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Hope C. Tarr

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Award-winning author of 25 historical and contemporary romance novels, including OPERATION CINDERELLA, optioned by FOX, and IRISH EYES, a women's historical fiction novel set in Gilded thru Jazz Age New York (currently on submission).

Co-founder/curator of Lady Jane's Salon®, NYC's first--and still only--regular romance fiction reading series, now in its eleventh year.

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Hope C. Tarr Alas, I don't have a very 'mysterious' life, I'm afraid. I do very much believe that we, as writers, graft on to our characters not specific experienc…moreAlas, I don't have a very 'mysterious' life, I'm afraid. I do very much believe that we, as writers, graft on to our characters not specific experiences per se (tho sometime we do), so much as the emotional charge associated with those experiences and memories. In the course of my career, I've written about dashing pirates and brave soldiers, prostitutes and princesses--and a gamut of characters between. Apart from the 'brave soldiers,' I don't know m/any of the aforementioned. But like all of us, I do know what it feels like to love someone who doesn't (seem to) return that sentiment, to want something or someone so badly that it's blinded me to the richness of blessings already in hand, and to crawl out of the darkness resident inside us all and climb spindle by spindle toward the light. Mysterious? Not hardly. Human--yes, most definitely. If we can write characters that let the reader connect to their humanity, embrace their darkness and their light, and do so in engaging and authentic ways, then we as authors have done our job and done it well. (less)
Hope C. Tarr Hi Erika: thanks so much for reaching out. Alas, answering your question would be a major spoiler for the book - how Robert in Claimed By The Rogue ha…moreHi Erika: thanks so much for reaching out. Alas, answering your question would be a major spoiler for the book - how Robert in Claimed By The Rogue has spent his last 6 years, and with whom, is something of a Big Reveal. :)(less)
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A stunning debut from a bright new talent! Lush and lyrical...

Debut author, Finola Austin paints with a deft hand a portrait of Lydia Robinson -- wife, mother and lover -- a complicated woman suffocated by the stultifying proprieties of her era and s
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“I have never paid for fornication, and I don't intend to begin with you. When you come to me, and come to me you shall, you shall do so of your own accord and wholly free of all commerce and custom.”
Hope Tarr, Claimed by the Rogue

“You can tell a lot about a person’s character over the phone. Not everything, but a lot. It’s not always what they say but what they don’t say that’s the most telling,”
Hope Tarr, Operation Cinderella

“You would fare far better with a lover who makes you laugh than one who makes you curse - and cry," he added, stepping to the cone of colored light.

Beyond mortified, Phoebe dashed a quick hand across her damp eyes, hoping he might at least miss that much of her shame. "Sir, you should have made your presence known."

One dark brow arched upward, "I believe I am doing just that.”
Hope Tarr, Claimed by the Rogue

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