Top 10 Inter-Cultural Movie Romances. #BleuBalls #TaraLain

Hi!. Bleu Balls is coming! It releases Jan 9th. While Intercultural romance is only a minor theme in the book, in fact one of my couples is inter-racial. I’ve written a number of intercultural romances in Canning the Center, Tackling the Tight End, Knave of Broken Hearts, and others. I thought you might enjoy this list of the top intercultural romance movies. Some of them are among my favorites.

Do you like this list? I hope you’ll love Bleu Balls. If you’d like to read an excerpt, click HERE. And a lot of the Balls books are on sale right now, so be sure to check out Volley Balls, Fire Balls, Beach Balls, and FAST Balls at your favorite retailer.  : )

Finally! KNAVE OF BROKEN HEARTS by Tara Lain is Released! Prizes!!

Hi! The day is finally here. This one felt like forever!  LOL. My new novel, KNAVE OF BROKEN HEATS, released from Dreamspinner Press and you can get it everywhere. Read down for excerpts and other goodies and be sure to enter on the Rafflecopter to win a nice GC that will find a few yummy books. Thank you for coming by!

 

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Knave of Broken Hearts
(Love in Laguna Series, Bk #2)
by Tara Lain
Blurb:

Jim Carney has a full time job—running from himself. Since he walked out on his wealthy family at sixteen because he’d wrecked his best friend’s life over some yaoi graphic novels, Jim has lived a macho, blue-collar existence of too much booze and too little responsibility. Then Billy Ballew, the man Jim most admires, gives Jim a chance to come through as his construction supervisor. For once, Jim is determined to make someone proud. Then Jim goes in for a physical for his new job and his yaoi dream comes to life in the form of cardiologist Ken Tanaka. Jim discovers he has two heart problems—a wonky mitral valve and a serious attraction to his doctor. But Ken is a major player, and Jim might be just a notch on the doc’s stethoscope. To Ken, Jim is unforgettable—but the living embodiment of his traditional family’s worst nightmares.

How come the minute Jim decides to be responsible, he finds himself taking care of his kid brother, getting a proposal from a wealthy woman, making a deal with the devil, and winding up in the hospital—when all he really wants is the Knave of Broken Hearts?

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Excerpt

 

“Jim?”
He looked up at
Ken Tanaka standing in the door to the inner office. The doc came to get Jim
himself.
“Are you okay?
You look upset?”
“Oh no, not
exactly.”
“Want to come
in?”
“Sure.”
He stood and
walked through the door, inhaling Tanaka’s spicy/sweet scent that filled his
head like smoke. God, he felt disoriented, like he didn’t know which world he
lived in—one where he went out on dates with a rich woman, or one in which he
gazed into the beautiful eyes of Yaoi Man and got a hard-on. Hell, both of them
had to be fantasyland.
Ken motioned him
into a private office that wasn’t an examining room. “Please, take a seat.”
Jim sat in a
guest chair in front of Ken’s desk, and the doc walked all the way around to
sit in his big leather chair. Very professional. Very distant. Very not a good
sign. “So I got back the results of your echocardiogram.”
“Yeah?” Shit,
they should take another test right now. The way his heart hammered in his
ears, he’d sure as fuck fail.
“Your mitral
valve prolapse is what I would call moderate to severe. It’s difficult to tell
exactly without doing surgery.”
“Surgery?” Close your mouth, idiot.
“Yes, that’s how
a severely, shall we say, floppy valve is corrected.” He smiled tightly.
“Floppy?” It came
out like a squeak.
“I’m not
recommending surgery now. We’re going to observe over the next few months. I
want you to let me know any problems, arrhythmic heartbeats, racing heart,
chest pains, anything irregular that might occur, okay?”
Shit, all of that
was so regular for him, and he was so not going to tell Tanaka that. He nodded.
“Don’t worry.
Mitral valve prolapse is quite common. Most people never have any real
difficulty. Just follow my directions. Don’t drink excessively, eat healthy
food, even organic would be advisable, and avoid stress.”
Jim’s mouth
opened, then closed. He was okay on the drinking thing so far, although this
news made him want to down a bottle of Jack. Still, on the other stuff, the doc
might as well say fly to the moon and bring back some green cheese. Hell, even
being around Tanaka could give him a fucking heart attack. Sitting here
thinking he might die any moment, and his cock still wanted to escape his jeans
just from looking at the doctor’s lips. Maybe that’s how he’d go out. Lean over
and kiss Ken Tanaka. Bye-bye, Charlie.
“Does that all
seem doable?”
Jim nodded.
“Does, uh, that mean I don’t get the insurance?” Jesus, that would be bad.
“No. As I told
you, mitral valve prolapse is common. I’ve signed the papers and turned them
in. You should get the approval with no problem. You’re officially no longer a
patient.”
That felt both
good and bad. “Thanks, man.”
“My pleasure. As
I say, it’s not an inherently worrisome diagnosis.” Ken sat back in his chair.
“So you’re hooking up with our sexy landlord, huh?” He smiled, but something
seemed phony about it.
“Uh, no. She was
just talking to me about how to build out her suites. And she, uh, has some
more work for us.”
Ken stood and
walked toward the door of his office. “I don’t know, buddy. I’d look out for
her. You could find yourself hooked.”
Buddy? Seriously? “I won’t worry too
much. You told me to avoid stress.” He walked over to the door, looked at Ken,
then glanced away. “You seem to have a new boyfriend. Cute guy.”
He frowned. “My
mother fixed us up.”
“Seriously?” Jim
snorted a laugh.
“You, my friend,
are not Japanese, or you’d understand.”
“You were born in
Japan?” Ken had no accent at all.
“No, I was born
in Costa Mesa, but—well, it’s complicated. So don’t worry about your heart. My
office manager is gone, but she’ll call you to make an appointment in about two
months. Meanwhile, I’m serious about contacting me if anything unusual occurs.”
“Anything?”
“With your
health, crazy man.” He smiled, and this time it reached his eyes.
Two months. He
had no excuse to see Ken Tanaka for two months. Hell, that was good news. Maybe
he’d get his feet back under him, if he didn’t die of a heart attack first.
“Thanks again for
helping me with the architect thing.”
Ken raised an
eyebrow. “Is it working out with Willings?”
“Yeah. He
assigned one of the young guys in his office to handle the drawings, and he’s
great. He’s really saved my ass.”
“Good. See, I
helped relieve your stress.” He sounded sad.
“Yeah.” He stuck
out his hand. Ken took it, and heat traveled up Jim’s arm all the way to his
heart. “Guess I’ll see you in two months.”
“Yes.”
“Don’t marry any
guys you don’t want to marry.” He tried to grin.

 

Ken didn’t grin.
“I’ll try.”

 

 

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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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KNAVE OF BROKEN HEARTS on Pre-Order at Amazon

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So many people have asked, so i want to let you know that KNAVE OF BROKEN HEARTS is now on pre-order at Amazon! Here’s the LINK. This book is the second in the Love in Laguna series. If you read Knight of Ocean Avenue, then you remember Jim who is a relatively minor character in the book. Well Jim has a fascinating story to share about his obsession with a certain yaoi hero and how he falls for his cardiologist when the doc turns out to resemble that hero so much. This is an edgier and slightly darker book than Knight, but some people like it better. See what you think!! The book releases August 3rd, so not long to wait.

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Selena Illyria–AT DROGAN’S COMMAND. BDSM in Space! Prize!

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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.

I’ll bet you already know my guest today, the popular and fabulous, Selena Illyria, author of delicious fantasy, paranormal, and scifi (she writes some toe  curling elves too!) Se has been a mentor and guide to me in my career and i am proud to call her friend! Se’s new book, At Drogan’s Command, is a bestseller and she is offering you a wonderful prize today if you leave a comment. Read the rules at the bottom of the post! Here’s Selena:

A Book of Firsts

At Drogan’s Command has  special place in my heart. This book is the first time I delved into the Sci-Fi/Futuristic genre and the BDSM genre. I had initially intended for Drogan to be a one off book but it decided to let me know that there were more characters that needed their stories told. I had always admired Sci-Fi/Futurist and BDSM but had never really thought about doing anything in either genre until the plot bunny for this story started to evolve. This story was supposed to be less than 20k but it grew out of a request from the story’s original editor. When I received my rights back for this story my editor had some requests of his own and ideas on how to improve the flow of the story and increase the tension between the characters. This new outlook gave me not only a new appreciation for this first story in the series but it also re-ignited my desire to write more in this world, even do a spin off or two. I’m really excited to be able to bring this story to you once again. I hope you enjoy. It will always hold a special place in my heart and be a milestone in my career.

 

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Series: Hades Helmet Crew

Genre: Sci-Fi/Futuristic, Paranormal, Interracial, BDSM

Blurb:

He commands her body…but can he win her heart?

Who knew one little disc could cause so much trouble? Certainly not Rena, until the disc in question—the one in which she lives out every sexual fantasy she’s ever had, including a few inspired by her crush, Captain Drogan Carter—falls into the wrong hands. Drogan’s.

Rena is desperate to get it back—she can’t let him know all her darkest, dirtiest secrets…

When Drogan finds the disc and watches the very private contents, his first feeling is guilt. But that guilt soon turns to a raw, sexual need to have the wanton, carefree Rena in his bed. He knows she’ll never come to him willingly, but once he gets her, he’ll have plenty of time to win her over, and to prove to her that reality can be so much better than fantasy. But first he needs a plan, a way to get her right where he wants her: at his command.

Author Note: This is a re-release. The book has been streamlined and tweaked for a better storyline.

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Excerpt:

Captain Drogan Carter groaned inwardly. He tried not to stare at the firm backside of his assistant as she bent over to retrieve a paper. He clenched his teeth and tried to focus on what his second in command was saying, but out of the corner of his eye he watched Rena straighten up and place the paper back on the pile in her arms. She brushed a stray dark-brown tendril of hair out of her face and punched her access code into the security panel.

“So, the mission would be a good idea. We get to recharge our solar panels, fuel up, and buy supplies all at the same time. What do you think? Should we stop at Green-23t?”

Drogan blinked and pulled his attention back to his second in command, Lieutenant Jason Mercy.

“Sounds like a good idea. Have Rena put it on the schedule. We’ll do the run after we stop at Earth in the next few weeks.”

Jason nodded and made his way toward the captain’s private office.

Drogan blew out a breath. He wasn’t sure how much longer he could continue ignoring his attraction to Rena Morrigan. His assistant was driving him crazy. From day one, when he first hired her, he had been attracted to her. Now things were out of control. He couldn’t even smell the scent of jasmine without getting hard. If he thought he heard her voice, he would track down the source just to see if it was her. He found himself taking the long way to his quarters just to catch a glimpse of her.

He was obsessed and there were only two options before him: fuck her and get them both fired, or fire her and then fuck her. Neither option appealed to him. He loved his job as captain of the Venetian S89-class spaceship Hades’ Helmet. He wasn’t about to let some crush jeopardize his career. But his attraction to Rena had become a dangerous distraction. He wasn’t just dreaming or fantasizing about her at night. Now his mind would wander during the day, and he would find himself thinking about all the things he’d like to do to her.

He sighed. Damn it. She was one of the best assistants he had ever had. She put up with all his demands, and if he got even a toe out of line she would straighten him out in no time flat. More than that, she was a person he could confide in, have a laugh and a drink with, and just be himself around. The thought of being without Rena actually scared him.

Drogan looked over to his office and watched the doors slide open. Rena stepped across the threshold, smiling at Jason. Her smile warmed Drogan, even as he frowned. Jason Mercy was known to be one of the lady-killers of the crew. Was he flirting with her? Drogan glowered at the thought that Jason was after Rena. He almost stood up to tell his second in command to back off. Instead, he remained seated and gritted his teeth.

Rena looked up at him, her smile faltering on her lush, full lips.

“Captain, sir. Is something wrong?”

Drogan found himself pleased by her worried tone. “No, no, just tired. Been a long journey.”

“Oh, well, you should get some rest, sir, if you don’t mind me saying.”

He watched her look away shyly. Her concern touched him. His heart expanded in his chest and he grinned. The evil voice of a man who had gone six months with only his hand as a form of release slipped into his mind. He wouldn’t mind getting some rest after fucking her.

Drogan’s cock twitched in his pants and he clenched his jaw as an image of her curled up naked beside him entered his mind. He cleared his throat, trying to regain some of his control.

“Thank you for your concern, Rena. I will.” His voice was slightly husky from arousal.

Rena looked up at him and blinked, only to nod her head and leave the bridge. Drogan blew out a sigh and tilted his head back, closing his eyes and willing his body to calm down.

“You okay, Captain?” Jason asked.

“Yes, just tired.”

“Go on, Captain. I’ll take over. There’s nothing happening right now. Don’t worry about a thing.”

Drogan opened his eyes and stood up. Nodding to Jason, he left the bridge and headed for his quarters. The ship was silent and still. He loved this time in the voyage. No crew members rushing around bumping into each other. No murmuring through the halls and in the lifts. Just quiet.

He leaned against the back of the elevator and closed his eyes.

“Rena,” he whispered. He groaned aloud as the ache in his groin increased. He needed relief. Two years she had been on the ship, and not once had she given him a sign that she was interested. It was against regulations for crew to become involved, and Rena cared about regulations almost as much as he did.

 

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