Exciting Emerald Falls News


Yes, it’s true! The second book in the Emerald Falls Romance Series is now live! Dangerous Lies: Sawyer and Amethyst is available everywhere! And if you haven’t picked up the first book–Crushing On You: Travis and Gabriella–you can now get it for FREE. I know, it’s crazy, right? I have sooo many free books. It’s like I can’t help myself. Once I release a second book in a series, I just have to make the first book free. It’s like an addiction–I have to get that first book into everyone’s hands. Well, that’s to your advantage, so no complaints I’ll bet. Pick up your very own copies of both books so that you’ll be all caught up on the happenings in Emerald Falls before the next book comes out.

What’s the next book about, you might ask? Well, it’s going to be about Melanie from the Over You series. If you’ve read that series, then you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, then go HERE to learn more and pick up your free copy of Over You.

Links to Crushing On You and Dangerous Lies are below.

Happy reading!


I’ve crushed on him since I was 15, and ten years later he’s crushing on me




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Emerald Falls Romance Series

I’m excited to announce that the first book in my new Emerald Falls Romance Series is now available. Each book in this clean and wholesome romance series is a standalone romance, and each story takes place in the fictitious town of Emerald Falls. The first book is “Travis and Gabriella”.


I’ve crushed on him since I was 15, and ten years later he’s crushing on me.


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When Gabriella Peters inherits her aunt’s cottage in Emerald Falls, she’s ready for a change. After a failed relationship in another city, she’s determined not to make the same mistakes again. But when she runs in to a crush from her past, she wonders if taking a chance might be worth the risk after all.

Travis Haywood plans to live in Emerald Falls only long enough to complete his veterinary internship, but when he meets Gabriella, he begins to question what’s most important to him—the woman who has captured his heart, or his long-held career aspirations.

I’m writing a new romance series!

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I’m excited to announce that I’m writing a brand-new romance series! This series will be different from all of my other series because each book will be a standalone romance, but all the stories will take place in a fictitious town in California called Emerald Falls. You can see the covers for the first three books above. There will be many more than 3 couples in this series, but I just wanted to give you a taste of what’s to come.


Another bit of news is that the third book, “Gage and Melanie”, is about Melanie from the “Over You” series. So for those of you who were wondering what happened to her, now you can find out! The first book, “Travis and Gabriella”, will be out in mid-July. Make sure you’re signed up for my newsletter so that you’ll know the moment it’s available! You can sign up by clicking HERE.



Witness is Free

I’m happy to tell you that Witness is now FREE. You can pick up your copy of Witness anywhere eBooks are sold. Witness is the first book in a 2-book suspense series.

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College student Courtney Hartford’s worries are confined to doing well in school and having an active social life. That is, until she witnesses a murder.

And then recognizes the murderer.

His warning not to tell, coupled with his threat against her life and the life of her mother, pushes her to make a difficult decision–-tell the police the truth, or let the people who are threatening her control her life.

Witness does not contain any profanity or sexual content.

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A romance series from my pen name

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I’m excited to introduce you to Drake and Ashley, the stars of the Drake and Ashley romance series. This series was originally published under my pen name as the Stranded series, but I’ve revised it, given it new covers, and now I want to share it with you!


After going back and forth on whether to release it under my name or keep it under my pen name, I decided to compromise and list it as “Christine Kersey writing as Noelle Stevens”. The reason for this is, my books are PG, whereas this series is PG-13. Though this series is more adult-themed, any instances of intimacy happen behind closed doors.


I asked my beta readers to read the series and they gave it their wholehearted endorsement. To see if this is a love story to your liking, you can read the first book, Snowbound, for free. Three of the 4 books in the series are complete, and I’m writing the 4th and final book now. Links to Snowbound are below.




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Retribution is here!

I’m excited to announce that the conclusion to Witness is here! It’s called Retribution, and it’s available at all ebook retailers. In celebration, I’ve reduced the price of Witness to .99. Pick up your copy of both books today! All links below.


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Witness is the first book in a 2-book series. Now on sale for .99 cents!

College student Courtney Hartford’s worries are confined to doing well in school and having an active social life. That is, until she witnesses a murder.

And then recognizes the murderer.

His warning not to tell, coupled with his threat against her life and the life of her mother, pushes her to make a difficult decision–tell the police the truth, or let the people who are threatening her control her life.

Witness does not contain any profanity or sexual content.

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Retribution is the conclusion to the 2-book Witness series. The following book description contains spoilers for the first book.

After confessing to the police that she witnessed a murder, college student Courtney Hartford has relocated to what she hopes is a safe place. Hanging over her head is her commitment to testify against Dylan, the gang member she witnessed killing a man, as well as Baldy, a gang member who tried to kill her to keep her from testifying.

In addition, her budding relationship with Tyler, who was beaten because of her, has been interrupted. Missing him, but worried about putting him in danger, she wars with herself over whether to convince him to move to where she is now living, or to stay far, far away as his parents advise him.

Will Courtney be able to move past the fear she’s been living with, or will the gang members track her down and silence her for good?

Retribution does not contain any profanity or sexual content.

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New Romance Series Released

Yesterday I sent out a newsletter announcing the release of my new romance series, Searching for Love. The series is complete, and the first book, Falling for You, is FREE everywhere. There’s also a bundle of all 4 books in the series, which costs less than buying all 4 books separately.

One thing to know about this series is that it was originally published under my pen name, Noelle Stevens. I’ve decided to focus solely on writing books under my name rather than my pen name, and I’m super-excited to focus on producing lots of books this year!

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Falling for You is Book 1 of 4 in the Searching for Love romance series.

Newly divorced and deeply wounded, all Reese Montgomery wants is to find true love. After her ex-husband tells her she no longer measures up and then unceremoniously dumps her, she realizes her background–a father in prison, an alcoholic mother–makes her undesirable. When she meets Brody Ford on a beach in Malibu, her attraction is instant, as is her certainty that they are all wrong for each other.

Brody, a self-made man from a close-knit family, is lonely. After losing the woman he loves in a car accident, he believes he’ll never love again. When a chance encounter brings Reese into his life, something about her touches him. And he wants more. But her reluctance to open her heart forces him to work harder to win her over than he’s ever had to work before.

Will they be able to heal the hurts each carries, or are they too wounded to find the love they’re searching for?

Falling for You is a sweet contemporary romance.

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Update on “Retribution”

I hope your December is going well and that you’re not too stressed with all your holiday preparations! In my last blog post I said my goal was to release Retribution by the end of the year. Well, it’s taking longer to write than I’d planned, so it won’t be released by the end of the year, and now I’m shooting for a January release.

I’ve been taking a little time off to spend with family, which has put me behind, but nothing’s more important than family! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

“Retribution” coming soon!

I’m working on the follow-up book to Witness, titled Retribution. My goal is to release it before the end of the year. Make sure to sign up for my mailing list so you’ll be notified the moment it’s released. In addition, if you sign up for my mailing list, I’ll send you both No Way Out and Suspicions, my two standalone suspense novels. Sign up by clicking HERE.

Witness is available!

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My new suspense novel, Witness, is available! This is the first book in a 2-book series. For the next 90 days it will be available in Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program, so anyone who belongs to KU can borrow Witness for FREE. Because Amazon requires authors to be exclusive to Amazon while their books are in the KU program, for the next 90 days Witness will only be available on Amazon. After that time it will be available everywhere. The print version is also available.

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Sneak Peek of WITNESS

Only one more week until Daring Hearts is released! Daring Hearts includes my latest suspense novel, Witness, and in case you haven’t heard, the Daring Hearts authors added 6 additional authors to the boxed set. That means you can now get 14 books for just .99 cents! Pre-order your copy today!


Now, enjoy a sneak peek of Witness.


I finished wiping down the tables at the fast food restaurant where I worked—Patty Melt Burgers and Shakes—then turned to my manager, Steven. “All done with the tables. Anything else before I go home?”

“Thanks, Courtney. After you take out the trash you can leave.”

It wasn’t my favorite task, but someone had to do it, and everyone else had already left for the night. “Okay.” Eager to finish up and go home, I gathered the trash, then headed out the back of our store. The early spring air was chilly, but I didn’t mind. I loved this time of year. Especially when it meant there was only about a month left in the semester. This was my second semester at college, and though I was enjoying it, I’d found it to be more demanding than high school.

The dumpster was in the alley behind our store, and having done this chore countless times before, I walked with confidence. But this time something was different. A scuffling sound in the nearby alley floated on the air. Tossing the trash into the dumpster, I wondered what was going on. From where I stood I couldn’t see anything. Then I heard a distinct cry for help.

Fear rocketed up my spine and straight to my heart. The darkness seemed to close around me as my ears vibrated with the sounds of distress coming from the alley.

Terrified to face whatever was happening nearby alone, I ran back into Patty Melt Burgers and Shakes and yelled to Steven that someone needed help. Then I dashed back outside. Conflicted about my next move—what if I got hurt? What if I could have stopped someone else from getting hurt?—my mind screamed at me to do something.

You have to see what’s happening, Courtney. Go. Go now.

Another cry for help broke the silence, and though my heart pounded a warning, I raced in the direction of the sound.

Steven was slow to follow, and I reached the end of the alley well before he did. I turned the corner, and in the dim light I saw two men fighting. To be precise, one man was on the ground and the other man was pummeling him.

I came to a halt at the corner of the building that led to the alley, about twenty feet from the fighting men. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I looked in the direction of Patty Melt Burgers and Shakes to see where my manager was. Trotting towards me, he seemed to be moving as fast as he could, but he wasn’t exactly in tip-top shape.

Motioning frantically for him to hurry, I turned back to the fighting men. Worried that someone might get seriously hurt, I wanted them to stop, but just as I opened my mouth to yell at them, I saw  something shiny grasped in the fist of the man on top. To my utter horror, he plunged it straight into the man on the ground, who let out a strangled cry.

On instinct, I screamed, “Nooo!”

The man with the knife lifted his head and looked right at me. And in the light from the streetlamp, I recognized him.

Pre-order your copy of Daring Hearts today! Witness can be purchased by itself in the beginning of September, when Daring Hearts is no longer available.

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