Thursday, June 16, 2016

Hook & Ladder 69

Title: Hook & Ladder 69: Eighteen Authors...One Sexy Firehouse.

Authors: Listed Below

Genre: Romantic Short Stories/Anthology

Release Date: June 16, 2016


Meet the brave men and women of Station 69, serving the citizens of St. Louis while

igniting hearts along the way. Eighteen authors have joined forces to bring you their

sizzling stories—some sweet, some five alarm hot—but all for a great cause. Follow

the antics and adventures of these sexy firefighters in what promises to be one of

the hottest summers yet! This delectable book begs the question: Can anyone resist

a hero in uniform?

Multiple authors have come together to give you one firehouse where all proceeds

from this collaboration go to the Burned Children Recovery Foundation.

The Burned Children Recovery Foundation

is a national recovery agency that has provided Emotional Support and

Financial Aid to Burned Children and

their Families since 1989.

For more information about this foundation:

Contributing Authors:

Emme Burton

M.C. Cerny

Sarah M. Cradit

Michelle Dare

Jami Denise

L.B. Dunbar

Lisa Edward

Lia Fairchild

Mary Catherine Gebhard

Z.B. Heller

Glenna Maynard

Kristen Hope Mazzola

Morgan Jane Mitchell

Emerson Shaw

Kacey Shea

M. Stratton

Madison Street

Felicia Tatum

Buy Links:

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We made out like drunken, horny teenagers all the way to his apartment building, in

the elevator, and down the hall.

Mitch slammed me into his door, never parting his lips from mine as he fumbled for

his keys in his pocket.

The door flew open behind me and I went flying into a bare apartment straight into

boxes—falling, crashing, screaming, embarrassed.

“Holy fuck are you ok?” Mitch grabbed me, pulling me into his strong arms as he

laughed a little. “Well, I guess I need new dishes.”

I gripped his shoulders as he kissed my neck, pressing me against his newly painted

wall. “Sorry?”

“Don’t be. I hated those pieces of shit anyway.”

Mitch unclasped my bra, letting me shimmy out of it and throw it across the room.

Then he put his hand in the middle of my chest, pressing me against the wall before

dropping to his knees as he yanked my skirt up and pulled my pink thong down

around my ankles.

His hot breath danced over my soaking clit as my knees started to quake. With his

free hand, Mitch traced circles over my inner thigh as he gently let his tongue glide

over my swelling bud. I cried out from the simplest caress.

“Just wait, babe. You ain’t felt nothing yet.” Mitch’s words were barely audible as his

flattened tongue spread my folds.

I held on tight, panting and moaning uncontrollably with my eyes slammed shut.

“God, you taste so good.” He breathed right before forcefully shoving his fingers into

my wetness and in an instant I was done. My orgasm built up and crashed around

me within seconds and I was a puddle on the floor.

Mitch scooped me until into his arms, kissing me sweetly. “I told you, love, there’s

still more to come.”

Author Info:

Emme Burton

Emme Burton is the author of the Amazon Top 100 Rom-Com/New Adult novel

SNACK and the Better Than Series: BETTER THAN ME (Book 1), FIX IT FOR US

(Book 2), and STILL INTO YOU (Book 3). She lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her

amazing husband and sons, and her “fur boy,” Jasper. Emme has never, ever been

lost in a mall either as a child or an adult. Her mother, and now her family, have

always known where to find her. At the bookstore.

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M.C. Cerny

M.C. Cerny fell in love with books after experiencing her first real ugly cry reading,

Where The Red Fern Grows. Her debut romantic suspense novel, Flashpoint was

written in a series of post-it- note ramblings that would likely make her idol Tom

Clancy and her mother blush. She is a post graduate of NYU, and calls rural NJ home

with her menagerie of human and fur-babies. When M.C. is not writing, you'll find

her lurking in Starbucks, running stupid marathon, singing Disney show tunes, and

searching out the perfect shade of pink nail polish. xoxo

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Sarah M. Cradit

Sarah is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Paranormal Southern Fiction

series, The House of Crimson & Clover. The series was born of her combined loves of

New Orleans, family dramas, and the mysterious nature of love and desire. Her

books combine elements of paranormal, mystery, suspense, intrigue, and romance.

She is always working on the next book in the series, and absolutely loves

connecting with her fans.

Sarah lives in the Pacific Northwest, but has traveled the world from Asia to Europe

to Africa. When she isn’t working (either at her day career, or hard at work at

writing), she is reading a book and discovering new authors. The great loves of her

life (in order) are: her husband James, her writing, and traveling the world.

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Michelle Dare

Michelle Dare is a romance author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from

new adult to fantasy. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all of the

story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in

eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will

never have to see snow or be cold again.

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Jami Denise

Jami Denise is an up and coming writer from Southern California.

She writes Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Erotic Romance.

Her books are always on the spicy side with a little bit of sweet to make you swoon.

Her feisty kittens always give the bad boys a run for their money. She likes taking

risks, pushing her characters into directions that challenge the reader and take them

out of their element. You'll usually find the unexpected to happen in her stories. Life

isn't always pretty, and she likes to layer her words with true grit.

She is a self-professed cat lady, addicted to coffee, Monster, birthday cake lip balm,

and loves all things old,grungy,and fast. She's well versed in sarcasm, and the F-

word is her favorite adjective.

When she doesn't have her nose in a book, or fingers on a keyboard, she's spending

time with family and friends, watching old movies, and waiting for the next felon to

come sweep her off her feet.

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L.B. Dunbar

I’d like to say I was always a writer. I’d also like to say that I wrote every day of my

life since a child. That I took the teaching advice I give my former students because

writing every day improves your writing. I’d like to say I have my ten-thousand

hours that makes me a proficient writer. But I can’t say any of those things. I did

dream of writing the “Great American Novel” until one day a friend said: Why does it

have to be great? Why can’t it just be good and tell a story?

As a teenager, I wrote your typical love-angst poetry that did occasionally win me an

award and honor me with addressing my senior high school class at our

Baccalaureate Mass. I didn’t keep a journal because I was too afraid my mom would

find it in the mattress where I kept my copy of Judy Blume’s Forever that I wasn’t

allowed to read as a twelve year old.

I can say that books have been my life. I’m a reader. I loved to read the day I

discovered “The Three Bears” as a first grader, and ever since then, the written

word has been my friend. Books were an escape for me. An adventure to the

unknown. A love affair I’d never know. I could be lost for hours in a book.

So why writing now? I had a story to tell. It haunted me from the moment I decided

if I just wrote it down it would go away. But it didn’t. Three years after writing the

first draft, a sign (yes, I believe in them) told me to fix up that draft and work the

process to have it published. That’s what I did. But one story let to another, and

another, and another. Then a new idea came into my head and a new storyline was


I was accused (that’s the correct word) of having an overactive imagination as a

child, as if that was a bad thing. I’ve also been accused of having the personality of a

Jack Russell terrier, full of energy, unable to relax, and always one step ahead. What

can I say other than I have stories to tell and I think you’ll like them. If you don’t,

that’s okay. We all have our book boyfriends. We all have our favorites. Whatever

you do, though, take time for yourself and read a book.

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Lisa Edward

Lisa Edward is the author of The Songbird trilogy, and the novella Duty of Care.

While Lisa has called Melbourne Australia home for her entire life, she has lived and

worked in England, and travelled through most parts of Europe and the United

States. She loves nothing more than spending time with her beautiful daughter, or

curling up into the early hours of the morning with a great novel. By day, Lisa works

in the analytical IT field, so relishes the opportunity to foster her creative side

through writing. Her deep appreciation for literature was nurtured from a young

age, being taught to respect books and get lost in their stories. She enjoys reading

honest and realistic novels that are relatable, thought provoking and leave a lasting

impression. She can’t write without music playing, using the emotions from

different songs to invoke those of her characters. Lisa takes inspiration from her

own life experiences, the people around her and those she has met in her travels.

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Lia Fairchild

Bestselling author, Lia Fairchild, is both a traditionally published and independent

author who writes women’s fiction, romance, and chick lit. Fans of her books praise

her endearing, real characters who come to life in stories that will touch your heart.

Fairchild is addicted to the warmth of Southern California and holds a bachelor’s

degree in journalism and a multiple-subject teaching credential. She is a wife and

mother of two teenagers.

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Mary Catherine Gebhard

Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew and sometimes calls

herself Eva Natsumi. She's lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life, but

occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don't worry, she sends postcards.

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Z.B. Heller

As a little girl it was always a dream for Z.B. Heller to become She-Ra Princess of

Power. Since this dream was unobtainable, she spent what was probably way to

long in college trying to “find herself”. Becoming an artist scratched the creative itch

until the stories in her head were getting to be to loud for her to get anything else


She lives in St. Louis with her husband, son and Flemish Giant rabbit Chloe. In her

spare time she likes to read, stalk celebraties on Twitter and create the type of art

people scratch their heads about.

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Glenna Maynard

Glenna Maynard was born and raised in the beautiful hills of Eastern Kentucky,

where she still resides with her husband, son, and daughter. A mother by day and

writer by night. When Glenna isn't spending time with her family you can find her

curled up with a great book. Glenna enjoys scrap booking,photography, crafting,

cooking, and playing video games.

Glenna comes from a line of strong women with an amazing ability cook just about

anything from scratch. She grew up in a family owned and operated restaurant with

her Grandmother, and both of her parents. She spent her childhood days in the

kitchen learning to prepare home cooked meals. After school she would walk down

the street from her families snack bar as it was called by the locals to the county

library to get lost in her favorite books.

Glenna is an avid reader who loves discovering new authors. It was her love of

reading that recently drove her to try her own hand at writing.

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Kristen Hope Mazzola

You want to know more about me? Well, let's see...

I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams. I have a full time "day

job" and by night I am an author. I guess you could say that writing is like my super

power (I always wanted one of those). I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the

ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.

Please feel free to contact me to chat about my writing, books you think I'd like or

just to shoot the, well you know.

A portion of all my royalties are donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

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Morgan Jane Mitchell

Bestselling erotic romance and paranormal author, Morgan Jane Mitchell spent

years blogging politics and health trends before she rediscovered her love of writing

fiction. Trading politicians for bloodsuckers of another kind, she's now the author of

bestselling post-apocalyptic fantasy novel, Sanguis City. Her action packed series of

vampires, witches, demons and zombies is paranormal romance, dystopia, urban

fantasy and erotica in one bite. When Morgan Jane is not creating the city of blood or

conjuring up other supernatural tales, she's dreaming up erotic and dark romances.

Morgan Jane lives in the beautiful bluegrass area of central Kentucky with her

husband, 3 sons, 3 cats and a greyhound shepherd mix dog named Miss Penni Lane.

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Emerson Shaw

Emerson Shaw was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from the

University of Cincinnati with a Bachelors of Business Administration. She is married

and has two beautiful children. Her debut novel, Acts of Desperation, was based off

of a true story. She recently began a new romantic suspense series called "The Hot

Pursuit Series." Straight Flushed, book one, was released on June 22, 2015.

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Kacey Shea

Kacey Shea is a mom of three, wife, and indie author who resides in sunny Arizona.

She enjoys reading and writing romance novels as much as her son loves unicorns,

which is a lot.

When she's not writing you will find her playing taxi cab to her children while

belting out her favorite tunes, meeting friends or family for food and to share some

laughs, or sweating it out in the gym. Kacey finds that picking up heavy weights

repeatedly is good for her mental health as much as it is for the physical.

She has an unhealthy obsession with firefighters. It could be the pants. It could be

the fire. It's just hot. On occasion she has been known to include them, without their

knowledge, in her selfies outside the grocery store.

Kacey one day aspires to be a woman hand model in a sexy photo shoot. You know,

the woman's hand raking across the muscular back or six pack stomach of the male

fitness model. Yep, that hand.

Until that day comes she will continue writing sexy, flirty romance novels in hopes

to bring others joy!

Kacey enjoys interacting with her fans so please feel free to stalk her on Facebook,

Instagram or Twitter.

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M. Stratton

M. Stratton is an International Amazon bestselling author in the romantic suspense

and mystery suspense categories for her Storm Series and Bender. She lives with

her husband and son in Arizona, which is a big difference from where she grew up

north of Chicago, Illinois. As an only child she learned to tell herself stories to make

the long winters go by quicker while dreaming of summer vacations. Now as an

adult she still makes up stories to pass the time, but now she writes them down to

share with other people.

Stratton is a self-proclaimed dork who loves to make people laugh. Her inner rock

star is always on stage performing to a sold out crowd, but she quiet and shy on the

outside. She spends her days plotting new ways to surprise her readers.

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Madison Street

Madison Street was born in New York City and was raised in the Bronx, where she

resided until she was 17 years old. After September 11, Madison joined the United

States Navy to serve her country.

During the deployments, Madison constantly wrote short stories and she discovered

her passion for writing. You will find Madison always on the computer, whether

she’s on Facebook, designing websites, messing with Photoshop, or writing for her


Besides writing, her second passion is music and dance. Even though she’s a terrible

singer, she’ll still belt it out in the shower, especially if the song is her jam! She

currently resides in Virginia with her husband of 8 years, 2 children, a dog, and a cat.

She is so excited to start this amazing journey and is honored to be part of such a

compassionate and loving community.

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Felicia Tatum

Felicia Tatum was born and raised in Tennessee. She always loved reading, and at

the age of twelve began writing. Her passion for creating stories grew and in May

2012, she finally wrote her first novel, The White Aura.

She still lives in Tennessee with her daughter and her kitty. She loves cooking,

books, and animals are some of her best friends. She watches a lot of Disney channel

and often dreams up new book ideas. She’s currently working on various projects,

including the rest of the White Aura Series, the Scarred Hearts Series, and a novella

series. Her dream is to write as many books as possible while entertaining as many

people as possible.

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