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Nerves of Steel

Today is the launch of my  contemporary firefighter romance FINDING QUINN (the second book in The Coopers series).

The Origin of the Story

In 2013 I was captivated by a story of a team of firefighters who died in a horrifying wildfire just outside of Phoenix, Arizona.  Nineteen men were trapped with no escape. This tragedy made me think about the kind of people who are prepared to run into a fire rather than flee from it.

So I created my hero, Quinn Cooper.  He’s had many life adventures but he finally chooses firefighting as his career. He must demonstrate courage and strength every day of the week. His job is brutal, relentless and leaves no room for error.

The Reality of the Job

Sadly during this last month, firefighters have lost their lives in Canada and in the United States. Their deaths are a stark reminder of the unpredictability of working in a fire zone.

They leave behind shattered families who will never forget the dedication of their loved ones.

My Gift to You 

For a limited time, download Finding Quinn (a blend of romance, women’s fiction, family saga and island life) for only $0.99 (less than a latte) on Amazon.

Finding Quinn’s Book Description

Finding Quinn by Jodie EschA military widow’s journey.

A wildfire fighter obsessed with working in danger zones.

Two different worlds.

Do they have the courage to face the future together?

“We regret to inform you …” They’re the words every military spouse dreads.

Kelsey Malone mourns the tragic loss of husband while balancing work and two kids on a remote island in the Pacific Northwest. She struggles to accept the loss of her soul mate and embarks on a journey of picking up the pieces. Accepting her new reality is a challenge.

Quinn Cooper is a wildfire fighter addicted to risk and adventure. He adopts a transient life style searching for the next big thrill and adrenalin rush. But he has to examine his choices when he meets a woman who needs his support. He’s not expecting to find a woman who makes him reflect on his decisions. Is he prepared for the new chapter that lies just around the corner?


  1. Congratulations on ,your new release. It’s beyond sad that such tragedies continue to happen and fires continue to rage across North America and Europe (Italy lost 80 people+ in a horrific wildfire this summer).

    1. Thanks Pat. It took me some time for this book to see the light of day. I agree that the wildfire situation is out of control. Very sad to see the death and destruction reported daily. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment.

  2. Congrats on your new release, I love the cover!
    This is timely considering the horrible fires raging across our world.
    Best of luck and prayers to all affected by these tragedies.

    1. Thanks so much. I like the cover a lot. The fire situation is a concern because more and more are popping up all over the world. The loss of brave men and women is very sad. My love goes out to their families.

  3. I just downloaded it and am looking forward to reading it. I’ve always been amazed and intrigued by firefighters as well. They’re true heroes. It’s just such a pity that there are so many fires requiring their services these days.

    1. Thanks Susan for the download. Very appreciated. This book took a while to finally emerge into the light. The fire situation all over the world is horrific. And so many people are dying. A dreadful situation. My prayers go out to the families of those firefighters who have died.

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