Romance #Readathon February TBR

It’s the month of romance, so here’s another ambitious TBR I’m going to try to get through for the month of February! If you want to participate in the Romance #Readathon, here’s the link to get all the info.

Grab your Bingo Card!

As I mentioned previously, I am not playing to win anything, but there are prizes when you enter your BINGO info, which consists of marking off 5 squares in a row or blacking out your card. The form requires links to the reviews you left for the books you read during the month of February, and winners will be drawn at random from those submissions.

Anyway, here are the books I plan to read for this month from the BINGO card.

A Book Set in Paris:

Angsty Romance:

Art of Sin by L.M. Halloran

Enemies to Lovers:

A Sexy Rom-Com:

A Book With Nonhuman Characters:

Alpha Billionaire Hero:

That is all I plan to try for this month, and these are all books on my TBR that I’m really interested in reading, which means I’m really really really looking forward to seeing how much of this list I can get through in these 28 days of February.

What BINGO squares are you most excited about marking off, and which books will you read for them? Let me know!

[Newsletter] Sneak Peek + Book Sweeps #Giveaway

Countdown to release date has started! Get your sneak peek here… Can’t see images? Click here…
Hey ,

Happy December! Someone on my Facebook feed this morning had posted how there are only 20 sleeps until Christmas. (And p.s. Hannukah is well under way!) Can that be right? I’m not sure I’m ready yet! I’ve been so busy, I haven’t even had a chance to enjoy the season yet. What about you? Have you had a chance to do any shopping or watch any Holiday Hallmark or Lifetime movies? (If so, tell me which ones are your favorite so I’ll know what to look for when I get a chance to Netflix and chill this season!)

I got the day off from work today. The State of Texas declared today a state holiday in remembrance of our former president, George H. W. Bush. What a beautiful outpouring of honor and respect for a man who spent a lifetime serving his country.

In the spirit of admirable men in office, I can recommend a great book I’ve been reading. Power Games by May Sage is one of those slow burn, page turners. Great book!

I’ve got a couple other book recommendations below that I’ve read and LOVED lately, and keep scrolling for a sneak peek at Off Limits.  Fair warning, it is one of the steamier books I’ve written, so if you’re more a fan of the sweeter, less racy stuff, this one is probably not for you.

Power Games

A slow burn page-turner read by May Sage.  Hello, Mr. President!

Richer Than Sin

Addictive and bingeable read by Meghan March

The Room on Rue Amelie

Historical WWII women’s fic romance that made me ugly-cry – by Kristin Harmel

Sneak Peek! Off Limits

(Warning! Foul Language + Steam)

Girl Code Rule #157: Friends don’t slut shame friends.

Laynie woke to an arm over her waist, a hand cupping her boob, and morning wood nestled between her cheeks.  She could smell Gideon’s scent all over her – his cologne, his skin, his sex – and she was horny all over again.

She hadn’t gone home the night before, and she’d just woken up in Gideon Roth’s hotel bed with him behind her ready to go another round.

She felt her insides clench and ache with the reminder of how he had filled her so fully and deliciously last night.  She knew she had to get up and leave before anyone found out she hadn’t come home, though, or people would start asking questions.

Gideon’s hand traced the length of her curves down the side of her body, sending shivers all the way down to her core.   She felt the wetness pooling between her legs, her body telling her to stay and see what happened, and she was just about to give in to the idea when her phone rang from her purse across the room.

Panic-stricken, she pulled out of Gideon’s arms and sprang from the bed, wrestling her phone from her purse pocket.

Fuck, it was Priya!

Instead of answering, she stumbled around the room pulling her clothes on.

“I have to go,” she said with an apologetic lift of her furrowed brows.  She slipped into her shoes.

Gideon slipped casually out of bed and came to wrap his arms around her.  He pressed a kiss to one corner of her mouth and then the other.

“You could stay for breakfast,” he offered.

She shook her head, holding up her cell.  “It was Priya!  She’s calling me.  Oh my God, what if she already knows?  What am I going to tell her?”

“Do you want me to tell her?” he offered.

“No!” she snapped.  “That would make things even worse.  If she had to hear it from someone else first, I would never live this down.”

He held his hands up in mock surrender.  “Got it.  You’ve got this one.”

Her shoulders sank, taking in the sight of him in his hard-on tented boxer briefs.  He was all toned and sculpted and touching her again.

“I’m sorry.  This is something I’ve got to do on my own, but it’s not going to be easy.  Priya is going through a lot right now, so this,” she gestured between them, “is not going to go over well, I’m afraid.”

(Disclaimer: This is NOT a cheater story. I promise!)

Available in…

You could win a winter bundle of erotic romances, including books by J. Kenner and Crystal Kaswell!! (And me!) Just click for multiple chances to enter.

Don’t forget!

Don’t forget to tell me your favorite Holiday movies! Once I finish writing the last couple chapters, probably today or tomorrow, I’m going to settle in for a Netflix/Hulu binge!!!

Also, am I the only one who has to watch all the Harry Potter movies during the holidays?

[Romance Book Club] December 2018 Book Announcement

Here’s what we’re reading this month. Ready? Can’t see images? Click here…
Happy December!

If you’ve been wondering what our December book club pick is, wait no further! I’m a few days late in sending this out. I’ve been a little busy this past month, but I did have a chance to finish Richer Than Sin that we read last month (that one will be a tough one to beat!), and if you didn’t get a chance to read that one, it’s definitely one to go back and read when you get a chance.

But for now, I’m pleased to announce the pick for this month…

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter to formally announce my resignation from Parker International (& the arrogant, condescending CEO) effective two weeks from today.

This was a VERY EASY decision to make, as the past two years have been utterly miserable. I wish his next executive assistant all the luck in the world (she’ll need it) and if my boss should need me to do anything over the next two weeks, kindly tell him that he can do it [his] goddamn self…

Sincerely (Not Really),
Tara Lauren

That’s the version of my two weeks’ notice I should’ve sent to my boss, because the more professional version–the one where I said I was “grateful for all the opportunities,” and “honored by all the rewarding experiences” over the years?

That letter was rejected with his sexy, trademark smirk and an “I highly suggest you read the fine print of your contract…”

So, I did.

And now I’ve realized that unless I fake my death, poison him, or find a way to renegotiate my impossible contract, I’m stuck working under one of the cockiest and most ruthless bosses in New York.

Then again, I thought that was the case until he called me late last night with an emergency proposition…

**This is a standalone contemporary romance.**

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Audio Audition Voting – Round 2

The numbers are in from the first round of voting, and there was a clear winner.  I’ve reached out to Mr. Dawson McBride (yes, he did have such a yummy sound, didn’t he?).  The bad news is, Mr. McBride is a little too far outside my price range, and though I think he’s worth every penny he was asking for, I just can’t afford him right now, I hate to say.  He did try to work with me and came down a little, but even his bottom line minimum was out of my reach.

Vote results

So… with that being said, I have a 4th audition, so I’m doing ONE MORE ROUND of voting!  I’m putting it in your hands, and it’s the All-or-Nothing, lightning round between the 2nd place winner of the last vote and the new audition.  Let me know who you like best, for the win!

Boss Unwavering KINDLE 6x9
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Let me know what you think! Voting will end Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 11:59 PM CST.