The White Pine Firefighters, #2
On the losing side of a love affair, Austin Walker re-ignites his passions with a rival firefighter, all while a case of arson threatens everyone inside the White Pine fire station.
Austin never imagined a one-night stand would change his life, but from the moment he gave into desire, the flames of ambition were stoked. As a fire at the legendary Masterson House rages, Austin finds himself hailed a hero, and the prime candidate to be named to the White Pine Fire Department's team for the annual Fire Ball contest. But the sexy, powerful Joey Silva, from the opposing fire department, is who truly ignites Austin's heart.
Tucker once called White Pine his home, but after following his heart and becoming a successful musician, he has returned to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. Taking up with the first love of his life, Ian Masterson, who just survived the fire that nearly consumed his home, Tucker must battle small-minded people as well as his father, the local fire chief, to find happiness and love.
With White Pine getting set for the annual Hibernation Festival, the highlight of which is Fire Ball, secrets are revealed, and alliances renewed. Bragging rights are on the line, not only for the village of White Pine, but for the sexually-charged men who live within its borders.
Publisher: MLR Press
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 4
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 3 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lovers, Office / Workplace Romance, Second Chances
Word Count: 55,000
Setting: Adirondack Mountains, New York State
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters
THE INTER-CONNECTED UNIVERSE OF ADAM CARPENTER
If you’re asking the question: have we met before? Chances are, if you’ve read a few of Adam Carpenter’s novels, the answer is….yes!
Here are some connections and characters to keep an eye out for:
Parker St. John – appears in the Wonderland trilogy, ISLAND DESIRES, The Edenwood Saga, and The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Johnny Lee Capstone – appears in DUDE RANCH, NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length A YEARLY TRYST)
Chad Singleton – appears in the The Edenwood Saga and a cameo in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Jimmy McSwain – appears in the Jimmy McSwain Files and is referenced in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Noah Sanders – appears in The Cane’s Inlet Mystery and a cameo in the Jimmy McSwain Files
Joey Silva – appears in the White Pine Firefighters, THAT PASSIONATE SEASON, and The Cane’s Inlet Mystery
Tanner Fox -- appears in SUMMER’S CHOICE and ISLAND DESIRES
Nick Lynch -- appears in SUMMER’S CHOICE and A RAGING FIRE
Trent Rogers -- appears in SECRET FLAMES and NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length A YEARLY TRYST)
Some locations have also done double-duty in certain series: Gaslight Bar, used in the Passport to a Fling series and the Jimmy McSwain Files; Crimson Sex Club is featured in ISLAND DESIRES and NOCTURNAL DELIGHTS (in the novella-length YOU OWN ME); Sally’s Dive is in the White Pine Firefighters, Cane’s Inlet Mystery, and Jimmy McSwain Files.
It’s great fun for an author to connect his universe and characters. I hope you enjoy meeting up with familiar friends and places while you read the novels!
If you catch any other connections, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.