Meet Teaching Artist Tamara Hogan

Posted Jun 8 2022

In addition to writing books, I also teach adult creative writing workshops at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, MN.

The Loft recently interviewed me about reading, writing, and life…and if it wasn’t already completely obvious, I’m quite a contrarian.  🙂 

Click here to read the interview!


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INTOXICATE ME Wins a Booksellers’ Best Award!

Posted Aug 13 2021


INTOXICATE ME, my most recent Underbelly Chronicles release, won the 2021 Booksellers’ Best Award for Best Paranormal Romance! 

Isn’t it pretty?

Many thanks to readers, contest judges, and to the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America for hosting an awesome remote awards ceremony.


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New Class! “The Beginner’s Guide to Starting Your Novel”

Posted Oct 15 2019

Join me at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis for a new, six-week beginner’s class!

Do you have a ‘novel’ idea, but aren’t quite sure what to do next? In this high-practicality, no-pressure class, learn how to use essential fiction elements such as character, plot, and structure to discover your story, establish a starting point, and help get the right words on the page.

Class meets on Thursday nights, for six weeks, Oct. 31-Dec. 12, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  (No class Nov. 28.) 

Click HERE for more information! Hope to see you there.


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Dec. 8: “Scene + Structure = Story” at The Loft!

Posted Dec 4 2018

Join me at The Loft Literary Center this Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. for one of my most popular genre fiction workshops, “Scene + Structure = Story.”

Click HERE for a class description and registration information! Hope to see you there.





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ENTHRALL ME is a National Readers’ Choice finalist!

Posted May 16 2018

I’m so pleased to announce that ENTHRALL ME was named a National Readers’ Choice Awards finalist in the Paranormal Romance category! Thanks, NRCA judges! Special thanks for sticking with a nearly 500-page book.  🙂  

Winners will be announced at The Romance Writers of America’s National Conference in July. 

To see the full list of finalists: click HERE!


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2017 Halloween Trick-or-Treat Blog Hop!!

Posted Oct 27 2017

Happy Halloween!

Are you part of the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood’s Halloween Trick-or-treat Blog Hop? Whether you are or not, here’s a treat for you!
One of my all-time favorite Halloween treats is the Almond Joy. The candy is absolutely amazing, but sometimes I crave…a more adult version. 
Here, for your enjoyment, is the Almond Joy Cocktail !


  • 1 fluid ounce amaretto liqueur
  • 1 fluid ounce cream of coconut
  • 1 fluid ounce white creme de cacao
  • 2 fluid ounces heavy whipping cream


  1. Fill 1/2 a cocktail shaker with ice; pour in amaretto, cream of coconut, creme de cacao, and cream.
  2. Cover shaker and shake; strain into a glass.

Easy, peasy, coconut squeezy!  Please enjoy responsibly. 🙂





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Happy Book Birthday to Me!

Posted Oct 11 2017

My first book in four years, ENTHRALL ME, has been nudged out into the world!

To celebrate, I ate cake – of COURSE I ate cake! – and then I did an interview with Vivi Andrews/Lizzie Shane at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood. 🙂

Image: “Cupcake” by mrsiraphol via

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Redefining Success

Posted Jun 27 2017

I recently blogged at the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood about how an unexpected turn in my publishing career helped me redefine success.





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KINDLE E-BOOK SALE May 11-15, 2017 !!!

Posted May 11 2017

Do you read e-books via Kindle? If you’ve ever been curious about my award-winning Underbelly Chronicles paranormal romance series and want to give my stories a try, here’s your chance. 

The first e-book in the series, TASTE ME, is FREE on from May 11-15, 2017. Series e-books Two and Three, CHASE ME and TEMPT ME, are part of a Kindle Countdown Deal, with their price starting at 99¢ each and gradually rising back to $2.99 over the duration of the sale. The earlier you buy, the cheaper the price. 




Whether you buy or borrow, thank you so much for reading! If you’re so inclined, an honest review is always appreciated. 🙂



Taste Me Chase Me Touch Me Tempt Me

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Playing some catch-up…

Posted Apr 5 2017

I’ve been so focused on re-releasing my Underbelly Chronicles books that I’ve forgotten to  provide links to some blog posts I’ve written at my primary blogging spot, the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood.

From Feb. 24, 2017:  Not So Fast…  A blog post about so-called ‘slow’ writing, and the ‘cult of productivity’ that some feel has arisen in Romancelandia.

From Mar. 31, 2017: Stranger than Fiction  A  post about how truth can be stranger than fiction , especially when it comes to inadvertently revealing pieces of yourself in your work.     

I’d love it if you swing by. Visitors – and new regulars – are always welcome!


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