Goodreads Giveaway!

Most of the country seems to be talking about very cold weather… meanwhile it’s not that cold here but I’m fighting a cold. It hit suddenly last night, seemingly a product of staying up way too late the night before, except that it’s still here a bit today. So I’m sitting by the fire and writing, working on the last 1/3 of In a Field of Oranges. (I like feeling the different tones in my different works. It’s even more apparent when I’m promoting one book while writing on another.)

My Costa Rica Goodreads giveaway went live today, so I wanted to share that. Enter here!  There’s 10 signed copies up for grabs. While we’re on the topic of Goodreads, did you know you can friend me there, mark me as a favorite author, add my books, review my books, add my books to your favorite lists…just saying, you can do all that and probably more. It’s a fun site for book lovers.

And here’s a fun little teaser from the book, when Drew and Annalisa rent bikes to explore the area:

They splashed through a few big puddles when they couldn’t navigate around them, and dirt and sand caked to her feet and legs, but she didn’t care. Because she was wet and dirty, and hot from the humidity, she pulled her shirt off. At some point, Drew pulled off his tank top and tied it around his head, making her laugh.

They came across a small farm house, way up on the hill to their right. Two men were sitting in chairs at the bottom of a long set of stairs. One raised a bottle as they passed and called, “Mis amigos!”

Annalisa waved before she looked back to Drew’s grinning face. They were zinging through sun spots, making it look like they were going much faster than they actually were. It seemed the road did turn back toward the highway and their destination. Drew pointed up ahead. Another creek crossed the road, but this one wasn’t dry like the other ones they’d rode across.

She slowed down. “How are we going to cross that?”

“It’s the tide making it higher. Look. That must be close to Playa Brasilito.”

Where he pointed, the dirt turned to sand and, beyond that, the beach and ocean. They watched the ocean water rush in for a full minute before Drew turned to her with a crazy light in his eyes.

“Come on, we can make it across,” he said.

“What?” She gave him a no-way-in-hell look. She didn’t want to die on vacation.

“I’ll go first to make sure it’s safe.” He flashed his I-can-do-anything smile, picked up his bike, and began wading across.


“I got this. The current isn’t strong. It just looks fast.” He went step-by-step into deeper water. She held her breath as the water went up to his shorts and then over.

“You’re all wet now!” But he was making progress and stepped safely on the other side. Okay, she could do this, too. It wasn’t that deep. Just a warm creek. Preparing, she dropped her shorts and put them in the bike’s basket. They’d been getting their flip flops wet so she kept them on and began across, holding the bike up out of the water as much as she could. The bottom half still got wet. The ground felt steady, and the sand provided traction. Just before she hit the halfway point, the bike lifted up.

Drew stood right in front of her, taking the bike.


It only took a minute or two to walk across, and only so long because they were stepping carefully. “I can’t believe we did that!”

“Guess you’re dressed for the beach already.” His gaze traveled down her body and back up, and his expression changed…to desire. She didn’t think of a decent reply in time and turned away, embarrassed.

“Guess we need to lock up the bikes.” Drew picked an almond tree to park the bikes under, and secured them both with the cable and padlock, his bare back to her. He really had been working out. She had noticed before, but not noticed.

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Thanksgiving Giveaway!

It’s that time of year when we’re all thinking about the blessings in our lives and all we have to be thankful for. Many people are sharing daily on Facebook. I love making ‘thankful lists’ and do so throughout the year, either when I’m feeling especially blessed or when I need a reminder of the good things in life. This has been a very fun and rewarding year for me, thanks to the people in my life and because I can share my writing with so many of you out there.

I’m so thankful for all of you! So I’m having a Thanksgiving giveaway on Facebook.   To enter, go to my FB page, then like and share my contest post. 

Thanksgiving Giveaway Kristen James
Two winners will receive a $25 Amazon gift cards and eight winners will receive your choice of one of my ebooks. There are over 10 to choose from. I’ll pull winners this Friday (Nov 22) at noon PST. 10 winners total.

Hope you’ll enter — good luck! And thank you for connecting with me.

1 Year Anniversary for my Facebook Page & Kindle Giveaway

Wow, it’s almost been a year since I started my Facebook author page. ( This has been, hands down, the most exciting and rewarding year in my writing career, and I believe a big part of that is due to connecting with readers on Facebook. We’ve had a lot of fun and discussion about writing, reading, books, covers, the wildlife in my yard, and life in general. I’ve connected with other authors, book bloggers and readers, who have helped me pick covers for my books and let me know what they thought of my stories.

I try to make the page as beneficial for readers as it is for me, so I’ve hosted ebook giveaways and free book days. Lately I’ve been looking ahead to a big giveaway when I reach 1000 fans on my Facebook page. The giveaway is open! You can enter to win a Kindle right now. Current FB page fans can enter too, and of course I wanted to share this with my supporters here on my blog.

The prize is a $100 Amazon gift card, which will cover the $79 Kindle, a ton of ebooks, or can go toward a more expensive Kindle model. Enter at the 1000 Likes Kindle Giveaway. I’ll pull the winner on March 23. Good luck!

One last thing… I have a new title!  Click the cover to preview or purchase.

The Enemy’s Son

Cora discovers her father is in trouble… and the only person who can help her is The Enemy’s Son.

Her father couldn’t have stolen a million dollars, so how is he going to replace it? In one week?

Nick Holloway claims he wants to help Cora, saying he’s deceiving the Holloways to keep her safe…but what if he’s playing both sides? He could be using her attraction to him against her. The family orders Nick take Cora out into the wilderness to a remote cabin to keep her father in line. Cora can’t allow herself to trust Nick, no matter how sexy he is.

Soon she’s running from her feelings for Nick, running from the creepy henchman Alexander and the rest of the Holloways, and trying to find her father.

The clock is ticking…

All I Want For Christmas is Romance! Romancing Christmas Giveaway Hop.

The Romancing Christmas Giveaway Hop is being hosted by Reading Romances!

Thanks to everyone who entered! I used to pick the winners and have contacted all 6:

Judy – (The only person I haven’t heard back from.)







                                                                                          Merry Christmas! ♥♥♥

                  It’s been a very fun week and lots of people stopped by. My novels had a fun week too – both are in the top 500 in Kindle rankings!

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November News

It’s November, my birthday month, and I have some fun things going on to share. First, I’m hosting a November Giveaway on my Facebook page to celebrate this wonderful time of year and my upcoming release.

5 winners get to choose one of my ebooks, and one of these winners also gets a $20 Amazon gift card. The books are listed in my previous post, and you can easily enter by liking me on Facebook, following me on Twitter or tweeting about the giveaway. Go Enter – Good Luck!

You can read sneak peaks from A Cowboy For Christmas and More Than Memories in my earlier posts too.

More fun….

Here’s a post on The Revolving Book about my novel, The Enemy’s Son. It’s romantic suspense and published through a Canadian publisher, Lachesis Publishing. The post includes a sneak peak!

Here’s the first Chapter of A Cowboy For Christmas on Indies Unlimited. Great site to check out!

Here’s a link to my guest blog on 1000+ Books to Read about my life as an author and freelancer/ghostwriter. It’s on the home page right now, but it will probably be moved to the “Guest Blogs” tab on the right side soon.

And here’s a fun author interview with Melissa on There For You.

So the last news is about my upcoming release, The Fairy and her Giant, due for release later this month.

The Fairy and her Giant – sometimes size does matter! Of course, it’s probably a bit of bad luck to think of love with pirates chasing you.

You can get updates on new releases by subscribing to my blog or following me on Facebook or Twitter. You can do these to enter the November Giveaway too – just use the link above. You might even win a cool prize for it!

As always, thanks for your support. 🙂

November Giveaway!

This giveaway is to celebrate the upcoming holidays, my soon-to-be released novella The Fairy and her Giant, and several literary events I’m joining in the blogospere! (Links coming soon.) It’s quick and easy to enter here.

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?

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 officer, 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. As they work together and Molly meets their old friends, she realizes their relationship went deeper than memories. In fact, she grew up in Ridge City, even though her parents had said they lived there just a few years. How could she have forgotten her lifelong friend and love? Can she love him again if she doesn’t remember him? There’s also the possibility that she did something awful — and maybe that’s why she’s afraid to remember her old life. Molly knows she wants him now, but the truth might destroy their love.

Embers of Hope, Flickers of Passion ~
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.

The River People ~ 

River-Song’s father, Chief Sits-and-Thinks, is growing old and sick, but he trusts in her to lead their people. Her best friend has become her rival as they compete to marry the big chief’s son. But as River-Song proves herself to him, she begins to see he isn’t the man she thought. Then she must use her gift of words when a wandering band of braves seek a new home with them. They speak her mother’s language so she can understand them. River-Song feels pulled to their leader but confused about her place in the tribe. Can this young girl hold her tribe together as the new braves join them, and again when hostile warriors attack their valley?
Come visit the River People in the Pacific Northwest before fur traders or missionaries arrived. River-Song lives in a valley of meandering streams that give them salmon and trout to eat. Oak trees abound in the valley, and a forest of cedar and fir surround them, making a canopy and giving them planks for their long houses, canoes, and totem poles.

A Miraculous Fate ~
Matthew can’t believe what the doctor is telling him. What about his wife? His two young children? How will he tell them how sick he is?The news brings back a long-forgotten memory. As a young, naive teenager, Matthew declared his feelings to his first love only to learn she was dying from cancer. Heartbroken, he laid his hand on her and wished to take her sickness on himself. Maybe it worked…

His wife Victoria is an exec at a billion dollar company. As a person who has blazed her own path in life, she won’t accept this lying down. She quickly finds herself traveling down a dark road of morality.

What did Matthew do for love? How far will people go now, in the name of love?