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I always felt like I could do something more than just read. Finally, I have found both a creative outlet and a chance to do something meaningful with my reading. This blog was created in appreciation of and tribute to all of the authors who have brought me joy through their books. These reviews are my way of giving back to authors and providing recognition for the hard work that each one completes every day!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Author Guest Blog: Casea Major

What’s up lovlies? Today I have a very special guest visiting the blog, giving us a special peek into her latest release! And she’s talking HOT firemen! *fans self* Holy cow! Who doesn’t love firemen???? Those skillz, those abs, those smiles, those fabulous pants … *coughs* Well, you get the point. But let’s see what our special guest author has to say about firemen, shall we? Please help me welcome:

**Casea Major**

Here is a bit about Casea as posted on her website: (click here to visit Casea’s site.)


Prior to becoming a writer of romantic fiction, Casea Major worked in the legal field for a non-profit dispute resolution company for ten years. She is now a full-time mom to three preschool children with whom she and her husband live happily...most of the time. When she isn't chained to her laptop, she enjoys Cary Grant movies and crocheting.



After signing up for a one-night stand through an exclusive matching agency, hopeless romantic Marianne Caldwell is swept away to a medieval land where she hopes to spend the night with a worthy man of honor.

Unsure of how she got from the Castillo Hotel in Las Vegas to a castle in the English countryside, Mare finds Robert, whose stunning physique and winning smile immediately convince her he's the Robin Hood she's been seeking. But despite his efforts in saving her from a corrupt sheriff, his Jersey Shore accent and coarse ways unravel her romantic visions.

With her fairytale fantasies coming unhinged, Mare must decide if Robert is just a crass car salesman from Brooklyn or the chivalrous knight she's looking for.

One Night Stands with the potential for a happily ever after, you say? Works for me! Hey, it’s romance, anything is possible, no? *wink* So what really hooked me on this book is that I have read a few of the 1 Night Stand books from other authors. I found them to be quick, steamy, reads. I have recently discovered that there are several books in the 1 Night Stand series from an equally large number of impressive authors. *whispers* Google 1 Night Stand and you will see what I am talking about. Better yet, just click here. So. Much. Easier. Lots of authors I tell ya!

I know, I know! You are all getting impatient now, right? Get to the firemen, right? Fine, fine … here you go! Sheesh! Chillax  … rub some ice on yourselves and cool down ... here you go.

**Guest Post by Casea Major*
WARNING:  This post contains hot guys, offensive language and blatant self-promotion.

Why are so many firemen H-O-T? Do you think that's why they become firemen – to put out the fires they start. LOL

In my city firefighters are by far the hottest civil servants.  They're the most gallant and helpful, too.

Don't get me wrong, policemen can be attractive.  But when you see a policeman face-to-face it's usually for a traffic violation, and they're generally writing you a ticket or forcing you to talk your way out of one.  You have to be pretty hot to overcome that kind of bad press.  But when you see a fireman it's always because they've come to help in a crisis.

I might stick my cat up a tree so this guy could come to my house.

In that sense fireman really are the modern day KISA(Knights in Shining Armor) and there's nothing we romance readers like better than a good KISA, especially one that's as accessible as 9-1-1.

That was part of the inspiration for my new 1-Night Stand Story, One Knight in Brooklyn.

My hero, Robert, a fireman and business owner from Brooklyn, has not dated since the death of his wife 3 years before.  But at the prodding, cajoling, and general pain-in-the-assin' of his in-laws (That's right in-laws) he books a one-night stand at the Castillo Resort in Niagara Falls.

He doesn't know how the fuck it happened, but he ends up in a castle near a forest where he meets a smokin' hot Lady Marianne.  According to Robert, "If she was a fire, she'd be a goddamn 5-alarm ringer! And she's what the guys at the station call a 10/10 – which means on a scale from 1 to 10, she's the top no matta which way she's facin' – if ya know what I mean."


“Well, Dallas, what did a pretty gal like you expect from this deal?”
There was no way in hell she would answer that question. So she employed her stellar skills of diversion and subterfuge. “What did a guy like you expect from this deal?” Okay, maybe not the cleverest line she’d ever come up with, but this guy with his mesmerizing eyes messed up her mojo.
He leaned back with his elbow on the mattress and flashed a brilliant smile. She swallowed hard. “To get to know a lovely young woman such as yourself and have a little adventure. You think you can handle that?”
Could he be any more cocky? His thinly veiled innuendo struck her with the delicacy of a baseball bat. No question he was hot. From a purely physical standpoint, he was perfection, but did anything rattle around behind those blue eyes?
She crossed her arms over her chest and tilted her chin. “What I want to know is, can you handle that?”
Oops, she hadn’t meant for that to sound like a challenge or an invitation, but even to her own ears, it did. He stood, his long legs closing the distance between them in two strides. She braced her legs to hold her ground, but retreated toward a wall. So much for holding my ground. Pressing her head back against a branch, she looked up into his even stare. God, his eyes were Ceylon blue, his lips full and lush. He stopped in front of her, but continued to lower his head toward hers. Other than the rustling wind, only her ragged breathing sounded amongst the leaves.
Robert braced his hands on either side of her shoulders, effectively trapping her between him and the tree. Every cell in her body buzzed with electrical current, and her gaze helplessly transfixed on him. The lids of his eyes lowered, and his straight nose brushed against hers.
“Can I kiss you?” His whispered request tickled her skin.
Chills swept over her heated body. Her knees gave way, and she sighed out some inaudible response he apparently took as affirmative. He brushed her lips with a kiss.
With agonizing leisure, his mouth eased over hers, first feathering her closed lips then caressing each one between his. His velvety flesh wisped like flower petals against hers, and the aroma of fresh mint scented his breath. The languid motion of his kiss ignited a desire that throbbed all the way down between her legs. The longer he lingered, the hotter she burned. He never sped his pace or reached for her in any other way. It was only a kiss, yet so much more.
His warm tongue slipped between her lips and slowly explored her mouth, sliding across her teeth and stroking her tongue. A soft moan escaped her and excruciating tension built in her core with each lazy thrust.
She wrapped her arms around his waist and trailed her fingers down his hips as she molded to his body. He gasped and ended the kiss. The staggering length of his arousal pressed into her abs and the burn in her sex flared into a raging inferno.
He rested his forehead against the tree, and she laid her hands on his chest with his body lightly molded to hers. The heat radiating between them smoldered hotter than the Vegas asphalt at high noon. His breaths were steady, but his heart pounded against her open palms.
His voice, deep and husky, sounded near her ear. “Maybe. Maybe not, Dallas.”
She opened her eyes. “Huh?”
He kept his eyes closed and rubbed his cheek against hers. “I was just answering your earlier question.”
She couldn’t remember the question. She'd be lucky to remember her own name.

I suddenly have a thirst for some ice water. So what did you think? Grab your attention? You can read another excerpt at Decadent Publishing website. Just click here. You can buy the digital version at the following places:

Decadent Publishing                                                Amazon
Barnes and Noble                                                    All Romance e-books

And for those of you who want it, here is the rest of the book info:

One Knight In Brooklyn
By Casea Major
Published by: Decadent Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-61333-121-7
Format: MMP  ebook - Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Reader, EPUB, Mobipocket
Length: 12,188 words (approximate)
Release Date: OCTOBER 6, 2011

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I hope you all enjoyed yourselves and our visit with Ms. Majors. Until next time … HAPPY READING!!!

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