Friday, 26 April 2013

Familiarise Friday meets author Tara Mills.

I'm delighted to welcome Tara Mills to Familiarise Friday today. 
Tara is a fellow Wild Rose Press author, but she's also published her romances with other publishers. Today she's sharing her 'Accidents Make the Heart Grow Fonder' with us. It's a fantastic cover Tara - the book looks like a fun read just from the quirky front image!

I asked Tara some quick-fire questions to get to know her -short answers required! 
Describe yourself using only 6 words. Short, perky, romantic, clumsy, writer, mom.

Where are you from?  Minnesota

Where are you currently living?  Minnesota

What’s your main occupation just now?  Writing.

What makes you happy? Being home, reading, writing, hanging out with my family and friends.

You've been granted a whole week where you can choose every single thing you want to do. What would that be? If money was no object, I’d rent a big house on a beach and fill the bedrooms with my family and friends and simply soak up the sun and good company. I’m easy.  

What’s your favourite reading material?  I read everything, fiction and non-fiction, in a diverse range of genres and subjects. I’m always reading more than one book at a time because I like variety. 

You’re going to begin a new hobby. What would it be? Something creative, like painting or carving.

Who, or what, is the love of your life? I guess that would have to be my husband. I met him young and we married two months after I graduated from high school. It’ll be twenty-nine years this summer.

What is your biggest goal for 2013? I’d like to have my current works in progress finished and signed contracts on both of them. 

That sounds exactly like my writing goals for 2013! Thanks for that glimpse of you, Tara, but let's get back to 'Accidents Make the Heart Grow Fonder'. What's it about? 

Sabrina Eckhart is losing it. Oasis, the restaurant she manages is getting battered by a trendy newcomer, and with everyone looking to her for ideas, you could say she's under a little pressure. But wait, that's not all. Her evil landlady has given her until the end of the month to vacate her crummy apartment. And her thirtieth birthday is looming, reminding her of the milestones she's missed. No wonder she’s distracted and driving off the rails…down the sidewalk, and nearly running over the man with amazing glutes.
Jackson Murphy is an avid jogger, and the local television station’s scrumptious news director -- if he can keep the job. Unfortunately, he has one year to resuscitate their wheezing news department or the owners are going to pull the plug.  His hands are already full even without Sabrina dropping into them. The last thing he needs is to be involved with a publicity stunt.
The road to love is bumpy. It’ll take all of Cupid's arrows, and a lot of interference from friends, for these two to win the Dating Game.

Accidents Make the Heart Grow Fonder is currently available on Amazon and Amazon UK.

Please visit Tara Mills Romance to read more about this and other titles. Be sure to check out my quirky blog while you’re there.

Thank you for featuring today, Tara, and best wishes with all of your novels.

I'm on a flying visit to Tara's blog today with my contemporary novel- Take Me Now- doing a little swap if you've any spare time to hop along! Just click  HERE.



  1. Thanks for having me, Nancy! This was fun.

    1. Ditto! It's lovely to visit new places and have new people visit me.

  2. Love the list of how you describe yourself. I do love the cover. It would draw me into picking it up off a shelf. Best of luck with it!

    1. Hello R.E. I think the cover is so eye-catching too!

    2. Thanks ladies. I specifically asked for the cartoon cover because it thought it would capture the playfulness of the story. They took the shopping cart incident right out of the book. Love it! Of course, he was wearing shoes.

    3. Good choice, Tara! Thanks for coming to visit.

  3. This is a great interview idea. Accidents Make the Heart Grow Fonder sounds like a fun read. :-)