Saturday, November 19, 2016

Sit Down Saturday with Tara Taylor Quinn

It's Sit Down Saturday! Today we're talking with Tara Taylor Quinn about her latest release - Her Soldier's Baby.

Tell us a little about this book.
Her Soldier's Baby starts out with a tried and true 'secret baby' theme - and then it becomes ttq. I don't know how or why, but every subject I touch becomes intense, emotional, and travels unexpected paths. This book is no different. When I sent it to my editor, I told her it wrung me dry. After she read it, she wrote back that she understood and it got to her, too. It went to line editing, heard back that she loved it. It made her cry. But ultimately, this book is about having faith in the power of love. About love's ability to take any situation and bring joy. What I can tell you is this book is one of the most powerful books I've written. If you like cooking, you get the added bonus of a reality cooking show for a backdrop. And if you like a bit of suspense, that's there, too!

What made you want to write this book?
This book started out as a contestant on a reality cooking show looking for the child she'd given up for adoption. It was going to be more sweet than intense, with some great recipes, some fun and excitement, and ultimately a mother reuniting with her child. I love secret baby stories. And I love the Family Secrets series. I was set. Until I realized that I'd forgotten to factor in the hero. He showed me. He consumed me. He took over the book. And it's a far better book because of him!

Can you share an excerpt?


Some nights he woke up in a cold sweat and still couldn’t believe that Eliza Maxwell was his wife. He’d lie there, touching her shoulder, looking at her sometimes for more than an hour, to avoid going back to sleep. When he slept, she was, like the rest of his few good childhood memories, completely out of reach.

What's up next for you?

The third and final book in the Family Secrets series, The Cowboys Twins, is coming in January! Just six weeks from now!

The next cooking reality show competition, all new characters, and a family secret that this cowboy has been keeping most of his life.

I loved writing this book. I loved the kids. Just seeing them here on the cover makes me want to go read it again.

And after that...I have Superromance books releasing in March, May, August and October! I'm currently writing the October book, and just signed a new big bundle contract with Harlequin for books coming out in 2018 and 2019! If you'd like to be notified of new releases, contests, and special offers, please sign up for my newsletter here. Right now, if you sign up you receive a free copy of my new Christmas novella, Christmas Past. Christmas Past can purchased, along with 14 other Heartwarming Christmas novellas for just .99 for the entire collection here.

Having written over eighty novels, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA TODAY bestselling author with more than seven million copies sold. She is known for delivering intense, emotional fiction. Tara is a past president of Romance Writers of America. She has won a Readers' Choice Award and is a five-time finalist for an RWA RITA® Award, a finalist for a Reviewers' Choice Award and a Booksellers' Best Award. She has also appeared on TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning. Tara has been under contract with Harlequin Books, the world’s leading publisher of romance fiction, since 1992, and recently accepted a 10 book contract with the publisher. She supports the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.



18 comments:

  1. Sounds great. Loved the excerpt and the covers are truly eye-catching. Congratulations on your contract to write many more Heartwarming books. Like Jill said in a prior post, I need a month just to read!! ( :

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    1. Laurie,

      Thank you!! Just to clarify - the upcoming books, past January, won't be with Heartwarming. Still with Harlequin, just not Heartwarming!

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    2. Oops...that's right. Thanks for clarifying. I meant your Superromance books. ( :

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  2. Congratulations on your release! It sounds wonderful!

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  3. This sounds so so good! Can't wait to read your latest!

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  4. Tara, this sounds like another wonderful and heart-wrenching story from you! Congratulations on your mega-contract. Your work ethic never fails to amaze and inspire me.

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    1. Carol,

      Thank you! We're all driven by something...for me, it's the stories inside. It's not so much work ethic as that I'm healthiest when I'm writing!

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  6. I just got the book in the mail, and love the wistful look of your cover girl.

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    1. Thank you!! She's not quite how I pictured her, but the look is completely true to her. I love this woman. She gives her all. And yet she takes care of her, too, without being selfish.

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  7. You are amazing, Tara! I wish I was as prolific as you are. Congratulations on all your upcoming releases.

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    1. Amy,

      Thank you! I don't have kiddos to tend to! Makes for a lot more uninterrupted writing time!

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  8. Congratulations, Tara, on your talent and your energy! Current book sounds wonderful. Don't you love it when a hero makes himself heard?

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    1. Yes, completely! This guy...he's gut wrenching, but so so real. I also just finished a Super in which the hero turned out not at all as I'd envisioned. At all. Nothing like any hero I've ever written. Waiting to hear how he goes over in house!

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  9. Wow! Congratulations on your success! The book sounds wonderful and I can't wait to read it.

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  10. Sounds like an interesting premise and I love how it evolved with the hero demanding his say. chuckle. Love it when the characters come alive. Congrats on all those releases. You are one busy gal.

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