Please join us in welcoming author Tara Lain today on the tour for her latest release in the Love in Laguna series, Fool of Main Beach. Enjoy Tara’s guest post and also be sure to check out the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for a chance at a $15 Amazon gift card.
Writing Unlikely Couples
Hi. I’m so happy to be here today. I’m Tara Lain and I write the Beautiful Boys of Romance. I’m celebrating the release of one of my favorite books – Fool of Main Beach. It features a very unlikely couple. Ask anyone who’s read a bunch of my books and they’ll tell you that I like the unlikely. I enjoy hooking up guys who surprise everyone including themselves when they fall in love. Here are a few of my favorites –
Fire Balls – Early in my writing career, I created the amazing “fire ball” of a painter, Rodney Mansfield, who is 5’6” tall, has pink hair and a wildly flamboyant personality who falls in love with the quiet, conservative, studious firefighter, Hunter Fallon.
Snow Balls – This popular story that re-releases in December is based on the principal of opposites. JJ, who looks big and athletic and alpha but is actually what he calls a “sissy queen” falls in love with Ryan, a tough, alpha male of a cop. The story revolves around JJ trying to convince Ryan that he is what he appears.
Driven Snow – Super nerdy chess champion Snowden Reynaldi harbors a secret passion for the captain of the football team, Riley Prince.
Canning the Center—Jamal Jones, a 6’7”, 300 lb. NFL center, falls madly in love with a drag queen, Trixie LaRue, who in his everyday life, is a math genius.
Knight of Ocean Avenue – My most popular novel centers on the love between blue-collar guy Billy Ballew and the flamboyant celebrity stylist, Chase, “Shaz” Phillips.
Wolf in Gucci Loafers – Want an unlikely werewolf? Meet Lindsey Vanessen. Rich, effeminate and half-human, Lindsey hides secret powers that are uncovered by the super alpha cop, Seth Zakowsky.
And now in Fool of Main Beach, I’ll reintroduce you to TV actor Merle Justice who comes from an intellectual family but falls for the most unique, amazing, gentle, innocent and sexy guy he can even imagine. It’s hard to describe Tom Henry, in his pink puffer coat with his dogs. You’ll just have to meet him to appreciate him. I hope you love Fool of Main Beach.
About the Book
Merle Justice wants to reach for the stars, but it’s tough to get respect when playing a teenybopper vampire on TV. Then he meets a famous director anxious to give him all he thinks he wants—and maybe a bit more. Everything’s looking up until a life-threatening encounter with some homophobes on Main Beach puts Merle face-to-face with a Sasquatch-sized hero in a pink puffer coat.
Tom Henry defies description. As unsophisticated and simple as an angel, he walks through life content with who he is and asking for very little except to care for his sister, Lily, and the dogs he loves. Then he meets Merle, the embodiment of dreams he barely knows he has. Merle knows the people who hold his future in their hands might love Tom—but they’ll never understand Merle and Tom together. Tom knows it too. With lives this far apart, who’s really the fool of Main Beach?
Audio Samples ~ Narrated by K.C. Kelly
About the Author
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in gay romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 40. Her best-selling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Paranormal Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, Best Romantic Suspense, and more. 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 near the sea in California where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!