Author Guest Post
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
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.
AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE
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
Genre: Erotic Romance
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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.
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.
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.
RATING: 5 STARS
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