Thursday, January 31, 2013

Contest Fun!

Thanks to everyone who swung by to leave a comment on my blog! I picked a winner at random. Congrats to Kelly B. You've won a copy of Training TJ!

Have a great day everyone! I'm finishing up edits today on Training Ryan today.

~Tatum

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Release Day and Contest Fun!

It's release day for Training TJ! Today, we're going to have some contest fun! Leave a comment and your email for a chance to win a e-copy of Training TJ! I'll pick a winner at random!

My internet and phone line is out today. I won't be able to check comments until they've fixed the line!

Have fun!

~Tatum


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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Temptation Tuesday!

My internet and phone line has been wonky for the last two days. I haven't been able to communicate with all my lovely fans the way I normally do! The phone company isn't coming out until tomorrow to check it out.

Training TJ releases tomorrow. I'm so excited! I'm not sure what I'm going to do to celebrate yet. I'm sure I'll find something.

Don't forget to swing by my blog tomorrow for some contest fun! I'll be giving away a e-copy of Training TJ to one lucky winner!


There's still time to pre-order at the discounted price!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Sinfully Sweet Blog Hop!

I'm off to visit my friend Tonya's blog today! Swing on by to say hello! Have a great Saturday!

~Tatum

Tonya Ramagos Blogspot

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Thursday's Balancing Act!

It's been crazy busy here lately with my family. I've been balancing all the normal medical that comes with three children having EoE. I have edits for Training Ryan [Hard Hits 2] that I'm working on, and I'm working on Training Adam [Hard Hits 3]. Balancing my time has been a priority so far this year. Things have been going well doing that! When I finish working on one thing, I go on to the next. I can honestly say, I love having speaker phone. I'm able to keep on working if I'm hold with the pharmacy or the hospital or our secondary insurance. :)

Lots of fun stuff going on and lots of day to day normal stuff that goes on for our family!

Training TJ will be out January 30th!:o)

Have a great Thursday!

~Tatum

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday's Daydreams!

Training TJ is now available for pre-order! I just found a lovely review written up for it on Siren's new website. Follow the link to check it out!

~Tatum

Siren ManLove Authors

Friday, January 18, 2013

Training TJ

Training TJ [Hard Hits] is now available for pre-order! Follow the link to pre-order!

Bookstrand

Have a great Friday!

~Tatum

Fabulous Friday!

Training TJ will be up for pre-order within a few days! I'll keep you posted! I'm super excited about this one!

Have a wonderful weekend!

~Tatum

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Blog Hop!

Today, I'm across the pond visiting my friend Jan's blog! Swing on by and say hello!

Jan's Blog

Happy Hump Day!

~Tatum

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday's Farm Report!

Here's the story excerpt from Training TJ! Enjoy!

Story Excerpt

She was going to jump.

Detective TJ Raines was the first on the scene with SWAT doc Parker Woods.
Parker and TJ had been on their way back to the department from a training session in Covington on stand offs when they spotted the jumper on the bridge.

Rain slanted off the Big Mac Bridge that connected Ohio and Kentucky. The bridge was closed with state troopers blocking the roads with lights flashing. Traffic was backed up for miles and miles on either side of the river.There were days TJ wanted to jump off the bridge, too, but he put the brakes on it to do his job.

TJ edged closer, making eye contact with Parker several feet away. Parker shook his head no once. Yeah, TJ knew it was a bad idea to try and grab her, but that wasn’t going to stop him from the risky decision.

Rain hit Parker in the eyes, clinging to his thick eyelashes. TJ cut his gaze back to the girl. He was going to do what he wanted anyway. Vacant eyes stared through TJ. This jumper would haunt his career if he didn’t get her off the bridge edge and to the hospital for help. Parker eased closer as TJ worked his way along the thin, steel ledge.

“What’s your name?” TJ asked.

Blank stare. The lights were out upstairs but the power was still on. They had to make a move. TJ cut his gaze to Parker again. Parker shook his head no. Yeah, he knew protocol. They were supposed to wait for tactical to arrive on the scene. Problem was, there was no time to wait for SWAT to gear up.

Parker eased forward. TJ could tell he didn’t want him to make the grab he was planning to make on the thin steel ledge. TJ scaled the barrier that separated the road from the walkway, easing carefully over the side.

The two-foot-wide grate was slick with rain and oils from the highway. The river thrashed below his feet. Parker’s eyes were hard. Yup, TJ knew he was taking a chance that could get him killed, but he didn’t care. He couldn’t live with another death on his hands. There were enough bad dreams that woke him up in a sweat at night. TJ knew he had to go for it anyway. He had nothing left to live for except the job. TJ took a deep breath. The jumper’s gaze moved out over the water. She was going to go. He had to move now.

TJ sprung, tackling the woman to the grate. Parker jumped the barrier, protecting them both from falling over the open edge and into the raging Ohio River a hundred feet below. Police officers rushed the side. The woman struggled within TJ’s arms. They needed to get her off the ledge before someone got hurt. Parker grabbed her around the waist, helping TJ lift her over the barrier. The cops on the other side grabbed her by the arms, taking her to safety of the roadway.

The woman kicked out, striking Parker in the chest and chin. Knocked off balance, Parker started falling backward. His arms shot out to grab the steel supports. Fear spiraled through his eyes.

He was falling off the bridge.

Everything moved in slow motion as TJ jumped the three-foot divide that separated
them. He reached out snagging Parker by the tie, yanking him toward safety. It was too late, his momentum was taking him down to the thrashing waters below. Parker cried out as he reached for TJ, grabbing his arm that held the tie. Parker’s hand gripped onto his forearm as his feet left the grated platform. TJ grabbed his arm, anchoring him as Parker swung backward off the bridge. TJ flew forward, between the supports to the grate below his feet.

Everything sped up as TJ’s body made impact with steel, cutting into his
ribs. “Parker! Hold on!”

Someone over the wall jumped to the grate, grabbing hold of Parker’s arm, too. Another officer leaned over the side with his cuffs, locking the cuff around Parker’s arm and onto his own wrist. The officer swung his legs around, bracing them against the supports to pull him back up.

TJ was sliding. He couldn’t stop his momentum from going through the support beam. Sweat dripped down the side of his face. If they didn’t move faster, he was going to go over the edge too. Life flashed before TJ’s eyes as he saw cold fear wash through Parker’s eyes.

“Hold on. I’ve got you.”

His words were meant to comfort Parker, but they were little comfort to either men.
Time was running out. TJ knew he couldn’t hold on much longer. Another cop jumped the barrier, cuffing Parker’s other wrist. He was slipping from TJ’s hands.

End of Excerpt!

Training TJ will be out January 30th!

~Tatum

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sinfully Sweet Saturday!

I will be sending my final review back on Training TJ. My release date is scheduled for January 30th. It should be coming up for pre-release soon. I'll keep you posted! Also, my second book in the series, Training Ryan, has been accepted by Siren! Woot! Woot!

Have a sinfully sweet Saturday! :o)

~Tatum

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday's Balancing Act!

Two of my boys were home yesterday. They had endoscopies on Tuesday for their EoE. Today, they're back in school and feeling much better. My 5yo's scope didn't look good. He has active disease going on. EoE is where the immune system attacks food, thinking that it is a foreign invader it must get rid of. There are many symptoms, swallowing problems, pain, failure to thrive, food aversions, and severe food allergies. There are many more. Scope days are the hardest. Our lives are put on hold and we have a hospital day. It can be very stressful. My boys are very brave!

I'm glad everything is back to normal today! :o)

Today, I'm working on final edits for Training TJ. I'll let you know as soon as it is available for pre-order through Bookstrand!

Have a great day!

~Tatum

Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday's Daydreams!

When my boys were little, I would write when they were napping or playing outside. I'd sneak a notebook outside with me and sit under the shade of our big oak tree and write. The boys would swing and play in the sandbox. My goal was to be a published author by the time they were all in grade school. My dream came true last January when my first book was accepted by Siren. My book, One Hot Night, pre-released in May 2012.

It's been a wonderful six, almost seven months. I woke up pinching myself this morning. As I look forward to 2013, I can only imagine where my writing will take me. I've had wonderful feedback from my readers asking for longer books. I'll see what I can do about that. At one point in time, I wrote 300 page books with lots of characters. Those books were a little bit of a hot mess as I didn't know as much about writing as I do now. Yes, my writing is shorter, but I feel the quality is so much better. :o)

Have a great week!

~Tatum

Friday, January 4, 2013

Sinfully Sweet Saturday!

My cover for Training TJ came today! I love it! :o)


Back Cover


Late one night, SWAT negotiator TJ Raines and SWAT doc Parker Woods stumble upon a jumper on a bridge. With no time to wait, TJ knows he must act quickly. He never expects to have to save his best friend’s life too. With lives on the line, TJ knows he’s been given a second chance to have Parker as his Dom.

Parker knows something is up with TJ and it has nothing to do with the near miss on the bridge. Distracted by the undercurrent of want as they train together, Parker forces the situation out into the open. Parker longs to have TJ as his sub, but knows he must convince TJ he’s the right Dom to teach him what it means to be a sub.

Afraid to open his heart, TJ gives Parker his body to dominate. TJ knows he can trust Parker with his body, but can he trust him with his heart too?

Available through Bookstrand, January 30th!




Fabulous Friday!

Now that my edits for Trainng TJ have been returned to the publisher, I can start writing again! Yesterday, I woke up with eye strain from working on my laptop way too much and had to take a necessary rest. All seems better today with my eyes. :o)

I'm working on my follow up to TJ's story today! Have a fabulous Friday!

~Tatum

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thursday's Balancing Act!

I have a long list of writing things to do for 2013. I'm hoping my five year old stays at school today, so that I can knock out at least one of them. He came home yesterday with a tummy ache. I was lucky to get two solid hours to work before I had to go pick him up.

Today, I'm finishing up my edits for Training TJ. I know I've been saying this all week, but I mean it today. I'm at the point that it's time to move on and have my editor take another look at it before she sends me the galley copy.

Have a great Thursday!

~Tatum