February 25, 2014
"Fired Up" by Anne MarshHannah Green watches for wildfires from an isolated fire tower in Sequoia National Park by day and radios Cajun firefighter Cole Henry at night to share carnal fantasies hot enough to start a forest fire. . .
"Sizzle" by Lynn LaFleurWhen photojournalist Maysen Halliday arrives in Lanville to take calendar pictures of the sexiest firefighters in Texas, red hot Fire Chief Clay Spencer makes her want him for her own personal centerfold...
"Five-Alarm Masquerade" by Stacey KennedyWith her home destroyed in a fire, Abby has only the muscular arms of a rock hard firefighter to hold her up and the dream of blazing hot nights of pure erotic pleasure to keep her going. . .
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What Song Inspired Five Alarm Masquerade?
by Stacey Kennedy
Inspiration comes from some odd places sometimes, and other times it can be something as simple as a hearing a song. That’s what happened when I wrote the firefighter erotic novella, Five-Alarm Masquerade in the HOT SHOTS anthology.
Every time I listened to Rihanna’s song, Stay, featuring Mikky Ekko, it brought ideas! The song is so emotional and well, I’m an emotional writer so songs like that tend to hit a certain note with me. It puts me into the mind space that helps me feel what the singers are trying to portray…maybe even what the meaning of the song is, which usually ends up giving me an idea for a story.
Stay could have a hundred meanings, but it spoke to me on a level of needing a person beyond reason. That you can’t explain the pull to someone and you don’t want to—all you know is that you need the person in your life. Almost as if your world isn’t right without them in it. And that was the inspiration for my novella. Simply that the characters Abby and Gavin found something in each other that was special and something that they didn’t want to let go of.
So have a listen to the song that inspired my naughty firefighter novella:
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A professional technical writer, Anne discovered that getting laid off was actually A Very Good Thing. While looking for her next writing gig, she picked up her pen (well, okay, she used her writing as an excuse to buy a new Apple laptop) and started writing. She soon discovered that writing was uncomfortably similar to sit-ups: add a few more crunches each day, wake up sore, but, by God, you will fit into that bikini. Or finish the book (she’s still working on the bikini). Now she cranks out software manuals during the daylight hours– and writes about alpha shapeshifters the rest of the time.
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Lynn LaFleur was born and raised in a small town in Texas close to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Writing has been in her blood since she was eight years old and wrote her first story for an English assignment.
As well as writing at every possible moment, Lynn enjoys reading, scrapbooking, photography, and learning new things on the computer. She’s a software junky and loves to try out new programs, especially anything to do with graphics.
After living on the West Coast for 21 years, Lynn now lives 17 miles from her hometown in Texas. She’s a romantic at heart and can’t imagine ever writing anything but romances. A full-time writer, she spends her days creating stories of people who find their happily-ever-after, sometimes with the help of an alien or psychic or vampire.
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USA Today Bestselling Author, Stacey Kennedy is an urban fantasy lover at heart, but she also enjoys losing herself in dark and sensual worlds. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who gave her a happily-ever-after. Together, they have two small children who can always make her smile, and who will never be allowed to read Mommy’s books. If she’s not plugging away at a new story, you’ll find her camping, curling up with the latest flick, or obsessing over Supernatural, True Blood, Lost Girl, and Sons of Anarchy.
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