Friday, February 11, 2011


Are you hunting for a H.O.T. Valentines read, to get you geared up for the big day? Or maybe you’re just looking for a good, little on the naughty side read. Don’t be shy… ;-) Tawny Weber is your girl. Her latest Harlequin Blaze title, BREAKING THE RULES has already hit shelves. If just looking at the cover doesn’t make you drool, you may need to seek medical attention!!! Just kidding, but judging this book by the cover you are in for a HOT read. And I know, because Tawny made sure I had a copy of BREAKING THE RULES of my very own to read. If all of my jabbering about it hasn’t convinced you, take a little sneak peak at it for yourself.

What do you get when you mix a military hero on a mission with an independent artist hell-bent on proving something? A battle that can only be won between the sheets.

Sophia Castillo is finally calling the shots in her life, and she’s determined to stay in charge. The last thing she needs is a babysitter. Not even a babysitter as sexy as US Army Sergeant First Class and EOD Squad Leader, Maximillian St. James. But when someone is sabotaging her art gallery, she turns to Max for help. When he proves to be a challenge to her independence, she lays down their relationship rules. Hot sex, good times and a lot of laughs are all good. Anything involving their hearts is strictly off limits. Before they catch the vandal, Max and Sophia both have to decide just which rules they are willing to break, and how high a price they are willing to pay.

What is your favorite thing about the characters in this book?

I love Max. He’s a good guy, has great intentions and the women in his life are seriously stressing him out But he’s determined to do the right thing, to keep his promise and to stay true to the rules of conduct he considers important. Sophia is so great for him. Because she’s been hurt badly in the past, she doesn’t fall for the same things many girls do – which makes Max have to work a little harder. But she’s so true to her beliefs and ideals, making her a fabulous match for Max.

Where did you come up with the idea?

It all started with a four foot penis. Really! I had this image in my mind of an art gallery, and two women trying to move this huge statue. Just as they, you know, get a hold of it, the sexiest guy in the world walks in. The scene pretty well wrote itself after that LOL. And from there, the rest of the story took shape. I’ve always wanted to write a military hero, as a sort of ode to my husband, so this was a great adventure for me.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the second story in my Undercover Ops series right now. The first is titled SEX, LIES AND MISTLETOE and is out in December, and story I’m working on now is titled SEX, LIES AND MIDNIGHT, due out in January 11. The third book in the series is SEX, LIES AND VALENTINES and will follow in February. These are all about a con-artist family and the FBI, are very fun and very sexy. I’m having a lot of fun working on them.

I know you’ve been a busy girl. What do Tawny Weber fans have to look forward to in 2011?

In 2011 I have my current release, BREAKING THE RULES out this month. In May I’ll have a story that I loved writing so much that its currently my favorite ever *g* It’s called JUST FOR THE NIGHT and kicks off Blaze’s 24 Hour Blackout series, and in December my Undercover Ops will launch with SEX, LIES AND MISTLETOE. I’m really excited about all of these stories and hope readers will be, too.

How do we find you and your books?

I’m so easy to find  My website is and I’m also on Facebook at . BREAKING THE RULES is currently available in stores and online, and all of my books can be found on my site at with purchasing links.

Thanks again for coming back to Micole Writes Romance.

Micole, you rock  It’s always fabulous to visit with you! Thank you so much for having me.

And I always love having you here. Thanks for stopping in friends. See you back here on Tuesday, with author Paula Quinn!!!




Sheri Humphreys said...

Tawny, I found it interesting that you had an entire book come from one image. Is that a common occurrence for you? Sheri

Tawny said...

Hi Sheri :-)

Actually it is. I tend to have the premise in place before I begin - in this case, a military hero home on leave to check on his buddies sister. That I knew ahead of time. But the scene in the art gallery basically shaped the plot itself, and the characters personalities.

In my last book, the novella A BABE IN TOYLAND, the scene with the heroine selling misfit sex toys all prettied up for Christmas set the tone and plot for that entire book, too.

Beth Andrews said...

Great interview! And I love that scene with the statue *g* Breaking The Rules is a fabulous story and Max is a super hot hero :-)

flchen1 said...

This sounds like another Tawny winner! Gotta get this one! Thanks for the great interview :)

Pat Cochran said...

Hey, Tawny,

I'm still laughing at the idea
of the four foot statue and the
look on Max's face when Sophia
took the photograph of him! And
the cover on the book, I've got
to see if I can find a poster!!

Pat Cochran

Tawny said...

Awww, thanks, Beth :-D A great deal of the credit goes to you, of course. At the very least, for keeping me sane :-)

Tawny said...

Hi Fedora :-) Thanks for stopping by!!! The interview credit really goes to Micole :-D She puts on a fab visit!!

Tawny said...

LOLOL - wouldn't that be a hilarious poster, Pat? I love that image :-D

I'm so glad you enjoyed that scene. It's definitely one of my faves, too.

Jane said...

Hi Tawny,
Congrats on the new release and have a Happy Valentine's Day.

Tawny said...

Hi Jane :-D

Thanks so much, and Happy Valentine's Day to you, too! I hope it's a good one!