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Brooklyn James is an American singer-songwriter and author of suspense, new adult, women’s fiction, contemporary romance and non-fiction novels.

She holds an M.A. in Communication, and a B.S. in both Nursing and Animal Science.

The Boots My Mother Gave Me (2010), which is her debut novel, makes for a special Audible experience, given that it has an original music soundtrack.

Her writing enabled her to become a guest speaker at a meeting that focused on awareness and prevention of domestic violence and suicide.

Most recently, Brooklyn’s speaking engagements have been revolving around accessibility, rights, and choice in birth.

She is a mother to two lovely kids and a wife to the best man there is.

Whenever she is free, Brooklyn loves reading, dancing, working out, and can never say no to a decent glass of kombucha.

More about Brooklyn James

Genres: Contemporary , New Adult, Non-fiction, Romance, Suspense, Women's Fiction

United States


Non Series

  • Let It Go (2013)
  • Just Not Ready Yet (2014)
  • Just Shelby (2020)


  1. Born in the Bed You Were Made: One Family's Journey from Cesarean to Home Birth (2018)

The Boots My Mother Gave Me

  1. The Boots My Mother Gave Me (2010)
  2. Sole Sister (2015)

The Vigilare Series

  1. Vigilare (2011)
  2. Vigilare: Hell Hound (2012)
  3. Jolie Blonde (2014)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Let It Go

Savannah Bondurant, a marriage and relationship columnist for the Savannah Sun Times, just signed her divorce papers.

Brody McAlister, the elusive and smoking hot gym boy, has finally recovered from his divorce three years ago.

Be it spurred by loneliness or sheer attraction, the two slip into the sheets for a memorable one-night stand.

Savannah's pesky ex-husband continues to try and worm his way back into her life, insisting they remain friends, even though he is living with his jealous new girlfriend.

An up-and-coming woodworker artist, Brody has every socialite cougar in town promising him success and riches, for a price, of course.

With two advice-giving older sisters, one fiercely single and one seemingly happily married, Savannah learns her parents' long and successful relationship does not come without its own secrets. Why should she believe in happily ever after?

Her constant overanalyzing and skepticism bodes well in her profession as a journalist, but proves counterproductive in her personal life. Divorce, guilt, suspicion, holding on to the past—can Savannah trust in Brody to help her Let It Go...

Author: Brooklyn James
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1482762891
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Just Not Ready Yet

Charlize 'Charlie' McCloud, young widow and mother, is seemingly content with her secluded life on a sprawling Texas ranch. Her moonlit horseback rides provide the perfect dreamscape to obsessively reminisce about her college sweetheart—her first and final love—Cash McCloud.

When intern Hunter Bowie arrives on her ranch to work for the summer, his engaging persona threatens Charlie's treasured reliving. Her interest in moving on as departed as her late husband, Hunter's youthful exuberance and guitar revives dreams she once laid to rest.

Hunter's presence stirs up everyone around the ranch, including her late husband's older brother, Cage McCloud. A near replica of Cash, Cage's very existence is a painstaking reminder of how much she has lost.

Unintentionally revealing the truth about Cash's death, Cage sets off a firestorm of emotions, ultimately propelling Charlie to face her future—hopefully one that includes him.

Author: Brooklyn James
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1501045059
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Just Shelby

A secret note square found in a handmade guitar proves that small town gossip is not only ubiquitous but occasionally true. This gossip comes with strings rivaling those on Ace Cooper’s guitar, the safest strings he will ever have around his heart.

Ace’s father warns him to stay away from the Lynn girl. Daughter of a deceased bootlegger and a barely living addict, Shelby Lynn is no stranger to small town contempt. She keeps her nose in the books and feet to the ground, a college scholarship the only escape from her tumultuous life.

As Ace’s heartstrings unravel, so does his family’s role in Shelby’s broken past. Thrust into a precarious journey of their roots brimming with music and betrayal, the two have never been closer…to the truth of how Shelby’s father died. One truth transforms every facet of their lives forever.

Author: Brooklyn James
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 979-8664934083
Publisher: Independently published


Born in the Bed You Were Made: One Family's Journey from Cesarean to Home Birth

What the hell happened?

Not exactly the question one might expect from a postpartum nurse, it echoed in my mind incessantly after birth. Induction, intervention, ultimately cesarean were nothing new to me…until I was the one atop an operating room table birthing my firstborn through an incision in my uterus.

Brooklyn James grapples with her medicalized birth as she undergoes several unexpected health issues—fallout from a medically unnecessary cesarean, secondary infertility, miscarriage.

While navigating the work and pleasure of new motherhood, there is also much shock, anger, and disenchantment over birth’s betrayal for her to work through. James finally identifies the root of her struggle: she was not prepared for the birth she might have envisioned.

So then begins her exploration of all that is and all that can be in birth. The process leads her to a long overdue conversation with her instinct and her body in an attempt to surrender to, trust in, and accept the inherent wisdom within.

Author: Brooklyn James
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1730811548
Publisher: Independently published

The Boots My Mother Gave Me

The Boots My Mother Gave Me

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk through life in someone else's shoes?

Strong-willed tomboy Harley LeBeau puts you in the boots her mother gave her, as she takes you along her journey of escape from an abusive childhood and the desire to find herself as she comes of age. Made to feel a burden to her father simply by her gender, Harley is determined to prove her worth and independence, leaving the small town she grew up in and the one boy who gave her a soft place to fall, Jeremiah Johnson. Torn between saving herself and abandoning her mother and younger sister, Harley chooses her own life in hopes they will choose theirs, too.

Author: Brooklyn James
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1461054399
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Sole Sister

Relocating to Nashville to be closer to Harley and Miah, Kat aspires to launch her Sole Sister fashion line. A gutsy and impromptu plan suddenly lands her on the cover of The Ville Spill—the local celebrity gossip rag—alongside country music’s latest heartthrob, giving Sole Sister the push it needs. But Kat quickly learns that not all press is good press.

Years removed from an abusive childhood and teenage pregnancy, the past that Kat never talks about continues to seep into her life and relationships. Still struggling with the images of finding her father after his suicide, Kat forges ahead, vowing to avoid past mistakes. To focus on her career and responsibilities as a single mother, she swears off the disappointments of love. The first man she ever loved, her father, broke her heart. The first boy she ever fell in love with, her daughter’s father, broke her heart.

What Kat didn’t plan on was Nashville SWAT Officer Connor Reese. She and Connor have more pulling them together than keeping them apart. Kat finds herself in familiar territory when her plan to steer clear of heartache is derailed after spending a night in his arms. Will facing her past help to secure her future? Will Connor offer her a second chance at life and love? Or will her heart break yet again?

Author: Brooklyn James
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1514240045
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

The Vigilare Series


Detectives Gina DeLuca and Tony Gronkowski investigate a string of murders among Vanguard's most loathsome population, rapists and pedophiles. With fed up citizens, the city is on the verge of a vigilante uprising in support of their seemingly superhuman Vigilare with the sparkling emerald green eyes.

Friend or foe, Vanguard Police Department has a job to do in bringing the vigilant one to justice, causing their own internal battle with right and wrong, immoral and just. Following their leads, Detectives DeLuca and Gronkowski find themselves pulled into a mysterious world of super blood and super powers, and closer to the Vigilare than ever expected.

It's a race to the finish between Detectives DeLuca and Gronkowski and the Vigilare to figure out who she is and why.

Author: Brooklyn James
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1466402119
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Vigilare: Hell Hound

Now accepting of her position, Vigilare is propelled into a twist on Greek Mythology's Cerberus―Hell Hound―a rival Vigilare with fire capabilities. ETNA harbored her blood. Have they created a monster they cannot control? Along with her motley crew, the dashing Detective Tony Gronkowski, wily hematologist Dr. Godfrey and suspicious Emily Truly, Vigilare comes face to face with her past in the form of the hellish one.

As the city of New Orleans and its Gambini mafia family are under siege with Vigilare drones, the power hungry Emily wastes no time in solidifying her place in the ranks when she exposes Vigilare to the menacing Hell Hound. Newcomer, Maxim Kiesel, the steel blue-eyed prodigy graced with icy powers may very well be the antidote, or the ultimate traitor.

Will Vigilare give up her role, sacrificing her immortality to stop Hell Hound?

Author: Brooklyn James
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1475086874
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Jolie Blonde

"A boy. A girl. A skull. A Vigilare in the making…"

Brianna Bentley (A.K.A. Jolie Blonde) lives a privileged life until she accompanies her childhood sweetheart, Lon Castille, on an excursion deep in the Louisiana bayou. The two find an out of this world artifact that changes their lives forever.

Brianna recruits Johnny Vito, resident bad boy, to help them out, causing Lon to grow suspicious. Is it the all-powerful skull or his Jolie Blonde the bad boy is after?

This is the story of an average girl and the one twist of fate that made her extraordinary. This is the story of how the Vigilare—the one who watches over—came to be.

Author: Brooklyn James
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1500852221
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform