Thursday, May 01, 2008

Guest Blogger - Kelley St. John

All of the playfriends are very lucky to have known Kelley St. John for several years. She's one of the nicest women you'll ever meet! And the fact that she writes killer books with to die for heros and amazing heroines...well that's just the icing on the cake. Please give Kelley a warm playground welcome as she visits with us today.

Come on, baby, light my fire!

Okay, admit it. You look forward to those emails that feature a sexy hunk and always come at just the right time to make your week…a whole lot better. And inevitably, a large portion of those are men in uniform, or more accurately, men somewhat out of uniform.

Undeniably, there’s one particular uniform that always gets my attention…the fireman. Helllllooooo….

We’ll call this FIREMAN 1 --


Uh, yeah. Need I say more? Oh, you want more? Okay…

FIREMAN 2 --


And then there’s…FIREMAN 3 --


Or how about…FIREMAN 4 --



And one more…FIREMAN 5 --


Whew, is it getting hot in here, or what? One moment. Need water…

Okay. I’m back. And guess the occupation of my latest book’s hero. Here’s a hint – the title…

FIRE IN THE BLOOD

Uh, huh. I’d wanted a firefighter hero for quite a while (and my readers have too, from the emails I’ve received), and now I’ve got one! If you’ve read any of the books in my Sexth Sense series for Harlequin Blaze, you’ve already learned a bit about sexy firefighter Tristan Vicknair. In FIRE IN THE BLOOD, you learn even more, and you see how thoroughly he lights Chantelle Bedeau’s fire.

Here’s the cover…


Want a FREE COPY of my firefighter hero book? Simply comment with your vote for your favorite firefighter from the photos above, and you’re entered. I’ll let the playground select a winner at the end of the day :-) And thanks for letting me hang out at the playground today!

Kelley St. John
http://www.kelleystjohn.com/
Thanks for visiting with us, Kelley! And take it from me, Fire in the Blood is one HOT book!
P.S. Congratulations to Marilyn Shoemaker the winner of our Spoil me Silly contest. Our runner-up is Michelle Rioli. Please contact playground monitor here to claim your prize. Prizes not claimed within 7 days will be reawarded.

32 comments:

Michele L. said...

Oh, my, goodness! (jaw drops to the floor, thunk!)

What delicious eye candy! #1 Fireman totally makes my engines melt! He definitely has my vote for the day!

Thanks for sharing the mouth watering photos with us all, Kelley!

Michele L.

Adrianna said...

Hi Kelley,
I've always had a thing for firemen, too, and these guys are smokin' hot!

I'll have the #1 please. I just love a man who knows what to do with a big hose ;)

Kelley St. John said...

I had a feeling they'd jumpstart your day :) Number 1 is the frontrunner, but the day's just getting started! Are we having fun yet?

Don't forget, those comments put your name in the hat for a FREE BOOK!

Kelley

Instigator said...

I'm sorta partial to 3. There's just something about that fire behind him and the intensity in his eyes. Of course, 5 ain't tough to look at either. :-)

Instigator

Barbara Vey said...

Hi Kelley, I may have to borrow a pic or three for my blog.

Problem Child said...

Yah, I'm a #! fan myself...

Angel said...

Hmmmm..... If I HAD to choose, I'd take number 4.

Wow, Kelley! Definitely a jumpstart. And yay on finally getting a fireman hero! We will all benefit. ;)

Can't wait to read this one!

Angel

PS Congrats on catching one of your wascally wabbits yesterday, PM!

Lynn Raye Harris said...

Wow. Definitely the way to start the day. I can't choose....

Anonymous said...

Holy Smokes - Pun intended. #5 has some package there - but would have to choose #3!

Pat L.

Liza said...

They all are hot, but I have to pick Fireman #3! Kelley, I love stories about firemen!

Maven Linda said...

Um . . . wow. That's a mighty big hose he's got.

#3. He's a man. The other four are boys.

Playground Monitor said...

Too many decisions for early in the morning. What a way to start the day. Thanks for the eye candy, Kelley.

PM

Anonymous said...

I'll take number 5 please, yowsar! Thanks for sharing those photos, what a way to start my day off....
robertsonreads

Sherry W. said...

Uh..Whew! These pics are a wonderful surprise for a workday morning. I have a feeling my computer screen will be hot today. #3 got my vote. Love the cover too, Kelley!

Karen said...

Has to be #3 for me! Oh my gosh, it's suddenly so very hot in here. Thank you for the pics, what a way to wake up!

And looking at those got me going into my writing first thing this morning. Thank You!

Rhonda Nelson said...

I vote for #1! Hi, Kelley!

CrystalGB said...
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CrystalGB said...

Fireman #1 gets my vote. :)

mirmalade said...

That's some mighty nice eye candy you have there but I think I'll pass on the real thing, if you don't mind. Been there, divorced that - bought the t-shirt & the hat...and KEPT the daggone house!!

Mirm

Kathy said...

Hi Kelley! *waves* So glad you got to come play today.

I'll take Fireman #5 please. Come on! Look above his waist. He's got this awesome mystery about him. His face is shadowed and I'm wondering, what's he thinking at the moment that picture was taken. Yeah! The mystery hottie is for me.

FIRE IN THE BLOOD has an awesome cover! I'm sure the story is sure to, dare I say it?, spark some flames.

Kelley, what have you found to be the most exciting thing about writing such a popular series?

I know your sexy Cajun is from Louisiana. Where did you get the idea for your series? And how easy was it to go from writing single title sexy/sassy to category spookie/sexy?

Maureen said...

They all look great but I'll pick #1.

terrio said...

Man, I need this. I'm feeling like crap, but these made me smile for the first time today.

I've seen #5 before. Serve me up a piece of him please. Ooh la la!

I read my first Blaze a couple months ago and I will be picking this one up for sure. Talk about a HOT cover! Congrats on all the success and thanks for *perking up* my day. *g*

Stefanie said...

Can I have 2 favorites? I'm a bit greedy. My favorites are #1 and #3.

nicki72182 said...

Thanks for the photos!! Although I love all of them, I'd have to say that #2 is my favorite. Geez...if the firefighters around here looked like that I might consider setting something on fire...but my drool would probably put it out :)

Kelley St. John said...

LOL! I'm loving all the comments. Glad to have given you a little something to light up your day :)

For answers to your questions...

Kelley, what have you found to be the most exciting thing about writing such a popular series?

I love that the characters have six books to evolve even more :)

I know your sexy Cajun is from Louisiana. Where did you get the idea for your series? And how easy was it to go from writing single title sexy/sassy to category spookie/sexy?

The idea was just there -- the characters, the background, the cousins trying to help lost souls trying to find their way, and the lost souls who often happened to be sexy as all get out :) And this series had been churning in my head for quite some time, so it wasn't all that difficult to put it to paper when Brenda Chin gave me the go-ahead. Not hard at all to move to writing something I wanted to write so much :)

Kelley

robynl said...

I will take #1 anytime. Woohoo! Talk about easy on the eyes.
All pictures are fine but #1 gives me some heat, lol.

Cherie J said...

My vote goes to Fireman #1.

Shari C said...

Thanks, Kelley.

Oh, my, those photos have me almost drooling and I feel really, really warm...okay, make that hot!
It is really a very difficult choice between #1 and #5 for me; I just can't make up my mind.

Jeanette J said...

Man, what a tough choice...but I think #2 could light my fire nicely

Anonymous said...

i would say all come on but if i had to choose ##3!!!!!!!!!1 so damn hot love firefighters wow.

thanks you for sharing Kelly

kim h

tetewa said...

I'm going to go with #1, lovely body!

limecello said...

Oh I am so glad I took a break from studying to check blogs - this was a terrific post- and I have to say that #3 was my favorite - and that's my favorite number too!