Sandra S. Kerns


Sandra writes romantic suspense. She enjoys speaking to writer's groups as well as libraries and reader groups. An award-winning author, she has no time to rest on her laurels. To keep her readers happy she tries to publish at least 4 novels each year and usually another Christmas novella at the end of the year. For inspiration she looks out at the Rocky Mountains from her back patio or watches the waves when she visits Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use a Kindle Fire. I've never used any of the others so I can't really compare. With the Fire I get a great view of covers.
Describe your desk
My desk, hmmm, in a word, messy. I start out neat and organized, but a day or two into the week and it's messy again. I work much better when it is neat and organized. Unfortunately, I seem to have an issue keeping it that way.
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Where to find Sandra S. Kerns online


Wicked Investigations
She’s a cop turned PI. He’s an ex-marine turned hairdresser. Will a dangerous case help them heal damaged roots and let love grow? Follow the adventures of Lorelei and Finn as they solve cases, fight desire, and play matchmakers.
Master Security
The Masters brothers have retired or resigned from their previous careers and opened Master Security. The intrigue and romance continues with new employees and clients. The Masters men are up to the task as they secure not only their clients businesses, but also their hearts.
The Masters Men
The Masters brothers never back down. Drug lords, the mob, or guilty defendants, they can handle, but women? That’s different. The Masters Men are always willing to protect and serve. It’s their life. Just don’t ask them to get emotionally involved. Emotions make you weak. Caring dulls your edge. And tears? Let’s just not go there. Unfortunately, they’re about to meet women as resolute as they are to keeping their distance. The Masters brothers never backed down and their sisters learned the lesson well. This set includes Her Master Diver, Her Master Match, and Her Master Protector. Sister Blaze takes you to the ocean, brother Jonathan fights for his kids lives, and baby sister Brooke shows you the ER and Cocoa Beach, all with the brothers on the sidelines ready to help at any minute.
Colorado Skies
This series features Colorado locations (fictional) which play a big role in finding whatever peace or need the main characters have.
Dream Stalker
Price: $3.99 USD.
Rose of Steele
Price: $3.99 USD.
Callaghan's Conundrum
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Butterfly Connection
Price: $3.99 USD.
Eenie, Meanie, Minie, No!
Price: $3.99 USD.
Butterfly Bride
Price: $1.99 USD.


Wicked Investigations Book Two- Suspect: A Whisper
Series: Wicked Investigations. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,670. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Lorelei's detective friend, Stiles is in trouble. He's obsessed with cold case . Why? A sicko abducting fifteen year-old girls is back. Lorelei's stalker is back to his old tricks. Worse? Finn's charms are breaking down her barriers. Will Finn melt Lorelei’s resistance as they help Stiles? Will Stiles survive and find love? Buy Book Two today and find the answers to your questions...
High Dive
Series: Colorado Dreams and Desires. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,540. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Bobbie is rebuilding a life that was shattered. Michael prefers anonymity to the popularity, especially with females, his past provides. Then he meets Dr. Roberta Jamison and finds himself attracted, but she's only interested in friendship. When he learns someone is harassing her, his protective instincts kick in. Bobbie tries to protect him from her past, but sometimes the past is too strong...
Wicked Investigations Book One - Suspect: Family
Series: Wicked Investigations. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,560. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
She's tough on the outside. He's wounded on the inside. When two broken hearts collide, can they follow the clues to true love? If you like heartwarming chemistry, complex characters, and page-turning tension, then you’ll be crazy for Sandra S. Kerns’ suspenseful novel, Wicked Investigations - Suspect: Family. Buy the book today for a permanent appointment with Finn!
Chaos at Christmas
Series: Master Security. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,030. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
One man. One woman. A child abducted. Martin's plan to propose on his Christmas trip to Florida goes up in smoke when Shannon's daughter is abducted. She's devastated. Can Martin convince Shannon he would give every penny he has for Clara's safety? Or will Shannon go off half-cocked to deal with her psycho-ex alone? Buy Chaos at Christmas today and get your answers.
The Unsuspecting Heiress
Series: Master Security. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,300. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Two lost souls. Bess, a young woman with a style of her own, alone in the world after the death of her parents, searches for answers to a past kept hidden from her. Ryder, needing a purpose while adjusting to injuries received in the Army, returns to the hometown he couldn’t wait to leave. Will each find what they seek or will danger from the past put both their lives in danger? Preorder today!
Misha's Minefield - Surviving War Was The Easy Part
Series: Master Security. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,700. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Acclimating to civilian life was okay until…His past smiled at him…And his present exploded! Blindsided by his past in the form of Jasmine Beckett, Misha's self-control sails away. Maybe living not just surviving is possible. When a string of burglaries hits close to home and her roommate threatens her, he accepts trouble has found him again. Can he save her when he's failed others in the past?
Mischief at Mellowbend
Series: Master Security. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,960. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
His solitude disappears. Her determination is challenged. Their lines get crossed. Poe is living his dream until ominous problems threaten his new life. Brynn relishes the challenge of breaking through his emotional fortress. As sparks fly between the two, more trouble comes to Mellowbend. Will sparks be enough to unite them? Buy it today and cast your line to catch a great read.
A Chance Event
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,220. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In the middle of a winter storm, Charlene Caldwell, is mugged and knocked unconscious while leaving work one night in the middle of her busiest season. Dr. Martin DelaHardt, late to meet his detective sister for coffee, watches over the victim while his sister chases the perpetrator. Buy A Chance Event now and be the first to see the romantic possibilities.
A Risky Assignment
Series: Master Security. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,040. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Burke is getting his life back together in Colorado after returning from the military. Stella is living her dream. Tres Masters brings them together when Stella's dinner club is vandalized. Burke's not happy to be responsible for her, but it's her happy attitude that just might kill him. Stella's determined to show Burke life has more ups than downs. He's doubtful when vandalism turns to threats.
Securing the Rancher's Heart
Series: Master Security. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,630. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Western
Marley decides to install security after someone tries to break-in and she shoots at them. With her season opening barbecue less than two months away she needs to act fast. When she enters the office of Master Security she comes face to face with the man who unknowingly stole her heart in high school. Guns aren't the only thing shooting sparks as the two work toward securing her guest ranch.
Mastering the Brides
Series: The Masters Men. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,500. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Mastering the Brides is a Christmas novella wrapping up the popular Masters Men series. The sisters, Blaze and Brooke come home to have a double wedding, but someone has other plans. Troubles start piling up like snowbanks as soon as their plane touches down at DIA. Order now and help them show their brothers and everyone else they learned their Master lessons well.
The Masters Men Collection Part 2 Box Set
Series: The Masters Men. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 216,970. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The Masters brothers never backed down and their sisters learned the lesson well. This set includes Her Master Diver, Her Master Match, and Her Master Protector. Sister Blaze takes you to the ocean, brother Jonathan fights for his kids lives, and baby sister Brooke shows you the ER and Cocoa Beach, all with the brothers on the sidelines ready to help at any minute.
The Masters Men Collection
Series: The Masters Men. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 239,060. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Meet the Masters Men and get 3 novels and a novella for less than the cost of 1 book! The Masters brothers will protect and serve, no problem. But a relationship with a woman? No way. That requires more than they're willing to give. Then they meet women more stubborn than they are. Sparks fly in Colorado when the Masters men learn that what it means to really live and not just survive.
Her Master Protector
Series: The Masters Men. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,360. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Detective Manus Laughlin’s only witness to a murder conspiracy is fighting for his life. The good news is Brooke Collins is the nurse assigned to him. The bad news, her sassy attitude, strong-arm care tactics, and wounded heart are tempting. When there’s an attempt on her life, keeping his distance isn't an option. Protecting her and his heart could be a losing battle.
Reconstructing Roman
Series: Colorado Dreams and Desires, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,320. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Roman Smirnosky and Kaia Beecher’s dreams are very different. He prefers solitude and she craves new relationships. Kaia is starting a new life and Roman is trying to forget his past. They are thrown together by past and present events that could prove deadly. Sparks fly while they try to solve the mystery. Will sparks turn into fire? Or, will the past catch up with them and take yet another life?
Her Master Match
Series: The Masters Men. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,970. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Jonathan Smitt's in marketing, that's good, but he may have to sell his sanity to keep his kids. He's not interested in women or love, but threats, prove what he wants and needs are two different things. Nikki Bradford doesn't believe in unicorns and wishes. Her heart belongs to work. Her past may take that as well, but she's not afraid to fight. She's helping Mr. Smitt if it kills her.
Butterfly Bride
Series: Colorado Skies. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 38,120. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Two years have past since Artemis told Emma he would call and she said she would answer. Artemis has finally worked up the courage to propose, but even if she says yes, will it ever happen? Someone is sabotages their friend’s bar and tries to ruin Clandestine Investigations where Emma now works. Will they ever make it to the alter or will one of them pay the ultimate price to save the other?
Harlan's Haven
Series: Colorado Skies. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,230. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Discharged from the Army with a piece of shrapnel threatening to pierce his spine, Harlan Granger returns home from Afghanistan. The peace and quiet he so desperately needs to heal and think isn't to be found in his hometown. Trouble has found it's way to Bluff's Corner, and it’s centered around his brother’s business. His brother’s pixie-like neighbor has his trouble radar going off the charts.
Her Master Diver
Series: The Masters Men, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,490. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Blaze thought leaving school would get her life back on track. It seems to be working as she's invited on the dive of her dreams. Then life throws her into a storm, a break-in, hit and run, sabotage and murder all center around her. Can Blaze and her charismatic project manager unravel the problems surrounding the expedition, or will her Masters men brothers have to fly out to save the day?
Eenie, Meanie, Minie, No!
Series: Colorado Skies, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,330. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Can dead men make phone calls? Can children's rhymes be threats? It's happening to the Eenie Meanies in Pinecrest, Colorado. You'll never look at high school cliques the same.
Gathering Clouds
Series: Colorado Dreams and Desires, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,620. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Chef and ex-con Theo DeLeon returns to Colorado to work and be left alone. Fate doesn’t cooperate. He’s offered a job as head chef at a restaurant, but believes it is more about his having killed a man, than his culinary skills. Gabrielle needs a chef or she’ll lose her restaurant. Taking a huge gamble, she offers the job to a disillusioned ex-con. Could her heart be his next victim?
Last Chance for Love - A Masters Men Christmas Story
Series: The Masters Men, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,540. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
The Masters Men are decorating for Christmas. They have a lot to celebrate between the birth of Ace and Gina’s first child, Tres and Izzy’s twins, and the upcoming birth of Dos and Copper’s fourth; not to mention no major family tragedies for a year. Then again, no one has heard from Smitty since he left the decorating party at Gina’s Aunt Camille’s house.
The Butterfly Connection
Series: Colorado Skies, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,270. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Murder, encryption, and corporate espionage bring two strangers together to break codes and years of silence to solve a very personal case. Can the two of them put aside their distrust of others and themselves long enough to find the real murderer? Can the passion they discover along the way survive the truths they find?
A Daring Proposal
Series: Colorado Dreams and Desires, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,120. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jed Sampson and Chaney McBride have a troubled past. Fate steps in and throws them together again at her sister’s wedding. Chaney needs a husband and Jed needs a wife. Could they be the answer to each other’s problems? Can they help each other survive ranch problems, a custody battle and a kidnapping? Can they forget the past or, will secrets they keep hidden from each other keep them apart?
Callaghan's Conundrum
Series: Colorado Skies, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,240. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Pinecrest, Colorado Detective Sam Callaghan doesn’t know it, but he’s walking into the weekend from hell. The sniper he stops while running an errand turns out to be the upside of the long Memorial weekend he faces. His past and his present collide in a gut-wrenching crash when the only person injured by the sniper, turns out to be the last person he ever expected to see again.
Rose of Steele
Series: Colorado Skies, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,380. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Garrett Steele's life is threatened as he leaves an undercover job in New York. He goes to Colorado to see a friend who can help. The friend's sister complicates matters. Carly Rose owns the Wild Rose Bar. She's fighting a take over when Garrett walks back into her life. The take over is child's play to fighting her feelings for him. Can she win him over before they're both killed by his enemy?
Dream Stalker
Series: Colorado Skies, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,310. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Two years after the killer who stalked her dreams killed everyone she loved, Janine Chase believes he's back. So is Connor, the detective determined to catch him for murdering his brother. Janine's connection to the killer could get Connor killed but can she let him go a second time to save his life?
Her Master of Hearts
Series: The Masters Men, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,030. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
ADA Ace Masters is battling as much outside the courtroom as in it. The major battle being with his brother's partner who decides she has to play bodyguard. Why is he second-guessing himself and his instincts when it's obvious Gina is the one who needs a bodyguard? And why does her agreeing with his no marriage plan upset him so much?
Her Master Detective
Series: The Masters Men, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,450. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Izzy is happy tutoring and living quietly until she is the victim of a hit-and-run. Detective Tres Masters is intrigued by the soft-hearted, but strong willed beauty. Despite his no relationships rule he is intrigued. When he starts receiving threats that put her in danger keeping his distance is out of the question. Her life is in danger and it's his fault. Or is it?
Her Master Defender
Series: The Masters Men, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,150. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sent home to recuperate from a mission gone bad, the last thing Major Dos Masters needs is to be responsible for the safety of someone else. When the massage therapist across from his brother’s security office starts to walk into a vandalized office, he doesn’t have a choice. Copper Kerrigan has a no military man rule. But can she barricade her heart against this wounded soldier?

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Smashwords book reviews by Sandra S. Kerns

  • 1001 Romance Story Starters on Aug. 17, 2012
    (no rating)
    1001 Romance Story Starters is one of the best prompt books I've ever purchased. Ms. Elton has a great way of making you feel like she is there cheerleading you to start your story. The prompts are quite varied and range from actual story starters to ideas for ending scenes and chapter hooks. Wow! This is one you definitely want on your 'shelf' for reference when that dreaded blank monitor or piece of paper is taunting you. This book is definitely worth the money.
  • You're Getting Married Soon... Now What? A Book for All Couples on July 22, 2015

    Great, down to earth advice for anyone thinking about gettingmarried and a must read for newly engaged couples, or people thinking about getting engaged. The straight forward advice in a sometimes humorous, sometimes personal tone, keeps you turning pages because it feels like a friend talking to you. Someone you trust, who has maybe been through it themselves. I wish I had a guide like this when I was first thought of marriage. It would have made life so much easier.
  • You Want To Be An Online Freelancer... Now What? on Oct. 01, 2015

    While I'm not a freelancer (well, not yet), I read this book in one sitting. Eeva Lancaster's easy conversational style pulls you in and her wisdom keeps you turning pages. She inspires her readers, but doesn't sugar coat the demands of being a freelancer. The quotes that begin each chapter are very motivating as are many personal comments she shares. I was highlighting and bookmarking the entire time I was reading. Her straight-forward advice and guidance are worth the purchase. Add in the resources she provides and you will be glad you picked up this gem. Really, buy it now!