CJ Hawk

Biography

About the Author: CJ Hawk - Writer of chick lit., romance, and mystery.

I am an independently published author that finds scraps of time to write with an intention to escape the perils of a working life, helping my husband with his business, raising teen boys, two shelter dogs and a tank full of fish that are trying to recreate Nemo daily for my personal entertainment, for which I am thankful for all.

My novels sprout as short stories and often grow to full-length novels. Sometimes its quirky general reads that turn to mysteries. Other times those mysteries turn to romance. Some novels sprout like weeds, go full gangbusters into adult romance and sell like ice-cold spiked lemonade on a hot summer's day.

I love what I do, but I can tell you that nothing ain't what it seems - Writing has its difficulties like a new relationship. The plot building is equivalent to seeing a handsome man for the first time, and your heart starts pounding. The plot lays itself out, and the characters are developing just like a new relationship with that handsome man. Then comes the editing and refining part which is equivalent to finding out he snores, farts way too much and leaves the toilet seat up. Get my drift. In the end though, it is all worth it and nothing beats a rock-solid relationship that can handle the ups and downs, nor does it beat the smile I leave on a reader's face after they got a moment away from the everyday hectic life.

Readers positive reviews or social media shout outs are always a welcome thing.

Where to find CJ Hawk online


Books

All That Glitters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,710. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Contemporary Romance. Walking past the line from thrift store shoes to Jimmy Choos was an easy line to walk over, until Lexi May is flat broke, and dependent on everyone around her. Nothing like a sexy neighbor, who happens to be her new landlord, to help her get over her heartache until he expects her to make the most of her life.
A Long And Lonely Road Home
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 40,710. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Western
The road home can be lonely but once Mindy McKinley pulled into town; her heart felt like it was right where she belonged. With a baby in her belly and a whole lotta 'I've done and grown up' attitude, the last thing this starlet needs is a cowboy in her life to muck it up a bit. Once star struck, now love struck, Mindy keeps on telling herself that the next kiss will be the last.
Holiday Romance Short Stories - Book Two
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,610. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
Holiday short stories to get you through the holidays with a bit of Mystery, a dash of Romance and an ending with a whole lot of steamy mistletoe kissing going on. Sexy Miss Claus is coming to town, and she wants to save Santa the trip by being naughty, then again, being nice might just bring her romantic cookies and milk guy back on around to snuggle. Take your pick.
The Quintessential Housewife - Short Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 17,210. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
The Quintessential Housewife - what do you do all day? One woman's plight into the daily comical chaos as a housewife in hopes of achieving that moment of calm at the end of the day along with a sense of worthiness. Her biggest challenge is to come up with some witty banter to that question she is asked at every gathering - So what have you been up to?
Princess Peculiar - Short Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 12,530. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
(4.00)
Samantha Smiley had always achieved a simple by rules kind of life; finished college with a degree, went to church every Sunday and avoided anything that looked like trouble, until one day her new neighbor was rushed off to the emergency room and her eight-year-old daughter was left behind in her care. At first, she thought that this would be easy until she quickly realized she had a lot of...
Arms Open Wide - Short Fiction
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Price: Free! Words: 26,000. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
(4.00)
A short fictional story that inspires one to overcome the things in life that we never want to deal with. Death can never be an easy emotion to deal with, yet one family must come together and make things work out as best they can. One woman's journey after dealing with the death of her sister comes complete through her personal experiences and open-minded approach. When fate dealt Mica a bad e
This Girl Needs A Break - Short Story Romance
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,260. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.00)
Lights, camera, quiet on the set please, and action. Jennifer Jones led her young life like some girl's dream of; dance classes, acting classes, private performance teachers. Where did that get her? With a degree in journalism, and the fact that she cannot catch a prime time break. She is left with only short clips and neurotic stories that may, or may not, get some airtime.
Common Sense Doesn't Become Me
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,330. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Some women are born with Common Sense and an intuition that guides them through life unscathed, but not, Amber Jones. She was born a nice Catholic girl but found her rebellious calamitous way by making one mistake after another without much of a life lesson learned, however, that is all about to change. Or is it?
Caught Inside
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,550. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00)
Adult Romance - Mature The corporate world has an unwritten set of rules that could make it is easy to be caught up in the intrigue of it all, while trying to make your way to the top. Jennifer Everest knew that setting standards for herself that some might seem as extreme also fought against her nature of something else. Then along comes an attraction that is so strong it is hard to ignore...
Dinner With A Dead Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,230. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Chick Lit. Mystery - Some girls have all the luck, and I'm not one of them. I've gotten myself into some really sticky situations all my life, but this one beats them all. Who can say they had dinner with a dead man? Me. That's who. Add to that, I am currently unemployed and will take any measly bone a person might throw a dog.
Now Why'd You Have To Go And Do A Thing Like That
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,980. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Hollywood takes in Alabama, but not for long. One woman thought she wanted the glamorous life but what she got was a backstabbing best friend and her spot on prime time television for the entire world to see. Back home, no one seemed to care that she had gone and screwed up her life, but there was one question on the tip of her own tongue that kept repeating itself. "Why'd you have to go a do a
Holiday Romance Short Stories
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00)
Three short holiday romance stories that will flip the switch on the fireplace. Make you think of hanging stockings with nothing but your nightie on. Holidays are full of memories and romantic visions swirling in our heads, while shoppers dance to the beat of the seasonal rush. Let these short holiday romance stories add to your holiday bliss.
She Doesn't Play Well With Others
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,570. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00)
Can one very feisty artistic woman find comfort and forgiveness in the arms of a man who killed to protect our country, serving as a Navy Seal Team Six? It takes a calm levelheaded man to face up to the attitude of one Natasha Kova, a famous artist, whose paintings sell for a price more than Sam Cole's Harley.
I Can Do Stupid All By Myself
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,910. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00)
What happens when a book shy girl, grows up dreaming about her next-door neighborhood boy as her dream fantasy man to marry. Then runs into him as a twenty eight year old woman trying to find her wild side. When Mary Catherine O'Reilly, Mary Cate to her friends, finally succumbs to her best friends wishes to take her...
Settled For The Special
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,860. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(3.50)
Chick Lit. Light Hearted Romance. When two young hearts experience their share of heartache, the last thing they want is to fall in love. Coming back home to take care of a parent with Alzheimer's is enough to make a man insane. Insane enough to fall for a woman that he can't take his mind off of. This relaxed laidback town can't slow the pace of their fast beating hearts.
The Grass Is Always Greener On The Other Side
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,220. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00)
Some suburban moms just can't catch a break. There is humor in raising kids, guinea pigs, soccer moms and Nutella. Toss in two new roommates to make ends meet, crazy daily chaos and a desire to have the green grass she once had and you get a story about a mom that makes it all work out. A light, uplifting read, that any mom could easily relate to.
Third Times A Charm
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,170. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
Adult Romance. Sometimes it only takes, one look, a soft touch, and a woman knows that her once lost love from long ago, was a foolish mistake. Will that stop her from making the same mistake again, just to lose the love she craved for so many years, or will it take her charm and wits to win him back again? Perhaps, he was never lost at all.
Second Chance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,120. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(4.67)
Some girls just can’t catch a break. One minute Samoa Moore’s life had reached a breaking point and she just had to get away from the life that was dragging her down. The next minute one very hot war hero cop has her slammed up against his police cruiser and she realizes her plan is not going accordingly.
Lucky Leprechaun
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,740. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00)
Light hearty funny mystery with quirky characters and laughable discretions. Chick Lit General Audience meets Funny Mystery. Sometimes luck gets turned around, so what does a gal have to do in this town to get it back? Fired from her secret government job seemed like the tip of the iceberg in her streak of bad luck. However that was nothing compared to the business of leprechauns and ...
Time To Put Your Boots On Girl
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,380. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
(5.00)
Katy Beck is Caribbean bound with her best friend. With just one sip, she slips off into a foggy dream. Only to awaken to the fact that she is broke and destitute on a porch of an old shack. Sabrina, her best friend, had taken her looks, taken her man and left with not much more or so she thought. How luck has a silly way of turning the corner and giving a girl a second chance.
Dead Men Don't Blink Twice
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,970. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Sidney Sampson had no idea that one fateful day; while doing fieldwork, investigating a dead officer’s crime scene, her whole life would change. One man, who should be dead, flutters his eyelashes on her cheek. While Sidney squirms needlessly to get off the dead cop’s body, from the recent bomb explosion that landed her there.

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