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LUXURY MODEL WIFE by Adele Downs #ContemporaryRomance #RomanceBooks @Adele_Downs

Looking for your next read? LUXURY MODEL WIFE is a HOLT Medallion Award of Merit winner that has earned 5-Star reviews from book bloggers and readers.

“Adele Downs’ LUXURY MODEL WIFE is a great read. This book is so good I couldn’t put it down.” 5 Stars! Kim~Danielle’s Domain Reviews

“I’d make some space on your ‘Keeper’ shelf if I were you.” 5 Stars! Cuddles Please Blog

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About the Book: Antiques expert Steve Carlson must face the mistakes of his past to discover a treasure he never imagined: the heart of a vulnerable yet determined young widow.

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LUXURY MODEL WIFE by Adele Downs – One For the Keeper Shelf #romance #love #amazon

Looking for a satisfying read? LUXURY MODEL WIFE is garnering 5-Star reviews from book bloggers and readers who say they’ve added the book to their keeper shelf.

A 2017 HOLT Medallion Award of Merit Winner

“So good I could not put it down.” 5 Stars! ~Girl With Pen

“I’d make some space on your ‘Keeper’ shelf if I were you.” 5 Stars! Cuddles Please Blog

“Adele Downs has given us another amazing story.” 5 Stars! ~Bella’s Blog

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About the Book:

Antiques expert Steve Carlson must face the mistakes of his past to discover a treasure he never imagined: the heart of a vulnerable yet determined young widow.

If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, buy yours today!

Available in both digital and print formats.

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Cover Reveal! BLUE COLLAR: Boys Behaving Badly Anthology #PreOrder #99cents @DelilahDevlin

Hold on to your ovaries! The super sexy BLUE COLLAR: Boys Behaving Badly anthology will release June 13. Edited by NYT Best-selling author Delilah Devlin.

Includes the short story UPSIDE DOWN LOVE by Adele Downs.

More information about the authors and stories inside this sizzling collection coming soon.

Pre-order on Amazon for only .99! Will also be available in print.

Don’t miss out! Reserve your copy.

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Collar-Behaving-Badly-Anthology-ebook/dp/B0722XRLPM

HOOK ME UP – Another Great Review

Readers say they love my sweet but sexy firefighter romance HOOK ME UP.

The novella received another wonderful review; this one from Nina’s Literary Escape. Book blogger Nina said HOOK ME UP is “perfectly paced and each scene flowed seamlessly into the other.” The story “will satisfy any reader.”

Do you have your copy yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Only .99!

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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.

Praise for Hook Me Up:

“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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NATURALLY YOURS–New 5-Star Review From Cat’s Meow

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Cathy Brockman Romance and her “Cat’s Meow, Reviews That Purr” blog has featured my award-winning novella NATURALLY YOURS and rated the book 5-Stars. This story is a particular favorite of mine, and since it’s received 100% positive reviews from readers and book bloggers like Cathy, I hope it will become a favorite of yours too.

Here’s the link to the spotlight and review:

http://cathybrockman.com/2016/02/08/cats-meowreviews-that-purrrnaturally-yours-by-adele-downs/

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Kayelle Allen-No Bake Chocolate Cookie Recipe

Please welcome my guest Kayelle Allen, who has no time to bake for Christmas this year, and has decided to rely on Betty Crocker for her chocolate cookie recipe. I can’t wait to try these. I have no time to spare, either!

Best~Adele

Chocolate No Bake Cookies

2 cups sugar

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup unsweetened dark baking cocoa

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

4 cups granola

Directions

1. Line cookie sheet with foil. In 4-quart saucepan, heat sugar, butter, cocoa and milk to boiling over medium-high heat. Boil 2 minutes, stirring frequently; remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir in granola until well combined.

2. Quickly drop granola mixture onto cookie sheet by heaping tablespoonfuls. Cool until set, about 30 minutes.

http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/no-bake-dark-chocolate-granola-cookies/

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A Gift for You from Kayelle:

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A Peek Inside A Romance for Christmas includes excerpts, information about the characters, the reason the book was written. It’s illustrated with original art. Everyone can download a free copy.

Peek inside the book: http://bit.ly/rom4cmaspeek

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A Romance for Christmas by Kayelle Allen

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A cop at the door on Christmas Eve brings an unexpected gift.

It’s Christmas Eve, and the end of a year in which everything Dara loves has been lost. Everything but her little girl and a fierce determination to survive. When a cop brings Christmas to her door, he brings another gift she never expected to get.

Excerpt:

Dara was gaining strength daily, and would finish therapy the first week of January and return to work. Disability paid for the basics – lights, phone, water, trash collection, and she’d never bought anything on credit, refusing to dig herself into a hole she’d never escape once it got started.

She went to the closet and pulled down a box with a ball, crayons, paper, and three books. A friend had brought over a few things as well. This wasn’t the grand Christmas Dara had wanted for her daughter, but all the other valuables had been sold. There was nothing left but her wedding ring.

She didn’t wear it. Removing it had been part of saying good-bye to Jack.

They said it would help, and it had. Sort of. But not much.

Dara sank into one of the kitchen chairs and put her face in her hands.

Sometime later, when the doorbell rang, she grabbed a paper towel and dried her eyes. The clock over the stove said nine o’clock. Who would be calling at this hour on Christmas Eve? She stuffed the wet towel in her robe pocket on the way to the door.

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About the Author:

Kayelle Allen is a multi-published, award-winning author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.

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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.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014V84EUI/

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Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/into-the-flames-boxed-set-nina-pierce/1122629151?ean=2940152264814

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LIP SERVICE is a hit! Positive early reviews

The early reviews for my new release LIP SERVICE are in; and bloggers and readers say they love the story. I’m thrilled!

I hope you’ll follow the LIP SERVICE Book Blast hosted by My Family’s Heart Promotions May 18-20 and enter to win prizes including Amazon and Starbucks gift cards and free books. The participating book blogs will be listed here.

LIP SERVICE will also be on tour with Bewitching Book Tours June 8-July 6 with numerous book bloggers. Prizes will be offered and I’ll list the participants here. I hope you’ll join us. Spread the word!

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Have you picked up your copy of LIP SERVICE yet?

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Here’s what people are saying about LIP SERVICE.

“Adele Downs weaves together a magical love story. I highly recommend.” 5 Stars ~Girl With Pen

“Love doesn’t even describe how much I enjoyed reading Ms. Downs latest. A must read.” 5 Stars ~Harlie’s Books

“A lighthearted enjoyable romance.”  4 Stars ~Lanie’s Book Thoughts

“Ahhh! Nothin’s better than to settle in with an Adele Downs sweet & sexy romance. And Lip Service is just the latest in a string of heartwarming stories from Ms. Downs.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“I’m already a fan of Adele Downs’ sweet and humorous romance novellas, and I’m a sucker for anything magical and unexplained. So with its quirky cast of characters and only-a-little-bit scary haunted house, Lip Service has become my new favorite of hers.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“Adele Downs never fails to write stories about men I love.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“This was an awesome love story and I highly recommend!” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“Adele Downs spins a delightful twisting tale of found love after great loss.” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

“You will love this funny and amazing romance!” 5 Stars ~Amazon Community Reviewer

New Release! LIP SERVICE by Adele Downs

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LIP SERVICE by ADELE DOWNS

Some ghosts won’t take “yes” for an answer.

Jack Harris has loved Legs Anderson since they were kids. Now that he has her in his bed, he has no intention of letting her go. Aunt Ada has other ideas, even from the grave.

GETTING BETWEEN JACK…

Orphaned at a young age, Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady raised her, and Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have stuck, even after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around, too.

…AND HIS LEGS

Patience is not one of Jack Harris’s virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the woman he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada is interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment. But Jack won’t give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated, Ada will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is…and then Jack’ll put his lips everywhere else.

Available in ebook and print on demand.

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A Visit to Wellington Square Bookshop, Exton

I found Wellington Square Bookshop in Exton, PA by accident. Turns out, it’s the #1 rated bookshop of its kind in the Philadelphia region, which makes finding it a happy accident. The independent bookstore is beautifully decorated, yet provides that cozy feeling readers like me look for.

My adventure began when my husband and I went to our favorite farmer’s market in the Exton Towne Center to buy our usual meats, pasta, sweets, fruits and vegetables. Author and food blogger Marisa McClellan made an appearance to demonstrate homemade pear and chocolate jam and promote her new book Preserving by the Pint. Marisa was clearly knowledgeable and her recipe tasted delicious. (We gladly enjoyed the samples.) Wellington Square Bookshop hosted the event, so hubby and I visited the store afterward. We were greeted by a friendly staff member who also helped me with my book purchases. If you live in southeastern Pennsylvania, or plan to visit the area, stop by the Towne Center in Exton for its quaint shops and restaurants.

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Welcome!

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Yay! A coffee bar with snacks and places to sit.

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 Books line the largest room in the shop, complete with ladders!We

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 Cozy Victorian style reading area. This looks like a great meeting place for writers or book clubs!

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I took my cappuccino to go, but I’ll be back!

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For more information about independent bookstore Wellington Square Bookshop, visit their website: http://www.WellingtonSquareBooks.com

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.

Naturally Yours

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

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.

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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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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BRUNCH with SANTA (Cocktail Recipe)

The Bloody Maria is the perfect Brunch companion, according to Jamey Tucker and Heather Longhurst, the hero and heroine of SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Jamey mixes pitchers of this lightly spicy cocktail for friends during the holidays. Here’s the recipe if you’d like to give it a try. Cheers!

Courtesy of Sauza® Tequila. Posted with permission.

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The Bloody Maria:

You’ll Need:

Serves 6

1 ½ parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila*
7 parts tomato juice
1 squeeze of Siracha Chili Sauce
3 grinds fresh black pepper
the juice of 1 Lemon
1 dash of celery salt
1 dash of paprika
1 dash of cumin
several dashes of Worcestershire sauce

*If Sauza® Blue Silver isn’t available, try Sauza® Silver

To Make:

In a shaker filled with ice, combine all ingredients. Shake well and pour into a tall glass over ice, with or without salt. Garnish with a lime, an olive, a pickled jalapeño and a sprig of cilantro.

For more Sauza® Tequila recipes, visit http://us.sauzatequila.com/

New Release from Entangled Publishing!

New Release from Entangled Publishing!

SANTA TO THE RESCUE by Adele Downs

A sweet firefighter contemporary romance novella
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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 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.

Only .99! Buy Links at Entangled Publishing:

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Excerpt:

She laughed out loud this time, and the sound of her voice rang through the air, pure and clear. He could listen to that voice for hours. “These are for my kids at the hospital. I’m an R.N. at County. We’re decorating the pediatric ward. And spoiling the children too, a bit. I’m baking cookies for our holiday party on Saturday.”

She held out her hand for a handshake. “I’m Heather Longhurst.”

Jamey introduced himself and took her hand. He told her what he did and where he worked. Her skin felt soft against his palm, though her grasp conveyed confidence and strength.

He cocked his chin. “What kind of cookies?”

“Chocolate chip, of course. Is there any other kind?”

Jamey shook his head. He could almost taste melted dark chocolate and smell the aromas of fresh baked flour, eggs and sugar filling her kitchen. His mouth watered. He hoped she couldn’t hear his stomach rumble. He hadn’t eaten in over fourteen hours. “No ma’am.”

Heather returned a lopsided grin. “You’re not from around here, are you?”

“Southern Indiana, born and raised.”

She moved out of the way of an elderly couple trying to pass with their half-filled shopping cart. Jamey moved too and they strolled together toward the exit. “I’ll make a plate of cookies for you, if you stop by the hospital to pick it up.” She said.

Jamey smiled at her, his heart lifting at the turnaround in his day. “That’s the best offer I’ve had since I moved to Appleton.”

“You’re new in town?”

“Been here almost three months.”

“Glad to meet you, Jamey Tucker. See you about one o’clock?”

“I’ll be there. Count on it.”

“I will.” She smiled back and their gazes locked. His mood soared with the realization she was flirting with him. The day had definitely taken a turn for the better.

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SANTA TO THE RESCUE Second Round Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the following readers who have won a firefighter Christmas ornament or a Fire and Rescue magnet. Thank you for your participation in my virtual book tour! I appreciate your enthusiasm for SANTA TO THE RESCUE.

I will email each winner to arrange for shipping. Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.

Winners of a Firefighter Christmas Ornament:

  • Maren McC
  • Carrie S
  • Melissa K
  • Kim P
  • Linda B
  • Gemma J
  • Jacqueline J

Winners of a Fire and Rescue Magnet:

  • Skye K
  • Elissa Ann M
  • Anna L
  • Cynthia B C
  •  Nicole L
Update 11/30/2013: All contest prizes have been mailed. Enjoy!

Free Gifts! Contest Prizes!

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SANTA TO THE RESCUE Christmas ornaments and Fire and Rescue magnets offered as FREE gifts on my virtual book tour. Leave a comment here and/or on my tour and be automatically entered to win prizes. List of winners posted every Saturday until mid-December. Items will be mailed USPS inside the USA and Canada.

 Stops for Friday, November 22:

Santa Baby (Heather’s Favorite Song)

SANTA TO THE RESCUE heroine Heather Longhurst loves the Taylor Swift version of the classic Christmas tune Santa Baby, originally recorded in 1953 by Eartha Kitt. Santa Baby is the Santa To The Rescue theme song. 

Win prizes and free gifts during Adele Downs’ SANTA TO THE RESCUE virtual book tour by leaving comments on this blog and the host sites. Winners announced here every Saturday!

Stops for Monday, November 18:

MAKE IT WITH A FIREMAN, Fun Video!

Celebrating New Release SANTA TO THE RESCUE

 
My SANTA TO THE RESCUE hero and heroine Jamey Tucker and Heather Longhurst will offer a yummy series of  Sauza® Tequila party tips and adult beverage recipes here and on my blog tour.
 
Three FREE delicious recipes are offered today at Delilah Devlin, Seven Sexy Scribes, and Ex Libris. Read a review at Storm Goddess Book Reviews.

Free Gifts! Leave comments here and on my blog tour for chances to win fun firefighter Christmas ornaments and magnets.

Stops for Wednesday, November 13:

(Video posted with permission from the makers of Sauza®Tequila.)

Excerpt SANTA TO THE RESCUE (A Firefighter Romance)

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SANTA TO THE RESCUE by Adele Downs

Coming Monday, November 11, 2013 from Entangled Publishing

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.

Excerpt:

Jamey Tucker unfastened his helmet, lifted his facemask and tugged off his fire retardant gloves before gulping half a liter of water. He could almost hear the liquid sizzle against his throat, much like the smoldering embers behind him turned to sodden ash.

He held out the cup to the volunteer rescue worker manning the drinking water. “More.” That simple word was as much as he could manage. After chugging down a refill, moisture returned to his mouth and tongue. He licked his lips and released a satisfied sigh. All he needed was a hot shower and some chow to feel human again. “Thanks, man.”

“No problem. Merry Christmas, Jamey.” The last thing on his mind was Christmas.

“Yeah. You too.” He stunk like a chimney after fighting a fire ‘till dawn. Dumb kids and their vacant warehouse rave had caused their team hours of grief and gut wrenching work. Luckily, no one died.

Though the crew decorated the firehouse with lights and garland, and set up the tree a week ago, Christmas spirit had failed to find him. Loneliness could do that to the new guy in town, not that he’d admit that to anyone. He’d cut his heart out first.

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Everyone Loves A Firefighter

Firefighters: women love them and men want to be them. As I count down the days to the digital release of SANTA TO THE RESCUE, my Christmas firefighter tale, I can’t help but admire photographs of men in turnouts.

Here’s a picture of a firefighter as I imagined him in my fictional world of the Appleton Fire Company, set in Southeastern Pennsylvania apple orchard country. Like the hero of my story, Jamey Tucker, he’s just finished fighting an overnight fire.

Wouldn’t you like to have this man safeguarding your neighborhood?

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photo credit:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brettarthur/2889644774/

A Fireman Suits Up!

See who I met at the 2013 Old Fiddler’s Picnic in Wagontown, Pennsylvania! One of the town’s firefighters, who was kind enough to let me take pictures and offered to ‘suit up’ for me in his turnouts to show my readers how it’s done.

This handsome firefighter reminds me of James Tucker, my SANTA TO THE RESCUE story hero. Thank you for being so generous with your time! It was nice meeting you. My readers will definitely enjoy meeting you too. Who doesn’t love a firefighter?

Photo by author Adele Downs

Photo by author
Adele Downs

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(Photos are the property of author Adele Downs and may not be copied or reproduced without written permission.)

New Title to Upcoming Release!

The title of my fun and flirty firefighter novella coming Christmas 2013 from Entangled Publishing has been changed to SANTA TO THE RESCUE. Cover art coming soon!

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New Sale! A Convertible Too!

Announcing a new sale!

A CONVERTIBLE TOO! by Adele Downs

Coming from Entangled Publishing, Fall 2013!

Will a hot firefighter with the soul of Santa Claus save a jaded heart at Christmas? 

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