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!