Tara West

YA paranormal/fantasy and New Adult author

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Surprise! Say Yes is out a day early!

say.yes.smallAre you ready for Say Yes?

Are you?

Good, because it’s ready for you!

Andrés and Christina’s love story continues right now. All you have to do is go download it on Kindle. Nook, iTunes and Kobo books coming tomorrow.

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and mature situations. Not intended for young adult readers.***

Andrés, why can’t it be enough that I love you? That I want to spend forever with you. Why must you expect so much more? I’m not ready for marriage and a family. I don’t know if I ever will be.

Christina, I need to know that what I’m putting into this relationship isn’t all for nothing. To me, you mean everything. But I won’t be your stepping stone. Because as much as it would kill me, if you refuse to commit to something more, I will walk away.

Will Christina ever be ready? Will Andrés stay or walk? Will their love endure or is it doomed before they even have a chance?

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Whispers Cover Reveal – Visions of the Witch!


From Visions of the Witch by Tara West and Heather Marie Adkins. Releasing early 2013.

I ran.

Above me, stars glinted in the black sky like a thousand eyes.  There was no moon to light my path through the field, no pale glow to give me the strength and courage to continue, but continue I did.

My very life depended on it.   

The stalks were taller than I was, and the ground soft enough to mask the sound of my leather shoes on the ground.  I shoved through the corn, not caring whether I tore off leaves or cobs in my haste to find shelter. My long skirts twisted around my legs, hindering my forward movement just enough to frighten me. If I fell…

The running footsteps behind me might catch up.

I veered to the right, wondering if the field would ever end.  I had done nothing but run for weeks, and I was so weary of the chase. How long would I have to hide myself for fear of condemnation?  How far must I travel before finding peace?

I gasped for breath, the air burning my lungs.  I could not run much longer.  For the first time, I realized I may have reached the end of my days.

I burst through the edge of the corn patch.  The sudden openness gave me pause, and I nearly fell before stumbling to a halt.  I whirled around and waited to see if I could hear my pursuer crashing through the maize. The distant howl of coyotes was lonely in the night, accompanied only by the sound of my heavy breathing and the beat of my heart resonating in my ears. 

Not a sound from the cornfield.

I backed away, my eyes trained on the benign stalks as they waved in a slight breeze.  I was afraid to turn my back for fear he was watching me from inside, waiting for me to be at my most vulnerable.

Taking a deep breath, I sent a quick prayer to the spirits of my ancestors, and then turned away, poised to run for the nearest homestead and beg sanctuary.

I did not even manage a single step before strong hands encircled my throat.

The first three books in the Whispers series are available wherever ebooks are sold and in print, all three books for one low price.  Click here to go to my Amazon page. Click here to order the Whispers One-Three Omnibus print.


New YA paranormal release, Betwixt by Melissa Pearl

It’s finally here! The new haunting paranormal YA by Melissa Pearl! Don’t you just love that cover?

Beautiful, wild-chid Nicole Tepper is hit by a car and left for dead. But when she wakes the next morning, Nicole finds herself in bed without a scratch. Perhaps she was more intoxicated than usual, as her mother is giving her the silent treatment and her friends are ignoring her as well. 
Things take a turn for the weird when Nicole soon discovers she is actually hovering between life and death. Her body is lying in the forest while her spirit is searching for anyone who can hear her. Unfortunately the only person who can is Dale Finnigan, the guy she publicly humiliated with a sharp-tongued insult that has left him branded.
Desperate, Nicole has no choice but to haunt Dale and convince the freaked-out senior to help her. Will he find her body before it’s too late? Or will the guy who tried to kill her with his car, beat him there and finish her off before anyone finds out?
Buy Betwixt on Amazon US and UK.
Soon to be available at Barnes and Noble, iTunes and other ebook retailers.

“Penny. Amber.” I walk next to my friends. “Why aren’t you guys worried? What if Trent’s lying? How did I end up in the forest? Please, someone, hear me.”

“What if she’s not shopping?” Penny drops her books on the big library table. At least she looks a little worried.

Thank you. Finally.

“Maybe she’s run away. She’s been threatening to do it for months.” Amber pulls out a chair. “Trent did say she was acting weird last night. Maybe when he dropped her off she collected her stuff and left?”

“What’s the bet some studly picked her up and they’re now getting married in Vegas.”

Everyone laughs at Matt’s joke.

“Maybe some trucker kidnapped her and she’s locked in the back with a trailer load of livestock.” Amber giggles.

“Why would that be funny?” My voice punches out in harsh syllables.

“Maybe she’s on a bus to New York. Hashtag, Nicole makes a break for it.” Penny smiles.

“Penny, not you too. I haven’t run away.” I throw my bag on the table. “You guys!”

“Maybe she’s dead.” The table goes silent at Lauren’s casual statement. They all look at her then at each other… then all start cracking up.

“Why are you guys laughing? I’m not dead. I’M NOT DEAD.” I scream.

Out of the corner of my eye, I see a head pop up from a book and look around the room as if he just heard something.

“I’m not dead.” I yell across the room.

He flinches, lowers his book and looks straight at me.

I wince.

Dale Finnigan.


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The Hunter’s Curse…

To the hunter who reaps his fill of kill

And nary none from need

Beware the beast who wakens to feast

On avarice and greed