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Life in the Fast Lane

Edits on Fast Lane are going well, and book 2 in the Calhoun Customs Garage series will be coming to all your favorite bookstores in early 2019 (not in September as originally scheduled, sorry). Trinity Calhoun and Reece Balmain have a tough road to travel, and I’m fine-tuning their race toward a happy ever after. Here’s a little sneak peek for you:

Trinity rolled her shoulders, eased the stiffness in her neck and stretched her spine against the restraint of the full body harness. Gloved hands tight on the wheel, legs braced, she lined up in fifth position behind the pace car  .
Her ear piece crackled and Paige’s voice  sounded in her ear. “You’ve got this, Calhoun. Last race. And you’ve got more power under that hood than you need with your skills. Think Montana, baby. We’re going home and we’re gonna do it with a trophy in our hands.”
Paige — her pit mechanic, rock in a storm, and best friend since kindergarten. If things hadn’t gone south between Paige and Mason, they might have been sisters-in-law.  “Roger that.”
“All packed and ready to go. Your big brother says to get your skinny ass back home.”
Trinity grinned. She couldn’t wait to see her brothers and her dad again. Except for Mason. He was a pain in the ass, but she loved him anyway. Maybe one day he’d forgive himself for the accident that killed their youngest brother, and let the people who loved him back in.
A trickle of sadness had her attention moving to the photograph glued to her dashboard. She tapped his face, so young and innocent, so much like their dad in looks. “This one’s for you, Mitch.” She blew him a kiss skyward off the fingertips of her glove. Maybe Heaven had its own spectator stand today and Mitch would be watching. (Copyright 2018 Juanita Kees) 

Posted in Books by Juanita Kees, Calhoun Customs Garage, Small Town USA Romance

Calhoun Customs Garage is Open for Business

Drivers, start your engines! Calhoun Customs Garage is open for business.

I am thrilled to bring you this series from Tule Publishing for so many reasons. One is that I get the chance to play in their garage, and two because I’m a huge fan of NASCAR and V8 Supercars.

I had so much fun writing Overdrive. Chase and Charlie came to life, living and breathing characters on the page. I’d love to say they wrote their own story, but it wasn’t quite that perfect 🙂

Like any race or competition, there were challenges along the way, some tears, a lot of chocolate and a few bottles of wine, but it all came together in time for the fall of the checkered flag.

There were bloopers and deleted scenes (like the one featured on Tule’s Blog) and heaps of editing, but Charlie, Zoe and Chase emerged winners in the end. As for me … I got to combine the loves of my life – racing, cars and writing.

The most rewarding thing (other than the gorgeous cover) has been the opportunity to chat with readers and NASCAR fans over at the Tule Book Club.  It’s inspiring and invigorating, which is a good thing because Fast Lane is due out in September!

Thank you, as always, to the readers who love to share these stories with me. You inspire me to keep writing.

Want to see what fans are saying? Have a look at the reviews on Goodreads.

Now available at your favorite e-tailer. Find your copy here.