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.
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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Interview with Tawny Weber
Have you ever had an imaginary friend?
I did have two imaginary friends when I was young. They were ghosts and lived in the walls of my bedroom. Their names were Pinky and Blue (not very original, I know) and they were always there with great advice and a shoulder to cry on. When I was 6 and ran away to live in the tree in the front yard, they went with me.
Do you have any phobias?
Oh, so many. On good days, I like to credit them to my vivid imagination.
Do you listen to music when you're writing?
I do –I create a playlist for every book I write. Or in the case of CALL TO HONOR, the playlist has spanned the first three books in the Team Poseidon series. You can check it out at http://tawnyweber.com/team-poseidon
Do you ever read your stories out loud?
No. I don’t listen to books on tape, either. I’m just not a strong auditory ‘reader’ so it’s not something that clicks for me. That said, I don’t read my books after they’re published, either. In part because I’m usually pretty deep into a new story by the time the last one is out, but also because I’d want to revise or tweak or change things and not being able to would bug me.
Tell us about your main character and who inspired him/her.My hero, Lt. Diego Torres is the main focus of CALL TO HONOR. Most of his personality and backstory are from my imagination, but his sense of honor and determination are inspired by my husband. He has such a passionate belief in honor, in respect and in doing the right thing because its right. So as Diego’s honor was challenged, I asked myself how my husband would deal with it, how he’d feel about it, and drew from that to create Diego’s reactions. I hope they came through as strongly as I’d imagined them.
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