Tani Hanes was born in Yokosuka, Japan. She spent the first few years of her life traveling back and forth between Japan and the US, making the permanent move to the Central Valley of California when she was five. She visited family in Japan on a regular basis, and attended college in Tokyo for one year at ICU before getting her degree in Language Studies from UC Santa Cruz. She has two children, and was a substitute teacher for fifteen years. Hanes currently resides in New York City with her husband and cats, Moss and Lily.
More Than Cake: A Plus Size BBW Romance
MJ Jassemolada is a big girl, and has been a big girl her whole life. She’s been called all the hurtful names: Hefty heifer, dump truck, fat, porky pig, she’s heard them all. A bred and born LA girl, she feels like she’s surrounded by the thin and beautiful of the world, and having a widower father who tells her she’s beautiful every day just doesn’t help. She can see her reflection in the mirror, after all, loud and clear.
After graduation from UCLA, she gets a coveted job as personal assistant to superstar singer Meredith Renner, who’s leaving for a world tour with Heath Spencer, who’s even more popular than Meredith, if such a thing is possible. Meredith is as awful as MJ expected her to be, but Heath turns out to be nice. And smart. And funny. And—attracted to her? MJ? The big girl? Could such a thing be possible? He’s only interested in being her friend, right?
But as the tour progresses across the globe, and MJ and Heath spend more and more time together, MJ is forced to admit what just couldn’t be: Heath Spencer likes her. In that way. So, though she’s scared out of her wits, MJ, who’s never had a boyfriend, who’s never even kissed anyone, throws herself into an exciting, secret, and very sexy romance with one of the most handsome and sought after men on the planet. And life is complete and utter bliss.
But of course things can’t stay this perfect, can they? Treacherous Meredith, who also happens to be Heath’s ex, has a few horrible tricks up her sleeve. Poor, innocent MJ, who’s never hurt anyone, has to endure her wrath, and kind, generous Heath has to deal with an all consuming guilt for something that isn’t even his fault.
Can their fragile love survive such a vile onslaught?
Come travel with our couple, through such romantic locales as Sydney, Tokyo, Prague, Paris, Rio, and New York, as they discover love and each other, the good and the bad that can exist in the glamorous world of touring, and the romantic world of becoming a couple.More info →
Glide: An Enemies to Lovers Sports Romance
Jack LaGuardia is a serious swimmer, a serious student, a serious person. He eats, swims, studies, repeats. He has no time for frivolous things like dating, drinking, or parties. He certainly doesn’t have time for supermodel turned movie starlets like Kelsey Carlisle, who is basically a Victoria’s Secret underwear model party girl. Just because she thinks she’s now an actress doesn’t mean the world is going to think so, or take her seriously as one. They meet one hot summer in sunny Los Angeles, two people who can’t stand each other at first, and sparks fly, both the good kind and the bad, as they try to make a situation work for both of them, because he needs her money, and she needs his skill.
She’s hired Jack to teach her to swim for a part in a movie so she’ll look more “legit,” but he’s for sure going to need more than four months to make Kelsey Carlisle look like an Olympic swimmer, right? And he’s definitely not going to fall for her, just because she’s beautiful and sexy and used to walk on a runway in lingerie, right? And there’s no way she’d fall for such a goody-two-shoes, stick in the mud, just because he’s got a totally hot bod to die for, would she?
This is a love story between the most unlikely couple you’re ever going to meet. They hate each other the first time they meet, because she thinks he’s stodgy and square and boring, and he thinks she’s flighty and silly and maybe a little trashy. And, it takes a little time, but she starts to see that maybe he’s just dependable, and kind, and mature, and that those things can be nice, especially when things go terribly wrong in her life and she needs a grown up to depend on. And he starts to see that she’s serendipitous and mercurial funny and fun, maybe she just needs someone to hold onto when things get rough for her, and that he can be that person for her.
This is a classic story of opposites attracting, of two halves making a whole, of two completely different people completing each other.More info →
Her Own Private Celebrity: A Standalone Romance
Jane, a skinny, shy, plain seventeen year old, gets the chance to go with her beautiful friend Camilla when she wins a lunch with teen heartthrob Charlie McAllister, and a secret romance blossoms.
Charlie falls completely for Jane, despite her inexperience, and to her surprise he thinks she’s very beautiful and sexy, and he can’t keep his hands off her. From a romantic walk through Central Park for her first kiss, to "sexytimes" in a hotel room for Jane’s first sexual experience, everything about their whirlwind clandestine relationship is fun and intimate, with all the passion of first love.
And just when you think all will be smooth sailing for our young couple, something happens that threatens their relationship and sends Jane’s fragile sense of self-worth crashing to the ground. Can even Charlie, who loves her so much, save her, and their brand new relationship?More info →
Nanny For Two: A Single Dad & Nanny Romance
Martha “Mouse” Cameron has always felt she comes by her nickname honestly; she is quiet, shy, mousey in every way. But as soon as she meets Henry, she feels anything but mousey. Henry is the wealthy widower father of the boy she’s going to nanny for the summer in the heart of New York City, and sparks fly immediately as she feels things she’s never felt before. As her feelings for Leo, the little boy, grow, so too do her feelings for Henry, his father. Is it possible that Henry has feelings for her, too?
Being a live in nanny puts her much closer to Henry than she’s comfortable being, and it does seem like he’s responding to her, too. But Henry has a girlfriend, and Mouse has an ex. And what would be best for Leo? None of these questions really seems to matter, though, when Mouse is getting to know Henry, and vice versa, better and better every day, when every glance and touch makes her tingle.
How is she supposed to get through the summer and keep things under control, when she knows she’s falling in love with her young charge’s handsome father?More info →
Nanny Reimagined: A Single Dad & Nanny Romance
Book two of the New York Nanny series finds Mouse preparing for graduation from NYU as she, Henry and Leo prepare for a wedding, and becoming a family at last. A pregnancy, and kindergarten for Leo, and many changes are on the horizon for the Gardeners. Following a romantic honeymoon in Bora Bora, however, they’re hit with devastating news that rocks their fledgling family to its foundations, and threatens its very existence. A partially closed door and a conversation overheard at an inopportune moment cause a cataclysm of events that end in what could be tragedy for poor Leo and his frantic parents. Mouse and Henry find out at all the love and romance in the world can’t solve everything, and Leo finds out how important it is to have real life friends that he can count on in a pinch.
This story sees a cameo from the Santangelos of the Flower Series, who are the upstairs neighbors of the Gardeners, so come along for the ride, which will be both fraught and fun. Follow the Gardeners through sexy adventures and scary times adjusting to their new lives in Manhattan, as they go through growing pains and learn to be a new family unit.More info →
Farraway Mist: A Haunted Love Story
Scout Lawson is fleeing an unhappy past, and thinks she's run as far as she can from Yale University when she lands a job restoring a library in Cornwall, England for reclusive rock star George Wilder, who dropped out of sight after the death of his beautiful wife the year before. As soon as she arrives at his estate, Farraway Mist, however, strange things start to happen. As the couple's feelings for each other grow, the events become more harrowing, until everything they hold dear is in peril.More info →