- Release Date
- May 2018
- Book 2 of Nomad Outlaws Trilogy
Jace is a nomad.
An outlaw biker who likes to work alone.
A killer when he needs to be.
He calls no place home, and no woman owns his heart.
(Jace was first introduced in His Possession. He also appeared in Ruthless)
BOOK INTERVIEW on June 2018
Interview by Laura
Hi Tory, welcome to The Romance Reviews, and let's talk about your latest book DANGEROUS, the 2nd book in the Nomad Outlaws Trilogy
Q: Where did you get your inspiration for the Nomad Outlaws Trilogy? How are the books tied together?
Sometimes a secondary character I write in a story will stand out for me and I'll decide that they need their own story. I rarely begin a story with the thought in mind that I want to write a series, but I had a couple of characters in different books that caught the attention of readers. Both Rebel and Jace appeared in other MC romances I've written, so I decided since they were nomads I would write a nomad trilogy.
Rebel (Ruthless) was a member of Dark Menace MC. He also appeared in Wild Marauders MC. He was spying on a rival MC for them so it was easy making him a nomad at the end because of what he'd gone through in the rival club.
Jace (Dangerous) appeared in His Possession and Ruthless. He was already a nomad so I just incorporated him into Ruthless.
Moody (Furious) was a new character I introduced in Ruthless and again in Dangerous.
Q: What draws you to write Motorcycle Club (MC) Romance?
Well, I've always liked the rugged bad boy, but I didn't realize how much I liked the filthy, gritty world of outlaw MCs until I picked up my first Jenika Snow and Sam Crescent biker books. I was instantly hooked and after reading several others decided to try my hand at writing one. I think it was the first time I realized just how far authors could go in their writing with regard to your characters and plot building.
Q: Please tell us more about heroine Luna. What is it about her that draws the hero, Jace?
Besides the obvious? She's exactly the kind of woman he wants but doesn't think he deserves, mainly because he's a nomad and likes to keep things casual. She's not a casual kind of girl. So he tries to avoid her but that turns out to be impossible when she shows up to a club party one night. When one of his brothers puts the moves on her, jealousy causes him to act on his attraction. What's funny is that she's a blonde and he's never liked blondes.
Q: Jace sounds interesting. Who is he? How did he come to be a nomad and an outlaw biker?
Jace is forty-four in the story. He became a nomad at the age of seventeen, after prospecting briefly for a local MC in his hometown in Florida. He decided that he didn't like being told what to do and struck out on his own. He came from a single parent home. His dad raised him after his mother died of cancer when he was young.
Q: What's their first meeting like?
Below are Jace's thoughts the first time he meets Luna.
Damn, she was fucking hot! For a blonde. I'd never been attracted to blondes. I couldn't tell you why. Hell, I'd come across quite a few blonde beauties in my travels, from the bottle and all natural, but if they were in a room full of redheads and brunettes I went for the brunette every time. Redheads were my second choice. And, to be honest, if there were no other options and I was horny enough, I'd do a blonde. I may have been picky, but my dick didn't give a fuck.
The blonde walking away from me now had a ton of silky hair that made me wonder how it would feel wrapped around my hand. Hair like that was good for holding on to, which led me to think about other things. My dick jerked, reminding me that we needed relief. It had been too damned long since I'd felt a woman wrapped around me, her mouth doing all kinds of wondrous shit to my dick. Yeah, I said, wondrous.
I tried not to turn and watch her walk away, but found myself being drawn to her reflection in my rearview mirror. I didn't need trouble right now, and that little girl spelled big trouble. Still, I couldn't resist watching that curvy ass bounce with each of her steps. There was something about her that told me that she didn't belong there. Despite her casual clothes, she looked pampered, too soft. I'd have bet anything that she was running away from something, slumming it for the first time in her life.
Yeah, my dick might not have agreed, but I didn't need trouble in the form of a pert little bundle of curves with enough fucking hair we could both get tangled up in. I took a breath, ordering my libido to behave. There were plenty of women around in the Wreckers' clubhouse to give me what I needed. No need to chase trouble, even if she did have the kind of curves that my hands craved. I released a resigned breath as her shapely little ass disappeared into the tavern.
Q: In this series, which character is the hardest to write? Why?
I would have to say Moody, in Furious. He's definitely a broken man, and because of something that occurred in his past he's cold-hearted and takes risks. It's like he doesn't care if he lives or dies. He doesn't trust easily, doesn't get close to anyone, especially women.
Q: What kind of research did you have to do to write this book? Please share an interesting fact or unique behind the scenes experience.
There was a time when I never did research. I hated it. But since computers and my mini Google it's easier. I actually found myself doing research on tumbleweeds, and adobe houses because there's a chapter where Jace spends time with Moody in the Mohave Desert.
Tumbleweeds are invasive weeds called Russian thistle that arrived in South Dakota in 1873. Russian immigrants carried flax seeds that was contaminated with Russian thistle seeds. Unhampered by natural predators and diseases they quickly sprouted once the seeds were sown. Every winter the Russian thistle plant dies, but the brittle bushy parts snap off and blow away, spreading seeds wherever they tumble.
Nearly every state is home to the Russian thistle as well as several new species of tumbleweeds, and they are a fire hazard and agricultural nuisance.
Q: Please give us a sneak peek at book 3 in the series.
Moody had had it all once, and had lost it in a heartbeat. Now he goes through life as a cold, heartless nomad. A man to avoid and be afraid of, uncaring that each day could be his last. He gives a fuck about nothing and no one, until an innocent woman appears out of nowhere, unafraid of his fury, challenging his demons, making him want to live again. Is he strong enough to let her into his heart?
Q: What's up next for you?
I wrote a MC romance called The Sentinels. I've received several inquiries about one of the secondary characters, Ace. When he was at war overseas a roadside bombing left him disfigured and bitter. He also appears in Ruthless. So I'll be writing his story next.
I'm really excited about a series I'm planning in 2019 about some of the key players in a MC that turns up in Furious, The Desert Rebels MC.
Sounds great! *grin* Thank you for your time, Tory!
Bio of author, Tory Richards:
Tory Richards is a fun-loving grandma who writes smut with a plot. Born in 1955 in the small town of Milo, Maine, she's lived most of her life in Florida, where she went to school, married, and raised her daughter. For many years life got in the way of her dreams.
Penning stories by hand at ten, and then on manual typewriter at the age of thirteen, Tory was a closet writer until the encouragement of her family prompted her into submitting to a publisher. She's been published since 2005, and has since retired from Disney to focus on family, friends, travel and writing.