Tara West

YA paranormal/fantasy and New Adult author

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YAlicious April book giveaway!

Hey, everyone! I’m one scene away from finishing book five in my Whispers Series. Squeee!!! Sorry I haven’t been around much. Now you know why.Expect book five, Sophie’s Secret Crush, out in May.

In the meantime, YA licious is giving away several book download prize packs. My Whispers series is included. Enter HERE for your chance to win one of several great prizes!

Prize Pack 1

Prize Pack 2

Prize Pack 3

Series Prize Pack


Curse of the Ice Dragon book review tour and giveaway!

for.facebookHey, big thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for my book review tour this week. Every day through Saturday, Curse of the Ice Dragon will have a new blog stop and review. Stop by and comment for your chance to win a free download of one of my books. I’ll give away one ebook download each day. One lucky random winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card at the end of the tour.

Here’s the blog lineup. The more you enter, the more chances you have to win!

April 22:  Voicu Mihnea Simandan
April 23:  Books in the Hall
April 24:  Long and Short Reviews
April 25:  Lindsay’s Scribblings

April 26:  Shelley’s Book Case
April 26:  Journey of a Bookseller

And guess what? Even if you don’t win a download, the book is marked down to .99 on Amazon this week, too.  Click here to purchase.

😉 Tara

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Troll or Derby, dark fantasy just .99 for a limited time

Hey, friends! Sorry I’ve been absent but I’m working hard trying to finish my Whispers book five in time for release this May. In the meantime, I’ve got a treat for my more mature readers. Troll or Derby, a critically acclaimed dark fantasy is now just .99, but hurry and download your copy. The sale is just for this weekend!  🙂 Tara

Download Troll or Derby on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Smashwords and Kobo.

65674_360025680764297_1378242388_nDebra Wheeler seems like any other high school reject: at fifteen, she’s more into roller skating than boys, and Mom plays favorites with big sister Gennifer, the homecoming princess. With little to love in ultra-rural Bedrock, Indiana, Deb’s counting down the days until she can skate away to join the roller derby.

When Gennifer is kidnapped, Mom’s breakdown forces Deb to take charge. With no clue where to start and thugs on her tail, she turns to the only adult who has ever helped her out in a jam: Coach, the owner of the skating rink. So what if he has tusks and might be a troll? Coach gives her a pair of magical skates and sends her off into a world that reveals a magical, if somewhat sinister, nature. Deb soon discovers that beneath the “glamours” of everyday life flit a million fantastical stories–and her own might be the juiciest gossip in town.

The Midwestern lifestyle every teenager loves to hate is turned inside out as Deb careens through Rumspringa, biker gangs, flea markets and tractor pulls–all teeming with fae. The valiant troll Harlow tries to intervene before Deb strays from her mission into romance and roller derby, but will they join forces to save Gennifer, or be lost to this strange new realm, forever?

Readers will find Deb a smart and witty narrator who–like them–says the wrong thing, wishes she could be someone else, and falls for the wrong person. They’ll be drawn in by a girl who is independent and street smart, and they’ll fall for her destined BFF, the whimsical troll loner who guides them through this quirky dark fantasy romp.

Download Troll or Derby on Kindle, Nook, iTunes, Smashwords and Kobo.

“Red Tash delivers again with this tale of rockin’, rollin’ and full metal fantasy! I love this damn book.” ~Axel Howerton, author of Hot Sinatra, and Living Dead at Zigfreidt & Roy

912110_357559121010953_1725416314_nAbout the Author

Red Tash is a journalist-turned-novelist of dark fantasy for readers of all ages. Monsters, SciFi, wizards, trolls, fairies, and roller derby lightly sautéed in a Southern/Midwestern sauce await you in her pantry of readerly delights. Y’all come, anytime.

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The Kiss Off cover reveal by Sarah Billington and HUGE ebook giveaway

PictureHey, readers! Here’s your chance to enter to win a HUGE ebook giveaway featuring my books and many other awesome YA reads.


Due to the upcoming release of the second book in the series, The Kiss Off has a brand new cover! Isn’t it pretty? Scroll down some more and you’ll find the cover for Over It (The Kiss Off 2).

Scroll down even FURTHER and find the 22 EBOOK WINNER TAKES ALL giveaway!
For realz.

PictureWarning: Sexual References, occasional coarse language.

Teen Youtube song writing sensation Poppy Douglas’s lead singer boyfriend Ty’s been criss-crossing the country and living it up on tour for months while Poppy has been stuck in the boring suburbs, finishing out the school year.But it’s Summer now, and the best thing just happened: Poppy’s royalties for writing the hit song The Kiss Off just came in. She’s minted, and she knows just what she’s going to blow it on.Ty’s band Academy of Lies are headlining a summer music festival, and Poppy is taking her girlfriends along for the best weekend of their lives. It’s all organized: the weekend is going to be full of camping under the stars, backstage passes, VIP rooms and partying like rock stars, not to mention some long awaited one-on-one time with America’s favorite front man.Except, when someone drops out of the trip and Poppy takes the opportunity to mend a broken friendship, it doesn’t quite go according to plan. And when she meets her boyfriend’s BFF from another band, the paparazzi form their own totally wrong conclusions.

There’s also the matter of Ty’s ‘super fan’ stalker, but the less said about her the better. The biggest test of all comes in the form of an opportunity too good to pass up. But will insecurities and jealousy stand in Poppy’s way? Can Poppy and Ty’s relationship even survive it?

Life is about to get much more complicated for Poppy Douglas, but what can you expect when your boyfriend is a rock star?




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Hot new find! Falling for Hadie by Komal Kant


Hey, friends. Well, the good news is that I’m now 2/3 finished with my latest Whispers book. Yes! That’s right. I’m working hard to bring you more Sophie, Krysta and AJ. In the meantime, here’s an excerpt from Falling for Hadie by my friend, Komal Kant, with 60 reviews and a 4.8 average. If you loved the romantic tension between Sophie and Frankie, I think you’ll love this book as well. Download it HERE for just 1.99. Don’t know how long that price will last. 🙂 Tara

Lincoln was dressed in gym shorts and a white wife beater that stretched across his muscular chest and displayed his arms for the world to see. Obviously, the guy was confident about his body which just made him come across as arrogant and self-assured. The kind of guy I wanted nothing to do with.

“Hairdresser?” he asked, seeming surprised. “What are you doing here?”

Was this guy dumb too?

I pointed at Halo. “Obviously, I’m walking my dog. And I’ve already told you, my name is Hadie.”

Lincoln ignored me and bent down on one knee so he was at eye-level with Halo. Halo began sniffing his shoes cautiously. I was kind of hoping he’d take a bite out of Lincoln’s face, but instead he began licking Lincoln’s outstretched hand.

My dog was a complete traitor.

“Hey, buddy,” Lincoln was saying in a voice you would normally use to address an infant under the age of five. “What’s your name?”

“Halo,” I spat out.

Lincoln stood up and smirked. “I don’t believe it. Hades has a dog named Halo. What are the odds?”

“You are seriously messed up, you know that? My name is Hadie, not Hades, so stop calling me that.” I gave him my best glare.

“Why are you so uppity?” Lincoln asked, drawing closer to me.

His proximity to me made me uneasy, and I inhaled sharply and took a step back. “I am not uppity. I just don’t like arrogant jerks.”

Lincoln raised an eyebrow. “You think I’m an arrogant jerk?”

“I don’t think you’re an arrogant jerk; I know it.”

“Oh, yeah? How do you know that?”

I tapped a finger against my chin as if contemplating his question, even though I already knew the answer.  He watched me in amusement, and, for some reason, it bothered me the way he was studying me.

“Hmm, it couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that you told me you’re used to girls throwing themselves at you, and then you implied that I was one of those girls. I get that you’re hot and everything, but-”

I stopped mid-sentence as a broad grin spread across Lincoln’s face.

“What?” I demanded.

“You think I’m hot?” he asked, leaning in so close that I forgot to breathe.

The way he was looking at me made my stomach flip backwards. For a moment, we just looked at each other, our breaths entangling in the cold air—neither of us said a word. Something unspoken was passing between us, making my heart thrum and my hands shake.

Coming to my senses, I placed a hand on the center of his firm chest and pushed him back. When Lincoln was that close it made it hard to think.

“That’s not the point,” I argued.  “The point is that I know your type and I don’t like your type, so stay away from me.”

Lincoln’s smile faded and he actually looked hurt for a moment. He turned to the side, lost in thought. For a second, I couldn’t help but admire his profile—the strong jaw, the straight and narrow nose and the thick, dark lashes that stood out against his face.

When he turned back to me, those azure eyes were on fire. The look in them was so scorching, so intense, that my knees went weak. It felt like the wind had been knocked out of me. No one had ever looked at me like that before.

“It’s going to be hard to stay away from you, Hadie.”

My breath caught in my throat, and I swallowed. “W-why?”

Lincoln tilted his head to the side. “Because you’re…” He trailed off, the words hanging in the air.

“I’m what?” I squeaked.

It was amazing the affect Lincoln was having on me. I’d been adamant that I would stay away from him, that I wouldn’t get close to him, but he was making that increasingly difficult for me. The boy was definitely attractive and now I knew how Mariah had felt earlier on.

A smile lurked around his mouth. “Because you’re my buddy for the week.”

The spell between us broke instantly, and I took another step back and glared at him. “I’d rather stab myself in the eye repeatedly with a hot poker.”

Lincoln laughed, raising his hands in front of him. “Whoa, settle down there, Hades. No need to get your panties in a bunch.”

My mouth fell open and I pushed him back again. I couldn’t believe the audacity of this guy. “You are so gauche!”

Lincoln raised an eyebrow. “I’m a what now?”

“Look it up in the dictionary!” I snapped, and stormed back the way I’d come.

Get Falling for Hadie on Amazon today!