I’ve been neglecting my blog lately, and for that I apologize. It’s been a hectic year so far, with lots of writing. I anticipate lots of leisure on the horizon this summer, with trips to Iceland and New York City.

But for now, work. There’s been a steady stream of news in my area, which means I’ve written about everything from stockbrokers to the circus to a hero dog.

Yes, a hero dog. From my story:

When a venomous Eastern diamondback rattlesnake appeared in the backyard of a 7-year-old girl, her German shepherd came to her rescue, refusing to back down even when the snake bit him three times.

In short, Haus is a hero.

“It shows you that a rescue dog, for us, paid it forward by protecting my family,” said Adam DeLuca of Tampa.

And the photo (awww! Haus will be okay, btw):

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On the fiction side of my life, I’ve been working on The Story Series. This is the continuation of Caleb and Emma’s journey after they meet in Tell Me a Story. As you can see from the image at the top of this post, there will be five stories in all: Tell Me a Story, Tell Me a Desire, Tell Me a Lie, Tell Me a Secret and Tell Me a Truth.

They’ll all be novella-length and released in July and August. I’ll have more news, excerpts and giveaways in the coming weeks.

And in speaking of giveaways…

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To celebrate the inclusion of Tell Me a Story in this month’s Ever After Subscription Box, I’m giving away May’s themed Billionaire Box to one lucky reader!

All you have to do is sign up for my newsletter, here on my website.

The Ever After Box is SO MUCH FUN. It’s a subscription box for romance readers that delivers great reads and romance community collectibles centered around a fun theme each month. Each box contains at least one book plus 3-5 gift items. Items include exclusive fan merchandise, bookmarks, cool product finds and more. All in a pretty box!

I’ve been getting the box for the past two months and it’s always an unexpected, awesome present.

**This giveaway will be closed Sunday night by 9pm EST. Check out my Facebook page for more details and let me know you’ve subscribed and entered.**

Also — and this is a stealth giveaway — if you’ve read this far and want some of my bookmarks, let me know. You have lots of options: message me on Facebook, tweet at me on Twitter (@tamaralush), find me on Instagram (@tamlush) or email me through the website. Carrier pigeon also works. If you find me, I’ll mail you some gorgeous bookmarks.

And now, I’m headed back into the writing cave.

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