Fire Princess

(9 customer reviews)

New relationships are always hard, but throw in an arsonist hell bent on killing someone, and they are nearly impossible.

Autumn is a paramedic at a fire station full of dominant men.

Leland is the firefighter determined to keep her safe, whether she likes it or not.

Sparks will fly, and the heat will rise as the two deal with the trials of life-threatening careers and a relationship that is in danger of being extinguished before it can even begin.

Publisher’s Note: This steamy contemporary romance contains a theme of power exchange.

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Sample Chapter

“New guy starts today! Do you think he’s hot?”

Autumn rolled her eyes at her partner as she laced up her boots. “I think hot guys are the only kind who get hired at this station; unfortunately, most of them are married, may as well be married, or jerks.”

“Did you hear that, guys?” one of the men in question shouted from the other side of the lockers. “Autumn thinks we are hot!”

“Damn right! Why else do you think I put up with this job? Sure as hell isn’t the pay!” She slammed her locker shut and headed to the vacant great room. As she grabbed her favorite mug from its hiding place in the back of the cupboard, she headed for the coffee as she mumbled, “I need more coffee before they demand any more ego stroking.”

“I call dibs.”

The hunt for coffee halted. Empty mug in hand, she turned to face the other woman. “Did you seriously just call dibs on a man you have never met and know nothing about? Are we thirteen-year-old girls at a slumber party now?”

Gwen shoved Autumn away from the front of the coffeemaker with a bump of her hip. “You’re just mad you didn’t call dibs first.”

Laughter sounded from the other side of the room. “Do I get a say in this?” A man with dark hair walked toward them, his confidence and slight cockiness becoming clearer with every stride he took. “I’m the new guy, but you can call me Leland.”

“Don’t believe him; he’s far from new and an old friend of mine,” the chief, a forty-year-old man with a toned body that could grace the pages of any fireman calendar, said as he joined the growing group. He removed the coffeepot from the machine and filled both his and Autumn’s cups. “He left our station a few years ago to work in a firehouse in Kansas City.”

“And now you’re back here? Are you crazy?” Autumn questioned as she wrapped her hands around the warming mug and took a sip.

“The city wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, princess.”

She glanced down at the mug in her hands and rolled her eyes at the plethora of miniature pink crowns and the word Princess stamped across it. “Well, congratulations, you can read, but don’t call me that ever again if you want to keep your balls intact.”

“As you wish, your highness.”

His dramatic bow all but forced Autumn’s eyes to roll into the back of her head before she tried to explain. “My best friend got this for me. I would have never bought it for myself.”

“Good to know. Now, about this whole ‘dibs’ thing you girls were talking about?”

“That was her.” Autumn pointed at her partner as she leaned against the counter next to the chief, casually sipping her coffee as she waited for the show to start.

A blush spread across the other woman’s face. “I… you… I hate you, Autumn!”

“Oh, you so love me.”

The corner of Leland’s mouth curled into an evil smile as he bracketed the blushing woman in place by resting his hands on the counter on either side of her hips. “Well, I have a couple of conditions if you are going to call dibs. First, you have to be a good cook.”

“Oh, he can’t cook, definitely gets docked points for that.” Autumn’s stage whisper forced a chuckle from the chief.

Leland glanced over his shoulder, daring her to continue. “I can cook; I just don’t like to do it all the time. It’s a duty I like to share.” He turned back to the poor girl in front of him. “So can you cook?”

Straightening her spine, the woman gathered more bravado than Autumn knew her to have before she said, “I am an exceptionally good cook, but my baking will have you on your knees begging for more.”

The chief coughed, choking on his coffee as Leland laughed outright at her boldness. “Oh, I never beg, but I have no objection to you doing so.”

Her eyes narrowed a second before she stomped her foot. “Son of a bitch! You’re one of them!”

“One of them?”

“A Dom!” She ducked under Leland’s arm and turned to the chief. “For once, could you hire a vanilla man? Please? A simple, non-kinky, vanilla man.” She started to stomp away but only got a few steps before she turned back with a shit-eating grin on her face. “You should talk to Autumn, though. She has been secretly going to clubs in the city for months now. You two may actually hit it off.”

Coffee spewed from Autumn’s mouth. “I. How. How do you know?”

“I have my ways.” With those final words, she flounced away with her head held high.

9 reviews for Fire Princess

  1. Marybeth

    This was a wonderful story. Autumn is a paramedic and Leland is a firefighter who is also a dom. In fact, most of the firefighters at the firehouse where they work together are in the lifestyle. Autumn knows that she is a submissive, but she also suspects she wants to live the D/d lifestyle openly as well. She and Leland start their relationship and then an arsonist is discovered in their city. There are spankings, but everything is consensual.

    This is the start of a series. There is a HFN (happy for now) ending. I am really looking forward to the next book!

  2. Stats23

    The new series by Ms. Blake, Hill City Heroes, kicks off with the story of Leland and Autumn. Autumn is a paramedic assigned to the Hill City Fire Department and Leland is one of their newest recruits. He is also the brother of her best friend….., and a red hot DOM. This story is ostensibly their story, and a lovely romantic spanking story it is, but it seems to serve more as an introduction to a treasure trove of kinky firemen and their like-minded friends and families. There is also a searing mystery plot involving an arsonist who is getting increasingly active at setting fires and demanding the involvement of specific individuals to witness his crimes. There are a lot of great moments in this story (some very sexually exciting scenes with lots of D/s graphic interactions) but also some very emotional and heart tugging ones that may bring tears to your eyes. There is definitely lots more to come in Book 2 and beyond, and you will absolutely need to read this one in order to carry on with the series. 4 Stars.
    I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

  3. Redrabbitt

    From the first page to the last, I was engrossed in the story and fell in love with the characters and their interaction. I will even admit that I sobbed at one point from the emotional pain. As a series junkie, I am thrilled to know there will be more stories to come. While this did not end in a cliffhanger, it does leave the reader craving more and yes, there is still an unsolved issue.

    The story is deep, with strong friendships, comradery, work ethics, and as hard as these firefighters and paramedics work, they play just as hard. With a group that accepts and embraces their roles in both their job and when they get together in play parties with the dominance and submission.

    Sierra will want to get her brother and best friend together, and what a shock when Leland returns to Hill City and they meet at the firehouse. Autumn is a paramedic, and Leland is a firefighter who has recently returned. The story will have the friendships of those who work together, along with teasing, get-togethers and even D/s scenes together. What a shock when Autumn also learns that her friend, nurse Liv, is married to Kevin, the chief at the firehouse.

    There has been a rash of fires, arson, and they revolve around when Leland and his team are on shift. When the arsonist doesn’t feel he is getting his due, he will become more insistent and start making demands, ones that will also place Autumn, her partner, Gwen, and reporter, Sierra on the line. It will become a challenge for these dominant men to do their jobs and protecting their women.

    I love the chemistry between Leland and Autumn. While he challenges her, pushes her comfort zone, he is always there to catch her. Once he lays claim on her, he allows her to give the final consent, but it was just a matter of formality.

    “She is more than just my submissive, Kev. She is my girl, my lover, my princess. She is mine. Yeah, she’s my forever.”

    The story has several tense, life, and death moments, leading to heartache and tears. It will affect most of the characters and none more than Autumn. She will go through several emotions, and it will take Leland and Liv to help her heal.

    “Possibly, Sir, but right now it’s a risk I’m willing to take if it means I’m getting the attention I desire from the man I love.

    The story includes exhibition, voyeurism, public punishments, discipline, and explicit sex scenes. It has a mystery, suspense, that isn’t over, and I can’t wait for the next book.

  4. Toni

    This is the first book in the Hill City Heroes series & it’s a hard book for me to review. Yes, it sets the scene & provides a number of characters with which to build a series. Yes, the main characters (Leland & Autumn) go through their relationship from strangers to lovers. Is there a HEA? Well, kinda. You see, Leland & Autumn do get their HEA but there is a story arc which doesn’t end but continues on, presumably into book 2. I did enjoy this story but I didn’t love it for a couple of reasons. Firstly, in starting the series, there were simply too many characters introduced all at once which made it difficult to focus in on the main relationship. Secondly, the inclusion of all of the characters took time away from Leland & Autumn throughout the book, again, drawing my attention away from them. By the time I came to their personal HEA, it almost just felt like a side story. If you enjoy books that read like TV series’ & follows a number of characters & their relationships over time, this could be right up your alley. Give it a read & decide for yourself. At best, you’ll be getting in on a great new series right from the beginning. If not, you’ll have filled a couple of hours reading a pleasant story.

  5. Lori

    Autumn is a paramedic who is also a submissive. In fact almost everyone in her fire station is in the life. Especially the new fireman, Leland. Once they the, there’s no stopping their fire. Added to the mix is an arsonist who brings danger and suspense to the story. There’s love, tragedy and some delicious BDSM activity.. I really enjoyed this read and looking forward to the next one. .

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  6. Hope W

    Fire Princess is such a great way to start the Hill City Heroes series! The plot is interesting and the characters interactions draw you in from the beginning. Autumn and Sierra share a longtime friendship that shows strength and love while supporting each other and their dreams. Leland, is a fire fighter that has strong opinions and old fashioned beliefs. As a Dom, he will be in control of his life and choices while protecting those he loves. Autumn, a paramedic loves her job and does it well. However, in her personal life she is trying to figure out and understand her submissive side and how to balance the two parts of who she is. When these two characters meet the sparks fly in both work and in their personal life! With an arsonist on the loose the excitement starts and does not end. I loved the mix of friendship, romance, danger, mystery, and crime. The emotions ranged from sadness, happiness, fear, and confusion, along with deep respect, love, and passion. I loved this story and highly recommend you enjoy the beginning of a great new series! I voluntarily received an arc copy of this book.

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  7. Hope W

    Fire Princess is such a great way to start the Hill City Heroes series! The plot is interesting and the characters interactions draw you in from the beginning. Autumn and Sierra share a longtime friendship that shows strength and love while supporting each other and their dreams. Leland, is a fire fighter that has strong opinions and old fashioned beliefs. As a Dom, he will be in control of his life and choices while protecting those he loves. Autumn, a paramedic loves her job and does it well. However, in her personal life she is trying to figure out and understand her submissive side and how to balance the two parts of who she is. When these two characters meet the sparks fly in both work and in their personal life! With an arsonist on the loose the excitement starts and does not end. I loved the mix of friendship, romance, danger, mystery, and crime. The emotions ranged from sadness, happiness, fear, and confusion, along with deep respect, love, and passion. I loved this story and highly recommend you enjoy the beginning of a great new series! I voluntarily received an arc copy of this book.

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  8. Hope W

    Fire Princess is such a great way to start the Hill City Heroes series! The plot is interesting and the characters interactions draw you in from the beginning. Autumn and Sierra share a longtime friendship that shows strength and love while supporting each other and their dreams. Leland, is a fire fighter that has strong opinions and old fashioned beliefs. As a Dom, he will be in control of his life and choices while protecting those he loves. Autumn, a paramedic loves her job and does it well. However, in her personal life she is trying to figure out and understand her submissive side and how to balance the two parts of who she is. When these two characters meet the sparks fly in both work and in their personal life! With an arsonist on the loose the excitement starts and does not end. I loved the mix of friendship, romance, danger, mystery, and crime. The emotions ranged from sadness, happiness, fear, and confusion, along with deep respect, love, and passion. I loved this story and highly recommend you enjoy the beginning of a great new series! I voluntarily received an arc copy of this book.

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  9. Hope W

    Fire Princess is such a great way to start the Hill City Heroes series! The plot is interesting and the characters interactions draw you in from the beginning. Autumn and Sierra share a longtime friendship that shows strength and love while supporting each other and their dreams. Leland, is a fire fighter that has strong opinions and old fashioned beliefs. As a Dom, he will be in control of his life and choices while protecting those he loves. Autumn, a paramedic loves her job and does it well. However, in her personal life she is trying to figure out and understand her submissive side and how to balance the two parts of who she is. When these two characters meet the sparks fly in both work and in their personal life! With an arsonist on the loose the excitement starts and does not end. I loved the mix of friendship, romance, danger, mystery, and crime. The emotions ranged from sadness, happiness, fear, and confusion, along with deep respect, love, and passion. I loved this story and highly recommend you enjoy the beginning of a great new series! I voluntarily received an arc copy of this book.

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