Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December News!

Tara Nina's News

 Wish Upon A Christmas Star
      Available for pre-order at Amazon
             http://amzn.to/1O4MYgr
Release Date: December 18th, 2015

This story is about a Marine who is desperate to make it home to be with his wife for Christmas.
It’s one of the many wonderful Ellora’s Cave
Stocking Stuffers.

Missing!

   Gunnery Sergeant Emmett Dupree has one final mission—get home before Christmas and return to civilian life with his beautiful wife. His family believes he’s missing in Afghanistan. A snowstorm destroys all forms of communication with his hometown in the mountains of Montana. Knowing his wife and family worry about his fate has him scrambling stateside via any means possible.
  
   When her husband goes missing, Violet tries her best to keep the faith. But the bed is way too big and cold without her man. He’s given twenty years to the Corps. Now it’s time for them to concentrate on building a life and a family in their dream cabin. Sitting on their wraparound porch, she spots a shooting star and makes a wish.

   There’s no snow deep enough to keep this determined Marine from the arms of the woman he left behind.

Come party with us on Friday December 18th as we celebrate the Stocking Stuffers!  There will be prizes!

Cursed and Crazy

Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place…
Stone by day, man by night, it’s a curse that takes a little bit of crazy and a whole lot of love to conquer.
        ON Sale @

Also available at:

              Cursed and Crazy Blurb
 Book six in the Cursed MacKinnons series.

Crazy Maisie MacDougall has a ghost for a best friend and a stone statue to protect, until she speaks an ancient verse releasing a kilted hunk.
Aiden MacKinnon awakens to a new world and a woman who claims he’s been cursed for over two hundred years. At first he tries to use sex to loosen her tongue and get the truth, but his tactic fails. She stands firm on her claims.
She isn’t a witch or his enemy. He was cursed.
With an adversary hot on their trail, they backpack across Scotland, headed for the Highlands, hoping to find Castle MacKinnon and any distant member of his clan. A deep friendship and attraction grows into a passionate sexual relationship. Their journey is threatened by a misguided treasure hunter with a mission—find what Maisie protected and take it.
Aiden and Maisie realize that a little bit of crazy mixed with a whole lotta love may just beat a curse.

To boost your holiday morale, check out the wide variety of wonderfully written Christmas stories available at https://ellorascave.com
Try out a Stocking Stuffer for a little pre-holiday cheer!
Are you looking for a gift that gives all year?
I know everyone loves a good story!
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Here’s a picture of our Christmas tree.  Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday! May you enjoy whatever tradition your family celebrates!

Post a picture of your holiday decoration on my Facebook page and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a print copy of Alien.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November News

Hello!  The past few months have been wonderful, thanks to you. I’ve been busily creating more stories than usual. For the MacKinnon Fans, Aiden’s story, 
Cursed and Crazy, releases this week on Friday the 13th of November. Yeah! Doing the happy dance over that one. It’s not the end for the MacKinnons. Aunt May’s story is coming soon. 
For those who like a short story, 
Wish Upon a Christmas Star, releases on December 18th.  It’s the tale of a career Marine coming home for good to build a civilian life with his new wife. I’m hoping y’all enjoy it. I truly love writing about the wonderful men and women that protect us daily, be it Military, Police, Fireman or Medical personnel. They all deserve our respect and gratitude.
Check out the stories in the Alien anthology. I feel blessed to have been a part of this conglomeration of talented authors. Escape is the novel I submitted and is the first book in what I hope to call the Paoni Warriors series.
Wishing everyone a fabulous day!

                                         Tara Nina

                            Cursed and Crazy

    Available Friday the 13th of Nov!

Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place…
Stone by day, man by night, it’s a curse that takes a little bit of crazy and a whole lot of love to conquer.
    On Friday, look for it at:
                          https://ellorascave.com
                             https://amazon.com

Come celebrate this release on Friday the 13th at my new author Facebook page
You’re invited to this event. We’ll be partying from 10am to 2pm Eastern Time!
Cyber drinks for all! 
Come visit for a chance to win a prize!

   Cursed and Crazy
             Blurb
    Book six in the Cursed MacKinnons series.

Crazy Maisie MacDougall has a ghost for a best friend and a stone statue to protect, until she speaks an ancient verse releasing a kilted hunk.
Aiden MacKinnon awakens to a new world and a woman who claims he’s been cursed for over two hundred years. At first he tries to use sex to loosen her tongue and get the truth, but his tactic fails. She stands firm on her claims.
She isn’t a witch or his enemy. He was cursed.
With an adversary hot on their trail, they backpack across Scotland, headed for the Highlands, hoping to find Castle MacKinnon and any distant member of his clan. A deep friendship and attraction grows into a passionate sexual relationship. Their journey is threatened by a misguided treasure hunter with a mission—find what Maisie protected and take it.
Aiden and Maisie realize that a little bit of crazy mixed with a whole lotta love may just beat a curse.

               
 Wish Upon A Christmas Star

Missing!

   Gunnery Sergeant Emmett Dupree has one final mission—get home before Christmas and return to civilian life with his beautiful wife. His family believes he’s missing in Afghanistan. A snowstorm destroys all forms of communication with his hometown in the mountains of Montana. Knowing his wife and family worry about his fate has him scrambling stateside via any means possible.
  
   When her husband goes missing, Violet tries her best to keep the faith. But the bed is way too big and cold without her man. He’s given twenty years to the Corps. Now it’s time for them to concentrate on building a life and a family in their dream cabin. Sitting on their wraparound porch, she spots a shooting star and makes a wish.

   There’s no snow deep enough to keep this determined Marine from the arms of the woman he left behind.

To boost your holiday morale, check out the wide variety of wonderfully written Christmas stories available at https://ellorascave.com
Ellora’s Cave Publishing is jump-starting your holiday cheer!


I know everyone loves a good story!
For the past 10 years, I’ve been a part of a phenomenal Sisterhood of authors. We call ourselves the Sizzling Scribes.
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                         Happy
Thanksgiving!
Wishing you and your family
a safe and wonderful day filled with love, great food, and happiness.
My Favorite Thanksgiving Tradition:
Watching the Macy’s Parade on TV, while trying not to burn the turkey 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Tara Nina's News
     Hello to everyone, especially the Cursed MacKinnons Fans!  I'm sorry I haven't been more active with this newsletter. Life has gotten in the way. I promise to try harder to keep in touch. According to my files, the last time I sent a newsletter was 1 year ago.  There's been so much that's happened. The Cursed MacKinnons series has another release coming titled: Cursed and Crazy. For all you fans who've been so patiently waiting for Aiden's story, it's in the hands of my editor at Ellora's Cave Publishing.

     I got extremely lucky to be included with several wonderfully talented authors in an anthology titled: Alien.  The book I placed in this anthology is titled: Escape. I'm hoping it will be the first of more Sci-Fi novels about these terrific Paoni Warriors, Shia and Kal.

     Wishing Everyone a Fabulous Day!
                                 Tara Nina


Available for Pre-Order 
                       @
      http://amzn.to/1MaNqCF

Release Date: October 28, 2015
Available @ Ellora's Cave Publishing

          


Attention Cursed MacKinnons Fans                                               

                       Coming Soon Book 6
                   Aiden's Story
Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place...
Stone by day, man by night, it's a curse that takes a little
bit of crazy and a whole lot of love to conquer. 

     
     I'm sharing a recipe that I hope everyone will enjoy. It's my
daughter's favorite cookies and since there's a chill in the air, it's becoming
baking season at my house.

KC's Chocolate Thumbprints
Ingredients:
Dough~ 1/2 cup of butter, 2/3 cup of sugar, 1 egg separated, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 cup of self-rising flour, 1/3 cup of baking cocoa, 1 cup of chopped walnuts
Creamy Center~ 1/2 cup of confectioners sugar, 1 tablespoon of softened butter, 2 teaspoons of milk, 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla, 1 bag of chocolate Kisses (unwrapped).

Dough~ Mix butter, sugar, egg yolk, milk & vanilla until creamy. Gradually add cocoa and flour to the mixture. Blend into a stiff batter. Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove from fridge. Roll into balls. Place chopped walnuts on a paper plate.
Creamy Center~ Combine confectioners sugar, butter, milk & vanilla, & stir until smooth.

Whip egg white with a fork in a small bowl. Roll chocolate balls in the egg white, then roll them in the chopped walnuts, coating them well. Place on cookie sheets, press thumb in center, fill with creamy mixture, drop a kiss in the center.  
Bake @ 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until done.

October Contest:
Share your favorite recipe with me when you like my new FB author page and you'll automatically be entered to win a free print or e-copy of either the Cursed MacKinnons series book 5: Dual Release or Texan's Silky Seduction. 
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Thank you,
Tara Nina




Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Ellora's Cave Calendar

Ellora's Cave is running a package deal on their Limited edition 2016
Caveman Calendar. Get them while they're hot. Cause once they're gone,
they're gone.
https://www.ellorascave.com/product/2016-elloras-cavemen-calendar/

Friday, July 10, 2015

A minute with Taylor Cole



Meet Taylor Cole!
I've had the pleasure of working with Taylor Cole in author mode. He's a multi-talented man. If you haven't met him, he's a cover model, champion body builder, dancer and genuinely nice person. He's taken the time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions, which we're sharing with y'all here. He co-authored 'Texan's Silky Seduction' with me.  Available at:


We played 19 things you didn't know about Taylor Cole. 

1. What’s your favorite thing to do when you have time-off? How do you spend your down time?
I don't get much time off but when I do I like to relax at home or go catch a movie
2. Do you create your routines for your stage performances or do you have a choreographer?
I usually do my own routines 
3. How many days a week do you train for physique competitions? 
On the 12 weeks prior to competition, training is done at least once a day and most days 3 times a day
4. When you finally break from the strict diet for competitions, what’s the first food you eat?
pizza and donughts 
5. Do you work a full time job outside of dancing, modeling, body building? If so when do you find the time?
I do construction jobs every chance I get. Not much sleep during those times
6. Do you make time for dating and if so what do you consider to be a romantic evening?
I don't get to date much. But I like anything from a nice dinner with good convo to skydiving or something fun like that
7. On a woman, what’s the first thing you notice? What would be the perfect woman in your eyes?
Smile is  first thing. I like all women and don't have a certain type
8. If you could travel to one place in the world, where would it be?
Anywhere I can surf big waves
9. The main character Colton Lee in Texan’s Silky Seduction is loosely based around your life as a dancer. In this story, he’s given an ultimatum, up his game on stage or lose 
performance time. Has anything like that ever happened to you? 
I try and stay on top of my game, so I've never been cut short yet
10. Is the life of a dancer fiercely competitive? Do other male dancers actually try to out-perform each other onstage in ‘friendly’ competitions?
You only compete with yourself in this biz. It's like a brotherhood with the other guys
11. Is there something you wish you could learn to do that you don’t already know how to do? ( ex: fly a plane)
Play musical instruments better than I do
12. Are you planning any future novels?
I'm working on a couple of things
13. What makes you happy?
Being alive and living life to the fullest with my family and good friends
14. What’s the one thing you feel would make the world a better place?
Less negativity. 
15. Do you enjoy reading? If so, what do you read?
I do. I enjoy history and science the most
16. Do you have a pet? If so, what type of pet and what’s his or her’s name?
No pets. Not enough time for one
17. In Texan’s Silky Seduction, Colton Lee falls for his dance instructor, Melisa.  They make love in the silks. Where’s the most obscure place you’ve made love?
Everywhere !!
18. The heroine, Melisa Raychel is a petite brunette, who has a deep love of dance. She’s drawn to Colton (even though he’s a bad boy) because he can dance. Like Colton, did  you ever attend dance classes when you were younger?
When I first started, they were mandatory for a couple of years, but it's been a while. I'd like to go back again. 
19. Colton is a mechanic. Do you enjoy tinkering with cars as well?
I love working on cars. Old hot rods are my fav. Nothing beats the sound of a fine tuned American v8


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Romanticon

Looking for something to do once the kids have returned to school?
Romanticon is the answer.  ecromanticon.com
Dates: October 9th through October 12th
Location: The McKinley Grand Hotel in Canton, Ohio
Come for the fun, informative workshops.
Stay for the parties, fabulous food, and of course dance with a CAVEMAN.
Got a novel you've written and need a home for it. If it's erotic and hot, pitch it to
one of our wonderful editors.
Start the long weekend off right with the Bad Girls of Romance meet 'n greet.
End it with a rousing game of Bingo in your jammies. The Cavemen deliver the
prizes to all the winners.
Check out ecromanticon.com for more details.
Not sure about attending the whole conference? Day passes are now available.
Sunday's book fair--SEXporium is FREE to the public.
Need more convincing Romanticon is worth the time and expense
contact Tara Nina at tara@taranina.com for more information.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Readers please support the Hero

Show the Romance Hero some love by purchasing one of our Hot T-shirts, Please.
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Your support would be greatly appreciated. 
Thank you
Tara Nina 
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