Good Monday morning - it's cold and rather dreary where I'm at but it's hot here at A Page In The Life. Things heated up when I welcomed author Kathleen Grieve over today because her new release, Dating 911 offers up some smoking hot romance. This has been on my to-read list since before it released - the cover caught my interest. Bare chested fireman just have a way of doing that!
First, we'll let Kathleen share a little about her background and how it works with her new release which is also the first book of the Dating Series, then we'll have all the details, excerpts, buy links
The tour kicks off today and I believe we're first stop on the tour. Take a minute to leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of this novel.
INCORPORATING MEDICINE INTO MY WRITING, TAKE 2~
A couple of weeks ago, I shared a little bit about how I incorporate medicine into my writing. As a registered nurse for the last couple of decades and a nursing assistant before that, I have a lot of experience to draw from.
The most key element to lasting in this profession is levity and humor. Without keeping a perspective on life itself, it is easy to get lost and burned out amongst the pain, sorrow, loss that can consume you when you become a part of this world day in and day out~especially when you work in critical care.
In my current release, the firefighters of Station House #54 do play pranks on each other. Nothing that can be harmful, mind you, but just something to lighten the mood every now and again. This is their way of surviving the horrors that they deal with.
Remember that firefighters are our first responders to any catastrophe that may occur. The death and devastation that they see is nothing near what I see by the time the patient will arrive in a trauma bay in the emergency room or even after a patient has gone to the operating room and I see that same patient in the ICU.
My hero, Firefighter Jett Avery is severely traumatized after the death of his best friend in a warehouse fire. He carries a lot of guilt and remorse over the events of that night. His way of dealing with his depression is more than a little unorthodox, but I give him credit for trying!
Thank you so much for having me here today! Please leave a comment. I will draw a random comment for a free digital copy of my latest release, Dating 911!
(My apologies to Kathleen - her photos imbedded in her post refused to join us on Blogger)
Emergency room nurse, Roxanne Carter is a loser-magnet wishing she could enjoy her single life. Commiserating with girlfriends over butterscotch martinis creates the idea of The Dating Manifesto--a not so scientific research project which promises to point the way to dating success. While gathering data to find the most suitable single men available, she wades through a series of unsavory, stale dates, which literally places her back at ground zero. Just when she is ready to give up, sin personified in the form of sexy firefighter Jett Avery, arrives tainting all of her previous data.
A traumatic warehouse fire, in which firefighter Jett Avery's closest friend dies, has him suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Attempting to stave off the worst of his depression, he decides to use his brand of therapy...Sex. The remedy has lost luster until he encounters ER nurse Roxanne Carter.
The pursuit of Roxanne by Jett's twin brother, Doctor Cruz Avery, complicates her research and interferes with Jett's therapy. Does Roxanne choose the brother who by analysis is the perfect match? Or the broken, dark and irresistible one?
She held up her hands, palms facing toward him. “Stop. This is a hospital. Not some stupid television show where the medical staff is always making out in a closet. I work here. Don’t even think about it!”
Jett closed the distance between them until her hands pressed against his chest, searing their imprint through the thin cotton of his T-shirt. He grasped her fingers and lifted them to his mouth, licking the sensitive tips with his tongue one by one. Heat filled her eyes and she trembled.
“You feel the pull, too. Don’t you?” he asked, dropping her hand.
Jett slid his hands to her waist, and molded her against his erection. A perfect fit. Her sharp intake of breath as she shook her head told him all he needed to know. He smiled. Satisfaction filled him.“Liar. Shake your head in denial all you want, but I can see the reflection mirrored in your eyes, and feel the powerful draw when I touch you,” he said in a husky tone. He rubbed his stiff cock against her stomach. The intensity of his desire eliminated all reason.
Jett buried his face in her neck and breathed in her sweetness. “Hmm. Today you smell like chocolate.” His tongue traced the delicate shell of her ear as his hands stroked her bare arms. “But you taste like honey.”
Her knees bent and he placed his leg between hers to support her. On the brink of total insanity, he continued his light exploration. His hand skimmed her torso, and skirted the side of her breast. With slow, deliberate care, he let his fingertips graze her collarbone on the way to grasp the back of her neck. Another tremor rippled through her.
God, she felt so damn good.
She tilted her chin and her head rested in his open palm. “Jett,” her sultry voice caused his penis to throb. “This is not a good idea. Anyone could come in here and….”
He pushed his thigh against her crotch. She inhaled sharply, desire deepening the blue of her eyes. “You were saying?”
Her brow furrowed. “And…”
“Intoxicating being a little naughty, isn’t it?” he rasped. He gently tugged her face closer to his. “Hmm. I believe you mentioned the other night that your most recent sexual exploits have been lacking. Let’s add something of interest for your science venture.”
Evernight Publishing - http://www.evernightpublishing.com/dating-911-by-kathleen-grieve/
A graduate of University of Nebraska Medical Center, Kathleen Grieve earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Nursing in 1994. She has been a dedicated nurse for the past seventeen years, serving most of those years in intensive care. Always writing, Kathleen chose to pursue yet another career- that of a writer. An avid romance reader of all genres since age 13, she decided to try a hand at writing her own novel in the summer of 2006.
She draws a lot from the real-life medical drama she experiences as a RN for her novels. Writing romance is a creative outlet where she can effectively deal with the daily stress and sorrow, adding levity and humor to situations that provide a happily ever after when there isn't one.
To find out more about Kathleen Grieve and her books, you can stop by her blog, Keeping A Pulse On Life & Romance at: http://kathleengrieve.blogspot.com
Her website: www.kathleengrieve.com
Follow her on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Kathleen-GrieveAuthor/251669291518939
My thanks to Kathleen Grieve for coming over today - and I know what will be my Thankgiving weekend guilty reading pleasure!!!
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