Tamara Mataya here.
I grew up in a very small, rural community. Okay, that's not true. I actually grew up on a farm and had to travel to *get to* a very small, rural community.
And then take a bus from there to get to my school.
My elementary school was very small and, sadly, the library was tiny. But we had this amazing thing called The Bookmobile!
The Bookmobile was basically a huge RV that had been lined with shelves, and filled with books. It would show up every couple weeks and BLOW OUR MINDS.
Crammed full of books we hadn't read yet, it was a magical place for a voracious reader like me who had basically rampaged my way through the shelves at school and NEEDED MORE THINGS TO READ.
I thought that Bookmobile driver was a hero. Honestly, I’m pretty sure we all thought that the driver owned all the books and was letting us borrow them from his private shelves. We didn’t question why an adult had so many children’s books; we were too busy grabbing all the Berenstain Bears and Little Miss books we could get our hands on!
Such a small thing, having new books to read, made a huge difference in our lives.
And it still means the world to me. Waiting (somewhat) patiently for the next book in a series I love, knowing it’s On Its Way is almost as exciting as reading the book itself.
Almost. Let’s not be silly.
There are so many authors out there producing new and exciting things for us to read, and suddenly I’m out there too, pouring my heart into the keyboard while words come out of my fingertips.
I’m not a kid climbing the stairs into the dark aisle of the bookmobile anymore, but I feel just as excited–only now mine is the book someone might take off the shelf, or one-click.
I can’t tell you how good that feels.
I’m so excited for you all to meet Melanie Walker—a woman who travels 1200 miles to get away from it all…and finds something she wasn’t expecting—in Summer Indiscretions, my latest book release.
Putting yourself out there can be incredibly hard to do, but it’s worth it. The things we regret the most are the ones we DON’T try to go for because the ‘What Ifs’ can really haunt us.
I can only hope that you’ve gone for one of your dreams as well, and made it a reality. If not, how about now? Right now. Go for it! It’s never too late.
Title: Summer Indiscretions
Series: Summer Love, #2
Author: Tamara Mataya
Pub Date: January 3, 2017
Free-spirited beach-dweller looking to Switch lives with outgoing urbanite.
Sense of adventure mandatory.
One email away from a total meltdown, I'm desperate to escape New York. Using Switch—a website designed to help strangers swap homes for the summer—I slip out of my stilettos and into a string bikini. But of all the beaches in all the world, Blake Wilde just had to show up on mine. He's hot. Scorching hot. And he's been strictly off-limits for as long as I can remember.
To hell with that. New life? New rules.
I know something this good can't be made to last. But for three sizzling weeks, I can pretend there won't be consequences, recriminations, or regret... And that somehow our growing connection can be more than just a summer fling.
Tamara Mataya is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, a librarian, and a musician with synaesthesia. Armed with a name tag and a thin veneer of credibility, she takes great delight in recommending books and shushing people. She puts the 'she' in TWSS and the B in LGBTQIA+. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads