Thursday, January 22, 2015

4.5 Star Review from Romantic Times Book Review Magazine

So excited to receive a 4.5 star review (out of 5) from Romantic Times Book Review Magazine for my December release, Honeysuckle Bride, a Harlequin Heartwarming release.

As a writer, I get so involved in the lives of my characters, it's a great honor when others enjoy the world I've created. Jenna and Wyatt, the characters in this book, hold a special place in my heart so I'm happy readers get to be a part of their story.

Did I mention I'm doing a happy dance? LOL.

"Beautifully written, this is an inspiring story of two individuals with a shared grief commonality that find love and acceptance when they least expect it. An emotionally touching small town story with lots of heart." RT Book Reviews


 Here is a link to read an excerpt:
http://www.tararandel.com/harlequin

Thursday, December 18, 2014

# 1 On Bestsellar list!

On Saturday December 13, the book bundle, Risky Brides, in which I have a novel, reached #1 on the Barnes and Noble Nook Bestselling Bundles list. #1! How awesome is that? The same day, we reached #4 on the Nook Top 100 Bestselling books.

To make a bestsellers list is a dream come true for a writer, but to share the honor with seven other talented authors is incredible.

Thanks to Vicki Hinze for all her hard work and including me in the collection. Thanks to Kathy Carmichael for putting in a good word.

So....am I considered a bestselling author? You betcha. I'll take it!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/risky-brides-bundle-vicki-hinze/1120647043?ean=2940150525023


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving and My New Book Cover

Can you believe it's already November? Like everyone else, I'm getting ready for the holidays. Thanksgiving has to be my favorite. I love the fall decorations and getting ready for the big feast. I hope you and all your loved ones have a blessed Thanksgiving.

I know the season can get hectic, but it's always nice to take a few minutes to recharge. In December, Honeysuckle Bride, my third Harlequin Heartwarming, will be released. It's part of the Business of Weddings series. To win a free book, click the link below.

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/114663-honeysuckle-bride


So, pour a cup of tea and put your feet up. Take a few minutes to escape the hectic holiday season and enjoy reading a book.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

New October Release!






I'm part of a collection with some amazing authors. Risky Brides will be released October 21. If you love stories about brides, this one is for you. My contribution is Love at the Sweetheart Inn, a full length novel.

Here is more information.





A view of the cover and list of authors.





Look for the collection wherever you buy ebooks!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Summer Fun Trip!

Last month I was fortunate enough to attend the Romance Writers of America conference in San Antonio, Texas. I had a great time meeting with friends, going to workshops and book-giveaways.

One thrill was participating in the Literacy book signing event on Wednesday night. My first signing at RWA!








My lovely roommate, Karen Rock.



On Friday night, my cover came across the screen at the Harlequin party. So glad Magnolia Bride  was a July release.




On Saturday, Harlequin featured the line I write for, Heartwarming. I was surprised to find a poster of my book on display. It even fit in suitcase so I could take it home!


I had a great time making new Heartwarming friends, visiting with my editor and seeing the sights of San Antonio.

Keep an eye out for my next Heartwarming release, Honeysuckle Bride, December 2014.