Happy Friday, everyone! If you’ve been following along this week, I’ve been offering glimpses of the cover for my next romantic suspense novel, FLIRTING WITH FIRE (due out July 2014). Today, your patience pays off. Drum roll please…
Introducing, FLIRTING WITH FIRE.
I hope you love the cover as much as I do. And as promised, a brand new sneak peek:
“We were talking about you.”
A smile broke out across his face. “Someone’s not used to being the center of attention.”
“Ah, that’s because these sessions aren’t for my benefit. They’re for yours.”
“Then humor me. I want to know more about you.”
I swallowed hard. “Alright. Well, I grew up in Autumn Lake with my mom and dad. Went to Huntington North, then Ball State. Got a job at a small salon in my hometown after college, where I worked until the owner found out her husband was cheating on her. After that, she started offering her male customers ‘happy endings’ in the back room.”
“Ah, that explains it.”
His eyes fluttered open and looked up in my direction. “Why you’re so adamant about keeping your work and personal life separate.”
“Well, that certainly didn’t help. But no, I’d set my no-dating-clients rule long before that.” I took a deep breath. “See, I had a good friend at Ball State make some bad choices, and it cost her not only a degree but her whole future career. I love what I do, and refuse to jeopardize my reputation.”
“And you don’t…feel anything…during all these appointments?”
“Feel anything?” I grinned, giving his nose a small tug.
“I meant attraction. Surely, you’ve had some good-looking clients.”
I looked up to the ceiling and asked for strength. “Not too many, no. But I don’t look at clients like that. And usually they’re mostly covered up, so unless I had, say, a serious shoulder fetish, there’s not much I see that I can’t keep in perspective.”
“Is that so?”
“Before you get any crazy ideas, buddy, let’s not test that theory, okay?”
His eyes closed and lips tugged into another crooked grin. “You’re no fun.”
FLIRTING WITH FIRE is the second in my Hometown Heroes collection. It can be read as a standalone novel, but if you’ve picked up the first in this series, ARMED WITH STEELE, I think you’ll find some familiar faces mixed into this book’s pages.
Stay tuned for the summer 2014 release, and a whirlwind blog tour being set up once again by my favorite This Little Book Worm!
Look, touch, but don’t fall in love.
Massage therapist Liz Williams lives by one rule: never date a client. A rule she’s never had trouble following until she lays hands on fireman playboy Torrunn MacKay. Trouble is, Liz’s sexy new client is dating her arch-rival at work…and has a strange habit of appearing just before the fire alarm sounds.
Firefighter Torrunn MacKay has got it made: killer job, downtown condo with a view, and hot blonde girlfriend with no more desire to tie the knot than he has. But the surprise attraction he feels toward his new masseuse is threatening to change all that. And what’s with the string of fires that seem to follow her everywhere?
Can Liz mind her table manners and keep Torrunn at arms’ length? Will Torrunn put his commitment fears aside to keep Liz safe? More than hearts will be in jeopardy when the two start Flirting with Fire.
CONTENT WARNING: Beware of darkened rooms, delicious fire fighters, and desperate pyromaniacs.