Book and Author Spotlight: Here to Stay by Kristine Raymond

I’m very excited to share with you a book spotlight and interview with romance author Kristine Raymond. HERE TO SAY is the first book in the Hidden Springs series.

HERE TO STAY by Kristine Raymond

Hidden Springs #1

Home to Stay by Kristine Raymond Book CoverSam 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?

HERE TO STAY is currently available FREE at the following retailers:

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Chatting with Kristine

What inspired you to write this book?

For decades, I’d half-seriously entertained the idea of writing a book.  When a friend of mine told me she self-published, I decided to look into it.  Figuring I had nothing to lose, I sat down and wrote Here to Stay – and I was hooked!

What was the hardest part about writing this book?

Honestly, Here to Stay, being the first book I wrote, was the easiest to write.  I had zero expectations about the outcome.  It wasn’t until I hit ‘publish’ that the hard part began.  Marketing!

What did you enjoy most about writing the book?

I love the Old West and enjoyed writing a story in that time period.  And it was fun creating the characters, giving them personalities, and seeing where they’d lead me.

What can we look forward to seeing from you next?

I’m currently working on book seven in the Hidden Springs series called Worth the Gamble.  And later this year I’ll be wrapping up the series with Law of Attraction.

More About Kristine

Author Kristine RaymondKristine Raymond didn’t figure out what she wanted to be when she grew up until later in life. If you haven’t guessed, it’s being an author. She’s spent the past two years writing, and learning how to navigate the publishing and promotional side of the business. Six books have been released in the Hidden Springs series and she is working on the seventh.  When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and furry family.

She is the author of Here to Stay, Hearts on Fire, Abby’s Heart, A Chance on Love, A Will of Her Own, Dancing in the Dark, and a contemporary novella called By Dawn’s Early Light, and a non-fiction book titled ‘write words’ –  A Year in the Life of an Indie Author.

You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.  You can also visit her website to keep up with her latest news.


Thank you, Kristine, for stopping by my blog to visit! 😀