Tuesday, July 1, 2014

New Harlequin Heartwarming Release

Today I am celebrating the release of my newest Heartwarming book, Magnolia Bride.






Married for a day, in love for life 
 

Nealy Grainger knew that returning to Cypress Pointe meant an inevitable encounter with her teenage crush, and momentary husband, Dane Peterson. She could handle it. She wasn't the wounded girl who'd left Cypress Pointe years ago, heartbroken and furious when Dane had annulled their marriage the day after they'd eloped.

Now one of L.A.'s most in-demand celebrity event planners, Nealy's only come back for a vacation and to help with her sister's wedding—not for a reunion with her long-lost love. But the more their paths cross, the more the sparks fly! Maybe their connection isn't over just yet...

http://www.amazon.com/Magnolia-Bride-Tara-Randel-ebook/dp/B00I66BRB6/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1404227319&sr=1-1&keywords=magnolia+bride

I hoe you enjoy Nealy and Dane's journey to rekindling their first love. Drop me  line and let me know what you think!

Visit Goodreads to enter a giveaway to win a copy of Magnolia Bride.
https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/98739-magnolia-bride



Thursday, June 19, 2014

Cool Summer Promotion!

 Summer is here. Time for backyard fun and vacations. What a perfect time for a promotion from the Quilts of Love for my book Rival Hearts.
 

 Celebrate June’s release by entering to win a summer camping kit (grill, tent, and camp chairs) from Quilts of Love.

http://prmo.me/XNubt7 



 I'm so excited to see my book on the bookstore shelf!


 When you stop by to enter the contest, let me know what you think of the book. I love hearing from you.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Let the Battle Begin!



When brainstorming for a book idea that became Rival Hearts, I came up with the premise of a battle of the sexes story. I hadn’t written a book like this before, so I was intrigued. Who doesn’t love a challenge?


"Randel’s rich characterizations of Ben and Molly and the complexity of their
relationship will keep readers’ attention." - Publisher's Weekly
 


 

Enter Molly and Ben, rival magazine editors competing for the same promotion. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, will do anything for the job, including going along with their boss’ idea to switch places. Molly must compete in an outdoor event, Ben must help assemble a quilt.

Let the fun begin!




Through this story, I had fun with the fish-out-of-water scenario. Molly, not an outdoorsy kind of girl, has to dig deep to complete her assignment. 



Ben, a very confident man, has to admit he may not know how to do everything and ends up learning a new skill while quilting. The learning curve, not to mention landing the promotion, is a big deal for both of them.



On top of all this, I added a romance. Who doesn’t love watching two rivals realize they are perfect for each other? Adding a romance to this story gave it another emotional layer I loved writing.

So, my question to you is, who would win in a battle of the sexes? Do the guys have what it takes? The women? Do you prefer indoor activities or being in the great outdoors? Drop me a line. 

For more information on Rival Hearts, visit www.tararandel.com

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Enter to Win!

Hi all!  Spring is here and the weather is FINALLY warming up!




These beautiful azaleas are blooming in my yard.

While spring is a great time to get back outside and enjoy the weather, how about taking time out of the day to sit in the sun and read a good book?

Right now thru May 17, I'm offering an Advanced Reading Copy of my June release, Rival Hearts  at Goodreads. Stop by to enter. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18517289-rival-hearts?from_search=true



Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Happy 2014!

Already this year is moving along and it just started! I'm excited about the projects scheduled for this year, so here's a look ahead.

June 2014

Rival Hearts (Quilts of Love, #19)

Rival Hearts  Quilts of Love 

They both want the promotion. But will they find out that it is worth the cost?

Molly Henderson and Ben Weaver have been rival magazine writers for the same publishing group for years. When both come up for the same promotion, they find themselves in an unexpected competition to win the spot. Molly, editor of Quilter’s Heart, and Ben, editor of Outdoor Adventures, must switch roles, each working for the other for one month, then submit an article at the end of their quests.

Can girly-girl Molly survive the outdoor adventures that Ben has planned? Can Ben navigate the perils of the social dynamics of quilting events without destroying a valuable quilt in one short month? More importantly, in this he-said, she-said situation, will Molly and Ben give in to their attraction and fall in love, no matter who wins?



I had a blast writing this book! Hope you have as much fun reading it!


Magnolia Bride- Harlequin Heartwarming
July 2014 

Another book set in Cypress Pointe, featuring high school sweethearts Nealy Grainger and Dane Peterson. Although they were married for a very, very short time, can they deny the blaze of love still burning bright? 

Haven't recieved a cover yet, but I will post it once it's available.

Right now I'm currently working on book #3 set in Cypress Pointe. Let's just say the love story between Jenna and Wyatt is not going to be easy! But then, we wouldn't have it any other way!

Thanks so much to all of the readers of my books. I so appreciate you taking the time to enter my world. 

Enjoy 2014! May it be happy and prosperous!
  

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



How I love this time of year! I'm one of those crazy people who loves to cook the entire Thanksgiving feast. I've been getting ready for a few days now so all I have to do Thanksgiving morning is put the turkey in the over and tie up a few loss ends. 

I also came up with a list of things I'm grateful for on Thanksgiving. Do any of your traditions match up?



1. Take time to be thankful for all the blessings this year.
2. Get the turkey in the oven.
3. Can’t miss the Macy’s parade.
4. Football.
5. Sit at the beautifully decorated dinner table.
6. Eat. Eat. Eat.
7. Clean up not so beautiful dinner table.
8. Football.
9. Pumpkin pie. Or apple. Or cherry. With whipped cream.
10. Take a long walk around the neighborhood to work off turkey haze. You might see early Christmas lights.

And the most important item on the list? Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Where Has the Time Gone?

Hi everyone. I can't believe we're at the end of September. Fall is officially here! Time to get ready for leaves changing colors and carving pumpkins. My favorite time of year.

Since I last posted, I signed a two book deal with Harlequin for the Heartwarming line. I'm so excited because I love writing these books. Thanks to everyone who read Orange Blossom Brides. Get ready for more characters from Cypress Pointe.

I also wanted to give you a heads up on a new readers catalog. Check it out to find information from some wonderful writers. You won't be disappointed!

http://glossi.com/vickihinze/35329-christians-read-fall-2013



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Enjoy the cooler weather with a good book!