12 Days of Firefighters by Em Petrova + Giveaway

December 15, 2012

12 Days of Firefighters

 By Em Petrova


A little something to get stuck in your head… I mean get your juices pumping today! In honor of my latest release CONTROLLED BURN, I present The 12 Days of Christmas firefighter style!


On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A cat in an old oak tree

2 Long hoses—(minds out of the gutter, pullllease!)

3 glistening chests (put them in the gutter please!)

4 suspenders

5 awards for valor

6 blaring sirens

7 speeding fire trucks

8 high fives

9 rescued victims

10 roped biceps

11 grins of triumph

12 naked buns in the showers


I hope you enjoyed! Keep reading for a hot excerpt from CONTROLLED BURN, now available from Ellora’s Cave!


Controlled Burn 
by Em Petrova

(Firehouse 5 #2)


controlled burnFire Chief Pearce Johnson has been struggling with his attraction to fellow team member and special ops guy Mitch Morelli. In the sauna, long looks turn into a steamy self-love encounter. Pearce runs home and tells his wife of fifteen years all about it—resulting in a five-alarm blaze between them. 

Ellie has always suspected her husband would crave another relationship with a man. When he brings Mitch into their fantasies, she encourages Pearce to explore this newfound sexual link even as she longs for the big Italian firefighter to visit their bed. But taming two firemen might be tougher than she thinks. 

Mitch can’t get enough of his rugged chief and Ellie’s femininity. But on the job, his boss pushes him away and purposely avoids working with him. Wounded, Mitch is finished trying to see his lover’s point of view, until one perilous event makes them all wake up and realize love is too precious to ignore.


The blare of the alarms struck Pearce like a fist in the gut. After all these years, he’d never get used to that sound. It sent a shock of adrenaline to his system and he was immediately ready to come out swinging. And in this case, scrambling his team to answer the call.


He started barking orders to the men who rushed past him. Jumping into their fire gear—oversized pants and suspenders, jackets, heavy boots and gloves. They grabbed up oxygen tanks and masks.


“Halloway, Lucifer, Dobbs, Howland, Morelli, you’re in Engine One. Zacherel, Itar, Quade and King, you’re with me.”


Across the locker room, Morelli froze, his arm partway inside his jacket. His very dark gaze met Pearce’s, and in that moment, Pearce’s decision to keep Mitch at arm’s length while on the job seemed to be the wrong one. Betrayal, hurt and a spark of anger lit Mitch’s rugged face.


He knows what I’m doing.


But there was no chance to remedy it. He simply couldn’t have Mitch working closely with him anymore for fear something in his expression or mannerisms would give him away.


Mitch gave a tight shake of his head that left Pearce with a hollow feeling. They always teamed up, and now that they were closer, they had to part ways. Didn’t Mitch know Pearce was trying to keep their jobs?


Twisting away, Pearce reached his locker in two steps and slammed the door back. In seconds, he was kitted up, his muscles stretching under the weight of the equipment. He wrapped his body around the fireman’s pole and slid down, hitting the concrete floor with a thud.


He stepped away just as Mitch landed beside him. Their gazes locked and Mitch put out a hand. He gripped Pearce’s shoulder. “See you there, Chief.”


Pearce swallowed hard. A small flash of pain burned in his chest. Yeah, he was the chief, but the way Mitch said it was almost hurtful. He had to set this to rights, but later. After they responded to the raging fire in the old warehouse on the south side of town, where too many wooden structures crowded around the burning building. A few stray sparks and the entire block would go up, leaving a hundred people’s lives threatened and more homeless.


“Hit it, boys!” he bellowed.


Mitch pushed past him and, without a backward glance, disappeared into Engine One. Heart heavier, Pearce launched himself into the other engine. They peeled out of the station and tore down the city street, horns blaring, the radio deafening. Another fire crew was already on the scene but they were outmanned and needed backup quick.


“Oil barrels are reported on the premises. Explosions expected.”


Great. Mitch would be in the thick of it. As the spill specialist, he’d be in demand on this job.

Find Em:


INT – Ends Dec 22nd

Em is giving away one copy of ONE FIERY NIGHT, book 1 of Firehouse 5 series to one randomly drawn commenter! There’s no need to write your email in the body of the comment! GOOD LUCK =)

one fiery night




  • latanya December 15, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    I would love to win a copy!

  • laurie g December 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM

    I would love to win a copy! the book sounds really good and with me not working it will be a long while b/f i can afford to get it

  • Sarah Handrich December 15, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    I would love to win! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Olga December 15, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Sounds like a very interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Heather Coulter December 15, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Oh! I want both these books, but I have used (and exceeded) my December book budget.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  • Nikki Rudisill December 15, 2012 at 4:15 PM

    Sounds awesome

  • Nova C. December 15, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    love your 12 days! especially #12! thanks for having a giveaway!

  • Linda December 15, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    Love this, =) can´t wait for my chance to read,

    Happy Holidays!

  • Josie Hink December 15, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    I would love this book and wow what a sexy cover!!!

  • miriam roman December 15, 2012 at 5:47 PM

    omg how did i miss this one??!! would love to win! thanks for the giveaway!

  • Trudy Choate December 15, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    oh my sounds good.. Would love to win this. Thank you

  • Judy-Ree December 15, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    Oh, I love firefighters. Have since I heard the George Strait song when I was too young to really get the lyrics.

  • Trix December 15, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Sounds absolutely fantastic!

  • SheriV December 15, 2012 at 9:40 PM

    I would love to win. :)

  • NURMA December 16, 2012 at 2:23 AM

    please count me in …
    i wish i am the lucky one 😀

  • pc December 16, 2012 at 4:24 AM

    Looks like a naughty book I’d love to read!

  • Laurie Emerson December 16, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    This looks like a 5 alarm book! Thank you for the chance to win!!

  • Lisa Garrett December 16, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Thanks for the giveaway! Please count me in!

  • erinf1 December 16, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  • Imel Cullen December 16, 2012 at 12:31 PM

    thanks for great giveaway :)

  • Eva December 16, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    I want to win!!

  • Lisa Garrett December 16, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    I just heard of this book yesterday. I would love to read it.

  • Jenny December 16, 2012 at 5:23 PM

    Hot firemen? Count me in! These books look great!

  • June M. December 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

    Oh, sexy firemen! Please sign me up! Or just send me one for my birthday and another for Christmas, please!

  • Mary Preston December 16, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    I enjoyed your 12 Days of Christmas firefighter style thank you.

    Yes please!!

  • Leanna Morris December 16, 2012 at 11:34 PM

    Wow this looks great…what a super giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Natasha December 17, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Sounds really good!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • bn100 December 17, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Very nice excerpt.

  • Emily Kirkpatrick (@emilyk52281) December 17, 2012 at 10:48 AM

    I would love to win! Sounds like a great book! :)

  • Monica V. December 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Count me in – sounds like a steamy read.

  • Filia Oktarina December 17, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Sounds awesome and hot. Will love to win this :)

  • julie barrett December 17, 2012 at 8:46 PM

    whew can we say HOT! sounds like a steamy one. thanks for the chance, Happy Holidays,

  • MichelleW (MsRomanticReads) December 18, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    I’m obsessed with firefighter romances lately! The cover, excerpt and blurb are too hot to resist! Thank you for the giveaway! Happy Holidays everyone.
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  • Gussie Schug December 18, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Love the 12 Days of Christmas, especially Day # 3. A giveaway drawing is a nice treat to look forward to!

  • Maureen December 19, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Thanks for the giveaway! It looks like a great story.

  • Holly Underhill December 19, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Hello, thanks for the giveaway! :)

  • Theresa Esterline December 20, 2012 at 12:27 AM

    I love all things firefighters! Merry Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Carol L December 20, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Love Firefighters. Count me in Please. Happy Holidays.
    Carol L

  • May December 20, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Sounds great! :)

  • Sandypo December 21, 2012 at 5:10 PM

    It sounds hot! Thanks for the giveaway.

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