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Thursday, October 1, 2015

"Into The Flames" (Multi Authors) ★★★★.5 with GIVEAWAY!!


TITLE – Into the Flames SERIES – Firefighter Multi-Author Boxed Anthology Set AUTHORS – N.J. Walters, Desiree Holt, Cindy Specer Pape, Liz Crowe, Adele Downs, Sam Cheever, & Nina Pierce GENRE – Contemporary Romance PUBLICATION DATE – 9-29-2015 LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – Each Book Approx 25k

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Firefighters. The word ignites bold images of heroes in dust covered helmets and ash stained turnouts who defy the odds and press on in the presence of danger.
Men and Women of Valor. A dedicated brotherhood of first responders whose honor, strength, and courage overcome obstacles to save lives.
Into The Flames. Seven NYT, USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors offer romantic suspense, contemporary, historical, and paranormal tales of tough, iconic heroes who risk it all for their communities—but at the end of the day, seek the tender embrace of the one they love.
Rescue Me by N.J. Walters When firefighter Frank Ellis rescues an old flame from a burning building, sparks ignite. He’ll do anything to protect her, even if it means she discovers he’s a mythical phoenix.
Flashpoint by Desiree Holt ...When everything explodes
Where There's Smoke by Cindy Spencer Pape Firefighting in the 1920's is dangerous business, but so is falling in love.
FireBrew by Liz Crowe Fate throws them together. But the horrific memory of a fiery disaster could tear them apart.
Hook Me Up by Adele Downs Firemen don't free cats from trees anymore—until a pretty schoolteacher gets trapped on a limb with her kitten and the county's hottest firefighter comes to their rescue.
Slow Burner by Sam Cheever A love that burns slowly burns longest, creating the greatest heat.
Uncontrolled Burn: A RISEN Team Novel by Nina Pierce A woman forced to live a life she didn’t choose. A vampire bound by honor to protect humans. A deadly game of revenge that threatens both their lives…


Cat's Review

Overall, Into The Flames Anthology is a group of really quick reads that are enjoyable and fun.  There's some danger, angst, laughter and fun - makes for stories that keep the reader reading and wanting more.  I received the following four books from the anthololgy in exchange for honest reviews.


"Hook Me Up" (Adele Downs) is a really quick story - it starts off with our heroine stuck in a tree!  Of course, the sexy firefighter arrives to save the day!  I loved the chemistry between these two - and the whole story just made me smile.  It is a super quick read and I would have very much liked it to have been longer.  I thought the ending was slightly rushed due to the brevity of the story.    (received copy for honest review)

"Rescue Me" (NJ Walters) - this one has a touch of the paranormal which brought a whole new take on the story.  I really liked Frank and Martha and together they were sweet and meant to be.  It broke my heart that the road was long for them.  Frank, being such a big, strong firefighter, was so vulnerable it made him such a sweet guy.  Martha was terrific - her acceptance of him was perfect.  (received copy for honest review)

"Slow Burner" (Sam Cheever) Here's another short story that captivated me.  We have Hilda and Duncan- reunited but through a tense situation.  This one has some mystery and danger and some great character relationship.  Ms. Cheever has done a great job of including many elements of a good story into such a brief tale.   (received copy for honest review)

FireBrew (Liz Crowe) - This is a pretty intense read that kept me captivated from the start.  It's a bit darker but not any less entertaining.  Jane is pretty much a mess and George isn't much better but together, it seems, they are better, or are they?  Ms. Crowe writes a story where the characters lean towards real yet are a bit extreme.  She shows that life isn't always pretty and people have lots of baggage to live and deal with.  It's how they deal that makes life so interesting.  (received copy for honest review)


N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who’s always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.
Desiree Holt is an award-winning author known the world over as The Oldest Living Erotic Romance Author. She has won an EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and many other awards. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The London Daily Mail and numerous other national and international publications.
Cindy Spencer Pape is an award-winning author of 19 novels and more than 40 shorter works. She lives in southeast Michigan. When not hard at work writing she can be found dressing up for steampunk parties and Renaissance fairs, or with her nose buried in a book.
Liz Crowe is an Amazon best-selling author of 27 books, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and sports fan. She is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse. Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction hybrid, “Unconventional Romance. Worth the Risk,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”).
Adele Downs is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and is a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in rural Pennsylvania, she can be found reading a book on the nearest beach or riding in her convertible.
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Sam Cheever is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic paranormal/fantasy and mystery/suspense, creating stories that celebrate the joy of love in all its forms. Known for writing great characters, snappy dialogue, and unique and exhilarating stories, Sam is the award-winning author of 50+ books and has been writing for over a decade under several noms de plume.
Nina Pierce is a USA Today Bestselling author who spends her days at the keyboard writing stories of fated loves and soul mates, blissfully creating chaos for her characters by throwing in a villain or two, a little murder and a whole lot of mayhem as they struggle toward their happy-ever-afters. When she’s not writing, Nina enjoys spending time with her soul mate of nearly 40 years, their three adult children, one love-sick son-in-law and two precious grandsons.


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