Kristine Cayne’s Burning for Him Exclusive Excerpt

Burning for Him 

by Kristine Cayne


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Valerio DeLuca, firefighter and single father, is struggling to juggle his demanding job, his young daughter, and his dreams of working on Seattle Fire Department’s technical rescue team. Most of all, he’s been struggling to hide his bisexuality from his family and coworkers.

In walks Chris Edwards, the tall, black, and incredibly handsome firefighter determined to forget the past, forget the breakup that left his heart in tatters, and start afresh at Station 59. Never again will he get involved with a man who has children. Losing a child he’d come to think of as his own just about killed him.

When Chris meets Val, he knows that Val is the man who can bring him back to life, the one who can help him to feel joy again. That is, until he learns Val’s secret.



Burning for Him © Kristine Cayne, 2018

Val’s head hurt like a motherfucker. He cracked open an eye and was immediately seized by an intense feeling of disorientation. The bright paint on the walls seemed to attack his brain like a madman with the pick end of a Halligan. Why were the walls yellow? They were supposed to be gray-blue. The walls in his own bedroom were the soothing color of the ocean, not this aggressively happy sunshine color.
Rolling his head to the side, carefully, he spied a brown shoulder attached to a broad muscular back. The skin was so smooth and perfect he wanted to lick it.
That’s when he remembered—he had licked it. The man’s back and so much more.
Oh God. He hadn’t wanted to sleep with Chris. Okay, he had wanted to, but he hadn’t planned to.
It had been good though. So damn good. He smiled at the memory of Chris’s mouth stretched wide, that plump bottom lip he’d fantasized about cushioning his cockhead while the man’s tongue rolled around and around. Val let out an involuntary moan as his dick hardened and his belly clenched with need.
Sex with Chris had been amazing, even if all they’d done was give each other blow jobs. He could only wonder how good it would be when—no! Yes, when—Chris took his ass. His cock was long and thick, and Val wanted it inside him.
Damn. Val scratched at his already too long beard. He shouldn’t be here. This was going to be nothing but awkward at the station.
Chris rolled over. “Morning.”
Before Val could force enough blood back into his brain to respond, Chris pulled him against that wide muscular chest. His warm brown skin was smooth, almost hairless, and the dark, flat nipples made Val’s mouth water. He inhaled sharply, and Chris’s scent—a mix of cologne, sex, and Chris himself—invaded his nostrils. Val wanted to burrow under the covers and draw it deep into his lungs, mark himself with it. Jesus. What the fuck was wrong with him?
“You okay?” Chris asked in a sleep-laden voice that had Val’s morning wood jerking against the man’s leg. Chris snorted. “Ah… I see. That I can help you with.”
And without another word, he rolled them over so Val was on top of him. It felt as good as it had the previous morning. He loved that he could lie on Chris like this, their entire bodies connected. It was so completely different than being with Francesca. Thank God.
You don’t have time for this.
Shit. He didn’t want this, not a boyfriend or even a friend with benefits. Hell, he barely had time for the occasional Grindr hookup.
And the longer he lingered, the harder it was going to be to let Chris go.
“I-I’ve got to…” Val said, climbing off Chris. He stood and scanned the room for his jeans. After finding them hanging off the back of Chris’s dresser, he hurried to pull them on. With a feeling of déjà vu, he hopped around on one foot, nearly tripping and falling on his face. Damn it. He’d done this exact same thing two days ago when Holly had been banging on his door.
Holly. “Oh shit. I really need to go.” He glanced at his watch. It wasn’t a lie. He had to be at her place in fifteen minutes to pick up the kids or she’d be late for work. Holly was going to fucking kill him.
Looking like a mouthful of sex, Chris leaned against the headboard, the white sheet falling nonchalantly over his naked hips. Val swallowed his tongue.
“You free tonight?” Chris asked. “We could go out for dinner or back to O’Riley’s for a drink.”
Hell no! Val bent down to pick up his shirt and tugged it over his head so Chris couldn’t read his expression. The last place he wanted to be seen alone with Chris was at a firefighter hangout. “I can’t tonight. Sorry, dude.” It wasn’t exactly a lie. He’d be watching Mia and Charlie while Holly was on shift.
“Dude, huh?” Val heard the creak of the bed as Chris got up. His large hand clamped onto Val’s shoulder and spun him around. “How about tomorrow then?”
“Nope. Already got plans… Family stuff, you know?” Not a lie either.
Completely undeterred, Chris persisted. “Okay, well, the day after is out because we’re both working. What about the day after that?”
Val quickly averted his gaze and scooped up his shoes. “Sorry. Got plans then too.”
Chris took a step back and crossed his arms over that ripped chest. Val went through great pains to avoid staring or letting his gaze drop a few feet lower to take in that glorious erection in all its sleek nakedness. He should just leave. He wanted to leave. But Chris was blocking the way to the door.
“What I can’t figure out,” Chris said, tapping a finger on his lip, “is whether you’re blowing me off because you think you’re straight and that last night was a mistake, or whether you’re blowing me off because I’m black and last night was a mistake.”
“Fuck, Chris,” Val said, his chest heaving with shock. “I knew you were black when I came home with you.”
“And now the thought of dating a black man scares the shit out of you.”
“Dating?” Jesus. He didn’t plan on dating anyone, especially not Chris.
“I like you, Val. And I want to get to know you better.”
Breathe. Val hugged his shoes to his chest. He really shouldn’t have come here last night. He should’ve had one or two drinks, then gone to Holly’s to pick up Mia. That was what a responsible father did. But he hadn’t done that, because being with Chris had felt too good. Sure, they were next to strangers, but if he allowed it, they could be so much more. He knew it, felt it in his bones. And therein lay the danger. “I-I’m sorry. I really can’t.”
“Are you seeing someone?”
“No.” Val bent down to put his shoes on. When he straightened, Chris’s gaze was on him. His head was tilted to the side as though he were scrutinizing an intriguing problem, trying to determine the best way to attack a challenging fire.
After a few long, tense moments, Chris’s lips pursed. “You’re not out, are you?”


—Author BioKristineCayneAuthorPhoto

Kristine Cayne is the author of romantic suspense, erotic romance, and lgbt romance. Her books have won numerous awards and acclaim. Her first book, Deadly Obsession, was an RT Book Reviews Top Pick and won Best Romance in the 2012 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards. Her second book, Deadly Addiction, won two awards at the 2014 eFestival of Words and 1st place in the INDIE Awards, Romantic Suspense Category (a division of Chanticleer Book Reviews Blue Ribbon Writing Contests).

Her book Under His Command won Best BDSM Romance at the 2012 Sizzling Awards and was a finalist in the 2013 eFestival of Words and 2013 RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Awards, and her book Everything Bared was a finalist in the Erotic category of the I Heart Indie awards.

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Adriana Kraft and Three: A Love Story

A Limited Edition Collection

Fourteen new stories from these marvelous authors! Tamsin Baker;‎ Jess Buffett,‎ Kristine Cayne,‎ Adriana Kraft,‎ Cate Farren,‎ Valerie Ullmer,‎ Kai Tyler,‎ Lexi Thorne,‎ Izzy Szyn,‎ Aeryn Jaden, Dana Kenzi, Celia Fay, Avery Sky, and Dani Gray.


Romance Collections is proud to present these fourteen stories of love that knows no boundaries. Like rivers flowing through the canvas of earth, these stories will run deep, touch softly and leave you breathless.

No matter who it is with, passion is magnificent, desires are bold, and love is beautiful.

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February 13, 2018
ISBN: 9781386553571

Spotlight on awesome writer Adriana Kraft today and her story! All boxset in at a special offer price 99cents for a time-limited period only, so go and grab it!

Three: A Love Story, by Adriana Kraftadrianakraft-black_300

Three lives—but how many loves?

Committed lovers for three years, Jamie and Susan are good together. Jamie knows she wants Susan in her life forever. But what if that’s not enough?

Both bi, the two have continued dating men occasionally, and now Jamie’s falling in love with Mason. Can she love two persons? Will her love for either one wrench the other one out of her life?

Jamie’s convinced a long-term three-way relationship is the answer, but none of the players is prepared for what’s coming. Two-way relationships are hard enough—is a three-way even possible? And if so, what must each of them give up to create it?




Bookset to be released on 13th of February.

New book coming ;)

I’ve been a busy girl lately and I have exciting news! A new anthology is just about to be ready to order, preorders already online at a promotional price here Amazon , Barnes&Noble, Kobo and iTunes. 

 All You Need is Love     ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE BOX COVER
A Limited Edition Collection

Contains fourteen marvelous stories from Tamsin Baker;‎ Jess Buffett,‎ Kristine Cayne,‎ Adriana Kraft,‎ Cate Farren,‎ Valerie Ullmer,‎ Kai Tyler,‎ Lexi Thorne,‎ Izzy Szyn,‎ Aeryn Jaden, Dana Kenzi, Celia Fay, Avery Sky, and Dani Gray.

The release is actually tomorrow, just in time for Valentine’s day so check it out and get your fix of the newest romance out!

My contribution is an extended version of an old story of mine, Wide Awake, which was previously published and an entry in the ManLove Fantasies Contest.

Breath of Life- Book 1 Wide Awake by Aeryn Jaden

(as usual, all my attempts at standalones transform in series though it can be easily read as a standalone without pinning for the sequel :D)

Heat rating 4

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Than has his life figured out. He’s a fleet security officer, he’s exploring the space and is happily unattached. Nothing out of ordinary.
Until everything goes wacko. Suddenly the ship he’s stationed on is malfunctioning, he’s rudely awoken from cryo by a pole crashing on his capsule and has…memories he shouldn’t have. What the hell is happening? He’d better figure it out, and soon, lives may just depend on it.


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So lately I’ve following this podcast from Smashwords, #SmartAuthor tips? For self published authors mostly or authors that dabble in that or are thinking about it ( me me me). Latest episode was about marketing to libraries and to my surprise a topic I havent paid much attention before and I wonder why considering I spend hours often, could even sleep in a library if allowed. Something about the smell of books. The quiet reverance one feels among so many thoughts. Anyway, it was a good episode and here’s the link in case anyone’s interested 😉



Shameless promo and news, news, news ;)

Enchanting His Mate
Mallick’s life is a horror movie. A disappointment to his insane, sadistic father, he has never hoped for more than just survival. But he finds everything he never dared to dream of in the form of one broken, dead, and buried man. Of course, just his luck—his own mate can’t even stand the sight of him, not to mention the fact that he almost manages to kill Mallick on their first encounter.Adair shouldn’t be alive. He should have died with his mate more than two millennia ago. Yet here he is, and the one responsible for his awakening is none other than the son of his enemy. And why does the guy smell so enchanting? To say he reacts badly is an understatement.Is there any hope left for these two beaten souls? Will Mallick’s forbidden dreams finally come true? Or is his mate too broken to accept the second chance he’s been given?

So most of you know that Enchanting His Mate was 6 months ago and I’ve been slightly unproductive lately. My excuse is : life happens. Sorry. Good news though… hehehe. Gotta Love Dragons, book two in Fated series is almost done. Finally! Only one steamy sex scene left to write …  Hope you all like it, there are some surprises with it (surprised me too lol).

Now as for other news… I have one week off end of July and I plan on secluding myself, chained up in front of my laptop. To write. Write. Write.  This will be book Six in Return of the Originals. I know the pairing, I have sort of a plan already (I bought the booze and chocolate for desperate times when my muse is stubborn so yeah, all set.)

Wish me luck!




Hey there!

Wow, I can’t believe it was so long ago that I posted last here. live happens when you’re not looking is it not? a very busy year this now that’s for sure.  Hmm let’s see a recap:

February- published Big Bad Dragon

April-failed to publish the sequel Gotta Love Dragons. Oups!

ManLove Contests: Spring, Summer, Autumn and we’ll see about Winter. Various shirt stories that I need to see to from there.

After a really sickly winter-spring went home for three weeks (Romania)to find out there was a big flood and my newly remodeled house(mine and my sis’s, we did works on it for her wedding the previous year) well, almost got swepped away and for sure needs another remodeling (hint: my new fence had been relocated to my neighbour’s garden among other things).

Well, at least I finally saw the Black Sea this year, so that’s a plus. Gorgeous BTW.

Back to recap.

We’re at Summer. Ah yeah. The big 3-oh arrived….I have too manny white hairs for me to be only 30 lool, but yeah. Still caught me by surprise. My pug is 1 year too, he’s getting old. And fat. Definitely fat. Must be something in the air… *whistle whistle *

September- Bath is gorgeous! Stonehenge too! I never imagined while I was growing up that I’ll really get to see it!

October- Finished book 5 in Return of the Originals! It’s called Enchanting his Mate, still waiting for the publisher’s reply on that, wish me luck!

November- Got over-ambitious and started Nanowrimo. I’ll be dead by the end off the month most likely. Good news is that Gotta Love Dragons is now 11k so…Maybe maybe it’ll be done by the end of the month? Did the Warner Brother’s Studio tour  for fun (Harry Potter movies, lol, and little old me had seen only three of the movies. I’m surprised I didn’t get booed at. Fun fact, I kept picking stuff of Voldemort and Death Eathers’. Apparently, I find the bad guys cool or something hahaha. That wand picked me, I swear! ). Need to read some stories for the Rainbow Awards too, judging gig.

Insert dots dots at random intervals to replace that much hated thing called day job which got harder and harder this year.

Now gotta run. Need a new tea to stop my bloody cough and some motivation to open the laptop and write write write… Huh, maybe I’ll go with reading today.



New Hot Release- Chasing Dreams by Alison Mello

New Release! Today we have Alison Mello with her latest book and looks like its a book so hot it burns… Enjoy!


by Alison Mello

CHASING DREAMS by Alison Mello
Release Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

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“He has no control with her…and she doesn’t want him to…”
CHASING DREAMS by Alison Mello
Young, gorgeous, and with the voice of an angel, Skyler Jones dreams of becoming a singer… 
After the death of her parents in a tragic car accident, there’s nothing to tie twenty-five-year-old Skyler to the East Coast. But if she’s learned one thing, it’s that life is short. So with aspirations of landing a record deal, she moves to the land of champagne wishes and caviar dreams.
Sexy, rich, and wildly successful, Logan Michaels’ club is the hottest nightspot in Los Angeles… 
While at his club, Logan spots a stunning woman ordering a drink. In L.A., beautiful women are a dime a dozen, but this one’s different—and so is their connection. He’s never been so infatuated, and he’s determined to know more about the striking stranger. After pulling some strings, he finds out where she works and asks her to dinner.
They find more than love—they find opportunity… 
After a few dates, Logan convinces Skyler to perform at his club. But when Skyler dances with one of Logan’s connections, he’s unable to contain his explosive jealousy. However, his major screw-up with Skyler is the least of his problems. When a scorned ex-employee seeks revenge in the most deadly of ways, it puts both himself and Skyler’s life in danger.
Will Logan be able to protect Skyler from the growing threat? 

Or will she run…and write off this chapter of her life as chasing dreams?


Alison Mello is a wife and stay at home mom to a wonderful little boy. She lives with her amazing family in Massachusetts. She loves playing soccer, basketball and football with her son.

After having her son, Alison started reading again and fell in love with Contemporary Romance. Reading made her happy and gave her something to do when she had downtime. As she started to read more, she started to noticed things she really enjoyed in a book and things she didn’t. She began to have ideas for writing one of her own. One day she literally woke up and started writing. She realized that if there was ever a time for her to write, it was now. She had a part time job to give her something to do. The hours at work were slow and she was bored with what she was doing, so while her son was off enjoying his friends over summer vacation she got started.12966205_10206284644580604_1505305137_n