Maggie Wells | Margaret Ethridge

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Weekend Writing Warrior & Contest!

Posted on Jul 14, 2013 by Maggie Wells   31 Comments | Posted in Blog

Before I start, I just want to show off the fabulous 5 lip bite review MsRomanticReads gave the Hot Nights in St. Blaise series (So far!) I’ve been sharing bits of these with you all along and we’ll get back to St. Blaise next week.

For today I have another tasty tidbit from Rescue Me, the short story I wrote for the Smokin’ Hot Firemen anthology AVAILABLE NOW from Cleis Press.

The tag line for my story is: When a hot firefighter breaks down the wrong door, a smart woman drops her towel. 🙂


“Gotcha. You’re tough as stale beef jerky.”

Her eyes widened then danced. She let loose a breathy laugh and turned toward the fridge, shaking her head in dismay. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to snap at you. It’s been a stressful night.”

“What with getting your door kicked in and being hoisted up and carried around stark naked?”


Be sure to comment on this post and I will give away a copy (trade paperback) of Smokin’ Hot Firemen! I will draw one name from all comments posted before 11:59pm July 16, 2013. Thanks!


Who can melt any woman’s heart with a single smile? The sexiest icon of all—a fireman!

They enter fiery structures with selfless courage–the very definition of the word “hero.” Women understand their allure… A soot-covered face, sweat dripping from hard, chiseled muscles, the sharp snap of suspenders—yes, only a fireman can make suspenders sexy! Delilah Devlin’s burning-hot book includes thrilling stories teeming with gorgeous firemen from some of today’s hottest romance writers.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out all of the posts from my fellow Weekend Writing Warriors!


31 Responses to "Weekend Writing Warrior & Contest!"

  1. Comment by Evelyn Jules
    July 14, 2013 at 8:20 am  

    I’m still waiting for my door to be kicked in and to be carried around stark naked. When is that happening for me? lol. Fabulous, as always, Ms. Wells!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 9:17 am  

      Next Tuesday. Make sure you brush your teeth. Mwah!

  2. Comment by ldsmith1818
    July 14, 2013 at 8:24 am  

    Another great excerpt! I love a hero with a sense of humor! I’m dying to read this!!! 🙂

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 9:17 am  

      Thank you! So glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Comment by Laurie
    July 14, 2013 at 8:35 am  

    I like that it appears she will have a sense of humor. Sounds like a fun and sexy read.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 9:18 am  

      Well, when you’ve been hauled around starkers in front of a fire crew, you kind of have to laugh. 🙂 Thanks!

  4. Comment by veronicascott
    July 14, 2013 at 9:59 am  

    Well some nights are more stressful than others LOL…excellent excerpt!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 12:52 pm  

      Thank you! I’d say this would earn her some stress points. 🙂

  5. Comment by Sue
    July 14, 2013 at 11:36 am  

    nice way to start my day with the giggles – great snippet 😀

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm  

      Thank you!

  6. Comment by Elaine Cantrell
    July 14, 2013 at 1:55 pm  

    Nice sense of humor, here. I like this fireman.

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm  

      Thanks, Elaine!

  7. Comment by MichelleW (MsRomanticReads)
    July 14, 2013 at 2:15 pm  

    LOVE that tag line! It conjures up all kinds of naughty thoughts (see my Tweet to you *cough*) I already know I’d love the heck out of the story because I also know your brand of humor and penchant for wickedly sexy scenes. Plus you always write really awesome characters. And an anthology of firefighter stories? It’s about damn time! 😀

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 2:44 pm  

      You are too sweet! *blows kisses*

  8. Comment by caitlinstern
    July 14, 2013 at 3:59 pm  

    Tough as stale jerky? What a sweet-talker! o.O

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm  

      LOL Well, the smooth ship sailed the second he kicked in her door. 😉 Thanks for commenting!

  9. Comment by R Lee Smith
    July 14, 2013 at 5:05 pm  

    Not to hijack your comments section, but this sort of happened to me once. The house we moved was hooked into the very small town’s fire alarm switchboard and the first time I burned the toast, the town siren went off. Less than a minute later, two hunky firemen were kicking in our front door and trying to haul me and my sister out. And did I mention they were hunky? We should have let them.

    Anyway, thanks for a fun run down memory lane. Great premise and great snippet!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 5:55 pm  

      Oh man! I’m so jealous! Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Comment by Karysa Faire
    July 14, 2013 at 5:19 pm  

    Very funny! And that cover is adorable. 😉

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 5:56 pm  

      Thank you! Isn’t he sweet. Very Clooney-esque!

  11. Comment by nikkamichaels
    July 14, 2013 at 6:07 pm  

    Who wouldn’t want to be carried to safety by a hunky fireman? I’d climb down that ladder any day… 🙂

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 7:25 pm  

      Amen! Thank you!

  12. Comment by Susan Deborah Schiller
    July 14, 2013 at 6:51 pm  

    I admire your short, descriptive sentences! You bring a lot of action and emotion into just a few words… nice snippet!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 14, 2013 at 7:26 pm  

      Thank you, Susan. What a nice compliment!

  13. Comment by sherry gladden
    July 15, 2013 at 1:19 am  

    Hansen can break down my door anytime! I’ll try to make sure I’m just in a towel when he does!! I love hot firemen!!!

    • Comment by maggiewells68
      July 15, 2013 at 6:47 am  

      Oh, me too! Thanks, Sherry!

  14. Comment by ED Martin
    July 15, 2013 at 10:50 am  

    What a fun simile to start the snippet. 😀

    • Comment by Maggie Wells
      July 15, 2013 at 11:05 am  

      Thanks! It seemed guyish…. 🙂

  15. Comment by maggiewells68
    July 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm says commenter #7 is lucky! Congratulations, Michelle W!

  16. Comment by Stevie Carroll
    July 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm  

    Love the last line there!

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