Setting the Scene by Jenna Byrnes
The first time I went to Central City,
I was a child and the place was a
small tourist attraction. A former mining town, there really wasn’t much left
(in my memory) besides a saloon with the famous ‘Face on the Bar Room Floor’, a
woman’s visage painted on a wooden floor. Colorado
Inspired by an 1877 poem about a drunk who used to be ‘somebody’ and told anyone who would listen about the face that drove him mad. In the poem he drew the face on the floor, with her haunting eyes, then he fell over dead. The poem was cool and the oil painting even cooler, and I always had fun visiting Central City and going to see the face.
My family went to
regularly to visit relatives and take vacations. The Colorado area had lots to do but some of my
best memories were when we drove out of town, camping and enjoying the scenery.
The Denver Rocky Mountains were a sight to behold and
driving the winding roads up and around them provided some heart stopping
moments. I’ll never forget riding in jeeps through mountain passes and feeling
like I was so high up that I must be in the clouds. The fog which hung in the
air at that altitude confirmed that I was truly close to Heaven.
When I was plotting my story for the Hard Riders Anthology, Clear Blue Sky,
immediately came to mind. I pictured my motorcycle gang zipping along some of
those same trails and knew how exhilarating riding there would be. I also knew
that people who lived there would discover even more dangerous and exciting
paths, which seemed like something outlaw bikers might do. Colorado
The legalization of marijuana in
added another interesting wrinkle
to setting. My hard riding bikers were bound to be into various illegal
activities like guns and drug running. I was amused to discover that even
though pot is legal it’s pretty expensive, so there will probably always be an
underground market for it. Colorado
In further research I learned that Central City is now a thriving tourist mecca with eight large casinos, an opera house, summer festivals and lots of other events. You can still visit the Face at the Teller House, though rumor has it that the renovated hall and bar is haunted, so you might get more than you bargained for!
I’d like to visit
and Central City again someday. I’ll have to visit the Face (I ain’t afraid of
no ghosts) and my husband will be thrilled with the casinos. But in my mind as
we’re driving, I’ll be picturing Sky and Task and their MC brothers flying down
the road. And I’ll be smiling. Colorado
Blurb for Hard Riders:
Respect all, fear none is the Rebel Riders Motorcycle Club’s motto. Will the Riders step up when the Demon Outlaws go after one of their own?
doesn’t let the screen door smack him on the way out of . When his former abusive partner Duke
is arrested for selling drugs, Sky takes off. He’s ready for a clean start and
a change of scenery. Moving to Kansas , with his cousin and
accepting a job in Billy’s bike shop seems like just what he needs to start
over. In Billy’s riding club he meets Task Rivers, a handsome, sexy biker, and
they hit it off immediately. Task is edgy, yet he shows Sky how a respectful
and considerate man treats his partner. The two fall into a lusty, passionate
Mantrap by L.M. Somerton
Not all cages have bars.
The Wyverns Motorcycle Club has a reputation as fierce as its dragon emblem. Its enigmatic leader, Rogue Hellaby, has a police file so thick you could prop up a table with it.
When Rogue receives an instruction to kidnap and hold hostage the son of a powerful drug lord, he doesn’t bat an eyelid. But Rogue has never had to deal with a captive like Orlando de la Pena.
furious—not because he’s being held prisoner, but because he’s prevented from
partying at his favorite BDSM club. Rogue discovers that the only way to deal
with Orlando is
to become the Dom he so obviously needs. But Orlando ’s father wants him back, and The
Wyverns must face a battle that could cost them their lives. Orlando
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of light BDSM.
Biking Bad by Morticia Knight
When Dylan, a young wannabe investigator, stumbles into the Mojave Sidewinder’s MC bar, he finds all kinds of trouble—especially in biker Luc ‘Zero’ Villarojas.
The Mojave Sidewinders is the largest gay MC club in
They’re also one-percenters, which makes them alluring to those looking for
trouble and a danger to those making it. Luc ‘Zero’ Villarojas has been a
brother ever since the club’s prez took him in as a runaway. At thirty-four
years of age, he’s content to ride his hog, chase tail and run his tattoo and
piercing parlor, Zero to Sixty.
Working his first big case involving a missing young man, Dylan barges into Road Rage, the Mojave Sidewinder’s exclusive bar, and starts asking questions. When it looks as though he’s about to get beaten up, a large, muscled biker covered in ink comes to his aid. Dylan’s incredibly attracted to him—even if Zero is pretty scary and Dylan’s still a virgin. But is there something Zero knows about the missing man that he’s hiding? And is Dylan in more danger than he realises?
About Jenna Byrnes:
Jenna Byrnes could use more cabinet space and more hours in a day. She'd fill the kitchen with gadgets her husband purchases off TV and let him cook for her to his heart's content. She'd breeze through the days adding hours of sleep, and more time for writing the hot, erotic romance she loves to read.
About LM Somerton:
Lucinda lives in a small village in the English countryside, surrounded by rolling hills, cows and sheep. She started writing to fill time between jobs and is now firmly and unashamedly addicted.
M/M and M/M/F Erotic Romance author Morticia Knight enjoys a good saucy tale – after all, who doesn’t? Since she loves several genres, you may find your heroes in a contemporary, historical, paranormal or sci-fi setting. One of her passions is bringing people's fantasies to life on the page, because life is too short for even one boring moment. Her stories are volcanic in heat, deep in emotion, and sprinkled with doses of humor.