A Heartwarming Thanksgiving featuring Tara Taylor Quinn – #Giveaways + Free eBooks

Posted by Brooke in Book Giveaway, Book Promo, Guest Post / 7 Comments

On tour with Prism Book Tours.

We’ll be highlighting 13 FREE short stories by beloved Harlequin Heartwarming authors that will be available from Harlequin during November. All Heartwarming titles are 30% OFF during November from Harlequin as well! Use code HEART1115.


The Marriage Gift by Tara Taylor Quinn

They were so in love on their wedding day the world seemed to stop just for them. Then they grew apart. So far apart they’re going through the world’s friendliest divorce. Is this really their happy ending?

Read it HERE!


The one thing that’s a constant in my writing is the emotional angst. I don’t set out to put it there. To the contrary, there are times when I set out to write an easy romp. Something light that just feels good. It never happens. I open the door to my mind and stuff pours out. Of its own accord. This malady makes it a little difficult for me to fit in.

Most people don’t want to be doused with intensity as they go about the business of living their daily lives. The cashier at JoAnn’s Fabrics really doesn’t need to carry the weight of my perceptions about everyone I’ve been watching while waiting in line – the one who’s angry and impatient and all about her; the one who’s worried about something; the one who’s kind and happy and willing to be patient because it makes her happy to help the situation…(well maybe that one the cashier would like to hear about).

I learned quite young – grade school is my first conscious recollection – to live my life mostly in my own little world. And then I found Harlequin Books. Heaven. A place where my emotions and perceptions, as well as the stories they tell, were welcome. Needed. Expected. Wanted. Honored. These books became my home. The venue through which I was understood. The place where I could contribute good to the world.

And now Harlequin has given me even more. Harlequin Heartwarming is about the ‘heart’ of it all. These books are not ‘sweet’ books – they’re books that look at life through the emotions we feel. They get to the heart of the matter. They’re ‘clean’ books – no sex on the page – not because the characters are lacking in that area, but because the focus of these books is all on the emotions. Not the body parts. I firmly believe that body parts are a valid, and valued part of life. I’m still writing them in my Superromances and MIRA suspense titles where they fulfill the story. And I’m thrilled to be spending time in this new Heartwarming world as well. Where my heart can spill forth freely! I hope you find the result a blessing in your life.

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. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

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.

Other Heartwarming Titles by this Author

Once Upon a Friendship (The Historic Arapahoe #1)Once Upon a Friendship
(The Historic Arapahoe #1)
Adult Contemporary Romance
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.

Once Upon a Marriage

Once Upon a Marriage
(The Historic Arapahoe #2)
Adult Contemporary Romance
October 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming
Anyone could be hiding a secret…
Marie Bustamante does not trust or love easily. Growing up with a philandering father and an overprotective mother, she comes by her reservations honestly. So after only three months, how can she be falling for her best friend’s bodyguard? This isn’t like her at all. But Elliott Tanner is strong, gorgeous and…trustworthy. Honest. At least he seems to be. Of course, some things about him remain a mystery. Protecting the privacy of his clients is Elliott’s job. That doesn’t mean he’s hiding anything from her. Does it?

Harlequin’s 10 Years of Digital Publishing SALE

This week only! November 10th – 17th – 11 Harlequin Heartwarming Thanksgiving authors are included in Harlequin’s celebration of 10 years of digital publishing! Get these books during the next seven days for only $1.99 at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, Nook, Google and Kobo (US only).
Leigh Riker: IF I LOVED YOU

Don’t miss any of these FREE novellas or the extra tour content! Stop by each of the tour stops each day:

11/2: Snow Day Baby by Amy Vastine
Singing Librarian Books, The Power of Words, & Katie’s Clean Book Collection

11/4: Wedding at Turkey Run by Liz Flaherty
My Love for Reading Keeps Growing, Babs Book Bistro, & Heidi Reads…

11/6: Her Thanksgiving Soldier by Leigh Riker
Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima, Mel’s Shelves, & Brooke Blogs

11/9: Mr. Right All Along by Jen Snow
Katie’s Clean Book CollectionMin Reads and Reviews, & Love thy Shelf

11/11: Falling for the Cowboy by Sophia Sasson
Kindle and Me, The Power of Words, & Colorimetry

11/13: The Marriage Gift by Tara Taylor Quinn
deal sharing aunt, Babs Book Bistro, & Brooke Blogs

11/16: Heart of a Hero by Pamela Tracy
Writing Pearls, Wishful Endings, & Waiting For Wentworth

11/18: Thankful for You by Karen Rock
Christian Chick’s Thoughts, Getting Your Read On, & Love, Laughter, Friendship

11/20: Autumn at Jasper Lake by Carol Ross
Reading Is My SuperPower, I Am A Reader, & Colorimetry

11/23: The Firefighter’s Promise by Kate James
Canadian Book Addict, Mel’s Shelves, & Beck Valley Books

11/24: Wedding of His Dreams by Cari Lynn Webb
Bookworm Lisa, Kindle and Me, & Zerina Blossom’s Books

11/25: The Sweetheart Tree by Rula Sinara
The Written Adventure, Reading Is My SuperPower, & Writing Pearl

11/26: Married by Thanksgiving by Melinda Curtis
Heidi Reads…, Love, Laughter, Friendship, & Singing Librarian Books 

11/29: Grand Finale
11/30: Facebook Party


Goodreads Giveaway

13 Harlequin Heartwarming Books
Enter on Goodreads HERE.

Pinterest Giveaway
Pin one or both of these images to spread the word and enter to win this adorably festive Thanksgiving Table Set:

Pinterest Prize includes: four reversible, quilted placemats, four matching napkins, hand-painted matching napkin rings, matching table runner, matching quilted hot pad/trivet, floral centerpiece in pot, and hand-crafted pilgrim pair.
– Enter via the Rafflecopter below
– Open to US/CAN only
– Ends December 4th

Tour Giveaway

Grand Prize: Harlequin Heartwarming Year Subscription (Provided by Harlequin and to US/CAN only)
$40 VISA card (US only)
13-Book Heartwarming Prize Pack: The Best Laid Plans, Back to McGuffy’s, If I Loved You, Love, Lies & Mistletoe, First Comes Marriage, Once Upon A Marriage, Small Town Secrets, Winter Wedding Bells, If Not For A Bee, When The Right One Comes Along, Wedding of His Dreams, After The Silence, and A Memory Away (print copies if US, ebooks if international)
9-Book Prize Pack: The Best Laid Plans, If I Loved You, Love, Lies & Mistletoe, First Comes Marriage, Once Upon A Marriage, When The Right One Comes Along, Winter Wedding Bells, If Not For A Bee, and After The Silence (print copies if US, ebooks if international)

Ends December 4th

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7 responses to “A Heartwarming Thanksgiving featuring Tara Taylor Quinn – #Giveaways + Free eBooks

  1. I hadn’t thought about adding angst to the emotional description, but it fits. Tara’s short today had plenty of emotional angst… two people who were hurting and yet could ‘heal’ themselves just by recognizing love for what it really is – togetherness.

    Good job, Tara.

  2. Tara, it’s a beautiful story. For me personally, the holidays are stressful and I’m usually yelling at my husband for not helping enough but this story will remind me that it’s also a time to connect. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  3. What a fantastic Thanksgiving promotion this is! And I too love emotional angst–in fiction. Can’t seem to avoid that in whatever I write. I’m in good company.

  4. Tara, what a wonderful post! I love your thoughts about Heartwarming and the bit of insight into what makes you tick ( : And an absolutely heart-wrenching story. You are such a talented writer, it’s no surprise you were able to convey so much in such a small space!

    I am so enjoying how different each story in this promotion is.

    Also, Brooke – I love this site!

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