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About Kristi Cramer
When Kristi isn’t riding her Harley or working her day job, you can find her in front of her computer, hammering out exciting suspense stories, or chatting around on social media.
Although she has honed her writing craft for 30+ years, she only published her first book in 2012. Her strange and varied work history - having held jobs from a hotel housekeeper, a car wash attendant, an insurance underwriter, an electronics assembly line worker, a date entry tech in auto parts warehouse, a blueberry nursery shipping coordinator, a local delivery driver, and a truck driver and owner of her own trucking company - gives her a broad base from which to build her characters and storylines. Now a billing specialist for The Arc of Lane County, she supports those who care for people with disabilities while she pursues her writing career in earnest.
She got married for the first time at 38, skipped being a mommy and went straight to Grandma.
A new series will be launched May 1st! Sherwood Rogue is the first Fickle Universe Time Travel Adventure. These books are grittier than The Magic of Verridian series, with more violence and a broader scope, but are still suitable for readers 16 and up.
Kristi's Young Adult Fantasy novels are exciting adventures with wholesome life lessons that will delight readers of all ages. The Magic of Verridian series is set in the world of Verridian, on the kingdom of The Outlier Islands, where magic and intrigue affect the lives of the royal family.
Kristi's contemporary novels are about hard-working people living realistic lives. Her heroes are cowboys and bush pilots, her heroines are tough cops and office workers and veterinarians. She puts ordinary people into extraordinary situations, and lets them discover true character in the face of danger.
It might be somewhat out of style these days, but Kristi's heroes and heroines have lines that they don't cross, things that they won't do to save the day. They will find a way to achieve their goals that may take longer and be riskier, rather than cross those lines into doing "whatever it takes" and landing in the murk of questionable morality.
They are human, and they do make mistakes. They are practical people and if their loved one is in imminent danger and the only way to save them is to shoot to kill, somebody is going to die. But death and mayhem are never the first choice for Kristi's heroes.
Her villains, however, are under no such restraints. With each novel, Kristi goes deeper to create characters who have real motives, goals, and backgrounds that give the reader a glimpse into the heart of darkness. Villains who view life as cheap, and leave chaos in their wake.
The end result is nail biting, edge of your seat suspense that will keep you turning pages, rooting for the good guys and that happy ever after ending.
The Thomas Family Novels are a series of standalone novels featuring characters connected to the town of Syracuse, Kansas. Most notably a family of cattle ranchers whose ties to the land go back to the 1880s. Good, old-fashioned cowboys.
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Nick Knight is baffled by the beautiful woman he encounters in Juneau. Although he finds her hauntingly vulnerable, he is also struck by her remarkable strength, and when he learns Cassie’s story, he decides to help her. Cassie convinces Nick that if her abductors aren’t stopped, they will keep looking for their intended target. Together, Cassie and Nick find themselves risking their lives to protect a stranger from being kidnapped…or worse.
Knight Before Dawn is an adult suspense novel, with coarse language, mildly graphic violence, and two explicit sexual scenes.
Unaware that his old boss is intent on bringing him back into the fold, Tim thinks his drug running days are behind him for good—until the night he comes face to face with his past. Given the ultimatum to come back to Denver or die, he and Janie find themselves in the crosshairs of a deadly enemy.
“Impeccably edited, Cramer’s prose is evocative and easy to read. Every character is realistic and well-drawn, the main characters are especially compelling and you can't help but love them, warts and all. Five stars, without question.” Cy Wyss, author of The Bloodless Mask and Polygraph (Inspector Lukas Richter #1)
Last Second Chance is the second Thomas Family Novel, a series of standalone novels featuring characters connected to the Thomas Family of Syracuse, Kansas. (Previously released as part of "The Boys of Syracuse, Kansas" series - there have been no substantial changes to the story.)
As a trap closes around them, Mitzi devises a bold escape strategy that may just get both of them killed.
"Kristi Cramer knows how to keep the suspense pumping in this never-a-dull-moment thriller." Calvin Dean, author of Curses, A Door Unlocked, and The Epitaph of Jonas Barloff.
"Stunning dialogue between the characters. Humorous and action-packed. Blue feels like a real person." N.D. Taylor, author of The Spellbound Consortium series of Urban Fantasy.
Last Shot at Justice is A Thomas Family Novel, a series of suspenseful standalone novels featuring characters connected to the Thomas Family of Syracuse, Kansas. (Series was formerly titled The Boys of Syracuse, Kansas.)
I was an outlaw fighting alongside the greatest rogue in Sherwood Forest, the notorious Robin Hood.
The stories kept me sane when I had no control.
They freed me from a bleak existence of abuse and neglect.
If life taught me anything, it was that living was hard, and only the dreams you made happen came true.
At nineteen, living in my uncle’s cabin in the Oregon Cascades, my life was anything but the fantasies of my childhood.
I was free, but I was alone. I was surviving.
Until I hiked into the mountains and carelessly challenged the universe to notice me.
A door made of white light appeared in front of me, compelling me to step through.
I took it. I stepped through.
Into the greatest trials, both physical and emotional, I’d ever face—into another time and unknown world that would test my strength to my core.
I would fight…
I would kill…
I would love...
Most of all, I would live.
Sherwood Rogue is rated PG17 by the author for violence, mild language, and some mature subject matter.
Friends & Enemies. Crowns & Usurpers.
Visit Verridian and meet an unforgettable cast of characters in a world you can sink your teeth into.
To Make a King is a Young Adult Fantasy in three parts.
Part One: A True Prince
Two friends discover the key to a mystery that, once unlocked, will change everything. Enemies they didn't know they had unleash magical forces to make sure the secret never comes to light.
Part Two: To Make a King
Dark magic undermines the Crown Prince's succession, and a young prince is encouraged to take action against his half-brother in a plot to usurp the crown. Before the sun sets on coronation day, brother will face brother and swords will be bared.
Part Three: Should Monarchs Stumble
When the new king stumbles, an old enemy is quick to take advantage, conspiring to take the kingdom by force. The king’s jester must decide whether to back the usurper, or help the king choose to be a better man.
**Nominated for the 2019 Epic Fantasy Fanatics Readers Choice Award!!**
"I can say with complete honesty that this story has gripped me completely. All loose ends have been tied yet I've fallen so in love with these characters that I would happily read another trilogy..." PygmyPuffX (AmazonUK reviewer)
"I was hooked from the beginning to the end. It was a roller coaster ride at times and never left me disappointed. I don't usually read YA but I'm glad I took a chance on this book. It was awesome!." Donna ~ Goodreads reviewer.
One Last Song is the third Thomas Family Novel, a series of standalone suspense novels featuring characters connected to the Thomas family of Syracuse, Kansas. (Please note: While One Last Song can stand alone, several characters from earlier books recur and brief mention is made of their stories. As a result, readers may enjoy reading the series in order.)
When Marty, front man for blues sensation Marty Pepper and the Shakers, gets the feeling that a fan is stalking him, it turns out he's right! But Zacha is not just any fan. She's a Densitran thief, capturing the Soul right out of Marty's music.
When Marty confronts Zacha at the kickoff of his big tour, he has no idea that the chain of events she set in motion will change his life forever.
To complicate matters, Intergalactic Moles show up to arrest Zacha, and Marty has an unwelcome brush with the undead. Marty finds himself wishing on a star for the life he used to know.