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  Jul1

New Release from Tara Sivec!

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Happy July, everyone!! It doesn’t feel like July here in Ohio. It’s overcast and crappy outside and WHERE THE HELL IS THE SUN?!  Is anyone doing anything fun over this long holiday weekend? We’ll be heading to a family party on Monday and then off to see some fireworks that night. My husband got a message this week from a friend we went to high school with. Her husband travels a lot for work and during his travels, he procured an entire truck full of illegal fireworks that she’s trying to get rid of. This is just what I need. My husband has been bouncing off the walls to go over there and grab stuff. I see an emergency room trip in our future or at the very least, searching for a new home when he inevitably burns ours to the ground. Pray for us. Actually, just pray for my husband’s appendages and that he doesn’t burn any off.

If you’re bored this weekend, or don’t feel like talking to anyone at the holiday celebrations you’ve been invited to, I give you permission to go sit in a corner and read my new book!

The Firework Exploded (The Holidays #3) is now LIVE everywhere! This is the third book in my new romantic comedy series, which is pretty hilarious if I do say so myself. If you haven’t read the first 2 books, you can check them out here: The Holidays Series

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Grab your copy today and while you’re at it, make sure you head over to my reader group. I’ll be having a release day party there all day today with lots of games, prizes and inappropriate behavior: Tara’s Reader Group

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  Jun7

Tara Sivec is Lighting Some Fireworks!

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Guess what’s coming soon?!

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The Firework Exploded (The Holidays #3)!!!  Yep, you read that correctly. The third book in my romantic comedy series, The Holidays, will be exploding onto your reading devices July 1, 2016! As with every book in this series, The Firework Exploded is horrifying, disgusting and so inappropriate that I’m confident I’ve reached a new low with this one. I’m honestly not sure at this point if the chapter titles themselves, or what’s written in each chapter is more terrifying. It’s a toss-up. You’ve been warned.

Sam and Noel’s whirlwind Christmas romance shot through Valentine’s Day and is exploding on the Fourth of July!

“You should get married on the 4th,” they said. “It will be so romantic,” they said. Did you know that during a pyrotechnic display, a single firework travels 481 feet per second and can take out a small village? Did you know it can also singe the ball hair off of any man standing within a mile radius of said-pyrotechnic display, and singed ball hair smells a lot like a sh*t-filled baby diaper that’s been lit on fire, and it can make a vintage wedding dress go up in flames like a barn full of dry hay?Yeah, me either…

*Exclusive iBooks pre-order: http://apple.co/1TXifD0
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*Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1XOYAXh

*If you missed the first two books in The Holidays series,  you can check them out here: http://tarasivec.com/series/the-holidays/

*Check out the Pinterest board for The Holidays: https://www.pinterest.com/tarasivec/the-holidays-series/

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Also, in case you missed the news, the Chocoholics series is now available in one, special edition book bundle! In case you missed this series, it is a spin-off from the Chocolate Lovers books and should be read after those. You can check out the Chocoholics books here: http://tarasivec.com/series/chocoholics/

Amazon still has the Chocoholics Bundle Kindle book on sale for $3.99, but it will be going up to full price VERY soon so grab it quick!

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  Feb3

A Valentine Treat From Tara Sivec!

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The Stocking Was Hung is no longer a stand-alone!!  I’m a little amazed how much you guys loved the crazy Holiday family, but I’m ridiculously excited to give you the next installment of The Holidays series – Cupid Has a Heart-On!

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Sam, Noel, the insane Holiday family, a few new faces (and some old ones you might recognize) are back to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Cupid hits a few roadblocks on the way to Sam and Noel’s hearts after their whirlwind Christmas romance. Nipplegate 2016, a stray stripper and a regrettable mix-up with narcotics are just the tips of the arrow when it comes to shooting these two with happily ever after. Nothing seeing a grown man wearing an adult diaper and wings can’t fix…hopefully.

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I may or may not (I totally am) have a few more holiday-themed books planned for this series in the coming year, but I need your help! Drop me a comment and let me know which holiday YOU’D like to see featured in a book! Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving…or any others I missed! Happy reading!
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  Dec4

Get HUNG with Tara Sivec!

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It’s time to get HUNG!

The Stocking Was Hung  is now LIVE on all platforms!

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What happens when your life goes to crap the week of Christmas? You invite a hot Marine you met in an airport bar to come home with you for the holidays, to distract your crazy family from the truth.

With a handsy aunt, a meddling mother and a father concerned for the wellbeing of his daughter’s eggnog, there’s no chance Sam and Noel will have time to fall in love…or will they?

**The Stocking Was Hung is a full-length, standalone Christmas novel that will make you laugh, make you HOT and maybe even make you say, “Awwwww” a few times.


 

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“Sweet, cute and crazy. I expected nothing less from Tara Sivec…” –Amazon Reviewer

“My face hurts – I’ve been smiling and laughing through the entire book!” – Amazon Reviewer

“This book had everything that I needed for a fantastic fun read! I laughed so hard I cried. Tara Sivec is the queen of funny romance and this book has both. Sam and Noel are HOT! Their interaction is OFF the CHARTS and Noel’s family is the funniest set of side characters I’ve read in ages.” – Aleatha Romig, NYT Bestselling Author


Grab your copy TODAY before the price goes up!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1PpfKsd
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1PWTaXW
Amazon Australia: http://bit.ly/1Q9CNWC
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  Oct30

New Release From Tara Sivec!

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Baking and Babies, the third and final book in the Romantic Comedy Chocoholics series is now LIVE everywhere!!

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Don’t forget to pick up your copy:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1QMGxfh
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1KBTZk8
Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/1N1wwMU
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1YOQRsu
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Paperback: http://amzn.to/1KKf48F

Make sure you also stop my my Facebook page for the Baking & Babies release day party!  There are a bunch of giveaways happening that you don’t want to miss!!  Just click here to join the party!

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Happy reading, everyone!

  Sep16

Coming Soon from Author Tara Sivec!

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The Chocoholics series has gotten a make-over!!!  AAAAAAAND, Baking and Babies (Chocoholics #3) is coming on October 30th!! I’ve been hard at work (and losing my mind just a little) on this book and I’m so excited for you guys to read it!

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Pre-order links for the other retailers should be up soon, so make sure you’re following me on social media. I’ll be posting them on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter as soon as I have them.

Baking and Babies (Chocoholics #3) Full Summary:

“I’m pregnant.”

Molly Gilmore had a good life before she uttered those two stupid words. While preparing to graduate from culinary school and building up the courage to make a move on her hot, sugar-cookie-smelling pastry instructor Marco, she can’t wait to finally have the GREAT life she’s always dreamed about, instead of just the good one she’s been living.

Always known as the quiet ninja, she fully intends to stay hidden in the shadows with her nut-job family, so they have no chance to embarrass her around the man she’s crushed on for two years. Unfortunately, her family has other plans. When they yank her straight out of her comfort zone, she finds herself starring in the craziest train wreck she’s ever witnessed.

Molly ultimately gets a more exciting life that doesn’t revolve around school, but she’s pretty sure the man of her dreams won’t be sticking around long after her family gets ahold of him. There aren’t too many guys who can handle smelling like pee, having the whole world know how he masturbates, and being forced to eat an entire bag of dicks.

Join the Chocolate Lovers and Chocoholics gang for one final story about love, baked goods, making poor life choices, and remembering how important family is—even if they drive you insane.

Mostly because it’s illegal to kill them.

  Aug11

Tara Sivec’s New Release is Here!

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Bury Me is here!  I don’t want to it’s the best book I’ve ever written, because I don’t like patting myself on the back about anything I do, but I will say I am very proud of this book. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but I’m so glad I wrote it and got all this crazy out of my head after two years of thinking about it. It’s very different than anything I’ve ever written and I hope you guys love it as much as I do!

Pick up your copy today!

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1DAJb5T
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1Wb8S2N
Amazon Australia: http://amzn.to/1UxEuy1
Amazon Canada: http://amzn.to/1TbaASJ
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  Jul16

Upcoming New Release from Tara Sivec!

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Happy July everyone! I’ve got something new coming on August 11th that I’m so excited about I almost can’t stand it. I’m even starting to annoy myself with how excited I am, it’s THAT bad.

You might have noticed that I kind of like to hop around in different genres. So far I’ve done Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, Erotic Romantic Suspense, Romantic Mystery/Comedy, Contemporary Romance and now I have an upcoming release on August 11th titled “Bury Me” that is a *drumroll please*……

Psychological Thriller!

I know, crazy.  Literally. I completely understand if you want to throw things at your screen or bang your head against a wall because I sort of pushed a couple other books I’m supposed to be writing back a bit to write this one. I swear I’m not doing it to torture you. I only get a thrill out of torturing my husband, believe me. The ONLY way I know how to write, is to listen to the voices in my head and the story that speaks to me when I sit down at my computer. If I try to write something I’m not feeling at the moment, it will just suck, and no one wants to read something that sucks. At least I hope not.

Before I start to bore you to death with how crazy my head is, how about I show you the cover first and then you can find out more about how this book came to be a little further down in this month’s Q&A? Sound good?  Great!

I am so in love with the cover I sort of want to marry it. Or at the very least, wallpaper my entire house with it.

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I hear screams in my head.
I see blood on my hands.
When I look in the mirror I see a stranger.

How is it that I can remember bits and pieces of my life, but nothing of any importance and nothing that makes any sense? Everything is twisted and nothing is right. I’m choking with every breath I take, suffocating on the unknown.

Two days ago, everything changed. Two days ago, the people I should trust the most became strangers in my convoluted head. The dreams I have can’t be real. The fleeting memories that whisper through my mind are scary and wrong…they have to be. If they aren’t, I have something much worse to fear than my fractured mind. I need to find out the truth, even if it destroys me.

I’ve been told my name is Ravenna Duskin. I’m eighteen years old and I live in a prison…

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Next, let me announce June’s winner for the monthly $25 Amazon gift card giveaway for newsletter subscribers.

The winner is: ANGELA DOHERTY!

 

 

And now, a few answers to some recent reader questions:

1. “Why do some of your books say Tara and some say T.E.?” – Marie
The first two books I published were romantic comedy. When I decided to write a romantic suspense for my third book, I wanted a way to clearly differentiate between the two very different genres so no one got a few chapters in and was like “Um, this isn’t funny AT ALL.”  As an indie author, a lot of things we do are trial and error as we learn what we’re doing in this business. This pretty much turned into an error and just made things more difficult for me on the business side of things that I won’t explain because it will put you to sleep. Unfortunately, this one book turned into four so I continued publishing those books under T.E. Sivec just to keep them uniform. And then I pretty much killed off T.E. Sivec forever 🙂

2. “Do the story ideas just pop into your mind or a character that you build around?” – Kristin
100% story ideas pop into my head. And then I drive you all crazy when I push other books aside to write that idea instead because I can’t stop thinking about it 🙂

3. “What gave you the idea for Bury me?” – Michelle
I actually first had this idea two years ago. I didn’t feel like I was strong enough as a writer at the time to tackle it, so I took some notes and pushed it aside. For the next two years, I continued to take more notes in between projects, change things around, write a paragraph or two, change it all around again, more notes, etc. etc. etc. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, but something just wasn’t clicking enough for me to actually sit down and write the entire thing. About a month ago, I went on a private tour of the Ohio State Reformatory (if you’ve seen the movie Shawshank Redemption, it was filmed there). Within five minutes of being inside that place, EVERYTHING about this story just clicked. For the entire 2 1/2 hour tour I couldn’t shut up about it, whispering non-stop to my husband so much that I’m sure he wanted to lock me in one of the cells. As soon as we got home that day, I started writing and didn’t stop for 2 weeks.

Thanks for the awesome questions, folks!

One last thing before I go. I thought I’d share some new releases and sales for a few of my author friends to tide you over until August 11th 🙂

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  Jun12

Seduction and Snacks is 3 years old!

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Three years ago this week, I published my first book – Seduction and Snacks. It was rejected by 35 publishers/editors for being too “crazy” and “not realistic”, even though 95% of the book is all true things that happened in my crazy life with my crazy kids, family and friends.

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I took a chance after the rejections and self-published the book on Amazon. Through social media and word of mouth, you took a chance on this “crazy” and “unrealistic” book and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Because of YOU, I’m doing what I was always meant to – tell stories and put the voices in my head into books. Because of YOU and how awesomely you embraced the crazy, Seduction and Snacks has been translated in 7 different countries and it still remains my most popular, best selling book to this day.

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I’ve received so many amazing gifts from readers that I have an entire book case dedicated just to Seduction and Snacks presents!

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Thank you for loving the crazy and thank you for continuing on this journey with me. Long live inappropriate, crazy books! In honor of the 3 year anniversary, I’m giving away 3 signed copies of Seduction and Snacks to newsletter subscribers!

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Just a reminder, every subscriber is automatically entered to win a $25 Amazon gift card EVERY MONTH!  The winner of the gift card for May is: ERICA STRANAHAN!

  May4

New Release From Tara Sivec + Reader Questions Answered!

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Hello, everyone!  Worth the Trip (A Fisher’s Light Companion Novella) is now LIVE and it’s only 99 pennies!!!  I’m still waiting for iBooks, but you can get it everywhere else for now. As you can see by the title, Worth the Trip is a companion novella to Fisher’s Light and should only be read AFTER you’ve finished Fisher’s Light.

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As you might have seen, I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky newsletter subscriber every month!  Newsletter

 

The winner for April is….JENN MOONEY!  Congratulations, Jenn and thank you to all the subscribers!

Okay, on to something fun. I’ve received a few reader questions recently so I thought I’d answer some of them now.
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1. What is your favorite part of writing? What is the part you loathe during the writing process? – Valerie
My favorite part of writing is when I hit “that moment”. The one where everything just comes together and it’s all I can do to type as fast as the thoughts in my mind. It usually takes me about 10 chapters or so to get to this point, to start living and breathing the story and for the characters to become real people in my mind. The part I loathe the most is writing a summary or blurb. I hate it! I put it off until the last possible second!  Trying to sum up your entire story in a few sentences is the worst torture ever! I would rather write 15 books than one little blurb!

2. How do you pick the character’s names? – Jade
Baby naming websites LOL!  For my main hero and heroine, always baby naming websites! For the secondary characters, they are almost always people I know or have met in real life.

3. When you’re writing, do you listen to music or have to have background noise, or do you need complete silence? – Christina
Usually, I need complete silence. I will make a playlist before I write the book and use that for inspiration while I’m plotting the story, but when I sit down to write, music is too distracting for me. Unless I’m writing sex scenes! Sex scenes always need a little mood music and the one song that is always on repeat during those scenes is Bloodstream by Stateless. Just thinking about that song makes me want to go and write a sex scene! I have a “Bangin'” playlist on Spotify that makes me all warm and tingly:
My Superman by Santigold
Closer by Nine Inch Nails
Boiling Point by Au Revoir Simone

4. What’s your favorite TV show – Marie
My husband and I have become addicted to Last Man on Earth. It’s new on Fox on Sunday nights and it’s sad how giddy we get on Sunday nights!

5. What were your kids first words? – Julianne
Sadly, nothing exciting! They both said mom first. Now, first swear word? Those are much better. My daughter called my mom a bitch at Thanksgiving dinner because she wouldn’t give her another dinner roll. And my son dropped the F bomb. But not on purpose. Whenever he said the word fork…well, you can only imagine. And clearly we made him ask for a fork whenever we could just so we could laugh like idiots. #parentingwin

And that’s it for reader questions! If you ever have any of your own, feel free to send them to me!

Don’t forget to grab your copy of Worth the Trip!

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