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Blog Tour: Playing With Fire by Kate Meader

Pocket Books
September 29, 2015
ISBN 9781476785929

“Meader packs the flawless second Hot in Chicago romance with superb relationship development…and note-perfect dialogue…The secondary characters play their parts beautifully, and Eli and Alexandra are a captivating couple…”
Publishers Weekly starred review

“Thank you, Kate Meader, for creating a heroine who does not fit the status quo! The idea of a plus-size female firefighter being described as sexy and irresistible makes this book stand out. Meader also provides readers with steamy sex scenes, colorful characters and riveting dialogue. The themes of staying true to yourself and the impact of family legacies make for an interesting storyline. This tale is a real page-turner.”
—RT Book Reviews four and a half star “scorcher” TOP PICK GOLD review

About the Book:

The scorching-hot Dempsey siblings continue to fight fire with fire…

Her heart’s in his line of fire…
Heating up reading lists and leisure time long after the summer heat has cooled will be Kate Meader’s PLAYING WITH FIRE, which tells the story of rookie firefighter Alex Dempsey. She may be the only woman in Engine Company 6—and may have burned through thirty-four dates in the last ten months—but she’s got everything under control. At least until she rescues Eli Cooper, Chicago’s devastatingly handsome mayor, from a hotel blaze. These two have clashed before—Eli’s a brilliant politician, used to the spotlight, and Alex has no use for a man who can smooth-talk anyone into anything, including his bed. But after their headline-grabbing encounter, Alex is the one starting to sizzle…

...but first she’ll set his world aflame…
Eli Cooper has one goal: winning the next election, and Alex, his sassy savior, may be the spark he needs to light up his sputtering mayoral campaign. “Dating” the female firefighter who saved his life is political gold, but her total lack of filter makes Eli incensed—and more than a little hot and bothered. For the sake of ratings, their bickering will have to wait until they get some privacy…

And once these two are alone together, there’ll be no way to extinguish the flames in Kate Meader’s second sizzling installment in the Hot in Chicago series, PLAYING WITH FIRE!

Kate Meader definitely knows how to hook the readers in whenever she created romance stories! She always deliver the perfect combination in her romance books with hilarious moment mix with sexy romance. And she deliver again with Playing With Fire.

Playing With Fire is the third book in the series. The reader will get to read about each of the sibling story. Playing With Fire starts off with Alex and Eli. 

Alex is a fierce firefighter women that she gets challenges through her life that it becomes a difficult challenge when she dates. She is having a hard time in the dating life that she takes her frustration in Eli. She does have attraction for Eli but she does not act on them since she does want Eli have control over her. I definitely think that the reader will understand ho Alex feeling about Eli because it is hard to be women when you work in a man dominant work field. However, the reader will also see how vulnerable Alex is when she shows her true feelings about her work, family and love relationship in Playing With Fire. Alex shows how strong she is and how kind she is too when she is with her family. Plus, we can also see how feisty she can be when she is around Eli, it's their foreplay. It's definitely hot and dirty between them that it makes it so much fun to read!

Eli is a hot politician that he has no problem expressing his views and feelings especially around the feisty firefighter, Alex. Eli is well-known in his community that he is running again for mayor but things become unexpected when he is around Alex more often. Eli has true feelings for Alex that he created an ruse to get Alex more into his life since he is scary that Alex would rejected him if he displayed his true feelings. Eli definitely fall for her but he is still guarded with his feelings because he is carrying on secrets. I won't spoiled for readers about Eli secret but they will definitely be surprise what it is and how it affect Eli life.

Playing With Fire is a great feisty romance read that all of the reader will fall in love with! Five Stars!

About the Author:

Kate Meader was raised on romance. An Irish girl, she started with Catherine Cookson and Jilly Coooper novels, and spiced it up with some Mills & Boon. Now based in Chicago, she writes romances of her own, where sexy contemporary alpha heroes and strong heroines match each other quip for quip. When not immersed in tales of brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, Kate lives on the web at katemeader.comTwitterFacebookGoodreads and Pinterest.

Watch this interview with Kate Meader!

Hot in Chicago buy links:

Playing with Fire is second in the series.

Rekindle the Flame is the prequel e-novella which will publish for $1.99!

Flirting with Fire (3/24/15) is first in the series.

Melting Point (8/31/15) is the mm romance e-novella from the series.

Kate Meader’s PLAYING WITH FIRE blog tour:
9/28:      Night Owl Reviews, Author Chat

Week 1, three Fire Giveaways per day Description: Description: cid:image001.gif@01D0F52E.605442E0Description: Description: cid:image001.gif@01D0F52E.605442E0Description: Description: cid:image001.gif@01D0F52E.605442E0
9/29:      A Book Whore’s Obsession
                Abigail Books Addiction
                Night Owl Reviews
                Mrs Leif’s Two Fangs About It Book Blog
                In Between the Pages
10/1:      Talk Supe
                The Romance Dish
                Four Chicks Flipping Pages
10/2:      Harlequin Junkie
                Bea’s Book Nook
                Collector of Book Boyfriends

Week 2, two Fire Giveaways per day Description: Description: cid:image001.gif@01D0F52E.605442E0Description: Description: cid:image001.gif@01D0F52E.605442E0
                Fire and Ice Book Reviews
10/6:      Cocktails & Books
10/7:      Bookish Temptations
                Art Books Coffee
                WTF Are You Reading?
10/9:      Romance Obsessed Book Blog
                Fiction Fangirls
                Red Cheeks Reads

Week 3, one Fire Giveaway per day Description: Description: cid:image001.gif@01D0F52E.605442E0
10/14:   The Book Enthusiast
10/16:   About That Story

Fire Giveaway:
Winner is JCP Smith!!!
One copy of Playing With Fire and Baby, It's Cold Outside by Kate Meader 
Reader in US have the chance to win a copy of Playing With Fire and Baby, It's Cold Outside. There is only one winner for this giveaway that no same person can win the giveaway. The reader must leave a comment with their name and email address. They also have to follow me at facebook and twitter:
Twitter: @abigail9321


  1. great interview... Love Kate and stalk her everywhere!!!
    Diana Tidlund
    oh and follow this site on Twitter and FB

  2. Loved Hot and Bothered (a great friends to lovers story)

  3. forgot my addy:
    alysap at yahoo DOT com

  4. Can't wait to read this one! Liked on FB and Twitter.

  5. Thanks for the post and your thoughts on this book, I enjoyed reading them. I loved her Hot in the Kitchen series but have not checked out this one yet. This looks great, thanks for the chance to win! I follow on fb =D


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