Its Here!!! LOVE YOU SO HARD is now available!! #NewReRelease #TaraLain

Woohooo!! Love You So Hard is now available!!

Hi! I’m so happy to tell you that one of my most popular stories of all time, Love You So Hard, is now re-released from Dreamspinner. Happily, this will be the first in a series of new loosely connected romances called the Love You So stories. Love You So Hard was first written for the MM Romance Group on Goodreads and i’ll always be grateful to them for posting the photo of the sassy T-shirt that said, I Would Bottom You So Hard that became the inspiration for this tale of a guy who thinks he’s a loser until he meets the tutor who teaches him to top his life. Hope you enjoy it.

Blurb:
A Love You So Story

Craig Elson’s life has hit rock bottom. Even though he’s one of the best strategic planners around, a more confident guy takes credit for his work, and despite being a good-looking man, he suffers insults from the slimiest creep at the bar. Taking care of his beloved mom, who has Alzheimer’s, uses all his funds, leaving him in a plain, depressing car… and a plain, depressing life.

Until he sees gorgeous grad student Jesse Randall and his T-shirt that reads “I Would Bottom You So Hard.” The message seeps into Craig’s soul, and he asks Jesse to teach him to top.

Jesse’s had his eye on the quiet hottie who comes into the coffee shop, and he’s more than eager to perfect his tutoring. He sets out to get Craig a new job, a new apartment, and a new life so far outside plain and depressing that it’s unrecognizable.The problem is, Craig loves his lessons—and his teacher—too much to want to graduate. How can Craig reach the top without losing his sassy bottom?

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Excerpt

 

Five more minutes.

Craig took a sip of his latte and forced himself to lean against the coffee shop wall and stare at his phone screen. If the guy didn’t come in five minutes, he had to leave and get to work.

This was a huge day. That promotion would make the difference in—well, everything. But the guy was his good-luck charm. He really didn’t want to miss him. Maybe the kid would wear that shirt stretched across his lean chest. Craig swallowed hard and sipped the coffee.

Craig looked up as the door opened, then sighed softly when he saw a woman with two kids. The little boy and girl were pulling on her arms and yelling at each other. She got in line and let the two kids go. The boy grabbed for his sister, missed, flew across the store, and smashed into Craig’s legs. Craig grabbed his latte, dropped his phone, coffee splashed, and he jumped back to keep it off his suit. The woman behind him hollered and pushed him as his foot sank down on her toe.

Turning, he came face-to-face with her frown. He mirrored it. “I’m so sorry!”

A scream ricocheted off the walls, Craig looked back to see the kid in a heap on the floor, yelling his lungs out as people stared at Craig like he was a child molester.

The mother rushed over, grabbed the kid up in her arms, and carried him back to the line. No apology, no recognition of Craig’s existence. Jesus, what the hell was he? Invisible? He knew the answer to that one. His father had certainly told him often enough. With a sigh he reached down for his phone. Somehow it wasn’t broken.

He glanced at the door and then at his watch. Damn. Two more minutes.

People in the line chatted as they waited for Ida and Will to serve them. Craig didn’t actually know Ida and Will, but he’d heard him—the kid in the T-shirt—say their names a couple of times.

Thirty seconds. Come on—

The door pushed open. Oh yes, thank you, God. Every time, it was like some commercial on television for perfume or something. Time slowed down. The guy’s long, black-denim-clad leg stretched through the door, the fabric tightening across his thigh muscles. Another step and the jeans cupped his package like a jeweler showing off a diamond. The guy wasn’t real tall. Maybe five foot ten—inches shorter than Craig—but he added up to Craig’s idea of perfection.

That face. Half god, half elf. On the one hand, he had high cheekbones and a nicely shaped jaw. Real architectural. But that was in total contrast to the bright, crinkly eyes, the turned-up nose, and dishwater-blond hair that looked like it had been hacked into submission with a lawnmower—a very sexy lawnmower.

Craig sighed. Above the jeans, the guy wore a windbreaker with the hem of a white polo shirt sticking out. No black T-shirt. No shirt of Craig’s dreams. The shirt that ran through his mind as he sat at his desk working out strategic plans.

The one that said I Would Bottom You So Hard.

The kid had only worn it once that Craig had seen. That was all it took. Sure, he would have noticed this guy no matter what. He was that delicious. But he was also maybe twenty-one or twenty-two, which was at least four or five years too young for Craig. But the shirt. He saw it and the promise seeped right into his heart. His soul.

I would bottom you so hard. Damn, no one ever let Craig top. In thirty-two years of life, he’d never once topped. Even though he was tall, there was just something about him that screamed Shove my feet over my head and fuck me. Hell, he wasn’t complaining exactly. At least he got fucked—sometimes. But nobody thought of him as a top. Anywhere. He wasn’t even sure he bottomed hard.

The kid danced in the line. He didn’t have earbuds in, so he must be dancing to the music in his head. Craig glanced at his watch. He should go, but it was hard to leave that flexing ass. What would it be like to push his cock into that cute crack outlined between the denim pockets?

Whoa! He adjusted his suit coat over his bulge.

The kid’s pretty voice sang out—a little high but still real masculine. “Hey, Ida, babes. Do you have three caramel macchiatos for me, puh-leez?”

The older woman, heavyset, wearing an apron over her jeans and shirt, laughed. “For you, sweetheart, anything.”

Man, that was the truth. This was one of those genetically gifted charmers.

The man he’d heard called Will, who seemed like the owner of the coffee shop, leaned over the other end of the counter and waved. And then he said it. First time Craig had heard it. “Hi, Jesse. How you doin’, kid?”

Jesse. Jesse. Jesse. Perfect name.

 

KNIGHT OF OCEAN AVENUE Reaches 2000 Ratings on Goodreads

Knight of Ocean Avenue 400x600Hi! It’s a milestone i’ve been tracking, so i thought i’d share it with you. Knight of Ocean Avenue is my top selling book of all time. It came out in May of 2015 and just hit 2000 Ratings on Goodreads. Obviously, most people who read a book never rate or review it, but some do (we’re happy to say). Knight of Ocean Avenue reached this milestone before any of my other books, so it seems like a cause to say yahoooo! Knight of Ocean Avenue Reaches 2000 Ratings. Thanks to all who have read it. I’m honored and delighted that it’s been so well received. Thank you so much!! If you’d like to read an excerpt from the book, Click HERE.

Speaking of books, my new novel Tackling the Tight End releases on TacklingTheTightEnd-400January 15th! Only a week to go. If you’d like to read an excerpt or pre-order the book Click HERE. I hope you enjoy this book. It’s one of my faves.

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 — https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/20149-m-m-romance 

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

3-N 5-N 7-N 9-N 14-N 18-N 26-N 29-N 30-N 39-N 41-N

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

How to Get Ready to Read Sinders and Ash

SindersAndAsh-400x600Hi! On October 14th, the first book in my contemporary fantasy series, The Pennymaker Tales, re-releases. It’s called Sinders and Ash. It is re-edited and has a fabulous new cover since the first edition, but is essentially the same story i released previously. I was re-reading some of the reviews and noticed people tend to either love this story madly, smile and shrug at the cuteness, OR take the story MUCH too seriously!  LOL. Some people critique the story as if it were one of my contemporaries. That’s fair. It is contemporary, BUT remember it’s a contemporary fantasy. I mean, look at that cover, folks!  LOL. It could maybe happen — but it’s not likely, any more than the Cinderella type stories on which it’s based could happen. Still, the people who will love this series are the ones who wish it would happen. The pure romantics.

Sinders and Ash is based on a Cinderella trope. It’s not a parody in any way, but it draws on the themes of the story that has captivated readers in virtually every country in the world. The theme of Cinderella is quality unrecognized and hidden. Sinders and Ash reflects that theme. It also incorporates the idea of the abused innocent.

I hope you’ll enjoy this story and the other books in the series that will follow. Keep the fairy tale romance in your life and Read Sinders and Ash!

Have you by any chance read the original edition of Sinders and Ash? And if you did, did you rate and/or review the book on Goodreads? If so, you can move your review to the new edition with the beautiful new cover. Here is the link to the new page.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26310309-sinders-and-ash

And to read an excerpt from Sinders and Ash, click HERE.

Ready for a Kiss? New Years Kisses Are Coming!

nykp2014_mmHi everyone! Thank you for turning out to welcome Amy Lane to my blog this past weekend. I’ll post the winners sometime today on my homepage. Good luck!

Now get ready for even more serious fun. New Years Kisses starts TOMORROW! This is three days of wonderful, romantic, sexy kisses from more than 55 authors and the chance to win big bundles of books and gift cards. There will be MM, MF, MMF, and other kinds of kisses, so something for everyone. All the kisses are on three blogs — mine, Kay Berrisford’s and Angel Payne’s. So not too much work to read them all! You only have to enter once but if you want to, you can enter multiple times fro extra chances to win.

FavAT_Author.NWhile you’re here, i want to mention how honored i am to have been nominated in several categories at the Goodreads MM Romance Readers Choice Awards. Be sure to VOTE by Dec 31st.

PackorthePanther[The]LGSee you tomorrow. Oh, and don’t forget. January 8th — The Pack or the Panther will be RELEASED!!  : )