Another Sexy SEAL

Woot, it’s party time again.  I’m so excited about my newest Sexy SEAL release, this one is a fun novella titled A SEAL’s Sacrifice.  I came up with the idea while writing A SEAL’s Proposal, a fun micro story that was included in the Tiny Treats Holiday Delights collection (along with more fabulous micro stories from many of our fab-o Bandits).  A SEAL’s Sacrifice brings some hot fireworks to New Year’s Eve.  Here’s the blurb:

Never underestimate a sexy, stubborn SEAL…Tiny treats

On New Year’s Eve…
Proud of the life she’s created, financial analyst Gwen Kirkpatrick moves easily among the rich and powerful of San Francisco, including dating her nice-guy boss. It’s quite a change from the broken hearted woman who got dumped on New Year’s Eve three years ago when the love of her life chose his Navy career over her.

As the clock ticks down…
For Petty Officer Noah Morelli, mixing his personal life and his dream career as a Navy SEAL seemed impossible. He made a tough choice, and for the last three years he’s been happy using his career challenges to forget the sweet-but-oh-so-sexy girl he left behind. Until he hears someone else is about to propose to her. Suddenly the idea of Gwen spending her life with anyone but him is unthinkable.

Anything can happen…
Gwen refuses to let her heart be broken again, but Noah is determined to win her back. Some sizzling stolen moments in a closet are all it takes to remind Gwen how hot they were together. She may be minus her panties, but she still has her pride. Now Gwen is the one confronted with a hard choice: a dream-come-true opportunity or the love she thought she’d lost. It’s New Year’s Eve, with new choices, new chances, and maybe a new life for them both.

A Seals Sacrifice coverand here’s a peek:

Noah was here, right here. Close enough to touch. Her fingers itched because, oh man, she really wanted to touch.

And he wanted her.

Her mind reeled with flashbacks of the many times and many ways he’d wanted her, pleasured her.

Gwen’s heart tried to climb out of her toes and do a little happy dance but she squashed it back down.

He wasn’t here because he wanted to spend his life with her. He wasn’t even here to claim her as his own.

He was here to prove a point. Like a dog with a bone he’d buried away. He didn’t want her, but he didn’t like the idea of someone else having her.

“You’d rather have Russell than me?” he asked, his tone somewhere between amused and shocked.

Gwen surreptitiously cupped her fingers around her opposite wrist. Yep, she still had a pulse. Which meant the answer to that was not only no, it was hell no.

But she wasn’t about to tell Noah that.

Novellas“How do I put this in sailor speak,” she mused instead, tapping a finger against her chin and pretending her insides weren’t shaking. “How about this. Three years ago I offered you a ride on the love boat and you walked away. Now you can live with the fact that this ship has sailed.”

“And if I said I was ready to commit?” he asked, his words as quiet as the night and just as intense. “What would you say then?”

Three years ago she’d have begged to hear those words. And knowing she wouldn’t, she’d offered to wait instead, without a commitment, without any promises. But Noah, so mired in his belief that a SEAL couldn’t be anything but, had told her to get on with her life.

So she’d got on with it.

I hope readers are as excited about this release as I am 🙂  Want a chance to win a digital copy for your very own?  Just leave a comment about your favorite New Year’s Eve tradition!  

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  • Jane says:

    Congrats on the recent release, Tawny. We don’t really have any New Year’s Eve traditions, but we do like to watch the ball drop and have a glass of champagne if we can.

  • Amy Conley says:

    Watching the ball drop and wishing I were there…in the warmer years.

    From the time my daughter was in pre-school until her senior year of high school we always had a houseful of girls on NYE for her birthday/slumber party. Now they are all moms themselves, having slumber parties with their own children. And I’m old.

  • Franca Poli says:

    We have no real tradition of New Year, but we like to spend the last night of the year with friends, eating, doing games and then at midnight you uncork the champagne and watching the fireworks.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Hi Franca 🙂 I love changing the year with friends and fun – it makes it even more memorable, doesn’t it. Thats cool that you can see fireworks where you’re at. We hear them here, but would have to drive to see them but never do because there is no way I want to be on the road at midnight on NYE *g*

  • Helen says:

    Woohoo Tawny

    I loved this story and the first one in Tiny Treats 🙂 they are such great stories and as for New Year traditions we do like to watch the fireworks on Sydney Harbour on the TV other than that we don’t go out much because we seem to always have dogs that are scared of fireworks and there are so many going off in the area we need to be here 🙂

    Congrats on the release don’t miss this one everyone

    Have Fun

    • Jo Robertson says:

      Oh, yeah, Helen. The dogs in our neighborhood go crazy when the fireworks go off. They’re louder than the fireworks themselves!

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Big hugs and thanks, Helen, for the book love 😉 I’m so glad you enjoyed these! I’m looking forward to writing more, too!

      Oh man, I hear you on the dogs. Mine don’t bark much but they do freak out. And it’s hard to do anything with a 125 lb dog trying to climb into my lap, let me tell ya *g*

  • Shannon says:

    Just when a gal thinks she’s caught up on SEALs, (I read four of these over two weeks.) I’ll have to add this to my TBR. Its not much of a tradition, I stay up as late as I can, and then drift off to sleep. I sometimes wake at 11:30ish. Then I open the bottle of sparkling cider and toast the Year.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      LOLOL and big hugs and thanks, Shannon, for the SEAL reading binge 😀 I hope I can keep you supplied with lots and lots more.

      I think there is something very symbolic and sweet about a little nap before the year ends and celebrating the calendar change with a sip of bubbly cider toast 🙂 It sounds like a great tradition.

  • Maureen says:

    Congratulations to Tawny on her new book! My favorite part is the feeling of beginning again with a brand new year.

  • bn100 says:

    don’t have any

  • Joan V. says:

    I don’t really have any traditions for NYE. I work on my color calendar for the next year, drink hot tea and then go to sleep.

  • Colleen C. says:

    That cover is niiiice! 😉 As for a New Year’s tradition, I do not really have one… sometimes I stay up late reading, other times go to bed early.
    Congrats on your newest release Tawny!

    • Tawny Weber says:

      LOL he is pretty yummy, isn’t he, Colleen 🙂 And thank you for the congrats!

      Oooh, reading on NYE sounds delightful to me. What a perfect way to show the new year what’s important *ggg*

  • Sally Schmidt says:

    Oh this sounds good, can’t wait to read it!

    When we can stay awake long enough, we eat 12 grapes at midnight before the clock stops striking. It’s for luck and something we observed while living in Spain years ago. Sometimes I forget that we are going to be stuffing those grape in our mouths quickly – not a happy family when I have jumbo size grapes!

    • Jo Robertson says:

      What a delightful tradition, Sally. I’ve never heard of eating 12 grapes. I think I’ll incorporate that. Might give Dr. Big an incentive to stay awake until midnight.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Grapes? That’s a new one to me, too, Sally but it sounds like a great tradition. LOL on the jumbo sized ones. hey, the bigger the are, the bigger the luck, right?

  • Jo Robertson says:

    Oooh, sexy premise, Tawny! I love this story.

  • Jo Robertson says:

    Oops, New Years traditions? We don’t drink, so we’re pretty tame, but we always like to watch the ball drop. We were in Times Square one year on NY Eve and it was very exciting, but honestly, you can have more fun watching it on your TV!

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Oh wow, Jo! You got to celebrate watching the ball drop in person? That would be so fun, but I would probably be more stressed by the crowed than celebrational *ggg* I agree with you that it’s so much more fun to celebrate peacefully at home. Or at least with less than thousands of people around LOL

  • Minna says:

    Only New Years tradition we have is watching Dinner for One (just skip the German introduction):

  • Anna Sugden says:

    Just popping in to celebrate the release of yet another of your fabulous SEAL’s! Can’t wait to read this one – I love the story in Tiny Treats!

    When we lived in the US, we used to watch the ball drop in Times Square or go out for a really nice meal. Here, we stay home and watch the celebrations on the TV – at least we did until we found out our favourite show was pre-recorded!

    • Tawny Weber says:

      xoxo and huge hugs, VA 🙂 I loved all the stories in Tiny Treats (especially yours *g*) – it was so fun to read through them

      Hey now, what’s up with that pre-recording? No fun, right? A nice meal sounds like a lovely way to celebrate, too. You should celebrate your next New Year in San Francisco and we can toast together *ggg*

    • Anna, I love your new photo!

  • Barbara VW says:

    I don’t treat New Year’s eve any different than any other night. Would go see fireworks, but transportation is a problem at that time of night. Fireworks on TV just isn’t the same.

  • Tawny, woo-hoo! I am definitely excited about this release, and I love that cover.

    My favorite New Year’s Eve activity is watching the Times Square ball drop while having champagne and munchies with the dh.

  • Fedora says:

    Not sure we have much of a NYE tradition 😉 We’ve been hanging out with DH’s brother and sis-in-law the last couple years… lots of food, and giggles 🙂

  • I don’t really have any New Year’s Even traditions, but I remember what a big deal it was to be able to stay up late and watch Dick Clark’s Rockin’ Eve when I was growing up.

    And this is totally a random comment, but I just wanted to say I love the font you’re using for your name on these stories.

  • Cathy P says:

    I don’t really have a New Year’s Eve tradition. I usually watch TV or read, and fall asleep before midnight, only to wake up when I hear the fireworks.