Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Honor Avenged

With: Tonya Burrows

I have a secret. I’m in love with HGTV. Not only am I infatuated to the channel, I think I might be obsessed with renovation as well. I love a good home reno project. That’s part of the reason I decided to make the heroine of my recent release, HONOR AVENGED, a house flipper and real estate agent. Leah is a fixer. She fixes houses and she does her best to fix the hero, Marcus, but he’s a stubborn man. You’ll have to read the book to see if she succeeds or if Marcus’s guilt and grief get the best of him..

Although Leah’s career didn’t end up playing as big of a role in the story as I had originally envisioned, I had a blast with the research. What’s not to enjoy about scrolling through real estate sites dreaming of owning a house on a cliff in Malibu? I just have to sell… oh, a couple gazillion more books is all. No biggie.

But back to my love of DYI. Or, as my boyfriend calls it, my addiction. The reno bug bit last summer when I decided to update my office. In two weeks, I took it from this disaster:

To this:

Now I’m at it again. I spent my weekend using paint from my office reno to redo the tiny guest bathroom. It’s not done yet, but I’m already so much happier with the way it looks. And I’ve been eyeing the kitchen next. I could repaint the cupboards, lay down vinyl plank flooring, refinish the countertops…. It wouldn’t be that hard, right?

*sigh* Maybe The Boyfriend is right and I am addicted. Maybe I need an intervention. Right after this next episode of Property Brothers…


Leah Giancarelli makes balancing her new role as a single mom look easy, but she’d have crumbled if not for her late husband’s best friend, Marcus. She has her issues with HORNET, an elite hostage rescue team—after all, Danny would still be alive if he’d never accompanied them on their last mission—but Marcus has always been by her side, a strong shoulder to lean on…

Until, after one impulsive kiss, he’s so much more.

Eaten alive by guilt, Marcus takes off, leaving both HORNET and Leah behind. Alone is easier. Safer. Because his feelings for Leah are all kinds of wrong, the worst kind of betrayal, and he can’t trust himself not to act on them.

But Danny’s death was only the beginning. Whoever hired the hitman is looking for something, and they think Leah knows where it is...

Each book in the HORNET series is STANDALONE:
* SEAL of Honor
* Honor Reclaimed
* Broken Honor
* Code of Honor
* Reckless Honor
* Honor Avenged

About the Author:
Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance at age 13 and hasn't put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. As of now, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with The Boyfriend, a diva schnoodle, a plucky pug-mix, and #writercat.

When she's not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can usually be found kayaking, hiking, or road tripping across the country. She also enjoys painting and B grade disaster movies.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck with the renovations. Your office turned out very nice. Amazing what a bit of paint, some rearranging, and a few new items can do. The kitchen is probably the hardest remodeling project. If you just spruce things up, it won't be too bad. We bought an 1898 house that needed to be gutted to the studs and completely redone. Sadly someone had it for less than a yer and had started remodeling. He made such a mess, we spent too much time and money repairing the damage and mistakes he made. It kept changing as we went along and we are really happy with the results even though we aren't quite done yet.
    Congratulations on HONOR AVENGED. Stay safe and healthy.


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