Tuesday, July 29, 2014


My contemporary foodie romance, IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT, has been contracted by Fated Desires Publishing for FD's new "Give Me a Taste" special line.

IF YOU CAN'T STAND THE HEAT is hot and tasty and oh-so delicious! It'll make you hungry in more ways than one!

Release date is February 24, 2015.


Derek Dunne is a Cordon Bleu-trained food critic for the prestigious New York Monitor, whose scathing review of a popular Italian bistro has driven away all but the most loyal neighborhood patrons.

Lucrezia Serafina DiCicco is a clumsy business school drop-out, working as a chef and scrambling to keep  her family's restaurant afloat, after her father develops diabetes and is banned from his kitchen for his own good.

Now, with The Monitor folding, Derek is searching for his next career path and longing to get back to his first love--cooking--while Lu is desperate for an influx of cash to save the struggling restaurant even as her father puts his foot down regarding non-family employees.

Derek and Lu embark on a marriage of inconvenience to save the restaurant. But can Lu ever really trust the man who nearly destroyed her family and once noted her initials spelled "LSD" and her food was like a "bad trip?"

Or will it be their hearts on the chopping block? 


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Polar Vortex

Y'all see on the news that summer in some parts of the country is going to come crashing down for a bit, courtesy of the elusive Polar Vortex?

Can't tell from the temp in this neck of the woods, but supposedly some places will experience a 20-degree temperature drop this week, bringing a fall-like briskness to the dog days for a bit.

Yeah. I'm not ready for that.

Remember the Polar Vortex of last winter. So....just no.

Let's keep it hot, shall we?

Like, say, BLIZZARD hot?

Romancing the Book had this to say:

 Blizzard was a kinky, shocking, titillating tale of sexual satisfaction full of surprises. On her way home from a conference, Mandy Malone is caught in a blizzard. Forced to pull over at a rest stop, she finds herself captivated by the handsome man in one of the booth. What happens next will make your jaw drop. I know mine did. I can’t say much more without launching into spoilers, but I will say if you’re looking for something naughty, short, and thought provoking to read this is a perfect fit.

And it's still only 99 cents at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Take it to the beach with you.   And feel the sizzle.  Or, you know,  keep that Polar Vortex at bay with some Blizzard heat. 


Mandy Malone ditches her pharmaceutical convention and the married male colleagues hitting on her to hurry home to her waiting family. But she doesn’t bank on the blizzard that forces her off the road and into a deserted rest stop. When she meets another road refugee, their attraction is immediate and molten hot. Suddenly, getting stranded doesn’t seem like such bad luck after all. 

Although totally unprepared for Mandy’s unvarnished proposition, Jack is intrigued by the erotic offer of a promising night of no-questions-asked sex. But when he notices the wedding band on Mandy’s finger, will he forego the lure of a torrid clandestine affair, or give in to the fantasy of blazing hot sex on a wintry night?

She rooted around in her handbag again, on the off chance she’d missed something useful to her current situation.

“Is this what you’re looking for, lady?”

Mandy glanced up, startled by the deep, rumbling baritone that echoed loudly in the fairly quiet building. And even more startled by the tall, gorgeous hunk of manhood bundled into a down parka standing next to her table.

I could totally jump him. Right here. Right now.

From nowhere, steamy erotic images of what she wanted to do with the man leaped unbidden into her head. She’d never felt such instant attraction to anyone, such a frantic desire. Maybe it was a reaction to her frightening experience on the Thruway. Or maybe something else created the overpowering chemistry.

Besides being the most handsome man she’d ever laid eyes on, he held out a battery-operated pocket charger. A sigh escaped her as he stared down at her.

“It’s not the only thing I’m looking for.” Her voice, husky and sultry, and laden with blatant sexual innuendo, shocked her. Where had those words come from? Nearly alone with him in the deserted rest stop…and still she felt…safe.

“Yeah?” The man removed his parka, revealing a plaid flannel shirt, the triangle of a white, cold-weather T-shirt peeping from the open neckline. When he raised his arms, thick bands of muscle rippled across his chest, beneath the layers of fabric. He riveted her with brilliant azure eyes, bluer than a lake under the summer’s sun. His hair, which curled a bit boyishly at his temples, resembled a wet beach, light, dirty brown, with shimmering bronze threads straggling through the locks. But this was no boy. No, indeed.

God. Gorgeous did not even begin to cover it. The longer he looked at her, the hotter she became. So hot she suddenly felt she’d do anything, dare anything with this man.

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5 stars from Wicked Readings by Tawania: "Blizzard was a quick fun read, that kept me on the edge of my seat. I was constantly  guessing what was coming next. This one night stand story had everything. There was sexy engaging characters, hot sex, and a ending tht I was totally unprepared for. This hot little number will definitely keep you warm on those cold winter nights. I am keeping Ms. Kincaid on my keeper shelf, and looking forward to what she comes out with next."

5 stars from Kelly at Reading the Paranormal

"Good gravy, this book was hot. I don't know if it was the naughtiness of Mandy propositioning a sexy man out of the blue or the way everything played out in the end but this story worked for me.

I always say, if you going to ask someone for a night of no-holds-barred sex, you might as well ask the hunk of burning love that makes your lady parts tingle. The fact that he's the sexiest hunk in the room doesn't hurt, AT ALL.

Downright naughty at times and full of the trademark sexiness that I've come to expect from Taryn Kincaid's books, I wouldn't mind more more more just like this. Please."

4.5 from Reviewing Vixens! "Hot, steamy and to hell with the weather outside kind of business. The story may be short but it’s a great read. Another winner from Taryn Kincaid."

4 stars from Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews"Author Taryn Kincaid weaves a tantalizing tale written in the third person narrative that follows a night of sexual indulgence by Mandy and Jack as they seek shelter from a blustery winter blizzard. The reader can't help but get swept away by this enticing quick tale, the intensity and raw chemistry that Mandy and Jack share is simply delicious! This fun little story has enough character back story, sizzling sexual tension and chemistry, witty verbal bantering and hot steamy sex scenes, and a surprise twist of an ending that makes Blizzard a thoroughly entertaining story that leaves the reader wanting more!""

5 "blizzards" from Kaidan's Seduction:
"As Always Taryn rocks your world with her words. Every time I read one of her novellas I am totally blown away at how just a few pages has me wanting no needing more. In Blizzard Taryn does not disappoint...This is such a must read novella that will have your glasses and heart steaming up!"

5 stars from Deal Sharing Aunt"This is a nice short erotic romance. It is about the fantasy of a one night stand with a stranger. Taryn always writes great vivid stories that are well worth the read. The sex scenes were believable, and not nasty. I liked the plot of a blizzard, and a truck stop. I was not expecting the ending, and I loved it. What a fun twist. I am giving this story a 5/5 and hope that these characters show up in a longer story."

4 stars from My Reading Obsession : "Taryn Kincaid sets an amazing scene with imagery that is so well written you feel as if you could be driving in the snow yourself. With just enough back story to understand the characters and characters and settings you can see jumping off the page Blizzard delivers a fun, sexy and hot novella that will make you go back for more by Ms. Kincaid."

5 stars from Sweet 'n Sassi : "Taryn pens "Blizzard" a nice quick read about a hot one night stand in her usual flawless writing. As usual her characters are strong with good chemistry which made this one hot sexy "Blizzard" to be caught up in. A must read for all erotic fans!"

 5 stars from Dustykatt's Stuff "A delicious hot short read. I loved it. Nothing but pure hot steamy sex. The best one night stand story I have ever read. I think I'll have to use this as a bedtime story the next time I don't want to sleep. The ending is amazing. 5 stars for sure."

3 stars from TBR:  "I was pleasantly surprised with this book. For such a short story, there is definitely no shortage of steam between these characters. I found it incredibly impressive that the author could create such well-developed characters and such an intriguing story, not to mention a surprise twist, in such a quick little novella...the book ends in a twist I certainly did not see coming. I adored the dialogue between the characters... For an erotic read, the story was just steamy enough to push some comfort limits, without going too far. Readers like myself that appreciate some heat between the sheets... or in this case, the seats... will definitely enjoy Blizzard. I certainly did."

Happy Reading!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Haley Whitehall's SOLDIER IN HER LAP

So pleased to have fellow Decadent Publishing author Haley Whitehall with me today, to chat about her new Decadent release, SOLDIER IN HER LAP.  Here's Haley!

I’d like to thank fellow Decadent Publishing author Taryn Kincaid for having me on her blog today. It is a pleasure to be here. Soldier in Her Lap is my first Decadent release and my first Civil War era romance. The War Between the States has fascinated me since I was in the fifth grade. There are countless romances already written during this era. I wanted my first Civil War romance to be somewhat different.

I wrote Soldier in Her Lap to give a voice to the poor Southerners during this terrible war. There are countless romances with dashing officers, sprawling plantations, and beautiful belles. Yes, Scarlett O’Hara suffered during the war too, but it wasn’t the same as those already breaking their backs each day to scratch out an existence.

I write historical romance about the underclass and outcasts. Sometimes I wonder why I don’t write about kings and queens. While romance is about being transported into a fantasy, I find that I relate better with common characters. I don’t know what it is like to wear a crown, but I do know what it is like to hoe a garden, hike in sweltering heat, and be bullied.

Sophia Carpenter and Lucas Grady are “real” people. They are worthy of finding a happy ending. Want to know more about their story?

Sophia Carpenter feels like Cinderella working the dirt farm for her alcoholic papa. After being wounded, Confederate soldier Lucas Grady jumps out of the ambulance wagon and deserts, making it to Sophia’s farm before collapsing. Will he turn out to be her prince charming or nothing but trouble?

Excitement threaded through her. Was she finally getting a man? A handsome, caring and courageous man at that. God had outdone himself when he’d answered her prayer.
“We have to keep this from Papa.” Mr. Grady hadn’t taken the musket with him to the barn. Her old man could come out here and shoot him at any time.
“We can, for now. If that is what you wish, Miss Carpenter.”
Sophia exhaled. “That is what I want,” she said, shifting her weight. If they were going to court, they needed to know more about each other. One question had been plaguing her since the evening she’d sewn up his leg. “I’d like to know about the battle.”
His eyebrows knitted together and he leaned back. “What would you like to know? War isn’t a ladylike subject.”
She didn’t care whether it was proper or not. Papa had never treated her like a lady. “How did you get shot?”
“Charging the Yankees,” he replied, a playful undertone to his voice.
She’d learned he wasn’t much of a talker, but she wanted a better answer than that. Maybe she should start with a more direct question. “What regiment are you from?”
“The 4th Georgia Infantry.”

Good. I can work off that. “So you’re from Georgia, then?”
“No, miss. Tennessee. But I transferred here.”
“Oh. All right, but why did you end up on my doorstep instead of with your regiment?”
“Not much left of the Fighting Fourth, miss,” he replied curtly. Color drained from his face, and a haunted look filled his eyes.
She swallowed hard. It had been wrong to bring up the difficult subject now. They’d talk more about this later, when he was ready.
“I understand,” she whispered. “I’m sorry.”
“One good thing came out of that battle,” he said, his gaze lifting to hers. “I met you.”
Her heart flipped. Yes, she was Cinderella, and he was the nobleman coming to her rescue. Talk like that would charm her silly. Already she had a hard time keeping him off her mind, continually pausing in the middle of working in the garden to glance over at the barn.
One thing continued to bother her though. He seemed to be holding something back. Why hide something unless you were ashamed or worried or afraid? Maybe all three. Except Mr. Grady didn’t seem the type of man to do something wrong—always acting the perfect gentleman. “Mr. Grady, seeing as how we’re courting, I think it would be all right if you called me Sophia.”
Mr. Grady grinned; his eyes no longer looked haunted. “In private, of course, Sophia,” he said. “And you may call me Lucas.”
“I look forward to getting to know you better, Lucas.” She had so many questions. Hopefully their next conversation would be smoother. This one had been as bumpy as a toad’s back.
When the clock struck twelve, would her dream come true or fade away?

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About Haley
Haley Whitehall lives in Washington State where she enjoys all four seasons and the surrounding wildlife. She writes historical romance set in the 19th century U.S. When she is not researching or writing, she plays with her cats, watches the Western and History Channels, and goes antiquing. She is hoping to build a time machine so she can go in search of her prince charming. A good book, a cup of coffee, and a view of the mountains make her happy.

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