Author Tara Manderino loves to create stories and situations for the people running around in her head. She first began writing in third grade when she realized she couldn't afford her reading habit.
She writes and is published in a variety of genres and finds that each one is her favorite at the time. Her books are available at a variety of online retailers.
Tara resides in her native town in southwestern Pennsylvania. When she's not chasing Lydia, the boxer, she's writing her own stories, or reading, Tara likes to bake, watch old movies, and do a variety of crafts.
In his two-hundred and fifty years as a vampire, Alex only observed, never intervened with any of his progeny, yet what else can he do when a little girl of his lineage is kidnapped? When he meets Lisa, the child’s nanny, his protective instincts kick into gear, yet he finds he must expose her to ever increasing danger as they search for the missing child. To protect Lisa from perils she is unaware of, he harbors her in his own home.
With Lisa’s help, Alex is able to determine who has the child. Learning why she was abducted rocks him on his heels and sets off a transcontinental search that leads to ancient myths of the Cardinal’s Ruby; the stone in Alex’s ring.
Alex and Lisa have one shot to save the child, but will they be able to stop the impending destruction raining down?
With one week to find the stolen stone from the Heart of Egypt, Luke Hayden, one of the premiere agents of the 1874 US Secret Service, travels in disguise across the continent When he learns Maj Bentzer, a woman he’s loved in the past, plays a key role in the stone’s disappearance, he’s not sure he can trust his instincts.
A collection of short Christmas stories to warm the heart.
A gung ho PR person in charge of getting a reclusive country western singer to perform live at a small function is responsible for him possibly losing his ranch for children. Tyler Davidson would rather deal with a large concert hall audience than come face to face with a few people. Such thoughts are beyond Abie Halloway’s thinking, but as she learns to understand what the ranch means to Tyler and comes to care for him in this sweet romance / inspirational, she realizes she does not want to be the one to cause his downfall.
In late summer 1874, Simon Barr, one of the premiere agents of the newly evolving US Secret Service, arrives in the Oklahoma Territory, to meet his partner, Luke Hayden, and begin their investigation of a large scale counterfeiting operation. In town for a short time, the Secret Service agents investigate a large scale counterfeiting operation that threatens the US economy, while finding romance along the way.
Simon meets Kirsten Bentzer, who is the niece of one man and the fiancée of another that he comes to suspect are behind the escapade. His attraction to Kirsten catches him off guard and wars with his sense of duty. Surely, she can't be innocent, no matter how much he wishes it were so.
When Amelia stumbles on an amnesiac Sebastiona while out gardening, she never suspects the changes the discovery will bring to her comfortable country life, nor the effect it will have on her plans to find a wife for her widowed father. When the household moves to Town, Amelia seizes it as the perfecdt opportunity to seach beyond the small village for a suitable wife for her father, as well as find familiar territory for Sabastian. But as Sebastion regains his memory, he also regains the knowledge that he must keep this information a secret. Claiming his title and estates outright would leave the interloper of his estates free and a much more dangerous than in the past. He must find a way to claim what is his by right, and who he wants for love...