Cindy A. Christiansen


Bestselling author, Cindy A Christiansen, has combined her love of dogs with her joy of writing to create an award winning combination. Her novels always include canine characters both in the pages and on the cover, an extension of the credit she gives to her extraordinary rescue dogs for their part in helping her overcome numerous challenges. In a reciprocal gesture for their love and devotion, a portion of the proceeds from her books are donated to assist abandoned and abused dogs.

She lives in Utah with her loving husband, two creative children with autism, and a pack of rambunctious dogs.

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Smashwords Interview

What kind of books do you write?
I write sweet romance with humor, suspense…and dogs! That’s actually my tagline. Finding your niche is difficult to do. One day I sat down and figured out who I am as an author. The process didn’t happen overnight. I had already published three books. The third book clicked with me and my readers, and I’ve tailored my writing around these factors ever since:
• A clean read with no bedroom scenes or offensive language.
• A tantalizing, fast-paced plot.
• A story without a lot of unnecessary, boring description.
• Down-to-earth heroes and heroines with everyday jobs.
• A rollercoaster ride of emotions you face right along with the characters.
• A special dog to steal your heart.
• A few added facts, a good message, and that important happily-ever-after ending.
When did you first start writing?
Can you image what it’s like to go from a full-time job, remodeling your whole new house, a new marriage, and being an artist and then winding up bedridden with an unknown illness for months and months? Life gets extremely unbearable! That’s when I made two changes in my life: I started writing and I adopted a dog. These two things saved my life and continue to enrich it every day. Besides health issues, adding two autistic kids and an ADHD dog with seizures to the mix makes me enjoy escaping to another world where my heroines can do things I can’t.
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Where to find Cindy A. Christiansen online

Where to buy in print


A Merchant Street Mystery
Welcome to Merchant Street in Salt Lake City, Utah! Read what happens to those who work in the historic buildings of the late 1800s as they strive to survive the newest commercial developments. Enjoy the characters and their dogs as they unravel the past, fight off intruders, deal with drug rings, discover hidden treasures, fall in love and more. These books are contemporary sweet romantic suspense, clean and wholesome and suitable for young adults and up. They are mysteries under the definition of: something that is difficult or impossible to understand or explain and not a mystery novel with clues. Worth the Wait, Book 0 (Prequel); Time Will Tell, Book 1; Hunting for Happenstance, Book 2; Fortune for Fools, Book 3


Broken Deeds, Broken Hearts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,300. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Can Carly Sue and Seth rustle up some romantic feelings for each other, or will their Hatfield and McCoy relationship continue?
Legacy of Lies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,640. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Walt Jeffries thought he’d never see Kate Randle again. Now she’s in town, stirring up the past, and messing with his heart. As things heat up, will he be able to save the town and Kate’s life?
Not Quite Zen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,060. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Will Dr. Dunford be just the shot in the arm Harmony needs to cure her anxiety, or is he the one causing all the emergencies? Can Harmony keep her chakras in balance around him long enough to figure out what’s happening to the baby boomers before someone ends up dead?
Hazardous Hideaway
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,050. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
A vulnerable woman on the run ends up stranded at a remote dairy and stirs up memories of an old town murder. Can the spurned dairy manager who rescues her get rid of her before someone kills her…or before she lassos his heart?
Fortune for Fools: A Merchant Street Mystery, Book 3
Series: A Merchant Street Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,410. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Normally a risk-taker, Zeke can’t apply that to love. All women are gold diggers. When he takes a painting to Lavinia at her art gallery to be authenticated and she discovers a hidden map to valuable gold coins, will she be able to prove to Zeke that her motives are pure? Can she and her poodle, Vivete, convince Zeke that fortunes are for fools and love is everlasting?
Time Will Tell: A Merchant Street Mystery, Book 1
Series: A Merchant Street Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,260. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Holly just can’t figure out all the mystery on Merchant Street. Will her imagination run wild when people are willing to kill for a worthless clock and a sexy homeless man just isn’t all that destitute? Only time will tell.
Hunting for Happenstance: A Merchant Street Mystery, Book 2
Series: A Merchant Street Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,570. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Daniela is tired of waiting for love and life to come to her. When her Uncle Benito goes missing while out deer hunting, she asks Duston with his expert dogs, Ruger and Lahti, to help find him. Will they both stop waiting for happenstance and shoot for what they want—love and happiness?
Love on Laird Avenue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,500. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
A determined daughter escapes the grip of her overprotective father when she buys a historical home only to discover the hunky renovator has his own ideas on protection—namely sabotaging her dates and giving her a puppy.
Caskets and Corruption
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,390. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Lizzie, a portrait artist of the dead, wants a new career amongst the living. But, after discovering a drug operation involving military caskets, she’s chased across the country with Phillip Van Dyke, a stiff-necked funeral director and her sister’s stowaway, hairless dog. Will Lizzie exhume Phillip’s heart before the drug cartel catches them?
Braving the Blaze
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,330. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
A wildfire volunteer is determined to stay single and become a veterinarian. He didn’t count on being assigned a pyrophobic woman or that accidents would follow her like wildfire. Can he keep the flames of desire he reluctantly feels for her under control long enough to keep them and his Yellow Labrador alive?
A Clean Romance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,850. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Kara loves cleaning. Honestly. When she starts selling cleaning products door-to-door for extra cash, Benjamin and his grungy Sheepdog mistake her for the cleaning lady. Will his incredibly dirty house lead to love?
Risky Seeds, Risky Hearts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,950. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Laid-back Sadie Jean Dixon had a calm summer planned working for the Utah Forest Service until a deliberately set fire comes blazing up the mountain toward her, and she thinks it’s Colton Masterson who did it. Instead, Colton’s father is thrown in jail and the two must work together to prove his innocence. Will Sadie’s Border collie, Gypsy, be the one to save them all?
Worth The Wait
Series: A Merchant Street Mystery. Price: Free! Words: 19,500. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(4.00 from 1 review)
This sweet romance short read is a prequel to the author's series - A Merchant Street Mystery and will be continued throughout the rest of the books. For young adults and up. Dependable Adele Abberley is tired of seeing to everyone else’s responsibilities. When idealistic Kipp Waterbury drops by her antique store, will his romantic nature help her to view the world in a brand new light
Stolen Horses, Stolen Hearts
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,750. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Story-line: Ambitious Harlee Jo must fix Oak’s troubled heart if she’s ever going to get him to help rescue her stolen horses. The only trouble is even Oak’s dog and horse can’t stand to be around him.

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