What’s​ ​your​ ​name​ ​and​ ​what​ ​genre​ ​would​ ​you​ ​consider​ ​your​ ​books​ ​to​ ​be?

My pen name is K. Aybara, and my books would fall under erotica. Hell, I’ve even been known to hand out shammy bookmarks with them at signings. After all, a bookmark is the perfect size for a panty liner, and shammies hold five times their weight in water.

Tell​ ​me​ ​about​ ​your​ ​book.​ ​How​ ​did​ ​you​ ​come​ ​up​ ​with​ ​that​ ​(story,​ ​angle,​ ​idea)?

I never intended to write at all. I was chatting with a friend on Facebook one night, and she said to me, “I just read four hours of smut. I’m bored. Entertain me.” I wasn’t too sure on how to respond to that, so I took it as a challenge. I wasn’t sure what she had been reading, but if it was that boring then surely I could do better. Challenge accepted. I proceeded to write her a scene, and almost instantly she demanded more. I think it took her a couple minutes to catch her breath, or else it probably would have been instantly with the reaction she had.

How​ ​did​ ​you​ ​get​ ​interested​ ​in​ ​writing​ ​this​ ​particular​ ​genre​ ​(historical​ ​novels,​ ​mysteries,​ ​sci-fi, children’s​ ​books,​ ​etc.)?

I’m not one to back down from a challenge, so when my friend said she needed more than just the one scene I had written her, I decided turn it into a book.

What​ ​kind​ ​of​ ​research​ ​did​ ​you​ ​do​ ​for​ ​this​ ​book?

Let me tell you, the research was horrible. Years of sex and porn. I don’t know how I survived it. All those hours of wild carnal pleasure. Alright, I’ll admit some of it was horrible, but we won’t talk about my ex’s.

Can​ ​you​ ​tell​ ​me​ ​about​ ​your​ ​Series?

The Breathless Series starts off following Luke and Cailyn from their wedding. She is your normal innocent young woman, while Luke is more experienced in life overall. Their friends play a rather large part in the first two books as the third book starts to step away from them to feature one of the friends as well. Ultimately I would like to tell the story of all the characters as each person will relate with a different character, and their stories matter also.


Do​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​favorite​ ​book​ ​out​ ​of​ ​this​ ​series?

This is a hard question to answer. I love the first book, Breathless Night, despite some of the flaws that it may have. I kept expanding on that original scene that got me started, but eventually realized I needed some plot somewhere. So who wouldn’t love a multi-chapter sex scene that doesn’t stop? But then I also love Breathless Struggle. There are two main struggles in the third book, and one of them was very close to my heart. Telling that story was a way to help me cope with feelings that I had internalized for nearly a decade.

Was​ ​it​ ​always​ ​meant​ ​to​ ​become​ ​a​ ​series?

Before I was done with the first book, I knew what the third one was going to be. Problem was I didn’t know what I was going to do for the second one. I wasn’t too keen on the idea of a trilogy, so by the time I had finished the second book I had come to the conclusion that each character needed their five minutes in the spotlight.
What’s​ ​a​ ​typical​ ​working​ ​day​ ​like​ ​for​ ​you?​

I work full-time, so I am up at 5am and don’t get home until early evening. I stare at a computer all day long, so honestly, there are times the last thing I want to do is sit inside, let alone to stare at another screen.

​When​ ​and​ ​where​ ​do​ ​you​ ​write?​

I have an office that I set up mostly so that I can write. Most of my writing is done in the evenings, or when the mood strikes. I have been known to take notes at lunch or work so that I don’t forget what I was thinking. Unfortunately I’ve been known to forget the ideas as well.

​Do​ ​you​ ​set​ ​a​ ​daily writing​ ​goal?

When I sit down to write, I try to get at least 2,000 words down. The most I have been able to write was about 26,000 words in a weekend, but I had finally reached a part of the book that had been nagging at me and I knew exactly how everything was going to go. There is one scene that is a part of that weekend writing that is most likely one of my favorite scenes I have ever written.

Do​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​new​ ​book​ ​in​ ​the​ ​making​ ​and​ ​if​ ​so,​ ​what’s​ ​the​ ​name​ ​of​ ​your​ ​upcoming​ ​book?

There are several projects that I have been working on in my head, and I have two that I have started on. Both are under my actual name instead of my pen name. I plan to keep everything Romance related under my name, while all other genres will be under my name.


How​ ​important​ ​are​ ​character​ ​names​ ​to​ ​you​ ​in​ ​your​ ​books?

​ ​I absolutely loathe character names. Almost as much as edits. I over analyze them!

Is​ ​there​ ​a​ ​special​ ​meaning​ ​to​ ​any​ ​of the​ ​names?

Unfortunately, there usually is. I try to find something that doesn’t have some type of special meaning, but it doesn’t usually work too well for me.

Where​ ​do​ ​your​ ​ideas​ ​come​ ​from?

If you knew half of the voices that are screaming in my head on a daily basis, you would be scared to ask that question.

What​ ​is​ ​the​ ​hardest​ ​part​ ​of​ ​writing​ ​for​ ​you?

Edits and coming up with character names.

What​ ​do​ ​you​ ​consider​ ​to​ ​be​ ​your​ ​best​ ​accomplishment?

When it comes to being an author, I think my best accomplishment was receiving a review that said she had to sit on a towel to read my book. That was when I decided to hand out shammy bookmarks.

What’s​ ​the​ ​best​ ​thing​ ​about​ ​being​ ​an​ ​author?

Most definitely, the community. Be it the readers, bloggers, or other authors… Everyone is so friendly and helpful. We are all just a bunch of introverts in denial pretty much, so we get each other.

Where​ ​do​ ​you​ ​see​ ​yourself​ ​in​ ​10​ ​years?

Hopefully somewhere with mountains.

Have​ ​you​ ​always​ ​liked​ ​to​ ​write?

Hell no! English was my least favorite subject.

What​ ​writing​ ​advice​ ​do​ ​you​ ​have​ ​for​ ​aspiring​ ​authors?

Almost every story has been told. Don’t stress about finding something new, just tell your story the way you want to tell it.


If​ ​you​ ​didn’t​ ​like​ ​writing​ ​books,​ ​or​ ​weren’t​ ​any​ ​good​ ​at​ ​it,​ ​what​ ​would​ ​you​ ​like​ ​to​ ​do​ ​for​ ​a​ ​living?

Writing or not, I would love to be a Park Ranger or something to that degree. To get paid to be outside, taking care of the beautiful world we live in, and far from any major city.

Do​ ​you​ ​read​ ​reviews​ ​of​ ​your​ ​book(s)?​

Do​ ​you​ ​respond​ ​to​ ​them,​ ​good​ ​or​ ​bad?​ ​How​ ​do​ ​you​ ​deal with​ ​the​ ​bad? I have read the reviews I have out there. I don’t generally respond to them though. As for the bad reviews… I try to see their side of it and use it as a learning experience for future stories.

Of​ ​all​ ​the​ ​characters​ ​you​ ​have​ ​created,​ ​which​ ​is​ ​your​ ​favourite​ ​and​ ​why?

If I were to be honest, I think my favorite character hasn’t been completely created yet. Her name is Charlotte, and I know a few things about her, but I haven’t started on her story other than a small outline of notes. Something about her though tells me that her story will be powerful and connect with many people. Her story will be more of a Contemporary Romance than Erotica.


Does​ ​writing​ ​energize​ ​or​ ​exhaust​ ​you?

That really depends on the day. Those days where I can pump out 2,000+ words an hour are exhilarating. But when you are stuck between two points, struggling to find the path to connect them, and after two hours you might have a couple hundred words with more Facebook posts than should be allowed… That can be exhausting.

What​ ​is​ ​your​ ​writing​ ​Kryptonite?

Distractions. Noise, people talking, kids playing… anything that pulls my focus away. I can’t even have music playing while I am writing unless I already know where I am going with the scene.

Do​ ​you​ ​try​ ​more​ ​to​ ​be​ ​original​ ​or​ ​to​ ​deliver​ ​to​ ​readers​ ​what​ ​they​ ​want?

I have done both. As the books progress I have tried to set some things up in case I want to go down certain paths. I’m not sure if the story will go there or not, but I want there to be some background if the characters tell me to go that way.


What​ ​other​ ​authors​ ​are​ ​you​ ​friends​ ​with,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​do​ ​they​ ​help​ ​you​ ​become​ ​a​ ​better​ ​writer?

I am fortunate enough to call several authors friends. Heather Marie Adkins, with her no sugar coating way of telling you to suck it up and finish your story. Terry Maggert’s camaraderie and friendship just make you feel good about yourself and writing. J Laslie always being the supportive one when needed, but understanding when I’m just not feeling it. Victoria Escobar bouncing ideas back and forth. There are so many because the community overall is very helpful.

If​ ​you​ ​were​ ​writing​ ​a​ ​book​ ​about​ ​your​ ​life,​ ​what​ ​would​ ​the​ ​title​ ​be?

How not to live a perfect life, but still find happiness

What​ ​question​ ​have​ ​you​ ​always​ ​wanted​ ​to​ ​be​ ​asked​ ​in​ ​an​ ​interview?​ ​

How did you pick the $750 million dollar winning lottery numbers?

How​ ​would​ ​you​ ​answer that​ ​question? Once it happens, I’ll let you know. After the drawing of course.


Thank you so very much for taking time out to do this interview ❤️