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When the Right One Comes Along

Book 1 of the K-9 Trilogy (October 1, 2015)

Brought together by disaster. Kept together by love. 

In the aftermath of a deadly earthquake, it's chaos for trauma surgeon Jessica Hansen. Among the many victims, one patient stands out—San Diego Police K-9 search and rescue officer Cal Palmer. 

Cal vows to help Kayla, a child orphaned by the disaster. But he needs Jessica's help. Will their shared concern for Kayla and for Cal’s canine partner, Scout, allow them to put aside their personal torments and discover the difference love can make?

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A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS - 2015 GAYLE WILSON AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNER, And finalist for 2015 Award of excellence and 2015 Golden Quill

I am honored that Southern Magic, the Birmingham Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, has chosen my novel, A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS, as the first place winner in its category for the 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence!

The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence was conceived in honor of multi-RITA winner Gayle Wilson to award excellence in published fiction. The contest is judged by avid readers, booksellers, and/or librarians.

A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS is a finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers' 2015 Award of Excellence and the Desert Rose RWA's 2015 Golden Quill Contest.

Much thanks to Southern Magic, Colorado Romance Writers, Desert Rose and all the judges!


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Who is Hope Wilson?

Is she the girl her former hometown thinks she is? Or the girl Luke Carter once lovedand maybe still does?

When Hope returns to Canyon Creek, Texas, to honor her father's last wishes, there's only one person on her mind. Her high school sweetheart, Luke. The boy she lied to when she had to leave Canyon Creek as a teen, finding it easier to hide what she really felt than deal with the grief of loss. Her father's fortune could make a big difference to Canyon Creekbut Hope finds that the townspeople have a long memory about his misdeeds. With a plan to make amends on his behalf, Hope learns the truth about herself. And the truth about love.

Read the first chapter here.




There's a stranger at the door on Christmas Day . . .

Single mother Paige Summerville wants to give her seven-year-old son the Christmas of his dreams. Jason needs surgery to beat the illness that's plagued his young life, leaving Paige desperate to make ends meet.  So she turns to a charity that grants the wishes of sick children . . .

Then a stranger arrives bearing gifts for Jason—and for her. He's Daniel Kinsley, a lawyer who's grown cynical about family. But his kindness in making Jason's wishes come true offers him more than he ever imagined.

Is there room in Paige's heart for a man who could fulfill all their dreams? And not just at Christmas!

Read the first chapter here


". . . absolutely brilliant . . . one of the strongest female characters I have ever read . . . you will not be able to put this book down . . . A definite must read this holiday season . . ."   Amazeballs Book Addicts 

 ". . . delightful Contemporary Holiday Romance . . . Ms. James is an extremely talented author, who draws the reader into the story and holds you in awe so these characters learn to love. With second chances, hope, healing and romance you won't be able to put "A Child's Christmas" down . . . engaging characters and a wonderful holiday romance. What an enjoyable read, very satisfying . . ."    My Book Addiction and More MBA 

". . . careful, intricate character development and striking scene depiction, Kate creates a masterful work where the reader is transported mindfully into a unique set of family relationships and challenges . . . A great read that well balances relaxation reading with provocative thoughtfulness . . . an uplifting positive story that truly 'warms the heart' . . ."   ~ Joan Ingram

". . . a heartstring-tugging story with plenty of drama, a sweet romance, and an adorable matchmaking child. It’s a perfect holiday example of a count your blessings type story . . ."   ~ 4.5 stars, RT Book Reviews




Seattle-based artist Katlyn Monroe's world is shattered when her fiance is killed in an accident. As the beneficiary of his considerable wealth, Katlyn has his numerous properties at her disposal. Seeking solace at his St. Lucian villa, she gradually begins to build a new life and fulfil her dream of owning an art gallery. Hesitantly, she also opens herself to accepting love once more. Yet fate intervenes again, threatening to destroy all that she has begun to build.

  • Two out of two first place readers' choice awards for SILVER LININGS: FCRW's Published Beacon & ACRA's Heart of Excellence. 


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