Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Finally, release date

Hello, hello, hello!


I am back-ish. I still have no Wi-Fi, still have no cable either and $%^&ing Dirk Gently is starting back up, but I am up and running in the new office.
It’s amazing.
Having my own space and being able to close the doors, after flipping off all the members of my family, is awesome.
I have received your pleas, your desperate attempts at getting a schedule of releases from me. I am not ignoring you, I just had to be sure I could confirm dates with Andrea. I am NOT updating this again unless Andrea dies or is horribly injured, I mean then obviously we have to find a new editor. Everyone think good thoughts about Andrea’s health for the next 8 to 10 months.
And now I am ready to spill the beans.

Here they are, release dates **drumroll**

2017

The Last hour - November 15th
Hang Five - December 6th
A Royal Affair - December 23rd
2018

Tangled Up - January 3rd
A Royal Wedding - January 24th
The End of Lies - February 14th
Valiant - March 7th
The Reverse of Everything - March 28th
Castaways - April 18th
Reparations - May 9th
Earth’s End - May 30th
End of Love - June 20th
Baby Daddies - July 11th

I tried to keep it as close to the order you voted on.
I do have traditional publishing going on, so I will be working my schedules around each other.

I’m so sorry for the gap in releases. In almost 7 years I haven’t had a gap like this before. My writer’s block was cured the moment we moved. I’m suspicious enough to believe this house is a better setting for me to work. I find it a little creepier even though it is brand new, and am having a hard time sleeping. Guess I need to be able to be haunted more by my work…yay…

We’ll chalk that last 2 years up to me learning how to caulk bathrooms correctly and spending some much needed time with the kids.

They’re teenagers so they’ve seen more than enough of me to last a while.
So now I am all yours again.

Thanks for the patience everyone.

XOXOXO

Tar

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Where in the world is Tara Brown

That is a question I am getting a lot. That and...
Where is the old Tara?
Where is the Tara who puts out 8 books a year and comments on her FB page and has giveaways?
Or my favourite, fuck Tara. She's taking WAY too long to put out books now so I'm done with her.

There are a lot of answers to those questions. Some I'm not even allowed to tell you.

When I started 7 years ago, I worked full time and wrote full time. I worked all night on books and worked all day at my job and spent the afternoon and evenings with my kids.
Slowly the job faded out and the kids started to get older and do more for themselves and the books took over.
Then a kid got sick.
Then a move happened.
Then I was a single parent with two girls who needed more from me than I think I gave them but I lived near family who helped.
And then another move happened.
Then my husband came home after a year away with his work.
I forgot what he smelled like and how much space he took up.
I forgot that he needed me too.
I almost got a divorce, between us friends, it was a bad time.
But the writing deadlines were still there, only now I had traditional publishing and indie.
It was actually good to finally agree to a traditional publishing contract. I learned what my standards for writing should have been.
I knew I had to bring my old work up to that standard.
I was pretty stressed and getting fatter from eating candy to stay up late to write new books and try to clean up old ones. I have 48 books out in the world and most were written the first 3 years, all subpar editing on my part and my editor's. So, it was a daunting task.
My health took a little dive, nothing to worry over but the doctor was like, bro, you're husky. Time to lose weight.
Which totally made sense. I'd gained 60 pounds in 5 years of writing.
That was two years ago.
But instead of losing weight something happened with my husband's work, the part I can't discuss, and my kids moved away. I should have used the time to work but everything was up in the air. I was stressed. I was planning another move, but this one had no time frame and no firm location and my kids lived with my mom and dad so they were safe. My husband's work is kinda sucky when it comes to taking care of its members. But who doesn't have bullshit in their work environment? We all push on even when it sucks.
And through all of that, I still put out 9 books that year.
Then we moved into the house we bought in the location we were finally given.
In the 5 years I had been publishing at the time, we'd moved 5 times. We spent time apart as a family, sometimes for safety and sometimes for health of kids.
We thought this house would work for the 5 years we have left with kids home while my husband is stationed here, but soon realized it needed far more work than we thought.
Eighteen months later, we still aren't fully done renovating, we're mostly done, and the house still isn't the right fit for us.
I could cry as I write this.
I honestly don't know that I have another fucking move in me, but I don't have an office. Something I believed I could work around, I'd done it before. I'd worked in my living room loads. And this is the best school for our girls and the neighbourhood is awesome. I could sacrifice an office for that, right?
Apparently not.
Apparently, I need an office.
Only I won't make my kids move schools again so we have to buy in our neighbourhood, a location that rarely has a house for sale. Hence the reason we bought a fixer upper.
The decision to sell hasn't been made yet, as I don't actually have time right now. I am about a year behind, actually three years but who's counting? Not you guys, right?
And on top of all of this, as I'm writing this very post, I'm also eating a protein pancake because I still have 50-60 pounds left to lose of my 100-110.
Last year I went to Ireland for a fabulous signing. I had a blast. The Irish are amazing and Game of Thrones is filmed there in many locations. So off we went in a Jag, touring Ireland and hiking through all the different GOT locations. Being 100-110 pounds overweight made the hike hard and I hurt myself. I literally hurt myself from fatness. I ripped open my foot because it wasn't ready for a lot of hiking, it was accustomed to sitting and typing, or renovating. I had to cancel my other signings for the rest of the year and rest my foot. That started me on my Ideal Protein journey.
I have had a hard time writing on this diet. I actually left the diet for a bit to finish Lost in La La Land and The Last Hour.  My writing has always had candy and coffee and pudding cups involved.
And without them I am having a tough time.
No office, no candy, and no pudding makes Tara a fairly sad, still kinda fat, writer.
I'm Homer Simpson with no beer in the episode where they did The Shining.

So needless to say, while my life has been a little insane, I have slowed down publishing. Last year I only put out 5 novels and this year I have only put out 3 so far.
I have hopes to put out another 5 before New Year's Eve, dear sweet baby Jesus let that happen.
But I can't promise that right now. I can't publish a book until I love it.
Right now, I don't have anything where I feel like I love it.
My creativity is stalled out.
I don't have an answer on when it will return.
I don't know when I will like The Last Hour enough to publish it. I hope the next two weeks but I can't make that promise.
Until I have it perfect, I can't say when it will publish. Right now, I don't love it.
I might move on from it, even though we voted on the order of publishing and it is next.
I don't know what else to do. This has never actually happened to me before so I haven't got an answer as to how to fix it.

I do know you need answers.
I'm sorry is all I have.

Hope we can still be homies and you will forgive my absent year.

Tar









Sunday, 9 July 2017

Romance novels

Romance novels, a little something for everyone!


If you're looking for a standalone, My Side, The Long Way Home, For Love or Money, and Lost in La La Land are all standalone novels.
Buy any of these books here!


All my YA books and what is next!

YA Books for everyone!


If you're looking for YA books, I have a lot of them.
If you don't like waiting for the next book, thus far the Devil's Roses, The Light Trilogy, and Born are all completed and Sunder is a standalone.
Read any of these books here!

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Betrayers

The moment we have all been waiting for is here. Betrayers is LIVE!!!!!!!

This version is a ***Limited time release*** of Betrayers. It's for the people who read the original adult versions with swearing and sex.

Betrayers
This story is only just beginning and it’s going to end with a bang.
Just as they’re feeling lost, desperate, and alone, everyone the Roses ever needed comes back into their lives.
Help is sent from above, help in the form of lost love and old friends.
Although none of this can save them from the treachery of one person they loved with all their hearts.
As the world is destroyed beyond repair and hearts are broken several times over, the Roses band together.
They fight as one.
And just when you think all is lost, someone unexpected joins the battle.
But as the end of the war lingers on the horizon, they all realize one terrible truth.
Even if they win, they will all lose.


Get this sexier version before it's gone! It will only release for two weeks before it's pulled and only the YA version of the Roses will be available. Get it now, here!


Friday, 17 February 2017

The Devil's Roses

Here are the links for The Devil's Roses, the YA version. This will be the only version that remains. So if you are wanting paperbacks of the adult version or ebook copies, I suggest you get them sooner than later, as we are taking them down in a very short amount of time. When the final book releases, the adult versions will be discontinued after a short grace period.
The only difference in the novels is swearing and sex. I have removed no other content.

Cursed - buy link
Bane - buy link
Hyde - buy link
Witch - buy link
Death - buy link
Blackwater - buy link
Midnight Coven - buy link
Redeemers - buy link
Betrayers - buy link

Betrayers


***Limited time release***

Are you looking for the adult version of the final Roses novel?
Here is the link.

The final Roses novel, Betrayers, the adult version will go along with the adult version of the books that first came out in 2011 and 2012 and will only be available when it publishes for a few weeks. Then all adult versions of the novels will be deleted and only the YA version will remain.


Betrayers
This story is only just beginning and it’s going to end with a bang.
Just as they’re feeling lost, desperate, and alone, everyone the Roses ever needed comes back into their lives.
Help is sent from above, help in the form of lost love and old friends.
Although none of this can save them from the treachery of one person they loved with all their hearts.
As the world is destroyed beyond repair and hearts are broken several times over, the Roses band together.
They fight as one.
And just when you think all is lost, someone unexpected joins the battle.
But as the end of the war lingers on the horizon, they all realize one terrible truth.
Even if they win, they will all lose.


Get this sexier version before it's gone!

Monday, 6 February 2017

Lost in La La Land, a new standalone

What if you could enter the world created inside of your favorite novel?
Close your eyes and live for a day as Elizabeth Bennet or Harry Potter?
Experience every magical sentence ever written, first hand?
Escape the ordinary and live the extraordinary!
That’s the sales pitch for Dr. Emma Hartley’s dream machine, Lucid Fantasies.
The fantastical machine transports people into their favorite novels or movies, for a day.
It allows them to live as their beloved characters did, savoring the slow kisses, frightening vampires, or magic as if it were real.
Letting them forget their worries and get lost in a world of fiction.
But that wasn’t why it was created.
The dark purpose of it lies within Dr. Hartley herself.
A secret, a flaw in the machine.
One that she keeps hidden away.
For some people, your greatest fantasies are also your worst nightmares.
And the line between them is finer than we think.
Lost in La La Land



Coming in April 2017