Interview with Tawny Weber, Author of A SEAL’s Kiss

 

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Tawny!  Describe yourself in five words or less.

[Tawny Weber] Creative, loving, focused, intuitive, neurotic.  

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about A SEAL’s Kiss?

[Tawny Weber] A SEAL’s Kiss is an Engagement of Convenience story between two complete opposites.  Sage and Aiden have known each other all their lives, but now a mission of mercy puts them in much closer contact than ever before.  

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Tawny Weber] I loved writing this story because I started with the concept of ‘how does a girl get engaged to a guy without him having clue’ and it sort of blossomed from there. Since I knew I the story would be an Engagement of Convenience, I wanted to start with weddings to show Sage’s feelings about the institution—which I didn’t actually know the depths of until I wrote the scene LOL.  Sage is such a free spirit and Aiden is so regimented, both of them think they want different things; Sage to follow her bliss and Aiden to do the right thing. But really, they both just want to be happy.  

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What did you enjoy most about writing this book?

[Tawny Weber] The devotion both of the characters had to Sage’s father and to doing whatever they could to make his life happy.  I know they are fictional, but feeling that kind of unconditional love, even in a book, gives me such hope.  

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What gave you the most trouble with this story?

[Tawny Weber] The ending – Sage and Aiden are both pretty mellow, so a realistic and logical dark moment was a challenge for sure.  

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What’s one thing you won’t leave home without?

[Tawny Weber] My cell phone

[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name three things on your desk right now.

[Tawny Weber] Iced tea, a bouquet of flowers and my dog Daisy Mae.  

[Manga Maniac Cafe] If you were stranded in a secluded cabin during a blizzard, who would you most like to be stranded with?

[Tawny Weber] Hmm, if the blizzard is in fantasy-land I’d love to be trapped with Johnny Depp (and his guitar).  If it’s in the real word, I’d like my husband there. I know he can keep the fire going ;-)  

[Manga Maniac Cafe] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Tawny Weber] I garden and scrapbook, knit and, of course, read.  A lot :-) 

[Manga Maniac Cafe] How can readers connect with you?

[Tawny Weber] Websitetawnyweber.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/TawnyWeber.RomanceAuthor

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/TawnyWeber

Subject: Navy SEAL Petty Officer Aiden Masters 

Current Status: On leave 

Obstacle: Deploy “Mission: (Fake) Engagement”…without actually falling for his fiancée! 

The goal of Mission: Engagement is simple—a fake engagement concocted to bring happiness to Sage Taylor’s ailing father. 

The Rules: 

1) Treat it like a military mission 

2) Keep the truth undercover 

3) The “engagement” lasts as long as the professor’s health depends on it; and 

4) No sex…especially with each other! 

But the incredibly spirited (and a touch quirky) Sage has never been one for rules. Especially when they involve Aiden’s rock-hard navy bod and a ton of smokin’-hot sexual attraction. Which means in order to seduce this sexy SEAL, she’ll have to completely outmaneuver him….