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Hot as Blazes Cover Reveal

JaceDani_HotAsBlazesToday I’m excited to reveal my cover for Hot as Blazes

When the Heat Gets Started

JoAnn Mercer was on the verge of surfer stardom when her career took a nosedive thanks to a backstabbing ex. Now she’s back home in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, staying clear of men, desperately in need of a job. Joining the local firefighting squad seems like the perfect solution, until she realizes one of her coworkers is an old crush…

It Will Never Stop

Ray Andrews never runs away from a fight. He served his country in Iraq, and he’s battled more fires than he can count. But what he can’t fight is the desire burning between him and JoAnn Mercer. He’s wanted Jo for as long as he can remember, but a promise made years ago has kept them apart. Finally free of obligations, Ray is ready to prove he’s the only man for Jo. But after the trauma of her past, can he convince her to love again?

Excerpt:Couple on Beach kissing

His all-terrain tires hummed against the pavement as Ray navigated the beach road on autopilot, his brain playing catch-up. The mad tattoo in his chest subsided as he replayed the last few minutes. She was home.

Lost in eyes the shade of his favorite scotch, he’d used all his strength to turn and leave. Her loose ringlets of light chestnut felt like silk. He’d fallen in love with her years ago. She never had a clue, but with her talent for surfing, she was bound for bigger things than him.

He wound the Hummer into Station Twenty-One’s lot at the south end of the beach, a newer facility than his home station. He’d worked a few swing shifts with each of their rotating crews. Beyond the high-adrenaline nature of the job, the brotherhood and camaraderie filled a void in his life. Ray swung through the kitchen door where the crew had gathered for lunch.

“That’s quite a grin you’re sporting,” the captain said. “You rarely see a happy expression on anyone coming in on his day off.”

“Must’ve got laid,” another firefighter teased. “Looks like he just showered.”

He let the banter slide and eased onto an empty chair. He tossed some bills on the table for the grocery fund. They’d be feeding him dinner too.

“So?” The captain raised a bushy brow.

“Surfing. The sets were perfect.” He smiled. A sub sandwich slid in front of him.

Seeing Jo after five years was better than sex. Unless the sex happened to be with her. But that would be making love. Something he’d only imagined―a million times.

Hot as Blazes is available for pre-order at major e-book sellers and will release by Kensington/Lyrical on June 9, 2015.


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Cuff me! Cuff me not!

CuffsWith the movie Fifty Shades of Grey releasing on Valentine’s Day, firefighters in London are wondering how many couples might become stuck in handcuffs or restraints.

NBC world news reports “The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said there had been a surge in incidents of people being stuck while trying to recreate steamy moments from the adult drama, in which a young businessman and his love interest explore bedroom discipline.

Firefighters in the British capital attended 472 incidents involving people being trapped or stuck inside items in 2013/14, the LFB said — a figure that has steadily increased since the “Fifty Shades of Grey” book was released in 2011.”

They even sponsored a “Fifty Shades of Red” awareness campaign back when the book hit the best sellers’ list. Their advice is to keep the keys handy.

On the sales end of the hype, UK home improvement stores have been advised to make sure they keep plenty of rope, fasteners, duct tape and the like in stock. Whether or not you’re a fan of the book or are interested in seeing the movie or not, the phenomena of Fifty Shades has no doubt reached you by some form of media.

I’d also suggest some wire cutters and industrial sheers. Oh yeah, and you need a safe word.

tieI’ve read books that were more erotic and intriguing than Fifty Shades yet this story hooked women. Women who had never read a romance or pick-up a book in ages were nose deep in the sub-culture of BDSM.

As a romance author, I hope the movie initiates more screenplay and TV offers to romance authors and increases sales of all genres of romance books. If nothing else this movie proves to the critiques of romance that it is here to stay.

RosewebSo instead of traditional candy or flowers, this year your Valentine might like a silk tie or furry handcuffs.  Cuff me – cuff me not.