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Tabitha McGowan

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I was born in the north of England, and apart from a brief adventure in west Wales, I’ve lived here all my life; my hobbies therefore include bear-taming, wolf-whispering and wearing sleeveless tops in temperatures of -10 degrees.
I’ve been writing professionally for nearly 20 years, predominantly as a playwright. This gives me my love of strong dialogue; even now, I tend to develop my characters by talking to them. On a good day, they answer back.
The Tied Man is my first full-length novel. I needed to create a world where the female protagonist wasn’t some passive foil just waiting to be ‘completed’ by a good (or bad) man, and I wanted to explore the darkness; after all, some of the very best stories tend to hide there… Find me on Facebook
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To all my readers and friends here on Goodreads: my lovely husband passed away yesterday. He was (and is) the love of my life for over twenty years, and I am bereft. He leaves an amazing daughter who made him proud every single day.

I will not be writing for a while. I cannot give a date for the release of 'Unbound', but I will return to it, and it will get completed. I promise.

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"Holy. Fucking. Shit! This was probably THE most intense book I've ever read. I laughed and cried and my heart ached from sadness and joy. This definitely is not everyone's cup of tea. If you are not into dark romances, DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! Becau..." Read more of this review »
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“The momentary discomfort was nothing at all compared to the realisation that she was finding refuge in my flawed embrace.”
Tabitha McGowan, The Tied Man

“I don't expect you to be like them. Don't want you to be. It's not them I want, it's you. From the moment we met, it's only been you.”
Tabitha McGowan, The Tied Man

“What did you call me?"

"Ah. A chuisle. Gaelic. 'My darling'. I prefer the proper translation, mind you."

"Which is?"

He gave a bashful smile. "My pulse.”
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I have a to-read list that has gotten out of control and far too many books that I need to read for review. So with that said, I really really need your help for next month's group read. I've listed a few that have been on my to-read for awhile now that I want to read soon.

So which of the follow books would you like as the group read book for March?

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The Tied Man (The Tied Man, #1) by Tabitha McGowan by Tabitha McGowan ~ BDSM, Erotic, Dark
 
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Honey Red by Liz Crowe by Liz Crowe ~ Contemporary Romance, Menage, M/M, M/F/M, M/M/F
 
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Bonds of Denial (Wicked Play, #5) by Lynda Aicher by Lynda Aicher ~ Contemporary Romance, M/M, glbt
 
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message 62: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan To all my readers and friends here on Goodreads: my lovely husband passed away yesterday. He was (and is) the love of my life for over twenty years, and I am bereft. He leaves an amazing daughter who made him proud every single day.

I will not be writing for a while. I cannot give a date for the release of 'Unbound', but I will return to it, and it will get completed. I promise.

Thank you for your understanding.

Tabitha xx


Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer I just want you to know that you made my day.
I saw your request and I nearly fainted!!
Thanks so much for the friend vite and I just wanted to tell you, I don't normally like "Dark" reads but whenever I mention the ones I did LOVE, your book is always the first one I tell people about. I try to spread the love for "The Tied Man"!!
Waiting patiently for book two!!!

xoxoxo


message 60: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan https://www.facebook.com/TabithaMcGow...

A teaser from 'Unbound' on my writer's page :)

Enjoy! (Well, 'enjoy' might not be the most accurate verb, but you get my drift...)


message 58: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Wow, I just found my first neo-nazi on Goodreads! At least they were honest about it, by helpfully including 'NationalSocialist' in brackets after their first name, and having a profile pic adorned with a nazi emblem and the motto '14 words' (taken from a phrase coined by good old Adolf himself, no less). I wonder if I should gift them a copy of The Tied Man and engage in a lively debate about feminism, LGBTQ rights and the future of international immigration? (LOL jk, I flagged that bugger the minute I saw it).


message 57: by Sybil

Sybil Johnson Thanks for adding me.


message 56: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan https://www.facebook.com/submitanddev...

Finn and Lilith are currently taking questions...


message 55: by Donna

Donna Sweeney Hi Tabitha, just following you now on twitter (or at least I sooooo hope its you !!). Not that I am a greedy bugger, but any ideas when book 2 of the Tied man is coming out ?. Gimme, gimme !!! Hope you are well LOL Donna


message 54: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Elaine wrote: "Tabitha wrote: "http://thesubclubbooks.com/

A Valentine's teaser - a short storyette with Finn and Lilith :)"

That was just amazing and fabulous and a little tear appeared to the corner of my eye..."


Thank you! It was a really fun thing to write. Nice to do a bit of lightness for a change!


message 53: by Kat ☠

Kat ☠ Amazing even though I think you are trying to kill me Tabitha McGowan!!!!!


message 52: by Elaine

Elaine Tabitha wrote: "http://thesubclubbooks.com/

A Valentine's teaser - a short storyette with Finn and Lilith :)"


That was just amazing and fabulous and a little tear appeared to the corner of my eye Tabitha :)


message 51: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan http://thesubclubbooks.com/

A Valentine's teaser - a short storyette with Finn and Lilith :)


Camilla *tactile seeker* Tabitha wrote: "Cam wrote: "Hi Tabitha, thank you so much for accepting my friend-request.
I'm loving your book, everyone keeps saying that it'll shock me and I can't wait to be shocked by it.
I love your writing,..."


Thank you, you too. ;)


message 49: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Shannon The Show Stopper wrote: "

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I am crap at checking out this part of my page! *Just* found this... <3 you!


message 48: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Shannon The Show Stopper wrote: "What's the one thing I'm thankful I
don't
have in common with Santa:

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You little minx ;) Hope you're having a cool Yule, lovely lady xxxxxxx


message 47: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Cam wrote: "Hi Tabitha, thank you so much for accepting my friend-request.
I'm loving your book, everyone keeps saying that it'll shock me and I can't wait to be shocked by it.
I love your writing, I'm super-a..."


Goodness, I only just found this message! Thank you so much - hope you're having a great festive season xx


Shannon The Show Stopper What's the one thing I'm thankful I don't have in common with Santa:








Camilla *tactile seeker* Hi Tabitha, thank you so much for accepting my friend-request.
I'm loving your book, everyone keeps saying that it'll shock me and I can't wait to be shocked by it.
I love your writing, I'm super-awed right now.


message 43: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Mo wrote: "God, tough one that Tabitha, having to travel to Spain and Dublin for research. Me heart bleeds for ya!"

It was fucking awful ;)


message 42: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Mo wrote: "Tabitha, one quick comment - the name Strachan - to me that would not be an Irish name - it is more Scottish to me ... any reason for picking it. Not criticising you now but just wondering! I did ..."

Hope the answer on the review is okay! I saw it before I saw this comment :) I was also wary of using too many O'... names and making it IrishLand between Finn and Coyle. I tried to keep within the Celtic realms ;D


message 41: by Mo

Mo Tabitha, one quick comment - the name Strachan - to me that would not be an Irish name - it is more Scottish to me ... any reason for picking it. Not criticising you now but just wondering! I did not check, maybe it does have Irish roots but have no time to look.


message 40: by Mo

Mo God, tough one that Tabitha, having to travel to Spain and Dublin for research. Me heart bleeds for ya!


message 39: by Tabitha (last edited Sep 26, 2013 04:12AM)

Tabitha McGowan Mo wrote: "Just finished The Tied Man - awesome!!"

Thank you *so* much! I've just read your review, and loved it (also adored the pics throughout - I'd never considered Thomas as Coyle, but as soon as I saw that shot I realised what a brilliant choice he'd make). I must admit, I was nervous about what your final rating would be!

I'm really glad you approved of the detail in all the Irish references and language - it really matters to me that I get all that stuff right, for all the reasons you gave in your review. Thank you for the friend-vite; I look forward to reading more of your reviews, and keeping you updated as to where I am with the sequel (set between Spain and Dublin; I've *had* to go on research trips to both places, which was a bit of a bummer...). Tabitha xx


message 38: by Mo

Mo Just finished The Tied Man - awesome!!


message 37: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan 1,001 ratings.

Fuck me.

:D


message 36: by Libby

Libby Tabitha wrote: "I am in love with my own cover. I may never leave the house again..."

I cannot wait to own this in paperback! Love love love the new cover!


message 35: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Ash Wednesday wrote: "Tabitha wrote: "I have a BEAUTIFUL new cover ready for the paperback publication of The Tied Man, thanks to the talent of Arijana at 'Cover It Designs'! I am *totally* in love with it, and you luck..."

Thanks, lovely! :D


message 34: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Helena wrote: "Tabitha wrote: "I LOVE MY NEW COVER DESIGN!!! :D"

Its afuckingmazing! I love this boook so much! My one time favorite! Great work!"


I think 'afuckingmazing' just about does it justice! :D


message 33: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Mercy wrote: "Tabitha wrote: "I LOVE MY NEW COVER DESIGN!!! :D"

Gorgeous, Tabitha!"


Thank you! I am nearly licking my screen...


message 32: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan description

I am in love with my own cover. I may never leave the house again...


message 31: by Mercy

Mercy Cortez Tabitha wrote: "I LOVE MY NEW COVER DESIGN!!! :D"

Gorgeous, Tabitha!


message 30: by Hel

Hel Tabitha wrote: "I LOVE MY NEW COVER DESIGN!!! :D"

Its afuckingmazing! I love this boook so much! My one time favorite! Great work!


message 29: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan I LOVE MY NEW COVER DESIGN!!! :D


Ash Wednesday Tabitha wrote: "I have a BEAUTIFUL new cover ready for the paperback publication of The Tied Man, thanks to the talent of Arijana at 'Cover It Designs'! I am *totally* in love with it, and you lucky, lucky people ..."

Yaaaaay! So excited for you both :p


message 27: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan I have a BEAUTIFUL new cover ready for the paperback publication of The Tied Man, thanks to the talent of Arijana at 'Cover It Designs'! I am *totally* in love with it, and you lucky, lucky people get to see it TOMORROW!!!!!!


message 26: by Brenna

Brenna 71%... I will keep that in mind. I'm sure I'll know EXACTLY what you mean when I get there. Eeeeep! I'm excited/nervous. Loving it so far though! :)


message 24: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan I feel *so* bad - I just found a load of lovely comments at the bottom of my page, and I didn't get an alert to say they were there! I am so sorry if you've left a note and I didn't respond; I've tried to respond to as many as I can, and I'll know to check in the future :(


message 23: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Do any of you lovely people speak Spanish? Will need some stuff - phrases, slang, etc - translating as I get a bit further into 'Unbound' - you'll get credited, and I'll buy you several drinks if we get to meet up! <3


message 22: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Shananay's In The Doghouse wrote: "Hey, so I was trying to recommend your book to somebody (as I do at least a couple of times a week) and it doesn't pull in the search engine where you can add the link or cover of the book. It does..."

Thank you for your support! Hope the bloody thing sorted itself out!


message 21: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Judy wrote: "Tabitha:

If you remember, by super brainy niece bought and promised to read TTM. I got an email from her today, that she finished it. The following was her email:

Aunt Judy:

SO, I have finishe..."

I just found this reply! I'll respond properly soon, but didn't want you to think I was ignoring it!!!


message 20: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan ☆Sammy☆ALPHAholic☆彡 wrote: "Thanks so much for accepting Tabitha! <3"

It's my pleasure! :)


message 19: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Jahy **I wanna Pom **Toms Hardy wrote: "Woman,
I hope you intend to read all these new books after you finish writing unbound...just kidding.. I love busting your cojones... Xoxoxoxo Jahy"


:D xxxxxx It's rather nice getting my cojones busted (bust??) by you! :D


message 18: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan Christy wrote: "


Except for you... I like you the same as I like books- and thats a pretty big compliment ;D HAPPY READING! "


:) I like you the same as I like ferrets :D :D :D


message 17: by Christy

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Except for you... I like you the same as I like books- and thats a pretty big compliment ;D HAPPY READING!


JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust Woman,
I hope you intend to read all these new books after you finish writing unbound...just kidding.. I love busting your cojones... Xoxoxoxo Jahy


☆ Sammy ☆彡 Thanks so much for accepting Tabitha! <3


message 14: by Tabitha

Tabitha McGowan My daughter has just bumped into Charlotte Riley, aka Caris from 'World Without End' aka The Future Mrs Tom Hardy, and ended up showing her around her school. And discussing what it was like to snog Merthin. *Nothing* like that ever happened to me when I was at school...


Shannon The Show Stopper Hey, so I was trying to recommend your book to somebody (as I do at least a couple of times a week) and it doesn't pull in the search engine where you can add the link or cover of the book. It doesn't even pull you up if you search under author. I fucking hate goodreads right now. I also couldn't find Vain or This Man....I think they're fucking trying to censor what comes up. Asshats!


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