Grand Finale and Giveaway! (Tara Taylor Quinn)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Grand Finale for
His First Choice
By Tara Taylor Quinn

We hope you enjoyed the tour for TTQ’s newest addition to her Where Secrets are Safe series. If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now…

Launch- Welcome to the Tour for His First Choice

I can promise you that if you join me in this journey, you’ll be welcomed with a sense of friendship and belonging. My posts are authentic and my books are heartfelt.

Becky on Books- Excerpt

JEM COULDN’T BELIEVE his eyes when he pulled into Uncle Bob’s on Saturday, glanced toward the beach and saw Lacey Hamilton in double. In both forms his fantasies had taken. One was drably overdressed, and the other rather undressed. He skipped over the version with long, tanned legs exposed, and stared at the one with loose black cotton shorts that hung to her knees.

deal sharing aunt- Spotlight

Night Owl Reviews- Interview

What is your latest book, His First Choice, about?

A twist I’ve never seen or read before in the romance world, but a story I believe needs to be told – one that speaks to the heart of true romance. Lacey is an ex-child star whose identical twin sister is still in Hollywood, a soap opera star. Though she and her sister have identical looks, her sister always shines brighter. Lacey has moved to Santa Raquel to be a family services social worker. As part of the ‘Where Secrets Are Safe’ high risk team, she meets Jem Winston, whose four year old son is showing signs of abuse. Jem’s story is a heart breaker. His First Choice delivers his happy ending.

Beck Valley Books- Not an Ordinary Book

This book is…not ordinary. I think it’s powerful. And emotionally compelling. And I hope so much you give it a chance. I can tell you why I think this, and hope this. I can describe Jem to you. He’s the hero of my heart.

underneath the covers- Imagine

Imagine, you’re identical twins. You both look exactly the same. And yet…she gets all the attention. Can you imagine how difficult that would be? You adore your sister. She’s sweet and kind and really good to you. But…wouldn’t that be hard? Always feeling second best, without even knowing why?

You can imagine…or you can pick up a copy of His First Choice and live the life with Lacey Hamilton – and her identical twin Kacey – as they figure it all out.

EskieMama Reads- Excerpt

He thought about telling his son they absolutely did not want to speak with the other woman. Telling him that for their own safety they had to stay away from her. But he couldn’t figure out how to do so when Levi had been told she was a friend. He’d let her take Levi alone to a playroom. He’d let her in their home, to see Levi’s room and most prized possessions.

Lady Amber’s Reviews- Coming in First

Kacey, my heroine, isn’t the middle child. As a matter of fact, she was born first. But she seems to slide into the background her entire life. She’s overshadowed by her identical twin sister.

I’m not a twin. Didn’t even have a sister – though I always wanted one desperately – but I understand those feelings of being ‘on stage’ (for her, literally) of being at the event, but not coming in first. Not shining the brightest.

Thoughts of a Blonde- Review

“A gut wrenching story that hooked me by the first page and had me feeling so many emotions throughout! I smiled at the adorableness of this little boy, I ached for the pain being felt, I felt anger, and most of all, I hoped for a happily ever after for these two special guys that wormed their way into my heart. Highly recommend!”

Harlie’s Books- Review

“I can not stress that while Ms. Quinn’s books have a message there is also some of the best love stories to date. Poignant, relatable and emotional. You can’t help but fall in love with both characters. Ms. Quinn tackles the hard issues but in the end, love always wins. Always…”

Brooke Blogs- I Am Honored

I’ve said since the moment I started writing for Harlequin that I write to touch women’s lives. To find them where they are and give them a heart-felt boost – whether it be by giving them a couple of hours of enjoyment, to replenish themselves, so they can step back up to their plates. Or, more often, to reach out to hurting hearts, to hold on gently, and walk with them back to the road to joy.

Wishful Endings- Not Your Ordinary Romance

My books are filled with hard topics, issues that face real women, without any sugarcoating to make them more palatable. I didn’t choose this route. The voices, the stories, the people that appear in my head, chose me.

Don’t forget to enter all the giveaways at the end as well!

His First Choice (Where Secrets are Safe)His First Choice
(Where Secrets are Safe #8)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
May 1st 2016 by Harlequin Superromance

The best decision they’ll ever make

Lacey Hamilton is used to living in the background. Overshadowed her entire life, she stepped out of the Hollywood limelight and into the role she’s meant to play: a counselor, part of the High Risk Team started by The Lemonade Stand women’s shelter in Santa Raquel.

Her caseload leads her to the doorstep of Jeremiah “Jem” Bridges to rescue a little boy. She’s not supposed to fall in love with the rugged construction worker and his adorable son. Love and duty, though, don’t always agree. Especially when a truth is uncovered that neither she nor Jem is prepared to face.

GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & NobleHarlequin

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages,Tara Taylor Quinnis a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

Are you a blogger and would like to join a future
Six Months of Heart Stopping Tara Taylor Quinn tour event?
Find out more and sign up HERE!

Heart Stopping Tara Taylor Quinn Giveaways

HIS FIRST CHOICE TOUR GIVEAWAY

$20 VISA Gift Card (US only)
ebooks ofWife By Design,Once A Family, andHusband by Choiceby Tara Taylor Quinn(open internationally)
Ends May 11th

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TTQ PRE-ORDER/PURCHASE KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY

ENTER HERE

Kindle Fire with Six Pre-loaded TTQ Books (books 1-6 fromWhere Secrets are Safe series)
US only
Ends August 31st

To Enter: Submit your receipt online for your pre-order or purchase of any of Tara Taylor Quinn’s six releases being promoted on her Heart Stopping Tour (Love By Association, His First Choice, The Promise He Made Her, Strangers in Paradise: Sheltered In His Arms, Sheltered In His Arms Audiobook, and For Love Or Money). Enter as many times as you purchase. One book purchase equals one entry (one receipt per entry and must be uploaded at time of entry).

TTQ HARLEQUIN MY REWARDS POINTS GIVEAWAY

1st Place:25,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 5 free books, reader’s choice of any book published by Harlequin/MIRA/Carina Press.
2nd Place:15,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 3 free books, reader’s choice
3rd Place:10,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 2 free books, readers choice
Open internationally
Ends August 31st

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Reaching…Keep Reaching (Tara Taylor Quinn)

I write romance. Harlequin Romance. Because I spent my teen years and my early twenties, reading Harlequin books. Not just one of the series, though I had my favorites, but any of them I could get my hands on. Those books helped me through some very difficult times. They set my sights high for myself. Harlequin heroines have integrity. They are decent, bottom line kind, trying their best people. I measured myself against them.

Harlequin heroines always find love. No matter their mistakes, their adversities, they keep getting up every day. They keep trying. They keep having integrity and reaching out. They’re always reaching out – to the world, to those they care about, to a society that needs us all to think of each other. A society that can only be successful if we make choices that are decent. Kind.

Because Harlequin Books were such an important part of my life, because they were such a friend and helpmate, I wanted to spend my career putting more of them into the world – so that women who were reaching out like I was, would find the books reaching out to them. This past week I received the most incredible honor. I was told that my current Harlequin Series, Where Secrets Are Safe, is the basis for a scholarly paper being presented in Sheffield in the UK in June, as ‘an instrument of change.’ The theory is that the books reach out to women and help shape and mold society through them. In short, the books help women. I’ve never even been to the UK, but my books are there, reaching out to women.

So today I say to all of us, just keep reaching…

Join My Crazy World! Giveaways (Tara Taylor Quinn)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Launching the Book Tour for
His First Choice
By Tara Taylor Quinn

Sometimes the future brings a happily-ever-after very different from the one we pictured. Lacey and Jem are faced with such a future, but can they grab it before it slips away? Join us on the tour as we explore their world and as readers share their reviews…

Tour Schedule

May 2nd:Becky on Books& deal sharing aunt
May 3rd:Night Owl Reviews, Beck Valley Books& underneath the covers
May 4th:EskieMama Reads& Lady Amber’s Reviews
May 5th:Thoughts of a Blonde, Harlie’s Books& Brooke Blogs

May 6th: Grand Finale

Welcome to the Tour for His First Choice

Welcome to the second segment of a six month adventure! We’ve got a huge assortment of fun, and unique interesting stops planned for your enjoyment. From a pre-loaded Kindle Fire, to 45,000 My Rewards points from Harlequin, VISA gift cards, random gifts, and free books, there are all kinds of reasons for you to come along! Book reviews, excerpts, blog posts, review sites, and five new ttq releases are all coming at you between now and August! In June, look for a very special guest appearance from New York Times Bestselling author, Heather Graham!

I can’t promise you that you’ll win one of the rafflecopter prizes – though there will be new chances to enter all along the tour and the more you enter, the better chances you’ll have – but I can promise you that if you join me in this journey, you’ll be welcomed with a sense of friendship and belonging. My posts are authentic and my books are heartfelt. And if you want more, you can join me and more than thousands of other pinners on my openFriendship boardon Pinterest. There’s no marketing there. No sales. And absolutely no negativity. It’s just a group of 7000 people who’ve joined with me to build a space of positive affirmation about the power of friendship. You are welcome. No strings attached.

—Tara

His First Choice (Where Secrets are Safe)His First Choice
(Where Secrets are Safe #8)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
May 1st 2016 by Harlequin Superromance

The best decision they’ll ever make

Lacey Hamilton is used to living in the background. Overshadowed her entire life, she stepped out of the Hollywood limelight and into the role she’s meant to play: a counselor, part of the High Risk Team started by The Lemonade Stand women’s shelter in Santa Raquel.

Her caseload leads her to the doorstep of Jeremiah “Jem” Bridges to rescue a little boy. She’s not supposed to fall in love with the rugged construction worker and his adorable son. Love and duty, though, don’t always agree. Especially when a truth is uncovered that neither she nor Jem is prepared to face.

GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & NobleHarlequin

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages,Tara Taylor Quinnis a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

Are you a blogger and would like to join a future
Six Months of Heart Stopping Tara Taylor Quinn tour event?
Find out more and sign up HERE!

Heart Stopping Tara Taylor Quinn Giveaways

HIS FIRST CHOICE TOUR GIVEAWAY

$20 VISA Gift Card (US only)
ebooks ofWife By Design,Once A Family, andHusband by Choiceby Tara Taylor Quinn(open internationally)
Ends May 11th

a Rafflecopter giveaway

TTQ PRE-ORDER/PURCHASE KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY

ENTER HERE

Kindle Fire with Six Pre-loaded TTQ Books (books 1-6 fromWhere Secrets are Safe series)
US only
Ends August 31st

To Enter: Submit your receipt online for your pre-order or purchase of any of Tara Taylor Quinn’s six releases being promoted on her Heart Stopping Tour (Love By Association, His First Choice, The Promise He Made Her, Strangers in Paradise: Sheltered In His Arms, Sheltered In His Arms Audiobook, and For Love Or Money). Enter as many times as you purchase. One book purchase equals one entry (one receipt per entry and must be uploaded at time of entry).

TTQ HARLEQUIN MY REWARDS POINTS GIVEAWAY

1st Place:25,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 5 free books, reader’s choice of any book published by Harlequin/MIRA/Carina Press.
2nd Place:15,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 3 free books, reader’s choice
3rd Place:10,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 2 free books, readers choice
Open internationally
Ends August 31st

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Heartwarming in Walmart Giveaway! (Tara Taylor Quinn)


On tour with Prism Book Tours.

We’re thrilled about Harlequin Heartwarming books being available in select local US Walmarts! Find out if they’re at a Walmart by youhere.

Here’s what some Harlequin Heartwarming authors had to say:

“I am so excited that Heartwarming books are now available at Walmart, so some lucky girl can go visit her aunt and possibly stumble across one of MY books and fall in love!”
— Amy Vastine

“I was thrilled to find a home in the Heartwarming line. Writing these sweet romances that emphasizes the emotional adventure of falling in love feels almost like a calling and now, that dream I thought I’d achieved has now grown. The Heartwarming line is now available in select Walmarts!”
— Anna J. Stewart

“I’m thrilled that I’ll get to add more Heartwarming books to my bookshelves now that Heartwarming paperbacks will be available at Wal-Mart. A Heartwarming story will be within reach no matter if I pick up my Kindle or a paperback… there’s nothing better than that.”
— Cari Lynn Webb

“Real books printed on paper that you can hold in your hand and smell and flip through the pages.”
— Carol Ross

“I believe in ‘happily ever after’ and through Heartwarming and Walmart, we’re able to bring more of these moving stories to the people who have been searching for something touching and magical.”
— Catherine Lanigan

“It’s not always easy to find a romance that’s clean and wholesome with a rich, compelling plot and multi-faceted characters to root for all the way to a happy ending. . . . You can trust this brand of our books in the line each month to provide a great reading experience. Pick up a copy (or more) today. And enjoy!”
— Leigh Riker

“Buying books for my ereader may be easier than driving forty-five minutes to the nearest bookstore and having digital reads may be a handy way to travel without carrying six books with me (and hide just how big my to-be-read pile is from my husband), but it’ll never completely replace a book in my hand. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
— Melinda Curtis

“I love, love, love finding a new book on the shelf, taking it in my hand, feeling the smooth cover and turning the book over to read the blurb. . . . Now, Harlequin Heartwarmings will be in stores as well. Wow, it feels a little bit like Christmas.”
— Pamela Tracy

“. . . if I have the option of spending time in a real brick-n-mortar bookstore and buying a tangible book that I can anticipate experiencing with all my senses, I go straight to print books.”
— Rula Sinara

“Walmart has signed on to put one of my favorite lines, Harlequin Heartwarming, on the shelves of over 400 stores! That’s four more Harlequin books a month. Books filled with emotion and strength. Books that embody the love and hope that the people in our world so desperately seek.”
— Tara Taylor Quinn

About the Authors


(Each picture linked to the author’s website.)

Celebration Blitz Giveaway

$20 Walmart Gift Card
US Only
Ends April 4th

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Six Months of Heartstopping ttq (Tara Taylor Quinn)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Grand Finale for
Love by Association
By Tara Taylor Quinn
and
Wild Horses
By Claire McEwen

We hope you enjoyed learning more about two new Harlequin Superromance releases (available from multiple retailers in print and ebook) that have some serious romance as well as some risk! If you missed any of the stops, feel free to go back now and also enter the giveaways, if you missed those…

Launch- Welcome

I can promise you that if you join me in this journey, you’ll be welcomed with a sense of friendship and belonging. My posts are authentic and my books are heartfelt. And if you want more, you can join me and more than thousands of other pinners on my openFriendship board on Pinterest. There’s no marketing there. No sales. And absolutely no negativity. It’s just a group of 7000 people who’ve joined with me to build a space of positive affirmation about the power of friendship.

Brooke Blogs- Character Description for Chantel from Love by Association

Now a member of the Santa Raquel High Risk Team, she goes undercover to ensure the safety of a boy and his mother, and ends up finding something horrible going on in the wealthy society she infiltrates. I didn’t know, when I started this book, what was going to happen. I didn’t know until the end how it was going to end. I didn’t even know if the bad guy was bad. Chantel took care of it all. She took care of me. And she’ll take care of you, too, if you give her a chance!

Lady Amber’s Reviews- The Where Secrets are Safe Series

The place where secrets are safe – a unique women’s shelter, The Lemonade Stand, in a fictional California coastal town, Santa Raquel. The people come and then they go. This isn’t a place where you stay forever. It’s a place where you bring your secrets, where you are safe, while you work out whatever is troubling you.

Beck Valley Books- TTQ BPrism Book Toursooks

If you’ve never read a ttq book before, this might be a good one to start with. It has a little bit of everything – in my humble opinion – that makes my work unique. Love. Laughter. Suspense. And the grit that lines streets in real life.

Cu’s eBook Giveaways- Excerpt from Love by Association

Two nights ago his life had changed. He’d changed.

And it didn’t seem like there was a lot he could do about that.

Except to see where it was all going to lead…

Harlie’s Books- Reviews: Love by Association & Wild Horses

“I love Tara’s Superromances. She never disappoints. And of course she didn’t with Colin and Chantel’s story. There is so much depth to their story that goes beyond the romance and theme of domestic abuse.”

“I found a new author to read/stalk. She writes with emotional depth and creates characters that you fall in love with from the start.”

deal sharing aunt- Excerpt from Love by Association

“How did you do it, Meri? How did you keep up the facade of being one person when your real heart was so ripped up?” Through the years of running from her abusive ex-husband, Meri had taken on a number of different identities, but those had just been name changes. This last time, the time Chantel had been involved, she’d actually pretended to be someone she was not, leaving Max and Caleb and starting a different life in order to protect them from the danger following her.

Wishful Endings- Excerpt from Wild Horses

“I had a lot of time to lie in bed and wish I’d never taken that job. That I’d stayed in the States. With you.”

The words she’d wanted to hear for so long, right there between them on the table. Now that they’d been said, Nora realized that no matter how many times she’d imagined him saying them, she’d never imagined her answer. She stared at Todd, but he was still looking out over the bar, lost in memory. Maybe he didn’t even realize what he’d said.

underneath the covers- What Makes a Great Western Romance?

I love reading western romance. Put a hero in faded jeans a flannel shirt and a cowboy hat on a book cover and I will very likely buy that book! But sometimes I end up feeling like the cowboy on the cover is the only part of the book that is western. And since I write western romance as well, that got me thinking about what makes a story a western.

EskieMama Reads- Old Love Revisited

It’s a trope I’ve always been drawn to. The story where people meet at a high school reunion and confess that they’ve never forgotten each other. The woman who walks into her new job and realizes her co-worker is the man she’s always loved. Until recently, my fondness for this trope was a bit of a guilty pleasure. But now my secret is out. Not only does my new book, Wild Horses, explore this trope, but my July release is also about a couple that had a relationship in the past. I guess I have a lot to say about reuniting couples right now!

Becky on Books- Family Drama — Why I Love it!

It comes down to the whole reason I love reading and writing romance. It’s not just the chemistry between two characters that draws me into a story. It’s the personal and unique transformation that the hero and heroine both go through after they meet each other and fall in love. It’s the way that love forces us to wrestle with that old emotional baggage and grow into someone better. Someone more like the person we were meant to be.

Thoughts of a Blonde- Reviews of Love by Association and Wild Horses

“An intriguing story that keeps you guessing and trying to figure out who is guilty of what throughout. Lots of protective shields are in place that have to be torn down to let life in again.”

“A sweet read about finding your way home again, even if you have to overcome a lot of heartache and stubbornness to be able to do it.”

Love by Association
(Where Secrets are Safe #7)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2016 by Harlequin

Love isn’t part of the job…

A tough-as-nails cop, Chantel Harris faces whatever life throws at her, and then some. As part of Santa Raquel’s High Risk team—created by the town’s women’s shelter, The Lemonade Stand—she goes undercover to expose one of the community’s elite as an abuser.

Looking the part is easy, but gaining acceptance into upper society circles is a different matter. That’s where gorgeous and successful lawyer Colin Fairbanks comes in. But Colin is so much more than Chantel could have dreamed. Wanting him is dangerous. Falling for him could ruin everything…

GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & NobleHarlequin

Wild Horses
by Claire McEwen
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2016 by Harlequin

This wild stallion can’t be tamed

Todd Williams is still the naive idealist he was in college. Only now he’s endangering lives—Nora Hoffman’s to be exact. Nora hasn’t seen Todd since he decided that saving the rain forest was more important than their relationship. Until the night she’s nearly crushed by the stampede he causes. Now Todd is determined to make amends, for everything.

She may not agree with his methods, but even Nora can’t deny the importance of his fight to save the wild horses. With the attraction between them still sizzling and the fate of the horses in the balance, Nora must decide just how much she’s willing to risk.

GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & NobleHarlequin

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages,Tara Taylor Quinnis a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

WebsiteGoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterestInstagramWattpad

Claire McEwen lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When not dreaming up new stories, she can be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb.

Claire enjoys discovering flea-market treasures, walking on the beach, dancing, traveling, and reading, of course! She loves to write complex heroes and heroines, who grow and find themselves through their search for love.

WebsiteGoodreadsFacebookTwitterPinterest

Are you a blogger and would like to join a future
Six Months of Heart Stopping Tara Taylor Quinn tour event?
Find out more and sign up HERE!

Heart Stopping Tara Taylor Quinn Giveaways

LOVE BY ASSOCIATION & WILD HORSES TOUR GIVEAWAY

$20 VISA Gift Card (US only)
ebooks of Wife By Design, Once A Family, and Husband by Choice by Tara Taylor Quinn (open internationally)
ebooks ofA Ranch to Keep,More Than a RancherandConvincing the Rancherby Claire McEwen (open internationally)
Ends March 12th

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TTQ PRE-ORDER/PURCHASE KINDLE FIRE GIVEAWAY

ENTER HERE

Kindle Fire with Six Pre-loaded TTQ Books (books 1-6 fromWhere Secrets are Safe series)
US only
Ends August 31st
To Enter: Submit your receipt online for your pre-order or purchase of any of Tara Taylor Quinn’s five releases being promoted on her Heart Stopping Tour (Love By Association, His First Choice, The Promise He Made Her, Strangers in Paradise: Sheltered In His Arms, and For Love Or Money). Enter as many times as you purchase. One book purchase equals one entry (one receipt per entry and must be uploaded at time of entry).

TTQ HARLEQUIN MY REWARDS POINTS GIVEAWAY

1st Place:25,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 5 free books, reader’s choice of any book published by Harlequin/MIRA/Carina Press.
2nd Place:15,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 3 free books, reader’s choice
3rd Place:10,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 2 free books, readers choice
Open internationally
Ends August 31st

a Rafflecopter giveaway

On The Road Again (Tara Taylor Quinn)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Book Tour Launch for
Love by Association
By Tara Taylor Quinn
and
Wild Horses
By Claire McEwen

Come along this tour with us as we learn more about two new Harlequin Superromance releases (available from multiple retailers in print and ebook) that have some serious romance as well as some risk…

Tour Schedule
March 1st: Brooke Blogs & Lady Amber’s Reviews
March 2nd: Beck Valley Books& Cu’s eBook Giveaways
March 3rd: Harlie’s Books& deal sharing aunt
March 4th:Boundless Minds& underneath the covers
March 6th: EskieMama Reads &Becky on Books
March 7th: Percy Reads& Thoughts of a Blonde
March 8th: Grand Finale

Welcome

Welcome to the first segment of a six month adventure! We’ve got a huge assortment of fun, and unique interesting stops planned for your enjoyment. From a pre-loaded Kindle Fire, to 50,000 My Rewards points from Harlequin, VISA gift cards, random gifts, and free books, there are all kinds of reasons for you to come along! Book reviews, excerpts, blog posts, review sites, and five new ttq releases are all coming at you between now and August! Superromance author, Claire McEwan, is joining me for this first segment. And in June, look for a very special guest appearance from New York Times Bestselling author, Heather Graham!

I can’t promise you that you’ll win one of the rafflecopter prizes – though there will be new chances to enter all along the tour and the more you enter, the better chances you’ll have – but I can promise you that if you join me on this journey, you’ll be welcomed with a sense of friendship and belonging. My posts are authentic and my books are heartfelt. And if you want more, you can join me and thousands of other pinners on my openFriendship board on Pinterest. There’s no marketing there. No sales. And absolutely no negativity. It’s just a group of 7000 people who’ve joined with me to build a space of positive affirmation about the power of friendship. You are welcome. No strings attached.

—Tara

Love by Association
(Where Secrets are Safe #7)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2016 by Harlequin

Love isn’t part of the job…

A tough-as-nails cop, Chantel Harris faces whatever life throws at her, and then some. As part of Santa Raquel’s High Risk team—created by the town’s women’s shelter, The Lemonade Stand—she goes undercover to expose one of the community’s elite as an abuser.

Looking the part is easy, but gaining acceptance into upper society circles is a different matter. That’s where gorgeous and successful lawyer Colin Fairbanks comes in. But Colin is so much more than Chantel could have dreamed. Wanting him is dangerous. Falling for him could ruin everything…

GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & NobleHarlequin

Wild Horses
by Claire McEwen
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
March 1st 2016 by Harlequin

This wild stallion can’t be tamed

Todd Williams is still the naive idealist he was in college. Only now he’s endangering lives—Nora Hoffman’s to be exact. Nora hasn’t seen Todd since he decided that saving the rain forest was more important than their relationship. Until the night she’s nearly crushed by the stampede he causes. Now Todd is determined to make amends, for everything.

She may not agree with his methods, but even Nora can’t deny the importance of his fight to save the wild horses. With the attraction between them still sizzling and the fate of the horses in the balance, Nora must decide just how much she’s willing to risk.

GoodreadsAmazonBarnes & NobleHarlequin

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages,Tara Taylor Quinnis a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

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Claire McEwen lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When not dreaming up new stories, she can be found digging in her garden with a lot of enthusiasm but, unfortunately, no green thumb.

Claire enjoys discovering flea-market treasures, walking on the beach, dancing, traveling, and reading, of course! She loves to write complex heroes and heroines, who grow and find themselves through their search for love.

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LOVE BY ASSOCIATION & WILD HORSES TOUR GIVEAWAY

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ebooks of Wife By Design, Once A Family, and Husband by Choice by Tara Taylor Quinn (open internationally)
ebooks ofA Ranch to Keep,More Than a RancherandConvincing the Rancherby Claire McEwen (open internationally)
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Kindle Fire with Six Pre-loaded TTQ Books (books 1-6 fromWhere Secrets are Safe series)
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To Enter: Submit your receipt online for your pre-order or purchase of any of Tara Taylor Quinn’s five releases being promoted on her Heart Stopping Tour (Love By Association, His First Choice, The Promise He Made Her, Strangers in Paradise: Sheltered In His Arms, and For Love Or Money). Enter as many times as you purchase. One book purchase equals one entry (one receipt per entry and must be uploaded at time of entry).

TTQ HARLEQUIN MY REWARDS POINTS GIVEAWAY

1st Place:25,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 5 free books, reader’s choice of any book published by Harlequin/MIRA/Carina Press.
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3rd Place:10,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 2 free books, readers choice
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#Walmartselfie Event! (Tara Taylor Quinn)

We’re thrilled to be spreading the word about Harlequin Heartwarming books now being available in local US Walmarts. Join in the fun by taking some selfies with a Heartwarming book or two to win a Walmart gift card. Heartwarming titles are also 35% off at Walmart through the end of January!

Ten Heartwarming authors are sharing their own selfies and messages at each stop of the tour! Stop by each day to check them out…

January 3rd: Launch – Special Message from Tara Taylor Quinn
January 4th: I Am A Reader - Amy Vastine
January 5th: Mel’s Shelves - Anna J. Stewart
January 6th: deal sharing aunt - Cari Lynn Webb
January 7th: Reading Is My SuperPower - Carol Ross
January 8th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection - Catherine Lanigan
January 10th: Babs Book Bistro - Leigh Riker
January 11th: Love, Laughter, Friendship - Melinda Curtis
January 12th: Heidi Reads… - Pamela Tracy
January 13th: Christian Chick’s Thoughts - Rula Sinara
January 14th: Bookworm Lisa - Tara Taylor Quinn
January 15th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

15 – $10 Walmart Gift Cards
- Rules: To enter, take a selfie at a local Walmart with a Heartwarming book and post publicly on social media (can be your hands, your face, etc. with a Heartwarming book). Can enter once each day with a different picture each time. Those who post the same picture multiple times will be disqualified. Those who only post privately (so that it can’t be viewed publicly) will also be disqualified.
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- Ends January 20th

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The Marriage Gift (Tara Taylor Quinn)

I have a short story on WattPad this month!  It will only be there for a limited time.  It’s the prequel to my new series coming out in 2016 with Harlequin Heartwarming.  The series, Family Secrets, centers around a cooking show.  And The Marriage Gift is just a hint of the kind of family secrets you’re in for.  (An extra special, first time for me, is that I got to choose the couple for the cover and they definitely warm my heart!)  This is my holiday gift to you!  Just click on the cover to begin reading!  Enjoy!

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A Sweet & Spicy Holiday with Tara Taylor Quinn

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

A Sweet & Spicy Holiday
with Tara Taylor Quinn

Tara is sharing some fabulous holiday recipes along with her holiday Superromance books in conjunction with Harlequin’s A Sweet & Spicy Holiday.

Tour Schedule
December 8th: Cherry MischievousMerry Christmas, Babies & TTQ Cucumber and Onion Wrap
December 9th: Brooke Blogs - Excerpt from The Holiday Visitor & Golden Tassies
December 10th: Book Munchies - The Heart of Christmas & Chocolate Pixies
December 11th:  Grand Finale

A Holiday Message & Recipe

I love Christmas time.  I always have.  I love the lights and the bustle.  The decorations and presents under the tree.  But most of all, I love the Heart of it all.  I love how people open their hearts a little more, forgive a little more, look at the good in people more than they focus on the bad.  With shopping and gift giving, we are forced out of our own heads and daily grind, forced to think about the people in our lives.  To buy for them instead of for ourselves.  To think about who they are, what they’re in to, what they’d like.  Christmas is about giving, not taking.  And the more we give, the more the world is filled with goodness.  Christmas celebrates the existence of hope.  The celebration takes that spark of hope in each of us and kindles it into a blaze.  I love it that Christmas helps us tap into the heart of ourselves.  It reminds us of our softer sides.  It is my prayer and my hope that this year, we can all grasp hold of that softer side.  Hang on to it and bring it with us into the new year – not packed away with the Christmas decorations to be brought out again next December.  But open, out, active, a part of our days and nights, our relationships and our choices, throughout the entire year.

And now for a special TTQ recipe:

Party Casserole

Party casserole has been in my family my whole life.  I don’t even know where it originated.  But anytime there is a particularly festive special occasion, it’s party casserole time.  When new friends enter our circle, they get party casserole.  I’ve never served anyone who didn’t like it!

1 lb. ground beef
2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce
1# egg noodles, cooked to package directions
1 package cream cheese
1 cup cottage cheese
3/4 cup sour cream
1 bunch green onion, finely chopped
1 T butter, melted

Brown ground beef.  Add tomato sauce.  Simmer for ten minutes.

While ground beef is simmering mix cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, green onion and butter in large bowl until fully combined.

In three quart casserole dish lightly cover bottom with small amount of ground beef mixture.  Layer 1/2 of the noodles, 1/2 cheese mixture, 1/2 of ground beef and repeat.

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Great as a leftover, too!

— Tara

Holiday Superromance Books

Merry Christmas, Babies
Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook, 296 pages
November 1st 2006 by Harlequin Books

Business hotshot Elise Richardson is successful, beautiful, single… and her biological clock is clanging like a church bell. So independent Elise takes matters into her own hands and now she’s pregnant–with quadruplets! Her business partner and best friend, Joe Bennett, can’t believe she’s going to be a mom–times four! There’s no way he’s ready for the chaos of parenthood. Being one of seven children has taught him that much. But now that Elise’s doctor says she shouldn’t be home alone, Joe’s ready to move in. Strictly as a friend, of course. At least until Christmas…

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The Heart of Christmas
Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook, 304 pages
July 15th 2011 by Harlequin Treasury – Harlequin Superromance

This Christmas, she’s got her very own St. Nick!

With her business sold and her family out of reach, Abby Hayden’s at loose ends.

But if Abby doesn’t have enough to occupy her time, Dr. Nick McIntrye has too much. So many people rely on him for help and guidance…. No wonder Abby calls him “St. Nick.”

Nick has a proposition for Abby, one he thinks will benefit them both. He persuades her to work at a home he’s established for pregnant teens, girls who’ll be giving up their babies for adoption.

That’s where Abby learns she has a special gift: she knows how to make these girls feel loved and valued, despite their mistakes, despite their fears and lost confidence. And she receives a special gift herself–her very own St. Nick. Not just this Christmas, but for all the Christmases to come!

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For the Children
Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook, 304 pages
December 1st 2003 by Harlequin Books

Kirk Chandler and Valerie Simms–two people who’ll do anything for children

Valerie is a juvenile court judge. She spends her days helping troubled kids–including her own fatherless twin boys.

Through her sons, she meets Kirk Chandler. Kirk’s given up a successful corporate career and dedicated himself to helping the children in his Phoenix community…as a basketball coach, as a crossing guard, as an adult who encourages them to strive for the best.

Kirk becomes an increasingly important part of her family’s life, even spending Christmas with Valerie and her twins. And Valerie discovers that she and Kirk not only share a commitment to protecting children, they share a deep attraction–and a personal connection that shocks them both.

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The Promise of Christmas
Adult Contemporary Romance
ebook, 304 pages
November 1st 2005 by Harlequin Special Releases

Leslie Sanderson’s brother, Cal, is dead–and he’s left behind two children no one knew he had. She and Kip Webster, Cal’s closest friend, “inherit” these secret kids.

As they form their makeshift family, Leslie and Kip decide to share a house. And that leads to other kinds of sharing…. One night, just before Christmas, Leslie tells him about the devastating thing that happened when she was young–something she’s kept secret all this time.

Because in Kip, she finds the promise of safety, acceptance and love. The promise of what family should be. The promise of Christmas….

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The Holiday Visitor
(Cover used from to-be reissued paperback.)
Adult Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 256 pages
April 1st 2008 by Harlequin Special Releases

Marybeth Lawson has the life she’s always wanted. And it all revolves around her cozy bed-and-breakfast. As busy as it keeps her, there is no room for romance, which is fine with her. Then one Christmas, the very good-looking Craig McKellips reserves a room–and everything changes. The attraction between them is intense and instant.

With each visit, the connection between them deepens and Marybeth marvels as the wall around her heart crumbles. Could Craig be the one? Then he reveals a shocking secret that threatens their relationship. Now Marybeth must pick up the pieces and discover what it means to really know someone…and love them anyway.

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Praise for Tara Taylor Quinn

Her writing is dramatic, her characters realistic, her stories involving. 
#1 New York Times Bestseller, Debbie Macomber

One of the skills that has served Quinn best…has been her ability to explore edgier subjects. 
—Publisher’s Weekly

Quinn writes touching stories about real people that transcend plot type or sub-genre.
—Rachel Potter, All About Romance

Tara Taylor Quinn’s deeply felt stories of romance and family will warm your heart.
—Jennifer Crusie, New York Times Bestseller Author

Tara Taylor Quinn’s attention to craft is exquisitely fine-tuned.  Ms. Quinn intertwines captivating characters, emotional fervor and compelling conflict into a poignant love story.
—Romantic Times Magazine

Character-driven suspense at its best with rapid-fire pacing that makes you feel as if the pages are turning themselves. I inhaled it in two sittings.
—Hallie Ephron, reviewer, Boston Globe

About the Author

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

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