Posted:  Feb. 28, 2014

Hot Shots  Sexy as sin and hot as hell, these firefighters smolder with passion and burn with desire. . .
"Fired Up" by Anne Marsh
Hannah Green watches for wildfires from an isolated fire tower in Sequoia National Park by day and radios Cajun firefighter Cole Henry at night to share carnal fantasies hot enough to start a forest fire. . .
"Sizzle" by Lynn LaFleur
When photojournalist Maysen Halliday arrives in Lanville to take calendar pictures of the sexiest firefighters in Texas, red hot Fire Chief Clay Spencer makes her want him for her own personal centerfold...
"Five-Alarm Masquerade" by Stacey Kennedy
With her home destroyed in a fire, Abby has only the muscular arms of a rock hard firefighter to hold her up and the dream of blazing hot nights of pure erotic pleasure to keep her going. . .
This book contains adult content
     This book Hot Shots has three stories in one book.  The three authors are Ann Marsh, Lynn La Fleur and Stacey Kennedy in that order.
     This is a book of three authors who come together to write stories that are exotically charged about firefighters.  They are beyond hot and steamy, if you don’t like to read about couples exploring different and graphic sex scenes this is not the book for you.  There are Alpha Males for sure who like to take charge but don’t let the women fool you they are good taking as much as they give.
     The first story was about Hannah Green and Cole Henry.  A man who didn’t like rules yet served in the military as a firefighter on an aircraft carrier and was now a Hot Shot.  Cajon, big and sexy as hell.  Hannah is a college student months away from becoming a Vet.  She has worked a lot of summers in the forest in a watch tower as a Fire Watcher.  Cole hears her call in at roll call and can’t stop thinking about her.  He then on a private CB line on his off time starts chatting her up.  One thing leads to another phone/CB sex involved.
     On night talking on the airwaves lighting strikes the tower as he hears her say she lost her radio for is was struck.  He was up in a flash, off to see his commander Sam, knowing he would ask for the R&R but with or without it he was going to her.  He had to make sure she was okay.  Plus he had to have a face to go with the voice and he needed to see if she would be with him for just one night.  Since he was an Alpha Male with a one night only rule that would be all she would get.  Would that one night change both their lives forever?  You will have to read it and see…
This story I would have given it a 4*
Five-Alarm Masquerade/201
    This is a story about two very strong will successful individuals, who own their own businesses.  She is from Houston, Texas and he is living in Lanville, Texas.  He being Clayton Spencer and she being Maysen Halliday both 32 years old.
     Maysen owns a magazine called Hot Shots and she has come to Lenville to interview and take pictures of the sexiest volunteer firefighters around, voted on by the people.  Clay is not happy about it and especially when he sees Maysen.  He becomes all hot and bothered from the minute he sees her.  He remembers what happened to him a year ago to his heart when he fell hard and fast for a woman who was just passing through.  He was not going there again.  He makes the men available to her but he keeps ducking out on her.  Till finally she doesn’t take no for an answer.
     Maysen though had hit that point in her life where she had set her goals and it was time to meet and new one so she needed to be open to whatever that may be.  When she does meet Clay and at first finds him the sexiest man ever.  So, where and when she wonder where her day dreams about him take her?  She keeps dreaming some pretty steamy dreams about him so what will come of it?
     I enjoyed this story.  Maysen is open and blunt.  She holds nothing back.  There is masturbation, oral and rabbit sex so be aware that if this bothers you not you type of book.  Ladies you won’t need as big a fan as the first story but it is sexier.  This story has much more of a storyline that the first one which I enjoyed a lot.
I would have given this one a 5*
Five-Alarm Masquerade
     Abby Hill comes home to find her home on fire.  The first person she encounters is a firefighter, Gavin Morgan.  He explains her bedroom is a total loss but the rest of the house should be okay.  When she collapses in his arms and starts to sob.  You see she loses her parents, younger brother and older sister in a car accident in high school.  All the pictures of them was in a box in her room waiting for her to scan them.  Instead of turning her over to the EMT’s like he normally would he just sat and held her, he can’t explain why but he felt a connection, a need to protect.
     Gavin held her Abby felt protected and comforted but more so she felt an overwhelming connection to this man she didn’t know to the point where no one else but the two of them existed.  She could sense the over the top awareness of his masculine sexuality that came off of him that made her body react in a positive way.  He was trying so hard to console her until she told him why she was so upset about the loss of her room.  When her girlfriend from high school arrived he gave them space and went back to doing his job.  Then, he came back to them released them to go she said her thanks and he explained she needed to leave where she would be staying.
     When he went in to check the house with the rest of the crew he was amused at how the house resembled Abby.  Then checking all areas of her room and closet for hot spots he found one good picture and in her closet he found some amazingly sexy lingerie in the corner of her closet.  His shy Abby was hiding a vixen, but that was not the only thing that got his juices pumping to his lower region.  When he happened to look down he found books and this one title caught him by surprise but when he opened it was on being dominated sexually.  He just smiled and he knew that was why he felt their connection so strong she needed to be protected and he had a need to protect.
     Abby kept dreaming about Gavin and Gavin about her.  After thoughts of her affected him, like no other woman he decided to put a plan into action with her interest in domination as his plan…
     I really enjoyed this story of Abby and Gavin.  For me it was the most sexual of the three stories and the most touching emotionally in the long run.  I would never had thought that once Gavin invited her to the party.  But, wow!

Fate plays a huge part in this couples story and I am sure you will enjoy this sexually charged coupling.
I would have given this book 5*
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 A stormy night changes their lives forever…
The baseball diamond isn’t the only field for all-star player Alex Tavonesi; he also runs his family’s prestigious vineyard. What he can’t seem to run is his love life. He’s closing in on the perfect vintage and the perfect game, but so far the perfect woman has eluded him.
Veterinarian Jackie Brandon is eluding her aristocratic past and memories of a soccer star who jilted her just before their wedding. She devotes herself to a marine mammal rescue center on the northern California coast, where hundreds of seals and sea lions are washing up dead.
A chance meeting in a midnight storm brings Alex and Jackie together to rescue a stranded whale. Watching her work, he realizes she’s the passionate, courageous woman he thought he’d never find–he just has to overcome her deep distrust of jocks. Jackie’s passion and courage lead her to discover what’s killing the sea mammals. The culprits want to silence her, and Alex is the only one standing in their way. What will he sacrifice to save the woman he loves?

Rad-Reader:  What made you revolve it so much around the whole marine experience?

Pamela:   For most of my adult life, I have worked to improve the lives of marine animals—one way or another. What many people are not yet aware of is that marine mammals, whales, seals, sea otters and the like are, like the canary in coal mine for us; they are sentinels of ocean health. If marine mammals are well, we do well. Having worked closely with marine mammal veterinarians and international policy people, this story bit me and wouldn't let go! 

Rad-Reader:  Were you afraid that there was going to be to much technical marine biology lingo to turn off your readers?

Pamela:  People love windows into new worlds! Readers have told me how much they loved peeking into the behind-the scenes of an ocean animal rescue and rehab center in Love Bats Last. They had no idea how dangerous such work is, how physical—and how rewarding.

Rad-Reader:  How did you decide to incorporate the angles of baseball, marine biology, and the vineyards?  That seems like a wide stretch? 

Pamela:  Jackie, the marine mammal veterinarian, and Alex, the vineyard owner had been lurking in my story land for some time. It wasn't until Alex wrapped his baseball team around him and became a man fighting to win a title of extreme excellence in the game that the story 'clicked'. Lots of All-Star, top-of-their-game athletes have lives outside of baseball. These are men who have an appetite for life, dreams and the dedication to make them into realities. The women in my stories have careers in fields often dominated by men. I love that readers enjoy seeing them excel and overcome challenges and see to their dreams.

Rad-Reader:  I won’t lie the tech marine stuff started to get to me but just when it did you brought Gage in to save the day to say just what I needed to save the moment.  How did you come up with Gage?  Is he like anyone you know?

Pamela:  Everybody loves Gage. Loves. Him. He's one of those characters that you hear authors talk about who show up and almost walk away with the story. Regarding the question: Is he like anyone I with any author's writing, we are 'a part of all that we have met' as the saying goes. There are elements of Gage that I've experienced in real life. One of my NPR radio show partners played for an embassy hockey team, for example. Gage's hockey life is key to who he is. He loves sports, loves excellence, and Alex Tavonesi, the hero of Love Bats Last, is both. He and Gage will be friends for life.

Rad-Reader:  Jackie’s fashion sense made me laugh then you had her up against Sabrina and then the bimbo Sabrina made Alex bring to the seal release.  Yet, gave no real indication of how he saw her that night in her make over.  Just how she looked with the lighting behind her and her wrap.  Why was that?  Or how different she looked?

Pamela:   I wanted readers to be able to imagine the depth of his feelings. How she looked to him (stunning) wasn't as overpowering as the feelings he's recognizing he has for her. Love is a powerful force and he's just starting to realize that he loves her. His focus is not on what she's wearing, but the lines of weariness in her face— he's looking at her as a being, not as a person in a lovely dress. Oh— if I say too much more about that scene it'll be a spoiler! 

Rad-Reader:  Why did she not just ask Alex those questions that she need about the vineyards?  She just kept running on assumptions?  Not what a scientist does.  Why now?

Pamela:  Because she is a scientist, she wants to have her facts lined up. She doesn't want to appear accusatory and she also wants to catch the people behind the chemical dumping—it's almost as though her espionage instincts and drive for justice trump her data gathering self. And definitely trump her common-sense self. And something in the way Alex probes about the seal deaths begins to make her suspicious. But her feelings for him make her push her suspicions down, almost unwittingly. The power of attraction can make us do things we can't quite imagine! And there is a point at which she wished she had asked. It's cognitive avoidance—she doesn't want to believe he's involved.

Rad-Reader:  I wish we would have had Cory and Sabrina at least date or Sabrina and Scotty.  Why did we not see that?  Will we see that?

Pamela: Scotty's story is next, Thrown By Love. I love Sabrina and I'm so happy people love her, and love Cory and Scotty as well. Their stories are fascinating—and on deck! Sabrina's story is Book#5 of this series. Stay tuned for more of the Tavonesi Chronicles and the team! 

Rad-Reader:  What 3 word would you use to describe…
Jackie:  visionary, strong, a woman of deep integrity
Alex:  Powerfully, physically sexy; dedicated, big-hearted
Gage:  funny, insightful, loyal

Rad-Reader:  If this book was made into a movie who would you want to be…
Jackie:  Tough question. Emily Blunt could carry off playing Jackie, she has the spine and the deeper sensitivity.  Rachael Weisz comes to mind as does Amelia Warner. 
Alex:  Kit Harington, Henry Cavill, maybe Hunter Parrish (without the accents, of course!). I'd love to know who readers think would be good for the role of Alex!

Gage:  Joseph Morgan. What do you think?

Rad-Reader: Hands down for Alex it should be Henry Cavill And for Jackie I think Rachael Weisz  and Joseph is perfect.

Rad-Reader:  Where can our readers find you?
Pamela:  Facebook:  

Thanks so much for being with us today!!!

Pamela Aares is the award-winning author of Love Bats Last, Book #1. The Heart of the Game, is a sensual and action-packed contemporary romance series about intriguing, powerful alpha-males and the exciting and strong women who love them. Her historical romance debut, Jane Austen and the Archangel, explores the power of love to overcome fear.  Before becoming a romance author, Pamela produced and wrote award-winning films and radio shows. She learned that romance lives at the heart of the universe and power of the greatest stories of all. Pamela holds a Master’s degree from Harvard and lives in the wine country of California with her husband and two curious cats.


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