Thursday, June 25, 2015

Five Days and Counting! (Tara Taylor Quinn)

My Seventieth Book!

In five days my very first Heartwarming novel is releasing!!  You can click on the book cover to the left to pre-order now!

I'm doing a lot of celebrating with this book.  It's not only my first Heartwarming novel, it' my 70th title published with Harlequin/MIRA.  I can hardly believe that many books have come out of me.  I feel as though there are still as many in here as there have always been.  Hundreds of them.

And yet...seventy books.  I look at the list I was recently sent and I can remember every book.  The jumbled feelings.  The lives and crises my people and I have been through together.  My books are my friends.  I've never been one to have a lot of friends.  I'm that nerdy book worm who spends a lot of time alone.  And somehow, overnight it seems, I have 70 friends sitting here with me.  And through them, a lot of 'friends' among the rest of you, too.  Friends who share these people with me.  They introduce us - these books.  Connect us.  I am very blessed.  And very thankful.

Once Upon a Friendship is about friends.  Seriously.  The book that follows in October, Once Upon A Marriage, is too.  There are three friends, two girls and a guy.  They've been besties for more than a decade.  They met in college and the two women have roomed together ever since.  Through law school.  The opening of a coffee shop.  And the purchase of an old historic apartment building so that the elderly residents who've lived there all their lives won't be put out on the street.  The guy, Liam, he's up there in the picture, well...he's...a bit of a conundrum.  And Gabrielle and Marie adore him.  Equally.  You might see where this could be going.  It kind of does and kind of doesn't.  And the old folks...the friends rescue one from another's bathroom.  Help when a married man of sixty years forgets his wife's birthday.  And find themselves with more than fifty rabid body guards when evil comes knocking - literally - at their door.

As part of the 70th book Heartwarming Release celebration, I'm going on tour, having a party, giving away VISA gift cards, t-shirts, books, and a basket filled with summer fun and a lot more free books.  The fun starts on July 5th and goes until the 16th.  I hope you'll join in!  You can follow the details here: 

25 comments:

  1. Seventy books is some accomplishment!! Congratulations! I wish I had enough material in my brain to write just one book. As a reader I appreciate so much how writers are able to tell these stories, thousands of words from start to finish. I find it amazing. The Heartwarming line is so wonderful. Your book cover is a winner.

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    1. Laurie, Thank you!! I'm glad you're happy with Heartwarming. The world needs more validation of the goodness inside us!

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  2. Congrats on #70, Tara! This cover and title are delightful, and I can't wait to read the story...and the one that'll follow! Have a fun and safe book tour and a wonderful summer! :-)

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    1. Loree,

      Thank you!! I love the cover, too, but then I love all of the Heartwarming covers. They have a very unique and striking look. I think if they were front and center on a Wal-Mart shelf they'd sell out!

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    2. I strongly agree!! But how can we convince Harlequin??!!

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  3. Tara, congratulations on # 70 and with that many more to come. You amaze me the ease with which it seems you come up with great new ideas, people and settings. Looking forward to reading the friends book.

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    1. Roz,

      Thank you!! My hard part is living with all of the stories in my head all the time. Yesterday I walked to the wrong car because I busy listening to what my heroine was saying to my hero...

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    2. Tara, you crack me up! I have done the same thing and just recently in LA where it could have been dicey! I'm so proud of your accomplishments!! I hope I get there. I love your books and can't wait for this one--- fab cover, my dear! I agree the Heartwarming covers are deserving of Wal Marts and Costcos. Let's not get started!!! All my best. You keep breaking records!!!

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  4. I’m adding my congratulations. 70 – Wow! Keep safe during a successful tour.

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  5. Congratulations, Tara! Love the premise of your book - and the cover. And the best part is that you still feel filled with great ideas after so many books. (Can you share with us what you feed your brain?) Hope the tour is great fun.

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  6. Congratulations, Tara! Love the premise of your book - and the cover. And the best part is that you still feel filled with great ideas after so many books. (Can you share with us what you feed your brain?) Hope the tour is great fun.

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    1. Muriel,

      Ha ha! I have a workshop do called, Brain Food! But it's really about motivation. I do know that peppermint helps you focus. Peanut butter is another good brain food. And mostly I have always just had a thirst to KNOW. My husband and I took a day trip to a small mining town on Sunday and we were in a museum and I was asking the curator about the schools in the area. I was imagining myself living in the town and was so deeply feeling it that she finally asked me if I was going to be moving there. She was ready to welcome me into her circle!

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  7. You really inspire me! I'm working on book 7. :-) And I love the premise of your books!

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    1. Patricia,

      Thank you!! I hope the Heartwarming readers love the books. They have the same ttq angst that all of my book end up with and I'm a bit worried about their reception. But excited, too!

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  8. As I struggle to finish writing my first Love Inspired Romance, I'm in awe of your accomplishment, Tara! Congratulations!

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    1. Jill,

      I struggled to write my first book, too. And when that didn't sell, my second and my third. You just keep writing. Nothing more to it than that. You write and one day you've written seventy books. It's really that simple.

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  9. Wow, 70 books! Congratulations. And this sounds like a great one with so many interesting people involved. You're in inspiration.

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  10. Beth,

    Thank you!! The people are in both books and I hope it's not too complicated to keep track of them all! I had a sheet that I could refer to!

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  11. What a tremendous accomplishment, Tara! Congratulations!!

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  12. Tara, how exciting! And inspiring. Congratulations and #70 sounds just wonderful!

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  13. Such a lovely pile of books, Tara. I first met you way back in the day in Salt Lake City at the airport Hilton for an RWA conference. You were already on your way to the 70 books. The best to you.

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  14. Hey Kathy! I just ordered your and Tara's books. I believe in helping your numbers. Not much but it's something--/ you both have my vote!!!'n

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