Ruby Release: Flirting with the Fireman!
Posted by Cate Rowan Oct 12 2012, 12:01 am in contemporary romance, giveaway, paranormal romance, Ruby Release, writing, Writing ideas
I consider myself a fantasy romance author, which means that I get to make stuff up. And it usually means I expect to make stuff up.
That’s why I was so surprised to write a tale that includes
a blunder (ahem) an incident from my own life.
At first I didn’t think of turning that event into a story. I simply posted it on Facebook as part of my continuing adventures in the Colorado mountains. A friend had to nudge me before the idea even entered my fabrication-focused brain.
I’m so glad she did!
Naturally, I had to bring magic into things. (I’m still a fantasy romance author. ) Flirting with the Fireman: A Romantic Short Story is a “first meet” tale and my second contemporary story published this year.
When Jessica Walker escapes the city life in Atlanta to pursue her dream of being a successful sculptor in Colorado, she departs with a gift: her best friend Lily’s magical recipe for a “Get a Husband” Brunswick stew, guaranteed to work even though Jess recently drop-kicked her two-timing dirtbag boyfriend.
Skeptical Jess is sure the Rocky Mountains hold all the “magic” she needs, until a wildfire threatens to drive her from her new home—and a sweet and studly fireman comes to her rescue.
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So here are my questions for you: Have you used any of your own real-life experiences in your stories? Were they good incidents—or ones you’re embarrassed about?
To celebrate this release, I’m giving away a digital copy of Flirting with the Fireman: A Romantic Short Story to EVERYONE, visitors and Rubies alike, who requests it by 10p Mountain / midnight Eastern today (October 12). To nab your goodie, head to my contact page and click the “Email me” link. Please mention your preferred e-format—Kindle/mobi, nook/ePub, PDF, etc.—so I can get you the right version. (I respect your email privacy and will only use your address to send you the story.)
Thanks for stopping by!