Kristy K. James


Kristy K. James' first goal in life was to work in law enforcement, until the night she called the police to check out a scary noise in her yard.

Realizing that she might someday have to investigate scary noises in yards just as dark as hers if she continued on that path, she turned to her other favorite love...writing.

Since then her days have been filled with being a mom and reluctant zookeeper (7 pets), creating stories, and looking for trouble in her kitchen.

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A Cool Summer In Paradise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,360. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When tragedy rocks Abigail Keane's world, she wants to run far and fast, and to reevaluate her life. She didn't plan on butting heads with Dr. Nolan Campbell - who doesn't care much for her either. But as they both soon discover, first impressions are often wrong.
Holding Out For Love (Companion Book For The Coach's Boys Series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,010. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jake Evans learned the hard way that the only things that matters are the people in his life, especially neighbor and best friend, Wendy Burkett. He's been in love with her for eight long years, but she has a hang up about their age difference. Can he convince her it's not important and that they can have a wonderful future together? Or will he have to resign himself to being her forever friend?
Gluten-Free Sucks (No More Gluten? Now What?)
Price: Free! Words: 13,900. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / gastrointestinal
Life isn't over because you can't have gluten anymore. I've been where you're at right now, and I know it's a bumpy road. You'll have good days and bad days, but I promise you this. Unless you're allergic to most other foods, there's a lot more than meat, fruits, and veggies in your future. Good things, too. I know - because I've found some of them.
Code Red Christmas (Book 5 in the Coach's Boys Series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,910. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Darby O'Hara wants to be a mother, something she doesn't believe will happen if she stays with her workaholic husband. So, tired of competing for his attention, she decides she only has one option. When his wife announced her plans to divorce him, Cal O'Hara's world was shattered. But then he's given a temporary reprieve. Can he get his priorities straight and find a reason to make her stay?
Her Best Friend Jon (Book 4 in the Coach's Boys Series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,930. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Angered to find that her whole life was a lie, Hannah Fletcher set out to right some wrongs - if she could keep her real identity a secret until her mission was accomplished. Jon Rambo lived his life by three rules: work hard, don't get involved in the problems of others, and don't get close to anyone. But when Hannah needs help, he steps in, even though it means deceiving everyone he cares about.
Laying Low in Paradise
Price: Free! Words: 57,160. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
After her husband was killed in the war, Laura Keane was left to raise their son alone. For four years it's just been the two of them, and when they head to their chalet on Bois Blanc Island for the summer, she doesn’t expect it to be any different - until Cameron Rafferty rescues her from an accident. But will his secrets, and the danger they bring, threaten their happiness – and their lives?
A Harry Situation (Book 3 in the Coach's Boys series)
Series: The Coach's Boys, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,240. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Harry Saunders, C&J's new construction worker turned out to be a woman, the only thing Chris Parker wanted was to fire her. In his opinion, there was no place for females in this business. But labor laws meant that she stayed, making him nothing but miserable. Until he discovers a secret she's been keeping from everyone. A secret that brings out every protective instinct he possess
A Hero For Holly (Book 2 in the Coach's Boys series)
Series: The Coach's Boys, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Five years ago, Holly's husband left her pregnant, with a four year old son-and a restaurant on the verge of bankruptcy. Now her boys are happy, and the business is flourishing, but she has no personal life. The highlight of her week is seeing sexy scout leader, Sam Jensen. But he couldn't possibly be interested a single, workaholic mom. Could he?
The Romance Manifesto
Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
(5.00 from 1 review)
This short manifesto has some suggestions for anyone desiring to put a little more romance back into their relationship. While no can guarantee that you will be successful in your quest to reignite the spark, as you will read at the end, most people tend to respond well to being treated as though they're special.
Someday... Maybe (a short story)
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
A young girl is killed in a tragic accident. Another is forced to make a choice that results in long-term consequences. Twelve years later, Evie realizes exactly what she gave up. The question is, does she regret the decision she made so long ago?
The Stranger In My Head
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,650. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
You always think that because you drive safely, you'll always be safe. Unfortunately that isn't always the case. What happens afterward? What if you're not better in a few weeks? Will the pain ever go away? Are the problems from the head injury permanent? Can you depend on your insurance company? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in, 'The Stranger In My Head.'

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Smashwords book reviews by Kristy K. James

  • Buddy Hatch & The End of the World on July 15, 2011

    A very thought provoking story that captured my interest fairly early on. It was a very interesting take on the reactions of those involved in yet another end of the world, Jesus is coming scenario. I particularly liked Buddy, with his knowledge of the bible, his desire to observe what was happening in town, and his opinion that what was between him and God was between him and God-and no one else. All in all it was a very good story. The only thing that bothered me was the repetitiveness of the same word/words in a few places. Other than that, after catching my interest, it kept it until I reached the end. Good job, B.L. Newport!
  • Hard Press'd on Aug. 12, 2011
    (no rating)
    I keep getting reminders to write a review (automated from Smashwords) but I haven't actually had time to read the book yet. So I thought I'd just let the author know that when things slow down a little, I'll get to it. :)
  • Seeds of Discovery: Dusk Gate Chronicles on Sep. 03, 2011

    I don’t think I’ve ever been as enthused about writing a book review as I am about Seeds of Discovery, The Dusk Gate Chronicles. Without giving too much away, Breeana Puttroff takes us on a grand adventure through a mystical world when heroine, Quinn Robbins, discovers the Dusk Gate. All of the characters in the story are believable, and you find yourself first rooting for one, and then another...when you really just want all of them to have whatever it is they want. Well, with the exception of one, and you’ll know who that is as soon as you ‘meet’ him. There are more minor characters (at least right now) that you hope have larger roles in the subesequent books in the series. Characters who are just plain nice, or unique and unusual. Seeds of Discovery is full of wonder, mystery, and written such a way that you do come to care about what happens to everyone in the book. Even the one I don’t like, but I only care about that because sometimes characters do get what they deserve! My only complaint about this book is that it’s too short! I wanted more, but will have to be patient while I wait for the next installment. I hope it’s soon! :)
  • Quickie Guide to Formatting Your Book for Smashwords on Feb. 05, 2013

    Love the brief and to the point list. I almost always need to plow through the style guide because I almost always forget to one thing or another. The only thing I'd like to see in this guide is to remind readers to use the backwards 'P' to find extra spaces at the end of each paragraph (or single line of dialog). I didn't realize it, but if there are spaces, a tiny box shows up in the Kindle version of a book.