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Fire Prevention Day AND -dare I mention it – Moldy Cheese Day? That’s as in the Etopia Press Faceook Fest GIveawa


and something I sort of whisper  because of course Lady Fury, my heroine of


has got Moldy Cheese Day. Why has she got Moldy Cheese Day instead of Mother-In-Law Day, at which she would have excelled? Well, ducking for cover here, since the last time I interviewed her here, the last time she interviewed me, and the only time she interviewed Callm , the Black Wolf of Lochalpin, there were unfortunate scenes. Yes,  caused by her flashing pictures of Italian organ grinders about and throwing herself at the Black Wolf.

I can however say… Fury,  you would not like people to think you did not like Lady Margaret, thought of her as the Dowager Toad and kept her son in a box in the cellar, now would you? Fury of course has her own say on the subject here http://furiousunravelings.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/moldy-cheese-day/

So? Moldy Cheese?

convMoldy Cheese is a dawdle by comparison.  Why does she have that day? Well because she has bills.  ‘Bills from everyone in Genoa it was possible  to have bills from’.  (Know the feeling) She also has a certain very demanding gentleman to keep……

Anything will do.” He wrapped the towel around himself and padded across the floor. “I’m not fussy. Just whatever you have in your kitchen.”

That would be a scrap of bread and some moldy cheese. There were some tomatoes on the plant in the garden. Some being the operative word. At the last count it was three. If she gave him one that would be two.’

So there we have it. Phew……  The Unraveling of Lady Fury is up for grabs today over with Etopia Press on Facebook. If it’s not like…now.. the other books either, it will be later. https://www.facebook.com/etopiapress

The lovely  Catherine Cavendish’s book


very apt for the time of year,  is also there for Fire Prevention Day– thrilled to be sharing a spot with a fav Etopian. Tara Lain’s, Fast Balls. is there too.  Oh the Spooky Theme I was blogging yesterday over at the lovely Faith Ashlin’s blog


That’s obviously Sherlock Holmes by the way not Faith. part of the  subject… well think Hounds, think Baskervilles, think where the story really originated. http://faithashlin.blogspot.com/2013/10/please-welcome-epically-amazing.html?spref=tw

BUT to return to Fire Prevention Day..and things being hot as hell in this October season, it is my pleasure to introduce a new Etopian, MZ Nikki Dee Houston, my special guest today, whose book is also up for grabs in Etopia’s Facebook Fest!!!   So here she is…Nikki Dee.


Fires aren’t all that’s sizzling at Hillwood Station….Nikki Dee Houston.

‘Firstly, I’d like to thank you for having me on your wonderful blog. I’m a little nervous, as I know you run a very ‘clean’ ship here, and I don’t want to offend any of your readers. I’m…um…one of those *looks left, then right* erotic romance writers. But I promise to keep my chat with you ‘suitable’ for your very righteous readers.

A little about myself, you ask? Well, I’m fortunate to be living an idyllic existence where the mere glance of the blue sea, white sand, and swaying palm trees from my living room, infuses me with the need to be creative. Yes, I live on an island. Fate brought me to this place, and the muse found me here. I couldn’t be more happy with my life if I tried.

My debut novella, All Fired Up, is not set anywhere near as peaceful and serene as my own surroundings. Rather, it is set in a suburban Fire Station, where the characters work hard to keep their community safe.hot_fireman_3

(Shehanne…yes we can see this can’t we?)

I like my female heroines to be strong, independent, even feisty. They often are women who are employed in normally male-dominated work, and I like to show that their determination to succeed is not uncommon. Many women – even company executives – encounter the need to break through the glass ceiling sometimes, and achieve their ambitions.

My leading men? Ooooh, now they have to be strong both of body and mind. Not Neanderthal strong – but strong enough to make the heroine fall in love with him, and to bring out her very tender feminine side. I love allowing my characters to peel off various layers, exposing another, deeper, side to their nature. It’s a bit like plucking petals from a rose. As each one is removed it gets closer to revealing their innermost selves.

Do I like Fire Fighters? Hell yeah!! They are the real deal. They are brave, compassionate, hardworking, often they are family men. They are the first people we call on when disaster strikes. They are real heroes, that’s for sure.

All Fired Up will be released on November 1st through Etopia Press.

Nikki’s Blurb……I tell yah…bring that fire extinguisher over here. conv

Cindy always wanted to be a fire fighter. When she tops the class in the rookie academy, her first posting is the small but busy Hillwood Fire Station—and she’s their first female firefighter. For some of the crew, the thought of a woman in their male-dominated world is too much, and Cindy gets a hostile reception from some.

When Cindy comes face-to-face with a real-life fireman calendar pinup, she is stunned at how much better looking he is in person. Cindy’s no weakling, but even she finds herself gasping for breath when confronted by those bright green eyes.

Only problem is—he’s her boss—Captain Dave Johnson.

Sparks fly both within Hillwood Fire Station, and in the dangerous spate of factory fires that the crew risk life and limb to control. Cindy’s ability to cut it with the men is on show to all, and she’s determined to not just keep up with them, but to excel as a firefighter.

Events turn nasty when a dark past comes back to haunt Cindy, jeopardising her career before it’s even started, and she has to prove that she’s not just a pretty face. Fanning the flames of contempt, she faces danger head on, eventually earning the respect of the team.

Meanwhile, the fires aren’t the only thing smoldering. Cindy and Dave are irresistibly drawn to each other. Their sizzling hot attraction is enough to make Hillwood Fire Station spontaneously combust. The more they try to douse the flames, the hotter it burns. There’s enough heat at Hillwood to burn fiercely for a long time.

Contact Details for Nikki Dee.

Website and Blog http://www.nikkideehouston.com/

Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/NikkiDeeHouston84

Twitter   https://twitter.com/NikkiDeeHouston  I tweet under @NikkiDeeHouston

Manic Readers http://www.manicreaders.com/NikkiDeeHouston/

That’s it for today folks… but we’ve other visits scheduled from some fabulous authors, plus more spooky posts.  Remember if you want to enter the Facebook Fest giveaway you know where to find it.