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Sandi Shilhanek | Let me Introduce you to ...Tara Taylor Quinn


I hope that you have noticed the logo on the home page of Fresh Fiction advertising the Reader’s ‘n’ Ritas conference in November 2010, and I’m here to recommend Tara Taylor Quinn who will be attending the conference. If you haven’t yet read Ms. Quinn I think you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise. She writes a variety of books from those that are heavy on romance and laughter, to those that are more suspenseful, and show how right and love always overcome the evil wrongdoer.

I’ve never personally met Ms. Quinn, and am really looking forward to the opportunity to meet her, and have her sign her upcoming books (that should all be available by the time the conference arrives) The First Wife, The Second Lie, The Third Secret, and The Fourth Victim.

I have no idea what these books will be about, but I know that they will be page-turners that I won’t want to set aside, because Ms. Quinn is that type of writer. She’s written numerous books about a fictional town called Shelter Valley, of which I’ve not read all, but have read several. I wish I could tell you which ones, but unfortunately I don’t remember.

From there Ms. Quinn has branched out to single title suspense books that tackle subjects that I would think writers would be reluctant to tackle, and which some readers might find difficult to read, but it is just those type of gritty stories that make me stay up later than I should turning page after page.

So now is the time for you to search Tara Taylor’s Quinn page here at Fresh Fiction and find a great book to read, and please don’t blame me when you get hooked and have to glom her backlist!

You’ll be glomming Ms. Quinn’s backlist, but is there an author who you don’t think gets the publicity that they should? Tell us, so maybe if someone is like me, and has stockpiled the backlist of Tara Taylor Quinn, we can find someone new to check and then perhaps to glom.

Until next week happy page turning!

sandi shilhanek

Sandi Shilhanek

DFW Tea Readers
Readers 'n 'ritas... celebrating literary obsessions

Comment to win. Two winners, one will win HIGHWAY TO HELL by Rosemary Clement-Moore. Sara and I attended her book signing yesterday.




33 comments posted.

Re: Sandi Shilhanek | Let me Introduce you to ...Tara Taylor Quinn

Haven't read any of her books. Time to play catch-up.
(Maria Munoz 9:14am May 23, 2010)

I have Mysister, Myself of Tara's to read but have not got round to it yet.
(Barbara Hanson 9:35am May 23, 2010)

Ms. Quinn's books sound similar to
Carla Neggers and Linda Howard's
suspense novels. I glommed onto
them years ago.

I really wished I lived closer to Texas
so I could attend the Readers and
Ritas event!!
(Molly Wilsbacher 9:49am May 23, 2010)

I read all of her Shelter Valley series. She's a wonderful author! I'd love to read some of her newer books.
(Laurie Gommermann 10:25am May 23, 2010)

I'm with Molly--I wish I lived closer to Texas, or in the least my Texas friends lived in the right area of Texas so I could attend! I'm going to have to give Ms. Quinn's books a chance!
(Lexie Cenni 10:30am May 23, 2010)

Enjoy the Reader's and Ritas event sounds wonderful!
(Pam Nolan 11:48am May 23, 2010)

I have read a few of Ms.Quinn's books and I am looking forward to reading more.
(Kathleen O'Donnell 11:50am May 23, 2010)

All of you should glom onto new contemporary romance writer Julie James. She has only three books out, "Just the Sexiest Man Alive", "Something About You" and "Practice Makes Perfect". Her h/h have great chemistry, the women are strong career women, and the Alphas are written just right. The dialog is snappy, smart and witty. I've enjoyed her immensely and consider her my new favorite contemporary author.
(Janet Lewis 1:37pm May 23, 2010)

It's killing me cause I think I've read
her but for the life of me can't
remember. I'm blaming this on the
fact that its Sunday and my brain has
completely shut down.

Now I'm off to see what I've read and
if I find that I haven't I need to find
out why not.
(Brandy Walker 1:47pm May 23, 2010)

I have read a few of her books... definitely want to read more! There are other author's backlist that I want to get my hands on... but my book budget makes it slow and steady work...
(Colleen Conklin 2:04pm May 23, 2010)

I have not read any of her books, but will put her down as ones to read. Love reading new authors. Hers sound like the kind I can really get into.
(Julie Wolf 2:05pm May 23, 2010)

Yay, this is a new author for

I think you should glom onto
Kristan Higgins if you haven't
already. Her books, especially
Too Good To Be True, are
funny, smart and honest.
(Jacqueline Cook 2:24pm May 23, 2010)

I have not read any of her books but they sound really good!
(Gail Hurt 2:24pm May 23, 2010)

I love her books. I always relax and smile by the end of her books!
(Kimberley Coover 4:00pm May 23, 2010)

Tara Taylor Quinn is a fantastic writer! It's great that she'll be at your conference.
(Mary Matthews 5:18pm May 23, 2010)

I thought I had read her but I checked my list and I haven't, unless I did before I started the list three years ago. So I'll put her on my must-read list!
(Trudy Miner 5:44pm May 23, 2010)

Tara is a fellow Broadie, one of the five talented writers I blog with on Storybroads, so I'm delighted to see her featured here in Sandi's wonderful blog.

I haven't read her new series, but I've seen the cover art and it's stunning. These books are going to fly!

(Suzan Forster 5:46pm May 23, 2010)

I love her books! She's one of my favorites.
(Yvonne Hering 5:50pm May 23, 2010)

Hi Sandi & All,
I think I read one of her books long ago before I kept track. Maybe it is time to try another.
An author that I think doesn't get her due is Jill Shalvis, love her books, love the humor. You can't miss. It is fun to discover a new author that you just have to read but my list grows and is sooooooo long! Thank heavens the library can fill in some of the gaps.
To bad I can't make it to Texas.
(Donna McClure 7:50pm May 23, 2010)

I've been glomming Tara Taylor Quinn since before it was announced she would be at Ritas. I loved her Shelter Valley series and recently discovered her novel, Hidden. Loved Hidden.
Another author I believe deserves more attention is Sharon Sala (aka Dinah McCall). Her novels pulled me in years ago, but this last year I've been hunting down her old Silhouettes which are just as good. I'm always excited when I find one I haven't read before.
Both ladies are ones that I reread.
(Summer Sharp 10:44pm May 23, 2010)

I am already hooked on Tary Taylor Quinn's novels.

(Ray Getzinger 10:59pm May 23, 2010)

I haven't yet read Ms. Quinn, but I know I have one or two in my tbr. Good to have a reason to pull them out of the mountainside:)

I have to agree w/Donna on Jill Shalvis. Been reading her for years and love her books.

Wish I could attend the Ritas, but TX isn't exactly next door to PA, so it won't be happening. Hopefully you'll post a bunch of pics for us!
(Amanda Reeder-erdly 11:07pm May 23, 2010)

I've read a few of the earlier Shelter Valley stories. Didn't realize there were that many. I guess I'll have to play catch up now.
(Carol Cobun 12:06pm May 24, 2010)

Tara Taylor Quinn is a great writer. I am a bit late here, but would definitely recommend her books.
(Gladys Paradowski 12:21pm May 24, 2010)

I've read some of her books but it's been a long time. But I've always remembered her name (isn't it a pretty sounding name?). I'm going to be looking for her books! Thanks for the interview!
(Carol Norton 6:01pm May 24, 2010)

I also have read some of her books and will look for more the next time I go to Borders!
(Karin Tillotson 6:21pm May 24, 2010)

I enjoy Ms. Quinn's books very
much. The relationships between
the characters are extremely
(Stacie McClellan 10:15pm May 24, 2010)

I haven't read any of your books but would love to.
(Brenda Rupp 11:18pm May 24, 2010)

Thanks for the recommendation. I'll look for her books. They sound like the type of story I would enjoy.
(Mitzi Hinkey 12:24pm May 25, 2010)

Another author to add to my list. YAY!!! I LOVE IT!!
(Mary Preston 1:16am May 25, 2010)

Thankx for the tip about the author, I love finding new authors and books.
(Vickie Hightower 9:43am May 25, 2010)

I have really enjoyed Janet Chapman.
Her Highlanders in Maine series is a
lighter take on paranormal. It has been
nice following the family. Her newest
series is a bit more dark , but still
involves those Highlanders in Maine.
(Patricia Barraclough 8:28pm May 25, 2010)

I haven't read any yet but there are a ton of books from her backlist I'd love to try. Thanks for the post Sandi.
Carol L.
(Carol Luciano 9:27pm May 29, 2010)

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