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Sizzling Heat for Summer – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio

Amy AlessioWe haven’t had too many scorching days yet in Chicagoland where I am. Is it hot where you are? Heat it up a little more with these sizzling titles. Many readers are familiar with Jill Shalvis’ and Fern Michaels series with Heat in the titles, but see if you enjoy these too! The covers alone make me warmer with some of these good looking guys.

dark heatDark Heat by Donna Grant is a collection of short but sexy stories about the popular and very hot shape-shifting Scottish Dragon Kings. Three of the kings fall for mortal women, then have to defy fate to make their relationships with their true loves work.
pure heat buchmanPure Heat by M.L. Buchman follows the success of male writer Buchman’s Night Stalkers military series. This first title in his new Firehawks series brings plenty of action, fire fighting details and romance, as well as the return of some favorite characters from previous books. In Pure Heat, “Flame Witch” Carly is known for her skills fighting fires. Steve is returning to action after an accident, only finds his new role as pilot constraining. Neither is ready for the feelings that consume them.
desert heatDesert Heat by Kat Martin is a recent reissue of her Sinclair Sisters story featuring Patience. The Ivy league lady is ready for a new life with a rodeo in Texas, but she isn’t ready for competitive rider Dallas. A series of mishaps grows into dangerous situations and they turn to each other for help in this classic Martin story.
turn up the heatTurn Up the Heat by Kimberly Kincaid is the first story in Kincaid’s Pine Mountain series, and features a winter romance and even some recipes. Bellamy is forced to quit her job after being snowed in at a mountain resort and finding herself unable to return to her work. Shane is trapped helping an ill older man by working as a mechanic. Neither feels they belong in the town – or with each other, though their chemistry pulls them together.
wild heat andreWild Heat by Bella Andre is the first title in the Men of Fire series and contains her usual strong sensuality and chemistry in this story about arson investigator Maya and the one night she can’t forget with Logan. Maya indulged in the memorable night only to find herself in front of the hot firefighter again, only this time he’s a suspect in area wildfires.
heat of the nightHeat of the Night by Sylvia Day continues her Dream Guardian series in this emotionally packed erotic book featuring fantasies come to life. Stacey can hardly believe that Connor is from a world that is fueled by erotic dreams, but she finds herself helping him. As she gets used to the different realms, the two find a new challenge against a strong foe.
deadly heatDeadly Heat by Cynthia Eden is another fascinating firefighter romantic suspense about the FBI’s serial services division. Firefighter Lora calls in the team to help after her lover is killed by an arsonist’s blaze. When Special Agent Kenton is rescued by Lora, he realizes he is falling for her. They race to solve the case before anyone else falls prey to the killer.

It might be a good idea to keep the extinguisher handy while reading about these feisty, fiery ladies and men. =)


Bio: Amy Alessio has enjoyed the advice of teens for over seventeen years in her work as a librarian at the Schaumburg Twp. Library in Illinois. Her first young adult mystery, Taking the High Ground, was published by 4RV Publishing. She wrote Mind Bending Mysterious Services for Teens (ALA Editions, 2013) and co-authored A Year of Programs for Teens 2 with Kim Patton. She is the 2013 Illinois Library Association Young Adult Librarian Award Winner and the Northern Illinois RWA 2013 Librarian of the Year. Information on her blog and presentations on vintage crafts and cookbooks as well as readers advisory topics can be found at

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One Response to “Sizzling Heat for Summer – Reader Roundup with Amy Alessio”

  1. Morning Amy…

    Haven’t read a single one of these! augh! Need to find more hours in the day! =)

    Thanks for another great list – I’m slowly getting through my TBR pile!


    Posted by Carrie Spencer | July 12, 2014, 10:34 am

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