It’s Pre-Party Time for A SEAL’s Fantasy

Ahhhhhh!!! First off, I have to do a wild Happy Dance because my Sexy SEAL boxed set has had a wonderfully successful weekend. It’s discounted to only .99 cents this weekend, and it’s hit #5 on the Kindle Bestseller List and #1 on the Nook Bestseller List. Wheeeee, yay and a huge thank you to EVERYONE who added the boxed set to their collection. happy dance

But that’s not what we’re celebrating today (although do feel free to happy dance with me-I always dance better in a crowd). Today’s the big whohoooo is because we’re having a Launch Party! A SEAL’s Fantasy is out in digital at midnight tonight, which means today is the Final Day of Preorder celebration. See what I did there 😉 So instead of being a launch party, it’s a last day to preorder party today. The Cabana Boys are coming around with pre-release goodies in the form of grapes instead of wine, tequila shots sans margarita mix, strawberries that haven’t been dipped in chocolate yet, unfrosted brownies and chocolate chip cookie dough (chilled, of course). And here’s a peek at the story. I thought since it’s a pre-party, it’d be fun to get the pre-opinions Dominic and Lara have of each other at first sight…

Lara found her mark, front stage left, shimmying in place while the principles gracefully mounted ribbon-covered swings, arching their bodies backward as the swings rose to sweep out over the crowd. Catcalls rang out over the applause as the women shifted upward to dance on the slender bar of the swing.

     One of the perverts jumped onto the stage and tried to grab the swing, coming away with just a handful of plastic flowers. The dancers didn’t miss a step as a burly man dressed in black wove through their still kicking legs to grab the guy and haul him off the stage.

     Lara barely resisted rolling her eyes as the security dragged the idiot away. Then a movement in the front row caught her eye.

     Her gaze shifted to the left.

     Oh my. A little breathless, and not from the dance steps, her smile dimmed a little.

     He was gorgeous.

     Dark, intense and emitting such a gimme vibe that she was grateful that the sequins of her bra kept her nipples from showing.  

     He was big. Big enough to loom over the guys in the seats around him.

   He was sexy. The kind of sexy that made her knees weak and her tummy shake. The kind of sexy that made her want to promise anything, for just one taste.

     But she’d learned the hard way that every bite, nibble or lick cost a girl. And there was nothing she was willing to pay anymore. The good times just weren’t that good.

     Dance, she told herself.

Focus on the dance.

     Next to her, Sheri putt in enough extra shimmy that the beaded fringe of her bra swung in circles. Lara was impressed. Used to working the late show, the statuesque blonde had a gift for swinging her pasties, but the costume top was a lot heavier than a tiny flap of fabric and a few dangling glitters.

     Without thinking, her gaze shifted to the sexy guy in the audience to see if he was impressed, too. But despite the blinding lights, she could tell his eyes were still locked on her. It was unnerving. Flattering. And one hell of a turn on.

     Let it go, she told herself. Thankfully, the music changed and Lara led the chorus line in a swirling series of steps, upstage, then right, then back.

     She’d seen plenty of gorgeous men in her time. Dancers didn’t have to be pretty, but many of them were. Especially the guys. Of course, most of them were only interested in the other pretty guys, but that was beside the point. They were still plenty hot.

     So hot wasn’t worth wasting her thoughts on.

     And sexy was pure trouble.

     Now on the opposite side of the room, she felt safe looking at him again.

     But oh, what a yummy mouthful of trouble he’d be.

     It was probably the long, dry spell without sex that had her getting all wet and wild over a guy whose face she couldn’t even see clearly.   Maybe she should break open her piggy bank and hit the toy store. An adult toy might take the edge off.

     And, more importantly, keep her from thinking about doing anything stupid.

     She had plenty to think about already. She had goals, big goals. Goals she was this close to making a reality. And those goals required every single one of her thoughts.

So, sorry gorgeous guy. None for you.

 

And…A SEAL's Fantasy cover

Well, well. Apparently little sister Lara got all the looks in the Banks family, Dominic decided. And all the style. She had the same mahogany hair and green eyes as her brother, but the resemblance stopped there.

     Her hair was short, a wicked angle that highlighted sharp cheekbones and exotically long-lidded eyes. And her mouth… Oh, baby. Her lips were full and rosy, erotic enough to put a porn star to shame. Of course, that impression might be the result of watching her strutting her incredibly sexy body onstage for an hour.

     He dropped his gaze to take in that body up close. It was definitely one worth getting personal with. She was tall, in heels just a few inches shorter than him, with most of her height in those long, sleek legs. The kind of legs made to wrap around a man and take him for a wild ride. Her jacket obscured, but didn’t hide the lush curves of her breasts. His fingers itched to move that denim aside and get a better look.

     He resisted.

     Not because she was glaring gat him. Nor because of any stupid rules about her being off limits because she was Banks’ sister.

     Nope.

     He yanked his lust back, holding it in check.

     She was his mission.

     “Hi,” he said, his smile pure charm. He didn’t figure it’d take more than that. It rarely did. “You’re Lara, right?”

     “Excuse me,” she said, moving her hand from side to side as if flicking him out of her path. “I’m in a hurry.”

     He’d been able to resist her looks, stunning though they were.

     But that voice. Hello, darlin’, that voice was pure sexual invitation.   Low and husky, it was meant for dark rooms and silk sheets.

     “You’ve got a second, though, right?”

     She gave him a look, a combination of irritation and inquiry, as if she couldn’t figure out why he wasn’t listening.

     He could have told her he was listening just fine.   But her order and his wishes were in direct conflict, and Dominic made a habit out of getting his way. Especially when it came to beautiful women.

     With that in mind, he amped up the charm a little and tilted his head.

     “Look, I just want to talk to you.”

     “Right,” Lara mocked with a roll of her eyes. “Talk. Sorry, big boy. I’m busy. Why don’t you grab one of the girls on the corner. They’re never too busy to chat.”

     He snorted.   Damned if her smart-ass mouth wasn’t just as sexy as her legs.

     “We can keep it public. There’s a diner across the street. We’ll talk there.”

     “I’m not into talking, even in public,” she said as she tried again to pull her arm from his grip. He didn’t let go.

     “Sweetheart, you just bared your all to a theater full of drooling guys. You obviously have no problem with public displays.” A fact for which he was very grateful. He might not be planning to enjoy what she had to offer, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t going to appreciate its existence. Covered in shiny fabric or simple denim, the woman had a body of a goddess.

     “My all was fully covered,” she reminded him with frown.

     “Not fully enough to diminish the fabulous view,” he corrected, his smile automatically shifting to flirtatious before he could stop it. Not that he’d have tried. After all, a goddess had to expect a little worship with a body like hers.

     “I’m betting at some point, your momma probably taught you that look doesn’t mean touch.” She shot a pointed glance at his hand, still holding her arm.   “You wouldn’t want her disappointed, now, would you?”

     Dominic grinned. She was as clever as she was pretty.

     Still, he didn’t let go. Clever and pretty wouldn’t keep her safe. He, on the other hand, would.

     He just had to convince her of that.

Ahhh, they’re in for some fun, don’t you think? I hope you’ll check out A SEAL’s Fantasy at midnight (or preorder now if you’re so inclined) and let me know what you think.

In the meanwhile, I’m excited to celebrate and hope you’ll give me some more pre-celebration treat ideas. What’s a yummy delicious treat even before it’s reached it’s final stage? Share a few in the comments and I’ll draw two random names to win an autographed copy of any of my first 4 Sexy SEAL titles, along with a fun Sexy SEAL Swag Bag!!!

 

If you haven’t had a chance to grab the Sexy SEAL boxed set, today is the final day of the .99 sale:  Amazon |  B&N  |  Harlequin  |  iTunes   |  Kobo

 

And did I mention that A SEAL’s Fantasy digital release will hit readers at midnight?  😉   If you were looking to pre-order, here are a few links:  Amazon | B&N | Harlequin | iTunes  | Kobo

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41 Comments

  • Jane says:

    Congrats on the new release, Tawny. Now I’m craving chocolate covered strawberries. Can’t think of any treats besides apples before they’re covered in caramel and nuts.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Awww, man, Jane, you not only got the Rooster, you stole my idea for a “pre-treat” Snork!! :>

      And I’m so with you on now craving choco dipped strawberries. And brownies. And cookie dough.

      Drat it.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      HI Jane and congrats on nabbing the first post and it’s wonderful prize, the troublesome rooster 😉 I should feel bad about sending him your way since you’re bringing yummy about-to-be-covered-in-caramel-and-nuts apples. OMG one of my fave treats!!!

      thanks for the congrats 😉

  • Amy Conley says:

    Tawny the book sounds hot enough to bake a batch of brownies…but brownie mix is just as good uncooked.

  • Kimh says:

    Cookie dough and chocolate , great prize, congrat on books whoo

  • Mary Preston says:

    I do love a party!!

    For every Christmas my mother bakes THE most delicious fruit cakes – the mixture is delicious raw, but for the best pre-baking treat, you can’t go past the brandy soaked dried fruit. One year I think I got “happy” just on the dried fruit alone. I was 7.

  • Helen says:

    Woohoo Tawny

    I so loved this story Dominic is to die for 🙂 don’t miss this one everyone

    Party treats anything with chocolate is good and some champage as well maybe strawberries in the champagne nice

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Shannon says:

    Ah the stages of treats. I won’t be home for Thanksgiving and the making of stuffing. But I’m here now, and the day is only going to be 72, so I’m making stuffing tomorrow for a roaster chicken.

    There’s the sauteing of the onion and celery. I’ll have just a taste to see if the sweet onions are cooked through, obviously with a taste of the butter.

    I can already taste the crisp bread with some butter and onion and spices. I know there’ll be lots of small bites for the checking of the spices. A little more pepper? A little more poultry seasoning? How much salt is just enough?

    And of course, the final treat when it comes out of the oven. Yeah, it’s out of season, but it’s a tradition of Mom and I making dressing.

  • catslady says:

    Congratulations on your newest!!! How about a nice Margarita 🙂

  • A woman can never enough SEALS in her life! And Dominic just moved to the front of my line! I’ll need asbestos gloves to read this one, Tawny!

    My Mom’s banana pudding is out of this world. And I have received many a hand smack for testing the concoction before it is ready.

    The same goes for her chocolate pie!

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Ooooh, Louisa 😀 Anything that’s worth a hand-smack to taste has to be delish!!! And that sounds so good (as does pie).

      LOL on the glove reading requirement. I hope readers enjoy Dominic. He was a fun hero to write, mostly because he could NOT come out ahead with Lara. She might be the toughest, strongest, most fun heroine I’ve ever had.

  • Jeanne Adams says:

    Hey Tawny! SOOSOSOOSO excited for Dominic’s story! Woot!! I’m happy dancing with you on the release and the boxed set success – I’ve been telling everyone to get the boxed set!! – and for the new book too.

    As to treats, as I told Jane, she stole my idea of apples before they’re covered in caramel and so forth. Grins. But how about two scoops of ice cream, plain, before it’s covered in sauce or gummie bears or other adulteration? Grins.

    Happy pre-release day!! Keep dancing!!!

    • Tawny Weber says:

      xoxoxoxo for sharing the news about the boxed set, Jeanne!! I really appreciate it!!!

      and yummmm on the ice cream. Oh, that is so great when it’s a blank canvas of deliciousness just waiting for additions. I’ll have chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, chopped nuts, whipped cream, tiny chocolate chips and maybe a few raspberries to call it healthy 😀

  • Sharon C. says:

    I always have to buy extra fresh green beans when I am making something with tthem because I eat them after washing before cutting and putting them in the dish I am cooking. Same goes for fresh raspberries and fresh green peas. Having grandparents who lived on a farm learned to eat them uncooked.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Sharon, fresh green beans sounds so good right now. I’ll bet they are awesome right out of the garden.

      I love that your pre-treat is so healthy 🙂 I’m inspired!

  • Oh Tawny – I love the sound of this one. You shameless hussy for posting such a wonderful tease before the book’s been released 🙂 🙂 Love it.

    Okay – what else is good before the official release…I make a rollup from a mix of cream cheese, dry ranch dip, green onions spread on a flat tortilla then sprinkled with red peppers, celery and sliced black olives before rolling up tight to chill. Before serving, I slice off the ends and “sacrifice” to the cook, before slicing the rest of the roll. So I’m suggesting rollup ends – not pretty but really tasty.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Donna!!! Roll up ends are the best part 😀 I do a similar roll up with mushrooms and cream cheese and those are my fave parts 🙂 You are so clever to serve them.

      LOL on my shamelessness. Oh don’t you know it!

  • Joan V. says:

    This book sounds so good. It’s already on my wish list. I would add blueberries and raspberries to the grapes and strawberries because are delicious covered in chocolate, as well as by themselves.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Hugs and hi Joan 😀 Thank you SOooooo much for adding A SEAL’s Fantasy to your wish list!

      Oh man, the fruit sounds delish, even before it’s chocolate bath. I’m definitely craving that now.

  • Hannah says:

    As with all your other seal books I own, this one is a must have. If I didn’t already own the others I’d be celebrating the box set too. 😉

    As for treat ideas, very simple are frozen grapes. Alone, they are fabulous, but frozen they are fantastic.

    Also, Funnel Cake is good but then add bananas and caramel and whipped cream to be in heaven. My sister is in the army and loves them when she’s on leave. 🙂

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Big hugs and thanks, Hannah 😀 I’m so excited that you are loving the SEALs!!

      Oh man, the frozen grapes sound delish but I’d definitely rather have the funnel cake. That sounds so so good!!!

      Please pass my appreciation to your sister for her service 🙂

  • Minna says:

    Peanut butter chocolate bars! Now I just HAVE to make some tomorrow…

  • Pissenlit says:

    Happy launch day, Tawny!

    Anything that has chocolate chips on the list of ingredients. There will be missing chocolate chips. One must always buy more than needed because of this. 😀

  • bn100 says:

    fruit tart

  • Rae Latte says:

    Tawny,

    Super excited for Dominic’s story! Just a little while longer – YAY!!! After a fab conversation at the pool this afternoon there will be many happy readers who have now purchased the Box Set!!! I know they won’t be disappointed!

    As for a tasty treat – there is nothing better than homemade vanilla ice-cream layered with liquid caramel and warm hot fudge 😉 with chunks of chocolate swirled in!

    Happy Launch Day!!!!

    Rae

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Rae 😀 Hey you!!! Thanks so much for stopping by the party and even more thanks for the happy wishes for readers of my SEALs!! I sure hope you’re right 🙂

      Oh my, yummy on the ice cream. And whatdya know, thats exactly what I had tonight *g* Okay, it was chocolate syrup, not hot fudge, but all the rest was in my bowl!!

  • teresa says:

    Congrats on making the list!!!

    Cookie dough is delish pre-cooked and cooked 😉

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Thanks Teresa 😀 I was excited to see my boys are snuggled up there at the top of that list. It was pretty cool.

      And YES! Cookie dough is all kinds of good, all kinds of ways 😀

  • Deanna says:

    Gosh, I do love me some Navy SEALs. Congrats on the new release.