Thursday, 3 May 2012

Deadly Addiction by Kristine Cayne

A proud people. A nation divided.

Rémi Whitedeer, police officer turned substance-abuse counselor, dreams of restoring order to his tribe. Violence and crime are rampant throughout the unpoliced Iroquois reserve, and a civil war is brewing between the Guardians, a militant traditionalist group, and other tribal factions. As the mixed-race cousin of the Guardians’ leader, Rémi is caught in a no-man’s land—several groups lay claim to him, but all want him to deny his white blood.

A maverick cop on an anti-drug crusade.

When she infiltrated the Vipers to take down the leader of the outlaw biker gang responsible for her brother’s death, police sergeant Alyssa Morgan got her man. But her superiors think she went too far. Her disregard for protocol and her ends-justify-the-means ethics have branded her an unreliable maverick. To salvage her career, she accepts an assignment to set up a squad of native provincial officers on a reserve.

A radical sovereigntist bent on freeing a nation.

Decades of government oppression threaten the existence of the Iroquois Nation. But one man, Chaz Whitedeer, is determined to save his people no matter what the price, even if it means delving into the shadowy world of organized crime.

When Rémi and Alyssa uncover the Guardians’ drug-fueled scheme to fund their fight for true autonomy—a scheme involving the Vipers—Rémi must choose between loyalty to family and tribe or his growing love for Alyssa.

Can Rémi and Alyssa leave everything behind—even their very identities—for a future together?


When an Oscar-winning movie star meets a department-store photographer…

Movie star Nic Lamoureux appears to have a playboy’s perfect life. But it’s a part he plays, an act designed to conceal a dark secret he carries on his shoulders. His empty days and nights are a meaningless blur until he meets the woman who fulfills all his dreams. She and her son are the family he’s always wanted—if she can forgive a horrible mistake from his past.

A Hollywood dream…

Lauren James, a widowed single mother, earns barely enough money to support herself and her son. When she wins a photography contest and meets Nic, the man who stars in all her fantasies, her dreams, both professional and personal, are on the verge of becoming real. The attraction between Lauren and Nic is instant—and mutual. Their chemistry burns out of control during a photo shoot that could put Lauren on the fast track to a lucrative career.

Becomes a Hollywood nightmare

But an ill-advised kiss makes front-page news, and the lurid headlines threaten everything Nic and Lauren have hoped for. Before they know what’s happening, their relationship is further rocked by an obsessed and cunning stalker who’ll stop at nothing—not even murder—to have Nic to herself. When Nic falls for Lauren, the stalker zeroes in on her as the competition.

And the competition must be eliminated.

About the 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.
The heroes and heroines of her Deadly Vices series 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.

When did you first consider yourself an author?
I first considered myself a writer when I completed my first book. Then when I sold my first copy, I considered myself an author.

What is your favorite part about being an author?
My favorite part about being an author is that writing gives me an opportunity to learn both about the craft of writing and about the subject of my writing. I like to explore new settings, careers, cultures, and languages in my stories. And before I write about something, I research it thoroughly. I’m learning about so many different things and having a blast doing it!

What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
Because I work full-time, I usually write in the evenings and on weekends. I also meet with my critique partner twice a week, more when we are approaching a release. So between my day job, writing, and my family, I have an 18-hour workday!

How has your environment/upbringing colored your writing?
Many of the settings and character backgrounds I use in my writing are related to places I’ve been or people I’ve met. For example, I’m from Montréal and in Deadly Obsession, my hero is also from Montréal.

Growing up in the Montréal area, I was around during a big conflict between the government and the local native population. I always wanted to know more about the source of this conflict and how it continued to affect the native communities. So to write Deadly Addiction, I delved deep into the history of the native communities in the Montréal area and learned about both their past and their present. It was a fabulous experience. So much so, that I’ll probably write a spin-off series about the native community introduced in Deadly Addiction.

How would you describe yourself?
I find people fascinating. I love meeting new people and talking about what interests them, where they come from, things they’ve done. But because I’m somewhat of an introvert, the Internet has been a huge boon for me. I get to talk with hundreds of people each day without having to worry about how witty and spontaneous I can be. Writing and the Internet, give me that 7-second delay the networks use to think of a good response.

What is the most creative way you have promoted any of your books?
I’m not sure if this is the most creative way to promote, but it’s one I greatly enjoyed. I was asked to participate in a live chat with a group of ladies from a blog. Some had read my first book while others hadn’t. They asked questions about my books, my characters, and me. We had a great time, and I found a fantastic group of new readers.

Where do you hope to see yourself in the next five years?
I hope to see myself with several completed and on-going series, and with a happy, loyal fan base. I hope to see myself writing full-time. Buh-bye day job!

Is there a place you’d like to visit, but haven’t yet?
Too many to name! I love travelling, meeting new people, exploring new cultures and places. Someday, I hope to visit Europe and the Middle East. I’d also love to go to Russia. There is so much history and diversity in that part of the world that I’m sure I’d come home with ideas for a dozen new stories!

Where You Can Find Kristine Cayne:


  1. I've read Deadly Obsession, Kristine's writing flows smoothly.

    1. Thank you for commenting, Midu! I'm glad you liked my writing style :)

  2. great interview and post Sheri and Kristine.

    1. Thank you, MyFavoriteBooks. I'm glad you could stop by!