I’m Karen, 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, but I don’t limit myself to rock star romances. I write big city love stories, too. More than anything, I love to write about what happens when everyday people end up in extraordinary circumstances.
I’ve published three full-length novels and six novellas. 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 contemporary romance, published by Turquoise Morning Press.
When I’m not creating hunky fictional men and the women who test them, 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:
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, contemporary romance published by Turquoise Morning Press.
Love Plus One, contemporary erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave.
Back Forever, the sequel to Bring Me Back, contemporary romance published by Turquoise Morning Press.
Hiding in the Spotlight, contemporary romance published by Turquoise Morning Press.
Forever Now, contemporary erotic romance published by Ellora’s Cave.
Rock Starred: Love My Way, re-release of Love My Way, complete with new chapters, out March 2015.
London Calling, re-release of Long-Distance Lovers with Karen Stivali, complete with an all-new epilogue, out late Spring 2015.
That Night With the CEO, my debut for Harlequin Desire, out August 1, 2015.
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