We’re so pleased to have author KC Burn joining us today on the tour for her new release, Set Ablaze, from Dreamspinner Press. She’s here today to talk about some of her favorite dancer romances, and there’s also a fantastic giveaway, so be sure to check out those details at the end.
My Top Five Dancer Romances
Hello! I’m KC Burn and I’m thrilled to be at The Novel Approach today.
Anyone have a particular hero type that they always buy? I know I do. Blind heroes. Not sure what it is about them, but if a book has a blind hero, I will buy it. I’m also a huge sucker for the nerd/geek hero. Of course, that doesn’t mean I don’t love other hero types!
Since my new release, Set Ablaze, features a hero who is a Broadway dancer, I thought I’d share a list of my top 5 dancer romances. I have to admit, I had to wrack my brain a bit – dancers don’t seem to feature too frequently in the romances I’ve read. A bit of a surprise really because physically they’re appealing with all that strength and grace, and yet, it probably isn’t an easy profession which provides a number of avenues for story conflict.
I’m probably miss a few key ones, but these are my favourites.
In no particular order…
- Making Promises by Amy Lane
- Lone Star by Josh Lanyon
- Put a Ring on It by KA Mitchell
- Dancing Lessons by R. Cooper
- Golden Dancer by Tara Lain
Have you got any favourites? Is my list missing something I should have read?
Obviously, by my list, I’m not limiting my choices to Broadway dancers, but any type of dancer. And I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a whole swath of stripper stories that I’ve forgotten or haven’t read… and I have an idea for a stripper story of my own!
About the Book
California firefighter Hayden Hurst is starting to realize there’s more to life than fighting fires and drinking with his buddies. He has room in his home and his life for someone special, but no one has stood out among his hookups. And while he’s out at work, admitting he’s gay is very different from showing up at social functions with a man. He’s afraid that’ll be too much for his less-than-accepting “friends.”
Broadway dancer Jez Bouchet hasn’t been mistaken for straight since he was gay-bashed at seventeen. After getting a lucrative job offer in Hollywood, he uproots his life in New York and drives to Los Angeles. His brother, who is Hayden’s best friend, arranges for him to crash at Hayden’s place.
The attraction between Hayden and Jez is unexpected but fiery, and they succumb before they’re even sure they like each other. But Jez hates Hayden’s homophobic friends, and Hayden knows Jez is too flamboyant for him to fly under the radar. Then there’s the complication of Jez’s brother.
Despite those hurdles, they fling themselves into a relationship. But Jez has secrets: a tiny spoiled dog and a determined stalker. If he doesn’t come clean, he might torch their burgeoning relationship before it has a chance to bloom.
Set Ablaze is available at Dreamspinner Press and Amazon
About the Author
KC Burn has been writing for as long as she can remember and is a sucker for happy endings (of all kinds). After moving from Toronto to Florida for her husband to take a dream job, she discovered a love of gay romance and fulfilled a dream of her own — getting published. After a few years of editing web content by day, and neglecting her supportive, understanding hubby and needy cat at night to write stories about men loving men, she was uprooted yet again and now resides in California. Writing is always fun and rewarding, but writing about her guys is the most fun she’s had in a long time, and she hopes you’ll enjoy them as much as she does.
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14 thoughts on “Guest Post and Giveaway: Set Ablaze by KC Burn”
Dance With Me by Heidi Cullinan, and Behind the Curtain by Amy Lane are also great. Congratulations on the release. It sounds hot!
Ooh yes, those are both great! So hard to keep the list at just five!
Congrats on your release :)
Although I haven’t read the first book in Heidi Cullinan’s series I really did love Enjoy the Dance the 2nd book of the series Dancing (yeah I really need to fix my tendency of reading books out of order lol). Congrats on the release!!
LOL – I can’t read books out of order – I envy you!
love the cover and the blurb sounds great!
A Dance With Domination is the only dance book I’ve read (tbh it was more for the BDSM element than the dance)
I enjoyed Dance With Me by Heidi Cullinan
Is this just a one off book, or will this become a series like the Toronto Tales? I have Toronto Tales on audio, and these are my go to audios, and I love listening to them.
Hi Dawn. For now, this is a one off book, but who knows what the future may hold?
I have some books you mentioned on my reader but haven’t read them yet so i’m looking forward to start those. Congrats on your release. Oh and i definitely hope you are going to write the stripper story, i’m interested ;)
I’m right there with you with the blind heroes, or any hero with a disability really. I’m always in awe of their strengths.
Congrats on your new release.
Dance with Domination is the only one I could think of, though I have both those Heidi Cullinan books on my TBR.
I’ve read and enjoyed “Dance With Me” by Heidi Cullinan I also like books with disabilities especially by Andrew Grey he has some wonderful Blind characters in the “Senses” series.
Pole Star by Josephine Myles is a great short story and then there’s one of my all time favorites, Voodoo ‘n Vice. :)