Once driverless cars were things of the future, but that distant future has arrived. Automated vehicles are the inspiration for Moonlight Mile. I love this story and the cover. The cover artist was Angela Knight, a favorite author of mine.
In a future where robotic vehicles control the roadways, the once common skill of driving is a thing of history. As a result the popularity of retro street racing — vintage cars running on fossil fuels with humans at the wheel — is the new rage. Street racing is loud, gritty, dangerous and real. The fans crave it.
Sugar Evans loves to drive fast cars with powerful engines. It’s her legacy. She’s determined to win the race her father lost fifteen years ago in the Moonlight mile, the final and decisive mile of one of the toughest nighttime races on the circuit. To win, she has to beat top contender Callan MacQuaid.
On the eve of the big race, Mac finally meets challenger Sugar Evans. She’s beautiful and sexy hot, both on and off the course, but tonight Mac doesn’t want to compete.
“Thinking about you naked would definitely affect my concentration, but I can deal with it.”
Sugar gave him a quick kiss and stepped out of his arms. “See you tomorrow, MacQuaid. On the starting line.”
She walked away, the skirt of her red dress swaying seductively in the lamplight.
Mac caught up with her and walked beside her. “I like you, Sugar. Win or lose, I want to see you again.”
She stopped walking and turned toward him. “I like you, MacQuaid. But the season is far from over.”
He knew she was calling him by his last name to maintain an emotional and physical distance. If she wasn’t attracted to him she wouldn’t bother to put up defenses. “Enough to call me Mac?”
“Okay, Mac. We’ll talk at the end of the season.”
She was pushing him away again. “Enough to have another beer? It’s a nice evening. I have a couple of lawn chairs out back. We can sit outside and watch the moon rise.”
“You want to watch the moon rise?”
“I’ve watched it rise every night this week and tonight I’d like company. Your company, Sugar.”
“Okay, Mac. One beer and the moon.”
Moonlight Mile is part of Set In Stone, a multi-author series published by Changeling Press. Each book title is a song title. Every story is unique. I have two books in the Set In Stone series: Moonlight Mile, a futuristic romance and Play With Fire, a paranormal dragon shifter romance.
Moonlight Mile available at Changeling Press, Amazon, B&N and iTunes