Hadena James

Biography

Hadena James began writing at the age of eight. As a teenager, she had several short stories published in literary magazines. She completed writing her first novel at the age of 17.
Hadena graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in European History with minors in German and Russian studies. She has always wanted to be a writer so she also took several classes in creative writing.
Hadena’s primary literary genre is action/thriller. She currently writes two series, both use action/thriller. “The Brenna Strachan Series” uses fantasy and the “Dreams & Reality Series” uses murder mystery as its secondary genre. She continues to explore and expand her writing and hopes to soon produce a comedic action/thriller.
When she isn’t busy writing or running her business, Hadena enjoys playing in a steel-tip dart league. She also loves to travel throughout North America and Europe. Her favorite cities are Chicago, Illinois and Berlin, Germany. She is an avid reader, reading everything from the classics like Jane Austen to modern writers like Terry Pratchett. One of her all-time favorite books is “Good Omens” by Neil Gaimen and Terry Pratchett. She writes all of her books while listening to music and the bands tend to get “honorable mentions” within the pages.
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Books

Explosive Dreams
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Series: Dreams & Reality, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,830. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Bright midways, rides with loud music and flashing lights, barkers trying to get people to spend money on rigged games; the normal sounds of county fairs everywhere until an explosion rips through the tinny music of the carnival rides. Now the screams are not squeals of delight but the terrified shrieks of the dying. When a member of the SCTU falls, how far will Aislinn go to get justice?
Mercurial Dreams
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Series: Dreams & Reality, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,420. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Aislinn Cain and the Serial Crimes Tracking Unit are sent to investigate mummified remains that were found in Death Valley. When Xavier Reece uncovers elemental mercury in the heart of one of the mummies, they discover there is more than Mother Nature at work. With 32 bodies already found, how high will the body count rise before Aislinn Cain and the SCTU can capture this killer?
Dark Legacies (Book Four in the Brenna Strachan Series)
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Series: The Strachan Family Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,190. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
NaNoWriMo 2013 book. Last updated 2013-11-20 05:52:32
Brenna has been stuck in the ethereal plane for some time now. Her only companion is Uther Pendragon, an overlord she knows very little about, but has to learn to trust. Jasmine has been free to terrorize the world in Brenna’s absence. She is unleashing dark forces onto the earth in an attempt to bring about the Second Elder War and fulfill her dreams of domination over humans.
The Dysfunctional Proposal
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Series: The Dysfunctional Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,410. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Nadine's path has crossed with assassins before. But, this time, she and her two closest friends, Alex and Kenzie have come so close to death, they are being taken into protective custody. What Nadine hadn't counted on was Melina also being there and Melina is convinced one of the trio is pregnant. Will the girls survive?
Elysium Dreams
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Series: Dreams & Reality, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,020. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In the cold, dark nights of Alaska, a hunter is stalking his prey. Once found, he takes them into the woods and skins them alive, prolonging the experience as much as he can, but the satisfaction always wanes. Aislinn Cain and the Serial Crimes Unit head for the north to find this brutal and cruel killer.
Dark Resurrections (Book Three in the Brenna Strachan Series)
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Series: The Strachan Family Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,270. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Something evil has set about resurrecting the souls of some of Elderkinds most horrific monsters.Their plan is to use infants as the vessels for the resurrected. With three pregnant women in her family due any day, Brenna Strachan must find out how they intend to bring back the dead.As well as discover exactly who is behind this heinous act. Can she protect her family before they become the prey?
The Dysfunctional Honeymoon
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Series: The Dysfunctional Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,550. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The Russian Mob didn’t firebomb the church. A freak tornado didn’t wreak havoc on the reception. Nadine Daniels soon discovers that it was only because Fate was plotting to ruin the honeymoon. Now, she and Zeke are on the run because his past has come back to haunt them both. They are sneaking through the jungle, hoping to survive.
Tortured Dreams
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Series: Dreams & Reality, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 83,990. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When the US Marshals Serial Crimes Tracking Unit comes knocking at Aislinn Cain's door, she is given a chance to use her past to save other people's futures. A new killer is using medieval torture methods to slay his victims. She can give them a glimpse into his twisted world, but not without a cost. If she opens herself, she risks falling into the depths of her own darkness.
The Dysfunctional Valentine
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Series: The Dysfunctional Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,520. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Nadine Daniels is supposed to get married in one week. However, when her mother and her mother-in-law to be both show up, they bring trouble with them. As Nadine struggles to get ready for the wedding, she must also figure out who is after them and why. Or else she'll be exchanging her wedding dress for a funeral gown.
The Dysfunctional Affair
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Series: The Dysfunctional Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,240. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Nadine Daniels’ life is a disaster. The security company that she owns is being sued, her mother is coming to visit for a week, and some unpleasant realities about her “charity” work are about to surface. She thought this was as bad as it could get, but she was wrong—dead wrong. Someone believes she knows a secret – a secret worth killing for.
Tales to Read Before the End of the World: A Short Story Collection Exploring the Absurd
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Price: Free! Words: 53,480. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is a collection of short stories exploring the absurd. Most of the short stories contained within this book revolve around central themes. "Everything Changes" is about the vanity of the human condition. "Faking It" takes aim at the absurdity of modern society. And "Beale Street Blues" explores the breakdown of communication within a relationship.
Dark Cotillion (First in the Brenna Strachan Series)
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Series: The Strachan Family Chronicles, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 118,320. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
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Brenna Strachan is getting ready to turn 30. For a demon, this is the time of maturing. She’ll gain all her demon powers and have eternity to learn to use them. But maturing has a drawback, for the next month, she’s mortal.
Dark Illumination (Book Two in The Brenna Strachan Series)
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Series: The Strachan Family Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,060. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Brenna Strachan's entire life is ahead of her. And it's a long life, since she has joined the ranks of the immortal. She's returned to work as well and one of her first cases a rogue Witch, bent on destroying everything in their way, including her. Now, she must turn to her family and friends for help. But among those closest to her, is someone who has already betrayed the Oath of Protection.

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