Thursday, 8 June 2017

Call to Honor: A SEAL Brotherhood Novel, #1by Tawny Weber #Contemporary #Romance

Tawny will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be? I’d love to be able to teleport.  Think of how much easier it’d be to travel!  No lines, no crowds, no airplanes (I really hate flying).  It’d be awesome to just pop into my parents’ place, to visit reader events, to hit the beach without having to deal with all the travel stress. 

What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to learn about you? Hmm, maybe that before I began writing, I earned my living as a tarot reader and Reiki master.  I started reading the tarot when I was 17, and spent a few years working the psychic fair circuit and building my client list. 

When writing descriptions of your hero/ine, what feature do you start with? I always seem to start with their hair.  The color, the style, the degree of trendiness, it’s such a huge point of self-expression and always seems to set the tone for who that character is.  For example, Harper Maclean, the heroine in CALL TO HONOR, has blonde, shoulder length hair in an edgy, layered style.  To mean, that was a nod to her being a California girl with the beach-styled hair, but length was mom-easy, versatile and the style fashionable, which fit her career as an interior decorator. 

Are you a plotter or a pantser? I’m closer to a plotter than a pantser, but I never actually solidify my plot until the story is about 1/4 of the way solid.  I start with a generally idea of who I think the characters are and a pretty good handle on the story question/plot and where it’ll end up.  I write those first few chapters over and over again, honing the characters, intensifying their conflicts, getting to know their personality at the same time I’m really getting a handle on the actual plot.  Usually by that one-quarter mark, I have a good enough feel for it that I can create my plotting board, which is a huge white board sectioned into chapters that I fill with colored post-it notes.  Yes, I color code my plotting board. It makes me happy!  

Did you learn anything  from writing this book? If so, what? Over the course of writing CALL TO HONOR, I learned a lot more about military missions than I’d know before.   I also learned how fabulous it felt to write a longer story.  At over 90k words, CALL TO HONOR is considerably longer than my Blaze books were.  Having that much more room was fabulous.  It let me really delve into Diego and Harper’s pasts, into their issues and to not only add in secondary characters points of view, but also a secondary romance.  So probably my biggest lesson was that I really don’t  want to go back to writing shorter books again.

“No man left behind” is inscribed in the DNA of every SEAL and Lieutenant Diego Torres is no exception. But with a team member killed—and the body missing— Diego’s honor is sorely tested. Now his career and reputation are on the line, and a traitor is hiding among them. Diego wants answers...and only one woman has them.

Single mom Harper Maclean has two priorities—raising her son Nathan and starting a new life. Her mysterious new neighbor may be impossibly charming, but Diego asks too many questions about her past—and about the father of her child. Questions she fears will reveal her burning attraction for Diego, and ultimately put them all in danger’s path.


Not even signing for a slew of packages and fending off the flirtations of the delivery guy were enough to keep Harper Maclean from sending her son a protective frown.

So far his glimpses of her had been at a longer distance than the twenty feet currently separating them. Her photos didn’t do her justice. He’d known she was a looker, but no way he’d have thought fully dressed in person could trump that bikini shot, even if that bikini shot had been kind of blurry.

He’d have been wrong.

Even glaring at him, as if she thought he’d get greasy cooties all over her sweet little boy, she was gorgeous.

From the tip of her tousled blond hair to the toes of her strappy high-heeled sandals, she screamed California girl. She was too far away to see many details, but he knew from the file Lansky had compiled that she had strong features. A wide mouth with its generous bottom lip and dark brows that arched over big blue eyes.

Diego wasn’t sure why he felt as if he’d just taken a kick to the solar plexus. He’d never gone for the good-girl look, and there was nothing particularly sexy about what she was wearing. The turquoise pleated skirt flared in a way that made her waist look miniscule and her cream-colored top looked like a silky T-shirt, but both were a little too generous with the fabric for his tastes.

Which didn’t matter, he reminded himself as the woman walked from the front door to her courtyard’s arch. Sexy or dog ugly, she was a means to an end. And that end had nothing to do with getting her naked, mores the pity.

AUTHOR Bio and Links
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of more than forty books, Tawny Weber loves writing about sexy heroes, most notably her popular Navy SEALs series.  Her sassy, emotional romances are filled with men dedicated to being the best—and women determined to have the best.  Tawny credits her ex-military alpha husband for inspiration in her writing, and in her life.   The recipient of numerous writing accolades, including Romantic Times Reviewers Choice and in addition to the NY Times and USA Today bestseller lists, Tawny has also hit the number one spot on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

A homeschooling mom, Tawny enjoys scrapbooking, gardening and spending time with her family and dogs in her Northern California home.