Spotlight & Giveaway: Brave the Heat by Sara Humphreys

Posted September 8th, 2015 by in Blog, Spotlight / 81 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Sara Humphreys to HJ!

Hi Sara and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Brave the Heat!


Men in Uniform by Sara Humphreys

bravetheheatWho loves a man in uniform?
ME!!! I also love a band of brothers and that’s why I simply had to write The McGuire Brothers series. These five sexy bros are all men in uniform and they are as devoted to each other as they are to their jobs. When the guys introduced themselves to me (I know that sounds weird but that’s kind of how it feels when the characters come to life in my head) one of the first things they told me about themselves was which uniform they wore.
Gavin, the hero in Brave the Heat is the oldest and the fire chief in their hometown. Ronan, the second born, is a K9 officer in New York City and a die-hard ladies man. His longest relationship, outside of his family, is with his partner, a bloodhound named Bowser. Tristan is the middle son, and admitted bad-boy. A former Navy SEAL, he is now freelancing as a gun for hire and bodyguard. The twins, Finn and Dillon, are the youngest of the bunch. Finn is an armed first responder in Miami and Dillon is an Air Force pilot but is on leave due to PTSD.
What I love most about these heroes—and all men in uniform—is their unwavering commitment, fiercely protective nature, and a clear sense of right and wrong. They are devoted to family and their mission—whatever that may be. All uniforms are sexy, except for maybe the UPS or mailman gear. If you find a hot mailman or UPS guy…please share.
To celebrate the release of my McGuire Brother series, I’m here to count down my some of my fave men in uniform from movies and television:

  • Josh Duhamel in Transformers: I know he didn’t have a big role but that boy made an impression in his fatigues.
  • Brad Pitt in Inglorious Bastards: World War II hotness and he’s out to get the Nazi’s. What’s better than that?
  • Mark Harmon in NCIS: He’s rarely in uniform but that silver fox has a steely stare that curls my toes.
  • Mel Gibson in The Patriot: I know, I know, you don’t usually think of a Revolutionary War uniform when asked for a hot hero but he’s pretty hot. The ponytail was a nice touch.
  • Patrick Swayze in North and South: Does anyone remember how steamy and sexy that mini-series was? Holy moly.

Gavin, and all of the McGuire brothers, wear their uniforms proudly and like most men in service, they are as devoted to their families as they are to their duties. I think it’s that quality which stands out above all the rest—devotion. Isn’t that what all of us want? We want to be loved, cherished, and protected and no one does that better than a man in uniform.

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Book Info:

The only fire he can’t put out…
Jordan McKenna is back in town, and Fire Chief Gavin Maguire’s feelings when he sees her after all these years are as raw as the day she left. Then he was just a kid wearing his heart on his sleeve. Now he spends every day trying to atone for the tragedy he couldn’t prevent.
Is the torch he carries for her
Jordan’s life has not exactly worked out the way she expected. A divorced mother of two with a failed acting career, Jordan’s biggest concern about coming back to Old Brookfield was seeing her first love. But when a series of suspicious fires breaks out, Jordan and Gavin realize that dealing with the sparks between them may be the least dangerous of their problems.
Title: Brave the Heat
Author: Sara Humphreys
Release Date: September 1, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Meet the Author:

Sara HumphreysSara Humphreys is the award winning author of the Amoveo Legend series. The third book in the series, UNTAMED, won two PRISM awards–Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. The first two novels from her Dead in the City series have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award. Sara was also a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.

She loves writing hot heroes and heroines with moxie but above all, Sara adores a satisfying happily-ever-after. She lives in New York with Mr. H., their four amazing sons, and two adorable pups. When she’s not writing or hanging out with the men in her life, she can be found working out with Shaun T in her living room or chatting with readers on Facebook.

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81 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Brave the Heat by Sara Humphreys”

  1. marcyshuler

    Tom Cruise in Top Gun.
    Richard Geer in An Officer and a Gentleman.

    I also love wounded warrior stories and just read His Lover To Protect by Kate Robert. It was really good and the H, Luke Jackson, was a wounded former AF Pararescuer.

  2. Amanda Thompson

    I love Firefighters (Jennifer Bernard’s Bachelor Fireman *fans self*) and men in the military (Navy SEALs). In TV I love Johnny from Emergency! and Steve McGarrett from Hawaii Five-0…

  3. Texas Book Lover

    I can’t think of a complete series of men in uniform but there are individual characters in a lot of series that wear uniforms I love. Like Jill Shalvis’ Sheriff Sawyer from her Lucky Harbor series. Out Robyn Carr’s Deputies Mack & Seth from Thunderpoint. And Bella Andre’s Sullivan series has Have who is a hot firefighter!

  4. Amy Rickman

    Some of my favorite men in uniforms from the books I’ve read this past month are Liam Beckett from Bleeding Love, Merry from Hold On, Colt from For You and Mickey Donovan from Soaring.

  5. ahut70

    Love all my men in uniform in books. On TV well now love my crime fighting, peacing making navy like NCIS and CSI guys 🙂

  6. Kathleen Bylsma

    I enjoy all series about men in uniform, regardless of their service of choice. It demonstrates commitment and responsibility, with humor thrown in to leaven the tension.

  7. ndluebke

    First off my DH was a man in the military when we first met. In television, JAG was my favorite. Lots of hot guys in there. Then there is Tom S. in Blue Bloods. Lots of great ones out there.

  8. Colleen C.

    Love Sharon Hamilton’s SEALs, Tawny Weber’s SEALS, and of course cops and firefighters too…

  9. Meredith Miller

    Not sure if I have a favorite–I don’t watch much, but it’s not very often you see a not-so-sexy guy in uniform on television or in the movies!

  10. Vicki

    I love Chicago Fire so I’d have to say Kelly and Casey. Tom Cruise in Top Gun and Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor

  11. Mary C.

    Love NCIS. An old favorite TV show is EMERGENCY featuring the crew of Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Station 51, particularly the paramedic team of Gage and DeSoto.

  12. lrhubble

    Cynthia Eden has some seriously hot police detectives and ex-military men that are great. Mark Walhberg in Lone Survivor. There are a lot to choose from.

  13. Pennie

    on TV I love the firefighters of Chicago Fire and the docs on Grey’s Anatomy (scrubs are uniforms :)) and in real life all the men and women of the military. As a Marine mom I love seeing my son in his uniform!

  14. amy2read89

    Sawyer from Jill Shalvis’ Head Over Heels, any of the men in Maya Banks KGI series and Adama from Battlestar Galactica…oh and the Dwayne Johnson in Walking Tall 🙂

  15. donnasquaw1952

    Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman, Tom Cruise in Top Gun. The best wasn’t in a book, movie or tv, is my Dad and two brothers in there Army uniforms!
    Donna Harris

  16. Anita H.

    So many to choose from! I’d have to go with my fave – Sheriff Sawyer from Jill Shalvis’ Head Over Heels and the firemen from San Gabriel, Jennifer Bernard’s fireman series!

  17. Joye

    There are a lot of them. My favorite is Denzel Washington in his white uniform at the end of CRIMSON TIDE wow

    and don’t forget Demi Moore in A FEW GOOD MEN

  18. martha lawson

    Gibbs from NCIS, even though he technically don’t wear a uniform! Any book with a Navy Seal in it!

  19. taswmom

    My dad was such a handsome fireman! My husband was channel surfing the other day and came across the show Emergency. I remember having such a crush on (I think his name is) Randolph Mantooth? And I have to agree with several of you above on Leroy Jethro Gibbs. His smile still does it, doesn’t it!

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