Biography

Kay grew up in England and moved to Canada with her parents as a teenager. Shortly after arriving in B.C. she met her husband, then serving in the Canadian navy, in the unromantic setting of a dog club banquet. Following marriage, she and her husband lived in Winnipeg and Thunder Bay before moving to Vancouver where they now make their home. They have two grown sons, and at various times have co-habited, more or less willingly, with dogs, hamsters, gerbils, rats and ferrets.

 

Over the years Kay has had more jobs than she can count, many of which have provided invaluable background for her stories. Now the author of over 40 books, novellas and short stories, Kay says, “Writing is definitely the best job I’ve ever had, and it’s one I don’t plan to change.”

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BOOKS

Caley CoveAvailable at Amazon

 

Meet Sarah, Faith and Angela—Caley Cove’s ice maiden, jaded banjo player, and happily-divorced attorney—and the tenacious Heroes who win their hearts. Three complete Contemporary Romance Novels in one Boxed Set.

 

 

 

 

Breaking the Ice: When veterinarian Brett Jackson and his noisy entourage—young son Tony, two boisterous dogs and a ferret—move in next door to Sarah, Caley Cove’s Ice Maiden, her heart dares to melt. Then she learns Brett may be responsible for his wife’s death.

Man of the Mountains: Max didn’t intend to fall for the woman he discovered sitting on Caley Cove’s beach, playing her banjo as a storm blew in. But now he’s smitten. Unfortunately, Faith isn’t. She’s seen too many men like Max come and go. Max intends to prove her wrong.

Heat of the Moment: The moment Angela set eyes on Ryan Koniski—the mysterious new lawyer in town—she knows he’s a walking invitation to passion. The closer Angela gets to Ryan, the more sure she’s right. But Ryan’s past only allows for a marriage of convenience.

 

 

 

A Woman of Experience - Cover2A Woman of Experience –  Amazon.com

“When Janey Blackman discovers the secret of her birth she leaves home to seek her fortune in London. There she re-encounters the scourge of her school-days, Posy Bantley-Brown and falls hopelessly in love with Posy’s fiance, David Foley. Matters are further complicated by her miserly new boss, Ivan Reid, owner of Inspirational Books, and the assorted characters who populate her boarding house, among them the mysterious Carlo Bozelli who has a talent for getting what he wants …When Carlo decides he wants Janey, he sets in motion a chain of events that change her life forever.”

 

 

A Woman of Influence - Cover2A Woman of Impulse –  Amazon.com

“Drama student Allison Campbell faces an overprotective father and an unhappy mother while surrounded by a world of glitz. She is recovering from a whirlwind affair with theatre critic Hal Esterbrooke when she meets imperturbable solicitor Quentin Dobson. Though involved with Quentin and busy with the London fashion scene, when she learns that Hal, who is an excellent swimmer, has been drowned, she knows she has a mystery to solve before she must make a life-changing decision …”

 

Other Books

 

opposites_attractOpposites Attract:

When businessman and outdoorsman, Caleb O’Rourke, learns that one of his employees has gone missing in the mountains near Vancouver during the annual company hike, he knows it can only be Venetia Quinn. Venetia may be his star saleswoman but, in his opinion, she has the survival skills of a two-year-old. Exasperated, he goes to find her, and the two of them spend a night on the mountain which turns into a passionate morning. Horrified by his own unprofessional behaviour, Caleb proposes marriage. Venetia, who has loved him from the day they met, accepts. That’s when they both find out that although opposites attract, marriage is a lot more than moonlight and mist on a mountain – especially when Caleb’s ambitions and Venetia’s secret dreams come between them.

 

beguiledBeguiled:

To Luke Harriman, marriage is a commitment that’s meant to last a lifetime. To Olivia Franklyn, it’s a game meant to last just as long as it takes to show Luke that he can’t reject her and expect to get away with it. She plans to marry him – for better, for worse and for now. Then, without warning, Luke changes the rules of the game…

 

The Music of Love:

‘Belinda Ballantye had no time for men. Experience had taught her they were best avoided – until the morning handsome bicycle expert, Hal Blake, came jogging into her life. Suddenly her motley collection of animals, and her music, were no longer enough to fill her days. But could she learn to forget what had happened in both their pasts?’

 

starA Star For A Ring:

Crysten Starr doesn’t plan to fall in love with handsome businessman and single father, Gregg Malleson, her temporary employer on a cross-Canada train trip. Yet how can she resist him, especially once his mischievous young son steals her heart? She can’t -until she remembers where she has seen Gregg before.

 

 

Amber And Amethyst:

Kyle Maki was a man of contradictions. An ex-university professor turned bus driver, he had little time for the youthful inexperience of Amber Jones, his parents’ summer employee at their amethyst mine.

For her part, Amber was determined to make Kyle see her as a woman–until she learned the true reason for his sudden change of occupation, and realized there was more than a difference of age and opinion between them.

 

Rainbow of Love:

Ashley knew exactly what she wanted, until the day Gray McGraw rudely burst into her life – peace and quiet, and enough money to pay the bills while she finished her university degree. The last thing she needed was Thunder Bay’s hero, an ex-hockey player with too many secrets and a way of taking over Ashley’s life. Gray was too tempting, too bossy, and far too dangerous for a woman who yearned to control her own life.

 

dangerousDangerous Company

When Emily Rogers heard Aaron Silverstone and his lover through the too-thin walls of the Campbell River motel, she knew this man would be dangerous company. What she didn’t know was that she would meet him again – and that within twenty-four hours he would have rescued her … and endangered the heart she’d vowed never to risk again. Somehow, getting rid of Aaron Silverstone seemed impossible, especially when Emily fell in love with Aaron’s changeling daughter, Tommy. Then, Emily realized she didn’t want him to go…but was it too late?

 

 

lovegameThe Love Game

Dolores Rowan and Nick Malahide have always taken what they wanted from the opposite sex without much regard to the consequences–until Nick discovers that Tamsin Brown, his quiet, efficient assistant, is more than a useful cog in his office machine, while Dolores meets her match in daredevil accountant, Richard Kerrigan.At last Richard and Dolores realize that love is anything but a game–but has their awakening come too late?

 

 

fatherswifeHis Father’s Wife:

Iain Trebanian believes his childhood friend, Phaedra Pendenning, is nothing but a gold digger when he learns she has married his ailing father, Charles. What Phaedra can’t tell anyone is that she undertook the marriage for Iain’s sake.

 

 

 

SherrabyThe Sherraby Brides:

Lincolnshire landowner, Simon Sebastian, has no intention of falling in love with courageous single mother, Olivia – even after he makes her his wife. His business partner, Zack Kent, is determined not to become involved with Simon’s dizzy American cousin, Emma. But Olivia and Emma have plans for the men in their lives …

 

 

MarryMe2Marry Me Stranger:

When Brand wakes up in bed beside a beautiful young woman he doesn’t know, he is devastated by guilt. When Isabella whispers, “Marry me, stranger,” Brand has no reason to refuse, since the only woman he has ever loved is dead. Married life is difficult enough, but when the couple are strangers, difficult become impossible. Yet, at first, it seems the marriage may succeed – until Brand’s guilt and Isabella’s secret drive them apart.

 

THE RIGHT HUSBAND Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1996

 RELUCTANT DESIRE Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1995

 CHRISTMAS CHARADE (anthology) Harlequin Mills & Boon –  1994

 A PERFECT ARRANGEMENT Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1994

 THE HEAT OF THE MOMENT Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1994

 ROSES IN THE NIGHT Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1993

 MAN OF THE MOUNTAINS Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1993

 AFTER THE FIRE Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1993

 AN IMPOSSIBLE KIND OF MAN Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1992

 RAINBOW OF LOVE Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1992

 DANGEROUS COMPANY Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1992

 GOODBYE DELANEY Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1991

 AFTER THE ROSES Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1991

 BREAKING THE ICE Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1991

 YESTERDAY’S WEDDING Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1990

 THE MUSIC OF LOVE Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1990

 AMBER & AMETHYST Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1990

 IMPULSIVE BUTTERFLY Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1989

 A PERFECT BEAST Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1988

 NO WAY TO SAY GOODBYE Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1988

 A STAR FOR A RING Harlequin Mills & Boon – 1987

 

 

 

 

 

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A Woman of Experience - Cover2Don’t miss A WOMAN OF EXPERIENCE.

 

 

“Lord dismiss us with they blessing, Thanks for mercies past receive;”
The moment I opened my mouth to join the off-key chorus, Posy Bantley-Brown put her hand behind my back and unfastened the top button on my ugly, grey uniform skirt.”Beast!” I delivered a sharp kick to Posy’s shin as I scrabbled to refasten the button. Behind us someone giggled. From the scuffed stage at the front of the gym, Miss Barclay delivered her power glower.Thanks heaven the one great mercy which wasn’t ‘past receive,’ was that after today I would never have to set eyes on Posy B-B’s saucer-smug face again. Certainly not first thing on a perfectly good summer morning.I twisted to the right to get a better view of her permed blonde head uplifted in virtuous piety. Her face was a bit redder than usual, but otherwise she looked innocent as an angel. Phony little cat. Her lips were moving – those rosebud lips that had opened so often to deliver hurtful barbs at my expense–but she wasn’t actually singing. I watched the fat curls dancing on her short white neck, and thought of my mother’s half-hearted strictures about charity tolerance and compassion.All very well for Mother. She hadn’t had to put up with Posy day in and day out for twelve years. Or almost twelve years. There had been time off in the long summer holidays, of course, when I had fantasized about the autumn term beginning with the miraculous news that the Bantley-Brown had succumbed to some mysterious and fatal holiday virus with a long name. Needless to say, she never succumbed to anything more useful than the occasional day off school to attend Ascot, Wimbledon or something county to do with cricket.”Pardon all their faults confessing; Time that’s lost may all retrieve …”Oh no. I wasn’t going to pardon all Posy’s faults. God might. That was up to Him. I said a quick, guilty prayer just in case He was paying atention, then eased my conscience with the reflection that the plump little snob wasn’t likely to confess her faults anyway. She didn’t think she had any. I saw her fingers edge towards my waist again, and grabbed them before they could do any damage. “Leave me alone,” I hissed.Miss Barclay heard me and frowned. Posy smiled sweetly and raised her voice in song.Around us, the chorus reached a crescendo of enthusiasm never achieved when a dispirited “Lord Behold Us,” was sung at the start of each year.

“Sanctify our every pleasure; Pure and blameless may it be; …”

Pure and blameless? I closed my mouth in mid-verse. Did I want my every pleasure sanctified? Distracted, I stopped brooding about Posy and thought about life as I hoped to live it once I escaped the strict clutches of Chantersley Private School for Girls. …”

Kay’s Links

My Publishers:ePublishing Works – www.epublishingworks.com
Amazon Books – www.amazon.com
Amazon Books Canada  – www.amazon.ca
Amazon Books U.K. – www.amazon.co.uk
My Weekly – www.myweekly.co.uk
The People’s Friend – www.thepeoplesfriend.co.uk

Other Links:

Blood’s Thicker Than Water by Joan Dexter. To read a review see: – www.localhistorylink.com/books.html
To purchase – email: joandexter@googlemail.com

CANADIAN ROMANCE AUTHORS – www.canadianromanceauthors.com
JILLIAN DAGG – www.jilliandagg.com
GIBSONS WILDLIFE REHAB CENTRE – www.gibsonswildliferehabcentre.org
WORLD PARROT REFUGE: www.worldparrotrefuge.org

 

Kay’s News

Yeah!  My Caley Cove series – three complete romance novels in one boxed set – is available at last.  I do hope you’ll enjoy reading about ice maiden, Sarah, unconventional banjo-player, Faith and happily divorced attorney, Angela, as much as I enjoyed writing about them.

The other good news is that my Reluctant Brides series is also on track and will be published later this year.

What else has been happening in my life? Well, my detached retina remains reattached, which is a great relief. My son and daughter in-law’s cat, Selke, survived a three-storey fall from their balcony – leaving her with eight lives still to go – and our foster dog, Baxter, is still threatened with surgery on  a rear leg. Unfortunately, hel thinks he’s a kangaroo and doesn’t believe there’s no cartilage in his knee. Son, Adrian, is currently away, which doesn’t please Baxter. He enjoys a nice crowd in the house along with extra walks.

Bob and I recently enjoyed a short bus tour to Penticton, B.C. for an Italian wine tour – not that there was much Italian about the wine that we thoroughly enjoyed, along with an excellent  dinner. What next? Maybe a motor trip to Thunder Bay, Ontario, where Bob grew up[.

Have a wonderful summer everyone, and may it only rain on you at night.

Kay.

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Halcyon Days
Halcyon Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baxter taking me for walk

Baxter taking me for walk

Baxter's ready for his close-up

Baxter’s ready for his close-up

Baxter & Buddy

Baxter & Buddy

 

 

 

 

Baxter, the new guy in town!

Baxter, the new guy in town!

Chelsea in all her royal glory!

Chelsea in all her royal glory!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riley, ready for action!

Riley, ready for action!

 

 

Riley, the dog!

Riley, the dog!

 

 

 

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Adrian with wedding crasher

Adrian with wedding crasher

 

Reviews

HER DOUBTING HEART“Georgina Russell kicked off her shoes, took two steps into her apartment and raised a hand to her mouth to stifle a scream. She was not alone! Someone or something was in her bedroom.”

What an opening for a novel! Not a good start for a romance though, especially when she found the man had picked the lock of her door to gain entrance and worse, he had been sent by her ex-husband …

The intruder was blowing up balloons to celebrate her birthday – except that it wasn’t her birthday – and he was amused when she, scarcely half his size, tackled him with her umbrella.

Set in Canada, this is a delightful story, full of fun, with lively characters and their troublesome relations.

… Jean Currie, Round the Campfire Reviews


Leftovers, Arabella Magazine, short story, April/May issue“This is a charming little slice-of-life tale with appealing characters, human and otherwise. I can easily sympathize with the protagonist. The author manages to be both realistic and romantic. I especially appreciate how she takes a fairly complicated situation and conveys it in considerable detail and with convincing emotion in the space of a short short.”

… Mary Anne Landers, U.S.A.


“A Woman of Experience … is the story of how Janey does indeed become a woman of experience, and author Kay Gregory expertly weaves characters and themes together to provide a delightful story as we watch the girl grow into a woman, from dreamer to survivor.”
Maggie Hardy, Women on Writing 


A WOMAN OF EXPERIENCE
“… a delightful story about growing up, learning about yourself and discovering who the people you have known for so long really are … This is truly one of the better novels of initiation I have read in a long, long time. Ms. Gregory has a sure hand with the details of London in the 50’s and stylistically the books is a joy to read. The relationship between Jane and David is beautifully described, and the book has the perfect ending … give yourself a treat and buy A Woman of Experience.”
Timeless Tales Book Reviews


A WOMAN OF EXPERIENCE
“For a novel with a great single heroine slogging through the trials of love, career, and growing up, pick up A WOMAN OF EXPERIENCE.”
Liz Ragland-Thompson, Romance Reviews Today


“Kay Gregory has written an enjoyable coming of age story that is sure to be enjoyed by many.”
The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers.


“A WOMAN OF EXPERIENCE provides fresh characters, especially the naive but game Janey … Kay Gregory has written a fine English relationship drama starring a joyful starlet whom readers will like.”
Harriet Klausner, Reader to Reader


” Janey’s journey captivates from the first page. I thoroughly enjoyed traveling the road with her as she became A Woman of Experience.”
Shannon Barnes, e-Book Review Weekly


RELUCTANT DESIRE
“Kay Gregory keeps readers on the edge of their seat with this tug-and-pull relationship.”
Romantic Times


BEGUILED
“One fabulous story … fast paced and impossible to put down. Kay Gregory has long been a treasured author for her sparkling stories. BEGUILED is a story that will touch your heart and soul and have you begging for more.”
Suzanne Coleburn
The Belles & Beaus of Romance


HIS FATHER’S WIFE
“Kay Gregory’s writing and characterization always sparkle. With Phaedra and Iain, she has created a timeless love story of sacrifice and heartache, and ultimately of happiness.”
Affaire de Coeur


THE SHERRABY BRIDES
“Compelling … Great story from Kay Gregory, anticipating more.”
Rendezvous


“Kay Gregory is making her mark on the long contemporary marketplace. Her gift for snappy dialogue and intriguing situations provides an outstanding mix of love, lust, adventure … An excellent book.”
Affaire de Coeur


MARRY ME STRANGER
“A well-written and enjoyable love story. Kay Gregory combines very contemporary plot lines … with remarkable appeal.”
Romantic Times


AMBER & AMETHYST
“Kay Gregory has a sexy little way with romance that just keeps you reading straight through until the end.”
Suzanne Coleburn
The Belles & Beaux of Romance
WHAT READERS SAY
A WOMAN OF EXPERIENCE“What a lovely story, I didn’t want it to end, and it shouldn’t … I am going to hope that ‘Jane’ is on the threshold of an exciting career and will blossom even more in Book #2.”

Lois Saddleton, Victoria, B.C.

“A Woman of Experience has all of the delightfully droll Gregory wit … along with a different kind of heroine, one who is complex and hard to peg, one who frustrates you on occasion yet always retains your sympathy. There are some real surprises in store for the reader, for Jane’s story is not a predictable one. I am extremely glad that I had the chance to read this book.”
Jo Slade, Kelowna, B.C.

“Wonderfully written, a nostalgic experience for anyone who grew up insecure and ‘outside’ the popular/rich/beautiful group.

Janey’s experiences as she moves from insecure girl to confidant woman are frequently confused, often painful, as she searches for happiness and success. She struggles to understand love and honour, both in herself and others, as she falls in love, finds the right career, makes friends, all while learning what is truly important to her and in in life.

Her relationships with the men she loves and with her family and friends resonate in the reader’s heart. All the characters are so real, you could swear you’d met them in your own life.”

Anyone who likes Maeve Binchy’s books will love this one.
Judy Jackson, author of “FIND HER, KEEP HER”

“Kay Gregory’s delightful coming of age novel A WOMAN OF EXPERIENCE will tickle your funny bone and warm your heart. With wit, keen insight and an eye for detail, Gregory draws the reader in to the world of her courageous, yet vulnerable, heroine. Impossible to put down, Gregory’s latest novel is, quite simply, unforgettable.”
Gael Morrison, bestselling author of “HEART OF A WOMAN”

“I read it on the plane back to Australia. I loved it. The characters, the humour … it was all wonderful. I couldn’t put it down and when I had to I couldn’t wait to get back to it.”
Joan Kilby, Author of Child of His Heart


REVIEWS OF OTHER BOOKS

” … I have just read the first two chapters of HIS FATHER’S WIFE. This is fantastic stuff, your best yet. I just LOVE this book … Your characters are terrific and I am completely immersed in the story … wish I wasn’t so tired, I’d sit up all night and keep reading!”
Grace Green, author of “The Baby Project.”


“…you do write so beautifully – warm, funny, clever … I love your work – it’s completely polished and all your own style, and your choice of just the right word/phrase is always right on the mark.”
Lynne Schmidt, Abbotsford


“I think the author, Kay Gregory, is very talented and I hope to read more of her books in the very near future. I would like to thank everyone … and especially Kay Gregory for writing the best romance I have ever read. Please tell her she has a fan for life for creating the best story of MARRY ME STRANGER.”
Nicola, South Wales


“I would like to let you know how much I enjoy your books, and to ask if you know where I might be able to purchase three that I haven’t read.”
Mandy, Isle of Wight

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Write Choice: Readers’ Awards finalist for A Woman of Experience

GOOD NEWS!

Caley Cove

My CALEY COVE SERIES set on  Washington’s scenic

Olympic Peninsula, is now available as a boxed set from

Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc. For more

information watch Kay’s News.

 

 

 

 

 

A Woman of Experience - Cover2     A WOMAN OF EXPERIENCE and its recently published sequel,

A WOMAN OF IMPULSE

are now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble,  iBooks, Kobo, etc. in both print and e-book formats. Enjoy!

Visit my Amazon Author Page and click FOLLOW under my picture.

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