I’ve been fascinated by firefighters for a long time. And appreciative of what they do, which is essentially risking their own lives for others. But I never had a chance to personally appreciate their efforts firsthand until I was pregnant with my first child. I was eight months along and working at a small, private airport when a storm hit. One of the pilots failed to tie down his plane correctly. He’d come into the hangar and had enough time to smile at me behind the desk before pandemonium hit. From the huge plate glass windows, we all watched in shock as his plane rolled down the hill straight for us.
Yes the plane crashed through the windows, the nose of it coming to a stop about six inches from my desk. I’d ducked down beneath the desk. Before I could manage to get my huge eight-month pregnant body back into my chair, firefighters had stormed the hangar.
“Who was here when the plane hit?” the first firefighter called out.
“Me!” I said from beneath the desk.
“Ma’am can you stand up?”
I finally managed to do just that and every single one of the first responders took a look at my belly and blanched and rushed forward to make me sit back down. Having the plane crash only a few feet away from me didn’t put me into labor, but being surrounded by ten sexy firefighters just about did!
So yeah. I love firefighters. I write about them a lot. One of the first was SEEING RED, an oldie but goodie from my early writing days. It’s on sale today for your ereaders for the first time ever at $3.79. A deal, if you ask me. Kindle and BN … and wherever else ebooks are sold.
Here’s a little excerpt:
He’d lost his softness, every single bit of it, coming out with a rangy, leanly muscled build that spoke of long days in physical labor. He looked liked he’d lived each of the twelve years that had passed, every single one of them, well and hard. There were fine laugh lines fanning out from his eyes, and laugh lines around his mouth too. The thought made her heart leap. He’d smiled, laughed, and often. Oh I’m so glad, she thought, and felt the grin split her face. “Joe Walker.”
“So you do remember.”
Question of the day … what do YOU all think of firefighters for romance heroes? I am hoping you say you like them because I wrote a brand new book coming out next month, ALWAYS ON MY MIND, that has another firefighter hero. Sexy hot firefighter Jack Harper. But no pressure.