Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Do You Have a Thing for Firemen?
Bachelor Firemen Series Author Jennifer Bernard Explores Fire House Traditions.


When we're little we want to be fire"men" but when little girls grow up it seems like a lot of us want to "do" firemen.
Jennifer Bernard asked her friends at the FD what they do to celebrate Valentine's Day. Want to see?

A Firehouse Valentine


by Jennifer Bernard
Since the heroes of my books are sexy firemen, I decided to check in with my favorite “fire consultant,” a captain in Los Angeles, about the hot topic of Valentine’s Day. Do firehouses do anything special to celebrate the Day of Romance? Do they decorate the station in pink streamers and put out bowls of candy hearts? Do they pass out hand-made “Be my Valentine” cards to their crewmates?

Apparently not.

Firehouses -- which are predominantly male, testosterone-packed hotbeds of masculinity – tend to ignore Valentine’s Day. (I assume they remember when they get home to their sweeties, but that’s another story.) So I think it’s my civic duty as a romance author to come up with ways that the fire stations of the world can mark Valentine’s Day. I hope all the Fire Chiefs will take my suggestions to heart.

1. On Valentine’s Day, every fire rescue should be executed with a romance cover clinch, a la Fabio.

2. Intersperse the dispatch calls that come over the intercom with inspirational quotes about love. Example: “Structure fire at 2000 Main, Battalion 1, Engine 5, time of incident 9:03. Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

3. Would it be too much trouble to stow the fire hoses in the shape of a heart? I don’t think so!

4. Some fire departments already paint their fire engines pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month. For Valentine’s Day, why not coat the fire engines in a thick, luscious layer of Godiva chocolate? The ladies will love it.

5. On the way to each fire, the crew should toss candy hearts to the crowds. “You light up my life,” “On fire for you,” “Together, we’re combustible,” “Don’t play with matches” … the possibilities are endless.

6. Instead of using the same, boring old water to put out fires, fill the water tanks with pink champagne instead. It’ll turn every fire into a party, and spraying alcohol on the flames would work just as well as water, right?

7. Under those padded firefighter coats, skip the t-shirt and go for black tie and tails. No need to change when it’s time for that romantic Valentine’s dinner, just strip off the gear and go. Leave the boots on. I think they’re sexy.

8. Replace that annoying fire engine siren with Barry White songs, thereby filling the streets with a romantic soundtrack while racing to the fire scene.

9. Valentine’s Day special promotion: Charge up your fire extinguisher, get an adorable free kitten!

10. When the cleanup after each fire is complete, scatter rose petals over the scene as a romantic finishing touch.

And there you have it. These are just a few thoughts on how to make firefighting more romance-friendly on Valentine’s Day. But never fear, the firefighting profession is plenty romantic already. Strong, sexy men (and women, of course) throwing themselves into danger to protect others? Nothing’s more romantic than that.

We heart you, firefighters! Happy Valentine’s Day Eve.


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THE FIREMAN WHO LOVED ME

Fearless, smoking hot, and single: meet the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel. These firemen might be heroes, but it's their bad luck in love that makes them legendary.

News producer Melissa McGuire and Fire Captain Harry Brody couldn't be more different, though they do have one thing in common: they're both convinced they're perfectly wrong for each other. But when Melissa's matchmaking grandmother wins her a date with Brody at a Bachelor auction . . .
Sparks fly. Passion flares. Heat rises. (You get the picture.)
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HOT FOR FIREMAN
Katie Dane knows better than to mix business and pleasure, but her new bartender, Ryan Blake, is simply irresistible . . . and besides, she doesn't plan on working there much longer. That's if things go according to plan. But they never do, do they?
Ryan, the sexy heartbreaker of Station One, is determined to rejoin the force. Tending bar in the meantime seems like the perfect idea, especially when it means he can spend his nights working next to his sultry new boss . . . if only the bar didn't keep catching fire.
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23 comments:

  1. Loved your suggestions for the fire departments. Used to watch Emergency all the time when I was a kid. Thanks for the contest.

    lizsemkiu at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Liz - I don't think I've seen that show. Was it set in a fire department? Good luck in the contest!

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  2. I admire first responders for their valiantness and superhero qualities, but falling for one just sounds too stressful to me. I'd be a mess just worrying about their safety all the time. Kudos to the women who can handle the emotional roller-coaster ride. My husband operates heavy machinery, and that's enough worry for me, thank you. lol

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    1. Hi Aroquet - You're so right, it's a huge stress for the spouses of firefighters. I'm not sure what's scarier, running into a burning building or knowing your husband is doing it. I'm sure their extensive training helps, same as for heavy machinery. May your husband stay safe!

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  3. thanks for the contest, i want to ask to jennifer how many books she plans to ake for this series. thanks :)

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi Olivia - Right now there are three books out, with book 4 scheduled for October (HOW TO TAME A WILD FIREMAN.) There will be two more after that, but I don't have titles yet. Thanks for asking!

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  4. Love your suggestions!! I want a free kitten! ;)

    Froggy

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  5. The firemen we have at our fire company are not hot..They are all old men.lol.They might be hot somewhere else Great Giveaway..

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    1. LOL! Sadly, not all firemen are super-hot. But plenty are, and I have the pictures to prove it. ;-) Good luck in the giveaway!

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  6. Well, I've known some pretty hot firemen... but then there were some who weren't... well, they were older..

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  7. Great ideas & love your covers! Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Thanks, Sharlene! I love the covers too, I get so excited when they send me a new one. It's like Christmas. Or maybe Valentine's Day. ;-) Happy V-Day to you too!

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  8. You got to love the firemen! LOL! But, seriously I loved your post; and these books look very intriguing to say the least!
    Thank you for the contest!
    bluebirdsub24 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Lola - Thanks so much, I'm glad you liked my wacky firehouse ideas. Think anyone will go for them? Yeah, maybe not. ;-)

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  9. I think any man in uniform is exciting. My husband was in the Army when we were married and he wore his dress uniform. Your fireman look like they really keep in shape and are very exciting. I like the covers of your books and the stories sound very interesting and I cannot wait to read them. Thank you so much for your contest!

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    1. Hi Jerry - He must have looked absolutely knee-weakening at your wedding! I would have been fighting back tears. Love a man in uniform! :-) I hope you enjoy the books!

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  10. I have read all three books that are out and I have to tell you all they are HOT!! I love alpha male romances and I'm still smacking myself for not picking them up sooner!

    I actually live right near a firehouse and while our local guys are quite good at their job, they just don't compare to Jennifer's men!

    Can't wait for book #4!

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    1. Hi MamaMassey - I'm so glad you enjoyed the books! I sure love hearing that. ;-) And I like the way you call them "Jennifer's men." Oh yeah. LOL.

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  11. Ok... So in books yes lol...In real life as yes i am attracted to hot firemen/EMTs/Military/Cop anything with uniform pretty much lol... But and I stress But here is the weird part my Dad & Mom are First Responders(EMS/EMT) and Dad is also a Fireman and Retired from the U.S. Army, Maybe that is why I am married to a Marine lol uniforms yum.

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  12. I think its the loyalty and bravery and willingness to help others.

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  13. This had me laughing! :)

    I can still remember when I was 15 and we had to call out the firemen because a bush in our front garden had caught fire. (We suspect a discarded cigarette from a passerby was the culprit.) We lived equidistant from three fire stations and had engines and firemen from all three stations show up for the tiny fire. My sister (who was 19 at the time) and her friend were swooning at all of the drool-worthy firemen who showed up!

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    1. Hi Moonduster - I love this story! I can totally picture three stations's worth of men converging on one little garden. I'm glad they were droolworthy!

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