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Geonn Cannon Releases Firefighter Novel "Into the Furnace"

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MATTHEWS, NC (November 1, 2015) -- Geonn Cannon's newest novel, Into the Furnace, covers familiar territory. The novel takes place on Squire's Isle, and features firefighters--a combination that brought Cannon one of his earliest bestsellers in World on Fire (a steal at 2.99, just saying). 

This all-new story with all-new characters promises the same success.

Kelly Lake comes from a family of firefighters, but she still had to prove herself to her brothers and her father before they accepted her as one of their own. On her days off she tends bar at the firehouse hangout across the street and spends time trying to breathe life into a relationship she knows is doomed. Her life is cruising along just fine until the day her squad responds to a horrific arson that will cause her carefully orchestrated balancing act to come falling down around her. The blaze claims the lives of eleven people, half of them children, and the fire department takes the blame.

Early reviews are full of praise:

"You are taken along the passions, the fears, the loves and the dramas that unfold on every page you turn. ... Quite a complex book, with plenty of twists and turns. Characters who are both strong and yet vulnerable. A really entertaining book but one that makes you think and consider, what if?" - Christine Close, Inked Rainbow Reads

"I really enjoyed this main character. Kelly's attitude towards life is not only refreshing, but it's honest." - Tessa, Inked Rainbow Reads

"Kelly Lake is a brilliant character. The tiny, unapologetic blonde is a kick-ass firefighter and a self-declared predatory bisexual. She has a hot temper, a foul mouth and she can carries 100lbs of kit into burning buildings. Can I please be Kelly when I grow up? ... A refreshing change from the needy women and knights on white chargers of the chick lit and m/f worlds, this is a great book about a strong woman who has made a fascinating life for herself." - Sarah, Inked Rainbow Reads

Available in eBook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.

From the Author

"This is a love story in reverse. There are a multitude of novels out there that start with someone looking for love, meeting that special someone, and ultimately walking off into the sunset hand-in-hand. There are far fewer stories that start there and go backwards. When the story begins, Kelly Lake is in a fulfilling relationship. She loves the woman she's with. They have a lot of history and a lot of happy memories from their time together. But she's starting to see the cracks in the perfection, and she wonders how much longer they have before it all falls apart. 
"Not everyone has a love story. The happily-ever-after can only happen once per person, just by definition. I wanted to jump in the middle and follow a relationship to its end rather than the fairy tale. We've all had our hearts broken. We've all seen what we thought was a sure thing crumble into a "what was I thinking?" It's what makes the eventual happy ending so much more fulfilling. 
"This book isn't an anti-romance. It just flips the order around. When we meet Kelly, she's dating someone. Over the course of the novel she falls out of that relationship and finds herself single once more. No matter where she is on the last page - single or embarking on a new love affair - the fact remains that Kelly believes in love. Her happily-ever-after is just waiting at the end of a different story."

About the Author

Geonn Cannon was born in a barn and raised to know better than that. He was born and raised in Oklahoma where he’s been enslaved by a series of cats, dogs, two birds and one unexpected turtle. He’s spent his entire life creating stories but only became serious about it when he realized it was a talent that could impress girls. Learning to write well was easier than learning to juggle, so a career was underway. His high school years were spent writing stories among a small group of friends and reading whatever books he could get his hands on.

Geonn was inspired to create the fictional Squire’s Isle after a 2004 trip to San Juan Island in Washington State. His first novel set on the island, On the Air, was written almost as a side project to another story he wanted to tell. Reception to the story was so strong that the original story was put on the back burner to deal with the world created in On the Air. His second novel set in the same universe, Gemini, was also very well received and went on to win the Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Best Novel, Dramatic/General Fiction. Geonn was the first male author to receive the honor.

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