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New Release: TWO 5 Star and One 4.5 Star Review for Rekindled Flame by Andrew Grey #MM #Romance @andrewgreybooks @dreamspinners

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: Rekindled Flame
Author Name & Publisher: Andrew Grey (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 13, 2016 – 200 pgs

Synopsis

Firefighter Morgan has worked hard to build a home for himself after a nomadic childhood. When Morgan is called to a fire, he finds the family out front, but their tenant still inside. He rescues Richard Smalley, who turns out to be an old friend he hasn’t seen in years and the one person he regretted leaving behind.

Richard has had a hard life. He served in the military, where he lost the use of his legs, and has been struggling to make his way since coming home. Now that he no longer has a place to live, Morgan takes him in, but when someone attempts to set fire to Morgan’s house, they both become suspicious and wonder what’s going on.

Years ago Morgan was gutted when he moved away, leaving Richard behind, so he’s happy to pick things up where they left off. But now that Richard seems to be the target of an arsonist, he may not be the safest person to be around.

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FiveStars

I have to admit that this is probably one of my favorite Andrew Grey stories. I really enjoyed the backstory between the two characters and how they came together. Both have had their issues through the years and aren’t exactly the same men they were when separated as boys, but the chemistry is still there.
I liked that we got a few different genres sort of overlapping here. We have a wounded Marine who is dealing with not only the loss of his teammates, but the use of his legs as well. Then we have the firefighter that is jaded because of his youth and alcoholic father, who is now on the wagon.
The plot was fantastic and the characters were interesting to read about so I really have to say that I loved every part of this story, even if it was a bit of a stretch to think that someone would really take in someone they haven’t seen in so many years. Hey, it’s fiction and I can imagine people are actually that nice somewhere in the world.
Renee
FiveStars

This is such a wonderful read. I believe that this is a book about fate bringing back together two men that are soul mates and ment to be together through the hard times as well as the good times.

Morgan is a firefighter and the job is what he lives for. Because of his job he is able to reconnect with his best friend that he lost touch with when he was 13 years old and his father moved them away. I think that Morgan knows himself better then most people do. As soon as he rescues Richie and finds out who he is, Morgan knows that this is the man that he has always loved even at a young age and that Rochie is the only man he will ever live that way.

Richie is not the same man he was as a kid. He joined the marines and it changed his life forever and he ended up in a wheel chair. I think that Richie carries the weight of he world in his shoulders and because of that and the guilt of what happened while still in the marines he does no think that he is supposed to be loved or happy and I think that is why he is constantly fighting what is between him and Morgan.

This is not only a story about reconnecting with your souls mate, it is also a mystery because someone is targeting Richie and trying to kill him. The question is will they figure out who it is in time or will Richie lose his life before he figures out that he is good enough for Morgan.

I really enjoyed this book. It was full of ups and downs, excitement and fear, and love and forgiveness. It is a book about excepting things that cannot be changed and loving yourself for who u are. Andrew Grey did a great job on this book.

Tosha
FourandHalfStars
This is another winner from Andrew Grey. The character development was spot on and the plot was fantastic. In this book we meet Morgan and Richard. Richard is a disable vet and Morgan a HOT fireman. First let me say that I love reading stories about vets and disable vets hold a special place in my heart. I always love when they get their HEA. I loved how the book began and loved how it ended and the middle was just fantastic. I had an immediate connection with Richard and Morgan wasn’t far behind. Andrew Grey just has a way of immediately drawing you into the story that this book was no different. This book had quite a bit of drama but that is to be expected when writing about wounded vets, but most of all it was a very touching story and had enough passion that I just wanted to keep reading.
Lynn

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4 Star Review for Saving Samuel (Manchester Menage Collection #1) by Nicole Colville @NikkieColville #MM #menage #MMM #firefighter #authorinterview

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Title: Saving Samuel (Manchester Menage Collection #1)
Author Name: Nicole Colville
Publication Date & Length: March 27, 2015 — 317 pages

Synopsis

Police officer Milo and Fireman Daniel have been dating off and on for six years, but it always seems more off than on. Just when their relationship reaches breaking point, someone enters their lives, unknowingly helping the confused couple work through their differences.

Falling in love with the man Daniel rescued and who Milo is investigating as a potential arson suspect isn’t a conventional start to any relationship, especially one which includes a mysterious blond who’s afraid to stop running. But they both see what didn’t work out as a couple, could work out as a ménage.

Daniel and Milo unite to help save Samuel, but quickly realise he’s not the only one being saved.

With so many obstacles in their way threatening to destroy the future they desire, all three have to fight to create a bond too strong for anyone or anything to break.

Meet the first three men in my Manchester Ménage Collection.

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FourStarsDetective Milo and fireman Daniel have finally come to the heart-breaking conclusion that they just can’t make a relationship work, no matter how much they love each other.  But when Daniel rescues a beautiful young man from a fire, both men are instinctively pulled to Samuel.

 

With a dangerous mafia crew chasing him and a world of hurt behind him, Sam needs Milo and Daniel’s protection, not their lust or their dysfunctional relationship.   But slowly, the vulnerable, damaged young man brings order to Daniel’s chaos while gently softening Milo’s heart.  Daniel and Milo are brought closer together than ever, but they only work with Samuel in the middle.

 

Colvilles characters are complex, multi-faceted and infinitely loveable.  Who wouldn’t love a damaged, compassionate wall of muscle?  The sex is seriously hot and the contrast between the two burly alphas and the slight, delicate Samuel is beautiful.

 

I love the suspense Colville weaves around her characters.  The threat to Samuel becomes more real and more imminent as Milo unravels the truth of his situation.

 

This story is hot and full of suspense!

~Sarah

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Their mouths parted, Daniel moaning as Milo slipped his tongue inside him, teasing him with soft caresses until he plunged deeply into his mouth, fighting with Daniel’s tongue as their bodies began to grind together in that perfect dance. Both were so in tune to the other, both knowing just what to give to drive the other insane with desire.

“I need you, Danny. You can feel how much I need you.” Milo pressed the ridge of his swollen cock against Daniel’s, both groaning as their lengths rubbed against each other. “What I need, I can only get from you. You’re the only one on my mind. Even when I’m alone, you’re the one I see, who I hear with me, who I feel under me, over me, against me. It’s just you, Daniel. It has been for three years. There’s no one else.”

Daniel’s hands were in Milo’s hair, clinging onto him tightly and forcing their mouths to collide again, his hips raising up and crushing their cocks against each other. They were both breathing too fast, their bodies crying out for more when Milo lifted from Daniel’s swollen lips.

“You don’t have to lie to me.” Daniel moaned as Milo worked his hand over his cock, the sweatpants he wore tenting over his length.

“I’m not lying.”

Daniel’s eyes focused more on him, the truth finally seeping through that thick skull of his. “Milo…”

Milo fisted his hand tighter in Daniel’s hair. Seeing him like this turned him on too much. “Tell me what you want.”

Daniel paused, but his body rose up to Milo’s, begging for what it needed before he could say the words. “I need you inside me.” Continue reading

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5 Star, 4.5 Star and TWO 4 Star Reviews for After the Fire by Emily Smith #FF #Romance

CoverTitle: After the Fire
Author Name & Publisher: Emily Smith (Bold Strokes Books)
Publication Date & Length: March 15, 2016 – 240 pgs

Synopsis

Paramedic Connor Haus is good at two things—saving lives on the streets of Boston and holding her past against every firefighter she meets. The tragic loss of her partner, Kam, has left her bitter and angry, her work and fellow -EMT Jake O’Harrigan the only pieces of her life she still cares about. Until rookie firefighter Logan Curtis moves to town, and onto Connor’s scene, and threatens to rattle the walls Connor has long since put up.

Hotshot Logan has never had a problem getting women to notice her. But when Connor trips her radar, she realizes Connor may be more than just another notch on her bedpost.
But how could anyone compete with Kam’s memory?

Sometimes, you have to wait until after the fire to see just what’s worth saving.

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FiveStars

If you are looking for a well written truly romantic read then this novel is an absolute must. Both women are very strong very different characters and it is this difference that makes the novel so interesting.
Obviously Ms Smith has researched or experienced both professions that she writes about because this novel has a truly authentic ring when it comes to details regarding the women’s occupations. It is this attention to detail that adds such substance and credibility to this fascinating love story.
Other entertaining characters brought humour and drama and added yet another dimension to this captivating romance.
This absorbing novel is a one that is not only engrossing but leaves the reader with a real feel good factor. It was a real pleasure to read.
Chris
FourandHalfStars
This was a delightful romance story. Connor is a kickass paramedic that lost her firefighting girlfriend years before and has thrown herself into her work. She meets Logan, a new firefighter in her area, and feelings that she thought had died with Kam begin to surface again; however, even as she tries to deny those feelings they grow stronger.

So many times throughout the book I wanted to wring her neck and tell her to get with it, but she continued to resist. Toward the end she nearly walked away for good. I’m glad she had such good friends in Jake and his wife. I can’t imagine how hard it would be to try to move on with life after you lose someone you love as much as she did Kam. I felt the struggle and the emotions as if I were experiencing them myself.

Well done to the author for her portrayal of the struggle and the emotions. I loved Jake’s witty comebacks and I loved Annie’s caring and nurturing side with her little sister Logan.

I understand that the story was more Connor’s than Logan’s but I would have loved to see more of Logan’s story and more interaction with her sister. The book was still great without it, though I enjoyed their dynamic so much I would have loved more.

I loved the bits of their job that we get to see, though I do wish it were more. I would have also loved to learn how some of the patients toward the end faired; however, I understand that Logan was the one that typically followed up on those she brought in. I also wish we could have been a part of more fire fights, though I do understand that wasn’t the main goal of the book.

All-in-all I enjoyed watching Connor become less closed off and more open and I enjoyed getting to watch as she and Logan fell in love. Great read.

Tori
FourStars

This book definitely kept me turning pages. Logan almost made me wish I’d met her first! Except for the whole part about her being fictional, of course. So, firefighters are sexy, that’s a definite truism. But they’re also in a dangerous job, a job where they encounter dangerous situations all the time, and a job where their judgment can save people, or end up getting themselves and others hurt. Connor knows this for a fact, because her wife died in the line of duty, unable to stand by and watch someone die without trying to save her. Now Logan enters her life, and Connor is afraid to have any feelings for her, afraid of losing her heart to someone who could also die on the job. The problem is that we can’t decide who we love.

Connor was the frustrating character in this book. Her fear of loss is understandable; losing Kam was almost more than she could bear, how can she survive if she loves and loses Logan? At the same time, we can see that she’s lying to herself about her feelings. And that’s frustrating, because her inability to resolve the fact that she has feelings for Logan with the possible dangers of Logan’s job means she takes us on a ride of indecisiveness. She gets closer to Logan, then pushes her away, then pulls her back, then runs away again. It really makes you want to grab her by the shoulders and shake her, hard and repeatedly. (I was rooting for Jake to finally do that to get her to wake up.)

In the end, Connor has to face the fact that there are no guarantees in life, but that doesn’t mean you should stop living. And she has to do it before she loses Logan forever. I liked the story a lot, and I was pulling for Logan long before she ever got a first date. The book kept my interest and ended on a note that left me satisfied with the story and feeling good. Another author to keep my eye on.

Amy P.

FourStars

Connor is a paramedic with a strong dislike of firefighters. Her lover, Kam, was a bit gung-ho and died at a car fire she was attending. From then on Connor thinks all firefighters are jerks with a death wish. When a new female firefighter, Logan, starts turning up at joint calls Connor gives her the cold shoulder but a smouldering attraction between the two is obvious.
I really liked this book as it combined a great on-again, off-again love story with an insight into the working lives of Paramedic and firefighters. Their professional lives were hectic and full of tension and the high adrenaline fuelled the electricity between them. Connor would give a little then pull back and I felt sorry for Logan. Logan was so hurt she would return to the bars to pick up some nameless woman after another. Connor was scared of her feelings as she had shut them off for three years after Kam died. Her answer was to sleep with Galen, a promiscuous ER doc. The attraction between Connor and Logan was so well written and the heat almost jumped off the page in their love scenes. Nothing too graphic, just tender and well described. Just when you thought it was all going to work out there would be another setback! The last part of the book really forced them both to face their feelings and in life and death situations the characters finally admit what we all knew all along.

Kitty Kat

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5 Stars for Fire On The Mountain (Mountain #1) by P.D. Singer (Audiobook) #MM #Firefighter

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Title: Fire On The Mountain (Mountain #1)
Author Name & Publisher: P.D. Singer (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: June 22, 2012 – 212 pgs

Synopsis

Take a break from academics, enjoy the Colorado Rockies, fight a fire now and then. That’s all Jake Landon expected when he signed up to be a ranger. He’ll partner with some crusty old mountain man; they’ll patrol the wilderness in a tanker, speak three words a day, and Old Crusty won’t be alluring at all. A national forest is big enough to be Jake’s closet—he’ll spend his free time fishing.

Except Old Crusty turns out to be Kurt Carlson: confident, competent, and experienced. He’s also young, hot, friendly, and considers clothing optional when it’s just two guys in the wilderness. Sharing a small cabin with this walking temptation is stressing Jake’s sanity—is he sending signals, or just being Kurt? And how would Kurt react if he found out his new partner wants to start a fire of a different kind? Jake’s terrified—they have to live together for five months no matter what.

Enough sparks fly between the rangers to set the trees alight, but it takes a raging inferno to make Jake and Kurt admit to the heat between them.

First Electronic Edition published by Torquere Press (2009).

Bonus Short Story: Into the Mountains

Long before he met Jake, Kurt Carlson climbed Yosemite with his best friend, Benji. But after a storm traps them halfway up the face of El Capitan, Kurt has to accept that their friendship isn’t what he thought.

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**AUDIOBOOK REVIEW**
This books was just… sigh… excellent.
I loved every single part of the book and couldn’t stop listening to it. The angst of revealing feelings and not knowing how they’d be received was frustrating!
There were so many little hot scenes through the book, while we also saw the friendship blooming between the main characters. I just fell in love with both of them.
The aspect of them being mountain rangers was excellent too. The strife and stress that the job put on them, not to mention the limitations of where they were living and how they had to deal with them.
I will say I was a bit disappointed between the final chapter and the epilogue. I felt like we missed the relationship developing past new and jumped straight into comfortable.
However, I wouldn’t mind seeing where the relationship went from where it ended.
Renee

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5 Stars and FOUR 4 Stars for Into the Furnace by Geonn Cannon #FF #Firefighter @SupposedCrimes @GeonnCannon

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Title: Into the Furnace
Author Name & Publisher: Geonn Cannon (Supposed Crimes)
Publication Date & Length: November 1, 2015 – 208 pgs

Synopsis

Kelly Lake comes from a family of firefighters, but she still had to prove herself to her brothers and her father before they accepted her as one of their own. On her days off she tends bar at the firehouse hangout across the street and spends time trying to breathe life into a relationship she knows is doomed. Her life is cruising along just fine until the day her squad responds to a horrific arson that will cause her carefully orchestrated balancing act to come falling down around her. The blaze claims the lives of eleven people, half of them children, and the fire department takes the blame.
Kelly soon finds herself at the center of a media firestorm when she inadvertently becomes the poster girl for the incident. The trauma of the fire is compounded by her personal house of cards collapsing. Her relationship begins showing its cracks at the same time long-buried family secrets rear their ugly heads. Attacked from all angles, Kelly starts thinking the only place she’ll be safe is running headlong into the furnace.

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FiveStars

As always Mr Cannon has researched his setting well. This novel is based around a female fire fighter and Mr Canon makes us feel the heat of the situations Kelly is subjected too. This is not just a novel about a  “fire-fighter” it encompasses so much more. As a reader you become absorbed in every aspect of Kelly’s life, what has made her what she is, why she reacts the way she does and, her hopes for the future.
The reader becomes less of a spectator and more of a part of this absorbing novel. You are taken along the passions, the fears, the loves and the dramas that unfold on every page you turn. A novel about trust, family and how one person learns to deal with everything that is thrown at her, from the beginning until the end.
Quite a complex book, with plenty of twists and turns. Characters who are both strong and yet vulnerable. A really entertaining book but one that makes you think and consider, what if?
I have no hesitation in recommending this thoroughly compelling book.
Chris

FourStars

Kelly Lake is a brilliant character.  The tiny, unapologetic blonde is a kick-ass firefighter and a self-declared predatory bisexual.  She has a hot temper, a foul mouth and she can carries 100lbs of kit into burning buildings. Can I please be Kelly when I grow up?

On many levels, this is a simple, familiar story. A character study of a very interesting woman.  Within the space of a week, Kelly’s work life, family life and romantic life all implode on her.  And this is the story of Kelly making her life work again.

This isn’t exactly a romance, though there is some romance and some sex.  I actually love the fact that Kelly doesn’t need a romantic HEA  to make everything better.  Kelly makes things better for herself – with a little help from her friends.

I loved the detail with which Kelly’s job is explored.  I love the camaraderie, the sense of family between the firefighters.   I love Kelly’s sense of vocation and her passion for her work.  I also enjoyed Kelly’s relationship with Courtney – though I wasn’t convinced by the sex or the attraction between the women.  

A refreshing change from the needy women and knights on white chargers of the chick lit and m/f worlds, this is a great book about a strong woman who has made a fascinating life for herself.   My only reservation is slightly clunky writing at the start of the story which made it a little difficult to get into.  But by 25%, I was thoroughly engrossed.  

Sarah

 FourStars

I really enjoyed this main character.  Kelly’s attitude towards life is not only refreshing, but it’s honest.  I love how much she enjoyed her job, her sassy attitude towards the misogynists she runs in to and how she has her own family in the co-workers.

Despite Kelly’s life being upended, she is able to pull herself up by her boot straps and start anew.  She used her network of friends, her brothers and even her mom, to some degree, to help figure out where she was going to begin again – where she needed to get to in order to continue on her path.  Kelly was able to dust herself off, get back on track and even set right a few wrongs.

While this wasn’t a love story, and what love was included was more of a familial love than lovers, I enjoyed how Kelly was able to be herself.  Her family life was less than ideal, but it seemed that her brothers were always there for her.

It did seem to end slightly abruptly for me, I was definitely looking for more of a conclusion, but hopefully that means that there will be more to come.

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FourStars
There must be something about the way this author writes. I liked this book more than I feel I should have. It was interesting getting in to the head of Kelly as she struggles through  some of the most tumultuous incidents in her life. In fact, I believe the book covers a week in her life, although it could be two. The only problem I had with the story, in fact, was that it didn’t seem to go anywhere. Maybe that was the point, but if so, it was a little lost on me. The book ended with most things unresolved, which, I suppose, is exactly how life really goes. But after making me care about Kelly, and go through some hardships with her, I was really wanting something to go right, to end on a positive note. I guess that’s just me. I would definitely read more about her though, and hope that she’d gotten a handle on some of the things that were going on, or at least that she was finding a way to resolve her feelings about them. I don’t know if I  would recommend it to a friend though. Most books have struggles and resolution. Kelly definitely had struggles, but I’m not sure there were any resolutions. So I liked it, but at the same time I’m sort of ambivalent about recommending it.
Amy P.
FourStars

I’ll admit that I jumped at the chance to read this after having nabbed several other books by this author. Geonn’s way of weaving scenarios grabs my attention at its very core and drags me along for the ride. I fell in love with the main character in this book almost right away, finding her strength and drive wonderful. She had a depth and realism that had me rooting for her from the first chapter. The supporting cast of characters were all well developed and entertaining, meshing with her personality perfectly.

My only complaint was the social/personal interactions she had but that is my own issue since I think I go into everything I read expecting some type of romance. If you are interested in romance or some type of romantic connection, this one isn’t for you, there is none to be had. However, the personal battles, growth and development several members of the cast go through make it a wonderful read.

Rhayne

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TWO 4 and TWO 4.5 stars for Saving Samuel (Manchester Menage Collection #1) by Nicole Colville @NikkieColville #MM #menage #MMM #firefighter #authorinterview

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Title: Saving Samuel (Manchester Menage Collection #1)
Author Name: Nicole Colville
Publication Date & Length: March 27, 2015 — 317 pages

Synopsis

Police officer Milo and Fireman Daniel have been dating off and on for six years, but it always seems more off than on. Just when their relationship reaches breaking point, someone enters their lives, unknowingly helping the confused couple work through their differences.

Falling in love with the man Daniel rescued and who Milo is investigating as a potential arson suspect isn’t a conventional start to any relationship, especially one which includes a mysterious blond who’s afraid to stop running. But they both see what didn’t work out as a couple, could work out as a ménage.

Daniel and Milo unite to help save Samuel, but quickly realise he’s not the only one being saved.

With so many obstacles in their way threatening to destroy the future they desire, all three have to fight to create a bond too strong for anyone or anything to break.

Meet the first three men in my Manchester Ménage Collection.

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 FourStarsThis was a good story.  Milo and Daniel were struggling in their relationship, not being honest with each other, along comes Samuel, and everything changes.  It was a story of love and how three men could make a relationship work better than two.I thought Daniel was a very soft hearted caring firefighter, out to save everyone.  Milo on the other hand was a hard tough cop, who didn’t want to let Daniel go. Their story draws you in.The relationship that came from Daniel wanting to take care of Samuel was beautiful and loving.  I thought they made Samuel feel loved and wanted, something he was missing. The story revolving around Samuel was heartbreaking.  It was a good suspense story.
~Sherry
FourandHalfStars

This was a great story. It had mystery, romance, heartbreak and so much love. I immediately liked Danny. I am such a sucker for Firemen.  The way that he was fearless, despite the raging fire.
Then there was Milo. I must admit that he confused me a little. He was so reserved – despite knowing that he had feelings for Daniel, I was so sad for them both.
Colville was able to write in a way that allowed me to really feel the emotions – the war that Daniel was fighting and the sadness that Milo felt when Daniel tried to end their relationship.
When you throw Samuel in to the mix, the relationship became combustible.  The connection that both Daniel and Milo felt towards Samuel was so heartfelt.  Both of their alpha male instincts came out. And, even though they were trying to figure out their own relationship, they never put him in the middle, which I was happy about.  Colville really allowed the relationship between the trio develop in such a natural way – or as natural a way as it can with psychopathic people after Samuel.
This book had it all – love, mystery, alpha males and a relationship that anyone would be jealous of.  I can’t wait for the next book in the series!
~AvidReader
FourandHalfStars

I have to say the way these three men came together was really excellent. The fact that Sam doesn’t mind if people think he’s a woman or dressing in woman’s clothes is a nice addition to the story since it isn’t often that’s in stories.
The back and forth between Milo and Daniel and why their relationship doesn’t work after so many years was interesting. I liked they way they both grew with the assistance of Sam even though he didn’t realize that he was doing anything.
This was one of my more favorite male menage stories. It was well written with nice, unexpected twists that brought in some suspense.
The only thing that bothered me was there was a lot of random ‘do’s in the book, but that may be because the author is European and I’m not.
~Renee
FourStarsDetective Milo and fireman Daniel have finally come to the heart-breaking conclusion that they just can’t make a relationship work, no matter how much they love each other.  But when Daniel rescues a beautiful young man from a fire, both men are instinctively pulled to Samuel.

 

With a dangerous mafia crew chasing him and a world of hurt behind him, Sam needs Milo and Daniel’s protection, not their lust or their dysfunctional relationship.   But slowly, the vulnerable, damaged young man brings order to Daniel’s chaos while gently softening Milo’s heart.  Daniel and Milo are brought closer together than ever, but they only work with Samuel in the middle.

 

Colvilles characters are complex, multi-faceted and infinitely loveable.  Who wouldn’t love a damaged, compassionate wall of muscle?  The sex is seriously hot and the contrast between the two burly alphas and the slight, delicate Samuel is beautiful.

 

I love the suspense Colville weaves around her characters.  The threat to Samuel becomes more real and more imminent as Milo unravels the truth of his situation.

 

This story is hot and full of suspense!

~Sarah

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Their mouths parted, Daniel moaning as Milo slipped his tongue inside him, teasing him with soft caresses until he plunged deeply into his mouth, fighting with Daniel’s tongue as their bodies began to grind together in that perfect dance. Both were so in tune to the other, both knowing just what to give to drive the other insane with desire.

“I need you, Danny. You can feel how much I need you.” Milo pressed the ridge of his swollen cock against Daniel’s, both groaning as their lengths rubbed against each other. “What I need, I can only get from you. You’re the only one on my mind. Even when I’m alone, you’re the one I see, who I hear with me, who I feel under me, over me, against me. It’s just you, Daniel. It has been for three years. There’s no one else.”

Daniel’s hands were in Milo’s hair, clinging onto him tightly and forcing their mouths to collide again, his hips raising up and crushing their cocks against each other. They were both breathing too fast, their bodies crying out for more when Milo lifted from Daniel’s swollen lips.

“You don’t have to lie to me.” Daniel moaned as Milo worked his hand over his cock, the sweatpants he wore tenting over his length.

“I’m not lying.”

Daniel’s eyes focused more on him, the truth finally seeping through that thick skull of his. “Milo…”

Milo fisted his hand tighter in Daniel’s hair. Seeing him like this turned him on too much. “Tell me what you want.”

Daniel paused, but his body rose up to Milo’s, begging for what it needed before he could say the words. “I need you inside me.”

AuthorInterview

 

  • Can you describe in detail what your writing environment is like?

I write at my laptop, curled up in a huge comfy armchair set in the bay window in the sitting room at home. It’s bright and I can be nosy and stare out of the window when I need a break, watching life happening around me and inspiring me. I’m always surrounded by noise and activity because I have my two little girls with me nearly all the time. I used to beg for peace and quiet, but when I got it, I couldn’t write!! That just freaked me out. So now I need all that stuff which should irritate me to get the voices in my head onto the page. My hubby just converted our guest room into an office for me, and I’m dreading and excited about it at the same time. If you see more books coming out, then you know I’m doing alright in there.

  • Is there one of your characters that you relate to (from any of your works)? Why?

 

I relate to them all in some way, even if it’s just one tiny personality trait. I think I relate the most to my character Jamie. He’s been with me since the beginning and we’ve gone through a lot together, even his childhood. I guess with him, more than most, I share more of me and my feelings with. Not all of them, but a lot of his issues have at some point being in my life too, so I sympathise.

 

  • If you couldn’t be an author, what would you do instead?

Urgh God, I would love to be a cover designer. I am obsessed with them, it’s an addiction. Seriously, I could buy most of the covers I see, and spend hours trawling through websites just looking at them. I love playing around with images and I’m visually very creative, I just need the right tech to get it right and more free time. 😀

 

  • Is there anything that you learned during the writing process that you wish you had known before hand?

Erm, tons and tons 😀 But you can’t turn back time and change what’s happened, so I tend to not regret or wish too hard about changing what’s already passed me by.

It’s a steep learning curve for most people who are new to the whole process of writing, but I think it was worse for me, everyone probably feels that way, but I wasn’t involved in any writing groups, I wasn’t into Fanfiction (I am now lol) and I didn’t know anyone who wrote. I wasn’t into Facebook or other media sites which I could interact with people, and I only really set up an account when I published my first book. So I guess I would change being involved with this wonderful world of mm and I would have been here sooner, getting to know everyone.

 

  • Is there anything that you wish you could change about your book now that it is out?

Nope, I love Saving Samuel just as it is. It feels perfect, though I know no book is, but it feels as close as I could get it. Maybe in a year, I’ll open it up and think differently, because we all grow and learn, enhance our talents, and look back at earlier work and think… Oooo I could change that, or, I wish I had done this… But right now, it’s perfect 😀

 

  • How do you come up with new ideas for your story?

Everywhere and anywhere, but this book came from a morning gossip with my friend after the school run. She was throwing around ideas, you know the ones… You know what you should write about…and I have this great idea… Anyway, at some point during the third cup of tea, she mentioned a fireman and his boyfriend who happened to be a police office (she obviously has a thing about uniforms which I didn’t know about earlier.) At first, I wasn’t convinced, then I thought about a third person joining them and there was Samuel and the first of my three book series. (I like threes. It’s an OCD thingy lol)

 

  • What’s next for you as a writer?

I’m in the middle of the next novel for my ongoing Hidden Series, getting to know two minor characters in more detail. I’m also writing book three in the Sinful Temptation Collection with my BFF and author Emma Leya. Then I’ll be back with my Manchester Ménage Collection with book 2, Discovering Dalton.

I’m also working with five of my friends from my FB group. I offered five people the chance to join me in an anthology, one which we plan to give the proceeds to charity. It’s a way to share my experience with them and help them get their work out there and build up their confidence about publishing their work. I’m really excited about it.

  • Where do you live? Do you think this influences how or what you write?

 

I live in the north of England in a city called Leeds. Which is awesome!!!! You all have to come visit sometime, just not all at once. Space it out a bit. 😉

I’ve lived here all my life and even if I won the lottery, I would still have a home here, okay, so it would be MUCH bigger and have an indoor pool with a sexy pool boy who I could… look at 😉 but I would still want to be in the North.

It influences my writing loads and I have a series about a male escort called Knights to Remember based in Leeds which I love soooo much. It’s cool sharing my city with people who have never heard of it before. I feel like I’m sharing part of myself because I’m so connected to the people here and the city.

 

  • What is your favorite genre outside of the one you write in? Why?

I’m a huge Anne Rice fan, I have been ever since I found her Sleeping Beauty series at the age of fifteen. My mum bought it for me not knowing what it was about. LMAO

I love her vampire collection and it’s one I’ve been reading it for around fifteen years now. I also love historical non-fiction books, mainly about classic civilizations, think Romans, Greeks, Norse. The Norse one is new, on account of me falling in love with Tom Hiddleston’s Loki.

  • Do you have any vices? Shoes, coffee, shopping…etc?

 

OMG shoes!!!! I could talk about shoes for hours, well, I do 😀 I lurve the pretties. I have so many. Imagine walking into a shoe shop with all the sexy heels on display, but that’s my spare bedroom, erm… Yeah, I’m that bad. I don’t even want to think how much money I’ve spent over the years, but… No, no, give me a second to explain… I see it as a collection an investment, one which just somehow *looks innocent* just keeps growing. I dunno how it happens, it’s like they breed while my back is turned. I’m not addicted or anything, because I can see all your looks, but I don’t have a problem buying shoes. I can stop anytime I want. Any time at all. *whistles softly and walks away* Soooo, moving on…

Oh, I smoke too. DON’T DO IT!!! I’m thinking about stopping, and one day I will stop thinking and do it. 😀

And… maybe I drink too much wine… or not enough, either way, I think that’s considered a vice. Okay, I’m thinking hard about others… do staring at semi naked men on Facebook count as a vice? Nah! Didn’t think so.

AuthorBio

Nicole Colville was born and currently lives in Leeds, England. She is a wife and mother of two young girls who somehow manages to fit in being a full time author of m/m romance and erotica. She loves writing complex characters in bittersweet romances which will leave you addicted and craving more from her men

 

Although best known for her popular series, Hidden and Knights to Remember, she also enjoys writing with friend, and fellow author, E.M Leya. Together they have published two books in their Sinful Temptation Collection with more planned.

 

Her new menage collection based in the popular city of Manchester, England is her first solo full length novel outside of The Hidden Series and has three books planned for release in 2015 & 2016.

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5, 4.5 and TWO 4 Stars for Driven by Fire (Firehouse Six #4) by Draven St. James #MM #Firefighter #Disability @Dravenstjames

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Title: Driven by Fire (Firehouse Six #4)
Author Name: Draven St. James
Publication Date & Length: March 24, 2015 – 146pgs

Synopsis

Taber Delane is lucky be alive, but his career as a firefighter ended the day a beam snapped resulting in a crushing spinal injury. Most of his friends are willing to give him space, everyone except paramedic, Deacon Hall.
Deacon hasn’t met a challenge he couldn’t tackle and he knows Taber needs someone in his corner who isn’t afraid to stand up to the big bad fireman. The longer he’s around Taber, the more the sexy vulnerability of the man comes through. Deacon finds he doesn’t just want to be Taber’s live in caregiver, he wants a chance at the passionate man beneath the stubborn shell.
A shell that is cracking, no matter what Taber tries to hold it together. Without knowing how, Deacon being in his home starts to open his eyes to the man Deacon hides from the rest of the world and Taber craves to know more. A lot more.
Now if only Deacon can get Taber to see that it isn’t so bad having him there to assist. Even if sometimes Taber is naked, dripping wet, and angry as hell.

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FiveStars

My heart broke for Taber’s situation. It has to be even more difficult for Deacon, who so wants to help his friend.
Despite the situation being less than ideal, I loved how their relationship developed. Trust, while rocky at first, was something that each character chose to honor. I loved that they felt even though they wanted some things in their life to remain private, that in the end, they would have rather had a partner, someone in their life to share things with than to live a life with their secrets.
Plus, Taber’s dominant nature was very hot. I loved how Deacon saw Taber – I loved even more how floored Taber was when he realized that.
I hope there will be more stories for the firemen at that station.
Overall this was wonderful – with just a few places that will need to be edited for spelling and wrong word choices. Despite those issues, this book was awesome!
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FourandHalfStars
This was my first book in this series that I read and it was impressive that it truely was a standalone, which I’m sure we see some of the characters from the first four books, I didn’t feel like I was thrown into the middle of something.
I loved the way things evolved between Taber and Deacon. I did feel a bit like Deacon was given all these side traits and habits, like drawing and where he grew up that weren’t really necessary to the story, they didn’t really add all that much to his character I felt since they were only mentioned in passing a few times. His interaction with Taber told so much more about the man himself.
This book was very good at showing just how hard it can be for someone to go from walking one day to being confined to a chair the next, no matter the reason it happened.
Overall a great book and would love to read more from this author.
Renee

FourStars

This was a good book.  The author did a great job expressing how challenging it is to have a disability.  The hurt feelings when people treat you different and the embarrassment of not being able to do things for yourself.   It was written with great sensitivity.

Taber was used to being independent until he was hurt on the job and Deacon offered to help him at home.  I loved how their romance started.  Taber was a independent, hard working guy and I felt sorry for all the adjustments he had to make.  But Deacon, I thought was perfect for him, I liked that Deacon treated him like a normal guy and had him due things for himself.

It was book 4 of the series and even though I hadn’t read any of the other books, I could follow with the story quite well. I definitely enjoyed reading this book and would read more in this series.

Sherry

fourstars

A gorgeous injured fireman and a cheeky paramedic star in the latest Firehouse Six story.  Sexy fireman Taber needs personal care after a serious injury.  After scaring off his final caregiver, only Deacon, the clownish paramedic, is willing to take him on.  Living together makes both men vulnerable and soon forced intimacy becomes genuine lust.

This is a fabulous glitter-filled fantasy.  The Firehouse Six men are young, hot, self-sacrificing heroes.   They work together, play together, and these two even live together.  All of St. James’ men have dark secrets that end up making them that little bit more desirable.  I’m pretty certain that Taber’s stoic defiance of his paralysis makes him my favourite so far!

This story remains playful in the face of Taber’s serious injury.  The sex is hot and the relationship between the two men slowly develops substance as the commitment between them becomes more solid.

This is the perfect read for anyone who loves young men in uniform and romance that refuses to take itself too seriously.  Deck chair and margarita optional!

 ~Sarah

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“You’re not giving me a sponge bath,” Taber snapped and glowered at Deacon as he wheeled himself into the locker bay. The sweat ran down his temples, his shirt soaked through with it. He took in his motionless legs and grimaced before shooting Deacon another irritated look.

Deacon sat with his feet on one of the peeling dark blue benches, his back reclined against a bank of gray lockers along the far wall in the physical therapy building. A book was balanced on his knees, and black-rimmed glasses perched on his nose. His shaggy auburn hair fell to curl around his ears in disarray.

Deacon peered at him with pale green eyes. “There go my dreams of rubbing you down and tweeting the pics.”

AuthorBio

Draven St. James is a born and raised Oregonian. She has traveled extensively in search of mischief and mayhem to fill her books. Her ventures have been quite successful in inspiring a wealth of stories. Of course at the end of the day, coffee within reach, laptop at the ready is where she finds her peace.

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