Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tawny, Hunter & Marni

Harlequin Blaze
2 in 1 

Somewhere on the train is a key witness for a crime involving arson, murder and a high-profile businessman. And reporter Marni Clare will do whatever it takes to get the story—even if it means crashing in a sleeper car that’s she’s not sure she’s reserved. But when she wakes, she finds herself curled up with the man she’s seeking…and he’s hot enough to derail all her plans!

FBI special agent Hunter won’t complain about the wickedly hot blonde in his arms. And maybe it’s the medication he’s on, but he’s even agreed to share his room for the entire journey….

It’s a long trip in close quarters, and within days their berth becomes the scene of some steamy railway romps. But is Marni just having fun…or is she taking Hunter for a ride?

By private invitation only…

Event: Very sensual resort opening.
Place: In bed, hopefully!
Host: Hottie millionaire Mitch Carter.
Planner: Belle Forsham. Who once jilted Mitch at the altar. Oops…

When Mitch’s new hotel falters, he needs a pro. Enter the It Girl of event planning: the traitorous, damnably sexy Belle. Time for some redhot revenge!

But Belle has her own secret agenda for her ex-fiance? And in the meantime, she’ll enjoy how Mitch still makes her legs and every other body part deliciously quiver.

But it’s strictly business between them this time. At least it is…until Belle decides that the best sexual revenge goes both ways! “This heroine was one of my favorites to write. She has such a quirky personality and way with words.” –Tawny

USA TODAY Bestselling author, TAWNY WEBER has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first Harlequin Blaze hit the shelves in 2007.  A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook. 

Readers can check out Tawny’s books at her website or join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapter excerpts, recipes, insider story info and much more.  And for a limited time, she has a few open spots on her Street Team!  

ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
MARNI: Oh all the time! I love biographies. I’m fascinated with the lives and interests of people who seem larger than life.  I love nothing more than sinking into their world and learning everything I can. 

ANGI:What’s the first book you remember reading? 
HUNTER: Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October.  Anything with spies, FBI, CIA... I was fascinated. 

ANGI: What’s your favorite “love” word?
HUNTER: Well it used to be avoidance.  But thanks to Marni, now my favorite love word is forever.

ANGI: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
MARNI: I know Hunter thinks I’m going to say him.  Silly guy.  He’s my hero, of course, but my favorite is Rick Hunter.  It was in the course of writing his biography that I fell in love with his son.    

ANGI: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
HUNTER: Huh?  Fairy tale?  You mean like little kid bedtime stories?  You’re kidding, right?  I didn’t believe in any of that happy ever after stuff.  Well, not until Marni. 

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
MARNI: <eyeing Hunter>  Beauty and the Beast.  I love the beast, for all his gruff and grumbly ways. 

ANGI: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
MARNI: Oh, Tawny has a fabulous one.  I think it's on her website.  Hang on, let me check my smartphone... Yep, here it is on her website.

ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?
HUNTER: The sound Marni makes when she—
MARNI: Hunter!
HUNTER: What? I was going to say when you get excited.  <He waits a beat, then grins.>  Like when you’re opening a gift or I bring you home a surprise.  I’m sure that’s what the readers were thinking, too.
MARNI: Uh huh... Readers?  Is that what you were thinking?

ANGI: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
MARNI: Fairy Tale, with action.  What can I say? I’m a girl who wants it all. 

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
HUNTER: The Bourne Identity
MARNI: Casablanca

ANGI: Who’s your favorite villain?
HUNTER: The one I put behind bars.  Oh, you mean like in fiction?  Lex Luther was pretty awesome. 

ANGI: What is your biggest vice?
HUNTER: Marni. I couldn’t give her up at gunpoint even though I’m not always sure she’s good for me.
MARNI: Oh, quit it. I’m the best thing that ever happened in your life. Admit it.
HUNTER: Okay, she’s right.  She is the best.  I still can’t give her up, though.

ANGI: Tell us a little about the 2nd book paired with MIDNIGHT SPECIAL. COMING ON STRONG is a reader favorite…what makes it one of yours?
TAWNY: Oh, I loved writing COMING ON STRONG! The heroine is not only named for one of my absolute favorite loves, my dog Tinkerbell (don’t judge, she’s a gorgeous dog <g>) but it's one of the first stories I ever wrote that just flowed.  It practically wrote itself and the heroine was so big and full of life and just out there!  I seriously love Belle, and Mitch is so perfect for her!!!

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: When I set a book in the same city as a previous release, I love to leave a hidden connection. For instance, 2 books might have the same secondary character in a walk-on role, but each book is completely stand alone. With so many books written…is there a way to see if your characters have made "guest" appearances in previous releases?
TAWNY'S GOTTA ANSWER:  I love revisiting characters, settings and scenarios from previous books!  In MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, I not only revisited previous characters, as the heroes best friend is Caleb Black, from SEX, LIES & MISTLETOE.  But I also revisited the case the FBI was working in the SEX & LIES series as Marni is writing an article based on that case and the people involved. 

In COMING ON STRONG it was actually easier to keep the characters all cozied up, as Belle, the heroine, is business partners and best friends with Sierra, the heroine of GOING DOWN HARD.  Not only that, but the heroes are cousins, and as the hero of GOING DOWN HARD is a security expert, he’s called in to investigate issues in both stories. 

As a reader, and a writer, there’s nothing I love more than feeling like I’m deeper into the world of the story. Connected characters really seem to make that happen for me.  

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FAKING IT – a Cosmo Red Hot Read by Harlequin.  It’s a part of the launch of the new Cosmo line and will be available in digital this September!  After that, my next Blaze will be hitting the shelves in December.  NAUGHTY CHRISTMAS NIGHTS is a fun, sassy read, complete with holiday costumes, lingerie and kinky bets.


For a complete list of Tawny's releases.

A SEAL’s Seduction is currently free at all participating booksellers!  And it’s companion, A SEAL’s Surrender just hit the USA Today Bestseller list, and is being offered at a discounted price, as well.  

TAWNY'S GIVING AWAY 2 copies of Sex, Lies and Midnight to a blog commenter. (International Giveaway).

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What do you think about discovering characters well into a series? Do you love the idea of finding something you enjoy and having a handful of books already available to read? Or do you prefer to find the story at the beginning of the series, and read as they come out?


  1. I can't jump into the middle of a series & preferably I discover a series that is complete. Nothing beats back to back reads.


    1. Mary, I love finding a new author with a huge backlist or a lot of the books in the series ready to read :-) I found Stephanie Plumb around book 8, so I was well entertained for awhile *g*

  2. I have to start a series from the begining LOL and when I discover a new author I just have to have their backlist to read :)
    I loved these two stories

    Have Fun

    1. HI Helen, and thank you :-D

      I love starting at the beginning, too. In my favorites, as each new book is released, I re-read the series from the first book onward, so its like one loooong book. By the time the 7th Harry Potter book was out, I'd read the first a few dozen times LOL.

  3. I love series books. I find I have to go back and read the earlier books before reading the one in the middle. If you don't sometimes you don't understand the other characters traits or moods. For example if the character seems brooding it helps to know why. I think if you read them in order rather then reading them out of order the story also flows better.

    Sometimes it also opens the door for new authors for example if the series is from a few different authors you might read a book from a new author. In reading you might discover you also like their stories and writing.


    1. Renee, I'm with you! There is so much more depth and feeling to the characters if you get to see them through various stories.

      I enjoy doing anthologies for just the reasons you mentioned, too! I'm often able to be read by people who normally wouldn't pick up my books and often find new readers that way. Which is always pretty awesome.

  4. With Harry Potter, I started when the third book was out so I had 3 books to read. But the wait for the rest of the series was excruciating!

    With JD Robb's death series, I started when there were already like 12 books out. I ended up catching up in 2 weeks... But it was kind of too much all at once? I wouldn't mind spreading them out a bit....

    1. Oh May, I hear ya!! The pain of waiting between Harry Potter books was so hard!! But, oh the fabulousness of them made it worth the wait :-D

      I was on board both HP and the Death series from the first books, and did try to reread the Death ones from the beginning with each new release, but that only lasted for about 5 books. Like you say, after awhile it's simply overload. Or when there are so many, it'd take the time of one coming out to the release of the next to get through them all again LOL

  5. I don't whatever books in the series are most interesting to me and never in order.

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    1. LOL really? That is actually kinda cool to me. I'm so linear that the concept of just reading by appeal is incredibly freeing.

  6. WELCOME BACK TAWNY, my Pacific Coast friend.

    Love your books (in any order).
    I do like to read in order, but it won't stop me--just encourage me to get the rest.


    1. Angi, hi and thank you so much for having me back :-) And thank you so much for the sweet words!

      LOL I love how you put that- it won't stop you, just encourage you to get the rest. Thats the reading spirit!!

  7. Tawny, sounds like a fantastic read! (She says fanning herself ;) Welcome back to Get Lost in a Story! I agree with Angi, I want to pick this book up because I'm so intrigued!

    1. Thanks so much ;-) And thank you for the welcome, it's always so fabulous to visit here. You ladies have the BEST time!

      And yay - I'm so glad the interview (thank you, Angi) and blurb enticed you to want to pick up the book. I hope people will give Hunter and Marni a peek :-)

  8. I just finished both of these books and went scrambling for the previous book in the series. I love series and revisiting characters, especially in a hot hot hot book!!!

    1. Woot! Now thats what I love to hear, Heidi *g* I am so excited these books got you interested enough to want the others. Thank you!!!

      And yes!!! Revisiting characters is so fab! I love it, too

  9. When I read the blurb the first time, I started hunting used books sites on the web to find the first 3 in the series.. I had to start at the beginning and read in order. I just finished Sex, Lies & Mistletoe and loved it. Now I'm reading Sex, Lies & Midnight. Can't wait to get to read this one. I've heard so many good things about it. So far I've loved all the books I've read by Tawney. She's an auto buy author to me. Carolyn

  10. I've often discovered a series by reading one in the middle of the series. It is nice to then be able to read the books that are already out. Occasionally I've been able to read a series in order.

    MAY & CHEY

    You are the winners of Tawny's 2 copies of Sex, Lies and Midnight.