Title: Wild Angels
Author: Lily Harlem, Rosalie Stanton, Helena Maeve
Genre: MC, Contemporary Romance
Burning Rubber by Lily Harlem
When trouble rides into town, what girl can resist the ultimate bad boy?
Handling men isn’t an issue for me. I’m not a girly girl and my best friends are the machines I spend my days fixing, tweaking and servicing. So when the Wild Angels roll onto my forecourt and need my help, I’m happy to be of assistance.
But I’ve always been a magnet for trouble and when the leader of the pack, Gid, questions my ability, I can’t help the sassy backchat. Seems it doesn’t bother him too much and before I know it, I’m climbing onto his beast and hanging on for the ride.
Witness by Rosalie Stanton
She’s the only thing good about his former life, and he’s been asked to end hers.
Serenity Jones never expected her homecoming to be heralded with a double-murder, or that she’d be the lone witness. Yet when she points the finger at the president of the Lucifer’s Legion Motorcycle Club, she finds herself the target of more than just an investigation—she’s a liability, one Lucifer’s Legion is determined to erase.
Serenity has dreamed of her reunion with Dash ever since she left her hometown behind. Never did she imagine it would be on the other side of a blindfold, or with her life in the balance.
Grounds for Divorce by Helena Maeve
Overworked and jaded, Kayla is convinced she’s had her fill of bad boys when her boyfriend’s debts catapult her into a stranger’s arms.
A woman with a reputation, Kayla has long given up on true love. She’s thirty-three going on ninety-four, mother of one with a boyfriend who makes no secret of settling for her. When she’s not doing the books at the local strip club, she’s warming up the stage. Holding off the loan sharks is par for the course, until the night outlaw biker, Booker O’Connor, rolls into town.
Why bikers do it for me . . .
Ohhh, bikers. Bad ass, bad boy bikers. What’s not to love? I’ve always had a thing for motorbikes and their riders right since I was a kid. I think it was because I was told they were off limits. No, I wasn’t allowed to ride one. No, I couldn’t have one. And no, I definitely couldn’t go to the beach with the hot guy on the next street who had one (well I was only 14 I can’t blame my parents there!). But all this negative attitude seemed to do was make bikes more appealing and the bikers a whole lot sexier.
I went to the beach several years later with that guy, and yes, it was a complete thrill ride!
It’s the whole package, though, not just the sexy bikes that gleam and roar, or the helmets and black leather that makes the riders mysterious and anonymous. It’s everything. Life on the road, taking each day as it comes, fighting for what they want and need and binding together in a pack. It’s edgy and dark, pushes the norm for most people, and I for one adore writing about The Wild Angels and the women who love them.
There is something about an alpha man—something that scared my mother in the years before I met my husband. The gruff nature of the motorcycle club world appeals to the part of me that has never quite gotten over the fixation with bad boys. When I first began to outline Dash, my biker in Witness, that fixation became brilliant all over again.
Dash was unlike any of the bad boys I have written before, and because of that, I loved him just a little bit more. He’s damaged and dark, sure, but that made him realer to me in many ways. Most of the men I write come from a fantastical paranormal world, whereas Dash’s world is the one we live in. What made him the way he is, are things I find much more relatable, and therefore more tragic. I have always been darkly fascinated with that sort of world, and he let me take a tour.
By far my favourite thing about writing for the Wild Angels anthology has been the rough and tumble nature of the genre. When you’ve got outlaw bikers in the mix, it’s almost a given that punches will fly sooner or later. Everything is so charged. Tempers run hot. Characters are constantly a hair’s breadth away from letting their fists do the talking. Or, conversely, from jumping headfirst into a sizzling hot scene, onlookers be damned.
I already knew I enjoyed the biker aesthetic going into Grounds for Divorce, but in researching I discovered so many intricate details about the kuttes, the patches, the insignia that comes with these clubs. The iconography is fascinating
About the Authors . . .
Lily Harlem lives in the UK with a workaholic hunk and a crazy cat. With a desk overlooking rolling hills her over active imagination has been allowed to run wild and free and she revels in using the written word as an outlet for her creativity.
About Rosalie Stanton:
Rosalie lives in Missouri with her husband. At an early age, she discovered a talent for creating worlds, which evolved into a love of words and storytelling. As the granddaughter of an evangelical minister, Rosalie applied herself equally in school in the creative writing and religious studies departments, which had an interesting impact on her writing.
About Helena Maeve:
Helena Maeve has always been globe trotter with a fondness for adventure, but only recently has she started putting to paper the many stories she's collected in her excursions. When she isn't writing erotic romance novels, she can usually be found in an airport or on a plane, furiously penning in her trusty little notebook.