The Heat is On with Tory Temple + Giveaway

November 30, 2016


The Heat is On with Tory Temple

Hi readers! I’m Tory Temple, and I’m here today to let you know about my re-released novel with two of my favorite characters! FIRELINE – THE OCEANSIDE FIRE SERIES will be available for purchase on Friday, December 2. This anthology is composed of two full-length novels and a novella, all starring Chance and Tucker. All of these have been previously published, but trust me when I say they’ve been cleaned up (a lot) and re-edited very well.

Chance and Tucker were my first boys, written way back in 2005, but they continue to lead rich, full lives in my head. As a matter of fact, they recently hooked up with Jake and Tor from Chris Owen’s Bareback, in the Never Too Early series. (Not currently available, but soon.) These two have a very special place in my heart and I love it when readers tell me that they also have fond feelings for them!

Their world-building happened when my husband and I got engaged fifteen years ago. He’d been involved with the fire department since he was eighteen, but it was only when we started living together that I realized what it meant to be a fireman’s wife. As I learned more and more details of the fire service, Chance and Tucker came to life. I’ve been inside many fire stations and met a lot of different firemen over the years. When you see the close quarters in which they have to live, it’s only natural to wonder if any hooking up is happening. ;)

The hubs has been an excellent resource for me while writing. I tend to get bogged down in details and I find research to be tedious for this reason. I like everything to be as close to reality as possible, so research can take me hours and hours. Having a walking firefighting encyclopedia living with me is very handy. However, what’s true for Chance and Tucker may not be true for a fireman living on the east coast. Different departments, different states: different rules. Chance and Tucker are west coast firefighter/paramedics for the simple reason that I know their schedule and their department bylaws.

I’m giving away one ebook copy of Fireline! To enter, just comment here and tell me if you’ve ever had the opportunity to visit a local firehouse. School field trip, fire department open house day, or did you just drop by to bring the firefighters cookies? (They never turn down sweets.) And if you’ve never been to one, have you had any encounters with firemen? Hopefully nothing traumatic happened, but if it was an emergency situation, how did they treat you? I’d love to know. Comment below with your experiences!



Check out Fireline – The Oceanside Fire Series today!


Fireline by Tory Temple



Sparks fly when Chance meets Tucker, and the flames aren’t far behind.


Chance has a job he loves as a fireman, an ocean view, and a great bunch of friends. There’s no reason to change until he meets Tucker, a paramedic who works his shift. Tucker might even be worth coming out for. But when Chance is injured, it takes a toll that could shatter everything they’re working to build. Can they get through the first test of their new relationship and come back better than ever?


Chance and Tucker return when a family tragedy forces Tucker back to Kentucky to wait out the probate on the old homestead—but they can’t be together for long, because Chance can’t leave work. Their few stolen moments are plagued by adversity from the locals, problems in their personal lives, and even the weather as they try to settle the farm enough to leave it behind. Can they keep it together when the fire burns high enough to flash over their heads?

Flesh and Blood

After they endure those hardships, they still face the daily dangers of their jobs and the uphill battle to prove their love is as legitimate as anyone else’s.

11 Responses to “The Heat is On with Tory Temple + Giveaway”

  1. Buttononthetop says:

    These guys are fantastic – Heat was one of my first purchases looooong ago :)

    When I was in preschool, we had visit from the firemen. They talked about fire safety and let us climb all over the truck and then squirted us all with the hose – best day of preschool hands down!

  2. Susan says:

    Unfortunately, I only encountered paramedics when I broke both bones in my ankle on my way to work by slipping on my garage steps. They were impressed with my fortitude, telling me about an older guy earlier than day who was a baby over a much less serious injury.

  3. Trix says:

    We did visit the firehouse when I was little (must have been grade school), since they showed us how to go down the pole by wrapping an arm around it…

  4. Julie Small says:

    I don’t think I have ever visited a firehouse. I can remember firemen coming to the elementary school but don’t remember any fire trucks. Just talked to us kids about fire safety.

  5. Peaches says:

    This is on my wishlist! It’s neat that you were able to use your husband as a source. Makes this a joint project. :)

    I’ve never been to a firehouse, but I’ve lived in regions where fire departments are volunteer basis. I was home one week day when sirens started blaring and they just got louder and louder. Like, at my front door, loud. I peeked out and all these men were jumping out of firetrucks and some out of their own personal vehicles. No lie, the men who drove themselves literally got out of their cars and started changing clothes and donning their protective gear. It was something to behold for sure :D It was also great to see how well they worked as a team, and so quickly too.

  6. Tory says:

    Buttononthetop — so glad you know these boys already! Also I love that you remember your preschool days. Firefighters tend to be memorable. ;)

    Susan — ouch, I am so sorry to hear that. But LOL about your toughness. It’s a fact that women are much tougher than dudes.

    Trix — I’m super bummed that my husband’s firehouse doesn’t have a pole. Most fire stations in California are one story because of earthquakes, and also because they’ve been known to break ankles on the way down.

    Julie — make it a priority to visit one. ;)

    Peaches — volunteer departments are amazing. We don’t live in a rural area, but we do have reserve firefighters here. Hubs was a reserve when he turned 18, and when we first started dating I remember his pager going off at all hours.

  7. Jillian Too says:

    I’ve visited the local firehouses many times. My grandfather was a fire chief so I’ve always had tremendous respect for the fire department. When I have random questions about fire extinguishers expiring or smoke detectors I usually turn to them.

  8. Tory says:

    Jillian — that’s what they’re there for! I can say for sure that they are always amenable to answering questions related to home fire safety.

  9. Ami says:

    Sadly no … I never visit firehouse. I don’t know firehouse and firefighters don’t really appeal to me IRL like in books or movies (oops)

  10. Tory says:

    Ami — LOL, that’s perfectly fine! We all have our own ideas about what’s attractive and what isn’t. ;)

  11. Andrea says:

    Hello, this series sounds interesting!

    I have been to the open house twice now because of my little nephew. It was fascinating! They do a lot of demonstrations like a rescue with the ladder truck or how to cut the victim of a car crash out of the wreck. They even had some divers in a tank.
    Unfortunately, where I live firefighters are not allowed to accept cookies. :(

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