Authors Should Be Readers Too

So I wrote this blog on my own website this past weekend, and I planned to “press” it, a.k.a. reblog it over here today, because I thought it was worth sharing … twice.

Except I upgraded my website and now the reblog option is conspicuously absent. So, instead of a reblog, you’re getting a copy/paste.

So here it is, my blog post about why I think authors should be readers too, and a few recommendations based on the last few books I’ve read. Because, you know, authors ARE readers too … or at least, they should be.

Enjoy!

https://tamilund.com/2018/12/02/authors-should-be-readers-too/

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Tami Lund is an author, wine drinker, award winner, blogger, and sometimes she gives away free books as holiday presents. Like this one, which is only available for download until December 31st. Cheers!

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Got Vampires?

Do you like vampires? If so, I’ve got two sexy reads for you to sink your teeth into.

First, there’s RESIST, the story of Anya and Camden. He’s a vampire, the leader of the Chicago coven, and she’s a human–and she hates vampires. With good reason, since they killed her aunt. Now they’ve kidnapped her sister, and she’ll be damned if she’s going to let them get away with it. Not like they did with her aunt’s murder.

But then Cam puts a wrench in her plans by rescuing her, and then he goes a step further and promises to help find her sister. Of course she shouldn’t trust him, but she’s sort of stuck–especially when Cam is attacked and she ends up caught in the middle of some sort of vampire power struggle.

Apparently being a coven leader is dangerous stuff, and while Cam is insistent upon saving her and her sister and sending them back home to live out their human lives, Anya isn’t so sure she wants to leave.

She kinda likes this whole vampire gig, and she especially likes Cam. Maybe even… loves.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Resist-Vampire-Blood-Courtesans-Romance-ebook/dp/B01M3Z8J5A/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1478351955&sr=8-6&keywords=tami+lund 

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/resist-blood-courtesans/id1216942156?mt=11

BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/resist-tami-lund/1126007526?ean=2940154062685&st=PLA&sid=NOK_DRS_NOOK+EBooks_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP75008&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI07LTyp751wIVEKZpCh3jEwi-EAYYAiABEgJTuPD_BwE

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/resist-blood-courtesans

And when you’re done with RESIST, give ETERNITY a try. It’s the story of Anya’s sister, Abigail, and her vampire lover, Parnell, and it was just released earlier this month.

You see, Parnell has become a bit obsessed over his human lover, Abigail, but he’s equally as determined that he’ll never turn her, because he doesn’t believe in taking away someone’s human life. So he breaks up with her, sends her away to live out her life the way she should–without vampires in it.

Except she stumbles into trouble that’s so much worse than hanging out with vampires ever was, and now she needs rescuing, and the only person who can save her is the one who refuses to have anything to do with her.

How the hell are they going to get through this–alive? Well, er, undead.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JCP6DY2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539518929&sr=8-1&keywords=tami+lund+eternity

iBooks:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/eternity-blood-courtesans/id1439170838?mt=11

BN:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/eternity-tami-lund/1129749069?ean=2940155845423

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/eternity-blood-courtesans

 

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Tami Lund writes romance, drinks wine, and wins awards. She’s also contemplating writing another vampire book. What do you think? Should she?

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Need a Distraction From Football?

Or really just don’t care about it? I feel ya.

Despite my ambivalence over football, I do love a fantastic sports hero. I’m talking in romance books, of course!

And my friend Christa Maurice put together a nice list of sports romance, including my own book, Sexy Bad Daddy, which is about a golf pro and his nanny and all the naughty things that occur, despite their best intentions. (Also, in this book, you’ll find an adorable three-year-old daughter, a trouble-causing goat, and possibly a duck… yeah, you’re gonna have to read it to believe it.)

Here’s a teaser:

“So anyway, Paynt here thinks I’m not nearly as good at picking up the ladies as I am,” Garrett says.

“Actually, what I said was, you shouldn’t be,” his brother corrects him. “He sleeps around too damn much,” he explains for my benefit.

I bite my lip to keep from laughing. I’m guessing they’re drunk, or at least Garrett is.

“So tell me,” Garrett says, glancing up at me with puppy dog eyes that no doubt are at least partially to blame for the whole sleeping-around-too-damn-much issue. That muscle tone under his shirt certainly wouldn’t be a deterrent, either.

“I have a boyfriend,” I blurt. Danny’s not remotely my boyfriend—he’s more like my sibling, or maybe the perfect just friend to tag along when you want to hang out at a sports bar—but I need an out here. I know my own shortcomings when it comes to good-looking, older guys who smell like money. Best to put up that wall before this conversation goes any further.

“Too bad,” Garrett says. “But for the sake of argument, pretend you don’t. If I hit on you, would you go home with me?”

Before I decided to try to grow the hell up and get my life on track, the answer might have been yes, but for all the wrong reasons. Not anymore, though. I’m a new woman. A better woman.

“She’s hesitating.” Garrett stabs his finger at Paynter. “Told you. They can’t resist me.”

“You’re such an ass,” Paynter says.

“Nah, I’m living the dream. Just because you’re tied down to a goat and a hot executive doesn’t mean you gotta beat up on my perfectly satisfying lifestyle.”

A goat and a hot executive? I can’t decide if I want to stay and learn more or run away.

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Here’s the link to SEXY BAD DADDYhttps://www.amazon.com/Sexy-Bad-Daddy-Book-ebook/dp/B071J2K6PH

And here’s the link to a whole bunch of sports romance, for your reading pleasure: https://christamaurice.com/2018/09/30/sports-romance/

 

Happy reading!

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Tami Lund writes romance, including, on occasion, sports romance. And baby daddy romance. And funny romance. And FBI romance. And dragon romance. And vampire romance. Okay, Tami writes a lot of romance. Check out her website for the rather extensive list: https://sexybadbooks.com/books-by-tami-lund/

 

Dragon Talk by Tami Lund

Let’s talk dragons, shall we…

There’s a curse on Gabe’s dragon colony. Thank the gods, because the last thing he needs right now is a fated mate. It’s bad enough he’s forced to lead these unruly, scaly beasts. And now he has a kid, too.

Definitely not interested in taking a mate, no matter what the hell his dragon thinks…

 

DRAGON HIS HEELS

“You know what I like about you, Talia?”

“I can hardly wait to hear.”

“Well, you’re hot, but that’s not what I like about you. In fact, that would be annoying if I weren’t getting laid on the regular. Because then I might be interested in trying to hook up with you, and you strike me as someone who isn’t into one-night stands.”

“You’d be right on that count.”

“Plus, you’re kind of feisty, which makes me think I might be interested in more than just one night, and we both know that’s a big, fat no in my book.”

Feisty? That one deserved another giant eye roll. “Yes, I am fully aware of your intention to never sleep with the same woman twice.”

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If you like sexy baby daddies. If you like dragons. If you like Tami Lund’s books… This book is for YOU! It releases on Tuesday, September 4 (yeah, the day after Labor Day, first day of school for many of you, so perfect time to cuddle up with your next book boyfriend!), and it’s only 99 cents until then.

So snag it now, and it will be on your ereader, ready for your full attention, just as soon as you drop those kiddies off to school…

All the ways to read:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-His-Heels-Alpha-Dads-ebook/dp/B07F6H1NKS/ref=la_B00AXJH5MY_1_24?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1530651779&sr=1-24&refinements=p_82%3AB00AXJH5MY

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dragon-his-heels-a-bad-alpha-dads-romance/id1406706767?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dragon-his-heels-a-bad-alpha-dads-romance

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dragon-his-heels-tami-lund/1128999692?ean=2940155320944

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/872966

Enjoy!!

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Tami Lund is an author, wine drinker, award winner, and writer of DRAGONS! Here’s her website if you want more: https://sexybadbooks.com/books-by-tami-lund/

Three Sexy FBI Reads for 99 cents Each!

Check this out: I just discovered a few of my earlier books have been dropped to only 99 cents. Didn’t know it was happening, and no idea how long it will last, so my advice to you is: Grab ’em now, just in case.

Why?

Well, 99 cents is a steal for a full-length, good-quality book. Also, these books are romantic suspense with a touch of funny, so bonus!

They’re part of the Tough Love series. The first in the series is Naked Truth, and yes, Jack’s undercover assignment as a stripper was inspired by the movie Magic Mike.

Do you really blame me for putting that experience into a book? I didn’t think so.

So Jack’s an FBI agent who’s gone undercover as a male stripper, trying to catch a serial killer who’s targeting said strippers. Right before his assignment, he meets a good girl at a friend’s wedding and convinces her to have a one-night stand.

Except he wants more. But his job–not surprisingly–is getting in the way. Especially when the killer sets his sights on…Kennedy, the girl Jack may or may not have fallen in love with.

After you’ve devoured that 99 cent read, you’re gonna want to pick up the second in the series, Undercover Heat. This one, by the way, won a RONE Award in 2016. So yeah, it’s well worth your time and attention.

(Here’s the funny blog post I wrote about winning the award and giving an impromptu speech: Awards & Sexy Shoes.)

In Undercover Heat, Kyra and Quinn are both FBI agents and their undercover assignment is to… act like a married couple to ferret out a Ponzi scheme crook who has bilked people out of millions of dollars all across the country. Problem is, Kyra and Quinn can’t stand each other. Well, at least initially. But underneath all that loathing is a serious dose of lusty attraction that becomes too damn, er, hard to resist.

When their newly discovered desire threatens to blow the case, what are they gonna do?

(PS – a large part of the reason this book is so good is because Quinn is a fabulous broody hero with a very deeply hidden heart of gold. I’m pretty sure he is my favorite of all the heroes I’ve written.)

And lastly, we have Delicious Deception. It’s a slight change from Naked Truth and Undercover Heat because the hero, Connor, is actually wanted for questioning by the FBI. Oh yeah, and he’s sleeping with Jack’s (from Naked Truth) sister. So yeah, things aren’t looking so good for our hapless beta hero in this one, which I think may be the funniest of the three, thanks to the back and forth between Connor and Jack.

Three great summer reads for only three bucks. And like I said, I have no idea how long they will be so cheap, so get to clicking. And enjoying! Three cheers for sexy FBI heroes (and Connor…)!

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Tami Lund writes angsty FBI heroes and sexy chefs, when she’s not drinking wine and winning awards, at any rate. Want more? Check out her website: http://tamilund.com/

I’m Not Gonna Blog About #Cockygate…Okay, Yes, I Am

So #cockygate exploded on Twitter before I had a chance to come up with a post for this week’s blog. And it’s still going strong now that I’m down to the wire and have to get something up for you all to read. Oh, the self-imposed deadlines!

I thought about discussing something entirely different, but I was worried it would get lost in all the drama. Okay, and I couldn’t really think of anything else.

So let’s talk #cockygate.

I’m not going to give you a recap because you already know what’s going on. And if you don’t, climb out from under your rock and check out the hashtag on Twitter. But be prepared to get sucked in for a few hours. Not exaggerating. I also recommend checking out the hashtag if you really do have time to kill because in amongst all the anger and shock and frustration are some pretty hilarious gems. The creativity of some of these tweets tells me there are lots of talented people affected by this drama.

I’m not going to bash the author because, um, that’s well and truly taken care of, and that’s not my M.O. anyway. I prefer to make fun of a situation. Actually, I prefer to stay out of bullshit like this altogether but this time, I couldn’t. Not unlike the entirety of the romance community, it appears.

I’m not going to blather on about the legality of it all, because I’m not a lawyer (although I hear a writer who is a lawyer has gotten involved, which, if it must happen at all, is pretty damn cool) and I don’t honestly know. It doesn’t seem like someone could trademark a common word and refuse to let other people use it in a country where freedom of speech is taken to some pretty crazy extremes, but hey, I don’t work at the trademark office. And if whomever does work there made a colossal mistake and accidentally gave this person the right to trademark something they shouldn’t have, well, I’m really glad I don’t work there.

What I am going to do is unabashedly promote a friend’s book because, 1) it has the word ‘cocky’ in the title. And 2) she didn’t copy her work from that other author, who I’m pretty sure she didn’t know existed until this past weekend. And 3) it’s a really good book. Not just because of the cool title, but because she’s a really good writer. I know this because I’ve read everything she’s ever put out, oh, and I happen to co-write with her, too. Heard of my Sexy Bad series?

What? You haven’t? Well, go check out the website, I’ll wait: https://sexybadbooks.com/.

Hey, welcome back! So yeah, Misti Murphy is the other half of that writing duo, and she has a few books of her own and they’re all quite good. And while I think you should read every single one, I want to especially call out the cockiest one of them all:

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Cocky F@#ker on Amazon

So I think that about covers it. Questions? Let me know. Recommended cocky reads? Let me know those, too!

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Tami Lund is a writer, wine drinker, award winner, and supporter of her fellow authors. Because we all just want to read romance…

Here’s her website: http://tamilund.com/