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Join Hope at Lady Jane’s Salon®

Monday, February 5, 2018

7-9 pm at Madame X

94 W Houston Street

New York, NY 10012

$5 admission, Cash Bar

Join Hope and guests Rafe Bartholomew, Karen Rock, Falguni Kothari and Kate Manning in celebrating the ninth year of Lady Jane’s Salon®, the monthly reading series Hope co-founded and continues to curate. Complimentary champagne toast sponsored by Kensington Books. Snacks courtesy of Graydon House Books. Annual donation award to Win (Women in Need, Inc).



A Cinderella Christmas Carol hope tarrQ: What do Scrooge, Cinderella, fab footwear and a Matzo Ball Singles Supper have in common?

A: Absolutely nothing–unless you’re reading my A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS CAROL!

Download the #FREE #ebook between now and January 7th from these e-book e-tailers:

Reader reviews are enormously important in getting eyeballs on a book. Please take two ticks and leave a kind but honest review!!!

And check out the other books in my Suddenly Cinderella series:

  • OPERATION CINDERELLA, formerly  optioned by FOX – Macie and Ross prove opposites attract–but will they stick?
  • THE CINDERELLA MAKEOVER – Reality TV takes a fairy tale turn when a fashionista celebrity “fairy godmother” judge finds herself falling for a handsome but geeky tech CEO.
  • A CINDERELLA SEDUCTION – “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” meets Cinderella when a plus-size personal chef, Stefanie, sets out to woo the hawt Greek real estate entrepreneur who’s hellbent on taking her tight knit family d-o-w-n.

And while you’re cozying up to my Suddenly Cinderella series books, you might also want to cozy up to this – my recipe for Super Simple Hot Buttered *Bourbon.* Enjoy!

Hope’s Super Simple Hot Buttered Bourbon (serves one)

  • 2 ounces Bourbon – Maker’s Mark, Blanton’s or your favorite small batch spirit
  • 1 pat of butter – I’m a fan of Kerry Gold
  • 1 generous teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Hot water, boiled
  • Cinnamon stick (optional)
  • Hot Man (also optional but highly recommended (in which case, double recipe)

Add butter, honey, and brown sugar to an Irish coffee style glass mug. Pour in the bourbon. Beat mixture with a fork. Fill mug with the hot water and stir well until the ingredients are dissolved.  Add cinnamon stick as garnish. Put on your favorite Christmas Classic—Nat King Cole’s iconic Christmas Song is my go-to—a comfy holiday sweater (ugliness optional), and curl up with A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS CAROL.


Wishing you a holiday season brimming with fairy tale dreams come true!


Christmas, winter holidays, Hope Tarr, Santa
Hope getting her Ho Ho Ho on with Raj Moorjani.

#99cents #Sale #ChristmasinJuly

Call it #ChristmasinJuly or maybe just a desire to help kick off beach read season – either way, I’ve put two of my historical romances, TEMPTING and CLAIMED BY THE ROGUE, on sale on #amazon #kindle for just #99cents each. Sale ends this Friday, July 14th at 12 midnight.

Tempting by Hope Tarr

A Word on Reader Reviews. Reader reviews posted to Amazon, Goodreads etc. are a hugely important factor is getting potential readers’ eyeballs on these books, so once you’ve read TEMPTING, CLAIMED BY THE ROGUE, or ANY of my published books, pretty please take two ticks and leave an honest review – what you loved or at least liked as well as what perhaps you didn’t. You needn’t write a book, tho you’re certainly welcome to – as few as 2-3 succinct sentences will suffice. For tips on leaving an Amazon customer review, check out this short HuffPo article.

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


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:


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.


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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With Daisy; photo by

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!