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  Dec17

Epic Paperback Giveaway From Tara Sivec!

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Happy Holidays, everyone!!!

Let’s start off with some exciting news! ¬†The 2nd book in the Ignite Trilogy is coming out JANUARY 12TH!!

Branded (Ignite Trilogy #2) follows right after Burned (Ignite Trilogy #1). This isn’t a continuation of Burned, this is a whole new story, set in the same world ūüôā

Add to Goodreads:
Branded (Ignite Trilogy, #2)

You can take a look at the brand new book trailer here *NSFW, children, dogs and some cats:

In case you missed the news on Facebook, I’ve been giving away signed copies of some of my favorite reads in 2014! ¬†The list is below so¬†don’t forget to enter ALL of them! ¬†Winners will be chosen TONIGHT (December 17th) at 7pm EST and announced on my Facebook Page. These giveaways ARE open internationally ūüôā

Click on the Title/Author link on top of each photo to take you to the Rafflecopter form to enter the giveaway.

Wife Number Seven by Melissa Brown giveaway
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Taint by SL Jennings giveaway

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Alpha & Beta by Jasinda Wilder giveaway
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Strings of the Heart by Katie Ashley giveaway
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Hate: A Love Story by Laurel Ulen Curtis giveaway
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Non Friction by Morgan Parker giveaway
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Good Wood by Michelle Pace & L.G. Pace giveaway
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Bewitched, Bothered, & Bitten by C.C. Wood giveaway
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The Wild Side Trilogy by R.K. Lilley giveaway
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Bait by M. Mabie giveaway
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Room For You by Beth Ehemann giveaway
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Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward giveaway
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He+She by Michelle Warren giveaway
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GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! ¬†Don’t forget to check back on my Facebook Page tonight at 7pm for a list of giveaway winners!

  Nov19

Tara Sivec New Release!!!

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Messages Image(1695899539)Guess what?!  Now you can get my entire Playing With Fire series in one big book bundle for only 99 PENNIES!!!  This sale is only going to last for a few days so grab it quick!  Normal retail price for this book is $16 but I love you guys so much I want you to get first crack at grabbing all four books for CHEAP!

 

Not only will you get A Beautiful Lie, Because of You, Worn Me Down and Closer to the Edge, you’ll also get NEVER BEFORE SEEN BONUS MATERIAL:
*Four Deleted Scenes and a special extended epilogue/short story for the entire series!

 

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PURCHASE LINKS:

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Here’s some other exciting news! ¬†Shame on You (Fool Me Once #1) has been nominated for Best Humor in the 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards and is currently in the finals!!! ¬†Go here to cast your vote: VOTE FOR SHAME ON YOU!

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  Oct14

Book Boyfriend Battle – FINAL ROUND!

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So, remember the Book Boyfriend Battle I was doing over the summer??!! ¬†Yeah, me either LOL! ¬†I completely forgot about this with all the deadlines and travel I was doing, but it’s back now!!! ¬†If you want to brush up on what the battle entails, check out the original blog post here: Tara’s Book Boyfriend Battle

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Here are your top 2 picks so vote wisely!!!  This round will end TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21ST!

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  Oct1

Tattoos and TaTas (Chocoholics 2.5) is LIVE!!!

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It’s live everywhere, folks!! ¬†During the month of October, 100% of the profits from this book will be going to the following organizations:

Susan G. Komen
Living Beyond Breast Cancer

Please tell your friends so we can raise a TON of money for these charities!!

If you’d like to change your Facebook profile pictures in honor of Tattoos and TaTas and breast cancer awareness, I would love you forever! ¬†I have a few pictures to choose from:

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Don’t forget to stop by the Facebook release day party tonight from 4 – 8pm EST. There will be a bunch of awesome giveaways and tons of fun: Tattoos and TaTas Release Day¬†Celebration

Here are all the purchase links for you:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

iBooks

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  Sep22

Closer to the Edge is LIVE!!!

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The fourth and final book in the Playing With Fire series is now LIVE!!! ¬†I’m so excited for you guys to read this book.

Purchase Links:

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

iBooks isn’t live yet, but hopefully it will be soon so stay tuned.

 

I don’t want to bog you down with too many newsletters, so here is some other important information. I’m releasing another book on October 1st. I know, I’m insane! This one is a novella for the Chocoholics series.

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During the entire month of October, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this novella will be going to breast cancer awareness. Right now, I’ve chosen to split the proceeds between Susan G. Komen and¬†Living Beyond Breast Cancer.org

There will be a Facebook party on release day with a bunch of amazing prizes. You can join the party here:

Tatoos and TaTas Party

I hope you guys will come and play, purchase the book and support this wonderful cause! If you’d like to add it to your TBR and read the summary, you can do so here:

Tattoos and Tatas (Chocoholics, #2.5)

  Sep4

BOOBS!!!

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I’ve got a few updates for you today. Boobs being the first because, well…BOOBS!

In case you missed the news, I’m working on a special project. That project is called Tattoos and Tatas

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Isn’t it pretty?!!! ¬†So, this will be Chocoholics #2.5 and it will be out October 1st. During the month of October, every year, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

You can add it to your TBR and check out the summary on Goodreads here:

Tattoos and Tatas (Chocoholics, #2.5)

Also, please check out my special Note to Readers regarding this book:

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Now that we’re finished with boobs, how about some Closer to the Edge info? Just a reminder, this is the 4th and final book in the Playing With Fire series (romantic suspense). Each of these books can be read as standalones as they involve a different couple’s story in each one, but I love each of these books so I think you should read them all ūüôā Here are the links to the first 3 books on Amazon if you’d like to check them out:

A Beautiful Lie (Playing With Fire #1)
Because of You (Playing With Fire #2)
Worn Me Down (Playing With Fire #3)

Closer to the Edge comes out SEPTEMBER 22nd! At this point, I don’t think there will be pre-orders because I’m not sure I’ll have the finished files in time. So, just be prepared for it to go live everywhere on the 22nd.

And if you missed it on Facebook/Twitter, take a look at the trailer for Closer to the Edge:

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

  Aug22

Pretty Covers and Another Edition of “You Googled WHAT?”

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I’m so excited to share with you guys that the Chocolate Lovers series got a brand, spankin’ new makeover!!! ¬†Honestly, I love the old covers. I made them myself when I didn’t know what the hell¬†I was doing and never thought anyone would read them. I got a little tired of people asking me if they were cookbooks, so I figured it was time for a change. Something a little more professional looking and something to tie the entire series together.

Without further ado, I give you my new pretties!!

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Aren’t they gorgeous!!! ¬†I’m in the process of updating them all across the board on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and Nook. Hopefully the changes will be posted soon. As for the new paperbacks, that’s going to take a little bit longer. I’m hoping to have them ready in about a week. Make sure you check my Facebook Page, I’ll post the link as soon as they are available.

In other exciting news, the fourth and FINAL book in the Playing With Fire Series, “Closer to the Edge” will be released on SEPTEMBER 22nd!!! I don’t have a pre-order link up yet, but I hope to soon. In the meantime, don’t forget to add it to your TBR on Goodreads:

Closer to the Edge (Playing with Fire, #4)

 

Let’s see…what else? Oh! ¬†My book signing schedule is posted on the Event page here so make sure you check it out. I’ve had to change a few things recently so this is the most updated list.

Last but not least, I bring you yet ANOTHER version of “You Googled WHAT to get to this site???”

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a nifty little program installed on this site that will tell me what things people typed into their search engines that brought them to tarasivec.com ¬†Unfortunately, it doesn’t give me the names and addresses of these people. That would be fun.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 6.41.11 PMAwwwwwww, shit. The jig is up. Folks, I’m actually a vampire. A vampire romance author. You can Google it, so it must be true.

 

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Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 6.37.30 PMBoobs and penis, boobs and penis! Say that 10 times fast. I feel bad there are no pictures of boobs OR penises on this site. This person must have been very disappointed.

 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 6.38.38 PMWhy ARE boomer women hot for erotica e-books? Silly boomer women.

 

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Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 6.36.23 PMWell, hello there yourself! Is this the new handshake? Hello Sex? Or is my name now Sex? Punctuation is everything, people. Hello Sex. Hello, Sex.

 

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  Jul25

Book Boyfriend Battle Round 2!

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The votes have been tallied from the first round of voting in Tara’s Book Boyfriend Battle!! ¬†Here are your choices for round 2!!! ¬†Remember: you can vote for more than one man at a time in case you can’t choose just one, and you can vote once a day!

This round will narrow it down to the TOP 2 men so vote wisely!!  This round ends on Monday, August 4th.

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  Jul23

Angry Beaver

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*WARNING: If you are sensitive to the use of swear words, or you just don’t like them – leave this blog post immediately. I plan on using¬†every swear word in the English language in this post, as well as a few that are quite possibly made up. ¬†Proceed with caution.

 

Let’s start today’s lesson off with a definition, shall we?

Brazilian Wax – Noun. From the Latin word “hurtslikeamotherfucker”. ¬†A Brazilian wax means most or all of your pubic hair is removed, including the hair around the very sensitive skin of the inner labia and anus.

During a Brazilian wax, a licensed cosmetologist or esthetician applies a thin layer of warm wax with a stick in the direction of the hair growth, applies a strip of paper or cloth, then pulls the hair out by its roots. And in the genital area, especially inside the labia, the skin is extremely sensitive.

 

Okay, so the “warm wax” is probably the only part of¬†this definition that sounds moderately enjoyable, but I’m a glutton for punishment so why the hell not? I mean, I have 11 tattoos, my nose pierced and I had 2 c-sections. If I can survive that, a Brazilian Wax should be a piece of cake, right?

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It might come as a surprise to you that I’ve never been waxed. I wrote a waxing scene in one of the Chocolate Lovers books, but I researched that with an interview with my stylist. I’m thinking if I would have researched it with an actual waxing, that scene would have had a whole different outcome. Mostly, an entire chapter of just swearing.

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Let me just preface this by saying that I did not intend on getting a full Brazilian. My stylist convinced me to get a bikini wax since we’re going on vacation this weekend and I grudgingly said “Fine. Whatever. But you’re giving me a 30 minute reward-facial afterwards.”

So, I walk into the salon and as soon as she comes out to get me, I tell her I hate her. You know, just so we’re both clear¬†on how much I’m NOT looking forward to this in case there’s any confusion.

I get undressed, wrap the towel around me and she tells me to sit at the end of the table with my legs hanging down. Well, at least I don’t have to put my feet in stirrups like at the gyno, so that’s one less mortifying part of the process.

She tells me there is a facial going on in the next room and that I have to be quiet. I just give her this look.
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She hands me a towel and says “Here, shove this in your mouth to muffle your screams.” I hate her less at this point because at least she knows me and she is well aware of the fact that I cannot and will not be quiet, especially during what shall be forever known as “The Day My Vagina Died”.

Me: “Okay, this is NOT what I signed up for! ¬†I mean, it’s a bikini wax. One strip on the left, one strip on the right. Done. I’m pretty sure I can handle a little-JESUSMOTHERFUCKINGSUCKBALLSYOUASSHOLE!”

Yep. That would be right around the time she lathered the entire upper area with wax and RIPPED IT OFF without any warning. She then proceeds to tell me that I can totally handle a full Brazilian. She reminds me that I had 2 c-sections. I remind her that those came with Morphine and I don’t see a fucking I.V. anywhere in this room. ¬†I will say that she did tell me I should stop at the bar and have a couple of shots before my appointment, but I thought she was kidding.

Clearly not.

Not wanting to interrupt the relaxing facial going on in the next room, I quickly shove the towel in my mouth as she puts more wax on me. The 2nd rip wasn’t as bad as the first. I knew it was coming so I was prepared. That doesn’t mean I didn’t scream like a mother fucker into the towel though. A few of my favorites:

“FUCKING MOTHER¬†FUCK¬†FUCKER!”
“SHITFUCKBALLFUCKYOURASS!”
“ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?”
“I’M GOING TO FUCKING DONKEY KICK YOU IN THE GOD DAMN NECK!”

Luckily, because of the towel in my mouth, the woman next door in facial land most likely only heard “MFFFFFMEEERRRFFFFMMMMMRRRRRRFFFFFFFFFFEEEEMEEERRRFFFFFFF!”

And of course she’s telling me to “Just relax. It¬†will hurt worse if you’re tense.”¬†Yes, relaxing is soooooooo easy. I can barely relax when I get my eyebrows waxed. Let’s review: This is not the hair above my eyes. THIS IS THE HAIR ON MY VAGINA. My lady garden. My fun hatch. Republic of Labia. The Holy Grail.

Sure, I’ll get right on that whole relaxing thing.

And really, it’s not like you can fully relax. She can’t sneak up on you like a shot at the dr’s office. You feel the wax going on, you feel her smoothing the cloth strips down and you KNOW what’s coming next: YOU’RE VAGINA HAIR BEING RIPPED OUT BY THE ROOTS. ¬†By. The. Roots. She was even nice enough to show me the strips afterward with a big smile on her face saying “Look at those roots!”

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After about the 5th time I screamed into the towel “FUCK YOUR FACE AND FUCK YOUR MOTHER’S FACE”, she reminded me that probably wasn’t the best choice of words to use when she was wrist-deep in my vagina with her face right in my nether region. ¬†Whatever. She’s one of my good friends after doing my hair for 4 years. We have just crossed over that imaginary line in the sand where good friends do not stick there hands all over your vagina when you’re both sober. There is no going back. ¬†If I want to scream “FUCK YOUR FACE”, I will scream “FUCK YOUR FACE”. ¬†There is really nothing that could make this moment any more awkward, believe me.

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She also kept telling me “Your skin is really taking to this nicely. See? You should have done this a long time ago.” Obviously my skin is a mother fucking liar and should be killed. Why is my skin forsaking me?????

I’m going to tell you this. Never, EVER ask someone if getting a Brazilian hurts. It’s just like asking someone if getting a tattoo hurts. “No, having needles jammed into your skin for hours at a time is lovely. It feels just like being tickled by a feather.”

“No, getting a Brazilian doesn’t hurt. My clit was most likely ripped out right along with my pubic hair and it’s now stuck to a piece of cloth in the salon, waving good-bye to me fondly. Totally doesn’t hurt.”

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At the end of the 20 minute torture session, I really would have liked a giant bath of ice water to soak my bits in. They burned, they stung…my vagina was ANGRY. ¬†I really pissed off my vagina. I felt like I should buy it a puppy or a pony, something to buy its love back so it would forgive me.

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I will say, I am quite happy with the results. I’m still not sure if I’ll do it again in 6-8 weeks. Maybe it’s like childbirth. “You forget all about the pain.” That’s why people are stupid enough to have more than one kid. I’m assuming this works the same with waxing.

When I told my friend Beth Ehemann about my day, she sent me this photo and said “I imagine this is what your vagina feels¬†like right now.”

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Yep, that’s about right.

  Jul18

Book Boyfriend Battle!

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I thought it would be fun to do a little book boyfriend battle with all of MY book boyfriends! ¬†You have quite a few to choose from so don’t worry, you’ll be able to pick multiple entries in this first round.

Here’s how it will work. The first round will include ALL of my book boyfriends. You will vote and the top 5 will move on to the next round. The 2nd round will narrow it down to 3 and the third round will be the top 2 in a BATTLE TO THE DEATH! ¬†Or something like that.

You will need to think long and hard (that’s what she said) about who your favorite book boyfriend is because the winning man will get something special. He will get a brand new deleted scene, an interview, a book trailer custom made just for him and maybe some other things I think up along the way! You’ll even get to give me some suggestions for¬†what you’d like to see in his deleted scene!

Without further ado, here are the men you get to choose from:

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 Time to vote!  Round 1 will end on JULY 24.

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