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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Dragon Runners MC by M.L. Nystrom 💕 Behind the Scenes, Series Tour & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Motorcycle Club Romance)












“HE LOVES LONG, LOVES HARD, BUT HE DON'T LOVE EASY.”

Katrina Vega is set on one thing: finishing college. She’s determined not to let anything or anyone distract her, especially not hot brooding bikers. On her mission to stay focused, she doesn’t expect to be pulled into the fold of a motorcycle club, let alone into the arms of Alec "Mute" Stillwater.

Unable to keep her guard up, Katrina soon discovers that beneath the hard and rough exterior of a family she’s grown to care for, there’s also loyalty and passion she’s envious of. But falling for the club’s enforcer will not only threaten her plans but quite possibly her life.

    









Can the club playboy ever fall in love?

Bold and brash, Eva MacAteer has spent her life working in her blue-collar family’s construction business. In doing so, she’s had to fight for her own place away from her overbearing father, as well as for her own identity as a woman. Struggling between her loyalty to her brothers and her desire to strike out to be her own person, Eva knows one thing for certain: getting involved with a womanizer, no matter how hot he may be, is not the path for her.

Stud is not one to be tied down to any woman. Fiercely loyal to the club and his single ways, the last thing he expects is to become fascinated by the fiery Eva. He sees his own life reflected in hers and is not quite sure how to handle the connection.

Can two mismatched people find enough common ground to overcome their fears and allow love to grow?

    









How much weight can a man take on his shoulders before he buckles?

Blue’s life is in shambles.

He has to fight off his MC brotherhood on a drug problem threatening his town, balance his time as a father while dealing with a vicious custody battle with his ex, and somehow manage the huge load of responsibilities of his job. All the while, he is fighting his attraction to the quiet shopkeeper who lives just across the street from him. The last thing he wants is to take her down with him.

Psalm’s life is uneventful.

Finally healed after the heartache of losing her husband, kind-souled Psalm throws herself into her store and rescuing dogs. Her crush on Blue can be traced back to high school so many years ago, and even after being widowed, she still carries a torch for him. From the sidelines, she aches for Blue and his children. With her caring nature, she reaches out to him, over and over again, even when he pushes her away. Is Psalm’s heart strong enough to take on this broken man and heal him?

    









Intimidating and living by a strong code of ethics, Table’s integrity is unwavering, as is his ironclad will when it comes to safeguarding those he cares about. He’s the man to guard your back, shelter you in time of need, and be the shield.

Just don’t ever lie to him.

Table’s life is turned upside down when he unexpectedly discovers he’s a dad. Trying to navigate his life as a single father to a baby girl, he takes a break from his Dragon Runners MC brothers, moving to the family farm.

When Table meets nomadic Lori, who trades work on the farm for rent, he’s as intrigued as he is wary. She’s a woman who wears her attitude like armor. And despite her fierce independence, Table can see the fear dancing in the shadows of her eyes. It’s enough to make him look that little bit closer.

With the support of his MC brothers, Table not only is reminded that family is more than blood, but that some women are just worth fighting for.

    









In the beginning, there was one determined man and one strong woman. In their struggles, they created a dynasty.

Brick had one mission since he was a boy: become a Dragon Runner. The motorcycle club meant everything to him. Blood and bone from his brothers paid the Dragon’s dues time and time again. And watching it split apart was more than he could handle.

Then he met Betsey.

An unwanted daughter born into abuse, Betsy lived her life beatdown under a rigid thumb, never allowed to be herself. Her one goal was to leave her abusive family and be free. She fought on the losing end of that fight.

Then she met Brick.

    


Inspiration for Mute

When I was a child in school, I often got called down by the teacher for daydreaming.  My mind would drift constantly into wildly creative worlds, where I would take an incident or a picture or a person and make a story about it.  I remember thinking entire sets of female superheroes and paired them up with Superman and Batman.  I thought about magic talking dogs that resembled my own dog, Freddie.  As a teenager, I did the same thing, making up stories in my head about boys I had crushes on or mean girls I wanted to punch.  College, early adulthood, all the way up to the first moment I put pen to paper with the purpose of gleaning my brain of words, I’ve fantasized and built fiction around facts and events in my life.  Much of what is in my books came from those memories.
The opening scene to Mute, my first book in the Dragon Runners MC, was very real.  I lived in Minnesota at repair school and found myself pumping gas one night and timing the tank.  When I finished, I had less than a dollar in my checking account and four days until payday.  I had food in my pantry and no expenses to speak of for a few days, but it was scary nonetheless.  I built the entire main female character around that one scene.
The setting in Bryson City came from a camping trip my son and I made one year.  North Carolina Mountains are a fantastic place to get away and in the Bryson City area there is so much to explore and do.  It’s there I learned about route 129 more famously known among motorcycle enthusiasts as the Tail of the Dragon.  Three hundred and eighteen curves in eleven miles.  The history of the road fascinated me.  Legends and ghosts of riders who lost their lives, hangings during the civil war, moonshiners who ran the road in races against revenuers, what better place than to create a motorcycle club whose origins started by running the dragon?  
Mackie’s character came from my stepdad.  In the book, Mackie is a Vietnam vet, lost an arm in the war and suffers from Parkinson’s disease.  In real life, my stepdad is the same person. He drove a tank in the war and sustained a direct hit during an early morning attack.  He sacrificed an arm to save his platoon and earned a purple heart and bronze star medals.  Before the Parkinson’s disabled him to the point of incapacitation, he always had fun and joked constantly.  I thought it a tribute to him as in the book I put in a special paragraph just for him.

Betsey appeared at my side, coming from the back storage rooms with several bottles in her arms. “Hey, darlin’. No need to fret. We don’t charge him here. Mackie’s a Vietnam War vet. Lost his arm over there saving a whole platoon of soldiers when he got blown out of a tank. His tab was paid a long time ago.” 



ML Nystrom had stories in her head since she was a child. All sorts of stories of fantasy, romance, mystery and anything else that captured her interest. A voracious reader, she’s spent many hours devouring books; therefore, she found it only fitting she should write a few herself!

ML has spent most of her life as a performing musician and band instrument repair technician, but that doesn’t mean she’s pigeon-holed into one mold. She’s been a university professor, belly dancer, craftsperson, soap maker, singer, rock band artist, jewelry maker, lifeguard, swim coach, and whatever else she felt like exploring. As one of her students said to her once, "Life’s too short to ignore the opportunities." She has no intention of ever stopping... so welcome to her story world. She hopes you enjoy it!



    

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9 comments :

  1. The cover makes me want summer to get here and take a road trip.

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  2. I must say, I really like the accompanying black and white portrait style pictures.

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  3. The covers really set the tone for the book.

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  4. LOVE the covers and the back stories are AWESOME, love the paragraph about Mackie.

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  5. The covers are fantastic. I really like them.

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