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Who Will Save The Cat? Hook Me Up by @Adele_Downs .99 Special! http://amzn.to/1P8DThj @choosybookworm #MFRWauthor #99cents #romance

HOOK ME UP by Adele Downs is a featured release at Choosy Bookworm.

A sweet but sexy firefighter contemporary romance novella. 5★ early reviews!

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“This book is marvelous, it cracked me up at the very first page. If I could give it more than five stars I would! A must read!” 5★~ Roxie’s Reviews

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About HOOK ME UP

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.

Excerpt:

Lexi’s voice had gone hoarse, but she tried again to call for help, emitting faint sounds from her dry throat. Ginger mewled.

To her amazement, a husky voice answered. “Try not to move. I’ll be right up.”

She followed the sound to the bottom of the tree and figured the blood rushing from her feet to her brain had turned her mind to oatmeal. She’d either grown delusional, or died from her injuries, because the most gorgeous man she’d ever seen had moved into her line of sight and stood at the base of her apple tree.

She squeezed her eyes closed, and then opened them again. The man was still there. He had corn-colored hair and looked up at her with the eyes of an angel. The soot on his cheeks and chin couldn’t camouflage the stunning face beneath.

A firefighter dressed in full regalia had come to her rescue.

She watched, filled with relief and hope, as he hoisted a circle of rope over his shoulder and gripped a long-handled hook with an axe on the opposite side. In one smooth motion, he began to climb. She’d never been so glad to see another human being.

That’s when Lexi remembered her naked breasts and the purple lace thong she barely wore.

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The Most Delicious Banana Bread You’ll Ever Bake

Amanda’s Homemade Banana Bread (Recipe borrowed from her neighbor, Adele Downs)

Amanda Greer is a master chef and the heroine of my award-winning novella NATURALLY YOURS. In the story, she serves banana bread to the hero (yes, there’s a private joke there), and my favorite recipe for banana bread is included in the back of the book. For those of you who haven’t read NATURALLY YOURS (And I hope you will), I thought you might enjoy trying this delicious recipe for your holiday guests. I guarantee everyone will love it.

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Homemade Banana Bread:

This is the most delicious, moist banana bread I’ve ever tasted and I hope you love it too. The secret to its wonderful texture is the plain yogurt. The bread is easy to make, rich and satisfying. Organic ingredients without chemicals and preservatives are always best to use. Be sure to follow the mixing method exactly for best results. After the loaf has cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.

Ingredients:

1 ¼ cups organic sugar                   1 ½ cups flour

½ cup organic butter, softened       4 tablespoons plain whole yogurt

2 eggs                                             2 ripe organic bananas, mashed

1 teaspoon baking soda                  1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium-sized bowl, cream sugar and softened butter using a hand mixer. Add baking soda to the center of the contents. Place the yogurt on top of the baking soda and hand-stir. Add the two eggs, slightly beaten. Next, add the mashed bananas, flour, and vanilla. Mix all ingredients together well.

Place batter in a standard size non-stick loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for one hour. Relax and visit Adele Downs at http://adeledowns.com while the bread bakes. Let cool and enjoy for breakfast or dessert.

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HOOK ME UP by Adele Downs, Book Birthday! New Release! Only .99!

It’s my book birthday! The official release of HOOK ME UP by Adele Downs begins today as the story goes live on all sales channels in the USA and parts of Europe. Only .99 for a limited time!

My Family’s Heart Reviews will celebrate HOOK ME UP on December 3 in a blitz with dozens of book bloggers!

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“Adele Downs writes with wit and emotion. Her characters are always lovable and HOT!” 5 Stars! ~Will Work For Books

Hook-Me-Up

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.

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NEW RELEASE!

HOOK ME UP by Adele Downs

Firefighter contemporary romance.

Only .99 for a limited time!

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About the Story:

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.

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Praise for Hook Me Up (first published in the INTO THE FLAMES anthology):

“Hook Me Up by Adele Downs warmed my heart. Being a cat lover lol I couldn’t pass up the chance to read about the ‘damsel in distress with her kitten’ to be rescued by the hottest fireman in the city. How can you go wrong with kitties and a handsome hero?” 5 Stars! ~ Ravannah Rayne

“I was hooked from the start. There was *hand over mouth ‘O’ my gawd I would be so embarrassed, to grabbing tissues, to laughing out loud in this book. If you’re looking for sex scenes and erotica you aren’t going to find that anywhere in this book. But the author has done such a phenomenal job building the chemistry between Knox and Lexi you don’t need it. The story is excellent without it. You will need your own fire hydrant to put out the flames that Knox and Lexi create in this story.” 5 Stars! ~My Family’s Heart Reviews

“Hook Me Up – This story had a little bit of everything I look for when I’m reading a story. Good pacing, some humor and a hot hero. Knox is a complex man. He had a lot of depth and it was nice to see that he wasn’t perfect. His flaws and his issues made him more real, which I appreciated. And even though the way they met was very unconventional, the pair make it work. A sweet story with a satisfying ending. I’ll definitely be checking out what else Adele Downs has to offer.” 5 Stars! ~Z Shaw

“This book is marvelous, it cracked me up at the very first page…This is truly a sweet, touching and funny romance! If I could give it more than five stars I would! It is a must must read book!” 5 Stars! ~ Roxie’s Reviews

“Adele Downs writes with wit and emotion. Her characters are always lovable and HOT! She makes you want more.” 5 Stars! ~Will Work For Books

“Hook Me Up (Adele Downs) is a really quick story – it starts off with our heroine stuck in a tree! Of course, the sexy firefighter arrives to save the day! I loved the chemistry between these two – and the whole story just made me smile.” 4.5 Stars! ~ Cat’s Reviews

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Love Under the Harvest Moon, NATURALLY YOURS

Not quite ready for Christmas reading, but want to relax with a story set in autumn? The hero and heroine of my award-winning novella NATURALLY YOURS fall in love under the Harvest Moon. This book has received 100% positive reviews and numerous 5 stars from book bloggers. Give NATURALLY YOURS a try this weekend.

“I read this wonderful book in one sitting and I enjoyed every word.”5★ ~Jodie’s W.I.N.E List

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NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs

Who will save a man who saves the world?

Paramedic Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night Finalist Medallion-Novellasince his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. Mickey doesn’t do it for glory; he wants absolution, not admiration. He lives by the rule: No personal contact after a rescue. That code meets the ultimate test when Mickey saves a child’s life on a roadside and declines the parents’ invitation to dinner at their upscale restaurant.

Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges. When she learns Mickey has refused her business partners’ hospitality, she persuades him to change his mind. The handsome paramedic visits her restaurant and Amanda joins him at his table. Their unexpected chemistry turns kinetic and leads to a passionate kiss.

In Amanda’s arms, Mickey finds relief from the stressors that haunt him, but resists falling in love. When Amanda challenges him to face his demons and accept the love she offers, Mickey arrives at a crossroad. The war-weary paramedic must first save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart.

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Excerpt:

“They called you a hero in the press.” Her dark lashes lowered and lifted and she smiled at him with admiration shining in her eyes. “They were right, of course. What you did for Jack can never be repaid.”

Mickey winced at the hero reference. “I hate to disappoint you, but I only did what I’m trained to do.”

Amanda made sounds of disagreement low in her throat. “Elena told me at least a hundred and fifty cars passed her on the highway. Every one of them ignored her cries for help. Of all those people, don’t you think one might have been medically trained? Or at least cared enough to respond? No. You stopped. Only you.”

Oh. He hadn’t thought of that.

She pointed a finger at his chest. “There’s a difference between you and other people. There’s no other way to explain what happened on that roadway. Elena is convinced you’re special, and I never doubt her perceptions. That’s another reason why I wanted to meet you.”

Mickey stared into Amanda’s eyes and her pupils dilated. Her lips parted, ever so slightly, as if to welcome a kiss. Her tongue touched the inside of her bottom lip and disappeared. Mickey knew then, she felt it too. Synergy. Chemistry. An attraction so powerful it turned kinetic on contact.

Some called it love at first sight.

Amanda. Even her name was beautiful.

She took a sip of her drink and he watched her mouth and throat work the liquid. When she set down the tumbler, she wiped a droplet from the corner of her mouth with a trimmed, unpolished fingertip. Mickey wished he could have swiped the bead away with his tongue.

Amanda leaned closer and pressed a hand to his wrist. “Trained or not, you were the only stranger on that highway who had a heart.”

Mickey laid his hand over hers and she let him keep it there. Until now, he wasn’t sure he still had a heart. His had been chipped away, piece by piece, like a block of ice since the war. He’d considered it long gone, with his soul. In mere minutes, what was left had thawed in the center, leaving him raw and exposed.

Amanda continued to speak; clearly unaware she’d stripped away another layer. “I love Jack like he’s my own son. He’s a terrific kid. I’ve helped take care of him since the day the Martins and I started this restaurant. When you saved him, you saved us all.” Amanda leaned in and pressed a quick, sweet kiss against Mickey’s jaw.

Their gazes locked when she sat back in her chair. The gravity of her words and her straightforward kiss humbled him into speechlessness. He’d been thanked many times before, but this woman had gotten to him like no one else. He squeezed her hand and then downed the rest of his drink. Amanda took another sip of hers and set the glass on the table before retreating into silence. She turned the tumbler slowly in her hands.

Mickey looked back at her and tapped two fingers against the menu’s leather cover. “Nothing here is what I expected.”

Amanda returned a quiet smile, either assuming he meant food choices, or pretending he had. She tucked her arms beneath her breasts and leaned forward against the edge of the table, lifting perfect white swells above the neckline of her blouse. “Organic means untouched by artificiality. Grown and consumed in its natural state. We eat only healthy foods unspoiled by chemicals, preservatives, hormones, steroids, antibiotics, and genetically modified seeds or cells. Pure.”

Pure. Mickey gazed at the stunning woman by his side. The texture of her skin looked smooth as cream and welcoming to the touch. He longed to run his hands along her thighs, imagining sleek roads leading to heaven at their apex. “I like the sound of that.” The way she looked back at him while he studied her face made him wonder if she’d read his mind.

The one that had gone dirty.

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Firefighter Unwraps The Holidays-SANTA TO THE RESCUE

 “Santa to the Rescue is the perfect kickoff to the season of celebration.” ~ Romantic Reads and Such

Dozens of book bloggers will feature SANTA TO THE RESCUE today on their blogs during a book blitz hosted by My Family’s Heart Reviews and Promotions. This sweet novella has received outstanding reviews and is the perfect topper to your holiday reading list. I hope you’ll pick up a copy for your Kindle, iPhone, Nook, or tablet. Only .99!

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“Really puts you in the Christmas spirit! Loved it! 5 stars! ” ~ Curling Up With A Good Book

“Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!” 5 Stars! ~ Cat’s Reviews

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Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: An honorable man doesn’t go back on his word, never hurts a woman, and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at the Appleton Fire station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.

When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing Santa Baby in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.

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Margarita Tips From a Fireman!

It’s Friday! What better time to enjoy a fun adult beverage than the weekend?

Here’s the perfect autumn pumpkin margarita recipe from one of my favorite sites Sauza Tequila®.

The Sauza® Harvest

Ingredients:

Spoonful of pumpkin puree
1 part Maple Syrup
2 parts Sauza® Signature Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila

How to make:

Rim glass with brown sugar. Add ingredients to an ice-filled shaker. Shake and strain over ice into a margarita glass. Garnish with star anise.

See a photo: https://us.sauzatequila.com/recipes/sauza-harvest 

The Traditional Margarita:

If a lime margarita is more your thing, here’s one of my favorite videos to teach you how to mix your own. With a hot fireman and a kitten as your tutors, your next margarita is bound to be delicious. Salud!

(Posted with permission from Sauza® Tequila.)

INTO THE FLAMES Release Day! Join The Party!

It’s Release Day for INTO THE FLAMES Firefighter Box Set Anthology!

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INTO THE FLAMES. Seven smoldering firefighter romance stories. One great price. Only .99!

You Are Invited!

Stop by our Facebook party 9/29 from 1:00 pm-8:30 pm ET. Join the fun and help us celebrate! Lots of prizes. And what could be better than hot firefighters?

Follow this link to our Facebook Party!  https://www.facebook.com/events/1438176916494693/ 

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You can also visit one or all of our book blast hosts during our three-day tour with My Family’s Heart Promotions and enter to win fun prizes with Rafflecopter!

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Here’s the list of book blogs hosting INTO THE FLAMES: 

September 29, 2015

Indy Book Fairy — http://paranormalbookfairy.blogspot.com/
BookSkater — http://bookskater.com
Jen’s Reading Obsession– http://jensreadingobsession.blogspot.com
A.C. Melody — https://acmelodyblog.wordpress.com/
Bella’s Blog —   Bella’s Blog Review
Here is what I read– http://hereiswhatireadblog.wordpress.com
Young at Heart Reviews — http://young-at-heart-reviews.weebly.com/young-loves/new-release-into-the-flames-box-set  Review

September 30, 2015

I Love Books — http://jolandaloves2read.blogspot.nl/
Addiction to Reading — http://theresaisaddictedtoreading.blogspot.com
Nicole’s Book Musings — http://www.nicolesbookmusings.com/2015/09/into-flames-anthology.html  Review
What Shall We Blog About Today — http://kenowinsky.blogspot.com/
Padme’s Library — http://padmeslibrary.blogspot.com/
United Indie Book Blog — http://unitedindiebookblog.blogspot.com/
Muffy Wilson Literotica — http://muffywilson.blogspot.com
Deal Sharing Aunt — http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/
Wild and Dirty Book Blog — http://wildanddirty.blogspot.com/
Teatime and Books — http://www.ladyofbooks76.wordpress.com
My Family’s Heart —  https://tonyaloveslife.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/blast-review-giveaway-into-the-flames-7-hot-books-by-7-fabulous-authors/ Review

October 1, 2015

Girl with Pen — http://victoriazumbrumsreviews.blogspot.com/2015/10/review-of-into-flames.html   Review
The Snarkology — http://www.thesnarkology.com
Written Love Reviews — http://writtenlovereviews.blogspot.com
Books, Coffee, and Crafts News — https://www.facebook.com/BooksCoffeeCraftsNewsEmp Review
Here is what I read blog — http://hereiswhatireadblog.blogspot.com
Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions — http://crystalschaoticconfessions.blogspot.com/
Cat’s Reviews — http://www.reviewsbycat.blogspot.com/2015/10/into-flames-multi-authors-5-with.html   Review

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Buy INTO THE FLAMES:  Firefighter Multi-Author Boxed Set Anthology
Release Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015
ISBN: 9781626228832  (Seaside Publications)

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 and Women 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 one they love.

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INTO THE FLAMES Cover Reveal! $0.99 Firefighter Box Set Anthology

Announcing…

INTO THE FLAMES:  Firefighter Multi-Author Boxed Set Anthology

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Available for pre-order now!

Release Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

ISBN: 9781626228832  (Seaside Publications)

Seven smoldering stories. One great price. Only .99!

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INTO THE FLAMES

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 and Women 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 one they love.

JOIN US ON THE ADVENTURE…

Rescue Me by 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 Desiree Holt

…When everything explodes

Where There’s Smoke by Cindy Spencer Pape

Firefighting in the 1920’s is dangerous business, but so is falling in love.

FireBrew by Liz Crowe

Fate throws them together. But the horrific memory of a fiery disaster could tear them apart.

Hook Me Up by 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.

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Slow Burner by Sam Cheever

A love that burns slowly burns longest, creating the greatest heat.

Uncontrolled Burn: A RISEN Team Novel by 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 …

About The Authors:

N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author who’s always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

Desiree Holt is an award-winning author known the world over as The Oldest Living Erotic Romance Author. She has won an EPIC E-Book Award, the Holt Medallion and many other awards. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The London Daily Mail and numerous other national and international publications.

Cindy Spencer Pape is an award-winning author of 19 novels and more than 40 shorter works. She lives in southeast Michigan. When not hard at work writing she can be found dressing up for steampunk parties and Renaissance fairs, or with her nose buried in a book.

 Liz Crowe is an Amazon best-selling author of 27 books, mom of three, Realtor, beer blogger, brewery marketing expert, and sports fan. She is a Kentucky native and graduate of the University of Louisville currently living in Ann Arbor. She has decades of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as a three-continent, ex-pat trailing spouse. Her early forays into the publishing world led to a groundbreaking fiction hybrid, “Unconventional Romance. Worth the Risk,” which has gained thousands of fans and followers interested less in the “HEA” and more in the “WHA” (“What Happens After?”).

Adele Downs is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 20 romance titles, including those written under another pen name, and a former journalist with hundreds of articles to her credit. When not writing in her home office in rural Pennsylvania, she can be found reading a book on the nearest beach, taking photographs, or riding in her convertible.

Sam Cheever is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic paranormal/fantasy and mystery/suspense, creating stories that celebrate the joy of love in all its forms. Known for writing great characters, snappy dialogue, and unique and exhilarating stories, Sam is the award-winning author of 50+ books and has been writing for over a decade under several noms de plume.

Nina Pierce is a USA Today Bestselling author who spends her days at the keyboard writing stories of fated loves and soul mates, blissfully creating chaos for her characters by throwing in a villain or two, a little murder and a whole lot of mayhem as they struggle toward their happy-ever-afters. When she’s not writing, Nina enjoys spending time with her soul mate of nearly 40 years, their three adult children, one love-sick son-in-law and two precious grandsons.

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HOOK ME UP by Adele Downs, Coming Soon-INTO THE FLAMES Box Set!

HOOK ME UP by Adele Downs

Pre-order September 7, 2015!

Available September 29, 2015!

A contemporary firefighter romance novella inside the INTO THE FLAMES multi-author box set anthology. Eight sizzling novellas from eight New York Times, USA Today, best-selling and award-winning authors.

Introductory price of only .99!

INTO THE FLAMES box set cover reveal coming soon!

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Pre-order your copy of INTO THE FLAMES September 7, 2015 on Amazon, iTunes, All Romance eBooks, or Kobo and receive HOOK ME UP plus seven other scintillating firefighter romance stories for only .99/

Available September 29, 2015 at Amazon, iTunes, All Romance eBooks, Kobo, B&N, D2D.

More firefighter titles by Adele Downs:

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Christmas in July-Hot Cowboys and Firemen!

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Celebrating Christmas in July with fireman Jamey Tucker and cowboy Treymont Woods!

Sweet but sassy short story reads to beat the heat and keep your Christmas spirit burning all year.

Buy your copies of SANTA TO THE RESCUE and HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY for only .99 each!

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SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Only .99!

Reader’s Choice Award Winner at Loves Romance Café. Best Man in Uniform.

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HER CHRISTMAS COWBOY. Only .99!

The standalone sequel to KISSING HER COWBOY.

An Amazon Top 100 Western, Western Romance, Short Romance.

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KISSING HER COWBOY. Only .99!

An Amazon Top 100 Western, Western Romance, Short Romance.

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Merry Christmas in July!

SANTA TO THE RESCUE Reissued!

  “Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!” 5 Stars! ~ Cat’s Reviews

I’m thrilled to announce that SANTA TO THE RESCUE, my sweet firefighter romance novella, has been reissued by Entangled Publishing with a great new cover as part of their Bliss line. Isn’t it pretty? And still only .99! My hero Jamey Tucker and heroine Heather Longhurst look better than ever.

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A Love Romances Cafe’ Reader’s Choice Award Winner!

Summary:

Firefighter Jamey Tucker knows three things in life to be true: an honorable man doesn’t go back on his word; never hurts a woman; and lasting love isn’t a myth. But with his recent move to a new job at Appleton Fire Station, the long hours don’t offer hope of finding the love he’s looking for.

When Jamey meets beautiful pediatric nurse Heather Longhurst after hearing her sing Santa Baby in a supermarket aisle, he offers her a promise he discovers he can’t keep. Heather has been betrayed by men in the past, making it hard for Jamey to gain her trust. Determined to find a way to win her heart, Jamey uses firefighter engine-uity and Heather’s favorite song to prove he’s got Christmas spirit she can believe in all year.

Here’s what book bloggers are saying about SANTA TO THE RESCUE.

“That first flush of ‘this could be love’ makes for a wonderfully sweet read. I need to see what else this author has written!” 5 Stars! ~ First Page To The Last

This festive romance novella is the perfect read to lift your holiday spirits.” 5 Stars! ~Examiner.com Philadelphia

Ms. Downs’ writing is smooth, seamless, and engaging…Santa To The Rescue is one of those magical Christmas stories that bring a smile to your face and a warmth to your heart.” 5 Stars! ~ The Snarkology

“[Adele] Downs’ Santa to the Rescue is a beautifully written, heartwarming tale of love during the holidays… Those who love romance added with the magic of the holidays will enjoy this read!” ~ 5 Stars! ~The Pen and Muse

“The one-dimensional holiday specials on the Hallmark channel should take a lesson from Adele Downs. She developed believable, emotional characters that keep you turning the page and leave you satisfied.” 5 Stars! ~ Amazon community reviewer

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NEW RELEASE! NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs

It’s RELEASE DAY! I’m excited to share my latest contemporary romance from Boroughs Publishing. I hope you’ll pick up a copy and enjoy Mickey and Amanda’s love story. Happily, the early reviews of the book have been overwhelmingly positive. I’m thrilled and humbled by the response. Thank you for your enthusiastic support.

Book bloggers will be spreading the word about NATURALLY YOURS during a three-day book blast. Join us! I’ll be interacting with readers and giving away fun prizes October 8,9,10. The complete list is posted on Adele’s Book Tour Footprints page, but I’ll add reminders to this blog each day of the tour.

To kick off the new release celebration, Harlie’s Book Blog and author Delilah Devlin are hosting me today. Here’s where you can find us.

Delilah Devlin: http://www.delilahdevlin.com/blog/2014/10/07/adele-downs-naturally-yours-release-day-contest/

Harlie’s Book Blog:  http://www.harliesbooks.com/posts/arc-review-and-happy-release-day-to-naturally-yours-by-adele-downs/

Harlie gave NATURALLY YOURS Five Harlie’s and a Recommended Read review!

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NATURALLY YOURS
Best-Selling Author
ADELE DOWNS

Who will save a man who saves the world?

After saving the life of a child, an Iraq War veteran–turned-paramedic finds love and absolution in the arms of a beautiful master chef.

“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” —Will Work for Books

A TASTE OF BLISS

Paramedic Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. He doesn’t do it for glory, though. He wants absolution, not admiration. And he lives by one rule: No personal contact after a rescue.

Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges, so when she learns the man who saved the life of her restaurant partners’ child won’t come to dinner, she suddenly has a mission. When the handsome paramedic actually shows up, that mission changes. Their attraction is undeniable and their chemistry explosive, but Mickey has demons he must face before he and Amanda can savor the rest of their lives. Together.

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My New Release Birthday!

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I’m celebrating my birthday with my family on the eve of my new release NATURALLY YOURS and couldn’t be happier. Release Day is like a birthday party and Christmas morning wrapped up in one, and no gift could be better for an author than publication of her book by a supportive and enthusiastic publisher. The early reviews of NATURALLY YOURS have been overwhelmingly positive, which makes my release date sweeter. Thank you so much!

I wish the master chef in my story, Amanda Greer, could create a birthday dinner for me like the meals she creates in her restaurant. Her beautifully restored farmhouse would be warmly lit with candles and there’d be flowers on the table set with a linen tablecloth, silverware, and fine china. There would be no balloons decorating the room, though. Balloons have been banned from the premises. You’ll have to read NATURALLY YOURS to find out why.

Author pal Veronica Forand wished me a happy birthday by linking our blogs in a post about our books, and I’m returning the gesture. Check out her new and upcoming titles Code Red and Tackled By The Girl Next Door on her blog page.

Dozens of big-hearted book bloggers will feature NATURALLY YOURS over the next four days to get the word out about my new release. There will be prizes for visitors. I have posted the list of participants on my Adele’s Book Tour Footprints page and will post reminders over the next two days on this blog. Please join us!

I appreciate your interest in my books and for following my blog. I hope you enjoy NATURALLY YOURS.

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Coming October 7, 2014!

NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs

Who will save a man who saves the world? Paramedic

Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. Mickey doesn’t do it for glory; he wants absolution, not admiration. He lives by the rule: No personal contact after a rescue. That code meets the ultimate test when Mickey saves a child’s life on a roadside and declines the parents’ invitation to dinner at their upscale restaurant.

Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges. When she learns Mickey has refused her business partners’ hospitality, she persuades him to change his mind. The handsome paramedic visits her restaurant and Amanda joins him at his table. Their unexpected chemistry turns kinetic and leads to a passionate kiss. In Amanda’s arms, Mickey finds relief from the stressors that haunt him, but resists falling in love. When Amanda challenges him to face his demons and accept the love she offers, Mickey arrives at a crossroad. The war-weary paramedic must first save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart.

“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” ~Will Work for Books

Meet The NATURALLY YOURS Hero and Heroine!

Author pals Susan Scott Shelley and Lynn Kellan write heartfelt, satisfying contemporary romance and asked me to tell you about my NATURALLY YOURS characters Mickey Kendall and Amanda Greer and their soon-to-be-released story. There are few things I like to talk about more than my books, so of course I was willing. NATURALLY YOURS is a sweet and sexy contemporary romance I hope will alternately make you laugh, cry, and cheer for its hero and heroine.

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NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs

COMING OCTOBER 7, 2014 from Boroughs Publishing Group!

Paramedic Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. Mickey doesn’t do it for glory; he wants absolution, not admiration. He lives by the rule: No personal contact after a rescue. That code meets the ultimate test when Mickey saves a child’s life on a roadside and declines the parents’ invitation to dinner at their upscale restaurant.

Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges. When she learns Mickey has refused her business partners’ hospitality, she persuades him to change his mind. The handsome paramedic visits her restaurant and Amanda joins him at his table. Their unexpected chemistry turns kinetic and leads to a passionate kiss.

In Amanda’s arms, Mickey finds relief from the stressors that haunt him, but resists falling in love. When Amanda challenges him to face his demons and accept the love she offers, Mickey arrives at a crossroad. The war-weary paramedic must first save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart.

Excerpt:

“They called you a hero in the press.” Her dark lashes lowered and lifted and she smiled at him with admiration shining in her eyes. “They were right, of course. What you did for Jack can never be repaid.”

Mickey winced at the hero reference. “I hate to disappoint you, but I only did what I’m trained to do.”

Amanda made sounds of disagreement low in her throat. “Elena told me at least a hundred and fifty cars passed her on the highway. Every one of them ignored her cries for help. Of all those people, don’t you think one might have been medically trained? Or at least cared enough to respond? No. You stopped. Only you.”

Oh. He hadn’t thought of that.

She pointed a finger at his chest. “There’s a difference between you and other people. There’s no other way to explain what happened on that roadway. Elena is convinced you’re special, and I never doubt her perceptions. That’s another reason why I wanted to meet you.”

Mickey stared into Amanda’s eyes and her pupils dilated. Her lips parted, ever so slightly, as if to welcome a kiss. Her tongue touched the inside of her bottom lip and disappeared. Mickey knew then, she felt it too. Synergy. Chemistry. An attraction so powerful it turned kinetic on contact.

Some called it love at first sight.

Amanda. Even her name was beautiful.

She took a sip of her drink and he watched her mouth and throat work the liquid. When she set down the tumbler, she wiped a droplet from the corner of her mouth with a trimmed, unpolished fingertip. Mickey wished he could have swiped the bead away with his tongue.

Amanda leaned closer and pressed a hand to his wrist. “Trained or not, you were the only stranger on that highway who had a heart.”

Mickey laid his hand over hers and she let him keep it there. Until now, he wasn’t sure he still had a heart. His had been chipped away, piece by piece, like a block of ice since the war. He’d considered it long gone, with his soul. In mere minutes, what was left had thawed in the center, leaving him raw and exposed.

Amanda continued to speak; clearly unaware she’d stripped away another layer. “I love Jack like he’s my own son. He’s a terrific kid. I’ve helped take care of him since the day the Martins and I started this restaurant. When you saved him, you saved us all.” Amanda leaned in and pressed a quick, sweet kiss against Mickey’s jaw.

Their gazes locked when she sat back in her chair. The gravity of her words and her straightforward kiss humbled him into speechlessness. He’d been thanked many times before, but this woman had gotten to him like no one else. He squeezed her hand and then downed the rest of his drink. Amanda took another sip of hers and set the glass on the table before retreating into silence. She turned the tumbler slowly in her hands.

Mickey looked back at her and tapped two fingers against the menu’s leather cover. “Nothing here is what I expected.”

Amanda returned a quiet smile, either assuming he meant food choices, or pretending he had. She tucked her arms beneath her breasts and leaned forward against the edge of the table, lifting perfect white swells above the neckline of her blouse. “Organic means untouched by artificiality. Grown and consumed in its natural state. We eat only healthy foods unspoiled by chemicals, preservatives, hormones, steroids, antibiotics, and genetically modified seeds or cells. Pure.”

Pure. Mickey gazed at the stunning woman by his side. The texture of her skin looked smooth as cream and welcoming to the touch. He longed to run his hands along her thighs, imagining sleek roads leading to heaven at their apex. “I like the sound of that.” The way she looked back at him while he studied her face made him wonder if she’d read his mind.

The one that had gone dirty.

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Meet the characters in a release by my author pal Donna Michaels on October 2. Donna writes sexy western and military romances you’ll want to add to your reading list!

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NATURALLY YOURS, COVER REVEAL! Coming 10.7.14

I’m excited to share the cover art for my upcoming contemporary romance release with Boroughs Publishing Group!

NATURALLY YOURS arrives October 7, 2014.

Available wherever digital books are sold.

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“You can’t go wrong with Adele Downs.” ~Will Work for Books

Here’s a glimpse of the book:

NATURALLY YOURS by Adele Downs

Who will save a man who saves the world?

Paramedic Mickey Kendall hasn’t slept a full night since his return from Iraq. He rescues victims by day and protects the innocent after dark. Mickey doesn’t do it for glory; he wants absolution, not admiration. He lives by the rule: No personal contact after a rescue. That code meets the ultimate test when Mickey saves a child’s life on a roadside and declines the parents’ invitation to dinner at their upscale restaurant.

Master chef Amanda Greer lives by the principle that delicious food and good company build bridges. When she learns Mickey has refused her business partners’ hospitality, she persuades him to change his mind. The handsome paramedic visits her restaurant and Amanda joins him at his table. Their unexpected chemistry turns kinetic and leads to a passionate kiss.

In Amanda’s arms, Mickey finds relief from the stressors that haunt him, but resists falling in love. When Amanda challenges him to face his demons and accept the love she offers, Mickey arrives at a crossroad. The war-weary paramedic must first save himself to claim the woman who reignites his passion for living and revives his wounded heart.

Firehouse Lunch at Molly Maguires

Since two of my books, Santa To The Rescue and the upcoming Naturally Yours, feature firefighter and paramedic heroes from the fictional Appleton Fire Station, I thought it would be fun to have lunch at Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. The restaurant was built in 2013 inside the original location of the Minquas Fire Company, established in 1908. I’m pleased to say that hubby and I enjoyed our visit.

The most striking features of Molly Maguire’s are the beautiful handcrafted bar and the storefront imported from Ireland. Inside the restaurant, firehouse mementoes grace original walls made of stone or plaster. Gleaming hardwood floors lead to dining rooms or semi-private alcoves where guests can relax in relative solitude. Hubby and I sat at a table in the main area by the bar. Our food was delicious and the service was excellent. Our server, Jessica, was pleasant and attentive. We will definitely return.

As I’ve shown many times on this blog, there’s always something fun to see and do in Pennsylvania. Here are pictures I took during our visit to Molly’s.

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Santa To The Rescue Wins Second at Reader’s Choice Awards!

SANTA TO THE RESCUE and its firefighter hero Jamey Tucker won second place in the 2013 Love Romances Cafe Reader’s Choice Awards in the Best Man in Uniform category. Thirteen nominees competed for three winning spots of First, Runner Up, and Honorable Mention. I’m very happy to have won Runner Up for my little novella and appreciate your votes. Thank you!

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Vote, Reader’s Choice Nominee! SANTA TO THE RESCUE

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I’m pleased to announce that SANTA TO THE RESCUE firefighter hero Jamey Tucker is a 2013 Reader’s Choice Award Nominee at Love Romances Cafe.

Voting to choose the finalists takes place January 20-24.  I would appreciate your vote for Firefighter Jamey Tucker from Santa To The Rescue in the Best Man in Uniform category.

Here’s the direct link to vote:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/loveromancescafe/polls/open

Not a member of Love Romances Cafe? Joining is easy- click on http://groups.yahoo.com/group/loveromancescafe

Thank you!

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Win a Firefighter Bear Ornament!

The final stop on the SANTA TO THE RESCUE virtual book tour takes place this weekend. LAST CHANCE to win an adorable firefighter bear Christmas ornament! Leave a comment and be automatically entered to win. My host is Tina’s Book Reviews. Stop by and play. I hope to see you there!

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Saturday, December 28:

Romance Books 4 Us Interview and Excerpt

Romance Books 4 Us blog owner Marianne Stephens is my host for an interview and excerpt from SANTA TO THE RESCUE.

Stop by!

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StoryFinds.com Features SANTA TO THE RESCUE!

StoryFinds.com will feature SANTA TO THE RESCUE  Sunday, December 15 to Monday, December 16.

Have you gotten your copy yet? Only .99 and garnering top reviews on Amazon by readers and book bloggers!

Here’s the link – http://storyfinds.com/book/6343/santa-to-the-rescue

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SANTA TO THE RESCUE Final Round Contest Winners!

Thank you for your support of my new release SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Here are the final round contest prize winners. I will contact each person by email.

Winners of a Firefighter Christmas Ornament:

  • Cara M.
  • Melissa S.
  • Lynn W.

Winners of a Fire and Rescue Magnet:

  • Debra E.
  • Susan S.

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Three Truths and a Lie. Come Play!

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Entangled Publishing Flirt Novellas and I are playing Three Truths and  Lie today (12/12/13) on Facebook at 4:00 PM ET. (That’s 3:00 PM CT.)

Join us! The game will be much more fun with YOU there!

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A Real Life Firefighter Santa Claus

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“Be prepared.” The Girl Scout motto has served me well through the years, though I never would have guessed it would pave the way to a VIP pass to Santa Claus.

One of the first things I learned as a published author was to carry business cards and promotional materials inside my purse. For SANTA TO THE RESCUE that meant keeping postcards handy in case someone asked about my sweet romance and its firefighter hero. (Be Prepared!)

While driving through a neighboring town at the start of the holiday season, I passed by a firehouse and a group of firefighters dressed in their turnouts. Naturally, like any red-blooded American woman, I turned to look. That’s when I noticed the sign advertising Santa Claus and a holiday bazaar inside the station. My convertible made an automatic turn into the parking lot and I headed to the indoor event. I wanted to meet firefighter Santa, a real life version of my fictional SANTA TO THE RESCUE hero, Jamey Tucker.

Turned out, Santa was on coffee break.

At the baked goods table (my personal favorite), hosted by the Ladies’ Auxiliary, I introduced myself and asked if I could take pictures of Santa Claus when he returned. I showed them my book cover postcards and explained what my book was about. SANTA TO THE RESCUE is a PG rated romance, suitable for readers from high school to the senior center. The women found Santa for me and asked him to return to his throne at the front of the room. Santa-the-firefighter graciously posed with my book cover while everyone gathered around.

After pictures were taken, a cupcake pop was eaten, and new friends were made, one of the women offered me the most wonderful gift I could ever have imagined. She promised to ask her husband to copy my postcard and send the information about SANTA TO THE RESCUE to all the firehouses in the county. In addition, she agreed to list my book on the fire company website. Turned out, she was not only a firefighter wife, but the wife of a District Chief. Talk about Christmas miracles!

I owe my VIP visit with Santa and the firefighters to my years as a Girl Scout, where I learned to “Be Prepared” (and to wear make-up, even when running errands). I also decided that firefighters and the women of the Ladies’ Auxiliary must know the Girl Scout slogan, “Do a good turn daily.” They certainly live by that creed.

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New Release SANTA TO THE RESCUE by Adele Downs is an Entangled Publishing Flirt Novella.

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