Tara West

YA paranormal/fantasy and New Adult author


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Curse of the Ice Dragon wins Best Action and Adventure!

bestactio  THANK YOU to all of my readers, especially my awesome fan club for helping Curse of the Ice Dragon win the eFestival of Words, Best Action/Adventure!  This book has such a special place in my heart, and I’m so glad it’s received so many wonderful reviews and now this award. It means so much to me. Again, THANK YOU!

Click HERE to see the list of winners.

For those of you who haven’t read it, here’s what it’s about:

From the bestselling paranormal author of The Whispers Series comes a new fantasy saga.

Born with mark of the Mighty Hunter, Markus has the skill and strength to feed his people, but not to confront his own tyrannical father. Shamed by his cowardice, Markus releases his frustration on the forest creatures.

The village prophet warns that Markus’s reckless ways will bring down The Hunter’s Curse, and for every animal Markus kills, his loved ones will suffer the same fate. When the warnings go unheeded, the Sky Goddess unleashes her ice dragon. Now Markus must flee the dragon without killing it or his beloved brother will die.

Markus’s flight takes him to the lands of the mysterious Ice People. There, the beautiful maiden Ur

a helps Markus learn the compassion and courage he needs to face the wrath of the Goddess, but the final confrontation will not be w

ithout price, as Markus must choose between the life of his brother and the fate of the girl he loves.

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Expect book two in this saga next year.  I am a little behind with my Say When and Whispers series, but I haven’t forgotten about my Keepers of the Stones saga. Also, did you know, I’ve written two companion novelettes to go with Ice Dragon and both are free digital downloads? The first story is The Shifting Sands and the second is Witch Flame.

Get Curse of the Ice Dragon on Kindle, Nook, iTunes and in print.

Get Witch Flame on Kindle, Nook and iTunes.

Get The Shifting Sands on Kindle, Nook and iTunes.

Happy reading!!!


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A Hunk A Hunk of Burnin’ Love!

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Three Elvises are better than one!

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Thor’s mighty hammer (plastic) and his long flowing tresses (synthetic fiber). He’s a stud ladies, and he’s all mine!

I’m BAAAACKKK from my trip to the Vegas Romance Novel Convention where I hung out with my most favorite author friends! I had a blast meeting the Elvises and Thor and touring the casinos. Of course, I had to make a special stop at M & M World for my kiddo.

A few observations I’ve made about Vegas. If you have special dietary needs, such as gluten free, many of the restaurants are very accommodating. The Mon Ami Gabi in the Paris Hotel was one of them as well as most of the Golden Nugget restaurants. So, kudos to the Las Vegas restaurant industry. You’ve made a fan for life. If I would have stayed longer than two days, I would have loved to try a few more places, but I’ll save them for next time. And kudos to my buddies, for following me to the safe restaurants. Y’all are amazing friends! Shea MacLeod, my bestest bud, thanks for sharing your Creme Brulee with me. OMG. I had a total foodgasm!

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My bestest bud and paranormal author of the bestselling Sunwalker Saga, Shea MacLeod.

Another observation is that the casinos don’t just want to take your money, so do many hustlers out on the streets, trying to entice you with free show tickets (there’s always a catch) or high stakes games of chance, but I skirted around those folks and continued to have a great time. I haven’t seen so many characters hanging out to take pictures since Disneyworld.  A few of my favorite were the Elvises and Thor (or maybe Thor’s not quite as muscular cousin). But Mr. Thor was just so adorable, I had to get my picture with him. There were a few OMG and ewwww folks, such as topless Strawberry Shortcake. No, I didn’t take her picture, so please don’t ask me to post it.

Of course, there was the awesome author book signing, where I picked up tons of swag for my fan club.  I did get the chance to see a few cover models, but most of my time was spent catching up with my writer buddies. I had so much fun. My only regret was that I didn’t get to stay longer, but I’m definitely hoping to do the Romance Novel Convention in Vegas next year!

Heather Marie Adkins, my co-author for Visions of the Witch. We worked on plot ideas for book six while we were together!

Heather Marie Adkins, my co-author for Visions of the Witch. We worked on plot ideas for book six while we were together!

YA/NA author friends, Lizzy Ford and Alexia Purdy!

YA/NA author friends, Lizzy Ford and Alexia Purdy!

Best-selling NA sweetie, Selene Chardou!

Best-selling NA sweetie, Selene Chardou!

Sensational writer and wonderful friend, CD Reiss.

Sensational writer and wonderful friend, CD Reiss.

Sweetheart and awesome horror writer, Alisa Tangredi.

Sweetheart and awesome horror writer, Alisa Tangredi.

 

Dinner with friends including Cheryl Bradshaw, Shea MacLeod, Me, Emma Jameson, M. Edward McNally, Heather Adkins, Lizzy Ford, CD Reiss, Alisa Tangredi, Mike Cooley and Arshad Ahsanuddin

Dinner with friends including Cheryl Bradshaw, Shea MacLeod, Me, Emma Jameson, M. Edward McNally, Heather Adkins, Lizzy Ford, CD Reiss, Alisa Tangredi, Mike Cooley and Arshad Ahsanuddin