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Life and Times on the Hudson River by Taryn Kincaid


When I was here last year, talking about my hot-hot-hot, short-short-short story BLIZZARD for Decadent Publishing’s The Edge line, I told you how I often get my inspiration driving in my car (I’m in the car a lot going to and fro for work.) Nothing much happens except for road rage when I’m going into NYC, ’cause I’m usually stuck in the pothole-ridden parking lots that are otherwise known as the West Side Highway or the FDR Drive.  But when I travel north of Sleepy Hollow (the real Sleepy Hollow) I’m on the NYS Thruway for lengthy periods of driving time. One of the service stops inspired BLIZZARD. I whizzed past thinking about smexy interludes that might take place when travelers need refuge from a blinding snow storm.


So traveling over the Tappan Zee Bridge sparked IN FROM THE COLD. The bridge – the longest in the state of NY —  spans the Hudson River at one of its widest points, a few miles north of the George Washington Bridge, that links NYC and NJ. The TZB links Westchester County (wherein lies Sleepy Hollow) with upstate NY. Yep, it’s the link to the Thruway. Although the bridge was only built in the 1950s,  they’re already beginning construction on its replacement. Right smack dab at Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow. Giant construction barges and pile drivers throng the river, making people who live in brand new luxury condos in Sleepy Hollow kinda crazy.

So I was writing a blog post to catch up with how Bhyrne Raines and Zena Night, the hero and heroine of HEAT WAVE are doing, and what do you know, they were in one of those new apartments, being driven out of their skulls by the pounding. Or at least Zena was. Bhyrne was looking at an email from his cousin, Max (the hero of FROST), that had an email and photo of some guy named Spook Raines that neither of them had ever heard of.  And Bhyrne  is all, hey, “What if I have a brother?”

And I’m all like, yeah, what if you do? And thus IN FROM THE COLD, Spook Raines’ story, was born.

I just love when that happens.


Book Blurb:


Spook Raines is a burnt-out spy who doesn’t know he’s a fire demon with a twin in Sleepy Hollow.

Geneviève Mortimer is a will o’ the wisp who hunts demons to ease the pain of her troubled past.

When Madame Eve brings them together for a torrid 1Night Stand, will they be able to come in from the cold at last?

Buy Links:



Barnes and Noble

Decadent Publishing


*Giveaway:  Print (or ebook, winner’s choice) copy of the Sleepy Hollow anthology, LIGHTNING, THUNDER, FROST, HEAT WAVE and BLIZZARD, to U.S. residents only. Ebook copy of the Sleepy Hollow anthology if winner is a non-U.S. resident. Comment to enter. Contest ends 5/1 at 11:59PM EDT.
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Twitter:  @tarynkincaid



Taryn Kincaid is a former award-winning Beanie-whisperer, undoubtedly allergic to dust bunnies. She lives and works not far from Sleepy Hollow (and points north and south) and sometimes overshares TMI on Facebook. Like, who doesn’t. She is the author of the Sleepy Hollow series–LIGHTNING,THUNDER,FROST,HEAT WAVE and IN FROM THE COLD — sexy paranormal romances for Decadent Publishing’s popular 1Night Stand series; BLIZZARD, a short erotic romance for Decadent’s The Edge line; HEALING HEARTS, a Regency romance from Carina Press, and SLEEPY HOLLOW DREAMS, an erotic paranormal romance from The Wild Rose Press


Author: emilycale

Erotic romance writer. Runs on caffeine and wine. Don't feed after midnight.

6 thoughts on “Life and Times on the Hudson River by Taryn Kincaid

  1. I can picture your travels so clearly! Ah, memories! Thanks for hanging out with us today, Taryn!

  2. I love how the mind brainstorms during the commute. If only it had an automatic recording device too! I’ve been in the areas you just described, and remember being stunned that there was actually a real Sleepy Hollow! This story sounds great–another to add to my list!

  3. Thanks for hosting! (I thought I posted a comment early in the AM but it looks like it never showed up!)

  4. Thanks, Donna! It’s fun to think Sleepy Hollow’s been around since early colonial times (although the name changed over the years and then back again) — I guess the TV show has made it famous to a new generation!

  5. Love reading through your thought processes.

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