We’re thrilled to be celebrating with TTQ on her 75th book release! We hope you enjoyedthe guest posts, excerpts, and reviews. If you missed any, go back and check them out…
Launch – The Promise He Made Her, My 75th Book
Welcome to a very special Celebration!! Not only is this a book tour – it’s a birthday party! This month sees the release of The Promise He Made Her – my 75th book.
Harlequin Junkie – Spotlight & Giveaway
What do you want people to take away from reading this book?
Entertainment value, first, of course. I want them to believe that healing is possible. That loving after great emotional damage is possible. To be able to believe that sometimes, people really do stand up to their promises. And to see that money and power don’t always win.
Colorimetry – Excerpt
“Something wrong?” Brand new detective Chantel Harris, who’d recently transferred from a beat cop to internet crime investigation, happened to be walking by Sam’s desk as that last expletive slipped out.
Sam knew Chantel. Not from any work they’d done together on the job, but because they were both members of the Santa Raquel High Risk Team—an organization of professionals in all fields who came into contact with victims of domestic violence. From nurse to school counselor, cops, doctors, lawyers, the team had formed an intricate communication system geared solely to prevent domestic violence deaths.
Book Reviews & More by Kathy – Envious
I’m a bit envious of you. You have this story ahead of you. I’ve already finished it. For me it’s one of those books that leaves you feeling bereft at the end because it’s over. I can’t really even tell you why. I’m not sure why. I love Sam. He’s not perfect. Far from it. But he’s completely honest. With himself. And with others. He stands by what he says. Does what he says he’s going to do.
And then…he finds out that he’s not in control of the whole world – that sometimes he can’t do as he says because it’s out of his control. He does not take this news well.
Books & Spoons – Review
“A heartfelt and poignant story with serious issues handled with care, yet in a raw and lifelike matter. . .
A puzzling and gripping plot in a captivating and thrilling tale, with strong characters, and fragile romance gives an enticing novel indeed.”
Maya’s Musings – My Favorite… Song, Book & Movie
don’t have a particular song that inspires me to write. But I am completely inspired to write by music. Every single book has an album or soundtrack that is played over and over again during the entire time I’m writing the book. Before I start a book, I listen to music, various albums, until I find the one that ‘feels’ right. It has to evoke the emotion I think the particular book will require.
Beck Valley Books – Rachel
And my daughter…she graduated with a degree in psychology, too, at 17, with me as her chaperone all those years on college campuses, and bringing her home with me every single night. Unlike, Bloom, my daughter went on to law school from there and is now a federal prosecutor giving birth to her own daughter this summer. Even in real life, happy endings are possible.
underneath the covers – Excerpt
She turned back toward him, her brown eyes filled not only with the compassion and understanding that came with her job, but with…acceptance. She wasn’t appalled by the mess he was.
Becky on Books – Review
“It had it all–swoon-worthy romance, LOL moments, hand-wringing suspense, and completely believable and relatable characters who I could have spent another couple of hundred pages with without complaint.”
Ali Williams – Review
“It’s the little details in this book that make it great, like the fact that when the precinct can’t afford to put Bloom up, Sam takes her to the safest place he knows – his own home. And the fact that we see these two fragile people working together, building a life together, without even realising that they’re doing it.
It’s a story full of heart – and one very adorable dog – that’s guaranteed to make you smile…and think.”
EskieMama Reads – Review
“. . . a great story woven around Bloom and Sam and all the other characters that comprise this story. Would recommend it to anyone to read it so they can see what she had gone through and will go through before she is totally free. “
Thoughts of a Blonde – Review
“An emotion filled journey towards healing greets us as we delve into Tara Taylor Quinn’s newest novel! It’s full of intrigue as we await retribution, but also packed with kindness as multiple people who have been touched by abuse in one way or another work toward a common goal.”
Harlie’s Books – Review
“I don’t want to spoil anything when it comes to this book but don’t think that this your typical survival/rescuer story. There is so much more depth to Bloom and Sam. There path to romance is bumpy but cute, too. They are tackling some rough terrain and it will take them both to realize what is truly important.”
Brooke Blogs – Sam and My Process
That question that was very clear in my mind was, what do you do? You’ve made a promise and circumstances beyond your control prevents you from keeping that promise. That alone is bad enough. You won’t be so easily trusted now. But what if that broken promise puts the life of an innocent woman at risk? How would you live with yourself?
Wishful Endings – Pet Therapy
Secondary characters…we kind of look over them. And yet…they are as integral to the story as plates and silverware are to dinner. They aren’t the food. You can have some meals without them. But overall, the experience would not be as full, as complete, as enjoyable and layered and delicious without dishes and utensils.