Monday, July 17, 2017

The First Line of Call to Engage by Tawny Weber + Giveaway (US/Can)

Call to Engage (Team Poseidon #2)
Tawny Weber
from HQN Books // Harlequin

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...

Lieutenant Elijah Prescott should be spending his precious leave somewhere with sun, surf and scantily clad women. Instead, he’s heading home with two goals in mind. Figure out exactly how his last assignment went to hell and almost killed him—and reconnect with the woman who might offer salvation.

Ava Monroe has streamlined her life, eliminating every source of pain—including a marriage touched by tragedy. One glimpse of her ex and those good intentions turn to bad-girl desires. Her strategy: get over Elijah by getting under him again, sating herself until she can finally let go. But as betrayal within the rank of the SEALs turns deadly, there’s no denying that her heart and her life are on the line. Elijah is the only man who can protect both...

The First Sentences of Call to Engage

I love the beginning of a story. It’s like an introduction to a new friend. One I’ll be hanging out with for hours, if not days, while getting to know their every intimate secret. Sometimes those introductions are sexy, sometimes they are sweet. There are edgy intros and the ones that tug the emotions. Whatever the intro, I think it gives a great idea of what’s to come.

For instance, my latest story, Call to Engage, opens with this paragraph:
The shadows were closing in. Dark and silent, they smothered the light. Sucked up every ounce of air, ripping it from the very atoms of his body.
A little intense, a little emotional. Know, granted, I wrote the story so my opinion is probably biased, but I felt that opening in a big way. My heart ached for the hero, knowing he was dealing with such intense PTSD. I wanted to get across the pain he faced, even in sleep, as he and his teammates faced down treason, betrayal, and heartache. I hope the opening did just that!

About the Author

Tawny Weber is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than forty books. She writes sexy, emotional romances with a dash of humor and is known for her heroes, most notably her popular Navy SEALs series. The recipient of numerous writing awards, Tawny has also hit number one on the Amazon and Barnes & Noble bestseller lists.

She lives with her family in Northern California.


Books à la Mode is giving away one print copy of Call to Engage—yay!!

To enter, all you have to do is answer Tawny's question in the comments below:
What do you think about the opening to Call to Engage? Would it make you want to hang out with the story for a while?
Please make your comment MEANINGFUL. Comments solely consisting of stock responses or irrelevant fluff like "Thanks for the giveaway!" will not be considered for entry. Tawny and I really want to hear from you guys! :)

Don't forget the entry eligibility terms and conditions!
Sponsored wholly by the tour publicist and publisher—a huge thank you to the lovely folks at TLC Book Tours and Harlequin!
Giveaway ends July 31st at 11.59 PM (your time).
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Good luck!