T-Shirt Giveaway to Celebrate A Bite In Time

Whew! It’s double digits in Arizona and I’m housebound. That should mean I’d write up a storm, but really, all it means is I feel lazy! But, the good news is A Bite In Time will be published on Amazon in a couple of weeks! Yay. Now that’s a celebration worth mentioning. I love this book. First, it’s brand new and well, John is in for one hell of a ride. Putting our characters into danger is always a good thing. And what is there not to love about the book cover?

I love this cover so much, how about I give away a T-shirt with this very book cover on it? Because of shipping, I’m sorry to say that it’s US only. :( ABiteInTime_200

To enter, leave a comment and tell me what you love about the cover – and who’s your favorite man – John (blue eye blond) or Vincent (dark eyes and hair). If you want another entry then subscribe to my newsletter (Viki’s Newsletter entry box is on the lower right hand side of this site). This beautiful cover was created by Winterheart Design. I will pick a winner when the book is released. This could be two weeks or three weeks. So be patient. We want the book to be clean as it can be before we put it on the market.

Here’s a short excerpt to whet your interest (unedited version):

Vince fantasied about taking John back to his beloved Verno. To witness the look in John’s eyes when he first caught sight of the churning sea as storm clouds gathered in dark billows along the horizon, the stark beauty of the snow-shrouded landscape, the cliff-side cave, Vince’s special hideout, the entrance deep behind fir trees. The cave had been Vince’s place of mediation where he absorbed the spiritual atmosphere and the energy of the land, his land calling to him.

In his heart, he knew John would love Verno despite being raised in the hot sun of the desert. On calm days, in what passed for summer in Vince’s world, the water stretched for miles, the undulating waves as azure as John’s eyes.

Vince stretched his left quad over the metal bench, relishing the slight burn. Talk about being stuck between the devil and the deep blue sea. For devil, read Jurisdictio. He suspected the J had hidden motives for granting him his powers. Not everyone on the J agreed he was the chosen prince. The older judges were manipulative and wily. He had to be vigilant. If they found out about John…he shuddered and forced his thoughts away before his fangs descended.

And the deep blue sea? John. A human who had no ideas vampires existed. He extended his other leg into a stretch. How did you tell your lover you were a blood-sucking vampire?

Hey John, have a glass of this 2005 Barossa Shiraz I bought for this special true confession. By the way, I’m a vampire. A blood-sucker. One of a hidden race, feared by humans.

Bollocks. Damned either way. He should have settled for a one-night stand. Some days Angelo’s advice made sense. His friend had warned him about falling in love with a human. But if he had heeded Angelo, he never would have known the fine man John was; never experienced the searing connection when they made love; never experienced the bone-deep contentment when John nestled in his arms at night.

Vince prowled the cement path to cool his head, and splashed tepid water on his face from the drinking fountain, letting it drip down his neck and onto his t-shirt.

Pink-purple-grey swathes mottled the sky. Across the quiet expanse of the lake, the tops of rush hour cars whizzed by on the interstate. A large black object bobbing in the water caught his eye. An odd shape and too big to be trash.

He leaned against the railing for a closer look. His stomach clenched and he sucked in a breath. A human arm poked out from the black plastic. The two lone joggers who had passed him were no longer in sight. Just him and a dead body. Again.

He suppressed the desire to climb over the ledge and investigate. No way would he touch this body; he knew too well what John would say. He tugged his mobile phone from the strap in his waistband.

John, I know you won’t believe this but I found another dead body. I swear it popped up in my path.

He sighed as John’s ring tone came on.

Midsummer and the hunt is still on…

SummerFun2013ReaderJoin in on the fun – a summer scavenger hunt hosted by Night Owl Reviews is stil going strong! Author gift baskets will be given away and gift cards. It’s super easy to enter (rules page): FILL IN A MISSING WORD(S) FROM BOOK BLURBS FOR CHANCES TO WIN AWESOME BOOKLOVER GIFT BASKETS! I’m giving away John’s Addiction basket. Well, you might know of his love of Hershey’s kisses and of course, Vincent, although at times his stubborn heart refuses to acknowledge that fact – at least in Book One! Check it out. It’s way fun! Viki

Musa is celebrating Mom with Giveaway

Musa is having a Mother’s Day giveaway!

Celebrate Mom with Musa Publishing


Grand Prize

$10.00 Musa Gift Certificate

6 Paperback Books

Beyond the Third Garden by I.J. Sarfeh

Outlaws by William Wendy

Seducing Kate by Emilia Mancini

Send Off For A Snitch by KM Rockwood

Typical Day by Gary K. Wolf

Unforgettable You by Marci Boudreaux

1st Place Winner

$5.00 Musa Gift Certificate
6 Paperback Books

The Andersen Ancestry by Addie J. King

For His Love by Nya Rayne

Outlaws by William Wendy

Seducing Kate by Emilia Mancini

Send Off For A Snitch by KM Rockwood

Typical Day by Gary K. Wolf

2nd Place Winner

5 Paperback Books

Outlaws by William Wendy

Seducing Kate by Emilia Mancini

Send Off For A Snitch by KM Rockwood

Typical Day by Gary K. Wolf

Wilder Mage by CD Coffelt


Each day we draw 2 winners who will each receive 3 books.


All participants receive a download of Cooking with Musa.

All entrants are eligible for Grand Prize Drawing May 10, 2014

Winners announced May 11, 2014

Enter daily to win!

Wolf in Designer Shoes and Lavender Scarves, Oh My!

WolfinGucciLoafersLGHi everyone! I’m so delighted to be here with my pal Viki today. I’m Tara Lain and I write The Beautiful Boys of Romance. I’m celebrating the release of my new paranormal, gay romance, Wolf in Gucci Loafers. As you might guess, my hero is a werewolf. Half werewolf, actually.

As anyone who reads my books will tell you, my heroes are not your standard alpha males. A lot of them look like beta males but act bad ass, or vice versa. They’re big hunky guys who are actually gentle souls. So a half werewolf/half human guy who also happens to be gay was made for my unique vision of romance heroes! LOL. My main character, Lindsey Vanessen, is flamboyant from his long blond hair and lavender neck scarves to his purple Gucci Loafers.  But he’s also a champion athlete — polo, fencing, and karate. On top of that — he’s a top in bed and, if he meets a guy who really turns him on, he’s very aggressive. No wonder my other hero, Seth Zakowsky, who is just a basic, leather wearing, motorcycle riding, alpha male cop, is pretty confused by Lindsey. When you factor in that Lindsey can’t tell anyone about the existence of werewolves or break pack law, you can see the problems I had getting these two all the way to HEA.

Below is a nibble from Wolf in Gucci Loafers which I hope you enjoy. There’s also a Rafflecopter, so please enter to win some fun prizes! And if you happen to read this before April 18th (Friday) at 7PM EDT, please join in my Facebook Party for the launch! Here’s the link.

Rated Adult: Excerpt, Wolf in Gucci Loafers, copyright 2014, Tara Lain

Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back—an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth Zakowsy—the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can’t have.

 Seth has never been attracted to flamboyant men. What would the guys in the department think of Lindsey? But intrigue turns to lust when he discovers Lindsey’s biting, snarling passion more than matches his dominant side. It might mean a chance at love for a cop in black leather and a wolf in Gucci loafers.

Lindsey laughed and walked over to the end table beside his couch, grabbed the remote, and pushed Play. Piano music filled the room. “Hmm, the Chopin Piano Concerto for striptease? Maybe not.” He clicked again to Cher lamenting gypsies, tramps and thieves. “Now my orientation is showing.” Another click and La Babs crooned her heart out. Perfect.

He strolled to the center of the room, grabbed his silk neck scarf, and slowly pulled it from around his neck. He fluttered it a couple of times, then gripped it in his teeth as he shrugged out of the green leather jacket and tossed it on top of Seth’s clothes. He’d worn a black form-fitting sweater underneath, which he gripped at the hem, and, as he ground his hips, he pulled it one tantalizing centimeter at a time up his body. For a moment the sweater covered his eyes, but when he peeked out below, Seth stared at him with a glassy gaze and parted lips. He threw the sweater on the pile and, still biting the scarf, ran its ends over his shoulders and pecs.

Seth’s stroking got serious. “Man, you are beautiful. Graceful and slim with all these cool muscles teasing under the surface.”

Lindsey drew his brows together. “Too far below the surface, if you ask me.”

“Nah. Just right.”

Lindsey rested his hands on his waistband and did a big hip roll. As he bumped forward, he unbuttoned the fly and slid the zipper of his black jeans just far enough to let the fat head of his penis peep over. “Peekaboo.”

Seth shook his head. “You are one mass of sexy contradictions.”

As Lindsey lowered the zipper farther over his briefs, Seth pumped harder. Lindsey shook a finger. “Uh-uh, don’t start without me.”

Seth tightened his grip but stopped pumping.

With the zipper down, Lindsey hooked his thumbs in the top of the pants and pulled them over his hips. No sliding—they were too tight. Still holding the scarf between his teeth like a rose, he slid the pants to his ankles, stepped out of his Gucci loafers, and then out of the pants.

His cock strained the elastic on the boxer briefs, and he slid the tip of his finger around and around the exposed head of his dick.

Seth smiled. “Can I do that for you?”

“Very soon.”

He turned his back to the hunk on his bed and looked over his shoulder with a flutter of lashes. Good, he was paying strict attention. Lindsey placed his hands on the small of his own back, slid them into the tight teal briefs, and dragged them over his butt. Two quick twerks, then he slipped them to his feet, kicked with one foot, and they flew through the air and landed on a floor lamp.

Seth laughed. “I’m dyin’ over here. This may be more of a dance than I bargained for.”

Lindsey gazed over his shoulder. “If you don’t like the floor show, sir, we’ll refund your cover charge.”

Seth held up one hand—the other still gripped his cock. “No complaints. Not one.”

Still with his back to Seth, Lindsey pulled the scarf from his teeth and tied a strategic bow. As Babs sang something about being a woman in love, Lindsey raised one arm above his head, twirled on one foot, and presented his cock forward tied in a lavender silk scarf.

Seth sputtered. “I don’t know whether to laugh or come!”

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Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.  She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books.  Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!



Tell Me A Secret – Relaunch and #Giveaway

Viki LynI’m a member of Darker Temptations blog and we have relaunched our site!

To celebrate we have a fun giveaway. Check the previous author posts with their secrets to leave comments and on mine as well. Here’s the deal for the giveaway:

Surprise Giveaway

At the end of our two weeks of secrets, they’ll be an author gift basket giveaway.  Each author gets to choose from one of the following three items to put in the basket:  1) an ebook; 2) a print book; or 3) a gift card.  We aren’t telling. Secrets, remember?  So the winner will receive four surprise prizes.

How do you win?

Easy. Comment on the blog post of our authors.  All commenters will be assigned a number and entered into a raffle. A winner will be chosen with, which selects numbers at–you guessed it–random.  You can increase your chances of winning by commenting on several authors’ posts. There are four of us, so if you comment on all four of our blog posts, we will assign you four number in the raffle. If you comment on just three, then you’ll be assigned three numbers, and so forth.

Come and join the fun.  What’s your secret?

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