Friday, July 19, 2013

Read an excerpt from 'Smokin' Hot Firemen' (Erotic Romance Anthology from Cleis Press)

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…


Something’s Burning
by Cynthia D’Alba
Through the burned opening in the fence, Ronan eyed his grill-challenged neighbor holding a small kitchen pitcher. She stood in a short, pink silk kimono that barely covered her crotch. Long, wet hair dripped down both sides of the robe plastering the damp material to her full, lush body. When she turned toward her house to shush her dog, he got a nice view of the back of the robe cupping the globes of her rear and an erect nipple saluting him through the now almost transparent material. His cock sat up and took notice of her bodacious body. He adjusted the crotch of his cargo shorts.

Throughout the twenty minutes it took for his guys to put out the fire and complete the fire report, his neighbor kept tugging at the robe as though pulling the edges closer would somehow maintain her modesty. Instead each tug hiked the hem up a fraction of an inch. A couple of more and they’d all know if she was a natural blond or not.

Bree looked at her grill lying in the mud by the fence. Its legs collapsed, wet coals spilt in the black burned grass next to the remnants of the fence. Now that all the guys were gone, she had to admit, she was embarrassed. First by starting a fire that burned down the fence of a fire lieutenant, but then she stood in the yard with a group of fireman in a short robe that was stuck to her wet body like a second skin. She could have been naked in the yard and the men would have been able to see her body just as well.

I hope you have insurance,” a deep male voice said.

Her gaze jumped up from the mess in the grass into the angry grey eyes of her hunky neighbor. Not the way she’d planned on meeting him but…

I am so sorry,” she said.

I’m sure,” he said.

She flinched at the harsh tone in his voice. “Really. I am so sorry. I never dreamed that something like that could happen. I thought I was being careful to get the hot coals away from my house.”

He arched an eyebrow. “So as to only burn down your neighbor’s place?”

Heat flushed her cheeks. “I didn’t mean to burn down your fence,” she said defensively. When he didn’t reply she added, “I’ll make it up to you.”

Do you have insurance?”

Yes, of course.”

Then it’ll replace the fence but that’s not the current problem.”


My dinner is now overcooked and ruined.”

She cringed. “Please, let me do something to make up for this mess.”

Really? You want to make this up to me?”

Oh yes. Please. Nothing would make me happier.”

Fine. You can replace my dinner. Tomorrow night. You cook at my house wearing exactly what you have on right now.”

Bree’s heart skipped a beat. Her pussy throbbed. Arousal trickled down her thighs.


He gave a careless shrug and turned to leave. “So you weren’t serious about making it up to me.” He took one step.

Wait,” she said. “It’s just that…”

He turned and gave her that damned arched eyebrow again. “Take it or leave it, honey. Makes no difference to me.”

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun. Her first book, Texas Two Step, released in 2012 to outstanding reviews, was a Samhain Publishing best seller. The second book in the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series, Texas Tango, will be released by Samhain Publishing in November 2013.

She has stories in two anthologies to be released later this year…Smoking Hot Firemen (Something’s Burning) in July 2013 and the Mammoth Book of Medical Romance (Wake Me When It’s Over) in the Fall of 2013.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Nursing, a Master Degree in Business Administration, a Master Degree Curriculum and Instruction and a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration.

She is currently at work on book 3 of the Texas Montgomery Mavericks series (Texas Twist) and novella.

She loves to chat online with friends and fans. You can find her most days at or

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

Follow the tour for more chances to win!


  1. I must say, I love it when the Firefighters come and visit the children at Kindie. They are all very fit. A great morning is had by all.


    1. I took my niece and nephew to visit my BIL's fire station when they were very young and you're right. They loved it! The firemen were so cute and nice to them.

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  2. Love the excerpt, thank you.


    1. Thanks for coming by and leaving a message. So glad to hear your enjoyed the excerpt

  3. Thanks for the excerpt! My book is in transit and I hope to get it for my weekend pool floating. :-)


    1. Glad you enjoyed the excerpt. I predict you'll enjoy the book! Thanks for buying it! Enjoy your weekend of pool floating. :)

  4. We just got a new channel on our cable called METV or Memorable Entertainment TV and the Emergency! from the 70's is on everyday. That show started my love of firemen. I don't know how accurate it was but I always thought they were the bravest guys!

    1. I used to LOVE Emergency! Hubby and I love watching Chicago Fire now. Reminds me a lot of that show.

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  5. This anthology is looking more and more like a must have for me. All the different excerpts are getting hotter and making me want the book sooner than my book fund will allow.

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    1. What I've noticed is how much fun each author had with her story. You can tell how much each author loves firemen as romance heroes and I think that comes through clearly in each story. I think you'd enjoy it. of course, I personally love a book with short stories for when I want a quick bite and don't have time for a whole meal. Know what I mean?

  6. This is such a great excerpt! I'd be happy to fix him dinner..just sayin'.

    1. Let's just say, they'll get around to dinner...sometime! LOL

  7. A great excerpt that shows how things continue heating up! I used to love watching Emergency! also, (and SWAT and The

    1. Thanks ELF. and yes on SWAT and The Rookies. We're watching Rookie Blues these days. Pretty good.

      I know you've read the book. Thank you for liking my story.

  8. Terrific excerpt... now I'm hungry!

  9. What an exciting anthology! Thanks for sharing the sexy excerpt.

  10. That was nice

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  11. Great excerpt. Thanks for the smoking hot giveaway and for sharing this post.

  12. Looks like a winner!

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  14. Thanks for sharing your post and the giveaway. Sounds like a Smokin' Hot book. evamillien at gmail dot com

  15. Thanks everybody for coming by here and my other blog stop. It was nice to see some familiar names!

  16. Oh boy, oh boy! Can't wait until I can finally get my hands on this release, Cynthia and everyone! Looking forward to reading ALL the stories!

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  17. Sounds good, thanks.
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