Friday, September 25, 2015

#NewRelease - Into The Flames - Hot Firefighters

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 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 women they love.



Rescue Me by NYT and USA Today Bestselling Author 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 Award-Winning Author Desiree Holt
...When everything explodes

Where There's Smoke by Award-Winning Author Cindy Spencer Pape
Firefighting in the 1920's is dangerous business, but so is falling in love.

FireBrew by Amazon Bestselling Author Liz Crowe
Fate throws them together. But the horrific memory of a fiery disaster could tear them apart. 

Hook Me Up by Bestselling and Award-Winning Author 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 USA Today Bestselling Author Sam Cheever
A love that burns slowly burns longest, creating the greatest heat.

Uncontrolled Burn: A RISEN Team Novel by USA Today Bestselling Author 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 …

Edit Isn’t One of Those 4-Letter Words
Guest post by Nina Pierce 

After I’ve spent months writing a story and even more time poring over it and editing each sentence, making sure each paragraph paints a vivid emotional picture for the reader, I send my story off to a beta reader or two. I usually have one person reading for typos and misspellings (shhhh … don’t tell anyone, but this writer is the world’s WORST speller) and grammatical errors and a second reader checking for pacing and general story problems.

After all that is done I send it off to my editor.

I have to admit. When I first started writing, once the story was finished I was done with it. I didn’t want to look at it again. I felt I’d already done the best I could to develop scenes and characters and move the story along. I know, silly, but it’s how I used to feel.

Now it’s different. Sooooo different. I LOVE editing. 

I can’t wait for my manuscript to arrive back in my inbox from my editor. I thoroughly enjoy taking another look at my scenes and discovering a better word, a unique turn of phrase that will resonate with the readers.

After I address any major motivation or plot issues my editor has discovered that could affect scenes throughout the story, I begin attacking the manuscript one scene at a time. I read them completely out of order. Let me repeat that. I open random scenes in random chapters and edit each scene on its own, without the support of the rest of the chapter. I make sure every paragraph, every sentence, heck, every word has the biggest impact. Did I end each paragraph with the strongest words or did I bury a highly emotional line in the body of the paragraph? Is my hero sauntering or is it more like striding, stomping or pacing? Each of those words conveys something different to the reader and I want to be sure my character’s actions match their mood. 

By reading the scenes out of order I find I pick up many of the nuances I miss when I read from beginning to end.

I recently finished the editing of my newest release, UNCONTROLLED BURN. For the last three years, I’ve been self-publishing my stories and I have a wonderful editor who has a great eye. She knows exactly where my writing has fallen short and where to add more layers to my characters.

It was fun. I loved it.

I know sometimes writers find the editing part of the publication process difficult, but not me. I’ve had “easy” edits with nothing more difficult than changing a word here or there. And I’ve had major edits where I totally forgot to tell the reader about a character flaw in my hero. Still … I enjoyed the process.

And just to let you know, even with me, my editor and a proofer, mistakes sneak through. I don’t expect them to, but sadly it happens. Hopefully, readers are understanding and it’s not so jarring that it pulls you out of a story.

Happy Reading!


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 …

Thirty years ago, a horrendous attack thrust Chemistry professor, ALEXANDRA FLANAGAN into the secret world of vampires. Saved by the blood of an ancient vampire, she unhappily walks among immortals. Now, deadly fires in her quaint town have brought her to the attention of REESE COLTON and his elite RISEN team. Undercover as a firefighter, Reese has been called in to flush out and eliminate the rogue vampire burying a string of murders in the ashes of deadly fires. 

With the body count climbing and the number of fires escalating, the evidence pointing to Alex is piling high. Discovering the identity of the vicious vampire hell-bent on revenge may be the easy part of Reese’s job. But bringing a murderer to justice could mean the difference between honoring his duty—and losing his heart. 


Even though it’s been 10 years since USA Today bestselling author, Nina Pierce, first put fingers to keyboard, it still amazes her that she hasn’t written all the stories swirling around in her head. But then again—the woman is never at a loss for words! A former science teacher, she now spends her days making stuff up, killing off imaginary people (who may or may not look a lot like her nasty neighbors) and finding her characters their perfect soul mate. Married to her high school sweetheart of thirty years, Nina believes everyone deserves a little sexy romance in their life!

Nina enjoys hearing from her readers. You can reach her at You can also keep up with all her newest releases on her website ( or by following her on Facebook ( and twitter @NinaPierce.


  1. Thanks so much for having me, Chantel. We are so excited about our firefighters!

    1. Nothing better than a sexy firefighter!! Good luck to you all!


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