A SEAL’s Salvation Launch Celebration

Yay and whoohooo, there’s another Sexy SEAL on the shelves!!  That means it’s Launch Party Time!!! 

balloons

I am ecstatic to share this book!  So happy that I think I might be able to get Sven and the boys to do a little dance for us (what?  You don’t want to see me dance.  They are much more fun!) 

For today’s celebration, we’ll be doing something a little different.  Yes, of course there is a chocolate fountain, champagne and the margarita machine!!  It’s not a party without those. But we also have ice cold milk being brought around by the cabana boys, and trays of cookies.  Oooh, the many delicious cookies!!!  

xmas choco fountain

We’re partying with cookies because Genna, the heroine of A SEAL’s Salvation, turned her baking hobby into a career over the course of this book. Mmmm, cookies…

Want a peek at a cookie scene? 

A SEAL’s Salvation excerpt…  

“Let me get this straight.”  Genna set the tray of cookies on the counter, opposite Brody and too far for him to sneak one. A frown between narrowed eyes, she gave him a long look.  Strikingly 

similar to her father’s look, actually.  Brody’s lips twitched.  She probably wouldn’t want to hear that.

cookie sugar

“I write to give you bad news, and you hit on me by mail.  I come to see you to pass on an invitation and a message—neither of which are from me—and you feel me up then kick me out.  And today my father, clearly overstepping both his parental and legal bounds, warns you to stay away from me.”  She paused, as if waiting for him to dispute anything she’d said so far. Since she was pretty much on track, he just shrugged.  “And now that I am, according to someone who has no say in it, off-limits, what?  You want me?”

“I didn’t say I wanted you,” Brody corrected quickly.  No point giving her the wrong idea.  Or in this case, the right idea that he planned to ignore. 

“Ah, my mistake.”  She tossed her hands in the air, the move sending the scent of fresh-baked cookies through the room.  Brody’s stomach growled.  Risking her glare, and the spatula she was currently smacking against her palm, he snagged a cookie from the closest tray. 

It melted in his mouth, rich molasses goodness coating his tongue and sliding down to create a celebration in his stomach.

Incredible. 

cookie choc chip

He lifted the small piece left in his hand, peered at it, then looked closer at the trays around the room.  He knew these cookies.

“I’ve had this before.”

“I brought you a plate of them less than a week ago.”

He shook his head. “I tossed those out.”

“You threw out my cookies?” Outrage and shock rang out, her voice rising with each word.  Eyes wide, mouth half-open, she kept trying to say something but the words seemed to be stuck somewhere.  Instead she shook her head and gestured, tried again, then settled on a low growl. 

Brody smothered a laugh.

Well, well. 

He’d intimidated her.

He’d groped her.

cookies tea

He’d put on his meanest face and tried to scare her.

And she’d had a sassy comeback every single time. 

But now he’d finally done it.

He’d rendered Genna Reilly speechless.

All it’d taken was to insult her cookies.

He couldn’t help it.  He laughed out loud. 

cookie snick

Okay, I’m unquestionably biased, but I love Brody. I really, really do.  I really hope readers love him too. He’s the kind of guy who needs lots of love LOL.

So one of the most difficult parts of writing A SEAL’s Salvation was, yes, all the cookies. And cakes, and desserts. But mostly, Genna is about the cookies.  I can’t count the number of batches I was forced (yes forced) to make in the process of writing this story to make sure I was conveying the right amount of yumminess on the pages!!!  

A SEAL's Salvation goodreads cover

So, with that in mind, I’ll give away three autographed print copies of A SEAL’s Salvation randomly for answering this question…

What is your very favorite kind of cookie?  

And you can check out Genna’s Snickerdoodle recipe, as mentioned here in A SEAL’s Salvation, on my website 😀

“You bringing the cookies to Friday’s poker game?” Landon asked, referring to their monthly game whenever they were on base in Coronado.

“Without a doubt.” Brody confirmed.  Irene’s snickerdoodles were worth a buck a piece, her macadamia white chocolate anted up for five.  And her fudge brownies?  Those babies were pure gold. 

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65 Comments

  • Amy Conley says:

    I get him?

  • Helen says:

    Woo Hoo Tawny huge congrats on the release I so love release parties and I loved this story and Brody and Genna’s cookies 🙂

    While reading this book I was loving all the cookies that Genna made I would love to try them all but alas it is not to be my favourite cookie is what we call here in Australia Anzac biscuits they are so yummy and that would be really nice now with a glass of very cold chocolate milk seeing as it is so hot over here 🙂

    Again congrats on the release of Brody and Genna’s story no one should miss this one

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Hi Helen and thank you!!! I am so excited that you loved Brody and Genna’s story as much as I do 😀

      Okay, I need to know more about these cookies, I’ve never had them. And anything with chocolate milk is yummy 🙂 I hope it gets a little cooler for you today!

  • Jane says:

    Congrats on the new release, Tawny. I had some milk and cookies earlier. My favorite kind is chocolate chip oatmeal. I also love shortbread cookies.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Thanks, Jane 🙂 I love any day that includes cookies and milk~ sounds like yours is a good one!

      Oooh, chocolate chip oatmeal. Yum!!! That sounds like something I might have to make this weekend. I love the extra texture the oatmeal gives.

  • Shannon says:

    And here I am working so diligently trying to stay away from the sweets. I’m drooling for a snickerdoodle. My other favorite is lemon bars. Or maybe vanilla pudding cookies with peanut butter chips or is that butterscotch pudding cookies with white chocolate chips?

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Uh oh. I’ve never heard of pudding cookies. I might be in trouble now, because it sounds like there are quite a few to try out!!!

      Sorry to lead you down the path of the tempting cookie, but Yummmmmm on the lemon bars 🙂

  • Chocolate chip cookies rock!!

  • flchen1 says:

    Mmm… cookies…

    What? Sorry, got a little distracted, Tawny! Happy release!!!!

  • Minna says:

    Congrats on the release!

    Any cookies that contain chocolate are my favorites.

  • Kaelee says:

    Congratulations Tawny ~ I am so looking forward to reading this book.

    I’m related to the Cookie Monster. I’ve never met a cookie I didn’t like.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Thanks so much, Kaelee 😀 I really, really hope you like it. This is one of my favorites LOL

      Ooooh, Cookie Monster!!! I adore him:-) I made my daughter a Cookie Monster birthday cake once, and surrounded him with chocolate chip cookies. I also made a chocolate chip cookie cake once and surrounded it by cookies. Hmm, I seem to have a theme here.

  • Anna Sugden says:

    WOOOHOOO – cookies AND a hot, sexy SEAL AND another awesome Tawny Weber book! Heaven! So excited – I’m waiting for my pre-order to arrive 🙂

    So many favourite cookies – chocolate chip, chocolate digestives, shortbread. Plus two from my childhood – Jam ‘n Creams, which are round, shortbread biscuits with strawberry jam and buttercream in the middle. And also Party Rings.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Smoochy hugs and thanks, Anna 😀

      I love it when you share your favorites. I always hear something new. Digestives make me think tummy medicine, just so ya know 😀 What are party rings?

  • Deb says:

    Seriously, I have to choose my fave cookie? There are so many yummy ones. As long as I don’t have to make them, sugar cookies with homemade frosting…..chocolate chip…monster cookie bars….
    Then there is shortbread….
    Oreos, double stuff, of course…..
    Tim Tams…….
    So, of all of those well-liked cookies, I will have to go with Monster Cookie Bars!! They are to die for. 🙂

    Congrats on the release, Tawny!!!!

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Monster Cookie Bars. mmmmmmmm, yeah!!!
      I’m with you, Deb. Well, in this second. My favorite will probably change with the next post I read LOL

      Oh oh oh, I saw this on Facebook yesterday. Did you know they have a chocolate chip cookie dough filling in Oreos? Temporary, it said, but OMG I’ve got to try these!!!!

  • Debbie Oxier says:

    I actually have a tie for favorite cookie. Chocolate chip and chocolate cherry cookies. Both so yummy it’s hard to choose. So, Tawny, my question for you is, chocolate chip with nuts or without? Personally, I like mine with walnuts.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Mmm, great favorites, Debbie 🙂

      For me, it’s all about the nuts (bad thing to put in writing, but there ya go). I love chocolate chip cookies best, but if they don’t have nuts, I can actually pass them up. Walnuts or pecans, I’m not picky. If I’m dieting and make cookies for the kids, I skip the nuts and I don’t end up eating any 😀

  • Susan Sey says:

    Oooh, Tawny, SEALS and cookies? Count me in! I’m buying this book as soon as possible. It’ll be my treat for finishing all the books the RITA fairy dropped on my doorstep a few weeks back.

    As for my favorite kind of cookie? Gingersnaps! No question. But not the usual kind. Not the thin, crumbly things people usually think about. Not the grocery store kind.

    I like the kind my Auntie Pat makes–thick, gooey, chewy, dark, spicy….Throw a big scoop of vanilla ice cream between two of these babies, & you’ve got a dessert worth talking about!

    Aaaaaand now I want gingersnaps. Guess I know what I’ll be doing this afternoon.

  • Congrats on A Seal’s Salvation launch, Tawny!!

    Can’t wait to read another sexy Seal book by you!!!

    As for favorite cookies…I love chocolate/butterscotch chip cookies. Adore rich, thick chocolate brownies. But I have this recipe for Gingersnaps that I love, Love, LOVE! I also don’t let them sit out until they’re “snappy” I kind of like them chewy, with all that spice that tingles the taste buds!!

    Hmmm…might have to make some.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Oh, Suz. You said the brownie word. O, Brownies…. how I love thee.

      😀 I don’t think I’ve ever had chocolate chip and butterscotch chip combined, that sounds so intriguing. But now you and Susan have me dying for some gingersnap without snap cookies!!!

      • Tawny,

        I just throw in half a bag of butterscotch chips with the chocolate chips in the tollhouse recipe. Delicious. I also occasionally dump a cup of each in the brownie batter.

        Yes, yes I’m evil!

  • sandyg265 says:

    My favorite is chocolate chip

  • catslady says:

    Loved the excerpt – it made me laugh. Only one cookie lol. Our family makes an almond thumb print with jelly filling and nuts that I love but otherwise I would have to say oatmeal raisin. For some reason I no longer have a taste for anything extremely sweet – a taste is fine or a bite or two but not a lot of it anyway.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      YAY, glad you liked the excerpt 😀

      I think one of the reasons cookies that aren’t as sweet are so fab is we can eat more! Because I’m with you, if it’s too sweet, I can have one, maybe, and then I’m done. Which is why I love anything nutty. Or like you say, oatmeal raisin–especially with lots of cinnamon 😀 The almond thumbprints sound so good, too.

  • Cassondra says:

    Tawny Wooohoooo! Love your launch parties. and a Cabana boy dance would be great fun!

    Love your excerpt, by the way.

    Love all your SEAL stories. The world needs more heroes like those. :0)

  • Cassondra says:

    OH shoot. The cookie question.

    OKay get ready for it. I’m not a cookie girl. *ducks flying fruit* I like cake and pie, but have never really fallen for cookies. My husband’s favorite is chocolate chip and snickerdoodles.

    I will say though, that the Christie Cookie Company used to make these AWESOME molasses cookies. I could NOT stop eating them. My mouth is watering just thinking about those and I haven’t had one in years. *wipes drool*

    • Tawny Weber says:

      See, we are such opposites in some ways 😀 I’m all about the cookie, but I can totally pass on pie and pastry. Cake, I love 🙂

      Oh oh oh- that sounds like the molasses cookie my MIL made. So deliciously wonderful, not to sweet, with just enough bite to make the mouth water. I wish I’d gotten her recipe before we lost her. I want molasses cookies now 😀

  • bn100 says:

    Happy release! chocolate chip

  • Darn – I was hoping you were giving away cookies 🙂

    LOL – The things we do for research, huh Tawny? I’m still a fan of the “straight out of the oven” good-ole Tollhouse chocolate chip with big gooey chocolate. I also absolutely love thin crisp Tuile cookies made from crushed almonds. Yum.

    Tawny – snowflakes are drifting down and you’ve got me wanting to make cookies. My waistline will not thank you for this 🙂

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Donna, I am giving away virtual cookies 🙂 Just snag one of the dancing cabana boys and let him know what you want *ggg*

      Oh, the pain of research!!! Its rough, I tell ya!!! and oOooohhh, yes! Love Tollhouse cookies. So perfect in every way. But I’m with you on the Tuile cookie, too – I have never managed to make those right, and wish I could.

      Oops, sorry about the snow and the cookie cravings 😀 Maybe if you dance while you make some, you’ll offset the calories?

  • LOVE these Navy Seal books, Tawny! Talk about YUMMY !!

    My favorite cookies? That is a toss up between chocolate chip cookies fresh from the oven and my Mom’s potato chip cookies. They are scrumptious!!

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Aww, thanks, Louisa 🙂 I do love my SEALs!!! I have to say these are seriously my favorite books I’ve written. There is something extra hot about a military hero, all those muscles, his special, um, training, hmmmm. What was I saying? Oh yes, thanks!!!

      Okay, you have to tell me what potato chip cookies are. I have to know!!! I’ve had cornflake cookies (just made a huge batch in Dec for my brother’s birthday because he kept talking about them from our childhood) but I don’t know potato chip cookies. Since I love potato chips (way too much) this sounds delish.

  • Monique D says:

    Congrats on the release, Tawny ! It looks scrumptious, both the book and the cookies ! Looking forward to reading your newest delight ! Oh, which reminds me: I need a cookie ! Hugs !

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Monique!!!@ Hi 🙂 Thank you so much. I guarantee the scrumptiousness of cookies, and really hope you find the SEALs yummy too LOL

      I hope you get your cookie!!

  • Neea says:

    hmm my favorite cookie…DAIM cookie!!! 😀 chocolade cookies also but cannot eat too much

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Oh my, DAIM cookies? More tell me more!!! I’m already loving the name, I’ll bet I’d love the cookie too LOL

      • Neea says:

        I am so sure u going to love those! 🙂 Daim (Daime in ireland and uk)chocolade is crunchy butter almond bar covered white chocolade.they make cookies also where is piece of Daim.SO DELICIOUS! they make for example ice cream where vanilla and Daim chocolade pieces in it… 🙂

  • Becke Turner says:

    Tawny,

    My boss absolutely loved your last release. I’ll give her a heads up about this one. You do sexual tension and dialogue so well.

    I am the “cookie monster”! They are my absolute favorite treat and like the commercial says, I can’t eat just one. Worse, you want me to choose… only one kind! Heresy, blasphemy, traitor to my inner child and I can’t wait to check out that recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    Okay, I’m struggling here. I’m a plain kind of gal so I’d have to go with butter cookies, shortbread cookies, snickerdoodles, warm gingerbread cookies, oatmeal….

    Now, I’m seriously hungry. Really, the only cookie I don’t care for was anything with anise in it. And please just let me eat the dough!

    This is pathetic. I can’t even talk normally about my drug of choice: cookies. And it’s tied to my Saturdays with Dad. He’d buy me a little bag of butter cookies from the bakery and I’d munch them while he finished his work. Once done, we went pony shopping.
    b

    • Ooh, yum to the butter, Becke. There’s something so mouthwatering about that melting goodness.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Oh wow, thank you, Becke!!! Please tell your boos thanks, too, for the book love 🙂

      Awww, see you have a wonderful, touching reason to be a cookie addict 🙂 That is such a great memory. And I’m so with you about the anise. Um, no thank you!!

      I love dough. So so love dough. My nephews aren’t cake eaters so we’ve had some weird treats on their birthday (twins), like cool whip topped twinkles (vile, btw) but the best was when they’d serve chocolate chip cookie dough by the bucket. OMG so good!!!!

      And I’m pretty sure if it’s not cooked, there aren’t as many calories!!!

  • Tawny, yummy, yummy, yummy. No, I’m not talking about cookies although they’re obviously yummy too. I’m talking about another wonderful SEAL book from you. Loved the other SEAL books. Fab stuff. Fave cookie? Oh, man, that’s tough. I love nuts in cookies. There was a wonderful one I used to make with almonds and sweet egg white brushed over the top. Must make them again. Haven’t done them in years. I have a couple of staples I make over and over. Choc chip is always a classic and I really like my cherry nut cookies – although I’m very careful not to cook them when Christina Brooke visits as she despises maraschino cherries!

    • Tawny Weber says:

      LOL I am so happy to provide yumminess and so glad you like it 😀

      Oooh, your cookie sounds so good! You should make a batch and send them to me 🙂 I’ll eat them for you!!!

      I’m gonna have to side with the ever-brilliant Christina, though. Maraschino cherries are ick.

  • Trudy Miner says:

    Favorite cookie? Almost impossible to choose. I have favorites, many of them. For this I’ll choose Girl Scouts Thin Mints though. Chilled, they are delicious! Unfortunately, I can only get them if I see Girl Scouts selling them someplace. I could also list my grandmother’s Christmas cookies but then I’d have to tell you how I make them and you know what happens if you reveal a secret! 😉

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Ahhhh!!! Girl Scout Cookies!! A whole nother level of deliciousness!! With cut lil girl scouts thrown in. Who can resist?? I love Thin Mints, too, but Samoas are my absolute fave.

      Hmm okay, I totally grant you the secret keeping priority of any family recipe. Those are sacred. But always yummy 🙂

  • Laney4 says:

    They go by many names: Mudballs? Snowballs? Coconut, cocoa, sugar, oatmeal, etc. are heated on the stovetop, cooled, then rolled in more coconut. Yum! (Sometimes I’m lazy and just drop them to cool on a cookie sheet in the freezer without the rolling, or sometimes I pour into a container and cut into squares instead.)

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Oh. Oh. Oh these sound so delicious. These sound like perfect weekend cookies. The kind you make in the middle of the night on Friday and finish for breakfast on Sunday.

      yum 🙂

  • Marcy Shuler says:

    I love pecan sandies. They’re also called Mexican wedding cookies.

  • Mary Preston says:

    Everything is yummy today. The cover, the excerpt & of course the cookies. My absolute favorites would have to be my Mother’s oatmeal cookies. More-ish to the max.

  • bonita english says:

    my favorite is no bakes.i can never make them right but i love it when they are made for me.my fondest memory is my grammy making these for just me.made with love