Friday, July 10, 2009

Her Maine Man - Sylvie Kaye

Please welcome my special guest this week, Sylvie Kaye, whose latest release, Her Maine Man, is out today over at The Wild Rose Press!

Thanks for stopping by, Sylvie. Can you tell us a little about your book?

One weekend a year to bare your soul and your passion. He couldn’t believe the sweet deal she was offering. No commitment, just pure release.

A deathbed promise takes Jon from his consulting desk to a remote island in Maine, where he becomes entangled with one of the loose ends.

As one of the island’s first family and a target for scandal, Maddie longs to share her body and her secrets. The sexy, visiting consultant seems perfect for a clandestine, once-a-year affair—until once isn’t enough.

Although the story and the love scenes are steamy in places, they're also light-hearted and funny in places. My editor said the one love scene was the funniest she'd ever read.

How did the idea for the plot come about?

The concept came from the old movie, Same Time Next Year...but the next generation. And the setting came from a trip to Maine.

I love sale stories (ok I am just nosy!!) so can you tell us about your road to publication - and your call story?

Oh, that was a long time ago. About ten years ago. I wrote short story called Never Dare A Cowboy for the Kensington Precious Gem line which they phased out not long afterward. I was on holdiay in Las Vegas when my husband called from home to tell me the editor from Kensington phoned and offered me a contract. I called back immediately and accepted. The rest of the vacation, even in Vegas, was a downer after that!! I couldn't wait to get home and watch the mail box for my contract.

We are all about the love here, so please share your fave books, movies, TV shows or current fantasy squeeze (it's all in the line of research!)

My favorite book is Sandra Brown's SLOW HEAT IN HEAVEN. The hero is to die for! I love everything she writes. I want to be her in my next!! Movies, I love the Big Chill. I think because of the music. It's from my era. I also like the holiday movie, Love Actually. Lots of happy endings in that one! It's a real, feel good movie. Movie heroes, I love Brad Pitt and Hugh Jackman and....well, I'll stop there. Too many men, too little time.

Love, Actually is one of my fave movies too. And as for Hugh Jackman, what's not to love?! Can you tell us what are you working on now?

I'm revising a story titled, Tantric Touch, which takes place in New Orleans. It has three interferring aunts, some Vood Doo, and lots of superstitions.

When a harried caretaker with no spare time hires a soulful builder who’s willing to take the time, he fixes more than she bargains for.

Jilly is a New Orleans daycare aide by day and by night an errand-running caretaker to the three quirky aunts who raised her.

Zack is a brawny carpenter who works for his father’s construction company. He’s attracted to Jilly but wants a deep, heart connection when it appears that all she has time for is a slam-bam-thank-you-man relationship. Through his Tantric touch he intends to win her trust and eventually her heart.

I'm also working on a story that's more mainstream, entitled, For the Greater Good of Mann. Mann is a fictional town and also a metphor for humanity. The story attempts to answer the age old question of Why we are here?

I have a short erotic story, Widow Reed, under consideration with the Scarlet Rose line at Wild Rose Press. Older woman, younger man, happy ending :-)

How can readers keep up with your writing and books?

My website is

Thanks Christina for your time and for the opportunity to tell your readers about myself!

Sylvie Slip under the covers with Sylvie Kaye
Banned in Texas ~Available The Wild Rose Press, Barnes&Noble, Amazon
Wrong Side of Love ~The Wild Rose Press
Contest and Excerpts at


Shelley Munro said...

What a great idea for a story - meeting once a year. I really like the cover too.

Kaye Manro said...

This sounds like a wonderful story! I love Maine, so I know I'll enjoy the setting. Good luck, Sylvie.

Emma Lai said...

Great interview, ladies! I like the idea of remaking an old story for the new generation.

Mona Risk said...

Sylvie, Congratulations for your new release. It's such an exciting time. My book Babies in the Bargain was released last week and I am still walking on clouds. I like the premise of you story. It sounds like a fun book. The book cover is lovely.

Catherine Bybee said...

Congrats on your new release, Sylvie. You website is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Great interview. I love the idea behind the story.

Best wishes, Sylvie.

Debra St. John said...

Hi Christina and Sylvie: nice interview. Sylvie, I love your cover, and I see where you're coming from with Brad Pitt...he's one of my favorites, too. "Slow Heat in Heaven" ranks up there as one of my favorite Sandra Brown books, too. I guess we're on the same wave-length!!

Cari Quinn said...

Sorry I'm late, but great interview, Sylvie and Christina! Sylvie, I love the title of your book and will be checking it out soon. :)

Suzanne Brandyn Author said...

I fell in love with the title at once, then the cover intriqued me.
Must I say, such a lovely cover... Maine Man, just love it. :)

Off to take a look at the excerpt. I'm sure it will grab me.

Suzanne :)

Suzanne Brandyn Author said...

Just read the excerpt. Oh hell, Hmm... lovely, absolutely lovely indeed.

Sounds like he has a lot to look forward to taking his trip. lol lol... Now I'm Intriged... off to get my own, Maine man. lol....

All the best with it, it sounds lovely. :) It made me smile... and I'm still smiling.

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Sylvie,
Nice interview and what a clever idea for a story, meeting once a year sounds wonderful.
Lovely cover too.