Friday, December 4, 2009

Winter Yard Art

Talking about winter yard art over at Petticoats & Pistols today! Drop by and check out the fun pictures!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Surveying A New Series

Blogging at Petticoats & Pistols today about cartographers, their influence on The West and the new western series I'm currently writing.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Five Hearts from The Romance Studio!

Almost killed by her vicious brother, Maggie escapes into the mountains with a trapper who buys her for six beaver pelts. She and Ira Danvers survive off the land allowing tales of Mad Maggie to proliferate and protect her. When she finds a cowboy who's been left for dead in a blizzard, nursing him back to health opens her up to a broken heart. She can't have her cowboy and her privacy too. Garret Daines is a hard man to forget. Even his dog Boots tries to put the two together while cattle rustlers and her brother try to insure she isn't around to spoil their plans.

Stacey Kayne gives us one of those tales of the best and worst of the old west. Honorable men like Garret and the Morgans are the kind of people who helped a young nation survive while despicable men like Gideon and Nathan only worked for their own power. This is a well-constructed tale filled with the flavor of the wildness of Wyoming. We get to see the beauty of being a cowboy and rancher in an untamed land through Garret's eyes as Ms. Kayne builds this man into a rarity in any time period.

The relationship between him and the complex woman sometimes called Maggie, sometimes Grace, sometimes the endearment Magpie and sometimes Mad Maggie is powerful. Ms. Kayne presents well the fact that not everyone bases their relationships on what they see on the outside or what they can get out of them. The growth of Maggie's personality is a well done thing. Many readers may envy her the seclusion of the mountains!

I hated to put this book down. There's suspense throughout with the hardships and villains who'll stop at nothing to get what they want. The romance of Garret and Maggie is always fragile as the solitude of the mountains constantly calls to her. This is a great read, easy to get lost in as Ms. Kayne weaves this tale into one that won't let us go.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Very sensual

Reviewer: Dee Dailey
The Romance Studio

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Interview and Book Giveaway!

Today I'm hanging out at Sapphire Romance Realm. They've posted an interview and are giving away a copy of MOUNTAIN WILD.

Sapphire Romance Realm: Interview: Stacey Kayne

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Mad-Lib Excerpt, Western Style

I'm posting a snippet of my new western series due out next year over at Writer's At Play -- an excerpt with a mad-lib twist!

Stop in to play for a chance to win signed copies of MOUNTAIN WILD!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Five-Star Review for MOUNTAIN WILD!

Stacey Kayne does it again with Mountain Wild, penning a tale that will capture you on page one and not release you until the very last page.

Maggie has spent many years in the wild. Fear for her life led her to flee and now this is the only way she knows to survive. Even to protect the sanctuary of her location, she knows she cannot leave a man to die in the snow, especially one of the few men to ever show her kindness. She must help him and with no other choice she brings him to her safe haven. Garret Daines can’t believe the beautiful woman nursing him is the one known as Mad Mag. She touches him as no woman has before and he knows he would do anything to keep her safe and in his life. Maggie has lived in her shell for so long that she is not sure how to react to this man who shows her kindness. Maggie’s past has not been filled with friendly people and now that past is coming back to haunt her and Garret may be the only one who can save her.

Stacey Kayne will keep you on the edge of your seat as the plot for Mountain Wild unfolds. Maggie was a fantastic heroine. She had been dealt a bad hand in life and turned it into a winning one. Strong and very capable, she was a perfect match for Garrett. We met Garrett in a prior book and he grew into a sexy and compassionate man. It is these qualities combined with Maggie’s that allowed them to survive and thrive. Mountain Wild tells the story of two people who find each other under unusual circumstances and wind up with a love that is unusual in its intensity. Stacey Kayne’s books just keep getting better and better. Don’t miss this one. Be sure and pick it up and be prepared for entertainment at its best.

Five Stars!

Reviewed by Debby
Read full review at: CataRomance

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Five-Book Review for MOUNTAIN WILD!

"Garret Daines calls the wild and resilient Mad Mag of the mountains “My saving Grace”. She has always thought of him as her fair-haired Viking to be admired from afar. Theirs is a compelling story that surrounds the reader with a flood of emotions.

In the blink of an eye thirteen-year-old, Margaret Grace’s (Maggie’s) life is changed from being the much-loved, pampered daughter of a wealthy father to being a person on the run to save her life. With harsh lessons learned from Ira, a reclusive trapper, Maggie survives and becomes Mad Mag dressed in a stinky bearskin coat, hat pulled low over bushy black hair and a hostile attitude that sends most people scurrying away from her.

When she pulls the unconscious and wounded Garret Daines out from under a snowdrift, her world changes. Reluctantly, she hauls him and his dog Boots to her secret home in the mountains, knowing she is going against Ira’s teachings and making herself vulnerable.

Stacey Kayne creates a riveting story with descriptions that make the reader shiver in the snow, shudder at the sadistic cruelty, and sizzle with the love scenes.

Ira, the trapper that appears only once in the story is a major influence in the action. He taught Maggie to depend on no one but herself and to keep moving because she is a target standing still. The antagonist, Nathan Strafford, whose “death would have been a favor to gentle society” in Maggie’s opinion, is the epitome of a deranged person ruled by insatiable greed. Many other characters embody the best and the worst characteristics of humanity as they influence the lives of both Maggie and Garret.

Mountain Wild bustles with happenings we expect in a historical western but it also has startling twists that make the reader catch her breath and rush along reading to get Maggie and Garret out of precarious situations.

Stacey Kayne touches the senses and satisfies the heart with her poignant style and captivating characters. Recommended!"

Reviewed by Camellia

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Five Spur Review for MOUNTAIN WILD!

Kicking off the final book in the Wild Trilogy with a fab review!

"Against the backdrop of unfolding love, this novel is an examination of the bonds of family, love, trust and loyalty that bind us to one another, the devastation that happens when those bonds are broken, and the monumental struggle it takes to rebuild them.

For Maggie it means facing the fear of her brother and those like him that has kept her a recluse, adrift in a violent world, even though it is that fear that has fueled her survival by forcing her to be wary and self-reliant. Can she trust the love of one man enough to stop being afraid and allow herself to be bound to him, to be moored by those all too often fragile ropes of love and trust, family and loyalty? For Garrett it means finally understanding that life without those bonds is only a shadow of a life. But is he willing to take an emotional risk that will sacrifice his independence and saddle him with obligations for the uncommon woman he’s come to love.

Stacey Kayne has written a sizzling western romance with a cowboy hero that will make any woman’s heart flutter and a heroine whose inner strength will have readers rooting for her. Memorable characters, an adventure-filled plot, authentic dialog and emotional punches combine to make this western romance a super read. The opening scene alone will have your heart pounding with excitement. Enjoy!" 5 Spurs!

Check out the whole review at Love Western

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Honors and Awards!

I got a call today from the Bookseller's Best Award and MAVERICK WILD is a finalist for Best Short Historical of 2008! They have an Award ceremony at RWA National in July.

MAVERICK WILD was also up for a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical KISS Hero. I was unable to attend the Romantic Times conference last month (pout) where Linda Lael Miller ended up taking home the RT KISS trophy. But hey, I was in the running with Linda Lael Miller (my idol!)----don't get much better than that! Cheers to Linda on the win.

THE GUNSLINGER'S UNTAMED BRIDE was honored by The Lori's 2008 Best Book award! Taking home the 1st place trophy for the Historical category, GUNSLINGER is also in the running for Overall Best Book of 2008 - the winner announced in June.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Book Signing on Sat. May 9th
Coffee Cats - Chowchilla
11:00 - 2:00

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


My first book trailer has been posted to You Tube!
(click on middle rectangle in lower right corner to enlarge screen)
Click here to watch it at YouTube.
So, what do ya think???
Big thanks to Sandy at Phoenix Video Trailers and Banners!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cover Appreciation ~ MOUNTAIN WILD

Harlequin Art Director, Alana Ruoso, was interviewed this month at Cover Cafe. A fantastic article, and includes a behind the scenes look at the cover photo shoot for MAVERICK WILD!
Check it out at: It gave me a whole new appreciation for the work that goes into creating a cover.

Hot off the press--my new MOUNTAIN WILD cover...

In the midst of a range war, Garret Daines is dead-set on keeping his ranch from greedy local cattle barons. An attempt on his life during a winter storm lands him in the healing hands of a mountain recluse. He can hardly believe the youthful beauty he discovers hidden beneath her mountain woman attire or the passion unleashed by her tender touch.
When "Mad Mag" pulls the handsome rancher from the snow she has no idea he'll be the man to thaw her wounded heart. But Maggie is hiding a mess of secrets in her mountain sanctuary, none of which she’s willing to share. Murderous cattlemen threaten their fragile bond and Maggie has to face the fears of her past or risk losing her hope for the future. Garret will defend his wild woman at any cost, but can he convince her their love is worth the risk?

Read Excerpt

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cover: Setsons, Spring & Wedding Rings!

The cover for my June anthology has finally arrived!

The cover arrived in my in-box the same day as Pam’s
Wedding Post, how’s that for timing?! I was already having wedding nostalgia, and this cover put me into total wedding cover bliss. I adore it!
Aside from loving the cover art, I was excited to get my first glimpse of the other two stories in the book. Other than the theme of cowboys and spring courtship, the three stories are not related. Here’s a sneak peek of the story blurbs from the back cover:

Rocky Mountain Courtship by
Jillian Hart
Joseph Brooks suspects his mother of bringing a pretty young lady to town–as a mail-order-bride. But Clara Woodrow is not that lady! Enchanted by her and determined to have no other Joseph must use the magical last few days of spring to make Clara admit the desire they share for one another…

Courting Miss Perfect by Judith Stacy
Fleeing a humiliating incident in Virginia, the last thing Brynn O’Keefe needs is an interfering Pinkerton detective suspecting her of some ridiculous crime! Concerned for her reputation, Brynn is horrified when handsome Travis Hollister tells the locals she is his sweetheart–and even more astonished when she begins to like the very idea of it!

Courted by the Cowboy by Stacey Kayne
Constance Pauley becomes enamored with the man who once saved her life–then finds out the very same dashing Kyle Darby had inadvertently caused her injuries all those years ago! Now she can’t forgive the way he has stolen her heart, and how easily she wants to become his bride…

Read an excerpt of Courted by the Cowboy.

Coming to bookstores in May/June!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2008 Best Western Reader Poll - Honerable Mention!

Maverick Wild took first runner-up in Love Western Romance's Best Western Romance of 2008!

Thank you to everyone who voted and the wonderful ladies at for their fantastic support of the western romance genre!!!

Five Book Review for GUNSLINGER!

Two wounded souls, Lily and Juniper, had both suffered at the hands of uncaring adults aFter they were orphaned at an early age. Each of them learned survival skills that served them well in their respective environments until fate threw them together.

My goodness, with both of them determined to control a volatile situation at Pine Ridge, action and passion make for breath-holding reading.

Stacey Kayne gives us vibrant, life-like characters who cope with what can’t be changed in their past (even though they can’t forget) as they strive to carve out a future. At times, she lets humor shine through like a bright ray of sunlight.

Reginald, Lily’s ‘sort-of’ cousin, is a darling and should have a story all his own. What a joy to have a friend like Regi.

THE GUNSLINGER’S UNTAMED BRIDE is a story of entangled lives so snared the possibility of working out the kinks and knots seems hopeless. But, Stacey Kayne does a superb job of finding the twists and turns and, with subtle maneuvering, untangles the mess so Juniper and Lily can start their happy-ever-after.

The contrast between the opulent offices of L.P. Carrington in San Francisco to the rough-and-tumble of the lumber camp at Pine Ridge is almost as sharp as the contrast between the hate and love seen in this compelling story. EXCITING READING!

Reviewed by Camellia - 5 Books!
Sending out a big THANK YOU to Camellia at The Long And Short Of It for a great review!