4 Tara Lain Books Release in July! English, French and German. #newreleases #romance

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I’m so excited to have 4 new books on the Dreamspinner Coming Soon Page. Check them out! Here they are–

July 11 — Une Mariee sur Mesure, the French translation of Taylor Maid releases soon.




July 12th — the re-release of FAST Balls, Tara’s firefighter romance, is coming!







July 18th — Tara’s popular cowboy story, Cowboys Don’t Come Out, will release in German as Kein Coming Out fur Cowboys







July 19th — the same book comes out the next day in French titled Les Cowboys Se Murent Dans les Silence

New Books Coming from Tara Lain! Cowboys, Dancers and BALLS!

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I want to announce New Books Coming from Tara Lain! That’s me. LOL. People often ask about upcoming new releases so i wanted to catch you up. Here are some on the list —

Nov 29th — Death Dancer general release. This book, my first murder mystery romance, is currently available for early download at Pride Publishing. So if you want to read the book now, you can get it there. It will be available everywhere in 9 days!

End of Nov — Beauty, Inc. in audiobook

December — Lord of a Thousand Steps in audiobook

Dec 7th — Cowboys Don’t Come Out releases. It’s currently available for pre-order cowboysdontcomeout400x600everywhere. This is my first cowboy romance. It takes place largely in Hawaii and explores the Hawaiian cowboy tradition as well as the California cowboy.

Jan 11 — Volley Balls re-releases in a new EXPANDED and REWRITTEN version that’s nearly twice as long as the original. Come back to Laguna Beach and meet my alpha males.

Feb 8th — Fire Balls re-releases with all the feisty, snarky charm of Rodney Mansfield and the reserved gorgeousness of Hunter Fallon.

March — Brush with Catastrophe, the second book in the Aloysius Tales, re-releases. This is the story of Sammy, a crappy witch, who turns out to be far more than he seems.

April — Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns, the second of the Cowboys Don’t series, comes out in time for RT. You’ll meet gorgeous Danny in the first book and follow him on bull riding adventure in this story.

May — Volley Balls and Fire Balls release in a print anthology

May — Re-release of Beach Balls, the story that takes love underwater

June — Return of the Chauffeur’s Son is a charming little category romance that pays homage to a well known film.

The rest of the year is also scheduled, but i’ll share it later. This will keep you current for quite a while. Thanks so much to all who have asked. I hope you enjoy them all! : )

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.  : )

Jay Northcote’s THE LAW OF ATTRACTION! Released!

TheLawofAttraction_finalAuthor Name: Jay Northcote

 Book Name: The Law of Attraction

 Release Date: February 5, 2016


 When a professional relationship turns personal, it’s impossible to resist the law of attraction.

Alec Rowland is a high-flying lawyer in a London firm whose career is his life. He doesn’t have time for relationships and his sexuality is a closely guarded secret. After picking up a cute guy on a Friday night, Alec’s world is rocked to its foundations when his one night stand shows up in the office on Monday morning—as the new temp on his team.

Ed Piper is desperate to prove himself in his new job. The last thing he needs is to be distracted by a crush on his boss. It’s hard to ignore the attraction he feels, even though Alec’s a difficult bastard to work for.

Both men strive to maintain a professional relationship, but tempers fray, passions ignite, and soon they’re both falling hard and fast. If they’re ever going to find a way to be together, Alec needs to be honest about who he really is because Ed won’t go back in the closet for anyone.



His companion was still watching him, seemingly waiting for him to make his move. Alec felt irrationally irritated. This wasn’t how it was supposed to go. Even though he only did it occasionally, picking up men was easy for Alec. Buying a drink was more than he usually bothered to do for the twinks he hooked up with when he was in the mood for a warm body to fuck. Alec was well aware of his own attractiveness and used it to his advantage. A crook of a finger, a tilt of his head, or even just a look was usually enough to make them come running.

But this guy didn’t seem to know the rules of the game.

“Strong, silent type, huh?” He suddenly grinned at Alec, all neat white teeth and dimples. “You could start by telling me your name. Mine’s Ed.”

“Alec.” He handed a note to the barman as he came back with their drinks. “Keep the change.”

“Cheers, mate.” The barman winked as he pocketed the tip.

Ed’s eyebrows lifted. “Change from a twenty? You must have money to burn.”

“Something like that.” Alec let his gaze rake deliberately down Ed, examining him from the front this time. His arms were still folded over his chest and his T-shirt had ridden up enough to expose a feathered line of hair on his belly, leading down to a nice-looking package in obscenely tight skinny jeans. “I hope you bottom?”

Ed blinked and choked on his mouthful of rum and Coke. Alec suppressed the urge to grin, enjoying the fact that Ed had momentarily lost his cool.

“I’ve been known to,” Ed replied, rallying. He licked his lips.

“Good.” Alec held his gaze, noting with satisfaction that Ed’s pupils had blown wide and his lips parted as Alec looked at them. God, he had a pretty mouth. Alec lifted his glass and downed his drink. The burn of the whisky tore through him and made his nerves tingle with anticipation. He needed a good fuck; it had been too long. “Drink up, then.”

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Universal Amazon link: http://mybook.to/TLOA_JayN


 Meet the author:

Jay lives just outside Bristol in the West of England, with her husband, two children, and two cats.

She comes from a family of writers, but she always used to believe that the gene for fiction writing had passed her by. She spent years only ever writing emails, articles, or website content. One day, she decided to try and write a short story–just to see if she could–and found it rather addictive. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

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 Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28365986-the-law-of-attraction

Publisher: Jaybird Press

Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh

Happy New Year Full of BOOKS!! from Tara Lain

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Happppppppy New Year! I get to celebrate with a bunch of new releases. I’ve mentioned them in passing, but here’s the list again in case you’re taking notes —

January 15th — Tackling the Tight End

While it’s book 3 in the Long Pass Chronicles, it can be read as a stand alone novel. The story of a Native American college student and football player who meets and falls for a damaged young man who comes from creepy, crawly circumstances. Steeped in the culture of the two spirit, this book is one of my faves!

March 1st — Taylor Maid

This is my contribution to the new Dreamspinner Press line of books called Dreamspun Desires. Paying homage to the old category romances, my novel tells of a young man who  has to marry by midnight or lose $50 million h needs for a charity project, but ends up proposing to a hotel maid — with a big secret!

April 5th — Prince of the Playhouse

The much anticipated third book in the Love in Laguna series, this book is Ru’s story. Not a blue collar hero, but i hope just as fascinating and enthralling, my editors are giving this book top marks! You’ll ind Ru has some serious surprises in store.

June (sometime) — Beauty, Inc.

You may have read one of the first two Pennymaker Tales, my fairy tale romances in contemporary setting based loosely on the themes of Cinderella, Snow White, and now — Beauty and the Beast! I had a great time finding a way to contemporize this favorite tale. The Pennymaker Tales can be read in any order.

Following these books, I’ve already signed contracts for releases in August through December and into 2017. More to come on these.

I hope your celebration of New Years is happy, fun, and safe. May your new year be the best yet — and the first of even better years to come! And may you have a Happy New Year Full of Books ! : )

Tara Lain’s New Release Dates!

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I just got some new release dates today from my publisher and i thought i’d share them with you. Here are the upcoming new novels you can expect from me over the coming months —

August 3rd — KNAVE OF BROKEN HEARTS, book 2 in the Love in Laguna series; the story of a tough construction worker who falls for his cardiologist because the man reminds him of his favorite yaoi (gay manga) character

Nov 11th — Re-release of SINDERS AND ASH, first book in The Pennymaker Tales, a series of fairy tale contemporary romances. As you might guess, this book has a Cinderella trope

December 9th — DRIVEN SNOW, another book in the Pennymaker Tales. All of these books are completely stand alone. This charmer draws parallels to Snow white

January 15th — TACKLING THE TIGHT END, the third book in my Long Pass Chronicles. This book has a Native American hero and a story i really love.

February — TAYLOR MAID, my story in Dreamspinner’s new Dreamspun Desires line of books that pay homage to the old Harlequin category romances

April 5th — PRINCE OF THE PLAYHOUSE, the third book in Love in Laguna that will be released in time for RT2016. This is Ru’s story and i’m writing it now.

After that, no definite dates! But as you can see, after a brief respite following Knave of Broken Hearts, i’ll be releasing new books practically every month!

I’ve had a blast writing all these books and i hope you’ll love them!

You can pre-oder KNAVE of BROKEN HEARTS right now. Click HERE to read an except and see the links.

Winter’s Wolf Gets “6 of 5 Stars!” $25 GC Still Going!

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I know you’ve been hearing a lot about my wolves and i promise to go back to some other topics soon, BUT i have to share this pretty amazing review. WINTER’S WOLF, my new release, is a bestseller and has been getting fabulous reviews. Lena Grey at Rainbow Book Reviews called it “Magnificent.” Love Bytes gave it 5 Stars, as did Sinfully Addicted to MM Romance, while Prism Book Reviews gave it 4.5 Stars. It’s averaging over 4.5 Stars on Goodreads — yes, Goodreads! So needless to say, i’m happy dancing that people love the book so much.

But my fave review has to be from The Kimi-chan Experience where Morgan called it “Amazing” and gave it “6 of 5 Stars!” That is a first for me.

If you read Winter’s Wolf, reviews are much appreciated — especially if you enjoyed the book. LOL.

I need to mention that the first two books of the series are still 99 cents at Amazon and ARe but you better move fast because i’m not sure for how much longer.

Be sure to enter on the Rafflecopter to WIN a $25 GC. Click HERE to enter.

Tara Lain’s Happy New Books for 2015

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As the new year approaches, I thought i’d take a moment and share with you my plans for new books in the coming year. Since we authors work well in advance, my 2015 is already partly written and all plotted out! Here’s how it looks right now —

  • March 20 — Winter’s Wolf is the third book in the Tales of the Harker Pack series that already includes The Pack or the Panther and Wolf in Gucci Loafers. Winter Thane is half-brother to Lindsey Vanessen who was the hero of the previous book. This book was hugely fun to write and is a bit different for me in that it’s very plot driven.
  • May 1st — Knight of Ocean Avenue is the first book in a new series called Love in Laguna. This is the story of a construction worker who falls in love with a flamboyant stylist and changes his life. This is a favorite book of mine — and also the longest novel i’ve written to date.
  • Julyish — The two books above are the only ones fully written. I’m currently working on the second book in the Love in Laguna Billyseries. It’s called Knave of Broken Hearts. Another tough construction worker falls for his gorgeous cardiologist who reminds him of a favorite yaoi character.
  • Septemberish — This will be the re-release of a short novel of mine which is a favorite of many readers. I’ll tell you all about it as we get closer.
  • Novemberish — Driven Snow is a new short novel with a favorite theme. It will be part of a new series and, again, i’ll tell you all about it as we get closer.
  • Decemberish — There’s a chance of another re-release of one of my favorite stories. I’ll let you know.

That completes the year. The third book in the Long Pass Chronicles, Tackling the Tight End, will come out early in 2016 and the third book in the Love in Laguna series, Prince of the Playhouse, will follow. So, as you see, i’m planned out well into 2016. And truthfully, i have a lot of ideas about how the rest of 2016 will go — God willing and the creek don’t rise, as they say.

Right now, i want to thank everyone for your support and enthusiasm over Canning the Center which is being so brilliantly reviewed. And thank you for making this past year one to remember in every good way. Love and blessings and Happy New Books !  : )

OUTING THE QUARTERBACK at TRS End of Summer Bash! Prizes!

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The Romance Studio is having a fabulous TRS End of Summer Bash and my upcoming release, OUTING THE QUARTERBACK will be prominently featured. Don’t miss this chance to see lots of great authors and win a bundle of prizes. Here’s the LINK. Hop over there every day for new excerpts and exciting thing to win. It’s all happening from August 25-31! See you at the party!

And just to whet your appetite, here’s a Teaser from Outing the Quarterback which releases September 19th. You can pre-order the book now by clicking HERE. 

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Vasquez and James Series by Lou Sylvre with Prezzies!

VJ600x600Banner2Hi everyone  — Please welcome Lou Sylvre! Lou’s series of Vasquez and James stories can keep you reading for a long time! Check them out and be sure to visit the Rafflecopter.

Vasquez and James Series Blurb

Professional badass Luki Vasquez and weaver Sonny James meet for the first time in Loving Luki Vasquez, and they might make a sizzling couple if they can ever get past the impulse to run the other way every time romance comes into view. Then again, they have to stay alive if they’re ever to see their wedding day, and tribulation, cruelty, and greed has a way of demanding attention at all the worst moments. Together, they pack a lot of resources to fight for love. If they can hold out, they just might win the enduring love and family they were meant to share.

Loving Luki Vasquez – (Vasquez and James Book One)

Reclusive weaver Sonny Bly James controls every color and shape in his tapestries, but he can’t control the pattern of his life—a random encounter with Luki Vasquez, ex-ATF agent and all-around badass, makes that perfectly clear. The mutual attraction is immediate, but love-shy Sonny has retreated from life, and Luki wears his visible and not-so-visible scars like armor. Neither can bare his soul with ease.

While they run from desire, they can’t hide from the evil that hunts them. After it becomes clear that a violent stalker has targeted Sonny, Luki’s protective instincts won’t let him run far, especially when Sonny’s family is targeted as well. Whether they can forgive or forget, Sonny and Luki will have to call a truce and work together to save Sonny’s nephew and fight an enemy intent on making sure loving Luki Vasquez is the last mistake Sonny will ever make.

Delsyn’s Blues – (Vasquez and James Book Two)

Sonny James and Luki Vasquez are living proof that the course of love never runs smoothly. Ambushed by grief, Sonny listens to a voice singing the blues from beyond the grave. While revisiting the sorrows and failings of his past, in the here and now he puts up a wall against love. Just when Luki chips through that barricade, the couple becomes the target of a new threat from outside: an escalating and unexplainable rash of break-ins and assaults.

Thoughts of infidelity rise between them, a threat that may strain their newly mended love past its limits. To come through the trials alive and together, Luki and Sonny will have to unite against enemies who were once friends and overcome crippling hatred and overwhelming fear. If they succeed, maybe then they can rekindle the twin flames of passion and love.

Finding Jackie – (Vasquez and James Book Three)

Luki Vasquez and Sonny Bly James finally have their Hawaiian wedding, and it’s perfect, almost. But their three-phase honeymoon is riddled with strife. Luki’s status as a working badass spells discord for the newlyweds. A former informant from Luki’s days with ATFE brings a troubling message (or is it a warning?) from a Mob hit man. When Luki’s sixteen-year-old nephew, Jackie, is lured into capture and torture by a sadistic killer, the honeymoon is well and truly over.

The couple put aside their differences and focus on the grueling hunt, which takes them from leather bars to dusty desert back roads, and calls on Sonny’s deep compassion as well as Luki’s sharpest skills. Their world threatens to fall apart if they fail, but their love may grow stronger than ever if they succeed in finding Jackie—before it’s too late.

 Saving Sonny James – (Vasquez and James Book Four)

Luki Vasquez and his still newlywed husband are back home after pulling off a harrowing desert rescue of their teenage nephew Jackie. But the events of the last couple of years have begun to catch up with Luki—loving Sonny James and letting Sonny love him back has left gaps in his emotional armor. In the gunfight that secured Jackie’s rescue, Luki’s bullet killed a young guard, an innocent boy in Luki’s mind. In the grip of PTSD, memories, flashbacks, and nightmares consume him, and he falls into deep, almost vegetative depression.

Sonny devotes his days to helping Luki, putting his own career on hold, even passing up a European tour of galleries and schools—an opportunity that might never come again. But when Luki’s parasomnia turns his nightmares into real-world terror, it breaks the gridlock. Sonny realizes what he’s doing isn’t working, and he says yes to Europe. Enter Harold Breslin, a dangerously intelligent artist’s promoter and embezzler whose obsessive desire for Sonny is exceeded only by his narcissism. When Harold’s plan for Sonny turns poisonous, Luki must break free of PTSD and get to France fit and ready in time to save his husband’s life.

Yes – (A Vasquez and James Novella)

Professional badass Luki Vasquez and textile artist Sonny James have been married for five years, and despite the sometimes volatile mix, they’re happy. From their first days together, they stood united against deadly enemies and prevailed. But now the deadly enemy they face is the cancer thriving inside Luki, consuming his lungs.

As Luki’s treatment proceeds, Sonny hovers near, determined to provide every care, control every thread of possibility just as he does when he weaves. But he can’t control the progress of the cancer or how Luki’s body reacts to the treatment regime. Sonny tries, but Luki dances with cancer alone—until he gets a startling reminder of the miracle of life. With renewed determination and mutual love, the two men emerge from their coldest winter into a new spring day.

Because of Jade – (A Vasquez and James Novel)

Luki Vasquez receives the news he’s still cancer free after five years, and he wants to celebrate with his whole family. He and his husband, Sonny James, take a road trip south, intending to gather at the home of his nephew Josh, Josh’s wife Ruthie, and Jade—a little girl who was still in the womb when she and her mother helped Luki beat lung cancer.

Halfway to their destination, Luki learns Josh and Ruthie have met a tragic death. The horrible news lays Luki low, but he pulls himself together in time to be the family’s rock and see to the dreaded business of tying up loose ends. The most important business is Jade, and when Luki and Sonny head home, they take Jade with them.

Luki and Sonny must combat self-doubt and fear and help each other learn to parent an unexpected child—and they must also nourish the love that has kept them whole for the past ten years. A relative’s spurious claim to Jade threatens the new family, and even if they prevail in court, they could lose their little girl unless they can rescue Jade from evil hands

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“Luki? Honey?” Sonny glanced at him as he negotiated the curves around Discovery Bay, driving flawlessly, as usual. “What are you thinking about?”

Luki knew right away he wasn’t going to divulge the tug of war he’d been having with his dark side. He’d meant what he said to Sonny back at the cemetery. He’d do everything in his power, expend every last drop of his energy if needed, to give Sonny the Luki he wanted today. His thoughts turned to sex, and he knew that if he could pull that Luki out of the magician’s hat, it wasn’t going to be at all unpleasant for him, either.

 You don’t deserve pleasure, Luki.

 Oh, fuck off.

That little exchange between the halves of his brain, so to speak, struck Luki’s funny bone, and he laughed out loud.

“What?” Sonny said, drawing his brows together in puzzlement, though he smiled. “What is it you’re thinking? Tell me.”

Luki skipped some stuff but he didn’t lie. He stretched in his seat. “Well, sweetie, I was thinking about… oh, this.” He pinched Sonny’s nipple through his T-shirt, making it pucker up and poke out the butter-yellow fabric instantly. Sonny gasped, but his driving didn’t stutter. Luki leaned closer—an easy reach in the small Mustang, and grabbed a handful of Sonny between his legs. That made his sweet husband jump! To his credit, nothing changed in his driving—Luki had known it wouldn’t—but he got a very serious look on his face, a look that Luki loved, treasured. Vintage Sonny.

Sonny put his foot down, figuratively speaking, and the tone of his voice indicated he mentally had his hand on his hip, even though physically one was on the steering wheel and the other on the gear shift. “Luki, don’t do that. I’m driving.”

“Oh, okay,” Luki sighed. “Well, I guess I’ll just do this, then.” He leaned back in the seat and spread his legs as wide as he could, then rubbed his crotch with both hands.

“Fuck!” Sonny said, which was sort of an event all by itself. “Honey, stop! I have to drive!”

Luki laughed again and stuck one hand down the front of his own pants.

“Luki! What the hell is going on with you?”

Luki chuckled once more, removed his hand, and adjusted his clothes and position. “Well, sweetie, it’s like this: I’m either going to laugh with you today, or I’m going to sleep, or panic, or rage, or cry.

My ‘just be normal’ mode isn’t working very well. And I want it to be a good day for you, for us. So I’m being a little silly. And when we get home I’ll be putty in your hands…. Orgasmic putty. Okay?”

Sonny giggled, which seemed like a reward. Then he said, “Luki, you’re never putty. You somehow manage to top from the bottom.”


“Not at all.”


Author Bio: Lou Sylvre hails from southern California but now lives and writes on the rainy side of Washington State. When she’s not writing, she’s reading fiction from nearly every genre, romance in all its tints and shades, and the occasional book about history, physics, or police procedure. Not zombies, though. Her personal assistant is Boudreau, a large cat who never outgrew his kitten meow. She plays guitar (mostly where people can’t hear her) and she loves to sing. She’s usually smiling and laughs too much, some say. She also loves her family, her friends, the aforementioned Boudreau, a Chihuahua named Joe, and (in random order) coffee, chocolate, sunshine, and wild roses.

Visit her at http://www.sylvre.com or contact her at lou.sylvre@gmail.com.

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