Kris Pearson


Kris writes sizzling contemporary romance, pure and simple. Well, maybe not that pure! They're sexy stories about couples who fall in love, and into bed along the way, just like real people do.

If it's fine, she gardens. If it's wet, she writes. And if the writing's going well, the garden can look after itself. She's an advertising copywriter and a decor specialist, and the author of 'The Boat Builder's Bed', of which more than a million were downloaded free. Giving away a taste of her work with this one kick-started sales of all her other novels.

Her Heartlands series follows the girls who live deep in the New Zealand countryside. Her seven Wicked In Wellington books are set in the capital city so she can make use of the beautiful harbor in the plots. Some are now available in Spanish. There's a Spanish version of her website - click the flags at the top right of it to change languages.

Her all-time best-seller is 'Taken by the Sheikh', and she has two more sheikh novels as her next projects.
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Kris es una chispeante autora de romántica contemporánea, pura y simplemente. ¡Bueno, quizá no tan pura! Se trata de historias sensuales sobre parejas que, a medida que avanza la trama, se enamoran y acaban en la cama, exactamente como en la vida real.
Cuando hace buen tiempo se dedica a trabajar en el jardín y si llueve, a escribir, y cuando está inspirada y no puede dejar de escribir, el jardín puede cuidar de sí mismo. Es redactora publicitaria y decoradora especializada y autora de “La cama del constructor de barcos”, de la que se descargaron gratis más de un millón de copias en inglés, lo que permitió dar a conocer su trabajo e impulsar las ventas de todas sus demás novelas. Precisamente ahora, la versión española de esta novela se encuentra disponible gratis para los lectores de habla hispana, así que descargaos una copia ya.

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Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords has made my books available in different e-book stores, so I'm able to reach more people. The iBookstores in particular have been a wonderful addition.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Getting to know my characters. I don't start writing until I have the entire book in my head - and by this I mean the storyline. I simply can't make it work by plotting a book out scene by scene on paper or on the screen. I like to have my 'brain-outline' and then dive in to see what's really going to happen. I'm often amazed at what my characters do - without my permission... They turn the tables on me all the time. I'm sometimes very surprised how they'll set something up for me that turns out to have relevance much later in the story.
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Where to find Kris Pearson online


Another Five Romantic Reads
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Do you love short stories? 'Another Five Romantic Reads' is Kris's second anthology. All have either been contest winners or finalists, or published in mass-circulation magazines. You'll travel from the giddy exhilaration of young love in 'Clicking' to the satisfaction of a life well lived in 'Dreamboats'. In between, you'll meet David and Sue, Mary and all her home-baking, and Jenny and Jay.
Raptada por el Jeque
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,250. Language: Spanish. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Secuestrada. Seducida. Satisfecha. Laurel de Courcey es capturada por una banda de terroristas, encadenada en un bunker asqueroso y filmada para divulgar una petición de rescate en todo el mundo. Pero, ¡uy, se equivocaron de rehén! ¿A quién se le ocurre que alguien vaya a pagar un rescate por una tímida niñera neozelandesa? ATENCIÓN: Contiene un ardiente jeque con una lengua maliciosa.
Three novels - The Complete Heartlands Series
Series: Heartlands. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 183,820. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Three linked love affairs set in the wild beauty of New Zealand. Iceberg Eyes – misplaced trust in the alpine resort of Queenstown. Is Kate spying for her famous father? Christmas Holiday Husband – Ellie’s dream job for a handsome wealthy widower becomes her worst nightmare. More than the Money – Ellie’s shy friend Alfie is expected to marry brash cowboy Rory to save historic Glenleighton Estate.
Hot for You - Games for Two
Series: Wicked in Wellington. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,780. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She’s made him an offer he can’t refuse – or can he? Cody Mitchell has been planning a hot little love affair with his best friend’s widow – the woman he’s wanted for three long years. But he finds Melanie’s acceptance comes with outrageous conditions. Who’ll win this battle of the bedroom – the handsome pilot or the feisty airline heiress? WARNING: Hot pilot, willing widow, very high stakes.
Resistiendo a Nick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,010. Language: Spanish. Published: August 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Nick Sharpe posee una cadena de gimnasios. Tiene dinero, ambición y un cuerpo perfecto, pero acaba de descubrir que es adoptado y nunca se lo habían dicho. Para empeorar las cosas, su asistente personal le ha dejado casi sin preaviso. De repente, tanto su vida profesional como personal están patas arriba... y entonces el destino le envía a Sammie.
More than the Money
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,340. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Exiled from his family for half his life, hard-living cowboy Rory Morrissey finally quits Texas and embarks on a desperate and delicate mission: to return to New Zealand, convince shy Kiwi heiress Alfrieda Hamlin to marry him, and earn a fresh start, respectability, and one hell of a farm. Warning: contains a hunky cowboy determined to ride down his woman, hog-tie her, and bundle her into his bed.
Ya traducido: Zona prohibida
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,740. Language: Spanish. Published: April 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Jetta Rivers ha heredado la mitad de una casa, pero tiene un gran problema: tiene que compartirla con el otro copropietario, Anton Haviland, pero los hombres la aterrorizan por culpa de su pasado. Anton es un arquitecto sexy y seguro de sí mismo, y podría ser exactamente el hombre que necesita Jetta para superar el miedo que la paraliza. Pero, ¿podrá permitir que se le acerque lo suficiente?
Ya traducido: La cama del constructor de barcos
Price: Free! Words: 70,470. Language: Spanish. Published: January 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Un día de viento, un letrero que sale volando, un golpe. Sophie Calhoun no sabe cómo va a pagar los daños causados a un coche tan lujoso. Está luchando para lanzar su nuevo negocio y poder traerse a su hija a vivir con ella. Del Jaguar negro se baja el magnate de los superyates Rafe Severino, furioso y... guapísimo, y está buscando un decorador para su espectacular casa nueva junto al puerto.
Wicked in Wellington - Books 1,2,3
Series: Wicked in Wellington. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 176,370. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Three sizzling love affairs! Three feisty Kiwi heroines, three gorgeous heroes, one great harborside setting. Come and be wicked in Wellington with decorator Sophie and her billionaire boat-builder, Rafe. With gambler Kerri and her handsome Frenchman, Alexandre. And gym owner Nick and his childhood friend Sophie – who’s all grown up now and ready to play. Three books for one great-value price.
Christmas Holiday Husband
Series: Heartlands, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,710. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ellie McKenna's dream job becomes her worst nightmare when she discovers the man she'll be working for gave her the hottest memories of her life - and a son he knows nothing about. How will Ellie carry out her Christmas holiday contract now? Grieving, guilt-stricken and gorgeous, Kiwi farmer Tony Robinson doesn't expect his twins' new tutor to be the beautiful holiday lover he's never forgotten.
Iceberg Eyes
Series: Heartlands, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,470. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Kate Pleasance is on her best behavior. Matthew McLeod is certainly not. She really needs the job he's interviewing her for. He totally wants the unexpected candidate in his bed. But is Kate spying for her famous father? Should Matthew trust her in the least? Join them in the New Zealand alpine resort of Queenstown, famous for its daredevil extreme sports. Will Kate dare? And is Matthew the devil?
Five Short Romantic Reads
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Romantic stories, all either magazine-published or broadcast. Most are contest winners or finalists. Meet Anthea and her handsome truckie, stuck in a traffic jam together...Luke with his unexpected holiday how broken concrete paths brought Paul a second birthday $$ led to sumptuous wedding dresses for Liz...and how 25 bananas nearly wrecked Jan's chance of meeting Greg.
Ravishing Rose
Series: Wicked in Wellington. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,540. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Shy Francesca Ellison is swept off to an A-list party in a concealing mask, a decadent costume, and sex-shop panties. There she meets the pirate, Captain Cool. For once, Frankie intends behaving badly, but the Captain outdoes her at every turn. As sky-rockets scream skyward, and guests start to demolish the party venue, Frankie loses her panties and her inhibitions. 'Rose' is thoroughly ravished.
Their Wildest Dreams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,860. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She is Meg Josephs - widowed librarian, and mother of seventeen year old Ben. She spices up her uneventful life by hosting the local romance writers’ meetings, and gets a lot more excitement than she expects. He is Ian Haroldson – unassuming garden center owner. Who’d guess there are spectacular muscles under his baggy clothes or a thriller-writer’s brain under his shaggy hair? Fun will follow...
The Wrong Sister
Series: Wicked in Wellington. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,280. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Another in Kris's 'Wicked in Wellington' series. Fiona Delaporte has an impossible assignment - to care for her newly widowed brother-in-law and his tiny daughter. (The newly widowed tall, dark and delicious brother-in-law she's secretly wanted for five long, frustrating years.) WARNING: Contains one hot man who always gets what he wants - in bed and out.
Seduction on the Cards
Series: Wicked in Wellington. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,680. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When journalist Kerri is assigned to interview a seriously rich anti-gambling crusader, she imagines a grandfatherly tycoon with a comb-over. But hunky Alex Beaufort has plenty of hair - and enough of everything else to make her mouth water. Irrepressible Kerri decides to find out exactly how much, and a sizzling game of strip-poker soon has them both peeling off their layers of self-protection.
Taken by the Sheikh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,910. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Abducted. Seduced. Purring. Laurel de Courcey is captured by terrorists, chained up in a disgusting bunker, and videoed for a ransom demand which is shown world-wide. Ooops - wrong hostage! Who'd expect a shy Kiwi nanny to be worth anything? Laurel's soon tied up in Sheikh Rafiq's bed instead. Warning: contains one red-hot Sheikh with a wicked tongue and unlimited stamina.
Resisting Nick
Series: Wicked in Wellington. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,320. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Nick Sharpe owns a chain of fitness centers. He has money, ambition, and a body honed to perfection, but he’s just discovered he was adopted and never told. His P.A. has walked out at short notice, and fate hands him Sammie. Sammie Sherbourne only needs a temporary job until her passport arrives, then she’s off to see the world. The last thing she wants is to become one of Nick's many conquests.
Out of Bounds
Series: Wicked in Wellington. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,800. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Half of the house Jetta has inherited is claimed by an unsuspected cousin. She has restoration and residence in mind, but architect Anton has demolition and dollars on his. Neither wants the other as a housemate. Let battle begin!
The Boat Builder's Bed
Series: Wicked in Wellington. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,810. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
A windy day...a flyaway signboard...a hideous crunch. Sophie Calhoun can't imagine how she'll pay for the damage to the luxurious car. She's struggling to launch her design studio and make a home for her daughter. From the black Jaguar storms super-yacht tycoon Rafe Severino. Steaming mad. Totally gorgeous, desperately in need of a top-line decorator for his spectacular harbor-side mansion.

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Smashwords book reviews by Kris Pearson

  • Marrying The Boss on Dec. 01, 2012

    I'll start by saying I'm a friend of Judi's. And a writer myself. I haven't given her five stars because I'm a friend. I've awarded them because I know a good story and a fresh vivid writing style when I read them. Much enjoyed.