I have to mention that this story was previously published by Amber Quill Press which closed last year. It wasn’t out very long before that closure so I was very happy when JMS agreed to re-release it! I’m also thankful to Trace Zaber who graciously allowed me to use the original cover with which I had totally fallen in love!! I think you will too. Those eyes!! Wow! Except that I know Blaine is gay, I would run after him madly in real life!
Former military pilot Blaine Darby carries a load of guilt and pain from the harm he may have caused in wartime. Now he seeks to earn some good karma by fighting wild land fires while holding on to his great love of flying. But reporters like young Daz Contreras scare him — one of the few things that do — because he shuns the public eye.
Freelance investigative journalist Daz Contreras is convinced terrorists are behind at least some of the wild land fires plaguing New Mexico. All he needs is enough proof to break the story. As he pursues leads, he begins to shadow pilot Blaine Darby and, in the process, develops a gigantic case of hero worship.
When Daz is allowed to ride with Blaine one time, he hopes the adventure will help him to uncover the proof he seeks. Yet when a near tragedy unexpectedly develops and Blaine puts his life on the line to save a trapped hotshot firefighting crew, Daz realizes he’s an eyewitness to what may be a bigger story than the one he planned. But will the reclusive Blaine actually allow Daz to report the news as he sees fit, even as they grow closer?
This story will be out on July 29 but you can preorder it here. http://www.jms-books.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_94&products_id=2123
This is getting long so the excerpt will follow in another post.