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Guest Post & Giveaway: FEARLESS by Tawny Weber

Updated – Congratulations to “Anita H” – the winner of the FEARLESS goody pack from Tawny Weber!  Thank you to everyone who participated.

Today I would like to introduce a new-to-me author – Tawny Weber.  I recently read Tawny’s book Fearless (review here) and I look forward to checking out more of her books. If Fearless is an indication of her typical writing she writes smart, fun, contemporary romance stories. Tawny joins us to talk about Fairytales and is giving away a Fearless goody pack to one lucky commenter. 

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Fearless Fairytales

Guest Post by Tawny Weber

As a child, and as an adult, I loved reading fairytales.  The timeless message seems to span generations, genres and genders.  Everything from Once Upon A Time to … and they lived happily ever after makes me smile.

I didn’t realize it in the writing of FEARLESS, but after the fact (okay, 4 months after, but still) it hit me.  This is a very modern, Cosmo-esque spin on the classic Cinderella story.  Gia, the heroine, is crazy about a guy she works with.  Not only is he way out of her league, there are fraternization rules at work.  So her friends use the Girlz Guide to figure out how to make her fantasy come true. This includes a total makeover, a trip to Las Vegas and, since it wouldn’t be a Cinderella story without them, a pair of very gorgeous shoes.

Throw in a midnight escape, a new job assignment with her Las Vegas Lover as her boss and a forgotten shoe, and you have FEARLESS.

In the classic Cinderella, at least in the Disney version, Cindy dishes with the mice after her wonderful time at the ball.  In FEARLESS, Gia has her Girlz to dish with… and this is how their conversation went:

“What happened, Gia?  You got your fantasy weekend, right?  And your secret identity is still intact.  So why do you look like you were having the best sex of your life, then his penis fell off?”

Even misery couldn’t stop Gia from snickering.  She shook her head at Sara.  “You have such a way with the imagery.”

“Well unless you want me to offer up more appetizing suggestions, you need to spill the deets.  Why are you home early and why do you look like your sex life just died?”

“Seriously.  You need to tell us so we can help.” Caryn insisted.  Then, sharing a look with the other two women, she added, “Because we can’t nag you for the sex details until you’re happy.”

“Or drunk,” Jessa chimed in, lifting the empty margarita pitcher and waving at their waiter.  “So chug-a-lug.”

Gia contemplated her half-finished drink, then decided she’d rather have crunchy grease right now.  She pulled over the bowl of sour cream.  To hell with the calories.  It wasn’t like she ever wanted to get naked again.

“It was incredible,” she finally said again, staring at her chip.  As if talking to it would make it easier to justify how unhappy she was.  Because of incredible sex, no less.  Gia wouldn’t be surprised if the chip laughed at her.  “The sex was great, he has no idea who I really am, the fantasy was even more amazing than I’d thought sex could be.”

She waited, but her friends were silent.

So she ate the chip.

Then, before she could give in and take another one, she glanced around the table.  Sara was chewing on her thumbnail.  Jessa’s eyes were locked on her own drink, where she was making designs in the slush froth with her straw.

And Caryn looked like she couldn’t decide between offering a sympathetic hug, or dumping the nachos over Gia’s head.

“I’m sorry you had such a perfect weekend,” the blonde finally said with an exaggerated grimace.  “I’m sure it would have been better if it’d all sucked.  I know I always hope for lousy sex and total letdown when I set off on a fantasy quest.”

Are you a fan of fairy tales? What’s your favorite classic, and have you read a modern version that you loved? 

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About Fearless:

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Book Blurb:

Promising career: check

Amazing apartment: check

The best of friends: check

Sex life: MIA

There’s just one thing missing from Gia Renyard’s life: sexual adventure. And the one man she’d like to have it with is her hot co-worker, Luke Monroe. If only company rules didn’t prohibit her from asking him out. So Gia comes up with a plan: make herself over into a fantasy seductress, follow Luke to a convention in Sin City, and have her way with him for one erotic weekend. The man will never even know who did him.

Everything is going according to plan—until Gia discovers that Luke is perfect for her outside the bedroom too. And suddenly she’s no longer content to let what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas…

Purchase Links:  Amazon /  Barnes & Noble /  iBooks

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About the Author:

Tawny Weber Author Photo croppedUSA TODAY Bestselling author of over twenty hot books, 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.

You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Check out her FEARLESS Launch Party.

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Giveaway Details:

Tawny is graciously giving away a Fearless goody pack to one lucky commenter.  Just answer the question she asked above: Are you a fan of fairy tales? What’s your favorite classic, and have you read a modern version that you loved? Giveaway is open until 11:59 pm Central Time on Tuesday, September 17, 2013. 

Thank you for celebrating Tawny’s new release with us today!

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  1. Ada

    I love fairy tales, growing up I’ve read all the different ones, from Sleeping Beauty to Snow White. And of course, watched all the Disney movies! It’s hard just to pick one but my favorite one has got to be Cinderella. I have to say my favorite version is Eloisa James’ A Kiss at Midnight from her Fairy Tales series. Tawny’s new book sounds like a fabulous read, I’ll have to add it to my TBR list! 🙂

    1. Tawny Weber

      Ada, I love Cinderella, too. I haven’t read Eloisa James’ A Kiss at Midnight, but it sounds like one I need to add to my TBR pile for sure 🙂

  2. Jane

    Congrats on the upcoming release, Tawny. I do love fairy tales and one of my favorites is Beauty and the Beast. A modern version I’ve loved is Jax Garren’s Tales of the Underlight series.

    1. Tawny Weber

      Thanks Jane! I adore Beauty and the Beast, too – it’s so heart wrenching, isn’t it. My daughter collects things from the Disney version, as its her favorite.

      Oh, I love that title – Tales of the Underlight. It has such a great visual.

  3. helensibbritt

    Waving Hi Tawny

    I loved this book and I love fairy tales as well and Cinderella is my all time favourite 🙂

    I have read a lot of books that have a fairy tale theme but it is really early in the morning here in Australia and I can’t think of the names of any at the moment

    Congrats on the release
    Have Fun
    Helen

    1. Tawny Weber

      HI Helen and thank you so much 🙂

      Of all the fairy tales, Cinderella seems to be one of the most loved.

      I think there is something so timeless about fairy tales – I’m wonder if we tried, if we could find one of the fairy tale themes in almost any story. Some are just a LOT more blatant and similar to our beloved fairy tales than others 😀

  4. Marcy Shuler

    My favorite fairy tale is Beauty and the Beast. I love the wounded, beastly heroes with hearts of gold.

    Eloisa James has a whole line of fairy tale based stories that I love. My favorite one is The Ugly Duchess.

    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

    1. Tawny Weber

      Hi Marcy 🙂

      You are the second recommendation I’ve heard to day for reading Eloisa James fairy tale line. I’m clearly in store for some wonderful reading.

      Beauty and the Beast is such a great tale, isn’t it. The wounded hero, the spunky heroine… I do love it 🙂

  5. bn100

    like fairy tales; Cinderella; haven’t read a retelling

    1. Tawny Weber

      Cinderella is such a great fairy tale! And hey, if you check out FEARLESS, you can read my take on it LOL. Or there are some great suggestions in the other comments, too, of other books that sound wonderful.

  6. Anita H.

    Congrats on the new release Tawny! I adore fairy tales, from Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast to Sleeping Beauty, there’s so many of them to love and hard to choose a favorite. I love Eloisa James’ version of the Princess and the Pea in her book “The Duke is Mine” (her whole “Fairy Tales” series is a favorite of mine!)There’s just something about overcoming obstacles for true love that makes reading fairy tales fun.

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