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Wednesday, July 17, 2013




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 "Fire Hazarid" by M. Marie:
I opened my mouth to speak –without having any idea what to say – but wasn't given the chance. Instantly, a ring was formed around me and a volley of concerned questions filled the room.
"Are you alright, miss?"
"Are you hurt?"
"Do you need help?"
"What's in the cage?" The last question drew my attention to a middle-aged man standing to my left. His head was tilted towards the carrier, and a hint of an amused smile was visible under the eyeshield of his mask.
I frowned and shifted the carrier to my other hand. "My cat."
"Ahhh." He was grinning openly now. "He doesn't sound very happy. Did he give you all those cuts?"
Glancing down, I took notice of my appearance for the first time. It was Saturday morning and, despite it being past 11:00 a.m., I was still wearing my pyjamas. The striped cotton sleep shorts barely reached my upper thighs, and rode low on my hips. The matching pink camisole reached just past my navel, but left a good inch of skin exposed between the hem of my top and the waistband of my shorts. Plain white athletic socks covered my feet, the bottoms of which were a filthy grey from running down the stairs. No one's attention seemed focused on my attire, though.
All eyes were on the blood.
Dried blood stained the front of my tank top. Above the neckline of the top, numerous scratch marks cut into my chest. They weren't deep, but more than one was still bleeding sluggishly. Both forearms sported matching injuries, and the tops of my thighs were cut as well. No wonder my appearance had caused such a scene.
Feeling a warm flush spread over my face, I self-consciously tugged at the hem of my shirt and mumbled, "He was just upset by the noise and the carrier. I'm fine."
"Well, the alarm shouldn't be bothering him much longer," the smiling firefighter offered. "We've already contained the fire in the garbage room, and we'll be letting people re-enter the building shortly."
I felt a relieved real smile spreading across my face. "That's great! I'm not looking forward to carrying him back upstairs, though," I admitted.
A larger man stepped forward from the back of the group and singled out the man beside me. "Jackson, why don't you help her back up to her apartment? Make sure she's alright. Sebastian is working on the alarm and we have everything else here under control."
Jackson nodded. "No problem," he agreed as he stepped beside me. He reached down to touch his fingers to handle of Brute's carrier. "May I?"
Gratefully, I allowed him to take my burden, then fell into step behind him. He held the door open for me, then took the lead as we started up the steps.
"What floor are we headed to?" he asked as we began our ascent.
Jackson grunted and tightened his grip on the carrier. After a few minutes of climbing, the alarm cut out at last. The sudden silence rang in my ears, but the peaceful quiet was short-lived; Brute quickly filled the silence with his own penetrating cries. Jackson paused on the next landing and tapped a gloved finger against the front bars of the carrier.
"Calm down, buddy. We're almost there," he coaxed in a gentle, patient voice, before glancing back at me. "How about you? Holding up ok?"
His concerned expression made my face feel hot. Flustered, I nodded and hurried past him up the stairs.
We were both tired and breathing heavily when we finally reached the 20th floor. I unlocked my door and held it open for the firefighter, then followed him inside. He stopped just inside the entryway and lowered the carrier to the floor. Straightening back up, he reached up and removed his helmet.
He wasn't quite as old as I had thought. His face was rugged, with dark, coarse stubble spread across his chin and jaw, but his blue eyes were bright and when he grinned, he reminded me of a teasing teenager.
He was grinning at me now. "Should I release the beast?" He gestured at Brute's cage and I laughed.
"Give me a minute to get out of the way! He's going to be mad."
I backed into the washroom, then nodded. As soon as the man released the latch and opened the door, Brute shot out of the carrier with a fierce hiss and disappeared into the living room. Jackson chuckled as he joined me.
"Mission accomplished with no casualties," he joked, before a more serious expression crossed his face. "How about I look after you now?"

Author Interview

1.  Describe yourself in three words.
Curious, passionate, and easygoing.
2.  Cast your book.  Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why. I would cast Ellen Page as Marie, because she has a wonderful youthful energy that fits the character really well. I think she would also do a fantastic, hilarious job with Marie's less composed scenes ;)
My top choice to play Jackson would be Matt Bomer for three reasons: his body type and personality are a fantastic match for the character; he has the perfect smile that can be both charming and teasing at the same time; and, ultimately, because after seeing the movie "Magic Mike", I really want to see him in a full firefighter's uniform!
For the star character - the cat! – I would cast the Internet's beloved "Grumpy Cat". J If you're not familiar with him, Google the name. He may not be as heavy as Brute, but he has the perfect facial expression for the role!  
3.  What's your favorite love scene from a movie? Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams' rain-soaked kiss in the Notebook! I could watch that film over and over again.
4.  What's your wildest fantasy? Honestly, nothing excites me more than threesome fantasies. I love the idea of two strong-willed, assertive lovers overwhelming and overpowering me at the same time, especially if there's a bit of friction or tension between the pair before the action even starts! Be it two men, two women, or one partner of each gender, I could never say no to two confident, charming people at one time!
5.  If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why? I think I would have to sacrifice my sense of smell, because I can't imagine my life without being able to read, write, listen to music, savor food, or embrace my partner. Besides, living in downtown Toronto, I have to put up with a lot more bad smells than good, so losing that sense might be an advantage for me!
6.  What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid? My younger sister and I got into a lot of mischief as kids, but it was all harmless, innocent stuff. I remember one summer when we were spending a month at our grandparents' house. My Nana, who was a very classy and dignified woman, was doing the laundry indoors and asked us to help hang up some clothing on the clothesline in the backyard. Rather than hang up the towels and facecloths she had left out, however, we pulled all her panties and bras out of the wet wash pile and hung them up across the yard where all her neighbors could see them.
In our minds, it was just a silly, harmless prank, but Nana definitely seemed to think otherwise! We were taken off laundry duty and put in charge of washing the dog after that… which led to its own misadventures! ;)
Boxers or Briefs? A snug, tight-fitting pair of briefs always gets my attention!
Top or Bottom? I'm a Bottom, in every sense of the word. J
Pajamas or nude? Nude! Once I'm under the blankets with someone, pjs just get in the way!
Hairy chests or smooth? When it comes to firefighters, I like a strong, smooth chest.
Alpha or Beta? Male or female, a confident, dominant Alpha is always my top choice ;)


M. Marie lives in the heart of downtown Toronto and she is both an erotica writer and enthusiast. :)
She's also a huge supporter of the arts – opera, the theatre, fine arts and textile arts, in particular – as well as a big fan of videogames, animation, comics, and writing of course!
As a freelance writer, who has very recently began writing erotica, she is finding the experience challenging, but exciting. It has made her discover new sides to herself, led her to strengthen her personal relationships, and is constantly pushing her to critically examine boundaries she didn't even realize she had.
Her short stories have been included in a number of collections, including: Girl Fever: 69 Stories of Sudden Sex for Lesbians, Cowboy Lust: Erotic Romance for Women, Smokin' Hot Firemen: Erotic Romance Stories for Women, Wild Girls Wild Nights: True Lesbian Sex Stories, Wild at Heart, Sugar Sugar (Girls Getting Off), Cream of the Crop - Disciplined Sex, and Under Cover of Darkness.
She is currently penning her first full-length novel.
M. Marie blogs at: www.mmarie.ca


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

FOLLOW the tour and comment; the more YOU comment, the better YOUR chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/06/virtual-book-tour-smokin-hot-fireman.html. ; 


  1. Thanks so much for hosting us!

    Is there any way to unbold M. Marie's excerpt and interview? It's hard to read. Thanks!

    1. Hi Delilah,
      No problem.. I don't know why it did that, it wasn't bold in the preview post. Anyway, it's fixed now. Thanks for being on my blog!

  2. The book sounds more irresistible by the day!


    1. Glad you hear it! I hope you enjoy the book when you have a chance to read it :)

  3. Great excerpt and interview, thank you.


    1. Thanks! I'm happy you liked the excerpt, and I hope you enjoy the full anthology when you get your hands on it ;)

  4. I can't wait to read this book...it sounds soooo HOT!!!

    1. Oooohhh, it is! :) Delilah has pulled together some incredibly sexy stories in this anthology. I'm sure you'll love it!

  5. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Tawania :)

  6. Glad you hear it! I hope you enjoy the book when you have a chance to read it :)

  7. Sounds like great stories in addition to wonderfully smexy leads! Thanks for sharing!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

    1. Thanks! The leads are definitely hot ;)
      Hope you enjoy the stories when you read them, Andra Lyn!

  8. Nice blurb

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Thanks! :) I hope you enjoy the full story as well!

  9. Hi again! Thanks for the lovely post! Also, thanks for the giveaway! I'm super happy to participate. :)

    hense1kk @ cmich DOT edu

    1. Thank you for the comment, Kate! I'm really happy you enjoyed the post :)

  10. The blurb really does say it all. Firemen are **HOT**


    1. Tell me about it!! :)
      Happy you enjoyed the blurb, Mary!

  11. If only there had been a fireman around to help me with my cat when I needed to take him to the vet! LOL!

    1. I know! I wish I could have one on standby for vet visits, opening tight jars, and .... "other things" :D lol

  12. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt. Thanks for the giveaways. This book sounds great. evamillien at gmail dot com

    1. Thanks for the comment, Eva! I'm thrilled you liked the excerpt, and I hope you love the book when you have a chance to pick it up :)

  13. Lovely interview, M.Marie, and thanks for giving us the peek! Can't wait to read the whole collection!

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

    1. Thank you so much! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the sneak peek! I hope you enjoy the full story, and the rest of the fantastic stories, when you get your hands on the collection :)

  14. Loved the excerpt, especially the 20th floor! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Glad you liked the excerpt! I usually love living so high and having a nice view of all the parades on Yonge St, but that day I was cursing all those flights of stairs LOL :)
      Thanks for commenting!

  15. I have to agree...the more I read of this book...the more I want to read more! Clear as mud? LOL

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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

  17. I can't imagine trying to climb to the 20th floor, especially with a disgruntled feline! Thanks for the excerpt.

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

  18. By random selection, the winner of this blog tour stop's giveaway is..... Kate!
    Congratulations! I'll be emailing you shortly to request your address to send the prize out.

    Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful comments and enthusiasm, and to Tawania for hosting me :)
    The tour continues this week as well, so please check out the rest of the tour stops! The full schedule is posted here:


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