By Donna Alward On May 23 2012, 5:10 am
I’m getting all geared up for my next release. I’m pretty excited about it, because I loved loved loved writing my FIRST RESPONDERS series. The first book, OFF THE CLOCK, came out in October and starts with Gabe Brenner, an off-duty paramedic, witnessing an accident. And not just any accident – the victim is Carly Douglas, a woman he has some past history with. Now book 2 – IN THE LINE OF DUTY – is all ready to go and will be released on August 28! Perfect timing for a summer time romance, I think! Kendra Givens – who we meet briefly in OFF THE CLOCK – is an RCMP constable and Jake Symonds is a big ol’ thorn in her side.
I set this series in the Annapolis Valley, one of my absolute favourite places to visit in the summer. It’s naturally beautiful with several small towns along its length. There are wineries and fruit and vegetable farms, and also the ocean. A lot of my favourite things all in one place! It was natural that Jake and Kendra enjoy summer activities like charity barbecues (complete with dunk tank!), golfing, and best of all, a picnic on a private stretch of beach. PRIVATE being the important word here…
The only thing as good as the Valley in summer is the Valley in autumn, so you’re not going to want to miss the third book, INTO THE FIRE, coming in November. Cool nights, warm days, gorgeous colours and a bountiful harvest. Not to mention one heck of a hot firefighter who wonders if it's worth giving the woman who broke his heart a second chance.
We’re just coming off a really fantastic long weekend here, with summer temps and lots of sunshine. It was definitely a taster (I hope) of what’s to come in the weeks ahead – and how much I LOVE the summer. I’m looking forward to flowers blooming, camping, and lots of time in the pool. What’s your favourite thing to do in the summer? Private picnics on the beach, perhaps?