Thursday, January 10, 2008

Ask Five with....TAWNY WEBER!!!

Please welcome our latest guest....


If you like your books steamy, then reach for a Tawny Weber book!

1. What is the title of your latest release and what’s it about?

My latest Harlequin Blaze release is titled DOES SHE DARE? Its a hot, sexy story that goes like this:

When Isabel Santos realizes her love life is as barren as a desert, she creates the ultimate Man Plan…a list of her all time hottest sexual fantasies. Including the one guy who, with just the eight year old memory of his smile, gets her hotter than any she’s actually had sex with –Dante Luciano. Will her plan net her the ultimate fantasy? Or will putting this particular plan into action result in the ultimate heartbreak? She’s willing to find out.

2. What do you consider the hardest part of writing?

Oh wow, great question. My first thought was the weight gain from sitting in this chair so much *g*. But really, for me the hardest part of writing is the market itself. Sometimes great story ideas come to mind, but suit a 'dead' market... like Romantic Comedy. For instance, right now the hot markets are dark paranormal and romantic suspense. Neither of which I write, or that suit my voice. This can be so frustrating, especially when an author is first trying to sell or break into a new market.

3. Which authors have influenced you over the years, whether for their writing or for their friendship?

I've been blessed! I've always admired the writing of Nora Roberts, Vicki Lewis Thompson and Jennifer Crusie. They are fabulous writers who've made a big difference for our genre. As for writing friendships, I have an incredible writing group I've belonged to for the last four years - we even just launched a website and blog: Writers At Play ( I'm also lucky to have some fab writing friends nearby I get together with for lunch, writing and plotting. Because writing is such a solitary thing, I feel so lucky to have people who share so much of it with me.

4. Any advice for aspiring writers?

Write what you love. It shows in the writing, it really does. I think when writers embrace the story it shines through in their voice and the excitement just carries the reader along.

5. What’s coming up for you in the near future?

Coming this November I have another Blaze, tentatively titled RISQUE BUSINESS, which is a makeover story with a twist or two :-D In 2009 I'm slotted for 3 more Blazes, April is TIE ME DOWN, May is TIE ME UP and September will kick off a new costume shop mini-series with three other authors.

Learn more about Tawny by visiting her website at


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get my hands on your new book. I loved the first one I read. I agree with you on the great friendships...they help get you through the bad times and cheer with you through the good.

Anne-Marie Carroll said...

Tawny, your advice is inspiring. I'll continue to write what I love and keep my fingers crossed. I can wait to read your new Blazes.

Anne-Marie Carroll said...

Ooops, meant can't. lol

Tawny said...

:-) Thanks, Marlene!!! on the kudos for Double Dare! and definitely, its all about the friendships! I don't know where I'd be without them.

Anne-Marie, I'm so excited that you liked my advice *g* It really is all about loving your work. Especially once since each of us, as writers, has to see it over and over and over (write, polish, write, polish, edit, revise, copyedit, galley edit). Seriously, only for love!!! ;-) I can't wait to hear what you think of Does She Dare?

Beth Andrews said...

I've read Does She Dare and it is Fantastic!! Love how you portrayed the strong friendship between two vastly different women. And Dante is super hot *g*

Great advice about writing!

Lisa said...

I loved Double Dare and can't wait to check out Does She Dare.

I'd never read a Blaze until yours. You're books popped my Blaze cherry.

Did I just say that out loud?

Leslie Dicken said...

I gotta agree with Lisa. I hadn't read any Blazes until Tawny's and WOW what have I been missing! LOL!

Jennifer Y. said...

Fabulous interview!!!

Tawny said...

Awww, YAY, I made Blaze converts :-D Thanks, ladies for stopping by. And Lisa, go you on popping that cherry *g*

Fedora said...

Tawny, I'm very excited that you've got lots more Blazes in store for us! Yippee!! :)

Tawny said...

Thanks!! I'm super excited too :-)