Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Kristine Cayne takes over Tears of Crimson today!

Hello everyone! It’s a pleasure to be on Tears of Crimson today. Michelle was gracious enough to invite me to tell you about my books and myself. So here goes!

First off, let me say that I love romance! I’ve read most of the romance sub-genres, with my favorites being romantic suspense, paranormal romance, and historical romance. I’d often dreamed of becoming a writer, but it wasn’t until I read my first romantic suspense, Cherry Adair’s Kiss and Tell, that I fell in love with the genre and decided that it was the one for me. The intertwining of romance and danger, the heightened emotions, the fast-paced action, and of course, the steamy sex, fascinated me. In 2006 I began to take some writing classes, but it wasn’t until I came to the Pacific Northwest and joined RWA that things took off. 

In 2009 I started writing Deadly Obsession, the first in my Deadly Vices romantic suspense series. I did the usual round of conferences, submissions to agents and editors, and entering contests. By mid-2011, the world of publishing had drastically changed and I decided to self-publish my stories. In January of 2012, I published Deadly Obsession and in April, I published book two in the series, Deadly Addiction. I’ve also written short stories for two anthologies: “Un-Valentine’s Day” (Hearts and Arrows) and “Guns ‘N’ Tulips” (The WG2E All-For-Indies Anthology: Spring Hop Edition).

I have some very exciting news as well. My novella, “Aftershocks”, is coming out in two weeks as part of the Romance in the Rain Anthology put together by the Seattle-based Rainy Day Writers group. This collection of six novellas takes the reader on a journey from the pioneer days of Seattle through the smoke-filled clouds of WWII and into the present, spanning four generations of the strong-willed and passionate Caldwell family.
 “Aftershocks” is the prequel to my new very sexy rescue firefighter romance series. The first book in the series, Under His Command, is planned to be released in time for the holiday season.

Here’s a small preview of my work

Deadly Obsession - Nic Lamoureux's perfect movie star life is shattered by a stalker who threatens any woman close to him. When he meets photographer Lauren James, the attraction is instant--and mutual. She's exactly the sort of woman he craves, but the stalker makes deadly clear Lauren is the competition. And the competition must be eliminated.
*** Deadly Obsession is on sale for 99 cents on Amazon and B&N. Regular price $3.99 ***
RT Book Reviews Top Pick - "Stock up on ice cubes because this is definitely one sizzling debut. Readers will be hooked from the first sentence—on the book and on Nic! As rich as a white chocolate cheesecake, Cayne's entrance into the suspense genre is invigorating, explosive and simply intoxicating."
Winner - Best Romance - 2012 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards
Finalist - Best Romance - Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012 

Deadly Addiction - When Rémi Whitedeer and Alyssa Morgan uncover a drug-fueled scheme on the Blackriver Reserve—a scheme involving a biker gang from Alyssa’s past and a militant sovereigntist group led by Rémi’s cousin—Rémi must choose between loyalty to family and tribe or his growing love for Alyssa. Will Rémi and Alyssa have to leave everything behind—even their identities—for the chance at a future together?
“Un-Valentine’s Day” - It’s Valentine’s Day, and Noah Jensen has a mad crush on Cassie Ames, a woman who vehemently hates the holiday. Even worse, she doesn’t see him as boyfriend material. Can Noah give Cassie a perfect day and move out of the dreaded friend zone—and into her heart?
“Guns ‘N’ Tulips” - On this particular St. Patty’s Day, an ex-cop, once bribed by the mob, must now beat them at their own game in order to earn back the life and love he’d lost.
“Aftershocks” - When Seattle is struck by a devastating earthquake, technical rescue firefighter Jamie Caldwell must save his estranged wife and daughter from the wreckage of a collapsed building. He's defied the odds hundreds of times, but will his luck finally run out for good?

To Connect with Kristine Cayne

Where Can You Find Kristine’s Books?
Deadly Obsession: Amazon ebook:
Amazon print:
Amazon UK print:
Apple iTunes:
Diesel ebooks:

Deadly Addiction: Amazon ebook:
Amazon print:
Amazon UK:
Amazon UK print:
“Un-Valentine’s Day” (Hearts and Arrows): Amazon:
“Guns ‘N’ Tulips” (The WG2E All-for-Indies Anthology): Amazon:


  1. Hi Kristine! *waves* It's great to read about your writing and your inspirations. That's exciting that you began self-publishing. It seems to be working out great for you. Romantic Suspense sounds like a perfect fit for your talents. :)

    1. Thank you so much, Bebe! I'm really enjoying the journey and the freedom I have to explore any issues and storylines I want. It's a lot of work, but definitely worth it :)

  2. Hi Kristine! What a lovely blog. Was so interesting to read more about you and your work. I have your book Deadly Obsession Book One. Really looking forward to reading it. It's on long list of to reads! Wishing you great success in all you do!

  3. I'm so happy you could stop by, blueharvestcreative! So glad you enjoyed the post and I hope you'll enjoy Deadly Obsession when you get to it :) Those TBR lists are killers!

  4. Romance in the Rain - what a lovely title. Aftershocks sounds great.

    1. Thank you, Emma! We thought it worked well since the novellas all take place in Seattle. I can't wait for everyone to read Aftershocks and be introduced to my sexy rescue firefighters :)


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