Prickly Business Portland Pack Chronicles #1) by Piper Vaughn & Kenzie Cade
Release Date: July 27, 2015
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Sales Links: Dreamspinner Press ebook & Paperback
Wheels and the Open Road by Kenzie Cade
Hey y’all! Thanks for stopping by today and thanks so much to Melanie and the crew for having me today!
When Piper and I started planning out Prickly Business Dylan came to me almost fully formed—growly, dominant, and badass. And what does every growly, dominant, badass wolf need? That’s right. He needs a bike… or twenty.
Dylan Green fell in love with motorcycles—the mechanics, construction, and restoration—after a particularly rebellious time in his life and that love never faded.
In the research of the great machine, I sort of fell in love with them myself. And it’s not just the freedom and open road that comes from hopping on and taking off. There’s a beauty to each piece of the vehicle, each nuance.
Dylan has several and creates even more masterpieces.
Here’s is favorite. The Harley Davidson Softail. It’s a roadster, this one. Built lighter (if that’s really a thing with motorcycles) than the infamous Fatboy Lo. It’s a smoother, faster ride. Dylan’s everyday wheels of choice. Dylan has a penchant for making thigs his own. This bike is actually by customizing artist Marcus Walz. It’s a beauty, no? He’s dubbed it Sin Rival, which is translated in Spanish as “without rival.” It’s a standout while proclaiming it’s badassery for all to see.
Next up is the Fatboy Lo with apes. Yes, I said apes—as in ape hangers: the tall handlebars that give the perception of a driver hanging… like an ape. This is the classic of all bikes in my opinion. It screams rule breaker. This bad boy is made for the long ride, average speeds, and general looking of awesomness. It’s the king of the road, and Dylan’s just along for the ride. Fatboy Lo
You’ll meet Dylan’s two-wheeled dream in Prickly Business. The 1946 Harley Davidson Flathead is his passion. Rebuilding it is his therapy and relaxation. This machine was actually restored by Ewing Kustoms in Silver Creek, Washington. Just looking at the bike brings on a calming effect. I can just picture Dylan straddling this, letting everything go, and taking off on it. (Of course, he’ll always return because as much as he loves this bike, nothing compares to the hedgehog in his life.)
And last but far from least is the Green Machine. I can’t end this post without dropping this here for you guys to admire, though I choose not to tell you its role within our story. In all reality, this guy—the M-org concept motorcycle—was designed by Russian designer Mikhail Smolyanov. The guy is crazy innovative. One of the things that attracted me to this bike, besides the outrageousness of it, is that it’s a completely eco-friendly design, made of organic materials. And what better bike for P-town than a hipster bike. The Green Machine
These are only a few of Dylan’s and my favorites. There are more to come and so much more to see. The world of motorcycles is one of freedom, rule breaking, and bad boys. Probably why I love it all so much.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! And thanks again to Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words for having me. Dylan sends his love and wishes you many long miles of open road.
Some people might call Avery Babineaux a prick. He’s a hedgehog shifter from an old-money Louisiana family with a penchant for expensive shoes and a reputation for being a judgmental snob. His attitude is why he and his fated mate are estranged. Not that Avery cares. He doesn’t want to be mated to some blue-collar werewolf anyway. Or so he keeps telling himself.
No werewolf likes to be looked down upon, least of all Dylan Green. He doesn’t need a mate, especially not some snotty hedgehog who sneers at his custom motorcycle shop and calls him a grease monkey. But when Avery gets into trouble with a shady loan shark, Dylan can’t stand by and let him be hurt—whether he wants the brat or not.
Yet once Dylan steps into Avery’s world, he realizes there’s more to Avery than his prickly exterior, and that unexpected vulnerability calls to Dylan’s protective instincts. The sassy little hedgehog needs a keeper, and despite their horrible first impressions, Dylan starts to believe he might be the wolf for the job.
Pages or Words: 97,000 words (approximately)
Categories: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Romance
About the authors:
Piper Vaughn Bio
Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, she loves them all (and has a two thousand book library to prove it!). She grew up in Chicago, in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and loves to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life…even if it’s only in a book.
Kenzie Cade Bio
Kenzie Cade was born and raised in the South where she spends her days in the sometimes stressful field of private medicine observing interesting people and committing them to memory for later use. When she isn’t reading, experimenting with recipes, or being distracted by social media, Kenzie spends time with her family, friends, and the Pomeranian/Long-haired Chihuahua mix who likes to keep her company while she writes. As a young girl, Kenzie dreamed of princesses and their white knights. As an adult (or sort of adult), she dreams of princes and their proverbial white knights, which she attributes the fellow Arkansan S.E. Hinton and her novel The Outsiders. Writing to keep the fictional voices at bay, Kenzie enjoys the journeys her characters travel to find their happy endings, and she loves the challenge of writing a great love story. Contact Kenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find her online at her blog: kenziecade.wordpress.com; on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/kenziecade.author; and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/thekenziecade.
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