Sit Down Saturday with Tara Taylor Quinn and Free Novella

Today we’re celebrating Tara Taylor Quinn's new release, The Cowboy's Twins. It's on sale for 20% off right now! Just click on the title and enter coupon code HEARTGIFTS.

So tell us, Tara, where did you get the idea for this novel?

 The Cowboy's Twins is the third and last book in the Family Secrets Cooking show trilogy! It follows
both of which can be purchased with above link and coupon code!

All three books take place around a reality cooking show, Family Secrets. Each book also features a hero or heroine whose life is deeply effected by a family secret. The Cowboy's Twins is the story of the show's host - a cowboy with a major secret. I don't really know where the specific idea came from, but I know the source of my cow information! I have family members who raise cattle. To attest to that, here's a not so great picture of me, taken just a few weeks ago, on a family farm.

In looking at the cover, if you could add a caption or captions, what would they say?

Who could resist this cowboy?

What is your favorite scene?

“I get to name her.”

“Nuh-uh, I do.”

Listening just outside the bathroom door while his kids stood on identical stools at double sinks, supposedly brushing their teeth, Spencer smiled. Starting the day with only two hours of sleep would catch up with him.


For now, he had duties to tend to.

“No, Justin, that is not true. Daddy said that if she’s a girl, I get to name her. And she’s a girl.”

Spencer couldn’t help the smile growing wider on his face as he listened to the most articulate seven-year-old he’d ever known. Justin was a handful but didn’t faze him a bit. Tabitha was going to be the death of him.

“Well, I get to pet her first…”

When he heard the intensity rising in his son’s voice, Spencer entered the room to see two dark-haired little kids standing on stools, their brown gazes at war in the mirror. Neither of them had anything resembling toothbrushes in sight.

“You’re supposed to be brushing your teeth.”

“We did.” Justin’s immediate response was followed by a drop in his gaze. And then his chin met his chest. “No, we didn’t,” he corrected himself before Spencer could take the breath necessary to challenge the boy. “But…do we gotta?” Justin’s eyes widened as he gave Spencer an imploring look. “They’ll just get dirty again, and I’ll brush it all away tonight.”

Spencer pressed his lips together, hoping he looked stern.

The hardest part about being a single parent was having no one  with whom to share the laughter...

Who was your favorite character and why?

I'm never good at this question. I can't play favorites. I truly love them all - for different reasons and in different ways. Spencer's the quintessential hero. I relate to Natasha so much. And the twins...I love every minute I spent with them!

What are you writing now?

I just finished a new proposal this week - for an upcoming project. I'm in the middle of a book due next month - Book Thirteen in my Where Secrets Are Safe series for Superromance. And I'm also in the middle of revisions for Book Twelve in that same series, For Joy's Sake, which is out this August!

For now, this is my last official post as a Harlequin Heartwarming Author. I am so sorry to be leaving you all here, but hope you'll continue to share journeys with me! You can find me here:
If you click to visit my website now, join my mailing list (duplicate joins will be deleted) you will be directed to a FREE Novella!


  1. Howdy Tara, I'm always been a big Superromance fan, so love hearing and your books there :) I'm looking forward to all your "unofficial" visits here

    1. Pamela,

      Thank you!! I'm going to be at Special Edition, too and will be very very happy to come back to a Heartwarming home anytime I am asked!

  2. Hi, Tara! We are going to miss you at Heartwarming. As usual, it sounds like you have plenty of projects to keep you busy. I love Superromance, too, so we still have lots to look forward to from you. Congratulations on your latest, The Cowboy's Twins. This excerpt is so cute.

    1. Carol,

      Thank you!! I loved doing these twins. I didn't plan on them, or even work on them. They just jumped onto the page and took over!

  3. I've truly enjoyed the Family Secrets series, but I believe The Cowboy's Twins is my favorite. Who can resist such a devoted father?

    1. Beth,

      Thank you!! I agree with you about Spencer! I set out to tell the story of a flawed man who was also a decent man. He showed me he was so much more...

  4. Tara! I feel like I just got here and you're leaving. :( I guess I'll just have to stalk you other places, lol. Loved the excerpt and can't wait to read the book!

  5. Tara, I'll miss you. But hopefully I'll find you elsewhere. Happy writing and best wishes on your new adventures.

  6. Missed this yesterday as I and some writer friends were off doing the Tucson's Women's March. But I have this book in my TBR stack and looking forward to it like all of your other stories. You have a pile of work, my friend. I know you will do a smashing job with all.

  7. Best of luck with all your projects, Tara. Wish you all the best in the future!


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