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An Exploration of Love
Original Fiction by Ariel Tachna
Under the Skin is now available, including signed paperback copies!


Can Patrick and Alexei find a way free of the Russian mob before their association kills one or both of them? Under the Skin by Nicki Bennett and Ariel Tachna, available from Dreamspinner Press.





Police detective Patrick Flaherty has no illusions about Russian mobster Alexei Boczar, but that doesn’t stop his fascination with the bodyguard to one of the most ruthless families in Chicago’s growing Eastern European crime community. From the moment Patrick meets Alexei’s eyes over the body of another Russian mobster, Alexei is a thorn in Patrick’s side, refusing to cooperate with the police and turning all of Patrick’s questions back on him. Alexei’s hard-as-nails persona whets Patrick’s professional determination to get the information he’s sure the gangster is hiding, while personally Patrick just wants to get his hands on Alexei’s hard body.

The tattoos marking Alexei’s skin tell the story of his criminal past, but the more Patrick learns about Alexei, the more he wants to know, until he finds himself over his head in a relationship that might cost him his job and could well cost Alexei his life. Alexei is equally fascinated by Patrick’s willingness to overlook his past and even his present associations, but he has secrets of his own that could drive a wedge between them forever.

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Genre: Mystery/Suspense
Length: Novel


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For anyone who might be interested, the short story I wrote for the Hot Summer Days anthology on the m/m romance group at Goodreads is now available. You can read it here.

Also, I'm having trouble with spam bots, so I'm disabling comments on this post. You can leave a comment at Goodreads or e-mail me at arieltachna at gmail dot com

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It's been too long since I lived in France for any appreciable amount of time and my slang has apparently deserted me, so I'm throwing myself on the mercy of les Francophones on my flist. What would be a good expression of surprise/outrage comparable to "What the hell?" or "What the fuck?" in English.

Thanks in advance!

Ariel
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Join me today as I chat with Jessewave on her blog! You can read the interview here and comment on her post to be entered in a drawing for one of my books!
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Daniel and Frank's first race as a team...


Overdrive by Ariel Tachna
Now available from Dreamspinner Press
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All his life, French racer Daniel Leroux has dreamed of one thing: winning the World Rally Championship. To do that, he needs a co-driver he can trust. If only he could find one….

At the end of a disastrous season, Daniel’s manager replaces his incompetent co-driver with Frank Dufour, a young Canadian whose rally team let him go because he was gay. Daniel’s in heaven, thinking he might find more than just a teammate, but his manager puts the brakes on, declaring Frank firmly off limits. Frank isn’t any more ready to risk his second—and last—chance at making it in the WRC, no matter how attractive he finds Daniel. Sex and cars don’t mix.

Amidst a bitter rivalry with another driver, sabotage attempts, extreme weather conditions, and the stress of racing, Daniel and Frank forge a partnership that defies the odds, but just as things start to heat up between them, a family emergency calls Frank away. Will they find their way back together or will the separation and the spotlight be too much for their fledgling love to survive?

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I'm having a contest for my new release. To enter, you have to leave a comment on this post!


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I'll share a couple of different excerpts over the course of the day, but I want to start with this one to introduce you to Daniel and the world of WRC racing. I also realized I don't have an icon for Overdrive. Anyone want to make me a pretty from the cover?


Overdrive by Ariel Tachna

Now available from Dreamspinner Press

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Blurb:
All his life, French racer Daniel Leroux has dreamed of one thing: winning the World Rally Championship. To do that, he needs a co-driver he can trust. If only he could find one….

At the end of a disastrous season, Daniel’s manager replaces his incompetent co-driver with Frank Dufour, a young Canadian whose rally team let him go because he was gay. Daniel’s in heaven, thinking he might find more than just a teammate, but his manager puts the brakes on, declaring Frank firmly off limits. Frank isn’t any more ready to risk his second—and last—chance at making it in the WRC, no matter how attractive he finds Daniel. Sex and cars don’t mix.

Amidst a bitter rivalry with another driver, sabotage attempts, extreme weather conditions, and the stress of racing, Daniel and Frank forge a partnership that defies the odds, but just as things start to heat up between them, a family emergency calls Frank away. Will they find their way back together or will the separation and the spotlight be too much for their fledgling love to survive?

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Hello, everyone!

It's release day so I'll be around at various intervals all day today celebrating my latest novel, Overdrive.



I want to start by sharing a video with you. This is not my video. I haven't ever had the chance to attend a World Rally Championship race, much less in Sweden, but it should at least give you an idea of what my guys do for a living.

Enjoy!
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My steampunk novel, The Inventor's Companion, releases on Friday, and to celebrate, I'm giving away a copy. To be entered, all you have to do is join my group on Goodreads. It's that easy. I'll draw a name out of a hat when I get up Friday morning from all the members of the group.


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dontkickmycane invited me over to her LJ today to talk about my upcoming release, The Inventor's Companion, due out on Friday! Go by and say hi! I might even give a copy of the book to a random commenter.


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