Novels

New to my novels? If you like sweet romance, try my popular stories More Than Memories, Embers of Hope and Point Hope. If you want edgier new adult, take a look at All in my Head. And if you really like mystery, I suggest Stranger in my Bed.  Details below!


First Tracks Series

All In My Head, Book One

Rated 4.6 from 101 reviews

An unconventional love story that will leave you wanting to read more from this author!”

He’s taking over her life, but is he even real? What if he’s out there  somewhere and needs her help?

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Avery Waldorf wakes up from a concussion to find a voice inside her head—an adventurous male voice belonging to Marcus, who doesn’t know where he came from, but has an opinion on everything about her life. She just wants to work on her screenplay, go to her writing classes and flirt with the guy of her dreams, Nash, who is finally noticing her.

Marcus wants to get up at dawn, run, snowboard, and basically take over her life, and even her body at times. He thinks she’s freaking hot and does not like Nash touching her. Marcus may be smart, talented at snowboarding, drawing and playing the guitar, but he’s not real! When she needs help, she has to call Nash.

She can’t tell anyone about Marcus without sounding like she’s crazy. Meanwhile Marcus doesn’t know where he’ll go if he leaves her mind. Maybe she is losing it…

“The culmination of this book in the last few chapters was phenomenal. So intense. But the chemistry between Avery and Marcus throughout the novel was also amazing, and I think what really enhanced the awesomeness of it was the paranormal aspect of the book.” ~Romance Novels 4 The Beach

From Goodreads: “I really LOVED this book! I have always enjoyed books and movies about switching bodies (Freaky Friday, It’s A Boy Girl Thing, etc.) – this book is kind of similar. Except instead of a switch, it is two minds in one body. Avery wakes up from an accident with the voice of a guy in her head – he does not know really anything about himself other than his name. Over time, Ave and Marcus talk and get to know one another. Life becomes so awkward for her. The interactions between Ave and Marcus are just great. The thing about having someone in your head is that you can’t really hide anything from them. Things with them are genuine and real.  I also appreciated all the pop culture references (it is actually rare that I get to read a book that has just been released that year). This story was just FANTASTIC! It will be one I remember and talk about for a long time.”

 


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First Tracks Series

In My Dreams, Book Two   **Release date TBA

They can finally be together…right?

Avery almost lost Marcus while he was in a coma. She couldn’t think past saving him. Now that he’s awake, she can finally see and touch him, but she can’t hear his thoughts or feel his emotions anymore. What if he doesn’t need her? Marcus wants her to go back to Ashland to catch up in college and fix things with her friends. She’s not ready to face that mess.

Marcus was a gold medalist in Sochi but now he’s stuck in physical therapy, dreaming of being with Avery and returning to his life. Is his snowboarding career over? Will he ever play his guitar or draw again? And can he let Avery be with someone who’s so damaged?

They’re together—but it’s not what they expected. Marcus has a long recovery ahead of him and Avery needs to put her life back together. Can they make it in the real world?

 


 

POINT HOPE      from Montlake Romance

“From bestselling author Kristen James comes a hauntingly beautiful story of loss, heartache and redemption. Frozen in a damaged marriage, Trey and Rosette find themselves jolted by an unexpected tragedy – and an orphaned niece in need of a family.” Bookbub

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After an IED brought his Navy career to an end, Trey became an EMT in his hometown of Coos Bay, Oregon. He struggles with PTSD, which affects his ability to do his job and connect with his family. His wife seems to be living life without him.

Rosette can’t figure out what happened to her marriage, or to Trey—the man she once so desperately loved. It feels like she’ll lose everything along with him. Meanwhile, he’s enclosed in his own world without her.

Their marriage is on its last legs when their family is faced with two deaths and an orphan. They’re already raising two young children and Trey’s teenage brother, Alex. Trey and Rosette make a shaky agreement: to play “family” for now so they can take care of Trey’s recently orphaned niece. But can faking it ever be enough? It’s make-it or break-it time. If they split apart, who will raise Hope?

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From Amazon: “This book is both heartbreaking, and heartwarming…it pulls and stretches your emotions from all angles!”

“Have your tissues at the ready, but still be prepared to smile. I recommend this book for everyone.”


  MORE THAN MEMORIES     Book 1, Memories Series

More Than Memories Can she love him if she can’t remember him?

Molly Anderson returns “home” to a town she doesn’t remember, hoping it will spark a memory. She runs into Trent Williams, an off duty police Detective, and something else definitely sparks. He wants to know why she left town, with her parents, but without a word to anyone. She doesn’t remember that life. She can only tell him she knew her parents briefly before they died . . . or were murdered, she’s not sure. She hopes regaining her memory will help answer that question.

Trent has his own secrets, but they have a mystery to solve.

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“I just loved this book! Primarily because Ms. James’ equation for the plot kept me guessing the entire time.” Big Al’s Books and Pals, 5 Stars


A WEDDING TO REMEMBER   an eShort  — Book 2, Memories Series 

A Wedding to Remember

Every girl dreams of a wedding… Trent knows that, and he wants Molly to have the wedding of a lifetime. She’s the love of his life and means everything to him. They eloped before she lost her memory and disappeared, and then they lost four years, so he wants to make up for that lost time in a huge way. Now that they’re reunited, he wants to celebrate their love in front of their family and friends.

It’s the happiest time of her life… but thinking of a wedding brings up all kinds of emotions. Molly’s not sure how to handle things at first! But not only is Trent there for her, he’s bringing in reinforcements.

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  EMBERS OF HOPE – Book 1,  Second Gift Series    

A single mom trying to start over, even as her friends desperately need her help.

Savanna dreaded telling her family and friends about her failed marriage so much that she hid it while living in another state. But she can’t stay away when her best friend Cassie loses her husband, who dies on duty as a firefighter. Savanna quickly returns home to help, longing to find herself again and make a home for her daughter. She meets Mike’s best friend, Jason, the man who talked him into staying with the department just before the fatal fire. He’s also the man who once saved Savanna’s life. Though hurting herself, something deep inside her won’t let her walk away. Jason needs her but she’s off limits on so many levels. She’s falling for this handsome firefighter but he confuses her to no end, and she could lose her best friend over him.

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     MORE THAN A PROMISE – Book 2,  Second Gift Series  

Cassie escapes to Ocean View Stables on the Oregon Coast to cope with the three year anniversary of her husband’s death. She’s starting to dream about her future again and possibly romance. A safe romance, that is, where people don’t die. She runs into Ethan Caldwell, the cute boy who teased her through grade school. He sure grew up – into a man who’d catch anyone’s eyes. Now he’s a single dad to nine year old Isabel, who talks about her parents getting back together…as soon as her mom is out of rehab. Then maybe her mom can watch her while her dad goes on his work trips. Apparently Ethan has some kind of dangerous, secretive government job. This isn’t at all what Cassie is looking for! So why is she running full speed into another broken heart?

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IN A FIELD OF ORANGES    

Sergeant Lance Smith lost his men in Afghanistan, lost his wife to divorce, and came home to an empty life. He expected to come home with his best friend, Jared. That didn’t happen either. There is one thing he needs to do. He’d promised Jared he would visit his sister if anything happened to him. It doesn’t seem like much, but Lance needs something to keep him moving forward. He just needs to track her down first.

Once a nurturing heart and a competent psychiatrist, Sierra Thomas is now hiding from the world. She tried to make a difference and failed. She couldn’t stop her brother—the brother she’d raised—from enlisting in the Marines. Then she failed her patients, ending her career. She retreated to her family’s orange groves, hoping to forget the pain of her past.

In a world where you can lose everything in any given second, it’s dangerous to open your heart. But giving up and living “dead” isn’t what life is about.

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From Amazon: “I just adored, loved this book!!!! It had me in tears all along as I kept reading, not wanting to stop till the very end to see how these characters worked out all their secrets and problems of their past and present lives.”  Rated 4.3 from 48 reviews.


COSTA RICA     Rated 4.7 from 21 reviews

Annalisa and Drew have always dreamed of going to Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica, with their best friends, Vincent and Melinda. But now they’re out of time.

Annalisa feels their marriage is just a shell for others to see–there’s nothing left inside. She wonders if they can rekindle their love in paradise, but there’s so little left. They gave up on their marriage along with their dream of having children.

Time is literally slipping away from Vince and Mel. Vincent’s cancer is back–his tumor is inoperable and he won’t do chemo again. This trip is now or never.

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From Amazon: “What a beautiful tale of love, betrayal, hypocrisy, friendship, forgiveness and reconciliation, all within the backdrop of a tropical island paradise. There is an overwhelming joy of life in this story that is addicting. Peering through it’s lens, it made me so excited remembering the joys of travel, and love in it’s infant stages. I am excited to declare I’ve become a fan, and am anxiously looking forward to reading more from this gifted author.”


 

Stranger in my Bed

Megan wakes from a coma to a life that doesn’t feel right and a husband who acts like he loves her…but is he lying to her? Tricking her? What’s really going on? All the evidence says they’re happily and legally married, and yet her shattered memories say otherwise. Everyone she meets seems to be in on it, unless she’s suffering from paranoia due to her brain injury.

Ellison is the key to her past and future, even if she can’t trust him. That doesn’t stop her attraction to him. Megan plays a double agent, working with “Eli” to rebuild a life while trying to uncover the truth. Why would he do this? Does she know something she shouldn’t? He has an explanation for everything until new answers lead to an even more twisted story. What will she have to do to uncover the truth and learn who she really is?

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 The Cowboy Kiss by Kristen JamesTHE COWBOY KISS

She’s a cutting-edge travel blogger—he’s a fishing guide with strong ties to their small hometown.

She thought they were arch enemies—he always thought they’d end up together.

Autumn grew up in her parents’ fishing resort in backwoods Oregon, listening to wild travel stories from around the world. Now she’s broken free and living her dream as a travel blogger, that is until her mom talks her into coming home and writing a blog about the Rugged Resort. Autumn’s very surprised to find Cory still there. He was the thorn in her side growing up, and now he’s buddy-buddy with her parents. She plans to write her blog and hit the road, but Cory has other ideas.

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   A COWBOY FOR CHRISTMAS    

When her estranged brother passes, Missy is suddenly an unwanted co-owner to Ocean View Stables by Florence, Oregon. Missy wants to start over somewhere new after her old boss burned her. She’s jobless and has a wrongly ruined reputation, so this works out perfectly . . . until she meets the cowboy running the place. Brent built his dream with determination and his two hands; he’s responsible for everything that happens there. Secretly, he feels responsible that his former partner died. He also doesn’t hide his belief that Missy won’t stick around. Women tend to take off on him so why would she be any different?
 
They both have a past that can ruin their future. Can he trust her to stay? Can she trust him with her heart?
 
“A Great Romance for the Holidays and Anytime You Like!” Coffee Time Romance and More.

“I found myself unable to put the book down, I just had to find out if Missy and Brent could let go of their pasts, and trust each other with their deep held secrets, and learn to just let go and love each other. The sparks that flew between them was very entertaining, I loved how the storyline developed, it had a nice mix of romance and cowboy / ranch lifestyle … it let my imagination run wild.” ~ Jersey Girl Book Reviews

“A nice western read that keeps you turning the pages.”  ~Babs Book Bistro

“Yummy Read!…If you enjoy romance, the countryside and amazing scenery, this book is for you.” ~ Literary Vixen .

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2 responses

  1. I wish all of your books were available on iBooks. Loved the embers/promise books and All in my Head was truly awesome to read.

    1. Thanks, Holly! I have some in different deals and publishers but I try to get all of them published across different platforms. I’ll check if there’s any not published to iBooks that could be. Thanks for connecting here!

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