Like so many others.

Like so many others.

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By Lucien Maier

I have spent countless hours arranging words into stories and poems.
Like so many others.
I set my goal, to make an impact on the future with those words.
Like so many others.

Many pens stop there,
they don’t commit to the story.
Or they worry about rejection.
Or their words are so close to their heart they can’t let them loose.

Unlike so many others,
I pushed my words out into the world.
Even though I didn’t believe, I knew I could not hide.

Unlike so many others,
My words spread, all over the world.
Making their way into every country,
read by people in many stations.

But unlike the few,
the fire did not spark.
The stories never took hold.

Its a long known fact that stories spread because people love them.
Because when one reads a story that truly touches them,
They will tell all their friends “You must read this.”

but unlike the few,
My stories did not touch deep enough,
My pen can not make mouths move.

so
Like so many others.
I failed.

Unlike the many
I gain some small comfort,
That I did not hide.
I ripped my chest open and let the words flow to the page.
and then through all the fear and anxiety.
I set each piece out on its own in the wide world.

Since I tried, I know.
My heart was strong enough to take the risk.
My skin tough enough to take the critics.
My words were honest and true,
But my words were not good enough……..

Of The Wolf Reviews

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Such a wonderful book, Amazingly written and such a great link between in the blood, Vivid descritions, I just wish the second book was out, -Seth, Amazon.com

Amazing!, I received a free digital edition from the author in return for an honest review and I’m glad I did! Once again Lucien’s characters are very relatable and his imagery truly makes you see the Canyon. Lucien also spins werewolves in an intriguing new light that is sure to leave you wanting more; I know I’m looking to see if there is a sequel!,   –Hanna, Amazon.com

Excellent read, I found this book to be a great read, fast paced and kept your interest. The take on werewolves being a good thing, and how they looked out for one another was great. I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in this subject of werewolves too,    -Jen K, Amazon.com

Refreshing and new look into Werewolves!, Maier moves through the story at a pace that is swift but provides just what you need as the reader to leave enough for your imagination to paint the story effectively. His writing style almost lends itself to a cinematic experience through reading.
The characters are very genuine and your heart goes out to them. I laughed while reading this book several times and could feel the yearning and sadness at others,     -JohnnyFI, Amazon.com

Please send me reviews to add! LucienMaier@gmail.com

Still Want more check out the Of The Wolf page!

http://lucienmaier.com/series/of-the-wolf/

In The Blood Reviews

itbReviews Of In The Blood

Lucien Maier brings something new to the Vampire world:I had read Of The Wolf (another Lucien Maier book) a few weeks back and then wanted to see more of what he has to offer, I am very pleased that I did!

In the Blood, like Of The Wolf, brings this author’s take to a subject that has been tackled by others but in a way that I don’t think has ever been done, and it is so fun how he has laid it out! He provides an amazing backstory to the Vampire origin and throughout the story you can tell that there is something of significantly greater scale going on. In The Blood’s written in a way that feels genuine and heart felt but also with some seriously climatic confrontations. Maier is an author that genuinely brings the human equation to his characters. One of my favorite things in this book is when one of the vampire characters gets himself a cafe racer and just goes on a soul searching ride.

ITB doesn’t waste its time with hours and hours of unnecessary descriptive language, Maier isn’t afraid to let you use your imagination and come up with your own perspective as to what places and people look like. The book is one that when I imagine it, I see it as a movie on the big screen. In fact, I feel if the right person in hollywood got their hands on it, would be the next great Supernatural adventure.

Maier, you leave me wanting more damnit! :) Nice job on another fantastic book. Thanks for taking the time to write it and giving me the chance to read it. -JohnnyFi , Amazon.com

VERY GOOD:I liked this, can’t wait for next in the series! -Lesley M- Amazon.com

GREAT BOOK: This book is a great read. It’s fast paced and I love the characters very much. But best of all its a different kind of vampire book. A must read. -Kelly C, Amazon.com

NEW AUTHOR IS VERY GOOD: I’ve had the pleasure of reading both his books I really do love the stories. I didn’t want to put it down.. -Vampriss, Amazon.com

Get your copy today!

http://lucienmaier.com/series/in-the-blood/

If you want to leave a review you can do it on comments! I would love to include your review on this page.

 

Ride with Lucien & Elf

Ride with Lucien & Elf

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Lets Ride!

Middle Canyon In Tooele County, Utah

Riding for ABATE

Ride to Work!

Riding home in the Rain!

Tam and I happened into a little rebel 250 last season for her to learn to ride on. We took it home with a broken back brake, gummed up crabs, chain was out of wack, and the exhaust was missing a section.
SHE (Not I) fixed each issue on the bike and then she started to learn to ride, Here is a recent ride we did to Grantsville.

My wife is so damn cool!!!!

To Hell and Back Reviews

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Don’t take my word for it.

Check out these reviews!

What a great book! I sat down and read this in one day because it was so captivating. Without giving anything away all I can really say is that the book does focus on Sharon’s life after her death, so be prepared for that. The characters are really relatable and the book was very well written so I will be definitely be keeping an eye out for Lucien’s other books.

                                                                              – Hanna—– Amazon.com

I read it as a filler book but I have to admit that the story started out sweet and became something that I could barely put down. It was very entertaining and the characters were something to admire.

                                                                               -Chris A—– Amazon.com

I read this in one sitting. I really enjoyed it and hope that there are more to come with these characters. I have read other books by this author and loved them as well. I can’t wait for a sequel.

                                                                               -Lesley M—– Amazon.com

This book is amazing I love it and can’t wait for the next, this author has proven time and time again with his writings that he’s got a good imagination and a knack for writing. I’ve read many books over the last 20 years. And have never read one like this he has a fresh imagination of what life could be.

                                                                               -Vampriss—– Amazon.com

Get your copy now!

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Please send me reviews to add! LucienMaier@gmail.com

Still Want more check out the To Hell And Back page!
http://lucienmaier.com/series/to-hell-and-back/

Truths

Truths

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By Lucien Maier

 

In the last year I have become part of a great group of people.

My Utah County ABATE chapter found me and decided to not let me go.

I have long had problems with social situations,

But the members of my chapter were determined to show me I belonged.

 

Early this spring I started to believe that, I brought my family along

and soon they had become another family.

I desperately wanted to help this new family. Prove that I was valuable to have among them.

On the first meetings I sniffed out the issues ABATE seems to have.

 

I found two.

  1. Membership, because ABATE is not a club or a gang, it takes a moment for people to understand what we are about. and mostly the required moment is not given.
  2. Reputation, ABATE has a reputation as being a gang or a club, This misconception stops many riders at the gate. Is misinformed as it maybe.

 

I set out to write a few pieces to show how incorrect these notions are.

Encouraged by good feedback I joined every ABATE group I could find.

And Posted, and posted.

 

Again in my own head I was really pleased. My ABATE pieces were gaining more numbers than most anything I had done before.

People generally seemed to like the pieces and the response was great.

Then the email came.

It came from a source that looks through my work here and there, and always offers brutally honest feedback. They know why I write and has been a silent fan of my works for far longer than most.

Thier worry was simple. They saw the ABATE stuff and worried I was using it to promote my own career. They knew that my intentions were good, but they also knew that I have long said I wanted my work to become popular, because of its own merit.

So coming from that source it forced me to think it through.

It was not easy, to look at much desired success and pull it apart.

and there it was. I was benefiting far more than ABATE, than them from me.

That was not an easy truth to face, but the truth does not change.

Yes my pieces have good response. But their impact for ABATE would have come from folks sharing them. Some did but far more just liked the stories. Most read the piece and said “YAH ABATE” but never shared, because they felt it would not sway their friends and family to understand.

So more and more people were exposed to my work and started to read more and my numbers crawled up. Mine, not ABATES.
I received comments about how my writing helped. But no comments on how my writing helped bring people out to ABATE. In the end there was only one conclusion to come to.

I had (as many time before in my life) overstepped my bounds. I rolled out very quickly and did not think the whole thing through.

Last week, I left all my ABATE groups. I figured I would disappear without much of a fuss. I was wrong, I have gotten many emails and personal messages asking why this all happened.

So I decided I better not just be honest with myself, but everyone.

I will leave all the pieces I did about ABATE up on my site. But I over stepped when I went out to promote them myself. I will no longer use ABATE to promote my work. I started because I was hoping to help ABATE not myself.

The pieces, the tools are still there. to use, they might work if you share them.

If you did become a fan of my work, I am super pleased and you can follow my author profile on Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucien-Maier/1389266874655840

 

Many have added my personal profile as well, and that is fine if you are looking to become friends. However if you are hoping to convince me to return to an ABATE group that will not happen. If you truly feel my work will benefit your group. Then it is super easy to share those pieces yourself.

I understand this has upset people, but I can’t stomach the idea that I used anything other than my words to gain the audience I so desperately want.

I hope you can understand, if not then at least accept.

Hope to see you all out there on the road! Ride safe!

 

A.B.A.T.E. and I

A.B.A.T.E. And I

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in 2014 I was lucky enough to get pulled into a local ABATE chapter. Utah County ABATE reached out to me and grabbed me into the fold.
I have become a strong supporter of our cause and put together a couple tools for everyone to use, to help educate everyone on what we do.
The other day someone asked if I had a list of all the pieces I have done for ABATE. I realized I did not.  So I decided to put this together.

You can share any of these, to where ever you like.

My most recent was a video on Youtube

Also wanted to create a list that anyone could goto and get hooked into one of our chapters.

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Before that I wrote a piece about why I joined ABATE

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I have written a couple pieces about rides I took with ABATE

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 My most popular ABATE piece to date,ABATE
Many have told it gives the reader a good chunk of info about us.

Here are a few more that come from before I joined ABATE,

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Again feel free to share and use these wherever you think it will help! I will try to keep this updated as well.

Riding for all our rights A.B.A.T.E.

Riding For All Our Rights

A.B.A.T.E.

By Lucien Maier,

Music by, Steven Spicer

contact your local chapter today!

http://lucienmaier.com/stories/a-b-a-t-e-national-contact-list/

A.B.A.T.E National Contact List

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A.B.A.T.E

National Contact List

This list will never be fully complete,

but send me any info you would like listed, LucienMaier@gmail.com

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Alabama

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DixieABATE/
Alaska

https://www.facebook.com/abateofalaska

Arizona

ABATE of Arizona has a great list going

http://www.abateofaz.org/chapters
Arkansas

https://www.facebook.com/groups/329381837253114/
California

https://www.facebook.com/groups/187713819664/
Colorado

https://www.facebook.com/groups/254431297917732/
Connecticut
Delaware

https://www.facebook.com/groups/349040159096/
District of Columbia
Florida

https://www.facebook.com/groups/southwestchapterfl/
Georgia

https://www.facebook.com/groups/418114038317646/
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Abate-of-North-Idaho/324406470952188
Illinois

A great ILL list:
http://www.abate-il.org/State%2003052014/chapters.htm

ABATE of Illinois – EC Region:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/387214388049075/
Indiana

ABATE of Indiana Members Page:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABATEofIndianaMembers
Iowa

 district 14;  https://www.facebook.com/groups/112389095438152/
Kansas

https://www.facebook.com/groups/244436395815/
Kentucky
Louisiana

Thanks to Cecil for this list link!

http://www.abateoflouisiana.org/chapters.html

ABATE of Louisiana inc;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/262742297012/

Northwest Chapter;  https://www.facebook.com/groups/482715218457441/
Maine
Maryland

https://www.facebook.com/groups/99502800060/
Massachusetts
Michigan

https://www.facebook.com/groups/188156947907969/
Minnesota

Thanks Jim for the great link for Minnesota!

https://www.abatemn.org/links-contacts/chapter-info/minnesota-chapter-map
Mississippi

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABATEMSCENTRAL/
Missouri

https://www.facebook.com/groups/34200823628/
Montana

https://www.facebook.com/pages/ABATE-of-Montana/220758314702229
Nebraska

https://www.facebook.com/groups/257416370949834/
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico

https://www.facebook.com/Abate.NM
New York

State Chapter list:

http://www.abateny.org/chapters.html

Warren; https://www.facebook.com/groups/755543294502862
North Carolina

https://www.facebook.com/CBAABATERichmondCountyNorthCarolina
North Dakota

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ABATEofND/

Ohio

https://www.facebook.com/groups/186975314674128/
Oklahoma

ABATE of Oklahoma (the different Oklahoma Chapters can be found from either link)
Facebooks;

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SWChapterABATEofOK/
Oregon

https://www.facebook.com/groups/22496206161/
Pennsylvania

https://www.facebook.com/groups/cambriacoabate/
Rhode Island
South Carolina

https://www.facebook.com/groups/746539968699051/
South Dakota

https://www.facebook.com/groups/105014652571/
Tennessee

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tennessee-CMTABATEInc/181086761903279
Texas

https://www.facebook.com/groups/texasabate/
Utah

ABATE of Utah:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/325225888822

Utah County A.B.A.T.E.: (Home)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/utahcountyabate/
Vermont
Virginia

Washington

North Kitsap: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NorthKitsapABATE

Elk Country: https://www.facebook.com/groups/elkcountryabate/
West Virginia
Wisconsin

District 2; https://www.facebook.com/groups/188918307801306/
Wyoming

https://www.facebook.com/groups/173194582711556/

This list will never be fully complete,

but send me any info you would like listed,  LucienMaier@gmail.com

Elf stories: Patched

Elf stories: Patched

“Why A.B.A.T.E.?”

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By Lucien Maier

Edited By Temperance Penrod

 

I have always said that I would never wear a patch because I wanted to ride with everyone. Kind of silly really because for most of my road life, I have ridden alone. Last year I made a ride with another group, but I had not ridden with A.B.A.T.E.

This year I got ride with them twice, the first time I was still a bit of an outsider. The second time even though Elf gave me fits I was a member. On that second ride I got my patch and I now have it proudly on my jacket.

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Now I guess I will say that I wear this patch so I can ride with anyone, and help ensure they can ride with me. Because A.B.A.T.E. is not a club, or a gang, we are motorcyclists that are working towards bringing and preserving motorcycle rights and freedoms.

I won’t say that I don’t admire clubs, and I have longed for the brotherhood they seem to carry. However, I stood strong that I wanted to ride with everyone. Even though I rode on my own.

I pushed against the idea of me becoming an A.B.A.T.E.member as well.  But PITA and Runamuck, my chapter President and VP, were unrelenting. PITA met me at the anti-suicide ride I showed up to last year.

She never let go. She saw very early that I was not going to be an easy case. She knew she would not be able to recruit me the way she did others. She was very wise in that she didn’t push, but she knew in those first few moments what motorcycles mean to me.

I am also willing to bet she knew I would go home and learn more and more about A.B.A.T.E. She was right. When I mustered up the abatecourage to go to the spring ride, everyone was happy to see me.

However, I know that it meant more to PITA, she knew what it had taken for me to come out. Now my chapter accepted me and I grow my friendships everyday. I am making new friends faster than I ever have.

I can’t wait to see what the years bring being part of this great organization. I have said it many times now, but if you ride some type of motorcycle, A.B.A.T.E. should be something you look into.

A.B.A.T.E. was created preserve and fight for rights and education of ANY TYPE of motorcycle and its rider. They have chapters in every state, and we all need to participate. I am starting to carry a great deal of passion for this group.

Not just because they befriended me, but because they fight for the rights of every rider out there. Because they participate in the system that most just bitch about.

A.B.A.T.E. is near you,

A.B.A.T.E. rides with any type of bike.

A.B.A.T.E. Protects your ability to ride.

Find out when you next local meeting or ride is, and go experience all of this for yourself. I know in our chapter WE would love to have you out!

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