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

Hi —

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

Audrey and Me! Return of the Chauffeur’s Son Coming June 2nd #Sabrina #AudreyHepburn

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If you’ve visited the blog or my FB page anytime recently, you know that my next release is Return of the Chauffeur’s Son, which releases June 2nd (a week from when i’m writing this). You may also know that this book is an homage to an old romantic movie and might have guessed which film from the book title.Confirmed! The old movie is Sabrina, a charming romance from the 1950s i think that you might have seen on TV. (They’ve remade the movie but the new one isn’t nearly as good as the original. Try to find it.) The original stars were Humphrey Bogart, William Holden and the amazing Audrey Hepburn. When i was young, people used to tell me that i looked like Audrey and that inspired me to seek out her films. I love bunches of them — Roman Holiday, Funny Face and especially Sabrina. In this original, Humphrey Bogart was too old to be the romantic lead, but Audrey is so engaging and amazing that i don’t think anyone cared.

A lot about the film is old and outdated today and i had a great time taking the tropes of the film and i hope the effervescent mood and translating it into a contemporary romance that just happens to be a triangle between three men. I reset the story in Napa Valley, California and filled it with the wine and food of that region, a detail i think captures some of the sensory quality of the movie.

If you plan to read the book, i hope you’ll pre-order it now. Here is the link to Amazon. And you can find it t all other retailers. To read an excerpt, Click HERE. I hope you enjoy it as much as i loved writing it. Here’s to Audrey!

Chauffeur’s Sons, Balls, Cats & Unicorns! 30% OFF EVERYTHING at #DreamspinnerPress #RT17

Hi all–

I’m off to RT17 in a couple hours! To celebrate the huge Romantic Tomes Booklovers Convention, Dreamspinner Press is offering 30% OFF everything in their store. That means almost all my books — ebook and print — is 30% off because mot of my books are at Dreamspinner. As you know, DsP also has so many of your favorite authors like Amy Lane, Charlie Cochet, Andrew Grey, Rhys Ford, Mary Calmes and so many more. So here are some links to my newest books that are on sale, but once there, be sure to shop around!

Return of the Chauffeur’s Son — This is my “champagne cocktail” of a book that pays homage to one of the best romantic movies ever made! You can pre-order it now at 30% OFF! HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Beach Balls — Releasing in a week, Beach Balls is my sexy enemies to lover romance that explores the mysteries of sex underwater. See it HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brush with Catastrophe — A paranormal full of witches, mysterious cats, a cute nerd faced with saving the world and a very hidden lover. Check it out HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns — One of my most popular titles, this cowboys romance introduces you to a hunky bull rider and the gorgeous, toppy decorator he falls for. It’s available 30% off HERE

 

 

 

 

 

Volley Balls and Fire Balls — For print lovers, these two popular novellas are together in one print volume — coming next week! Pre-order HERE. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Les Braises sous la Cendre — Do you read in French? Tara’s very popular contemporary romance, Sinders and Ash, has been translated!! See it HERE.

And, of course, i have many other books on the Dreamspinner shelves. All 30% OFF! See them all HERE. 

I hope i get to see you at RT! HUGS!!

Wolves and a Panther for 30% OFF! #paranormalromance #dreamspinnerpress

Hi — I know some of you are big fans of paranormal romance as well as scifi and fantasy. So heads up because you can get Wolves and a Panther for 30% OFF! Among other things. Dreamspinner Press is having a big sale on all their paranormal, scifi and fantasy titles, which is a whole lotta great books, my friends.

I’ll tell you about my books in this sale —

The Pack or the Panther — my first ever werewolf book and the first book i wrote for Dreamspinner Press. If you like cats, you may especially like my hero, Paris Marketo, the independent, snarky, self-centered, gorgeous yummy panther shifter. See an excerpt HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Wolf in Gucci Loafers — one of my most popular heroes, the amazing, flamboyant, powerful, effeminate Lindsey Vanessen, is the star of this book. I had the most fun writing this book and it’s just as wild as its title suggests. See an excerpt HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Winter’s Wolf — this book boats the most alpha of my alpha male heroes, Winter Thane. He wrote himself and i think is just as yummy as you might guess. See an excerpt HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

All of my books in the sale are under $5.00, so a great time to grab some werewolves.

Thank you for coming by!

Tara Lain’s Favorite Heroes #gayheroes #LGBT

Hi —

I recently was asked by USA Today which hero i most enjoyed writing. I said that was an unfair question because it was like asking which child is your favorite. Ultimately, I selected Billy Ballew in Knight of Ocean Avenue because that was a book that had to be told and practically wrote itself. It’s also the number one favorite book of all my readers, so i imagine a lot of people would agree with my choice. But if i investigate my total body of work — currently almost 40 books — the answer to that question is a bit more complicated. I have a number of favorite heroes for various reasons. Billy is certainly one of them. Here are a few more in no particular order —

Paris Marketo in The Pack or the Panther — Paris is a hero you either love or hate and a lot of my readers do both. Why? Because Paris is a Panther Shifter and is in every way a cat — self-centered, solitary, snarky, and suspicious. I’ve found that readers who don’t like cats, don’t like Paris and vice versa. I adore him but then i love cats. The real gift of the character is that, like a cat, if Paris ultimately gives you his trust and his love, you’ve received a gift of inestimable value.

Raven Nez in Tackling the Tight End — This is actually one of my favorite books. It explores the Native tradition of the two spirit and my hero, Raven, is someone who has internalized that idea since childhood. As a result, he’s able to see being gay as not just okay and acceptable, but actually a gift — something given as a unique blessing to the world. I loved writing this books and this hero.

Rodney Mansfield in Fire Balls — This is one of my most popular books and characters — the tiny, feisty fireball of a guy who may look like a queen but he’s a badass in a fight — and in bed. Rodney popped up in my first Balls book, Volley Balls, as the best friend to my hero. He himself was the least likely of heroes and so, of course, is one of the best.

Roan Black in the Scientist and the Supermodel and Genetic Attraction — Unfortunately, these early books of mine are not currently available (i have to get them self-published and back on the market) , but i have to mention that they contain one of my favorite heroes of all time — Roan Black, the supermodel. Roan was in essence my first hero — these books are the first two romances i ever wrote — and he embodies all of my romantic fantasies. I hope to get him back into your hands this year.

Snowden Reynaldi in Driven Snow — Snow is a khaki-clad, chess-playing physicist nerd who loves the golden quarterback of his college. He’s brilliant, awkward and shy and has his own internal dialogues. He was a blast to write and remains a fave of mine.

Funny huh? In most cases, these aren’t even my most popular books, but the characters have managed to capture my heart. I also love Ian Carney in Lord of a Thousand Steps, Winter Thane in Winter’s Wolf,  Jamal Jones in Canning the Center and Tom Henry, the hero of my upcoming book, Fool of Main Beach. But then, i pretty much adore all my heroes. It’s very hard to choose.

 

 

Two Days to Save 30% on Volley Balls and Cowboys! #booksale #DreamspinnerPress

volleyballs400x600Hi — Hope your holiday season is going great. You have Two Days to Save 30% on cowboysdontcomeout400x600Volley Balls and Cowboys and a whole lot more. Dreamspinner is having their Holiday Sale and everything in the store is 30% OFF! That includes pre-orders! That means you can get my upcoming re-release of Volley Balls, rewritten to almost twice the length of the original, for only $3.49 and you can get Cowboys Don’t Come Out, my new release, for only $4.89, which is a great price! Of course, all my other books and all the other Dreamspinner author’s books are also on sale.

But act fast since the sale ends at midnight EST on Dec 30th. Keep having the happiest holidays!!

KNIGHT OF OCEAN AVENUE in Italian!! #translations #bestseller #gayromance

il-cavaliere-di-ocean-avenueHi — Welcome and happiest holidays to people all over the world! I’m so delighted thatimg_1334 2016 has seen many of my books contracted and published in international languages. The most recent is KNIGHT OF OCEAN AVENUE  in Italian! It’s now available for pre-order in Italian. The book is titled Il Cavaliere di Ocean Avenue and you can see it HERE. 

Here’s the Blurb!

Un libro della serie Storie d’amore a Laguna

Come si fa ad avere venticinque anni e non sapere di essere gay? È una domanda che Billy Ballew preferisce evitare. Ha lasciato presto il liceo, a malapena capace di leggere fino a quando non ha imparato come autodidatta. Con il suo lavoro da muratore ha aiutato i genitori e contribuito a far studiare le sorelle al college. Fa l’allenatore per una squadra di baseball della Little League e cerca di non pensare ai tre fidanzamenti falliti. Il terrore che prova quando deve sostenere degli esami gli impedisce di ottenere la licenza da impresario che tanto desidera, e la paura del giudizio di sua madre gli impedisce di vedere ciò che potrebbe davvero renderlo felice.

Fino a quando, durante i preparativi per il grande matrimonio della sorella, non incontra Shaz – Chase Phillips – uno stilista emergente che incarna la parola gay. Agli occhi di Shaz, Billy possiede tutto ciò che ha sempre voluto in un uomo: forza, onestà, coraggio. Ma anche se Billy fosse gay, probabilmente non riuscirebbe a sopportare lo scandalo che scaturirebbe dall’uscire con una diva come lui. Come possono due uomini con così poco in comune trovare un modo per stare assieme? Lo Stilista dell’Anno coronerà la sua storia d’amore con il Cavaliere di Ocean Avenue?

KnightofOceanAvenueFRLGIn addition, you can find this same book in French Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

511iO2kQXKLAnd German Here.

The books are also available through booksellers including Amazon in each country and/or region.

Thank you so much for stopping by! : )

Prince of the Playhouse in German!

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Prince of the Playhouse in German!

I’m delighted to announce that Prince of the Playhouse, book 3 in the Love in Laguna series, is now available in German through publisher Cursed Verlag. They have also released the first two books in the series in German and they have been very well received. If you purchase from the German Kindle Store, you’ll find the book HERE. In the American Kindle store, the link is HERE.

Expect Lord of a Thousand Steps in German sometime soon.

Cursed Verlag has also subcontracted my Tales of the Harker Pack series, the paranormal werewolf stories, for translation in German as well as my category romance, Taylor Maid. So watch for those.

You can check out more of my books available on German amazon HERE.

Tara Lain Releases Still to Come in 2016!!

LordOfAThousandSteps400Hi —

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.  : )

New Books Coming from Tara Lain

e58dd57f1bb0c3e0bff0d7beb4983ad1Hi!  From time to time, i like to give you an update on upcoming new releases and books i’m working on. People always ask about their fave New Books Coming from Tara Lain, so here’s a list —

August 31st — Lord of a Thousand Steps

This is the 4th book in the very popular Love in Laguna series, following Knight of Ocean Avenue, Knave of Broken Hearts and Prince of the Playhouse. The new book is Ian’s story. for those who read Knave, Ian is Jim’s younger brother. And yes, the cat, Anderson, comes back too! Watch for the Cover Reveal and Pre-Order Link on August 1st!!

October 31st — Spell Cat (re-release)

For those who have asked what happened to Spell Cat, Aloysius and the guys return on Halloween with edits and a new cover.

November  15th — Death Dancer

My first ever murder mystery romance, and the second book in the Dangerous Dancers Series, will be available for pre-order in October and will release in mid-November.

December — Cowboys Don’t Come Outbullrider

This is book one in a brand new series of contemporary cowboy romances. Hope you love it!!

January 2017 — Volley Balls (Pumped Up)

My first book in the Balls to the Wall series will return! It’s been almost doubled in size, but with the same great heroes. (Hint — you see a lot more of Edge!)

February 2017 — Fire Balls (re-release)

One of my most popular books ever, Fire Balls returns with edits and a new cover, but still the story you love!

In 2017, expect pretty close to a book a month — many are re-releases but a bunch are new. There will be another book in my Cowboys Don’t series titled Cowboys Don’t Ride Unicorns, a category romance i’m writing now called Return of the Chauffeur’s Son, some new additions to the Balls to the Wall series, and beyond that, I’m just dreaming and guessing.

I hope you love all the new books, but for now, let’s look forward to the Cover Reveal for Lord of a Thousand Steps. This is one of my favorite books.

Thanka so much for coming by!  :  )