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Author Spotlight – M. Tasia

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M. Tasia, is a paralegal and author who lives in Ontario, Canada. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America and its chapters; Rainbow Romance Writers and the Toronto Romance Writers.

Michelle is a dedicated people watcher, lover of romance novels, 80’s rock, and happy endings, who grew up with a love of reading. Mother of two wonderful girls and servant to two spoiled furry children who don’t seem to realize, that they’re actually cats.

Michelle writes both contemporary and paranormal romance and believes love should be celebrated. After all, we deserves to have romance, excitement, intrigue and passion in our lives.

How many books in series?

So far we have 6 scheduled for the Boys of Brighton series. I’m excited about each one of them as they follow the lives of various men in a town named Brighton. One book could be full of action then the next one is more of an emotional rollercoaster, you never know.

Is there a certain type of scene that’s harder for you to write than any others?

Yes, tragedy. In Sam’s Soldiers I had a scene that brought me to tears, it took a great deal to write such emotional pain.

What is your favorite holiday destination?

Walt Disney World. I’ve taken my girls five times. I love the amazed looks on the children’s faces as well as the screams from the more intense rides. My girls and I have always enjoyed staying on property because the holiday feel carries on. Add great weather and palm trees, I’m in.

What are some jobs you’ve held? Have any of them impacted your writing? How?

Well, I’ve had quite the range of occupations over the years. From administrative assistant to poker dealer at a casino and each of them affected me as a person and therefore my writing. Working at a casino taught me how to people watch without being overly obvious. I love to watch people interacting in their daily lives, I often come up with ideas for characters that way. Working in customer service taught me patience, a lot of patience. Finally, obtaining my Paralegal License helped me to organize my thoughts and how to work through a process logically. Even with all that I still mess up, rewrite, edit and then edit again twenty times over.

Have you ever gone to a convention? If so, how was it? If not, do you think it’s something you’d like to do in the future?

No, I’ve never been to a convention but I plan on attending the Romance Writers of America Convention held in July 2017 in my favorite place, Walt Disney World. How could I not go! My perfect vacation spot wrapped up in a convention of romance writers…heaven. I can’t wait to meet fellow writers, industry professionals and attend the “Readers for Life” Literacy Book Signing.

Sam’s Soldiers

Welcome back to Brighton, Texas. Where any man can find home.


As an emergency room nurse at Brighton General, Samuel Mason spends most of his days caring for the sick and injured, and his nights alone. Until now.

Jack “Spider” Forrester and Dante Snow have arrived. Retired from the Army, they provide protection to those in need. They’ve come to Brighton to guard Sam’s cousin from a dire threat, but it’s Sam’s world they turn inside out. Jack wears his heart on his sleeve but is no pushover, and Dante is scarred from a past he’d sooner forget. They two are partners in all things, from the bedroom to the office to the street, and they want Sam to join them…for as long as they’re in town. But there is danger ahead, and not just from the type of men these skilled, muscled heroes have sworn to take down. The danger of falling in love.


Dante got off the phone and pulled his anxious lover into a tight embrace. “They found Sam. He was at home, just not answering his phone.”

“Is he okay?” Spider pulled back to look Dante in the eyes.

“From what Gabe said, Sam was a bit intoxicated when they found him.” Dante tried to pull off nonchalance but knew he was failing miserably.

“Drunk? But Sam barely drinks. Even when we go out, he usually stops at one beer.” Spider was now acting more anxious than before they knew Sam was safe, and Dante wasn’t far behind, but they had to keep his fear under wraps and move forward.

“Well, apparently Sam and a bottle of whiskey got well acquainted. He’ll have one hell of a hangover tomorrow, but he’s fine.” Dante released Spider and stood staring out of their hotel window at the skyline of Nashville, Tennessee, the location of their latest client.

Dante had missed Sam the minute he stepped out of the door early that morning. He had to push himself to continue walking away. His heart kept pulling him back to the man they’d left sleeping in bed, the man who had grown to mean more to Dante than he’d ever expected, but his head pushed him onward. Leaving was the right thing to do. Still, Dante had picked up his cell phone countless times, waiting for Sam to call; it was maddening.

Review by Debbie Attenborough

5 weeks ago, Spider and Dante walked into Sam’s life and he has never been happier. His heart, though, was never part of the deal. Now his men have left and Sam is heartbroken. And his life is in danger.

This was a nice easy read, a good read, really, but I’m just left….


Dante, Spider and Sam are already in the relationship, even if was only supposed to be temporary while the soldiers are in town. But what I wanted was the How. How did they come to be together? I wanted to know what each man thought about they were doing, how they were feeling. I wanted, possibly, even some of how Dante and Spider came to be together.

I just wanted more. I always want more, I know I do but here? Here, I think I am fully justified in saying that. I try not to read other reviews before I read a book. I made the mistake once and it totally put me off a book, made me pick out every single negative thing, I don’t do that anymore. So I read a few for this book after I had finished. I found other reviewers saying the exact same thing, they were wanting the HOW they came to be together.This is billed as book two. I can’t find a book one unless it’s not tagged with the Boys of Brighton label. I would like to read future books. I like the way Tasia tells the tale, for the most part.

Still, it’s not too complicated, and only loosely crime/thriller, not too taxing on the brain, some well written sexy scenes between the three of them and one of just two. Some violence, but not much. I didn’t spot a single spelling/editing issue either.

Star Rating: ★★★

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