Karen Booth is a Midwestern girl transplanted in the South, raised on ’80s music and many readings of Forever by Judy Blume. Karen writes contemporary romance with sparks, almost always about the dreamy guy you never thought you’d get. Her stories are full of breathless kisses, tearjerker moments, messy family dynamics, and more than a few things she’s glad her mother has never read.
When she’s not creating hunky fictional men and the women who test them, she’s listening to everything from Otis Redding to Duran Duran to Superchunk with her grown-up kids, honing her Southern cooking skills (she makes some mean collards), or sweet-talking her astoundingly supportive husband into whipping up a cocktail.
Karen is co-founder of the 4500+ member Seasoned Romance Facebook group, devoted to the promotion of romance with characters 35+. She has been a finalist for RT Magazine’s Series Romance of the Year, RT Magazine’s Gold Seal of Excellence, the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (NERFA), the Booksellers’ Best Award, and the Holt Medallion. Her books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Click HERE for a downloadable reading list.
“With this funny, surprising novel, Booth might just have written the definitive Gen-X romance. In addition to the ages of the protagonists—both in their 50s—and how glorious it is to see a woman celebrated as a silver fox, the novel stands out for consistently defying expectations.”-Publishers Weekly starred review for Gray Hair Don’t Care
“For those who love sweet and angsty romances with a heavy dose of family drama, this is not to be missed.”-NPR on Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl
“This captivating romance appeals on many levels, from the forbidden lovers angle to the strong, dynamic characters.”- RT Magazine on Pregnant by the Rival CEO. Rated a Top Pick and nominated for the RT Gold Seal of Excellence.
“Ms. Booth has hit a home run with this riveting story that’s full of life, trials and tribulations, joy, but most of all, love.”-5 stars and a recommended read, Blackraven’s Reviews on Bring Me Back
Representation by Melissa Jeglinski at The Knight Agency.
Full list of available books and upcoming releases:
Click HERE for a downloadable, printable reading list with tropes and series info.
The Sixty-Day Swap duet:
Swap and Smell the Roses, Sixty-Day Swap Book 1, out May 21, 2024
The Never Too Late series:
The Forever series:
Bring Me Back, Forever Book 1
Back Forever, Forever Book 2
Claire’s Diary, Forever Book 3
Save a Prayer, Forever Book 4
Wishing, Forever Book 5
Hiding in the Spotlight, contemporary romance
Rock Starred, contemporary romance
Secrets of a (Somewhat) Sunny Girl, romantic women’s fiction
London Calling, with Karen Stivali
The KISS Principle, contemporary erotic romance
Love Plus One, contemporary erotic romance
Taking Dictation, erotic short story, Felt Tips charity anthology edited by Tiffany Reisz
HARLEQUIN® Desire™ (grouped by series, listed chronologically):
Their After Hours Playbook, out September 26, 2023
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