Prism Book Tours: “The Good Father” by Tara Taylor Quinn Book Tour

By Ruth on June 12, 2015 in blog tour, book, giveaway, guest post, promo
On Tour with Prism Book Tours.
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The Good FatherThe Good Father

(Where Secrets Are Safe #6)by Tara Taylor Quinn

Adult Romance

Paperback & ebook, 384 pages

June 1st 2015 by Harlequin

Starting over…again

It seems a lifetime ago that Brett Ackerman wanted to share his life with Ella Wales. He really believed he could put his abusive family history behind him…until he realized it would always be part of him. Then he pushed her away. Hard.

Now Ella’s back as part of the High Risk Team at The Lemonade Stand, the unique women’s shelter Brett founded. And she needs his help with a family crisis. But even now, Brett can’t admit he still loves her. Until one night of passion with Ella turns Brett into the one thing he fears the most—a father.

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June 11th: Copywrite1985, Paranormal Books, & Beck Valley Books
June 14th: Finale


Tara Taylor Quinn

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, 4×6 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.

The Food of it All


I’m not a big eater.  It’s not because I choose not to be.  It’s because when I eat more than a little bit of food at a time, my stomach hurts.  I like food.  I’m just not often friends with it.

Oddly enough, though, I love to cook.  I plot while I cook.  I feel creative and successful when I cook.  It helps that the man I cook for loves my cooking!  Still, for someone who’s not overly fond of eating, food can be an irritant when you’re constantly having to deal with it in your daily work.

Do you have any idea how many times a day characters eat???  Or how many key meets, conversations, dénouement moments happen when people are sitting down at a table with food on it?  As I write, I see scenes in my head.  I have to describe them so that the reader can see them, too.  And so many times, I get slowed down by the food on the table.  To me, it’s just blobs.  Not important.  Means nothing to the scene.

And yet…it does.  If the book is going to live and breathe, the reader has to be able to feel as though she’s right there, living and breathing.  I don’t have to feed her.  But if there’s food on the table, if the characters are living through are eating, she needs to know the taste in their mouths.  Or the scent in the air.  So I’m back to the food.

In The Good Father I got lucky.  Brett Ackerman is a classy guy.  He dines in the best places.  He just does it alone most of the time so I didn’t have any reason to put those parts of his life in the book.  Except that one day, there he was, in his kitchen, having a dénouement moment, and it occurred to me that if wasn’t eating, the book wasn’t going to be realistic.  The reader has been with the guy all day.  She knows what he’s been up to.  There’d been no time for a meal.

Ack!!  But I got lucky again.  It was right then that Brett told me about his favorite meal.  He told me, not to fill in background noise, but because it showed me the conflicted man he was.  His favorite meal was a peanut butter and bacon sandwich.  He loved them.  And as he scarfed one down, he was angry with himself, too.  Because his father had introduced him to the delicacy when Brett was a young boy.  And Brett, the adult, hates his father with every dark crevice in his being.

Incidentally, after I wrote the scene, I realized something else.  Another part of myself had slipped out from inside of me without me consciously be aware of it doing so.  Without consciously letting go of it.  I love bacon and peanut butter sandwiches, too.  My father introduced them to me when I was a young child.  But unlike Brett, I’m not conflicted about that.  The memory is a good one for me.  A comforting one.  My father, like Brett, was a good man.


Where Secrets Are Safe series:

Wife By Design –

Once A Family –

Husband By Choice –

Child By Chance –

Mother By Fate –

The Good Father –



Tour Giveaways
(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
$10 VISA Gift Card & ebook of The Good Father (INT)
Print copy of The Good Father & a Spend the Summer with TTQ T-shirt (US only)
ebook of The Good Father (INT)
Ends June 18th
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43-year-old single mother of an active 14-year-old girl
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  1. vickie couturier June 24, 2015 Reply

    i love her books she is one of my favorite authors

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