Friday, November 7, 2014

Book Tour for Five Alarm Alphas by Lexxie Couper et al. (GIVEAWAY)

As a reader who loves box sets for their variety in storylines I'm excited to introduce you to Five Alarm Alphas by Leexie Couper and seven more of our favorite authors.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this book as well as getting to know Ms. Couper, and a few of the other authors, a bit better.  Make sure to fill out the form for the chance to win GCs and eBooks too!

-Was it easier to write your story knowing about the concept beforehand or was this a story you had already thought about writing? 
I’ve got a thing for firefighters (I’ve written four of them so far, five if you count Desmond, the hero of Combustible) and my father is a retired firefighter (no, I don’t have Daddy issues, I promise) so it’s a world I know quite well.
-What inspired you to write about these particular characters? What was the deciding factor in choosing their story for this Anthology? 
I wish I could remember the exact moment the hero, Desmond, smacked me in the face and told me I was writing his story. Desmond was a minor (but pivotal) character in Muscle for Hire, Heart of Fame Book Two, and I always knew—even while writing that book—that he was going to come along one day and demand more of my time. I must admit, I was taken by surprise by his sexual domination side. And as for the heroine…well, Jess was one of those characters that just leapt from the page and took no prisoners. But boy, do the pair of them spark off each other (spark? Get it? Hee hee hee)
-Give us the inside scoop on another author in the anthology. (Share a “secret” or funny story) 
Oh oh oh! Ready? Lissa Mathews is a sucker for punishment…err….I mean, a goddess who deserves all the Tim Tams in the world. She offered to take on the job of being in charge of the financial side of this International affair despite it being a logistical nightmare of epic international tax rules.
-When you start a book, do you already have the whole story in your head or is it built progressively? 
I am a panster through and through. I've only ever plotted one book (Suspicious Ways) and I have to admit, I almost didn't write if after doing so. I already knew the ending :) Every book I write is a surprise journey to me. I never know what's going to happen.
-Tell us something that people would be surprised you know how to do. 
Break a person's clavicle with my palm. I used to be a martial arts instructor and damn, could I kick butt!
-What makes the perfect book hero? I think this can vary for every reader. For me, I love writing a hero who can have strong alpha tendencies, but whose weakness can be the heroine. Some humor. Maybe a bit tortured.
-Give us the inside scoop on another author in the anthology. (Share a “secret” or funny story)
Lexxie Cooper, Shelli Stevens and I had breakfast together in New Orleans during the RTBooklovers’ convention to discuss the anthology but since Lexxie is from Australia, Shelli from the US, and I’m from Canada, we ended up discussing the different types of bacon each of our countries use.Now everytime I eat bacon I think of Shelli and Lexxie.
-Tell us about your first book. What would readers find different about the first one and your most recent published work?
Oh, wow. Does that take me back! My first book was Blackthorne’s Light, a paranormal romance (vampire) novella. At the time, ebooks were brand new and the Kindle didn’t exist. It was my very first erotic romance, and back then “erotic” was a lot tamer than it is now. I blushed anytime I used a four letter word. Now, heck no. LOL My writing has gotten much cleaner with better flow and character. I still love going back and reading where my mind took me, but my work now is much more enjoyable. At least to me.

Feeding the Flames ~ Leah Breamel: When chef Tabatha Morgan returns to Barnett Springs, her burning crush on firefighter Zac Buchanan flares back to life. Trouble is, Zac has made a promise to keep his distance from Tabby, so Zac’s best friend and fellow firefighter Quinn decides to help feed the flames of their mutual desire.
Combustible ~ Lexxie Couper: Arson investigator, Desmond Russell is the best in Australia. Cool, calm and collected, nothing ruffles him. Until he meets Outback fire brigade captain, Jess Montgomery, a woman who ignites all his sexual desires. The initial spark will engulf them both…but will their hearts survive the inferno?
Wet Down ~ Delilah Devlin: Out with the old, in with the new...Or so Sherry Thacker thinks. Problem is, her ex is always on her mind and right across the street. When a “Wet Down” ceremony to retire an old fire truck is planned by the city council she has to put aside her hurt and anger and do her job. Blake Thacker wants his wife back—in every way and he’ll use whatever means necessary to win her back. Sex is always best served WET.
Two to Spark ~ Marie Harte: When a psychic predicts that a faulty toaster, a black cat, and the wrong address will bring Cooper together with Ms. Right, he shrugs off the notion as crazy. But before long, fate has something else in store for the sexy firefighter when a spark of attraction ignites into true love.
Controlled Burn ~ Desiree Holt: Montana Wade was home after writing off the past ten years of her life, but she needed one more night of courage before she faced her family. Boone Crider, hotshot firefighter, was burned out form the rash of malicious fires. They thought one night as strangers would cure them both, but the fire they started between them soon became a barely controlled burn.
Up In Smoke ~ Lissa Matthews: Half-brothers, Josh and Jay, share everything from a house, to a love of curvy, older women. So when their dream woman accidentally sets her kitchen on fire, they ride to her rescue, sirens blaring, promising to kindle flames that may never be extinguished.
Rekindled ~ Cari Quinn: Some blazes refuse to be contained. It's been months since ex-firefighter Katie Kemp has spoken to her former lover and squad mate, Dash Carlton. But when a late night drive down memory lane leads her to a small fire at Dash's house, she realizes she's not willing to turn her back on the hottest flame of her life.
Into the Fire ~ Shelli Stevens: Shannon has always prided herself on holding her own in the male dominated field of firefighting. She likes to be in control. Until she strikes a bargain with a sexy man from her past who makes her give it all up in the bedroom.


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Lexxie Couper started writing when she was six and hasn’t stopped since. She’s not a deviant, but she does have a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get erotic romances that can make you laugh, cry, shake with fear or tremble with desire. Sometimes all at once.
When she’s not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie’s life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she’s insane, a indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, and her daughters, who both utterly captured her heart and changed her life forever.
Having no idea how old she really is, Lexxie decided to go with 27 and has been that age for quite some time now. It’s the best of both worlds – old enough to act mature, young enough to be silly.
Lexxie lives by two simple rules – measure your success not by how much money you have, but by how often you laugh, and always try everything at least once. As a consequence, she’s laughed her way through many an eyebrow raising adventure.


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