Giveaway: Harlequin’s Sexy Christmas Romances!

beaumont christmas wedding Naughty & Nice…: Public relations whiz Matthew Beaumont won’t let scandal ruin his brother’s Christmas wedding. Yet scandal is Whitney Maddox’s middle name. He grudgingly allows the outrageous child star turned horse trainer to stay in the wedding party…as long as she behaves herself. But soon he’s the one misbehaving with this irresistible maid of honor.

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a virgin for his prize Her awakening: San Francisco heiress Romi Grayson has only had a taste of Maxwell Black’s addictive brand of seduction and knows she should stay away…especially having discovered just how determined he is to possess her!

His proposal: Max prides himself on always being in control, yet somehow Romi sneaked under his cast-iron defenses, then walked away. Now he is driven to finish what they started….

The ultimate prize! This Russian tycoon will stop at nothing, even blackmail, to have Romi warm and willing in his bed. And her innocence will make his long-awaited possession all the sweeter….

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christmas with a seal Subject: Navy SEAL Lieutenant Phillip Banks

Mission: Resist one saucy redhead’s attempts to de-Scrooge him…and seduce him!

Silversmith Frankie Silvera has lost her creative mojo. And she knows how to get it back—by getting her sexy on with a certain hot sailor. Just the thought of Phillip’s hard, Navy-trained body against her, and everything goes molten. He’s the “inspiration” Frankie needs for the holidays!

Navy SEAL Phillip Banks is the prince of protocol. But after his last mission went horribly off-course, all of that control has dissipated. Now he’s at the mercy of one very determined female who is pulling out all the stops on Operation Christmas—including red-hot lingerie and the promise of oh-so-wicked delights… But does giving in mean giving up everything he’s worked for?

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Excerpt: A SEAL’s Salvation by Tawny Weber

A SEAL's Salvation cover_1Subject: Navy SEAL Petty OfficerBrody Lane
Current Status: On leave

Obstacle: The one girl who was off-limits…

Where Navy SEAL “Bad Ass” Brody Lane goes, trouble follows. Being run out of his hometown years ago for misbehaving with Genna Reilly—the sheriff’s daughter—was one thing. Now Brody is about to step into real danger. Not the suggestive letters he’s been exchanging with Genna, but the kind of trouble that can send a soldier home injured and broken inside…

Genna’s entire life has been orchestrated by her family.
 The right job. The right friends. Enough! Brody’s return offers the promise of lust-filled pleasures. Of flesh teased and tasted. She’s not expecting to find a soldier with distant eyes who has secluded himself from the world. But this good girl knows exactly how to bring a bad boy back to life….

Uniformly Hot! The Few. The Proud. The Sexy as Hell.

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Excerpt:

She was so damned cute when she got feisty. Brody couldn’t help but smile a little. Actually, she was so damned cute all the time, feisty or not. And sexy. Fascinating, entertaining, fun.

His smile fell away.

Maybe that was part of the problem.

He’d thought they could be friends. He hadn’t been able to resist spending time with her, and had thought he could control the intense attraction he felt for her. That he could channel it into making up for some of the lousy deal she’d gotten after he’d left.

But he felt as if he’d signed up for a torture project. Days spent talking and joking. Watching her bake, listening to her dreams. Nights spent hard and horny, diving into dreams so hot he thought the bed was on fire. He was a man used to pushing through the pain, well trained to overcome his body’s weaknesses. Except, apparently, the ones Genna inspired.

“Look,” he 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.

“Seducing you.”

Damn.

That’s what he’d been afraid of.

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Tawny Weber Author Photo croppedBio & Links

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.

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.

You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

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Get into Bed with Tawny Weber (Author Interview)

Tawny Weber Author Photo croppedKeira: What does it take to be fearless?

Tawny Weber: Hmm, I’d say a really good drink. I have a recipe for a FEARLESS Martini on my website that, after two, should remove all fear. All feeling from one’s toes, too. Okay, just kidding, although many of my most fearless moments have included a good drink.

I think being fearless means facing whatever makes you want to run. In the case of Gia in this story, she’s afraid to take the risk of getting in trouble at work by sparking an affair with someone she works with. But more, she’s afraid of being rejected. Luke has a rep as the hottest guy in the office and he can have any gal he wants. In her mind, at least, that means she’s out of the running. So instead of my delicious FEARLESS Martini, she turns to her Girlz and a makeover to turn herself into her version of a Fearless woman.

Keira: What are your thoughts on dating in the workplace? Are the rules antiquated or pertinent?

Tawny: Ooh, this is a tough one. I’m not a big fan of rules as a rule so my first reaction is to let people decide for themselves if they can handle it. But, realistically, so many people are better at making bad choices that lead to issues in the workplace than they are at handling them smoothly that I can understand the need for such a rule. I doubt I’d personally follow it, but I’m pretty sure I’d regret that choice if the romance blew up in my face.

Which I think is why it makes for such great fiction. Rules like that are simply made to be broken between the pages of a romance novel, and they create such a fabulous setup for conflict and tension for our characters.

Keira: How does a girl (your heroine in particular) become a seductress?

Tawny: By tapping into her own fantasies. Once she was able to create in her mind what being a seductress meant—right down to how she dressed and looked—she could throw herself into that role. But it had to be her fantasy. I think that was the key, that by first deciding on the most seductive person she could imagine, then becoming that person, Gia was tapping her own fantasies and turning herself on first. Which meant she was totally committed to the seduction—as well as being even more alluring to Luke. Because a woman who believes she’s sexy and seductive is able to do so much more—and get the guy to do so much more—than if she’s worried and doubtful about her sex appeal.

Keira: What is the craziest thing you’ve done in Vegas?

Tawny: Oh my. I’ve lived in Vegas on and off since my pre-teen years, so there is a lot of crazy to choose from. I think I’m going to have to go with the birth of my first child. She was born in a garage just off the strip that’d been converted into a Birthing Center, and the midwife was an ex-showgirl–complete with beehive and blue eye shadow. To this day, I feel a little bad that that image was the first thing my daughter saw on her way out of the womb.

Keira: Give us three reasons to pick up FEARLESS!

Tawny:

  1. It’s a fun, sassy story with a lot of humor and hot sex!
  2. If you like girlfriend stories, it’s a great one. The friends not only inspire each other to push limits and live their fantasy, they have great taste in men, drinks and shoes.
  3. It’s a part of the launch of the brand new Cosmo Red Hot Reads line, which means it’s paving the way for some very hot, sexy books—including the rest of the Girlz Guide series!

Bio: 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.

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.

You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

Fearless Cover 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…

Buy: Fearless (The Girlz Guide to Gettin’ It)

Review: Blazing Bedtime Stories, Volume VII

blazing bedtime storiesThe Steadfast Hot Soldier by Rhonda Nelson

Army Ranger Tucker “Bear” Midwinter is back in town to help his mother repair her ballet studio/flat so the new owner can move in as soon as possible. He thinks it might mean some long overdue bonding time, but his mother has other plans and is heading to Paris just as he arrives. Figures. It’s always been about her and how he’s ruined her life.

The new owner is Veda Hayes, an old student of his mother’s, aka Tiny Dancer. When he left for college she hadn’t been grown, but now she’s grown up in all the right places. She does things to Bear’s emotions he’s never experienced before and reminds him why petite women and dancers should be off limits.

My Take: This is one very sexy short story and adorable too at turns. My favorite scenes were when the two swam in the creek, when Bear had dinner at her parents house, and when/where he proposes. Bear is totally sexy. May I have an army ranger too? Pretty please? :)

Wild Thing by Tawny Weber

Percy loses his cool when the girl of his dreams walks out after an earth shattering night together. He tries to tell himself the way he remembers is better than it was, but who is he kidding? It’s better. To win her and keep her, he’s going to have to figure out what made her ran the first time.

Then the ugliest dog in the world has been kidnapped and it’s up to the dog groomer and her detective to rescue the pampered Chinese Crested. If they don’t Percy Graham will miss his payday (something he needs to get over his losing streak) and miss his flight for a well deserved vacation; Andrea Tanner will lose Fur’sace to a rival business owner.

If they figure out who is behind the dognapping they will be able to prevent any future attempts on the canine. Is it Gregory Day, the man who hired Percy to pick the dog up from the groomer’s, Gregory’s ex-wife, or Andrea’s business rival?

My Take: Totally yummy! Andrea is a kicking heroine who is smart enough to watch her back and take precautions, but has a tender streak and a tender heart. Percy is the typical playboy who doesn’t know what to do with himself when the girl doesn’t return his interest. So he proposes a way back into her bed while getting the little dog too. Percy is a very enjoyable hero. I like his inner monologue a lot.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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Review: Sex, Lies, and Valentines by Tawny Weber

Reviewed by Cara Lynn

This is a Harlequin Blaze, a romantic suspense, higher on the romance than suspense.

Gabriel Black is a consummate con artist, the son of an even better con artist. He left home and never looked back, working cons to better his father’s record.

Then he is caught in a sting of his own, forced to con his father, in order to hopefully prove his father’s innocence. the FBI has entered the fray with an agenda of it’s own, and sexy agent Danita Cruz is in on the deal — or she thinks she is.

But who is conning who? There are double and triple cons going on here. Who is innocent and who is guilty?

And there is a lotta sex. And it is well written, not to mention hot.

And you know along the way there will be love.

There is family love and loyalty. Friendships. New love. Commitment. Redemption and change. What else would you want in a book?

Rating: ★★★★☆

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Review: Sex, Lies and Midnight by Tawny Weber

sex lies midnightHero: Simon Barton has watched Maya for years at a distance. He works for the FBI and he sees her as his way to get to her father, Tobias Black. When she needs a stand-in pretend boyfriend to help her navigate her father’s current embroilment with a girl from her high school class, Simon jumps right in and offers to be that guy. If he can keep his attraction to her under lock and key this might be the perfect sting.

Heroine: Maya Nicholas comes from a con artist family, but she ditched that life after a con gone wrong with her father and his lady-love. In trying to keep a low profile, Maya’s life is pretty dull. Just as she contemplates a relationship with a boring, but respectable guy, Simon appears and shows her that she can have better than normal.

Trilogy Conflict: Tobias Black is being set up to take the fall for some serious crimes. He doesn’t know who, but he sees this as the perfect opportunity to bring together his estranged children and keep them in his life.

Review: Simon and Maya fake everything but their desire for each other. It was fun to see Simon pitted up against Caleb Black (Sex, Lies, and Mistletoe), Maya’s sister and former undercover DEA agent turned town sheriff. The plot focuses on Maya reconnecting with her family, but I wasn’t drawn into that side of the story, preferring to follow Simon.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Review: Sex, Lies, and Mistletoe by Tawny Weber

Hero: Caleb Black is an undercover DEA agent ready to get out of the game for good. As a favor for a friend he returns to his home town to sniff out a new drug cartel that has set up shop in the area. The number one suspect is his father, and as much as he hates the guy, Caleb knows this line of work his beneath his dad. He doesn’t count on falling in love and that really messes with his head.

Heroine: Pandora Easton has to find a way to save the family’s New Age Shop. A failure out in the big world, she can’t stand the idea of failing at home too. With a little help from a girlfriend they strike upon a unique idea – why not serve up aphrodisiacs? The idea is a hit locally, but her idea combined with her recent past makes her a suspect for running a drug ring. Isn’t that just her luck?

Review: Adorable and sexy! A spicy tale with a dash of mystery and a hint of intrigue! This small town / return to your roots romance is perfect for an afternoon retreat. The town has always been full of gossip but now it’s on aphrodisiacs – can you imagine the laughs? An insecure heroine who’s afraid of failure and an honorable hero not willing to accept anything on face value find love when they weren’t looking. It’s not particularly a holiday themed story, but that’s okay.

Rating: ★★★★½

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Review: Just for the Night by Tawny Weber

Heroine: Larissa Zahn has been busy since she broke up with Jason Cantrell two years ago. From the growth of a romance novel blog she’s become an authority on romance with a column about the Rules of Romance. Her dream is to open Isn’t it Romantic a store for romance in the Cartwright Hotel specialty Mall. The promo package with the vendor is worth its weight in gold and the location perfect. There’s just one problem…

Hero: Jason Cantrell is also going for the same space. He’s pitching Can-Do Adventure, a travel agency he started with his brother, geared toward adventure seekers. To make their company fit the specialty mall they’re putting together couple packages at steep discounts. It’s a shoe-in… until he realizes he’s not meeting Daniel Cartwright but Connor, the guy Larissa cheated on him with.

Review: Tawny Weber delivers a tight story which takes place over 24 hours. It works because the two characters had a previous relationship with each other. They delve into their past while trying to figure out their present. Neither can run away from the other when a convenient lock down of the mall during a power blackout give the two time in close proximity that they need to do this.

There was some repetitive dialogue that kept circling old issues instead of solving them but the sexual tension was right on, and the sex was hot. In the end, Cartwright Hotels is lucky Larissa and Jason didn’t pull out and leave them in a rut for contriving to force them together. Which company do you think was a better fit for the mall?

Rating: ★★★★☆

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