Spotlight & Giveaway: ABLAZE by Paige Tyler

Posted October 10th, 2016 by in Blog, Spotlight / 39 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Paige Tyler to HJ!
Spotlight&Giveaway

Hi Paige and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, ABLAZE (Dallas Fire & Rescue)!

 
Hey everyone! So excited to hang out with you today! Thanks so much for having me, Sara!
 

Please summarize the book a la Twitter style for the readers here:

ablazeCan he help her find a killer and stop him from striking again, or will she become the target of a madman?
 

Please share the opening lines of this book:

LEXI FLETCHER CURSED under her breath as she and fellow paramedic Trent Barnes rushed over to the burning apartment complex to take the older man off firefighter Jax Malloy’s hands. Crap, it felt like the flames were searing her skin—and they were a dozen feet away. Giving them a quick nod, Jax turned and ran back into the raging inferno engulfing the building like it wasn’t there at all. Then again, that’s what firefighters did. They ran into burning buildings when everyone else ran out.

 

Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • No actual fires were started in the making of this book.
  • There really is a Dallas Fire and Rescue Department, but there’s no Station 58. The current listed stations in the Dallas area stop at Station 57.
  • There’s a scene in the book where the H/H go paddleboarding on the Mandalay canals in the middle of the tourist area. I’ve never been paddle boarding, but after writing that scene, now I want to!
  • The restaurant the H/H go to get burgers and fries after their paddleboarding date is inspired from a real place named Keller’s. After writing the scene, you’d better believe I was craving a burger and onion rings!
  • The movie the H/H watch on one of their dates—where zombies are chasing people around the mountains of Norway—is a real movie available on Netflix. Hubby loves zombie movies, so I include them in books whenever I can.

 

What first attracts your Hero to the Heroine and vice versa?

The H/H have been bumping into each other at various emergency scenes and Dallas Fire and Rescue departmental functions for months. They were definitely attracted to each other, but they were in different fire houses, which put a serious crimp in their romantic prospects. That’s when the heroine, Lexi Fletcher, takes matters into her own hands and gets a transfer to Station 58 so she can finally meet the hero, Dane Chandler.
 

Using just 5 words, how would you describe Hero and Heroine’s love affair?

Flaming, scorching, burning, fiery, and ablaze. (See what I did there?)
 

The First Kiss…

He groaned at how good Lexi felt nestled up against him, but he doubted she could hear over the music. There was no way she could miss the hard-on he sported in his jeans, though. Hell, the thing was pressing right up against her belly begging for attention. Lexi snuggled even closer, one of her hands digging into the muscles of his shoulder like she wasn’t ever going to let him move away. She didn’t have to worry about that. He wasn’t going anywhere.

When the song came to an end—way too fast, in his opinion—Lexi tipped her head back to look up at him. Seeing the hunger in her eyes, and knowing it almost certainly matched the look in his own, Dane did the only thing he could. He dipped his head and kissed her.

He swore he felt a spark jump between them when their lips touched. He was also pretty sure he heard Lexi moan against his mouth. Then again, that might have been him groaning. It was hard to tell.

Without revealing too much, what is your favorite scene in the book?

See the scene below. It’s so hot!

 

If your book was optioned for a movie, what scene would be absolutely crucial to include?

It would definitely be the scene where are H/H decide to ride a mechanical bull while out at a country and western dance halls. This scene shows off the couple’s immediate and combustible sexual chemistry. Here’s a little sneak peek:

The thing didn’t look much like a bull but more like something you’d see on a carousel—if it was a demented carousel for really disturbed kids. The body was a basic barrel shape with no legs and a barely recognizable head with floppy ears instead of horns. But there was a simple saddle to sit on, with a wide strap at the top to hold onto.

“How the heck do I even get on this thing?” she asked, staring at the high back in alarm.

Dane could have suggested several different ways, but finally decided to reach out and pick her up by the waist, sitting her on the forward part of the saddle.

She smiled at him. “Thanks.”

Lexi adjusted her dress, pulling it up a bit here and there to get comfortable, flashing a lot of thigh in the process.

Damn, she had nice legs.

Dane hopped up behind her before he could think too much about her legs—and what it would feel like if they were wrapped around him instead of a stupid fake bull. Riding a mechanical bull with a hard-on might or might not be legal in Texas—it was a weird state like that—but it wouldn’t be very comfortable.

He reached past her hip and grabbed the strap positioned between her legs. He really had to think hard about what he was doing so the fact that his hand was inches from her @&$$# didn’t distract him too much.

Wrapping his free hand around her, he pulled her even more tightly against him, which made the junction of her thighs press enticingly against the hand he was using to hold onto the strap and his hard-on nestle temptingly against her ass. The hard-on he wasn’t supposed to have at the moment
—yeah, that one.

“I think I understand why you wanted to ride this thing,” she murmured over her shoulder. “It definitely has the potential to be interesting.”

That was an understatement if he’d ever heard one.

 

Readers should read this book …

Because it’s an absolutely thrilling, steaming, romantic romp between a firefighter and a female paramedic who work in same station house. There’s pulse pounding action, lovemaking that will make you break out the garden hose to cool yourself down, and romance that will have you yelling at the H/H one second and swooning over them the next!

 

What are you currently working on? What other releases do you have planned for 2016?

I’m currently working on the launch of my Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World coming October 13th on Amazon, which is based on my Dallas Fire & Rescue Series. There are 24 amazing authors writing stories in my Kindle World in every possible kind of subgenre and style. I have no doubt that fans of the DF&R series will have a load of fun seeing what all these other talented writers can do. At the same time, I’m putting the finishing touches on Book 7 of my X-OPS Series, outlining Book 7 in my SWAT Series, and also working on Book 3 in my SEALs of CORONADO Series (TEXAS SEAL). As for releases, look for WOLF UNLEASHED (SWAT) December, TEXAS SEAL (SEALs of CORONADO) January, and HER TRUE MATCH (X-OPS) March.

And for a limited time, readers can get SEAL OF HER DREAMS, the prequel to my SEALs of CORONADO Series, for FREE. Check out my website for details!

http://www.paigetylertheauthor.com

 

Thanks for blogging at HJ!

 

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Excerpt from ABLAZE (Dallas Fire & Rescue):

He quickly figured out Lexi was one hell of a good dancer. Before long, they were scooting, spinning, and shuffling around the floor like they’d been dancing together for years. The music was too loud to even consider talking, so Dane made do with gazing into her beautiful blue eyes.

The band played one great song after another, so he and Lexi stayed on the floor along with everyone else. Dane had no idea how long they danced, but at some point he looked up and realized the place was a lot more crowded, making it harder to get around the doughnut-shaped floor. Then the band switched gears, playing a much slower tune and calling all the couples out for a little slow dancing.

Lexi slipped into his arms as if she belonged there, which he was beginning to think she most certainly did. He slid his right hand behind her back, pulling her close, then casually rested his palm on the upper curve of her ass, letting his fingers trace little circles on the sensitive spot right at the base of her spine. She shivered the slightest bit before resting her cheek against his chest.

He groaned at how good Lexi felt nestled up against him, but he doubted she could hear over the music. There was no way she could miss the hard-on he sported in his jeans, though. Hell, the thing was pressing right up against her belly begging for attention. Lexi snuggled even closer, one of her hands digging into the muscles of his shoulder like she wasn’t ever going to let him move away. She didn’t have to worry about that. He wasn’t going anywhere.

When the song came to an end—way too fast, in his opinion—Lexi tipped her head back to look up at him. Seeing the hunger in her eyes, and knowing it almost certainly matched the look in his own, Dane did the only thing he could. He dipped his head and kissed her.

He swore he felt a spark jump between them when their lips touched. He was also pretty sure he heard Lexi moan against his mouth. Then again, that might have been him groaning. It was hard to tell.

He buried his free hand in her hair, cradling her head as he traced his tongue around her lips. She parted them, inviting him in, and he slipped his tongue into her mouth to two-step with hers. Damn, she tasted good! It was all he could do to control himself.

From the way Lexi was clutching the front of his shirt and kissing him back, he wasn’t the only one having problems keeping things PG-rated.

Dane didn’t realize the band had started playing again, or that the other people on the dance floor were moving around him and Lexi like a tide until someone bumped into him. Grabbing Lexi’s hand, he led her through the crowd and off the floor. After a kiss like that, dancing was the last thing he wanted to do.

He headed for one of the bars so they could grab a couple of drinks. Besides the fact that they had been dancing for a while and she was probably as thirsty as he was, he needed something else to focus on. If he didn’t calm down before they left, he was probably going to rush into something, and he didn’t want to do that. Not with someone this amazing.

When he ordered two bottles of water, the bartender looked at him like he had horns growing out of his head. He guessed water wasn’t a big seller around here.

Dane handed one to Lexi to see her regarding him with an expression half amused, half hungry…and altogether sexy. This woman was dangerous all right.

He drained half the bottle of water in one gulp. When he looked at Lexi again, she’d turned her attention to the mechanical bull pit set up along one of the walls near the pool tables.

“Have you ridden the bull here before?” he asked.

Now she was looking at him like he had horns growing out of his head. “Are you crazy? I’m a paramedic. I’ve seen people screw themselves up royally falling off a curb. There’s no way in hell you’ll get me on that thing.”

He chuckled. “Oh, come on, it’s not that bad. They’re not nearly as hard to ride as the real thing. The operator will put the thing on slow if you tell him you’re a newbie.”

Lexi’s eyes widened. “You’ve ridden real bulls?”

He nodded. “I’ve written in quite a few rodeos, including some charity DF&R events. Trust me when I say mechanical bulls are easier.”

She eyed the mechanical contraption doubtfully, but Dane could see curiosity warring with her better judgement.

“I’d never be able to stay on that thing, no matter how slowly it was moving,” she said.

He swigged some water. “If you want to give it a go, you could always ride with me.”

Lexi blinked. “We can do that? I mean, they’d let us?”

“Sure. They don’t care.”

She still seemed doubtful, but finally nodded. “I’ll be mad at myself tomorrow if I don’t, so let’s do this.” She gave him a stern look. “But if we fall off and get hurt, you’re going to be the one to explain to Captain Stewart how it happened.”

Dane chuckled. “Deal. But don’t worry. If we fall off, I’ll make sure you come down on top of me so you don’t get hurt.”

There were three women waiting in line to ride ahead of them, but they all chickened out. For a second, Dane thought Lexi was going to bail, too, but she took a deep breath, kicked off her shoes, and stomped across the squishy mats.

Dane handed the operator a twenty. “There’s another twenty in it if you don’t kill us.”

The man nodded his head and tipped his beat-up cowboy hat. Dane figured that was about as good as he was going to get.

The thing didn’t look much like a bull but more like something you’d see on a carousel—if it was a demented carousel for really disturbed kids. The body was a
basic barrel shape with no legs and a barely recognizable head with floppy ears instead of horns. But there was a simple saddle to sit on, with a wide strap at
the top to hold onto.

“How the heck do I even get on this thing?” she asked, staring at the high back in alarm.

Dane could have suggested several different ways, but finally decided to reach out and pick her up by the waist, sitting her on the forward part of the saddle.

She smiled at him. “Thanks.”

Lexi adjusted her dress, pulling it up a bit here and there to get comfortable, flashing a lot of thigh in the process. Damn, she had nice legs.

Dane hopped up behind her before he could think too much about her legs—and what it would feel like if they were wrapped around him instead of a stupid fake bull. Riding a mechanical bull with a hard-on might or might not be legal in Texas—it was a weird state like that—but it wouldn’t be very comfortable.

He reached past her hip and grabbed the strap positioned between her legs. He really had to think hard about what he was doing so the fact that his hand was inches from her pussy didn’t distract him too much.

Wrapping his free hand around her, he pulled her even more tightly against him, which made the junction of her thighs press enticingly against the hand he was using to hold onto the strap and his hard-on nestle temptingly against her ass. The hard-on he wasn’t supposed to have at the moment—yeah, that one.

“I think I understand why you wanted to ride this thing,” she murmured over her shoulder. “It definitely has the potential to be interesting.”

That was an understatement if he’d ever heard one.

“Ready?” the operator called.

Dane nodded at the man, and the bull began to move.

Riding a bull, whether a real one or a mechanical beast, wasn’t about guessing what the creature would do. It wasn’t even about holding on tight. It was about relaxing and feeling the flow of the movement.

At first, Lexi was stiff as a board, trying clench her legs tight to the bull’s sides like she thought that would keep her on the thing. It wouldn’t, but she didn’t know that. Dane kept his body loose and balanced, holding on for the both of them and hoping she relaxed enough to enjoy this.

She did, shocking him at how quickly she got into the bull’s rhythm and began moving as one with him.

The bull operator earned his money, setting up a routine of mostly simple turns and rolling waves with enough change of direction to keep it interesting. It was the slow, ocean-like wave motion that got to Dane first, as Lexi’s ass began to move against his hard-on in the most erotic motion. There was no way Lexi wasn’t feeling the hard shaft of his cock moving against her ass, because he sure as hell was.

Beneath the arm he had wrapped around her, Dane felt her muscles tense and relax as she began to gyrate, riding him as much as she was riding the bull. But it was when she started grinding against the hand holding the bull’s harness strap that he really lost it.

Fortunately, the operator chose that moment for a sudden change of direction, combined with a sharp flip of the bull’s back end. The move tossed Dane right off, and he took Lexi with him.

He twisted in the air as he fell, making sure he came down on his back with her on top of him. It wasn’t exactly the most comfortable landing in the world, especially when Lexi’s hip slammed into his stomach. But considering he ended up flat on his back with a beautiful woman sprawled across his chest, he could put up with the minor pain.

“That was more fun that I thought it’d be,” she said in a deep, husky voice.

He ran his hand down her back, making her arch against him like a kitty. “I don’t think I was expecting that either.”

She leaned closer, her mouth about to come down on his when Dane noticed a pair of booted feet on the mat next to his head.

“Y’all okay?” the mechanical bull operator asked, his voice full of concern. “Y’all need a paramedic or something?”

Lexi smiled, her perfect, full lips only inches from his own.

Dane chuckled. “That’s okay. I already found the only paramedic I need.”

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Book Info:

The heat is on…

Paramedic Lexi Fletcher is thrilled to transfer to Station 58. For one thing, her commute time is
half of what it used to be. For another, Station 58 has a much better facility and far more exciting calls. It doesn’t hurt that Dane Chandler, the firefighter she’s been crushing on since joining Dallas and Rescue, works there. Okay, to tell the truth, maybe Dane is the biggest reason she requested the move!

But just when things with Dane start to heat up, Lexi’s dream job takes a turn in the freaky
direction. Patients she’s been bringing to the hospital are turning up dead, even though they
were in stable condition when she dropped them off. Her instincts are screaming there’s
something fishy going on, but she can’t figure out what it is, and she can’t get anyone to believe her—except Dane.

Can he help her find the killer and stop him from striking again, or will Lexi become the target of a madman?
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Meet the Author:

Paige TylerPaige Tyler is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy, romantic suspense and paranormal romance. She and her very own military hero (also known as her husband) live on the beautiful Florida coast with their adorable fur baby (also known as their dog). Paige graduated with a degree in education, but decided to pursue her passion and write books about hunky alpha males and the kick-butt heroines who fall in love with them.

She is represented by Bob Mecoy.
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39 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: ABLAZE by Paige Tyler”

  1. lilah

    Its most likely the danger factor . In real life I probably would never want the hubby to go into ir even think about a career in firefighting… just recently we had a huge fire up in the santa cruz mountains and a firefighter (my heart goes out to all that serve and who’s family has lost someone) did perish. So I think I would always be in a constant anxiety attack.

  2. Peggy Clayton

    no matter what the situation is they have to go in and get everything and everybody out even the pets. I think that is awesome and they almost never have a good day. They always have training for the hot situations that they have to deal with , No two are the same and their hours are tough

  3. Eva Millien

    Smokin’ excerpt! I can’t wait to read this one! Firefighters are experts at heating things up and controlling the burn and achieving awesome explosions of intense heat!

  4. Amy Rickman

    They’re always described as hot hunky heroes. I have never seen a firefighter in real life that is hot or hunky.

  5. jillshalvisblog

    They are hero’s that’s go into fires to save people and animals.They are kind and always volunteering for every cause .They are a close knit family sorta and don’t forget the nice bodies.I love the sound of this book.Definitely love the cover.Shared everywhere

  6. Mandy R

    I think it’s because they’re willing to put themselves at risk for the good of others. That’s very admirable.

  7. Cynthia P

    Their courage! They’re doing that job because they want to help people. Such sexy qualities in a man…

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