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Beyond The Page & Giveaway: “Breathing His Air” by Debra Kayn

Apr 22
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Happy Release Day to one of the coolest authors I know – Debra Kayn! 😀


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Hi Sasha, Thanks for having me here today! Yay! I was so excited that you asked me to be on your blog on release day.

Glad to be the one hosting you on release day Debra 🙂


If you had to describe your book, BREATHING HIS AIR, to someone on Twitter, what would you say?

Biker romance, controlling, possessive, sexy hero who will become her everything. (Then, I’d follow it up with about four more tweets, because I’m a talker and I can never stick to one tweet)


Did you have to do any fun research for the biker scenes? 🙂

Considering we had a motorcycle parked in our living room while I was writing this book, all I had to do was swivel the desk chair. My whole family rides, there’s always a motorcycle being worked on, and for some reason men think that the temperature in the house is “perfect” when detailing and working on motorcycles. Besides that, we live in the Pacific Northwest and have a lot of motorcycle clubs in the area, so the riders kept me motivated.


Tell us about your favourite/most difficult to write scene in the book.

Definitely the scene when Tori hears a gunshot at Cactus Cove, the local biker bar, was the most difficult. It was at this point that I realized there was something huge going on in her head. I knew why she was reacting the way she did, but she had yet to tell her secret on the pages. Her secret is shocking and horrifying, but she’s a stubborn heroine who held on as long as she could.




Motionless and despondent, she sat curled into a ball. Her hair fell over her face,

hiding it from his view. He cupped the top of her head. She whimpered. His fist

tightened. This was not the confident woman who was silly enough to bring him cookie

dough or give love advice to a group of roughneck bikers.


“Sh.” He dropped to his knee. “It’s me, Rain.”


Her arms were wrapped tight around her knees, holding them to her chest. He left his

hand on her. “Tori, you need to come out. I need to see if you’re hurt.”


No response. Not even an attempt to pull away from his touch. His chest tightened.

Not knowing what had sent her hiding into his office, he struggled with which direction

to take that would help her the most.


Determined to get Tori spitting mad at him again, he took the power out of her hands.


“Get up.”


She squeezed even tighter. He rubbed his arm across his mouth and spoke louder.


“Now, babe. Get up.”


She jerked upward, smashing his hand against the top of the desk. He rubbed her hair,

protecting her head in case she tried to retreat again. “You’re in my office.”


She turned and stared at him. The blank expression, the glossy eyes, the dry cheeks

took him by surprise. He quickly studied her face, looking for injuries. Finding none, he

gripped her arm and hauled her off the floor in the gentlest way possible.


Her legs supported her, but she stood lifeless in front of him. He cupped her face in his

hands, forcing her chin up, and studied her eyes. Both pupils stayed dilated even though

all the lights in the office were on.


“Tori?” he said.


She grabbed on to his vest. “He’ll kill you,” she whispered. “Hide.”


If you were offered a TV or movie deal, which would you choose and why? Who would play your characters?

Movie deal. Give me that once-in-a-lifetime shot at hitting it big time. Plus, I think an action figure of Rain would be pretty cool on my desk. I could sit him on a little motorcycle and putter him around the keyboard when I have writer’s block.

I’d pick Jessica Alba to play Tori while my easy, easy pick for the character of Rain would be Angel. He’s a birthday stripper in Israel who I think should come to the US and become a cover model for all my biker romance books.

Oh my! 😉

Angel's photo




Favourite snack while writing?

Either peanut M&M’s or wasabi peas


Chocolate or fruits?

White chocolate


Ideal getaway?

Road trip, camping…I love to rough it!


If you could meet anyone from history, living or dead, who would it it be and why?

I’d want to meet Albert Einstein, just to mess with his head. I think he’s way too serious and I’d like to know if he could keep up with my habit of changing the subject in the middle of a sentence. I’d try to make him laugh.


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Breathing His Air coverBREATHING HIS AIR:

She is love advice in a coffee shack, he’s protection in a biker bar. When her past meets his present it’s a killer cocktail that might get them shot, stabbed or otherwise dead.

TORI BALDWIN spends all her time traveling the states, running a mobile Coffee Shack and handing out love advice with every cup. She’s staked her rig in the parking lot of Cactus Cove—a local biker bar by all appearances— and plans to stay put for three months. Just long enough to make some money, without making any friends, before she moves to her next destination as she tries to stay ahead of a painful past.

RAIN BROOKSHIRE is the leader of the Bantorus motorcycle club, and owner of the Cactus Cove in the small town of Pitnam, Washington. He wants the Lagsturns, a rival-bad-news motorcycle club, to leave town before they infect his town with trouble. He doesn’t trust them after his ex-girlfriend hooked up with Sanchez, the Lagsturns’ leader, and screwed him over.

With bullets flying and the Lagsturns putting on the pressure, the only way to keep Tori safe—since she refuses to leave town—is for Rain to claim her as his woman. She has no idea that Rain’s played his hand for all to see in the biker world. It doesn’t help that Tori exhibits the three ideal classifications of his ideal woman—Classy, Sexy, and a total Goof— and he can’t help but posture and lay down the law. But, when it appears Tori’s life is in danger, and the Lagsturns are innocent, he isn’t going to let the law stop him from keeping his woman safe.

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ABOUT the author:

Top Selling Romance Author, Debra Kayn, lives with her family in the beautiful coastal mountains of Oregon on a hobby farm. She enjoys riding motorcycles, gardening, playing tennis, and fishing. A huge animal lover, she always has a dog under her desk when she writes and chickens standing at the front door looking for a treat. She’s famous in her family for teaching a 270 lb hog named Harley to jog with her every morning.

Her love of family ties and laughter makes her a natural to write heartwarming contemporary stories to the delight of her readers. Oh, let’s cut to the chase. She loves to write about REAL MEN and the WOMEN who love them.

When Debra was nineteen years old, a man kissed her without introducing himself. When they finally came up for air, the first words out of his mouth were…will you have my babies? Considering Debra’s weakness for a sexy, badass man, who is strong enough to survive her attitude, she said yes. A quick wedding at the House of Amour and four babies later, she’s living her own romance book.


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  • Cheryl Sanders says:

    There is a certain thrill looking at a guy on a bike. It takes sexy to a whole new level 😉 Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Sue Peace says:

    A guy I used to absolutely adore many years ago had a motorbike…sigh!!!

  • Vicki says:

    I love biker romances because the biker dudes are usually badass, but they are loyal. I love loyalty in badasses! A while ago (possibly even a year ago) I was in line in a convenient store when I saw this man dressed in what I deemed to be biker wear. This guy had these beautiful/sexy eyes that were a blue/gray color that just seemed to scream at you to notice them. I couldn’t help but notice & then notice again when he came out & looked toward where I was in my car. I was thinking..This guy needs to be on the cover of a Hot Biker Romance Cover! I then noticed him getting on an awesome looking bike as I was backing out of my parking space. And those eyes again as I was driving past in the parking lot!

  • Lori Meehan says:

    Debra is a new author to me. Thank ou for the intro. I can’t think of any biker romances that I’ve read but cycles are sexy.

  • Chanpreet says:

    I’m not sure. There’s something about the sexiness of a bike and a guy that rides them.

  • Debra Kayn says:

    Wow, you girls get busy early! I’m on the west coast, so I’m still yawning but hang with me. I pep up pretty fast.

    Vicki and Sue – I agree with Sasha, we need more details. I feel like you’re teasing us, or the moment was so wonderful it’s one that makes you smile secretly. I love those little gifts life give you and every time you think about them, you get the little happy sigh.

    Cheryl – There really is something about a guy on a motorcycle. Part rebel, part loyal, and you don’t know where he’s going to take you!

    Lori – It’s nice to meet you!

    Sasha – *mwah* my friend. Thank you so much for having me here today. I’m just going to make myself comfy, but first breakfast is in order.

  • Amy R says:

    I have read some biker romances and enjoyed but it really comes down to if the characters are likeable and the story itself.

  • Natalie says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a biker romance before. But I can’t wait to check this one out!

  • Beth Haney says:

    Bikers are super sexy! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • tiss81 says:

    Theres just something about a biker….And I love the Author, so I’ll read almost anything she writes!

  • First of all, super sexy cover! Love the man candy AND he’s on bike? Yep, I def need to put this on my TBR list. To be honest, I don’t think I’ve read a biker romance yet! But, there’s always a first time for everything right? I loved that excerpt too. Rain calling Tori “babe” is enough to convince me I’m going to like him.;) Thanks for this great giveaway!

  • Debra Kayn says:

    I have mad love for Tiss. She’s fabulous!

    Nina – There’s something about you wanting to get rid of your biker romance virginity on my book that is too cool. Thank you!

    Beth, Natalie, Amy, Chanpreet – Yes! Bikers are yummy! Even when they (my hubs, Wheels) work on their bikes in my living room. lol I can assure you that Rain would never do that.

    One little sneak behind the scenes before I call it a night. Tori, the heroine, is actually an anti-heroine. Interesting, huh? Most of the time we read about anti-heroes. I thought I’d change things up with this book. 😉

    Thanks for entering the giveaway everyone! Sasha is the best for having me here today!


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