Sunday, March 24, 2013

Chris Redding - INCENDIARY!

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Chris Redding, author of INCENDIARY, an explosive romantic suspense, is my guest this week.
What if your past comes back to haunt you?
Chelsea James, captain of the Biggin Hill First Aid Squad, has had ten years to mend a broken heart and forget about the man who'd left her hurt and bewildered. Ten years to get her life on track. But fate has other plans.
Fire Inspector Jake Campbell, back in town after a decade, investigates a string of arsons, only to discover they are connected to the same arsons he'd been accused of long ago. Now his past has come back to haunt him, and Chelsea is part of that past.
Together, Chelsea and Jake must join forces to defeat their mutual enemy. Only then can they hope to rekindle the flames of passion. But before they can do that, Chelsea must learn to trust again. Their lives could depend on it.

The electricity of an impending storm raised the hair on Chelsea James’ arms.
She stood, barefoot, on her wide front porch, watching the wind almost blowing the trees back and forth.
And through it all, her dead sister’s voice played in her mind.
‘It’s like nature has to violently clean up,’ Morgan used to say when they stood in this very spot.
They’d both loved storms then.
The power of nature impressed Chelsea while Morgan concentrated on the aftermath. Odd that Morgan 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,’ Morgan had answered.
Chelsea nodded.
But this storm didn’t bring with it the same renewal. Somewhere deep in Chelsea, she 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.
Chelsea sighed. Right now she missed her sister more than anything.
Then her firehouse pager went off. “Unit 37 you have a fully involved structure fire on Briar Lane.”
Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her husband, two sons, one dog and three rabbits.  She graduated from Penn State with a degree in journalism. When she isn’t writing, she works for her local hospital You can find her at and Her books are filled with romance, suspense and thrills.


Polly Iyer said...

Sounds like my kind of book, Chris, so I just downloaded it. I love a good romantic suspense. Hope it's a huge success.

Ellis Vidler said...

Chris, thanks for sharing the excerpt. The coming storm, the fire, and Chelsea all promise an exciting story! I have it on my Kindle--looking forward to it!