Sit-down Saturday with Amie Denman

I love a story of redemption because I absolutely believe in resilience and strength. In the first book from my Cape Pursuit Firefighters series, readers met Laura Wheeler who wasn't at a great place in her life. Now, however, she has a plan. She's embracing the excellent adage that goes something like this:

When you feel helpless, help someone.

To help herself heal from her brother's tragic death as a firefighter, Laura does the unexpected: She becomes a firefighter herself. She shocks everyone, especially the fire chief who has to battle his love for her as Laura finds new meaning in her life.
And, come on. LOOK at the hero on this cover. I'm in.

Here's a brief taste of The Firefighter's Vow which releases today. This scene hints at Laura's plan to become a rescuer and how Chief Tony Ruggles feels about her:


They weren’t strangers. “How have you been, Laura?”

Her lips parted for a moment as if she was considering her answer. It was strange, meeting this way after not seeing each other for so long. Tony had wondered about her over the past year.

“I’ve been fine. How about you?”

“Fine,” he said. “I’m just surprised to see you.”

“I’m here for the summer,” she said. “Working at the Pursuit of Fun beach shack and supervising all the teen workers.”

A summer job. Spending time with her sister before she got married. The pieces began to fall into place and Tony felt his shoulders relax.

“Teaching high school is good practice for that, I’d bet,” he said.

Laura tilted her head and raised both eyebrows a hair. “You remember I’m a teacher.”

“I remember,” he said. He didn’t elaborate about what else he remembered from the previous summer, as he thought Laura was just as likely to want to forget it. “Are you a lifeguard?”

She shook her head.

“You’re not a lifeguard, but you ran into the ocean and tried to save people anyway,” he said. Exactly the kind of bystander he and his partners on the fire department didn’t love. The kind that often needed to be rescued, too.

“We actually did save them,” she said. Her cheeks colored and she crossed her arms.

“You shouldn’t put yourself in danger.”

“You do it all the time,” she said.

“That’s different. I’m a trained first responder with a lot of experience.”

“You weren’t here,” Laura said. “And I was. Besides, I’m more capable than you think.”


Tony clenched his jaw, not wanting to argue with Laura, knowing he wouldn’t win.

I hope you love this story! A third book in the series is coming in June, and I hope you'll come back to Cape Pursuit for a beach read with firefighters you can fall in love with.

Comments

  1. What a great excerpt. Love to see stories with women breaking relatively new career ground. All the best with the release!

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  2. Love the cover! Congrats on the release.

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  3. I love the excerpt! And that cover...I'm in too:-) Congrats on the release!

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  4. Congratulations Amie! Wonderful cover and theme.

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