"Martha, it is a thrill to be here today.
I hope your readers will enjoy our chat about my books and especially my new release, Everything Bared."
"Welcome Kristine, I'm sure they will. Thank you for stopping by and sharing information about you and your new book!"
Award-winning author Kristine Cayne is fascinated by the mysteries of human psychology—twisted secrets, deep-seated beliefs, out-of-control desires. Add in high-stakes scenarios and real-world villains, and you have a story worth writing, and reading.
Kristine’s heroes and heroines are pitted against each other by their radically opposing life experiences. By overcoming their differences and finding common ground, they triumph over their enemies and find true happiness in each other’s arms.
Today she lives in the Pacific Northwest, thriving on the mix of cultures, languages, religions and ideologies. When she’s not writing, she’s people-watching, imagining entire life stories, and inventing all sorts of danger for the unsuspecting heroes and heroines who cross her path.
To learn more about Kristine and her stories, visit her website: www.kristinecayne.com
Drink – strawberry daiquiri
Food – my mom’s lasagne
Vacation – anywhere with a beach
TV show – Supernatural
Movie – True Lies
Animal – small dogs
Sport – swimming
Book – Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
(Six-Alarm Sexy, Book Two)
Brief synopsis of your book:
Two polar opposites—she’s kinky, he’s uptight—discover they share a taboo desire that may destroy both their futures.
Firefighter Dani Harris has always wanted a family, but doesn’t think it’s possible because of her demanding, high-stakes career. Her sex life is as high-adrenaline as her job, and that’s just one more thing that makes her unsuitable to be a wife and mother. Her secret kink—exhibitionism—has gotten in the way of more than one relationship. Will she ever find a man who not only shares her wild fantasies, but loves her for them?
Burdened with ensuring the success of the struggling family business, William Caldwell IV needs a wife suited for a CEO—one with money and connections, who can manage his busy social life and raise their 2.5 children. He’s got everything all mapped out, but when he meets Dani, a woman who’s every kind of wrong, she taps into desires he’s only half-recognized and long-suppressed. Suddenly his carefully crafted five-year plan feels as confining as a straightjacket.
As Dani and Will’s sexual experimentation escalates, they test the limits of polite society by baring all and risking exposure—an exposure that could cost them their reputations and careers.
When firefighter Dani Harris meets William Caldwell IV, sparks fly even though they’re polar opposites. She’s fiery, sexually adventurous, and takes no prisoners; he’s a tiger in the boardroom, but his tie is just a little too tight outside of it. Dani’s wild ways and exhibitionist side shake up William’s buttoned-up world and ignite his secret fantasies—but threaten to derail his five-year plan for becoming CEO. Can she loosen him up so they can find a middle ground? Or will his ideas about who he needs to be torpedo their sizzling attraction?
Current book or project you’re working on:
What was the inspiration for your novel?
I have an enormous respect for the work firefighters do on a daily basis. When I learned about the technical rescue teams around the country, I knew that I wanted to honor them in some way. That is how the
Six-Alarm Sexy series was born.
Please share three interesting facts about your book which are not covered in the synopsis.
1) Dani Harris is a firefighter on the technical rescue team. She is also a search and rescue dog handler.
2) William Caldwell is a CPA.
3) William Caldwell has a potty mouth. J
Who is the most complex character from your current novel?
Both characters have issues, but I would say William is the most complex. He has been hiding who he truly is for so long, he’s come to believe the lie. It takes a strong woman like Dani, who braves her biggest fears, to make him see the truth.
Are there any characters in your book that remind you of yourself?
I try not to write characters that are too much like me because that would be soooo boring. LOL. But if I had to pick, I’d say I’m more like William—intellectual rather than physical. Who knows, maybe someday my inner naughty girl will get out. Oh right! She got out in this series.
What, who, and when were you first inspired you to write?
When I was a kid, I wanted to write. I wrote short stories and enjoyed it. However, by the time I finished my bachelor in English literature, I knew I wasn’t destined for literary fiction. It took many years for me to find something I thought I could write. That happened when I read my first romantic suspense, Kiss and Tell by Cherry Adair. It completely changed everything for me.
What genre does your book fall into?
Everything Bared is an erotic romance. It also has quite a bit of action and suspense.
Which three authors have inspired you the most, and why?
1) Dana Delamar – Dana is my critique partner and editor. Together, we have worked through many craft books and workshops and learned how to apply our learning to our work. I couldn’t have written these books without her support.
2) Cherry Adair – as I mentioned, Cherry inspired me to write steamy romantic suspense. It is an always will be my first love. What you may not know is that she also taught me to plot stories. Cherry and I are in a plotting group called the Cherry Plotters. I think if Cherry hadn’t started this group, I’d still be struggling with Deadly Obsession.
3) J.R. Ward – her stories are fast-paced and intricate. She goes where few writers of the paranormal/suspense romance dare to go. What I love most about her writing is how she writes her male characters, how she gets very deep into their POV, and how she writes the steamiest sex scenes without actually being too graphic. It’s quite a feat!
Have you ever read a book you couldn’t finish reading?
Like everyone, I have. I do believe that there is a reader for every book. I just wasn’t the reader for these ones.
Do you read a book, while you are writing a book?
I consider reading a treat, so yes. I’m also always writing something, and I need to keep up with the latest in the genres I write in.
How many books have you written?
I’ve written four full-length books, one novella, and two short stories.
Which book is your favorite and why?
I love all my books and characters, but for personal reasons, Deadly Addiction is my favorite.
Is there anything that helps get you in the mood to write?
Over time, I’ve learned that I write best when I’m alone, although I can write at a coffee shop. It’s just more relaxing to do it in my swing in my yard. Writing my books longhand also allows me to write away from my desk. This helps tremendously.
What were three challenges you faced when writing your book?
1) I didn’t want all the books in this series to be straight BDSM, so I had to come up with a slightly different bent. As agents and editors always say, I needs a story that was—the same but different. J
2) I’m not an exhibitionist.
3) The rescue scene in this book required more than what I already knew about fires, so I enlisted the help of a very nice Captain at the Seattle Fire Department. He was incredibly forthcoming and helped me make that scene very exciting.
What lessons have you learned as an aspiring writer?
Keep writing. It takes time and a lot of practice to even begin to assimilate what you learn about the craft. Also, keep taking classes and workshops. You’ll pick up something new each time and it will make your writing better.
Do you ever experience writer’s block? If so what helps you to ‘overcome’?
I do. Each time I finish a book, it’s very difficult for me to start the next one. Writing longhand seems to help. I’m also trying to begin the next one before I end the first one. We’ll see how that goes.
What is the most important thing you’ve learned, either in the self-publishing or traditional publisher, route?
Put out the very best product you can. If you are self-publishing, hire people to do the things you can not. For me that means hiring a cover artist, an editor, and an ebook formatter. If you can’t be 100% proud of what you put out, then don’t put it out.
How long does it usually take for you to complete a book?
In the past, it has taken six months. However, I’m trying to write faster than before. I’ve set a schedule wherein I must write 2k a day/5 days a week. If I maintain that schedule, I can release at least three books a year.
Do you have any ideas for your book and Hollywood? Actors, directors, music.
Oh my God! Wouldn’t that be amazing? All the actors I have in mind are either too young or too old for my characters. I think casting and music is something I’d leave up to the experts.
Which book to movie conversion is your favorite?
I would love to see Deadly Addiction or Deadly Obsession made into movies. Deadly Addiction has a great story that I think deserves to be told while Deadly Obsession would make a great mainstream film.
Now for an excerpt from Everything Bared:
Some Dessert With That? (18+)
“Let’s go inside,” he said, taking her hand.
She tugged on his arm. “Can we stay here? I love the view.”
He looked around. The sun had set and, except for the light from the candles on the table, the balcony was dark and private. When he nodded, she stepped behind him and grabbed the hem of his muscle shirt. As he stared out at the lights shimmering on the waters of Puget Sound, she slipped the white cotton over his head, tracking its progress with light kisses along his spine, up between his shoulder blades before reaching his nape.
“God, you have a sexy back,” she said. “I never imagined you’d be so ripped under all those fancy suits.”
He leaned into her touch as her fingers continued to play over his back and down his sides. “I work out a lot,” he said, just to say something.
“Whatever you’re doing, keep it up.” From either side, her hands shifted to his front, gliding over each rib, shaping the contours of his abs. He held his breath as they moved lower.
With her near, he had no problems keeping it up. She drove him crazy with her sexy smile and her teasing tone. Since she’d moved into his condo, she’d consumed his thoughts, this woman who was so wrong for him. He had to have her. Maybe after that he’d be able to concentrate on work, on the issues with the union.
Twisting in her arms, he captured her face between his hands and whispered against her lips, “I want you. Now.” Then he kissed his way down her neck, paying special attention to the spot right below her ear. She shuddered and arched into him.
So good. His hands gripped her ass and he yanked her against his straining cock. She rolled her hips against him, the added pressure making things both better and worse. His hand went to the tie on the side of her dress that, from what he could tell, held the entire sexy ensemble together. Lifting his head, he held her gaze as he pulled on the string. The front of the dress swung open, laying bare her gorgeous breasts—and her equally naked body.
Bending his knees, he cradled her breasts and closed his lips over one ruched nipple. His tongue swirled, his teeth nipped—and she groaned, the sound uninhibited and wanton. The sound of a pleased woman. When the peak was red and distended, he engaged her other nipple, suckling it before clamping it between his teeth. Her nails dug into his shoulders as she let out a soft sigh.
He pulled her flesh deeper into his mouth. Her belly thrust against his cock and they moaned in unison. He could smell her desire, feel her need. She wanted him as much as he wanted her.
With a final flick of his tongue on her reddened nubs, he dropped to his knees, his hands trailing over her torso, her hips, her tight belly. He slid his hands all the way to her ankles and worked his way back up her muscular calves, the sensitive backs of her knees, her firm thighs, and her perfect ass. Clutching the delicious globes, he drew her pussy to his mouth and got his first exquisite taste of her. Nothing could compare, not even the raspberries or his finest scotch.
A nudge of his shoulder had her widening her stance. Taking full advantage, he speared his tongue inside her, impaling her as far as he could. She gripped his head, her fingers curling in his hair, her nails raking his scalp. Sensations, taste and touch, flooded him. Had sex ever been so good? So all-consuming? And his cock hadn’t even entered the game yet.
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(Six-Alarm Sexy, Book Two)
Everything Bared is the story of Dani Harris, a firefighter on Jamie Caldwell's technical rescue team, and William Caldwell, Jamie's younger brother. Both Dani and William appear in the earlier books in the series, and the tension between this oil-and-water pair sizzles from the start.
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Six-Alarm Sexy, Volume One
(Bundle Aftershocks & Under His Command)
For the first time ever, enjoy Aftershocks, the prequel, and Under His Command, the first book of Kristine Cayne’s award-winning firefighter erotic romance series, in one convenient volume. And at a discounted price!
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(Six-Alarm Sexy, Prequel)
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?
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Under His Command
(Six-Alarm Sexy, Book One)
Firefighter Jamie Caldwell is desperate to save his failing marriage earn the trust—and the sexual submission—of his controlling wife in the most
pleasurable of ways.
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For links to the Deadly Vices romantic suspense series, please visit my website: http://www.kristinecayne.com/Deadly_Vices.html