Okay, that is probably the lamest pun on book titles I’ve ever created. Sorry ’bout that. But what’s not lame is the very awesome fact that Wednesday (Oz time) Dare Me and Hidden Fire are released.
What’s Dare Me and Hidden Fire, I hear you ask?
Remember last year when Jess Dee and I were part of the Red Hot Winter anthology released by Samhain Publishing (along with Delilah Devlin)? Triple Dare and Winter Fire were our books. Well, Dare Me is the follow-up to Triple Dare and Hidden Fire is the follow up to Winter Fire (just in case the titles didn’t give it away *grin*). Both are part of the Red Hot Weekend anthologhy and are available on the 31st, along with Delilah’s Lone Heart (the follow-up to True Heart). Everyone following so far? Excellent.
Check out the covers. Aren’t they stunning…
I remember Jess and I having many many long chats about what happened to Rob (from Triple Dare) and Garreth (from Winter Fire) after their books finished. Long, frustrating and–ultimately–rewarding chats. Now, a year after the world first met them, it’s time for their stories to be told.
World, I give you Dare Me and Hidden Fire.
Defying death is the ultimate dare. Defying love? Well, that’s just stupid.
A Red Hot Weekend story.
Back-to-back medical degrees took Emily Knox right where she planned to be: treating patients in an alternative cancer clinic. But nothing prepared her for a cocky, cheeky Aussie who strode into her life and dared her to cure him. She told herself it was his challenge she couldn’t resist—not his daredevil charm.
Eight months later, Rob’s out of danger…and Emily’s in trouble. She’s in deep, too deep. Worse, Rob has left the clinic against doctor’s orders. There’s nothing for it but to follow him across eleven thousand miles of land and sea to give him what for—as his doctor, of course.
Rob never expected to survive the brain tumor. Nor did he expect to fall head over heels for his very proper, very English oncologist. The problem? Her Hippocratic Oath hangs between them, keeping her just out of reach. Now, with “cured” on his medical chart and his duty as best man for his best mate calling, he takes off for home to start getting his old life back.
Trouble is, while the good doctor cured his cancer, she seems to have inflicted him with something else—desire he just can’t shake.
Rob Thorton is addictive. Also, there’s scorching passion, undeniable lust, soul-shattering desire, heartbreaking angst, explosive sex and of course, Australian sarcasm. Did you really expect anything else?
Dirty desires, dark secrets…deepest love
Fire, Book 2
Well, this is an unexpected twist. Jenna Brooks is all set to spend the weekend wallowing in misery, repairing the cracks in the façade she’s maintained for twelve years. Instead she’s…tied to a chair. Kidnapped by her own twin brother and her so-called best friend.
It’s for her own good, they say. She’ll thank them later, they say. But when they reveal her partner in captivity, she shores up her emotional barriers. It’s Garreth Halt. The one man for whom she let her guard down. What a fool she was.
For one electrifying moment, Garreth had Jenna naked in his arms, on the edge of losing her legendary control. Could have kept her there forever, too, if he hadn’t felt honor-bound to tell her the truth. Before she’d heard the whole truth, though, she’d retreated behind the fortress around her heart.
Now they’re knee to knee, with no escape. While he’s irritated he let his alleged best friend get the drop on him, a small part of him is thrilled. With one final chance to show her his love is real, Garreth methodically, wickedly, sets out to dismantle her defenses.
One dirty word at a time.