Wednesday, September 26, 2012
“Incendiary” - What if your past comes back to haunt you?
What if your past came back to haunt you?
Chris Redding answers the question in her latest book, "Incendiary", published by Imajin Books in September 2012. Previously, this book was published with another publisher. It’s set in New Jersey, in a fictional town. The heroine is an EMT while the hero is a firefighter.
The electricity of an impending storm raised the hair on Chelsea James's arms. Barefoot, she stood on the wide front porch and watched the trees blow almost in half.
Her dead sister's voice played in her mind.
"It's like nature has to violently clean up," Morgan would say as they stood in this very spot.
They both loved storms. The power of nature impressed Chelsea. Morgan concentrated on the aftermath. Odd that she never thought of the aftermath of her own actions.
"How so?" Chelsea would ask her older-by-a-few-minutes sister.
Morgan's eyes would be wide. "Because a storm gives the trees a haircut, gets rid of the ones that are weak. And on top of that, the rain helps the ones that do survive."
Chelsea would nod.
But this storm didn't bring with it the same renewal. Somewhere deep inside her, Chelsea knew this storm was different. This storm could bring destruction— or worse—this storm might not bring the wanted rain for those trees that survived.
She sighed. Right now she missed her sister more than anything.
Chelsea's firehouse pager went off. "Unit 37, you have a fully involved structure fire on Briar Lane."
As Captain of Biggin Hill First Aid Squad, she had certain duties. But she was also a firefighter and sometimes that took precedence. The shakiness of the dispatcher's voice told her this fire could be big.
So tonight she'd be a firefighter.
URL to book: http://tinyurl.com/8davpke