Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Book Tour for Midnight Special by Tawny Weber (Review & GIVEAWAY)


I'm delighted to bring to you today the wonderful Tawny Weber, author of way too many to count Harlequin romances.  I've read many of her books and today I'm giving you a glimpse into her latest, Midnight Special.  So keep reading to see what it's about, along with my impressions of it.  Make sure to leave a comment to be in the running for some great prizes!

Somewhere on the train is a key witness for a crime involving arson, murder and a high-profile businessman. And reporter Marni Clare will do whatever it takes to get the story—even if it means crashing in a sleeper car that’s she’s not sure she’s reserved. But when she wakes, she finds herself curled up with the man she’s seeking…and he’s hot enough to derail all her plans!
FBI special agent Hunter won’t complain about the wickedly hot blonde in his arms. And maybe it’s the medication he’s on, but he’s even agreed to share his room for the entire journey….
It’s a long trip in close quarters, and within days their berth becomes the scene of some steamy railway romps. But is Marni just having fun…or is she taking Hunter for a ride?
EXCERPT:

WELL THIS WAS ONE HELL of a way to wake up.
All traces of sleep, painkillers and whiskey cleared from his head with a blink. Hunter was left with surprise and an overwhelming degree of passion.
Waking up horny was one of the perks of being a guy, like peeing standing up. But in all his years of appreciating his masculine advantages, Hunter couldn’t recall waking up quite this horny.
Then again, this was the first time he’d ever had a fantasy come to life.
As still as a cat gauging its prey, Hunter inspected the woman next to him. She looked like a cross between a porcelain doll and a sex kitten.
Flaxen blond curls waved around her face, floating to pale white shoulders. Her eyes were huge, the color of a cloudless sky and surrounded by a lush fringe of dark lashes. Heavy with passion, clouded with dazed shock, they had an intelligence in their depths that warned Hunter not to underestimate her. The rounded cheeks, flushed pink, and cupid’s bow mouth completed the picture of adorable confusion.
Figuring it was only fair since she’d taken her own visual tour, he shifted back a little to take in the rest of the view.
Damn.

BUY LINKS:  AAR  |  AMAZON  |  BN  |  BOOKS-A-MILLION  |  HARLEQUIN  |  POWELLS  |  iTUNES

MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Tawny Weber has written many contemporary romances for Harlequin so she knows her way around the block.  In her newest release, Midnight Special, she does what she does best and presents two strong-willed characters who butt heads repeatedly on the way to their HEA.  It's a fast-paced, satisfying story full of playful sexual tension from the very beginning.

Marni wants to make it big as a reporter.  She's had a plan to acheive fame since she was young and has followed each step precisely which leaves little time for true love.  She enjoys her romances but wants nothing permanent to get in the way of her becoming a top-notch reporter.  Discovering that the sexy FBI agent, Hunter, is the key to her breaking THE story to reach the top throws her off her game plan and she is left deciding if fame really is worth the sacrifice.  Hunter too is focused on his career as he feels a need to live up to his father's fame in the Bureau.  He's reckless, flaunts rules, but always gets the job done.  His latest case rests on him tying up some loose ends, but an injury causes some big problems that might derail his case.  Forced into tight quarters with the sexy, flirty, and fun Marni has his mind on things other than the case as for the first time he's looking towards the future rather than living on the edge.  Once their train ride ends they both have lots of soul searching to do deciding if love is more important than their careers and the possibility of fame.

Marni and Hunter are a great match!  They're both smart, flirty, and not afraid to go after what they want.  The sexual tension between them is palpable and ultimately leads to some scorching hot sexual interludes.  Their relationship progresses at a believable pace and with so much sexual tension I was on edge waiting for them to get together.  The dialogue between them is sparkling, playful and witty, and their verbal foreplay was just as rewarding as their physical encounters.  The case that brings them together is touched on at the beginning and then wrapped up nicely at the end allowing for the middle section to be totally devoted to their blossoming relationship.  This was a fun and entertaining story from start to finish and yet another satisfying HEA from Ms. Weber.

My rating for this is an B+

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.

AUTHOR INFO:


Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first Harlequin Blaze hit the shelves in 2007.  A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook.  
Readers can check out Tawny’s books at her website or join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapter excerpts, recipes, insider story info and much more.  And for a limited time, she has a few open spots on her Street Team!

Website – http://tawnyweber.com

**********GIVEAWAY**********

Tawny will be awarding a bookmark goodie package to one commenter at each stop (bookmark, signed cover flat, post it pad, magnet) and a grand prize of a $25 Amazon / BN (or other bookstore of the winner's choice) GC to one randomly drawn commenter during this tour and her other Book Blast on May 9th.


-To be entered, leave a comment, along with your email addy.
-Winners will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more you comment the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 5/15.

18 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. Thank you for the review.

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  2. Thanks for your review and the excerpt.
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  3. Thank you for the awesome review :-D And thank you, too, for having me here to visit and for sharing Midnight Special!!!

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    1. Thank YOU for being here Tawny! I'm honored to be hosting you and look forward to your next release.

      The Scarf Princess

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  4. Thanks for your review and the excerpt. I loved this book!!!

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    1. Thanks Renee :-) I'm so excited that you enjoyed the book

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  5. Nice review

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  6. OHHH...You're a cupcake fan?? Come to my town. We have two cupcake shops located right downtown, a couple of short blocks walk from my job in the Library. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to try out the new flavors each month! LOL.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. OMG!! Two shops, both within walking distance of work? I'd be scared I'd eat myself into a sugar coma :-D I loooooove cupcakes! They are the perfect, justifiable treat LOL. Not too big, no matter how decadent they might be.

      Go you for holding up the cupcake love banner and trying all those flavorrs!!!

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  7. Sexy cover.Nice review and excerpt

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    1. I love the cover, too :-D Thanks so much.

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  8. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! WE HAVE 3 OR 4 BAKERIES IN MY TOWN AND MOST OF THEM MAKE CUPCAKES. SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  9. I so loved this book :)

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  10. Congratulations on the publication of Midnight Special! It sounds like an exciting book. Thanks for sharing.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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