What is it about heroes like Superman, Iron Man or Thor that revs our engines like no other? Is it the suit? The manly physique? Or is it the courage they display, wading in where others fear to go, to save the damsel, the city, the Earth? Are there real-life heroes who inspire the same lustful fascination? Kickass iconic heroes who enter danger zones in the name of duty, honor, country—or maybe love—who conjure images of hard, chiseled bodies, deadly glares and camouflaged features? High Octane Heroes will satisfy the reader who craves the romantic idea of that “super alpha” man. Imagine the Navy SEAL sent on a suicide mission; the damaged Army Ranger home from war; the para rescue team member jumping into frigid waters; a SWAT team member entering a human trafficker’s den… military members and based in far-flung places around the world or the smoke-jumper living next door. Then imagine the romantic possibilities of being held against that massively muscled chest by a man whose mission is to protect and serve…
Mickey glanced at the time on his dashboard, as he slid behind the wheel of his car. “Shit.” He’d missed his after-work drinks date with Madelaine. Again.
He checked his cell. No messages. His spoiled, over-sexed girlfriend warned if he was late one more time, she’d be done with him. With her looks, men offered to crawl through glass to sleep with her. She’d made it clear Mickey could be easily replaced. One stiff cock was as good as another, as far as she was concerned. It would take her all of about five minutes to finish sulking and find a new guy. Maybe two, in ten.
He called her anyway, but Madelaine refused to answer. Mickey swore. He’d miss the luscious mouth that drank him in, slow and steady, like velvet whiskey. And her ass. He’d surely miss that.
His cell phone went dark.
Without a shadow of doubt, Mickey knew he’d just been dumped.
About the author:
Adele Dubois is a multi-published, award-winning author of erotic romance. Before turning to fiction, Adele wrote for newspapers and magazines in the USA, Caribbean and UK.
Adele and her real life Navy hero husband enjoy their eastern Pennsylvania home where she is working on her next novel. NATURAL APPETITES by Adele Dubois
1. What inspired you to write this book?
Like most women, I love stories featuring sexy alpha males. When Delilah Devlin released the call for submissions for HIGH OCTANE HEROES, my adrenaline was still pumping from writing “Hook Me Up” for SMOKIN’ HOT FIREMEN. “Natural Appetites” is a standalone sequel about a first responder from the same firehouse.
2. What characters do you connect with most?
I love the heroine in my story. She’s earthy, approachable, capable, and uniquely beautiful. There’s nothing cookie cutter about her.
3. What's your favorite book-turned movie?
I should probably choose something scholarly like To Kill a Mockingbird or Memoirs of a Geisha. To be honest, though, my favorite is Harry Potter. The world building is brilliant. After reading the books it was fun to enjoy the stories all over again in films. Ironically, I’m the one in my family who became the Harry Potter fan, not my kids.
4. If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?
I’d like to be BFFs with my “Natural Appetites” heroine. When you read the story, you’ll understand why.
5. Can you tell us about any other books you're writing?
I’m always writing stories and submitting. This year, I’m also making my debut with an alternate pen name for my first fun and flirty contemporary romance. SANTA TO THE RESCUE, a firefighter romance novella, will release on November 11, 2013.
6. What do you do in your spare time?
I’ve always been a bookworm. When I’m not reading, I watch TV or movies. I especially like TV police procedurals and spy dramas. My movie preference is action and adventure. My reading tastes are eclectic. I enjoy stories from Young Adult to Erotic Romance, and genres from contemporary romance to thrillers and mysteries.
7. If you were stranded on a desert island which character do you want by your side?
A handsome survivalist, of course! A first responder type.
8. What are you reading now?
The HIGH OCTANE HEROES anthology. It’s fun to read the stories written by the other authors in the collection. Until the book came out, I had no idea what types of stories the other writers contributed. I have great admiration for all the authors in the book and am thrilled to be part of the project.
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