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RELEASE DAY BLITZ ~ Taint (The SNAP Trilogy #2) by Tara Dawn

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TAINT
(The SNAP Trilogy #2)
By Tara Dawn
 
“Captivating and enthralling – this series certainly will not let you go.”
~ Bonny Capps, author of The Killer Series
 
“This suspense-packed thriller is one that fans of dark romance should not miss.”
~ Courtney Lane, author of the Wicked Trinity Series
 
I’m so excited to get this installment into everyone’s hands. It was a very emotional story for me to write. One that left me stranded at the top of a crazy ass rollercoaster. If you have yet to become a Snap Addict, don’t run away. I’ve got a special going on for new readers. Thanks for checking out my newest release. I hope you enjoy it.
~Tara Dawn
 
 
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Synopsis:
 
Hazel
I don’t know who I am anymore, or what I’m becoming. Time doesn’t exist in this godforsaken Hell I call my life. Every time I find a semblance of hope, it’s bled away. Just like I’m bleeding away. The longer he believes he’s won, the more I die inside. I may be nothing but a shell by the time this is over.

Cash
I failed her. I couldn’t keep her safe. Now I may lose her completely. We’re running against a clock controlled by a madman and we don’t know when he plans to end his game. Every minute that passes without finding him makes the thought of killing him that much sweeter.


Phil
I didn’t think it would be so easy. Pretty soon, my Snap will be on the streets and I’ll be living the dream. That is, after I take Cash out. With him gone, I’ll control not only the drug, but Hazel as well. If she listens, she will have a hell of a life. Right. Beside. Me.

 
*This series contains scenes of drug abuse, brutality, and rape. Reader discretion is advised.
 

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Excerpt:

My hand slips from his and I make my way to the kitchen. I look at the bottle and back to my glass for a moment before putting the bottle to my lips. The wine fills my mouth, and I gulp it down hoping it will drown the emotions swirling within me. But the lump in my throat remains and grows larger with every pull off the bottle. The more I swallow, the more it feels like I’m choking. I lower the bottle, letting it thunk on the counter top, and try to breathe through the panic attack building inside of me.

“I was infatuated with you.”

The rumble of his voice makes me clutch the counter, my breath caught in my chest. As much as I want to know, I can’t listen to it right now. It’s all too much to take in when I’m still coming to terms with what Phil did to me.

“The longer I watched you, the more I was drawn to you,” he continues, his voice getting closer. “You learn a lot about people when they don’t know you’re looking.” My back warms as the heat of his body gets closer. He places his hands on the counter, trapping me between his arms. “Want to know what I learned about you?”

I stare down at the counter, thankfully hidden by the curtain of hair falling around my face, and shake my head. Cash’s slight stubble on his jaw rubs against the side of my face as he leans closer, his chest grazing my back. His heart beats a rhythm that mine recognizes and tries to keep in tune with. I’d rather face Phil right now, because at least I know where I stand with him.

“You are selfless,” he says, disregarding me. “You’re happiest when those around you are happy. You have this need to help others without getting anything in return. But you’re too prideful to let anyone in and help you when you need it most. You push people away by putting the focus back on them and deal with shit that you shouldn’t have to deal with alone. And you do it all with the most beautiful smile I have every seen.” His arms drape gently around me, and he rests his head against mine. “It’s hard to find genuinely good people in the world,” he whispers. “Trust me, I know. I’ve spent my life watching people selfishly choose their needs over others. And I turned into one of them.”

Cash turns me around and cups the side of my face lifting it up to his. “I didn’t want this to happen. I wanted to do my job and come home. But I couldn’t stop thinking about you. I wanted what you gave everyone else freely. So I selfishly took it. I needed to see you smile at me like that and know I was the reason for it. And when you did, I couldn’t get enough.” He searches my eyes as he bares his heart to me. His mouth hovers over mine, bathing my lips in the warmth of his whiskey-scented breath with every word. “I wanted more. I thought I’d get it and walk away from you when this was over. But there’s a piece of me that thinks I deserve this…” His lips brush against mine tormentingly as the shaky words fall from his lips. “That I deserve you.”

 


 

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What readers are saying about SNAP:

“This story is the biggest friggin surprise in all of creation!” ~ Expresso, Goodreads Reviewer


“Snap takes the reader on a dark and suspenseful journey of lust and depravity that will leave you on the edge of your seat and begging for more.” ~Hooker Heels Book Blog

“This story has everything…Daily life … rape .. stalking … drugs … sex..romance..deception..lies..trust.. it’s a word wound puzzle that is worth every second it takes to read! ” ~ Carla, Goodreads Reviewer

  “The mastery with which she paints the psychotic nature, so masterfully balanced with mystery and suspense, there is no way this is not one of the best dark reads I have ever read.” ~Hashtag Minxes Love Books
 

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What readers are saying about Taint:

“Talk about wild and crazy drama! It’s like watching a tornado reek havoc in slow motion….the highest adrenaline rush times a million!” ~ Expresso, Goodreads Reviewer


“Forget being a rollercoaster, Tara takes you on a dark, twisty high and brings you right to the edge.”
~Hashtag Minxes Love Books

“The raw hatred I have for Phil and his cruelty to all the characters within this story is so vibrant that I have already decided that Mend (3rd book) better damn well come with coupons for some serious therapeutic counseling!!!”
~ Carla, Goodreads Reviewer

“What did I just read?? And why do I feel like I’m going through withdraws already??” ~ United Indie Book Blog
 
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About the Author
 
IMG_4947-EditTara Dawn is a married, stay-at-home-mom who homeschools her three sons. When she’s not busy with them, you can find her reading, talking about other authors and books over at The Word Wenches book blog, writing, editing, crafting, or hula hooping. She wears many hats and finds that if you aren’t learning something new everyday then you aren’t living to your full potential.
Tara is currently working on The Snap Trilogy and about to start work on Twins (an erotic horror novel), a collaboration with Bonny Capps, author of The Killer Series. She loves making new friends and talking about life, so stop by her Facebook page and say hello.

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COVER REVEAL ~ Taint by Tara Dawn

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Taint
(The Snap Trilogy #2)
by Tara Dawn

Cover Designer: RMGraphX
Release Date: March 31, 2016

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Synopsis:

Hazel
I don’t know who I am anymore, or what I’m becoming. Time doesn’t exist in this godforsaken Hell I call my life. Every time I find a semblance of hope, it’s bled away. Just like I’m bleeding away. The longer he believes he’s won, the more I die inside. I may be nothing but a shell by the time this is over.

Cash
I failed her. I couldn’t keep her safe. Now I may lose her completely. We’re running against a clock controlled by a madman and we don’t know when he plans to end his game. Every minute that passes without finding him makes the thought of killing him that much sweeter.

Phil
I didn’t think it would be so easy. Pretty soon, my Snap will be on the streets and I’ll be living the dream. That is, after I take Cash out. With him gone, I’ll control not only the drug, but Hazel as well. If she listens, she will have a hell of a life. Right. Beside. Me.


 

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If you haven’t read Snap (Snap #1) in the trilogy,
now is your chance to become a Snap Addict before Taint goes live!
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Hazel
I never would’ve guessed my life would lead me where I am today, wedged between a stalker and a stranger in the midst of a drug war that I’m unsure of how I entered. One wants to hurt me, the other seems to want to heal me, but there’s more that he’s after and I don’t know if I can give him what he seeks.Cash
I was sent to find answers when no one else could find them. What I found was a woman in need and a psycho dealer working toward his own agenda. I wasn’t to get involved, but her eyes call to me and I know they hold the information I seek.

Phil
She doesn’t think I’m good enough for her. But I’ll show her. Hazel belongs to me and has since that night that I claimed her. I’ll get back into her good graces. I have to. She has something of mine and I’m not stopping until I have it all.

*This book contains scenes of drug use, rape, and brutality. It is intended for readers over 18. Reader discretion is advised.


 

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IMG_4947-EditAbout the author:

Tara Dawn is a married, stay-at-home mom who homeschools her three sons. When she’s not busy with them, you can find her reading, talking about other authors and books over at The Word Wenches book blog, writing, crafting, or hula hooping. She wears many hats and finds that if you aren’t learning something new everyday then you aren’t living to your full potential.

She’s addicted to Facebook and loves connecting with others and making new friends. You can find her on there all times of the day. Stop by her page and say hello, or shoot her a friend request. She loves shooting the shit on the regular. Just beware that she curses like a sailor.

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ ~ Snap by Tara Dawn

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SNAP Release Day Blitz

It seems as though the past week has drug along awaiting this day. I can’t wait to share Hazel’s story with all of you. Originally I said that this would be one book. But, it can’t be. This story has grown, the characters have gotten more complex, and had I made it one book, I would’ve had to cut out a lot of the story and not give my characters the ending they deserved. So I’ve split it into a trilogy. Don’t worry, this just means you’ll get more of what you want! You’ll know exactly what that is after you read this book. Thank you for your understanding.

Love, Tara Dawn

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Title ~ SNAP
Author ~ Tara Dawn

Genre ~ Psychological Suspense
(With some romance)

Cover Designer ~ RMGraphx

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~ Synopsis ~

Hazel
I never would’ve guessed my life would lead me where I am today, wedged between a stalker and a stranger in the midst of a drug war that I’m unsure of how I entered. One wants to hurt me, the other seems to want to heal me, but there’s more that he’s after and I don’t know if I can give him what he seeks.

Cash
I was sent to find answers when no one else could find them. What I found was a woman in need and a psycho dealer working toward his own agenda. I wasn’t to get involved, but her eyes call to me and I know they hold the information I seek.

Phil
She doesn’t think I’m good enough for her. But I’ll show her. Hazel belongs to me and has since that night that I claimed her. I’ll get back into her good graces. I have to. She has something of mine and I’m not stopping until I have it all.

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~ What readers are saying ~

“SNAP is an amazing story. Tara has such a way with words. One minute she has you craving a fountain pop like you never have before, then she has you feeling every emotion like you are the character. Every laugh makes you laugh. Every tear will bring one to your eye. Every ounce of pain, you feel, and every second of pleasure will have you squirming. By the end, my heart was pounding and I had tears in my eyes. Great book.”
Amie Nichols ~ Author of Amazon Bestseller Deep Blue

“Snap by Tara Dawn is a brilliant and hauntingly beautiful read from beginning to end. You’re instantly captivated and at the end you’re left wanting more. Snap is a roller coaster of emotions, but you’ll enjoy the ride.”
-Laura ~ The Literary Vixen

 


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~ Excerpt ~

Phil

“Strip.”

She stands there for a moment staring at the ground, her shaky hands twisting together.

“Do not make me do it for you, Hazel.”

Slowly she unbuttons and unzips her pants. I love that sound. She pushes them down and steps out on unsteady legs. Her hands go the hem of her shirt and grip it so tightly her fingers start turning white. Taking a shuddering breath, she pulls it over her head and drops it to the floor. Her bra and panties are awfully nice for going to work in. She must have worn them for him. Anger scorches my veins at how little she thought of me on our date. She didn’t wear anything like this for me. I admire her body in her pretty underthings wishing I had seen the bruises that formed by my hand. As I get to her stomach, my eyes grow wide and a smile spreads over my face. Tiny pink streaks trail down where my fingers once raked her skin. If I thought my dick wouldn’t work for a while after she nailed it, I was wrong.

“Take those off too. He’s not here to see them.”

Against her wishes, I make her shower. She tries to close the curtain, but I pull it open. Shivering beneath the water, she washes her body and tries to hide as much of herself as she can. The suds on her slick flesh make me ache to pinch each and every one until they pop. An image of blood oozing out of every bubble as it bursts has my heart pounding in anticipation of what’s to come. Unable to wait any longer, I shut the water off and yank her from the tub. She slips out and lands against me, the water on her body soaking into my clothes.

Without a second thought, I pull her into her bedroom and shove her onto the bed. Looking around, I spot some scarves on top of her dresser and grab them. I attempt to grab her wrists, but she fights me and scoots away on the bed. The word no slips from her lips. My vision blurs as I grow more furious. I hate the word no. I despise being told no. Before I know what’s happening, my emotions get the better of me and my fist strikes her face. There’s an audible pop and blood gushes from her nose. It makes me think of the bleeding bubbles.

Her hand covers her face as she chokes on her sobs and the blood. It seeps through her fingers dripping on her chest in slow motion. Each drop exploding as it lands on her skin. My darkness, her life. The perfect mix of truth in my world.

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~ About the Author ~

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Tara Dawn is a married, stay-at-home mom who homeschools her three sons. When she’s not busy with them, you can find her reading, talking about other authors and books over at Word Wenches Guilty Pleasure book blog, writing, crafting, or hula hooping. She wears many hats and finds that if you aren’t learning something new everyday, then you aren’t living to your full potential.

She’s addicted to Facebook and loves connecting with others and making new friends. You can find her on there all times of the day. Stop by her page and say hello or shoot her a friend request. She loves shooting the shit on the regular. Just beware that she curses like a sailor.

~ Connect with Tara ~

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COVER REVEAL ~ Snap by Tara Dawn

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I’m super excited to share the cover of SNAP with all of you. This book has been a journey for me and I’m glad that I decided to take it on. Originally, this book was supposed to be a romantic suspense, but it took on a world of it’s own going far deeper and growing bigger than I had planned. It became something far more. A story about adapting. A story about survival. I wasn’t ready to write a trilogy or a series. You guys would’ve hated me had I split this book up. And I didn’t want to do that to you.
So be prepared for one hell of story when this book drops November 17th.

Love, Tara Dawn



Snap Tara Dawn eBook

Title: SNAP
Author: Tara Dawn

Genre: Psychological Suspense
(With some romance)
Cover Design: RMGraphX

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Synopsis:

Hazel
I never would’ve guessed my life would lead me where I am today, wedged between a stalker and a stranger in the midst of a drug war that I’m unsure of how I entered. One wants to hurt me, the other seems to want to heal me, but there’s more that he’s after and I don’t know if I can give him what he seeks.

Cash
I was sent to find answers when no one else could find them. What I found was a woman in need and a psycho dealer working toward his own agenda. I wasn’t to get involved, but her eyes call to me and I know they hold the information I seek.

Phil
She doesn’t think I’m good enough for her. But I’ll show her. Hazel belongs to me and has since that night that I claimed her. I’ll get back into her good graces. I have to. She has something of mine and I’m not stopping until I have it all.

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About Tara Dawn

IMG_4947-EditTara Dawn is a married, stay-at-home mom who home-schools her three sons. When she’s not busy with them, you can find her reading, talking about other authors and books over at The Word Wenches book blog, writing, crafting, or hula hooping. She wears many hats and finds that if you aren’t learning something new everyday then you aren’t living to your full potential.
Tara has a love for all genres and is currently working on a series of standalone novels, modernizing and breathing life back into old legends.
You can find her on Facebook pretty much all of the time. She loves making new friends and talking about life, so stop by her Facebook page and say hello.

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