Steven James Books

Steven James is the writer of the acclaimed Bowers File, a psychological thriller that consists of nine novels. The series has won several awards and many other honors. James was born in Wisconsin in 1969. He attended the East Tennessee State University and graduated in 1997 with a Masters of Arts in Storytelling. Currently, he is a resident of the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee where he resides with his wife and daughters.

Order of Blur Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Blur 2014 Description / Buy
2 Fury 2015 Description / Buy
3 Curse 2016 Description / Buy

Order of The Bowers Files: The New York Years Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Every Crooked Path 2015 Description / Buy
2 Every Deadly Kiss 2017 Description / Buy

Order of The Patrick Bowers Files Series

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1 The Pawn 2007 Description / Buy
2 The Rook 2008 Description / Buy
3 The Knight 2009 Description / Buy
4 The Bishop 2010 Description / Buy
5 The Queen 2011 Description / Buy
6 Opening Moves 2012 Description / Buy
7 The King 2013 Description / Buy
8 Checkmate 2014 Description / Buy

Order of The Jevin Banks Experience Series

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1 Placebo 2012 Description / Buy
2 Singularity 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Steven James Standalone Novels

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1 Story: Recapture the Mystery 2006 Description / Buy
2 Quest for Celestia 2006 Description / Buy

Order of Steven James Short Story Collections

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1 Never the Same (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Steven James Non-Fiction Books

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1 Jawdroppers 2001 Description / Buy
2 How to Smell Like God 2002 Description / Buy
3 Creative Storytelling Guide for Children’s Ministry 2002 Description / Buy
4 24 Tandem Bible Hero Story Scripts For Children's Ministry (Short Story) 2003 Description / Buy
5 30 Old Testament QuickSkits for Kids (Short Story) 2004 Description / Buy
6 30 New Testament QuickSkits for Kids (Short Story) 2004 Description / Buy
7 Praying from the Gut 2004 Description / Buy
8 Astonishing Tales of Spiritual Truth 2005 Description / Buy
9 Crazy & Creative Bible Stories for Preteens (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
10 Sharable Parables (Short Story) 2005 Description / Buy
11 Becoming Real 2005 Description / Buy
12 Gather Round the Dinner Fable 2006 Description / Buy
13 Sailing Between the Stars 2006 Description / Buy
14 30 New Testament Interactive Stories for Young Children (Short Story) 2007 Description / Buy
15 A Heart Exposed 2009 Description / Buy
16 Flirting with the Forbidden 2012 Description / Buy
17 Story: Our Journey of Heartache and Grace from Eden to Evermore 2012 Description / Buy

Order of Steven James Plays

# Read Title Published Details
1 Worship Sketches 2 Perform 2000 Description / Buy
2 More Worship Sketches 2 Perform 2002 Description / Buy
3 On the Edge (Short Story) 2004 Description / Buy
4 Drama for Real Life (Short Story) 2006 Description / Buy
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The Bowers Files form a basis of the author’s famous books. Each novel in the series revolves around the life of Patrick Bowers. Each single book in the series has its own story, but all these stories tie in together at some points. The crimes a gruesome, sadistic but presented without any verbal profanity. There’s much romance, but each presented without too much graphic sexuality.

Other writings besides the Bowers Files series include inspirational nonfictions novels. Also, the author has written dramas, prayer collections, Young Adult series titled Blur and a nine-book series about creative storytelling.

STEVEN JAMES AWARDS

James novels have been nominated for various awards and honors. For instance, he was a finalist for The Christian Manifest’s Lime Award, LIS Literary Award in Suspense and INSPY Award Finalist. The Bowers Files has won three Christy Awards and several other honors.

BEST STEVEN JAMES BOOKS

These are the two best books written by the American bestsellers, James. The Pawn and The Rook.

The Pawn: The Pawn is the first novel in The Patrick Bowers Filers. The book introduces the readers to Special Agent Patrick Bowers who is called to North Carolina to oversee the case of a serial killer but finds himself in a deadly game.

Crafty and dangerous, the killer has always made sure that he is one step ahead of the authorities and each time he strikes, he does it swiftly without getting caught. Therefore it will take the Special Agent instincts and all his skillful training to stop the killer who calls himself the Illusionist. Moreover, when the clues start to come together, Bower discovers that they are not adding up. Can he solve the complex puzzle and save the next victim on the killer’s list? Alternatively, will the killer win this hide and seek death game by grabbing one of his opponents’ pieces?

The cast in this novel are extremely well crafted, believable and often help bear the weight of the lead characters roles as powerful allies in themselves. For instance, the case of Tessa, Patrick step-daughter, she is a character with whom many readers will sympathize as much as they do with the lead character, Bower. Wild, dark haired, compassionate and often unwilling ally, Tessa is at the core of Bower’s universe. She is what he loves most, and he protects her at all cost but ultimately suffers the consequences of her father goal to destroy all evil.

Overall, the novel is a great read, the suspense is real, and there are so many twists and turns t for most of the story, from the happenings in Jonestown to the government cover-ups and the illusionist background. It is amazing how the author weaves together the threads featured in this book into a ridiculous plot.

The Rook: In the second series installment and among the best novels by James, we again meet FBI Special Agent Bowers who is drawn into a shady deadly web of intrigue where nothing is as it seems. Now with his criminology research now turned against him, and one of the words most lethal devices missing, Patrick Bowers finds himself in a race to stop the criminal trap before it closes around him and more so to the people he loves most.

Just like the first novel in the series, The Rook will keep you hooked from the first to the last page, and you are guessing, but the end will completely shock you. The characters are well created. The story is told mostly from Patrick’s point of view, but this does not mean that you will not get a glimpse of other people thoughts. The cooperation that exists between, Tessa and Lien-Hua is right. Their struggles and their relationships mature well.

The author understands the importance of pacing in a suspense novel. He knows when to take things slow and when to keep the reader’s hearts thumping. If you love suspense and fast-paced stories, then Steven James books are an ideal match for you.

When Does The Next Steven James book come out?

Steven James doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Every Deadly Kiss and was released on July, 4th 2017. It is the newest book in the The Bowers Files: The New York Years Series.

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