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Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Freedom to Love with Deanna Wadsworth...

Freedom to Love

The summer of 1976 was a time of celebration for the United States—The Great American Birthday Party. In my book EASY RYDER the reader can experience the celebration thru the eyes of a young man named Michael Ryder. Unfortunately, as a runaway escaping a violent, unaccepting home, Michael isn’t as caught up in the Spirit of 76 like the rest of the country.

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Throughout EASY RYDER signs of Bicentennial fever are everywhere as Michael travels across the country, seeking to find a place where he can be free to be himself. He sees all sorts of things painted with patriotic colors and designs—from buildings and fire hydrants, to coffee mugs in a diner. Even the license plates have adopted a patriotic design for 1976. Everyone has a reason to celebrate, but Michael.

Until Michael gets picked up by a mysterious biker in Indiana named Snake. Snake is a Vietnam veteran, lost to his own dark past and looking for redemption. He sees something in Michael and agrees to take him West on the back of his customized Harley chopper. Together they set out on a journey more meaningful than the destination, both of them looking for acceptance within themselves and from society.

Will these two unlikely traveling companions, immersed in a world obsessed with celebrating freedom, be able to find the freedom to love and be themselves?

Or will secrets form Snake’s past and a world not ready to accept them be their undoing?

Thanks for stopping by! If you have a memory of the Bicentennial or a thought on 1970s American culture, please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to hear from you!


Did you know?
The US has no quarters dated 1975.
The United States Mint issued
Bicentennial quarters in 1975, which
were dated 1776-1976. No regular
quarters were issued that year

It’s July 3, 1976, the beginning of America’s bicentennial weekend, and everyone seems to be celebrating their freedoms except eighteen-year-old runaway Michael Ryder. Fresh from rural Pennsylvania, Michael is doing whatever and whoever it takes to get to San Francisco, where he hopes to find a new life with the freedom to love without fear.

While hitchhiking, a mysterious, tattooed biker named Snake offers him a ride west—on the back of his customized Harley chopper. During their journey across Route 66, Snake introduces Michael to new and steamy pleasures, leaving Michael aching for more than just a physical relationship. But a violent encounter with a cruel biker gang and a harrowing secret from Snake’s military past might destroy their unlikely relationship long before they reach the end of the road.

Deanna Wadsworth might be a bestselling erotica author, but she leads a pretty vanilla life in Ohio with her wonderful husband and a couple adorable cocker spaniels. She has been spinning tales and penning stories since childhood, and her first erotic novella was published in 2010. When she isn’t writing books or brainstorming with friends, you can find her making people gorgeous in a beauty salon. She loves music and dancing, and can often be seen hanging out on the sandbar in the muddy Maumee River or chilling with her hubby and a cocktail in their basement bar. In between all that fun, Deanna cherishes the quiet times when she can let her wildly active imagination have the full run of her mind. Her fascination with people and the interworkings of their relationships have always inspired her to write romance with spice and love without boundaries.

You can buy Deanna’s books at Dreamspinner Press, Decadent Publishing or any reputable eBook seller

EASY RYDER is now available and already receiving 5Star Reviews (there’s some NSFW on this review LOL)
I'd like to thank Deanna for sharing her newest Decadent Publishing release with us. It sounds like a great book and I love that cover.
Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~


  1. I'm looking forward to reading this book. I remember 1976 (yeah, I'm that old) and all the bicentennial stuff. Wish I'd have purchased and kept some of it.


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