1 Year Anniversary for my Facebook Page & Kindle Giveaway

Wow, it’s almost been a year since I started my Facebook author page. (www.facebook.com/WriterKristenJames) 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…

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A Roller Coaster Ride

I just published “The Perfect Christmas,” a short story that appeared in Skive Quarterly around 2005. I hope you enjoy it!

I’ve been trying to think of interesting things to share here on my author blog, and it’s a little funny that a writer has a hard time finding things to share. I could write about writing, but writing tips are more for other writers than readers. I will share that this last month or so has been a wild and fun roller coaster ride with my books. A Cowboy For Christmas hit #100 in Kindle and then More Than Memories reached #92 yesterday. I’ve been on the Movers & Shakers list with several different books and also hit the top of the category in Romantic Suspense and Contemporary Romance. The reason those numbers are so exciting is that they represent just how many people are reading my books.

This means some exciting things for my writing career. I’ve worked as a publisher and freelance writer for the last several years, which has been great because I could work on “work” projects and my own writing from home. This allowed me to get an amazing amount of writing done and sharpen my writing skills. I’m so happy I was able to work out my own job the way I did, but I’m also excited about where I’m headed. I’ve backed off from publishing quite a bit over the last year, and from ghostwriting and freelance writing over the last six months. I have a couple writing projects right now but I plan to transition to working on my own fiction full time in 2012.

I’ve actually published 2-4 books a year the last couple of years, but I want to work on a longer, deeper book. I have a couple projects in the works for publication in 2012 and I might also write more novellas like The Fairy and her Giant.

Thank you to everyone for your friendship and for reading my work. Here’s to another exciting year!

I’d love to hear from some of you… what do readers want to read on author blogs?