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March 15, 2010

Ride Free with Debra Kayn.

I’m thrilled to have author, Debra Kayn as my special guest today. Debra is taking about her newest release, Ride Free, which is book two in The Chromes and Wheels Gang series. If you like motorcycles and sexy heroes along with your romance, this is the series for you. Over to Debra…

Ride FreeThank you for letting me guest blog today, Shelley. I’m bouncing in my seat, because you have one of my favorite places to visit in blog world. :grin:

Do you think there is one special person out there in the big world that is perfect for you? Are you willing to wait for that person knowing you might never cross paths?

I’ll admit that there are days where I believe my hubs is THE perfect man for me. He reads my mind, finishes my sentences, and predicts what I need. I can tell when something is bothering him, guess how he’ll react to bad news/good news, and I just “click” with him. Then there are those times when he leaves his dirty socks laying in the living room, or he’s too stubborn to admit that he’s wrong and I’m right. Those days I wonder what planet he came from! :grin:

I love the idea of soul mates, to know instantly that you’ve met the perfect person for you with no doubts or hesitation. That is what happened to my character Sarah in Ride Free, Book Two of The Chromes and Wheels Gang. She knew from the start that biker bad boy, Reefer, was the man she’d love for the rest of her life. He wasn’t such a big believer in fate, but Sarah knew exactly what she had to do.

Here is an excerpt for you to enjoy that shows Sarah knowing exactly what she wants.

Sarah grinned. “You have to realize I’ve dreamed about riding a motorcycle of my own around the country forever. It’s the way I escaped…”

“Go on, sweetheart.” He linked his fingers with hers and brought her hand up to kiss. “Tell me what you needed to escape.”

Her nose wrinkled. “You’ve met my da, remember?”

“What about your mom?”

“She drank right alongside him. She died from cirrhosis of the liver a few years ago.” Sarah twisted her mouth. “I imagine my da is going to follow in her footsteps soon. He won’t quit for anyone.”

Reefer pulled her back down to his chest. “But why fantasize about becoming a biker?”

“To ride from one place to another with the wind on your face. All the outside noises muffled by the roar of the engine. It’s musical, don’t you think?” Sarah sat up again. “It’s strange, but the comfort I get off the drums at the reservation is the same rush I get when I hear your bike.”

His lips tightened. She smiled.

“It beats in here.” She placed her hand on his chest.

“But, your family…” he reminded her.

She shook her head. “No, it is only my da, and he is better off without the reminder that he has a daughter. He drinks more when I am around.”

“But, you have steady employment—”

“That doesn’t matter. Listen to me, Reefer. There is nothing in my life to tie me to this place.” She placed her hands on his cheeks. “I want to live the life of a biker, to sail away and live one day at a time.”

“Jesus, Sarah…” He set his forehead against hers. “I’m bad news, sweetheart.”

“Don’t talk about yourself that way.” She wished somehow his doubts might flow out of him and he’d soak up her confidence.

“The only family I have is the other bikers, Sarah. I promised myself when I was sixteen that I would never ever leave them.” Reefer’s breath caught. “I don’t know if it is fair to take you away from everything you know, away from the only relative you have. Tell me what to do, sweetheart.”

“Take me with you. Let me love you.” She wound her arms around his neck and pulled his lips towards her. “Let’s ride the wind together.”

Buy Link for Ride Free by Debra Kayn

You can find out more about the books I write at www.debrakayn.com. I love to talk to readers, so stop by and say hi!

CONTEST: Debra is giving away a copy of Ride Free to one lucky person today. All you need to do is post a comment and you’re in the draw! The winner will be announced later tonight.


  1. Debra Kayn

    Thank you Shelley for having me here today. I also want to give a copy of Ride Free to one lucky person who leaves a comment. I’ll pick the winner tonight and post the name here. :grin:

  2. Betty Ann Harris

    Debra, I love the idea of a soulmate, someone to be by my side, a partner, lover and friend. Then reality hits me! I think Ride Free sounds like the perfect antidote to reality, a book to take me away for awhile. I’ll be sure to read it. I just put in on my TBR wish list.


    I hadn’t found a soul mate and probably never will.

  4. Debra Kayn

    Hi Betty! Yep, that darned reality usually hits to disrupt the good dreams. I love books for exactly that reason. For a few hours I can slip into another world.

    KT- Aw, soul mates are probably overrated. I’ll take a good disagreement, dirty socks in the living room, and love. :wink:

  5. Maria D.

    I love the idea of a soul mate, have not found mine yet but still waiting. Loved the excerpt to the book and strangly lately I’ve been reading alot of bad boy/biker love stories. Will definitely check our your site.

  6. Fiona Vance

    I can’t wait to read this one! Don’t enter me though, I already have it! I loved the first book, Biker Babe in Black, and it was awesome.

    And soul mates are out there for everyone, sometimes in the least likely places. Trust me. :-)

  7. Debra Kayn

    Maria- Thank you! Not strange at all…I love the bad boy bikers too and find myself buying all the books I can find that have them. :wink:

    Fiona- You are such a sweetie. Remember the box of tissues…you’ll probably have one of those “good” cries while reading Ride Free. :cool:

  8. Shelley Munro

    I like the idea of soul mates. I mean it’s so romantic. I know a lot of people hate them but I love reading fated mate stories too.

    Maybe there are several someones out there for each of us because when I think about the number of people in the world, having only one special someone would make things difficult. :grin:

  9. Debra Kayn

    I think there is more than one too…it betters the odds. I hear a lot of people don’t agree with soul mates, but the desire to think there is one out there or you’ve found your mate is pretty romantic.

    I think that is why a lot of people have really jumped into the shapeshifter books. Life mates and the whole relationship of how they love each other is very fascinating.

  10. Shelley Munro

    Debra – I agree. I write a paranormal series with fated mates, and although they are fated and their hormones get them together, their romances are never easy. If anything, I think they have it worse than my contemporary characters. I’m really mean to them. :mrgreen:

  11. Debra Kayn

    lol The not easy parts make it believable. I’m also a believer that the more hardships you struggle through together (and survive) the deeper the relationship. So, that works perfectly.

  12. Debra Kayn

    Thank you so much for having me here today, Shelley. *hugs* It was quite the honor to come somewhere that I consider one of my favorite places to read.

    The winner of today’s free copy of Ride Free is……Maria! If you could email me your email address to [email protected] I’ll send you a copy of the book.

    Thanks for coming everyone. If you ever want to find me, feel free to come on over to my website and say hi. :wink:

  13. Shelley Munro

    Thanks, Debra! You’re very welcome. :grin:

  14. Amy W.

    Sorry I missed the contest but this sounds like a wonderful book. Even better it’s the second in a series, yippee! Just ask Shelley, she knows I love me a series- LOL! Is it a good stand alone or would it be better to read the first one first?

  15. Debra Kayn

    Thank you, Nessa. :-)

    Hi Amy,

    Another series lover, huh? Me too! They are stand alones, but the characters do advance with the story. If you read Ride Free first, you’ll find out things about Margarine from Biker Babe in Black. Won’t hurt the enjoyment of reading them though. :wink: