Monday, March 17, 2014

Tawny's Top Ten… and a Hot SEAL Deal

Years before I started writing romance, I was a voracious romance reader.  It was that love of reading romances that eventually sparked the dream to write one of my own.  To this day, my favorite way to relax is to curl up with a romance novel and get lost in the wonder of a fabulous story.

This got me thinking about all the reasons romance rocks (and hopefully reasons that people might be reading my books *g*) so I pulled together a fun top ten list

Tawny’s Top Ten Reasons to Read Romance

·      Happy Every After’s Rock
·      Hellooooooo...  Hunky Heroes
·      We can see the world without leaving our reading-spot
·      We can travel through time in the pages of a romance
·      Did I mention hunky heroes? 
·      Living out a love story as we empathize with the heroine lets us explore the wonder of falling in love
·      Romances have a message of hope, and they make us better people
·      Strong heroines teach us to be strong ourselves
·      We get to explore a plethora of job options, without having to be qualified for any of them
·      And once again, the hunky heroes!  Because it’s those sexy heroes, their enticing personalities and their many... um, shall we say talents that we love to read about in great detail

And speaking of talented heroes, here’s a peek into my latest release, A SEAL’s Salvation: 
Oh, my.
     The years had been kind, indeed, to Brody Lane.     Even as his expression folded into a scowl when he realized she wasn’t who he’d expected to see at his door, she couldn’t stop staring.        It was as if Mother Nature had looked at the perfection that had been him at nineteen and decided to add a few layers of oh, baby gorgeousness to her work of art.
     Arresting before with its sharp planes and brooding features, his face was more intense now.  Even sharper, despite being unshaven and shadowed.  His eyes were just as striking, like molten gold.  They’d always been distant, except when he’d smiled.  But now there was a chasm there, like he was watching from miles away.  Assessing.  Her, the situation, their past, present and future, all without blinking.        It was kinda scary.  Not sure what he was seeing, or more important, what he thought about what he was seeing, Genna bit her lip.
     It was nerves as much as curiosity that made her peel her gaze from his to check out his body.  And what a body it was.     Broad and muscular, his chest and shoulders looked like they were sculpted from marble under his black tee.  He still had that lean build, his waist tapering to slender hips.
     Her eyes dropped lower and she gulped.    The blue cotton sweatpants did nothing to hide the muscle between his legs, either.
     Little dots danced in front of her eyes.  She realized she’d forgotten to breath.
     A gulp of air cleared the dizziness, but the tingling didn’t go away.
     He was... Wow.
     The things he could do with that body, she’d bet they were nothing short of amazing.  And she wasn’t just talking military things.  Her mouth was dry and she was starting to feel a little dizzy again.
So she forced her gaze to climb back up to his face.  His unwelcoming scowl had turned into a ferocious frown.
     She wrinkled her nose.  She should have kept checking out the bod.  He obviously wasn’t thrilled to have company.
     So what else was new?
     “Hi Brody.  I brought you some cookies.”  As greetings went, it was lame. But she added her best smile.  When that had no reaction, she held up the plate as proof.  And, yes, as a bribe.
     He didn’t even look at the plate.  Her lips threatened to drop into a pout.
     “Um, it’s me.  Genna.”  She paused, brows arched.  She tried a friendly smile that was only a little shaky with nerves.  When he didn’t even blink, she swallowed hard, then added, “Joe’s sister.”
     Your favorite pen pal, she wanted to say.  But given his reaction so far, she was a little afraid to bring that up.
     Genna waited.  After five seconds, her smile dimmed.  At thirty, she was straight-up frowning.  Knowing a glare was imminent at sixty, she crossed her arms over her chest, the cookie plate hitting her in the shoulder, and lifted her chin.     “Well?  Aren’t you even going to say hello?”     Now her scowl matched his.
     So much for dating.  She couldn’t even get the guy to talk to her.   
Ahh, the many reasons to love a good romance, right?  
How about you? Why do you read romance?  Besides the hunky heroes, of course :-)

A SEAL's Salvation:    Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Harlequin
A SEAL's Surrender:  Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Harlequin

New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of over twenty-five hot books, Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first one hit the shelves in 2007.  A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook. 

Readers can check out Tawny’s books at her website,, or join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapter excerpts, recipes, insider story info and much more.

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