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  • chandra says:

    Hi Tawny–
    I was just thinking that the anal/obsessive women I know (myself included) only get uptight when someone messes with something they’re anal/obsessive about.

    For example, I might seem relatively normal (ha ha!) until someone messed with the organization of my kitchen cabinets or my work files or my morning schedule, and then, well, all bets are off and I can get really uptight and rigid and bossy. And that’s not who I usually am at all. I think . . . and hope!!

    I hope you’re doing well, enjoying the writing, and keeping that foot drugged and elevated.
    Chandra

  • Tawny says:

    Gee, Tammy, what’re you trying to say? *grin*

    Oooh, great points, Chandra (and you DO seem so normal lol)So its the circumstances that bring out the different sides of a particular trait. As the writers, I guess we need to shove those poor characters into situtations that really push their buttons.

    Cabinets, files and schedules, huh? Remind me not to touch yours *grin*

  • tammy says:

    Anal and obsessive? YOU? LOL! Never! But you’re very right. All of us have traits that might be considered something that would lump us into a particular category – but then, everybody is different as well. All unique and interesting.

    Hope the writing is going great!

  • Tawnymwr says:

    I hope you feel better soon!

  • Tawny says:

    Ooooh, I have smileys! Look — :kiss_ee: :wub_tb:

  • Lee says:

    Hang in there Tawny….We all have self doubts. But your doing great…

    Lee

  • Jill says:

    I don’t have the waiting game yet, but as soon as I send in that GH I’ll be chomping on the nails big time. No doubts, you are going places.

  • tammy says:

    OH – Smileys! :clap_tb:

    I LOVE your pic! I don’t cope well at all. Hide out and try to sleep my way through it mostly I think. With all the political calls going on right now in my area, the phone has been ringing all day long and it’s driving me crazy! :wacko_tb: Crazier? Maybe that will make my writing more interesting?

  • As sexy as always I see. :biggrin_wp:

    Lindsey

  • Leigh says:

    Congrats Tawny! What an awesome way to start the holiday season. Enjoy every minute of it. :o)

    Leigh

  • Jill says:

    Congratulations Tawny, you are hot.

  • Leslie says:

    WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!

    I can’t even begin to tell you how THRILLED I am for you. You’ve worked SO HARD and you SO VERY MUCH deserve all of this success!

    You go, girlfriend!!!!!!!!!

  • Mary says:

    Wonderful news, Tawny!!! Congratulations!

  • tammy says:

    YAY TAWNY!! Mega CONGRATULATIONS!! Love the way you celebrate as well – and can’t wait to see pics of the shoes/boots you get this time around.

  • Renee Luke says:

    Congrats, Tawny. I’m so proud of you. You must be floating.

    Enjoy every second!

  • You go girl! Your writing kicks butt! I’m so happy for you.

    Lindsey Brookes
    American Title III finalist – Operation: Date Escape

  • Bella Andre says:

    You go girl!!! I’m so thrilled that you sold ANOTHER TWO books to Blaze. You are amazing!!!
    πŸ˜‰ Bella

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Thanks, Bella!! I’m excited for your upcoming books too!

  • Jill says:

    Tawny, what an excellent quote. You must be so proud.

  • Susan says:

    Tawny — What a GREAT quote! And coming from VLT, that’s just super. So happy for you and so proud of you.

  • Tawnymwr says:

    BUSTED!

    LOL … I do have smart pals, don’t I :wink1_tb:

  • tammy says:

    I LOVE them all! I think you have some really smart pals! :clap_tb: BUT, aren’t you supposed to be writing? :smiley2_tb:

  • Hi Tawny! Just came by to check out your hunk of the month (LOL–the Beast, duh!!) and saw your list of book titles. I like them all, especially “Don’t You Dare!” It’s got a sassy, feisty feel to it. :wink_wp:

    Hope your 2007 is fantastic!!!

  • Janice Lynn says:

    OMG! This is a cool cool cover, Tawny. Makes me want to open the pages to see what he’s going to do to that string back to her dress. πŸ™‚

  • beth says:

    Fabulous cover! Perfect for such an awesome, sexy story Can’t wait to see it on the shelves!!

  • Terri says:

    Hot, hot, hot!! I want that dress, I want that guy, and I want her hair! This is SO cool, Tawny! Congratulations on a great cover that will FLY off those shelves! (And look at that quote by VLT! Still gives me the shivers!)

  • Great cover, Tawny! Verra sexy! πŸ™‚

  • Jill says:

    Tawny, what a hot,hot,hot cover. Love the sexy dress and the sexy guy.

  • Karin* says:

    it’s the best! Congrats agian.

  • ArkansasCyndi says:

    Saw your note on FTHRW loop and ran over. WHAT a COVER. Very sexy. Very Hot. Congrats on your HQ Blaze

  • LOVE your cover!!! Wish I was the one planted there between your hunky hero’s thighs! Can’t wait to read Double Dare.

    Lindsey

  • tammy says:

    TAWNY! I LOVE IT!! I’m so excited for you – and so glad that you got such a HOT cover! Can’t wait to see it for real on the shelves!

  • Your cover is BEAUTIFUL! You must be so thrilled!

    The Blaze covers just keep getting better and better…

    πŸ™‚

  • Tessa Radley says:

    It’s gorgeous…and so sexy, Tawny!

  • Samantha Hunter says:

    It’s incredible!

    Sam

  • Natasha Moore says:

    Whoa, Tawny! That’s one hot cover. Can’t wait to read this story!

  • Lyn says:

    Awesome cover. Congrats!!!!

  • Barb Webb says:

    You should be giddy! Snoopy dancing with you!

  • Barb Webb says:

    You should be giddy! Lovely cover! Snoopy dancing with you!

  • TOTALLY ROCKS TAWNY!!!

    Can’t wait to read it :thumbup_tb:

    CONGRATS!
    Kelley

  • Trish says:

    Great cover, Tawny! Bet this makes it more real.

  • Brandi says:

    :thumbup_tb: Love it. Can’t wait to read it. congrats.

  • Sherry Morris says:

    Tawny,

    This is soooooooo sensual!!! Love your blog artwork too πŸ™‚

    Sherry Morris

  • Rae Monet says:

    Absolutely fantasic Tawny!!! Big, sloppy congrats. Can’t wait until it’s released!!

  • Amy Knupp says:

    Niiiiiiice!!! Congrats!

  • Jill says:

    Tawny, love it. That title is enough of a tease to read the back cover blurb whether you wanted to or not. Congrats!!!

  • tammy says:

    Love the title, Tawny! Glad that something finally came together. Now — to just see the perfect cover that you’ll have for that one. Brings all kinds of fun ideas to mind. πŸ˜‰

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Thanks ladies! I’m really happy with the title and the image it fosters. Better yet, I’m really really happy to not have to try and think of a title any more LOL. :thumbup_tb:

  • Anna S says:

    Love the title! And I love your DD cover!

  • Lee says:

    The cards are adorable…I know what you mean about balance. This week, I was very busy, but I just sat back a made time for me and Louie, and said no to a lot of friends. They’ll get over it..It also gave me more time for writing, and knitting, which I love..Life is good….

  • Lee says:

    I’m with you Girrrrlfriend…I love shoes..And I love the poke-a-dot ones…I want some…

    Lee :thumbup_tb:

  • Jill says:

    The polka dots ones are to die for. I want some. :cry_wp: I like to treat myself to stuff I don’t normally do like facials or getting my nails done.

  • Janice Lynn says:

    Oh Tawny! Those are so you. Now, you just need some funky little boots….(vbg)

    I bought myself an outfit that I never, ever would have bought when I sold to Harlequin. I still need shoes to go with it, though…uhm…oh Tawny???? πŸ˜‰

  • Terri says:

    Ooo, wait until I tell Anna that you’ve stolen her polka dot shoes!! :mrgreen_wp:

  • Jill says:

    Tawny, don’t beat yourself up, all those promo things are important too. But just so you feel better, yes, I’ll hold you to the writing bit too! :thumbup_tb:

  • Nienke says:

    Well, did you?

  • Tawnymwr says:

    I wrote a total of 5 pages if you count the fact that I deleted the first opening and wrote a new one :wacko_tb:

    Thats the hardest thing about this story, I think – there is such a major backstory given that its a Makeover book, but starts AFTER the makeover – is hitting the right opening hook.

    But… I think I have it!! Yay LOL

  • Anna S says:

    Gorgeous shoes … (grumble, grumble, why can’t I find polka dot shoes when I need them?!). Then again – can I just mention Chanel triple straps? :smiley2_tb:

    Can see I’m going to have to go on a pre-Nationals shopping trip. Now if only I could sell and treat myself.

    Congrats!

  • Love the shoes!!! You are going to have the bst dressed tootsies at National. :smiley2_tb:

    Lindsey

  • Jill says:

    I love that feeling of ‘aha’ that’s what I meant to say! The words just “happen” it’s magic. πŸ™‚

  • beth says:

    Good for you! I love the idea for Risque Business and can’t wait to read it πŸ™‚

  • beth says:

    Whoo Hoo! Gorgeous picture and I can not wait to get my hands on my very own copy of Double Dare!

  • Jill says:

    Gimmeee!!!! I want one. May is sooooo far away. I love your excitement, can I bottle it??!!! Have fun Tawny, seize the moment…Jill

  • Poppy says:

    Love it, Tawny! Can’t wait to read it!

  • Leslie says:

    WOO HOO! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to have my own copy!! :thumbup_tb:

  • Mary says:

    SQUEEEEEE!!!

  • Lee says:

    Congrats…What a rush! I’m so happy for you and proud. Big Irish Mum hugs…

  • Terri says:

    SO purty! (and the book is, too) :wink_wp:

  • Lyn says:

    It is beautiful, can’t wait to buy one and read it. Way to go. πŸ™‚

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Thanks, everyone – you’re all the bestest!!!!

  • Lee says:

    Your playlist looks like mine…I can’t write without music. Its my muse.

  • Tawnymwr says:

    I hear ya, Lee! I have to have music. Partially because I write in the family room, often surrounded by people so it’s my psuedo island effect LOL. But mostly because the music becomes a key to transporting into the story for me.

  • Karin* says:

    I hate vaccums of any kind. Glad you figured your out.

  • Tawnymwr says:

    they are evil things, huh?

  • Jill says:

    Tawny, yeah!! One less thing to worry about. Now no future characters will have vacuums. LOL

  • Jill says:

    Tawny, sorry you are so overwhelmed right now, but you know, those hard earned words are worth so much more.

  • Lee says:

    Whatever you do, Tawny, enjoy…You’ve earned it..

  • Jill says:

    Me personally, I would sketch out the proposal. If I don’t write it down now while it is percolating in my brain…poof! it’s gone. LOL

  • Tawny says:

    Well… I thought about the proposal -and still plan to do that this weekend. But then laundry called, and a chance to spend an extra day with my precious niece, and some fun scrapbooking ideas came to me and…

    I admit it -I’ve been flaking. I did, however, finish the outline of the eHarlequin workshop that begins *gulp* Monday, and am almost through with my Snap Plan homework (GREAT workshop, btw!)

    So -this weekends to-do list includes that proposal, Jill. I Promise :innocent2_tb:

  • Jill says:

    Tawny, sounds like you have it all covered. Enjoy!!

  • beth says:

    Sounds wonderful! I’m so glad your first signing was such a success and what an impressive line-up of fabulous authors!! :clap_tb:

  • Sandra Barkevich says:

    Tawny, I am a HUGE fan of Harry Potter and JK Rowling. I, too, am anxiously awaiting book 7. I’m also dreading it a little, though. With JK, you really aren’t guaranteed that HEA. Are you? I’ve cried while reading more than one of her books. Still, that didn’t stop me from pre-ordering it. *bg*

    In answer to your question, I love series. I gobble them up. And, although I didn’t set out to write a series when I began Andromeda’s Tear, certain characters made it very clear early on that they had compelling stories too. And, I had better write them or I’d be plagued by said characters until I did. πŸ˜‰

    Good luck with your series pitch, Tawny. I’m sure it’ll get picked up.

    Sandy πŸ™‚
    Sandra Barkevich – Romance Author
    *June 30, 2007 at Sandra’s Goings On – Guest Blogger, Elisa Adams ~ Secrets Volume 19: Timeless Passions

  • Jill says:

    Tawny, I can’t wait for the next HP movie. It is the only movie the hubby will see on opening night. LOL

    I love series because I get to spend more time with the characters I’ve grown to love. Every once in a while I drag out Skye O’Malley and all the books of her family that came afterward and read them all, usually over a dreary winter. I feel like I know these people and I got to live with them, at least for a little while.

  • Ronda Inman rlitex says:

    OK Tawny, met you in NovelTalk and ‘officially’ told you so I’m covered now LOL Thanks πŸ™‚ :clap_tb:

  • Jill says:

    Tawny, it was a great chat, thanks for inviting us.

  • kim h says:

    great chattin g with u there.
    kimmy

  • Jill says:

    I’ve just started my to-do lists. July 1st I’m going to get my butt in gear…try on clothes, see what I need, make lists, organize my days at the conference.

  • Jill says:

    Tawny, it only works if you listen to the hints your computer is giving you BEFORE it gives up the ghost. :wallbash_tb:

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Ha. I was trying to convince myself it was the Mercury Retrograde causing all the problems!

  • Lee says:

    Its amazing what you do accomplish when the time rolls around…You’ll be ready…

  • Jill says:

    You’ll get it done….because, what other choice do you have? I have confidence that you can do it, like that little engine that could. πŸ™‚

  • Mary says:

    This is hilarious!!

  • Jill says:

    Your brother is sooo talented. Must run in the family.

  • Lee says:

    Very cute…And very you..

  • Beth says:

    Love it! Your brother is so talented πŸ™‚

  • Lee says:

    I always enjoy watching people I know win, or be nominated. Watching the announcements, and the speakers. It was fun…Can’t wait until next year when its in our neck of the woods, San Francisco..

  • Mary says:

    I felt the same way when Trish won – both times. At least this time she got to hear her name!!!

  • Lori Devoti says:

    It was great to meet you at National!
    I promise next time I won’t make you recite an oral book report. πŸ˜‰
    Lori

  • Tawnymwr says:

    ROFL Lori!!! I swear, next time I’ll be ready for that report!

    Mary, wasn’t Trish fabulous up there?!

    And Lee… next year will rock!!! I can’t wait :clap_tb:

  • Beth says:

    You were an excellent date *g* So glad you were there to share that moment with me as I forced you to read that particular story at least a dozen times πŸ˜‰

  • Anna S says:

    It is awesome news! And so well-deserved.

    How nice that we can all drool over Orlando to help Trish celebrate *grin*

  • Trish Milburn says:

    Oh, no better way to celebrate than with Will Turner! Thanks, Tawny.

  • Oh Tawny that is gorgeous! I didn’t know did the D. Dewberry painting too! I love that stuff and the dish is De-Lish!!

    Congrats to Sharon!

  • Beth says:

    Gorgeous cake platter and the cake recipe sounds yummy! Congrats, Marlene!

  • Trish Milburn says:

    Awe! Sierra looks like she’s smiling at us.

  • Vicki9 says:

    I’m on my way now to check out the other blog but wanted to tell you I’ve tagged you with what else…a meme. This one is about blogging though is pretty cool.

  • tammy says:

    Awww… Haven’t seen your babies in a long time. Great pics!! Love Tinker!

  • Tawnymwr says:

    LOL – aren’t they sweeties?

    Sierra’s always smiling, Trish -other than the neurosis (for instance, she paces when I’m not home… just paces up and down the entryway until I get there), she’s the happiest dog I’ve ever met. Tink, she’s more laid back and mellow.

    I just turned in a proposal in which the heroines (two book proposal) are named Belle and Sierra :rolleyes_tb: :rolleyes_tb: It amused me.

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Ohhhh no, Diana -I don’t do the painting! I’m so NOT that gifted. A dear friend, Trish Johnson, paints items for me. My first book I held a drawing for a pair of handpainted margarita glasses, which she painted, as well. She does gorgeous work.

    Now to figure out what to draw for Risque Business… hmmmmmmm

  • Karin* says:

    beyouteeful. Now show us the other one! DSD!

  • tammy says:

    LOL – Yeah, what she said. :jittery_tb:

    Seriously though – that is a GREAT cover and I’m glad you’re getting your taste of Temptation this week!

    Happy right along with you!

    tammy

  • Janice Lynn says:

    LOVE IT. I always wanted to see you as a Temptation author. πŸ™‚

  • Tawnymwr says:

    LOL – Ya wanna see the other cover, huh?

    Okey dokey Posting it now.. and isn’t it so cool on Temptation?! I love it when dreams come true LOLOL.

  • Jill says:

    Well, if she doesn’t dare, I will. WoooooHoooooo!!

    Very hot, very sexy. Congrats!!!

  • Trish Milburn says:

    H-O-T, HOT!

  • kim h says:

    very hot. thanks for sharing

  • tammy says:

    LOL Jill – maybe we can make that a threesome? :blush_tb: :blush_tb: :blush_tb:

    That is one HOT cover!! I love it – that book is definitely going to be flying off the shelves come January!! Can’t wait!

    tammy

  • Beth says:

    Congrats on the HOT cover!!

  • It’s beautiful! So very sexy. πŸ˜‰

  • Great cover.

    McKenna

  • Jill says:

    I put everything on my to do list. It gives me a sense of satisfaction to cross off alot of things in a day.

    Some days are busier than others. Sometimes I just remind myself of what I need to do, other times I need a list to stay on track.

  • Terri says:

    I make lists. If I don’t, it’s *poof!* I had to admit it, but life gets so hectic sometimes. Even with my lists, I’ve missed a couple of appointments lately because I had the wrong time written down! *duh*

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Its a new movie- out this winter. CREEPY, huh?
    Tim Burton directs, Helena Bonham Carter stars too (she was so fabulous in Harry Potter). I love the cast, but man, I just can’t watch icky movies.

    wimpy me…

    and yeah… the book rocks :smile1_ee:

  • Terri says:

    OMG! Is this an old movie or a new one? I love Johnny, but NO WAY am I going to watch him in a slasher film… I’ll wait until Dark Shadows comes out so I can see him play a moody, sexy vampire. :twisted_wp:

    I love spooky, but I don’t like gory (not even for Johnny!)

    And hey, that sounds like a cool book you’re giving away… can I have one? *tee-hee* :biggrin_wp:

  • Karin* says:

    so, I don’t like blood and gore movies. JD or not.

  • Jill says:

    I used to watch all the slice and dice the teenager movies when I was a teenager, once I was the mom of a teenager they weren’t quite so cool. Boy, Johnny looks hot no matter what movie he makes.

  • Mona Risk says:

    To-do lists are an integral part of my life. I have to write my list for the next day before I go to sleep or I keep thinking and can’t fall asleep. It’s like I shift the responsibility on a paper.
    Mona

  • Mona Risk says:

    I don’t watch scary movies. I have enough nightmares without inducing more with a movie or a book. I expect a movie (or a book) to make me laugh and relax me. I can’t understand the weird minds who like to take pleasure in screanming and shaking at a scary movie. Now Dead Girls is funny (I’ll forget the scary) and Terri’s writing is amazing.

    Mona

  • La Duchesse (Jeanne) says:

    Oooooh! Christmas! I can’t WAIT! I don’t love the slasher movies per se, but THIS one, I have to see. It was the most expensive musical on Broadway until Phantom came along. The story is grim, but the music is divine. Its a lot of gallows humor, of course, but some of it is hysterically funny. I hope they stick close to the original story. It won’t be the same w/o the songs, but….Ah, well. I’ll see it because I love The Demon Barber and Mrs. Lovitt and her meat pies. (Sing it with me…Have a littl Priest…) Ha! And to see Johnny play the tortured soul of Sweeny Todd. He’ll be perfect. :> All that gushing (pardon the reference) is for the great story. The gore, well, other than this movie, I avoid the genre pretty much at all costs. :> I’d love Terri’s book, though! Grins. J.

  • Leslie says:

    I’m like Mona. No scary movies for me. My imagination is enough trouble. There’s a line between thriller and scare/gore. I can’t handle seeing all that blood, etc. like the Johnny movie describes…even knowing it’s all fake for the movie!

    That’s a GREAT book you’re giving away! πŸ™‚

  • Zara says:

    Hi Tawny!

    Well, the movie has Johnny in it, so I’ll have to see it lol. I do like scary movies, but generally not the gory ones. Though romance is my favorite genre, I do read thrillers and horror when I’m in the mood for something different. Spooky books are especially fun this time of year with Halloween right around the corner. Terri’s book looks terrific! πŸ™‚

  • chandra says:

    I used to make to-do lists and then immediately become paralyzed by overwhelmed-ness at the magnitude of the list . . .

    Then I found this great idea in one of Esther and Jerry Hicks’ books, called the Place Mat Process. (So named because Esther Hicks wrote down her own to-do list during a restaurant meal on–you guessed it–the place mat.)

    You draw a line down the enter of the paper, then write “Things I Will Do Today” on one side of the line, and “Things I Would Like the Universe to Do” on the other. From your long, overwhelming to-do list, choose the things you really must and can do today and write those on the “Things I Will Do Today” side. Put everything else on the Universe’s list.

    I LOVE doing this. Not only does it get me past my overwhelmed feeling, but it reminds me that I’m not alone and I don’t have to do everything all by myself.

    Take care, Tawny–see you in a couple of weeks. πŸ™‚

  • chandra says:

    It did seem much less scary with Angela Lansbury in it . . .
    I think I’ll have to stick with that version. πŸ™‚

    For me, it’s much easier to READ scary than to SEE scary!

  • Trish Milburn says:

    I can’t handle slasher movies, so I’ll be giving this one a skip even if it does have Johnny and the talented Helena Bonham Carter. I don’t mind scary or suspenseful or even a bloody film (I mean the Underworld movies are two of my favorites), but I can’t watch the slasher films. I think I might hurl.

    Congrats on your release, Terri!

  • Anna S says:

    Nope – no scary movies for me. Like Terri, I’ll wait for Dark Shadows.

    But, I’ll put up with spooky *grin*. Especially as Nicki has such hot clothes and shoes!

  • Sheila says:

    I’m a huge fan of scary stuff, one of my favorite times of year is Halloween and I enjoy scaring myself silly !

    During Halloween I like to stock up on some scary reads and watch alot of scary movies, it seems to really add to the season !

  • Vicki Lane says:

    :shock_tb:I’m not thinking I’ll see this one. I love Johnny Depp but the slasher type movies scare me to death. My imagination goes wild after dark. πŸ™‚

    Now Dark Shadows…oh yeah, I’ll be there on opening day. I loved that show as a kid and JD, well…sexy, vampire and yummy all come to mind. :thumbup_tb:

  • Mary says:

    You know, I was feeling swamped at school, made a to do list, hit some of the little things, and once I crossed them off, I felt back in control!

  • aBookworm says:

    Scary stuff scares the c*** out of me. Which is why perhaps I’m addicted to it. Books mostly, few slasher films – on the big screen, mind you. Somehow when I see scary movies on TV, they don’t feel all that scary.

  • tammy says:

    I’m not really sure if he’s pretty or not as this character – but I’m sure once he started talking I’d be easily swayed over to the pretty side. There’s just something about that voice, and eyes – so yeah, ugly hair and make up aside – very pretty. :wub_tb:

    Not sure I’ll see the movie though. I used to love scary movies – but not so much anymore.

    tammy

  • Tawnymwr says:

    CONGRATULATIONS, post #10 (as per the random number generator *ggg*) Chandra!!! You’re the lucky winner of a copy of Terri’s book!!! Drop me an email at Tawny@tawnyweber.com and we’ll arrange delivery.

    And thanks, everyone, for the feedback. Its nice to know I’m not the only non-slasher type here. I mean, I’ll see almost anything Johnny does (including drilled out eyeballs, for crying out loud) but this one just freaks me out. Maybe I’ll wait for the DVD and have my kid forward through the ooky parts???

  • Lee says:

    I’m a couple days late on this comment, but I really believe in affirmation. I’ve seen the worse people can do to each other, and had to constantly remind myself there is a better way. When I’m stressed, I do take time to remind myself of the beauty around me, what is really important, and find time to smile and laugh. It can be work, but well worth the effort. I’ve noticed people who are consistently negative, have health problems, along with often mental. I might be a little crazy, but at least I’m positive about it.

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Lee- I so agree with you. And you hit the nail on the head with the health problems, too! There have been so many studies that prove that attitude plays a major role in health -both in keeping us healthy, and in dealing with major illnesses such as cancer. The placebo effect is a perfect example of how we create what we beleive in.

  • C.L. Wilson says:

    LOL Tawny…I knew about the shoes and the vegetarianism (though not the reason). Yay on the unicorns! I collect them too (as you might have guessed) and I encourage you to write fantasy – whose to say you couldn’t have tremendous fun with a contemporary shoe-fetish chick landing in fantasy land *g*

    Love this – and thanks for tagging me πŸ™‚

  • Beth says:

    I knew all of these except #s 2 and 4. Does this mean the mystery in our relationship is gone? *vbg*

    Great post! And I think you’d make an awesome fantasy/romance author πŸ˜‰

  • Tawnymwr says:

    ROFL C.L. on the shoe-fetish heroine in fantasyland… isn’t that the Jimmy Choo store? πŸ˜‰ I do love unicorns, though. And dragons. My youngest and I have been known to fight over dragon beanie babies (sad but true).

    Beth… all the mystery is gone. Will you still love me?

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Hmm… you’re safe. For now πŸ˜‰

    LOL that hubby works at one of those places, I vaguely remember knowing this *g*. I had no idea you had, too! No stories, please. I have a weak stomach, remember. I’m the gal who wouldn’t even watch Claire cut off her toe.

    btw, PE… um, state requirement at the time was 30 units to graduate. My senior year my only classes were 3 PE ones and advanced english. My graduating depended on running a mile, seriously.

    sad but true.

  • Aunty Cindy says:

    I can’t believe someone so squeamish can have 9 piercings and 2 tatoos! My mom pierced my ears ONCE (and about 5 of my friends also) when I was 14. As for tatoos, those needles look SCARY! I’ll stick with temp. tatoos thankyouverymuch!

    And thanx for the tag!

    BANDITAS ROCK!
    AC

  • tammy says:

    Don’t know if it’s still safe for me to post here or not… πŸ˜‰ You do know my husband works in one of those meat grinding like plants, right? Thankfully, he works in an office. I actually worked on the floor for about a year though… oh, the stories I could tell.

    I didn’t know about the dragons either – or PE. I guess I don’t need to worry so much about my daughter passing it now? You turned out alright after all. πŸ˜‰

    tammy

  • Tawnymwr says:

    I’m super squeamish, but have a really high tolerance to pain *g* Both kids were au natural, and really, a tattoo, while hurting about the same as childbirth depending on where you get it, takes a lot less time πŸ˜‰

    Banditas do ROCK!!!!

  • I love it when that happens! I would LOVE to have a bottle of that feeling so I could whip it out when needed. Wishful thinking, sigh….

    πŸ™‚

  • Amanda says:

    I would love to bottle that ‘happy feeling’ and have it available for low times. Also, would be nice to bottle grandson’s energy for when mine is nonexistent. lol

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Karen, I love it too! and I so hear you on wishing for more of that fab feeling – I’m still riding high, but I know I’ll hit a wall and be wishing hard for this exitement again.

    Amanda, isn’t it amazing how the kids energy somehow seems to exhaust US?

  • Jennifer Y. says:

    Very cool news! Hope you have a wonderful 2008!

  • Terri says:

    You writers… always looking for somebody to play with! I’ll make a Johnny Depp puzzle (just for you) next!

    Ms. Behavin’ will be here on Saturdays? Ooo, can’t wait. πŸ™‚

  • Wendy says:

    I love when a bunch of authors get together and form a site, yay! I’ll definitely keep my eye on Writers At Play. πŸ™‚

    Happy New Year!

  • Lisa says:

    I’m a goal-focused person who married a spontaneous guy. He gets me out of my head and I, I dunno, I get him to think about what he wants for lunch sometimes. He is at his best when he’s winging it, though, so it works for him.

    Me, without a color coded appointment calendar I’m kind of a basket case.

    OK, so I’m a basketcase regardless. But I hide is more easily behind my index cards.

  • Jennifer Y. says:

    I am a mixture of both I think…sometimes I set goals and sometimes I go with the flow. People used to make fun of my color-coded organization in college…but it helped me keep track of everything.

    You know, you inspired me a bit and I decided to make some reading goals this year and invited others to do the same on my blog. I will check in on my blog periodically to see how everyone is doing…it is just for fun though…no pressure.

  • Tawnymwr says:

    You gotta run with what works for you, huh, Lisa? It sounds like your hubby’s got it figured out πŸ™‚ LOL about hiding behind the index cards… I hope you mean the colored kind?

    Jennifer, YAY – I’m so excited to inspire you πŸ™‚ What a great goal!!! I’ll have to stop in and see how its going. BTW, ignore the color-coding mockers. They used to make fun of me too. Hmm… they still might LOL.

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Thanks everyone!!!! I hope you enjoy WAP – I know I LOVE the gals involved.

    and Terri… is Johnny up yet? Mmmmyummy.

  • Virna says:

    My husband and I were in desperate need of daycare for my oldest son, and I thought I’d found the perfect place. My husband visited and ended up having a “conflict” with the day care provider, and I was extremely upset. We found an even better place within a week and later heard horror stories about the woman my husband had argued with.

  • Tawnymwr says:

    GREAT example, Virna! I always love hearing those kind of stories, the ones that ‘something’ seems to step in and prevent potential problems.

    SO glad you avoided the nasty daycare lady AND that you found the perfect place later πŸ™‚

  • Beth Andrews says:

    OMG! It looks so gorgeous all big and on the web like that *g* I have a printed copy right next to my monitor and I’m having a hard time tearing my eyes off it πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for posting it here, Tawny! I’m so lucky to have such an awesome cp and bestest buddy!!

  • Jennifer Y. says:

    OOOOOOH!!! I can’t wait to read it!!!!

  • Amanda says:

    Wow!!! Can’t wait for this one. Beautiful cover.

  • Mary says:

    I’ll be really interested to see how this story comes out for you – I wonder if it will be easier.

    I could never do it, though! I’m the pantzer twitching in the corner πŸ˜‰

  • Tawnymwr says:

    LOL Mary on the twitching. I’ll be honest, I’m a plotter all the way, and the detail of this actually had me twitching a time or two.

    But… its so clear. Not the details, not the emotional unfolding (or better still, not the hot love scenes LOL) but the direction and the how/why/what, that I think this will be a pleasure to write.

    I hope LOLOL.

  • Virna says:

    Details are key, I’m finding. But they do seem to be the hardest part for me, too. Yesterday, I powered through a “this is hopeless” feeling and wrote and wrote and got to the “wow, maybe I can do this” feeling. It’s a lot nicer than the first! πŸ™‚

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Virna, what a great example of why we have to push past that evil block. I really do believe writing is like exercise. When its time to actually sit down and do it, there are a million reasons why we don’t want to, excuses not to, painful issues to face. The easy thing is to give in to that feeling of hopelessness and just NOT write (or not exercise, hmmm) But… push through the block, write despite the blocks and after a really short while (for me, its usually about a half hour when I’m first getting into a new book, by chapter 4 its about 5 minutes)that feeling of hopelessness is ::poof:: gone!

  • Edie says:

    Glad you’re happy, but I’m twitching in the corner with Mary. I would have guessed you’d be a plotter. I’ve seen your lists!

  • Tawnymwr says:

    LOL, I need to get you and Mary refreshments for that corner, huh, Edie? Maybe margaritas will help with the twitching?

    btw, I adoooore lists πŸ˜‰ Seriously, they make my life sane.

  • tammy says:

    I am Basic Panties.

    “You are a laid back chick with a real natural beauty.
    You can make unwashed hair and minimal make-up super sexy.
    Men tend to notice you show the “real you” – and they appreciate it.
    And while basic makes boring for some, it looks classic on you.”

    LOL. I’ve never worn a thong, and not planning on it any time soon – it would probably get lost anyway. πŸ˜‰

  • Tawnymwr says:

    LOL Tammy!! I am so not going to think about lost things – ewww *g*

    But go you on the basics πŸ˜‰ I like that you can make the natural sexy!

  • Lisa says:

    Gee, for some reason I’m getting emails about this thread. Gotta love WordPress. Yar! This was fun though:

    I am lace panties.

    “You’re one seductive chica, but you’ve also got a ton of class.
    You are like a pinup girl, with timeless beauty and sexiness.
    Men are afraid to talk to you, knowing they’ll be addicted to your charm immediately.
    Only a true manly man, confident in himself, is your perfect match.”

  • Edie says:

    I laughed all through the quiz. I’m basic panties too. I knew I’d be something like that with the first question about what I pick to wear for the day. Right now I’m wearing a sweatshirt, flannel pants with an elastic waist, and slippers. My dog and cat think I look terrific. πŸ˜€

  • Lisa says:

    I suppose my results suit me. Right now I have on black platformy-type shoes, black pants and pink v-neck shirt with chunky pink earrings. So, no sweatshirt for me today. πŸ™‚

  • tammy says:

    Edie — that first question was what pegged me for sure too. What else is there to wear besides something for comfort? πŸ˜‰

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Aha… Lisa was getting my notices that there were comments LOL. I figured out why – my oops.

    Edie, lol on your dog and cat critiquing your daily outfit πŸ˜‰ I have to admit, despite my thong status, I’m currently dressed similarly – tee shirt instead of sweatshirt, though!

    Lisa, you lacy girl, you! I’m assuming they didn’t have any ‘lethal’ designation for undies, huh?

    Okay – I’m guessing you are all right about that first question. But I answered it as if I was actually getting “DRESSED” instead of rolling out of bed to exercise, which is how I usually choose my first clothes of the day. The problem is, it seems to take me from the time I roll out and dress all the way until I go to bed to realize I forgot to exercise *g*

  • Beth Andrews says:

    I love this recipe! We call ours Overnight French Toast and I don’t add the pecans (I don’t like nuts *g*) I make it for Christmas morning or sometimes when my kids have sleepovers. I even put it together in the mornings sometimes and we have it for dinner with scrambled eggs.

    For side dishes, I’d say something savory like quiche – which is another dish you can make ahead and some fresh fruit *g* Oh, and Mimosas!

    Happy Anniversary πŸ™‚

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Mimosas sound lovely, Beth!!! And definitely celebrational and romantic. Great idea. I like the idea of quiche too. What I like best is the idea of making all of this ahead of time and then being able to send my hunk into the kitchen to fetch the food so I can lounge for a little longer πŸ˜€

  • Dianna says:

    This is easy just some fresh fruit and a dip. Fun to feed each other.

    Ingredients
    2 cups vanilla yogurt
    1/2 cup honey
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    Assorted fresh fruit (such as apples, bananas, pineapple and/or strawberries), cut into wedges or bite-size pieces

    Preparation
    Combine yogurt, honey and cinnamon in small bowl; stir to blend. Place bowl on platter. Surround with fruit and serve.

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Oh YUM!! Dianna, that sounds delicious! Definitely breakfast in bed friendly and fun, too πŸ™‚

    thanks for sharing

  • Karin Tabke says:

    Yum, Tawny. Since my hubby is the one who cooks breakfast around here, I’ll be sure to pass this along. Thanks!

  • Tawnymwr says:

    OOoooh! Karin, the only thing better than breakfast in bed is breakfast in bed brought by the man!

  • Lori Barnes says:

    Wonderful contest i’d like to be added to your newsletter also. Thanks

  • Minna says:

    congrats, Kay!

  • Tawnymwr says:

    YAY Kay πŸ™‚

    and Lori -I’d love it if you joined the newsletter mailing list! Just go to Mailing List signup and sign up πŸ˜€

  • Beth Andrews says:

    Gorgeous cover! I can’t wait for September – and not just because school will be starting again πŸ˜‰

  • Tawnymwr says:

    LOL Beth… and see, thats the LAST reason I look forward to September! But I have to admit, this should be a great one – first the RWA conference in late July/early August then a September book to celebrate… I’m definitely excited.

    Of course, I’m just as excited about your June debut!

  • Samantha says:

    I haven’t had any bad kisses, and I can’t say wether or not I would give a guy a second chance if he was a bad kisser. Mabey I would teach him how to be a great kisser. Who knows? I do remember the first time my husband kissed me. It was the first night I stayed at his place. We were watching a movie, and by the time the movie was over it was midnight. While I was taking the movie out and putting it back, my husband went to get a glass of water from the kitchen. When he came out, he was staring at me with a grin. I said,”What?” He told told me that he would like to kiss me if that was all right. I thought, he’s asking me permission to kiss me? I have never been asked permission from someone to kiss me before. Usually, they just did. I was surprised and happy. It showed that he respected my personal space. So, I walked over to him, butterflies fluttering wildly in my stomach, and he kissed me slowly and tenderly. He carressed his tounge with mine, and it just made me want him all the more.

  • Jill James says:

    My first kiss was in kindergarten. I kissed him and he punched me and made me lose my first tooth. LOL My first grown up kiss was in high school. He kissed like a puppy dog. All wet and sloppy. Ewww! Good thing the hubby kisses like a dream, or there wouldn’t have been a second date. hahahahha

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Hmmmm, Samantha, that makes me think of a plotline I’ve been playing with — An older woman/younger man ‘tutor’ kind of thing πŸ˜‰ Maybe she should teach him the BEST way to kiss, huh?

    Your husband sounds sooooo wonderful πŸ™‚ Very hot first kiss! Its easy to see why you kept him πŸ˜€

  • Tawnymwr says:

    OMG Jill LOLOL – talk about a first kiss impression! Did you punch him back? And ewwwwwwwwww on the puppy dog kisses. Puppy dog eyes are cute. Kisses? Just gross. Good call on letting that one loose. And YAY on the hot hubby kisses πŸ™‚

    So its sounding like first kisses ARE really important impressions, huh?

  • Beth Andrews says:

    To be honest, my first kiss wasn’t all that great but I was so flattered and flustered, I let him kiss me again.

    But the first kiss my husband gave me was fantastic *g*

    As for getting rid of a bad kisser, I don’t think that’s totally necessary. I’m sure if the bad kisser was willing, the kissee could teach them a few good kissing techniques πŸ˜‰

  • Beth Andrews says:

    LOL – Ms. Behavin’, I do know what you mean *g*

    Thanks for having me here, Tawny. Your Quick Six questions are so much fun!!

  • Helen Jones says:

    That’s a pretty interesting list Beth! I kind of like cops and firemen myself. Pretty hot! Although I’m more a suit and tycoon kind of person for my heroes.
    congratulations on the book coming out. I got my copy from Amazon and I’m hoping to get you to sign it at some point.
    enjoy the conference!
    Helen Jones

  • I’m definitely a blue collar hero gal. Love your interview, Beth. Congrats on your first release!

    Natasha

  • Beth Andrews says:

    Hi Helen! I love to read about all different types of heroes but tend to write the blue collar workers *g* Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon πŸ™‚

  • Beth Andrews says:

    Thanks, Natasha! Congrats right back at ya for all your new releases as well πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer Y. says:

    LOL! I loved this interview! I can’t wait to finally meet you!

  • Jill James says:

    Love the interview. What is sexy? I think a man who respects a woman without talking down to her, belittling her is very, very sexy.

  • Samantha says:

    Jill James,
    Doesn’t belittling mean talking down to?

  • Samantha says:

    I am also a blue collar hero gal. I especially like firemen, because they save lives all the time, they have big trucks, big muscles, they are quick to act, and they can cook. I would definitly have to agree with Beth that confidence is sexy.

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Helen – you’re so gonna love Beth’s book πŸ™‚ Not that I’m biased or anything LOL.

    Natasha, I’m with you on the blue collar hero. They are just soooo sexy, don’t you think?

    Jennifer, I sort of feel like I should warn you about all of us… but what’s the fun in that πŸ˜€ You’ll find out for yourself at conference LOL.

    Jill – I do agree, there is nothing sexy about a guy who talks down or belittles another person.

    Samantha, Gotta love both big muscles AND big trucks LOL. And like you and Beth, I think the sexiest thing about a guy is his confidence!

    Beth -thank you for playing here!!! Everyone, Beth will pick a name by Friday for the copy of her book –and I’ll get her to sign it while she’s in town for the conference!

  • Caren Crane says:

    Ms. Behavin’, thank you for the sage advice. I agree with you on the flirting thing and redeeming the bad boys. You are obviously a woman of the world!

    But really, do me heels at lunch with the boss? I think that girl will need to find a new job if her lunch is as…er…productive as she hopes! Most careers can’t survive that sort of scandal.

    Of course, if it isn’t that great a job and the boss is a hottie, why not? There are always other jobs. *g*

    This is a great column and I do hope Tawny let’s you come and play often!

  • Ms. Taken says:

    Dear Ms. Behavin’,

    That was super advice you gave to Always Battin’ — I lost the love of my life once when I took my flirting habit too far. Any red-blooded male will only stand for so much of that behavior before he either walks away or pops the other guy.

    Sadly, my fellow’s doing three to five in Folsom, but I visit him every week. Here’s hoping Battin’ learns her lesson before it’s too late.

    Ms. Taken

  • Beth Andrews says:

    Ms. Behavin’, loved your advice today! I couldn’t agree with you more on redeeming bad boys! I love a bad boy with a good heart *g*

    Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom with us πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer Y. says:

    I agree with the soft spot for the bad boy…love ’em bad, but I enjoy it when they show a different side of themselves and agree that it makes them likeable.

  • Ms. Behavin says:

    Caren, you’re obviously a gal I’d like to hang out with! I like your ideas of where that lunch might go… and why drag yourself out of bed to work if the view isn’t hot, right?

  • Ms. Behavin' says:

    Ms. Taken,

    You poor thing, you. Settling for 3-5 of conjugal visits is a stiff price to pay for playing the flirting game. But it just goes to show, guys are a territorial animal.

  • Ms. Behavin' says:

    Beth & Jennifer – you both obviously have awesome taste. A bad boy is a yummy treat, hmmm? Especially when he shows that sweet side.

  • Jana Mercy says:

    Sigh. Are you saying I am no longer allowed to bat my eyelashes because he’s jealous? Well, I only have one thing to say to that:

    NEXT.

  • Ms. Behavin' says:

    Jana! A gal after my own naughty heart. Don’t forget, there is batting, then there’s the finger-walk up the chest with a flutter of the lashes. Methinks you’d be an expert at the latter. And like you say – if you’re a flirt and he has issue with it… this isn’t a fovever and ever type relationship.

  • Dianna says:

    Ohhhh yeah, gotta love those bad guys. The ones momma warned you about. πŸ˜€

  • Beth Andrews says:

    Jennifer, I can’t wait to meet you too! I’m so excited *g* And I think I have just about everything I need for the trip πŸ™‚

    Hi, Jill! I agree, having a man respect you is very sexy. I think it’s important when writing a story for the hero to respect something about the heroine whether it’s her intelligence, her strength or, in the case of NWHF, her loyalty to her loved ones *g*

    LOL, Samantha! Firemen are super sexy and I loved your list of their attributes πŸ˜‰

    Thank you all for stopping by and commenting!

  • Tawnymwr says:

    And the winner is… dum da dum… Jill!

    Jill, Beth has a signed copy of NOT WITHOUT HER FAMILY for you πŸ™‚ Contact me at tawny@tawnyweber.com to arrange shipping πŸ˜‰

  • Beth Andrews says:

    Hope you like the story, Jill!

  • kim h says:

    you look great, so does all teh ladies. congrts on teh great reviews from RT. sf looks so fun

  • Tawny says:

    Thanks, Kim! It was definitely a great time πŸ™‚ and thank you SO much for the congrats on the RT review. I was so blown away! OMG isn’t that wild!? I am gratified at the amazing reception RIQUE BUSINESS is getting πŸ˜‰

  • Beth Andrews says:

    Aww…I love the pictures! Makes me wish we were all back in SF – I miss you all already *g* The Lit signing was so much fun and I’m so thrilled for the awesome reviews RB is getting! It’s an awesome story and I can’t wait until it’s out πŸ™‚

  • Beth Andrews says:

    LOL – people are going to think we’re attached at the hip. Oh, wait. We are πŸ˜‰

    Great pictures! Love the one of you and your hero *g*

  • Fabulous pictures!! But the last one is my favorite. πŸ™‚

  • Hey, Tawny, what fun photos of a fun night! Great to see you, girlfriend!!!

  • Tawnymwr says:

    LOL Beth, you mean we’re allowed to seperate? I tried that once and you went off and found a new BFF, remember? πŸ˜‰

    Anna, it was SO fun, wasn’t it?! It was so wonderful to see you and get hugs and hang out! I have some fun pix of us at the Bandits dinner, I’ll post those soon πŸ˜‰

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Beth, I miss you too!!! I think the only drawback of conference is the few weeks afterward when we realize how much we miss hanging out together because we all live so far from each other.

    Thanks tons for the applause on RB’s reviews. I have to admit, my CP gets some of that credit. My editor gets tons, too LOL.

  • Tawnymwr says:

    Thanks Carla πŸ™‚ He’s my favorite too.

  • Samantha says:

    I don’t use my phone for anything except talking. I would read an ebook on a website. I wouldn’t download it to my computer, though. I really prefer reading real paperback or hard cover books, though.

  • Mel K. says:

    Mine is SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY by U2. Interesting.

  • Lisa says:

    Wild, Wild West by the Escape Club

    I hated that song. How do they get that from “Jenny Was a Friend of Mine” by The Killers. I was really hoping for Duran Duran. πŸ˜‰

  • Tori Lennox says:

    Mine is Come On Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners. I guess that’s okay. *g*

  • Mel K. says:

    Tori, I love that song. As a matter of fact if it’s an 80’s song period I love it. I really miss the 80’s. I had such a great time!

  • Tori Lennox says:

    Mel, me too on loving 80s music! I listen to it a LOT on satellite radio. πŸ™‚

  • Tawny says:

    Oh man, I’m so hearing these songs in my head right now. I totally love 80s music! I remember being so into Come On Eileen. I never did figure out exactly why… the singers weren’t, um, hot by any means? Maybe it was the overalls? I had an overall fetish. But I watched that video over and over.

  • Mel K. says:

    Hi Trish!
    I wanted to be an archaeologist too but it never worked out. I am thrilled you’re here today! I read about your debut before I saw it and the title alone makes me want it very badly. Love those firefighters. *g*
    My question is: If you were a fruit, what would you be and why? Hee.

  • Fedora says:

    Great answers, Trish! For a while, inspired by the hotness that was in Top Gun, I wanted to become a navy pilot. (I eventually came to my senses ;))

    I love dessert, too! So, dessert first or last?

    And what’s the most recent amazing book you’ve read?

    (Hi, Tawny! Great questions! ;))

  • Thanks, Mel! Fruit, eh? Hmm, I guess I’d say strawberry because it’s my favorite fruit.

  • Tawny says:

    LOL- you’d be a cute strawberry, Trish!!

    So tell me this – we’re a couple weeks into your debut month… was it everything you’d thought it would be?

  • Yeah, busy. πŸ™‚ Seriously, it’s been wonderful. Everyone is so nice about saying they either want to read my book or saying wonderful things about it if they have. Now if all these revisions on my YA were done, I could enjoy my debut month more.

  • Beth Andrews says:

    Congrats on your debut, Trish! I have my copy and as soon as I hit “the end” of this story, I’m diving into yours!

    If money was no object, what would you do to celebrate your first release?

  • Mel K. says:

    Chocolate covered strawberry? πŸ™‚

  • MJ says:

    How funny! I joined last week and had the same question. I’m told it’s just a mini blog. It looks like a stream of consciousness thing to me.

  • Lisa says:

    Twitter is micro-blogging. Just like you would write a blog post, on Twitter you write a very short 140 character post about anything. It can be something you’re doing right this minute, how your day is going, some odd thought you had, or a link to a post on your regular blog. Some publishers use it to distribute announcements, like a short press release. You can also post photos to Twitter.

    For big science nerds like me, there’s a Twitterfeed for the Mars Phoenix Lander and for the Large Hadron Collider

    Amazon has one for their MP3 deals.

    Darth Vader is on Twitter. As is Homer Simpson.

    Diablo Cody is on Twitter.

    Wired recently published an article on fake Tweets.

    Twitter is addictive.

  • Tori Lennox says:

    I’m on Twitter too but have no clue why. *g* I’d rather just blog or hang out on Facebook.

  • Tawny says:

    LOL Tori. I have a technology fetish. I love new things, but I have this need to understand how and why to use them πŸ™‚ It took me a few years to figure out blogs, to be honest. Or at least to see why it was a good idea to try them out.

  • Tawny says:

    MJ – I just joined yesterday. YAY us for getting it going LOL. I totally agree that it seems very stream of conscious. Which I’m really bad at. I can’t even do the stream of conscious writing that some writers do to warm up.

  • Tawny says:

    You make it sound so simple, Lisa.

    Microblogging. Okay. Darth Vader is there? Hmmmm….

  • Fedora says:

    Happy 2009, Tawny!! Hope you’re staying warm and having a joyful start to the year!

  • Jill James says:

    Glad to know you didn’t get snowbound – a la Misery. hahahaha Looks like it was a fun and beautiful time.

  • Dianna says:

    You Are Trusted

    You are down to earth, humble, and honest. You are likely to be in excellent mental and physical health.

    It’s likely that you will have four or more children… whether you use birth control or not!

    You are easily effected by the world around you. You are emotional and even a bit moody.

    You are very detail oriented and tidy. Some may even call you obsessive.

    You are quite conservative. You are neither a flirter or a flaunter.

    Other than the 4 children (I only had two) it pretty much summed me up. Gee, who knew a belly button had so much knowledge??

  • Dianna says:

    Peach recipe:
    Fresh Peach Crisp
    Ingredients:
    ½ c. rolled oats
    ½ c. brown sugar
    ¼ c. flour
    ½ tsp. cinnamon
    ¼ c. butter softened
    Combine oats, berown sugar, flour and cinnamon in a mixing bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Peel peaches, removing pit and slice, put into a baking dish and sprinkle oat mixture on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

    Guacamole recipe:
    Guacamole
    Avocado Salad
    1 ripe tomato peeled
    2 avocados
    ½ onion minced
    1 tablespoon vinegar
    1 chopped green chile, or to taste
    Salt and pepper to taste.
    Mash tomato and avocados mix together well then stir in rest of ingredients. Serve with warmed tortillas.

  • Virna says:

    I just bought a bad girl calendar, filled with “bad girl” tendencies and wishes, to help me out. Some people just can’t pull of a red leather mini and spiked heels in real life, but a fictional heroine can! πŸ™‚

    • Tawny says:

      LOL I love the calendar idea!! And you know, I think anyone can pull off something sexy… its just deciding how sexy they want to get, right?

  • tammy says:

    Very nice! I love boots. And big Congrats! So excited for you and can’t wait to read.

    Usually a treat for me involves chocolate – but I think I’ll broaden my horizons a bit to include other things soon.

    • Tawny says:

      Oh, I’m not discounting chocolate, Tammy! But if I made myself wait until a contract for it, I’d go crazy LOL.

      thank you for the congratulations πŸ™‚ I’m excited, too!

  • Dianna says:

    OMG, the boots are gorgeous, once upon a time I had the same fascination especially with boots. Alas, bad things happened to my body when I wasn’t looking and I can’t even wear heels except for very special occasions and only if those occasions are of very short duration. I do have ways of treating myself though, I have been known to save “treats” so I can get an entire backlist of an author. I also treat myself with good chocolates.
    I can’t quit looking at the boots.

    • Tawny says:

      Ooooh, Dianna, you have my sympathy!! I broke my foot awhile back and couldn’t wear heels and it was pure torture. I do like your idea of treats, especially the backlist LOL. I’m a big one on that, too.

      and aren’t they gorgoeus boots?!

  • sophie says:

    oh no, i completely forgot to buy myself shoes when I sold my book! Does that mean it doesn’t count? No, wait, it probably means I need to get on zappos *right now*.

    When i got my first check i got my son a PSP, my daughter a new iPod, and my husband a really ugly yellow shirt that for some reason he had circled in a catalog. whatever, he liked it. And I got myself a LAPTOP, yay!

    • Tawny says:

      Sophie, you’ve sold so many books now, you should get shoes retroactively!! Go now! Go to Zappos!

      πŸ˜‰ With my first sale, I got one daughter boots of her own, the other a very special, super-loaded Build a Bear and hubby a toy he’d been coveting. I love that you got yourself a laptop! Now thats a gift that will keep on earning its keep, isn’t it?!

  • Lisa says:

    Awwww! I’m feeling the love. Thank you! If you’re happy, I’m happy. πŸ™‚

  • Dianna says:

    Yes, you did good Lisa!

  • Dianna says:

    Snow does it for me, when it is falling and the house is nice and cozy I want to hit the kitchen and start on the comfort food.

    • Tawny says:

      Yes, Tammy. I really did make noodles. Egg noodles, to be exact. They were nummy!!

      Dianna, isn’t it wild how the weather hits our comfort food buttons? What’s your fave comfort food to make?

  • tammy says:

    You made homemade noodles? πŸ™‚

    Once I get past that, maybe I’ll be able to sort out if anything ever makes me want to cook. lol

  • Dianna says:

    My comfort food always involves bread, I think it has something to do with my grandmother. I make yeast breads, banana nut bread, zuchinni bread etc. I also have a thing for chicken and dumplings when it is cold and snowy outside.

    • Tawny says:

      Mmmm, I’m on a bread binge too (I’m counting the noodles in the bread category LOL). I made yeast starter for the first time in years today and have tons of plans for it. I do love quickbreads and now that you’ve posted, I’m craving both banana nut and zuchinni bread!!! Oooooh, carrot bread. YUM – I have the best recipe. Hmmm, I wonder if the rain will last long enough for me to make all of this…

  • Dianna says:

    Just take the day and make it all then put it in the freezer. Banana nut, zuchinni and carrot breads are excellent freezer fare. My ex wouldn’t eat it when I first baked it, he wanted it put in the freezer, he said it was always better after being frozen.

  • Virna says:

    Sometimes I get wrapped up in the “he should just show HIS interest without me having to tell him to,” but I guess that’s not very productive, now is it. Good advice, MB!

    • Ms. Behavin' says:

      LOL – well, in a perfect world, the guy is ALWAYS lustin’ after us gals, isn’t he? And always being Mr. Romance and showing his interest and appreciation. But on those imperfect days, it comes down the the usual. You know the usual, right? We want it, we have to make it happen ourselves.

  • tammy says:

    Sounds like a very good book, Tawny. I’m gonna check it out.

    • Tawny says:

      Tammy, its fabulous. I was in a funk yesterday worrying about sales and promotion and reviews and all that stuff. I got in bed, picked up his book and opened it to the last page I’d read and tada – the perfect advice on why its not our job to worry about all that crap. Its our job to write the books. To write them as honestly and powerfully and the very best we can (totally paraphrasing here). That really let me release a lot of tension – and sleep LOL.

  • tammy says:

    Sounds really great Tawny. Just what I need when I get so caught up in what the final outcome might be, that I can’t get through what I need to do now just to get to the final outcome. I’m sure that applies to a lot of different things in life as well.

  • Dianna says:

    Make lists, lots and lots of lists, check them twice to make sure I didn’t miss anything and then start checking the items off as they are completed. As far as the promotion, I personally love the bookmarks and goodies that you send out. I have people at work asking when your next books are coming out. πŸ™‚

    • Tawny says:

      Methinks I need to send you more bookmarks and goodies, Dianna πŸ˜‰ Thanks!!!

      And I’m the Queen of Lists. I was ecstatic when I discovered that Microsoft OneNote would interface with Microsoft Outlook and not only let me turn my lists into tasks but flash reminders on my computer screen. Color Coded, even!!! Oooooh the joy. πŸ˜€

  • Dianna says:

    Color coded!! I had a boss once tell me she wanted to see my desk color coded (she wanted to see brown), she still talks about it even today. At the time we still had hard copy ledgers and you couldn’t see my desk (nothing but white showed)at all. The ledgers were even stacked around me on the floor.
    My current boss is my daughter’s age and we started a new keying system, for me to enter the information in it into my spreadsheet I had to highlight each person’s name so I could get everything on the right line. “Color” coded. She said it looks like a rainbow, but I noticed while I was off last week my different colored highlighters ended up on her desk because she had to do my job.

  • Dianna says:

    Oh I got my mailing from you yesterday, I had to fight them off when they saw my new bookmarks you sent.

  • I totally agree! Well said. A woman needs to get to know herself and what she truly deep down want and likes. Then, have the confidence to do it. It is amazing how many men are very pleasantly surprised when this happens. It truly is a growing and discovery thing.
    Good Luck!

  • Ms. Behavin says:

    Thanks for dropping by, Paul – and for the masculine insight and agreement πŸ˜‰ Confidence really is the sexiest thing, isn’t it?

  • ~Sia McKye~ says:

    Hey Tawny, I got a google alert that someone was talking about me, lol!

    I’m looking forward to having you as my guest on Over Coffee!

    Happy writing!

  • Helen says:

    I am liking all of the Woo-Hoo moments

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Dianna says:

    Me too, woo-woo people are the coolest.

  • Tawny says:

    LOL -they are fun comments, aren’t they, Helen! I’m having a great time.

    Dianna, I’m in total agreement with you!

  • Helen says:

    Tawny
    I love that Led Zepplin song as you probably know hubby and I are big fans of Rod Stewart and on our wedding night just as we were getting into bed Rod’s song Tonights The Night came on the radio and most of our make out songs are his and a lot of songs from the 70’s are very romantic songs and some of these are our favourites nad always will be

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Tawny says:

      Rod Stewart has some of the sexiest, most makeout worthy songs out there, Helen πŸ˜‰ I love a lot of the music from the 70s. And the 80s. And the current decade. I’m pretty sure the 90s were a bust though *g*

  • Helen says:

    Tawny
    That looks fantastic I don’t have a crafty bone in my body I love the work that friends of mine do I used to knit a lot and do some embroidry but never seem to have the time these days. I take my hat of to people who have the inspiration and get up and go to do these types of crafts me I like to sit down and read LOL

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Tawny says:

      Aww thanks so much, Helen. I’m jealous that you can knit. My gramma’s been trying to teach me for awhile now and I’m dismal at it. I finally gave up and learned to loom knit. Ha – solved all my tensions issues (with the yarn, not in my personality *g*) but the range of what I can make is pretty limited.

  • Helen says:

    What Age Do You Act?
    You Act Like You Are 28 Years Old

    You are a twenty-something at heart. You feel like an adult, and you’re optimistic about life.
    You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.

    You’re still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.
    The world is full of possibilities, and you can’t wait to explore many of them.

    I like this Tawny it says I am nearly half my age seeing as how I am having a birthday next week LOL

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Dianna says:

    [b]You Act Like You Are 28 Years Old[/b]

    [img]http://www.blogthingsimages.com/whatagequiz/20s.gif[/img]

    You are a twenty-something at heart. You feel like an adult, and you’re optimistic about life.
    You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.

    You’re still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.
    The world is full of possibilities, and you can’t wait to explore many of them.

  • Dianna says:

    Hmmm, considering I am 57 I am thinking I didn’t understand the questions!! LOL

  • Jane says:

    I act like I’m 21 Years Old.

    You are a twenty-something at heart. You feel like an adult, and you’re optimistic about life.
    You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.

    You’re still figuring out your place in the world and how you want your life to shape up.
    The world is full of possibilities, and you can’t wait to explore many of them.

    I think it’s a mostly accurate assessment.

  • Jeanne Adams says:

    WOOHOO! I love being nominated for anything. Grins. I do, however, find it hard to believe I can out-woo-woo you. Snicker.

    Now, the fun part, how to put this on my posts, nominate and so on. :> I’ll see what I can do.

    *bowing* Thank you, for the the nomination, Tawny!

    • Tawny says:

      LOL -you rock Jeanne!!! It was my pleasure to give you a public hug for your awesomeness. Especially your woo woo awesomeness *g*

  • kh says:

    congrats on 4 1/2 stars for going down hard fro m rt

  • Wow, Tawny! What a fantastic compliment. Thank you so much! And right back at ya! Hey, and how cool was the Top Pick from RT for April? Coming on Strong is…COMING ON STRONG!!!!

    • Tawny says:

      Smooches and thanks πŸ˜‰ It was actually Going Down Hard that snagged the Top Pick, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!!! Coming On Strong did really well (4 stars) but this is my first Top Pick and I’m thrilled πŸ™‚

  • sherry says:

    very nice

  • Dianna says:

    Oh, the poor baby, don’t they make diet doggie treats?? Can’t you invent them or something??

    • Tawny says:

      Thanks, Dianna!!!

      Would you believe she’s snacking on carrots? And ice cubes, but she’s always eaten ice cubes. But somehow, they don’t seem to make her nearly as happy as those pepperoni things she liked so much.

      I figure if she hasn’t lost on Friday, I’ll get some recipes from the vet. Diet dog treat invention is so beyond my skill level LOL.

  • Helen says:

    She is beautiful Tawny I have never had to put any of mine on diets thank heavens because I am the worlds worst dieter so I don’t think I could say no to those eyes I hope all works out
    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Tawny says:

    Thank you, Helen!! I think she’s gorgeous myself but I’m very biased since she’s my baby πŸ˜‰ And yeah, those puppy dog eyes don’t help her weight, let me tell ya!

  • Dianna says:

    I still think Tinkerbelle looks darn good to be overweight. Sierra is beautiful and seems to love the camera.

    • Tawny says:

      Hi Dianna πŸ™‚

      Sierra is a total ham. The camera comes out and she sits and grins. Tink was in pretty good shape in that picture… she still had energy. LOL – when she was a pup, I used to read the ‘Rottie books’ and they said that these dogs were super active until they were 2, then they got mellow. I would look at that lazy puppy just laying there and wonder how mellower she could possibly get. She showed me, she mellowed into “thick” πŸ˜‰

  • Awww … how sweet!! And they look so well-behaved. Are they putting me on, or are they really the angels they appear to be?

    Just between you ‘n’ me, I’m glad your Sierra isn’t a little “foo-foo” dog.

    • Tawny says:

      ROFL Sierra. Nope, no foo-foo dogs here. My mom raises Yorkies though, and the little dogs are a smidge too excitable for me.

      They are sweet, and really well-behaved most of the time. Um… I wouldn’t go so far as angels since they have a definitely naughty side. But they are sweethearts and very very social.

  • Dianna says:

    I had a miniature Schnauzer that was twice the weight she should have been when we got her. She was my little angel. We gave her a full measure of food one day and a half measure the next. It took a while but we got her down to weight. She weighed 30 lbs. when we got her and 15 was what her very top weight should have been. She was just like some of us, when she was emotionally upset she would eat.

  • Lisa Freeman says:

    Harlequin’s are what started me reading all the time. I was in 7th grade and fell in love with their romances. They’ve come a long way since then!

    • Tawny says:

      Lisa, I think I might have been in 6th myself when a neighbor gave my mom a grocery bag of Harlequins. I read them all while in bed with the flu and was hooked from that point on πŸ™‚

  • Helen says:

    Over the years I have read many many Harliquins here in Australia they are more commonly known as Mills and Boon and I love them

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Tawny says:

      Helen, I get copies of my releases that are sold in Australia and its so cool to see that they are Mills & Boon. Do you have the same lines? My first Australian edition (Double Dare) was in a 2 in 1 in the Temptation line, but my latest ones have Blaze on the cover.

  • Dianna says:

    I have been reading Harlequins and others for 46 years. There weren’t any Blaze or even slightly warm when I started reading.

  • Dianna says:

    I love the changes Tawny, I loved them when I was younger and I love them even more now. My boss just gave me a whole box full of old, old, Harlequins, I am still sorting through them but I actually recognized one I read from years ago! Don’t ask me what I had for lunch yesterday cos I can’t remember, but I do remember reading a certain story line from years ago.

  • Dianna says:

    It was a wonderful party, as usual I didn’t get to stay long because work was calling my name. I did get notice yesterday that my pre-order for Going Down Hard should be here today!

  • Petro says:

    I’m losing my mind . . missing fictional characters *G* thanks Tawny ! That interview just made it worse. . I want them back ! LOL !!

    Great Interview :)!!

    • Tawny says:

      ROFL πŸ˜€ I’m so glad you enjoyed it and I’m giggling like crazy that you miss them. You know… I did mention a book about Tristan to my editor. She was open to the idea….

  • V. Mann says:

    Your dialogue is great, I love sexy verbal sparring between a man and a woman. I definitely felt the connection between the two. I’ll be picking up a copy over at E-HQN!

  • limecello says:

    Oh yay! What a wonderful thing to do on hump day πŸ™‚ Thanks for your generosity, Tawny, and good luck everyone!

  • CrystalGB says:

    Hi Tawny. Hope you are having a good day. I commented over at Yankee Romance Reviewers.

  • Marcie says:

    goody bags!! sweet.

  • Roberta Harwell says:

    Love goody bags. Can’t get enough. Have a great day.

  • Jody F. says:

    Wow Tawny. You’re a super busy girl. I wish everybody luck on winning some swag.

  • chey says:

    Have a great day everyone!

  • Nicole S says:

    I’ll go check it out.

  • D. D. Scott says:

    Hello, Tawny!!!

    D. D. Scott here!

    Just left a comment for you at Yankee Romance Reviewers (what a terrific blog site!) so thought I’d catch you here too.

    I’m telling all of you out there who haven’t read “Going Down Hard” to get busy and get into it! The book is now on my keeper shelf and is one of my top reads!

    I couldn’t get enough of Sierra and Reece, and plan to find a copy of Belle and Mitch’s story soon.

    Tawny, you are now on my Must Buy and Read The Minute I Get It List!

    Sexy, Sassy, Smart Wishes — D. D. Scott
    http://www.DDScott.com

  • EllenToo says:

    Wow Tawny you are a very generous person. I’d love to win a goody bag.

  • Jane says:

    Hi Tawny,
    I already stopped by and left a comment.

  • delitealex says:

    I would love to win. good luck everyone

  • Helen says:

    Tawny

    You are a fantastic writer and I have loved all of your books

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Quilt Lady says:

    Love goody bags Tawny! Hope you have had a great day today!

  • Helen says:

    Tawny

    I loved both blogs

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Paula R. says:

    Great blog topic. The book looks like it is going to be a hot one. I picked up a couple of your books recently, but I am not sure if I have your latest. Definitely need to check the TBR pile…have fun over at the blog.

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

  • D. D. Scott says:

    Just posted this to Sue’s Border’s blog…but wanted you to have it on your site too!

    Love it, Love it, Love it!

    The music rocks (gives it that Breakfast Club/John Hughes or 90210/Aaron Spelling feel)!

    Tawny, you’re already an auto-buy for me, but if you weren’t, this would nail the purchase for me!

    Well done!

    Sexy, Sassy, Smart Book Trailer Wishes — D. D. Scott
    http://www.DDScott.com
    http://twitter.com/ddscottromcom

  • Nicole S says:

    I really like it. I with D.D. if you weren’t already an auto-buy for me that would help get me to buy the book.

  • Dianna says:

    I loved it! Like D.D. and Nicole you are an auto buy but that trailer would catch my attention in a heart beat.

  • Virna says:

    Woo-hoo! Wonderful review of a great book, Tawny!

  • Helen says:

    Congrats Tawny great review
    I started reading Feels Like The First Time last night and am loving it I wish I didn’t have to go to work today I would be able to finish it because I don’t want to put it down
    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Tawny says:

    πŸ™‚ Thanks!!! And YAY, Helen, I’m so glad you’re having fun with FLtFT!!!!! I can’t wait to hear what you think when you finish.

  • Fedora says:

    *sniff* πŸ™ I know it makes sense, but the Playground sure was a fun hangout! Glad I can still see you here, Tawny!

  • Dianna says:

    Thought I should hit here as well as the other two then it is off to work for me.

  • Fedora says:

    Good gravy, Tawny! You’re a busy bee today! πŸ™‚

  • Paula R. says:

    I knew I should have taken a sick day today! I hope you enjoyed yourself gabbing all over the place. Sorry, I can’t join you. I am uber tired…think I am coming down with something, so I am going to bed.

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

  • Paula R. says:

    It was a lot of fun hanging with you there today! I hope others came by to celebrate you Cake Day! I really like that…

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

  • Paula R. says:

    I checked it out. There is a lot of good stuff going on over there.

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

    • Tawny says:

      Thanks, Paula πŸ˜€ It’s a great group and we’re really focused on the whole healthy writer thing πŸ˜€

  • Dianna says:

    Since it is 5:32 a.m. right now consider this an agreeing grunt.

  • Paula R. says:

    Happy Easter to you too Tawny!! Your chickies hatched…LOL!!! They are cute.

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

  • Jane says:

    Happy Easter, Tawny.

  • Nicole S says:

    Hope everyone had a good Easter!

  • Laura McCann says:

    interesting topic, Tawny!

  • Fedora says:

    I saw this posted on another loop–sound exciting, Tawny!

  • Leni says:

    Thanks so much.

  • LauraCann says:

    This looks awesome!! You and Virna are rockin’ it!

  • Fedora says:

    What an incredible resource for writers, Tawny! You and Virna are quite a team!

  • Virna says:

    Hi T! I love the new wallpaper! It was fun pushing myself and dressing up, but am glad to be all “comfy” at home again! πŸ™‚ I still need to catch up with you about…well, you know… πŸ˜€

    • Tawny says:

      LOL, Virna. You pushed well and WOWZA you looked awesome at the parties. I loved your dress!!! I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk about, well, you know *g* πŸ˜‰

  • Terri Garey says:

    The ringing in my ears hasn’t stopped yet, but the voices are whispering, so today I’m going to do my best to listen to them and get some writing done. Miss you, Miss Yoga Pants! πŸ™‚

    • Tawny says:

      I do hope you hear those voices loud and clear, Ms. Terri. Cuz they do rock your stories πŸ˜€

      I miss you too and am already impatient to see you again.

  • Paula R. says:

    Hey Tawny, great summary here. The voices are starting to filter through for me now too. Took a couple of days to actually hear their whispers. It looks like video and color will now be added to what they are trying to say. Happy writing. It was really great to finally meet you face to face.

    Peace and love,
    Paula R.

    • Tawny says:

      YES!!! Video and color rock, Paula! πŸ™‚ It was so great to meet you face to face this year. I’m glad you had a great conference and hope you have a lot of fab energy for writing πŸ™‚

  • Jill James says:

    Sounds like you had another great conference. I missed everyone very much.

    • Tawny says:

      Jill, it was a fab conference. Exhausting, loud and crazy as usual but so wonderful. I hope you can go next year?!

  • Betty Hanawa says:

    Whooo-hooo! Another winner for Ms. Tawny. Snoopy dancing for you.

  • Colleen says:

    Congrats on the wonderful review!!! πŸ˜€

  • Jane says:

    Congrats on the great review, Tawny.

  • Fedora says:

    Awesome, Tawny! Just as I expected πŸ™‚

  • Jill says:

    I love this book so far! I look forward to the new chapter each day and can’t wait to see what happens.

  • Colleen says:

    Congrats on your newest release!!! πŸ˜€

  • Helen says:

    Great post over at the Romance Bandits Tawny as always I am soo looking forward to reading this whoo hoo
    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Fedora says:

    Yippee, Tawny!! Happy release day!!! πŸ™‚

  • Colleen says:

    Love the Wanted poster! πŸ˜‰

  • Helen says:

    Love it how cool need to add these other two books to my must have list

    Have Fun
    helen

  • Colleen says:

    All three sound great!

  • Leigh Duncan says:

    Hey Tawny! I’m not sure it’s a craving, but ever since the tomatoes started ripening in my garden, hubby and I haven’t been able to get enough sliced tomatoes. Peeled, sliced, sprinkled with a little salt and pepper. Oh, heaven!

    • Tawny says:

      Leigh, I have tomato envy. Mine aren’t growing that fast!! Whahhhh, it’ll be months yet before I get yummy tomato goodness. I’ll bet they are delish, huh?

  • Colleen says:

    Yum Apple cake! Sounds goooood! My mom tells me she had this great recipe and lost it… I never tried to make one before… lately I have been on a vanilla ice cream kick… I have just been craving the creamy simple taste of it… who knows what is next!

    • Tawny says:

      Oh, now see, Colleen, if you could find that cake recipe you could have a slice of warm apple cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side LOL. Yummy!

      I’ve found a recipe on The Food Network that looks pretty good. I’ll have to alter it a little because I want crunch in my crumble topping, but otherwise I think it looks great. My daughter and I are making it this afternoon… I’ll let you know how it turns out πŸ™‚

      happy ice-creaming πŸ˜€

  • Jane says:

    I’m craving donuts today. I want some deep fried greasy goodness. Maybe a Boston Cream.

  • Helen says:

    Tawny
    I make a mean apple sponge which my family love
    1 tin apples (add sugar to sweeten)
    put these in a oven proof dish
    Topping
    4 oz butter
    4 oz sugar
    2 eggs
    8 oz self raising flour
    Milk to mix
    Beat butter till fluffy add sugar and beat till smooth
    add eggs one at a time
    then add half the flour and beat
    add some milk to make it smooth
    add the rest of the flour
    then some more milk to make the mixture dropping consitstancy
    put on top of apples
    then into the oven around 200c for around 35 to 40 min or until cooked.
    Serve hot with either ice cream, cream or custard
    Yummo
    I will have to make one this weekend

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Leigh Duncan says:

    Tawny, I love, love, love great reviews. And this one is terrific! Major congrats on a well-crafted book!

  • Nicole S says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever had a scone before. I guess I’ll just have to try out your recipe and see how I like scones. Thanks for sharing it!

  • EllenToo says:

    Ice Tea
    Dr. Pepper
    Water
    Fruit Juice
    Lemonade

  • MJ Fredrick says:

    I do NOT love back to school time, being a teacher πŸ™‚ Though I do like wearing my new clothes, etc. If we could just skip to the second week of school, I’d probably be okay, but getting back in the routine is rough.

  • Oh, now you know I’m not going to miss summer at all. I love wooly socks, even if they do cover my cute pedi, I love sweatshirts and apple harvests, and fires in the fireplace….mmmmmm. I guess, if anything, I DO miss the pool. Grins.

  • Nicole s says:

    I’m going to miss going to the ballpark. I’m already having withdrawals lol

  • etstella56 says:

    You can never have too many hot bodies to gaze upon!!

  • meandi says:

    cause a hot man always draws my eye πŸ˜‰

  • Laney4 says:

    I think cartoons or scenes are more generic, making it easier for me to envision the hero and heroine the way I want to see them rather than the way the publisher sees them. I hope that makes sense!

  • Susie61 says:

    I’d rather have just the hot bod, that way it’s easier to imagine ME with him.

  • hotcha1 says:

    I LOVE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THEM AND IT’S SO MUCH BETTER THAN SEX SEX SEX! WE ALL KNOW HE CAN’T DO IT FOR 12 HOURS W/O A BREAK! LOL

  • ecocat says:

    I think the heroine and hero in a tight clinch is hot.

  • janeajlc says:

    I like seeing how hot the book is going to get.

  • ohwrite says:

    I love the hero and heroine together, then I have a picture of both of them in my mind as I read…adds to the romance!

  • Nicole S says:

    I really like ones with just the hero on the cover, nothing sexier than the hero in all his glory.

  • Leni says:

    The hero will be the one that gets my attention.

  • amandastar84 says:

    I’ve found that my favourite covers turn out to be just of the hero. (As long as the hero on the cover matches the description in the book at least a little) I think romance covers in general are getting better and better! =)

  • laura60 says:

    I love both the hero and heorine in a hot clinch. This way when I read the book I can easily envision what both look like. I can just imagine their faces when they are described as having certain looks like a raised eyebrow or leaving the room in a huff.

  • StephanieJS says:

    I love a pic of the hero. I also like the hero and heroine so it was a tough call to pick one.

  • tigger says:

    I love the hero and heroine together or you can one smaller in the back ground

  • Gail S says:

    That’s a tough question, I voted for both hero & heroine, but sometimes the hero alone is really hot. As long as it’s done in good taste and is HOT;-) I’m good with it. LOL

  • alterlisa says:

    As long as the hero is by himself, you can look at that hot bod so much easier.

  • marybelle says:

    Love the heroine in a gown to die for, as she hangs on for dear life to the hero.

  • Christy says:

    Because that’s how I choose any books that I want to buy or borrow. First, look at the book cover, when the cover is hot, delicious male, I’m pretty sure the story will not so far from the cover:))

  • LuvnPhrost says:

    I definitely prefer the hot hero alone, waiting for me! πŸ™‚

  • infinitieh says:

    I just need a hot guy on the cover, preferably one of my favorite cover models.

    After all, I have bought books solely based on the hot cover.

  • Helen says:

    Tawny

    A hot hero will always pull me int you gotta love them

    Have fun
    Helen

  • TawnyWeberFan16 says:

    I voted for the hero and heroine, but the hero alone works also. The only huge frustration for me personally is when one of the main characters in the novel is distinctive, such as red hair, or blond and on the cover is brown hair actors or some other difference. I always want to call and offer to be an editor of consistency, for the enjoyment of reading books, for free and of course to help out LOL.

  • Donna_A says:

    I’m with Estella can never have too many hot bodies.

  • OV_099 says:

    Yeah, I can be just as shallow as anyone… give me half naked guys please! LOL Though, I do prefer them having heads… hate headless cover models, men or women! LOL

    Lois

  • KaraT says:

    I personally like just the hero on the cover…but if the face is included…they have to come close to the description in the book. Like the above comment…I don’t like when the face and hair coloring is different from the book. For me, just the bod is fine!!

  • Alina D says:

    I voted for Hero an Heroine, but just the hot body hero works for me too.

  • Colleen says:

    Something about a sexy man on a cover to catch the eye… you get to enjoy the contents of the book along with some eye candy! πŸ˜‰

  • sunshine says:

    I am a visual person, seeing something that will catch my eye and make me look and also catch my interest is going to be what makes me want to pick up the book, read the jacket and make my decision, but an interesting “couple” doesn’t make it all about just one person.

  • brymom says:

    Having the picture of them on the cover helps me put a face to the story. Plus it’s always nice to look at some hot guy!

  • Artemis says:

    It was a hard decision, but I went for the clinch. Yes, a hot, hunky hero can be a hard sell, but with the right clinch, the hands placed just so, the clothing in disarray. Oh Mama!

  • Di says:

    I like to get a picture in my mind what they look like – that’s why I find it annoying if the picture is way off, like if the hair color is different.

  • booksrforever says:

    because the woman gets in the way of looking at the sexy guy

  • Parieli says:

    I love having the couple on the cover, even if I don’t picture them the same way, because I just find it more romantic πŸ™‚

  • Pat says:

    As mentioned earlier, can’t abide having the written characters not
    look like the cover. Another peeve is having a hero who looks so
    much younger than the heroine, as has happened several times recently. Makes it seem as if there are cougars loose in the story!

  • Bridgetw3 says:

    It just catches my eye and I can’t help but look!

  • cherio1 says:

    I think having both whets the appetite for some sizzling romance!

  • cinful1121 says:

    I like them headless LOL yah yah that sounds bad but what I mean is the not bodies entwined or something but not their actual faces because unfortunately more often than not the cover models look nothing like the characters described in the book. With yummy hot models posed “headless” it gives you the tingles without ruining the fantasy image the reader has created in his or her mind πŸ˜‰

  • alwyzsleepn says:

    it really depends, i like them all. but the one i voted for just allows me to give more details to my imagination.

  • Kaelee says:

    I like seeing both the hero and heroine on the cover. I also like it if they resemble the description in the story. I don’t dislike just Hero covers as some of them are really hot as well.

  • Cathy P says:

    I love to see pictures of either a Scottish or Welsh warrior or the heroine and her hero in a hot clutch. They catch my attention right away.

  • Artemis says:

    BTW Tawny, nice “clinch” on SEX, LIES AND MISTLETOE!!!

  • Kirsten says:

    The Hero and Heroine in a hot clinch!
    It’s their connection/lovestory I’m interested in.
    So they can both be in the picture ;D

  • nmomin says:

    I usually look at the bookcover first to decide how the story is going be like is it just normal romance or does it have HOT and Spice stuff in it…so yeah i always pick the books with hero and heroine in hot clinch situations..

  • Colleen says:

    Love Halloween! Sexy would be my choice of costume…

  • Cathy P says:

    My favorite is funny since I’m not really the sexy type.

  • reginamayross says:

    i like a sexy costume

  • Patricia says:

    Great interview/post! You just want it all don’t you Cindy. No long rides anywhere or crowds or ventures into or on the ocean, but you love cruising. You’re an extrovert who loves to be alone. Me thinks you’e just a bit on the koo koo side. But seriously, I love you anwyay.

    I’m a big bull riding fan (watching not riding), so my absolute favorite pair of slippers is my floppy tan slippers with huge long-horn steer heads on the front. I’d post a picture of them, but I don’t have one (note to self – take picture of bull slippers).

    Thanks for the interview Tawny. Looking forward to seeing you in January!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  • cherio1 says:

    I am going to be a crazy witch!!

  • Artemis says:

    It’s a combination of factors and they are never the same. A very few author’s are auto-buys no matter what romance genre. Others, I haunt my favorite blogs and review sites before making the decision. Yes, covers and blurbs are an influence on what I spend my hard earned money on. Any cover that features too much of a landscape, furry animals, or animation I tend to stay away from. Although, I know I may be missing out on some very good writing; so be it. If it is going to sit on my shelf, I don’t want to look at that! Also, I don’t stick to one or two genres – I’m all over the place. But I do find myself reading in a particular category or genre for a length of time (historical, Blaze, paranormal, etc.) before switching to another. I just like to read romance; plain and simple!

  • booksrforever says:

    If I’m browsing a bookshelf I usually look for familiar authors names and then I view the cover-is there a hot guy on the cover or does it look interesting. I then turn the book over and check out the blurb on the back to see if the story premise is something that strikes my interest. Sometimes if I’ve loved something else by that author I might buy it anyway to see what they are up to now. If an unknown author, I will write down the title and check with my friends to see if they are any good if the premise doesn’t draw me in. With my kindle, I start with freebies from either authors or a book site and if I like that author I will go back and see what else they have available and make a point of getting more by them.

  • kjoc23 says:

    I definitely have certain authors that I generally buy no matter, then it’s the covers/blurbs that make me look into a book. Sometimes, one of the many e-mails from publishers or groups tells of books that I just cannot live without!! πŸ™‚

  • PkL says:

    Book Cover, Author, Blurb on the back

  • Cathy P says:

    I usually look for my favorite authors books and buy them. If I see a review from a new author that sounds good, I will buy her/his books. Of big importance is the cover and back blurb. If they aren’t good, I don’t buy the book.

  • Di says:

    The cover may catch my eye first, or if it’s an author that I know & like. Then I’ll read the description/synopsis of the story.

  • Leni says:

    I have authors that are automatic buys and genres that I love to read. Sometimes I a cover will get my attention and that will get me to read the blurb and that might lead me to purchase it. This usually happens with authors that are new to me. Also, if it’s a genre that I like to read I will search for books that are in it.

  • TawnyWeberFan16 says:

    Authors are probably my first draw to a book, every time. If I have enjoyed their work before, I am always willing to try again. I tend to purchase books with this criteria every time.

    I tend to use the library to explore new authors in genres I enjoy, which in turn can end up adding new authors to my favorites list.

    I would guess that book covers have the least effect on my limited purchase dollars. A good visual is always nice to look at, but then can lead to frustration when I delve into the book, and their are inconsistencies. Such as two main characters locked in an embrace on the cover, and the portrayal is both dark hair, and when you read the story, the main female character is a blond. That ends up distracting me from what is a wonderful story.

    So author first, for me every time.

  • sbrandes says:

    Kind of depends. Could be the book cover or title catches my attention. Favorite author or it I am trying a new author the burb of the book. Or even an author or a blog promoting the book and it sounds good or the author is so nice I just want to support them.

  • Colleen says:

    I first go for the authors I enjoy reading most. After that I will see what other books catch my eye… then I will read the blurbs to see if it is a book that I would be interested in reading.

  • tigger says:

    I have authors I buy everytime. Then the others I look at cover author’s who are . Some times I buy after seeing their books on the web – like Amazon, B&N, and other book store sites. If it is a holiday time I will look at the authors writing a book with short stories in one book. If it a holiday book the title that gets me

  • Helen says:

    I have auto buy authors and I also get recomendations from friends and blogs and the big one for me is the blurb on the back.
    Loved Sex Lies and Mistletoe Tawny fantastic read

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • lynn says:

    Covers and blurbs

  • Tammy Y says:

    I buy books because of the authors I like the best. I will buy a book from new author if it is part of a series I am reading.

  • * Something sweet and thoughtful. It is the thought that counts.

  • sue brandes says:

    When I was younger I would say something sweet but; now that I am in my 50,s I prefer something practical. LOL.

  • CarolynO says:

    I love getting amazon gift cards so I can pick out which hot and sexy book I want to read. I absolutely hate getting practical gifts, they were all I got as a kid when money was tight. To me socks and underwear/bras are not Christmas gifts, they are necessities.

  • Nicole S says:

    I’d like something sweet and thoughtful from my special someone.

  • Susan P says:

    Budget requires something practical and needed. I’ve never been one for frivolous gifts. The Christmas I asked for a circular saw for Christmas, my husband let me pick it out myself!

  • Colleen says:

    I would probably say * Something sweet and thoughtful. It is the thought that counts.
    Happy Holidays! πŸ˜€

  • JackieW says:

    I like presents that are thoughtful…showing that a lot of effort went into the purchase. Have a great Holiday season.

  • Peggy R says:

    I would have to say that I prefer practical presents, because at this point of my life I’m always in need of them. I went through a bad streak after my Husband and I lost our house a couple of years ago, and we lost most of our belongings, so I would rather be practical right now, and save the sweet and sexy for the right time. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!!

  • Artemis says:

    It’s a toss-up between pratical and hot and sexy! Hubs and I have been together now 31+ years, so gift giving is usually something a little out of the ordinary but not expensive.

  • Cathy P says:

    Since we are in our late 50’s, I would have to say practical. Every year we decide on something we both want, and then buy it for our Christmas present to each other. When we were younger it was always sweet and thoughtful. How our perspectives change over the years. Lol!

  • Whitney says:

    As we are getting older my husband and I best appreciate any gift that can be used up because we must clear out our house in order to down size to a more age-related dwelling.

  • JOYE says:

    If my special someone gives me something sexy, that’s thoughtful and I would welcome that.

  • ecocat says:

    I like something hot and sexy. I like to feel wonderful.

  • Ilona says:

    Something sweet and thoughtful. It’s the thought that counts.

    Besides I am not sexy and I hate practical πŸ˜€

  • Dawn Staniszeski says:

    Sweet and thoughtful and usually he doesn’t disappoint! Jewelry and candles..always a winner with me πŸ™‚

  • Tammy Y says:

    Something sweet and thoughtful. He gives me Snoopy things. I love Snoopy!

  • StephanieJS says:

    Something sweet and thoughtful. It is the thought that counts. I always enjoy gifts that I’m not expecting and love to get.

  • Helen says:

    I love getting something sweet and thoughtful like chocolates and books or gift cards for books LOL

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Mel K. says:

    * Something sweet and thoughtful. It is the thought that counts.

  • Colleen says:

    I do not usually make resolutions… but this year I am going to try to follow through on one… Happy New Year! πŸ˜€

  • I don’t make resolutions but I do set goals.

  • Cheryl English says:

    I do make resolutions each year. But do I follow all of them, Heck No.

  • Leni says:

    I don’t make resolutions at the start of the new year.

  • Christy says:

    I make resolutions every year and try to follow through. But if I can’t make them happen I’ll try to make it happen the next year:)) I just can’t give up something so easily if I already set up my mind ….

  • Kelli Jo Calvert says:

    I stopped making resolutions a few years ago. I might make a few plans or goals like you, but no more resolutions…

  • Nicole S says:

    I don’t make resolutions because I can never keep them. Like you I try to make a few goals for myself, I tend to better with that method.

  • Anna says:

    I personally haven’t made goals or resolutions for New Year’s specifically myself in years and years. I know I should, but instead I try to live each day with at least moments of joy, keep my eyes open to the miracles around me, and try to set good examples for my children in positive ways to live our lives. To me that seems like a more positive way to live, because when I mess up, which always happens sometimes, I try to show that instead of beating ourselves up, we can pull at least something positive out of every experience. Goals have a more positive “image” than a resolution, like to set a resolution means you are a horrible person in need of tons of change.

    But that being said, I am an obsessive list maker, all year long. There is something to be said about crossing “that” off the list. A sense of achievement. I frequently put things already achieved on my list, just to cross them off. So there is nothing wrong with goals, but they do not have to be limited to a New Year, banished from all other times of the year.

  • EllenToo says:

    No I don’t make resolutions as I know I won’t keep them so why make them……

  • Mary Preston says:

    I don’t make New Year resolutions. I have in the past, only to break them & then feel bad. I don’t need to do that to myself.

  • Di says:

    I set some goals and try to achieve them. Often it takes longer than I thought, but if I really want to achieve them I eventually will.

  • Pat Cochran says:

    I used to make resolutions, but I never kept up with them for long!
    At my age, when I awake each morning I’ve already reached my chief
    goal! LOL

  • Tamsyn says:

    I do make resolutions but never seem to be able to keep them. I don’t mind that I break them sooner or later because for the short time that I’ve kept them, I’m happy.:o)

  • Carol Woodruff says:

    I used to make at least one resolution every year, but since I seldom kept them, I have now given up making them. Now I just try to make changes in my life when I need to.

  • Whitney says:

    This is my busiest time of the year so resolutions wait until July (if I remember).

  • Dawn Staniszeski says:

    I go into the new year telling myself “this year I am keeping my resolutions” Well it starts out fine but then something always happens so mine unfortunely only las a few months!

  • Mel K. says:

    “Who needs resolutions? IÒ€ℒm already perfect!” LOL!

  • Joye says:

    Yes my resolution is to read 10 new authors this year. I think I will meet this one since I love to read.

  • Anne Clark says:

    My 2 best friend and I call it “Down with love day” and wear black. I kid you not. I have not had the best luck with Valentine’s day. Every boy/man friend has broken up with me right before or on valentines day. It is kind of joke for us and thankfully this year I am not dating anyone seriously.

  • Cate Sparks says:

    We always stay in and cook a special meal, then exchange cards and kisses! We started this way because 31 years ago, we didn’t have enough money for dinner out!!

  • Cheryl English says:

    We celebrate each other with cards, gifts, and dinner. Romance should never die.

  • Leni says:

    I read a book or watch a movie.

  • Joye says:

    We usually go out to eat and take in a movie. It is one of the few times my husband will sit through a chick flick.

  • Artemis says:

    Such a hallmark occassion. Hubs and I will be celebrating 32 years this March. We have a better time at the local sports bar watching The Game!

  • Mary Preston says:

    We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day. I’d rather he was sweet ALL year.

  • Joanne says:

    We’ll be married 43yrs June 14th. My husband and I celebrate the 14th of each month with a special dinner, attend a concert or a hockey game. Our Valentine Day celebration is unique as we try to create an unusual or find an unexpected romantic gift. One year my hubby wrote my name in Hershey Kisses on my ironing board.

  • Tamsyn says:

    We don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day in its actual sense. Where I live, the ladies present the men with chocolates, candies or cookies.

  • Whitney says:

    My husband does so much for me every day. I have flower allergies and chocolate is a no-no. I cook my husband’s favorite meal and he surprises me with a special dessert.

  • Colleen says:

    No special plans… I will help my little nephew make cards for family members.

  • Pat Cochran says:

    Tawny, our first Feb.14 after we married, our first child was born
    and so each year on that day we are in birthday mode. We usually
    go out to dinner to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the Saturday before or after the actual date.

    Pat C.

  • Dawn Staniszeski says:

    We go to our special place Old Harbor Inn South Haven MI…it is a very small town on Lake Michigan and the Inn is great. Quaint little shops and places to dine and a movie theater across the street (that is the only time we ever see a show). Valentine’s Day is our anniversary so we always make it very special.

  • Mel K. says:

    I always tell my hubby ‘just get me a good book’ for VD. He does! But he usually gets me flowers, candy, and something aparkly. I don’t mind a little something sparkly but I don’t want to break the bank. I’m happy just to spend a nice VD at home with hubby and our kitty boys.

  • Colleen says:

    Not a fan of the Summer heat… so that is out… hmmm which to choose, the first or last one… it is a draw! πŸ˜€

  • Gwen says:

    I know it’s officially spring when I see the violets blooming!!!

  • ROSEMARY says:

    I love spring because everything comes alive again.The trees,the flowers,the birds start singing,the squirrels come out for their peanuts,I see more of the nieghbors out,some I haven’t even seen before.A lovely season,perfect weather.

  • Artemis says:

    Is this a loaded question or what? My favorite thing about spring is daffodils. Can’t help myself. When they are planted en masse, it just brings a smile to my face. I find them to be happy flowers.

  • Joye says:

    I think the flowers that are so prevalent in Spring is the best thing.
    Also a change in the weather

  • JackieW says:

    My favorite thing about Spring is the nicer weather…and the flowers. I much prefer warmer weather over the cold.

  • Pat Cochran says:

    I’m a serious “back to back to back” series reader, so
    I’m selecting #3!

    Pat C.

  • Leni says:

    I love the weather. It’s not hot, but it isn’t cold. It’s refreshing.

  • Mary Preston says:

    My favorite thing about Spring is the fact that I survived yet another Winter. I LOATHE Winter.

  • Nahal Momin says:

    The weather. I love to read outside of my house lobby during spring and just keep on reading books while eating junk food.

  • Dawn Staniszeski says:

    Warm weather, the birds, the grass turning green and the flowers. i could sit on my deck all day enjoying these wonders!

  • CarolynO says:

    I’d have to say the preview of warm weather and the beautiful flowers that start to show their faces to the sun.

  • Pat W. says:

    I have to choose Spring, since I’ve already read your operatives series. Since I live on the Gulf in Tx. Winter is not cold, so flowers are always blooming. But in the Spring everything begins fresh & new.

  • Joanne says:

    The season of Spring means a rebirth of all that is precious in life. Pink tulips blooming are my eye-candy.

  • kimh says:

    i like the flowers and sun whoo

  • Tammy Y says:

    The warmer weather without the humidity

  • Mel K. says:

    “The entire Undercover Operatives series is out and can be read back to back! ”
    That’s my answer and I’m sticking to it. *grin*

  • DebraG says:

    I love everything coming back to life. The trees budding and the flowers blooming

  • deelynn says:

    Of course I would have to select #3 out of the offerings…although, truly my favorite thing about spring is shedding all the layers! Off with the heavy winter coat, gloves and boots…no more sweatsuits and flannel pj’s πŸ™‚

  • kate says:

    the gentle breeze,the blooming of the flowers,the soft heat of the sun and the excitement of being outside smiling

  • Colleen says:

    Autumn is my fav… love the colors, the cooler weather after a hot summer, Halloween, & my b-day! πŸ˜€

  • Leni says:

    Autumn is my favorite. The weather is great and I celebrate my birthday.

  • kimh says:

    i like spring flowers sun and sports whoo, thanks forthe giveway whoo

  • Lynn A. Reynolds says:

    I’m split as to what I like better. I still love my print books because I like holding a physical book in my hands. I love to turn the pages and to be able to look at the cover whenever I want to. I love my Pandigital because I can keep more books in my “library”. But then what happens if it wears out? Do I lose all my books? If I have them in print, I will still have the book and can re-read any book I want without wondering if it will be there at some point in the future.

  • Tammy Y says:

    Print books. I am getting a lot of free books for my Kindle to read on vacation this summer. But, I prefer to read print books.

  • books4me says:

    I love my ereader but I really prefer print books…I love holding something in my hands and turning pages. BUT when I go on vacation, it’s nice to have my ereader so I don’t have to pack books!

  • carolyn o says:

    I read mostly on my kindle, but I do pick up a tradeback sized paperback now and again. It just depends on how small of writing I’m willing to strain to see. lol

  • Colleen says:

    Print has always been my first choice, but my NOOK has been sharing some great reads with me lately… I think print is still my first choice…

  • Leni says:

    Print books are what I read the most and the ebooks that I have are read on the computer.

  • EllenToo says:

    I read print books only…

  • Mary Preston says:

    I still prefer print. I do have a Kindle, but don’t use it that much.

  • sue brandes says:

    I prefer my prints books still but; I also do love my Kindle. So I guess I am in the middle.

  • Mel K. says:

    I prefer to read my books in print. However I have a Kindle. Maybe one of these days I’ll sit down and read a book in it. lol!

  • Kaelee says:

    I’m a print only reader but I am starting to see some advantages of an ereader.

  • Whitney says:

    I like print books for summer so that when I finish them I can leave them for others to read, especially at doctors offices or motel and hotels.

  • Earlene says:

    I am a print book reader, I have read some e-books on my computer that I have won in a contest, but don’t own an e-reader. I’ve been debating on getting one, but haven’t made the leap yet. I like to feel the paperback in my hands and the rustle of the turning page.

  • Cathy P says:

    I definitely prefer print books. The only time I will get an ebook is if it is from one of my favorite authors or another author I am interested in trying, and is not offered in print form.

  • JackieW says:

    I prefer print books …perhaps when I get my new iPad I might like eBooks better. But for the present time I will continue to read print books. I like to hold what I am reading and enjoy looking at the cover and dogearring a page or two.

  • tigger says:

    Print books because if they get dropped or get wet they will still be ok

  • Kai W. says:

    Print books. I have a habit of flipping the pages just to get ahead of myself to find bits and pieces of the ending. E-reader is when I’m traveling. They are easy to carry.

  • chey says:

    I prefer print books or listening to ebooks on the computer.

  • kimh says:

    thanks for pickeing me
    i like paperbacks whoo

  • kjoc23 says:

    I’m torn between Fall and Spring – they both have such beautiful colors, but different from each other and the weather is usually close to my idea of perfect!!

  • kjoc23 says:

    Okay, let’s try again…I prefer print books, but I read e-books also.

  • ejp737 says:

    Okay, I’m gonna answer both questions. I like Spring and Fall too. I also enjoy physical books and e-books on my Kindle or Nook. Can’t decide which I like better yet! πŸ™‚

  • Crystal says:

    Sweet ice tea (a southern staple, ya know)
    Frozen strawberry daiquiri (with fresh strawberries, of course)
    Frozen margaritas
    Ice cold beer (after mowing the lawn, nothing better πŸ˜‰
    Shockingly cold ice water

  • Jill James says:

    Tawny, love the new website. Very pretty! and Very You!

    • tawnyshere says:

      πŸ™‚ Thanks, Jill! I do love the site. It still makes me smile every time I visit it. That’s always a good thing LOL

  • Talina Perkins says:

    Hi Tawny! You have a beautiful site! πŸ™‚ And when I visited at the beginning of the week I signed up for your Red Hot Readers club. I look forward to all the fun!

    I’ve been feeling the same towards being on the outside of all the social discussions both on facebook and twitter. Trying to promote the blog and the design site takes up a lot of time but how many people am I really reaching with FB’s new MO? And I’ve lost contact with so many writers that I liked or friended to help me along the way that I feel out of the publishing/writing loop. This promoted me to recently join HQN’s forum section. It’s one place I know I’ll find writing support and a place I can talk shop.

    A couple of ideas to add to your already attention grabbers are posts about, your characters. Like what kind of shopping day would we have if we went with one of your heroines? Pictures would abound but it could be fun. πŸ™‚ Next, a weekly writing tip *cough*, and possibly pictures of your area and what’s going down in your town with your readers sharing in.

    I’ve saved your blog to visit daily or whenever you post. I look forward to sharing coffee with you!

    Welcome back!

    Talina

    • tawnyshere says:

      Talina!! Big hugs and hi πŸ™‚ Thanks tons, for visiting and joining the Red Hot Readers, and for the fab advice. I’m adding all of your ideas to my to-blog list. Hmm, that weekly writing tip is a fun one. I’ll start thinking on that right away πŸ˜€

      Great idea on checking out HQ and their forums. There is SO much information there, and such an incredible amount of support. Are you loving it? Which forums are you hanging out at? I”ll be there a lot this month and next, so I’ll look for you πŸ™‚

      • Talina says:

        I am loving the HQ forums! The cookie exchange with Donna Alward and the thread about the Holiday Miracles trilogy was interesting and fun. Her recipe was to die for, btw. Kidlets and I spent last weekend making up a batch of the chocolate goodness and the are already begging for more! lol

        This coming week I am going to check out the Writer’s Circle to see if they have room for one more on the thread. I think that would be a really good move and help keep me focused on my writing goals. πŸ™‚

        I’m also over on the holiday reading challenge. Good books are being discussed with great company! πŸ™‚

        I’ll keep my eye out for your posts!

  • Nicole S says:

    i love your new website. I love the colors.

    I’m so glad to hear your going to be doing your blog again. I’ve missed it. One of the things I liked was when you shared recipes.

    • tawnyshere says:

      Hi Nicole and thank you! I’m loving the colors, too πŸ™‚

      I’ve missed the blog myself, except when I was buried in crazy deadlines and pulling out my hair trying to figure out how I was going to juggle everything LOL. But I’ve got a much better handle on time now, and am so glad to be back.

      Mmmmm recipes. I was making my holiday gift plans this last week and my mom mentioned that everyone would love homemade treats, so I’ll be playing with a LOT of recipes in the next month or so. I’ll definitely share.

  • You’ve been missed, sweetness. Glad to see you here.

    • tawnyshere says:

      Smooches, sweetie – I’ve missed you tons, too. It seems like forever since conference when I got to see you. How’s the new release?

  • Celia says:

    Thanks for sharing these, especially the Venn Diagram. I’m going to try that with my next book. πŸ™‚ I usually start with a loose idea of the 3 things you mention, as well as family trees, timeline/calendar, and some visual inspiration. πŸ˜‰ Especially the timeline helps keep a panster like me grounded. πŸ™‚

    • tawnyshere says:

      Hi Celia πŸ™‚

      I’m so glad you found the three starters helpful. I really do love the diagram, because it gives me that visual of challenges and personality traits for the characters to keep right there in front of me while I write *g* I’m haven’t done a timeline, but that’s a great idea! Thanks -I’ll have to keep it in mind when I start this next story.

  • Nicole S says:

    Those look so yummy. I do about 7 to 8 different cookies for Christmas. I’ll do the same family favorites every year then I’ll try one new one.

  • Colleen says:

    Congrats that is wonderful! πŸ˜€

  • Diane Sallans says:

    I used to listen to music when I worked writing computer programs – it helped block out surrounding noise, kept people from interrupting me (sometimes even the boss), and provided a certain rhytham to my typing.

    • Tawny says:

      Diane, I’ve found the same thing about the rhythm to the typing. The beat of the music definitely helps πŸ™‚

  • Lorelei Lit Lair says:

    Lol! I, too, think you’ve got it covered! May the magic begin! ;D

  • Lorelei B. says:

    Loved the book trailer and shared it on my wall today. Thanks for the chance of winning a great read! Looking forward to reading your books ;D

    • Tawny says:

      Woot- so glad you liked the trailer, Lorelei!! I’m really excited with it, too. And thank you SO much for sharing it!!! I appreciate that tons.

      • Lorelei B. says:

        Aw, thank YOU, for the chance of winning! I’m letting some friends know, too. πŸ˜‰

  • J.J. says:

    I’m new to your work, TW. Are these 2 books: Nice & Naughty and A SEAL’s Seduction related? I’ll look for your book at bookstore here next week. There’s sales going on. πŸ˜‰

    • Tawny says:

      Hi J.J. πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting. Nice & Naughty is a stand alone, but A SEAL’s Seduction is connected to my next book, A SEAL’s Surrender, which is out next month (and actually on sale digitally in a lot of places right now *g*) Woot for sales!!! Those always make shopping so much more fun πŸ™‚

  • Bridget C says:

    I saw this on Lorelei’s page. The contest doesn’t want me, because I live in France, but I’m sending you some US readers!

    • Tawny says:

      Thanks so much for sending readers my way, Bridget πŸ™‚ I really appreciate it! I’m sending you an email – keep an eye out for it πŸ™‚

  • Ruth Atkinson says:

    Looks terrific. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  • nicole s says:

    Those truffles look so yummy.

  • Colleen says:

    I love ice cream… depends on my mood for my fav… love vanilla bean, cookies & cream, cookie dough, chocolate with peanut butter sauce through it, etc… right now, my ultimate fav is from this restaurant near me… they have custard that is so rich and creamy… yummy! πŸ˜€

    • Tawny says:

      Mmm, I love vanilla bean if it’s with something ala mode. I haven’t ever had peanut butter sauce, though – that sounds decadently interesting.

  • Jane says:

    I’m like Colleen. It depends on my mood. Sometimes I just want plain vanilla and other times I want butter pecan or chocolate.

    • Tawny says:

      My husband’s favorite is butter pecan. I made it at home once, with extra pecans. It was pretty yummy. Now I’m wishing it wasn’t so cold out so I could justify making ice cream LOL

  • Melanie Meadors says:

    Oooh, non edible? BOOKS!! I also love makeup and art supplies, for the same reasons. I find it relaxing to experiment with colors :).

    • Tawny says:

      Oooh, makeup. I love makeup-pretty much all MAC, though. The colors are so intense and vivid. I wish I could create, artistically – I do scrapbook, though, and same thing… I collect supplies. Paper and ink and bling and metal and – oh the possibilities!

      Great choices, Melanie πŸ™‚ Now I want to go indulge in some shopping *ggg*

  • Nicole S says:

    I’m so going to make these cupcakes!

  • Colleen says:

    Oooh Triple chocolate… Yummy! πŸ˜‰

  • Teresa Hughes says:

    Mine were cowboy boots πŸ™‚

  • Teresa Hughes says:

    Congratulations Tawny! Enjoy the jelly beans! πŸ™‚

    • Tawny says:

      Teresa, thank you so much πŸ™‚ I am loving these jelly beans LOL

    • Tawny says:

      LOL I have to share- as a congratulations gift, my brother brought me a whole bag of green apple jelly beans!!! He knows me well!!!

  • Mica says:

    I’m so excited for you, woot!!!!!

  • Alice Winter says:

    Iris is my favorite flower — I love the bright purple with yellow centers. My son sent me a bouquet of purple iris and bright pink roses one year and it was the most beautiful arrangement I had ever seen!

  • Whitney says:

    Grecian Wind flowers–so many colors, soft and beautiful.

  • Rita Wray says:

    I love pansies, they are lovely and delicate. I also love roses, they are sturdy and beautiful.

  • Tracey Galbraith says:

    Stargazer Lilies!! They smell wonderful and last a long time!!

  • CrystalGB says:

    I loves roses and tulips.

  • TIFFANY M says:

    I LOVE DAISIES. THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND PLENTIFUL IN ALL SEASON WEATHER

  • Countrysunrise says:

    This is a hard one to answer, since I love so many, for so many different reasons. I’ve always loved peonies this time of year, but they don’t last very long. I also love jasmine. Their smell is intoxicating!! It’s also almost time for lavender to start blooming. I can’t wait!! There are other flowers, too, but I think I’ll stop there!!

  • Suzy R says:

    Love my roses, regular, climbing and teacup…of all colors…

  • Marcy Shuler says:

    My favorite flowers are daffodils and jonquils.

  • Jane says:

    Tulips are my favorite

  • CateS says:

    I love the crocus. first sign of spring in my part of the world!

  • Christina G says:

    Hard to say since there are so many beautiful flowers to choose from but I will go with hydrangea’s. I like that they are bold and colorful.

  • myantie says:

    I would have to say rose,s are may favorite, When growing up my mom had dozens of plants, I loved the way they smelled.

  • Kelli Jo Calvert says:

    My FAVORITE is the Daisy, but the Sunflower is quickly catching up this year. And I’ll always love Carnations, as they are my Birth Flower. πŸ™‚

    Kellijo23@gmail.com

  • Debra KnottsK says:

    Red RosΓ©s are my favorite.

  • carolyn overholser says:

    I love bearded irises

  • Cathy P says:

    I like roses, tulips, and irises.

  • Pat Cochran says:

    It’s Dutch Irises and Roses for me !!

    Pat C.

  • Helen says:

    I so love carnations and roses the colours are beautiful and they have such lovely scents

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Mary Preston says:

    I do love roses. The heavy perfumed red roses especially.

  • Linda Harrison says:

    I love wildflowers and right now, my garden is about to burst into bloom with daisies, larkspur, yarrow, dianthis, and iris. It is so beautiful when these are all in bloom and the bees love them.

  • Mel K. says:

    Tulips and Red Roses are my favs.

  • Colleen says:

    Fav flower/plant… the bleeding heart… my grandmother always had them and they remind me of her.

  • Colleen says:

    Congrats congrats congrats πŸ˜€

  • Lexee says:

    I love roses, lilies, and irises.

  • Kai W. says:

    My favorite flowers are orchid, lilies, and irises.

  • Tamsyn says:

    Mine is sakura. They are amazing when in full bloom.

  • Lynn A. Reynolds says:

    I’m a June baby and I do love Lily of the Valley but I have a second flower and that’s the Stargazer Lily.

    Lynn
    lareynolds0316@gmail.com

  • bn100 says:

    Roses

  • Colleen says:

    Hmmm, I am having a hard time choosing between the 2nd & 3rd pair down… I think I will go with the black pair… I tend to wear shoes that are only one color…

  • moomoocake says:

    I love peonies and jasmine

  • Teresa Hughes says:

    Shemar Moore on Criminal Minds. He plays Derrick Morgan. OMG! He is totally hot. I watch the show just too look at him. Oh my, its getting hot it here!

  • CateS says:

    I’d love to travel Canada via the rails… The rail trip to Denali was pretty cool also!

  • Teresa Hughes says:

    I would like to take a trip on a train. I don’t travel much and when I do its always by car. I have never flown and never intend to! I think my family should try a train trip next (don’t know to where) and after that maybe a cruise.

  • rbmerlot says:

    Lilacs are my favorite. I live in San Antonio, Texas and wish we could grow them here.

  • Teresa Hughes says:

    My dream jobs:
    1. A writer. Its still a dream. Who knows maybe one day.
    2. A social worker. I just recently applied for this position. Keeping my fingers crossed it will happen.
    3. A veternarian. I love animals but, hated scienxe which need a lot of to be a vet.
    4. A nurse. I am a CAN and work in the medical field so close but not a nurse.
    5. A stay at home mom. Never met my billionaire so that never happened. But, love what time I do get with my kids.

  • Helen says:

    I so love family reunions we have had a couple on my Mum’s side of the family and always have so much fun remembering it is long over due for another one I should organize one soon πŸ™‚

    Loved the reunion at the end of Midnight Special it was fun catching up with everyone

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • kumquat8 says:

    I love tulips, they are a sign that spring and warmer weather has finally arrived.

  • Karen H in NC says:

    Here in the south, I love the Crepe Myrtle trees and Azaleas. In Michigan, I enjoy the lilacs blooming in June.

  • Teresa Hughes says:

    Totally loving the Princess Party and the Pampering party! How about a Seals party? The ladies can get all pampered and then get to enjoy an evening spending time with a group of HOT Seals. While we couldn’t enjoy them like in your books (don’t think my husband would go for that lol!) we could look at them and dream:)

    • Tawny says:

      Ooooooh, baby! A SEAL party would be incredible. And if it’s a fantasy party, hubbies concerns don’t count, right? *g* Cuz its all in our minds…

      Or in real life, just hanging out with such incredible men would be so awesome. Talk about inspiring. I could write so many books after attending your SEAL party *ggg*

  • Sue Stewart says:

    Would love to have a Regency English Ball – complete with the gorgeous dresses of the period and the fans and the Lords and Ladies in attendance!

    • Tawny says:

      Ooooh, the elegance and pomp would be marvelous! And the clothes. I’d looooove to dress up for that!

  • Teresa Hughes says:

    You didn’t drive me crazy, Tawny. I like hearing different tools and techniques that authors use. Since I’m writing my first book I am still trying to find what works for me. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tawny says:

      YAY so glad I didn’t drive you crazy, Teresa πŸ˜€

      For years, I’ve taken every craft workshop and read every craft book I can find, pulling bits and pieces from each one to create what has become my writing process. I love discovering new ways to layer in clever new habits, but am so stubborn about holding onto the things I know work.

      I hope you find lots of ideas that help you find your process!

  • Beth Barany says:

    I loved your examples, Tawny! So cool! You didn’t drive me crazy. πŸ™‚ But then I’m a novelist and am always so curious about other writers’ methods, especially the graphical tools, because I don’t use those.

    • Tawny says:

      Hi Beth πŸ˜€ Thanks so much and whew, glad I didn’t drive you crazy, either.

      Isn’t it fun hearing what works for others? I’m always intrigued by the various ways a storyteller goes from idea to The End.

      I’m so visual, graphical tools are the best for me. So is writing it by hand. I could recreate the boards on the computer or use a program such as Scrivener, but they just don’t click for me.

  • Teresa Hughes says:

    You color code your closet????? Wow, you really like color coding. I don’t color code because its time consuming. I keep a schedule and a to do list and hope I accomplish everything!

    • Tawny says:

      LOL I do. It really doesn’t take time – especially as most of my clothes seem to be black. I just hang like colors with like colors in the like sleeve length.

      Now… as to that to do list. How are you accomplishing everything? I’m either overly ambitions with my list, or a slacker when it comes to getting it all done *g* I need to find that happy balance.

      • Teresa Hughes says:

        On my to do list I set dates or time for it to be done by. Like, cleaning out a closet. On Sunday I make my list for the week and I would put it needs to be done by Saturday. If its calling in a prescription refill I put it needs to be done by Monday. If its something that needs to be done but no rush if I don’t get around to it I just move it to next week’s list.

        I also make to do lists for my kids. The list for them is more like chores or papers they need to complete for school. My husband even has one lol! And I give them timeframes to finish too. So if my 13-year-old wants to go to the movies on Friday he has to have his list he’s given on Monday done in order to go.

        For some reason it works usually. Of course I have to do daily reminders to the husband and the kids. But, that’s just a mom’s life!

  • Heidi says:

    I want this plotting board. I have one and love it, especially with colored stickies. best way to easily see the layout of the book, where the plot holes are etc. I want your plot board.

    • Tawny says:

      LOL You’re welcome to use it, Heidi! I’ve combined the basic three act structure format with bits and pieces that work for me, culled from workshops from Michael Hauge, Jennifer Crusie and others.

      Then I write it all in permanent ink on a really large white board that I can carry from room to room while I plot. Cuz, yanno, I tend to pace a lot when I’m plotting.

      • Heidi says:

        I’ll have to post my board sometime. I use a grid of 20 squares to coincide with the turning points etc. but i like the 3 act structure and michael hauge’s flow too. I will definitely keep this structure in mind as I plot my next book!

  • Wowza – these are AWESOME! Congrats again!

  • Karin* Tabke aka Harlow! says:

    Plotting, planning? what’s that?

  • Tonya says:

    Smokin’ Hot!

  • Brenda Rumsey says:

    Wonderful cover that really catches your eye. Congrats! Would love to read this.

  • Michelle says:

    Pretty! It’s already on my TBR list, so I can’t wait to read it!

  • Colleen says:

    Pretty nice!!!! πŸ˜€

  • Penney Wilfort says:

    Very nice Tawny! Congratulations on your new release! I’m looking froward to reading this!
    Penney

  • Penney Wilfort says:

    Not yet I’m behind but I so do want to read this Love the cover
    Penney

  • Tonya says:

    Way to go Tawny! I’m so happy & excited for you!! Let’s hope you sweep the competition!

  • Colleen says:

    That is wonderful news! Congrats!!! πŸ˜€

  • Erika Messer says:

    Name: Erika Messer
    Email: abbyswarriormom@aol.com
    Twitter: Followed @austenfreak1976
    Facebook: Followed Erika Messer
    Country you live in: US
    Entering the Naughty and Nice Contest but I couldn’t find it on your blog πŸ™‚ I am getting a nice warm feeling from your blog thought LOL πŸ˜‰

  • Donna_A says:

    I could get naughty with Hugh Jackman

  • Ann Waters says:

    do I feel nice..or naughty??

  • Stephanie Sullivan says:

    Naughty thoughts always come to mind when I see a picture of Johnny Depp. πŸ˜‰

  • Barbara says:

    Way to go!
    Congrats!!!!

  • Tonya says:

    Ms. Tawny, I pre-ordered my copy as soon as I got your email. Can’t wait to get it on my Kindle so I can take it with me everywhere. πŸ™‚

  • Helen says:

    I loved all three of these stories and I love the heroes call signs they suited the heros so well πŸ™‚

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Beth Barany says:

    I ordered it yesterday! Hehe! Thanks! Congrats and good luck!

  • Kimh says:

    Any Sam hunter winnrte ty

  • Kh says:

    Any Sam winner

  • Barbara says:

    I read for enjoyment first and foremost.
    I am very much like you, in that it all sinks in.
    I do not force my self to search for symbols and meanings.
    Great post.

  • Kh says:

    Any Sam hunter winner

  • Cathy P says:

    Hi, Tawny! I love both returning characters and meeting characters that should have ther own story.

  • Tonya says:

    Hello Ms. Tawny! I got my copy yesterday after seeing your post about Uniformly Hot!! Thanks for letting us know about this. After all, the only thing that could beat one of your stories is having one as part of a bundle with Rhonda Nelson and Karen Foley! LOL>. πŸ™‚

  • Tawny says:

    YAY, thanks Tonya πŸ˜€ LOL -I am in such great company in this set! Rhonda and Karen rock πŸ™‚

  • Angela Garfield says:

    I love chocolates! They are my downfall! Love them most cause you can share

  • Michelle says:

    Those shoes are so sexy! I wish I could pull off a stiletto without having paramedics on speed-dial. LOL

  • A co-worker brought in Mint Chocolate Cookies – then shared her pin with me. I am making these this weekend.

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/96545985733558455/

  • Helen says:

    I love all cookies or biscuits as we call them here in Oz πŸ™‚ I used to make melting moments a lot when the kids were young but I haven’t made any for a long time I might make some this weekend you have made me hungry for them πŸ™‚

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Colleen says:

    Oh I love cookies… my fav depends on my mood… I enjoy Oreos, Duplex, Chocolate Chip, White Chocolate macadamia, some mint ones, different peanut butter ones, etc…

  • Jane says:

    I love butter cookies, but my favorite might be chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

  • Vykki Bedell says:

    peanut butter

  • Melanie says:

    Ms.Tawny,
    I have been a romance reader since a fairly young age, as a matter of a fact, that is where I got my only child’s name, of course the spelling was one letter different but it is how I said the name when I read it. You and a very select few can be noted as this 44 year Olds favorite authors. DM for details, if you have time {smirking}.
    As for the cookie thing…LOL… I am a lot like you with my favs but, on occasion, I will trying something out of my norms. This being said, Peanut Butter would be an absolute favorite, but it reminds me of one not on your list…they were called, Chocolate Oatmeal drop cookies. I remember making them when I was a girl but the recipe may have passed with my mother. I remember waxed paper and no baking but that is it. They were to die for.
    Keep the SEAL’s series coming…I can’t get enough. Hehe.

  • Beth Barany says:

    Hi Tawny, Awesome! Congratulations! I got my copy! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading it! Yum!

  • bn100 says:

    chocolate chip cookies

  • bn100 says:

    chocolate chip

  • Tracey says:

    I am not a shoe girl lol just give me a couple pairs of flip flops and a pairs of tennis shoes if we ever get rain lol I do like the Jossa shoes, flat so I stay upright and simple…. nothing to fancy.

  • Tonya says:

    I’m not a regular shoe person, but occasionally I like to shop for shoes. So, I have to say that I love the elegant simplicity of the Jossa shoes. πŸ™‚

  • Kim says:

    Tawny,

    I have loved all your Seal books but this one you really out did yourself. I loved Aiden, all the guys in your books are dreamboats but the way you describe him as the geeky kid, genius who developed into a hottie and the depth of the characters and relationship between Sage and Aiden was wonderful.

    The love between the two of them and their journey to see what was there all along was wonderful. Thank you so much.

  • Tonya says:

    I have to say the Louboutin “Anemone” vastly appeal to me, but the Tabitha Simmons “Wicked” seem more Witchy and with the name of the shoe itself, it reminds me of the Broadway play by the same name. However, if I’m choosing a shoe for me to walk in, it’s definitely the Seychelles. I like having the comfort of a wider heel. Lol. πŸ™‚

    • Tawny says:

      LOL I love the name of the booties They reminded me of the exact same thing, Tonya πŸ˜€

      The Seychelles are so comfy – you don’t even realize they are heels.

  • Helen says:

    Tawny

    They are all lovely but there is no way I could ever wear any of them LOL I need completely flat shoes because of my ankles it is many many years since I have worn any type o heals but I have to say Miki would be awesome in any of these shoes

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Tawny says:

      HI Helen πŸ˜€

      YAY -I think Miki could rock them, too. I’m so sad that I probably can’t pull of the Wicked booties as much as I love them,. I’ve messed up my foot so many times that heels over 3 1/2 in are excruciating at this point. But man, I love those!

  • Michelle M. says:

    I’d love all of them, but would likely wear the Seychelles β€˜Don’t Waste My Time’ because the heel is thickest. I prefer platform shoes or boots with thick heels, because old age has “hobbled” me and I can’t balance on stilettos anymore.

  • Tawny says:

    Michelle, I love platforms and wedges too! Ouch on the hobbled imagery ;-D but yeah, the Seychelles heel does make them so comfy. And it’s cute I love the shape of it.

  • Cathy P says:

    Tawny, thanks so much for sharing this interview with you and Renee! What fun! I loved it!

  • Cathy P says:

    Hi Tawny! I am also like you. I read for enjoyment and don’t really think about theme’s, motif, etc.

  • Cathy P says:

    How did I miss GOING DOWN HARD?

    • Tawny says:

      LOL I don’t know? It’s connected to Coming On Strong, though… the heroines are business partners and the heroes cousins πŸ™‚

  • Tracey Parker says:

    Oh my goodness! I agree how did I miss this book!

    • Tawny says:

      LOL I’m so glad I posted this, now!!! Really happy to share a different story with you guys.

  • paulac says:

    This story is one I’d like to continue to read about hot hot hot

  • Cathy P says:

    I want to read this right now.

  • Cathy P says:

    I also like the criss cross ones, Karen! Have a happy Thursday!

  • paulaci says:

    I can’t find a link or site or whatever to download this book midnight special try

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    I am a big fan of pets. I don’t think I have read many books where there were pets that were in the plot this much though. The book sounds wonderful! Looking forward to reading it!

  • Virginia H says:

    Love the cover of this book and it sounds awesome!

  • Marissa Yip-Young says:

    Sounds sexy.

  • Vicki Clevinger says:

    I think she liked both

  • Vanessa says:

    What is not to love? It’s the most romantic tale of all; war time heroes, lovers separated, injury, gosh their are so many stories that can grow and everyone can relate!

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    Loved the review! I can’t wait to read it!

  • yvonne says:

    I love your SEAL books. This one sounds great.

  • Tammy Dodson says:

    I’m already a subscriber. Thanks for the chance!!

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    I agree that Dominic Castillo needed his own story. You wrote a great one for him! Loved it!

    • Tawny says:

      Yay!! So glad you think so, Cathy. Those stories are always so fun to write since the character is already alive and nagging for it to be told before I even format the document

  • PAdoglady says:

    It Is definitely the eyes for me.

  • AirzonaJo says:

    Now that is a tough question but I would have to say it’s his smile. A genuine smile can change a person’s face completely.

  • Cathy P says:

    That is a tough question. I like both, but the eyes are the first thing I usually notice about a man. They are a mirror to the soul.

  • KimberleyC says:

    Gosh…to me those are contected…. I look at eyes, if there are laugh lines, super sexy! Lots of smiles = eyes with laughlines!

  • JackieW says:

    They sort of go together but I pick eyes..and sometimes they appear to be smiling at you.It’s hard to separate the two.

  • fplastini says:

    I’m definitely an eye person. Don’t they say the eyes are the window to the soul?

  • Definitely the eyes. The eyes cannot lie when it comes to true intentions and feelings, but a smile can be faked fairly well, and have ulterior motives behind it. The eyes will be the key to their heart and soul.

  • Dani says:

    Eyes…I always thought that the eyes are a gateway to one’s soul.

  • missmaria says:

    I love a man’s eyes! My two favorite guys, my hubby & my Godson, have beautiful blue ones!

  • avidreader4fun says:

    The eyes. A man can smile and that smile not reach his eyes but when a man smiles and the smile is reflected in his eyes…. dreamy!

  • moleculo says:

    I would say I most like a man’s eyes. My sister and I always notice pretty eyes.

  • Marcy says:

    I have to go with smile and I’m especially a sucker for dimples.

  • bn100 says:

    smile

  • marybelle says:

    The eyes first, but then the smile.

  • MelK says:

    Eyes! I love eyes. I have three sets of cat’s eyes tattooed on my body. I’m going for another set soon. OH…we’re talking about men’s eyes. Yea, eyes and then smile.

  • therese lopez says:

    Sounds like a very steamy book. This is a book I will have to put on my list to buy and soon!!!

  • Colleen says:

    The eyes do it for me!

  • 1tkwarrior says:

    Eyes…defiantly eyes do it for me! Eyes reveal a person’s soul or their truth.

  • Anna says:

    It gotta be the eyes!

  • catslady says:

    The smile comes first and then the eyes – kind of a package deal lol.

  • Tonya says:

    I love Holiday stories, but I especially love Christmas stories so I start looking for them in October. The more the better. Lol. I usually don’t have a lot of time the last few weeks of December to read, so that’s why I like to get started early. <3

  • Sharon C says:

    Anytime after Halloween is when I get in the holiday spirit.

  • Gale S. says:

    I love, love, LOVE holiday stories! So much so that I “collect” ’em! Think: two 8 ft. tall bookcases with only holiday books. Hubs thinks I am nuts. I re-read them all the time but I truly like to start reading holiday stories in September. Nuts? Yeah, I know, but there are so many I want to read that it’s when I can start to fit them in. So November? NOT a problem! And I agree — he looks yummy!

  • therese lopez says:

    That is one hot cover, I love t! I read holiday books whenever, so November isn’t to soon. I just read one yesterday that was Christmas based.

  • Ginger Robertson says:

    Tawny

    Nope, November isn’t too soon as it will get me in a holiday mood.

    And the cover is Hot! I look forward to reading.

    G

  • cherio1 says:

    Definitely his eyes. They are the windows to your soul!

  • cindy reifel says:

    OOOOO, Tawny!!!
    Me Likey!!!!!
    I love Christmas stories and I think November is soon enough to bring them out.

  • Countrysunrise says:

    There’s an old saying that the eyes are the window to your soul, and I’ve always believed that. I think you can read so much about a person, just by staring into their eyes. It’s the first thing I look at, to check the reaction, as well as what color, then I slowly work my way down!!

  • Gale S. says:

    What a great review! Congrats, as always!

  • Tonya says:

    I’m a hybrid. I like having an e-reader, but I still love my paperback and hardback books. They’re easier to put on a keeper shelf because eventually I’ll run out of storage space on my Kindle. If I run out of room at home, I’ll just get rid of some unused furniture taking up space and get me another book shelf. Lol.

  • Jessica Sheehan says:

    I like to have my Kindle for some of the freebies, but I’m all about having the printed book in hand. The smell and feel of a book is unlike any other.

  • Colleen says:

    I enjoy both… still love a solid book in hand, but also the amount of books that do not take up room in my house in digital form! πŸ˜€

  • bn100 says:

    prefer print

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    I prefer print. Especially now since my Kindle doesn’t seem to be getting the books I am getting for some reason.

    • Margy says:

      Disappointed!!! Would love to have gotten this book, but only do Ebooks. Love to read in bed on either my computer or Kindle. Never lose my place if I nod off (72 is a “nod off” point)! Also super easy to take with me, along with my oxygen, and doesn’t get messed up! With over 1,400 Ebooks, would have to convert my office to a library, and HATE dusting!

  • therese1964 says:

    I love to read print books, there is something about having the printed book. The feel of the pages, the smell of the book I don’t know what it is, but I love printed books.

  • therese1964 says:

    I want to read this book so bad, I can’t wait to be able to get it!!!

  • Sharlene Wegner says:

    If it is an author I like, I really don’t care about the reviews – I will read it anyway. If it is an author I have never read, I might be swayed by a bad review, depending on the reason.

  • ellenaj50 says:

    Definitely the eyes!

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    I think it makes it a lot more fun.

  • Cynthia Morgan says:

    Definitely makes it more fun. Love your books.

  • therese1964 says:

    It’s a little of both, it could ruin a relationship if that’s all the relationship is based on, but if you have a great relationship and the sex is great too then everything is great!! It can’t be based on just one thing. The sex helps don’t get me wrong but you need a well rounded relationship to make it all work!!!!????????????

  • Colleen says:

    Well that first line is definitely an attention getter… I agree with the others… more fun!

  • bn100 says:

    more fun

  • wyndwhisper says:

    well they kind of go together. if the smile is a genuine smile it will light up his eyes too.

    tammy ramey
    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

  • therese lopez says:

    This is one hot book!!! I love this series, and I love the shoes!!!

  • Irma Jurejev?i? says:

    Pandora is in bigger trouble, because he’s all that! Damn!

  • chey says:

    Hard to say. Sounds like a great read!

  • Maureen says:

    Caleb is definitely in more trouble….Pandora seems to have a plan and he has just walked in and tipped it on its side. She knows it and she will be fighting it and him every step of the way. Can’t wait to read this one!

  • Tonya says:

    I think Pandora is in more trouble and I love her first impression of Caleb! I also loved the book when I read it and I’m looking forward to reading it again! πŸ™‚

  • Martha Hawkins says:

    I think Pandora is the one in trouble. Such a good intro to the book, but with Caleb and his thoughts it pro ably won’t be long before both are in trouble.

  • Jerry says:

    I think they both are going to find theirselves in a whole lot of trouble!!!!???? Win this giveaway or not I so need to read this story!!!!!

  • Colleen says:

    Oh I think Pandora is in more trouble… enjoyed the little snippets you shared of each first impression!

  • tmlopez says:

    Sounds like one hot sexy read!!! Love it!!

  • tmlopez says:

    I definitely think Pandora is in more trouble!!! That man is Trouble with a capital T!!!

  • Sheryl Larson says:

    I think Pandora is more trouble. She seems to have more of a reaction to Caleb. I do love how Caleb made it clear to the one woman that he was not interested.

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    I think Pandora is in more trouble. I think Caleb is probably pretty good at getting what he wants, and he wants Pandora. I really want to read this book. Thanks for another great giveaway Tawny!

  • Ginger Robertson says:

    Him, he’s a heaping load of trouble.

  • Mary Anne Meyne says:

    Definitely Pandora!! Because she is going to try & fight the attraction with everything she’s got. Of course, Caleb is going to be in hot pursuit! He may think she is easy pickings, but I think he is really going to have to work for her. Then again he may be in deeper trouble if he thinks he can kiss her & walk away, she is going to capture his heart & he will find it impossible to walk away!!

  • Linda says:

    I think she is already in trouble. I cannot wait to read it!!

  • Pat Walker Pinkston says:

    I think Pandora is in big trouble. Caleb looks like a bad boy. But, then again, even bad boys fall for good girls.

  • bn100 says:

    Pandora

  • Ginger Robertson says:

    A SEAL’s Surrender by Tawny Weber was a great read. Loved it.

  • Gale S. says:

    I wouldn’t say it’s all in someone’s head — who am I to judge! — but no, I don’t believe in them. I think it is wonderful that you can get caught up in a moment, though! We can call it whatever we like.

    • Tawny says:

      GREAT take on aphrodisiacs, Gale πŸ˜€ I totally agree that it’s all about that moment, regardless of how we get there *g*

  • Gale S. says:

    Yay! My copy is “in the mail” and should arrive soon! Woohoo! (I’d do the happy pants dance for you but then I couldn’t type.)

  • therese lopez says:

    Your books are so great, i’m working up to get this whole series!! I really love them from all the excerpts i’ve read.

  • Gale S. says:

    Stop it! I’m expecting the cable guy soon and having this sexy scene in my head is SO not cool!

    Whew! Can’t wait to read it — I’m holding off for a few weeks (to read) so I can just sit and read my holiday books without the AC on. Think I’m gonna need it, though….let me rethink that plan. :>)

  • cheri says:

    I always thought I would be a printed word only person–until I got my Android. I love it and since all my book shelves plus about 8 boxes are filled with printed I am pretty much digital now. I still have my rereads, but new ones are almost always ebooks.

  • Cynthia says:

    I like print book a lot as they are easy to take with me wherever I go with no worry about having an e-reader charged and ready, or lugging it around. For home, I enjoy both. I really do believe that when I take my paperbacks to various locations, such as doctor’s offices, etc. that someone always asks me what I am reading and want to see the cover and know who the author is, but no one ever asks me what I am reading on an e-reader. So, the word gets out about the books much more frequently when a print book is in view of a bystander. Just my opinion, but…….

    Cynthia

  • DeeAnn S says:

    Guess I’m a hybrid too. I sit with elderly people during the day so my e-reader is more convenient to carry with me. But during the evenings, I love to snuggle up in my big, comfy chair with a paper book. πŸ™‚

  • Marcia Berbeza says:

    I’m a hybrid, but I mostly prefer ebooks. My back is a mess, my eyes don’t see as well and it’s just plain easier all around.

  • mac59 says:

    I like paper books better. I am on a computer for work a lot during the day and prefer a paperback in my leisure time.

  • LINDAB/HOTCHA1 says:

    PUUUUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!

  • Gale S. says:

    Aw, of course! Everyone gets a chance at love, right?

  • therese says:

    I love this teaser, I have to get this book so bad!! The cover alone is so steamy, I love it!!

  • therese says:

    I love your SEAL books, they are so steamy and sexy!! I have got to read them all!!

  • Colleen says:

    Bless all those that have and still do serve!

  • therese says:

    I loved this book, I have read it several times now and it continues to just get better and better!! I need to read the rest of the them, I love those SEAL’s so much, hot, sexy steamy men what’s not to love!!

  • Mel K. says:

    DITTO!

  • Colleen says:

    Hmmm, never tried making gingerbread cookies before… maybe I will try this recipe…

  • therese lopez says:

    My Christmas wish is to get everyone of your SEAL books!!! That would be so awesome for me!!!????????????????

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    I bought it the other day but it will have to wait to be read — dang it! Happy Holidays! :>)

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Tawny!

  • Colleen says:

    So cute! Merry Christmas! πŸ˜€

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    Hi Tawny, Happy Holidays! I have been out of any and all loops (geez, must work get in the way of fun???) but is a SEAL’s Proposal a new novella? I couldn’t find it listed anywhere. Just want to make sure I find it!

  • tmlopez says:

    This book sounds so steamy and sexy!!! I want the entire series!!! Thank you for a great series, I’ve read one book in the series now I have to read the rest of them.

  • Kimh says:

    Wonderful cover thanks

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    Uh, what you said! :>)

  • Michelle Huang says:

    I like!!! It’s so yummy that drools will bound to happen!!

  • tmlopez says:

    I don’t do resolutions anymore, what I do I try to be a better person this year than I was last year. I try to be a better mom to my kids and just be better to myself. I try to give back more and teach my kids to give back more.

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    No, no resolutions. Goals are good, though! And wishes…if only…. It was a down year for me, if you will, as my beloved profession has, in effect, collapsed on itself. It hurts, especially since it revolves around people (I’m an HR professional), so I’ve been trying to decide what I wanna be when I grow up. Again. Or is that yet again? :>) So my wish for 2015 is to find work that is satisfying — a tall order after all this time. Happy New Year, everyone! And one more wish: More SEAL’s! ;>)

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    I don’t normally make resolutions, but last year and this year, I am resolved to keep losing weight and to be a better person.

    Have a healthy, happy, and blessed 2015.

  • Brenda says:

    can’t wait to read it!

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    Congrats, Trudy! And I still say if either of ’em showed up at MY door? Well, you get the idea! :>)

  • Colleen says:

    Congrats to Trudy! πŸ˜€

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    He’s sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read. But I hafta tell you, there IS smoke coming off the bookcase…. :>)

  • Colleen says:

    πŸ˜€ So cute!

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    She is very precious!

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    Definitely!

  • Kaylee Nizza says:

    Absolutely adorable!

  • Barbara VW says:

    Yes, she’s adorable.

  • Tonya says:

    I like the Black Mary Jane shoes, but they’re all perfect for this story! πŸ™‚

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    Welllllllllllllllllll, I’m a purple kinda gal so I’d have to say the purple ones! Of course, these days, I can really only stand up in the yellow flats but hey, a girl can dream! :>)

  • Cassandra says:

    Yes! My resolutions are to get my first novel published, go back to school to get my BA in Liberal Arts, and to read all the books for our book discussion group at the library. Some of last years books weren’t all that enjoyable. A few were downright depressing. This year I’m forcing myself to read them clear through.

  • Cassandra says:

    I try to get off by myself to write or read. Being single has it’s perks! My sisters, nieces, and nephew usually get me a card or something. A couple years ago my 13 year old niece bought me a new book. That was the best way to celebrate!

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    [fans self!] It’s actually pretty funny, in a SEAL I’m-gonna-strangle-you way. Right? :>)

  • dragonlady says:

    Oh man!! I think Mitch is star-struck when he met Olivia for the first time!!

  • Sue G. says:

    Yep! Without a doubt! πŸ˜‰

  • dragonlady says:

    Of course! I bet he does a lot more while on duty to keep in shape. He doesn’t seem to be the person who slacks off at all, always pushing to the limit.

  • Colleen says:

    He is so yummy looking! πŸ˜‰

  • LoveMySEAL says:

    I just finished “A Seal’s Secret” and it was amazing!! Mitch is so sweet and has become my new Favorite Seal.
    Livi has a sweet spirit about her but can hold her own she’s a strong woman.
    The relationship Mitch and Livi built is something any woman would hope to have one day it’s just that great.
    My favorite part of the book is the “push-ups” I was laughing out loud while reading this part it was to cute.
    I will recommend this book to everyone. I have read all of your Seal series books and they all are wonderful.

  • ELF says:

    Yum, great scene. Yes, of course he does!

  • dragon20077 says:

    Honestly, I think it goes both ways. If she can’t handle him, he will be in trouble trying to keep her instead of letting her become someone’s else lady.

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    Did they sell this with a brown wrapper, thirty years ago???? :>) Whew! As hot as today’s SEAL’s, that’s for sure. Sounds fantastic!

  • therese lopez says:

    Can’t wait to read their story!!! I loved them in a SEAL’s Sacrifice so I know i’m going to love their own story, they are so hot together!!! I can’t wait!!!????????????????

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww! Happy month, for all celebrations!

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    You’re a very nice looking couple. Happy birthday to your husband, and happy anniversary to both of you.

  • Conchita says:

    Happy Anniversary Tawny πŸ˜‰

  • Colleen says:

    πŸ˜€ Happy B-day to your husband and Happy Anniversary month Tawny!

  • tmlopez says:

    I have to read this one, I love all your SEAL books and this one sounds fantastic!!!

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    The bestest news ever! And love your pen. What a thoughtful gift for a writer. Congratulations and lucky us!

  • Colleen says:

    Congrats on the contract Tawny! πŸ˜€

  • bn100 says:

    own the wind by Kristen Ashley
    “Tabby, honey are you here?”
    sure

  • dragonlady says:

    Current Book: The Borrowers Afield (2nd book of the series following The Borrowers
    Page 54: “Yes, it’ll be dark soon,” said Pod.
    I would if the friend doesn’t mind reading a children’s book series when it turned into an animated movie.

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    I ordered my copy from Harlequin. It should ship to me this week. LOVE gettin’ them early! More time to drool. :>)

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    Congrats, Tawny! You deserve it for writing such fantastic books! Yay!

  • Barbara VW says:

    dress #1, #3 too fussy, #2 like floor length wedding dresses.

  • cheri says:

    Number one for sure.

  • Sharon R. Cowan says:

    #2

  • Tonya says:

    I love dress #2 for the wedding that actually took place. πŸ™‚ For some reason, I think dress #3 was the one her mother chose – all poofy and formal like. As for dress #1, I think that was the one for the original wedding. I still love dress #2 the best. It’s sexy and fun at the same time – no worries about the dress dragging the ground. Lol.

  • Colleen says:

    Dress number 1 is my fav of the bunch!

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    [I am clapping and yahoo-ing.] Congratulations!!! And yeah, it is SUCH a sacrifice to buy, read, and keep these gawjus SEALs on my bookshelf…. :>)

  • Beth Barany says:

    Congratulations, Tawny!!!!

  • Kelli Jo Calvert says:

    I bought it for my kindle and my mom’s noon! Can’t wait to read it!!

  • Helen says:

    Awesome news Tawny woohoo YOU ROCK

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Gale Sroelov says:

    Theoretically, my print book is on its way, via snail mail, and should be here early next week. I’m happy! :>)

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    I really enjoyed the first part of your interview. Thanks for sharing!

  • I have never had a surprise party of any kind, sounds like it might be fun. A surprise engagement party would be sweet especially, if our friends did it!!!!! Thank you for sharing this with us!!!! Looks fantastic!!!

    • Tawny says:

      Hugs and thanks, Elaine. I had fun sharing it and I’m with you! I’d love a surprise party πŸ˜€

      I’ve only had one once for my birthday and I’ve thrown quite a few, though.

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    Tawny, you definitely caught my attention. Can’t wait for this new book!

    • Tawny says:

      Yay!!! Both for catching your attention, Cathy, and that you’re excited about the book.

      I am too πŸ˜€

  • gds says:

    Amazon said they will ship mine to arrive on the 28th. Can’t wait!

  • Colleen says:

    Happy print release day!!!

  • Therese lopez says:

    Your books are so sexy and hot I love them all. I have so many and I love reading them over and over. Nothing like a hot, sexy SEAL to make your day!!!

  • Kaylee Nizza says:

    Woohoo! I loved it! My mom is reading it now.

  • phyljbg says:

    I love your romance books featuring Navy Seals, they’re the best of the genre

  • Agatha P. Townsend says:

    Love your playlist, would listen to all of them. Great music! Agatha

  • Barbara VW says:

    Cookies

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    These are wonderful!

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    Amazon and Goodreads

  • Sharlene Wegner says:

    Harlequin Junkie is the book blog I find most of my useful recommendations on, particularly for contemporary romance.

  • Gale S. says:

    I think she/you got it right! And I’m jealous: wish I could still wear the heels.

  • pat says:

    As I see it, the shoes have to work with the job or occupation of the moment. So they change as the situation changes. So I like the heels, but they’re not practicable for an 8-hr. shift. I like your other choices too.

  • Lois Imel says:

    Tawny, you & Lark have picked some awesome shoes. Bet she attracts a lot of attention in any of those shoes. The SEAL’S Temptation sounds like a book I need to put on my TBR list.

  • Colleen says:

    I love a chance to read a book I may have missed the first time around… πŸ™‚

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    That is spectacular news!

  • Donna Repsher says:

    Is the October hunks contest up yet? I can’t seem to find it.

  • Janice Gould` says:

    Bought it on April 24 and it on my Kindle TBR list

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    I’m diabetic, so they’re a no-no for me, but not for my hubby, who shares my lifelong addiction to bittersweet Belgian dark chocolate–best aphrodisiac on the planet.

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    Do I know a great book when I read one? YES!

  • cnapper67 says:

    I was already a Red Hot reader. Looking forward to reading Call to Action.

  • Colleen says:

    Have been a Red Hot Reader for quite a while now…

  • gds says:

    Hi Tawny, I tried to read the free Call to Action however it brings me to a password prompt, I enter my RHRC password, and it comes up blank. (I was already a member.) What am I doing wrong??? I know it’s me…. LOL

    • Colleen says:

      Click the link that says Red Hot Readers click here… then it shows the info you need… enter the password and it brings you to the book’s page.

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    Daisy Mae is beyond adorable, and my cousin has the perfect Yorkie boyfriend for her, his name is Amore.

  • gds says:

    May Daisy Mae gets lots of treats tonight!

  • Stacey says:

    Happy Halloween.

  • Colleen says:

    Oh so cute! Happy Halloween! πŸ™‚

  • Cathy P says:

    Daisy Mae is so very precious! May she get lots of doggy treats tonight. Happy Halloween!

  • sherry1432000 says:

    Happy Halloween ! ! ! Daisy Mae should get lots of treats with that cute face! Love her!

  • Sharlene Wegner says:

    So sweet! Happy Halloween!

  • Shawnna says:

    Yes! This excerpt definitely leaves you wanting to know his story

  • Therese lopez says:

    Your books are always so good that I have to read them all and this one is no exception. It sounds so good. Your books are hot, sexy and oh so fun to read!!

  • Stacey says:

    Merry Christmas Tawny!!

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and heartwarming holiday!

  • Gale S. says:

    Yes, holiday hugs to everyone! :>) I’ve even held back the cold germs.

  • Shirley Hearn says:

    Hope you had a very Merry CHRISTmas!

  • Jennifer Leggett says:

    Merry Christmas Tawny, have a great new year.

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    Wishing the same to you and yours!

  • Colleen says:

    Happy New Year! πŸ˜€

  • Kimberley Hellmers says:

    Thank you for the new year wishes, and thank you for all you do for your readers! It is really appreciated!

  • Cathy Phillips says:

    Happy New Year, Tawny, and also to my sister/fellow Sweethearts!

  • Sharlene Wegner says:

    Happy New Year, Tawny!

  • Gale S. says:

    Thank you for all the great wishes and back atcha! Now, did you figure them out yourself??? LOL

  • Iva says:

    Happy New Year

  • Tonya says:

    Happy New Year’s Ms. Tawny!! I wish for you the same as you wished for all of us, plus I wish you great sales for all your coming novels!!

  • Peggy R says:

    Of course I’m a fan – but for personal reasons!! This will be a big seller for you, of course, as all of your books are. I’m looking forward to reading it, and have already put it on my TBR list. At this point, I think that Cat will take this slowly and cautiously, hence the name Cat. lol Congratulations on your book!!

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    I think it’s going to be an emotional roller coaster and I’m looking forward to the ride!

  • Mary Lawson says:

    I think he’d better hold on to his hat!

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    Already read it in ARC form, loved it and reviewed it.

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    You wrote a great one, Tawny. Not at all surprised by these terrific reviews!

  • Therese lopez says:

    Sounds like another great read!! I love her SEAL books so much!!

  • Stacey says:

    Can’t wait to read it. Love the series.

  • Sharlene Wegner says:

    All true! Great review!

  • Gale S. says:

    My copy arrived in the mail the other day but it is in my TBR pile. He joined his brothers in, uh, print (?) on the shelf! :>)

  • Therese lopez says:

    Love your books so much!! Can’t wait to read this one.

  • Tammy Y says:

    I am reading this book now. May be a few days before I can post my reviews. Busy week ahead.

  • Debbie Rice says:

    Absolutely love this I really needed this!! Thank you

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Things you say about others says a lot about you.
    Every time you open your mouth, people can see inside your mind.
    Truth!

  • Peggy R says:

    These quotes were wonderful, and all so true!! Quotes such as this stand the test of time. Thank you for the reality check!!

  • Nancy Fern says:

    I try really hard not to miss any of your books! Love’em all.. Thank you for all your books.

  • Pat Babcock says:

    Love the way our seals being honored by Tawny Weber. She shows that they are willing to sacrifice their lives for our freedom but can be loving to the special people in their lives.

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    I love your Quotey Goodnesses!
    Thank you!

  • Debbie Rice says:

    Love all of these quotes

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    Definitely A SEAL’s Salvation–that is one hot book cover!

  • Stacey says:

    A Seal’s Salvation. There is something hot about a shower scene.

  • Pat Babcock says:

    I like the Seal’s Temptation cover. Lots of possibilities for a great story.

  • bn100 says:

    that

  • Cheryl Petit says:

    A SEAL’s Salvation is hot, sexy, and sensual.

  • Jennifer becker says:

    A SEAL’s salvation

  • Judi Ruch says:

    A Seal’s Salvation

  • Brenda Dickson says:

    I like A Seal’s Salvation – Yummy!

  • Darlene Butler says:

    A seals salvation!!

  • Elaine Mulder says:

    A seals salvation

  • Nicole Riles says:

    A Seal’s Salvation!

  • Deb Fernow says:

    THAT please!

  • Colleen says:

    A SEAL’s Temptation

  • wendy sanchez says:

    A Seal’s Salvation πŸ™‚

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Seal’ s Temptation for me!

  • A SEAL’s Salvation. It is hot!!!!!

  • Celesta Walker says:

    Both are awesome but A Seal’s Temptation is my favorite.

  • Lesley says:

    Prefer A Seal’s Temptation

  • Debbie Rice says:

    A Seal’s Temptation because he is much too tempting!!

  • Marcia White says:

    Seal’s Salvation does it for me.

  • Karen Dieffenbaugher says:

    That , a Seal’s Temptation….

  • Shirley Hearn says:

    A Seal’s Salvation! You immediately want to read the book! Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Sandi Thompson says:

    I choose This! A seal’ Salvation. The over is awesome!

  • Kelly Wickham says:

    I prefer A SEAL’s Salvation.

  • Iva says:

    Seal’s Temptation

  • Lynne Norvell says:

    Love them both but if I have to choose then it’s A Seal’s Temptation!

  • Daun Ann Korty says:

    A SEAL’s Temptation is better today. A shirtless hottie with a muscle car. yum

  • Kimberley Hellmers says:

    That….The Temptation cover.

  • Trudy Miner says:

    A Seal’s Salvation! hot, hot, hot!

  • Mary-Ann Cole says:

    Seal’s Temptation

  • Barbara VW says:

    A SEAL’s Temptation

  • teresa fordice says:

    oh these are both so HOT but the Temptation cover has a muscle car as well!!

  • Susan Driskill says:

    A Seal’s Temptation……Some of the water droplets on the cover of A Seal’s Salvation look more like mud!

  • Michelle Martin says:

    A seals salvation

  • Deb Fernow says:

    Seal’s Salvation sounds like a book I’d pick up and read! Can’t stand people who tell me what to do when I know what I want!

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    You’re killin’ me here, Tawny–they both sound great! Because I’ve been waiting for Brody’s story, I’ll have to go with A SEAL’s Salvation, but so far, this is the hardest “this or that” question you’ve posted.

  • Teresa Fordice says:

    Temptation!!

  • JoAn V. says:

    Tough question, Tawny, but I’m going with A SEAL’s Temptation.

  • Jennifer becker says:

    A SEALs Salvation for sure!!!!

  • Judi Ruch says:

    A Seal’s Salvation

  • Riahanon says:

    A SEAL’s Salvation!
    The combo of the hero and heroine’s issues is irresistible.

  • Stacey Shepard says:

    A Seal’s Temptation.

  • patty duplechin says:

    A Seals salvation. It’s hot hot hot

  • Shirley Hearn says:

    Definitely “This” ! ! !

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Seal’s Temptation for me!

  • Colleen says:

    A SEAL’s Salvation

  • Terrie says:

    “A Seals Salvation”! Nothing like a sensual showe scene to get the blood pump in’!

  • Cheryl says:

    Already read A Seal’s Temptation and loved it, but I’ll have to go with A Seal’s Salvation for this!

  • Sandra M says:

    A Seal’s Temptation. I like the man and the car!

  • Lynne Norvell says:

    Such hard choices! But I have to stick with A SEAL’s Temptation!

  • Dawn A says:

    I’d pick A SEALs Salvation.

  • maryann hawkins says:

    salvation

  • Nicole Riles says:

    A Seal’s Salvation!

  • Krys Barton says:

    A Seals Temptation

  • Debbie Rice says:

    A Seal’s Salvation just love the cover so sexy!! Just kind of lets you see the story!!

  • A SEAL’s Salvation….oh yeah !!!!

  • Sandi Thompson says:

    They both sound wonderful! I have to go with A Seals Salvation.

  • Celesta Walker says:

    A Seal’s Salvation!!!

  • Marcia White says:

    A Seal’s Salvation

  • Candace says:

    I’d have to go with A Seal’s Salvation… it’s just smokin’ hot!

  • Debbie Wallen says:

    A Seals Salvation

  • Karina Angeles says:

    A Seal’s Salvation.

  • Mary-Ann Cole says:

    A Seal’s Salvation

  • Kelly Wickham says:

    I would choose A SEAL’s Salvation. πŸ™‚

  • bn100 says:

    this

  • Iva says:

    Seal’s Temptatsion

  • Deb Fernow says:

    A Seal’s Salvation opening line!

  • Teresa Fordice says:

    Temptation!!

  • Judi Ruch says:

    A Seal’s Salvation

  • Stacey Shepard says:

    A Seal’s Salvation.

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    Easier than yesterday’s question. A SEAL’s Salvation.

  • Colleen says:

    A SEAL’s Temptation

  • Sheila Schwartz says:

    Seal’s Salvation

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    This time, a Seal’ s Salvation!

  • maryann hawkins says:

    β€œGenna. You’re crazy. You don’t have to do this.”

  • Krys Barton says:

    This : A seals salvation

  • A SEAL’s Salvation. LOL

  • Shirley Hearn says:

    Definitely “This” !

  • Mary-Ann Cole says:

    Seal’s Temptation

  • Sandra M says:

    A Seal’s Salvation opening line! Makes you wonder what she’s going to do?

  • Marcia White says:

    Seal’s Salvation

  • Iva says:

    A Seal’s Salvation

  • Barbara VW says:

    A SEAL’s Salvation

  • Kelly Wickham says:

    Still going to pick A SEAL’s Salvation.

  • Lesley says:

    I prefer: A SEAL’s Temptation β€œHey, Lark. We need two double-whipped, triple-caramel mocha lattes.”

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    A SEAL’s Salvation gets my vote–wow!

  • Teresa Fordice says:

    Oh hot damn – but Salvation this time!!

  • Riahanon says:

    A SEAL’s Salvation all the way! (Pun intended!)

  • Deb Fernow says:

    Wow! This one is a tough choice! I will choose A Seal’s Salvation but both are damn good!

  • Dawn A says:

    A SEALs Salvation

  • Stacey Shepard says:

    A Seal’s Salvation.

  • wendy sanchez says:

    A Seal’s Salvation

  • Judi Ruch says:

    A Seal’s Salvation

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    A Seal’ s Salvation. Have to see what happens when she blows up!

  • Colleen says:

    A SEAL’s Salvation

  • Sandra M says:

    A Seal’s Salvation, although they both were attention grabbers!

  • Krys Barton says:

    A seals temptation

  • A SEAL’s Salvation. Love it!!!!

  • Kelly Wickham says:

    Today’s choice is much harder, darn it! For today I will choose A SEAL’s Temptation. πŸ˜€

  • Debbie Rice says:

    Love A Seal’s Salvation!!

  • Michelle Martin says:

    A seals temptation for me

  • Marcia White says:

    A Seal’s Salvation

  • Mary-Ann Cole says:

    Seal’s Salvation

  • Rachael Brown says:

    A SEAL’s Temptation

  • Candace says:

    gonna have to go with A SEAL’s Salvation… again!

  • Candace says:

    well… since i can only pick one… i guess i’d have to go with A SEAL’s Salvation. This is the hardest choice yet…

  • Terrie says:

    It as to be this one: β€œGenna. You’re crazy. You don’t have to do this.”

  • Terrie says:

    I am going to stick with “A SEAL’s Salvation”.

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    Fanning myself as I type with one hand–A SEAL’s Salvation gets my vote. Whew!

  • Judi Ruch says:

    Seal’s Salvation

  • Teresa Fordice says:

    Temptation wins this one!!

  • marjie says:

    A SEAL’s Salvation

  • Debbie Rice says:

    A Seal’s Salvation for sure!! Love it

  • Michelle Martin says:

    A seal temptation gets this vote

  • Caroline Allen says:

    They are both wonderful…. but have to choose A Seals Salvation….
    Love your books….. and the Seals

  • Pat Babcock says:

    This is my choice for the sexiest

  • A SEAL’s Salvation is my choice!!!!

  • Iva says:

    A Seal’s salvation

  • Stacey Shepard says:

    A Seal’s Temptation was the sexiest.

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    A Seal’ s Temptation, for sure! Water bottle clunking his head!

  • Colleen says:

    A SEAL’s Salvation

  • Ria says:

    A Seal’s Salvation…all…the….way…

    That was seriously hot…

  • Rachael Brown says:

    A SEAL’s Temptation

  • Sandra M says:

    A Seal’s Salvation on this one.

  • Krys Barton says:

    Wow they are both hot but dang aSeals salvation has me wanting more

  • Deb Fernow says:

    A Seal’s Temptation wins this time!

  • Nicole Riles says:

    A Seal’s Salvation

  • Lesley says:

    A Seal’s Temptation has my vote

  • Mary-Ann Cole says:

    Seal’s Salvation

  • maryann hawkins says:

    wow both but if i have to choose salvation

  • Candace says:

    I’ll have to choose A SEAL’s Salvation again. I can’t wait to see how they go from scowling at each other to having fun in the shower!

  • Celesta Walker says:

    This!!! A Seal’s Salvation

  • Marcia White says:

    A Seal’s Temptation.

  • Shirley Hearn says:

    Definitely “This” ! ! !

  • Terrie says:

    “A Seal’s Salvation”

  • Kelly Wickham says:

    A SEAL’s Salvation.

  • wendy sanchez says:

    A Seals Salvation

  • Karen Dieffenbaugher says:

    Definitely a Seal’s Temptation….

  • Karen Dieffenbaugher says:

    That, Hey Lark. We need two double-whipped, triple caramel mocha lattes….and Thank you very much…

  • April says:

    A SEAL’s Temptation. Nice car!

  • April says:

    A SEAL’s Temptation. It sounds like a fun read!

  • April says:

    A SEAL’s Temptation

  • April says:

    A SEAL’s Temptation. Love it!!!

  • April says:

    A SEAL’s Temptation. I need to read this!!!

  • Terrie says:

    “A Seal’s Temptation” won this one.

  • Candace says:

    Even though I’ve already read A SEAL’s Temptation, that kiss was hotter than the other. Don’t get me wrong, they’re both HOT, but I think Temptation won this round…

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Enjoy, all! ??

  • Agatha Townsend says:

    Congrats to winners. Enjoy.

  • Rachael Brown says:

    Thank you so much! I responded to your email. Congratulations to the other winners!

  • Colleen says:

    Congrats to the winners!

  • Therese Lopez says:

    Congrats to all the winners!! Happy Reading!!

  • A seal’s Temptation. The lovelife of the female protagonist sounds so close to mine…I feel a kinship with her and hopefully live vicarilously through her.
    I’d be happy with either choice though.

  • Candace says:

    Congrats winners!!!

  • Colleen says:

    Happy Release Day!

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Go for it!

  • Pat Babcock says:

    Laramie should go for it because this is what his training has prepared him to do. Assess the risk and make an action plan.

  • Candace says:

    Ooooh…. I must have this!!!!!! And, Laramie should totally go for it!!!!!

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Great review! Looking forward to reading this! Thanks!

  • Caroline Allen says:

    Just finished reading A Seal’s Desire!!!! Awesome as usual…. loved Christian and Sammi Jo…. have read them all to date…. awesome…. can’t wait for more

  • Carol Thomas says:

    Brilliant review!

  • Pat Babcock says:

    Keep the seals coming. Great stories.

  • Sharlene Wegner says:

    Sounds good! Love the cover, too! πŸ˜‰

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Love your posters! Thanks.

  • Patty Duplechin says:

    A seal’s kiss is my favorite

  • bn100 says:

    this

  • Stacey says:

    A Seal’s Fantasy

  • Mary Smith says:

    A Seal’s Fantasy

  • Margaret Herman says:

    My choice is A Seal’s Fantasy. I love the cover.

  • Judi Ruch says:

    I like both but I think I like A Seal’s Kiss the best.

  • Definitely A SEAL’s Fantasy. That is one very hot cover!

  • A SEAL’s Fantasy πŸ™‚

  • Carol Thomas says:

    A seals Kiss! It looks more compelling, the knobby knees just don’t do it for me! Lol

  • Have to say A Seals Kiss
    Love the Seals series….

  • Colleen says:

    A SEAL’s Kiss

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    A SEAL’ S Kiss for me.

  • Marcia White says:

    “A Seal’s Kiss”

  • Dee says:

    A Seal’s Fantasy by all means. It’s hot!

  • Rachael Brown says:

    A SEAL’s Kiss

  • Lesley says:

    A Seal’s Kiss

  • Pat Babcock says:

    A Seal’s Kiss is my preferred cover.

  • lori byrd says:

    A Seal’s Kiss!

  • wendy sanchez says:

    A Seal’s Kiss

  • Kelly Wickham says:

    I will choose This for today (A SEAL’s Fantasy}.

  • Barbara VW says:

    A SEAL’s Kiss. The other cover’s female’s legs look like they belong to a child.

  • teresa fordice says:

    that – kiss cover!!

  • Celesta Walker says:

    Both are awesome but my choice is That…. A Seal’s Kiss.

  • Susan Driskill says:

    A Seal’s Fantasy–The heroine looks like she might be a brunette (yay!!!)

  • Karina Angeles says:

    A Seal’s Kiss.

  • SHELLEY S says:

    I LIKE A SEALS KISS.

  • Donna Bayar Repsher says:

    A SEAL’s Kiss, and for good reason–I recently read and reviewed a supposed wounded warrior novel with a “fake dating” relationship and it was not a good read.

  • Teresa Fordice says:

    A seals Kiss!

  • Deborah Barber says:

    I loved the description for A SEAL’s kiss; it left me wanting to read the book immediately. It really worked for me. I’ve already read A SEAL’s fantasy and have a special place in my heart for Dominic but the description just doesn’t have the punch of A SEAL’s kiss.

  • Marcia White says:

    “A Seal’s Kiss”

  • Judi Ruch says:

    They both sound amazing but I like A Seal’s Kiss better.

  • Rachael Brown says:

    A SEAL’s Kiss

  • Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Still A SEAL’ S Kiss for me!

  • Pat Babcock says:

    The Seal’s Fantasy is definitely a book that I would like to read.

  • Terrie says:

    “A Seals Kiss” spoke to me.

  • Colleen says:

    My vote is leaning towards A SEAL’S KISS

  • Deb Fernow says:

    That. I vote THAT is the best.

  • Kelly Wickham says:

    Today’s choice would have to be A SEAL’s Kiss.

  • Pat Babcock says:

    a Seal’s Kiss sounds very good.

  • Tracy Goldstein says:

    A Seal’s Kiss

  • Lesley says:

    A Seal’s Kiss

  • bn100 says:

    this

  • Karina Angeles says:

    A Seal’s Kiss!

  • Mary-Ann Cole says:

    A Seal’s Kiss

  • Mary-Ann Cole says:

    A Seal’s Kiss

  • Sharon Extine says:

    I would pick “A Seal’s Fantasy.”

  • Teresa Fordice says:

    Fantasy for this one!!

  • Marcia White says:

    “A Seal’s Kiss”

  • Rachael Brown says:

    A SEAL’s Fantasy

  • Judi Ruch says:

    Both are good but I still like A Seal’s Kiss.

  • Karen K Hrdlicka says:

    As first lines go A Seal’s Fantasy lol

  • Karen K Hrdlicka says:

    I would read both but if I HAD to choose between it would be A Seal’s Fantasy

  • Karen K Hrdlicka says:

    A Seal’s Kiss

  • Lesley says:

    A Seal’s Kiss

  • Tonya says:

    Ok, you know A SEAL’s Kiss is one of my most favorite of the SEAL series, but for the first line, I’ve got to g