Hey Chickies! (I’m just going to assume there are no dudes. And you know? Good! :P) Today as you see we’ve got Tawny Weber visiting with us! My apologies for the delay – along with all the regular stuff, there’s holiday madness too! … Has it hit any of you?
But – this isn’t about me and my questions, it’s about Ms. Weber!
I believe in the magic of the holidays. This time of year makes me think of wishes and wonder, of traditions handed down over time, and the spirit of Santa. It doesn’t matter how old I am (yeah, I tell myself that a lot), I love to imagine a workshop at the North Pole, filled with merry elves and flying reindeer.
I believe in the magic of intuition. I’ve been reading the tarot since I was in my late teens, turning my fascination into my profession for a number of years. I’ve seen the cards proved right time after time, enough so that I know intuition is a powerful thing. I believe in that little voice inside that tells me if I’m on track or off, if I should be careful or bold, if someone’s telling the truth or not.
I believe in the magic of storytelling. Of losing myself in a story, in the world of an author’s characters as I root for them, live through them and ride along as they earn their happy-ever-after. I love the process of writing (okay, so I just tell myself this, but if I say it enough… I’ll believe!) and discovering the world of my own characters as they come to life in my mind. I also believe in that feeling that tells me if a story is working or not. And when the story clicks? Now that’s magic!!! I love the idea that I’m bringing that story magic to readers like so many fabulous authors have brought to me.
Most of all, I believe in the magic of love. Okay, I’m a romance author so this was probably a given. But even before I started writing, I’ve always been a believer in romance. I’m a card-carrying, rose-colored-glasses, love-conquers-all romantic. My entertainment choices all revolve around the idea, from the movies I see to the TV shows I watch to the books I read. Whatever I focus on has to include love. Or magic. Or, preferably, both.
Which was why I was so excited to start my own indie series that focuses on my favorite things… Love, magic (and sweets – which I figure do have a sort of magic going for them if I can indulge all I want and somehow not gain weight). I figured that since I am essentially my own publisher, I could bring together everything I love best in writing–Contemporary romance, hot sex, continuing characters and a sprinkling of magic to tie it all together. I came up with the Karma Café novella series. Karma Café is ran by three magical women-maiden, mother and crone (although she prefers to be called Grandma). The Karmanskis come from a long line of special women, each gifted in a particular way. When the series kicks off with Sugar and Spice, Natalia, the mother, is determined to use her matchmaking skills to marry off her daughter, Anja. Anja is just as determined to foil her mother’s sneaky plans – instead matching her mother’s choice of the perfect hero with his own true love. And, sure, it takes a little magic in the form of a very special chocolate treat to make it happen, but alls fair in love and avoiding matchmaking, she figures. Thanks to Anja, Dedra and Paul get their happy ever after–and a lot of great sex!
What kind of magic do you believe in? And do you like a little sprinkling (or a big heaping) of magic in your love stories?
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 loves spending time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook.
Come by and visit her website for hunky contests, delicious recipes and lots of fun.
I’ve included the book blurb of Sugar and Spice for you, in case you were curious. 🙂
Hot kisses, sexy shoes and a midnight rendezvous – the perfect recipe for Happy Ever After. Throw in a fairy godmother with a personal agenda, a midnight deadline and a marriage-of-convenience and you have a hot and sassy twist on a modern day Cinderella story.
For over a hundred years, the Karmanski women have been cooking up delicious treats, and a little magic. But now their business, Karma Café, is in trouble and each of the Karmanskis has a different opinion on how to save their livelihood. The matriarch, Odette, is old-school, and more than ready to rely on magic. Natalia is sure if she can just marry her daughter off to a wealthy suitor, all their problems will be solved, and she has just the suitor in mind – the gorgeous CEO of Chastain Shoes. Anja’s just as determined to foil her mother’s plans and stay single. She cooks up a scheme to serve up the perfect match for this prince of a guy. With the aid of a little magical help, she’s going to put a Happy Ever After twist on her mother’s matchmaking.
Administrative Assistant, Dedra Hanson has three addictions. Gorgeous shoes, yummy treats and her sexy boss. Her credit card balance and bathroom scale do a pretty good job of keeping the first two addictions in check. And the third? Love of her job has always kept her from acting on her passion for Paul Chastain. But now she’s leaving her job because her playboy CEO boss is about to become engaged to a chilly socialite to save his business. Paul Chastain is fair game.
All she needs for one wild fantasy night? The nerve to seduce her boss, and a little bit of magic. The only question left is, can she leave when the clock strikes midnight?
What do you think? Has Tawny convinced you about magic?