My upcoming release, Dirty Boxing (co-written with the fabulous Harper St. George) got a shout out in XOXO After Dark's latest vlog on must read sports romances! Check out the video for a little bit about Dirty Boxing, as well as other recommended reads! Want to pre-order for only $1.99? I've got you covered:
Unwrapped is a boxed set featuring four holiday-themed novellas, including two of mine: When Snowflakes Fall, and Like Fresh Fallen Snow. While each can be read as a standalone, they feature twin brothers Luke and Matt Grayson (who re-appear in Until the Sun Sets), who each find love around the holidays. If you haven't read these novellas before, this is a fantastic chance to grab them both!
I'm thrilled to share that I'll be participating in the Romance Writers of America's second anthology! This is a short story collection, and as you may have guessed from the title, all the stories (from across different romance sub-genres) feature a second chance romance.
My story is called Reload, and features an ex-husband (a Brit who works for MI-5) and wife (an American who works for the CIA), who are reunited on a mission to recover a stolen biological weapon. It's fun, fast, and sexy. Click the cover for more information!
I'm so excited to share that Necessary Risk (book #1 in the Bodyguard series) is the winner of the Golden Quill Award for Best First Book! As well, Primal Instinct (book #2 in the Bodyguard series) is the winner of the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award for Best Romantic Suspense. If you're curious, click the images for more information about these smokin' hot bodyguards!
Did you know that the Bodyguard books are available as audiobooks? Click the covers below to listen to a sample!
I have a confession.
My name is Tara Wyatt, and I am a writing contest ho. I just can't help myself. I'm not sure if it's my competitive streak, or my honor roll student mentality, but when I see a romance writing award, I can't help but enter. It was this way before I was published, and has continued since.
This *might* be me:
So please bear with me while I squee for, like, 25 seconds.
I just found out this weekend that Necessary Risk WON the Golden Quill Award for Best First Book, and that Primal Instinct is a finalist for the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award in the romantic suspense category! Necessary Risk is also currently a finalist for the Booksellers' Best Award in the Best First Book category. *eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee*
(Was that 25 seconds? Ish? I got distracted by the pictures...)
Sean and Colt are *very* pleased. ;)
Hey everyone! I'm thrilled to share that Necessary Risk is a finalist for the Booksellers' Best Award in the Best First Book category! The award ceremony will be held at the RWA national conference in Orlando in July--yet another reason to be excited about the upcoming conference! Below is a full list of the finalists. Maybe you'll find a few new titles for your TBR pile?
I have some exciting news! I just found out that Necessary Risk is a finalist for a Golden Quill Award for Best First Book! I'm so thrilled with the way people are connecting with Sean and Sierra's story.
I'm so excited to finally be able to share some fun news with you. I'll have a new series coming out in 2018!!! It's romantic suspense, like the Bodyguard series, but this time features a team of elite undercover detectives in Atlanta. The first book is called Stripped, and the tentative pub date is April 2018. I've included the official announcement here.
AAHHHHH, I'm so excited!! I've wanted to write this project for a long time, and I'm really happy it found a home.
I'm super excited to share that Necessary Risk placed first in the NECRWA Readers' Choice contest, tying with Guiding Fate by Tamra Lassiter for best romantic suspense! I was completely shocked when I found out (by word of mouth from a friend who was at the conference!) and very, very happy. I'm so thrilled that people are connecting with Sean and Sierra's story.
I'm off to pop some champagne!
I'm super excited to share that Necessary Risk is a finalist for the New England Reader's Choice Award. This is special for me, because when I started writing several years ago, the very first contest I ever finaled in (back in 2014) was the First Kiss Contest for unpublished authors, sponsored by the same RWA chapter. I entered Off Guard (the book that would become Necessary Risk), and I was beside myself when I found out I'd finaled. (Your first time's always special, isn't it?)
So, entering Necessary Risk as a published book and finaling in the Reader's Choice Award feels like coming full circle in a way, you know?)
Anyway, just wanted to share the exciting news, as I wouldn't be doing any of this without you guys, my readers. Stay tuned, as I'll be updating this space with some more exciting news soon (cover reveals! a new series!).
Happy 2017 everyone! I'm staring the year off with some fantastic news. Earlier this morning, I found out that Necessary Risk won Best Romantic Suspense, and Primal Instinct won Best Romance of the Year in the Librarian's Reader's Choice Awards. A huge thank you to Authors on the Air, as well as everyone who voted. I'm seriously blown away, and grateful for all of my wonderful readers. I wouldn't be doing this without you. So yay, thank you, and here's to all good things in 2017!
I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season. I just wanted to share that the first two books in the Bodyguard series, Necessary Risk, and Primal Instinct, are both nominees in the Librarian's Readers Choice Awards! Necessary Risk is up for favorite romantic suspense, and Primal Instinct is up for favorite romance of the year. If you're interested, you can vote here. Thank you, and happy New Year!
Hey everyone! I just wanted to share the exciting news that Necessary Risk was named one of Bustle's best romances of 2016! You can check out the full list (and flesh out your TBR pile) here. So excited to be included on a list with so many fantastic books!
Big news! My critique partner, Harper St. George, and I are co-writing a series! It takes place in Las Vegas, and centers around a high stakes Mixed Martial Arts league. The books are super steamy and emotionally driven, and we can't wait to share them with you! The first book is called Dirty Boxing, and will be published by Pocket Star in September 2017. I've included the deal announcement here for any publishing junkies out there. Hooray!
Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know that review copies of both When Snowflakes Fall and Like Fresh Fallen Snow are now available for request on NetGalley. The novellas, which feature super hunky twin brothers both looking for a second chance at love during the holiday season, release on October 25.
For a limited time, the ebook of Primal Instinct is on sale for only $4.99! I'm not sure how long the promotion will last, but I wanted to give everyone the heads up that if you haven't checked it out yet, and you want to save a little money, now's your chance. :)