Tara Fox Hall – April 2014

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Tara Fox Hall

“When the hunter becomes the hunted, there is nowhere to run.”

A woman on the run from the man who killed her family stops, against her better judgment, to lose herself in a night of passion. When her stalker finds them, the hunter becomes the hunted.

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Reviews for Stalking You

“This was a great story!” – Jody

 

Excerpt

Maggie raised her head just in time to see Mr. Hayes slipping out through the door. Taking a breath for courage, she hurried after him.

Reaching the door, she looked at the crowd of students that were retreating down the hall, but he was not among them. Where had he gone?

A footstep sounded to her right. She turned, startled, looking at the end of the dimly lit hall, her lips parted. No one was there.

But what if he is down there? Now is the perfect time to catch him alone.

Maggie let out an anticipatory breath, then headed into the darkness, her sneakers silent on the floor tiles. She rounded the corner, and came face to face with Mr. Hayes, who was leaning against the wall watching her; the look in his eyes deep and unfathomable.

“Hi,” Maggie stammered.

“You were watching me,” he said, in measured tones that made her shiver with wanting.

You’ve never been afraid in your life, not about this. Don’t start now. Maggie stepped closer, right in front of him. “Yes, I was.”

She waited, her heart racing, for him to say something, anything. Instead, he leaned forward slightly, tipping his head, and kissed her. It was a gentle kiss, careful to the point of being chaste. Yet the sheer heat of it burned through Maggie’s body, unleashing all of her hunger.

Maggie reached up with her right hand and clasped the nape of his neck, her lips devouring his, her left arm circling his waist to pull him closer. He responded with a groan, his arms pulling her close, molding his body to hers. Maggie lost herself in sensation, only drawing back finally to take a ragged breath of air.

“What’s your name?” she asked.

“Lucas,” he said, his tone filled with heat. He turned his head, kissing her hand, then nibbling it with his teeth. “I already know yours….Maggie Gentry.”

A thrill of lust went through Maggie. “How?”

Lucas gave her a smile. “Do you think I was in that class tonight by accident? I wanted to meet you, Maggie.”

Maggie fought to take a breath, her excitement making her lightheaded. “Why?”

“Because we’re the same,” he said, holding her possessively. “I know you feel it, too.”

Maggie shuddered, a sudden feeling of fear constricting her chest. Was this some kind of trap? Could she trust him?

“Shh,” Lucas murmured into her hair. “I can smell your fear.” He breathed in deeply, nuzzling her.

“I’m not afraid of you,” Maggie said boldly.

“Maybe not,” Lucas whispered. “Maybe you’re afraid of your own desire.” His kisses trailed down along her throat.

What I’m afraid of, you wouldn’t understand. Maggie shoved back from him, her expression angry. “I’m not afraid, Lucas. I’m the one that came after you.” She folded her arms across her chest. “Would you have even said hello to me tonight? How long would it have taken for something to happen, if I hadn’t bridged the gap?”

Lucas gave a small smile. “I had to know you were interested first, Maggie.” His smile widened. “Now I do.”

Damn his arrogance, he was still arousing her. Time to call his bluff. “Are you going to do anything about it or not?”

“Oh, yes,” Lucas said lightly. “If you meet me tonight, close to midnight, in the campus nature preserve. Near the bridge.” He kissed her cheek, then walked past her down the hallway.

I’d prefer a bed. But hell, a romp in the night woods would be a new experience. “Should I bring a blanket?”

“Just yourself,” Lucas said without turning. “With me, that’s all that you’ll need.”

 

About the author

Tara Fox Hall received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a double minor in chemistry and biology from Binghamton University. Tara Fox Hall’s writing credits include nonfiction, horror, suspense, action-adventure, erotica, and contemporary and historical paranormal romantic drama She is the author of the paranormal fantasy Lash series, the paranormal romantic drama Promise Me series, and the transgender erotic Grow a Pair series. Her horror stories have appeared in Deadman’s Tome, Flashes in the Dark, Ghastly Door, The Halloween Alliance, Black Petals, SNM Horror Magazine, Microhorror, Dark Eclipse, Cemetery Moon, and various anthologies, including the recently published charity works In Vein and Shifters. She also coauthored the essay “The Allure of the Serial Killer,” published in Serial Killers – Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and authored the essay “Paradox in Film and Fiction,” published in Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Artificial Intelligence’s special issue Paradox and Mind (Taylor and Francis, 2013). Tara divides her free time unequally between writing novels and short stories, chainsawing firewood, caring for stray animals, sewing cat and dog beds for donation to animal shelters, and target practice.

 

Also by Tara Fox Hall

Promise Me Series:

Promise Me (Promise Me Series #1)

Broken Promise (Promise Me Series #2)

Taken in the Night (Promise Me Series #3)

Taken for His Own (Promise Me Series #4)

Promise Me Anthology (Promise Me Series #4.5)

Immortal Confessions (Promise Me Series #5)

Her Secret (Promise Me Series #6)

Point of No Return (Promise Me Series #7)

Lost Paradise (Promise Me Series #8)

 

Shorts and Novellas:

Surrender to Me

Return To Me

The Chalet

Stalking You

 

Anthologies:

Just Shadows

The Tightening Spiral

Latham’s Landing Anthology

 

Lash Series:

Lash (Lash Series Book #1)

Shadow Man (Lash Series Book #2)

War (Lash Series Book #3)

Revenge (Lash Series Book #4)

“Spiritwalker” from Shifters anthology

 

Joint Anthologies/Novellas

Make Me Behave — With Nancy Pirri

Bedtime Shadows — With Jenny Twist

Snake Eyes — With Paul Deadeye Dick

Forbidden Conversations — with Eric Dietrich

 

Grow a Pair Series

Grow A Pair (Grow a Pair #1)

Man Up (Grow a Pair #2)

 

Interview with Holly Hewson

HH: Tara, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Stalking You. Where did you get the idea for this thrilling tale?

TFH: Werefoxes play a large role in my Promise Me Series, but they are always in the background playing supporting roles in that series. I wanted to bring them into the main character roles for this short erotica story, as they are a type of shifter that isn’t usually seen very much in paranormal fiction. I also wanted to show that as much as foxes are beautiful animals, they could be just as dangerous as any other shifter when cornered.

HH: What do you like best about your heroine and what will readers like about her?

TFH: Maggie is very bold and vocal about going after what she wants, something I admire very much. Readers will hopefully like that side of her, especially coupled with her very real fear of the hunter stalking her. There is nothing more human that a woman fighting to live the life she wants free from someone who wants to oppress her.

HH: What do you like best about the hero and why will readers love him?

TFH: Lucas’s sensual words are every bit as blatant as Maggie’s, and he’s just as brazen as she is when it comes to pleasing himself—and his partner.  Reader’s will love him because underneath all that sexy alpha male beats a loyal heart who isn’t afraid to stand by his lover when she’s threatened…even if it means his own life.

HH: What makes this work different than anything you’ve written so far?

TFH: I’ve never had a stalking situation in one of my books…or any descriptive romantic love scene with werefoxes before, much less a work with multiple erotic scenes.  Maggie and Lucas have a lot of chemistry, something that both of them realize at first glance. It burns up the pages of Stalking You.

HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?

TFH: I’m working on the next installments of the Promise Me Series, and hopefully at some point, a sequel to the BDSM anthology, Make Me Behave.

HH: What inspires you in your writing?

TFH: What is inspiring me right now is the thought that my new computer is certain to start, something I haven’t been certain of for the last year and a half. I feel safe to explore ideas again, without the worry I’ll be writing fast and furious and then suddenly I’ll get some error.  In terms of plot, I can get inspiration from most anywhere, including an overheard snippet of conversation standing in line at the grocery store. So be careful! You never know…. I might be in line behind you! J

HH: What do you enjoy when you’re not writing?

TFH: I’ve been busy these last few weeks knitting scarves for Native Americans for donation through NAHA. I’ve shipped about 10 so far, and hope to ship another 8 before we finally get some warm weather. I am also sewing cat beds for donation to Only Maine Cats Rescue, and also to the Brazoria County SPCA. I will be cutting out and stuffing for several hours tomorrow, to keep on top of what I’ve agreed to send.

HH:  What are you reading?

TFH: I am reading several novels at once: Blood Bond by William Johnstone, Stealing Time by Nancy Pennick, The Business of Crime, Vampire Hunter D Tyrants Stars parts 3 and 4, and also WolfSkin by a Juliet M.

HH: What goals have you set for yourself this year?

TFH: I am going to try to make every writing deadline, spend more time with those I love, donate at least as many cat beds as I did last year, plant a garden, get enough sleep, and not worry about the little things.  And be a better snakemom.

HH: Where can readers find you online?

TFH:  Here are all my links!

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/TaraFH

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/tara-fox-hall

Melange Books: http://www.melange-books.com/authors/tarafoxhall/index.html

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5286654.Tara_Fox_Hall

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tara-Fox-Hall/e/B005YPAA4W/

Website: www.tarafoxhall.com

Email: tarafoxhallATgmail.com

Blog: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5286654.Tara_Fox_Hall/blog

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tara-Fox-Hall/151813374904903

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/TerrorFoxHall

Giveaway!

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Comment below for your chance to win this gorgeous fox cat bed! US entrants only please. Thank you and good luck!

25 Comments

  1. hotcha1
    Apr 05, 2014 @ 17:49:58

    IT’S ADOREABLE TARA.

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  2. Mary Lynch
    Apr 05, 2014 @ 18:15:38

    My cat (who has just had kittens) would love this!

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    • hotcha1
      Apr 10, 2014 @ 15:46:29

      PPPPPPPPPPUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!

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    • tarafoxhall
      Jun 05, 2014 @ 22:40:53

      :)

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    • tarafoxhall
      Jun 05, 2014 @ 22:41:58

      Hugs to your cat, Mary! I hope that you were able to find good homes for all of them, and that your spring went fabulous!

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  3. Jessi Sawa
    Apr 05, 2014 @ 18:29:38

    WOW! That is a lot of books you read at one time! phew!!

    OOOH!! I love love loved that excerpt, def have this on my list of book to get ASAP!.. <3

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    • tarafoxhall
      Jun 05, 2014 @ 22:43:13

      LOL, Jessica. I am trying to stay with one at a time, but invariably my Kindle needs a charge, or I leave one in the car or at work, etc! I hope you enjoy Stalking You!

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  4. DebraG
    Apr 05, 2014 @ 19:18:58

    What a great interview. You book looks wonderful and I enjoyed reading about it.

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    • tarafoxhall
      Jun 05, 2014 @ 22:43:49

      Thanks so much, Debra! :) I had a lot of fun writing it!

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  5. bn100
    Apr 05, 2014 @ 22:46:09

    Nice interview

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    • tarafoxhall
      Jun 05, 2014 @ 22:44:24

      Thank you, bn100 :) I hope life has been good so far for you this year!

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  6. Jessi Sawa
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 16:16:53

    LOVE the bed!!

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  7. Sharon E
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 01:49:56

    Thanks for the excerpt. Now I’ll have to read the book to see what happens. Very nice cat bed. Kitty will love it. Love your books–keep writing!

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    • tarafoxhall
      Jun 05, 2014 @ 22:46:33

      So glad you liked the excerpt, Susan! :) And thanks so much for the comment on the catbeds. I think they are the one thing that I know how to sew that always comes out well, lol. Thanks also for reading! I hope you enjoy the latest installment of the Promise Me Series :)

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  8. susan clement
    Apr 10, 2014 @ 02:13:40

    Appreciate the giveaway! I have four cats! I would love to learn to knit! The book looks good! Thx, again!

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    • tarafoxhall
      Jun 05, 2014 @ 22:48:37

      Thanks so much for your comment, Susan. :) Four cats is quite a handful, I know, lol! Knitting is fun, but then I usually make projects that are relatively uncomplicated, like scarves :) Have a fabulous spring!

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    • Tina Pavlik
      Jun 08, 2014 @ 02:06:05

      Susan, emal us at staff.trs(at)gmail.com. Thank you!

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      • hotcha1/LINDAB
        Jun 08, 2014 @ 17:33:32

        HI TARA AND TINA! BOY COULD I USE ONE! LOL HOW THE HECK ARE YA’LL DOING?

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        • tarafoxhall
          Jun 10, 2014 @ 14:02:55

          Doing great here, Lin! Hope your summer is going fabulously! :) Hugs to your little dog!

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          • hotcha1/LINDAB
            Jun 10, 2014 @ 14:42:39

            LOL DOING WELL AND READING READING READING!

  9. Cheryl Lynne
    Apr 15, 2014 @ 17:41:27

    Interesting interview! My cats would love the cat bed. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    • tarafoxhall
      Jun 05, 2014 @ 22:49:48

      You’re very welcome, Cheryl! I’m glad you liked the interview. Hugs to all your cats! :)

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  10. hotcha1
    Apr 30, 2014 @ 20:39:47

    HI TARA, I HAVE A GRAND DOG THAT THINKS HERE’S HUMAN! LOL

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