Elle James: Playing With Fire ?>

Elle James: Playing With Fire

Did you know Elle James is my sister? Yup. But I swear I didn’t give her an inch of slack when I chose stories, even though, our mother would have been pretty pissed if I’d rejected her… 🙂 Enjoy the excerpt! ~DD Excerpt from Elle James’s “Playing With Fire” in Blue Collar In an attempt to seduce a younger firefighter, a sexy widow gets a lesson in burning desires by the firefighter’s badass partner Lola Engel flipped the sign in the…

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Kris Norris: Cabin Fever (Contest) ?>

Kris Norris: Cabin Fever (Contest)

Blue Collar Men I’ll be honest. When I first read the submission guidelines for this collection, I wasn’t sure what to write about. Even after looking up the ‘definition’, it seems folks have a varied opinion of what it means to be a blue collar worker, or should I say which jobs qualify. But one thing was clear, they are everyday heroes. Men that save us from the dead car on the side of the road, rain pelting the windshield,…

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Tray Ellis: Full of the Wild Life ?>

Tray Ellis: Full of the Wild Life

Note! Yesterday’s contest is still open, and you can earn another entry by commenting here today! When reading through the submissions for Blue Collar, I looked for stories with different flavors of heroes. I didn’t want all mechanics, cops, or plumbers (odd, I didn’t get a single plumber!), so when I found Tray’s story, a hero who worked as a surveyor, I thought, yeah! Add the fact the story was set in Alaska, and that it had a very real…

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Robie Madison: Renovating the Heart (Giveaway) ?>

Robie Madison: Renovating the Heart (Giveaway)

In a book filled with stories about blue-collar guys, you know there had to be at least one “Mr. Fix-It”! Robie Madison’s story was just the one I was looking for. Take a lonely divorcée who needs a little boost in girly confidence, add a man she’s drooled over in the past, and who can give as good in the attitude department as our heroine, and you have a winner! Enjoy the excerpt. Be sure to give Robie some love…

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M. Marie: In the Heat of the Moment ?>

M. Marie: In the Heat of the Moment

Reading tons of sexy short stories in order to find the right mix of stories to live side by side in one volume is a tough job, right? Nah. For me, it’s a joy. And I have only a couple of rules. First, if I don’t enjoy the story, it’s not making the cut. Second, variety is the spice of life. I didn’t want stories that felt cookie-cutter. I wanted different settings, different flavors of blue collar heroes. Authors with…

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Layla Chase: Challenges Met ?>

Layla Chase: Challenges Met

Layla Chase is a longtime friend. Elle and I met her shortly after we decided to become writers at a San Antonio Romance Authors meeting. Then we met for Saturday critique meetings around our kitchen tables, trying to clean up our stories well enough that editors wouldn’t think we were complete idiots. We’ve supported each other all through the years. So, I was thrilled to see her story show up in my inbox! Her choice of blue collar hero is…

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Megan Mitcham: Elevation and 2 Free Novels for All ?>

Megan Mitcham: Elevation and 2 Free Novels for All

Billionaires…I never understood the draw. They’re barricaded from the world by high walls, security systems and guards. Blue Collar men, on the other hand, build the foundations we live upon. They see and experience the gritty world and do their part to make it a better place. These men aren’t afraid to get down and dirty. To all our Blue Collar heroes out there, thank you! Without you we couldn’t… A major thank you to Delilah Devlin for collecting such an…

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Kalissa Wayne: Happy Fathers Day ?>

Kalissa Wayne: Happy Fathers Day

Today is Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all those out there who do the job of a dad, whether you be male or female. My wish for you on this day is that you have the wisdom to teach your kids all they need to know, the patience to deal with them whether they are 2 or 20 and never ending love for them. As I think about my own dad today, I am saddened by the realization that…

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Sukie Chapin: Mr. Big – The Science of Short Stories and Sex Toys (and a GIVEAWAY) ?>

Sukie Chapin: Mr. Big – The Science of Short Stories and Sex Toys (and a GIVEAWAY)

Sex toys are awesome. There I said it. I feel better now, having that out in the world – how ‘bout you? You know what else is awesome? Short stories. The kind you can curl up with just before bed without fear of pulling an all-nighter to finish. The kind that gets you to Happily Ever After before that morning cup of coffee goes cold. The kind that Delilah put together in Blue Collar. And I really like the idea…

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Susan Saxx: Real Men, Big Risks…and a Contest! ?>

Susan Saxx: Real Men, Big Risks…and a Contest!

Hi Everyone! I’m so glad to be here and to be part of this awesome, inventive and fun collection: Blue Collar: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology! Have YOU ever felt like a fish out of water? And were you determined to somehow get back to your previous world? In Special Delivery, that’s exactly the situation my heroine, Alex Jordan, faces. She’s been rich all her life, but suddenly her family loses their wealth and nothing is the same anymore. Well,…

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