Kristen Casey


Kristen Casey is an author who writes the kind of fun, flirty, and feisty contemporary romances she loves to read. Her books are packed with sexy characters, witty dialogue, and lots of emotional depth.

Kristen lives in Maryland with her family and assorted cats. The cats like to inspire writing decisions - be sure to check them out on Instagram, here:

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:

To stay up to date on what Kristen is working on now, and to learn more about her books, visit her website at or follow her on social media:

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


Second Chances
Meet the Flynn and O’Connell sisters: four women who just need one more chance to get things right… and fall in love with the four men who are only too happy to hand it to them.

Finding Home

Price: $0.99 USD.

Finding a Husband

Price: $3.99 USD.


Forever and a Day (A Second Chances Novella)
Series: Second Chances. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,990. Language: American English. Published: August 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
When Dimitri said that he was never going to get married again, he was dead serious. Too bad life had other plans—Lilly’s new teacher Emily is too young, too pretty, and too untouched by life’s darker moments to make any sense at all for him. She’s also too perfect to ignore. Also Included: One weekend and two big milestones brings the sisters together again, in this conclusion to the series.
Finding Forever (A Second Chances Novel)
Series: Second Chances. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,270. Language: American English. Published: May 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Mina's had a rough few years. Her husband left her a mess when he died, but if she can get past it there might be a lot of life left to live - behind a door she’s never dared to open. Mack had a strict hands-off policy when it came to his buddy’s wife. Sure, he noticed her - but he never did anything about it. Until now. And not loving Mina is getting more challenging by the minute.
Heroes & Husbands (A Second Chances Short Story)
Series: Second Chances. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,270. Language: American English. Published: March 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This Valentine’s Day, fall in love with the intertwined stories of two couples from “Finding a Husband” that readers couldn’t help wondering about! Jake’s sister Healey and his best friend, Tim—and Molly’s coworkers Vijay and Shannon—were finding each other on the sidelines of Jake and Molly’s romance. Now you can discover how one night’s events brought these two pairs together.
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
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: $0.99 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 for a list of book bloggers in your genre. (They discontinued that function in 2014 unfortunately). Otherwise worth the time to read.