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Blogging with Kristine Cayne

We're Moving!





Come join me at my new blog home: http://kristinecayne.blogspot.com

I decided to move to the Blogger site because I'm doing more bloghops and giveaways, and Blogger does a better job of supporting rafflecopter and linky links. Plus it's free!

You'll get the same updates, guest posts, blog posts, and contest information. Over the course of the next few weeks (okay, maybe months), I'll be transferring my old blog content to the new site. So eventually, everthing will be in one great, easy to manage spot.

Don't miss the updates on Deadly Addiction, the second book in the Deadly Vices series to be released very soon. Make the move with me!

Stop in for a visit. I promise you'll like our new space

Happy Reading,
Kristine 

Leap Into Indie - Blog Hop with Us!



Welcome to the Leap Into Indie Blog Hop! Come along on this giveaway blog hop and meet some new indie authors and be introduced to their books.

Everyone is doing a giveaway so the more you hop, the better your chances of winning!




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My Giveaways

In honor of this wonderful blog hop dedicated to indie authors, I'm giving away two romantic suspense e-books via Smashwords coupon. Available formats are: kindle, ePUB, and PDF. International participants are welcome. The giveaways begin at 12:01AM EST Feb. 29, 2012 and run until 11:59PM EST March 04, 2012. 


Deadly Obsession (Deadly Vices Book One)
Author: Kristine Cayne
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Blurb:
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.



Fill out the rafflecopter and complete the additional tasks for more chances to win. I'm having some problems displaying the widget but the link should work. If the widget does not display, click here to access the widget on my website: Deadly Obsession Giveaway.






Revenge (Blood and Honor Book One)
Author: Dana Delamar
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Blurb:
A woman on the run. A damaged Mafia don. A rival bent on revenge…
Mafia don Enrico Lucchesi struggles to preserve a fragile truce with the Andretti family. But when Kate Andretti flees from her abusive husband, Enrico won’t leave her in jeopardy. Can he save her without reigniting the bloody feud between the families?


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Awesome Reviews & Giveaway Winners


The last few weeks have been some of the most exciting in my writing career. I got a couple fantastic reviews, and I gave away some books as part of Ritesh Kala's wonderful Valentines Week Mega Giveaway.

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Reviews

A week ago, the April issue of RT Book Reviews magazine began arriving in people's mailboxes. A friend of mine emailed me to let me know that RT had reviewed Deadly Obsession and given it 4 1/2 stars and a Top Pick! Let me just say that the excitement still hasn't worn off.


As you can see in the image (I've warped out the actual text of the reviews), my review is nicely tucked in between one for Nora Roberts and Christina Dodd! Cherry Adair's in on the next page. And we all have the same rating - whoo-hoo! I think I'm having heart palpitations

To see the full review, please visit RT Book Reviews here.


I also got a wonderful review from Kerri at Musings of a Bookworm (also posted on Amazon).  Here's what Kerri had to say:

5 stars - this is an awesome book

I thought when I got this book that I was in for a nice little read. I would guess who did it by chapter 3 and wait for the plot to catch up. Boy was I wrong, this is a smart savvy story that is a first class romantic suspense and uses the fact we know who the stalker is to full effect. It is a intense and the plot is laid out in such a way that you are on the edge of your seat just waiting for Nik to see what we see. This is a masterpiece and it blew me away, the emotional intensity grabs you from page 1 and doesn't let up till the very last word, it is heartstoppingly beautiful and bloodcurdlingly believable and I for one bow down to a very scary author!!

Thank you, Kerri!


Ebook Winners

Ritesh Kala hosted a Valentines Week Mega Giveaway where nine authors gave away more than 40 ebooks, including three copies of Deadly Obsession.


Jo W.

Marulett


Linda B.

Thank you all for participating in the giveaway and to Ritesh for hosting it!


I wish you all "Happy Reading!"

~Kristine

 


Guest Post - Carrie Ann Ryan & the Redwood Pack




Welcome, Carrie Ann Ryan, top-selling author of the Redwood Pack novels! Carrie will be introducing us to her Redwood Pack world and sharing an excerpt from her latest book in the series, A Taste for a Mate. Carrie has also generously offered to give away one signed bookmark (see image above) as a prize. Just leave a comment with your email address and she'll pick a winner - international participants are welcome. Contest closes Saturday (2/22/2012) at 6:00pm Eastern time. Take it away, Carrie!

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The Redwood Pack World

Every time I open a book to read I get to jump into a new world. When I started writing, I was so excited because I got to make up my own world! The Redwood Pack is an ancient Pack of werewolves who hide their animal halves from the unsuspecting humans.

In each Pack there are different hierarchies. Not all Packs are the same. Not all positions and powers in the Pack are known to the other Packs.

In the Redwoods there are certain positions and most of them surround the Alpha’s family – the Jamensons.

Edward Jamenson is the Alpha, their leader. He and his wife Pat, have six sons and one daughter. Kade, the eldest son, is the Heir, the next in line to be Alpha. His story was told in book 1 of the series, An Alpha’s Path. Jasper is the second son and the Beta. His story is told
in A Taste for a Mate.

Adam is the fourth oldest and is the Enforcer. Reed is the fourth eldest and doesn’t hold a position in the Pack outside of being a family member. Maddox and North are twins and next in age. Maddox is the Omega, while North does not hold a position. Cailin is the baby and the only girl.

There is another position in the Pack – but shh… LOL

The family is really close and yell in my head often LOL. There are no vampires in this world, but there are witches and if evil arises – demons.

These are all hidden from the humans. They don’t know that a war of supernaturals is coming and they may be the casualties.

My Jamensons are werewolves. They have two souls – one of man and one of wolf. They work hard for control, but are inherently good.
 
But the Jamensons aren’t the only wolves out there. There is another Pack bent on destroying all that the Redwoods hold dear. It will take everything they have and every power they possess to save themselves and the humans.

Each sibling will find their mate or mates  and do all that they can to keep them. There is love, heat, *ahem* sex, fighting, sorrow and happiness. Everything that I love to read. LOL I love making new worlds and finding secrets. There are more secrets and powers I haven’t told you about, but you’ll just have to read An Alpha’s Path and A Taste for a Mate to find out!





A Taste for a Mate (Redwood Pack Book 2)

by Carrie Ann Ryan

Genre: Paranormal Romance

 
 
 





Jasper Jamenson’s only responsibility to being the Beta of the Redwood Pack, second son of the Alpha, is to protect the Pack from themselves and the human world. After a century of selfless service, his brother’s new found mating forced him into taking a good look into his life. He isn’t sure he wants a mate, but fate may have other ideas.

Willow Delton is a skinny, bakery owner – the type most woman love to hate. Being without family, she finds herself alone to the Greek god with green eyes who saunters into her bakery every morning. Her desire to follow him, to be with him, overrides every rational sense she possessed.

Jasper and Willow are drawn together, despite every nuisance that works against them. But evil beyond even Jasper’s supernatural compensation will make war against him, by going after the only thing in his eternal life he desires – Willow. Is Willow’s heart enough to overcome Jasper’s soul to save her life? A fight he cannot win, but to save her life – he must. 


A Taste for a Mate - Chapter 1

 

The scent of cinnamon and sugar danced on the air as Willow Delton heaved opened the heavy oven door to remove her prized cinnamon rolls. The plump, buttery pastries were baked to perfection, and she set them on the counter to cool. The only thing missing was her thick and creamy frosting, but that would have to wait.

Willow stood back and stared around her commercial grade kitchen. She’d started her bakery from scratch, and it had grown into a successful, albeit small, business. Incredible, really. She’d never thought the day would arrive when she finally had a place to call her own. She was right where she wanted to be. Her favorite part of the day was being able to meet one-on-one with her customers. She loved the looks on their faces when they bit into her temptations,  that look of ecstasy not seen on this side of the bedroom door that flashed across their eyes.

Of course, that particular look as the result of a man was long absent from Willow’s face. Too excruciatingly long.

She stood back and closed her eyes, conjuring the memory of her mystery man’s face. The image that filled her mind made her forget the lack of human contact. The thought of his deep, husky voice tickled her spine whenever he spoke. Green eyes caught her in his web with only a glance. She’d fallen for a stranger and didn’t even know his name. He’d come into her store every morning and ordered a cinnamon roll and coffee with only a few words. Then he ‘d pay cash before lifting up the corner of his mouth in a semblance of a smile and walking out of her store. Was it strange she worried he’d keep walking and never return?

A bell’s tinkle pulled Willow from her reverie and self-pity. As she turned to greet her customer, her heart leapt to her throat. Him. Her mysterious fantasy man. As she tried to regain her senses, she took all of him in. He had to be one of the tallest men she’d ever seen, easily over six and a half feet. The tight black T-shirt he wore hugged his biceps and cut into his muscular physique, while his broad shoulders stretched and strained the seams. His body tapered down to a narrow waist and hips as they met his thighs. His long legs she wanted to grip, encased in worn jeans lead to work boots. Hmm, construction perhaps? She glanced back up his body to his striking face.

He wasn’t beautiful, but he did have a face most women would dream about. A strong jaw and cheekbones gave him an aura of strength, the kind of strength that would be protective. His hair was midnight black and long enough to brush his shoulders, however, today, a band held it back, showcasing his face more. He studied her, his green eyes calm and calculating. Willow let out a surprised gasp at the sexual heat radiating from him. Could she possibly be imagining things?

                                          * * *

Jasper Jamenson fought himself as he walked into the bakery that morning. This would be the seventh week in a row he’d come here, every day but Sunday. And that was only because the damn store was closed. As good as the cinnamon rolls were, and they were little tastes of heaven, it was the woman behind the counter that brought him there every morning.

Following a particularly bad night in the forest on a hunt, Jasper had been pissed and hungry. Another wolf had tried to play a dominant game, forcing Jasper to hurt him. The stench of the other’s defeat had remained on him, only angering Jasper that much more. The scent of the morning’s freshly baked goods pulled him through the quaint and welcoming door, and the slender goddess who served him brought thoughts of a different form of servicing to mind.

Slightly above average in height – he would guess about five foot seven – she was the perfect height to settle against his body. For someone who owned and operated a bakery, she was as skinny as a rail. However, if he looked close enough he could see the telltale signs possible of curves. And with just a little bit of his help and pampering she would gain some well-needed cushion. No matter what, she’d look amazing underneath him. Her long, light brown hair curled in a bun on the top of her head. His fingers ached to pull out the pins and watch it tumble down her back. Hazel eyes sought him and begged for his protection. Damn, he was willing.

Her look made the wolf within him perk up and growl.

“Mate? I want her”. His wolf paced beneath the surface of his skin, calculating the best way to quickly claim their mate.

What his wolf spoke of was a possibility. There were only a few women in the world through time that carried the scent to signal the potential mating. Unlike his brother Kade, who had met two women recently that carried the scent, Jasper had never in his one-hundred and three years come across a woman who brought forth the mating urge. However, if all encounters were like this one, Jasper didn’t know how others walked away. The urge rode him hard and he fought his wolf for control if only for a moment, something that hadn’t happened since he was a pup.

He mentally spoke to his wolf. “We are not ready for a mate. And a human no less. She knows nothing of us. If, and that is a big if, we chose her to be our mate, we will have to go slowly into this. I don’t want us to scare her. But she is beautiful, no.”

His wolf growled in response.


“Do you want to scare her away? Let’s get to know her first, see if she is a good match, other than that incredible cinnamon scent. I’ll talk to Adam and find out everything I can about her. I am the Beta; I cannot put my Pack in jeopardy.”

God, he really sucked at this. This time he needed to put on his big wolf panties and actually ask her out.

Then we could mark her.”

He snorted at his wolf. Yeah, that was taking it slow.

Jasper shook himself from his inner thoughts and looked into those hazel eyes. The spot of flour on her cheek begged for his hand to brush it way. He fought the urge. No need to freak her out. Her chest moved slowly, her small breasts rising and falling. The cinnamon scent of her filled his nostrils and he took a deep breath, the aroma going straight to his cock. The slight gasp that escaped from her kissable lips almost broke his control, and he fisted his hands to regain it.

“Good morning.” His voice lowered an octave and became a growl. He cleared his throat and started again. “I come here every morning and I don’t think I ever gave you my name. Let me rectify that.” He closed the distance between them so only the counter separated them. “I’m Jasper Jamenson. It’s a pleasure to meet you.” He held out his hand in hopes of touching her skin.

Willow blinked up at him and seemed at a loss for words. Her lips opened slightly, begging him to lean down and taste her.

“Uh… yeah… I’m Willow Delton.”  She shook her head, gave him a small smile and placed her slender hand in his. He’d been right – her skin was incredibly soft and made him want to take a bite.

“Yes, I know, you own this place.” He gave her hand a squeeze and released her.

“So, Jasper, do you want your usual?” The sound of his name on her lips hardened his cock. Without waiting for him to respond, she turned back to her work-table to ice her cinnamon rolls.

“Sounds good.” He watched as her hands moved swiftly and confidently across the baking sheets. “What time do you get off?”

“Smooth, Romeo. Why don’t you just ask her to bend over the work table for you?”

Ignoring his wolf Jasper continued, “I thought that we could grab a bite to eat tonight and go see to the arts fest they have running in town.”

Oh dear Lord. Why didn’t he ease into this?

“Oh, are you asking me out on a date?” She wrinkled her brow and looked utterly confused at the prospect.

“Yes, I am. I’ve been in here for over a month every morning, and as much as I love your food, I had an ulterior motive.”

Surprise flashed across her face before her eyes lit up with excitement. “I’ve never been to the arts fest in town. I didn’t want to go by myself and didn’t have anyone to go with me.” Her mouth snapped shut at her revealing statement.

Laughing quietly, he shook his head. “So what time do you get off?”

“You really need to stop putting it like that; it gives me ideas.” Again, he ignored his wolf’s sarcasm.

“I close at four and should be done cleaning up by five. It’s only me here today so it’s going to take me an hour to close.”

“What do you say I come back at six and we go to dinner from here?”

Her smile almost blinded him as she nodded before taking off her apron. “Okay. Sounds good. Here’s your breakfast.” She handed him his black coffee and a small brown bag with a pink logo.

Taking everything from her hands, he set them down along with the cash to pay for it. Giving into temptation he leaned over the counter to brush the flour from her cheek.

She jumped and a flash of alarm raced across her face.

Chuckling under his breath, he reassured her. “Just some flour. I’ll see you at six, Willow.” He grabbed his breakfast and walked to the door, taking one last look behind him at the woman who was his mate. He was one lucky bastard.

Whistling a jaunty tune, he walked toward his Jeep, unconcerned and happy while leaving his mate to do her work. The hairs on the back of his neck lifted, and his wolf came to attention. The street was empty but for a few people; nothing looked out of place. Jasper took a deep breath but didn’t detect another presence. With one last look toward his slender brunette, he shrugged off the uneasy feeling and continued to his Jeep.

 


About Carrie Ann Ryan


Carrie Ann Ryan is a paranormal and contemporary romance author. After spending too much time behind a lab bench, she decided to dive into the romance world and find her werewolf mate - even if its just in her books. Happy endings are always near - even if you have to get over the challenges of falling in love first.

Her first book, An Alpha's Path, is the first in her Redwood Pack series. She's also an avid reader and lover of romance and fiction novels. She love meeting new authors and new worlds. Any recommendations you have are appreciated. Carrie Ann lives in New England with her husband and two kittens.

Carrie Ann loves hearing from readers. You can find her at: 
Website
Blog
Facebook Author Page

Facebook Friend
Goodreads

Twitter: @CarrieAnnRyan


Buy Links


An Alpha's Path: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
A Taste for a Mate: Amazon, Barnes & Noble


Kristine: Now that we've learned all about Carrie Ann's Redwood Pack, tell us why you enjoy paranormal romance? Why do you love werewolf heroes?

Thank you for joining us!
~Kristine

Deadly Obsession Blog Tour - Winners!


Well this is it—the Deadly Obsession Book Tour presented by Bewitching Book Tours is over.

I visted some twenty blogs and met many wonderful readers and reviewers. And along the way, ebooks were won! But that's not all, I also gave away one signed print copy as an over-all tour grand prize. The names of the winners are below!


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Ebook Winners

The following wonderful people have won e-copy of Deadly Obsession at various stops on the book tour.
 
Fictional Candy - Stephanie A.
Reading Between the Wines - Arianne C.
Cocktails and Books - Wendy L.
JeanzBookReadNReview - Jane
Words of Wisdom...From the Scarf Princess - Catherine L.
Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears - Elena
Get Lost in a Story - Tammy Y. 
I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read! - Carl S.
For the Love of Reading - Claire B.
Storm Goddess Book Reviews - Francesca
The Wormhole - Niina C.


Tour-wide Signed Print Book Winner


The following amazing reader, who entered the contest at For the Love of Reading, is the winner of the over-all tour grand prize of a print version of Deadly Obsession:


Crystal C.


Congratulations, Crystal! An email to you is on the way.



Bewitching Book Tours
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I'd like to say a huge "Thank you!" to Roxanne Rhoades for organizing the Deadly Obsession tour. I couldn't have asked for a better experience or a more wonderful person to work with. And thank you to all the sites that hosted me for promo spots, excerpts, interviews, guest blogs, reviews, and of course, giveaways!


~Kristine

Deadly Obsession is available at the following retailers: Amazon, Amazon (print), Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, ARe, Kobo, iTunes, Diesel

Happy Valentine's Day!


Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Do you celebrate this day or do you feel, like Cassie Ames the heroine of my Un-Valentine's Day short story, that it's all just marketing hype to get people to buy more candy? Sweetest Day, anyone?

On the other hand, I think if Cassie had someone like our friend on the left offering her a rose, she probably wouldn't say no. Maybe next year, she'll accept one from her new hottie.

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Where it all started

History.com has a great article on the origins of Valentine's Day, but let me summarize it here. Like most western holidays, the origin of this day is not clear. We do know that it has roots in both Christian and Ancient
Roman traditions.


Catholic Church


The Catholic Church recognizes at least three saints whose names are a variant of Valentine. Legend has it that while imprisoned, one of the Valentines fell in love with a young girl who visited him. Prior to his execution, he wrote her a letter signed "From your Valentine." Sound familiar?
Regardless of the truth of this legend, by the Middle Ages, Valentine had become the most popular saint in England and France—and the most romantic. Some claim that the celebration of Valentine's Day is to commemorate Valentine's death or burial (estimated to be around A.D. 270).

If Valentine was even half as hot as this guy, it's no surprise that women still celebrate him almost 1750 years after his death.


Pagan Festival

Many theorists believe the Christian Church placed Saint Valentine's Day in February to "Christianize" Lupercalia, a widely celebrated Pagan fertility festival that took place on the ides of February (Feb. 15th).


Modern Day


Today, Valentine's Day is celebrated in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the UK, France, and Australia.

In the US, it is believed that hand-made valentines were first exchanged in the early 1700s. In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland, the "Mother of the Valentine", created the first mass-produced valentines in America. Her beautiful cards were decorated with lace, ribbons, and colorful pictures.


Need a last minute V-Day Gift?

If you need a last minute gift for yourself or a friend, consider Hearts and Arrows, an anthology of nine short stories by eight authors, including one from myself. At $1.50, it's a steal!

Goodreads Giveaway

Have you signed up for my Goodreads giveaway? The contest for five signed print copies of Deadly Obsession closes on March 8, 2012. You can enter here or find the widget at the bottom of this post.

How are you celebrating Saint Valentine's Day this year?

~Kristine

Deadly Obsession is available at the following retailers: Amazon, Amazon (print), Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, ARe, Kobo, iTunes, Diesel

RG2E - Your destination for the Best in Ereading


Great news everyone! Today, the folks at WG2E (The Writer's Guide to E-Publishing) are launching a new reader-centric destination site for the best in ebooks.

(To make sure you don’t miss any entries, please consider subscribing by RSS feed or email. Sign up for my New Releases mailing list for additional chances to win a free book. The links are right here on the sides <===> ).

The Reader's Guide to E-Publishing (RG2E) will be showcasing some of the Best in Ebooks, the Best in Indie Epub Authors, and the Best in all-things Ereading.



There are already tons of ebook sites. What's so special about this site?

First off, this site is about readers. RG2E will be showcasing 10 Ebooks of the Day in a variety of genres. They will be gifting up to 50 featured e-books a day on all the main ebook platforms. That means this site is not restricted to Kindle, Nook, Kobo or any of the other e-readers.

And for those of you who don't own e-readers, they will be giving some of those away too!

So please, join the WG2E folks on February 1st for the launch of their RG2E sister site. And who knows, you might will some prizes!

If you're an author, check out the submissions tab. Ebook of the Day features will be offered at a bargain rate of $25.

Support independent authors

~Kristine

Deadly Obsession is available at the following retailers: Amazon, Amazon (print)Barnes & NobleSmashwords, AReKobo

Blog Tour - Indulging in Fantasies


Join me in the final week of the month-long Deadly Obsession virtual book tour, presented by Bewitching Book Tours.

I have guest posts, giveaways, and more reviews!

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Indulging in Fantasies

I'm at Erotica for All talking about "Indulging in Fantasies." Lauren James, the heroine of Deadly Obsession, has been a widow for five years. Three years before the start of the book, she and some friends go see a movie starring the sexy Nic Lamoureux. Since then, Nic has been starring in every one of her private fantasies. In this blog post, I discuss the taboos of sexual fantasies, and why they are actually healthy. There's also a long excerpt of one of Lauren's many Nic fantasies. Come check it out!

 

What's in a Setting?

On Thursday, I'll be stopping by 
I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read! We're talking about the importance of setting to heighten the suspense and emotions in a pivotal scene.

Other Tour Stops

Friday: The folks at 
Curling Up by the Fire will be interviewing me. I'll be
 
talking about how Gerry Butler was the inspiration for Deadly Obsession and why Nic Lamoureux was such a fun character to write.

Saturday:
The Wormhole will be doing some promo on Deadly Obsession. I'll answer questions from readers.  

Sunday: I'm being interviewed over at
Rai29BookReadNReview. Join us!

Monday: I'll be closing out the blog tour with a stop at
For the Love of Reading.

Note: some of these stops will have ebook giveaways and a chance to enter the tour-wide signed print book giveaway. I'll have more details on which sites are participating as the events get closer.

Reviews

A few more readers posted reviews on Amazon over the weekend. Here's what they had to say: (see all Amazon reviews
here)


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars You should DEFINITELY read this; It's awesome!, January 28, 2012
This review is from: Deadly Obsession (Deadly Vices) (Kindle Edition)

Deadly Obsession was simply fantastic. My eyes were glued to this book the whole time! The only time I stopped reading it is for bathroom and snack breaks.

Nic, the Lover, Lamoureux is a very popular movie star who has all the women falling at his feet. He is living his dreams making movies and lots of money, but Nic has been receiving messages from a stalker named NicsBitch. The stalker always knows his every location and sends him messages when she thinks he is getting "too out of line".

Nic has always lived his life in regret because of an accident that happened when he was a teenager. One night he was playing video games with his friends when he needed to leave the house. His sister Rachel told him they needed to go and he told her he needed just five more minutes and they would go. While in a hurry driving, he crashed into a tree with his sister in the car. Rachel's legs were pinned between the dashboard and the seat of the car and she was losing a lot of blood. It took the paramedics two hours to get her out. Nic has always felt like as if it was his fault. His father always blamed him and he felt like he deserved it. Nic dropped out of High School to get a job and help out his family, but his dad always told him it wasn't good enough. When Vivian and her husband David came along they made his wildest dream come true, to be an actor.

Lauren James is an aspiring photographer that works at a department store to make ends meet so she can support her son Jason. Lauren suffered a great loss when she lost her husband Todd to war. Ever since then she has lived alone... just Lauren and her son, Jason. After Todd's death, Lauren started feeling resentment towards him because he made the decision to re-up with out talking to her first, and now he was dead. She wore his dog tags every day to remember what they once had.

After winning the contest to shoot Nic, the Lover, Lauren is stoked. Nic shows up with his agent Vivian and agrees to let Lauren shoot him. They both have an instant connection and attraction to each other. When the paparazzi show up Nic kisses Lauren because that's what he does with all his "Paparazzi girls", but Lauren is different. their kiss ends up being full of passion that neither expected. Nic makes another appointment with Lauren because he loves her ideas and he recognizes that she has genuine talent.

The storyline of the stalker had me just as captured as the storyline of Nic and Lauren. I love how their story unfolds. Nic and Lauren both have a past they aren't proud of they have to confront it. While falling in love with each other they reveal and relinquish their pasts to one another.

Deadly Obsession is a "Must Read" book! It absolutely rocked: and I didn't want it to end. It has a great story line, and characters that you will think about way after you've read the book. The progression of the book is just right, it's not too fast or too slow. It will leave you begging for more! Kristine, you are a truly talented writer and it was a pleasure to read your book!


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Romantic Suspense!, January 25, 2012
By 
This review is from: Deadly Obsession (Deadly Vices) (Kindle Edition)

Instead of summarizing this book again, I'll tell you what makes it a great read!
1. Deadly Obsession has an abundance of amazing characters. The main characters Nic and Lauren both have a lot going on in their lives. Lauren lost her husband due to the war, had to work hard to support her son, and she has "body issues" just like the rest of us. Nic seems to be this "playboy" but we learn that he actually is a good man carrying around a lot of unnecessary baggage, as well as dealing with a psycho-stalker. Kaden and Remi are hilarious, Lauren's son-Jason is adorable, and the list goes on.
2. The romance between Lauren and Nic was believable (and hot!). Sometimes in cases of "instant attraction" or when one person is a celebrity I feel the need to say "BS, their relationship would never work or it would never happen that way!" Not the case here!
3. Loved the parts with Nic's stalker, I was so eager to find out who the stalker was!
4. I love when the author provides the reader with enough clues to figure out who the killer is-Ms. Cayne did this!!

If you enjoy romantic suspense, I'd recommend this book. Remi's book will be published soon. But I'm hoping for a book with Rachel, Nic's sister!!


Other Reviews of Deadly Obsession


A five-star review from Cocktails and Books.

A
four-star review from Night Owl Reviews.

five-star reviews on Amazon.


Hope to see you on the tour!

~Kristine

Blog Tour - Creating a Hero


The month-long virtual book tour, presented by Bewitching Book Tours continues with more chances to win free e-book copies of Deadly Obsession.

I have guest posts, giveaways, and more reviews!

(To make sure you don’t miss any entries, please consider subscribing byRSS feed or email. Sign up for my New Releases mailing list for additional chances to win a free book. The links are right here on the sides <===> ).


Creating a Hero

 
I'm at Lisa's World of Books talking about "Creating a Hero." Step-by-step, I explain how Nic Lamoureux, the hero of Deadly Obsession, went from being a figment of my imagination to a fully rounded character. I'm also giving away a free e-copy of my book. Just stop by and leave a message to enter.


Promo and Review

On Wednesday, I'll be stopping by Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears. There should be a review of Deadly Obsession as well as some promo material and an e-copy giveaway.

Reviews

A few more readers posted reviews on Amazon over the weekend. Here's what they had to say: (see all Amazon reviews here)


5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0 out of 5 stars
  
I loved it!, January 21, 2012
This review is from: Deadly Obsession (Deadly Vices) (Kindle Edition)
Deadly Obsession is the story of Lauren James and Nic Lamoureux, also known as Nic the lover.

Lauren is a single mom, who works as a department store photographer.
Nic is Hollywood's leading man, who hides a dark secret.
Nic and Lauren are instantly attracted to each other, but in the background, a stalker is trying everything she can to keep them apart.

So, what i loved about Deadly Obsession...Everything!
I haven't read romantic suspense, and after reading this novel, i find myself wondering why i hadn't before.

From the first page, i was hooked on this story.
Nic, was an amazing character. Completely gorgeous and sexy as hell but there was more to him than that. I was pleasantly surprised to find that he had depth.

Lauren was great. I loved her right away. Although, a few times i wanted to slap her for doing something stupid And her son, Jason was a sweetheart.

I worked out who the stalker was not too far into the book, but the whole way through, i kept thinking maybe it wasn't. The story takes on you so many twists and turns, that you are kept on your toes.

The sex scenes were steamy but not overdone, which is good.

Kristine Cayne, has written a fabulous, engaging, suspenseful and thoroughly enjoyable first novel. I will be keeping my eyes open for anything else she writes.

Another great Indie author find



5.0 out of 5 stars
 
Heat, Suspense, Emotion!, January 21, 2012
By 
Anna (Long Island, NY) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Deadly Obsession (Deadly Vices) (Kindle Edition)


I just finished Deadly Obsession: Deadly Vices by Kristine Cayne. I loved the book!! There was a great chemistry between the characters... The story line was full of suspense and kept you interested and looking forward to what was coming next. One of those kinds of books you don't want to put down, and can't wait to pick up! Filled with heat, suspense, and emotion. Everything you want in a book and more. ...I look forward to reading more of this author!



Other Reviews of Deadly Obsession

five-star review from Cocktails and Books.

four-star review from Night Owl Reviews.


Hope to see you on the tour!

~Kristine

Blog Tour - A review, an Interview, and more Giveaways!


The month-long virtual book tour, presented by Bewitching Book Tours continues with more chances to win free e-book copies of Deadly Obsession.

I have so many things to talk about today—two blog tour stops, more giveaways, and a review!

(To make sure you don’t miss any entries, please consider subscribing byRSS feed or email. Sign up for my New Releases mailing list for additional chances to win a free book. The links are right here on the sides <===> ).


Interviews

Although this stop is not on my regularly schedule tour, I'm very lucky to be guesting on Get Lost in a Story. Jillian, my host, is interviewing me, and has agreed to let be do a giveaway of an e-copy of Deadly ObsessionJust leave a comment for a chance to win.

And in case you missed it, earlier this week, I was interviewed at JeanzBookReadNReview. They were also nice enough to host a giveaway. The contest is still open until 1/21/2012, so stop by and leave a comment at the giveaway link for a chance to win a free e-copy of  Deadly Obsession.
 
 
Promo Spot

The Wytch's Mirror blog is hosting a promo of 
Deadly Obsession. I'll be
answering reader questions and giving away an e-copy of 
Deadly Obsession. There is also  form you can fill out to enter the tour-wide contest for a signed print copy!
 
For a full list of tour stops, please visit my FB author page. There are opportunities to win a free ebook at almost every stop! (Giveaways are up for one week after the post so there is still time to enter the contests for last week's tour stops.)


Review

And as if all that weren't enough, 
Deadly Obsession was reviewed by Night Owl Reviews and earned four stars!  

Click here to see the full review at Night Owl Reviews. 

A NIGHT OWL REVIEWS BOOK REVIEW | Reviewed by: Shnoogiepoo

4 stars

After her husband lost his life fighting in Afghanistan, single mother

 Lauren James became an in-store photographer to make ends meet. She’s won a photo contest, and now gets to do a photo shoot with the man she’s been halfway in love with since high school. Nick “The Lover” Lamoureux, the famous movie star.

Nick Lamoureux is trapped in a world of his own making. After a childhood mistake that left his sister a paraplegic, he’s dedicated his life to protecting her and paying for that mistake. Never has he been more tempted to put himself first than when he meets the sexy little photographer who’s nothing like the women he usually dates, and far more like a woman he could fall in love with.

But he can’t give in, especially now, when he has a stalker threatening the lives of any woman who gets too close to him. And yet, how does he fight a losing battle to stay away from the one woman who is everything he’s ever dreamed of?

This was an enjoyable read, the romance was engaging, the suspense held a few twists and turns, but the stalker’s identity seemed clear from early in the book, yet was well executed.

Jan 18, 2012 | B006SP32Q0

Earlier, Deadly Obsession earned a five star review from Cocktails and Books. 

Hope to see you on the tour!

~Kristine

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