Known for her distinctive ability to blend emotion, humor and suspense in tight gripping stories featuring irresistible alpha SEAL heroes, New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Tawny Weber returns with her brand-new novel, CALL TO HONOR, the first book of three in her SEAL Brotherhood series.
About Call to Honor:
Title: Call to Honor
Author: Tawny Weber
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team’s finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth…
“No man left behind” is inscribed in the DNA of every SEAL and Lieutenant Diego Torres is no exception. But with a team member killed—and the body missing—Diego’s honor is sorely tested. Now his career and reputation are on the line, and a traitor is hiding among them. Diego wants answers…and only one woman has them.
Single mom Harper Maclean has two priorities—raising her son Nathan and starting a new life. Her mysterious new neighbor may be impossibly charming, but Diego asks too many questions about her past—and about the father of her child. Questions she fears will reveal her burning attraction for Diego, and ultimately put them all in danger’s path.
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“You’re the best, mister.” The kid had to get his smile from his mother, Diego decided. Because not once could Diego remember Ramsey’s smile making him want to offer one in return.
“Diego,” he said after a second, figuring talking was better than standing here on the sidewalk, grinning like an idiot. “You can call me Diego.”
“Cool. I’m Nathan. I’m seven. I’m gonna be a stuntman when I grow up. Or a veterinarian. I’d rather be a Jedi warrior, but Mom says we’ll see about that one. She says that about a lot of stuff. We’ll see. What are you?”
Huh? Was that a question? The kid’s expression said it was, so Diego did a mental replay.
“I’m in security,” he said, using the cover Savino had decided on.
“Bet you’re good at it.” Grabbing the bike by the handles, the kid gave it a good shake, then grinned when the chain stayed in place. “You’re good at fixing things, too. Maybe you could teach me to fix some things?”
Diego didn’t have much experience with kids—hell, he didn’t have any experience. Despite that, he had to figure this one was something special.
Before he could answer him, a delivery truck rumbled its way to a stop in front of the kid’s house. Something he’d noticed was a regular occurrence. At least once, sometimes twice a day.
“You sure get a lot of deliveries,” he observed, watching a guy in shorts carry a stack of boxes toward the door.
“Yeah. Mom gets tons of stuff. She decorates for people’s houses. She orders pillows and bowls and things like that. Sometimes she gets material and things to help her decide colors.”
Convenient. Or it would be if Ramsey were running drugs or stolen goods—that’d be a solid cover. But unless he’d shipped himself home in an ash can, it probably wasn’t pertinent. Lansky would claim otherwise, though, so Diego made a note to mention it in his next report.
He caught a flash of something out of the corner of his eye. All it took was a casual glance toward the house to send him rocking back on his heels.
Not even signing for a slew of packages and fending off the flirtations of the delivery guy were enough to keep Harper Maclean from sending her son a protective frown.
So far his glimpses of her had been at a longer distance than the twenty feet currently separating them. Her photos didn’t do her justice. He’d known she was a looker, but no way he’d have thought fully dressed in person could trump that bikini shot, even if that bikini shot had been kind of blurry.
He’d have been wrong.
Copyright © 2017 by Tawny Weber
About Tawny Weber:
The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 40 books, Tawny Weber writes sassy, emotional romances with a dash of humor, featuring hot alpha heroes. The recipient of numerous awards, she has also hit number one on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists. Readers can visit Tawny’s website http://www.tawnyweber.com for free reads, first chapters, insider story info and much more. . You can also find her on Facebook (Facebook.com/tawnyweber.romanceauthor), Twitter (Twitter.com/tawnyweber) and Goodreads (Goodreads.com/author/show/513828.TawnyWeber. Tawny lives in Northern California with her family.
I’m so excited to have Tawny on the blog today. I’m a huge fan of her novels! She was kind enough to agree to a short interview, too!
Take it away, Tawny 🙂
How do you approach starting a new book?
Slowly. Very, painfully slowly. It always takes me a lot of mulling and thinking in the early stages of a story, so much so that I tend to freak out that it’s taking so long. But usually about 1/3 of the way into the writing, all that mulling pays off and everything clicks. I’ll mull over the characters, their motivation and backstory, spending time thinking about their personalities and foibles. I’ll mull over the beginning of the story. What happened before to bring them all to this point. Then I obsess with the ending, thinking about where the story will wind up. But as I say, it’s usually at about the 1/4 to 1/3 mark that everything starts to click. That’s when I’ll create my plotting board, break down the scenes that will tell the character’s story and give me a visual of the journey.
What are the best writing books or blogs you’ve ever read?
Goal, Motivation and Conflict by Debra Dixon is one of my favorites. I also really like Story by Robert McKee and Vogler’s The Writer’s Journey.
What are your non-writing hobbies, or what do you do to relax?
I’m an avid, obsessive crafter. I love paper crafts so do a lot of card making. I used to scrapbook a lot, too, but found that I’d take a week to do a single layout so it was taking forever to fill those books. But cards I can whip out much faster. I’ve recently discovered bullet journaling, which is an amazing way to combine my crafting with my obsessive goal setting. Talk about fun! I don’t know that any of it is relaxing, but it definitely takes up my non-writing time.
Do you have any personal heroes/heroines?
I do have a few. Nora Roberts is one because of her dedication to her craft, her incredible talent and her inspiring work ethic. My husband is another. He’s a man who does the right thing for the right reason, who served his country with honor and who is simply an amazing man who makes my world brighter.
Have you had any unusual or noteworthy occupations?
I am a certified hypnotherapist, Reiki Master and a tarot reader. That was my career focus before I began writing and I loved so many elements of it.
What was your best date ever?
I think I’ll go with the first date I had with my husband. It was the traditional dinner and a movie sort of date, complete with laughter and fun and a very delicious kiss goodnight.
Tell us something you are really proud of.
I’m incredibly proud of CALL TO HONOR. It was a major jump for me to shift from writing shorter romances (my books averaged 60k words, for instance) to focus on bigger, deeper, more intense books like the SEAL Brotherhood series. I was so happy with the story when I finished it and realized that I’m hooked on longer books. I love being able to really delve into the emotions and motivations that push the characters through their world and the struggles they face. I hope readers enjoy the story as much as I have, that’ll be something to be truly proud of.
Can you confide something you wish you were better at?
I wish I was a better dancer. I basically suck. I only dance when drunk, which you’d think might contribute to the suckage, but is actually a sad improvement.
Lol, I feel your pain 🙂
Thanks for spending time with us today, Tawny. I can’t wait to read Call To Honor, I’m sure it’s going to be amazing!
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