Dear readers, tonight with me is a biker, telling us about his riding club and about the woman he loves.
Tell us a little about where you grew up. What was it like there?
My world was loud bikes, loud men and brassy women. My da loved the biker life and when he and a few others created Rage MC, they created a thing of beauty. We weren’t about trouble back then, we had the rules of, brothers, club and family. My da wanted to create a club where like minded people could ride free. Rage rode free when my da was president. Rapid City was growing fast and other clubs tried to muscle in, there were fights, can’t be lyin’ about that but we weren’t criminals then. Not when Da run it. My childhood was love and laughter, a kids should be ya know? I miss my da, always will, Axel comes close but he’s not my da. But hell if Axel ain’t the closest thing to a da I have left.
Did you have any favourite toys as a child? Any cherished memories?
Motorbikes, always motorbikes. I grew up with a wrench in one hand and a jack in the other! Da and I loved building bikes together. We took somethin’ ugly and made it beautiful. Sunday’s in our back yard with scraps of metal and pieces of bikes around us, followed by a cook-out and a few brothers. I remember bein’ about five and it was Christmas, tree and house lit up. I came downstairs Christmas morning and da was doing his famous breakfast, bacon, eggs, sausage, fried bread, tomatoes and mushrooms. Da could cook! After breakfast da gave me this present. I still got it, Phoenix found it the other day and blast if my woman didn’t well up, but it was a toy tool set. My very own miniature set just like da’s.
What do you do now?
Now I’m President of Rage MC after strugglin’ to get it clean. We’re clean and free of the dirt in our past. We bled to get Rage clean and it’s gonna remain that way. I own and run the garage, own the land the garage and clubhouse are built on, own the parts store. I own the Rage MC shop where we sell a little bit of Rage, clothing etc. I and my brothers also own the bar we share with my cousins club Hellfire MC. I ain’t greedy. Once the garage, parts store and shop were up and running, I piled the profits into Rage. Every brother gets a share. We’re all equal. With our designer bike business we got money coming in. No need to get our hands dirty again.
What can you tell us about your latest adventure?
Where do I start with this one? Getting Phoenix to be my woman and then making her safe. I messed up. Screwed up bad ya know? Blast if that woman isn’t something, bullets flyin’, knives cuttin’ and she gives me grief and then kisses my face off. Now she’s knocked up, if that don’t keep her outta trouble nothing will! Watching Phoe come into her own, watchin’ her grow strong and share her love, that’s a miracle, an adventure in itself. My woman heals those she touches. So much love in her. She amazes me, and her ex never beat that outta her.
What did you first think when you learned Phoenix was attacked?
Finding my woman had been beaten? Abused? I wanted blood. I got what I wanted, I just wasn’t the one to deliver it.
What was the scariest thing in your adventures?
Phoenix bein’ kidnapped and Ace going missin’. Can handle anything but harm to my woman and brother.
What is the best thing about it?
Rage gonna get some beauty. We’re over-due it. We gonna get it. I’m gonna watch my brothers fall one by one and I’m gonna revel in it.
Tell us a little about your friends.
Friends? I don’t have friends, I got brothers. Ace, Axel, Lowrider, Manny, Gunner, Apache to name a few. MC brothers don’t share blood, but we got a bond you can’t break. I suppose you could call Ramirez a friend, for a cop he ain’t bad. But he can keep his greedy eyes off my woman. But he had Phoe’s back when she needed it. Hawthorne is a weird kind of friend. We been against each other in the past and now he took my back with Phoe. Man’s a different kind of brother, like Ramirez.
Any romantic involvement?
Try to split me from my woman and see what happens. Ain’t nothin’ romantic about my feelings for Phoe. You’ll be walking a dangerous line, if you try to come between me and my woman.
Whom (or what) do you really hate?
Santos is on my hit list. I find him, he’s dead. What piece of filth gropes a woman when she’s tied up and bein’ beaten? Phoe’s ex got away from my idea of justice but Phoe and Ace took care of him. Now Santos is Rage enemy number one, we’re coming for him and we gonna get him. Scum.
What does the future hold for you?
Keeping my woman pregnant and safe. Helpin’ my brothers find their old lady and dealin’ with any s**t from the past. I’ll walk through fire to keep my woman, club, brothers safe.
Can you share a secret with us, which you’ve never told anyone else?
Ace’s time is coming. That bounty hunter says she don’t know Kayleigh, she does. I’ll deal with Artemis soon. (The Hunters Rage) But a real secret, man they’re gonna ride my ass for this, I wanted to be a cowboy when I was little. Da even bought me the full outfit, it lasted a while until da told me I couldn’t be Rage and a cowboy. Rage won out. Damn my brothers gonna crucify me! Stop laughing man!
Elizabeth is a UK romance author, writing the gamut of subgenres — a werewolf, hot sexy biker, or a navy seal with issues, there is always romance involved. Born in Essex and living in Derbyshire, she loves to read, cook, and sew or knit. She’s also mad on motorbikes but cannot ride one! She enjoys talking to her fans and will reply to most messages sent to her, so drop her a line and say hi.
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