Wednesday, December 11, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

12 Days of Christmas



Welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!!!

Everyone has a YUMMY cookie recipe to share and there are some extra little treats scattered around the Hop too, so be sure to visit each of the Authors and Bloggers blogs to make sure you don’t miss out on something SWEET!

Also for an extra special something in your stocking check out the Rafflecopter GRAND PRIZE Giveaway below.

I hope you are on Santa’s Nice List!

MAGIC COOKIE BARS


Ingredients

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 cups (12 oz. pkg.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
 
 

Instructions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat 13 x 9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • COMBINE graham cracker crumbs and butter in small bowl. Press into bottom of prepared pan. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. Press down firmly with fork.
  • BAKE 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Loosen from sides of pan while still warm; cool on wire rack. Cut into bars or diamonds.
  • For perfectly cut cookie bars, line entire pan with foil, extending foil over edge of pan. Coat lightly with no-stick cooking spray. After bars have baked and cooled, lift up with edges of foil to remove from pan. Cut into bars.
  • VARIATIONS (I personally hate coconut. So I always make a batch for myself without it. )
  • SUBSTITUTE chocolate chips or nuts with candy coated pieces, dried cranberries, raisins, mini-marshmallows or butterscotch chips.



A little FAITH can get you through…

One night. That’s all Finn had with the only girl he ever loved. Years later, all he has left of that night is a silver cross, a broken give a damn, and the unrelenting desire to drink her memory away. As the lead singer of Blow Hole, Finn has his pick of women, but none are able to squash the need he still carries around for Faith. To hate her offers some relief, but when Finn sees her again after so many years, it’s hard to despise her. Especially when every reason he had to hate her, turn out to be lies.

As the daughter of a strict Baptist preacher, Faith Warren lived sheltered from all things sinful. When she met Jimmy Finn, the epitome of all seven deadly sins, she found out exactly what she was missing. After being forced to choose between her soul and the only person in the world who made her feel alive, Faith walked away from Finn and dove head first into her father’s preferred life. But now Finn’s back and he’s getting payback by wreaking havoc on her emotions. Except sometimes bad things feel good, and Faith has to decide once again if she wants to stay in her gilded cage or fly free with the dark angel of lust himself.
 

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12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop


Saturday, November 30, 2013

Just a reminder that the Rafflecopter giveaways (one US Only and one International) start at midnight tonight US EST!!!! Make sure that you get entered!!!!

 
 
Just click on the Giveaways tab to get to the rafflecopter!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Review Requests!!!

 
Just an FYI that review requests are now being accepted for Finding Faith.
 
Please do not email or message for review requests. Instead, please use the review request form.
 
Although Finding Faith may be read as a standalone separate from the rest of the series, it is preferred that you have read the first two books in the series, Playing Patience and Perfecting Patience, prior to requesting to review Finding Faith as it will have given a better insight into the band prior.
 
Please note that all requests may not be accepted immediately, as some time between different review posts are preferred. An honest, fair review is expected.


Friday, October 25, 2013

IT'S LIVE!!!!!!!

Finding Faith has FINALLY made it live on Amazon and B&N!!!!!

Make sure you get your copy and read Finn and Faith's story. I hope you love Finn and much as you all have loved Zeke. And I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it for you and I want to thank each and every one of you!

Here are the different links for digital purchase so far. Finding Faith will be available on kob...o, Sony, and iTunes within the next few weeks. Print will be available within the next few days through Amazon.

Amazon US ~
http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Faith-Blow-Hole-Boys-ebook/dp/B00G626JKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382748594&sr=8-1&keywords=tabatha+vargo+finding+faith

Amazon UK ~
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Finding-Faith-Blow-Hole-Boys-ebook/dp/B00G626JKQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382748631&sr=8-1&keywords=tabatha+vargo+finding+faith

Nook ~
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/finding-faith-tabatha-vargo/1117243401?ean=2940148406600&itm=1&usri=2940148406600

(Blurb)

A little FAITH can get you through…

One night. That’s all Finn had with the only girl he ever loved. Years later, all he has left of that night is a silver cross, a broken give a damn, and the unrelenting desire to drink her memory away. As the lead singer of Blow Hole, Finn has his pick of women, but none are able to squash the need he still carries around for Faith. To hate her offers some relief, but when Finn sees her again after so many years, it’s hard to despise her. Especially when every reason he had to hate her, turn out to be lies.

As the daughter of a strict Baptist preacher, Faith Warren lived sheltered from all things sinful. When she met Jimmy Finn, the epitome of all seven deadly sins, she found out exactly what she was missing. After being forced to choose between her soul and the only person in the world who made her feel alive, Faith walked away from Finn and dove head first into her father’s preferred life. But now Finn’s back and he’s getting payback by wreaking havoc on her emotions. Except sometimes bad things feel good, and Faith has to decide once again if she wants to stay in her gilded cage or fly free with the dark angel of lust himself.

***18+ Warning: this book contains some graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***
 
 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Are you ready!!!!
Only 4 more days!!!!!!!
 
 
Make sure you join in on the festivities at the Blow This!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sale Sale Sale!!!

Be a FREAK for ZEKE until you can SIN with FINN

In honor of next week's release of Finding Faith, I've put Playing Patience and Perfecting Patience on sale. YAY! I hope you all take advantage of the sale and let your friends know.



Tuesday, October 15, 2013


 
Make sure you are there for Blow This!
The release event you don't want to miss!!!
(There will be giveaways, and you never know when those might start)
 


Friday, October 11, 2013

Finding Faith ~ October 25th




Finding Faith will be Released October 25th, 2013!!!! Can you feel the excitement? Are you ready for it? You better be, cause it's coming your way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




And for any of you bloggers out there that want to get in on the Release Day Blitz action, make sure that you have signed up using the link below, because it's the only official way to guarantee that you're included in on the fun!!!

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

5000 Likes Giveaway!

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Perfecting Patience is LIVE!

It wasn't supposed to be released until July 22nd, but everything happens for a reason. Spread the word. Perfecting Patience is live on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble. YAY!

Perfecting Patience Amazon

Perfecting Patience Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Perfecting Patience Chapter One!



One

Patience

 

The local DJ interviewing Blow Hole looked a little like Santa Claus. Except, instead of a red suit, he wore black leather, and instead of a jolly hat, a blue bandana covered his gray curls.

“So, Zeke, we get a lot of questions in about some of your tattoos. I was wondering if you could tell us what the three snowflakes on your forearm represent.”

Zeke’s lip ring pulled when his smile widened. It was strange to see him smile so openly in front of people. He looked over at me and winked as he lifted his arm onto the counter in front of him to show the DJ his tats.

“The big one here is for my girl. When we first started dating, she reminded me of a snowflake princess, so I started calling her snowflake. I still call her that now. The two smaller ones are for our two daughters. They’re just as blond and beautiful as she is.”

“Snowflake, huh?” the DJ asked. “It’s a wonder she doesn’t melt in this California heat.” He laughed.

Zeke’s eyes met mine from across the room and the love that lived there sparkled. The side of his mouth tilted in the secret smile he reserved just for me.

“Well, we went through the depths of hell to be together. If she hasn’t melted yet, I don’t think she ever will.”

The DJ laughed hard. “Wanna bet?” he said as his eyes lit up with a red hue.

The room filled with fire. The boys in the band split into opposite directions, trying to escape. I was across the room from the exit, frozen in fear as the fire reached out with jagged hands and licked at the floor by my feet.

Instead of escaping, Zeke bolted across the room to me. Everything began to move in slow motion as I yelled for him to go to safety. He didn’t listen and before he could make it, the fire consumed him. His screams echoed throughout the room and pierced my ears.

My legs suddenly felt weak, and when I looked down, all I could see was my jeans dripping from my body. My skin followed as it turned into a soupy mess on the floor.

I was melting.

*    *    *

I sat up abruptly, checking my arms and legs to make sure they were still there. I did it every time I woke from my melting nightmare, and even though I knew in the back of my head that it wasn’t real, I couldn’t shake the feeling that my legs were going to be gone when I woke.

The unfamiliar room surrounding me was dimly lit. Walls of soft sage closed me in and the smell of men’s cologne swarmed all around me. While the room was strange to me, the cologne was one I knew well. As if it were relaxing incense, I breathed in the light musk and sighed. I was obviously entering into another dream and I was perfectly fine with that.

Allowing my body to relax into the plush mattress, I took an even deeper pull of the masculine scent. I used to hate the smell of a man. Considering what my life had entailed, it made sense, but this certain cologne would always be a reminder of the peace I’d found in the final months before I moved to Florida. It would be a reminder of him.

I jerked when a heavy hand landed across my stomach and pulled me to the side. I followed the arm until my eyes landed on the tiny snowflake tattooed on the inner forearm. Taking a deep, calming breath, I laid my head back against the plush pillow and smiled to myself.

That’s when I noticed my physical state. My body hummed with the leftover effects of the night before. My inner thighs were sore, but in a good way, and my stomach muscles clenched as if I’d spent the night doing sit-ups. There was a light flutter all around me that sent tiny shocks of happiness to my deepest places. It felt amazing. I felt amazing.

My best friend Megan once told me there was a major difference in having sex and making love. I never gave it much thought since I never planned on having the chance to do either. I thought for sure I’d never be able to touch a guy, much less allow one to touch me.

Yet there I was, lying next to my tatted guitar god and allowing his arm to rest across my stomach. I can say without doubt that Megan had never been more right. There was sex, and there was making love. Zeke had showed me that the night before. Actually, he spent the entire night showing me that. There were no words to describe our first night together after months of being apart.

I lay in bed and watched as the ceiling fan above me went around and around. The dark curtain covering the window blew to the side, allowing a slither of sunlight into the room. The sounds of the fountain just outside the room became in tune with Zeke’s sleeping breaths. Fear of waking him kept me from moving and looking out at the gorgeous view.

After months of being miserable and thinking I’d never see his face again, I was in his arms. After a night of some of the best sex I’d had in my entire life, I slept for a couple of hours, but sleep was the last thing I wanted. Sleep took away my time with him. I wanted to be awake. I wanted to see his face. Dreaming about him was no longer good enough, not when I could be in his arms. Not when I could consume myself with his warmth. No, dreams had nothing on my reality when Zeke was around.

Not to mention the awful nightmares that seemed to come after a really good Zeke dream. I was perfectly fine with never having one of those again. There’s nothing like waking up drenched in sweat and feeling like you’re about to die from sadness, or better yet, from melting away into nothing.

But none of that mattered now. My salvation was here and I was willing to bet that now that he was back in my life, the nightmares were on their way out.

Turning in his arms to face him, I took in his softly sleeping face. His mouth was slightly open and his long dark lashes relaxed against his high cheekbones. Running a finger down the side of his face earned me a deep, husky moan. It was the sexiest thing I’d ever heard. His facial hair felt like warm velvet against my cheek as I leaned in and pressed a tiny kiss on the corner of his mouth.

I backed away, expecting to continue to watch him sleep, but he followed me up with his eyes still closed and started to kiss me. Again he moaned when I allowed him access and he slipped his tongue into my mouth. Flipping me onto my back, his naked body covered mine. The white sheet tangled around our bodies as he pressed himself against me.

His hand worked its way up my side, brushing against my breast, and I released a tiny sound into his mouth. His hand continued its journey until he rested it against the side of my neck. Tattooed fingers dug into the hairs on the nape of my neck as he invaded my mouth with Zeke sweetness.

Pulling away, he gazed down at me with sleepy eyes and a lazy grin.

“You woke us up.” His voice was rough with sleep.

I wrapped my arms around his neck, “Us?”

Looking down between our bodies, he glanced back up at me with a smile as he pressed his hips into mine. Hard heat pushed into my thigh and I lifted my hips for more. He smiled down at me and shifted his hair out of his eyes.

“Yes… us. I’m okay in the morning, but the prick downstairs will take a jab at you if you wake him.”

“Tell him I said bring it.”

He laughed and shook his head at me. It was nice to hear such genuine happiness coming from him. It matched the way I felt exactly. It was as if we were blocked away from the rest of the world. We were on our own tiny island in the middle of nowhere. Nothing else mattered.

He leaned down and sucked on my earlobe. His hot breath tickled the side of my neck and gave me a shiver. Warm lips caressed me as he nipped at my chin and flicked at my top lip with his tongue.

Rubbing his lips softly against mine, he whispered, “Last night was amazing.”

“Yes, it was.” I kissed him softly and ran my fingernails lightly down his back.

Looking down at me, he bit at his lip ring before he began kissing me again. His nipple rings brushed across my breasts and a tiny noise slipped from me, making him groan against my mouth.

Taking a breath, he smiled down at me. His hair was blocking his dark eyes, so I used a finger to push them to the side.

“I love you so much,” I said without restraint.

It felt good to be able to express my feelings so easily. It was amazing to be able to say it to him after months of wishing I could hear his voice, after months of feeling no other emotion but sadness.

The dimple on his cheek deepened as his smile widened. “I love you more, snowflake.”

His use of my special nickname made me tingle all over. He kissed me deeply once more as he slid into me. There was nothing better than being physically connected with Zeke. It was more than just sex. It was more than feeling whole. It was a connection, one that deepened once he was inside me, a part of me.

His body moved against mine. Stomach to stomach, sliding back and forth until the friction was so pleasurable I couldn’t control the sounds I made. He whispered his approval and rested his forehead against mine. The heat of our two bodies filled the room as a thin layer of sweat developed in the places where our skin touched.

I dug my fingernails into his flesh and my heels into the bed. His rhythm picked up and his breathing matched his movements as he rocked his body against mine. Just out of reach was the cure for my ache. I urged him to move me closer as the tingling heat moved into my thighs and lower stomach.

“That’s it, baby. You’re almost there.”

The tension snapped and relief ran down my spine, down into my core, and everything was released. I cried out his name and in turn he moved faster and harder. Soon after, he threw his head back and growled his release.

His body collapsed on top of mine. Hot breath rushed onto my neck before he placed his warm lips against my tingling flesh.

“Forever,” he whispered in my ear.

I was exhausted. My mouth spread into a satisfied sleepy smile. It wasn’t much longer until I fell asleep in his arms. There were no nightmares and dreams weren’t needed anymore since anything I’d ever want to dream about was pressed tightly against me. Things couldn’t have been more perfect.

*    *    *

Time slipped by without care, and then hard beating on the hotel room door awoke me. Half asleep, I kept my eyes closed as the bed shifted and cold air replaced Zeke. The sounds of him walking to the door filled the room and he cursed when he stepped on something.

The door creaked open and Chet’s voice slipped in.

“Dude, I need to wash my ass and all my shit’s here. Cover your junk ‘cause I’m coming in.”

I sat up in bed quickly and pulled the sheet up to my chin.

“Hold the fuck on, man! My girl’s naked in here,” Zeke yelled as Chet forced himself into the room.

I saw the instant relief in his eyes when he turned and saw me covered completely. He smiled over at me and I smiled back.

Chet didn’t miss our silent communication and he rolled his eyes and shook his head.

“I sure as hell hope last night was nice because my night sucked massive cock and balls,” he said as he flipped open his suitcase and started digging through his clothes.

I suddenly felt bad about taking over his room the night before.

“I’m sorry, Chet,” I said as I sent him an apologetic smile.

He laughed and threw a pair of balled-up socks at me. “No worries. I get the whole hot reunion sex thing. Still, it was hell last night.”

“Ah, come on now. It couldn’t have been that bad,” Zeke said as he crossed his arms and leaned his shoulder against the wall.

He looked so sexy in his drawstring sweats that were barely hanging on his tattooed hips. Sweatpants had never looked so hot.

“Fuck you, bro. Finn sleeps naked and Tiny snores like a damn grizzly bear. I felt like I was watching the fucking Natural Geographic channel or some shit. All I’m saying is I hope last night was fun. I had to sleep my sexy ass on the hard hotel room floor. There’s no telling what kind of nasty body fluids are mixed up in that carpet, man. I probably slept with two or three females last night and there weren’t even any in the room.”

Zeke and I laughed at that.

“Yeah, yeah, yeah. Go ahead and get your laughs in, but I suggest y’all find somewhere else to smash ass because I’m sleeping in my bed tonight.”

Chet grabbed the rest of his stuff and headed out of the room. I called out that I was sorry once more, and he winked over at me before Zeke shut the door in his face.

“So what you want to do today?” Zeke asked as he slid back in bed with me.

I rested my head on his arm and he kissed my forehead.

“Today?” I asked as I pointed at the afternoon sky.

The sun was barely peeking over the horizon and I knew it wouldn’t be long before the moon was high and all the sunny spots in Florida would be covered in black.

“Okay, so what do you want to do tonight? I say we get a shower and stay in bed.” He brushed a finger down the side of my stomach.

“I need some fresh clothes.”

“Nah, you’re perfect just the way you are. I like you naked.” He leaned over and ran his nose up the side of my face.

“That’s all well and good, but we need to eat, and I’m positive if I leave this room naked I’ll get arrested.”

He nuzzled the side of my neck and breathed me in. “Handcuffs. Sounds like good times.”

Shoving at him playfully, I slid out of the bed and put on my clothes from the day before. The smell of stale beer and smoke from Rockfest still lingered on my tank top and shorts.

I picked up a pair of jeans from the floor and threw them at him. “You… shower,” I said as I pointed to the bathroom. “Then we go to Aunt Sarah’s where I get clothes and shower, and then we eat.” I rubbed at my growling stomach.

“Yes, ma’am!” He saluted me. “You know, I kind of like it when you boss me around. It’s sexy.”

He smacked my ass on his way into the bathroom. Soon after, I heard the shower water followed by whistling. I couldn’t imagine the guy I met months ago whistling, but we were both different now. We were better.

I leaned over the balcony of the hotel room and took in the sight in front of me. The evening sky was filling with a faint moon and a sprinkle of stars. The hustle and bustle of the Orlando nightlife hadn’t started yet, so there was a brief moment of peace. I breathed it in deeply, feeling like a different girl and loving it.

I went back inside when I heard the bathroom door open. The scent of shampoo and toothpaste filled the room. Steam spilled from the small space and followed him as he stepped out. Grabbing his wallet from the bedside table, he swiped at his wet hair and pushed it from his face. He slid a studded belt around his waist and grinned over at me as he buckled it.

“Ready to go, gorgeous?” he asked as he slung his long hair out of his face once more.

I’d never thought it was possible, but Zeke was even sexier now than he was when I last saw him.

“Yep, all ready to go.”

We held hands as we walked down the long hallway and got on the elevator. Once we were outside, I walked to my car and he followed. He didn’t say anything when I very clearly said I was driving. It’s not like he had a choice. The only transportation the boys had was their bus and a limo, courtesy of their label, to carry them around town. No way was I riding around in a freaking limo.
His eyes were on me, even though I couldn’t see them in the darkening car, as I backed out of the parking space. Once I put my car in drive and took off, he slipped his fingers between mine and brought my hand up to kiss it. Life was sweet again, but the sadistic side of me whispered if something seemed too good to be true, then it probably was.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Perfecting Patience July 22nd

Perfecting Patience Coming July 22nd!





Sometimes happy endings are just the beginning of an even harder road.

Although her aunt and sister believe she should get help to deal with her past demons, Patience believes the only thing she needs is Zeke. When he comes back into her world, her life couldn’t be more perfect. Except old demons pick the worst time to surface, and once again their happiness is threatened. Help was never a necessity, but Patience finds out that love isn’t always all you need.

Zeke’s dealt with a lot in his life, but nothing could prepare him for watching the person he loves fall apart. Patience is different, she’s not the girl he came to love. He's willing to do whatever it takes to get her back, but a budding music career and his own demons seem to keep getting in the way. How can you help someone else when you can barely help yourself? Once again Zeke is faced with deciding between his future and the future of Patience.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Cover Reveal for Wicked Hope






There isn’t anything that Mage McPherson wouldn’t do for Adam, including steal someone’s spirit. After He's tragically lost to her, Mage discovers a spell that can bring him back. But things can never be that simple and she learns the hard way that there are always consequences when it comes to magic. Adam isn’t quite the Adam she remembers and now whatever he feels, she feels.

Adam Westcott knows three things. One, he loves Mage. Two, thanks to her wonder spell they are now somehow physically connected. And three, there’s a part of him, right next to the heart that beats for her, that wants to kill her. The only option is to run, but it’s impossible to run away from yourself. The inner struggle within him makes for a hard fight when yet another dark magic comes to call.

Sometimes it’s not evil that you must defeat…sometimes it’s love, and when the line between love and hate is at its thinnest, there’s no telling what can happen. But Mage won’t lose hope, even if destiny is being a witch.



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Playing Patience Giveaway

Playing Patience has reached over 100 reviews on Amazon! YAY! As promised, I'm doing a giveaway. All you have to do is share the Amazon link and you're all entered to win. Raffle will last three days. Winner gets a pair of Playing Patience earrings and a really cool lace and metal Playing Patience bookmark.
Thank you to everyone who read my work and left a review. I appreciate you all! <3

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Playing Patience

My next NA novel Playing Patience will be released April 26th! Get ready for it guys!



Sometimes all you need is Patience.

Life’s been hard for Zeke. Being a punching bag for his alcoholic father has turned him into stone. Not even the dodgy trailer park he lives in can scare him. Fighting is his release and sex, drugs, and his guitar bring him peace, but deep down Zeke isn’t quite as hard as he makes himself out to be. When he meets Patience, she finds all his broken pieces and puts him back together, but she’s a ray of light in his shadowed life and the last thing he wants to do is bring her into his dark world. Playing careless is easy, playing the bad guy can be fun, but playing Patience is impossible, especially when she can see right through him.

Zeke isn’t the only one who’s broken, and for the first time, in a long time, Patience feels alive. Her black and white world gets a shot of color when she meets Zeke. He’s unlike anyone she’s ever met with his tattoos, piercings, and blunt honesty. She wants nothing more than to let go and ride the wild side with him, but some wounds never heal and the broken pieces of Patience aren’t so easy to find.

***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wicked Hope Sneak Peek *Wicked Fate Spoiler Alert!*






       Wicked Hope
                                       Sneak Peek
                                                                            (Unedited)


                       Haunted
She’s crying in her sleep again. I didn’t even know that was humanly possible. Most nights she just mumbles and whines, but tonight there are actual tears glistening in the moonlight. I watch as moisture slides down the side of her cheek. I long to brush it away, to lean in and hold her close as she cries for me, but I can’t. She knows I’m here, but she can’t feel me. I can’t feel her either and if I wasn’t already a dead man, it would kill me.
Dying sucks. One minute you’re looking into the eyes of the woman you love—shocking, blue pools of ice staring down at you, and the next you’re standing next to her, looking down onto your own empty body. I’m the soul of the man I used to be, a wisp of humid air that sometimes moves her hair, but that’s all I am, and until forever is over, that’s all I’ll ever be.
Death is not a journey, it’s a prison. One where you can see and hear everything around you, but you can’t respond. There’s no laughter, there’s no joy, just an unmistakable ache that isn’t painful…an ache that lies upon your unmoving heart and settles into your stomach. If it weren’t for Thaddeus I’d go mad. I’d run the hallways of Mage’s home marking the path with ungodly screams that no one could hear. I’d beat upon the furniture and watch as it didn’t dent. I know these things because I’ve broken before. I’ve run the halls screaming and beat against the walls, but the walls don’t move and the people don’t blink. I’m nothing but a watcher of her and my soul is altered every time she cries for me.
I spend most nights on the balcony outside of Mage’s room. Sometimes when the moonlight hits my hands the right way they look touchable.  My fingers look strong again and not like iridescent strands of clouded air. It makes me feel real, keeps me hanging on for just one more hour.  Sleep doesn’t exist for me anymore and some nights I watch the moonlight on my hands until the dawn peeks through and I become sheer again.
That was the kind of night I had. And now, as the morning light slips through the lofty oaks surrounding the house, I know my living moment is dying.
 
 

 
 

 

       

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A PLUS SIZED release!

It's official! On the Plus Side is available on Amazon and BN.com. Print copies will be available around January 27th on Amazon. This is so exciting! I can only hope that everyone who reads this book gets something out of it. I dumped a lot of myself into this story and it means a lot to me.

On the Plus Side is dedicated to anyone who ever felt like they weren't good enough, to any person who has ever been teased because they were different, and to every fatty girl that ever looked in the mirror and wasn't happy with her reflection. May you all find your Devin, and may you bloom under his love.

OK, y'all, run forth and read! I hope you guys enjoy it. <3




Also, a special thank you to Mary Smith from Book Nerds Across America for hosting the Fat Bitches Blog Tour and to every blogger who jumped on board. You guys are amazing!





GET IT FOR YOUR KINDLE:
http://www.amazon.com/On-the-Plus-Side-ebook/dp/B00B3HF5E0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1358707619&sr=8-3&keywords=On+the+Plus+Side

GET IT FOR YOUR NOOK:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/on-the-plus-side-tabatha-vargo/1045656262?ean=2940016019529

CHECK IT OUT ON GOODREADS!
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Thursday, January 3, 2013

On the Plus Side

I know it's been a while since I've done the blogging thing, but I've been insanely busy with the holidays and trying to get some writing done. But I have some exciting news and I wanted to blog about it, so here I am!

My newest book On the Plus Side is well on its way to being finished. I've been in a writing cave for two days straight and I have to say that I think I may be more excited about this book than I was about Wicked Fate.

I was reading through it and it struck me how personal this book is for me. It's a story about a plus size girl who, quite honestly, is so much like me it scares me a bit. I can safely say that I put so much of myself into this character and maybe I shouldn't have, but it felt right. The idea of putting this book out there and having people possibly rip her character apart scares the crap out of me, but I believe in this book and I believe in myself.

The main character, Lilly, experiences feelings that I myself have experienced more than I'd ever like to admit and there were times when I was writing the dialogue that my eyes watered up a bit. Some of the names she was called in the story hit home for me and I had to relive a lot of things I'd hoped to never think about again.

Writing this book has been a form of release in so many ways. My own form of therapy and I really hope it does well. Actually, I know it will do well. There are people all over the world who have felt the way the characters in this book have felt. They are very relatable.

There is no "official" release date for this book. I refuse to do that to myself again. With Wicked Fate I had to change it so many times it drove me nuts. One of the joys of being an indie writer is I'm on my on time clock. I will say though, that this book is very close to being released. Right now, it's in the editing stages and being handed over to my beta readers. I have to do some touch ups to the ending and then I will release it over to you guys. I can only pray that you guys love it as much as I do.

 

Big girls need love, too, but at what cost?

Lilly is loaded, not only with money, but with weight. Both things she could do without. But even with her undesired millionaire status, she doesn’t hold on to false hopes of finding true love. So when a sexy stranger comes into her life dripping with seduction, she finds it hard to resist. The bigger they are the harder they fall and Lilly falls straight through the floor in love with Mr. Sexy. Too bad he’s there for all the wrong reasons.

The chance of losing it all will make you do some crazy things and Devin’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep his life together. All seems lost when out of nowhere he’s approached by a Millionaire Momma with an offer he can’t refuse. But even a womanizer like Devin has a heart and when the short, chunky girl with the carefree attitude breaks through his icy fa├žade, he finds that losing everything takes on a whole new meaning.


***Warning: this book contains graphic language, sex, and violence. Mature readers only. Not intended for young adult readers.***


http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16180474-on-the-plus-side