[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?
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.
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….