Friday, August 29, 2014

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!



Thursday, August 28, 2014

I'M WITH YOU IS FREE FOR FIVE DAYS


I'M WITH YOU 
will be free from Thursday, Aug. 28th thru Monday, Sept. 1st!

Grab your copy on Amazon, here.


Can three little words irrevocably change your life? 

When the doctors inform Chloe Brennan that her pregnancy is “incompatible with life,” her subsequent choices will change her path forever. 

She becomes one of the quiet, unsung heroes of this world, incredibly strong, yet somehow wrongly looked upon as damaged. 

Three people will pierce Chloe’s existence: her husband, a stranger, and a precious baby. 

One will say goodbye, one will say hello, and one will say both at the same time. 

I’m With You is a novel about selfless love and the sacredness of life. 

Please note: While this book is a romance novel, it also deals with the sensitive issue of baby loss grief. 
The emotions are real, and sometimes dark. 
If you are sensitive to this issue, this may not be the book for you.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY winner: Divavixenqueen

I liked her answer entitled: 

Image courtesy of [nirots] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

MARKED BY LOVE

To view, go here.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!


Image courtesy of [bandrat] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "Lucky in Love"


My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email!

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


Monday, August 25, 2014

MONDAY MUSINGS

BUSY, BUSY BUSY!!


Image courtesy of [jesadaphorn] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Been busy working on my new novel,
GIRL OF MINE

Wordcount: 18,000

AND every day I listen to a new chapter of the audiobook of SIERRA, request edits, then re-listen.

AND I'm working on getting I HAVE PEOPLE, FOR NICK, AND JOSHUA'S FOLLY up with their new covers. If I'm going to make changes to the ebooks by adding new covers, and updating the ads at the end of the books, I may as well give each book a light edit while I'm at it. Right? If I need to make any editorial changes NOW is the time to do it. It's kind of fun to re-read my books and remember why I wrote them in the first place. But it does make the process of changing the covers a slow one.

AND I'm thinking about submitting a story to Chicken Soup for the Soul.

BUT, all I want to do is:
WRITE MY NEW BOOK!
I'm seriously obsessed.

And happy.

And loving every minute of creating a new book.

I keep "inspiration" pictures up on my second computer screen as I write.


I chose this as the vacation home that belongs to the hero of the story. It's just outside of Dallas, Texas. I wanted a Ranch House, but I didn't want to go with a cabin style house because I've already written about a cabin in Sierra.


My inspiration pic for the hero of my story, Lucas Graham.
(Yes, this is Marcus from Bachelorette!! Those blue eyes . . .)


This tree-house plays a role in the story.
This is the actual tree-house my dad BUILT in his backyard!!!
It's amazing and I'm excited to include it in one of my stories.
(My dad will be tickled!)

So, that's my busy life.
I always say I'd rather be busy than bored.
All my life, I've been a stay-at-home Mom.
When my children grew up and left the nest, I thought, "What do I do now?" I felt like my life had left me.
Then I started writing books, something I'd always wanted to do.
And, voila, I had a new life, a new purpose.
Being a mom and grandma still keeps me busy--and is still my number one priority in life.
But, writing books is my secret passion, something that keeps me happy when I can't be with my children and grandchildren.

What's your passion?





Friday, August 22, 2014

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY winner: Natalie!

I liked her answer entitled: 

Image courtesy of [cuteimage] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Office Romance

To view, go here.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!



Image courtesy of [nirots] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "I am drawn to you."


My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email!

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


Monday, August 18, 2014

MONDAY MUSINGS

Last week I posted my new back covers, all except the back cover of For Nick, because it wasn't finished yet. Well, now it is!

I think it's my favorite!


Here's the new front cover:


As far as my new book covers go, FOUR DOWN, THREE TO GO!

I changed my book covers to MATTE, and what a difference. I love them!



I have a shelf to display my books. I keep my old covers and my new covers on it.


AND I've started my newest book!!
Working title: GIRL OF MINE.
I'm only 10K words in so far, but I am SO HAPPY to be back in writing mode.
Marketing, designing, editing, advertising, and blogging are all part of the job.
But now I'm doing what I LOVE the most: the actual WRITING and creating. 
It has reminded me why I'm doing all of this in the first place.

Back to work for me!

Have a great Monday, everyone!


Friday, August 15, 2014

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY winner: Jana!

I liked her answer entitled: 


Image courtesy of [lamnee] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

"Ignite my heart and sparks will fly."

Honorable mention goes to Rita for her answer:
"You give me heartburn."

Cracked me up!!

To view, go here.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!


Image courtesy of [cuteimage] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "Waiting for LOVE!"


My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email!

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.



Monday, August 11, 2014

MONDAY MUSINGS


Image courtesy of [jscreationzs] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net 


Exciting news!

I received this email yesterday:

Dear Taylor,

Congratulations! Your novel I’M WITH YOU has received the required reader nominations to be considered an official nominee for the 2014 Whitney Awards, a literary award honoring excellence in fiction written by LDS authors.

Finalists will be announced in early February, and the winners at the Whitney Awards gala on Saturday, May 16, 2015. See the Whitney Awards website for more information about the gala and how the Whitney Awards program works.

A special thank you to the readers who nominated I'M WITH YOU for this award.


I'M WITH YOU is now available with its new cover on AMAZON.

And . . .

We have nearly completed the back covers that go along with all of the brand new front covers. I always have a portion of a review featured on my back covers. Every book reviewer that had a quote on my old covers, still has a quote on my new covers, but I've switched them around a bit!
Please note: The cover changes to I'm With You, Sierra, Lancaster House, and The Middle Aisle are finished and available. Up next: I Have People, For Nick, and Joshua's Folly.


Special thanks to Author Charissa Stastny of Joy in the Moments for the quote on the back cover of I'M WITH YOU.


Special thanks to Kathleen of Jersey Girl Book Reviews for the quote on the back cover of I HAVE PEOPLE.


Special thanks to Shelly of Shelly's Book Shelves for the quote on the back cover of Joshua's Folly.


Special thanks to Ruth of My Devotional Thoughts and Author Brandy Jeffus Corona of Book Worm Brandy for the quotes on the back cover of Sierra.


Special thanks to Laura of FUONLYKNEW and Christy of Christy's Cozy Corners for the quotes on the back cover of Lancaster House.


Special thanks to Sherry of FUNDINMENTAL and Tammy of OH, THE BOOKS YOU'LL READ for the quotes on the back cover of The Middle Aisle.

For Nick's back cover is still a work in progress. I'll post it soon. But, special thanks go to Lisa of Books in the Burbs for the quote on the back cover of For Nick. 

This is an excellent "feel good" book that you'll want to read while curled on the couch with a cup of cappuccino and a blanket! It's definitely the best fiction Taylor Dean has written and I'm excited to read her future books!

~Lisa Salazar of Books in theBurbs

Have a great Monday, everyone!!
Thanks for stopping by!















Friday, August 8, 2014

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY winner: Natalie!

I liked her answer entitled: 

Image courtesy of [Stuart Miles] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The evidence is on my heart. 

To view, go here.

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!


Image courtesy of [lamnee] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "Burnin' Love!"
(Sorry, I just couldn't resist!)

My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email!

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Monday, August 4, 2014

MONDAY MUSINGS

Book news:

The proof copy of I'M WITH YOU with its new cover arrived. The cover is matte instead of glossy and it looks AMAZING!
I'M WITH YOU will be available with its new cover by the end of this week.







And this weekend, I sealed the deal for an AUDIOBOOK of SIERRA! I love the narrator's voice and it's so fun to hear my book come alive!


Exciting stuff!

Anything exciting happening in your life?

Tell me about it!


Friday, August 1, 2014

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Friday Favorites include my favorite images on reading or writing!
(taken from Facebook)
 Enjoy!



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY WITH WINNER

Congratulations to last week's WORDLESS WEDNESDAY winner: lAURA! 

I liked her answer entitled: 

Image courtesy of [arztsamui] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

THERE ARE NO WORDS TO SAY HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU

To view, go here.

I had several favorite answers last week and I couldn't decide the winner. So, I printed out all of the answers and asked my hubby to choose his favorite. He chose the above answer because he felt it went perfectly with the image. 
Thanks to all who participated with your amazing answers!

Wordless Wednesday is actually filled with words--the words, thoughts, and feelings that pictures or images evoke within each of us without uttering a single word!


Image courtesy of [Stuart Miles] / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

What WORD/WORDS does this picture evoke within you?

Or, in other words, "TITLE THIS IMAGE."

I'll start: "My heart is in your hands"

My favorite answer wins a $5.00 dollar Amazon gift card.
Don't forget to leave your email!

Contest is closed by Thursday at midnight and the winner will be contacted. Winner will be announced the following Wordless Wednesday.

Open only to those who can legally enter. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be emailed. If email is incorrect, a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is sponsored by Taylor Dean Books. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.