So that we can all warm up and forget the cold that is currently holding us all in its grips I thought I would make Summer of Fire my book of the month. Summer of Fire is my first e-book ever published, so it will always have a special place in my heart.
I wrote it for Phaze's submission call for their themed heat sheet. The theme was FORCE and so I focused on a quick hot and fiery story based around a policewoman and fire-fighter thrown together to try and solve a series of arson's plaguing the city.
This story pretty much wrote itself and before I knew it it was ready for submission, and then that special email that came through which made me squeal in excitement and have a grin on my face for about a week!
Anyway without further ado here is Summer of Fire
Available at: http://www.king-cart.com/Phaze/product=Summer+of+Fire+by+Nicole+Gestalt
The Summer of Fire, as the media calls it, brings steamy weather and the threat of an arsonist. Officer Helen is charged with ending the madness, yet her passion for a widowed firefighter continues to flame.
For this except we join the action at the very beginning of the story just as Helen gets very close and personal with the firefighter which will change her world.
"Let me guess, another arson?" Helen looked at the building still burning furiously in front of her. Sweat threatened to drip down from her hat line. Her shirt was already drenched, and she was thankful her uniform covered it up somewhat. However, the heat Helen was feeling wasn't just from the fire, it was also due to the large, muscular fireman standing in front of her.
"…has the traits of it, but it's too early to tell." His voice washed over her, and she felt like she was falling into a warm bath of melted chocolate. Aware he was saying something else she smiled up at him and tried to concentrate on the words rather than his body. It didn't take her long to realise she wasn't going to be able to concentrate at all, even with him in his full fire-fighting gear his muscles bulged, filling out his uniform.
An explosion ripped through the building and Helen suddenly found herself flat on the floor with the fire-fighter of her dreams on top of her. Looking deep into his cool blue eyes she felt hotter then she
could ever remember being. His lips were so close to hers, she had but to lift her head up and they would meet. Just as she contemplated actually moving to kiss him, he moved.