Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hot Firefighters Boxset #romance

How Bad is Bad?
Guest Post by Nina Pierce
Okay, all you romance readers, I know your mind went straight to the hero, the bad boy with the soft, gooshy center. And as much as I love alpha heroes with a naughty side, I’m actually going to chat about villains today.
You see, I LOVE the romantic suspense genre. A mystery to solve. A murderer to apprehend. A drug dealer to bring to justice. Any of those plot lines. I love them. All of them. And they all require not just the hero and heroine finding their way into each other’s arms (and beds *wink* *wink*) but a bad guy who’s looking to dodge the authorities while raining nastiness on the world around him. I love that edge-of-your-seat page-turning suspense that makes you wonder if everyone is going to make it out alive.
But I’ve got to ask … how bad can the villain be before he/she is just too awful for you to read on?
The first villain I ever remember is The Wicked Witch of the West in “The Wizard of Oz”. She does everything in her power to stop Dorothy, including sending her flying monkeys *shiver* out to attack the merry band on their way to the promisedland of Oz. Then there’s Henry Potter in “It’s a Wonderful Life” (my favorite Christmas movie of all time) who will do anything to stop George from succeeding, including stealing money from the Savings and Loan. And of course the very unbalanced Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs”, a truly crazy killer who isn’t beyond eating his murder victims. I know there are creepier villains, but since my overactive imagination won’t let me sleep if I see shows like “The Walking Dead”, “Supernatural” (I know … a true loss on that one) or “Friday the Thirteenth” series, I can’t talk about those villains.
Then there’s the redeemable villain like “Terminator”. He goes from a truly bad guy looking to stop the heroine to actually working with her as the series continues. Or Severus Snape in the “Harry Potter” series. We want to hate him and everything he does, but in the end we come to realize he’s nothing but a hopeless romantic with a broken heart willing to do anything to save the boy wizard.
I’m not sure I have a favorite, but I do love discovering new bad guys in every read.
In my latest romantic suspense, UNCONTROLLED BURN, the villain is a murdering vampire leaving a trail of bodies in the ashes of fires. This novel is part of the multi-author fireman themed boxed set, INTO THE FLAMES.
BLURB:
Firefighters. The word ignites bold images of heroes in dust covered helmets and ash stained turnouts who defy the odds and press on in the presence of danger.
Men of ValorA dedicated brotherhood of first responders whose honor, strength, and courage overcome obstacles to save lives.
Into The FlamesSeven NYT, USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors offer romantic suspense, contemporary, historical, and paranormal tales of tough, iconic heroes who risk it all for their communities—but at the end of the day, seek the tender embrace of the women they love.
JOIN US ON THE ADVENTURE…
Rescue Me by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author N.J. Walters
When firefighter Frank Ellis rescues an old flame from a burning building, sparks ignite. He’ll do anything to protect her, even if it means she discovers he’s a mythical phoenix.
Flashpoint by Award-Winning Author Desiree Holt
...When everything explodes
Where There's Smoke by Award-Winning Author Cindy Spencer Pape
Firefighting in the 1920's is dangerous business, but so is falling in love.
FireBrew by Amazon Bestselling Author Liz Crowe
Fate throws them together. But the horrific memory of a fiery disaster could tear them apart.
Hook Me Up by Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Adele Downs
Firemen don't free cats from trees anymore—until a pretty schoolteacher gets trapped on a limb with her kitten and the county's hottest firefighter comes to their rescue.
Slow Burner by USA Today Bestselling Author Sam Cheever
A love that burns slowly burns longest, creating the greatest heat.
Uncontrolled Burn: A RISEN Team Novel by USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Pierce
A woman forced to live a life she didn’t choose. A vampire bound by honor to protect humans. A deadly game of revenge that threatens both their lives …
Buy INTO THE FLAMES
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Even though it’s been 10 years since USA Today bestselling author, Nina Pierce, first put fingers to keyboard, it still amazes her that she hasn’t written all the stories swirling around in her head. But then again—the woman is never at a loss for words! A former science teacher, she now spends her days making stuff up, killing off imaginary people (who may or may not look a lot like her nasty neighbors) and finding her characters their perfect soul mate. Married to her high school sweetheart of thirty years, Nina believes everyone deserves a little sexy romance in their life!
Nina enjoys hearing from her readers. You can reach her at Nina@NinaPierce.com. You can also keep up with all her newest releases on her website or by following her on Twitter and Facebook.
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INTO THE FLAMES:  Firefighter Multi-Author Boxed Set Anthology
Release Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
ISBN: 9781626228832  (Seaside Publications)
Eight smoldering stories. One great price. Only .99!
Firefighters. The word ignites bold images of heroes in dust covered helmets and ash stained turnouts who defy the odds and press on in the presence of danger.
Men and Women of Valor. A dedicated brotherhood of first responders whose honor, strength, and courage overcome obstacles to save lives.
Into The Flames. Eight NYT, USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors offer romantic suspense, contemporary, historical, and paranormal tales of tough, iconic heroes who risk it all for their communities—but at the end of the day, seek the tender embrace of the one they love.
JOIN US ON THE ADVENTURE…
Rescue Me by N.J. Walters
When firefighter Frank Ellis rescues an old flame from a burning building, sparks ignite. He’ll do anything to protect her, even if it means she discovers he’s a mythical phoenix.
Flashpoint by Desiree Holt
...When everything explodes
Where There's Smoke by Cindy Spencer Pape
Firefighting in the 1920's is dangerous business, but so is falling in love.
FireBrew by Liz Crowe
Fate throws them together. But the horrific memory of a fiery disaster could tear them apart.
Hook Me Up by Adele Downs
Firemen don't free cats from trees anymore—until a pretty schoolteacher gets trapped on a limb with her kitten and the county's hottest firefighter comes to their rescue.
Slow Burner by Sam Cheever
A love that burns slowly burns longest, creating the greatest heat.
Uncontrolled BurnRISEN Team Novel by Nina Pierce
A woman forced to live a life she didn’t choose. A vampire bound by honor to protect humans. A deadly game of revenge that threatens both their lives …
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About The Authors:
N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who’s always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
Desiree Holt is an award-winning author known the world over as The Oldest Living Erotic Romance Author. She has won an EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and many other awards. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The London Daily Mail and numerous other national and international publications.
Cindy Spencer Pape is an award-winning author of 19 novels and more than 40 shorter works. She lives in southeast Michigan. When not hard at work writing she can be found dressing up for steampunk parties and Renaissance fairs, or with her nose buried in a book.
Liz Crowe is an Amazon best-selling author of 27 books, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and sports fan. She is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse. Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction hybrid, “Unconventional Romance. Worth the Risk,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”).
Adele Downs is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and is a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in rural Pennsylvania, she can be found reading a book on the nearest beach or riding in her convertible.
Sam Cheever is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic paranormal/fantasy and mystery/suspense, creating stories that celebrate the joy of love in all its forms. Known for writing great characters, snappy dialogue, and unique and exhilarating stories, Sam is the award-winning author of 50+ books and has been writing for over a decade under several noms de plume.
Nina Pierce is a USA Today Bestselling author who spends her days at the keyboard writing stories of fated loves and soul mates, blissfully creating chaos for her characters by throwing in a villain or two, a little murder and a whole lot of mayhem as they struggle toward their happy-ever-afters. When she’s not writing, Nina enjoys spending time with her soul mate of nearly 40 years, their three adult children, one love-sick son-in-law and two precious grandsons.
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