Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

New Contracts!

I'm thrilled to announce I have signed two contracts with two different companies in separate book deals.

First, I continue with the Business of Weddings series for Harlequin Heartwarming. I am so excited. I love this series and can't wait to return to Cypress Pointe to see what the new characters have in store for me. There will be three new books coming in this series.

I also signed to write for a new, cozy mystery series, The Amish Inn Mysteries. Set in an Indiana town where the heroine, Liz, travels to discover the truth behind her mother's history. Liz buys an inn and soon, new mysteries start. While it is not set in an Amish community, the influence is felt in the stories. I'll be writing three books in the series.

I have to say, I'm thrilled and honored to be writing. I hope you'll take part of the journey with me as I spend the next two years working on these books!

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.