Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Smokin' Hot Fireman Book Tour and Giveaway

Smokin’ Hot Firemen



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 Smokin' Hot Firemen: Chasing Fire
by Elle James

Chance Muldoon checked his gear one more time as he stood beside the plane’s open door, wind blasting his face the acrid scent of smoke already burning his nostrils. Ahead of them, in the distance, red flames shot high into the sky as fire lit the evening sky, to the west. Towering stands of Ponderosa pines, already ravaged by the ravenous pine beetle, lit up like torches. A hot summer wind charged across the mountains like a freight train, fanning the flames, sending them higher, climbing the hills, consuming all which lay before them at a breathtaking pace. 

Adrenaline shot through Chance’s veins as he prepared to jump in front of the fast-moving line of fiery death. This was his world, his job, his life as a smoke jumper.

“Ready?” The most experienced spotter, also their strike team leader, called out.

Six other men, all wearing similar jumpsuits, harnessed into parachutes and lined up behind Chance nodded, prepared to jump on command.

The chief pointed at a break between the trees, where what looked like a slim thread of sliver shone up through the gathering smoke. “Anchor point is between that stream and that rock escarpment. We’ll create our fire line and then backburn to consume the fuel ahead of the storm,” he shouted over the roar of the engines.

Chance gave him a nod, patted his chute, and checked the big harness on the paracargo box full of tools and equipment they would need for the fight. The jumper’s job was to jump ahead of the fire and create a break in the fire’s path to rob it of the fuel it needed to continue its march across thousands of acres of forest. An entire community of over a hundred homes stood in the path of the raging inferno. If they didn’t stop it first, the homes would be nothing more than tinder, burned to a crisp when the beast was done with it. Any livestock or unfortunate animals left behind would be killed, either burned to death or succumbing to smoke inhalation.

The Strike team leader shouted. “Go!”


What books have most influenced your life?
            Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder - I loved living her life crossing the prairie, living in primitive conditions. I consider myself a tomboy and love it when I'm challenged physically and mentally.
            Fast Women by Jennifer Cruisie - I loved that one person's change rippled across her entire group of friends, causing them to change and see the world differently. I loved the humor and the tongue in cheek.
            My own books- I learn from every one that I write. Whether it's the setting, the people, their occupations or circumstances, I'm constantly learning. I've learned about the Iditarod Dogsled race, the terrain and sea life around Oregon, Big Bend canyons of Texas, the spring floods of North Dakota and the bayous of Louisiana. Even did a research trip to the swamps and petted an alligator! Yeah, baby!
Do you see writing as a career?
            Absolutely and I treat it as such. I know that I have to keep producing to keep my readers interested and that I must promote my own work in order to have it seen. I set long term, annual, monthly, weekly and daily goals in order to accomplish all that I do. I love my work, love my job and I'm lovin' life!

What is the biggest surprise you found while writing this book?
            How much fun it could be to write such a short story and get action, emotion and sex all into it and still be satisfied.

Favorite setting to write?
            I love writing in varied settings. From Texas, the bayous, DC to Alaska. I've even written a story based in Venice. I love all the settings and enjoy learning more about these places.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Elle James spent twenty years in South Central Texas, ranching horses, cattle, goats, ostriches and emus. A former IT professional, retired Army and Air Force Reservist, she’s proud to be writing full-time, penning intrigues and paranormal adventures that keep her readers on the edge of their seats or laughing out loud. Now, living in northwest Arkansas, she’s given up wrangling cattle and exotic birds to wrangle her muses, a malti-poo and a yorkie. When she’s not at her computer, she’s traveling, out snow skiing, boating, or riding her four-wheeler, dreaming up new stories.

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One randomly drawn commenter during the tour will receive a $50 Amazon GC.

Additionally, one each of the following prizes will be awarded to randomly drawn commenters during the tour on each author’s stop. All items that require shipping are for US winners only:

Adele Dubois will award a download of REV ME UP, plus a surprise giveaway the day of her blog appearance.

Cathryn Fox will award a download of Cowboy Way.

Cynthia D’Alba will award a copy of every RS book that finaled in the RITA this year:  
·          Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb
·         Dead Heat by Bronwyn Parry
·         Don’t Cry for Me by Sharon Sala
·         Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan
·         Last Man Standing by Cindy Gerard
·         Scorched by Laura Griffin
·         Twisted by Laura Griffin
·         Vortex by Cherry Adair
Delilah Devlin will award a handmade pendant the day of her appearance

Elle James will award a book bag, books and swag

M. Marie will award a Firemen calendar

Maggie Wells will award a pocket rocket firemen lip gloss, and downloads of her St. Blaise series books

Rachel Firasek will award a 2013 Houston Firemen Calendar

Sabrina York will award a download of her book (reader’s choice) on her blog appearance and tiara for grand prize

Tahira Iqbal will award a digital copy of The Collector

Shoshanna Evers will award an ebook of 
Enslaved, Book One in the Enslaved Trilogy from Simon & Schuster Pocket Star
Leave a comment to enter, follow the tour for more chances to win 


  1. It's great meeting all the authors who are part of this fabulous collection of stories.


  2. I love fire jumpers and I love Elle James' books! Wow, two hot topics in one place. Just cannot get any better than that. Thank you for the excerpt and the giveaway!

  3. Thanks Musings from an Addict Reader for letting me post to the blog today. I think I left the links in from my last release DEJA VOODOO. The link to SMOKIN' HOT FIREMEN is

    Lots of great stories in there. Hope you enjoy them all!

    Thanks Mary and Kim for posting. Glad you like my books!

    Elle James

  4. Great interview and excerpt, thank you.


  5. Such a great way to meet all the Authors involved. I can't wait to read about these Hot Fireman. Heroes all the way. And Johnny Blaze sounds like he's on fire. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. I love this book tour with all thw snippets from the books. Looking forward to reading each of them!

  7. AW! I was such a fan of Little House when I was a kid!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  8. Thanks Ingeborg!

    Carol, I have a copy of SMOKIN' HOT FIREMEN and I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the stories. Delilah is my sisters and she's really good about choosing the right stories for her anthologies.

    Susan, glad you're enjoying the snippets!

    Andra, I know! It was an escape into another century...

  9. I'm loving the tour!


  10. Great interview, Elle! :) Can't wait to read all the stories in this fantastic collection--it's been a pleasure to get little peeks during this tour!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  11. Vitajex, glad you're enjoying the tour.

    flchen! Great to see you!

  12. I have enjoyed every interview and blurb/excerpt from this anthology and getting to know more about the authors who write about these very special men and women. Thanks!

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

  14. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  15. Thanks for sharing the hot excerpt, the smokin' interview and the explosive giveaway. I will have to turn the AC way down when I read this book.