Hi! (waves) I’m Tamara Hoffa. I write Western/Military/ contemporary romance. I’ll be honest with you, I hate doing guest posts. I never know what to say. I feel like a fish out of water. I prefer to let my characters talk and keep to the background. I’m really not very interesting.
I started out in the literary industry late in life. I’ve always been an avid reader, but in 2010 I started reviewing for a blog site. Through reviewing I met several authors and started doing beta reading. My husband had been telling me for years I should write a book, but I didn’t think I had that long of a story to tell. Then I say an ad for a short story contest. So, I entered. I didn’t win, but I did get a contract to have the story published.
I still haven’t written that “full novel.” My BFF calls me the “Queen of the novella!” I love writing novellas, because I love reading novellas. I don’t have a lot of time and I’m one of those people that just HAS to know the end. When mini-series are on TV I record the whole thing and watch it all at once. So I love being able to finish a whole book in one sitting and get a good complete story.
My newest release is Fetching Love. It’s the third book in the Circle R ranch series and the last. I’m sorry to say goodbye to these characters, but I am looking forward to new adventures! I am currently working on two new stories, Changing Tides, a Military Romance, which may or may not be that first full novel; and my first venture into paranormal romance, a bear shifter romance, tentatively titled Hers to Bear.
Take a look at Fetching Love:
Some dreams take years to come true...
As a fourteen year old, Megan Malone thought Chad Ryan hung the moon, but the boy of her dreams was already a man. Chad left town for seven years. Now he’s back. He’s the new veterinarian in town and he’s working for her dad, in the Animal clinic that she manages. Never mate a dog from your own kennel, so the saying goes, but…
Chad Ryan is a dog. The skinny little girl who used to trail after him like a lost puppy, is now a beautiful woman. He has no business even noticing. On the heels of a failed relationship, and the beginning of his career, there is no time for love in his life.
A matchmaking mom and dad, a boisterous yellow lab and fate have different plans. When it’s dropped in their path, no dog can resist Fetching Love.
As Carolyn rose and began to clear the table, Chad turned to her. “Would you like to take a walk and let dinner settle a little before we have coffee and dessert?”
She glanced at her father and he nodded slightly, giving his silent consent. “I’d love to.”
Chad rose from the table and pulled back her chair. He was such a gentleman. He extended his hand and she placed hers in it, loving the feel of his calloused palm against her smooth skin.
The sun had set while they were eating and stars twinkled in the clear night sky. That was one of the advantages of living in the country, no city lights to dull the beauty of the stars. Megan took a deep breath and the scent of pine and hay tickled her nose, along with a hint of Chad’s spicy cologne.
They walked down the porch steps and Chad put his arm around her shoulders. She stopped and looked up into his face. “Okay, what the hell is going on, Chad? You’re acting really strange tonight. What’s with all the touching?”
Chad pulled her around the corner of the house and stopped. He framed her face with his hands and leaned in to brush his lips across hers. Megan stiffened for a moment and then allowed herself to melt against him. His thumbs brushed across her cheekbones and his hands slid into her hair as he gently made love to her mouth.
His lips were so soft as he pressed tender kisses to the corner of her lips and then swept his tongue along her lower lip. She opened to him and he deepened the kiss, gently sweeping the inside of her mouth and causing a sigh to escape her lips. Her arms crept around his shoulders and she leaned into his body, the brush of her breasts against his hard chest a delicious torture.
He pulled back from the kiss slightly, nibbling her lips and then planting small kisses down her cheek to the crook of her neck. He inhaled and held her close for a moment, before leaning back and looking deeply into her eyes. “I’m tired of fighting my attraction for you. You make me crazy. Do you feel it too?”
“You know I do, Chad.” She laughed. “I was going to make a play for you tonight and see if you were really interested or if I was just imagining it.”
“Great minds think alike,” he said with a quick hard kiss to her lips. “So, will you go out with me then?”
“On a real date? Like a, get dressed up and go somewhere nice, kinda date?”
“Yep. I’ll take you anywhere you like. Maybe you could wear a dress for me and I could get a glimpse of those sexy legs of yours I’ve been dreaming about being wrapped around my waist.”
Megan slapped his arm and blushed to the tip of her toes. “I don’t think I own a dress, and I don’t have sexy legs. I have chicken legs.”
Chad smacked her ass. “Cut it out. I love your body and I won’t have you insulting my taste.”
Megan raised an eyebrow. “You love my body?” she asked shyly. “You don’t think I’m too skinny and…” She waved a hand over her chest. “Small.”
He slid his hands from her waist to cup her breasts. “More than a mouthful is a waste,” he said, stealing another kiss. “And I think you are just perfect.”
Megan felt her heart swell with…dare she even think it, love. Hell yeah. Of course it was love. She’d been in love with him since she was fourteen years old. God, I hope I don’t get my heart broken.
“We better get back inside before your dad eats all the cheesecake.”
“Cheesecake? Damn, let’s go,” she said as she tugged him toward the front door.
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