Today, author Tracey Cramer-Kelly is guesting at my blog. She’s here to talk about her latest series collection LazLo’s Dream Machines, a MC contemporary romance. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.
The Family That Rides Together, Stays Together
My two kids have no idea what it’s like to have a “normal” mom. Really – ask them, they’ll tell you! There are other unusual things about me (ahem), but riding a motorcycle is one they tend to point out when asked.
My son (17 now) won’t ride with me anymore (it’s not cool!) – this photo from 2018 is the last time I was able to guilt him into riding on my birthday – but many, many times we’ve showed up at his (and his sister’s) soccer practices, games, church, etc. on the motorcycle.
We did it safely, though! We purchased a special harness, and child #1 (Nathan) started riding when he was 4-1/2. Daughter Evelyn started a little younger. For a while, we had a Ural (kind of an old-style sidecar rig) and would buckle Nathan (daughter wasn’t born yet) in the sidecar and roar around on the dirt roads around our semi-rural neighborhood.
I like to think the experience of motorcycling will stick with them, but who knows? I hope I’m a living example of what I want them to understand about life: that life is what you make of it, and you should try new things and take risks, because the rewards can be so great (and sometimes unexpected).
I will always treasure the times we ride together as a family! Here’s a video that shows that the family that rides together, stays together!
LazLo’s Dream Machines
Motorcycle Romance Collection
by Tracey Cramer-Kelly
Working at LazLo’s custom motorcycle shop is more than just a job…
Welcome to LazLo’s Dream Machines, where the motorcycles are hot—and the men are even hotter! Some are just looking for a little romance, some are hiding deep, dark secrets. Come along for the ride…
The biker club Kerry “Mercury” Dawson joined as a teen may have lived life on the dangerous side, but they were the first “family” Kerry ever had. Even with his new job at LazLo’s Dream Machines, the club is still a big part of his life—until the day he crashes a motorcycle he wasn’t supposed to be riding, and wakes up in Lucy’s emergency room.
What Happens in Sturgis
The fact that Vince avoids kissing has never stopped him from getting what he wants from women. But now he’s shared a little too much with his new co-worker, Tori—and she’s made it her personal mission to change his opinion. Falling for each other is NOT in the plan. After all, what happens in Sturgis, stays in Sturgis. Or does it?
Vaughn’s not thrilled when his boss asks him to work on a motocross bike. But what the bike’s owner, Gabby, lacks in height, she makes up for with her fierce competitive spirit—and mind-blowing kisses. Not everyone wants to see her succeed on the track, though, and Vaughn’s repair skills keep falling short. Is Gabby just not cut out for the big time, or is someone determined to get her off the race track permanently?
Shop owner Lazarus “Laz” Lowenstein keeps his past carefully concealed, and for good reason. When a friend calls in a favor, he finds himself perilously close to the life he left behind—and to fledgling reporter, Nora Carlton. Helping Nora research a story is one thing; exploring his desire for the sheltered single mom is a definite no-no. Can Nora restore his faith in people… and love?
PLUS Bonus Excerpts from MC Romance DIRECTING ZAC and TEACHING TREY!
“A little gem that packs quite a wallop!” – Meg
“I was swept away by this redemptive story full of chemistry and mystery!” – Kathy
Lucy leaned toward him, and for a crazy moment Kerry thought she was going to kiss him. Instead she traced the edge of his tattoo with her finger, leaving a tingling sensation in its wake. “More art,” she murmured.
“Your body,” she said. “It’s like art.”
Desire shifted through him and he sucked in a breath.
He liked this woman.
But they were too different, he reminded himself.
She lifted her head slowly, as if sensing a change in him. Her hand flowed over his shoulder and her eyes met his.
The way she looked at him made his skin prickle with electricity. It wasn’t just that she made him feel attractive; it was that she made him feel… special. Which was so damn cheesy he thought he’d choke. But it was true; she erased the doubt and frustration and made him see himself in a different light…
Kiss me, her eyes said.
So he did.
Many experiences influence Tracey’s writing, and she has been known to undertake unusual endeavors (such as firefighter training and learning to fly a helicopter) just for the sake of the experience. Being an Army-trained combat medic and a “biker chick” for over 30 years has had significant influence in her books, but even “ordinary” events have struck a chord or inspired a character or plot idea.
In 2018 Tracey returned to school to recertify as an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) and currently works at various sporting and music events when she’s not processing orders for the family business (Leader Motorcycle) or working at a substance abuse counseling center.
Tracey lives in small-town Minnesota with her husband, two kids, and two cats. They are a true “soccer family” (she even worked as a referee for two years). She enjoys downhill skiing and spending time at the family lake place. She has also owned and operated an MC business, Leader Motorcycle, for 17 years http://www.leadermotorcycle.com/
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