Kristy K. James

Biography

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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Books

The Detective's Second Chance, Book 7 in the Coach's Boys Series
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,180. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A stalker, a kidnapping, a shooting, and a car bombing. Yeah, for Detective Ed Winslow and the love of his life, Jenna Taggert, it's been a rough few years. Now that things have calmed down a little, can they finally find the happiness they deserve?
Darby's Dilemma, A Coach's Boys Companion Story
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
*****This novelette is for fans of the Coach's Boys series, and the idea is taken from a scene in the companion story, Holding Out For Love. If you haven't read Holding Out For Love, Darby's Dilemma will contain a major spoiler.***** The continuing story of Cal and Darby O'Hara and where they are a year after almost divorcing.
Gluten-Free Sucks (No More Gluten? Now What?)
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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.
The Romance Manifesto
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Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
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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)
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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
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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! :)
  • Nate Rocks the World on Sep. 18, 2011

    When fall weather arrives, I start thinking about Christmas in earnest. And having read so many good reviews for Nate Rocks the World, All I can say is that Nate would make a great gift for any grade-school child who enjoys reading. Karen Pokras Toz captures the adolescent imagination perfectly in Nate Rockledge. Think Ralphie in 'A Christmas Story.' If you enjoyed that movie, you'll enjoy this book. So do your kids (nieces, nephews, grandkids, etc...) a favor and let them have fun as Nate rocks from one adventure to another, all the while having to deal with an annoying sister, a mom who makes life interesting, a fantastic father, and a best friend who is very cool as best friends go. Even if you're an adult, I bet you'll be grinning at the end. I know because I was. :)
  • 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.