Kaki Warner is the RITA award-winning author of Pieces of Sky, the first book in the Blood
Rose Trilogy. She is also the author of the acclaimed Runaway Brides novels. Read more
about her industry and reader recognition below.
Praise for Pieces of Sky
2010 RITA for Best First Book, Historical Romance
"...well-paced finesse and great character work" -Publishers Weekly
"...flawlessly written." -Chicago Tribune
"...a striking portrait of the [New Mexico] territory." -Top Pick 4 ½ star rating from Romantic Times
Praise for Open Country
2010 RITA Nominee
“Warner earned readers’ respect as a strong western writer with her debut, the first book in the Blood Rose Trilogy.
With the second, she cements that reputation. Her powerful prose, realistic details, and memorable characters all
add up to a compelling, emotionally intense read.” — Romantic Times. 4 stars.
“This is one of those heart-warming books that don’t come around very often. The emotion throughout this book will
strike straight at your heart.” — The Good, The Bad and the Unread. A+ rating.
“…Open Country is an outstanding book. One of the best of the year!” – eharlequin.com. 5 stars.
“If you haven’t yet discovered the newest voice in western romance, treat yourself, because I for one am joining the
list of fans waiting for the new book in Kaki Warner’s Blood Rose Trilogy.” — Heart to Heart: The BN Romance Blog
“[Hank and Molly’s] romance progresses with humor, heartache, and poignancy that never threaten to become
overwrought or artificial; Ms. Warner’s prose rings with sincerity as well as humor.” — All About Romance. B+ rating.
“Open Country enthralled me from the start. Kaki Warner writes characters that are very warm, funny, and I felt a
connection from the beginning…I can’t wait for book three… featuring the lost brother Jack.” — Smexy Books. 4.5
“Open Country is an emotionally compelling story of passion, betrayal, family and the power of unwavering love. You’
ll weep, blush, cringe and sigh…and once you finish, you’ll want to go back to page one and experience it all over
again.” — Once Upon A Chapter. A+ rating.
“Warner is a fresh, new voice in historical romance who, through her vivid descriptions, compelling characters and
smoothly flowing prose, brings the American Western frontier, with all its harshness and beauty, to life. I highly
recommend Open Country.” — The Romance Dish. 5 stars.
"...a riveting, deeply emotional plot." -Eloise James, NY Times best-selling author & Barnes & Noble reviewer
"...a gripping love story" -Bookpage
"...a big, sprawling saga." -All About Romance
"Kaki Warner is absolutely an author to watch" -Bookbinge
"I loved everything about this book." -Roundtable Reviews
"...an epic journey...and one of the best westerns I have read in a very long time." -Coffee Time Romance & More
Praise for Chasing the Sun
“…Warner concludes the Blood Rose Trilogy in a novel as rugged as the land, and as touching as readers could
desire.” — RT Book Reviews. 4.5 stars.
“…readers are sure to admire Warner’s vivid descriptions of love and life in the land of enchantment.” — Publishers
“This is a novel that will consume your thoughts while you are reading it and long after you’ve finished it.” — Once
Upon a Chapter. 5 stars.
“Without a doubt, Kaki Warner is a writer to watch…She’s definitely an addition to my must-buy authors list.” — All
About Romance. B+ rating.
“Kaki Warner has a lovely storytelling style, and her characters are vivid and detailed in a way that makes them seem
utterly real.” — The Romance Reader. 4 Stars.
“[Ms Warner’s] writing takes me into the old west and brings history alive with her interesting characters and realistic
situations.” — Night Owl Reviews. 4.75 rating.
“If you enjoy trilogies, this one is a must read. Ms Warner has created a memorable conclusion to a sweeping family
trilogy.” — Heart to Heart: The BN Romance Blog
“From the very beginning of this series, Warner swept me into the lives and hearts of the rugged men and strong
women of the Wilkins family…I’ve come to know and love these people.” — The Romance Dish. 5 stars.
“…the varied cast of characters, their individualities and relationships make up the best part of this don’t-miss
trilogy.” — Romance Reviews Today
“I highly recommend CHASING THE SUN. Insightful, distinctive, and thoroughly engaging.” — Love Western
Romances. 5 stars.
Praise for Heartbreak Creek
“It’s rare to find an author who writes with such beauty and emotion as Kaki Warner does. HEARTBREAK CREEK is
a treasure.” — Cki2s Kwips and Kritiques. 5 stars.
“Kaki Warner has once again given readers unforgettable characters in an emotional and satisfying story…With well
drawn and multi-layered characters, this story will touch your heart.” — Love Western Romances. 5 stars.
“Warner brings the story vividly to life through her compelling prose that often veers into poetry...another award-
winning series.” — All About Romance. Grade A-, Desert Island Keeper.
“…this solid romance…delivers an engaging read full of likeable characters and lovely descriptions of the rugged
countryside.” — Publishers Weekly
“…may be Ms. Warner’s best to date. This interesting historical western romance is a must read.” — Night Owl
Reviews TOP PICK. 5 stars.
“The result is another extraordinary book from Kaki Warner, who may be turning those persistent rumors of a
Western romance revival into fact.” — The Romance Dish. 5 stars.
“You can’t help but love a book with such charming characters. You can’t go wrong with this book.” — Once Upon A
Chapter. 5 stars.
“Compelling, emotionally intense and brimming over with compassion and realism…it’s thoroughly satisfying and
unforgettable.” — RT Book Reviews. TOP PICK.
Praise for Colorado Dawn
“The Next Runaway Brides story is what fans of westerns crave. Halfway between Penelope Williamson and Jodi
Thomas's gritty, powerful novels and Lavyrl Spencer's small-town stories lies Warner's realistic, atmospheric
romances. She is a fine talent.” --Romantic Times. TOP PICK 4.5 stars.
"I can't recommend both books [HEARTBREAK CREEK and COLORADO DAWN] highly enough with their emotion,
humor, suspense, and all around great writing. Guess I'll give COLORADO DAWN a Perfect 10." -- Jane Bowers,
Romance Reviews Today. A PERFECT 10.
"...Kaki Warner has written a stellar addition to her Runaway Brides historical western series. Filled with passion,
adventure, heartbreak and humor, COLORADO DAWN had me sighing, crying, holding my breath and laughing out
loud." --PJ Ausdenmore, The Romance Dish Reviews. 5 Stars, TOP DISH.
"I completely loved this book. These runaway brides aren't your typical women and the men who fall in love with them
are just as unique." --Terri, Night Owl Reviews. TOP PICK. 4.5 Stars.
“Believe me, you’re missing out if you’ve never read a Kaki Warner Book.” --Sandy Marlowe, The Good, The Bad, and
The Unread Reviews. Grade A+.