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Friday, April 27, 2012

DARK RETURN Sneak Peek #2

As promised, here's another sneak peek into Dark Return, due for release at the end of the year. The sneak peek is a flashback to when Kai was a Daychild. You may not want to read the excerpt if you haven't read Dark Seeker. I don't want to spoil anything. (This work is not finalized and is still in draft form.)

The old warehouse did nothing to hide them from him. The concrete room reeked of mildew and rotting wood. Crates lined the walls, left over from the previous owners, before it was condemned and left to inhabit the undead. Kai grasped Leah's hand and led her through a chained door to the outside. They stepped down into the alley. It wouldn't be long until Tavares found them.
"He knows we're still together," Leah said, throwing herself into Kai's arms. Although a seemingly desperate gesture, Kai knew her well. She would follow their king anywhere. Even the screwed-up "love" they shared was no match for the undying devotion she felt for Tavares. In a way, Kai figured it was love that she felt for their king. Only it stemmed from a place of obligation, not feeling.
Kai embraced her, running his hands through her blonde hair. Things were so different between them now. As high school sweethearts they were inseparable, but the loss of their humanity had turned their relationship into one of necessity, as if losing their souls had also bound them together. What was once just innocent teenage love had become twisted into a possessive game.
"We'll fight him together," Kai said.
Leah pushed back on his chest. "But how? He's our creator. If he wants me, he'll have me. We have no other choice."
Pounding erupted behind the metal door.
Kai shoved Leah behind him. "I'll deal with him."
Leah stepped away from Kai and planted her boots firmly on the asphalt. "I will not fight him. He's our maker. We owe him our loyalty."
"Loyalty. How can you be loyal to someone who is forcing you to be with him?"
"That's how you would see it," Leah snapped. "I don't know what's wrong with you lately. It's like you're developing a conscious or something. We don't love like humans, but you, you've changed." Leah's look of pity twisted around inside of him. Kai knew he'd changed, that the kill was no longer his endgame. Even for their soulless race, there had to be something more than brutality.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek into Kai's past.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

DARK RETURN Sneak Peek & Giveaway Winner

First, I want to thank everyone who participated in the Dark Return Sneak Peek & Giveaway Event. You were absolutely amazing spreading the word and I am so grateful! HUGE thanks *hugs*! You rock <3! :)

The winner of a signed copy of Dark Seeker and Dark Return (once it's released) is Candace Hawkins from Lovey Dovey Books. Congrats, Candace! E-mail me your mailing address and I will send you Dark Seeker -

I promised you more of Dark Return. Look for another sneak peek tomorrow on my blog! Thanks again for participating in the event! 

Taryn :)

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Redheads are Soulless by Heather M White - Cover Reveal


High School senior, Sofia Black, has had a very hard life. Since her father's death 7 years ago, she has had to look after her drug addicted, alcoholic mother. School isn't any better for her either. The other kids constantly tease, and ridicule her. All she wants is to get out of her small hometown in Alabama. 

When new student, Jason, shows up, Sofia's world is turned upside down. She doesn't understand why he wants to befriend her so badly... And, just when she thinks she can trust him, trouble appears.

Jason's twin brother, Robbie, moves into town, and things go haywire. Sofia is now running for her life - and Jason is forced to share hidden secrets with her. She learns the truth about her father's death, and finds out that she may not be as "human" as she once thought. She struggles to accept her fate, while fighting for her life.

Thanks for stopping by to check out the Redheads are Soulless cover. I'm so excited to be part of the reveal. Heather Robbins, from SupaGurl Books, did an amazing job designing this cover. It is absolutely breathtaking. Based on the cover and description, this book is definitely going on my TBR list! :)

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Redheads are Soulless

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Whispering Hills Book Trailer

Hi Everyone! Here is my Whispering Hills Book Trailer. Hope you enjoy! :)

I'm giving away an e-copy of Whispering Hills to one random person who leaves a comment on youtube. Please leave your e-mail and preferred format in the comments section of my blog below so that I can get a hold of the winner. Also, please tweet/facebook about this giveaway! Thanks :)

I will also give away an e-copy of Whispering Hills to anyone who posts the trailer on their blog. Again, leave the link to your blog in my comments section below so that I can send you your copy of Whispering Hills

Here is the embedded code:
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

My New Favorite Show & TV Boyfriend

Yes, I know, Game of Thrones is into its 2nd season, which I am recording. Last year, I missed the first few episodes of season 1 on HBO (this was before you could watch it on demand, of course), so I decided to wait until it came to Netflix. Then I could watch the whole season without missing an episode and be ready for season 2. Yeah, that plan didn't work so well since it took Netflix FOREVER to release it. 

This brings me to now. I just finished the first disc (with only 2 episodes - not happy about this). OMG, I'm in love - with both the show and a character, lol. I am dying to see the next episode, but of course I have to mail the disc back in and I won't get the next disc until probably Monday! AHHHH! I can't wait that long. I might just have to go to Target this weekend and buy Season 1. 

Okay, back to my new TV boyfriend - Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington. I love his character. Haha, and  he's HOT! I can tell I'm going to really like him throughout the seasons. Here is a photo.

Okay, I'm done ranting & raving. Thanks for listening. I'd love to hear your thoughts, but no spoilers please - I'm only 2 episodes into Season 1. 

Thanks for stopping by,
Taryn :)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dark Return Sneak Peek and Giveaway

Hey everyone, how are you? Read anything really good lately - please share? I keep hearing great things about 50 Shades of Grey! Haha, I actually helped my mom download it to her new Kindle today! I'm also starting The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa tonight. I'm so excited to read it! :)

If you've read my debut novel, Dark Seeker, are you looking forward to the 2nd book in the Seeker series, Dark Return? If so, I would be happy to share a sneak peek into Dark Return, due out at the end of the year (2012). Well, because it's fun (and I love giving things away), I decided to turn the "sneak peek" into a game.

To wet your appetite, so to speak, here is a look into Dark Return. You'll notice a new player in the game.
Leah pivoted and approached Kai. “You can’t kill me. I was made with you—one of the first. You loved me. Anyway, humanity has made you weak.” She appraised him. “Although, I’d have to say it’s also made you quite handsome.” She studied his face. “Your eyes used to be green, but not this green. It suits you." She touched his face. "You’re quite pretty.” Leah ran her hand down his cheek, catching a white highlight between her fingers.
Kai swatted her hand away. “I will kill you if you come to Baltimore. Consider this your only warning. If you take one step toward Janie—” He laughed. “Never mind, I won’t have to do anything. Janie is plenty capable of taking you out on her own.”

Want more? All you have to do is spread the word! Let your friends (online and personal) and family know about Dark Seeker and my new YA paranormal romance, Whispering Hills, using word of mouth, twitter, facebook, goodreads, etc. Place the twitter, facebook, etc. links in the comments section. To add to the fun, I will randomly pick one person to WIN a signed copy of Dark Seeker and a signed copy of Dark Return when it is released. You can post as many comments with links as you'd like throughout the week, increasing your chance at winning. The more you spread the word, the better chance you have at winning.

All comments must be made before midnight eastern time on Wednesday, April 25th. I will announce the winner and share more of Dark Return on Thursday, April 26th. The winner has 24 hours to e-mail me at

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to tell us what great books you've read lately! :)

Have a great rest of the week!
Taryn  XO

Monday, April 16, 2012

Get a FREE E-copy of Whispering Hills with 1 Tweet

 Thank you everyone for participating in the FREE E-copy Event! It was SO much fun! Unfortunately, the event is now closed! Thanks for stopping by! :)

I will send an e-copy (epub, kindle, or pdf) to anyone who sends out 1 to 2 tweets about my NEW YA paranormal romance, Whispering Hills, to 10 people. You may need to send out more than one tweet in order to contact 1o people and stay within twitter's maximum number of characters allowed. It's that easy and you win a free e-book.

Leave your name, e-mail, e-copy version you'd prefer and the links to your tweets in the comments section below and I will send you a FREE e-copy of Whispering Hills. Also, it's not required, but I'd love it if you followed my blog! Thx :)

This offer lasts from now 10 am 4-16-12 until midnight eastern time on 4-16-12. It is international!

It's very easy! I've already created the tweet to copy and paste. Just add 10 people of your choice to @. Here is the tweet you can use:
I want to read #WhisperingHills by Taryn Browning. ONLY $0.99 for Kindle & Nook! @(person 1's name) @(person 2's name), etc. until you have @ 10 people. 
**(you may need to use more than 1 tweet to contact 10 people - and don't forget to use the hashtag # before WhisperingHills)

Taryn :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Book Signing in Towson

Photos of the book signing at UKAZOO bookstore in Towson, Maryland yesterday. My dear friend and critique partner, Michelle Madow, signed Remembrance and Vengeance, and I signed Whispering Hills and Dark Seeker. We had a fantastic day!! Thank you, Sarah, from Inklings Read for coming out to visit. It was so nice to meet you! <3

Taryn & Michelle

My sisters!

Michelle, Sarah &Taryn