Tara West

YA paranormal/fantasy and New Adult author


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Cover reveal! Witch Blood, Whispers Book Six

Projected release date is February 27. If it moves up, I’ll be sure to let you know. Be looking for a scene from chapter one next week. What do you think of the cover? Big THANK YOU to my fan club for their input on the cover art and blurb.  Witch.Blood.web

If Sophie Sinora survives tonight, she’s sure to be grounded for life. But that’s the least of her problems. She’s thousands of miles from home, people are not who they seem, and she doesn’t know friend from foe. She needs to keep her hot witch boyfriend, with an even hotter temper, from losing his cool before the incubus finds them and steals their souls. And she thought she was having a bad week when she sprouted that ginormous pimple on her nose. If only her life was that simple. 

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Books one through five are available at all major ebook retailers and in print. Check out my Amazon page HERE.

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About Tara West:

authorTara West writes books about dragons, witches, and handsome heroes while eating chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate. She’s willing to share her dragons, witches and heroes. Keep your hands off her chocolate.

Tara West’s young adult and new adult romances have been Kindle bestsellers. A former high school English teacher, Tara is now a full-time writer and graphic artist. She enjoys spending time with her family, interacting with her fans, and fishing the Texas coast.

 

 

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Cover Reveal! Cowboys and Kisses by Sasha Best

My friend Sasha, has penned her first YA romance. Isn’t the cover gorgeous? Congrats, Sasha!!! Cowboys-and-Kisses-682x1024

Blurb:

 

Allie had big plans for the future. Falling for a cowboy wasn’t part of it.

1.  Get out of Black Falls Texas – aka Redneck Hell

(Graduation was eight months away. After that, she was out of there.)

2.    Avoid Wyatt Holcomb at all costs.

(Except he was everywhere and kind of hard to ignore since he was hot—and a really nice guy.)

3.    Avoid her parents.

(Shouldn’t be too hard to do since her father hated her and her mother pretended nothing was wrong.)

4.    Stop thinking about Wyatt.

(Which would be a lot easier if he wasn’t so sweet… and he’d keep his shirt on.)

5.    Decide what she really wants.

(Instead of holding onto the past and the guilt.) 

Maybe falling for a cowboy could work after all?

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Say Forever Cover Reveal!

Say Forever (Something More Book Three) by Tara West

Releasing December 19, 2013

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I love Andrés so much, more than anyone I’ve ever loved before, yet there are days when I don’t know if I want to scream, swear, or fall to pieces. We’re trying to plan a future together, but our families won’t leave us alone. What’s worse is I can see Andrés is not happy.

They say love trumps all hurdles, but some days I wonder will “our” love trump “our” hurdles? Then I look into Andrés’s sensual smile and passionate gaze and I fall in love all over again.

Andrés

When I told Christina I would love her forever, I meant every word. The nightmares are back, and I don’t know how to stop them, but I have to be strong for her. This pressure from my family and my job feels like a noose around my neck, but I will do whatever it takes to give Christina the life she deserves. She’s everything to me, and I won’t lose her.

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About Tara West

Tara West writes books about dragons, witches, and handsome heroes while eating chocolate, lots and lots of chocolate. She’s willing to share her dragons, witches and heroes. Keep your hands off her chocolate.

Tara West’s young adult and new adult romances have been Kindle bestsellers. A former high school English teacher, Tara is now a full-time writer and graphic artist. She enjoys spending time with her family, interacting with her fans, and fishing the Texas coast.

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Or check out her website: http://www.tarawest.com

She loves to hear from her readers at: tara@tarawest.com

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New paranormal YA from Melissa Pearl

 
BEYOND
(A Betwixt Novella #1.5) (Betwixt Series)
 
 
Book Description:
 
Have you ever been so in love with someone, but not had the courage to tell them?
Nicole Tepper is that girl. She loves her boyfriend Dale, but fearing rejection, keeps her feelings buried deep. She can’t even let on how heartbroken she is when Dale begins applying for colleges thousands of miles away from her; never even whispering a word about how much she wishes he would stay close.
But, when Dale is rejected from Colombia University in NYC, due to a police report that follows him wherever he goes, Nicole soon discovers that love can drive her to do things she never thought possible.
There’s more than one way to say, I love you and Nicole Tepper is about to prove to Dale that she loves him beyond all common sense.
 
Add BEYOND to your Goodreads TBR List
Cover Designs By: Eden Crane Design
 
Edited By: Allison from Potter’s Copy Editing Services 
 
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AUTHOR BIO:
 
“I used to be a full time teacher (11-13 year olds) then I became a full time mother. During that time I also found my passion for writing. Over the last ten years I have been studying the craft and putting myself out there.
My first trilogy came out in November, 2011. It has been a wild ride swimming in this indie river and I have loved so much of it. I have learned so many amazing things and met so many great people. It has totally solidified the fact I want to be a writer for as long as I possibly can!
I now have five books published and am working on a new YA Fantasy trilogy for 2013. I am having so much fun with it and can’t wait to share it with everybody.
I am from New Zealand, but am currently living in China with my husband and two sons. It has been a culture shock, but it’s pretty cool living in such a different country.” ~Melissa Pearl
 
 
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Cover Reveal! Dead Radiance, Dead Embers, Dead Chaos

Look at these covers by my friend, T.G. Ayer. Aren’t they pretty?!
Cover designs by Eduardo Priego.

Dead Radiance, Dead Embers, Dead Chaos  by T.G. Ayer
(Valkyrie #1-3)
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult

DEAD RADIANCE NEW COVER Front x900Synopsis:

Valkyrie Bryn Halbrook is broken and damaged…Struggling to accept the loss of her wings, Bryn’s not sure if she can be a real Valkyrie anymore. But when a mysterious prophecy claims she will be the reason the All-Father dies, she is determined to ensure the prediction will not come to pass.A visit to the three fates who live beneath the great Tree of life, sends Bryn racing against time to find the missing Heimdall and his horn. As Odin’s life hangs in the balance and Ragnarok draws ever closer, Bryn has to find a way to save Heimdall and Odin before she can discover the truth about who she really is.
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In the thrilling conclusion of the Valkyrie series Bryn must battle not only the formidable frost giants and the hated God Loki, but she must also find a balance between what she will lose and what she will gain.
AUTHOR BIO:
I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognise that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practise given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes… I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It’s a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves – it works wonderfully…
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My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands – I shall forever remain crosseyed.
Author links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5726831.T_G_Ayer

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TGAyerAuthor
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Cover Reveals, Forever in Darkness series by Melissa Andrea

Melissa Andrea has new covers out. Aren’t they pretty?

TEDCOVThe Edge of Darkness

I loved to dance, but I don’t anymore.

I was in an accident I don’t remember… or maybe I don’t want to remember.

Either way, every day since, has been an adjustment and I’m left with a constant reminder that nothing is forever.

Now, my life is a tangled web of darkness filled with deceit, hate, betrayal and lies. I don’t dwell on the past, I don’t regret and I don’t remember… I survive. But then I met Ryland Dare and he changed everything. He reminded me that life’s worth living and that remembering isn’t always a bad thing.

 

You don’t know true darkness until you’ve felt light…

 

On the outside looking in, some would say my siblings and I have had a pretty easy life. But beyond the fancy cars, the huge house and endless social events, is where the truth really lies. Power hungry father, defeated mother and fake friends? Yeah I have one of each. Then Araya Noelle comes along and shows me what I’ve been missing. She thinks I changed her life, but really, she saved mine.

 

At the edge of darkness, you must

Dare to HOPE

DARE to LOVE

DARE to LIVE

 

 

TGD covThe Grace in Darkness

 

 

Every part of me yearns for Ryland and there hasn’t been a day that’s gone by that I don’t question if I made the right decision. Adjusting is something I should be used to by now but how can I do that when life has other plans?

 

When darkness consumes you, only true light can free you

 

Remembering how I existed before Araya came into my life and turned everything upside down has been the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I can’t stand to be round anyone and the feeling is mutual. But I’m ready to take back what’s mine. I’m ready to be whole again. But every decision has a choice and every choice has a consequence.

 

To find the grace in darkness, you must

Dare to be BRAVE

Dare to be STRONG

Dare to be ALIVE

Melissa Andrea Bio:

 

melissa andrea biopicI find it hard to sum up my life in a paragraph, but I’ll try.

 

Reading has always been a passion for me and writing is as instinctive as breathing. Every inhale is an idea; every exhale a creation. Flutter, The Discover Series was my debut release and since then I have written a contemporary romance, The Edge of Darkness. The only thing I do better than writing? Making beautiful, sassy and independent, girls. My daughter’s will always be my greatest accomplishment, my biggest fans and my every inspiration. I live, breath and would die for them! I’ve been married to one of the greatest men in my life for 7 years and I love him more than chocolate (you know shit just got real :), Justin Timberlake and Friday’s. Without him my website would be a mess and I would probably being paying more taxes than I should be. He is a jack of many trades and this is just my opinion but I like to think besides my daughters, I’m his second biggest accomplishment. (Does anyone else hear a horn tooting?)I was born in Denver, Colorado -but I will always think of sunny Arizona as my home. I don’t have a big family, but I’m close with my sister, brother & my mom. My mom is my hero, my inspiration, and I couldn’t have asked for a more amazing person to be raised by. She has supported me throughout this crazy adventure and I’m lucky to have her on my side!

 

6 things you should know about me:

1. I’m a tornado with lipstick! Translation: I’m very girly, but I can get down and dirty with the best of them.

2. I adore the color pink!

3. I love things that sparkle (including vampires!)

4. I like even numbers (hence 6 things about me, not 5)

5. I’m loyal to a fault but I like to see the good in everybody. Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness though because my bark is not always bigger than my bite :))

6. I don’t like calling readers ‘fans’. When it come down to it, I am all YOUR biggest fan! MWAH!I will never be able to thank every reader, every blogger or every author who has helped me in one or a million ways since I published but I will try every chance I get. Y’all are the reason I am here and every comment, every message, every review makes me feel like I have a reason to be. So to the moon and back, THANK YOU!

 

Okay, so this was a little longer than a paragraph.

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Cover Reveal, Say Yes, Something More Book Two

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SAY YES is coming!!! Mark your calendars! Release date is October 10!

Say Yes by Tara West, Something More Book Two

***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?

Chapter One

“I haven’t seen you in a while, Andrés. How have you been?”

            My hands go clammy as I give the military doctor a blank stare. Why did I think it would be a good idea to come here? Oh, yeah, closure. That’s what I kept telling myself on the drive to the VA hospital. I wanted to let Doctor Barnes know I don’t need to see him anymore.

            Because I don’t. I’m better now.

            I wipe my hands on my jeans, trying to get rid of the excess moisture. It must be hot in here. I have no reason to sweat. No reason at all.         

            “I figured as much.” He crosses one leg over his knee, looking casual as he leans back against the upholstered leather chair, but there’s still that expectant look in his eyes. Even through the glare of the doctor’s glasses, I can sense the man’s impatience. “How else have you been?”

            This shrink is never one to waste time. He’s not afraid to pressure me to get to the point, which is one reason I have always liked him.

            I take a sip from my water bottle, clear my throat, and then answer. “I haven’t had a bad dream in months.”

            After the roadside bomb that flipped our truck and killed my best friend in Afghanistan, I couldn’t escape the nightmares that plagued me. Although the dreams slowed down after I met Christina, they completely stopped three months ago, after my best friend’s wife, Letty, contacted me on Facebook. She’d written me a long letter apologizing for blaming me for James’s death. She’d even invited me to San Antonio for her youngest son’s birthday party. It seems I just needed Letty’s forgiveness for the nightmares to stop.  

            “That’s great news.” The doctor smiles wider this time.

            I can tell this smile is genuine, and I release a pent up breath of air.

            Then the doctor hits me with the next question. “Are you adjusting to life as a civilian?”

            “Oh, yeah.” I nod before sticking one clammy hand in my pants pocket. The little velvet pouch is still there, and though it takes up no more room than a wadded-up tissue, it feels heavy. The weight of it presses into my thigh. What’s worse is, the strain is somehow tethered to an invisible noose that is wrapped around my neck. Each day the pouch feels heavier, and the noose feels tighter, so tight I feel I may suffocate from the pressure. “I’m learning how to take over my uncle’s businesses.” I say the words I rehearsed on the drive over. “Working out and….” I pause and finger the pouch again, “I met a girl.”

            I shift in my seat, trying to suppress my arousal as I envision last night in bed, when Christina’s long auburn hair was fanned around my thighs. I can’t forget the expression in her emerald eyes when she looked up at me, flashing that seductive smile, right before she took me in her mouth.

            SayYes.flat.small“You sound hesitant to talk about her. Are you having second thoughts?”

            “No, never.” I vehemently shake my head before I force myself to stop.

            Doctor Barnes has that look in his eyes again. Damn, he’s too smart for his own good. I remind myself I need to find a new shrink, maybe one a little less observant. Maybe one who nods and agrees with everything I say.

            I avert my gaze, but I can’t escape the feeling Doctor Barnes can see through me, straight into my soul. But I came here to talk, didn’t I? No. I came here to tell the doctor I no longer need him, as soon as I get help with this one little problem.

            I look the doctor in the eyes, take a shaky breath, and slowly exhale, even though the invisible noose is making it harder to breathe. “Ever since we moved in together, my family has been pressuring us to get married.”

            The doctor gives me a pointed look. “How do you feel about marriage?”

            I answer without hesitation. “I love her. I’ll do anything to marry her. I even had a ring made, but I don’t think I have the nerve to pop the question.”

            I shouldn’t have asked Tia for my grandmother’s ring. That was a bad idea. A very bad idea. We’ve only been together six months, and I’ll scare her off. Then I remember Tia wagging a finger in my face and clucking her tongue, telling me the church frowns on sex out of wedlock. saywhen,web

            I don’t want to offend God, but I don’t want to lose Christina, either. Her parents were unloving and abusive. How could she possibly be ready for marriage and family after what she’s been through?     

            Slowly, I pull the velvet pouch out of my pocket, loosen the drawstring, and dump the ring in my palm. I hold the shining silver band beneath the soft glow of the overhead lights.

            “The emeralds came from my grandmother’s wedding band,” I say to the doctor as I press the ring between the tips of my fingers. “They’re the same color as Christina’s eyes.”

            “You said you don’t have the nerve to ask her,” Doctor Barnes asks in an annoyingly impartial monotone. “Why?”

            “It’s just….” I swallow against the tightening knot around my throat as I place the ring back in the pouch. “I’m afraid she won’t say yes.”

 

 Book one, Say When, is available now on Kindle, iTunes and Nook and in print.