February 18, 2018

11 more days!

February 9, 2018

8 years or so ago, I met a lady at a signing in Portland, who belonged to a book club. She wasn't there to meet me. In fact, her book club only read women's fiction, not romance. I remember we bonded over our dislike for public restrooms, and one thing led to another and I told her I'd send some paperback books her way. A few months later, she contacted me and asked if there was a way I could speak with her club about the book. They actually read a romance! We ended up having a chat...I have a by-reservation-only chat room on my website. That was the start of a wonderful relationship with the six ladies in the Milwaukie Book Club. I send them arc paperbacks (no digital readers in this group) and afterward, we chat.

Last week, we chatted about Chief.

February 1, 2018

— Upcoming Release —

Title: Chief
Series: A Brikken Motorcycle Club Saga
Release Date: March 1, 2018
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2BLgItP


A deadly mistake in an otherwise routine crime for Brikken Motorcycle Club puts an eight-year-old girl in front of Chief.

Just why Chief steps up to become Johanna's guardian escapes his reasoning, nor has he wasted time trying to find an excuse beyond protecting a child's innocence from the club's criminal activities. He only knows that when he looks down into her sweet, innocent face full of curiosity instead of fear, she moves him. Her eyes are more expressive, her personality more addictive, than anything he's ever experienced.

Johanna fills a void inside of him in a way that being president of Brikken, the son of Rollo, the leader of hundreds of the roughest men, fails to satisfy.

And so, he plants Johanna in his life. He provides and gives, and makes her feel special. She isn't only his taste of freedom from the hard life he lives, but his spring, summer, fall, winter. She becomes his breath of fresh air in a world where betrayal, enemies, and a knife in the back can happen at any moment.

Through building Brikken Motorcycle Club and continuing his father's legacy, Chief deals with heartache, incarceration, secrets. Determined not to repeat his father's mistakes, he creates and manipulates the world around him, including those he permits into his life.

He does everything for Brikken.
For Rollo.
For his sons— Jett, Olin, and Thorn.
For Johanna, the child, the woman, who makes it all possible.

Johanna's earliest memories center around a big man who picks her up, changes her life, and the way his beard tickles her skin. At a young age, she learned there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who love forever and those who love—or maybe can't love—and leave. Her mom left her with strangers. Nene sent her away. Karla would eventually push her away. But, from the moment Chief walks into Johanna's life, he promises to stay. No one has given her the comfort, security, and pleasure that she fearfully needs, until Chief.

He gives her everything.

Through the tribulations of her childhood, the awakening of her womanhood, and a new world filled with bikers, she learns to survive on promises, trust, and the love of one man, through the biggest struggles of her life.

*A Family Romance Saga*

January 29, 2018

Picture this.

You're reading a wonderful romance book, fall in love with the characters, and they get their happily ever after. What's the one thing a reader wants after they finish a romance book they love?

They want more. They don't want to leave the characters. They want to know what happens after the happily ever after because they really enjoyed spending time with them. Am I close?

The problem with romance category books, and the reason readers want more is the fact that there's only so much time you can cover between the meet-cute to the declaration that they love each other. Time varies, but 1 year is the average.

The only way to give more is to step into another genre. Fiction literature has no time constraints. Here are the definitions below…

Romance – Novels of this type of genre fiction place their primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an "emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending."

Family Saga – A genre of literature which chronicles the lives and doings of a family or a number of related or interconnected families over a period of time.

Now, here's the information I want to give to my readers. If you read my last newsletter, I said that my next release will cross boundaries. I'm talking genre boundaries. My next release is a Family Romance Saga…which isn't a real thing. So, for clarification, it will be placed in the ROMANCE category, and it will also be placed in the LITERATURE category, under the sub-category Saga.

Confused yet? Don't be. It will feel like a Debra Kayn novel. You're just going to get a deeper romance, more time spent in the lives of the characters, and a slower read. Slower meaning, you're going to absorb the story. It's not a book where you love it, toss it aside, and go grab another romance book, cause you're now invested in my characters. My advice to those who read 2-3 books a day is to give my next book a day to itself, maybe 2 days.

This book will solve the "want more" that readers ask for.

Soon, I will show you the cover, the blurb, the release date. It will look different. Now, you know why.

It'll be up to readers to decide if MORE is better.