Welcome Guest Blogger Angie Fox!!!
Happy Friday Romance Junkies, as summer fades and children prepare to return to school I know I start thinking about hots read to keep me warm on a cold night.
Joining us today is author Angie Fox, she’ll be discusing Harley Riders and Romance. Men on powerful machines wearing leather are certainly enough to heat up my nights, so without further ado please help me give Angie a warm junkies welcome!
It’s never a good day when an ancient demon shows up on your toilet bowl. For Lizzie Brown, that’s just the beginning. Soon her hyperactive terrier starts talking, and her long-lost biker witch Grandma is hurling Smuckers jars filled with magic. Just when she thinks she’s seen it all, Lizzie learns she’s a demon slayer – and all hell is after her.
Of course, that’s not the only thing after her. Dimitri Kallinikos, a devastatingly handsome shape-shifting griffin needs Lizzie to slay a demon of his own. But how do you talk a girl you’ve never met into going straight to the underworld? Lie. And if that doesn’t work, how dangerous could a little seduction be…?
When Harley riders read romance…
They say all kinds of people read romance. Most of the ones I know are women, well, until recently. You see, I think I may have introduced a whole new group of people to the books we love.
While researching The Accidental Demon Slayer, I met several Harley bikers. And many of them, (tattoos, beards and all) went to the romance section a few days ago to get the book when it first went on sale. One of the guys, Stryker, even brought his construction buddies. I’d pay to see that.
It was touching, really. When I asked the guys how it went, they admitted they liked some of the covers. One of them even told me that he bought a few more books “for his wife.” I had to smile, because last I heard, Reebo lived alone with his dog.
Of course these guys have also had a few chuckles at my expense. When I decided to write a book about a preschool teacher forced to hit the road with a gang of geriatric biker witches, research took on a whole new meaning. At one point, I found myself on the back of a coal black Harley, behind a guy named Stone, with my helmet on backwards and an Irish Setter in tow. The dog’s name was Frankie and I can tell you right now, Frankie knew a lot more about motorcycles than I did.
But I survived the bikes, even if they made me walk like John Wayne. I learned a ton at biker rallies (note to self: don’t wear pink) and I risked life and limb (at least in my mind) to get my facts right. Plus, since I have a Harley riding dog in my book, I met some of the cutest biker dogs you’ve ever seen.
The book was a kick to research, and to write. And to continue the fun, I’ve developed a highly un-scientific What’s Your Biker Witch Name? quiz. Post your biker witch name below and enter to win a copy of The Accidental Demon Slayer.
Mantrap Marcie No Brakes, lol
Thanks, Nancy – and how cool that you know a biker dog.
Glad to hear you’re a Mantrap, Breia – and that you like Demon Slayer. 🙂
My biker witch name is Mantrap Marcie Steel Butt. Your book is on my wishlist.
Angie…My biker witch name is: Hog Wild Harriet Pothole Jumper
Your book sounds like a fun read and I love that dogs are included. I have a middle age friend and her husband ~ straight up conventional ~ who own a top of the line big ole Hog and sometimes take their 4 pound yorkie on their short trips with all of the safety gear. Thanks for being a guest at RJR….Nancy:)
Steel butt? I think they sell videos for that.
my biker name is lusty lucinda steel but.
Thanks – talk about a surprise. I was just trying to have a bit of fun with biker witches and talking dogs. 🙂
Congrats Angie! The New York Times list is a big freaking deal!
Good for you!!!!!!!
My name is Linda The Lush No Brakes. I’ve gone to some HOG events with my in-laws and can actually picture some of the members picking out romance books. LOL
Oh and a bit of Demon Slayer trivia – the book is now #34 on the NYT Bestseller list. 🙂
If I hadn’t been in the air, on the way to RWA, I would have been there to see those guys first hand.
It was interesting to see the number of men who attended a signing I had today. Is romance finally crossing over?
Mine is Crumple Toed Chessie Windy Pants – not my favorite lol.
LOL. I am Mantrap Marcie Flat Foot.
The book sounds great Angie. Love the idea of geriatric biker witches. Sounds hilarious. Although I’d love to have been a fly on the wall in that bookshop when the guys went in. I’m getting a great mental image.
Sounds great, it’s on my wishlist…
My name is Looney Libby No Pants!
Pretzel Legged Peggy Wheelie-Gig hummm lol!!
No kidding? I’ve always wanted a Jack Russell. They’re so cute.
I had a ball with the dog character. You know how a dog will look at you and you swear you know what he’s thinking? Well, now we know. At least in the world of The Accidental Demon Slayer. 😉
Too much fun! Your book sounds like a great read.
I’m Pretzel Legged Peggy Lug Nut
What fun!! We had a Jack Russell named Jack(!) who looked just like this one on your cover!!
My biker name is; Two Date Tessa Hard Rider!!
Whooooeeeeee!! Let’s ride!!
Fast Frankie No Pants – I like it! lol
Sounds like a great story! Adding it to my wish list.
I am Linda the Lush Wheelie-Gig.
I am Owl Eyed Olive Hard Rider. Have heard about your book and think the premise is an absolute hoot.
This blog is a hoot! My biker witch name is Lusty Lucinda Fancypants. I’m going to have to share this, my husband will get a huge kick out of it. I also love the dog pictured on the cover; what a sweetie!
I’m Hog Wild Harriet No Pants. Don’t enter me for contest, have it, looking forward to reading your debut book, Angie.
This was so funny!!! My biker witch name is: Pretzel Legged Peggy Wheelie-Gig. Love the cover on your book!
I already have a copy of the book (and it’s loads of fun!) so don’t enter me but my name is Leggy Lucy Uni-brow. Can I keep the leggy, and lose the unibrow part?
I have to say, I’m totally in love with the dog, Pirate, both the book character and the picture on the cover. He’s so cute!
LOL You guys are cracking me up. And, yes, some of those names you don’t want to try and say three times fast.
Your book sounds most interesting and exciting…like the cover.
My biker name is Pretzel Legged Peggy Windy Pants…now that’s a mouth full…ha,ha.
Hi Angie. Your book sounds great. My biker witch name is Rubber Neck Reba Unibrow. LOL
my name came up with Leggy Lucy No Brakes.
love guys on bikes they are so rough.
The Accidental Demon Slayer sounds good too.
THe more I read about this book The more I like it. Its on my tbb list at amazon now.
Very funny, my name is
Candy Knickers Flat Foot
Hi Robyn – I suspect the dog is my editor’s favorite character. He’s the only one who made both the front and back cover. 🙂
Denyse, the quiz has spoken and you are indeed a Windy Pants. Easy to do at 85 mph.
Thanks, Cherie. I had a ball with this book.
My biker name is : Hog Wild Harriet Fancy Pants . How hilarious! Thanks for guestblogging Angie! Your book sounds fabulous!
My biker witch name is – Looney Libby Windy Pants
Dude I agree with the Looney and even the Libby…but do I have to have Windy Pants? LOL!
I like Harlely bikes and riders; oh la la! This promises to be an interesting read to say the least. I like the inclusion of a dog very much.