Tarina Deaton, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.
Half-Broke Heart by Tarina Deaton
Genre: Military/Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Denise Reynolds is used to putting up a good front to show the world a strong, capable woman, but keeps a lot of things buried deep.
Chris Nolton is everything she learned the hard way to avoid — a sexy alpha-male who could charm her out of her pants and work his way into her heart. If history has taught her anything, it’s a deadly combination, but he manages to dig up emotions and longing she’s tried to bury for years.
He says all the right things and pushes her boundaries in all the right ways. Letting her guard down is difficult, especially since believing all the right things in the past led to unimaginable consequences.
Being content with her life may no longer be an option, but risking her heart may bring her to her knees.
Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
Not right now. I love to read historical and paranormal romance, but I know I would nit-pick over all the tiny details if I tried to write in another genre. Plus, I’m still getting my feet under me as an author and I want to be strong in the genre I’m familiar with before I try to branch out into my own unchartered-territory.
How do you come up with ideas?…
It varies by the story. Sometimes I’ll hear a song or read an article that makes me wonder what led to that point. Then I start imagining the people and the scenes and I build from there. Sometimes, a full scene will come to me and it’s in the middle of the book and I have to work forward and back from that point. I don’t always immediately know where the story began or where it will end, but that’s one of the things I love about writing.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
Emotion. I love the stories that make me laugh and cry and pull at my heart-strings. That level of emotion and connection is always my goal when I’m writing.
When did you write your first book?…
In Mrs. Pamay’s fifth grade class we made cloth frogs, stuffed them with beans and we all had to write a story to go along with our frog. My frog’s name was Frogetta. She was a police officer and she stopped a bank robbery. That’s probably not what you were expecting. LOL. I published my first novel late 2016. Since then I’ve published three full-length novels and a novella in the same series as well as a novella in an anthology. There’s also a bonus novella only available to my newsletter subscribers.
Leather or lace? Leather
Black or red? Black
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth cotton
Ocean or mountains? Ocean close to the mountains
City life or country life? Country life, but close enough to the city to be convenient
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Both
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Authentic. Sensual. Heartfelt Romance
Tarina writes steamy contemporary and military romance full of romance and emotion. She spent her entire life in and around the military, first as a dependent and then as an enlisted Air Force member.
Her debut novel, Stitched Up Heart, released in September 2016. She draws heavily from her own military experience to create authentic characters and personal challenges.
Tarina is still active duty and a single mom of six-year-old twins. Her favorite hobby is sleep. She has delusions of retiring from the military and being a full-time writer and stay-at-home mom.
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