The snippet is from WILDFIRE'S HEART, Book 1 in the Elemental Hearts series. This tale is a M/F paranormal romantic suspense. Raihana has invited Saif to dinner and their conversation is taking a decidedly erotic turn.
She grinned. “Maybe I’ll have to work up a big appetite, eat, then exercise some more so I can eat again.”
“That’s how firefighters do it.” He nodded.
“Oh, how do they do it?” She almost took the words back. She’d never used such innuendo before in her life, but she wanted to flirt with him.
Saif blinked, a sultry smile curling his lips. “How do they do what, habibi?”
The word for darling in her home language made her pussy tightened and her breath catch. “How–how do firefighters exercise after they eat?”
“Oh, there are many different ways.” He pushed his plate aside and grasped her hand, his work-roughened fingers playing over her skin. “Sometimes we run with all our gear on.” He stroked her wrist as he met her gaze, his eyes full of passion. “Sometimes we chop wood. Sometimes we run hoses up the tower.” His smile turned sultry. “I’m a hose man, myself.”
Despite his description of typical firefighter training, she didn’t believe he meant the water hoses in this instance.
“Are you? Do you have a big one? Or is it more long?”
His grin widened. “Are you finished with your meal? I’m happy to show you my hose if you’re interested, but I’d rather not do it before we’ve finished eating. I suspect you’ll need your strength.”
“Will I? Why is that?” She met his sultry look with one of her own.
“Because if I show you the secrets to my training, you might not be able to walk afterwards.”
Oh, promises, promises. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Jessica Subject, J.D. Walker, Addison Albright, and Iris Blobel.
Here's the blurb to WILDFIRE'S HEART:
When you wish upon a wildfire…
Hot Shot Saif al Nar is a natural when it comes to fighting fires. As an Ifrit—a fire djinn—there’s no one better. But he doesn’t anticipate the local residents being suspicious and afraid of his ethnicity when his crew comes into town from the fire line for some R&R. Add some unexpected backup in the form of a lovely djinn and Saif is ready to set the town on fire.
A djinn might get burned…
Raihana Nejem retired from being a genie in a lamp centuries ago and now works for the U.S. Forest Service. Fires are devastating her field area, but the sexy firefighter djinn might just be more dangerous. Her people believe Ifrits to be evil demons and Raihana can’t be sure Saif isn’t responsible for the arson fires cropping up in town.
Or they could set the night on fire…
Is Saif behind the arson or is something darker and more dangerous going on? With hearts and lives on the line, Raihana must decide if she can stand the heat that comes with loving a man like Saif.
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