Magical Musings is pleased to welcome back the lovely Tawny Weber!
I love heroes. Alpha heroes, beta heroes. Gammas are fine, too. Like flavors of ice cream, I’m pretty sure there’s a delicious type that suits every taste. Sort of like romances. There’s contemporary and historical, there’s paranormal and suspense. There’s sweet and erotic. It’s like an buffet. To take the ice cream analogy a step further, it’s like being able to dish up a hero in a cone, or in sundae form. Maybe with sprinkles or a dollop (or three) of whipped cream. Yum.
Not that it’s all about appearances. We don’t eat ice cream only because it looks delicious, right? It’s all about what’s inside. This is what I always think about when I’m writing a hero- what’s inside that makes him irresistible to the heroine? What is it about him that sparks an addiction, so she can’t resist one more taste. Even if she’s on a diet and thinks he’s going to go right to her thighs.
With that in mind, I’ve had such a fabulous time writing my Sexy SEAL heroes. A SEAL’s Salvation, my latest SEAL, features Brody Lane, call sign Bad Ass. And he’s just that, a total bad boy. For him, good girls are totally off limits. Especially since the one time he gave into the temptation for a good girl ended up with him shanghaied into the Navy. Now, almost a decade later, he’s back in town and just as determined to avoid Genna. The problem is, they’ve both already had a taste. Which makes resisting each other when they come together again almost impossible.
In the my previous story, A SEAL’s Surrender, Cade Sullivan’s call sign, Slick, is just as apt. He’s the golden boy, the rescuer, a man with a plan. One he’s determined to follow, even when everything is falling apart around him. He uses the excuse of coming to the rescue once again—this time of the sweet girl next door—to avoid facing a decision. In the end, that sweet girl next door, having gotten a taste of her favorite flavor of hottie hero, can’t get enough and totally turns the tables by rescuing him.
And now that I’ve thoroughly objectified men (how rude), here’s a peek at A SEAL’s Salvation. It’s currently only .99 cents in digital (only until Saturday)!
“Look,” Brody said, taking a deep breath and hoping for some semblance of tact and diplomacy. “This friendship thing, it was a mistake.”
Her eyes widened, surprise and hurt flashing. Then, with a sweep of her lashes, her expression changed. Intensified. It sent an itch down Brody’s spine.
“We’re not going to be friends anymore?” she asked in a calm, friendly tone. If it wasn’t for the fact that she was saying the right words, he’d have figured she hadn’t understood him.
As soon as he nodded, she gave him a brilliant smile and tossed off her coat. It hit the floor with a swoosh just as she reached behind her back. The move was quickly accompanied by the sound of a zipper. And Brody’s hiss.
“What, exactly, do you think you’re doing?” he asked, hoping like hell it wasn’t what he thought she was doing.
That’s what he’d been afraid of.
Brody’s breath was a little labored, but he tried to reel in his reaction. This wasn’t happening, he warned his dick. No point getting ready for a party they weren’t gonna attend.
His dick, always ready to party, ignored him and hardened rock-solid anyway.
“Genna—” he started to say.
But she interrupted before he could figure out the rest of his protest.
“I figure this is part one of a two part solution to our problem,” she said. “You were trying to pretend we’re just friends. Except we aren’t. We might be building a friendship. But what we are is crazy attracted to each other. So part one is to act on that attraction once and for all. The total act, with you naked. I’m willing to be on top if you’re still holding onto that friendship myth of yours. That way you can tell yourself I took advantage.”
So what’s your favorite flavor of hero? Do you choose books based on hero types, or are you more a blurb or sub-genre type?
New York Times and USA TODAY Bestselling author of over twenty-five hot books, Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first one 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.
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