Kelli McCracken


Most days you'll find Kelli McCracken knee deep in chocolate bars, coffee, and kooky characters. She is a connoisseur of chocolate, professional percolator, and a master in the art of procrastination.

"Writing a novel is like running a three-ring circus. It's chaotic, characters don't do what's expected, and they leave you with a trail of shit to clean. I'm the ringmaster of insanity. Welcome to the show."

Kelli lives in Eastern Kentucky where she resides with her husband, children, and German Shepherds. For more information about the author, visit her website.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I began writing when I was 13. It started with poetry and flourished into novels. I was never much for writing short stories, as I am a Southern story teller. Come sit a spell and let me tell you about my characters.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My current book is the fourth installment of my Soulmate Series, which follows the journey of Heaven Lewis and Dylan McBride, empathic soulmates. The story has evolved since the first book released in November 2011. The threats against Heaven's life continue. Dylan is willing to do anything to keep her safe, as is Layne. Tensions rise between the former best friends in their mission to find out who wants Heaven dead. A lot of information comes out in this book.
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Where to buy in print


What the Heart Desires: Soulmate Series Book Four
Series: Soulmate. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,310. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Torn by desire, will loving her mean the death of him? Among the death threats, constant hiding, and birth of her child, Heaven struggles to keep the peace between her soulmate and Keeper. More lies are exposed, threatening to destroy all that she loves. Will she be able to deny the truth once it's discovered or will she give in to what the heart desires?
What the Heart Takes: Soulmate Series Book Three
Series: Soulmate, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,760. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Compelled by fate, will he sacrifice everything to save her? Dylan McBride has never liked hiding—from his fans, the press, or his father. Once his dad threatens Heaven’s life, he has no other choice. Protecting his wife and unborn child is his only concern. He’d do anything to save them, even tolerate a growing connection with her Keeper, the man sworn to save her. But can his heart take it?
Only in Time: A Mystique Antiques Novella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,900. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Time travel
What if the one you thought got away didn't? Would your heart be open for a second chance?
What the Heart Needs: Soulmate Series Book Two
Series: Soulmate, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,270. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Bound by destiny, can their love survive those that would tear them apart? Dylan thought he had it all after Heaven agreed to marry him. But the secrets surrounding them continue to build. His best friend's keeping something from him. As are his parents. And someone wants Heaven dead. Can he protect his soulmate and solve the mystery before it's too late?
What the Heart Wants: Soulmate Series Book One
Series: Soulmate, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,510. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Do dreams foretell the future? Are there soul connections that go deeper than love? He can sense her emotions at any place and time. Their bond is powerful but a mystery. One thing he does know: She’s plagued his dreams for months. Maybe even longer. Being involved with a celebrity is the last things she imagined…or wanted. Can she forget the pain from the past? Can he let go of his fears?

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Smashwords book reviews by Kelli McCracken

  • Devil's Eye on Jan. 25, 2011

    I'm totally in love with the Mirus series. Kait Nolan has created this amazing world of mythical creatures and races. Devil's Eye ranks up there with other paranormal romance/urban fantasy stories on the best sellers list. I'm officially a fan and cannot wait until the next part of this book is released. Sophie and Mick have so much chemistry, I fell in love with them from the first chapter. This is the second book of Kait's that I have read, and I think they get better with each one. Bravo Kait, you are a wonderful author, and amazing story-teller, and powerful voice in the writing community. You deserve an award for your talent and creativity. I'm looking forward to your other releases and will be watching closely for more wonderful stories from you.
  • Journey of Tara on Feb. 03, 2011

    Journey of Tara is a Science Fiction lovers dream. In my opinion, it's a Star Wars meets Star Trek meets Terminator type storyline, which is great because I'm a huge Star Wars and Terminator fan. It always amazes me when an author can create new worlds, species, and languages. Brian Hutchinson was able to do just that with this tale set way into the future. Our journey begins with Tara Vanderpool, procurer for hire, as she sets off to deliver the object of her latest client's demands. Along the way, she meets up with Dirk Bran, captain of the Marcel, the cargo ship hired to deliver Tara to the plant Terra, better known as Old Earth. Together, they make their way through galaxies, unusual species that hold a grudge with Dirk, and destroyer ships set up to prevent access to the plant Terra, all on their way to meet Tara's sketchy client Boru. Though I could continue with the review, I do not want to give out too many details for those inclined to read this book. All in all, I found this a great Science Fiction read. It reminded of how much I enjoy this genre and how easy it is to get caught up in the new worlds created by imaginative authors. I must say that Brian did a great job of catching my interest and holding it until the end of the story. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading books in the Sci-Fi genre.