Tawny Weber on Sexy SEALs and Call to Honor
by Tawny Weber, author of Call to Honor
Over the last three years, I’ve written a lot of sexy SEALs for the Harlequin Blaze line and I loved them, each and every one. But when I had the opportunity to go a little bigger and bring my SEALs to HQN Books, I jumped at it. But even as I jumped, I wondered… Would Bigger be Better?
Long before I began writing, I was a huge fan of reading Harlequin’s series. Harlequin Temptation was my favorite, soon followed by Harlequin Blaze. There was something so appealing about being able to sit down and devour a fast-paced story in one sitting. And, as it turned out, writing them was just as appealing.
But as I delved deeper into the world of my SEAL heroes, I realized they needed more room. The issues and conflicts military heroes face are intense, and the stories they inspired were a lot more complex. But I still wasn’t sure if, for me, bigger would be better.
Until I realized that it’s all about the heroes… Mmm, big heroes.
To me, military heroes are big heroes. They are true-to-life heroes who put it all on the line for honor and country. I love writing big heroes. Big, buffed, strong heroes. From their devotion to duty to the size of their biceps, they are impressive. And we all know that impressive makes for a good time, right? The men who are part of Team Poseidon are all larger than life when it comes to the commitment they give to their fellow SEALs and the intensity of the challenges they face. And if their story is told with a little sass and a lot of heat? Hey, they seem okay with that.
Over the course of writing my HQN trilogy CALL TO HONOR, CALL TO ENGAGE and CALL TO REDEMPTION, I’ve discovered that for me, yes, bigger is definitely better. Because bigger is what these heroes deserve.
But how about you? What’s your pleasure when it comes to reading fun? Is bigger better?
About Call to Honor:
The Poseidon team are hard-bodied, fiercely competitive navy SEALs. But when a sensitive mission goes disastrously wrong, three of the team’s finest will have to trust their hearts and instincts to uncover the truth…
“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.