Call to Honor: A SEAL Brotherhood Novel, #1
by Tawny Weber
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
“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.
IT PAYS TO be a winner.
And Diego Torres was a big believer in winning.
But it was the winning that he liked.
The thrill of testing his skills, pushing his limits. Of knowing he was better than his adversary.
Yeah. He liked knowing he was the best.
He didn’t do it for reward.
Especially not when the reward came by way of the pomp and pageantry of a ceremony like today. Standing onstage in front of the various platoons that made up SEAL Team 7, listening to Admiral Cree pontificate was a pain in the ass. What made it worse wasn’t the couple hundred sets of eyes inspecting him or the discomfort of his dress whites, too tight across the shoulders.
It was the damned shoes. Diego’s toes pinched in the mirror-bright black patent leather, begging him to flex. He didn’t, of course. Not while standing at attention. But damn. Give him a pair of combat boots any day.
As the sun baked through his cap and the heat of the morning swirled around, he wondered what yahoo had decided to hold this ceremony outdoors. And why it felt so much hotter standing in the San Diego sun in whites than it did in the Afghan desert in full combat gear. Probably because combat gear fit him better.
Diego had spent a large portion of his life fighting over the wrong things. He’d fought over turf. He’d fought over gang colors. Hell, if the mood struck, he’d have fought over just how blue the sky was. It’d taken a bullet barely missing his heart to clue him in to the fact that maybe the things he was fighting over simply weren’t worth dying for.
Can you describe your dream home?
My dream house would be on the beach, something high up that overlooked the water. I’d love a huge open bedroom with a fireplace and jacuzzi tub, maybe one that took up the entire upstairs. It’d have a massive kitchen with a corner banquet that, again, looked out over the ocean. What better way to start the day than with breakfast watching the water?! I’d need my office to face away from the ocean, though. I might take a few hours each day on the balcony with my laptop, but for the most part I wouldn’t get anything done with that gorgeous view. So, yeah, my office couldn’t overlook the water. Or a forest. Or flowers. Hmm, maybe my office should be windowless.
If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?
I’m vegetarian, so the meal would include a huge leafy salad and unless my husband was barbecuing, would be meat-free. My go-to guest meal is a yummy spinach lasagna with layers and layers of cheese, sautéed spinach and mushrooms and a slow-cooked red sauce. Lasagna requires crusty garlic bread, and that salad I already mentioned. Dessert would depend on the time of year. If it’s winter, it’ll be heavy on the chocolate, most likely with a rich sauce. Maybe lava cake or a brownie sundae. If it’s warmer weather, it’d be heavy on the chocolate but instead of a warm sauce, I’d serve fruit. I love fruit and chocolate together.
So… would you like to come over for dinner?
Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received.
I have a handful that I’ve saved in a scrapbook, and they are all so great that I can’t choose a ‘BEST’. The ones that touch me most are the ones that talk about how they can relate to my characters or to my stories. It means a lot that people feel connected to them enough to reach out and share that.
Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?
I’ve always wanted to visit Greece, so I’d jump at a chance to set a story there. I’m sure I could find a way to bring some sexy sailors into that sunbaked gorgeousness. Just think of the water scenes. They’d be amazing.
Who designed the book cover for the book you are touring?
The cover for CALL TO HONOR was designed by the HQN Art Department. I am so happy with this cover. It just screams romance to me. Sexy romance, even. I just saw the completed cover for my July release, CALL TO ENGAGE and if anything, I might love it even more. I’ve seen the first draft of the cover for CALL TO REDEMPTION, too (out in November) and like the first two, it’s fabulous. They all have the same theme of sharing the hero and heroine in a water setting. And as much as I really, REALLY enjoy covers that feature just the sexy hunky hero, there is just something so romantic and engaging about seeing a couple on the cover. I hope readers think so, too. I’d love to know which they prefer.
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.
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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Tawny will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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