It’s summer, and it’s a great time to read entertaining books at the beach, on vacation, or just lounging around the house. My friend and fellow author, Jackie Taylor Zortman, has a newly released novel. I’m sure many of you will enjoy her style of writing and have a hard time putting this one down. It’s called, JAKE-Whiskey, Water & Wildfire (Book 1 in The Drifter Series)1437254200

The story

Jake is a woman’s wildest dream and a hotshot firefighter with a Harley. He has a tendency to be a drifter and rides for miles under miserable conditions until some place mentally flags him down. He’s never been married and intends to keep it that way.

The day he rides into Kimble, Colorado he wants nothing more than water with a lot of ice in it and food for his rumbling gut. But inside a cafe, he finds someone in a short uniform and cowboy boots that makes his heart leap and the sparks fly. Try as he might to avoid it, their relationship sizzles.

When a sudden wildfire ignites, Jake is the only one on the scene prepared to fight it and he immediately takes control. It’s not the first fire he has battled and it’s what he loves and is trained to do.

What makes Jake certain that Kimble, Colorado is the place he is meant to be? Why does Miss Berta adopt him as her pseudo-son and why is he so drawn to her as a mother figure? Are the answers simmering inside the fire or is it something more? The ending will both shock and surprise you.

About the author

Jackie Taylor Zortman is an award winning published writer/author.  She is the author of a non-fiction book “We Are Different Now,” two award winning fiction novels, “Footprints in the Frost (Detective Max Richards Book 1)” and “Snow Angel (Detective Max Richards Book 2),”and a novella “JAKE-Whiskey, Water & Wildfire (The Drifter Book 1).”

Jackie by AmyJackie has had numerous articles and short stories published over the past 25 years, is a Charter Member of the Public Safety Writers Association and a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. She is a contributing author to the anthologies “Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides”, “American Blue”, “The Centennial Book of the National Society of Daughters of the Union” and “Recipes by the Book, Oak Tree Authors Cook”.  She also writes poetry, genealogy and history. She has won 10 Public Safety Writers Association Writing Competition awards in the last five years.

She lives in a bustling quaint tourist town high in the mountains of Colorado with her husband and their Siamese cat. When the deep snows of winter blanket the terrain surrounding her home, it becomes the perfect spot in which to write.

Find JAKE at www.amzn.com/B07PG3F47J.