Welcome Blog Hoppers! For those who haven’t met me, i’m Tara Lain and i write The Beautiful Boys of Romance. My books are erotic, mostly M/M and menage and are always distinguished by my memorable heroes (though i think my heroines are pretty special too.) Before i plunge into my memory of New Year’s here are the details you need for today’s blog hop.

Today is the one year anniversary of my first published book. Genetic Attraction came out last Jan 4th. So today to celebrate the winner on my blog will receive:

  • a choice of any of my books
  • a $10. GC for Amazon (or another site if you don’t have a Kindle)
Everyone who enters on this blog will be entered to win A KINDLE FIRE and an AMAZON GC for $80.00 So be sure to enter here and then move on to all the other Blogs listed below.
To enter to win here, do this:
  • Comment
  • LEAVE YOUR EMAIL (so i can find you if you win) If you don’t want to be on my email list please indicate with a little “no” after your name and email. I will understand!  LOL
  • If you like the look of my blog and want to follow i will be delighted but it’s not required to win.

 So today all us bloggers are sharing our New Year’s memories. New Years tends to be a blur for me because i go to bed early, but two New Years really stand out. Last year and this year! Last New Years i was anxiously waiting for the release of my first published work of fiction. Though i’ve been a writer of nonfiction for decades, this was my first book all my own. It was an amazing feeling. Nervous, ecstatic, knowing i had so much to learn.  And this year, only one year later, i am celebrating having received two CAPA Award nominations (from the Romance Studio) for Best Contemporary Romance and Favorite Author, and two LRC nominations for the Best Author of 2011 and Best Series of 2011. These nominations amaze me and honor me. I can barely believe them and, at the same time, feel a little extra push that says “keep going, you still have so much to learn”. Most of all, these nominations are the property of the wonderful people who have encouraged and supported me throughout this year! Thank you to all the other authors who have helped me in every way. Above all, thank you readers soooo much. You are my New Years celebration!!

Now, here is your HOP LIST. Visit all these blogs and enter the contests. But remember to COMMENT with your EMAIL here! Each one is another chance at the Kindle Fire!! Thank you sooo much for visiting and Happy New Year!! :  )