Synopses & Reviews
HES ONE OF AMERICAS BRIGHTEST STARS.
So maybe it goes without saying that IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway is star-struck? In Diane Kelly's Death, Taxes, and Silver Spurs, shes head over heels…in trouble.Easys getting harder every day for Tara. A tax-evading pet groomer managed to buzz off a big chunk of her hair…just in time for her
date strictly-business meeting with country-music heartthrob Brazos Rivers. Of course Tara shouldnt care—shes devoted to Special Agent Nick Pratt, after all—but Rivers does know how to steal a womans heart with a song…"Better than a refund check from the IRS!"
—Reader to Reader ReviewsMeanwhile, Taras up to her fracking neck with another case: A natural-gas company with a money trail that is almost as suspicious as Brazos Riverss tax return. Which is to say, he cant seem to cough up one. Tara figures the misdeeds of her celebrity crush must be an oversight. But will she dance to a different tune…when her tax-evading idol starts evading her, too?"TARA HOLLOWAY IS THE IRSS ANSWER TO STEPHANIE PLUM—SMART, SASSY, AND SO MUCH FUN."
—New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday
Praise for DEATH, TAXES, AND EXTRA-HOLD HAIRSPRAY
"As usual, the pace is quick without being frenetic, and the breezy narrative style is perfection—fun and sexy without being over the top." —RT Book Reviews
"This is a rollicking adventure that will have you rooting for the IRS for once—and you wont want to put it down until you find out how Tara will overcome all the obstacles in her way. Keep turning those pages—youll love every second as you try to find out!" — Reader To Reader Reviews
"If youve never read one of Diane Kellys Tara Holloway novels, I strongly recommend that you rectify the situation immediately. The series has gotten better with every single installment, and Id be shocked if you didnt see these characters gracing your television screen before too long (USA and HBO, Im looking in your direction). Get on board now so you can say you knew Tara Holloway when." —The Season for Romance
"Diane Kelly knows how to rock the romance, and roll the story right into a delightful mix of high drama with great characters." —The Reading ReviewerDEATH, TAXES, AND A SKINNY NO-WHIP LATTE
"Readers will find Kellys protagonist a kindred spirit to Stephanie Plum: feisty and tenacious, with a self-deprecating sense of humor. Tara is flung into some unnerving situations, including encounters with hired thugs, would-be muggers, and head lice. The laughs lighten up the scary bits, and the nonstop action and snappy dialogue keep the standard plot moving along at a good pace."—RT Book Reviews
"Readers should be prepared for a laugh fest. The writer is first class and there is a lot of humor contained in this series. It is a definite keeper." —Night Owl Romance
"A quirky, fun tale that pulls you in with its witty heroine and outlandish situations… Youll laugh at Taras predicaments, and cheer her on as she nearly single-handedly tackles the case." —Romance Reviews Today
"It is hard not to notice a sexy CPA with a proclivity for weapons. Kellys sophomore series title…has huge romance crossover appeal."—Library Journal
"An exciting, fun new mystery series with quirky characters and a twist…Who would have ever guessed IRS investigators could be so cool!" —Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
"Kellys novel is off to a fast start and never slows down. There is suspense but also laugh out loud moments. If you enjoy Stephanie Plum in the Evanovich novels you will love Tara Holloway!" —Reader to Reader Reviews
"Diane Kelly gives the reader an action packed thriller bursting at the seams with humor."—Single TitlesDEATH, TAXES, AND A FRENCH MANICURE
"Keep your eye on Diane Kelly—her writing is tight, smart and laugh-out-loud funny."—
Kristan Higgins, New York Times
and USA Today
bestselling author "A hilarious, sexy, heart-pounding ride, that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tara Holloway is the IRSs answer to Stephanie Plum—
smart, sassy, and so much fun. Kellys debut has definitely earned her a spot on my keeper shelf!"—New York Times
bestselling author Gemma Halliday "The subject of taxation usually makes people cry, but prepare to laugh your assets off with Diane Kellys hilarious debut." —
Jana DeLeon, author of the Ghost-in-Law series "Quirky, sexy, and downright fabulous. Zany characters you cant help but love, and a plot that will knock your socks off. This is the most fun Ive had reading in forever!" —New York Times
bestselling author Christie Craig
"With a quirky cast of characters, snappy dialogue, and a Bernie Madoff style pyramid scheme-hunting down tax cheats has never added up to so much fun!" —Robin Kaye, award-winning author of The Domestic Gods series
"Kudos to debut author Diane Kelly, who brings a fresh, new voice and raucous humor to the market. I cant wait to read the next book in the Tara Holloway series!" —Angela Cavener, Indie Book Award Finalist and author of Operation: Afterlife "Tara Holloway is Gin Bombays BFF, or would be if they knew each other. Kellys novel is smart, sexy and funny enough to make little girls want to be IRS agents when they grow up!" —Leslie Langtry, author of the Bombay assassins mystery series "This totally terrific debut is better than a refund check from the IRS!" —Reader to Reader Reviews "Part romance, part thriller, and part comedic mystery, its just the thing to help keep you warm on a chilly autumn night." —The Maine Suspect "Who knew the IRS was so sexy?"—The Alcalde"With her quirky humour and incredibly witty aside jokes, Diane Kelly has created a real winner and a star for her debut…series. Kellys plot is filled with belligerent and bad ass characters and dicey situations that will keep you turning the pages to see how it all turns out."—Fresh Fiction
About the Author
Diane Kelly is a former CPA and tax attorney, who had several brushes with white-collar criminals during her career. When she realized her experiences made excellent fodder for novels, her fingers hit the keyboard and thus began her Special Agent Tara Holloway romantic mystery series. A recipient of the 2009 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements, she has received more than two dozen RWA chapter awards. Dianes fiction, tax, and humor pieces have appeared in True Love Magazine, Writers Digest Yearbook, Romance Writers Report, Byline Magazine, and other publications. For more information, visit her web site at www.dianekelly.com. You can also find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dianekellybooks, or follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/dianekellybooks.