The Dust and the Roar

The Dust and the Roar

A forgotten era
A forever love
Their untold story.


Screw the rules.

Army veteran Richie Tallin returns to South Dakota from a disastrous war with nothing to gain and nothing to lose. With no real home, his family in shambles, his dad’s old motorcycle becomes the key to a new life as Wreck, the Road Captain of an outlaw motorcycle club. Now he’s living the life he’s always craved—freedom, good times, loyalty, no regrets, and, hell yes, no rules.

But when he finally gets a chance with Isi, a feisty girl he’s had his eye on for years, everything shifts. As fiercely independent as Wreck, Isi is determined to restart her life and keep her family’s business afloat while she hides a wounded past. She and Wreck light a fire in each other that’s unexpected and wild, and what begins as a casual fling becomes passionate and serious real fast.

Life is good.

But when a war of revenge, payback, and power breaks out, everyone gets caught in the crossfire. Choices are made. Sacrifices that can never be undone. In a crazy 80’s world of drug dealers, rock and rollers, and rival outlaws, Wreck and Isi are determined to hold on come what may.

And come it does.

Few know how the One-Eyed Jacks MC of Meager came to be. And fewer still, how the love of one woman changed the destiny of a small town in the Black Hills of South Dakota forever.

“The Dust and the Roar” is the origin story of the Lock & Key Series set in the late 1970s through the 1980s before the timeline of the series. This is a literary fiction love story of Isi and original MC member, Wreck, as well as the story of the founding of the club in Meager, South Dakota. It is a full length, complete novel and can be read as a standalone before or after the series.

Title:The Dust and the Roar
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    The Dust and the Roar Reviews

  • MJ

    From the beautiful dedication to the poignant epilogue, The Dust And The Roar enraptured my heart. Cat Porter brought her A-game to this prequel to the Lock & Key series and it's everything I could ha...

  • Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss

    I was interested in this ARC because it was set in South Dakota, which is where I live.I was not prepared for the fantastic story that unfolded which spans decades.Cat Porter is a story teller...this ...

  • Cat Porter

    [image error][image error]The Dust and the Roar is live in Kindle Unlimited This is Wreck's untold story.Screw the rules.Army veteran Richie Tallin returns to South Dakota from a disastrous war with n...

  • HMS

    The beginning was a bit slow, not much happens while they are just a group of like minded guys riding through the Badlands of South Dakota until they weren't and all bets were off. I loved reading how...

  • nikki

    “...Here she was singing a song that was from a mans point of view...she hit the words in just a way to make a point. Her point. There was a dare in her voice and in that dare was a sexiness...She c...

  • Curlyhairlass19

    “What we leave behind us counts...”This book has me laid out flat on the floor with feels. I have cried, sighed, laughed, rubbed the chill bumps on my arms, and just experienced all the feels. I l...

  • Ellen ? Book Bellas ?

    4.5 Stars “My Isi was a dream I never knew I had until right then.” Cat Porter is my go-to author for gritty, mature, sexy and exciting biker romance. Wreck’s book, while technically a prequel t...

  • Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)

    "Even in the darkest of times, in despair and death, there's always a gleam of brotherhood to light your way. It's a promise, and it's also a warning to never fuck with that." Damn, Cat Porter...you ...

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

    4.5 starsAt the risk of inciting the wrath of fans of Cat Porter’s excellent Lock & Key series (of which I am one, btw), I did not want Wreck’s book. Don’t get me wrong, I love Wreck. It’s cle...

  • Tasha

    Spectacular!! This story...wow, what an amazing trip through time in Meager. I'm forever grateful to a friend (Thanks Jo) who begged and pleaded with my Sister Queen to tell Wreck's story...these word...