Sunday, November 6, 2011

Firefighter Under The Mistletoe

Hi! I'm Melissa McClone. I'm excited to be at the Goddess Fish Party Pavilion with all the authors who are celebrating their new releases! Be sure to comment on everyone's posts because the lovely staff at Goddess Fish are giving away a $10 gift certificate to one lucky commenter!

I have a Harlequin Romance out this month. It's a contemporary "sweet" category romance called
Firefighter Under the Mistletoe. Based on the title, you can probably guess it's set at Christmastime. I love Christmas, and I love writing Christmas romances!

I had fun with this one. Even though I write "sweet" romances, there were lots of sparks, heat and flames in this one! The hero, Christian Welton, is a firefighter. The heroine, Leanne Thomas, is a paramedic and volunteer mountain rescuer.

Here's the back cover blurb:

Christmas magic in Hood Hamlet...

For Leanne, infuriatingly charming firefighter Christian Welton is out of bounds. Not only is he too young for her, but his trail of broken hearts is legendary. Leanne's fought hard to be one of the boys, and won't let anyone see that Christian's smile makes her want to melt into his arms!

Christian wanted to discover the softer side of the tough-talking paramedic, but hasn't counted on how much the real Leanne affects him. He's vowed never to settle down, but under the mistletoe it's certainly the season to be tempted.…

RT Book Reviews gave the story a 4:
FIREFIGHTER UNDER THE MISTLETOE (4) by Melissa McClone: Great chemistry between primary and secondary characters and a detailed rescue narrative bring this story to life. McClone revisits characters from previous novels without slowing the pace. When rescue paramedic and firefighter Leanne Thomas saves her colleague Christian Welton and his cousin after a skiing accident, unexpected sparks fly. The slow admission of their feelings fits well for a romance set in a male-dominated workplace. The revelation of past trauma in Leanne’s life makes her a character that readers will care about.

Reviewed By: Roseann Marlett
I'll be posting more about my book, including an excerpt, so I hope you'll keep checking back!


Hales said...

I love holiday stories :P Congrats on the RT review!

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks, Hales!

Debby said...

I love men in uniform and I love holiday stories. Combined they are fantastic.
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Na said...

Hi Melissa! So glad to hear you have another release under your belt...or is that mistletoe? Men in uniform makes for pretty worthy heroes in my eyes :)


Melissa McClone said...

I'm a big fan of men in uniforms!

Thanks for stopping by, Debby!

LOL, Na! Definitely under the mistletoe!

Maria D. said...

Yay..I love firefighters and to have a Holiday story too is great.
Looking forward to reading more about your book!


Jen B. said...

I really like Melissa McClone. I got a couple of her books at Borders during the closing sale. Now I am a fan.

June M. said...

I do love books set around holidays and featuring heroes. Congrats on the release.
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Kathryn Merkel said...

Christmas is my favorite holiday, so when it's combined with a sexy hero & a woman who tempts him to give up his freedom, I'll heat up a cup of sinful hot chocolate & settle in for a good read.

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