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Calle J. Brookes is an American author that writes Romance (Suspense and Paranormal) and Mystery novels. She spent her childhood in various small towns in Southern Indiana. The experience was eye-opening because the communities in which Brookes and her family lived had two thousand people or less.
Order of Dardanos, Colorado Series with
|1||The Blood King (Short Story)||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Awakening the Demon's Queen||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||The Seer's Strength||2012||Description / Buy|
|4||Fated to Her Vampire||2012||Description / Buy|
|5||The Warrior's Woman||2012||Description / Buy|
|6||The Wolf God and His Mate (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|7||The Blood Hunter||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of PAVAD: FBI Case Files Series
|1||#0001 Knocked Out (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||#0002 Knocked Down (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||#0003 Knocked Around (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||#0004 White Out||2018||Description / Buy|
|5||Buried Secrets||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of PAVAD: FBI - Prevention & Analysis of Violent Acts Division Series
|1||Watching||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||Wanting||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Second Chances||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||Hunting||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||Running||2013||Description / Buy|
|6||Redeeming||2014||Description / Buy|
|7||Revealing||2014||Description / Buy|
|8||Stalking (Short Story)||2014||Description / Buy|
|9||Beginning (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|10||Waiting||2015||Description / Buy|
|11||Ghosting||2015||Description / Buy|
|12||Burning||2015||Description / Buy|
|13||Gathering||2016||Description / Buy|
|14||Falling||2016||Description / Buy|
|15||Hiding||2017||Description / Buy|
|16||Seeking||2018||Description / Buy|
|17||Searching||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Finley Creek Series
|1||Her Best Friend's Keeper||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||Shelter from the Storm||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||The Price of Silence||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||If the Dark Wins||2017||Description / Buy|
|5||Wounds That Won't Heal||2017||Description / Buy|
|6||Hope for Finley Creek (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|7||As the Night Ends||2018||Description / Buy|
|8||Before the Rain Breaks (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|9||Lost in the Wind||2019||Description / Buy|
|10||Walk Through the Fire||2020||Description / Buy|
|11||We All Sleep Alone||2020||Description / Buy|
|12||Stand Next to Me||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Masterson County Series
|1||Seeking the Sheriff||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Discovering the Doctor||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Ruining the Rancher||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||Denying the Devil||2018||Description / Buy|
|5||Facing the Fire||2021||Description / Buy|
|6||Trusting that Tyler||2021||Description / Buy|
|7||Meaning in Masterson||2022||Description / Buy|
|8||Standing the Storm||2022||Description / Buy|
|9||Feeling Like Forever||2022||Description / Buy|
|10||Defining their Destiny||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Small-Town Sheriffs Series
|1||Holding the Truth||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of There is a Season Series
It gave her the opportunity to study the people around her, to understand who they were, what made them tick, their similarities and differences. You can tell that she is fascinated by people because her stories are character-driven.
She spends a lot of time exploring the connections between her protagonists regardless of whether they are mortal or immortal. The author was nine years old when she wrote her first story.
Influenced by writers like Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, and Sharon Sala, Brookes had a teacher that tasked the class with writing a story based on a photo she would show them. The teacher in question gave Brookes a picture of a whale in an ocean.
From this image, she produced a three-page story. She did this in just a few hours. It gave her a rush and she knew that she had discovered a new passion. Later on, her grandmother gave her some great news. The older woman told Brookes that she could spend the rest of her life writing stories if she wanted to.
It was all the encouragement the author needed to pursue writing and publishing. Her decision to become an indie-published author was not intentional, not at first.
Brookes loves her family. They are her first priority. She appreciates the fact that self-publishing allows her to spend every single day at home. She can work alongside her husband whilst also doing her part to homeschool their daughter.
She also works with her mother to manage the various aspects of their publishing business. Before she fell into a comfortable rhythm, Brookes was just another struggling mother with a sick infant.
She had to stay home to look after the child because her family lived far away and none of the daycare centers in their small town would accept the infant. Because she couldn’t work, Brookes tried publishing her novels with a small press.
But it did not take her long to realize that she was better off publishing the novels herself. She did not regret the decision. As a control freak, Brookes loves the freedom indie publishing offers.
She can write at any pace that suits her. Though, Brookes is far from complacent. She makes it a point to dedicate at least 20 days out of every single month to her books.
The author starts writing at 10 in the morning. She keeps writing until 6 PM. She does not plan her books. She knows how long she wants them to be and the duration it will take her to write them but she doesn’t know how the story will play out until she sits down to write it.
Unlike her colleagues, she doesn’t do much in the way of marketing either. Besides occasionally paying for ads, she spends most of her time writing.
Best Calle J. Brookes Books
When she isn’t writing, you will find the author cooking, swimming, and hanging out with her family. Brookes’ best books include:
Seeking the Sheriff: To Sheriff Joel Masterson, the Tylers were troublemakers. He had no interest in wearing out his welcome in Tyler Township. But Phoebe had complicated matters.
As the eldest daughter, she was expected to keep her younger siblings in line whilst also keeping their struggling ranch above water. The last thing she wanted was for Sheriff Masterson to march in and sweep her off her feet. But that was what he was threatening to do and Phoebe was shocked to find that she did not mind.
Watching: Hellbrook and Georgia had a job to do. Their team was tasked with finding a killer with a long line of female victims in his past. The fact that the killer’s victims bore a striking resemblance to Georgia did not intimidate her.
Georgie couldn’t wait to leave Hellbrook’s unit. But the transfer wouldn’t happen until they caught the killer. For his part, Hellbrook never wanted Georgia on his team. But now, they are spending so much time together that Hellbrook cannot ignore the passion brewing between them.
When Does The Next Calle J. Brookes book come out?
Calle J. Brookes doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Defining their Destiny and was released on November, 26th 2023. It is the newest book in the Masterson County Series.