Monday Meet: Tara Lain

Hey! Look who’s visiting my humble blog!  It’s Tara Lain.




The Wolf that Took Over

Hi everyone. I’m Tara Lain. I write the Beautiful Boys of Romance. Those are my unique, charismatic, and sometimes quirky heroes. I saw a quote on Facebook the other day that I loved. It said “Main characters: You do everything you can to raise them right, then as soon as they hit the page, they do any damn thing they please.” Any author will tell you this is true — and not just for main characters. Even writers who plot carefully and heavily (that would not be me), say that once those characters start talking, they take over! And one of the things they do is demand their own stories. An author gets an idea for a story, starts writing in all innocence, and suddenly a secondary character steps up and shows you how utterly charming and fabulous he is so he must have his own book! Just like that, your simple story has become a series and you’re writing for a year! LOL.

That’s what happened to me with Tales of the Harker Pack, my gay werewolf series. I had a simple idea awhile back — arranged gay marriage. It seemed like a fun twist on a favorite romance theme. I started writing a contemporary story with this idea, but the arranged marriage didn’t quite ring true. Suddenly, my heroes wanted to turn into werewolves and panthers and be a part of a world in which arranged marriage was common and valuable. Okay, okay, get furry if you want to! The Pack or the Panther was born.


In the process of writing the book, I needed a shadow character, a sidekick who could ask my hero the tough questions he might not ask himself. Since my hero is a gay werewolf — a rarity in my created world — I needed another gay werewolf to be his friend. But someone different. I imagined Lindsey Vanessen, a half-human, half-wolf, wealthy socialite who looks like a “drawing room comedy” but turns out to be a good guy to have around in a fight. Everyone including me who read the book adored Lindsey. The sneak. He weaseled — or should I say wolfed — his way into my heart until I couldn’t wait to write his story. And here it is — Wolf in Gucci Loafers. I hope you enjoy this nibble. Wolf in Gucci Loafers releases April 16th from Dreamspinner Press and can be pre-ordered now.


Excerpt R: WOLF IN GUCCI LOAFERS by Tara Lain — MM paranormal

Available for Pre-Order at Dreamspinner Press

Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back—an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey meets tough cop Seth Zakowsy—the hunky embodiment of everything Lindsey wants but can’t have.

 Seth has never been attracted to flamboyant men. What would the guys in the department think of Lindsey? But intrigue turns to lust when he discovers Lindsey’s biting, snarling passion more than matches his dominant side. It might mean a chance at love for a cop in black leather and a wolf in Gucci loafers.


“Much as I love the opportunity, I don’t want to waste time driving.” He cocked a grin at Lindsey in the dark car.

“Don’t worry. You won’t. Drive.”

“Okay.” He hit the accelerator. Holy shit. Instant speed. No rumble, no roar, no lag or leaping ahead. Just zero to infinity with a touch. “Wow. This is freaky!”

“Fun, isn’t it?”

“Give me directions.”

“Okay. Pull down your fly.

“What?” He glanced over, but Lindsey’s face was not smiling—intense, actually.

“You want directions? You got them. Pull out your cock!”

He swallowed but reached down and pulled the zipper on his very crowded trousers. This sounded promising.

“Get it out!”

“Okay, okay.” He reached in, grabbed his leaking rod, and pulled it from its prison. Man, just rubbing on his briefs was almost too much. That was one sensitive cock. The thing stuck up out of his fly like a puppet.

“Pull the balls out too. I like balls.”

Seth chuckled. “Your wish is my command.” He flopped his balls out of the fly. They were already so tight they barely bobbled.

“Very, very pretty. Definitely Connecticut’s finest. Can I lick them?”

“Shit, feel free.”

“Drive carefully. Keep your eyes on the road.” Lindsey laughed.

Only a small space and a brake lever separated the two seats. Lindsey leaned over, insinuated his head into Seth’s lap and breathed. Oh man, hot breath warmed the tip of his dick.

“He seems glad to see me.”

Seth could barely breathe, much less talk.

Lindsey swallowed the thing whole. Sheeee-it! Heat flashed through Seth’s balls and up his spine like he’d been shot. The car swerved. Damn. He gripped the wheel and slowed down.

Lindsey’s lips popped off. “This is your driver training course. All gay cops must drive while receiving head.” He shoved Seth’s dick back in his mouth and sucked.

Oh God. His hips bobbed. Fuck. Fuck. His knuckles on the wheel were white, but he didn’t want to give up and stop. The speed and sucking went together like peanut butter and jelly. The quiet in the car was punctuated by low growling sounds coming from the suckfest in his lap. What was up with the guy? But man, the sounds were right on the money. He felt like a fucking animal.

His balls tightened further and tingling tickled at the base of his spine. “Lindsey, I’m going to come. I gotta stop. I’ll wreck the car.”


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Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 21. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.  She lives with her soul-mate husband and her soul-mate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books.  Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!


Thanks so much for stopping by Tara.  I’m off to by my copy of both books!



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