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  Nov29

Troubles and Treats Promo Tour!

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Only one more sleep until you can get your hands on Troubles and Treats!

The Talk Supe blog is hosting a promo tour for the book and it has started!  There are a TON of blogs participating so make sure you go to each of them and leave comments.  One person will be chosen from ALL of the comments on each blog to win an amazeballs swag bag, courtesy of me so the more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win.  And let me tell you, it’s a pretty awesome swag bag if I do say so myself.  I almost want to keep it.  But I won’t.

Each blog participating will be posting a little excerpt from the book as well, so you can get your Drew & Jenny fix before tomorrow 🙂

http://www.talkingsupe.com/2012/11/tara-sivecs-troubles-and-treats-promo.html

  Nov21

Cover Release Day!

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Thanks to the amazing talent of Okay Creations, I have a cover to share with all of you!  This is the cover of the first book in my new romantic suspense series, due out on January 3, 2013!  I give to you, A Beautiful Lie:

 

  Nov12

Teaser Monday!!!

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You guys did it!!!  3,000 Facebook likes!!!  For being so awesome, here is your teaser for Troubles and Treats 🙂

 

I shake myself out of my stupor of staring at Jackson’s naked chest and grab the hand he has held out for me.  I had seen him move in a few weeks ago and we’ve shared a couple of neighborly waves whenever we’re outside at the same time, but I have never seen him up close.

“I’m Jenny. It’s nice to meet you. Thank you for doing something to shut her up.  I was thinking about just going inside and locking her out until she calmed down,” I joke with a nervous laugh.

Shit, I don’t know this guy at all.  What if he doesn’t get my joke and calls the police.  Can I get arrested for saying I’m going to lock my three-year-old out of the house?

Luckily he laughs right along with me and gives me a heart-stopping smile.  I’m totally not kidding.  My heart stutters for a minute before picking back up.

I start to bend down to pick up some of the mess in the driveway when Jackson puts his hand on my arm to stop me.

“Hey, don’t worry about this.  I’ll clean it up.  Give me all of the bags and you go on ahead and get the kids inside.”

He smiles at me again and I kind of want to melt into a puddle of goo in the driveway with the pickle juice and tomato sauce.

When was the last time Drew smiled at me like that?  Like he wanted to lick my face.  And when was the last time he ever offered to help me with anything,  aside from those weird dishes and laundry comments he made the other night?

I thank Jackson and leave him in the driveway while I usher the kids inside to put them both down for a nap.

Fifteen minutes later, I am still arguing in the living room with Veronica about taking a nap when there is a soft knock at the front door before it’s opened a crack.

“Jenny?  Is it okay if I bring these bags in?” Jackson asks, peeking his head in the door.

“Oh, yes!  Sorry, I forgot to come back out and get them,” I tell him as Veronica jumps down off of the couch and runs over to him.

“Are you a shit turd?” she asks him in an innocent voice.

“Oh my God, Veronica!  You don’t say that!” I scold her, feeling my face get extremely red with embarrassment as the Greece God in front of me just stands there, still shirtless, laughing his ass off.

“I’m sorry,” I tell Jackson as I take the grocery bags from his hand.

“It’s fine. Sometimes I can be a shit turd so at least she was accurate,” he says with a smile.  “Oh, I swept up the mess and put it in your garbage can in the garage and then hosed down the driveway. I hope that’s okay.”

I stand there with the bags in my arms just staring at him.

I know he said he would take care of the mess, but I just figured he would be a typical guy and shove it out of the way with his foot and then go home.  I should ask him if he can teach Drew some lessons.

He looks away suddenly and pulls a t-shirt out of the back pocket of his jeans and slips it on over his head, apologizing to me as he does it like he was offending me or something.  I want to scream at him and tell him it’s more offensive that he put the shirt back on, but then I realize I’m standing here holding a bag full of tampons, panty liners, douche, and vinegar, and the bag is see through and he just freaking carried it in for me.

“The vinegar is for french fries.  My husband likes vinegar on his fries, and he likes it on cucumbers when I make cucumber salad, and I also put it in my homemade Italian dressing, and it totally doesn’t go with the other stuff in the bag because you know, it’s already scented flower fresh. I don’t like my ‘down there’ to smell like french fries or dressing, ha ha!”

Oh my God, why am I shitting out of my mouth?

Jackson just laughs and for once it feels like someone is laughing with me and not at me, and I should just get on a bus and go right to hell because I’m ogling someone that isn’t my husband.

“I’m sorry.  I’m just really tired.  I haven’t slept since my son was born.”

  Nov10

My Dream Team Cast

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I’m always asked who I picture when I’m writing the Chocolate Lovers Series.  Ask, and you shall receive!

Carter.  Oh dear, sweet Carter.  This is a tough one because there are two beautiful, blue-eyed hotties I have in mind.  First, Ian Harding from the TV show Pretty Little Liars.  There is just something about this man’s smile that does me in.  LOVE him!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My 2nd choice would be (no one throw sharp objects at me) Zac Effron.  And no, I’m not talking about that jail-bait High School Musical shit.  I’m talking Charlie St. Cloud, hot as fuck Zac Effron.  And he’s legal now.  I checked.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next up, Claire.  This is another tough one because Claire is so much like me.  And I am no Hollywood starlet!  But, I’m going with one of my all time favorites and someone I have a HUGE girl crush on, Rachel McAdams.

 

 

 

 

 

Liz, my BFF in real life and someone who needs to be able to deliver snark like no other – Kristen Bell.  Aside from the fact that Veronica Mars was, is, and always will be my favorite show – I think Kristen Bell could rock the line, “Do you and the Ya Ya Brotherhood have a secret handshake too?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And for Liz’s other half, Jim, I’m going with Topher Grace.  Jim is for the most part a quiet, easy-going guy who has no problem letting his wife wear the pants in the relationship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenny – oh, dumb Jenny, how I love thee.  Considering I’ve seen the movie Wedding Crashers eleventy billion times and laugh hysterically every time the bedroom scene comes on where she says, “Baby, I’m going to make all your fantasies come true” and then shoves a sock in Vince Vaughns mouth and he’s freaking out because it’s NOT a fantasy of his…she HAS to be Jenny.
Isla Fisher

 

 

 

 

 

 

And last, but not least – Drew.  This was another tough one.  Drew is cute, but he’s a giant man child.  He’s silly and a little bit dumb and never realizes people are laughing at him and not with him.  The only person I can picture is Kelso from That 70’s Show.
Drew, meet Ashton Kutcher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So there you have it – my dream team.  If any of them are reading this, call me.  We’ll do lunch.

 

 

 

  Nov1

Come Chat With Me!

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Tomorrow, November 2nd , SUBCLUBbooks blog will be hosting a live Twitter chat for me from 5-6pm EST.  Make sure you stop by so we can talk about vagina and anything else you deem inappropriate!

Also, make sure you check their site tomorrow for a blog post from Carter 🙂  He stopped by SUBCLUBbooks for a little chat.  http://thesubclubbooks.com/