Fast Lane (Calhoun Customs Garage Book 2)
Trinity Calhoun is a name everyone knows on the race circuit, but her days in the hot seat are numbered. She’s tired of the limelight, meaningless relationships and long hours behind the wheel. When her father calls her and her sister home, she’s ready. She slips right back into the family business, finishing off the custom car projects her father has lined up. But racing is in her blood and she’s lured back to risking her life on the hot rod drag strips outside of town. It’s there she meets paramedic and volunteer firefighter, Reece Balmain, who has her re-thinking the road her life is taking.
Reece Balmain arrives in Big Fork a broken man. He’s lived and breathed through horror accidents, haunted by the faces of the people he’s cut from vehicles. He knows one thing–speed kills. He’s hoping not to see too much of it in small town Montana, until he hears about the drag races taking place outside of town. He knows Trinity Calhoun. He’s watched her race, seen her win, held his breath when her car somersaulted into barriers in Daytona Beach. He doesn’t like what she does, but he can’t stay away from the woman who’s claiming his heart.
1. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Slow down, build a backlist before you submit your first book for publishing so you’re never behind the eight ball.
2. How did publishing your first book change your process of writing?
I learnt to take note of the editor’s comments, even if I didn’t always agree with them. That first official edit taught me to identify bad habits, rectify them and the art of show versus tell.
3. What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
I invested in Scrivener. I’m a pantser, so it helps me keep track of my plots, scenes, characters and arcs as well as keeps me accountable for a word count target every day.
4. What authors did you dislike at first but grew into?
Tough one! Possibly Georgette Heyer.
5. Tell us a bit about your book...
Trinity is the youngest of the Calhoun siblings. Her family are everything to her. She comes home to spend time with them as she questions her future in the racing community. There she meets paramedic, Reece Balmain, single dad to his godson, Tyler. She can’t still the speed demon in her blood. He doesn’t like what she does, but he can’t stay away from the woman who’s claiming his heart.
Juanita escapes the real world by reading and writing Australian Rural Romance novels with elements of suspense, Australian Fantasy Paranormal and Small-Town USA stories. Her romance novels star spirited heroines who give the hero a run for his money before giving in. She creates emotionally engaging worlds steeped in romance, suspense, mystery and intrigue, set in dusty, rural outback Australia and on the NASCAR racetracks of America. When she’s not writing, Juanita is mother to three boys and has a passion for fast cars and country living.
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OVERDRIVE (Calhoun Customs Garage Book 1)
Chase Calhoun has worked hard at making Calhoun Customs a world-wide sensation and keeping his father’s dream alive. He hasn’t had time to think about settling down, so he’s not expecting to find love or new life hiding in the attic of their garage among the ghosts of his family’s past.
Charlotte Jackson is on the run from a rebellious past, determined to prove she can be a good mom to three-month-old baby, Zoe. Tired of being delegated to the back office of the racing team her famous NASCAR family owns, she sets out to establish herself as a custom design artist. But she’s out of money, luck and time, and she can’t hide in the attic at Calhoun Customs forever.
While Chase slowly loses his heart to his refrigerator thief and the baby bundle asleep in his laundry basket, Charlotte learns that sometimes family is more than just blood and DNA.