Turn Up the Heat is out today!
And, yeah. It’s hot this summer. My family took a road trip to the Grand Canyon and several other wonderful tourist destinations in the southwestern U.S., and it hit 117 degrees on our car’s thermometer. We dared one hike into Canyon de Chelly, moving at a turtle’s pace, guzzling water, and drenched in sweat and sunscreen.
Since we’ve been home, we’ve tried to spend as much time as possible at the pool. My kiddos are now old enough to play on their own with just lifeguard supervision which means I can read (or even write)!
I hope you’re able to stay cool—in air conditioning, by the pool, or at the beach—and that you’re finding plenty of time to get in that summer reading. And I hope you’ll enjoy adding Turn Up the Heat to your summer collection. And if it makes your temperature rise a few degrees in the process… I’m (not really) sorry about that. 🙂
I also wanted to let you know about two great giveaways going on this week. I’m giving away a $10 gift card on my Facebook page, and a $20 gift card to current and new subscribers to my (infrequent, new releases- & sales-only) newsletter. You can find the giveaways here:
As always, I’m so grateful for your support, and thank you for reading!
About Turn Up the Heat
Aspiring chef Lily McKee noticed Kincaid Graves the first time he walked into the dingy diner where she waits tables. With his ice-blue eyes and primal tattoos, his presence puts Lily on edge—and reminds her of all the unfulfilled longings she isn’t pursuing while she’s stuck in this dead-end job. Without a doubt, the man is dangerous to her long-term plans of leaving town and hiring on at a real kitchen—and yet, she hungers for him, if even for just a taste.
Kincaid didn’t come back to his coastal Oregon hometown looking for a good time or a good meal. The ex-con has a score to settle, old wrongs to set right. But Lily, equal parts innocence and insight, brings out an impulsive side of him he thought he’d left behind in the past. And it only takes one intense moment of weakness between them to make him consider the possibility of an entirely new future—and the promise of passion beyond either of their wildest dreams.
Advance praise for Turn Up the Heat
“Serena Bell nails it. Turn Up the Heat is sexy, emotional, and engaging. I couldn’t get enough!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series
“Serena Bell definitely ‘turns up the heat’ in this steamy read!”—Tina Wainscott, USA Today bestselling author of Falling Fast
“Darkly sexy and deeply emotional.”—Elisabeth Barrett, author of Once and Again