Kristen James

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Kristen James is an outdoorsy girl who enjoys adventures, hiking, traveling, reading, and spending time with her family. At home, she keeps a garden, chicken, and bees. She's a bestselling author of romance and family drama, mostly set in the rugged and beautiful Pacific Northwest. Kristen discovered her love of writing in the fourth grade when her class wrote short stories, and she's been writing ever since.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
As a creative person, I enjoy having control over how my books look, not just how they read. So I enjoy formatting the inside for my paperbacks and having some design control in the covers. I also love being able to publish more quickly and not worrying so much about length restrictions or other rules. I can publish a short story, novella, or novel when I'm ready.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I LOVE creating fun, unique story lines and new characters, and then exploring what happens. I'm what you call a pantser, where I don't outline the story. Instead I create a loose movie concept in my head and start writing. But, I should add I've written dozens of novels and have a good feel for the story's pacing, arc, and character development.
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Where to find Kristen James online

Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,850. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2017 by Kristen James. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
Detective Allen Hounder is tasked with uncovering the connection between the two sets of gruesome murders before more people die. Clues lead him to charming Lucy Marshall. She's caught in the middle but she's not the only one; she's just the most intriguing.
Stranger in my Bed
Series: Stranger in my Bed. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,930. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014 by Kristen James. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
I wake up and confused and lost… except for Ellison, the key to my past and current life. My memories are shattered images at best and make no sense, and what I’m learning about myself makes me question who I am. Clues add up to different answers. Everyone else is certain about me and what’s going on, leaving me questioning my sanity. Ellison is my lifeline. He’s also a stranger to me.


Stranger in my Bed
Megan wakes from a coma without her memory. Her husband Ellison is the only link to her past, but so many things don’t add up. Megan knows this isn’t her life. But… Is she in danger? Was she kidnapped? Why is Ellison doing this, or is being forced or tricked? Megan "plays house" while gathering evidence, trying to uncover why she's been put here. A new romantic thriller series released in monthly novellas.
Stranger in my Bed
Price: $0.99 USD.
Molly doesn't remember Trent or her life when she shows up in Ridge City. He wants to know why she left and if her parents were murdered. They both want to know the truth but can their new love survive that?
More Than Memories
Price: $2.99 USD.
A Wedding To Remember
Price: $0.99 USD.
Second Gift
A two book series featuring first Savanna's story and then Cassie's. Savanna returns to Oregon as a single mom to help her newly widowed best friend--both are hurting and trying to redefine their life. Savanna falls for Jason, finding herself caught between him and Cassie.
Embers of Hope
Price: $0.99 USD.
More Than A Promise
Price: $0.99 USD.


Point Hope
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,060. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Tray and Rosette's marriage is on its last legs when their family is faced with two deaths and an orphan. Trey and Rosette make a shaky agreement to play “family” for now so they can take care of Trey’s recently orphaned niece. But can faking it ever be enough? It’s make-it or break-it time. If they split apart, who will raise Hope?
Sarah's Song
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,090. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Sarah Austin never had a musical bone to her body until suddenly she does. When her life gets turned upside down, she starts playing the guitar and writing songs like a pro. Half a world away, Michael Singer, lead guitarist of Mystic Mist, is mourning the loss of a band member when he sees a video of someone singing Lauren’s last song. They both want answers for very different reasons.
A Stranger Like Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,960. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A Private Investigator... A School Counselor / Bookstore Owner... The same face... Angie doesn’t have time to figure it out while tracking down a runaway teen who’s in danger.
The Billionaire Who Bought Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,460. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Billionaires, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Zoe Montgomery is intrigued by an ad that promises a lot of money for a few weeks of her time--if she makes it to the end. She’s desperate for money to save her sister, but the ad is vague. She finds the billionaire behind the words just as mysterious and confusing, breaking all her conceived ideas and toying with her emotions. She also discovers the rules in their ruse are made to be broken.
Un vaquero para navidad
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,720. Language: Spanish. Published: December 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
¿Puede él confiar en que ella se quedará? ¿Puede ella confiarle su corazón?
Talk to Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,800. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Avery Waldorf wakes up from a concussion to find a voice inside her head—an adventurous male voice belonging to Marcus, who doesn’t know where he came from, but has an opinion on everything about her life. She just wants to work on her screenplay, go to her writing classes and flirt with the guy of her dreams, Nash, who is finally noticing her.
The Enemy's Son
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,340. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Cora discovers her father is in trouble… and the only person who can help her is the enemy’s son, Nick Holloway. Her father couldn’t have stolen a million dollars, so how is he going to replace it? In one week?
A Wedding To Remember
Series: Memories, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Every girl dreams of a wedding… Trent knows that, and he wants Molly to have the wedding of a lifetime. She’s the love of his life and means everything to him. They eloped before she lost her memory and disappeared, and then they lost four years, so he wants to make up for that lost time in a huge way.
More Than A Promise
Series: Second Gift. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 50,590. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Cassie escapes to Ocean View Stables on the Oregon Coast to cope with the three year anniversary of her husband’s death. She’s starting to dream about her future, being happy, and even romance again. A safe romance, that is, where people don’t die. She runs into Ethan Caldwell, the cute boy who teased her through grade school. He sure grew up, but he's not what Cassie is looking for!
Costa Rica
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,600. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A Second Chance Married Romance... Annalisa and Drew have always dreamed of going to Playa Flamingo, Costa Rica, with their best friends, Vincent and Melinda. But now they're out of time. Vincent’s cancer is back–his tumor is inoperable and he won’t do chemo again. The four of them talked about going to Costa Rica for years, and it’s now or never.
The Cowboy Kiss (Romance Short Story)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,960. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.25 from 4 reviews)
She’s a cutting-edge travel blogger—he’s a fishing guide with strong ties to their small hometown. She thought they were arch enemies—he always thought they’d end up together.
The Fairy and her Giant
Price: Free! Words: 10,460. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Sometimes size does matter… She is so beautiful… and so tiny. There’s no reason to stick together, except that Trisha might need his help, at least for the time being to stay safe. Besides, she can help him find his brother. But when they track him down, a secret comes out. The pirates want their fairy back and his brother is mixed up in the mess of it.
Embers of Hope
Series: Second Gift. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,660. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Savanna Thompson knows what it’s like when you blink and your life shatters. She’s been hiding her divorce from her best friend Cassie, but she knows she can’t any longer. Cassie’s husband, a firefighter, just died. Savanna rushes home, along with her one-year-old daughter to help, and now she’s staying with Cassie in a nursery meant for a baby that won’t ever exist.
The River People
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 36,230. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
River-Song faces many changes as she competes with her best friend in the summer games. New braves invade the valley from her mother's land, so River-Song can understand them. She tries to keep the peace while her father leans on her to help lead their people.
A Cowboy For Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,630. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(3.00 from 1 review)
Missy is suddenly an unwanted co-owner to Ocean View Stables by Florence, Oregon. Missy wants to start over somewhere new after her old boss burned her. She's jobless and has a wrongly ruined reputation, so this works out perfectly . . . until she meets the cowboy running the place.
More Than Memories
Series: Memories, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,830. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Newly revised and expanded edition. Includes the follow-up novella. Can she love him if she can't remember him? Molly Anderson returns “home” to a town she doesn’t remember, hoping it will spark a memory. She runs into Trent Williams, an off duty police officer, and something else definitely sparks.

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