Book: All Fired Up
Series: Sin City Uniforms
Author: Morticia Knight
Publisher: Totally Bound
Cover Artist: Posh Gosh
Officer Shawn Everly patrols the Strip and one night, fireman Trent Marshall saves him when danger strikes. But it’s still uncertain whether Trent can save himself from getting his heart broken by Shawn.
The party never ends on the Las Vegas strip but neither does the danger. Officer Everly is new to the beat, having recently relocated to Vegas from Los Angeles. Foot patrol on the Strip is a demanding assignment because he’s up close and personal with the public. But what he’d really like to do is get up close and personal with Station 32’s hunky fireman, Trent Marshall.
Trent has been a fireman for over ten years and is dedicated to his job. He’s built tough and is a no-nonsense man of few words. At a local blood drive, Trent meets the handsome new officer on foot patrol but won’t let himself get too close. He’s lost love before when his policeman lover was killed in the line of fire.
During an emergency, Trent’s over-protective instincts kick in when he believes Shawn is in harm’s way. He ends up embarrassing and angering Shawn in front of their fellow officers, which seems as though it will end any hope of Trent having a chance with the young man he can’t push from his mind. Shawn can’t decide whether he wants to punch or kiss Trent. Kissing wins. Once they spend some time together away from the stresses of their jobs, they find that they’re not just compatible—they’re combustible.
But Trent can’t seem to accept that there are hazards that come with working in law enforcement. Right as they’re discovering how much they mean to one another, the danger escalates on the Strip. The underground vigilante group, The Citizens Against Immorality, have raised the stakes. Will Shawn and Trent be their next targets?
Trent made sure to keep his body angled in a way so that he could keep an eye on Officer Shawn Everly. He didn’t want the cop to catch him gazing in his direction, but he couldn’t stop himself from doing that very thing.
So cute. Dammit.
Their first handshake at the blood drive had almost done him in. There had been an instant zing when their skin had touched. Everything about the officer who had been dressed in a muscle baring T-shirt had appealed to him.
He was sure Shawn was at least thirty—based on his years in the force—however, he appeared younger. Shawn had wavy brown hair that was trimmed in a stylishly short cut. He’d been fascinated by the cop’s intense hazel eyes with gold flecks in them that had seemed to change color as he spoke. His features were angular, his mouth wide and perfect when he smiled. Even though Shawn was shorter, he had a confident and strong presence. Trent had noted that he was very friendly, unassuming—that had been a huge turn on. It was also obvious that Shawn was a man who took care of himself. It had been even more obvious when he’d held Shawn close to him in the water.
Trent coughed into his fist and inclined his head away from the man he hadn’t been able to push from his mind since the first time they’d met. Trent couldn’t even remember how they’d ended up talking at the event, yet he easily recalled how he hadn’t been able to stop caressing the officer with his stare the entire time. He was sure Shawn had noticed. Walking away had been the only answer. He would have been too weak otherwise. It didn’t matter how attracted he was to Shawn, he didn’t need another cop in his life. Never again.
M/M and M/M/F Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale – after all, who doesn’t? Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people's fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.
When not indulging in her obsession for books, she loves the outdoors, film and music. The Pacific Northwest is the ideal spot to enjoy both hiking and beachcombing. Once upon a time she was the singer in an indie rock band that toured the West Coast and charted on U.S. college radio. She now resides on the northern coast of Oregon, where the constant rain and fog remind her of visits to family in England and Scotland when she was a child.
She is currently working on the Sin City Uniforms Series and a BDSM spin-off to the Gin & Jazz series entitled The Hampton Road Club. A follow-up to Bryan and Aubrey’s story in Rockin’ the Alternative will be available in 2015.
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