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Read the new romance The Slow Burn by Caro Carson @TheCaroCarson #RLFblog #ContemporaryRomance She’s the college’s new swim coach, facing an unexpected pregnancy by a man who’s left the country–and her. Firefighter Caden Sterling is determined to be the friend this mother-to-be needs after he delivers her baby on the side of a road. Just friends…

Caro Carson, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about The Slow Burn.

The Slow Burn by Caro Carson

Genre A single parent, friends-to-lovers contemporary romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

Out of the friend zone

And into the fire!

When firefighter Caden Sterling unexpectedly delivers Tana McKenna’s baby by the side of the road, the unlikely threesome form a special bond. So, when Caden offers friendship and a helping hand, single mom Tana can’t say no. Their flirty friendship slowly becomes more, until Tana’s ex and the truth about her baby catches up with her. Can she win back the only man who can make this family complete?

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Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…

Most of my books are contemporary romances, but I have a deep and abiding love for time travel romances. I’ve had the chance to write two related time travels, each involving women who lands on a pirate ship in 1740. Dashing sea captains are such great escapism, but I do a lot of research to get the details right. Ditto with my contemporary romances.

How do you come up with ideas?…

I am such a fan of romance novels, I love to challenge myself to write the classic tropes: amnesia, second chance romance, bad boy with the heart of gold, opposites attract, etc. The Slow Burn was my answer to the “other man’s child” trope. I knew the firefighter hero would have a very strong bond to the child if he delivered the baby on the side of the road!

What is the single most important part of writing for you?…

The characters are so real to me that I actually miss them when I finish the book. Readers who tell me they fell in love with the characters really fill my heart. It’s like hearing that someone you care deeply about is still alive and well, making others happy!

When did you write your first book?…

I wrote my first book on a cross-country car trip the summer I turned seven. My stuffed animals were the main characters, and it was all about the lives they led when there were no humans around. Fast forward a few decades, and imagine my surprise when the first “Toy Story” movie came out! I guess I’m not the only one who felt their toys led lives of their own.

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Leather or lace? I always want to be lace, sweet and delicate, but I know I’m really a tougher, more tested leather.

Black or red? Red is my power color—not very unique, I know.

Satin sheets or smooth cotton? I have my grandmother’s satin pillowcases, which she used to keep her hairdo from getting too messy overnight. They work! I have very long hair, and I definitely wake up with fewer tangles when I use the satin pillowcases.

Ocean or mountains? I love them both, but I was born and raised in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale part of Florida, so I can’t remember a time when the ocean wasn’t always there as my personal play place.

City life or country life? City life. I adore the ballet, I adore pubs and bars, and I have a great fear of living too far from the nearest hospital. Weird, I know. It felt good to write a story about a woman who was too far from the hospital as her labor progressed rapidly, but who ended up delivering her baby just fine—thanks to the firefighter/paramedic friend who was with her. The handsome firefighter/paramedic. The handsome and single and good-hearted firefighter/paramedic…

Party life or evening at home? I do enjoy myself when I go out with friends, but I really have to force myself to get out of the house. Once I do, I have a great time. I don’t know why I don’t go out more often, except I’m quite happy reading books and watching movies at home. The one place that I’ll jump off the couch and run out the door to go to is Disney World. I live in Central Florida and have annual passes. Epcot is my happy place. It will be first on my list of places to go in post-pandemic life.

Dogs or cats? I’m allergic to cats. Like, super allergic. Dogs it is!

Where to buy The Slow Burn

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Bartenders-Secret-Masterson-Texas-Book-ebook/dp/B07X3WTZQ1
Walmart https://www.walmart.com/ip/Masterson-Texas-2-The-Slow-Burn-Paperback-9781335894816/426773347
Target https://www.target.com/p/the-slow-burn-masterson-texas-2-by-caro-carson-paperback/-/A-79681363
Publisher https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781488070068_the-slow-burn.html
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-slow-burn-caro-carson/1134895763
iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-slow-burn/id1498067108
Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Caro_Carson_The_Slow_Burn?id=jOrODwAAQBAJ
Independent Bookstores https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781335894816
Books-A-Million https://www.booksamillion.com/p/9781335894816
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-slow-burn-3

Caro Carson Social Media

Despite a no-nonsense background as a West Point graduate, Army officer, and Fortune 100 sales executive, Caro Carson has always treasured the happily-ever-after of a good romance novel. As a Rita-winning Harlequin author, Caro is delighted to be living her own happily-ever-after with her husband and children in Florida, a location which has saved the coaster-loving theme park fanatic a fortune on plane tickets.
Website https://www.carocarson.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/TheCaroCarson
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorcarocarson/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/carocarson
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/caro-carson
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Caro-Carson/e/B00GSGRZ62
Get to know Caro Carson better by signing up for an email newsletter https://www.carocarson.com/contact

Is It True: The Slow Burn by Caro Carson @TheCaroCarson #RLFblog #romance #ContemporaryRomance #readA fireman fights his way out of the “friend zone” and into the fire of a hot, new contemporary romance by USA Today bestselling author, Caro Carson.

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Let’s play Is It True with today’s guest, Caro Carson, author of The Slow Burn, a new contemporary romance. This is a game with yes and no questions. Writers can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

The Slow Burn by Caro Carson

Genre Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

Out of the friend zone…and into the fire!

When firefighter Caden Sterling unexpectedly delivers Tana McKenna’s baby by the side of the road, the unlikely threesome forms a special bond. When Caden offers friendship and a helping hand, single mom Tana can’t say no. Their flirty friendship slowly becomes something more, until Tana’s ex and the truth about her baby catch up with her. Now Tana must try to regain Caden’s trust—because he is the only man who can make this family complete.

Is it true:

this is your first book?

No. This is my 17th published contemporary romance with Harlequin. I also have two delicious time travel novels for those who love pirates.

this book is part of a series?

Yes! This is the second book in my new “Masterson, Texas” series. All the books are set in the same college town, but each book tells the complete story of one couple, so you don’t have to read them all or even read them in order.

you lost sleep while writing this book?

Yes, I always, always lose sleep when writing a book. It takes a toll. I really need to develop better work habits.

you did research for this book?

Yes! I rode along with the city’s fire department, a full twelve hours going out on calls with them, eating meals in the firehouse, everything. I was once a first responder myself, an officer in the US Army’s military police corps, so I’d worked with firefighters, of course, but never this closely. They are true public servants, arriving on every scene with the goal of helping however they can.

some characters in this book are not human? (pets for example)

No. All human beings in this book. Some are nicer than others! Our heroine has to handle a lot of different responses to her accidental pregnancy, from her boyfriend (who immediately decides he is her ex and leaves the country) to her parents to her BFF…to the handsome fireman who comes to her rescue.

this book has more than one genre?

No. It’s a contemporary romance with a heartwarming happily-ever-after.

you speak more than one language?

No. Once upon a time, I knew a decent bit of German because I took it in high school and college, but I think a second language is one of those things which falls under “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” But I still love schnitzel und bier!

you grew up where you live now?

Yes. Sort of. I’m a native Floridian from the Miami area. Then I went to West Point, the United States Military Academy, in New York, then was sent by the army to Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and the country of Panama. After my service, my civilian job took me from Baltimore to Pittsburgh to…Orlando! Yay! I made it back to my home state, just about a four-hour drive north of Miami. Yes, I do have annual passes to Disney World. It’s my childhood dream come true.

you love to read?

Yes. How could anyone write if they didn’t read? But I don’t read nearly as much as I used to, because I know I should be writing instead.

you are never late?

No. I am always late. If West Point and the US Army couldn’t make me prompt, nothing can, I’m afraid. But I keep trying. I’m always so frustrated when I don’t get somewhere on time, because I do not want to be late.

you love pizza?

Yes, I love pizza. All kinds. All toppings except anchovies—too salty for me. But I will eat the oh-so-controversial Hawaiian pizza. Pineapple and ham taste so surprisingly good on pizza. My most memorable pizza was eaten in a California Kitchen restaurant, their BLT pizza. The bacon and tomato part was hot, but the shredded lettuce and mayo on top was cold, and the whole danged thing was delicious. It might not actually have been a pizza, though.

you love sushi?

Yes. I’m a sushi lover, but please don’t squeeze the orange mayonnaise stuff all over it. That sauce is too similar to McDonald’s special sauce, which is fine on a Big Mac, but I don’t want it on my tuna and salmon!

you have a pet?

Yes, two kinds. First, I have the requisite adorable little rescue dog, who loves me and keeps me company and does all the wonderful things dogs do for undeserving humans. Second, I have fish. I love my aquarium and I get attached to my goldfish, because they can live as long as dogs. I’ve had my current goldfish for seven years. He started as a little two-inch dude at a pet store, and he’s now bigger than my fist. Please do not point out to him my answer to the sushi question, above.

Where to buy The Slow Burn

Publisher https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781488070068_the-slow-burn.html

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Bartenders-Secret-Masterson-Texas-Book-ebook/dp/B07X3WTZQ1

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-slow-burn-caro-carson/1134895763

iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-slow-burn/id1498067108

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Caro_Carson_The_Slow_Burn?id=jOrODwAAQBAJ

Independent Bookstores https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781335894816

Books-A-Million https://www.booksamillion.com/p/9781335894816

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-slow-burn-3

Caro Carson Social Media

Despite a no-nonsense background as a West Point graduate, Army officer, and Fortune 100 representative, Caro Carson has always treasured the happily-ever-after of a good romance novel. As a Rita-winning Harlequin author, Caro is delighted to be living her own happily-ever-after with her husband and children in Florida, a location which has saved the coaster-loving theme park fanatic a fortune on plane tickets.
Website https://www.carocarson.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/TheCaroCarson
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorcarocarson/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6984425.Caro_Carson
BookBub https://www.bookbub.com/authors/caro-carson
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Caro-Carson/e/B00GSGRZ62
Get to know Caro Carson better by signing up for an email newsletter https://www.carocarson.com/contact

 

 
 
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