Kristen Casey

Biography

Kristen Casey is a contemporary romance author.

She is a graduate of Boston University, where she studied Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering before receiving a degree in International Relations.

Kristen has lived all over the United States, but currently resides in Maryland with her husband,two kids, and assorted cats. The cats like to inspire writing decisions - be sure to check them out on Instagram, here: https://www.instagram.com/kristen.casey.books/.

In her spare time, she enjoys all things crafty, especially knitting. Her discovery of Pinterest was, to be honest, a double-edged sword, leading to the oft-uttered phrase: “I could totally make that”. If you've ever wondered about some of the people and places that inspire her books, you can also check out her book boards on Pinterest, located here: https://www.pinterest.com/kristencase0461/

To stay up to date on what Kristen is working on now, and to learn more about her books, visit her website at https://kristencasey.com/ or follow her on social media:
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16147924.Kristen_Casey
Twitter https://twitter.com/authorkcasey
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authorkcasey

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Probably my favorite contemporary romance author is Victoria Dahl, but I also love Rachael Herron's books! For historical romance, I love Julia Quinn and Tessa Dare, and for paranormal - I drop everything for a JR Ward or Karen Marie Moning book. As for Diana Gabaldon, I'm one of her legions of fans, too.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1) Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. I love the WW2 setting; I studied that era a lot in college, and I'm always drawn to books set in that time period. But more importantly, this book is hands-down one of the funniest I have ever read. You know that intelligent, ironic, dry humor that the Brits are so well-known for? This has it in spades.
2) Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. This book has such a huge and rabid fan base for a reason. Her writing is flawless, the setting and time period is fascinating, her characters are compelling, and the romance is off the charts.
3) Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy. It's worth the effort. You get sucked right into all the family drama, and that tragic romance so characteristic of the Russians.
4) The Bronze Horseman, by Paullina Simons. Another WW2 book, another Russian perspective. The scope of the narrative, and the amazing, star-crossed characters blow me away.
5) How to Knit a Love Song, by Rachael Herron. This contemporary romance is a real gem - well-crafted and likable in every way. Plus, I'll always think of it as the impetus for me realizing that the books I was writing were romances, and that people might actually enjoy reading them.
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Where to find Kristen Casey online


Where to buy in print


Books

Christmas in Cambridge (A Second Chances Short Story)
Series: Second Chances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,060. Language: American English. Published: January 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Fans of Kristen Casey's Second Chances series will love this holiday short story! Characters you know and love from books 1 through 2.5 are converging on the Hughes family estate in England to celebrate the holidays together - and there is definitely something special in the Christmas punch.
Finding a Husband
Series: Second Chances. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,500. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Molly doesn't need a man, but she does need a job. She knows exactly which one she wants--a law firm hiring in North Carolina is the ideal opportunity. Her brother-in-law has even hooked her up with a friend of his as a tour guide. It’s perfect. When Jake agreed to show Molly around, he never expected her to be so incredible. But she is, and he's falling hard--so Jake needs to get single...fast.
Lost in Love (A Second Chances Novella)
Series: Second Chances. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,050. Language: American English. Published: July 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
George meets a woman whose problems he can actually fix, and he knows he can’t just walk away. Not when Poppy might hold the key to his brother’s recovery, and especially not when she looks and acts like his dream come true. As luck would have it, George seems to be exactly the right man for this job. Includes the bonus short story LUCKY IN LOVE! Two men, two bars, and one very big secret.
Finding Love (A Second Chances Novel)
Series: Second Chances. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 100,420. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Meg Flynn is stuck in the mother of all ruts, waiting for her real life to begin. When she meets a handsome Englishman in her favorite coffee shop, it seems unlikely that he’ll fall for a girl like her. But Edward Hughes knows a good thing when he sees it, and he’s been seeing Meg across the room for months. When he finally makes her acquaintance, he’s not about to give her up.
Finding Home
Series: Second Chances. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 122,430. Language: American English. Published: January 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
When Morgan goes on safari to escape her life, the last thing she expects is more tragedy - or to find herself living with a gorgeous game warden. Owen is feeling restless running a nature preserve in Africa. He’s far from home, and tired of being alone. There is danger all around them as the couple tries to unravel who might be killing off a rare animal in Owen’s park.

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Smashwords book reviews by Kristen Casey

  • Smashwords Book Marketing Guide on May 25, 2017

    Good book with a lot of ideas you haven't thought of. Might need an update, though - found some outdated info. For example, Tip #10 includes a suggestion to check Technorati.com for a list of book bloggers in your genre. (They discontinued that function in 2014 unfortunately). Otherwise worth the time to read.