Volume 2


The hint of smoke. The flash of flames. When the wildfires burn through our towns, THEY step up to the fireline and risk their lives.

Help us honor their bravery and sacrifice in this charity romance anthology.
PREORDER

Carina Alyce | LC Taylor | EmKay Connor | Lolo Paige | Karigan Hale

Harper Cross | D.M. Davis | Michelle Edwards | Hilary Grossman | Tracy Krimmer | Andi MacDowall | D. Lilac  

Allie Marie | Ofelia Martinez | CB Samet | Heather Scarlett | Pandora Snow | Stacy Travis | Desiree Holt

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CARINA ALYCE is a full-time practicing physician who moonlights as a steamy romance writer and mother of six. Her MetroGen Downtown series is described as Grey’s Anatomy + Chicago Fire+Steam+Actual medicine. She joined the anthology because she worked for years in the ER side-by-side with many firefighters and EMTS.

Want to know the sexy secrets of Casey's ex, Erin, and the Fire Chief?
Broken Signal

LC TAYLOR is an International and USA Today Bestselling Author who is a down home southern girl who bleeds red white and blue. She writes her men cut, tattooed and tender, for their down, but-not-out ladies, who just need a little love from the right man. As a former police officer and married to one, she has a huge respect for those in uniform—our first responders and our wildland firefighters.

Can Danny and Kate find their way back to each other?
While you wait for their explosive story check out crossroads heroes.

EMKAY CONNOR is the Author of Contemporary Romantic Fiction infused with quirky humor and engaging characters. Her bright and breezy romances are set in small towns, tropical locations, and glamorous locations where here heroes and heroines discover passion and fall in love. As a former wife who lived on a military base in Washington D.C. during the 9/11 attacks and aftermath, she believes in honoring those who serve and sacrifice for the USA.

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LOLO PAIGE is a former Wildland Firefighter and Award-winning Author who lives in Alaska and writes full-time. Her Blazing Hearts Wildfire Series are about action-adventure, romantic suspense stories set in the dangerous and exciting world of Wildland Firefighting, and are loosely based on her own personal experiences as a Wildland Firefighter in Montana, California and Alaska. She joined the anthology because of her passion to support all firefighters who risk their lives every day fighting dangerous fires.

 

will the flames of love burn out before they catch?

KARIGAN HALE is a wife, mother, high school teacher, and photographer who is highly allergic to poison ivy and early mornings. She is highly addicted to fountain sodas and true crime. She writes steamy, slow-burn romantic comedies full of sarcastic females and the hot males trying to keep up with them. She chose to participate in the anthology to honor the amazing first responders and firefighters that help keep us safe.

In the mood for another Love Snack?
get another glimpse into Jenna and Sebastian's story in the LOVE SNACK SERIES

HARPER CROSS writes lighthearted romantic suspense with a dash of humor and a twist of snark. When not writing, she’s often drinking too much coffee, not enough red wine, and just the right amount of bourbon. She’s participated in multiple fundraisers and charity events for deployed and wounded soldiers. Harper is thrilled for this opportunity to support wildland firefighters, some of our heroes on the home front.

He was in the wrong place at the right time.
Now I owe him my life, which he’s hellbent on protecting.

D.M. DAVIS is a Texas native, wife, mother, and cherishes her Diet Coke a little too much. She’s a Contemporary and New Adult Romance Author who writes of broken hearts and second chances, of dreamers looking for more than they have and daring to reach for it. She’s a diehard for a reluctant hero and has a soft spot for fireman because fire scares the bejesus out of her. Anyone who runs toward the flames deserves special recognition and endless respect.​

Reid is forced to make an impossible life or death decision.
Can his Wildflower forgive him?

MICHELLE EDWARDS is the Wife of an Army veteran and fur mom of three,. While she resides in North Carolina. she was born and raised in Maryland. She’s an avid traveler with cruising as her preferred way to explore. Her life and works promise worldwide adventures for curious readers. From military bases to supernatural worlds and back, Edwards brings readers on eclectic adventures that stick with them long after departure.

Adventure awaits in a small town as Jason puts his training and life to the test.

HILARY GROSSMAN is a Long-Islander who has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She’s known to walk into walls and fall up the stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat. Hilary loves to find humor in everyday life, and writes relatable, light-hearted romance and women’s fiction. As the daughter of a corrections officer and the business manager of a fire district, Hilary has unparalleled respect for all our heroic first responders and wildland firefighters.​

Want to find out how Pete Ennis knows Waverly,
and if the widowed lawman gets a second chance at love?

TRACY KRIMMER is a self-proclaimed professional napper and 90s nerd. She writes romantic stories that take place in the Midwest. She joined the anthology to support the heroic women and men that are on the front lines.​

Can’t wait for hot firefighter Blaise?
THE BAKER & THE BADGE has your ticket to sexy police officer, Aaron.

ANDI MACDOWALL has always been passionate about writing and storytelling. Her stories trend toward the darker side of romance. She describes herself as a curious author who loves exploring different themes and motifs. As part of her writing process, she loves immersing herself in their projects—diving headfirst into the research. She often refers to herself as a method author, similar to how actors prepare for their roles. 

A folded flag is all that’s left of the man I loved. As I return to the place that crushed my heart, I hope one day it will beat again. Check out Every time you Leave for the story..

D. LILAC writes body positive steamy contemporary love stories set in her home state of Texas. D likes to write dirty talking cinnamon roll heroes and strong minded heroines who need a little nudge to give love a chance. Do you believe in insta-love? It exists! D was engaged within six weeks of meeting her husband. After fifteen years they are more in love than ever. You can find them on their back porch watching hummingbirds while enjoying adult beverages.​

She thought she left her past behinD
until the sexy cowboy she once loved walks back into her life.

ALLIE MARIE is an award-winning author who grew up reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden mysteries, never expecting to grow up to be a real-life police officer herself. Eventually working her way up through the ranks, Allie retired – four times – as her experiences kept leading her to other adventures in law enforcement in the US as well as overseas. Support for first responders remains close to her heart.

WHILE YOU WAIT for Patty Jo and Ethan to go nose-to-nose & steel-toe to steel-toe
read about the trouble brewing with Scott and Lacey in Barley and Lace.

OFELIA MARTINEZ writes romance with Latinas on top. Originally from the Texas border, she now resides in Missouri with her partner and their dog, Pixel.  Ofelia loves good books, tequila, and chocolate. Though she identifies most with Makoto Kino, she proudly shares a birthday with Usagi Tsukino. When not writing, you can find Ofelia making visual art.

Want to read more about the Heartland Metro Hospital staff?
You can now read Carolina and Hector’s story in Remission

CB SAMET is a four-time award winning author in thriller, romantic suspense, and fantasy. She grew up reading Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton, and the Bourne books. She writes seeking to create that level of action and intrigue but with female heroines. CB loves the quote, ‘She needed a hero. So she became one.’ Her novels have empowered women overcoming powerful obstacles and the strong men who support them.

Rick is trying to protect Mackenzie from a crazed arsonist.
She won’t back down from danger and risk losing him.

HEATHER SCARLETT lives on the East Coast, though her heart is in Montana where she lived for six wonderful years. She loves big sky, wide open spaces, and cowboys. Heather writes smart and sexy romance that is equal parts sweet and emotionally satisfying. Her heroines are strong and sassy and her heroes are rugged and capable. Heather’s stories are family focused and relationship driven.

the heat might melt more than the snow for Sarah and Griffin.
Sparks fly whenthe two are snowed in together at a cozy Montana cabin.

PANDORA SNOW is an international bestselling romance author who helps overworked stressed women escape into fantasy through her enthralling stories. She loves a bad for you boy with a heart of gold and strives to gives readers a safe space to explore their deepest desires. Your shelter from the storms of life is only a page away!

Dagger's seeking redemption after an unthinkable military betrayal.
His lone salvation lies in Cassidy’s arms, if the enemy doesn’t strike first.

STACY TRAVIS has California roots running 3 generations deep. Her books contain a mixture of sexy and sweet, angst and banter, hot heroes and brainy heroines. Some of her favorite heroes to write are the selfless first responders who put their lives on the line for strangers and hide their aching, romantic hearts.

Want more sweet and sexy?
Check out the next book in the Berkley hills series

DESIREE HOLT is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author who has published more than 250 titles across multiple genres including military romantic suspense, contemporary, western, sports, paranormal, and is hailed as the world’s oldest writer of erotic romance. Readers adore her steamy, action-packed storytelling, honorable alpha heroes, and everyday heroines who find strength in risking it all for love.

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MEET THE AUTHORS OF VOLUME 2

HEROES WITH HEAT AND HEART

Executive Team 

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EmKay Connor

Executive Team 

LC
Taylor

Founding Author 

Lolo
Paige

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Karigan
Hale

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stacy
travis

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DM
Davis

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tracy
krimmer

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Michelle
Edwards

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hilary
grossman

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pandora
snow

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OFELIA MARTINEZ

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CB Samet

CB
SAMET

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HEATHER SCARLETT

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D.
Lilac

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ANDI
MACDOWALL

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Desiree Holt

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