Author: Chris Keniston

Chris Keniston's love of a good story and frustration with the end of a well known author's romance best seller, drove her to pen her own works of romance and fiction.

Her romantic women's fiction novels include a variety of themes from international settings dealing with wealthy millionaires, family feuds and tropical beaches, to the relationships between family and friends in small town Texas, and to sisterhood and friendship in the award winning novel The Champagne Sisterhood

Currently working on the contemporary romance Aloha Series, Chris Keniston is enjoying playing with her former military heroes. Using popular themes of small towns and sandy beaches blended with stories of the single dad, survivors guilt, an accidental wedding and more is making the Aloha Series a reader's choice.

A native New Yorker, Chris Keniston was on her way to Australia when she fell in love with North Texas. Little did she know the balmy seventy degree October days would turn into fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk heat in August!

Author of seven contemporary novels, including a finalist for the prestigious Golden Heart Award, Chris lives in suburban Dallas with her husband, two human children, and two canine children. Though she loves her puppies equally, she admits being especially attached to her German Shepherd rescue named Gunny. After all, even dogs deserve a happily ever after.

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Saved by a SEAL

Saved by a SEAL
  • Number: B01BD6JRU8
  • Release: 2016-02-06
  • Authors: Lindsay McKenna, Susan Stoker, Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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Three New York Times / USA TODAY Bestselling authors have joined forces to give back to the military veterans who have given so much to their country. Lindsay McKenna, Chris Keniston and Susan Stoker bring you SAVED BY A SEAL, a first in series box set. Join these authors and their SEAL heroes from the very beginning of their bestselling romance series.

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NOWHERE TO HIDE by Lindsay McKenna:

Lia Cassidy left the Army scarred physically and emotionally after a vicious attack by two fellow soldiers. She turns to helping others, working at a Delos Home School Charity in Costa Rica that aids abused women and children. But when the deadly drug lord, La Arana, attacks the school, Lia finds herself on the run for her life. The only person she can trust is the ex-SEAL sent to protect her.

Cav Jordan is strong, honorable and gorgeous…and intrigued by Lia. He knows she has suffered pain in her past, and he is determined to break through her barriers and earn her trust. But as Cav slowly chips away at the walls Lia has built, ghosts from her past threaten to destroy their fragile relationship.

ALOHA TEXAS by Chris Keniston

Former navy diver Nicholas Harper likes his new world as captain of a dive boat in Hawaii.

Powerhouse attorney Kara Lynn O'Conner's world revolves around her small Texas town where life is easy and safe.

Six year old Bradley Cooper is about to change everything.

PROTECTING CAROLINE by Susan Stoker

Matthew “Wolf” Steel hated flying commercial. Luckily his job as a Navy SEAL meant he didn’t have to do it very often. He’d been unlucky enough to be assigned a middle seat on the cramped jet, but fortunately for him, the woman next to him was willing to switch seats with him. Hoping for a relaxing flight, Wolf was pleasantly surprised at the good conversation and sense of humor the woman had as they flew 36,000 feet over the countryside.

When Caroline boarded the plane to Virginia to move across the country for her new job she never expected to be seated next to the hottest guy she’d ever seen. She also never expected he’d be so easy to talk to. She knew he’d never be interested in talking to her if he hadn’t been trapped in the seat next to her, but it was a nice way to spend a long plane ride.

Neither Wolf nor Caroline were prepared for a terrorist hijacking of their plane, but if Caroline thought that would be the last time she’d see, or need, Wolf, she’d be sorely mistaken.

100% of all author proceeds from this first in series boxed set will be donated to help Disabled Veterans get service dogs through AMERICA'S VETDOGS.


Love on Tap - An Aloha Series Surf's Up Episode

Love on Tap
  • Number: B00TQG1ZMG
  • Release: 2015-02-17
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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Another episode from the Surf's Up companion Flirts to the bestselling contemporary romance Aloha Series

What's not to love about a bar called the Surf's Up Saloon?

Emma Gabbert has always been fiercely protective of her baby sister. So when she learns that her sister's latest boyfriend has a wandering eye, she takes it upon herself to make the cheater pay. Even if it might ruin her new shoes.

Overworked attorney Phil Masters is looking forward to enjoying happy hour with his colleagues. That is, until an attractive brunette steals his beer and unleashes chaos in her wake.

Join the former navy men from the Big Island Dive shop and the patrons of the Surf's Up Saloon as they celebrate the birth of a baby and witness the sparks of a new romance unfold before their eyes.


The Look of Love - Aloha Series

The Look of Love
  • Number: B00SGOX0H2
  • Release: 2015-01-19
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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Sometimes one look is all it takes.

Thrilled to be visiting her brother in Kona for the birth of his next child, Madeleine Harper and her parents are all set for a quiet family reunion in paradise. That is if Maddie weren't distracted by the naval officer she keeps—literally—bumping into.

Retired Captain Daniel O'Neil is looking forward to two weeks in the sunny Hawaiian Islands to connect with the daughter he barely knows. Except his plans didn't include a beautiful stranger he can't forget.


Shall We Dance - Aloha Series Short

Shall We Dance
  • Number: B00RBNQQHA
  • Release: 2014-12-21
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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A Companion Short Story to Aloha book 4 Dive into You

Shall We Dance is a short story written after two characters from Dive into You triggered the author's curiosity.

From Dive into You : Doug grabbed his beer bottle and started to the corner booth Jonathan and his girl had staked out. Halfway there he noticed a sultry couple on the tiny square of a dance floor. For just a moment the intensity of emotions rolling off them in waves stopped him short.

What's not to love about a bar called the Surf's Up Saloon?

Shall We Dance

Success in the courtroom comes easily for J.P. Hartley, but not so much in his love life. Tired of superficial pretty faces, after a bitter loss in court all he wants is to unwind with his best friend and colleague Kimberly Anderson. That is, until a snazzy blonde forces him to face what—or who—has always been right in front of him.


Dive into You - Aloha Series, #4

Dive into You
  • Number: B00PV542RG
  • Release: 2014-11-23
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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Living life to the max can be highly overrated.

High school teacher Emily Everrett wants to add some excitement to her life. But first she must break free from under the watchful eye of her over protective big brother.

Two years after leaving the Navy, chick-magnet Doug Hamilton is ready for a change. Working in Hawaii at the Big Island Dive shop with his former buddies sounds like the perfect recipe for fun in the sun.

If anyone can show Emily how to live it up, it's Doug. Except for one problem—the honor code among men—Never hookup with your best friend's little sister.


Shell Game - Aloha Series Prequel

Shell Game
  • Number: B00N062504
  • Release: 2014-08-28
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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Meet the First of the Aloha Navy Heroes

He's High Risk… She's High Stakes.

Tricked into taking a Caribbean cruise, former Navy SEAL Luke "Brooklyn" Chapman is expecting free-flowing booze, bikini-clad women, and an abundance of recreation.

Hardworking Sharla Kramer has her hands full keeping her sticky-fingered grandmother out of trouble. Looking forward to a nice rest while on vacation, the last thing she needs in her life is a high risk Navy SEAL.

Toss in a couple of swindlers, a retired cop, and a few fun-loving ladies in red hats, and a little high seas R&R quickly becomes a lot of high stakes shenanigans!


Mai Tai Marriage - Aloha Series, #3

Mai Tai Marriage
  • Number: B00KP3JAC6
  • Release: 2014-05-31
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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What happens when just pretend becomes all too real?

Lexie Hale is happily single and loving her life in Hawaii as a dive instructor and manager of the Big Island Dive shop.

Lt. Commander James Borden thinks he's found the perfect navy wife for a man like him. That is, until his prospective bride goes AWOL.

After a few too many Mai Tais on a Honolulu beach, all it takes is three shoelaces, two wedding leis, and a bowl of sand to turn both their worlds completely upside down.


Almost Paradise - Aloha Series, #2

Almost Paradise
  • Number: B00I4PU8HI
  • Release: 2014-01-27
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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Fall in love with all the friends and family of the Big Island Dive shop !

Angela Carson's life is not unfolding according to plan. She's twelve years behind the curve in her search for love, marriage and babies. In that order.

Owner of the Big Island Dive shop, former Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal tech Billy Everrett is going through the motions of living. Love, marriage and children are not in his plans.

But sometimes-- the best things in life don't need a plan.


The Champagne Sisterhood

The Champagne Sisterhood
  • Number: B00EPQLFB8
  • Release: 2014-01-13
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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Some friendships are meant to last forever.

Nicknamed the four musketeers since they met freshman year of college, Anna, Kat, Erin and Barbara’s friendship spans over fifteen years. Known as the tough one, Anna’s only dream was to escape her mother’s kitchen by setting the fashion world on fire. An ambitious executive for one of New York’s oldest department stores and engaged to an up-and-coming politician from an affluent old school family, her life’s dream seems to be coming true until Barbara and her husband are in a car crash sending Anna’s world into a tailspin.

When Anna makes a deathbed promise to protect Barbara’s daughter, with the help of her friends and the baby’s handsome godfather, Anna faces her greatest challenges. Learning how to care for a baby who can’t stand her is only the beginning.


Aloha Texas: Former Navy Hero Nick - Aloha Series, #1

Aloha Texas: Former Navy Hero Nick
  • Number: B00DNFYL90
  • Release: 2014-01-12
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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Fall in love with all the friends and family from the Big Island Dive shop.

What if the last place you want to go is the one place you need to be?

Retired navy diver Nicholas Harper likes his new life as captain of a dive boat in Hawaii.

Kara Lynn O'Conner is the fifth generation lawyer in her small Texas town where life is easy and safe.

Six year old Bradley Russel is about to change everything.


Honeymoon For One

Honeymoon For One
  • Number: B00DNEH2L0
  • Release: 2014-01-04
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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To escape local gossip, jilted bride Michelle Bradford embarks on her honeymoon cruise —alone. Coaxed by a thrill seeking hunk she never expects to see again, she slowly sheds her good girl persona to have some well deserved fun.

But unlike Vegas, what happens on the high seas doesn't always stay there.


The Homecoming

The Homecoming
  • Number: B00DNC3VR6
  • Release: 2013-12-20
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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All she wanted was family... Now she wants the truth

Longing for family after the sudden death of her mother, Stephanie Cortez seeks out her estranged father. Instead of a warm welcome, the powerful newspaper owner greets her with indifference and makes it clear he has built a life that doesn't include her.

Daniel Hernan is arrogant, attractive and fiercely loyal to the man who has raised him. Suspicious of the beautiful interloper, he's determined to protect Stephanie's father and the newspaper he loves.

Uniting to guard against threats to the family empire, Stephanie and Daniel discover secrets and lies tangled in family feuds and business rivalries that once uncovered will challenge everything they believe.


Hope's Corner - A Texas Novel

Hope's Corner
  • Number: B00DNHCVH2
  • Release: 2013-06-21
  • Author: Chris Keniston
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Indie House Publishing
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Plagued by nightmares since her husband’s death, Pamela Sue Crawford moves home to the small town in Texas where she grew up. Too quickly she discovers it will take more than friends and family to find the peace she craves.

Jefferson Davis Parker is struggling with doubts over taking his respected father's place in their small town community. The last thing he needs is his mother's meddling matchmaking with her new troubled neighbor.

Ninety-seven-year-old Abigail Carter could be exactly what they both need. Someone who believes love is a lot like pizza.


Book Library

  • Saved by a SEAL Saved by a SEAL
  • Love on Tap Love on Tap
  • The Look of Love The Look of Love
  • Shall We Dance Shall We Dance
  • Dive into You Dive into You
  • Shell Game Shell Game
  • Mai Tai Marriage Mai Tai Marriage
  • Almost Paradise Almost Paradise
  • The Champagne Sisterhood The Champagne Sisterhood
  • Aloha Texas: Former Navy Hero Nick Aloha Texas: Former Navy Hero Nick
  • Honeymoon For One Honeymoon For One
  • The Homecoming The Homecoming
  • Hope's Corner Hope's Corner