So, hi again. I'm Tara Lain. I write the Beautiful Boys of Romance. Here at the Naughty New Year Blog Hop you can WIN:
- a $100 gift card to EdenFantasy's
- a digital gift basket of 10 erotic romances
All of the comments you make across the Hop will be entered to win the grand prizes. For those who follow the entry rules here on my blog, you can win:
- A $5 GC to Amazon
- A digital copy of any of the first three of my Balls Books! Volley Balls, Fire Balls, or Beach Balls (if you've read them all, we'll work something out LOL)
- (US only) A Brush with Catastrophe drawstring backpack and a pink Tara Lain mirror compact plus some other swag. Outside the US will have a download of Be Bad, for Goodness Sake, my MF holiday romance.
Interested? Okay. Here are the steps you can take to win!
- Leave a comment with your email. This will enter you for the grand prizes PLUS my prizes (if you forget your email i won't be able to find you to win any of the prizes)
- To enter to win my prizes, Follow this Blog or tell me if you already do
- To earn another entry for my prizes, Like my Facebook Page (if you already do, say so in your entry)
- To earn another entry, (and if you are a fan) Fan me on Goodreads (or tell me if you already do)
- Just to make this even more fun, to earn another entry, Like my Amazon Page. Or if you already have, pick a book and Like it. (Tell me you did this in your comment because i won't be able to tell)
So that's a total of 4 entries you can pile up. But you only need to do the first two to enter. And you only need to leave one comment. Just tell me if you completed any or all of the other entry steps.
Since we're talking about naughty, i want to share with you a wonderful reader review i got today at All Romance eBooks on my book, Beach Balls (it's one of the books you can win). I've gotten some wonderful reviews lately -- my book Genetic Celebrity was given a glowing 5 Heart review at The Romance Studio, was voted the 5 Heart Sweetheart and was nominated for a CAPA; Brush with Catastrophe was a Reviewer Top Pick and also nominated for a CAPA; Snow Balls, my new release, got 5 star reviews from The Rainbow Reviews, Top2Bottom Reviews, and others! But this reader review of Beach Balls totally charmed me and was a New Year gift! --
Submitted By: knutznboltz on Jan 1, 2013Tara Lain can't write a bad story, although she can write some bad boys that make your heart flutter. This storyline had me on pins and needles, the resolution was perfect, and I hope Ms. Lain plans to write even more books in this series as I've read them all so far.
Don't you love that? So for the rest of my naughty post, i'll give you an excerpt from my new release, Snow Balls which includes some of those naughty boys that my reader referred to. Snow Balls is the fourth book in the Balls to the Wall Series but all the books can stand alone. Snow Balls is currently on the Top Ten Bestsellers list at ARe and has been on the Gay Romance Bestsellers list at Amazon for a month! Thank you so much!
Big, handsome and hunky, JJ LaRousse looks like an alpha male but acts like an interior decorator. And he’s trying to be happy about it -- until a robbery at the famous Laguna Winter Fantasy brings JJ face-to-face with tough cop, Ryan Star. JJ hears Ryan likes guys who are manly men, so he drops his voice an octave, colors over his pink hair, and tries to pass as a football fan. Ryan Star may be tough but he hides in the closet at work since he learned in New York that being a gay cop can cost you your life. His attraction to that big, handsome kid threatens his anonymity, but he can’t seem to resist. JJ is just his type. But then JJ goes skiing and comes face to face with his greatest nemesis-- and all the secrets come out of the closet. Can Ryan love JJ for who he really is? More important, can JJ?
“So I’ll go and let you get some sleep.”
“Yeah.” Ryan looked up at JJ, his eyes so hooded you could barely tell they were blue. Under those covers the guy had on nothing at all. JJ knew that, too well. After he’d helped Ryan into the bedroom and sat him down, JJ had gone looking for some pajamas or something in the chest of drawers. When he’d turned back, Ryan was under the blanket with his jeans lying on the floor. He might have underwear on, but not likely considering his stated dislike for boxers or briefs.
Right now, the bed covers had an interesting tentlike structure in the center. Hard to keep his eyes off it.
He should go. This was a hard-assed man with whom JJ had nothing in common. Hanging around could compromise every battle he’d fought to be himself. His gaze crept back to the big-top tent.
Why had he come over anyway? Stupid, simple answer. Because he cared. And Ryan didn’t care. Not for the pretend JJ or the real one. Lying there, looking delicious, was heartache on a platter. “’Bye.”
He stood up from the edge of the bed and walked to the bedroom door.
JJ stopped dead. He wouldn’t have bet on hearing those two words. Now that he had, did they matter? If he’d been a woman, JJ would say Ryan only wanted him for one thing. But then a lot of guys only wanted JJ for one thing. And the difference was, he wanted this guy back. Badly. Pretty much all the time.
The rough tone of Ryan’s voice made JJ freeze. No wait. He wasn’t a kid anymore. He turned back toward Ryan who had propped himself up on his elbow. “Why do you want me to stay? So you can fuck me and not remember who I am tomorrow? I can have meaningless sex with people who actually like me.” Shit, did he just say that? A hand came up to fan his face but he squeezed it into a fist, turned and walked out the bedroom door.
Two steps down the hall, JJ barely heard the voice. His feet stopped. His heart too. He walked back into the room. Did he really see pleading on Ryan’s face?
The guy shrugged. “We don’t have to have sex. Would you just stay for a little while? I…I could use the company.” Ryan shook his head. “No, I mean I could use your company.”
Well hell. JJ took a couple more steps toward Ryan.
“I do like you, JJ. You know how I know that?”
JJ shook his head.
Ryan looked at his hands. “Because I hardly like anybody, so you stand out.”
Thank you so much for coming to play with us! Here is the list of all the fantastic authors you can visit on the Hop! Don't miss a one. And Happy New Year!