Series Sale! The Pennymaker Tales by Tara Lain. #99Cents #FairyTales

Hi! Guess what. My very popular series, the Pennymaker Tales, is  on sale. You can get Sinders and Ash for 99 Cents, Driven Snow for $1.99, Beauty, Inc. For $2.99 and the new book, Never, is now available for preorder at all outlets!

To read excerpts, click on the book pages. You’ll find the books at your favorite bookseller. Here are the Amazon links —

Sinders and Ash HERE







Driven Snow HERE







Beauty, Inc.  HERE







Never HERE


Fantastic Sale and Special Gift for You from Tara Lain #Freebook #30%off

Hi and welcome! We’re celebrating today. My publisher, Dreamspinner Press, is having its 10th Anniversary and we get the presents. Th entire store is 30% OFF (only $4.89) ! This means you can get my upcoming release, Return of the Chauffeur’s Son, at 30% off as well as a host of other great books.

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And now for my prezzie to you. With Dreamspinner, I’ve developed a Sampler called Read the Beautiful Boys of Romance, which includes a few chapters of the first book of all my series. Even if you’ve read all my books, go ahead and download the sampler. it’s pretty and its FREE. Go ahead and share it if you’re so inclined. Here’s the link — 

Have a great week! HUGS. : )

Win a Kindle Fire and Meet Some Bad Boys!! #Booksweeps

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I’m one of the Bad Boy lovers participating in the Booksweeps Bad Boy Erotic Romances Drawing! Want to enter? You can win a Kindle Fire and 55 erotic Bad Boy romances by your fave authors. I’m included. the book i’m offering is Knave of Broken Hearts because Jim Carney is a definite Bad Boy — too much booze, too little responsibility and too much sex — with the wrong gender for him!

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And i might mention that my newest release Fire Balls has a pretty naughty hero too — of a very different kind. You can read about him HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to enter HERE.

Celebrate New Years with 99 Cent Books!

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To celebrate ringing in the New Year, Dreamspinner Press has put 12 popular books on sale for 99 cents. One of those is OUTING THE QUARTERBACK, the first book in my Long Pass Chronicles. You’ll also find some other great favorites like Amy Lane’s Winter’s Ball and Roan Parrish’s In the Middle of Somewhere.

Get over there and make a small investment in some great bestselling reads. Here’s the link to the whole page — Click HERE.

And i hope your New Year is full of love, joy, prosperity and a lot of good books!

Fabulous AMAZON Price for DEATH DANCER by Tara Lain

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I wanted all the Kindle fans (like me) to know that Pride Publishing has put DEATH DANCER up for pre-order at a Fabulous AMAZON Price. It’s only $3.99, which is over a dollar less than the published price elsewhere. So there are a couple choices if you’re longing to read the romantic murder mystery!

A. On Tuesday November 1st, the book is available for download at Pride Publishing for $5.25! You can be reading the book on Tuesday. Click HERE to order now.

B. If you want to spend only $3.99, then PRE-ORDER NOW at Amazon and you’ll receive the book on November 29th.

c. You can also pre-order at B&N, Kobo and other outlets, but the price is not quite as low. You’ll receive the book November 29.

To read an excerpt from DEATH DANCER and see all the links, click HERE. I hope you’ll love my first foray into murder and mayhem! :  )

Tara Lain Releases Still to Come in 2016!!

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People kindly ask about new books — Tara Lain Releases — coming from moi, so here’s a rundown.

As you know, Lord of a Thousand Steps just released two weeks ago. If you’d like to check it out, Click HERE.

On October 31st, I’m delighted to say i get to re-release one of my most popular aloysius2paranormal novels, Spell Cat. Watch for the brand new gorgeous cover at the end of September.


5776452-close-up-to-contemporary-dancer-feet-stock-photo-ballet-dance-feetNext comes my very first murder mystery, DEATH DANCER! On Nov 1st, early downloads will be available on the Pride Publishing site, and general release is Nov. 29th!



Then on December 7th, i kick off a whole new series of contemporary cowboy romances. The first is called Cowboys Don’t Come Out. This is a cowboy story with a real difference and i hope you enjoy it! The book will go on preorder and the cover will be unveiled bullrideron November 7th.

That’s the end of this year, but next year is crazy and wonderful. I literally have a new release or a re-release every month of the year. I’ll save all those goodies for a future post.

Thanks so much for asking.  : )


Hi dears! Welcome to the  Sinders and Ash Blog Tour. Below you’ll see 4 — yes, 4! — excerpts from my new re-release Sinders and Ash!  Hope you enjoy them and be sure to enter on the Rafflecopter. 

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Sinders and Ash
(The Pennymaker Tales Series, #1)
by Tara Lain
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.
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Excerpt 1


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.
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.”


Excerpt 2


“No, sir. I have dinner for two. Do you want me to
serve it now?”

“What did you bring?”
“Sole amandine, mashed potatoes, and broccoli, sir.
As you requested.”

“Do you like those foods, Sinders?”
looked up, startled, maybe, at hearing his nickname.

“Sorry, I know that’s not your name. What is it?”

“Uh, Mark Sintorella, sir.”
“So do you like sole and mashed potatoes and
broccoli, Mark?”
“Yes, sir. The chef does an excellent job.”
“Good, then you’ll eat it with me.”
Those dark eyes seemed to consume his face. “No,

“Yes, and you’ll call me Ash while you’re doing it.”
“Sir.” He looked down and then back up at Ash. “It’s
my job to serve the food, not to eat it.”

“It’s your job to make the guests happy.”
His eyes returned to his shoes. “I can’t imagine why
eating with me would make you happy.”
Ash stood and crossed the room. “Sin—uh, Mark, I
don’t want to play rich guest games with you. If you don’t want to have dinner
with me, you certainly don’t have to.”
“Did Miss Fanderel cancel?” He still hadn’t looked
“No, I ordered this dinner because I wanted to see
you and I wanted to eat it with you.”
That got his attention. His head snapped up and the amber-brown
eyes widened. “Really?”
“Yes. I thought since we have shared a, shall we
say, personal moment, that we might get to know each other.” He pointed to the
table. “Since you’re supposed to be serving my dinner, no one is going to break
in and disturb us. We can relax and talk. That is, if you want to.”
“I shouldn’t.”
“Oh, why?”


The kid wiped the top of one shoe against his pant
leg in back. “I might like it.”


Excerpt 3


“What’s your dream, uh, Mister—”
Armitage set his glass down. “I guess I don’t have
one. It’s a problem of being born with a lot of money. It can kill your
“Bull.” Mark gasped and slapped that hand over his
mouth again.
For a second Ash looked shocked. Then he laughed so
hard Mark thought he was going to throw up the food he’d just eaten. “Hell,
kid, just when I think you’re some shrinking violet, I get to see your true
colors. That’s great!”
“I’m sorry.”
He took a breath and looked steadily at Mark. “No,
you’re not. I’ve watched you work your ass off around this place for what I
imagine is little money and less appreciation, and yet you keep going. A
dilettante rich kid like me who has never earned a dime must be beneath your
Mark shook his head, but Ash held up a hand. “The
only thing I’ve seen slow you down is that asshole in the hall. You don’t have
to tell me. I know it was a flashback of some kind. But I would like to know
why you kissed me.”
That was direct. Mark’s heart beat like a hammer.
Half the truth, maybe? “I was grateful… and confused. No one had ever stood up
for me like that.”
“Handshakes are good.”
“Like I said, I was confused.”
“You kissed me. Not ‘thanks a bunch for saving me,’
but a ‘how far down my throat can you get your tongue’ kind of kiss.”

Mark pushed back the chair, jumped up, and stalked
into the living room area. Okay, maybe
more of the truth.
“Look, I said I’m sorry. I’m gay, for Christ’s sake, and
you’re gorgeous. In a situation like that, it’s easy to lose your bearings. You
were holding me, and you smelled good, and I was scared, and adrenaline took
over and—you know the rest.”
Ash looked at him over steepled fingers. “Would you
have kissed me under other circumstances?”
“Like what? Selling kisses for charity?” Jesus, Sintorella, control your sarcasm
before you get fired.
He took a deep breath.
“No, like if we were in a hotel suite having

“Of course not.” He had to get out of here.
“Not even if you thought I wanted you to?”
Mark’s heart stilled. “Why would you want me to?”
Ash got up and walked over to the bar. He splashed a
little more champagne into his glass. He held the bottle out to Mark, who shook
his head.
“Why don’t you ask me again what my dream is?”
Stay very still.
This situation is volatile
“I should go.”

“No. We have crème brûlée waiting. Ask me.”
. “What’s your dream?”
“I don’t have one, because I’m too busy pretending
to be someone I’m not to actually have a dream. What I really should have said
to you earlier is that I’m a liar, and the person I lie to most is me. I see
someone like you and it makes me ashamed to be alive.”
Mark couldn’t take his eyes from Ash. Maybe the man
was a flame of truth, or a rattlesnake. Both were mesmerizing. “What do you lie
“Almost everything. Why don’t you tell me?”
“You’re gay.”




Excerpt 4


His heart hammered. He cradled Mark’s face, his
fingers overlapping the knit of the cap. Mark’s breath smelled like coconut,
and his lips looked more delicious than the crème brûlée. Okay, be gentle. Don’t scare him. Gently he laid his lips against
Mark’s. One second. Sweet. Two
seconds. Exploration. Three seconds. Hot!
Oh God, heat crept from that soft contact up to Ash’s head and straight down to
his cock. Whoa. Down, boy. He pulled
back. Needed more control.
Before he got an inch away, Mark grabbed his head
and pulled him back until his tongue pressed like a hot intruder into Ash’s
mouth. Oh yeah. Ash slid his hands
down Mark’s round butt and tugged him close. Hmmm. Got a nice moan on that
. Mark ate at Ash’s mouth, sucking in his lips. His tongue pressed deep.
Wow. This guy was not kidding. Had
Ash just thought he should go easy?
Mark pulled back a little and sipped at Ash’s lips,
then ran his tongue over the bottom one. First outside and then… oh God, he
slipped his tongue inside Ash’s lip and caressed that soft, sensitive skin.
Sweet Jesus, he couldn’t stand up. Ash leaned back
hard against the counter, but he knew his knees were crumpling. Strong hands
reached around and smoothed over his ass, and then a finger pressed against the
crack of his butt like Mark was tracing the seam of the denim—up and down.
Jesus, Ash’s cock throbbed. Too much blood in there. Too long since that cock
had any exercise. He wanted to rip his pants down and let that finger do its
business where it belonged.
Like Mark had read his mind, one hand moved to the
front and began to unfasten the buttons on Ash’s fly. Shit, he couldn’t help
it. His hips pushed forward, forcing his cock against that hand like a puppy
looking for milk.
Mark murmured, “Yessss.” He undid the last button,
slipped his hand into the top of Ash’s boxer briefs, and found the promised
land. Hand met cock. Why had Ash ever thought this guy was shy and virginal?
Dear God, he was hot!
Mark’s fingers were callused, a little scratchy, but
so nice. The slight abrasion on his sensitive cockhead about sent Ash into the
sink in a good way. “Oh God.”
There was a smile in Mark’s voice. Ash couldn’t
quite open his eyes to see it. “You want more?”
Ash nodded. Nothing happened. “Yes. Yes, I want
more.” That gasping was not cool. He didn’t care. This was too good.
His jeans began to move down his hips, to his
thighs, and then they fell to his knees. The boxers got ripped down after.
“Hmmmm.” The sound came from around his knees.
what did that mean? Hmmmm bad or hmmmm good?
“Is it okay to suck without latex? Am I safe?”
Suck. God, he was going to get sucked.
“Oh, uh, yes. I’ve been ridiculously careful. Part of my paranoia, and actually
I haven’t had very many partners.”
Ohhhhh God! No prelim. Just cock into hot
mouth in one delicious, fantastic, mind-bending swallow. Every nerve flashed
hot. He giggled. “I almost came.”


popped the cock from his mouth. “Wanted to be sure you were awake.”




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”!
You can find Tara at
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A quick reminder that Dreamspinner Press is having a fabulous WHOLE STORE 25% OFF Sale. If you happen to like my books, you can get the full length novels for only $5.24! And that includes my new release, KNAVE OF bROKEN HEARTS. Get it HERE. If you like my shorter works like the first two werewolf books — they cost even less. And every DsP author is on sale, so people like Amy Lane, Cardeno C, Mary Calmes, Andrew Grey, Charlie Cochet, and soooo many more. This sale is over August 23rd! So don’t miss it.

Another great book opportunity is that my popular firefighter novel, F.A.S.T. Balls, is currently FREE onTaraLain_FastBalls_800 Amazon. Unfortunately, i don’t know for how long. So when you read this, the giveaway could be over. But check it out HERE.

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TaraLain_FastBalls_800Hey, guess what? Today i got a notice that my book, F.A.S.T. Balls is FREE on Amazon. I have no idea how long it will be there. hopefully, long enough or you to download it. So grab it quick. It’s the fifth book in my popular Balls to the Wall series. If you want to read one book before you read it, get Fire Balls to go with it. Both of the characters are introduced in the book. F.A.S.T stands for Firefighter Assist and Search Team. This is a hot love story in every way. Hey, it’s free. Give it a try! Download F.A.S.T. Balls for FREE

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WIN Wolf in Gucci Loafers by Tara Lain Audiobook (or eBook)

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Special event! I recently had my bestselling paranormal romance, WOLF IN GUCCI LOAFERS, made into an audiobook! To celebrate, i’m doing a one-day blast to announce it and giving away both an audiobook and an ebook copy! Check out the Rafflecopter below! Here’s some nibbles from this popular book that features one of the most loved heroes i’ve ever created!


Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson

Narrator: Max Lenhen


Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back—an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth Zakowsy—the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can’t have.

 Seth has never been attracted to flamboyant men. What would the guys in the department think of Lindsey? But intrigue turns to lust when he discovers Lindsey’s biting, snarling passion more than matches his dominant side. It might mean a chance at love for a cop in black leather and a wolf in Gucci loafers.


“Much as I love the opportunity, I don’t want to waste time driving.” He cocked a grin at Lindsey in the dark car.

“Don’t worry. You won’t. Drive.”

“Okay.” He hit the accelerator. Holy shit. Instant speed. No rumble, no roar, no lag or leaping ahead. Just zero to infinity with a touch. “Wow. This is freaky!”

“Fun, isn’t it?”

“Give me directions.”

“Okay. Pull down your fly.

“What?” He glanced over, but Lindsey’s face was not smiling—intense, actually.

“You want directions? You got them. Pull out your cock!”

He swallowed but reached down and pulled the zipper on his very crowded trousers. This sounded promising.

“Get it out!”

“Okay, okay.” He reached in, grabbed his leaking rod, and pulled it from its prison. Man, just rubbing on his briefs was almost too much. That was one sensitive cock. The thing stuck up out of his fly like a puppet.

“Pull the balls out too. I like balls.”

Seth chuckled. “Your wish is my command.” He flopped his balls out of the fly. They were already so tight they barely bobbled.

“Very, very pretty. Definitely Connecticut’s finest. Can I lick them?”

“Shit, feel free.”

“Drive carefully. Keep your eyes on the road.” Lindsey laughed.

Only a small space and a brake lever separated the two seats. Lindsey leaned over, insinuated his head into Seth’s lap and breathed. Oh man, hot breath warmed the tip of his dick.

“He seems glad to see me.”

Seth could barely breathe, much less talk.

Lindsey swallowed the thing whole. Sheeee-it! Heat flashed through Seth’s balls and up his spine like he’d been shot. The car swerved. Damn. He gripped the wheel and slowed down.

Lindsey’s lips popped off. “This is your driver training course. All gay cops must drive while receiving head.” He shoved Seth’s dick back in his mouth and sucked.

Oh God. His hips bobbed. Fuck. Fuck. His knuckles on the wheel were white, but he didn’t want to give up and stop. The speed and sucking went together like peanut butter and jelly. The quiet in the car was punctuated by low growling sounds coming from the suckfest in his lap. What was up with the guy? But man, the sounds were right on the money. He felt like a fucking animal.

His balls tightened further and tingling tickled at the base of his spine. “Lindsey, I’m going to come. I gotta stop. I’ll wreck the car.”


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Thank you so much for coming by! My next release, Outing the Quarterback, comes out September 19th!