Sunday, May 4, 2014

Author Spotlight With: Kristine Raymond!!!

Author Spotlight With Kristine Raymond

Author Bio:
Hi. I'm Kristine Raymond and I love to read and that naturally transformed into a love of writing. I have always been a fan of the Old West and lived in Arizona for several years, where I was able to appreciate the beauty and history of the region.
I have released three books in the Hidden Springs series and am currently working on a contemporary novel. When I'm not writing, I enjoy spending time with my husband and furry family, and catching up on my backlog of books to read.
I am the author of three novels in the Hidden Springs series. Here to Stay, Hearts on Fire, and Abby's Heart.

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Sam Mackenzie rode into the town of Hidden Springs looking for a place to belong. He takes a job at Ryan’s Ranch and is immediately attracted to the ranch’s pretty, female, owner. 

Kate Ryan is a woman determined to make it on her own. Chafing at the thought of having to hire help, she nonetheless falls for the handsome stranger who answers her ad. 

When they meet, sparks fly and they are drawn to each other. But life in 1867 Arizona Territory isn’t easy. When a secret from Kate’s past comes to light, they are each faced with the challenge of making a difficult decision. 

Will they turn and run or are they here to stay? 

***MATURE CONTENT*** ***Sex; violence*** 

Jack Tanner has never had a shortage of beautiful women on his arm…or in his bed. As the marshal of Hidden Springs, he has his pick of any eligible woman in town. So why is it that the only woman he wants is the one who won’t even give him the time of day? 

Landry Prescott has had a crush on Jack Tanner since the day she laid eyes on him. Feeling like she is unable to compete with the young, beautiful women that he surrounds himself with, she chooses to ignore him instead. 

When Landry’s life is threatened, Jack comes to her rescue and the spark of interest that had been buried in each of them ignites into a blaze of passion. Is their newfound desire the result of circumstance? 

Will their love burn out quickly or will they forever have hearts on fire? 

***MATURE READERS*** **Sex, mild violence** 

Abby Prescott is a proper young lady who has never ventured far from home. She travels West to attend her aunt’s wedding and suddenly finds herself captivated by the beautiful, rugged landscape as well as the attention from not one, but two men. 

Malcolm ‘Boots’ Dunn is a young man who is on top of the world. He has re-opened Cooper’s Mine – a gold mine that has been closed up for more than twenty years. Fun-loving and easy-going, pretty Abby Prescott catches his eye and he knows that she is the one for him. 

Simon Archer is a solemn, hard-working man who spends his days apprenticing as a blacksmith and his nights dreaming for a woman to share his life with. When he meets Abby, he knows that she is the woman of his dreams and he will stop at nothing to have her. 

As both men vie for Abby’s affections, she innocently encourages their advances with disastrous consequences. When the dust settles, which one will win Abby’s heart? 

***Mature themes and violence*** 

Questions Thank you for taking time to Answer these!!!
1.    When did you decide to write?
Labor Day weekend of last year.

2.   How did you come up with the idea of your newest book?
I don’t really know.  The thought just kind of popped into my head
one day.

3.   What Genre do you write?
Both historical and contemporary romance.

4.   Would you ever write with another author if asked?
Probably not, but never say never.

5.   Who is your biggest inspiration?
Indie authors.  The drive and determination that they have
amazes me.

6.   Who are some of your favorite authors?
Linda Howard, Karen Robards, Sandra Brown, Jonathan Kellerman,
Spencer Quinn, P.J. Tracy, …the list goes on and on.

7.   What genre do you like to read?
Mostly thrillers and romance.

8.   What was the last book that you read?
Emma’s Home by MaryAnn Jordan.

9.   What are you working on?
I am finishing up a contemporary novel called Tempted,
and working on book four in the Hidden Springs series.

Fun Questions:
1.   Favorite Animal

2.  Favorite Color
I don’t have one.  I love earth tones, and certain shades of blue.

3.   Favorite Food
Mushroom Pizza

4.  Favorite Genre of Music
It depends on the time of year

5.   Favorite Season
Spring, and Fall