Kristy K. James


Kristy K. James' first goal in life was to work in law enforcement, until the night she called the police to check out a scary noise in her yard.

Realizing that she might someday have to investigate scary noises in yards just as dark as hers if she continued on that path, she turned to her other favorite love...writing.

Since then her days have been filled with being a mom and reluctant zookeeper (7 pets), creating stories, and looking for trouble in her kitchen.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
Honestly? I enjoy the Kindle reader on my computer the most, though I take my Kindle with me when traveling, spending time at a park/restaurant/coffee shop, or when I know I'll be waiting for a while for an appointment somewhere. As long as I've remembered to charge it, I'm happy. :)
What do you read for pleasure?
Of course, I read romance, but not just contemporary. I love time-travel stories, fantasy, some YA, and the occasional series that includes 'nice' vampires. I also enjoy a little fact-based historical fiction. As long as there isn't much violence (must be very mild) or gore (even milder), the odds are good that I'll at least try reading it.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Kristy K. James online


The Coach's Boys
As longtime friends - Dan, Sam, Chris, Jon, and Cal - find their lives changed by love, they must also solve the mystery of who is trying to kill Ed Winslow, the detective who is like a brother to them.
The Daddy Pact
Price: Free!
A Hero For Holly
Price: $3.99 USD.
A Harry Situation
Price: $2.99 USD.
Code Red Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD.
Her Best Friend Jon
Price: $2.99 USD.


Deceived and If We Cared Enough
Price: Free! Words: 10,470. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2019 . Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical, Plays » Women Authors
Like it or not, every human being will have to choose where they'll spend eternity. Most will have long lifetimes and many opportunities. For others though, that time comes much quicker, leaving them only a short while to decide. In Deceived, Jill, Bob, and Alex find themselves in an unexpected, frightening situation, and the decisions they make in those final moments will seal their eternal fate.
Cooking With the Coach's Boys
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 21,480. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2018 . Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » American / General, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
After much collaboration, Ed, his ‘boys,’ and everyone they love have put together a collection of recipes that are, to quote the loveable detective, “…rib sticking foods that don’t require three ovens and enough ingredients to stock a small grocery store.” The book also includes notes and updates from the stars of each book and around 40 pages of excerpts from 10 of Kristy’s books.
A Prince on the Run, A Royal Sweethearts Romance Novel, Book 1 The Casteloria
Price: Free! Words: 62,900. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
(5.00 from 1 review)
Cameron Rafferty is keeping secrets. Dangerous secrets that could endanger the lives of everyone around him. The plan was simple – just keep a low profile until it was safe to leave. And it was working - until an accident changed everything. Soon, he finds himself becoming more involved with the family next door - and wishing for things he shouldn't.
The Detective's Second Chance
Series: The Coach's Boys. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,810. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
A stalker, a kidnapping, a shooting, and a car bombing. Yeah, for Detective Ed Winslow and the love of his life, Jenna Taggert, it's been a rough few years. Now that things have calmed down a little, can they finally find the happiness they deserve?
Darby's Dilemma, A Coach's Boys Companion Story
Series: The Coach's Boys. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,500. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
*****This novelette is for fans of the Coach's Boys series, and the idea is taken from a scene in the companion story, Holding Out For Love. If you haven't read Holding Out For Love, Darby's Dilemma will contain a major spoiler.***** The continuing story of Cal and Darby O'Hara and where they are a year after almost divorcing.
Code Red Christmas
Series: The Coach's Boys. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,330. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Darby O'Hara wants to be a mother, something she doesn't believe will happen if she stays with her workaholic husband. So, tired of competing for his attention, she decides she only has one option. When his wife announced her plans to divorce him, Cal O'Hara's world was shattered. But then he's given a temporary reprieve. Can he get his priorities straight and find a reason to make her stay?
Her Best Friend Jon
Series: The Coach's Boys. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,840. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Angered to find that her whole life was a lie, Hannah Fletcher set out to right some wrongs - if she could keep her real identity a secret until her mission was accomplished. Jon Rambo lived his life by three rules: work hard, don't get involved in the problems of others, and don't get close to anyone. But when Hannah needs help, he steps in, even though it means deceiving everyone he cares about.
A Harry Situation
Series: The Coach's Boys, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,240. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When Harry Saunders, C&J's new construction worker turned out to be a woman, the only thing Chris Parker wanted was to fire her. In his opinion, there was no place for females in this business. But labor laws meant that she stayed, making him nothing but miserable. Until he discovers a secret she's been keeping from everyone. A secret that brings out every protective instinct he possess
A Hero For Holly
Series: The Coach's Boys, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,610. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Five years ago, Holly's husband left her pregnant, with a four year old son-and a restaurant on the verge of bankruptcy. Now her boys are happy, and the business is flourishing, but she has no personal life. The highlight of her week is seeing sexy scout leader, Sam Jensen. But he couldn't possibly be interested a single, workaholic mom. Could he?
The Daddy Pact
Series: The Coach's Boys, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,250. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.50 from 6 reviews)
A murdered groom. An unexpected baby. A vengeful father. Can the killer’s brother save the day? First in the Coach’s Boys series, The Daddy Pact is a sweet, poignant romance about love lost and new, unexpected beginnings. It’s a heartwarming story of selflessness in the face of tragedy, friendships, and laughter—with a little mystery thrown in for good measure.

Smashwords book reviews by Kristy K. James

  • Hard Press'd on Aug. 12, 2011
    (no rating)
    I keep getting reminders to write a review (automated from Smashwords) but I haven't actually had time to read the book yet. So I thought I'd just let the author know that when things slow down a little, I'll get to it. :)
  • Nate Rocks the World on Sep. 18, 2011

    When fall weather arrives, I start thinking about Christmas in earnest. And having read so many good reviews for Nate Rocks the World, All I can say is that Nate would make a great gift for any grade-school child who enjoys reading. Karen Pokras Toz captures the adolescent imagination perfectly in Nate Rockledge. Think Ralphie in 'A Christmas Story.' If you enjoyed that movie, you'll enjoy this book. So do your kids (nieces, nephews, grandkids, etc...) a favor and let them have fun as Nate rocks from one adventure to another, all the while having to deal with an annoying sister, a mom who makes life interesting, a fantastic father, and a best friend who is very cool as best friends go. Even if you're an adult, I bet you'll be grinning at the end. I know because I was. :)
  • Quickie Guide to Formatting Your Book for Smashwords on Feb. 05, 2013

    Love the brief and to the point list. I almost always need to plow through the style guide because I almost always forget to one thing or another. The only thing I'd like to see in this guide is to remind readers to use the backwards 'P' to find extra spaces at the end of each paragraph (or single line of dialog). I didn't realize it, but if there are spaces, a tiny box shows up in the Kindle version of a book.
  • The Gift: A Family Holiday Story on July 11, 2016

    Since I was tired and wanting to go to bed, all I intended to do was read a few pages and then spend some quality time with my pillow. However, I wound up reading it to the end. I think it took me about half an hour (didn't time it exactly). I love novelettes that are complete stories, and this one fit the bill. Robert's wife needs to leave to take care of her mother, so workaholic Robert has to take care of their daughter, as well as Christmas shopping and decorating. He's reminded of what's important in life and that's pretty much all I'm going to tell you. Being short, saying more might spoil it. But if you love the holidays, feel good movies, music, and books, you'll probably enjoy this story.