Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Exclusive Excerpt Tour, eARC Review & #Giveaway: All Fired Up by Morticia Knight


M/M and M/M/F Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale – after all, who doesn’t? Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people's fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.
When not indulging in her obsession for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. The Pacific Northwest is the ideal spot to enjoy both hiking and beachcombing. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She now resides on the northern coast of Oregon, where the constant rain and fog remind her of visits to family in England and Scotland when she was a child.
She is currently working on the Sin City Uniforms Series and a BDSM spin-off to the Gin & Jazz series entitled The Hampton Road Club. A follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story in Rockin’ the Alternative will be available in 2015.


Book Name: All Fired Up (Sin City Uniforms #1)
Publisher: Totally Bound Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Categories: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, Thriller
Officer Shawn Everly patrols the Strip and one night, fireman Trent Marshall saves him when danger strikes. But it’s still uncertain whether Trent can save himself from getting his heart broken by Shawn.The party never ends on the Las Vegas strip but neither does the danger. Officer Everly is new to the beat, having recently relocated to Vegas from Los Angeles. Foot patrol on the Strip is a demanding assignment because he’s up close and personal with the public. But what he’d really like to do is get up close and personal with Station 32’s hunky fireman, Trent Marshall.
Trent has been a fireman for over ten years and is dedicated to his job. He’s built tough and is a no-nonsense man of few words. At a local blood drive, Trent meets the handsome new officer on foot patrol but won’t let himself get too close. He’s lost love before when his policeman lover was killed in the line of fire.
During an emergency, Trent’s over-protective instincts kick in when he believes Shawn is in harm’s way. He ends up embarrassing and angering Shawn in front of their fellow officers, which seems as though it will end any hope of Trent having a chance with the young man he can’t push from his mind. Shawn can’t decide whether he wants to punch or kiss Trent. Kissing wins. Once they spend some time together away from the stresses of their jobs, they find that they’re not just compatible—they’re combustible.
But Trent can’t seem to accept that there are hazards that come with working in law enforcement. Right as they’re discovering how much they mean to one another, the danger escalates on the Strip. The underground vigilante group, The Citizens Against Immorality, have raised the stakes. Will Shawn and Trent be their next targets?


Review
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars


How can I resist a story about a cop and a firefighter? Written by Morticia Knight, this is not the usual read about such men. Yes, there is romance. Yes, there is erotica (really HOT! you guys and gals!!!) and Yes, there is the drama of the suspense of a mystery the men had to help solve: the emergence of a hate-filled cult movement ironically called The Citizens Against Immorality.

Set in Sin City, Trent is a firefighter who had worked hard to get to where he was at now. He was respected, and he was a friend. He was also out and proud. The only thing that marred his reputation was his stoicism. He was a quiet man who never really showed how he felt or what he felt. His best friend from grade school knew him, though and that friend knew Trent was finally able to move on from his grieving. You see, Trent had lost the love of his life no thanks to a senseless crime. As a cop, his lover served and lost his life in the line of duty. Now that Trent was finally able to move on, the only thing in the way was that Shawn Everly was a cop, too.

Shawn had moved from LA because he needed not only to have a less stressful cop life dealing with the gangs of said city, but he also needed to get away from his family who barely tolerated him. Moving to Las Vegas was a decision he had thought about long and hard. Working in this land of lights was not as stressful, but he did have to deal with a lot of groping, women in barely there wear, men glittering gold, and a firefighter who set his blood to boil.

There is angst, there is drama, there is action, mystery and thrill. This is a complete package that reads fast with a high entertainment value. Although Trent did surprise me a bit as the story developed but it was a surprise I really wanted to happen. This man needed to heal and he did it through sheer force of will and facing up to his demons. Loving Shawn was difficult for his fears that this man may be violently taken away from him, just like before, was eating at him. The way both men approached the healing, now that was the part I really loved. There were no miracles happening here, there were no instant gratifications. And that for me, is what makes a good read.


Exclusive Excerpt

“It’s almost six o’clock. I can throw a couple tuna steaks or some chicken on the grill if you’d like.”
He was in Trent’s arms. In his bed.
Fuck yeah.
“Hey.”
One corner of Trent’s lips curled up. “Did you hear me, sleepyhead?”
Shawn grunted, rubbing his eyes with one hand “Yes.” He yawned. “Here, let me throw something on and I’ll come help you.”
He was already in motion, trying to roll away to launch himself from the bed, but Trent yanked him back.
“This first.”
Before he knew what had happened, he was wrapped up in Trent’s arms again, and Trent was pushing his tongue into Shawn’s mouth. Shawn’s dick hardened and his stomach rumbled simultaneously. Trent chuckled into the kiss, then let go.
“I know, me too.”
Shawn wasn’t sure if he’d meant that he was hungry or horny. But once Trent stood from the bed, he could see that horny was most certainly a big part of it.
Really big. Damn.
His own full erection was obviously of interest to Trent as well, since he openly stared at him. He wasn’t particularly shy, but being around Trent gave him a sensation of vulnerability he’d never experienced before. Strangely, he liked it. He’d fought that feeling ever since his early days of being picked on by his brother and his brother’s asshole friends. Being vulnerable in any way was not an option once he’d joined the force in Los Angeles. But it was different with Trent. It seemed right.
“Come on.”
Trent had finally torn his eyes from him and jerked his head in the direction of the bathroom.
“I need a quick shower.”
Chuckling Shawn remembered their recent encounter, running his hands across his stomach. It had been like Trent had marked him in his own way. 
“I definitely need one.” 
Shawn glanced down in dismay at his dusty, dirty shorts. He’d brought an extra tee and some boxers, but hadn’t thought to bring any jeans or anything else.
It was clear Trent had picked up on his quandary, as he’d headed to his dresser. He pulled a pair of black gym shorts from one of the top drawers. 
“Here. These have a drawstring, so you can tighten them up if you need to.”
Shawn snorted. “Oh, I’ll need to.”
“I’ll go first.”
He must have had a telling expression on his face, because Trent came over, grabbed his hand, and clamped his mouth on his for a quick, but claiming kiss. Once he let go, he looked intently into his eyes. 
“We’ll never make it to dinner otherwise.”




Tour Dates/Tour Stops:
October 13: Andrew Q. Gordon
October 15: Jade Crystal
October 20: Prism Book Alliance
October 22: Inked Rainbow Reads
October 23: Tara Lain
October 29: My Fiction Nook
October 30: Cate Ashwood

Rafflecopter Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card + Signed copy of All Fired Up

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