Saturday, December 17, 2016

NEW RELEASE: CRADLE ROCK by Tara Tyler #fantasy #MG

I asked Tara to explain Teen Dating in the Beast World:

Beast World is all about teenagers - though they happen to be beasts, they have the same problems as human teens. It's a rough time of everyone's life!

Here are some definitions of Teen Dating to sum it all up…

Teenager - awkward phase of physical and mental transition from innocent child to adult. Key word, awkward!

Dating - the process of getting to know someone to find a compatible mate.

Teen Dating - DRAMA! Traumatic, experimental process full of heartbreak, euphoria, crying, worry, firsts, jealousy, doubt, happiness, self-loathing. Essentially the best and worst parts of your life!

I desperately want to tell my teenage boys this advice...

  • This too shall pass
  • Don’t get too hooked on one girl yet
  • There are so many girls out there
  • Don’t try too hard or go overboard
  • Keep it casual!

But I can’t. First off, it’s so embarrassing, for them! Also, they won’t listen. Mom has no idea what she’s talking about. And lastly, they really do need to experience it for themselves.

Unfortunately, they are more like my husband and I, nice kids who get their hearts broken more than do the breaking... So, if my nice boys can survive dating the not so nice girls, and learn from their experiences without hardening too much, hopefully they will find the right nice girls to settle down with who will be like the daughters I never got to have!

Teen Dating in Beast World is not much different, still a hairy mess of emotions, assumptions, and misunderstandings! Inter-species dating, just like inter-racial dating, adds one more level of difficulty. But as we grow as a society, that difficulty fades. Never let others define you or your relationship. It’s really about the person inside.

perfect couple!
Thanks for having me at your place for my release party, Cathrina. It's been fun hopping around!

What were you like as a teen? Or would you rather forget?

Tara, I was shy and introverted until I hit the prime age of seventeen and then I was one wild Teen! 
Congratulations and wishing you much success with 


CRADLE ROCK, Beast World Book Two
by Tara Tyler

Gabe the goblin just saved his town Broken Branch Falls from splitting apart. He also revealed that humans--horrible creatures of myth and legend--may actually be part of their history! But seriously? Nah!

Now Ona, Gabe’s girlfriend, is headed thousands of miles away to Camp Cradle Rock for Spring Break seeking evidence of humans. Gabe knows better than to tell a stubborn ogress she’s crazy, so he’s letting her go and spending the break at the beach like a normal teenage beast. And he’s determined to have a good time without her, whether he likes it or not.

But when Gabe hears Ona went missing, he and his friends set out for the wilds of the west to find her, no matter what dangerous creatures get in his way. Not even humans.

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Tara Tyler has had a hand in everything from waitressing to rocket engineering. After moving all over, she now writes and teaches math in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently she has two series, Pop Travel (techno-thriller detective capers) and Broken Branch Falls (fantasy adventures). To squeeze in writing, she economizes her time aka the Lazy Housewife. Make every day an adventure!

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  1. Congrats Tara. Yup teen years can be very awkward. But learning is a lifelong journey. Happy Holidays Cat (and Tara).

  2. I've already forgotten. Those years were hell.

  3. Teen dating was fairly dramatic. But I will say there was something about the innocence that made it not quite as hard as dating in your mid- to late 30s. That was BRUTAL. Every man I met who was still single was single for a reason. Every divorced man I met was all broken over his divorce. It just made me long for the innocence of dating as a youth!

  4. Congrats to Tara on her latest release! Love how teen dating for beasts is just as awkward and messy as it is for humans, LOL.

  5. sheena - I agree we learn all our lives
    alex - selective memory blocking!
    stephanie - i agree! timing is everything and after a certain age, its harder to find a diamond in the rough!
    heather - totally relatable! and fun to write!