Friday, September 12, 2014

Dog Days Of Summer by PJ Fiala (Author Guest Post / Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Goddess Fish Promotions, Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Dog Days Of Summer by Author PJ Fiala!

Author Guest Post

Thank you very much for allowing me to join you today. I am so pleased to be here. You had asked that I write a blog of my choice for this interview, so, as I was wracking my brain on what to write, I decided to write about…biking.

I’ve read a few of the biker books out there today, usually they are about 1%’ers. I enjoy them, very much. But, to be perfectly honest, I don’t have an “in” to an MC and don’t know anyone who does. I would love to talk to some of the women in an MC, and get their take on things, but, we don’t have that many around here, in Green Bay, so…

The bikers in my story are 99 percenters. I write about them, because I know them. I know they are usually some of the best mannered, well behaved people around. We ride for causes, support veterans and their families, help our neighbors and, generally, get along quite nicely in life. That doesn’t mean there aren’t drunken parties or little shenanigans that are played every so often. Far from it, I have tons of stories to tell. I wanted people to understand that all bikers are not outlaw bikers. When we pull into your town, you don’t have to grab your kids and run. You don’t have to hide the good jewelry and you don’t have to lock up your alcohol. Actually, we would prefer it if you didn’t lock up the alcohol.

My husband and I have been bikers for more than 35 years. We have traveled all over on motorcycles. My husband’s longest trip was before we were married and he was 20 years old. He rode from Wisconsin to Las Vegas with two friends. He still talks about that trip today, fondly, as it was his first taste of living out on the road, and they did that. To save money, they slept in ditches, in a gas station parking lot under their bikes, and in rest areas. Not something we would ever consider doing today, but back then, that’s what they did. And, he had a ball.

Today, our biking entails a lot of packing. Showers. Food. More packing and more showers. We wear clean clothes everyday and shower every evening. We eat in restaurants and bars and enjoy a few drinks, but certainly not to the degree we used to. We get up in the morning, look at the map and decide, based on weather and the condition of our bodies, how far we’re riding today and then we pack up and go.

It’s a fantastic life. People are genuinely interested in talking to us and offer to tell us where some of the best roads are when we are in a strange area. We have been invited into people’s homes so they can print off maps for us, we have had people walk over to us while we’re gassing up asking us where we’re going, where we’ve been and where we’re from. I’ve had a mother come over and ask if her child can sit on my bike so she can take a picture, which I always allow. We’ve had people take their pictures with us after a long day on the road, I have no idea what kind of stories they are making up about the bikers they just met, doesn’t matter, it’s for them to tell.

When we retire, which is hopefully within the next couple of years, we plan to spend many months on the road, going to places we haven’t had the time to ride to. Visiting and meeting new people and taking our picture with them and, coming home and telling our children and grandchildren about the people in the pictures that we met along the way. Thank you again for inviting me to join you today and taking your precious time to read this blog. I hope to see you on the road sometime. If I do, please stop on over and say, Hi!

About The Author

Author PJ Fiala

I was born in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri named Bridgeton. During my time in Missouri, I explored the Ozarks, swam in the Mississippi River, and played kickball and endless games of hide and seek with the neighborhood kids. Spending summers in Kentucky with my grandmother, Ruth, are the fondest childhood memories for me.

At the age of thirteen, my family moved to Wisconsin to learn to farm. Yes, learn to farm! That was interesting. Taking city kids and throwing them on a farm with twenty-eight cows purchased from the humane society because they had been abused was interesting. I learned to milk cows, the ins and outs of breeding and feeding schedules, the never ending haying in the summer, and trying to stay warm in the winter. Our first winter in Wisconsin we had thirty-six inches of snow in one storm and were snowed in our house for three days! Needless to say, I wasn’t loving Wisconsin.

I am now married with four children and two grandchildren and a new one on the way this summer. I have learned to love Wisconsin, though I still hate snow. Wisconsin and the United States are beautiful, and my husband and I travel around by motorcycle seeing new sites and meeting new people. It never ceases to amaze me how many people are interested in where we are going and what we have seen along the way. At every gas station, restaurant, and hotel, we have people come up to us and ask us about what we are doing as well as offer advice on which roads in the area are better than others.

I come from a family of veterans. My grandfather, father, brother, two of my sons, and one daughter-in-law are all veterans. Needless to say, I am proud. Proud to be an American and proud of the service my amazing family has given.


Book Review

Dog Days Of Summer by PJ Fiala
Book 1: Rolling Thunder Series
Publisher: Rolling Thunder Publishing
Publication Date: July 29, 2014
Format: Paperback - 300 pages
              Kindle - 2980 KB
ISBN: 978-1595983244
Genre: Erotic Romance 

BUY THE BOOK: Dog Days Of Summer

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Goddess Fish Promotions.

Book Description:

Owning Rolling Thunder Motorcycles, Inc. and raising his twin sons was top priority in Dog’s life. That was until he met Jocelyn James, the sweet, loving, single mother of Gunnar, a young man who works for Dog.

Joci raised Gunnar alone all of his life after her cheating, dickhead of a boyfriend ran off with another woman. She finished school, started her own graphic design business and hung out with friends and family. The last thing on her mind was men! That is until she met Dog.

The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is incredible. The family bond is like no other.

Book Excerpt:

Chapter 1

“Are you seeing someone?” He held his breath. It was probably none of his business, but in all the times Gunnar had spoke of his mother, he never mentioned a boyfriend and Jeremiah knew his dad was out of the picture.

Her tongue darted out and moistened her lips as she looked at him with the most beautiful gray eyes he had ever seen. Framed by thick lashes, he had noticed her eyes the second she stepped through the door. When he stood in her space to shake her hand, her perfume filled his senses and caused his brain to short circuit for a few beats, which also caused his cock to thicken.

“Ah, no. No boyfriend. I… just can’t.” Joci took a step back and started to turn to leave his office.

“Call me if you have any questions, Joci. I’m excited to get this logo implemented. It’s something that’s been missing for a long time now.”

As she turned to walk out the door, Jeremiah took a deep breath and slowly let it out. She was breath taking. Tiny little body, beautiful smile framed by dimples, and she was smart. She had pegged his business needs within minutes of walking in the door of his shop. He wanted to get to know her better. He had never dreamed of finding a woman like her.

My Book Review:

Dog Days Of Summer is a heartwarming and passionate erotic biker romance that features a mature couple's (mid-40s) second chance at love.

Jeremiah "Dog" Sheppard is a military Veteran, single father of adult twin boys, and owner of Rolling Thunder Motorcycles shop. True to his military roots, Dog hosts an annual charity ride, The Veterans' Ride, with all the proceeds donated to local veterans.

Joci James is a single mother of an adult son, Gunnar, and owner of a graphic design and marketing business. Gunnar works for Dog at his motorcycle shop, who asks Joci to help him with the plans for the next charity ride.

When Joci and Dog meet, there is mutual attraction, but she has an issue with men since her ex-husband cheated on her. Dog is determined to break down Joci's walls and show her that love can be found the second time around.

Author PJ Fiala weaves a wonderful erotic biker romance that easily draws the reader into Dog and Joci's love story. This passionate story is interwoven with enough angst, drama, suspense, family relationship dynamics, and steamy sex scenes that keeps the reader engaged and turning the pages. I loved that this is a mature romance (both characters are in their mid-40s) with real life issues, and a believable relationship that slowly develops from a friendship and blossoms into love. I loved the chemistry that Dog and Joci shared, their attraction is palpable, and I found myself cheering them on as their relationship developed. I loved how the storyline intermixed  the biker theme with the honorable giving back to veterans via the annual charity ride.

Dog Days Of Summer is an enjoyable erotic romance about a hard working, fun loving, biker couple who get a second chance at finding true love.


Book Trailer

Contest Giveaway

Author PJ Fiala will be awarding a rack card with Dog Tags to FIVE randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour, and a Grand Prize of a Kindle Paperwhite loaded with books from fellow authors to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. The author will also award a free ebook to FIVE randomly drawn hosts.

Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

The tour dates can be found here:

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Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule:

September 1: Musings From An Addicted Reader
September 2: Happily Ever After
September 2: Underneath the Covers
September 3: Romance Novel Giveaways
September 4: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
September 5: Booklover Sue
September 8: Snarky Mom Reads... - REVIEW
September 9: Long and Short Reviews
September 10: Dena Garson - Real... Hot... Romance
September 11: Erotica For All
September 12: Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews
September 15: Fire and Ice Book Reviews
September 16: Kinky Vanilla Romance
September 17: It's Raining Books
September 17: Angel's Guilty Pleasures
September 18: Emma Weylin
September 19: We Love Kink
September 19: BookSkater - promo


  1. I really enjoyed the interesting except and the great book trailer.

  2. I think it is so awesome that she and her hubby still do those things together after all those years! Sounds to me like they have a love most of us dream about! God bless you both, PJ!

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I agree, it is very cool that they share a common interest that has lasted throughout the years of their marriage. :)