Driven Snow by Tara Lain is 99 Cents! Act Fast! #SnowWhite #NewAdult

Hi — I have no idea how long this will last, but my new adult romance that pays homage to Snow White — Driven Snow — is 99 cents right now at Amazon and Dreamspinner. Also at Kobo and everywhere else. This is part of my Pennymaker Tales, but all the books are completely stand alone so they can be read in any order.

Excerpt — 

Snow nodded. “Now, this is pretty basic, but we can get a lot more sophisticated.” He scratched out a slightly more complex set of calculations, and Riley seemed absorbed.

“Man, this is so dope.”

“Glad you like it.”

“Wish Jenkins could make physics so interesting.”

“You have to create the excitement for yourself. See the potential.”

Riley looked up. “You make it exciting.” He smiled slowly. “You make everything exciting.”

“M-me?” Snow’s brain froze.

“Yeah. Why do you think I come see you play all the time? It’s like plugging into the solar system and catching the stars in my hand.”

“S-stars are gas.”

“The planets, then. I’ve wanted to tell you this for a while. I think you’re—”

The sound of a key in the lock brought both their heads up.

Nooooooo.

Like some cosmic joke, the apartment door opened and beautiful, perky, perfect Courtney Taylor walked in. “Oh, hi. Are you two still studying? Oh my gosh, Snow, you must be magic or something. No one could ever get him to study physics before. I told him, ‘You have to do it, baby. The team can’t do without you. Find a way to learn this shit.’ And what do you know? He found you. Amazing.” She walked over, pushed Riley’s head back, kissed him on the lips, and plopped down in his lap. “Did you learn a lot, baby?”

Her knee bumped Snow’s thigh, and he leaped up like he’d been shot. “Oh gosh, look at the time. Better get back to work myself. Have to study for the tournament and all.” Sweet God, he had to get out of there.

Riley stood Courtney on her feet and stepped over beside Snow. “When can you help me again? I’ve only got two weeks. I made so much progress today. I know you’re busy, and I hate to ask, but could you please—”

“Yes, of course. Just text me, okay?” He ripped out the pages they’d been working on, shoved the notebooks into his backpack, and headed for the door. He seemed to be running from everyone these days. “Bye. Bye, uh, Courtney.”

Outside the door, he clambered down the steep staircase and stopped at the bottom just to breathe.

What were you thinking, you idiot? That somehow his girlfriend had magically transformed into a teapot?

He started to tell me something. He said he’s wanted to tell me for a long time.

What are you dreaming? That he suddenly quit being straight and is attracted to a wimpy little queen like you? Spare me.

Okay. Okay.

The door to Eudora’s apartment flew open, and a hand emerged, holding a glass. “Hey, cutie. Have some water.”

Like it was perfectly normal to accept water while standing in hallways, he grasped the glass and drank the liquid down. Amazing how much better he felt.

She took the empty glass. “Lessons for the day. Don’t sell yourself short. And don’t believe everything you see. Got it?”

“I… I guess so.”

“Good.” She patted his cheek, and then the door closed behind her. If a caterpillar suddenly appeared saying “Who are you?”, he wouldn’t be even slightly surprised.

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How About Some DRIVEN SNOW — in French? #Blanccommeneige #TaraLain

Hi — I’m so delighted to tell you that my second Pennymaker Tale, Driven Snow, my homage to Snow White in contemporary gay romance, has been released in French Translation. Blanc Comme Neige just released today in France and last i checked was #3 in fantasy romance in the French Kindle store. You can see it HERE.

This was a fun book to write. Do you realize just how violent Snow White is?! I researched poisons that are undetectable, how to get out of a car underwater, how to fight off a knife attack, and how to bring on anaphylactic shock all for this book. LOL.This is a new adult romance with heroes in college. The chess nerd meets the football quarterback.

If you read in French, check out Blanc Comme Neige. If now, you’ll find Driven Snow HERE.

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

 

NEW Audiobook of DRIVEN SNOW by Tara Lain! Win!

DrivenSnow-400x600Hi — Welcome. Want to win a copy of my new audiobook? Just leave me a comment with your email below telling me your favorite fairy tales. I’m so excited to add DRIVEN SNOW to my available audiobooks. If you’d like to see all of my audiobooks, click HERE.

Driven Snow is the second book in the Pennymaker Tales (although these books are totally stand alone). It’s a contemporary  gay romance retelling of Snow White —

Young Snowden “Snow” Reynaldi is brilliant, beautiful, and alone. Though he’s shy, weird, and tolerated by the NorCal University students because he’s a renowned whiz at chess and helps put the school on the map, that doesn’t keep him from dreaming of the object of his desires: Riley Prince, championship quarterback.

When Riley needs a physics tutor, Snow jumps at the chance, and their relationship Teaser #1 - Driven Snowheats up – but Riley has to come out of the jock closet to get anywhere. Meanwhile, Snow’s one true friend and mentor, Professor Kingsley, marries a woman who secretly wants the chess tournament glory and money for herself. Soon after, the professor collapses and Snow finds himself underwater – literally. In a car!

Seven frat brothers from Grimm College rescue Snow just in time for his life to get even worse, and Snow discovers the one relationship he always wanted slipping away. With evil looming at every turn, Snow must survive if only to prove he’s the fairest of them all and regain the trust of his handsome prince.

Want to read an excerpt from Driven Snow? Click HERE.

Plus, you can see my new release in ebook, Beauty, Inc. HERE.

 

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Quick! Buy Tara Lain’s DRIVEN SNOW for Only $4.54!

DrivenSnow-400x600Hi — You have today (Sunday) and tomorrow (Monday) to buy any book in the Dreamspinner Press store (that’s a lot of great books) for 35% OFF! That includes my brand new release, DRIVEN SNOW. Here’s the Link — http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6955 

Here’s the blurb —

Young Snowden “Snow” Reynaldi is brilliant, beautiful, and alone. Though he’s shy, weird, and tolerated by the NorCal University students because he’s a renowned whiz at chess and helps put the school on the map, that doesn’t keep him from dreaming of the object of his desires: Riley Prince, championship quarterback.

When Riley needs a physics tutor, Snow jumps at the chance, and their relationship heats up—but Riley Teaser #5 - Driven Snowhas to come out of the jock closet to get anywhere. Meanwhile, Snow’s one true friend and mentor, Professor Kingsley, marries a woman who secretly wants the chess tournament glory and money for herself. Soon after, the professor collapses and Snow finds himself underwater—literally. In a car!

Seven frat brothers from Grimm College rescue Snow just in time for his life to get even worse, and Snow discovers the one relationship he always wanted slipping away. With evil looming at every turn, Snow must survive if only to prove he’s the fairest of them all and regain the trust of his handsome prince.

If you like happy ever afters, this is a good time to grab it. Buy Tara Lain’s DRIVEN SNOW for Only $4.54! : )

Amazing Reviews for Tara Lain’s DRIVEN SNOW

DrivenSnow-400x600Hi everyone —

You probably know that i released a new book a few days ago called DRIVEN SNOW. It’s a fairy tale romance in my Pennymaker Tales series. And despite the fact that fantasy isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, DRIVEN SNOW has been receiving fabulous reviews —

Alan at Sinfully MM Book Reviews said — 5 Stars!

“This book is a remarkably well-written gay fairy tale. As the newest installment in the Pennymaker series, Ms. Lain offers us her unique, radical reimagining of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a gay romance with just the right quotient of tongue-in-cheek. She’s good, really good. So good that she transformed this aging curmudgeon into a born-again fan of the fairy tale.

There’s no way to describe “Driven Snow” without using the word “charming”. This book is a delight, and I keep picturing the author bent over her word processor, grinning ear-to-ear as another clever absurdity morphs from her fervent imagination into committed words on the page. This is not a “serious book”. This is not a “message” book – though all fables, at heart, are allegories, this one included. This book is intended for one thing and one thing only – to deliver pure, unmitigated reading pleasure and the talented Tara Lain succeeds beyond my wildest expectations.

If you’re looking for something fun to read, if you’re into sly cultural references and great writing, you will simply love “Driven Snow”, as I did. Don’t miss this one. It will put a smile on your face. It will make your day.”

Bec at Bike Book Reviews said — 5 Stars!Teaser #1 - Driven Snow

“You guys have to read this book! It isn’t all fairytales and roses, but the power is in the storytelling, and the ending makes dealing with the bad guys worth it!  Thanks Tara, for a wonderful addition to a lovely series indeed!”

Susan at the Blogger Girls said — 4.5 Stars!

“I picked up this book because I am a huge fan of this author; and that’s it. The cover didn’t grab me, the blurb didn’t grab me, and I was hard pressed to see how a nerdy chess master and a college football quarterback could breathe new life into the tried and true college athlete vs nerd theme. But I was wrong. There was so much to this story, so much depth and plot and characterization that I was actually hard pressed to even put it down. And I didn’t put it down until I finished it. Overall Impression: I loved it!”

Lexxie at Unconventional Book Reviews says — 5 Stars!

“The writing in Driven Snow is spotless, and the story unfolded beautifully! Strong characters and a solid plot made reading this story a pleasure. Character-driven and with quite a bit of suspense, I was at the edge of my seat as the evil stepmother made her play to become not only the fairest in the country, but also the new master when it came to chess. Because Snow was very smart, she had her work cut out for her, especially because once Mr. Pennymaker showed up, he had more help than he should have needed.”

Thanks so much to all those who have read DRIVEN SNOW and said such wonderful things. If this book sounds like your kind of romance, check out an excerpt HERE. (It’s currently on Sale at Dreamspinner Press for 35% OFF in their Thanksgiving Sale, so it’s a great time to grab it!! Go HERE. And, of course, it’s also available at AMAZON, ARe, Kobo, B&N, and Google. You’ll find the links with the excerpt!  Hope you had a great week and a wonderful Thanksgiving if you’re in the US!  :  )

Tara Lain’s DRIVEN SNOW is Released! The Jock & the Nerd.

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Driven Snow

(The Pennymaker Tales, #2)
by Tara Lain

Blurb:

Young Snowden “Snow” Reynaldi is brilliant, beautiful, and alone. Though he’s shy, weird, and tolerated by the NorCal University students because he’s a renowned whiz at chess and helps put the school on the map, that doesn’t keep him from dreaming of the object of his desires, Riley Prince, championship quarterback.

When Riley needs a physics’ tutor, Snow jumps at the chance, and their relationship heats up—but Riley has to come out of the jock closet to get anywhere. Meanwhile, Snow’s one true friend and mentor, Professor Kingsley, marries a woman who secretly wants the chess tournament glory and money for herself. Soon after, the professor collapses and Snow finds himself underwater—literally. In a car!

Seven frat brothers from Grimm College rescue Snow just in time for his life to get even worse, and Snow discovers the one relationship he always wanted slipping away. With evil looming at every turn, Snow must survive if only to prove he’s the fairest of them all and regain the trust of his handsome prince.

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Excerpts

 

“There are rumors here and there, but I’m a
big guy, and nobody says it to my face.”
Snow shrugged. “So why change now? You’re a
senior. You can do what you want next year.”
Riley leaned his head back against the
couch. “Because it’s chickenshit, like I said. People are always going to give
gay guys crap when they don’t know anyone who’s gay. I can change that. A lot
of people think they know me. I mean, look at you. Chess champion. Much bigger
than I’ll ever be. But you never claim to be anything but gay.”
“I’m so weird, nobody’s surprised.”
“No, you’re not. You show the world that
gay guys can be brilliant geniuses and beautiful. I can show them that gay guys
can be big and strong and well coordinated. We all have a part to play.” He
chuckled. “I have to confess, I practiced that speech, but I’m hoping it’s
true.”
Snow’s heart beat so loud he could barely
hear. Could this really be happening? “Umm, so you said you have enough
experience to teach me.” He stared at his moo shu.
Riley sat up and got a very serious
expression. “You see, Mr. Reynaldi, it’s all a matter of physics. Your quantum
physics says that electrons can be in two places at the same time.” He leaned
forward and pulled Snow across his lap, somehow managing to not spill any
Chinese food in the process. “It’s like my tongue can be in my mouth—” He ran
his soft tongue across Snow’s barely parted lips. “—and inside your mouth at
the same time.” He insinuated inside and kissed Snow slowly and thoroughly. So that’s how it feels. Invasive and completing
at once.
Riley pulled his lips back from the kiss
but kept them close to Snow’s so his breath warmed Snow’s wet mouth. “And just
as particles can be waves and waves particles, so I can feel completely relaxed
and completely excited simultaneously.”
Snow grinned. “I knew physics could be fun,
but this is far beyond my expectations.”
“You didn’t have enough faith in your
subject matter.”
“Clearly.” He smiled and whispered, “What
happens now?”
“First, I want to know if you’re interested
in me, or am I just living in fantasyland?”
Snow’s eyes widened. “Oh, did I not show
enough interest?”
Riley laughed. “Yes, but I don’t want to
take anything for granted. You’re too special.”
My,
that moo shu is interesting
. “I’ve been dreaming about you ever
since the first time I saw you. I didn’t think you were gay, so I never even
hoped it could be more than a dream.”
Riley caressed Snow’s hair. “Think of all
the time we wasted dreaming about each other.”

 

“In quantum physics, particles in contact
become quantumly entangled. Perhaps we simply needed more time for the
entangling to occur.” Snow smiled softly. This had to be a dream.

 

 

Riley
walked him backward until his calves hit the edge of the couch, and he fell
onto soft cushions with Riley planted on him from knees to chest, his big rod
hitting Snow somewhere around the thighs. The best possible topping.
Snow
opened his legs and grabbed the protuberance between them, then rubbed them
together in his best caterpillar imitation.
“Holy
shit!”
“Feel
good?”
“Jesus,
yes. Where did you learn to do that?”
“Made
it up.”
“Genius.”
He thrust into Snow’s tight hold. “What do you want? Anything. I’ll give it to
you.”
“No,
it’s your turn. You tell me what to do. Then you’ll have to show me how. But
I’ll do it. I love vanilla. Want me to try to give you a blowjob? That’s why I
was sneaking around.”
Still
humping Snow’s legs, Riley whispered, “That sounds good, but you know what I
really want?”
“No,
what?”
“I
want you to fuck me.”
“What?
Oh God.”
“Have
you ever fucked a guy?”
“Jesus,
Riley, I hadn’t been kissed until you did it. When would I have gotten around
to fucking?”
“Do
you want to?”
His
cock throbbed so hard it neared pain. “I want to do anything to you.”
“It’ll
come naturally.” He rolled off Snow onto the floor, grabbed the huge bottle of
lube he’d dropped earlier, and pumped some into his hands. “Let me grease up
that lovely cock.” His breath came fast. He slipped Snow’s elastic down and
grabbed his penis. “So beautiful.” He stroked the cool gel over it.
“D-don’t
I need a condom?”
“You’re
a virgin, and I haven’t had sex without a condom in years.” He shrugged. “I
barely have sex, since I don’t really get turned on by girls, and I have to go
a long way away to find a guy who doesn’t know me, so mostly I use my hand.” He
glanced at it. “No STDs. Plus, I’ve been tested.”
Snow
swallowed and nodded. The discussion made this whole thing very real.
Riley
stroked more lube on Snow’s penis.
“Oh
God, don’t do much of that, or I’ll never do anything else.”
“I
want you in me so bad.” He pushed onto his hands and knees and started shoving
lube into his butt.
Snow
swallowed. He might be terrified, but his cock knew right where it wanted to
be.
Riley
peered over his shoulder, the lubing still underway. “You understand the
principle of fucking, right?”
“Uh,
I believe so.”
Riley
pointed at Snow’s now very erect penis with the lube bottle, then squeezed more
into his hand. “You put that in here.” He waved at his ass.
“Yes,
I understand.” The last word came out as a squeak. Suddenly that idea sounded
so far beyond good he bobbed up on his knees and ripped the pajama bottoms down
to the floor, then sat back and pulled them off.
Riley
grinned. “I like your enthusiasm.”

 

 

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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DRIVEN SNOW Releases Nov 25th! Nibble!

DrivenSnow-400x600Hi — Big week for me. Thanksgiving for all of us here in the US and the day before that — November 25th , this Wednesday — is release day for my new novel, DRIVEN SNOW. Since i know the day before Thanksgiving is very busy for lots of Americans, i thought i’d give you a nibble now so you can pre-order if you want to at

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So, here’s a bit of the fabulous pre-release review at Sinfully Addicted to Gay Romance —

Freya said, “What followed were events that made me go aww, what the hell, you bitch, oh my god, niiiccee and woohoo. They all evolved around the cutthroat shenanigans of a chess tournament, physics and college football. Snow and other characters undergo life changing experiences, brought on by not wanting to die, realizing what is important in life, and making sure good triumphs over evil.

As with all good fairy tale style stories the characters include an excellent mixture of the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright outrageous. If possible, imagine elements of Snow White and Cinderella, meets Entourage, with a dash of Holmes thrown in.

Driven Snow, is a novel that you’ll put a marker in and pick it up the next morning to continue. Beware, though – once you pass a certain point, you will keep reading until the wee early hours.”

Here’s the blurb —

Young Snowden “Snow” Reynaldi is brilliant, beautiful, and alone. Though he’s shy, weird, and tolerated by the NorCal University students because he’s a renowned whiz at chess and helps put the school on the map, that doesn’t keep him from dreaming of the object of his desires: Riley Prince, championship quarterback.

When Riley needs a physics tutor, Snow jumps at the chance, and their relationship heats up—but Riley has to come out of the jock closet to get anywhere. Meanwhile, Snow’s one true friend and mentor, Professor Kingsley, marries a woman who secretly wants the chess tournament glory and money for herself. Soon after, the professor collapses and Snow finds himself underwater—literally. In a car!

Seven frat brothers from Grimm College rescue Snow just in time for his life to get even worse, and Snow discovers the one relationship he always wanted slipping away. With evil looming at every turn, Snow must survive if only to prove he’s the fairest of them all and regain the trust of his handsome prince.

Here are some graphics inspired by the book —

Teaser #5 - Driven SnowTeaser #3 - Driven Snow

Thank you so much for checking it out! For an excerpt, Click HERE. Remember, DRIVEN SNOW Releases Nov 25th .

Sex with Virgins?

DrivenSnow-400x600Hi! As you may know, my new novel, DRIVEN SNOW, releases Nov 25th — the day before Thanksgiving for those on the US. AKA a few days from now. The title of the book has a few meanings. My heroes name is Snow and he is driven to harsh realities and enormous dangers in this story. Also, you’ve heard the expression “pure as the driven snow”? Well, Snow is. He’s a nerdy physicist chess champion who is also a virgin. He’s quite anxious to surrender his virginity to the man of his dreams, Riley Prince, but his virginity is a central issue and question of the book. So i thought i’d share this video from Davey Wavey in the etiquette of Sex with Virgins.  Enjoy, and if you’d like to know where you can buy DRIVEN SNOW, check out the book page HERE.

 

 

Thank you for coming by! : )

DRIVEN SNOW by Tara Lain is 25% OFF in Dreamspinner Sale

DrivenSnow-400x600Hi —

Dreamspinner Press has such great sales and this one is no exception. Twenty-five percent OFF on every book in the store — including paperbacks! That means all my DsP books are 25% off including the pre-order for my upcoming release DRIVEN SNOW. Here are the links for both the ebook and the paperback.

eBook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6955

Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6956

Here’s the blurb —

Young Snowden “Snow” Reynaldi is brilliant, beautiful, and alone. Though he’s shy, weird, and tolerated Teaser #5 - Driven Snowby the NorCal University students because he’s a renowned whiz at chess and helps put the school on the map, t that doesn’t keep him from dreaming of the object of his desires, Riley Prince, championship quarterback.

 When Riley needs a physics’ tutor, Snow jumps at the chance, and their relationship heats up—but Riley has to come out of the jock closet to get anywhere. Meanwhile, Snow’s one true friend and mentor, Professor Kingsley, marries a woman who secretly wants the chess tournament glory and money for herself. Soon after, the professor collapses and Snow finds himself underwater—literally. In a car!

 Seven frat brothers from Grimm College rescue Snow just in time for his life to get even worse, and Snow discovers the one relationship he always wanted slipping away. With evil looming at every turn, Snow must survive if only to prove he’s the fairest of them all and regain the trust of his handsome prince.

This book has been getting wonderful reviews from advance readers. Here are a few comments —

Teaser #3 - Driven Snow“This was another fantastic ready by Tara Lain. She is one of my all time favorites when it comes to m/m romance. She really knows how to suck you into a story and make you feel as if you are a part of it.

This book was so easy to fall in love with the characters. They have so much depth to them. They are not one dimensional characters but have so many characteristics to them that make them seem so real that they practically jump off the page.”

“This book delivers exactly what you would expect from a Tara Lain story. Wonderful Characters, plenty of problems, interesting relationships, good sex scenes and, in the case of her Pennymaker Tales, a wonderful twist on a traditional fairytale. Snow and Riley really make the book with their wonderful dialogue but I will admit I loved the frat brothers a lot. I hope that Tara intends to use them in future books.”

“Snowden Reynaldi is pure entertainment…. he is now one of my top 5 characters! I love the development of both Snow and Riley. They don’t rush into anything… This is a great take on a fairy tale romance!”

Thanks so much to everyone who is saying such nice things about the book! It’s my Thanksgiving gift — coming Nov 25th! And right now DRIVEN SNOW by Tara Lain is 25% OFF at Dreamspinner :  )