Friday, September 5, 2014

Interview & Giveaway - Dog Days of Summer by P.J. Fiala

Dog Days of Summer

by P.J. Fiala 



Owning Rolling Thunder Motorcycles, Inc. and raising his twin sons was top priority in Dog’s life. That was until he met Jocelyn James, the sweet, loving, single mother of Gunnar, a young man who works for Dog. 

Joci raised Gunnar alone all of his life after her cheating, dickhead of a boyfriend ran off with another woman. She finished school, started her own graphic design business and hung out with friends and family. The last thing on her mind was men! That is until she met Dog.

The chemistry is undeniable. The passion is incredible. The family bond is like no other. 


Chapter 2 

Joci nodded once, turned, and walked out the office door. Her palms were sweaty, and her underarms were moist. She could feel her scalp dampen and prickle. His aftershave was still teasing her nostrils as she walked down the stairs to find Gunnar. At the bottom of the stairs, LuAnn stepped in front of her, causing Joci to stop on the bottom step. “Don’t get any ideas about him.  He’s mine. Understand?” 

“Really? It didn’t seem like he was yours when he asked me out.” Joci met LuAnn’s stare with one of her own. She didn’t come here to cat fight. Besides, if Jeremiah and LuAnn were an item, he had no business asking her out. She had already been with two cheaters in her life, she wasn’t going down that road again. 

“You just watch yourself. You come in here with your big fucking ideas,” snarled LuAnn, using air quotes. “You need a logo. Only I know what he needs, got it?” 

Joci’s heart was hammering again. This is one pissed off woman. “Got it. Now step aside.” 

Joci pushed past LuAnn and with shaky legs and headed to the garage to find Gunnar talking with the guys. “Mom, check it out. Ryder built this fan.” They all looked up, and Joci saw four windshields mounted to a ceiling fan motor making a very cool fan for a bike shop. “Turn it on Ryder.” Someone yelled. 


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Let's Learn a Little about PJ Fiala:

Thank you very much for having me on your blog today. And, thank you everyone who is joining us. ~PJ Fiala

What is your writing environment? 

            I have an office off of my kitchen.  It overlooks my flowers in the front yard and the driveway. I have big windows and can look outside and see what’s going on.  I always have either the television or music playing.  The quiet creeps me out!

Who is your perfect hero and why?

My perfect hero is a little bit alpha a little bit teddy bear.  I don’t like the heroes who are as_holes, don’t see the attraction.  Someone who is smart, sexy, alpha and loving is my ideal.

What authors have caught your interest lately and why?

Lately, Joanna Wylde, Lacey Silks and CM Hutton have caught my attention.  I love their alpha males and the steamy sex.

What type of book have you always wanted to write?

I’m writing them. I love a good romance.  There is nothing like that first kiss, first touch, first time they have sex and then the journey to get to the happily ever after.

Top 3 things on your bucket list?

Ooo, good one.  I would say, I want to see Italy, specifically the Tuscan Valley. I would love to meet Kid Rock and I want to be a New York Times best selling author.

How did you get the idea for this particular novel?

My husband and I are bikers. It was natural for me to write about bikers, but we aren’t 1%ers, so I didn’t want to write about outlaw bikers, I wanted to do the opposite.

What is your favorite scene in your new release?

I love the scene where Joci is explaining the tattoo on her ankle to Jeremiah. “Sigh”

What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?

My latest release, Dog Days of Summer is the first in a series, The Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Series. I am currently working on the next installment, Rydin The Storm Out. It’s about Jeremiah’s son, Ryder and is journey into falling in love.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

My husband and I bike.  We actually just came back from a week on the road. We have great friends we ride with. Other than riding, I read a lot and play with my grandchildren.

What would you consider a perfect date?

A nice restaurant, delicious wine, fabulous meal and great conversation. Outside of that, a bike ride in the evening along the water would be perfect.

What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know?

Hmmm. I suppose everyone’s idea of interesting is different, so let me give you a couple. I ride my own motorcycle, and I have since 1998.  I am a cancer survivor for thirteen years now.


AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

I was born in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri named Bridgeton. During my time in Missouri, I explored the Ozarks, swam in the Mississippi River, and played kickball and endless games of hide and seek with the neighborhood kids. Spending summers in Kentucky with my grandmother, Ruth, are the fondest childhood memories for me. 

At the age of thirteen, my family moved to Wisconsin to learn to farm. Yes, learn to farm! That was interesting. Taking city kids and throwing them on a farm with twenty-eight cows purchased from the humane society because they had been abused was interesting. I learned to milk cows, the ins and outs of breeding and feeding schedules, the never ending haying in the summer, and trying to stay warm in the winter. Our first winter in Wisconsin we had thirty-six inches of snow in one storm and were snowed in our house for three days! Needless to say, I wasn’t loving Wisconsin. 

I am now married with four children and two grandchildren and a new one on the way this summer. I have learned to love Wisconsin, though I still hate snow. Wisconsin and the United States are beautiful, and my husband and I travel around by motorcycle seeing new sites and meeting new people. It never ceases to amaze me how many people are interested in where we are going and what we have seen along the way. At every gas station, restaurant, and hotel, we have people come up to us and ask us about what we are doing as well as offer advice on which roads in the area are better than others. 

I come from a family of veterans. My grandfather, father, brother, two of my sons, and one daughter-in-law are all veterans. Needless to say, I am proud. Proud to be an American and proud of the service my amazing family has given.

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P.J. will be awarding a rack card with Dog Tags to FIVE randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour, and a Grand Prize of a Kindle Paperwhite loaded with books from fellow authors (see below) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.  The more you comment, the greater your chances of winning!
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Dog Days of Summer by PJ Fiala
Jeremiah is a hot bike shop owner with a heart. He served in the Marine Corp. during Desert Storm, where he suffered loss. He gets a trashy biker-bitch pregnant and comes home after the war to raise his twin sons. He opened Rolling Thunder Motorcycles, Inc. and began building some of the hottest bikes around.

Joci is a hot biker babe who lost her parents at an early age, went through a little wild streak, got pregnant and got dumped. She raised her son, Gunnar on her own while building her graphic design/marketing business.

Coming together to put organize a charity ride for Veterans, is how they meet. But, it isn't all sunshine and roads! Follow Joci and Jeremiah as they ride the roads, fight, love and try to build a life together.
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From the wrong side of the tracks…

Alyson Blake had learned early on that the only one she could depend on was herself. The only light in her life was a boy whom everyone agreed was destined for prison; but with his first kiss, he had set her soul on fire. Since the day the police dragged him away in handcuffs, she had managed to lead a quiet life, but when she attends an event fraught with mayhem, trouble resurfaces.

The one person she can’t forget...

Jamison Weston is the kind of guy dads load their shotguns for; endowed with a hot temper and a rap sheet as long as both tattooed arms. Known as “The Judge,” Jami’s hot temper, lethal fists, and cocky attitude have earned him respect and admiration both in and out of the ring. But just when he thinks he’s pummeled his past to death, Alyson Blake reenters his life.

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Collector Cards signed by PJ Fiala
Collector Album


  1. Um...I love the know...seeing that little v area? Ahem...anyhoo! I agree with Ms. Fiala, the quet scares me. I always have the tv on, even if I am not watching it, just for the noise. Glad to know I am not the only one that does that.

    1. Lori, you are not alone! I even sleep with the TV on all night when my husband works or is gone. I guess that makes me a baby. Eeh, whatcha gonna do?

  2. I loved your comments. I really enjoyed the excerpt. She sounds like a very strong woman.

  3. Thank you so much for hosting. I appreciate it.

  4. I really enjoyed the interview - thanks for sharing! And for the great giveaway :)

  5. i enjoyed the excerpt.thanks for having the giveaway

  6. This is an incredible giveaway, and I loved the interview and excerpt! Definitely caught my eye! :)