Thursday, July 9, 2015

Tara Taylor Quin's inspiration for The Friendship Pact on The Friendship Tour @PrismBookTours

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The Friendship PactThe Friendship Pact
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Romance, Women's Fiction
Paperback & ebook, 245 pages
June 1st 2014 by MIRA

This is a story for every woman who has a best friend...

Bailey Watters and Koralynn Mitchell consider themselves "sisters of the soul." Their circumstances growing up couldn't have been more different; Kora came from a wealthy, privileged family, while Bailey's home life was hard. They'd do anything for each other. "I'd give you a kidney," they always say. There are no secrets between them--until there's one secret Bailey can't share.

This is a story for every woman who's been in love.

Danny Brown is the only man Kora's ever wanted, ever loved, and her marriage seems as flawless as everything else in her life. Bailey, however, doesn't want a husband. She does want a baby--but only by IVF. And the perfect donor, the perfect biological father, would be a man like...Danny.

What happens when love and friendship collide?

Kora might be willing to give Bailey a kidney. But what about a baby?

Once Upon a Friendship
(The Historic Arapahoe #1)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming

They?re a team...not a couple!

Falling for Liam was unthinkable. He and Gabi had been best friends since college, nothing more. And crucially, now Liam was her client and needed her to be focused on his case. Gabi could never risk their friendship ? or Liam?s freedom ? over these feelings. They could never be a couple, anyway. He was Liam Connelly, the handsome and privileged son of a billionaire. She was Gabrielle Miller, the girl who?d fought her way out of poverty and put herself through law school. They were unlikely friends to begin with. Anything more was impossible. Unless...he felt it, too.

I learned the value of friendship at a very young age. I was five when I met my best friend. Not a best
friend in the moment. Or a bestie. Not one of several. Just…the one. She was four at the time. I don’t know why she was different from every other person I would meet in life. No clue was she was the one.

There was not miraculous moment. No melding of minds or even a melding of likes that made us simpatico. She ate gross stuff like strawberry Poptarts when everyone knew that kids only liked chocolate or brown sugar cinnamon ones.

She had a sister. I had two brothers. She was tall. I was short. She got car sick. I didn’t. She was a tad bit fragile. I fancied myself a tomboy. These are the things that stand out when you’re a kid. And yet…any chance I got to be with her was like Christmas morning. That is no exaggeration. I looked forward to our times together with as much excitement, as much anticipation as I looked forward to Santa Clause. She was the magic in my life.

We had a lot of plans. We were going to grow up and go to the same college so we could live together. We were going to marry friends and have babies who would be best friends. By the time it was time for college we lived in different states. And had to go to state schools because neither one of us could afford out of state tuition. The guys we married had never met. But we were each other’s Maid of Honor. And godmothers to each others daughters as we gave birth less than a year apart.

For a lifetime, together or apart, she was my magic. And I was hers. There was no rationalizing it. Explaining it. But those who were close to us respected the truth of it. Our friendship was like a tangible thing. Inarguable.

She was killed in a car accident thirty-five years after we met. Taken from my world as inexplicably as she’d entered it.

But she is still my magic. Still with me every single day in the form of pictures on the base of my monitor. Looking at me every morning. Remind me throughout the day as I break between scenes that I was so loved.

The Friendship Pact is for her. It’s inspired by her. By our friendship. As I wrote the book I re-lived moments, but more importantly, I re-lived feelings, genuine true to life feelings so that I could bring her to life, on the page, forever. I hope, as readers enter into Kora and Bailey’s world they feel, in the midst of larger than life drama, the very real and true bond that exists between best friends.

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. She is known for delivering deeply emotional and psychologically astute novels of suspense and romance. Tara is a recipient of the Reader?s Choice Award, a five time finalist for the RWA Rita Award, the Reviewer?s Choice Award, the Bookseller?s Best Award and appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists. Tara is the past-president of Romance Writers of America and served eight years on that board of directors. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning and is a frequent guest speaker. In her spare time Tara likes to travel, climb Arizona mountains, and inline skate.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233. 

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As part of Spend the Summer with Tara Taylor Quinn, Tara is holding a contest for those who share on social media about how they love life during the summer! Each day you can share an image, picture, or quote, linking to her events' landing page ( to enter to win ONE BIG SUMMER BASKET!!! We'll be pulling the best submissions and voting for the top one during her Facebook Party on July 16th. Pull out your creative juices and share your joy of summer, be it with friends, family, or the love of your life!

Beach-themed basket will include: shell wind chime, shell choker and matching bracelet, beach/flip flop note cards, picture frame, 4x6 picture album, plus some surprise print copies of Tara's books (including Once Upon a Friendship).

Share must be public to be eligible. Can enter once each day. US only. Giveaway ends July 16th.

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July 5th: Launch
July 12th: Grand Finale

Tour Giveaways

$10 VISA Gift Card & ebooks of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship (INT)
Print copy of Once Upon a Friendship & a Spend the Summer with TTQ T-shirt (US only)
ebooks of The Friendship Pact and Once Upon a Friendship  (INT)
Ends July 17th

(All to one winner - US only.)
$10 VISA Gift Card
Copies of all five books on Tara's Summer Tour
Spend the Summer with TTQ T-Shirt
Ends July 16th