I’m excited to share one of my favorite firefighter characters!
Hellfighters (1968) is based loosely on the life of Red Adair, the famous firefighter who battled more than two thousand land and offshore oil well, natural gas well, and similar spectacular fires in his lifetime. Chance Buckman (John Wayne) heads a Houston, Texas oil and gas fire-fighting company. He travels around the world with his crew putting out fires. Chance enjoys his work, but he misses his ex-wife Madelyn Buckman (Vera Mills) and their daughter Tish Buckman (Katharine Ross). Chance reconnects with Madelyn and they decide to remarry. Soon he is called to Venezuela where he extinguishes five oil wells burning in a row as Tomahawk fighters strafe the oilfield to stop him. Red Adair was a legend in his own time and continues to inspire with his firefighting bravery, inventiveness, and expertise.
He's one hero who inspired my Smokin’ Hot Cowboys series of contemporary cowboy firefighter novels.
Blazing Hot Cowboy
(Smokin’ Hot Cowboys #2)
by Kim Redford
Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 3rd 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
He's all the heat she'll ever need.
Lauren Sheridan's return to Wildcat Bluff after the death of her husband is bittersweet. Thirteen years have passed since she set foot in the place that's always held her heart...and the sizzling memories of her high school sweetheart.
Kent Duval has it all. A proud rancher and volunteer firefighter in the small town of Wildcat Bluff, he's missing only one thing from his life: passion. Kent last saw Lauren Sheridan when she was sweet sixteen and they were head-over-heels in love. Now she's back, spunky daughter in tow, and he no longer knows which way is up. As the heat between them builds, Kent can't help but wonder if past flames can be rekindled and second chances really do exist.
About the Author:
Kim Redford is an acclaimed author of Western romance novels. She grew up in Texas with cowboys, cowgirls, horses, cattle, and rodeos for inspiration. She divides her time between homes in Texas and Oklahoma, where she’s a rescue cat wrangler and horseback rider—when she takes a break from her keyboard. Visit her at kimredford.com.