Saturday, December 29, 2007

Hot off the press...MAVERICK review

"Excitement, mystery and delight fill the pages of Maverick Wild, Stacey Kayne’s latest historical treasure."

"Cora Mae Tindale has traveled far to find Chance Morgan. She wants him to fulfill his promise made to her when they were young. Chance and Tucker’s father had married her mother when she was a child. The three banded together when things were tough and Cora’s mother was plotting something evil. Now Cora wants Chance to fulfill that promise he made to protect her. But Chance is no longer the person he was those many years ago. With his heart locked away, Chance wants nothing to do with Cora. He does not trust her but he also cannot seem to resist her even as he pushes her away. So when trouble comes calling, Chance is the first one there.
Stacey Kayne can weave a story that will capture you and not let go. Cora had a tough life and she ran to Chance to try and escape that life. Chance had also seen things that had hardened his heart. With both of them damaged in their pasts, it is only together that they can heal. We also have an opportunity to visit with Tucker and Skylar and see how they are doing. So for anyone who loves westerns and romance, Maverick Wild is perfect for you. Stacey Kayne has demonstrated herself to be a talented force in the world of western romance."

Written by Debby

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Going Meez WILD!

My Writer Pals and I have started a new group website (Writers At Play info coming soon!) and we've meezed ourselves :) We're a playful group and these Meezes really seemed to capture our toony sides ;-)
Have you been meezed? If not, you've got to give it a go. It's hysterical fun! Tell 'em StaceyKayne sent ya ;-)

Meez 3D avatar avatars games


Wild wishes for joy & success as we gallop into '08!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

So, are you ready for the holidays?

My western stocking has been hung by the chimney with care--and I better find somethin' other than coal in there! *g*

Thanks to my health insurance and an untimely surgery, I'm taking it easy this holiday season. While this has put a lot of unexpected pressure on my hubby and two sons, I have to say, it's not easy being a patient! For someone used to putting all the final touches on everything, it's hard to ask for help with things that in most situations seem menial, and it takes a few days to rework the hardwire and allow others to take over. I got myself into trouble the first few days after surgery, doing more than I should, and it set me back in the healing process --lesson learned :)
So I'm taking it easy this Christmas, and letting my handsome elves to do the last minute holiday dashes and wrap gifts in their no-bow's-required, manly ways. Packages will look a little strange and our Christmas potlock contributions will be a crock of lil' smokeys *g*, but nevertheless, the holiday atmosphere is Merry & Bright :) How 'bout the rest of y'all? Are you free of the shopping masses yet? Have the gifts been wrapped, garland strung, cookies baked? Be sure to take time to kick back and enjoy the festivity!
From my family to yours,
Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season and Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

MAVERICK WILD in time for the holidays!

Ten days to its New Year's release date, and Chance Morgan has already been spotted baring his hunky chest in bookstores across the states! My friend Anna in New Jersey spotted him while out holiday shopping.

MAVERICK is now available in online bookstores as well. I pre-ordered some books the day the pre-order link went up at Barnes &'s my third book and still a total thrill to see my name and cover up on those bookstore sites! To my holiday delight, the books arrived yesterday!

Anyone else spotted Chance making an early appearance --I'd love to hear about it if you have :)

And hey, you could win a hunky cowboy calender just for posting a comment!

Warm Holiday Wishes,

Saturday, December 8, 2007

The Ever-Changing Title

BRIDE OF VENGEANCE ~aka ~ THE GUNSLIGNER'S BRIDE has a new title twist!

Seemed another Harlequin Historical had used THE GUNERSLINGER'S BRIDE title in the too-recent past, so my editors sent me a note stating that the title of BRIDE 2 shall hence forth be known as:


Lily does have a wild side *g*

Friday, December 7, 2007

Petticoats & Pistols

I'm blogging today over at P&P, and will be giving away a copy of MUSTANG WILD!

Stop by if you get a chance

Monday, December 3, 2007

MUSTANG WILD - contender for LWR's Best 2007 Western Historical is hosting a contest with all of their five-spur reviews for 2007.

MUSTANG WILD is in the running!

Readers can vote for their favorite five-spur western from now to January 11th.

This is my first time being a contender for a published award. I'm thrilled to be on a list with some of my favorite authors--what fun!!

To cast your vote, click on the LWR cowboy!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

FOUR-Book Deal!!!!

So, just over a week ago, I turned in the finishing touches on my fourth western and breathed a huge sigh of relief as I dropped into bed...deadline-free! I figured I'd take a little break before working up any new western proposals...sometime before Christmas maybe...*g* Well, I woke up six hours later to a message from my agent--my editors at Harlequin sent us an offer for FOUR MORE WESTERNS. =:-O

I was stunned, and excited to say the least. After some pleasant negotiations and working out deadlines that didn't give me chest pain *g* , we've accepted the offer :)

  • The first of the new four westerns will be my third Wild book - Garret's story, the final book in the Wild Trilogy.
  • Next is a Spring Bride Anthology, with Harlequin Historical authors Jillian Hart and Judith Stacy--release date, June '09. Right now, this short story is shaping up to be a continuation of my own Bride series.
  • The next two books will be full-length western historicals ~ that's about all I know at this point, but more cowboys is always a good thing ;-)

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Gunslinger's Bride

Bride of Vengeance has a new title and release date!!!

I've been told the cover will be a close-up of the hero, Juniper Barns, with his rangecoat tucked behind the pearl grip of one of his revolvers.

I am so excited about this book! It has become one of my favorites of all my manuscripts, packed full of action, danger and sizzling romance ;-)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

MAVERICK WILD's First Review

Romantic Times BOOKReviews:

"Kayne carries off a warmhearted Americana western with all the necessary elements: feisty characters, a loving family atmosphere, small-town troubles and the gritty reality of life in the Wild West. "

Summary: When Chance ran off to join the Confederate Army, he promised his stepsister, Cora Mae Tindale, that he would come back for her. Years go by, and Cora needs Chance to make good on his promise or she'll be forced to marry. She decides if he won't come for her, then she will go to him. Chance has never forgotten his vow, or the guilt he feels for never going home. But he has enough problems with his seductive, manipulative neighbor and trying to keep thieves away from the ranch. He doesn't need any more 'trouble', and Cora is trouble with a capital "T."

It's always nerve-wracking, waiting for that first review. I'm pleased, and am hoping readers will enjoy this warmhearted Western :)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Five Heart Review!

This review on MUSTANG WILD came in a tad late from The Romance Studio....but then, it's never too late for a FAB review! Sending a huge THANK YOU to Anita - her review of MUSTANG made my day!

"Join Stacey Kayne as she spins an exciting tale that takes place in the Wild West. The dust of the trail and the battle of the elements bring to life this story as a group of young people drive wild horses to Wyoming. Add to that the excitement of a gun toting killer and his posse out to stop them and the readers will be enthralled to the very end.

The excitement comes second only to the emotionally stirring storyline. Skylar is unlike any young woman one expects to find. She is as tough as nails on the outside and can out work any man. But on the inside she hides the female aspect of her character. This is a part of her that she has had to repress for fear of appearing weak. This character steals the heart of the reader as well as the men around her. The pain and fear she experiences is tangible and readers will find themselves hoping that everything turns out right for this spunky female.

Tucker has not had an easy life either. He is known for the trouble he finds as well as his big heart. These two characters are perfect for each other if they can just get past their stubborn natures. The sparks that fly between the two is only a prelude to the passion that is boiling right under the surface waiting for a chance to break free. When they are not arguing they are struggling to control their overwhelming desire. Readers will find themselves laughing out loud as these two try to work things out.

Mustang Wild is a beautiful romance filled with passion and excitement. It touches the hearts of the readers and will have them holding their breath through all the danger and excitement. For all these reasons I highly recommend this story to all the readers."

Reviewer: Anita
November 16, 2007
Full review at
The Romance Studio

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

MUSTANG WILD ~ Mills & Boon Edition!

I was thrilled when my editor informed me that MUSTANG WILD will be a January release from Mills & Boon, in the UK, as part of Mills & Boons 100th Anniversary celebration editions.

It's exciting to see both Wild books out in Jaunuary.

Wishing Mills & Boon a very Happy 100th Anniversary!

Sunday, October 28, 2007


The cover is here! Not too bad, huh? It's everything my editors hinted it would be,

featuring Chance Morgan in all his hunky cowboy glory ;-)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Going WILD in January!

It's official, MAVERICK WILD will be released January 1st, 2008! A little later than I had anticipated, but I'm thrilled none the less. No cover yet, but here's a splash of MAVERICK inspiration that was sent to the art department.

I'm thinking January will be perfect for 2008 MAVERICK WILD pocket calenders. With advance copies, December will be full of MAVERICK holiday giveaways! After all the holiday hustle, hopefully readers will be ready to spend a little time with Chance and Cora Mae. My Newsletter subscribers will get a sneak peek at the MAVERICK WILD prologue, which will go out at the end of this month. There's still time to sign up!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007


If you love western reads, you gotta check out this new site!
Spotlight Author for this month is Yours Truly :)

A new website devoted to Western Historical Romance -- sounds like a good time!!

FIVE SPUR Review!!!!!

How cool is that?! I'm excited about this review, well, 'cause they rank in spurs *g* (and MUSTANG WILD got all five!), and mostly because it's WESTERN READERS reviewing on an ALL WESTERN site!! This author's idea of utopia ;-)

"Stacey Kayne has packed this book with a wonderfully shaded set of characters, from the heroine and hero to the secondary characters. She’s also managed to create an adventurous plot that keeps the reader going at a galloping pace. There wasn’t one part of the story that slowed me down, or one page that I didn’t want to keep turning— quite a feat for a debut book. This is one of those books I’m keeping on my shelf to read again—and again. And certainly can’t wait to read her next one!"

Carol—Love Western Romances

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Uh-Oh...Hazards Of Research

While working on BRIDE OF VENGEANCE, I was telling my critique partner about my heroine's silver hot chocolate server. A San Francisco resident, Lily cannot go without her morning cup of Chocolate.

Helpful vixen that my CP is, she sent me a link for antique chocolate pots. And OMG! I am in love!

The silver chocolate pot is from 1852. The ceramic pots didn't gain popularity until the 1890's and early 1900's.

Now, I am not one for nicknacks--if it has to be dusted or watered, it's not for me, but I think I will have to make an exception!
When I end up writing just to support my chocolate pot fetish, I shall blame Sheila Raye ;-)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Beautiful Distractions

As a new author reviews can be a nerve-wracking distraction. I found one for BRIDE on the Historical Romance Writers review site which has tickled me ten shades of pink -- a distraction and a positive push as I dive back into VENGEANCE.

Here's the last paragraph of the review:

“A fast paced, highly enjoyable story of opposites attracting and overcoming the odds against them; BRIDE OF SHADOW CANYON is a fine example of the Western American genre. Rachell is a shy and less-than-domestic woman who knows what she wants and goes after it. She is stubborn and brave and strong in the face of adversity. Jed is a true American hero; a shadowy gunman who has lived on his own for so long, he has no idea what home and family mean; much less love and kindness. He is a man’s man; willing to protect the innocent at all costs, yet is afraid to believe in the power of love. I was greatly enamored of this couple and felt toward them like old friends; I cheered them on, I cursed the villains and I shed a few tears at the end. BRIDE OF SHADOW CANYON has earned a place on my “keeper” shelves; I don’t find too many Westerns that embody the genre nowadays, but this one certainly does.”

Reviewer: Lettetia

April Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Karen - winnner of my March contest hosted by Fresh Fiction.

Your copy of BRIDE OF SHADOW CANYON and box of Godiva are on the way!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Horse of Another Color

While cyber tumble weeds may be blowing around this blog site for a few more weeks as I finish up my second "Bride" book, I've fallen under the influence of my author pals and launched this here blog. A place to shoot the western breeze and demand more cowboys in our bookstores! Should be a rip-roarin' good time! Or at least a fun distraction ;-)

Blogging the West!

Debut novel

In bookstores Now!

First book of a second series