Monday, May 31, 2010
Remembering those who have fought and died for freedom, unity and peace.
Friday, May 28, 2010
Another big weekend for us. Saturday's our Motor City Storytellers meeting. Sunday, a Civil War muster. Have a great holiday weekend!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Finished edits for Lust's Temptation and turned them in! I can't wait to see what kind of magic the art department works for this one!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Watched American Idol last night. Both Lee and Crystal were fab, but I've been a fan of Crystal's since her first audition. Who's your pick?
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Disney and Sesame Street offer ebooks for preschoolers. Ebooks are great. But are we plugging our children into technology too young?
Monday, May 24, 2010
Had a wonderful weekend visiting with family on Saturday and chasing the kids around Mayfaire on Sunday. Play time's over; it's back to work.
Friday, May 21, 2010
TGIF! We have a big weekend planned. Saturday, we’re celebrating my nephew’s third birthday (Happy Birthday, Noah!). And Sunday we’re headed to our first Renaissance festival for the season. For anyone in southern Michigan Mayfaire is in Marshall MI, and it’s a very nice, FAMILY FRIENDLY festival. FMI: www.mayfaireren.com/
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Finished my writing for the day (woot!). I can't begin to describe how much I am LOVING writing Blood of Eden! I'm almost 120 pages into the story and it's fresh and fun and exciting. JT (the FBI agent my heroine is in lust with) just got clobbered in the head and he's telling her things she never expected to hear. Sooo much fun!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Today on my blog, I’m sharing information about the C.A.Milson Award For Talented Youth. The Grant is open to individuals up to the age of 25 who are pursuing a career in the Arts, Literature or Entertainment Industries. Read more at http://tawnytaylor.net
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Pimping a Diva
Eden Bradley's story in the Smutketeers' Wasteland anthology, Book Three: THE BREEDER
, is out now! Buy it now at MBAM
or on Amazon
!In 2012, the world came to a grinding halt as radiation hit from a massive solar storm. Crops died, animals perished, cities fell and humans became little more than beasts themselves. Under the threat of starvation, civility was reduced to mere memory. Only the strongest men survived, and physically weaker women and children wasted to nothingness.
More than a century later, humanity struggles in the desert Wasteland that was left. The solar radiation rendered most women infertile, and the population dwindles more with each year that passes. Scattered up and down coasts, isolated cities eke out an existence from fishing, foraging and hunting for what little game remains. Outside the city walls, men face the threat of pirates and raiders.
Few women remain, divided into four classes—Wanderers, Whores, Breeders and Priestesses. They are as reviled as they are worshiped, a commodity any man must pay to touch.
There is only one rule in the Wasteland—survive.
Book One: THE WANDERER — Crystal Jordan, May 4, 2010
Book Two: THE WHORE — Lilli Feisty, May 11, 2010
Book Three: THE BREEDER — Eden Bradley, May 18, 2010
Book Four: THE PRIESTESS — R.G. Alexander, May 25, 2010THE BREEDER, Book Three in the Wasteland SeriesDestined to serve the desires of an entire city, all she wants is one man. Or maybe two…
Wasteland, Book 3
Born to the Temple, Nitara knows the Great Goddess’s plan for her: to bring life into what is left of an arid and wasted Earth. Since puberty she has been trained to arouse and titillate, to ensure the continuation of the human race.
As is the custom, the man captured for her is strong of blood, though considered little more than a wild animal. Yet when she looks into his eyes, she sees no primitive creature, but the man whose face and hands haunt her sensual dreams.
For Akaash, a hunter and warrior, it’s his shame that he will be sacrificed to a goddess he doesn’t believe in, for a people who are not his own, leaving behind his Wanderer clan—and his bonded lover, Dhatri. Locked in the bowels of the Temple, he has a month to ponder his fate, all while falling helplessly under the spell of the virgin temptress who will soon take his life.
With each tortuously erotic encounter, however, Akaash realizes that Nitara is as much a prisoner as he. If he can just get a message out to Dhatri, there may be a slim chance both of them can escape…
* * * You can find the entire Wasteland series at Samhain, and you can buy THE BREEDER there, or on Amazon! And visit the Smutketeers blog for excerpts, contests and more!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
farewell, aufedersein, goodbye.
I'm not going anywhere. Just my blog. I'm taking the plunge and upgrading to a WordPress blog. Scary, I know ;-)
Anyway, you can find my snazzy new blog HERE
.I hope you'll check it out.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Parents, want to encourage your kids to read this summer?
Have them take the Borders Double-Dog Dare. They could get a free book.
From the Borders Site:Read 10 books, get one free!
WE DOUBLE-DOG DARE YOU!
If you’re 12 or under, you’re in!
• read 10 books—any ones you like* • list the books on this form
• bring your completed form to a Borders, Borders Express, or
Waldenbooks store and choose your FREE BOOK**
*No purchase necessary.
**Form must be completed and brought to any Borders, Borders Express, or Waldenbooks store by 8/26/10 to redeem coupon. Offer valid
in-store only. Valid only on selected titles.
Download the form HERE
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It's Up and Running
, that is.
There's just the main page at this point, but I'm working on the other stuff. More to come soon!
A reminder: The Name That Series contest is still going strong. I won't tell you what the most popular name is yet because I added another option to the poll. Take a look, tell me what you think, and you might win a prize!
Monday, May 10, 2010
I have an alias!
Popping in to let you all know I've picked a new pseudonym for my urban fantasy fiction. It's short, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember (I hope!). Ready to hear it?
I've snagged www.TamiDane.com already but haven't set up the site yet. That'll be the next step. In the meantime, I'm trying to spread the word about the new name. I don't want it to be a secret.
Now, back to writing. I am just LOVING writing Blood of Eden! I'd classify it as one part Stephanie Plum, one part Buffy and one part Criminal Minds or X-files. And Sloan's mom is an absolute riot :)
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Can I get a little help, please?
Okay, that sounded a little snarky, but I did say please :)
I'm still struggling to come up with The Perfect Series Title for my new urban fantasy books. I've set up this page
dedicated to it, added the title ParaAbnormality for the time being, although I don't think that's the best title for the series. On the left, I've placed a poll with a few of the better options I've been given/come up with, along with a blank line. If you can think of something better, I am all ears!
I'm thinking I need to give something away. I haven't done that in a while. So, how about I do a drawing for a nice gift box with a book or two from my backlist? I don't want to rush it, so how about a June 15th deadline? Sound good?
And if you prefer to leave your suggestions here, that's okay too. Just don't forget to leave your email addy, so I can notify you if you win.
Thanks in advance for the help!
Click here: The ParaAbnormality Page
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Happy May Day!
We're just chillin' with the kids today. Outside of a wicked little thunderstorm this morning, it's turning out to be a nice day. Tomorrow, we'll be spending the afternoon in an auditorium, watching the kids' dance competition.