Elle Kennedy is back with another brand new book in the Out of Uniform series, HOTTER THAN EVER! Welcome to UTC, Elle! Can you please tell us a bit about HOTTER THAN EVER?

Thanks for having me! Hotter Than Ever is book 9 in the OOU series, and let me tell you, I never intended on writing this many titles in the series J This one might be my favorite, though! I fell in love with Dylan Wade in Feeling Hot and I couldn’t wait to give him his own book. And I adored Aidan Rhodes in The Heat Is On, knowing that I would revisit his character eventually, which I finally did.

These two men are off-the-charts hot, so I knew I needed to give them a woman who would challenge them, as well as satisfy their lusty appetites. I think Claire McKinley totally fits that bill. The story revolves around the very unconventional relationship between the three of them.

I have to say that the title matches the book very, very well. It’s a scorcher! The ménage and the man-on-man action are smokin’ hot. Which scenes did you find the most excited to write?

Oh gosh. I loved writing every last scene in this book. I think the most fun was the very first ménage with Dylan, Aidan and Claire. It is probably the hottest ménage I’ve written to date 😉

If you had to create a warning label for this book, what would it be?

Well, I already had to create a warning, actually 😉 And when I sent it to my editor, she laughed and said it was the perfect summary of this book.

Warning: This book is very dirty. Ménage a trois and man-on-man dirty. Graphic-language and explicit-sex dirty. Basically? Dirty. You’ve been warned.

I think writing ménage can be difficult; however, I felt that it worked in this book. Can you take our readers on some of your thought processes as you go into writing a book featuring a threesome?

First off, I love threesome books. With that said, I find a lot of them unrealistic at times. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, seeing as most romances are fantasies and therefore it’s not mandatory for them to be rooted in reality. Yet I’m the kind of reader who’s always looking at the practical aspects, and the type of writer who doesn’t like making life too easy for my characters. So I knew that with this ménage, I wanted to focus on the real-life issues that a threesome might actually face.

Writing this book was tough, but I think I managed to convey the obstacles that a trio might face if they commit to this kind of relationship.

What would you say is the best thing about being an erotic romance author? The worst?

The best part is coming up with new and fun situations, either sexy or humorous (or both), for my characters to experience. The worst part is trying to make each love scene fresh and exciting—because really, how many times can you have people getting jiggy without it coming off as boring? That’s definitely the biggest challenge for me.

If you could read one book again for the first time, which one would it be?

Oh man, I can’t pick one. But gun to my head? I guess any of Iris Johansen’s novels. I remember reading each one for the first time and thinking, wow, this is the best book ever!

Please fill in the blanks:

Scene in your book that you love the most and would never cut:

My SEALs discussing the power of the ring in Lord of the Rings.

Celebrity most similar to your hero:

Aidan = young Johnny Depp. Dylan….hmmm…maybe a young Brad Pitt?

Celebrity most similar to your heroine:

Claire = Isla Fisher, or another equally cute redhead 😉


Out of Uniform # 9
by Elle Kennedy

When you land in hot water, swim for safety—or let the fire burn.

An Out of Uniform Story

Claire McKinley has just experienced every bride’s nightmare. The groom is a no-show, and now she must face five hundred guests alone. Furious and humiliated, Claire seeks help from the most unlikely candidate—her almost-brother-in-law, who promptly whisks her away to his apartment in San Diego, where she can recover her pride in peace and quiet.

Dylan Wade is no fan of Claire’s, but no way can he leave the jilted bride in her time of need. Bringing her home seems like a good idea—until he remembers his new roommate. Dylan’s relationship with Aidan is…complicated. And with Claire thrown into the mix, life becomes even more…complicated.

Claire is blindsided by her attraction not only to Dylan, but also to Aidan, a man she’s just met. Soon they’re caught up in an all-consuming sexual storm they can’t fight even if they wanted to. Yet Claire wonders if it can last, or if she’s just setting herself up for more heartache.

Warning: This book is very dirty. Ménage a trois and man-on-man dirty. Graphic-language and explicit-sex dirty. Basically? Dirty. You’ve been warned.


Be sure to look out for her next release in the Killer Instincts series, coming August 6, 2013!


She wears a thousand deadly identities.
He sees through them all.

A master of disguise, Isabel Roma spends her life pretending to be other women.  Normally, her emotions are reined in tight—but sexy mercenary Trevor Callaghan has a knack for getting under her skin. The elite operative’s quiet strength and raw magnetism affect her in ways she’s never felt before, a distraction that can quickly turn deadly in their dangerous line of work.

After putting his tragic past behind him, Trevor is ready to focus on his future—and he damn well intends for Isabel to be in it. When their entire operation is thrown into chaos, Trevor enlists Isabel’s talent for deception. And as they attempt to save their team in a world where the stakes are high and the danger is grave, Trevor must convince Isabel that the woman beneath all the disguises is the one worth having….




About the Author

A RITA-award nominated author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently publishes with Harlequin Romantic Suspense, Harlequin Blaze, Samhain Publishing, and NAL. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!



Ms. Kennedy has en ebook copy of GETTING HOTTER, the book prior to HOTTER THAN EVER, up for grabs!


A good bad boy is hard to find.

An Out of Uniform story.

Seth Masterson has been lusting over Miranda Breslin since the moment he saw her on a Vegas stage. Now that he’s been asked to watch out for her as she opens a dance studio in San Diego, he’s all over it, figuring it’s his chance to get her in his bed. Except the stubborn single mom seems determined to deny their crazy-sizzling sexual chemistry. In typical SEAL fashion, Seth makes it his personal mission to prove her wrong.

Miranda got over her attraction to bad boys about the time one of them knocked her up at the age of eighteen. Seth’s mocking gray eyes and military-buff bod, though, are pure and utter temptation. And when a flooded apartment forces her and her twins to move in with him, she can no longer resist the urge to set off some serious fireworks between the sheets.

But give him her heart? No, thank you. Any involvement with Seth will be strictly physical—and temporary. So when Seth decides permanent is what he wants, Miranda must steel her defenses before she does something incredibly foolish…like fall in love.

Product Warnings
This book contains a bad boy SEAL who knows what he wants and will go to any lengths to get it. Expect some graphic language, hot sex, seduction, hot sex, dirty talk, hot sex, a little man-on-man action, hot sex. Oh, and hot sex.


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  1. Thanks for the interview and introduction to these books! I love the warning label, now I really want to read them! =D

  2. I can’t believe I haven’t heard of this series. It sounds great, it will be going on my wishlist.

  3. I’ve been curious about this author for a while and it would be awesome to win her book and get to know her better as an author. Menage is my favorite fantasy and I love reading about it. Thanks for the giveaway 😉

  4. I haven’t taken the time to read any of Elle Kennedy’s books, but she is now headed to the top of my list. Can’t wait to read this series and some of her others.

  5. Surely one of my fave series – I find a smile on my face from the fun that goes on with these guys. 🙂

  6. I love your killer instincts books. I haven not read any of the out of uniforms books, would love to though!

  7. I LOVE this series and cannot wait for this book to come out. I hope this series never ends! LOL!

  8. I love books by Elle Kennedy books!! Great read and great author! Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  9. Congrats to Elle on the new release! this series sounds awesome! Definitely adding to my want list 🙂

  10. Wow….I enjoyed reading about these books! I look forward to reading more Elle Kennedy. Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. Thank you for sharing the interview with Elle, I joined this series late but I am so glad that I did. I loved the excerpt you shared and can not wait to get this book when it comes out. I appreciate the opportunity to win 🙂

  12. I haven’t read anything by Elle Kennedy, but after reading this interview and the book desciptions I can’t wait to read her books. Thanks!

  13. I never really thought about creating different sex scenes without seeming redundant as that great of a challenge – but as I said, I never thought about it. I give these authors a LOT more credit now for being able to create new and interesting scenes multipe times in multipe books. The scenes seem so natural for each character in the moment. I actually wished that me brain worked in that manner. (I hope that sounds like the compliment I’m attempting to convey.)
    Thanks for providing me another author to read. I always enjoy stopping here because I never know what I’ll find. 🙂

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