K. L. Cottrell


I love writing, reading, and listening to music. I love love. I believe that finding a creative outlet is essential to being healthy and happy, and I believe what my favorite band says: "Imagination is such a vivid place to hide."

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I get out of bed everyday because I love life. Life is hard a lot of the time and it can really bring you down, but I tend to be optimistic. I wake up wanting to spend time with my husband, write, talk to people, listen to my favorite music, eat something delicious - I love sleep and rest in general, but there's just so much to enjoy in the world. I think if you're too unhappy with your life to even want to get out of bed, a change in the way you do things needs to be made. Even something small will help; I say all the time to find something to smile about or be thankful for!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember the first story I ever wrote that actually meant something to me. I think it's because it wasn't strictly fictitious - it was based on real pain I was feeling, and you don't easily forget pain like that. It was also the first story of mine that anyone read, which was actually an accident! A memorable experience all around.
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Feels Like Forever
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 157,860. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
A girl who is afraid to really live because of the pain of the past. A guy who is trying to really live despite the pain of the present. A cute kid who will lend them everything from laughter and love to her own special kind of bravery. And the future they all deserve. *This story deals with sensitive themes, includes brief recollections of traumatic events, and contains mature content.*
Pretty Guilty
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,120. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
‘Gone but not forgotten.’ Coralie has found new meaning in those words. She definitely hasn’t forgotten about Aaron—he's dead, but his ghost is haunting her. He’s frightening, irritating, and burdening the connection she has with the new guy she finds in her life…her life that is quickly crumbling. What’s a girl gotta do to be able to live in peace? This one is about to find out. **Novella**
Sunlight Girl
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 177,810. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult
Spencer is angry, abrasive, and cold after life dealt him a sudden, unavoidable punch to the face. He doesn't want people's attention or need their help. But then he meets Emerson King, who is gentle, calm, bright where he's dark...and who is suffering on the inside. Together, they'll learn that love is at its greatest when it finds you at your worst.
The Ever-Burning Light (The Light Trilogy, Book Three)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 112,570. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The beginning of the end has come. The Darkest of Dark beings is tearing the United States apart, and if the Light people can’t defeat him, the entire human world will wither at his feet. So Marienne and Gabe will fight harder than ever alongside their comrades and hope the light they carry will chase away the evil closing in.
Fight (The Light Trilogy, Book Two)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 136,020. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Light people thought they understood their unique existence. They thought they knew their enemies. They thought they knew how to maintain the upper hand. But they were wrong. Still, Gabe and Marienne refuse to give up. Whether they’ll make it or not, they’ll fight for each other, for those they love, for those who are suffering, and for the life of their slowly dying country.
What Hides in the Darkness (The Light Trilogy, Book One)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 110,770. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Marienne and Gabe are two strangers living the same unusual life. She's new to it; it's all he's known for years. She's adrift; he's stable. Their meeting will change them both. But something dangerous lurks around the corner. The scale balancing good and evil is about to tip toward darkness. And Marienne, Gabe, and everyone they know, ordinary or not, will be swept up in the fight to right it.

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