About Me

KarenBoothauthorphotoI’m Karen Booth, a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on 80s music, Judy Blume, and the films of John Hughes. An early preoccupation with Rock ‘n’ Roll led me to spend my twenties working my way from intern to executive in the music industry. Several of my books revolve around the world of backstage passes and band dynamics.

My first full-length novel, Bring Me Back, is a story I had in my head for nearly eight years before my fingers hit the keyboard. Sleeping and eating quickly became a luxury, a plan I have since dubbed the Writer’s Diet. I channeled teenage memories of plastering my walls with Duran Duran posters to weave the tale of music journalist, Claire Abby, and the dreamy British rock-star crush of her youth, Christopher Penman. Bring Me Back is a work of romantic women’s fiction, published by Turquoise Morning Press.

When I’m not creating hunky fictional men, I’m listening to everything from Otis Redding to the aforementioned Duran Duran to Superchunk with my kids, honing my Southern cooking skills (I make some mean collards), or sweet-talking my astoundingly supportive husband into whipping up a batch of cocktails.

Out now or coming soon:

Long-Distance Lovers, contemporary erotic romance co-authored with Karen Stivali, published by Ellora’s Cave

Love My Way, contemporary erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave

For Keeps, contemporary erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave

Taking Dictation, erotic short story featured in the Felt Tips anthology (the world’s first erotic office-supply themed anthology for charity!), edited by Tiffany Reisz

Bring Me Back, romantic women’s fiction published by Turquoise Morning Press.

Claire’s Diary, the prequel to Bring Me Back, available as free download or in print from Lulu.com.

Love Plus One, contemporary erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave.

Back Forever, the sequel to Bring Me Back, romantic women’s fiction published by Turquoise Morning Press.

Hiding in the Spotlight, romantic women’s fiction published by Turquoise Morning Press.

Forever Now, contemporary erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave.

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