Wednesday, March 25, 2009

IMHO welcomes western romance author Stacey Kayne!




Stacey Kayne brings her love of American history to vivid life with stories set in the wild west, featuring heroic women and the stubborn men strong enough to love them. Stacey’s unpublished works garnered four Golden Heart finals and over sixty regional contest wins. Her debut Harlequin novels Mustang Wild and Bride of Shadow Canyon kicked off her Wild and Bride series in 2007. Mustang Wild took second place to Linda Lael Miller for "Best Western Historical of 2007" in Love Western Romances’ reader poll. The second book in both series, Maverick Wild and The Gunslinger's Untamed Bride (which is Stacey’s contribution to the “I LOVE ME SOME HISTORICALS” basket), were released in 2008. The hero of Maverick Wild , Chance Morgan, is currently a Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award nominee for "Best Historical KISS Hero." RT BOOKreviews says, "Kayne's series is fast-paced and laced with humor and action as it rushes headlong to an exciting conclusion."

The final book in her Wild Trilogy, Mountain Wild, will be released this July. The third installment of her Bride series arrives this June as part of an anthology, Stetsons, Spring & Wedding Rings. Residing on her California ranch near the base of the Sierra Mountains with her husband of twenty years and their two teenage sons, Stacey is fast at work on a new western historical series for 2010.

IMHO: Did I say the woman was prolific, or what? Stacey, welcome to IMHO, and please tell us your “story behind the story.”

SK: Hi TJ! Thanks so much for inviting me to share my story behind the story. The initial premise of my upcoming novella, "Courted by the Cowboy," part of the Stetsons, Spring & Wedding Rings anthology, was inspired by a true story. I had just begun to dabble in writing when I heard about a local woman who’d ended up in California as the result of a house fire in Montana in the early 1900’s. Eighteen years old and working as a housekeeper in a boardinghouse, she’d accidentally knocked a kerosene lamp into a basket of linens. No fire-retardant fabrics back then, the room was quickly ablaze and she suffered burns to her legs and hands.

The rural Montana community didn’t have a physician capable of treating such burns—not without the loss of her legs. The town sent out a wire asking for help. The nearest hospital willing to treat her was in San Francisco, and arrangements were made to send her to California by train. Back then a caboose was coupled at the back of each train and the only doors on the standard cars were on the ends, the passage too narrow for a stretcher to get through. Bound to the stretcher with blankets, she was hoisted up by a number of men and slid in through a window. Her treatment was a success and after her release from the hospital she found a teaching job outside of San Francisco. She met and married a farmer and eventually found her way to our small agricultural town where she taught school until she retired.

I was fascinated by the imagery of this young woman being bound to a stretcher and the fear she must have felt as that window swallowed her up into the belly of the train, transporting her hundred of miles from her home. Those images started the manuscript originally titled Morning Star. The moment my hero stepped onto the scene, he took over the plot line (as you can see in my website excerpt), adding new twists and turns to the story line. When I was asked for my next Bride story to be part of the spring anthology, I did some drastic down-sizing, and wouldn’t you know—the loading scene at the train station was the first to go… *sniffle*. I hated to lose the scenes that sparked the story. I’ve thought about offering those lost pages as “Deleted Scenes” on my website.

IMHO: Stacey, I think that would be a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing this. What a fascinating “story behind the story.” Okay, folks, be sure to leave a comment for Stacey and at least one other March guest author to be eligible to win the “I LOVE ME SOME HISTORICALS” gift basket. Let Stacey know if you like reading deleted scenes on an author’s website or knowing what happens to the characters after the book is over. The contest ends March 27, and the gift basket filled with fabulous autographed historical romances from our guest hosts and a $20 gift card from Amazon.com (to feed your addiction) will be awarded to one lucky winner on March 28! You’re just days away from literary bliss, gentle readers, so comment away!

Stacey has brought up a great point about scenes that wind up on the cutting room floor. As it happens, authors rarely know which idea will spark a book—and sometimes the instigation for the whole story gets cut from the final version. I know it has happened to me. That’s why next month's theme is going to be "The scene/story/book you (the reader) almost didn't read." Every author has that story which sometimes proves difficult to write or has a bumpy road to publication. I’ll share my story over at PASIC’s To Be Read blog on April 3. It involves a scene in the first draft of my May 2009 release, The Promise, which turned out had to go…until I found a way to rescue it. I’ve already confirmed veteran historical romance author Madeline Hunter, and Medallion Press author Anna Louise Lucia, as two of my guests here at IMHO in April who will tell us about their near-misses. I’ll let you know the rest of the lineup as soon as I have confirmations. So be sure to come back soon for more details, and don’t forget to leave a comment for Stacey Kayne!


TJB

84 comments:

Cheri2628 said...

Stacey, I am really looking forward to Mountain Wild and the anthology Stetsons, Spring & Wedding Rings(love the title!). I am glad that you write your stories as part of a series because I do want to know more about the characters. I like getting a glimpse into their HEA in sequels.

It's a shame that you had to cut the loading scene from the book. I think it would be great to post deleted scenes on your website. I read those on other authors' sites and I always watch the deleted scenes on DVD's.

Pam said...

I absolutely LOVE the idea of having some post book info on the characters or the plot. I know I'm often sad when novel is over because I think I'll miss the characters. So having something to look forward to and being able to find out how things turn out would be very attractive.

Thanks so much!!

Oh yea....and I hope I win the basket!!

Stacey Kayne said...

Hi Cheri! Thanks for stopping in! I'm anxious for June and July. WILD will be my first completed Trilogy - kinda sad and exciting. It's been fun to watch the hero of this book grow up from the lanky thirteen-year-old he was in MUSTANG WILD, to the rugged rancher he's become in MOUNTAIN WILD. I love writing a series--they're also my favorite to read.

Great point about the deleted scenes from a movie--I watch those too--and the out takes *g* I'll have to get my fave lost scrapped scenes together for Courted by the Cowboy. Mabye add a honeymoon, since this one was cut short ;-)

Carol L. said...

Hi Stacey,
I have to tell you I love your books. I especially love a trilogy where you get to watch the characters grow and meet many familiar characters throughout. The Gunslinger's Untamed Bride was a favorite of mine.Can't wait for the next. And the basket is a reader's dream come true. :)
I love reading deleted scenes. It's an extension of a book you can't get enough of.
Carol L.

Stacey Kayne said...

Hi Pam! I'll have to start a new section on my webiste. TJ is so right about the number of snipped scenes by the time a book is polished up. My scrap file is often half the size of the actual book ;-)

Wishing you luck for the win!

Stacey Kayne said...

THANK YOU, Carol! Juniper was a favorite hero of mine--he really tugged at my heart in Jed's book, and I was thrilled when my editor asked for his story. It was in Juniper's book that Kyle Darby (hero in COURTED BY THE COWBOY) really came to life for me--pairing him up with June brought out a new side in him that really transformed his own story, which I'd written years before. It is fun to watch these characters evolve as they interact with one another :)

Thanks for posting--and GOOD LUCK!

dlynnpen said...

Hi
Great Interview.It is so sad that the very spark for the book will never be known to so many of it's readers.I know edit means somethings must go but a couple of pages of this wonderful legend is deserved.We are the lucky ones to know of the origin.Can't wait to read this book!!!

Melissa said...

I LOVE to read deleted scenes. And to hear what idea sparked a story for an author. It's so amazing that they can take some little snippet or story and create these books I love, lol.
Thanks for sharing, what a wonderful story!!

Sandy M said...

Hi, Stacey! Great story you've shared, and too bad that scene had to be cut. I'd love for you to post deleted scenes on your site. It would be fun to read them! You know I love your books!

Looking forward to seeing you later today!

Minna said...

Great Interview!

Pat said...

Cutting scenes is so difficult, but cutting the "inspiration" scene is the pits.

I think a "deleted scenes" page is a wonderful idea. They do it on DVDs all the time and some are a real hoot. Of course, maybe that scene will find life between the pages of another story. I love it when that happens. I just pull up the snippets I've saved (because parting with them just won't do!) and tailor them a bit. Gets a smile every time.

Good luck with your books. They sound wonderful.

Jackie P. said...

I'm looking forward to reading Mountain Wild upon its July release.Thanks for writing western historicals.

Happy Spring!

Margay said...

I think it's fun when authors offer deleted scenes on their websites - kind of like those on a movie dvd. It always makes me wonder, though: How did that scene get cut? What makes you choose one scene over another?
Margay

Joan said...

I love western historicals. Thanks for writing them.I haven't read your books yet but now that I have found you I will be doing so from now on.

Karin said...

My cousin's daughter was spray painting her bathroom when it caused a fire. Her legs were badly burned and I know some of what she went through (no one can know it all, can they?). Anyway, she was i great pain even on meds. I can't imagine your poor girl!
I too would enjoy reading the deleted parts.

Connie said...

Stacey, Love your books! Would love to read the deleted parts but the vision I saw as you were telling it was very vivid. Can hardly wait to read the rest of her story.

Bella G. said...

I love reading bout what really inspires a book. My first romances I read were westerns. Love cowboys! I am now getting back into the western genre after years in paranormals. I would love to win the basket too..lol
Thanks

Angi said...

I absolutely LOVE historical romances! Westerns and those from medieval times rank at the top!

Annetta said...

I love historicals. Why do you think so many people love the western historical?

Josie said...

Stacey,

Loved your interview - I admit I have not read any of your books - yet, but now will have them on my TBR pile because I love stories based in the West. I can't wait to start reading.

Josie

paulmichelle said...

all of these books sound great. cant wait to read them

jcp said...

I'm looking forwartd to your anthology in June.

Anne Carrole said...

Hi Stacey--loved hearing about the spark for your new story and absolutely would love to read that deleted scene (I know my edits file is on overflow--and it's hard to cut them). And I just know I'm going to love Mountain Wild (wink). Can't wait for the anthology too. Love all your stories!

sarabelle said...

I cant wait to read your book Stacey, I love historicals and you write with such a passion that it draws me in everytime.

aromagik said...

I absolutely love reading deleted scenes and getting an update on characters after the story is over, as long as it's all available when I finish the book.

~Lindy

Sarah Simas said...

Great interview, Stacey and TJ! It was very interesting learning about scene that sparked the story. Very cool!

Stacey Kayne said...

Good morning all! Thanks for the great reception :)


dlynnpen - it was really tough to make the call to cut those pages--especially since I'd cut my writting teeth on them and had likely spent weeks and weeks fine-tuning them. I'll definitely get a "deleted scene" on my site to coincide with the book release.


Hi Melissa - it is CRAZY how one image can spin into a book. That's usually how it goes for me ;-)


Hey Sandy--looking forward to dinner!!! *g*


Hi Minna!


Hi Pat! Great point--I have pulled cut scenes from one book and worked them into another--honestly, the number of fine-tuned chapters that end up not working for some reason or another are a lot of words to waste!


Thank you, JackieP! I LOVE me some hisotircals ;-)

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Betty Hanawa said...

Wow, what intense pain that poor woman went through. Fascinating story.

I love deleted scenes on a website.

Stacey Kayne said...

Hi Margay! Why did I end up choosing that scene over another? It came down to space, emotion and having enough time with Kyle and Constance on the same page together, so that I could feel them falling in love--while having only 130 pages to make that happen. This was my first go at a novella...for a writer who tends to be long-winded and ALWAYS way over word count (my editors are SWEETHEARTS and let me squeaze in some extra--the novella was no exception *g*) it ultimately came down what scenes built strength between my characters. While I loved the loading scene, I couldn't keep it without adding nearly four pages. In the end, I really needed those pages to build emotion and tension between my hero and heroine :)

Raven99 said...

Wow, that woman's story sounds like a great inspiration for your novella. It is a shame that the loading scene had to be cut. It sounds like it would be such an emotional scene to write. I think it is a great idea to include some deleted scenes on your website. I love to read them when I visit authors' sites.

I look forward to reading your upcoming releases.

Judy said...

It is interesting that this book is based on a true character. I hope you print in the deleted pages on your website I would love to read them.

Gail said...

What a great story behind the story. I've often wondered what sparks a story. I just read the excerpt of 'Mountain Wild' and I missed the excerpt for 'Courted by a Cowboy' so I'm going back to look for it.

BTW I'm all for you posting the deleted scences on your website-how much fun is that? It's like getting an extra scoop of ice cream in the sundae. LOL

Stacey Kayne said...

Hi Joan! Hope you'll give my dusty westerns a try! I do love my cowboys ;-)


Hi Karin - sorry go hear about your cousin's daughter. Burns are aweful, and such a painful healing process when they are deep. Thanks for sharing!


Thank you, Connie!


Hi Bella--and welcome back!! Nothing calls my writer's soul like the wild west :) But I love those paranormals too ;-)

Hi Angi! I can't agree more!!

housemouse88 said...

Hello Stacey,

Enjoyed your interview. Hate you had to delete some scenes. I enjoy reading deleted scenes. I especially like to hear what happens to the characters after they have their happy ending. It completes the story for me to know what happens. Have a great day.

Jeanmarie Hamilton said...

Hi Stacey! I enjoy reading your beginning scene that was cut. Hope you decide to put it up to read. :-)

Jeanmarie

penney said...

Hi Stacey I love your mountain wild book it sounds great, I do love the LOVE historical romances Westerns books
Penney

TJ Bennett said...

Wow, you folks have been having a party while I was away. I told Stacey that I'm going to have a hard time giving up Gunslinger's Bride. I hadn't had the chance to read it yet, so I peeked at the first few pages of the book she sent for the basket--and almost couldn't put it down! I only did because I don't want our winner getting fingerprints and a bent spine on their brand new book. :-)

Keep commenting, folks! And don't forget to leave a comment on some of the other authors' posts for March to be eligible to win.

Stacey Kayne said...

Hi Annette! For me, the draw of Western Historicals is the constant danger and drama of life on the frontier, the brute strength and sheer dertermination of the men and women fighting to build a better lives for themslves---not to those who'd made that wild country their home for generations and are suddenly finding themselves fighting for their homelands and their lives.


Hi Josie! THANKS! Hope you enjoy my brand of western!


Thanks, paulmichelle!


Thanks, jcp!


Hi Anne! Crazy how those scrap files can build up, huh? I've been known to write up to seven differnt starts for a story *g* Did you ever read those kid books where you could choose the course of the story---"To go through the woods go go page 24 -- To open the cellar door go to page 46" You could make differnet choices and create different outcomes. Maybe I shouldn't have read those, and I figure these books out on the first try *G* Hope you enjoy MOUNTAIN, Anne!!!

Ami said...

I find it amusing that most readers love the "happy ending!" I do too...most of the time. However, sometimes it's nice to have an "unexpected" ending...even if we have to complain about it...and say "we'll never read them again!" I enjoy the mix up every now and then. I know we are generally all after "happily ever after" but it doesn't always work out that way! :)

Stacey Kayne said...

THANK YOU, Sarabelle, compliments like that really make my day!


Hi Lindy! Good to know. I'll plan to post them when the book is released in June.


Hi Sara! Great to see you here :)


Hi Betty! Thanks for stopping in!


Thank you, Raven! I'm glad to hear the deleted scenes will be a welcomed addition.


Thank you, Judy! Today has really cemented the idea :)

Mona said...

Hi Stacy :)
The story behind the story was really touching. It's always great when someone gets a second chance.
Mountain Wild has the most interesting and beautiful cover. I think the cover is a scene from the book. Just my favorite kind of cover :)

Virginia said...

Hi Stacey, I love the historical westerns, there favorite read. Your books have the greatest covers I love them. They always seem to have a sexy cowboy or fantastic scene on them. How do you manage to get such great covers?

JeanP said...

What a nice story, thanks for sharing. I agree, it would be nice to read the deleted scenes on your website. Love reading western themed stories and interesting to know there is a history behind them

Scarlet said...

I love deleted scenes and I really love getting excerpts and bits and pieces till the book comes out. I live e hectic shcedule...college full time, 2 massive dogs, 2 crazy cats a once a week boyfriend that always comes home for his laundry! A dog fur factory with no placement for the product other than my vacuum! I really need to work on that, as I'm currently standing to type instead of sitting in the fur chair! So...getting some me time from favorite authors between books coming out, is a definate bonus!!!

Shannon said...

Hi Stacey and blog crew,
Wow, what a fantastic story! I grew up in San Francsico and often made trips into the gold country.
What a strong woman your MC must have been.
I look forward to reading this story and more of yours. And, yes, please...put the deleted scene up!
Thanks,
Shannon

Stacey Kayne said...

Hi Gail! Hope you liked both the excerpts!


Hi housemouse88! I'm a huge fan of epiliogues--they don't have to be long, just enough to see them settled in their lives together.


Hi Jeanmarie! Thanks for stopping in! You have got one hot western cover ;-)


Hi Penney--glad you enjoyed it!


LOL, TJ! Glad I could hook ya ;-)


Interesting point, Ami. I like to leave a book with the reader knowing the hero and heroine still face hardships ahead--one great thing about a series, is you get see them face new ones--but that together they can find greater hope. HOPE is really what it all comes down to...and finding a sense of contentment in the now so we can find more joy in the journey to tomorrow. As for sad endings---those belong in the women's fiction genre IMHO. The essence of a true romance is to find love in the end, for that love to add a greater fulfillment to life in general. Doesn't mean it always stays that way ;-) Life, after all, is ever changing.

Ami said...

Oh, yes...good point. Romance is, well, romance! I suppose I do get slightly mixed in the regards to some romance and womens fiction. In regards to a "series," what is fun is NOT knowing it will be a series-OR-it's a series and the reader doesn't know it. Generally, readers are aware what books are in a series and what books aren't, but it's fun to NOT realize it until your finished with a book and find out "there's more!" Or, an author gets so much feedback they decide to bring a character(s) back for another round! More of my two cents! :)

Anonymous said...

Me, too. I would love to see deleted scenes or post-book happenings on your website. What fun - and that way that work would not go down the drain (or the shredder).

Gram said...

OOps - I didn't mean to be anonymous, Gram

Kathryn Albright said...

Hi Stacey,

I do so love to watch the deleted scenes in movies and so I know I would love to read them too. They always give a little more character depth or story depth. Congrats on all your success! I enjoy your books immensely!

clynsg said...

I do like to know what has triggered a particular story or scene, but admit that I rarely read excerpts that have been discarded from the finished book. I think that is more because of time frames (not enough time!!) rather than disinterest. The idea of learning what happens to characters after the book ends is great--I know I frequently daydream about it myself, and I would expect the author, who has lived with them for so long, definitely would have some preferences for their continuation, even if just in thought.

clynsg at yahoo.com

Lisa Grey said...

I can't wait to get my hands on the books. I have added your site to my favorites. :o)

Susan P. said...

Hi, Stacey!

Nice prize package! Reading historicals makes me feel like I'm learning something besides enjoying the reading. Books and a gift card - what could be better.

Thanks.

RW1010 said...

Hey Stacey!

Aren't cowboys the sexiest men on the planet?!?!?! My first paperback I can ever remember reading (a long, long, long time ago)was about a young woman headed out west with a wagon train & all her adventures along the way...I loved it! Good luck with your trilogy!

Stacey Kayne said...

Hi Mona! Thank you! You are right, the MOUNTAIN WILD cover depicts a scene from the book--I blogged about that scene yesterday at:
http://www.writersatplay.com/wordpress/?p=994


Hi Virginia! I have the Harlequin art folks to thank for those covers! The art director of Harlequin was interviwed at Cover Cafe this month, and she posted a bhind the scenes cover shoot of MAVERICK WILD! Here's the link:
http://www.covercafe.com/BTSCBHq-2.shtml

Stacey Kayne said...

Thank you, JeanP!


LOL, Scarlet! Sounds like a 'hairy' life *g* So glad you enjoy the snippets!!


Hey Shannon, thanks for stopping in! I grew up in the central valley and loved all our visits to the gold country. The amount of work that went into daily life back then is amazing.


I'm with you, Ami--I love that element of surprise when it comes to a series--I've stumbled onto all my favorite series that way--read them out of order, and then read them again once I have the whole line up. From a writing standpoint, every new book in a series is a surprise to me--since I never really know what will happen until it taps from my fingertips ;-)


Hi Gram! Thanks for the added vote--in this particular book, those were special pages :)

Laura M said...

Hi--I love western historicals! I have to agree that I love the cover art on the books...

Stacey Kayne said...

Thank you, Katherine! Means a lot coming from a fellow Harlequin sister and winner of LWR's Best Western of '08


Hi clynsg! I do the same thing, daydream about the characters and what their lives are like after the book ends. Some of the neatest epilogues I've read are at the end of Elizabeth Lowell's ONLY series--in a few paragraphs she encompasses their lifetime as well as their children's lives--really beautiful.


Hi Lisa! Thanks for the add :)


Hey Susan! Thanks for stopping in.


Hi, RW1010! My first western romance was LaVeryl Spencer's FORGIVING...*sigh* HUMMINGBIRD was next, and I was hooked. I was in my twenties at the time, and I wondered how she wrangled all those words together to create such a vivid story. Who knew that would become my passion/obsession ;-)


Thank you, Laura! Harlequin has been very good me :)

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading the comments. I also enjoy reading the kinds of books you write. They seem to be informative as well as entertaining.
Yes, it would be interesting to read the deleted scenes.

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

I love learning what happens to the characters after the story ends. It's a habit of mine to try to figure it out on my own so having it done for me delights my lazy soul. I like the continuity stories where your characters keep popping up and you can see first hand where their lives lead them.

Stacey's stories are awesome - thought I'd mention that just in case there is somebody someplace who hasn't read one of them. This is a great read...

russbill said...

I would love to read the deleted parts; it's interesting to see what was left out.

ommaandnugs said...

I bet it's har to decide what to delete; I'd like to see what you do delete--more is always better

flchen1 said...

Draggin' in late to say hi, Stacey! I do love to read deleted stories, especially if the author has a chance to give a little "framing" for the scene. It's a lot of fun to see how the story comes together for you as you're putting it together :)

Have you ever ended up using a deleted scene (or the idea behind it) in a different story? Sometimes a scene just isn't right for one book, but it might be a fabulous scene in its own right...

And hi, TJ! :)

Marie said...

Posting deleted scenes on the website is a great idea! Can't wait to read them.

chey said...

Hi Stacey,
I enjoy your books. I like reading the deleted scenes and reading about what happens to the characters after the book is over. Some books I just don't want to be over, so I like to read more about the characters.

Debby said...

Hi Stacy, I lvoe your books. I can't wait for the next one. It looks to be great.

I would enjoy reading deleted scenes., It must be really hard to decide what part ot delete.

mammakim said...

Oh Stacey,
you sent me two books after I had a lost my house to a fire last year and I had to put a bunch of my stuff in storage until we moved into the rebuilt house, We pulled it out in November and I just read them last month. They were awesome!! I am so addicted now. I just wanted to thank you again...

Stacey Kayne said...

Thanks, Anonymous!


Aw, THANK YOU, Paisley! And you are not a bias proofreader--nope, uh-uh :)


Hi russbill! Thanks for casting your vote!


Hi ommaandnugs! It was especially tough for the novella, because I had been attached to the story for so long, but I was pleased with the result :)


Hi Fedora! I have used deleted scenes in other books. When I sold my first book it was too big for the Harelquin page count---I cut out two love scenes, and one happened to be just the right set up for a love scene in GUNSLINGER--a bit of tweaking and it fit perfectly. Funny thing is, the first time I read it in book format (I gotta read 'em when they have a cover on them *g*) my brain was doing a doubletake on that scene because it sounded so familiar, as though I'd seen it somewhere else---then I remember why--I'd plagiarized myself *g*

flchen1 said...

LOL! OK, that's a terrific story, Stacey!! Plagiarizing oneself! ;) Love it! :D

Patricia Barraclough said...

Look forward to reading your contribution to the anthology. Very interesting piece of history that gave you the idea for the story.

Deborah said...

Hi Stacey! I love your books! Western historicals are my favorites! I would enjoy reading deleted scenes and learning what happened to the characters after the book is done. Thanks for blogging here today and keep writing!

Stacey Kayne said...

Hi Marie! Thanks :)


Hi Chey! I'm happy to hear you've enjoyed my books! I'll be getting some scenes posted in June :)


Thank you, Debby!!


mammakim! You are certainly welcome. I'm happy to hear you are settled in your rebuilt house. Glad you enjoyed teh books :)


LOL, Fedora!


Thanks, Patricia!


Thank you, Deborah! Keep an eye out for those scenes ;-)

It's been a fun day. Thanks to all for stopping in and for reading my books :) Best of luck to everyone in the drawing!!

Jessica said...

Stacey Kayne your family is so very proud of you! I am looking forward to all of the books to come! Keep up the fabulous work! Lots of love!

Pam P said...

Hi Stacey, so interesting to hear how you got the idea for this story. As for that deleted scene, great idea to put it up at your site.

Maureen said...

After I've read a book that I really enjoyed I think it would be great to read some deleted scenes.

RubyD said...

Great post.....it would be interesting to read some of the deleted scenes from a book.

Stacey Kayne said...

Is that you, Jessica Joy? Thank you! I am blessed :) A busy and determined lot, they are an inspiration. Hugs & love!


Hi Pam! Great to "see" you here!


Hi Ruby and Maureen! Thanks for stopping in to comment!

Jody F. said...

I love deleted scenes. You can get extra insight into a character by reading them. Seeing where characters end up after the story ends is nice too. It's nice to see their happy ending is still happy.

TJ Bennett said...

Well, folks, I think we ought to let Stacey get back to her writing. We need more books, right? Thanks so much for being our guest here at IMHO, Stacey. We've loved reading your "Story Behind the Story."

Everyone, be sure to check back March 28 to find out who won the "I LOVE ME SOME HISTORICALS" gift basket! Contest period ends tomorrow, March 27, so be sure to check out the earlier posts this month from Kim Lenox, Lisa Marie Wilkinson, and Victoria Dahl and leave your comments there. Remember, only comments posted on the authors' guest blogs are eligible to be entered into the contest, and the more posts, the more chances you have to win. Do feel free to comment on any other post on the site, however, because I always like reading what you folks have to say.

Take care,
TJB

flip said...

I am seriously addicted to books. I don't do a lot of online reading of stories. However, I really do love certain characters and authors. I those circumstances, I do read omitted scenes and short stories.

I love stories which start with a historical facts. One of my favorite westerns is So Wide the Sky. The author was inspired by an actual photograph of a Indian hostage with her tatooed face

Margie said...

Great post, Stacey! I think it's a wonderful idea to post deleted scenes from your books on your website. I'm looking forward to reading more of your books!

Cheri2628 said...

Stacey, congrats and good luck with your upcoming releases. I know that I will read them because I have read ALL of your other books! :-)

Emma said...

Great Interview. congrats . Good luck with your upcoming releases.I enjoy reading your books.I like getting your newletter.