Are you fascinated by fire? The 2 billion dollar candle industry loves that so many American’s are. I am and have been since I was a child. There is something exciting about being in control of something dangerous. But studies have shown that when someone is still fascinated by fire at an adult age, it is because they hadn’t learned how to master it. http://news.discovery.com/human/psychology/fire-fascination-humans-120424.htm
An arsonist is someone who deliberately sets fires with the purpose of burning of a dwelling of another. They maliciously do it, without regard for others. Arson is categorized by degrees. Often the arsonist is caught up with the fire, not with harming another person. Many arsonists set fires for money but some do it for revenge and a few because of a mental health issue.
It’s the serial arsonists that have the compulsion to burn that are most dangerous. The FBI crime lab has studied arsonists and know that many don’t set out to kill, yet there are always exceptions to the rules. Pyromania is an impulse control disorder (mental health condition) in which individuals repeatedly fail to resist impulses to deliberately start fires, in order to relieve tension or for instant gratification. With a pyromaniac, they are needing a bigger fix with each fire and innocents are just another way to ramp up the release.
In Protecting Her Pigg, a serial arsonist has set out targeting the Pigg Detective Agency, specifically Lucas Pigg. Yet, his target soon changes as Lily O’Neill enters into a relationship with Lucas. Here’s a small excerpt from my story in the Summer Heat Box Set.
Protecting Her Pigg (excerpt)
Flames danced along the wall, creating a surreal painting of reds and oranges. The beauty of my work filled my chest with pride. Maniacal laughter echoed in my ears. I recognized my own hilarity and covered my mouth to stop the sound from escaping. Inhaling the scent of gasoline, I pulled off the gloves and tossed them into the flames.
“I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down.”
The sounds of sirens resonated in the distance. Running toward the gathering crowd, I stood to watch over my latest creation. Glee filled my heart as I ached to proclaim my masterpiece. Pulling the baseball cap lower over my eyes to hide my elation, I stood watch, hoping my adversary would arrive in time to see magnum opus.
Protecting Her Pigg is available for pre-order in the Summer Heat boxed set.
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