A little pet therapy... The Promise He Made Her by Tara Taylor Quinn (Blog Tour Guest Post & Giveaways)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

I get to welcome Tara Taylor Quinn to my blog today to talk about some lovable
and helpful dogs. Check that, her newest release, and the giveaways out below...

The Promise He Made Her (Where Secrets are Safe)The Promise He Made Her
(Where Secrets are Safe #9)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
July 1st 2016 by Harlequin Superromance


A man of his word

Dr. Bloom Freelander thought it was safe to breathe again when Detective Sam Larson put her abusive ex away for good. She's been moving on, running a private practice and providing psychiatry services to The Lemonade Stand women's shelter. But now that her ex is a free man, she's in danger once again.

Forced into protective custody, Bloom can't help but fall for her protector. But she has every reason to doubt the handsome detective's word. Sam broke his promise to her once. Who says he won't break it again—along with her heart this time?

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Pet Therapy

Secondary characters…we kind of look over them. And yet…they are as integral to the story as plates and silverware are to dinner. They aren’t the food. You can have some meals without them. But overall, the experience would not be as full, as complete, as enjoyable and layered and delicious without dishes and utensils.

This is so true in The Promise He Made Her. There is more than one secondary character. Chantel Harris, a cop who actually had her own story that was out in March – Love by Association – is important to this story. She plays an onscreen role. I love her. I was glad to have her back. But in my mind, she’s not the secondary character that makes this book. She’s like a serving spoon, not the plate or glass. She’s a napkin, not the knife, fork or spoon.

The napkin, the plate, the glass, is played by a five-year-old Irish Setter, Lucy. I am a secret dog whisperer (I guess not so secret since I’m putting it out here) and I not only fell in love with Lucy, I trusted her to take this story to a deeper level. Lucy had so many responsibilities. I didn’t know it. She showed me. She was family to a broken man who didn’t know he was broken. She kept his jaded heart open. And she was healing to an abused woman. I won’t give it all away. I just wanted to give Lucy some public recognition. She gets it in the end of the book, too!

And today, I’d like to give my two writing companions their due. Taylor Marie, is a 5 pound princess who sits in my chair with me every single day. I have a regular, armed office chair and one of the arms has a microfiber bath mat over it, covered by a fleece blanket, and that is Taylor’s work space. Jerry is a 25 pound rescue cockapoo. After being badly mistreated as a puppy Jerry had to learn how to trust. How to let himself be loved. He teaches me every day. And the things he shows me go into every single one of my stories.


I’ve written books specifically about pet therapy (one is out this month as well – Sheltered in His Arms – in a bestselling author collection with Heather Graham. Sheltered in His Arms just released this month for the first time ever in audio book, too.) I know the healing qualities that dogs bring to us. I have very personal experience with these qualities. And I am thrilled to give these stars a post of their own. There is nothing secondary about them in my world.

So help me smile, here. Tell us about your pet and how he/she blesses your life! Or, if you’re familiar with pet therapy, give us some scoop!


Other Books in the Series

  Love by Association His First Choice (Where Secrets are Safe)

About the Author

The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.

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Heart Stopping TTQ Giveaways


75th Book Celebration Prize Pack (US only): Print book from the Where Secrets Are Safe Series, 75th Book Celebration US Tours swag, handmade bookmark (shown in image), and other goodies.
$10 Amazon eGift Card (open internationally)
Ends July 20th

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Kindle Fire with Six Pre-loaded TTQ Books (books 1-6 from Where Secrets are Safe series)
US only
Ends August 31st

To Enter: Submit your receipt or invoice number online for your pre-order or purchase of any of Tara Taylor Quinn’s six releases being promoted on her Heart Stopping Tour (Love By AssociationHis First ChoiceThe Promise He Made HerStrangers in Paradise: Sheltered In His ArmsSheltered In His Arms Audiobook, and For Love Or Money). Enter as many times as you purchase. One book purchase equals one entry (one receipt per entry and must be uploaded at time of entry).


1st Place: 25,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 5 free books, reader’s choice of any book published by Harlequin/MIRA/Carina Press.
2nd Place: 15,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 3 free books, reader’s choice
3rd Place: 10,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 2 free books, readers choice
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I'm quite frankly a sucker for dogs, so I loved seeing these two from TTQ. We have a cute little Yorkie mix that makes up for his size with his personality. Do you have a pet at home? Do you like dogs in stories, either slightly involved or as a major part?

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