Taint By Tara Dawn ♥ Release Day Blitz


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(The SNAP Trilogy #2)

By Tara Dawn

“Captivating and enthralling – this series

certainly will not let you go.”

~ Bonny Capps, author of The Killer Series

“This suspense-packed thriller is one that

fans of dark romance should not miss.”

~ Courtney Lane, author of the Wicked Trinity


I’m so excited to get this installment into everyone’s

hands. It was a very emotional story for me to write. One that left me stranded at the top

of a crazy ass rollercoaster. If you have yet to become a Snap Addict, don’t run away.

I’ve got a special going on for new readers. Thanks for checking out my newest release. I

hope you enjoy it.

~Tara Dawn




I don’t know who I am anymore, or what I’m becoming. Time doesn’t exist in this

godforsaken Hell I call my life. Every time I find a semblance of hope, it’s bled away.

Just like I’m bleeding away. The longer he believes he’s won, the more I die inside. I

may be nothing but a shell by the time this is over.


I failed her. I couldn’t keep her safe. Now I may lose her completely. We’re running

against a clock controlled by a madman and we don’t know when he plans to end his

game. Every minute that passes without finding him makes the thought of killing him

that much sweeter.


I didn’t think it would be so easy. Pretty soon, my Snap will be on the streets and I’ll be

living the dream. That is, after I take Cash out. With him gone, I’ll control not only the

drug, but Hazel as well. If she listens, she will have a hell of a life. Right. Beside. Me.

*This series contains scenes of drug abuse,

brutality, and rape. Reader discretion is advised.

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My hand slips from his and I make my way to the kitchen. I look at the bottle and back

to my glass for a moment before putting the bottle to my lips. The wine fills my mouth,

and I gulp it down hoping it will drown the emotions swirling within me. But the lump

in my throat remains and grows larger with every pull off the bottle. The more I

swallow, the more it feels like I’m choking. I lower the bottle, letting it thunk on the

counter top, and try to breathe through the panic attack building inside of me.

“I was infatuated with you.”

The rumble of his voice makes me clutch the counter, my breath caught in my chest. As

much as I want to know, I can’t listen to it right now. It’s all too much to take in when I’m

still coming to terms with what Phil did to me.

“The longer I watched you, the more I was drawn to you,” he continues, his voice

getting closer. “You learn a lot about people when they don’t know you’re looking.” My

back warms as the heat of his body gets closer. He places his hands on the counter,

trapping me between his arms. “Want to know what I learned about you?”

I stare down at the counter, thankfully hidden by the curtain of hair falling around my

face, and shake my head. Cash’s slight stubble on his jaw rubs against the side of my

face as he leans closer, his chest grazing my back. His heart beats a rhythm that mine

recognizes and tries to keep in tune with. I’d rather face Phil right now, because at least I

know where I stand with him.

“You are selfless,” he says, disregarding me. “You’re happiest when those around you are

happy. You have this need to help others without getting anything in return. But you’re

too prideful to let anyone in and help you when you need it most. You push people away

by putting the focus back on them and deal with shit that you shouldn’t have to deal with

alone. And you do it all with the most beautiful smile I have every seen.” His arms drape

gently around me, and he rests his head against mine. “It’s hard to find genuinely good

people in the world,” he whispers. “Trust me, I know. I’ve spent my life watching people

selfishly choose their needs over others. And I turned into one of them.”

Cash turns me around and cups the side of my face lifting it up to his. “I didn’t want this

to happen. I wanted to do my job and come home. But I couldn’t stop thinking about

you. I wanted what you gave everyone else freely. So I selfishly took it. I needed to see

you smile at me like that and know I was the reason for it. And when you did, I couldn’t

get enough.” He searches my eyes as he bares his heart to me. His mouth hovers over

mine, bathing my lips in the warmth of his whiskey-scented breath with every word. “I

wanted more. I thought I’d get it and walk away from you when this was over. But

there’s a piece of me that thinks I deserve this…” His lips brush against mine

tormentingly as the shaky words fall from his lips. “That I deserve you.”

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What readers are saying about SNAP:

“This story is the biggest friggin surprise in all of creation!” ~ Expresso,

Goodreads Reviewer

“Snap takes the reader on a dark and suspenseful journey of lust and depravity that will

leave you on the edge of your seat and begging for more.”

~Hooker Heels Book Blog

“This story has everything…Daily life … rape .. stalking … drugs …

sex..romance..deception..lies..trust.. it’s a word wound puzzle that is worth every second

it takes to read! ” ~ Carla, Goodreads Reviewer

“The mastery with which she paints the psychotic nature, so masterfully

balanced with mystery and suspense, there is no way this is not one of the best dark

reads I have ever read.” ~Hashtag Minxes Love Books

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Grab SNAP (The SNAP Trilogy #1) on sale for

99 Cents!

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What readers are saying about


“Talk about wild and crazy drama! It’s like watching a tornado reek havoc in slow

motion….the highest adrenaline rush times a million!”

~ Expresso, Goodreads Reviewer

“Forget being a rollercoaster, Tara takes you on a dark, twisty high and brings you right

to the edge.” ~Hashtag Minxes Love Books

“The raw hatred I have for Phil and his cruelty to all the characters within this story is so

vibrant that I have already decided that Mend (3rd book) better damn well come with

coupons for some serious therapeutic counseling!!!”

~ Carla, Goodreads Reviewer

“What did I just read?? And why do I feel like I’m going through withdraws already??”

~ United Indie Book Blog

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About Tara

Tara Dawn Author PhotoTara Dawn is a married, stay-at-home-mom who

homeschools her three sons. When she’s not busy with them, you can find her reading,

talking about other authors and books over at The Word Wenches book blog, writing,

editing, crafting, or hula hooping. She wears many hats and finds that if you aren’t

learning something new everyday then you aren’t living to your full potential.

Tara is currently working on The Snap Trilogy and about to start work on Twins (an

erotic horror novel), a collaboration with Bonny Capps, author of The Killer Series. She

loves making new friends and talking about life, so stop by her Facebook page and say


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