talk about it.”

“Might as well. I want to listen.”

He had a point. Mark needed another angle of vision. “I did something very bad.”

The dark suit Pennymaker was wearing today would have been conservative but for the bright pink vest and the gardenia in his buttonhole. He sat on the rickety chair. “Would you like to tell me about it?”

Mark sat up. Would he? There was something about the man. Like he was on Mark’s side no matter what. Mark had never had that feeling… at least not since his mom died. It made no sense. Mr. Pennymaker was a stranger, but there it was. “Well, you see, Richard the Bastard tried to force himself on me, and I was so—”

“Hold on! What happened?”

“Oh, the bastard sous chef finally quit perving on me and decided to do the deed. He didn’t get to hurt me because Armitage—you know, the rich guy—came to my rescue. And now I know I’m going to get fired any minute, and I really need this job, and I don’t know what I’ll do if they give me a bad referral.”

“Now, now, even Herman Marcusi won’t fire a man for avoiding rape.”

“No, you don’t understand. Because I was really upset. See, I had this thing happen and I guess I went into flashbacks or something, but I was pretty messed up, and Armitage tried to help me and, shit, I kissed him.”

The man grinned. “Kissed him?”

“Yeah.” Mark returned to armadillohood.

Mr. Pennymaker’s voice dripped with amusement. “I’m sure you were grateful.”

Didn’t he get it? Mark sat up. “No! I kissed him kissed him, like, with tongue and, you know.”

The grin got bigger. “I’m sure you were very grateful.”

Mark sighed. “Maybe. But I imagine he’s reporting it to Marcusi right now and I’ll be out on my ass by tomorrow.”

“Maybe he enjoyed it.”

Hell, he hadn’t thought of that. The guy had seemed shocked, but he hadn’t worked very hard to get away. After all, Mark wasn’t exactly Mighty Joe Young. Still, the look on his face…. “I doubt it. Hell, you can’t do anything good with Sinders and Ash.”


Thank you for visiting. Remember, Return of the Chauffeur’s Son releases June 2nd. Pre-order HERE.

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 — 




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. 

Have fun and talk soon! : )