Kristie Leigh Maguire

Biography

Kristie Leigh Maguire is an award-winning, multi-published Inide Author.

The Affaire de Coeur Magazine named Kristie as Best Up and Coming Romance Author of the Year and her book Desert Heat as Romance of the Year in 2003. Her novels Cabin Fever and No Lady and Her Tramp placed in the Top Ten in the Preditor & Editor’s Poll in 2005.

Kristie Leigh Maguire and her husband have lived all over the United States and many foreign countries while following his career. While living in Japan, she found it very difficult to find books to read that were written in English. This situation was intolerable as she was an avid reader and had been known to resort to reading cereal boxes if nothing else was available. Have you ever tried to read a cereal box written in Japanese? It was not a pretty picture. Ms. Maguire began writing her own books just to have something to read. She discovered a new passion in writing.

Although Kristie Leigh Maguire is originally from the South and will always remain Southern at heart, she and her husband now live in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. During her expatriate years she lived in St. Croix, Aruba, Thailand, Japan and three times in Saudi Arabia and visited many other countries.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'm a child of the sixties. I like doing things my way.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was my novel, Desert Heat. Prior to this, I had never really thought about writing a book. I just loved to read. In 1997, I was living in Japan and had a very difficult time finding books to read that were written in English. This was before the e-book revolution. In desperation, I began writing just so I would have something to read. I discovered that I liked writing almost as well as I liked reading.
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Books

No Lady and Her Tramp (Romantic Satire)
By Kristie Leigh Maguire
Price: Free! Words: 71,500. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Category: Fiction
(1.00 from 2 reviews)
A quirky hysterically hilarious read that is down and dirty! No Lady and Her Tramp is one woman’s accounting of the trials, tribulations, and antics of her life in President Park, a run down trailer park in Grapevine, Kentucky. A very funny book laced with pure, unadulterated steam.
Cabin Fever: And the Flames Burned Higher
By Kristie Leigh Maguire
Series: Affairs of the Heart, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,580. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2010. Category: Fiction
The beautiful and sexy Marcie Treyhorne is a steel magnolia who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. Marcie's story began in DESERT HEAT. Her saga continues in CABIN FEVER. Marcie leaves the blistering heat of the desert but the searing passion she carries to the northern Nevada mountains will melt the deepest of winter snows.
Desert Heat: What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas
By Kristie Leigh Maguire
Series: Affairs of the Heart, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,030. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2010. Category: Fiction
(3.00 from 1 review)
From the scorching sun of the Mojave Desert to the brilliant neon lights of Las Vegas, the sexy steel magnolia Marcie Treyhorne blazes a trail of passion through the desert sands. Her heart is torn in half as her desire for her new boss grows into a raging inferno while her love for her longtime husband remains as steadfast as the ancient desert mountains that surround Mojave Junction, California.
Second Chances: Love Lost, Love Found
By Kristie Leigh Maguire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,070. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A devilishly handsome Wyoming cowboy. The sweet girl next door who's always loved him. A red-headed vixen with a sultry beauty she uses like a weapon. Can this cowboy redeem himself after the ultimate betrayal?

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Smashwords book reviews by Kristie Leigh Maguire

  • Wife in the Mirror on March 15, 2010
    star star star star
    Wife in the Mirror is a tightly woven romantic mystery filled with plenty of twists, turns, and adventure. Fran Smith wins an all expense paid cruise to Hawaii. Fran, hurting from the abuse of her step-brother turned fiancé, welcomes the escape into another world, even if only for a week. Her cruise soon turns into a nightmare when fellow passenger and cruise ship owner Cricket Royal mistakes her for his brother’s thieving, conniving wife who disappeared five years earlier, leaving behind a child and a trail of intrigue and broken hearts. Wife in the Mirror has a few errors of run together words, most likely due to formatting problems, but not enough to hinder the story. I really enjoyed the read and have no problem in recommending it to others. Kristie Leigh Maguire, author of Second Chances and other titles - (http://kristieleighmaguire.com)
  • Distant Cousin on April 10, 2011
    star star star star
    I loved the storyline for Distant Cousin. I fell in love with Ana Darcy. Sometimes she seemed to be quite immature for someone who is supposedly almost a hundred years old. But then I got to wondering how I would react if I was suddenly alone in an unfamiliar world light years away from my home planet with no way of escaping. I would probably curl up in a fetal position and pull the covers over my head. But Ana survived and in a grand way. The only reason I am giving this book 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the odd way the author would insert asides in parentheses. This would throw me out of the story. I've never seen a book done this way and I'm not sure I like it. I think the information included in the parentheses could have been inserted in the story in a way that wouldn't have jarred me from the storyline. I just discovered that there are sequels to Distant Cousin. I will be downloading them after I figure out the order. I wish the author had put Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, etc in the titles.
  • An Unassigned Life on April 29, 2011
    star star star star star
    I read this book while I was at the beach. It was a perfect beach read. Very entertaining. As an author, I thought that it would be just my luck to have a marvelous idea for a story line right after I hung myself! Susan has me believing that ghosts just may exist after all.
  • A Plane Proposal on June 21, 2011
    star star star star star
    Emjae Edwards takes us for a very exciting ride as we follow Garnet Steele from one coast to the other, trying to get her life back together after her first love goes very wrong. Highly recommended. Kristie Leigh Maguire - romance author
  • The Soul Bearers on Aug. 27, 2011
    star star star star star
    The Soul Bearers is a riveting and compelling story that brought me to tears in many places but somehow managed to leave me with hope in other places. Sylvia gives a no holds barred look within the lives of a woman who was brutally sexually abused as a child and two gay men who love each other deeply despite being disowned by their families for their lifestyle. I cannot say that I enjoyed reading about the pain and suffering of the three people in this book because no one wants to see another human being suffer. However, The Soul Bearers was a book I couldn't put down once I started reading it. I was deeply moved by this story. It continues to stay with me even after I finished reading it. Sylvia certainly has a masterful way with words. Excellent writing! I highly recommend The Soul Bearers.