Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Guest Blog: Tawny Weber

In honor of her release date, we're welcoming Tawny Weber to the keyboard today to share with us some thoughts on first-meets, re-meets & an excerpt from her new title, Feels Like the First Time, which is deliciously hot. Without further ado:

I love reading about first meets –even when they are re-meets, as many reunion stories provide. One of the most compelling parts of a story, to me, is that first impression. Because I write for Harlequin Blaze, that first meet also has to get across the tone of the line and the story – in my case, a little naughty and edgy. In FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME, Zoe Gaston is reluctantly returning to her small town high school reunion using the need to search of a video game wizard named Gandalf as her excuse to prove a few things to the class that voted her ‘most likely to die a virgin’.

Zoe watched a guy hurry forward to help collect the luggage. Something tugged in the back of her mind, but she ignored it in favor of watching the delicious view as he bent low to retrieve the scattered bags.

There it was. The finest ass she'd ever seen. Nerves fluttered in her throat and she tapped her finger against her bottom lip as she considered the odds of the front equaling the back.Long shot, she knew. Guys were either good to watch coming or going.

And it'd been a long cold spell since she’d seen a guy come.

The guy straightened, the luggage all reloaded on the cart and the embarrassed guest reassured. He turned toward her and stopped as if he'd hit a glass wall. Their gazes met. She felt the impact all the way across the room. Her tummy spiraling like she’d fallen off a cliff, Zoe’s breath caught. Her body went from hot to blazing.

Gorgeous, was all she could think.

Tawny Weber is usually found dreaming up stories in her California home, surrounded by dogs, cats and kids. When she’s not writing hot, spicy stories for Harlequin Blaze, she’s shopping for the perfect pair of boots or drooling over Johnny Depp pictures (when her husband isn’t looking, of course). In September ’09 Tawny launched Dressed to Thrill, a fun, four-author costume shop continuity with her release of FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME. And in January 2010, her novella, YOU HAVE TO KISS A LOT OF FROGS, is out in the Blazing Bedtime Story anthology. You can check out the video trailer for FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME on www.tawnyweber.com.


Beth Andrews said...

Love Zoe and Dexter's re-meet *g* And I adore reunion stories!

Are there any other story hooks you love that you haven't used in a book yet? What was your favorite part about writing Feels Like The First Time? (and am I the only one with this song stuck in my head??)

Congrats on your latest release! It's a fabulous story :-)

Tawny said...

Well now *I* have that song stuck in my head, too!! Thanks ;-) Its a fun one.

*g* Hi Beth!!

Hooks - on man, I love hooks. Makeover and reunion hooks seem to be my faves, but I've done bodyguard, fish out of water, secret identity, cops, runaway brides hooks (often many in one book). I'd love to do a marriage or relationship of convenience story someday - and I've got a prodigal son hook brewing in the back of my head.

My favorite part of writing FLtFT, I think, was seeing Zoe through Dex's eyes. That long term crush turned love was so sweet and so fun to write.

Thanks tons for the congrats ;-)