Message From The Author

Jill Shalvis

Book Title: WHITE HEAT
Genre: General Romantic Suspense, Romantic Suspense

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Author's Message

Dear Reader,

A gazillion years ago I had this idea. I wanted to write about firefighters. And okay, not quite a gazillion. But it was 2004, and I was a pretty green writer with some pretty green ideas.

I knew nothing about firefighting. Only that in my imagination, the people who did this job were larger-than-life heroes who put their own lives on the line to save others. Daily.

Seemed pretty darn sexy to me. So I showed up at my local firehouse and sort of begged them to let me observe. And what I learned was that, indeed, firefighters are larger-than-life heroes who put their lives on the line to save others. But that they were also real people, with their own interesting lives.

I went out on calls. I asked so many questions that I was certain they’d never let me come back. But they always did. Of course that might have been all the food I brought each day. Blatant bribery. But one thing I’ve discovered is fairly universal across all the firehouses in all the land... cookies are extremely welcome.

Back in 2004, White Heat was my first single title romance. I didn’t know the rules. Heck, I didn’t even know there were rules. I just wrote from my heart. Hopefully you can see some of my current voice in this story. And just as hopefully, you will enjoy it.

Happy Reading,

- Jill Shalvis

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