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Montana Secrets

MSec_300“I have been an avid reader for 20+ years…mostly romance, but I like to throw in a few mysteries now and then. 😉 I just finished reading Montana Secrets, but will have to read it again because it was such an awesome book, I finished it in one day! Personally, I can relate with Grace. I became sooo involved with "their" life; and a realization hit me today…if she can find love again…maybe there’s still hope for me. My past has haunted me for way too long now, and like Grace, I’ve sought the professional help of counselors…but still can’t seem to get over it. I feel like I’m on the brink of a breakthrough…but can’t quite grab a hold of it. Montana Secrets has helped me during a tough time in my life, and I have you to thank for it!” – Melissa

“I picked up Montana Secrets on a trip to Wal-Mart yesterday about 3 p.m. I had finished it by 11 last night. And that includes fixing dinner and playing chauffeur to my kids. I enjoyed the story so much I couldn’t put it down. And as an aspiring author myself, I know the value of that. You handled a delicate subject wonderfully. Cudos!

"Congrats on your first published book. I like your style and will look forward to reading your next one.” – Mindy

“She told me about your book and I bought it. I read it last night and I was very impressed.I couldn’t put it down. I think you are very talented and I do believe that you will be another Sandra Brown…” – Connie

“Just read your first book, Montana Secrets. I could hardly put it down. You rate right up there with Debbie Macomber. That is high praise from me as I really enjoy reading Debbie. Thank you and hope you continue.” – Gay R.

“I’ve just finished Montana Secrets and wanted to let you know (as I’m sure many others have already) that it’s a wonderful book. It’s wonderfully written and crafted and it deals with a very difficult subject in a very respectful yet emotionally dramatic way.” – Elaine

“I wanted to tell you how much I really enjoyed Montana Secrets. I even went back and reread Montana
Skies. I love your stories. Thank you again for sharing them.” – Mary Ann

“Well, a girl can hope. I’ll keep sending "Brent vibes" your way. Meantime, I’m looking forward to the other books on your 2007 lineup and will await some insight into the Tulanes of Tennessee. Thanks for keeping in touch.” – Sheila

"I have just finished reading Montana Secrets and let me tell you I really enjoyed every word.
I picked up your book which my son had given to me a while back and started to flick through the pages and could not put it down. Thank you for your well written book…I was able to let myself get right into the book and forget my troubles while I was reading it. Thank you once again." -Vittoria

 

 

Man With A Past

MWAP_300"Kay, I just finished reading your book Man With A Past. I just loved Ashley and Joe! I cried when the town’s people were treating Joe so badly, and was unbelievably happy when Ashley declared her unconditional love for him. I was wondering if you have written a follow up book, that may include Joe’s brother coming home. I hope to be reading your story about Jack soon." – Gloria

"The characters were all so real, so wonderful. I teared up several times while reading even though I knew they weren’t real…they became living, breathing people to me. You not only layered them so amazingly, you did the same with the story. You had every event right where it belonged… and I loved your use of so much detail in this book. The strong senses, the scenery surrounding them, the sights and smells. It was all there making it more realistic than ever, giving me the feeling of being there. Word painting. This is a book I will never forget, like some of my other favorites such as Morning Glory and Sentimental Journey. I understand what the editors are looking for when they "fresh voice", because no one writes like Kay Stockham!" – gbox

"I just finished "Man with a Past" and it was wonderful. I was wondering if you were going to write a book about Joe’s brother Jack?" – Catherine S.

"Great book. You write such moving stories." – Barb S

"I just finished reading Man With a Past and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed this book. I always enjoy the books I read that deal with real-life situations that people are facing every day, and this one was very moving. As a teacher for 22 years, I have seen my share of suspected child abuse cases, and am often put in the situation of trying to decide what is or has been happening and whether it is something I must report. Since guidelines have firmed up in the last few years, it is a little easier to make that call. But, I still worry if things have been misinterpreted, if there isn’t more than just the suspicions of abuse. We have, unfortunately, become a very suspicious society. We tend to quickly look for the worst rather than try and find the truth. This book really expressed that idea very well…. We live with the judgments of others on us daily, so this book really spoke to me. Thank you for treating this subject with understanding and sensitivity. I have always enjoyed your books, but found it fitting that I finished reading this one on Mother’s Day. I hope I can look forward to Jack’s story – revisit Joe and Ashley at the same time!" – Dolores

"I just wanted to drop off a quick note before I hit the sack to tell you I loved your book. Its another winner. Joe and Ashley really pulled at the heartstrings. What a wonderfully moving and sexy book. The complete package. I could go on and on but the bed is calling me. LOL Just keep up the great work. So what is next for you? Is Melissa or Jack getting a story?" – Judy

"I had to write and let you know how much I enjoyed "Man With a Past". I picked it up yesterday and couldn’t put it down! I love the way you wove everything so tightly together. I just read your article on ‘the little things’ and have to say, you do a stand up job. …. but for me, your book has been an eye opener and a definite "I want to write like that" kinda book. I love the way you took a very serious issue, made it so real in the life of your characters, used drama but were still able to have those lighthearted moments…. Thanks for a wonderful read and a fabulous example of a well-told story." – Darcy

I must start off by saying this is unusual for me to actually sit down to "write/email" an author… Your book "Man With A Past" really drew me in. I could not put the book down and must have read it in a day and a half. Joe Brody and Ashley Cade truly "jumped" off the pages. When I checked out your site.. great site by the way.. I noticed your other book "Montana Secrets" which was also great. You truly have a way with making your characters feel like they are a part of my life. I feel like they should be joining me for dinner and drinks. :o) …I read on your blog you are currently writing Melissa’s story (Yeah.. that was my first request) but I want to know about Jack???? If Jack is Melissa’s hero – great… BUT if not then I really need you to get another book out of this series because I am dying to know!!! :o) Keep up the GREAT work! – Angie A.

I wrote to you a couple weeks ago about His Perfect Woman after meeting you in Kingsport. I got on Amazon and bought the book you noted that introduced the characters and I love this one, too! I have emotional connections in that I am married to a Joe who is dark haired. I picked up the book to read after lunch today and finished a little after 9. I could only stand to put it down to run one errand and eat supper with one of my boys! I guess I’ll have to get all your books and find times I can devote to reading. (my husband is on a trip and says I get too engrossed in good books!) Keep it coming! Thanks, Becky

 

 

Montana Skies

MS_300"I am a new reader of the Romance genre. Congrats! on Montana Skies. It is the best I have yet read…

"After reading Montana Skies, I feel I have found a "gold standard" against which I will always measure my own writing.

"What a pleasure it was to read in every way. Most of these Romances have the most preposterous storylines and characters (i.e. After winning Miss Universe and inheriting $50 million, who would have thought I’d fall for the President of the U.S. …blah blah groan).

"Montana Skies sucked me right in and I literally couldn’t put it down. Thank you for a delightful journey I could believe and a wonderful example of what good Romance writing should be." – R. Johnson

"You’re one of my recent discoveries. I just wanted to let you know that I loved Montana Skies, and look forward to reading many more of your books." – B. Braunstein

"Been wanting to tell you how much I loved Montana Skies…. It was wonderful–and so full of the detail that I love. You sent me there with your descriptions of the setting and the deep emotions. I love being able to visualize where they are as well as feeling their emotions–Great job!" – Glenna

"I had started reading some of the more erotic books that are available now, by some of my favorite authors and it was just getting to much for me. I so needed to read a story like you said from your heart to mine. I needed to read something that there was a good story to think about and feel good reading. I also liked the light references to God that you made. Thank you for such touching stories, and I cant wait to read the next book, especially with such a matter close to all of us women’s heart, breast cancer… hank you again for such a great book that let me feel better about reading again.." Mary

"Loved it!–I laughed or cried on every single page!" – BJ

 

 

His Perfect Woman

HPW_300"I just finished your book “His Perfect Woman” I was lucky enough to have it in my goody bag. “His Perfect Woman” was the first book I?ve ever read where the heroine had cancer. What a wonderful story, you dealt with the issue of cancer in a courageous manner. That disease isn’t a stranger to me, my mother
had it and beat it, my father had it and beat it. My best friend had it and while it was the ultimate cause of her death she didn’t let it beat her. She’s one of the main reasons I’m a writer today. She believed in me before I believed in myself. Her strength, courage, and humor are with me 12 years later while I continue to write.

Thanks for a great book it brought back many happy memories of people I loved." – J.Paulette

"I finished reading His Perfect Woman last night (started it Sunday). I wanted to get to the end to see what happens, but I didn’t want the book to end! Make sense? When you signed it at the Get Together book fair, you wrote "Hope it was worth the wait" – oh yeah it was. Awesome job!" -Marcie

"Just thought you would want to know *Grins* I loved HIS PERFECT WOMAN!! J The interplay between Melissa and Bryan is fast paced, yet they don’t fall into bed on page 2! They are great characters that you made come to life with energetic writing and humorous situations that develop quickly!" – Angie

"I just finished His Perfect Woman and I have to tell you, it was FANTASTIC!" – Liz
"I just wanted to let you know that I finished His Perfect Woman this morning. The book is still playing in my head. I stayed off of the computer all day yesterday because I was so involved in the book. (I can’t even remember the last time that I was so engrossed in a book that I didn’t want to put it down!) It is one of the best books that I have ever read. The emotions that it provoked were so strong that I felt as I was there participating throughout the book. Keep up the great writing!" – Jodi

"I’ve had to take a couple of days after finishing HIS PERFECT WOMAN to digest all of the emotions that it brought to the surface. You’ve done an excellent job writing Melissa as the slightly damaged and yes, maybe even a little fragile, heroine, but her pride and determination were equally well-written. Bryan was a perfect match for her; I love how his "womanizing" ways are quickly brought to heel after Melissa reenters his life. I was a little disappointed that she didn’t embrace her father’s romance early on, but reminded myself that had I been through so many losses and heartaches, I might regret losing the main man, so to speak, in my life to another woman too. I had to remind myself that these are simply characters, as they were wonderfully brought to life in your book." – Laurie

"What a great story, learning to live for tomorrow. Melissa is so strong , yet so vulnerable. Booger Booker is something else, but a truly wonderful man. I have enjoyed all your books and enjoy the continuation of Man with a Past, with baby Isabella. You are a great writer, keep the stories coming." – Suzanne B.

"I can’t tell you what a truly moving and enthralling story you created for Melissa and Bryan. I have been an avid reader since I can remember and have always enjoyed Harlequin productions, but my feelings have never run through the spectrum of emotions the way they did when getting to know the inhabitants of Taylorsville. I did not read Man With a Past, but it will be one of my next purchases…. Joe and Ashley were so supportive of Melissa, I can’t wait to see how their life together started..

"When I began sobbing… deep gasping sobs that left me drained after reading only a portion of this remarkable tale, I knew that I was hooked…. Hooked on Melissa, hooked on Bryan and hooked on Kay Stockham. I await your next release with baited breath. And in the meantime I have 3 other stories to catch up on 🙂

"Thank you for sharing your gift with the world…. " – Risa

"I believe this is the first book of yours I’ve read. It will not be the last. And to be honest, I bought it primarily so I could answer your contest questions. I wasn’t sure how I was going to identify with a heroine who is a breast cancer survivor. I was extremely doubtful about how YOU were going to make me believe a near-perfect-looking man was going to give a woman like Melissa a second glance, let alone fall so deeply in love with her. But somewhere along the way, not only did you convince me that Bryan was head-over-heels in love with Melissa, I became his strongest supporter. Instead of only feeling sympathy for Melissa and the trials she had endured, I found myself in Bryan’s corner, rooting for him to find the words and/or actions necessary to convince Melissa what a truly beautiful woman she was and that she was worthy of his love. I also lost a lot of sleep reading this story; I was up until 1:30 a.m. this morning because I could not put the book down until they had achieved their happy ending. Not only was Melissa "His Pefect Woman", this story was "A Pefect Read" for me. I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. You’ve earned yourself another fan." – Cheryl

"The others have been good but I can’t put "His Perfect Woman" down. I started it yesterday and along with everything else that I had to do, I read 158 pages. It is by far the best one yet. Keep up the good work." – Winnie

"I just finished reading HIS PERFECT WOMAN and wanted to let you know how much I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bryan and Melissa’s beautiful and touching story. The story was so full and rich. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where the heroine was so hard to win over, but it sure made for a very interesting read. I look forward to reading more of your books since HIS PERFECT WOMAN is the first of your books I’ve read. But it won’t be the last!" – Jeanette

"Bought and finished His Perfect Wife this weekend. It was wonderful. I loved how you used a Romance to bring real issues with breast cancer to the forefront. Kudos to you. My sister-in law recently lost her battle. While the book was difficult at times, I loved what you did with her issues, and of course his responses. Both Bryan and Nate, at the end, made some wonderful statements. Thanks for the book." – Cora

"I thought I’d let you know that my 4th of July was spent reading "His Perfect Woman" from cover to cover. What a great book. Like "Man with a Past," you took a difficult subject and wrapped an engrossing love story around it." – Sheila

"I’m a reader and fan from Northern Kentucky. I finally got to read His Perfect Woman over the weekend and I had to send you a note to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I am so glad that you decided to write Melissa’s story. She so deserved a happy ending! I was also happy to see Joe and Ashley again." – Angie

"So, yes, I am so impatient that when a customer brought in her large print subscription copy of HIS PERFECT WOMAN I had to take it home and start reading right away–never mind the fact I’ve ordered my own brand-new copy that still hasn’t arrived at our store for inventory. Anyway…..I finished it on Friday and have to say I loved it! Of course, since I loved all the others, I expected to love it, and I wasn’t disappointed. Wow! What a look into the mind, heart and soul of a young woman who has experienced such trauma and loss at a young age!

"Of course, the only problem now is that I have read it and will have to wait for your next book for MONTHS! I mean, it’s not like I have nothing to read since I’m working in a used book store, but you know how it is with favorite authors. So, please just keep those stories coming.

"I’m taking the used copy back to the store along with a couple copies of MAN WITH A PAST that I found at a used book sale this weekend and can’t wait to introduce you to some new readers. Hope you sell many, many copies of HIS PERFECT WOMAN–and all your books to come." – Sheila

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