by Tamara Hogan
CSI meets True Blood in a new urban fantasy romance series with a supernatural crimes unit.
Winner of a 2009 Daphne du Maurier Award for Mystery and Suspense, and a 2009 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® finalist, Taste Me is the first book in a gritty, fast-paced, sexy urban fantasy romance series set in a world where incubi, sirens, valkyries, vampires, werewolves and faeries live undetected alongside humankind. In Taste Me, incubus security guru Lukas Sebastiani is suckered into playing bodyguard for his former lover, siren rock star Scarlett Fontaine – and neither of them are happy about it.
Tamara Hogan loathes cold and snow, but nonetheless lives in the Minneapolis exurbs with her partner Mark and two naughty cats. When she’s not telecommuting as a quality and process engineer for a global networking company, she enjoys writing edgy urban fantasy romance with an SF twist. A voracious reader with an unapologetic television addiction, Tammy is forever on the lookout for the perfect black boots.
A lifelong Minnesotan, Tammy grew up on the Iron Range. She earned a B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Hamline University. Taste Me is her first manuscript.
Tammy will talk about Taste Me’s road to publication at the March 12, 2011 meeting of Midwest Fiction Writers, the Twin Cities chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Learn about her experiences querying agents and editors, seeing the positive in ‘negative’ contest feedback, how the book title and cover evolved through the publication cycle over time, and her perhaps non-traditional approach to promotion.
Guests (and new members!) are welcome. Taste Me can be purchased and autographed at the meeting. For more information about Midwest Fiction Writers, go to http://www.midwestfiction.com/home.html.
March 1, 2011.
Taste Me is available in paperback and digital formats at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other book retailers near you.