Monday, January 7, 2013

Virtual Blog Tour - The Accidental Cougar by Tiffany N. York

Welcome to my stop on Tiffany N. York's Virtual Blog Tour for The Accidental Cougar.  Please make sure to leave her a comment or question below to let her know you stopped by.  You can fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter her tour wide giveaway.  Tiffany will also be giving away 1 copy of this eBook at each blog stop to a random commenter.  My review will follow later this week.


Guest Post- How to Become An Accidental Cougar by Tiffany N. York 

Cougars, and pumas, and MILFs, oh my! The Online Slang Dictionary defines Cougar as “a middle-aged woman who seeks out much younger men for romance or physical intimacy.” If you’re not the one seeking, but rather the one being pursued, would you be called prey?

As soon as I hit thirty-eight I became prey. I had just moved in to my complex with my three-year-old son. I was checking my mail when my young neighbor came over to me and started chit-chatting. Somewhere in the conversation he asked me how old I was. He was surprised when I told him, and gave me the same compliment everyone else started giving me from age thirty-five on: “Wow, you look really good for your age.”

“How’s a thirty-eight year old supposed to look?” I asked.

“Old?” he said.

Ouch. So I was no longer pretty, I was well-preserved. Me being old didn’t stop him from asking me out. I think I laughed in his face, which probably bruised his ego a little, and when he told me he was nineteen, I’m pretty sure I laughed harder.

I didn’t take him up on his offer, but noticed soon after all these young buckaroos coming out of the woodwork—man-boys who were twenty-two, twenty-five—young enough to be my son, for goodness sake! What the heck was going on? I wondered. Was I emitting subliminal signals of desperation from my scent glands? I had never heard the term cougar before, but then again, I had thought LOL meant Lots of Luck, and DH signified Dumb Head, so I wasn’t exactly hip to the most current lingo.

I did a little research on the internet and discovered this older women with younger men thing had been happening since the dawn of time. My age and the fact that I was single qualified me to be a part of a secret club. A club where I was now known as a femme fatale, a self-assured, confident, sophisticated older woman, who didn’t play games, knew what she wanted, and was able to run sexual circles around her younger counterparts. It was definitely better than being known as “Crazy old cat lady.”

While my heroine in The Accidental Cougar was extremely resistant at first to the idea of being with a much younger man, the hero managed to find ways to wear down that resistance.

When it comes right down to it, in the face of true love age is just a number.

Tiffany N. York lives in southern California with her spirited son, diva Chihuahua, an ever-changing number of cats, and two screeching parakeets. She writes fiction to escape reality. Visit her at

The Accidental Cougar
by Tiffany N. York

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Release Date: November 18, 2012

Pages: 280

ISBN: 978-1612175515

Buy Links:

Amazon Print     Kindle 



Forty-one-year-old Nicole Woods was content raising her son alone, working as an ad exec, and indulging in the more than occasional cleaning frenzy…until the night she met Wil Blanco.

Her friends have decided that while her son is away for six weeks, it’s the perfect opportunity for Nicole to have a summer fling. Heading the top of the list is Wil — sexy, successful, full of life…and twenty-five!

Regretfully, Nicole declares him “hands-off,” but soon he’s complicating everything, from her job at the advertising agency to her self-imposed ban on relationships. When Wil becomes her top client, she has even more reason to adhere to her “hands-off” policy.

So why is Nicole finding it so hard to keep her hands off him? 


Tour Stops 

1/7 - Queen of the Night  (Review/Guest Blog) and Guilty Pleasures (Review)
1/8 - The Brunette Librarian (Guest Blog/Review) and Melissa Kendall (Review)
1/9 - Sultry Storyteller (Interview) and Harlie's Book Blog (Review)
1/10 - Not Now Mommy's Reading (Guest Blog) and The Muse Unleashed (Review)
1/11 - Black Raven's Erotic Cafe (Interview/Review)  and Turning The Pages (Review) 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thank you so much for being part of the TAC tour

  2. Love this!! As a 39 yr old, I constantly get the same, "you look good for your age." Like you, I always feel like asking what 39 is supposed to look like?! For god sakes, 39 isn't old and I certainly didn't feel old, until it was implied, lol.

    Congratulations on the release Tiffany!


  3. Thank you Queen of the Night for hosting me, and thanks to Alyssa for stopping by! I feel like getting a T-shirt made that says, "This is what 45 looks like," but then again, that would open me up to a lot of comments, and I'm not sure I'd like to hear them all! lol.

  4. Congrats to Tiffany on the new release! It sounds fabulous :) I'm only 32 but I shudder at the though of dating anyone under 30... and now that I'm in my 30's I laugh at how "old" I thought over 30's was. Doesn't feel any different!


  5. What an interesting book for a guy to read. I loved it and it was my first romance novel. Great characters with plenty of twists to the plot. A really fun read!
    Congratulations and hope to read more of your work soon.

  6. I get "you're 40, wow you don't look it" a lot. When I'm with my niece people either think we're sisters or cousins and she's 21. :)
    This sounds like a great book.

  7. From one well-preserved person to another - This is going to be my kind of read.

  8. Thanks for sharing that great story. I think these days there is a misconception regarding women and age. I remember many years ago, when a woman said she was 40, she kind of looked older, but these days everyone is taking better care of themselves.