I can hardly believe I’m saying this, but my 20th book for Harlequin Desire (my 32nd published book) is now out in the world! This journey has been so amazing and exciting, and I have nothing but deep gratitude for everyone at Harlequin who has helped me reach this milestone. When I first signed with Harlequin, it was surreal, a dream that seemed so far out of reach…and then, suddenly, it was right in front of me. I remember setting a goal for myself–figure out a way to write 20 Desires. Now, I’ve reached that goal and have six more Desires scheduled (through December 2022). Hopefully I’ll get to write many more beyond that.
The best part of writing for Harlequin is the people. First and foremost, there’s my editor, Patience Bloom, who always believes in me, even when I don’t. The Desire team–Stacy Boyd, Charles Griemsman, and Errin Toma, are absolutely amazing, always helpful and encouraging. I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank Megan Broderick, rising Harlequin rock star. And then there are the authors. I can’t even begin to express how lovely and welcoming everyone was from the very beginning, but also how rewarding it has been to build real friendships with these incredible women. Much love to Reese Ryan, Joss Wood, Joanne Rock, Jules Bennett, Sarah Anderson, Cat Schield, Naima Simone, Catherine Mann, Yvonne Lindsay, Silver James, Yahrah St. John, Janice Maynard, Merline Lovelace, Maureen Child, Andrea Laurence, Katherine Garbera, Charlene Sands, and oh gosh, I’m sure I’ve forgotten someone. And if I did, I’m so deeply sorry!
On to this book! It’s the final installment of the Sterling Wives trilogy. It features a sexy, steamy, and emotional romance between Andrew Sterling and his brother’s widow, Miranda Sterling, against the backdrop of Thanksgiving and Christmas. I hope you take a chance on this one! You can find buy links HERE.
High Society Secrets, Book 2 in the Sterling Wives trilogy, is now out in the world! I love this book, and that’s entirely because of the characters. Astrid is a former model from Norway with a heart of absolute gold, Clay is the brilliant single dad who’s had his trust broken in a powerful way. Readers have been reaching out to me like crazy over the last week, letting me know how much they’re loving this book. Here are a few quotes:
“This is a great story filled with angst, anger, some tears, a few laughs, a hot romance and a little corporate intrigue.”
“The chemistry is off the charts between Astrid and Clay!”
“The book has a little of everything, corporate sabotage, emails from deceased people, and forever love. A HEA and no cliffhanger.”
If that sounds promising, I’ll hope you’ll check it out! Buy links are HERE.
And of course, All He Wants for Christmas, the final book in the trilogy will be out November 1!
Book 1 in the Sterling Wives trilogy, Once Forbidden, Twice Tempted is now out in the world! This series will release over the next two months, and tells the story of three very different women thrust into a sisterhood none of them were prepared for, all while trying to sort out their romantic lives! Once Forbidden starts with (spoiler alert) the death of Johnathon Sterling, who was married at one time to each of the three heroines. Book 1 stars Tara Sterling, Johnathon’s first wife, and Grant Singleton, Johnathon’s best friend. Grant has had a thing for Tara forever, but he always swore to Johnathon that he’d never go there, even after the two split. Now they’re competing for the same job and control of Johnathon’s company!
Torn between loyalty and lust…a relationship so off-limits, it could cost her everything…
Real estate agent Tara Sterling jumps at the chance to start fresh when she inherits part of her late ex-husband’s company. But claiming her rightful place at Sterling Enterprises means working side-by-side with CEO Grant Singleton, her ex’s best friend. Their long-simmering heat spells trouble as both vie for control of the business—and lose control of their thirst for each other…
Now available from your favorite retailer! Find it in-store or the links to buy online are HERE. If you read it, be sure to drop me a note and let me know. You can always reach me at karen [at] karen booth [dot] net!
I’m thrilled, excited, and over-the-moon to share the cover for Gray Hair Don’t Care with the world! This baby showcases the artistry of Leni Kauffman. She does such amazing work and did a brilliant job of bringing my characters, Lela and Donovan, to life. I sincerely couldn’t be any happier. This book will be here February 8, 2021, and although that might seem like a long time, I hope you’ll take a minute to preorder your copy. It’s a fun and funny second-chance romance!
Gray Hair Don’t Care
Everything went wrong…and then she went gray.
At 47, newly divorced makeup artist Lela Bennett is dreading her next steps. Dating. Meeting people. Not letting herself go. But then she runs into Donovan James and tries something different—sleeping with her sexy crush from college. Unfortunately, in a post-orgasm stupor, Lela confesses she was in love with Donovan all those years ago. He responds by leaving while she sleeps. The next morning, her gray hairs are practically taunting her. She knows she has to get it together. Forget men. Embrace her age. Own her gray.
Donovan James is a marketing genius, but his ex-wives will tell you—nothing freaks him out like feelings. Three years after his one-night stand with Lela, he’s focused on his daughter’s lifestyle company, but unprepared to meet the face of the beauty division. It’s Lela. With stunning silver locks and new confidence, she’s no longer swayed by his charms. When business starts booming, the universe seems intent on throwing them together time and again. And suddenly, two people convinced that romance was behind them are wondering if love could be what’s next.
Preorder from your favorite retailer today!
The Eden Empire series is complete and A Christmas Rendezvous is here! It’s a bittersweet moment for me–I’ve so enjoyed writing these books and the remarkable women the series is centered around. It’s sad to think I won’t be writing these characters anymore. BUT, I’m also happy to deliver this final installment to readers. I think A Christmas Rendezvous is a fitting end…the fate of Eden’s department store is on the line and it takes Sophie, Emma, Mindy, and Isabel to save the day. Meanwhile, Isabel finds herself romantically entangled with Jeremy, the man representing the individual who is determined to take Eden’s down. It’s a feel-good tale of strong women, family alliances, and the healing power of love, all set against the snowy backdrop of Christmas in NYC. I hope you decide to not only read A Christmas Rendezvous, but the entire series, which starts and ends with Christmas! If you do, please drop me a line and let me know what you thought!
If you’re curious about what’s next for me…I have four Harlequin Desire books coming in 2020. First up is Forbidden Lust, Book 2 in the all-new Seven Sins series, in June. Then you’ll get The Sterling Wives series in September, October, and November. I will also have a new indie series to introduce. More on that soon! Be sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter to get the latest info. You can sign up HERE.