Sunday, January 15, 2012

My Cock & Bull Blog Stop Guest Today is Sara York! Comment to enter our giveaways!






Today, I'm so pleased to have Sara York here on my blog for the Cock and Bull blog tour! Happy New Year Sara!

Speaking of fireworks...oh, weren't we? Well, I'm going to use the segue anyway. It's obvious from your story in the His Hero Anthology, Zane's Inferno, that firemen get you hot and bothered. Any reason for choosing to write about a fireman and a paramedic when you first thought about writing for this uniforms anthology?

I love firemen, they are such sweethearts. I mulled over the possibilities of which uniform I wanted to put on my guys and fireman and paramedic seemed right. Zane couldn't be anything other than the fireman he is. I love the tension between the two, both serving on the same crew, both wanting to hide their sexuality and both so hot for the other that they can't stand it.


Any close encounters of your own with men in uniform you'd like to share? We promise not to tell...

Um, the hottest place I've ever been with a fireman was actually in a burning building. Okay, so it's not sexy but it was interesting and fun. Yes, I said fun. I had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time in the presence of our local firemen during a citizens fire class. We dressed up in bunker gear and went into their fire tower where they train. It was hot in there and I'm glad I haven't had to experience being in a fire without the gear on.

We can't wait to read your story! Looking forward, what are you working on now?

I'm writing a cowboy series. Texas Rough is finished and I just started on Texas Hard. I've also been busy doing edits on books I've already signed contracts on. Fire and Ice, a story with angels and demons, will be out later this year. Here's the blurb for Fire and Ice:

With Raphael’s soul ripped from his angelic body he’s forced to inhabit the demon, Lash’s ugly form until he can help Alexandria overcome her anger and forgive. Raphael’s been in love with Alexandria for decades and wants her, but he’s Lash now and despises his new body. How could anyone fall in love with him, much less the beautiful Alexandria?

Alexandria doesn’t know what’s gotten into her. Rafe, her gorgeous saviour from the mountain is the man of her dreams but when she touches Lash a firestorm of desire is unleashed in her and she has to have him. Confusion about her desires leaves her vulnerable to the evil Rafe has planed for her.


Can the angel in demon form, Lash, fight off Rafe and save not only Alexandria from hell and himself from eternal punishment of living as a demon?



A few quick questions before we get to your awesome excerpt:
Year first published? In 2008 I had my first Sara York book published. I did write under a different name and that book was published in 2007.

How many books out? Zane's Inferno will make it 9. I've also participated a charity book called Paw Prints. For more information on Paw Prints please visit my website http://sarayork.com

Coffee or tea? Coffee, I love my coffee

Lark or owl? Owl. We have one that visits our neighborhood and she is beautiful.

Laptop, desktop, or other? Laptop. I'm on the go too much to be tied to one place.

Favorite character you wrote? Jake from Working It Out. I still love Jake.

Favorite couple you wrote? Lane and Gresh from Texas Rough.

Book you can't wait to read in 2012? There are just so many that I'm waiting for I don't know if I can name them all.

Share a goal for 2012? This year is about writing a ton. I have a couple of contracts that I will be signing soon and I have four books written that haven't been signed and are at various stages in the submission process. I hope to have another four books written and submitted by the end of the year.

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Excerpt from Zane's Inferno:

Zane didn’t want to dress in the clothes he’d worn during the fire but he had no choice. The doctor had said he seemed fine and released him earlier than anyone expected. They’d asked him to change into a robe because of the stench of smoke in his clothes. He hadn’t blamed the doctors and nurses for not liking that smell.

A few first-degree burns needed care, but he didn’t have a concussion. The IV Nick had started had kept him hydrated. All in all, he was in good shape. He called a cab after he signed the release papers, not wanting to waste any more time sitting there in the stupid hospital.

The drive over to the station was quick. Two of the fire trucks weren’t in the garage but the ambulance was right where it should be. That meant Nick and Andy were somewhere in the firehouse.

He steeled himself against any rogue feelings for Nick as he entered the building. Silence filled the air. The TV was quiet and the kitchen empty. Zane knew the captain wouldn’t allow him to continue his shift after a visit to the hospital. He’d only come back here to grab his clothes and keys. His uniform needed to be washed but he didn’t want to wear it home. He’d been able to keep his truck smoke-free so far, and he intended to keep it that way.

Zane entered the bunkroom and stripped off his shirt and pants. His undies would stink too, so he dropped them into the plastic bag he used to transport his smoky clothes. The door opened and Nick walked in, his head down as he scrolled through something on his phone. Nick glanced up, his eyes going wide when he saw Zane.

For some reason, Zane felt like he’d done something wrong the minute Nick walked in. Hell, everyone in the firehouse, including the women firefighters, had seen him naked. But Nick didn’t look away as the door shut behind him, bumping him on the rear.

Zane’s gaze connected with Nick’s and desire shot straight to Zane’s cock that hung free in the open. Soon Nick would be able to see his desire and that scared the shit out of Zane. He turned around and grabbed his clothes, moving towards the wall at the top of his bunk and behind the line of lockers that separated his bed from his neighbours. He pulled on his underwear and got his legs in his jeans but they were still at his hips when Nick cleared his throat, his footfalls closing in on Zane and his mostly naked body.

“Hey, Zane, glad you’re released.”

“Um, yeah.” Zane pulled his jeans up and zipped them before turning to face Nick. He couldn’t even look Nick in the eyes. The awkwardness needed to go away before his next shift. Hell, maybe he could switch shifts and he wouldn’t be forced to run into Nick every week.

Nick moved closer, trapping Zane between his bunk and the lockers. His breath was ragged as Nick approached, his feet stopping only inches away from Zane’s. Zane glanced up, surprised to see the heat in Nick’s eyes.

They stared at each other for a long moment, neither of them moving. Fear of being caught pinged around Zane’s brain. Was Nick just pulling his leg? He swore he’d heard Nick bragging about his conquests with women before…but that had only been when other men challenged him about dating.

“I thought you were dead when that house started to fall apart.” Nick trailed a finger down Zane’s bare chest to the waistband of his pants.

Zane glanced down at Nick’s hand and then back up to his eyes. The pleading in them shocked him. His mouth was dry and his tongue wouldn’t move. Usually he dated twinks, but those dates weren’t for real. They were really just a way for him to get off. He’d never kissed anyone he’d ever really wanted.

“When I had you in that ambulance all by myself, it was so hard not to kiss you.”

Zane’s body went still and his head swam. Oh damn, no way. “How do you know I would have let you?”

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Zane's Inferno will be available January 16th in the His Hero Anthology, now available for pre-sale at Total-E-Bound. A single sale ebook of Zane's Inferno will also be released on February 13th.

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Thanks Sara! And thanks to all the readers for stopping by! Make sure to comment for your chance to win $150, $100 and $50 Amazon gift cards!!

If you haven't been yet, don't forget to stop at Em Wood's place where she grilled me yesterday on Five Faves and made me give up a NSFW new excerpt...comment for another entry! :)

The Cock & Bull is moving on tomorrow to Sara York's blog, where she'll be hosting the fabulous TA Chase! :)

And don't forget to visit all the previous blog hop stops if you haven't already--you can still comment for entries to win! Visit Marie's Sexton's handy dandy web page for all the links!

61 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm the first to comment :)
    Congratulation Sara on your new release. It sounds fabulous and I hope to read all the story in His Hero anthology soon.

    Joan

    0401romance aT gmail dOt com

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  2. OK... Talk about hot! What a thing to wake up to.
    Just one more day and the anthology gets released. Definitely on my "what to do when I wake up late on a Sunday morning"..lol
    Thanks for sharing, Sara. Have a good weekend.
    Linda

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  3. Congrats on the new release. I haven't had coffee yet, but after that excerpt, I don't think I need it.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  4. *sigh* Love firemen. Nice and steamy, Ms. Sara - Zane's just adorable :)

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  5. Great excerpt! =D I love firemen stories :)

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  6. I love the characters. You got something really good going on here

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  7. Zane is absolutely adorable Angel, but he does get into trouble! He's worth it though.

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  8. Hi Sara, great interview and sexy excerpt. Thank you Devon Rhodes for sharing Miss Sara with us.

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  9. They sound so hot for each other! Can't wait to get this :)
    talia628@yahoo.com

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  10. His Hero Anthology sounds like a great Valentine's Day present! Nick and Zane are hit, can't wait to read this. And the cowboy series. Oh, and the angel/demon book. They all sound good!

    Satori1977@msn.com

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  11. I love firemen! Looking forward to this anthology....

    Thanks for the excerpt!

    Vicki
    vthompson182@gmail.com

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  12. Great interview and excerpt ladies - don't put me in the mix but congrats! Cheers, JP

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  13. I love Jake also. Looking forward to falling in love with Zane and Nick.

    Linda

    lincat56@hotmail.com

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  14. Sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read this.

    Tiffany
    bubbliemom@gmail.com

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  15. I already officially added this book to my must buy list yesterday, but I'll show it some more love today! It sounds amazing and I can't wait to read more! Thanks for posting :)

    savannah

    brandon_savannah@yahoo.com

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  16. You know, I just got out of the shower and I'm thinking I might need another!!! I SO have to get this anthology!
    Thanks for hosting Devon, thanks to Sara for the interview and excerpt!

    diall@shaw.ca

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  18. Thanks for the excerpt :-) Sounds like a great book!

    smaccall AT comcast.net

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  19. Can't wait to read this! I am also looking forward to your new cowboy series. Congratulations!

    lkbherring64@gmail.com

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  20. This is going to be one amazing anthology
    Sara your story sound hot! ;) I can't truly wait to be able to read it
    Thx Devon for hosting and thx you both for joint thus tour and letting us get to know you and your stories
    Joanie
    J_zam77@yahoo.com

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  21. Thanks for the excerpt :P
    Firefighters are hot!!!

    Fire and Ice sounds good too. I love stories with angels :)

    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

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  22. Wow, the citizens' fire class anecdote is impressive. I adore firemen, but I don't know if I'd have the gumption to hang out with them in a burning building, even in for demonstration purposes only...

    --Trix (vitajex[at]aol[dot]com)

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  23. I love the excerpt - only 1 more day to wait.

    Thanks,
    Tracy VH
    ericvanh@hotmail.com

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  24. Is it tomorrow yet? Thank you for the excerpt!

    lkfisher(at)purdue(dot)edu

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  25. mmmm, firemen!! Sounds awesome!

    Jase
    vslavetopassionv(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. Hot book, hot fireman. Love it. Please enter me into the contest. Thanks.
    Melaniem54@msn.com

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  27. Have to agree with Jason, yum firemen!

    Marin

    gardemarin(at)gmx(dot)de

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  28. Hot fireman and EMT! YUMMY! Zane and Nick sound great. I would love to read this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  29. Would Love to win! Thanks!

    Michelle
    chellebee66(at)gmail(dot)com

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  30. I can't wait for this to be out. It sounds great!

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  31. Sounds fab can't wait to read it

    Sarah S

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  32. I need this book more with every excerpt I read.

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  33. Wow! This anthology is going to be great! I really enjoy fire stories! Thanks for the great blog hop!

    Kyreadinggirl
    Kyreadinggirl@yahoo.com

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  34. Thanks for all of the great comments. Wishing you all luck on the blog hop prizes.

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  35. Another great Excerpt this anthology is a must buy!!!


    ShirleyAnn@speakman40.freeserve.co.uk

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  36. His Hero Anthology is going to my TBR list.

    Midia
    midiamuniz@yahoo.com

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  37. What an incredible experience that must have been to get to wear the gear & see first hand what it is like for a firefighter to walk into a blaze.

    drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

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  38. So cannot wait until this is release. Whoot
    Cinders

    crozzy67@nctv.com

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  39. Zane's inferno sounds great
    donnasing777@yahoo.com

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  40. Sounds smoking hot! Yum! Thanks for being part of the hop!
    OceanAkers@aol.com

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  41. Sounds totally yummy and hot!! Thanks for being a part of the hop!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

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  42. Great excerpt and interview! I can't wait to read it!
    ~Alicia
    alleycat2468@hotmail.com

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  43. Congrats on new release, great covers. Thank you for the excerpts :)

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  44. Love the excerpt, thanks

    swkimbell@yahoo.com

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  46. Can't wait to get this new anthology. Thanks for the opportunity at winning these great prizes. Look forward to more works from all of the authors.

    monipadron@gmail.com

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    What a great cover and it sound really good

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  48. Thanks for Q & A. I love reading interviews.
    terrilee.byles@yahoo.com

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  49. Wow forgot to post. Hope I made it in time. Keep seeing this book everywhere. So many of the stories sound great!
    evelynmoly@yahoo.com

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  50. Yep, I am most definitely going to get this anthology! All the stories so far sound great! <3

    Judi
    arella3173_loveless(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. Congratulations!! I'm just loving this.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  52. I wonder why firemen pushed people's buttons. The uniform is hardly revealing or maybe that's the answer. We imagine the very best.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  53. I enjoyed both the interview and the excerpt. I'm adding some books to my must have list!

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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  54. Hi, congratulation to your new release and thanks for mentioning the sales!

    Anzu

    anzumerlinATmailDOTru

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  55. Thanks so much!

    pademe_lee@yahoo.com

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  56. I SOOOO can't wait to read this anthology!! I DO love a man in uniform.

    ~~Courtney
    aunt_cori(at)yahoo.com

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  57. Wow! this anthology sounds promising, congrats Sara on the new release and I can't wait to read more.

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  58. This just went on my TRL. Loved it. Thanks so much for sharing.Congrats on the new release as well.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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