Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Smokin' Hot Firemen -- Excerpt and Giveaway


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. One randomly drawn commenter during the tour will receive a $50 Amazon GC. In addition, Maggie Wells will award a pocket rocket firemen lip gloss and downloads of her St. Blaise series books (the lip gloss is limited to US only).

Who can melt any woman’s heart with a single smile? The sexiest icon of all—a fireman!

They enter fiery structures with selfless courage–the very definition of the word “hero.” Women understand their allure… A soot-covered face, sweat dripping from hard, chiseled muscles, the sharp snap of suspenders—yes, only a fireman can make suspenders sexy! Delilah Devlin’s burning-hot book includes thrilling stories teeming with gorgeous firemen from some of today’s hottest romance writers. In “Saving Charlotte,” Sabrina York’s firefighting Dom rescues a woman tied to a red-hot bed; from Cathryn Fox comes “Temperature Rising” where a fire chief fulfills some very steamy fantasies; Elle James’s “Chasing Fire” sees a daring smoke-jumper parachuting into the hot zone of a forest fire then setting his girlfriend ablaze with erotic heat; and Magic Mike ain’t got nothin’ on Delilah’s own fireman-turned-exotic-dancer-for-a-night “Johnny Blaze.”

With a list of award-winning authors that includes Ily Goyanes, Shoshanna Evers, Adele Dubois, and Rachel Firasek, Delilah delivers tales of these courageous men sliding down their big poles to steal readers’ hearts! Smokin’ Hot Firemen imagines the romantic possibilities of being held against that massively muscled chest by a man whose mission is to protect and serve…

Excerpt from Rescue Me by Maggie Wells
When a hot fireman breaks down the wrong door, a smart woman drops her towel.

The pounding started just as Addi Mason rinsed the conditioner from her hair. Too tired to deal with Mr. Grabowski’s incessant complaining about the height of her grass, she groaned and dunked her head back under the spray. This was America, damn it. If she wanted to let her lawn grow over the two inches her nosy neighbor deemed optimum it was her business, not his.

Another round of pounding echoed through the empty house and she yanked open the shower curtain, glaring at the bathroom door. He even measured it! The man actually took a ruler and measured individual blades of grass. He claimed they were over five inches long but she wasn’t about to double-check him. Hell, five inches wasn’t enough to get any woman excited.

She switched off the water, yanked her towel from the bar, and wrapped it around her dripping body as she climbed from the tub. The wood floors were cool as she stomped through her bedroom, ramping up to give the old man a piece of her mind.

The sound of men shouting carried through the door slowed her footsteps at the end of the hall. Had Mr. Grabowski formed some kind of posse to bring her to lawn care justice? She almost ran back to the shower but another round of rapping steeled her resolve. Knotting the bath sheet between her breasts, she marched forward to meet the enemy head-on, but drew up short when a sharp crack split the air.

Her front door exploded.

One second it was intact, the next, shards of shrapnel from the wood frame showered the rug and pinged off the walls. Addi screeched, instinctively raising her arms to shield her face. The hulking figure of a man filled the open doorway. She had barely a moment to register the vision of a firefighter in full gear before he lunged through the door, barreling straight for her. She sucked in a sharp breath and the knot unraveled. Damp terry cloth hit the floor in a heap at her feet and his hard shoulder pressed into her stomach.

About the Author: By day, Maggie Wells is buried in spreadsheets. At night, she pens tales of people tangling up the sheets. She'll tell you she's a deep down dirty girl, but you only have to scratch the surface of this mild-mannered married lady to find a naughty streak a mile wide.

Website: http://maggie-wells.com/

47 comments:

  1. And my smile is eternal. Such a hilarious and HOT excerpt! You can't help but want to read more!

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  2. Thanks, IRB, for hosting our blog tour today! DD

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  3. I'm feeling hot, hot, hot, after reading that excerpt! Thank you for that! ;)

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  4. Thank you for hosting, and thanks for the comments! I hope you enjoy Smokin' Hot Firemen!

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  5. Sexy and hilarious. Who can resist?! Maggie, the anticipation is killing me. First St. Blaise and now this! :D

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    1. Thanks you! I'm so happy you're enjoying my stuff. :)

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  6. Thanks for the excerpt. I loved the lawn bit. I love humor with my sexy.

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  7. Thank you for the fun excerpt, I can't wait to read the book.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Ingeborg! I hope you enjoy it!

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  8. Love me some hot firemen! Eagerly awaiting this book!
    Freakgrly(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Me too! It's available now! Thanks for commenting!

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  9. What a sexy great excerpt! Looking forward to reading this book. Thanks for sharing.
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I've loved firemen my whole life, and I know I'll love this!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. Love Fireman... Thank you for the excerpt... This book is on my TBR list :)

    j.m.platt83@gmail.com

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  12. Woo WOO...could melt the clothes right off of me! Lol

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  13. Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  14. Excellent excerpt!!
    k(dot)cherub2011(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. Thank you for the giveaway! Each excerpt makes me love the story more and more!

    hense1kk (at) cmich (dot) edu

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  16. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  17. Hee! Gotta love how you wrapped up that excerpt, Maggie! Thanks for giving us a peek today!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

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  18. That was great. I=Thanks for this opportunity to win. This is going on my TRL right away.
    Carol L
    Luxcky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. ooops, my email came out wrong. The correct email is Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com. Sorry.
      Carol L
      Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  19. This is such a fun excerpt! I'm definitely getting my copy of Smokin' Hot Firemen next payday so I can finish this story!
    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I hope you enjoy it!

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  20. Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway. I am looking forward to reading this book.

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  21. What an exciting excerpt. Come on - what happens next?


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Well... Ha! Read the book! :) Thanks, Mary!

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  22. Wow! That was a great, but also horrible place to stop because I want to read more!

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    1. Aww! I hope you get to read it soon! Thanks for coming by, Christina!

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  23. Sounds good, thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  24. Nice excerpt, thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  25. Thank you all so much for your comments. The winner of the Pocket Rocket lip gloss and digital books is: Susan W! Thanks again! I hope you all enjoy reading Smokin' Hot Firemen!

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