This is a guest post from author Jill Sorenson. Her first motorcycle club romance Riding Dirty comes out on October 1st. Jill is giving away a copy of Riding Dirty to one lucky AAR reader. (Thanks, Jill!) Just enter a comment below.
I had an idea for a motorcycle club romance years ago. It was about an undercover agent infiltrating the Hell’s Angels and falling for one of the women affiliated with the club. I never pitched it to anyone or even sketched out a plot. I have tons of ideas like this that pop in and out of my head. When MC romance started to get popular, I considered developing it, but I was in the middle of my Aftershock series, too busy to take on a side project.
I kept on eye on the trend because I thought it had lot in common with romantic suspense. Gritty storylines, danger, working class characters. All of those things appeal to me. I’m a fan of criminal heroes—I’ve written several. Outlaws are basically the opposite of billionaires, and I like that. But I hesitated to jump on the bandwagon for a couple of reasons. I’ve never been one to follow trends and I was still contracted for other projects. I also wasn’t sure an MC book would work with my writing style and personal taste. Some of the popular MC heroes seemed really sexist to me. That kind of behavior turns me off.
Then one night I was watching TV with my husband and he came across a reality show called The Devils Ride. It was about a San Diego-based MC, The Laughing Devils. “