Inspiration For TANK

Inspiration strikes at the craziest times. I could be doing something I do everyday. A monotonous routine that will get all shook up simply by someone saying something. Something a little different, something I’ve never heard before, and BAM. Inspiration will hit me like a brick, and ideas will flow so fast I know I need to run to write them down. And sometimes, I’ll wish for that brick to the head but end up with nothing.┬áMaybe feathers if I’m lucky.

And while I wish I could say I’m super creative, I’m not. I have to search the internet for inspiration daily. When it came to trying to pair a motorcycle to┬áthe characters in my new series, well, I was more lost than ever. I’ve never even been on a motorcycle, much less do I know anything at all about them. So, I did what any desperate housewife/mom/writer would do. I asked a guy. And I searched the Harley website. See, real creative, I know.

But, inspiration did come as I am a visual person and Harley has some beautiful pictures of their motorcycles. So without further ado, I will introduce you to the motorcycles of the series.

Tank’s bike: A Harley Davidson Road King in Billet Silver.

JoJo’s Bike: A Harley Davidson Street 500 in Vivid Black.

Father’s Bike: A Harley Davidson Heritage Softail in Crushed Ice Pearl and Frosted Teal Pearl.

And Steele’s bike is a bit more of my own creation, as I couldn’t find a picture of exactly what I wanted for him. This picture was taken from Steele drives and Indian Chopper with flames, but imagine red instead of orange. Fire engine red at that.

Which is your favorite? Personally, I’m partial to all of them, but there is something about Tank’s bike I like the most.

Erin Bevan


  1. They are all beautiful bikes. Like you, I’m a visual person and now I’m inspired to write something about motorcycles. Or at least hop on the back of one. Good luck on your new release, Erin. It sounds like a great read and I loved your last one. I’ll be adding this one to my TBR list.

  2. CB Clark says:

    I like Jo Jo’s bike…classic. Great idea for a post.

  3. Being housebound, I have to rely on the internet to tell me things, since I can’t experience them myself. Love the Harleys!

  4. Erin Bevan says:

    Thanks, Devon! I hope you enjoy this book also. I, too, actually need to get on the back of a Harley!

  5. Erin Bevan says:

    Thank you, CB!

  6. Erin Bevan says:

    I’m so sorry Ilona. I hope you pick up a copy of Tank and LOVE IT!

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