New Release: Playing With Fire (Hot in Chicago #2) by Kate Meader + Teaser and Giveaway Info

I am so excited it’s release day for Playing With Fire… this was such an excellent read. Make sure to check the bottom of the post, there are lots of opportunities to win your own copy of the book as well as Baby, It’s Cold Outside.


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Playing With Fire (Hot in Chicago #2)
by Kate Meader



The scorching-hot Dempsey siblings continue to fight fire with fire…

Her heart’s in his line of fire…

Heating up reading lists and leisure time long after the summer heat has cooled will be Kate Meader’s PLAYING WITH FIRE, which tells the story of rookie firefighter Alex Dempsey. She may be the only woman in Engine Company 6—and may have burned through thirty-four dates in the last ten months—but she’s got everything under control. At least until she rescues Eli Cooper, Chicago’s devastatingly handsome mayor, from a hotel blaze. These two have clashed before—Eli’s a brilliant politician, used to the spotlight, and Alex has no use for a man who can smooth-talk anyone into anything, including his bed. But after their headline-grabbing encounter, Alex is the one starting to sizzle…

...but first she’ll set his world aflame…

Eli Cooper has one goal: winning the next election, and Alex, his sassy savior, may be the spark he needs to light up his sputtering mayoral campaign. “Dating” the female firefighter who saved his life is political gold, but her total lack of filter makes Eli incensed—and more than a little hot and bothered. For the sake of ratings, their bickering will have to wait until they get some privacy…

And once these two are alone together, there’ll be no way to extinguish the flames in Kate Meader’s second sizzling installment in the Hot in Chicago series, PLAYING WITH FIRE!


“Thank you, Kate Meader, for creating a heroine who does not fit the status quo! The idea of a plus-size female firefighter being described as sexy and irresistible makes this book stand out. Meader also provides readers with steamy sex scenes, colorful characters and riveting dialogue. The themes of staying true to yourself and the impact of family legacies make for an interesting storyline. This tale is a real page-turner.” —RT Book Reviews four and a half star “scorcher” TOP PICK GOLD review

“Meader packs the flawless second Hot in Chicago romance with superb relationship development…and note-perfect dialogue…The secondary characters play their parts beautifully, and Eli and Alexandra are a captivating couple…” Publishers Weekly starred review







Kate Meader was raised on romance. An Irish girl, she started with Catherine Cookson and Jilly Coooper novels, and spiced it up with some Mills & Boon. Now based in Chicago, she writes romances of her own, where sexy contemporary alpha heroes and strong heroines match each other quip for quip. When not immersed in tales of brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, Kate lives on the web at, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads and Pinterest.



Watch this interview with Kate Meader!



Purchase your copy of Playing With Fire

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes and Noble | iTunes

S&S | BAM | IndieBound | Google Play

Connect with Kate Meader

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Author on Amazon




Rekindle the Flame[3]Flirting With Fire[3]Melting Point[4]

Rekindle the Flame (Hot in Chicago #0.5)Amazon US | Amazon UK
Releases Nov. 30, 2015 for $1.99

Flirting With Fire (Hot in Chicago #1)Amazon US | Amazon UK | My Review

Melting Point (Hot in Chicago #1.5)Amazon US | Amazon UK | m/m romance





We are excited to do a Fire Giveaway today for Kate Meader’s PLAYING WITH FIRE blog tour. The Fire Giveaway will include Flirting with Fire and Baby, It’s Cold Outside (which includes Kate Meader’s Rekindle the Flame, the prequel Hot in Chicago e-novella which will publish 11/30/15 for $1.99!) You can visit all sites on the blog tour to enter the Fire Giveaways – but keep in mind you can only win once! U.S. only.

Night Owl Reviews, Author Chat

Week 1, three Fire Giveaways per day

A Book Whore’s Obsession
Abigail Books Addiction
Night Owl Reviews

The Literary Gossip Book Blog
Mrs Leif’s Two Fangs About It Book Blog
In Between the Pages

Talk Supe
The Romance Dish
Four Chicks Flipping Pages

Harlequin Junkie
Bea’s Book Nook
Collector of Book Boyfriends

Week 2, two Fire Giveaways per day

Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Fire and Ice Book Reviews

Cocktails & Books

Bookish Temptations
Art Books Coffee
Lush Book Reviews

Ramblings From a Chaotic Mind
WTF Are You Reading?
Once Upon An Alpha

Romance Obsessed Book Blog
Fiction Fangirls
Red Cheeks Reads

Week 3, one Fire Giveaway per day

The Lovely Books Blog

Margie’s Must Reads

The Book Enthusiast

Short and Sassy Book Blurbs

About That Story
This one’s me! Be sure to check back
for my review and the giveaway. ;-)




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