Please join me in welcoming my very dear gf, Tawny Weber to Magical Musings today!
USA TODAY Bestselling author of over twenty hot books, 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.
There’s nothing in life quite as special as girlfriends.
Dear Abby and Ann Landers made a career of offering up advice. But for most of us the best advice comes from our girlfriends.
They’re the ones we shop with, lunch with, spa with. Ooooh, the spaaing! Girlfriends are there when we need a shoulder to cry on, or a swift kick in the butt.
Yeah, yeah, we can ask our guy if these pants make us look fat. But if he’s smart enough to stay our guy, he’s smart enough to answer with his own well-being in mind. And I’ve yet to find a (straight) guy whose advice I’d want to follow when it comes to hair and makeup.
Here’s an excerpt from FEARLESS that gives a peek at the kind of girlfriends my heroine, Gia, turns to when she’s bummed and confused…
“What happened, Gia? You got your fantasy weekend, right? And your secret identity is still intact. So why do you look like you were having the best sex of your life, then his penis fell off?”
Even misery couldn’t stop Gia from snickering. She shook her head at Sara. “You have such a way with the imagery.”
“Well unless you want me to offer up more appetizing suggestions, you need to spill the deets. Why are you home early and why do you look like your sex life just died?”
“Seriously. You need to tell us so we can help.” Caryn insisted. Then, sharing a look with the other two women, she added, “Because we can’t nag you for the sex details until you’re happy.”
“Or drunk,” Jessa chimed in, lifting the empty margarita pitcher and waving at their waiter. “So chug-a-lug.”
Gia contemplated her half-finished drink, then decided she’d rather have crunchy grease right now. She pulled over the bowl of sour cream. To hell with the calories. It wasn’t like she ever wanted to get naked again.
“It was incredible,” she finally said again, staring at her chip. As if talking to it would make it easier to justify how unhappy she was. Because of incredible sex, no less. Gia wouldn’t be surprised if the chip laughed at her. “The sex was great, he has no idea who I really am, the fantasy was even more amazing than I’d thought sex could be.”
She waited, but her friends were silent.
So she ate the chip.
Then, before she could give in and take another one, she glanced around the table. Sara was chewing on her thumbnail. Jessa’s eyes were locked on her own drink, where she was making designs in the slush froth with her straw.
And Caryn looked like she couldn’t decide between offering a sympathetic hug, or dumping the nachos over Gia’s head.
“I’m sorry you had such a perfect weekend,” the blonde finally said with an exaggerated grimace. “I’m sure it would have been better if it’d all sucked. I know I always hope for lousy sex and total letdown when I set off on a fantasy quest.
It wouldn’t be an ode to Girl Friends if I didn’t give a shout out to the wonderful one of mine whose playing hostess to me today –a big happy hug to Karin! She’s one of the best girlfriends to have, since she’s not only a fabulous listener, but chock full of great advice and friendly nudges.
Who do you turn to for advice? Your Girlz? Family? Someone else? What’s the best advice you’ve gotten from a girlfriend that changed your life?
I’ll offer a FEARLESS Goody Pack to one friendly commenter.
Readers can check out Tawny’s books at her website, www.tawnyweber.com, or join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapter excerpts, recipes, insider story info and much more.
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FEARLESS backcover blurb:
Promising career: check
Amazing apartment: check
The best of friends: check
Sex life: MIA
There’s just one thing missing from Gia Renyard’s life: sexual adventure. And the one man she’d like to have it with is her hot co-worker, Luke Monroe. If only company rules didn’t prohibit her from asking him out. So Gia comes up with a plan: make herself over into a fantasy seductress, follow Luke to a convention in Sin City, and have her way with him for one erotic weekend. The man will never even know who did him.
Everything is going according to plan—until Gia discovers that Luke is perfect for her outside the bedroom too. And suddenly she’s no longer content to let what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas…