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Meet Hope at the #HNS2017 Book Fair in Portland, OR

SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2017
READERS FESTIVAL BOOK SIGNING

3:45 pm – 5:15 pm

Portland Hilton
Pavilion Ballroom East & West
621 SW 6th Avenue, Portland, OR

Sponsor: The Historical Novel Society

Find Hope at the Saturday Book Fair where she’ll be signing several of her historical titles plus offering a special giveaway – a signed copy of TEMPTING – to one lucky reader.

Registration information here: http://hns-conference.org/program/readers-festival/

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New Video! Hope & Lady Jane’s Salon Visit RT BOOK Reviews

RT BOOK Reviews (basically, the Publishers Weekly of the romance industry) caught up with my Lady Jane’s Salon® co-founders, Leanna Renee Hieber and Ron Hogan, and I and offered to host us for a special VIP virtual Salon for September. (Our collective response–“Yes, please!!!”). Check out the under two-minute video, which includes Yours Truly reading from TEMPTING, out now in Spanish (ebook + print) as No se puede vivir sin amor.

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A Very…TEMPTING Giveaway!

Tempting_SpanishXCvrTEMPTING, praised as “an absolutely gorgeous Victorian romance,” is now available in Spanish as NO SE PUEDE VIVIR SIN AMOR! Download the e-book at any of the following:

Share the love – leave a review! Help get the book to its first 10, 15, 20, and 25+ reviews on any of the above platforms and, at each milestone made, I’ll give away one e-book copy from my critically-acclaimed Men of Roxbury House/Los Hombres de Roxbury House #historical #romances:  VENCIDA, INDOMITA and RENDIDA to one randomly selected reader-reviewer, in Spanish or English – your choice!

Suffering from “digital fatigue”? No woes or worries – the print book will release worldwide this September 2016.

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New Interview! + Giveaway!

Hope Picks 170Where do I get my ideas? What is the essence of “story”? And of course what’s the skinny on lit agents — check out my latest interview HERE.

TEMPTING_New Cvr_Pink Pearls_Final_12-9-11GIVEAWAY: Share the interview link on Facebook or Twitter thru 5/31/16 and be eligible to win an ebook copy of TEMPTING – Spanish release set for this fall! (One winner, randomly selected).

TEMPTING Coming Soon… In Spanish!

Tempting_SpanishXCvrIf my travels to England, France, Italy and Peru have taught me anything (and here’s hoping they have), it’s that the romance fandom is ever so much bigger and broader than the borders of these United States. Thanks to my wonderful overseas publishers, on any given day I’m as likely to receive an email or Facebook ping from a romance blogger in Honduras as I am one in my own backyard of NYC.

And now my wonderful Barcelona-based publisher, Libros de Seda is bringing out a FOURTH book of mine. This fall 2016, TEMPTING will release as No se puede vivir sin amorliterally, You Cannot Live Without Love. ((Truth!)) Finally romance fans in Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay,  Chile, and Peru as well as the U.S. will have the opportunity to read Simon and Christine’s unconventional Victorian set love story in their native language. For now, sit back and savor the stunning cover! Read the FREE (English) excerpt here. Treat yourself to the digital and audio book versions!

And if you’re in NYC or thereabouts, join me at Lady Jane’s Salon® on Monday, February 1st, 7-9pm at Madame X when I’ll kick off the Month of Candy Hearts & Papier Mâché Posies by reading a sneak snippet from my new historical women’s fiction novel–and giving away some cool prizes, too!

Feliz año nuevo! Feliz San Valentín!

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Featured in USA TODAY

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With Daisy; photo by BizUrban.com.

Animals aren’t just companions to me — they’re inspiration. Since launching my writing career, I’ve made it my tradition to include one of my real-life feline rescues as fictional “characters” in my books. Check out my feature in today’s USA TODAY HEA blog, duly shared with my rescue tabby cat, Daisy (“Forget belly rubs, Hope Tarr’s kitties get book cameos,” Sunday, October 11, 2015).  To read more about Daisy and my other feline muses, check out my Best Friends page here!

Join me at Lady Jane’s Salon®

Hope signing Twelve Nights & Vanquished at Lady Jane's Salon. I’m so, so, so excited!!!

This Tuesday, July 21st 7-9:30pm at Madame X, we at Lady Jane’s Salon® will welcome the 35th annual Romance Writers of America® national conference back to New York City. I say “back” because we’ve helped kick off the conference before, in 2011. Then we drew more than 125 attendees, including surprise guest, Eloisa James, and Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker, Laurie Kahn. Laurie and her crew from Blueberry Hill Productions filmed the Salon for her “Love Between the Covers” feature-length documentary film on the romance community. Check out the (less than four minute) footage from that crazy-fun night here.

Floor_Red_2But there’s more…

Along with co-hosting the event, I’ll be reading a never before released sneak peek from  Irish Eyes, my very first foray into Women’s Historical Fiction. Set in Gilded Age through Jazz Age New York City, the manuscript has been a true Labor of Love. I can’t wait to share the first chapter with everyone!

Or to help roll out our stellar lineup of guests: Sonali Dev, Dahlia Adler, Carrie Lomax, Laura K. Curtis, Nancy Scanlon, and Regina Kyle. The service staff at our ever fab venue, Madame X, stands at the ready to serve with $5-$6 drink specials (including super yummy “mocktails”). We also have terrific raffle prizes donated by some of the romance industry’s brightest established and rising stars.

Best of all, your $5 admission supports our annual donation to our house charity, Win, helping real-life NYC families find their own Happily Ever After. It doesn’t get any better than that. If you’re in town for #RWA15 or simply in town, please plan to be our guest!

 

 

Get VANQUISHED for 99 Cents thru June 30

vanquished_350Jonesing for “The Knick” to start up again? Can’t wait to inhale another season 2 episode of “Penny Dreadful”? Wet-your-pants excited about Caleb Carr’s THE ALIENIST in development as an eight-episode series for TNT? Romance readers looking to get their Victorian on can download my Victorian-set romance, VANQUISHED from Kindle for just 99 cents. Offer ends 6-30, so hurry!

Vencida_PNGmayfair_175The launch to my Men of Roxbury House trilogy, VANQUISHED has been translated into French, Italian, Estonian and now Spanish! Check out these fabulous foreign covers.

ENJOY the FREE excerpt in English here. GET the French &/or Spanish language editions in print or ebook.

GIVEAWAY! More Free Books!

ClaimedByTheRogue_Cvr w Quote_300dpiAnd the winners are… Robin Greene, Diane Sallans, Deb Yates, Desiree Cleary, Aileen Davis, Juanita Decuir, Marie Woodfolk, Kelly Braun, Mary Kay Gaunt & Joy Isley! Thanks to all who entered. Please check back here at HopeTarr.com for updates on giveaways, new book projects and the the general latest good news. Happy Summer/Happy Reading! Hope

Enter my new Giveaway and you may win a FREE trade paperback copy of my latest historical romance, CLAIMED BY BY THE ROGUE signed by me! (1 book per winner; open to US residents only).  Early fans of my romance debut, A ROGUE’S PLEASURE, this is your chance to FINALLY find out what happens to Robert and Phoebe, that impromptu coupling of unlikely young lovers from book #1.

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Happy Mother’s Day Month,
Hope

Get CLAIMED BY THE ROGUE for 99 Cents & Win a Gift Basket, Gift Card + More!

Hope_Gift BasketClaimedByTheRogue_Cvr w Quote_300dpiCLAIMED BY THE ROGUE, my first single title historical romance since 2008, releases in print on 3-3-15! Between now and Release Day, we’re offering the e-book for just 99 cents across the following platforms:

Kindle
Nook
iBooks
Kobo
Google Play
Samhain Store

But, there’s more…

Help me keep the party going now through Release Week and enter the Giveaway below (Rafflecopter Entry Form at the end of this post). We’ll have twelve winners in total–and one of them may be YOU!

Grand Prize: Gift basket of pamper-you goodies (love poems, candle, votive, and of course, chocolate!) PLUS, signed-by-me hard cover copies of m/our erotic romances, SUGAR and HONEY–think Fifty Shades of Grey with grownups–the TEMPTING audiobook and the SCRIBBLING WOMEN anthology (28 romance authors including Yours Truly dishing on our Real-Life Love Stories, for charity).

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Third Prize(s):  Autographed copy of SUGAR or HONEY, one book per winner; 10 individual winners.

 

 

 

 

To enter:

 

The more times you enter, the more chances you have to win!

Giveaway ends 3/6/15. Entries limited to US residents only.

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