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Author: Karen Wiesner

Creating realistic, unforgettable characters one story at a time…

Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 106 books published in the past 16 years, which have been nominated for and/or won 128 awards, and has 40 more titles under contract. Karen’s books cover such genres as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/police procedural/cozy, suspense, paranormal, futuristic, gothic, inspirational, thriller, horror, chick-lit, and action/adventure. She also writes children’s books, poetry, and writing reference titles such as her bestseller, First Draft in 30 Days and From First Draft to Finished Novel {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building} (now out of print; reissue coming soon in paperback and electronic formats under the title Cohesive Story Building). Her third offering from Writer’s Digest Books is Writing the Fiction Series: The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas, available now. Her previous writing reference titles focused on non-subsidy, royalty-paying electronic publishing, author promotion, and setting up a promotional group like her own, the award-winning Jewels of the Quill, which she founded in 2003 and disbanded in 2014. For more information about Karen’s fiction and series, consult her official companion guide The World of Author Karen Wiesner: A Compendium of Fiction. Visit her website at http://www.karenwiesner.com. If you would like to receive Karen’s free e-mail newsletter, Karen’s Quill, and become eligible to win her monthly book giveaways, send a blank e-mail to KarensQuill-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

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Return to Bloodmoon Manor - Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series, Book 4

Return to Bloodmoon Manor
  • Number: B073PC24H6
  • Release: 2017-07-02
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Back into the mouth of hell…

Daniel and Hannah Reynolds are newly married with their first child on the way when a notice comes from a lawyer saying that the remaining member of the Bonavaris clan has died and willed Bloodmoon Manor and all its possessions to Hannah, her former maid and cook. While Hannah can't fathom the reason for the bequeath, the notion of selling the manor and the valuable items inside it begins to grow inside her like an obsession. She and Daniel have begun their married life with little more than outstanding debts from his medical education--debts that come due around the same time as the birth of their baby. After a lifetime of poverty, Hannah refuses to allow her child to face the kind of scavenging, hand-to-mouth existence that had led to her employment at the horrible Bloodmoon Manor in the first place.

Unable to convince his beloved wife to forget about returning to Bloodmoon Cove to secure a future for their family, Daniel has no choice but to follow her into what he aptly calls "the mouth of hell"--a place Hannah just barely escaped with her life last time.

Daniel's worst fears are justified when the doors of Bloodmoon Manor slam shut behind them. They've been lured here deliberately, and the horrors that haunt the dark, evil manor aren't willing to let Hannah leave ever again…


Briar's Patch - Adventures in Amethyst Series, Book 7

Briar's Patch
  • Number: B01N5UPOJ3
  • Release: 2017-01-29
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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As a teenager, Roman "Bud" Marasek was shy and withdrawn, a farmer's kid who grew up to be a farmer himself. The first girl he loved was Briar Sankey, a popular girl with big, beautiful eyes and a wild clothing and makeup style. It took him years to work up the courage to ask her out, and their date was the best night of his life. But, when she never answered his calls after that and started dating the star athlete, he'd realized he'd only been wishing for the moon. Years passed, Bud fell in love with Evette, had a daughter, and his wife died unexpectedly. Raising Harper hasn't been easy alone, but at forty-seven he feels completely unprepared for being both father and mother to a moody teenage daughter with too many boyfriends and life-and-death meltdowns. He turns to Briar for help. Briar is running her mother's restaurant, has finally toned down her style, and, unbelievably, has never married and seems content to be alone. Looks are deceiving...

Briar had spent her life confident she had all the time in the world to make a life for herself and any choice she wanted. At forty-seven, she no longer has the same choices. With both of her parents gone, she's the only one left to run the restaurant, her mother's legacy to the small town of Amethyst and what she considers her "patch" in the big, wide world. Additionally, the few eligible men in the area don't interest her.

Letting slip an unintended faux pas, a friend of both Briar and Bud reveals to Briar that Bud has had a thirty year crush on her. Suddenly his reason for coming by the café nearly every day of his life takes on startling meaning. In truth, she'd barely noticed him most of the time. When he asks her for help with Harper, she can't refuse. And suddenly she's seeing Bud in a whole new light...and falling in love with the sweet, shy man who's been there all along.


Promises in the Dark - Angelfire II Quartet Book 4

Promises in the Dark
  • Number: B01MQES5ZN
  • Release: 2016-11-04
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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William Decker, an orphan who grew up without warmth or companionship from those around him, had been a loner all his life, preferring solitude, loneliness and dark corners to friends, anything resembling a spotlight, and even love. When he met Roxanne Hart his first and only year of college, he'd found a center he'd unconsciously looked for all his life. Though Rox loved him deeply as a friend, she was in love with another man and he'd never really had a shot there, despite his relentless loyalty. When she announces her wedding, William knows it's long past time for him to stop wishing for the moon, but, more than that, he realizes for the first time that he'd set his heart on an unavailable woman purposely. He's lived his life on the principle of 'Better to not love and lose what you never had to begin with' and 'You can't be hurt by anything you haven't invested yourself in'...and he can't deny it's done little beyond keep him lonely.

Sapphire Stephenson married, had a child--and divorced--before she was out of her teens. But starting out life with a newborn and parents who refused to understand why she couldn't forgive her cheating husband even once, she'd taken the only job she'd been able to get as a waitress, and later a bartender, at a rough biker joint in New York City. Sapphire is certain of two things: That being a good role model for her daughter is the most important thing in her life...and that there isn't a man alive worth any loyalty. The dudes who come through the bar have no respect for let alone interest in anything that isn't transitory with the women around them. William Decker is the one exception to the rule she's observed, and he intrigues her the way no other man ever has. But is even he capable of more than promises in the dark that he'll break without regret by morning light?


Crooked House - Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series, Book 3

Crooked House
  • Number: B01M0X116T
  • Release: 2016-09-25
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Some doors, once opened, can never be closed again...

Orphan and widow Corinne Zellman is stunned when she receives several urgent letters from a lawyer, telling her she’s the only surviving heir of Edward Buchanan, a relative of her recently deceased husband. Though Corinne ignores the first few summons, too grieved to consider them anything but cruel hoaxes, she takes notice when yet another arrives, this time with a family ring identical to the one her husband wore and lost just before he was killed.

Stuck in a dead end job and curious about the family the love of her life seldom spoke of, she reluctantly pulls up stakes and heads to Bloodmoon Cove, where the persistent elderly gentleman lives. There, with her best friend Ruby, she finds Crooked House, the family "estate". Crooked House certainly lives up to its disturbing name, as does Edward Buchanan, who is old and pale and disappears so frequently she can almost believe he's nothing more than a ghost. It isn't long before Corinne begins to suspect that her new family member had ulterior motives for insisting she come live with him. But to believe that is to believe that Rafe Yager, a hardened soldier, is entirely correct when he says Crooked House is dangerous. The longer she stays, the less chance she'll ever leave again.

Ghost hunter Rafe is one of the last descendants of the Mino-Miskwi Native American tribe whose elders disappeared during a ritual at their sacred place at the top of Bloodmoon Mountain. Rafe has come home based on a terrifying vision of wide-eyed, wholesome dreamer Cori losing her soul to an evil she doesn't recognize. Crooked House is falling and its sinister legacy demands recompense for her husband's death--something that was no accident, as she supposed. Can Rafe save Cori from a sacrifice she never meant to make when she unknowingly came to love a monster?


Rose and Thorn - Adventures in Amethyst Series, Book 6

Rose and Thorn
  • Number: B01KZ8JSL8
  • Release: 2016-08-24
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Reece Childs finally has his rose--Lona Rose, that is, and life seems perfect. Reece can't imagine a thorn from his past could destroy his present and future happiness. He'd had no clue that Angelina, his "port" in the city he made his most frequent run to when he was a truck driver, was pregnant. Now she's in Amethyst, demanding that he be a father to their son. Even to keep Lona happy, Reece can't turn away...


Shadows of the Night - Angelfire II Quartet, Book 3

Shadows of the Night
  • Number: B01FE1LWQK
  • Release: 2016-05-08
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Heaven's promise, desire's flame…

Return to Karen Wiesner's award-winning Angelfire Trilogy, where you first met and fell in love with these colorful, lovable friends. Now you can read the stories of those secondary characters--and some new faces--in an all-new spin-off quartet.

There are no scars like those inflicted in childhood, and no love like your first. Timeless couples Diane Hoffmann and Mikey Lund, Roxanne Hart and Jamie Dubois, Cherish Stephenson and Ty Foxx, and Sapphire Stephenson and William Decker seek out the unconditional love and healing of an angel and the scorching heat of unending passion.

Ty Foxx left home when he was a teenager, taking his brother Jeff with him. The horror they'd suffered as children, along with their other three siblings, at their father's hands has scarred them both. Ty had tried to take care of and shelter his younger brother, eventually becoming a successful photographer, but in the end he couldn't save him. He hasn't looked back for so long, he's stunned when he learns that his father succumbed to an illness that plagued him for years. The threat and terror he posed is over, dead and gone. Even though Ty is filled with self-loathing and fury at the past with the loss of his brother, he knows the time has come for him to go home and face the rest of his family and all that he's been running from in life.

Cherish Stephenson owns a flourishing flower shop and mail-order business. The rape that drove her fiancé away when she was in college and left her terrified of getting close to anyone is the only sign that her life isn't everything and all she intends it to be. When she meets Ty, her employee Darlene's brother, and the attraction is instantaneous and mutual, Cherish realizes how much she's missed in her life by being afraid of the shadows of the night. But Ty may be even more broken than she is by the past. Can they heal each other with the light of love, or is the only thing left for both of them to accept living out the rest of their lives alone, wounded, and scared of the dark?


Clumsy Girl's Guide to Having a Baby - Friendship Heirlooms Series, Book 6

Clumsy Girl's Guide to Having a Baby
  • Number: B01B5U5WUG
  • Release: 2016-01-27
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Clumsy girl Zoe Rossdale is back, married to the love of her life, Curt Bertoletti, and setting off on another crazy adventure--maybe the most fun and dangerous of all. Having a baby!


Pretty Fly - Falcon's Bend Series, #6

Pretty Fly
  • Number: B015QBPUES
  • Release: 2015-09-22
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Falcon's Bend is a small, sleepy town in Wisconsin that owns more taverns than churches, but fills both on the appropriate days. Teenagers talk of escape from the one-horse town because nothing ever seems to happen. But, even here in the Heartland, police investigators Pete Shasta, Danny Vincent and Amber Carfi fight a never-ending battle to keep their beloved families and hometown safe and sound.

Will you walk in, pretty fly...and will you walk out once you're trapped inside the spider's lair?

Shayna Vincent returns home to Falcon's Bend after her romance turns disastrous. When she and Gage Keveris became a creative design team at the prestigious Bethany Advertising Agency, she'd had no idea he was married to a career-ambitious woman who traveled more often than she came home. Over the last year and half, Shayna found herself falling in love with her partner and friend without a clue what he was hiding. Now that she knows the truth, she can't bear the pain of being near him when they can't be together.

While staying with her little brother Danny, a Falcon's Bend Police Department detective, she meets up with an old crush from high school. Shawn Futrell has been widowed twice, his third wife is missing, and he's the father of a sixteen-year-old from his first marriage. When Danny finds out his vulnerable sibling has been in contact with Futrell, he tries to put a stop to it by telling her that Shawn's wives' deaths were more than a little suspicious--regardless of whether or not the police have been able to find any evidence to pin on him.

But bad boy Shawn is still movie-star gorgeous, and Shayna can't stop recalling how besotted she was with him as an impressionable teenage girl--one Shawn never took seriously back then but seems intent on making up for lost time now. What pretty fly could resist the invitation of such a seductive spider?


Perfect Reflection - Friendship Heirlooms Series, #5

Perfect Reflection
  • Number: B0146XHSA6
  • Release: 2015-08-19
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Elaina Houston has had it drilled into her from birth that she has to look picture-perfect, act, speak and perform perfectly. When she couldn't live up to the impossible expectations of her parents, she threw herself away--and paid a horrible price for her destructive surrender. But she has a second chance to turn her life around, and she won't ever let another person decide who and what she needs to be. Even as she colors outside the lines, her internal conflicts prevent her from experiencing peace over the slightest failure. In part, that's why Ethan Lynwood, her co-worker, best friend and all-around handyman, is so good for her. Ethan expects nothing from her and he seems to accept her just the way she is, even when she's a mess...even when she's a mess...maybe especially when she is.

Ethan's spent his lifetime making stupid mistakes--because he'd believed his own wisdom was infallible. He found out the hard way that God is in control and we all need humility, humanity, and a helping hand. And sometimes the most accurate reflection comes from accepting that we're not perfect but we're loved unconditionally anyway.

Stands Alone: yes


Michael's Angel - Friendship Heirlooms Series, #2

Michael's Angel
  • Number: B013AFCOUK
  • Release: 2015-08-02
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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As the unwanted son of a mother who killed herself to escape a life she couldn't bear another second and then being passed around from one foster family to the next, each less sympathetic than the one before, Michael Fremont has had it drilled into him from birth that he's not worth anything...certainly not worth saving. Then he met the angel next door. LeeAnn Wagner was as small and fragile as a china doll, the unfortunate offspring of a couple more volatile than gasoline and a lit match.

Together, Michael and LeeAnn escaped the horrors of their childhoods and gave their lives to the Lord. But Michael had realized that his love and needs for LeeAnn were only growing beyond his control. Feeling like a coward, he did the only thing he could to save her from his possibly unwanted desires: he joined the military. There he'd made close friends in Christ and unburied the very discipline and willpower he'd struggled to grasp while he was with LeeAnn every minute of every day.

Never once during their years apart does Michael forget his angel...or forgive himself for leaving her just when she seemed to need him most. The last thing he expects upon honorable discharge is to find that the frail creature he'd reluctantly left behind for what's felt like a lifetime has discovered her own considerable strengths, abilities, and deep, inner happiness. Can she forgive him? Can she ever get over the scars of her past to see him as the man of her heart? One worthy of an angel?

LeeAnn has loved Michael since the moment his gentle eyes met hers. When he left, she thought she'd never survive. But she'd realized soon afterward that she needed the separation as well--to become the fearless, godly woman he requires, now more than ever; to become what he's been to her right from the start: a healer and guide, a light in the darkness, a friend who would never abandon or destroy. And maybe now that she and Michael are whole, not hiding from the world, barely able to imagine surviving together or apart, they can become lovers...

But LeeAnn isn't sure how to fully overcome a past that refuses to remain in her darkest nightmares. Even as she and Michael's most fervent, uncertain dreams are coming true, the harbinger of her childhood is waiting in the shadows, murderously intent on taking away everything she's ever wanted.

Stands Alone: yes


Woodcutter's Grim Series, Volume II

Woodcutter's Grim Series, Volume II
  • Number: B010NLRW7E
  • Release: 2015-06-29
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Classic Tales of Horror Retold

For the ten generations since the evil first came to Woodcutter's Grim, the Guardians have sworn an oath to protect the town from the childhood horrors that lurk in the black woods. Without them, the town would be defenceless...and the terrors would escape to the world at large.

A four-book miniseries within the Woodcutter's Grim Series, dealing with the curse on the Shaussegeny family.

Moonlight Becomes You (Book 4) {romantic paranormal}

Very loosely based on "The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse". When her child becomes deathly ill and none of the doctors and specialists can help him, Heather Rowe rushes to Woodcutter's Grim, hoping the boy's father can explain what's happening. But Lance Shaussegeny both intrigues and terrifies Heather as much as what he's told her of his hometown does. She soon learns that nothing in Woodcutter's Grim--including Lance--is what it seems.

Bewitched (Book 5) {romantic paranormal}

Very loosely based on "The Little Mermaid". Glynnis Shaussegeny becomes bewitched by the mystery man who appears out of nowhere on the abandoned property across the lake from her family's estate. But does Aric Sayer have even more dark secrets than she does?

One Night of Eternity (Book 6) {romantic paranormal}

Very loosely based on "The House That Jack Built". The curse pronounced on the Shaussegeny clan for all time was very clear: "Because the Shaussegeny name has long been synonymous with faithlessness, even unto your own chosen mates, only one chosen mate will be allotted to each of your kin henceforth. These chosen mates must also fall under the family curse, but these pairs will know true peace when they become one. Herein lays your salvation--and your damnation. Only if each of your clan remains faithful to their chosen mates in word and deed for all of their days will they have blissful contentment. Apart, mates shall be restless and forever unsettled, gripped by a sadness and despair unlike any other. A terrible fate will come upon the one who breaks the mate covenant."

Gavin Shaussegeny has broken the covenant with his wife, Marnie, by cheating on her, and the betrayal carries a harsh penalty and punishment. Although Gavin regrets his faithlessness and loves his wife more than anyone or anything else, the house that he's built for himself is rapidly beginning to tumble down around him. There is only one chance for salvation for him now: Only his mate's undeserved forgiveness will free him from his punishment to re-live his betrayal over and over for all time.

Beauty is the Beast (Book 7) {romantic paranormal}

Very loosely based on "Beauty and the Beast". The Shaussegeny family curse came with one final pronouncement: "And now there is but one manner in which this curse can be broken and obliterated entirely: That beauty falls in love with the beast and vice versa, that evil loves good and good loves evil. If this should happen, your family shall be released from each aspect of my curse and your alliance with evil shall be ended."

Ransom Shaussegeny attempts to cure the family of the curse they live under. Instead, he becomes a werewolf trapped in his beast form and isolates himself inside the family fortress. When he meets Tess Moore, a beautiful enchantress, and falls under her spell, Ransom no longer knows who or what is real--or whether the evil in Woodcutter's Grim is about to have the last laugh by dooming him, the woman he loves, and his family for all time...


Woodcutter's Grim Series, Volume I

Woodcutter's Grim Series, Volume I
  • Number: B0107P4RLA
  • Release: 2015-06-22
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Classic Tales of Horror Retold

For the ten generations since the evil first came to Woodcutter's Grim, the Guardians have sworn an oath to protect the town from the childhood horrors that lurk in the black woods. Without them, the town would be defenseless...and the terrors would escape to the world at large.

Woodcutter's Grim Series, Volume I (Classic Tales of Horror Retold) is a compilation of the first three novellas in the series and The Final Chapter.

Including:

Papa (Book 1) {romantic horror}

A wickedly horrifying rendering of the classic children's story "Hansel and Gretel", in which modern revenge is served up sweet...

Less than a year after Randall Park left his family for elementary school teacher, Amy, the unthinkable happens--his ex-wife and two children are killed in a car accident. Ever since the accident, Amy has had terrible nightmares in which Rand's son and daughter return to exact revenge on their father and Amy herself (the wicked step-mother) for abandoning them. When Rand convinces her to come away with him for a healing respite to an isolated cabin in the woods, Amy's guilt-filled nightmares turn into pure horror.

Blood of Amethyst (Book 2) {romantic horror}

A blood-curdling answer as to why the childhood-nightmare creature Rumpelstiltskin so wanted a child of his own...

Amethyst Phillip's father--her only family--disappears in Woodcutter's Grim's evil woods. Town Sheriff and Guardian Gabe Reece sends out a search party and eventually they find the body, completely drained of blood. A devastated Amethyst refuses to do anything but carry on all by herself in the isolated area she grew up.

But something strange is happening, and Gabe realizes it every time he drops by to check on the woman who's held his heart for long years. She's grown pale, cold. She's sleeping all the time, waking only in the night, when her taste for blood overwhelms her. Then Gabe becomes aware that something in the woods is calling to her, something that's stealing her life...

Gabe will face his deadliest foe yet when the woman he loves falls prey to a nameless creature who wants her very soul.

Dancing to the Grave (Book 3) {romantic horror}

Loosely based on "The Pied Piper of Hamelin". The children of Woodcutter's Grim are changing...and only one person, music teacher Diane Anders, realizes the truth. Can she and her husband, Kurt Jones, a member of the ancient lineage of the Protectorate's Chosen Seven, save them and the future of their town?

The Amethyst Tower (The Final Chapter) {romantic time-travel horror}

Loosely based on "Rapunzel". The isolated maiden meets her knight in a time-traveler who's come into the future to rescue her from the Warlock Lord holding her captive in the amethyst tower. Where else but in the fairy-tale-horror town of Woodcutter's Grim?


First Comes Love - Friendship Heirlooms Series, #4

First Comes Love
  • Number: B00XNCDQGC
  • Release: 2015-05-13
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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At the age of fifteen, Chad Feldmann and Winnie McBride made an impulsive choice that led to pregnancy. Now, years later, they have a precious little girl, they've both graduated high school, and they're married. But all is not well in paradise. As much as Winnie loves her daughter, she can't forget the life she'd expected to be living. Her dreams were pushed aside ruthlessly, kicked in the dirt and all but buried with pregnancy and motherhood. While they were both caring for their daughter and trying to finish high school before they got married, she and Chad lived platonically and it'd seemed to her that they were both struggling and making sacrifices to move forward wisely with their lives. Once they're married, she discovers that Chad has used the college fund his father set aside for him to pursue the dreams he'd always imagined for his life. She's working two jobs and taking care of their child. She can't see that Chad is doing his part, sacrificing for their life together, anymore. The less he's there for them, the more her resentment grows.

Chad blames himself for the reckless choice made when he and Winnie were kids. He believes he should have protected the girl he loved--even if it meant protecting her from him, until they were both ready for forever. All he wants now is to build a life with Winnie, but he doesn't know how to do that without unintentionally taking away her dreams. In some ways, he expected to lose her from the moment they discovered she was pregnant, and that expectation hasn't lessened at all in the years since. He knows Winnie isn't happy, knows she's pulling further and further from him, and he can't figure out how to stop the inevitable. They've done everything backwards--the baby carriage, then marriage--and somehow he has to remind her that, regardless of all the wrongs committed, one thing has been true for him for as long as he can remember: First came love.

Chad Feldmann and Winnie McBride were secondary characters in GLASS ANGELS, Book 4 of the Family Heirlooms Series.

Stands Alone: yes


Clumsy Girl's Guide to Falling in Love - Friendship Heirlooms Series, #1

Clumsy Girl's Guide to Falling in Love
  • Number: B00WN2KZ8U
  • Release: 2015-04-23
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Zoë Rossdale is the clumsy girl who always has her elbows, feet, eyes, and brass-red hair going in the wrong directions. She floats around in her own world, comfortable there alone, only to be jarred back into the real one when her obliviousness gets her in trouble again. After a lifetime of being evaluated critically--first by her own father, and then by everyone around her--and found wanting, she's trying to change...for her own good. She's reaffirmed her commitment to Christ and vowed not to do any of the stupid, possibly illegal, things she'd done for years on the pitiful excuse of surviving. After nearly being fired from the only job she could get to keep her from starving and living on the streets, she's going to school once more and trying to do better for her über-patient boss. And she's allowed her best friends to talk her into getting contacts, some new clothes, and a more flattering hairstyle. They tell her she looks beautiful, but she feels more like a dodo bird than ever before--until she literally runs into the only man she's ever gone loopy over.

Curt Bertoletti has spent years trying to forget the seriously messed-up Zoë and her embarrassing ways. The only person who'd ever approved of the ditzy klutz was his mother, and his mother has become relentless in her cause to get him married and settled down. Surely that's what conjured the appearance of Zoë... Zoë, who looks so little like the girl he remembers. Even as he vows that he won't stray again--out of weakness or whatever it was that had him stone-gone over her before--he can't help remembering how well he and Zoë fit together. They'd truly been two abnormal peas in an even stranger pod. But no other woman had ever gotten that misty look in her eyes when she looked at him, or kissed him like she'd forgotten anyone or anything else existed. No other woman made him so happy, so mad, so sad, and so content. Though he's walking stronger in the Lord than he ever has before and he finally knows what he wants in life, he's convinced Zoë Rossdale is not it--matchmaking mother or no matchmaking mother. So why can't he forget her and be done with it?

For better or worse, Zoë will always be Zoë--the clumsy girl with her dress tucked into her pantyhose, toilet paper stuck to her shoe and trailing in her wake, the girl whose idea of falling in love is to stand at the edge of the precipice, throw out her arms and confidently jump into a free-fall. If Zoë will always be Zoë, the only question left is, can they both live with that fact? Forever?

Zoë Rossdale was a secondary character in GLASS ANGELS, Book 4 of the Family Heirlooms Series.


Midnight Angel - Angelfire II Quartet, #2

Midnight Angel
  • Number: B00U07GNK4
  • Release: 2015-02-24
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Return to Karen Wiesner's award-winning Angelfire Trilogy, where you first met and fell in love with these colorful, lovable friends. Now you can read the stories of those secondary characters--and some new faces--in an all-new spin-off quartet.

There are no scars like those inflicted in childhood, and no love like your first. Timeless couples Diane Hoffmann and Mikey Lund, Roxanne Hart and Jamie Dubois, Cherish Stephenson and Ty Foxx, and Sapphire Stephenson and William Decker seek out the unconditional love and healing of an angel and the scorching heat of unending passion.

Roxanne Hart has endured a jet-set life as a model, living at the height of fashion and luxury, traveling from one end of the globe to the other. She's allowed the world and those close to her to believe she indulges in as many superficial romances as she wants to hide the truth. But she's never been satisfied by any of it. The only relationship that haunts her was borne out of a bet and should have been uncommitted and forgettable. Even years after it ended, it's anything but. The love of her life was like a midnight angel--there and then gone, reality within a dream, every fear realized or the ultimate wish come true.

Jamie "Doobs" Dubois panicked and wrecked the best thing that ever happened to him when Rox told him she loved him during their short, intense interlude as lovers. He's been a vagabond and rogue all his life, just like his father, and the only siren he's heeded is that of the water, where he lives on his father's small yacht and makes his living running charters. Unfortunately, Rox wasn't the first person he loved that he'd run away from. His deep-seated guilt and transient self-worth have kept him from meeting the son he and a girlfriend conceived when they were just kids themselves. But the realities of shattered love, loneliness, and ultimately death make him see how short life really is and how little is gained by hiding and never reaching for what you want most of all.

Learning that she has cancer, Rox's priorities shift from everything she has in life to everything she doesn't. Even as she becomes sicker, she's determined to do all the things she's always wanted to so she can say at the end that she has no regrets...like letting herself love her midnight angel, even with the more-than-a-little-likely chance that she'll lose everything.

Stands Alone: Yes


Til Summer Comes Around - Adventures in Amethyst Series, #5

Til Summer Comes Around
  • Number: B00TM888MI
  • Release: 2015-02-13
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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When Quinn Rutledge and Summer Rosales met on a warm summer night on the shores of beautiful Lake Amethyst, they were both young, all was right in the world, and the only thing on their agenda was romance--one that neither of them wanted to end with the summer and closing of resort town Amethyst's tourist season. Promises and plans were made. Promises were broken...

Summer was just about to begin law school with her closest friend--her pole opposite who'd dragged her to Amethyst in the first place. Apple Wooten came from a rich family she didn't appreciate and was sliding her way through life, trying to get the most fun she could out of it--including stealing just to see what she could get away with. Summer found herself in the unfortunate position of taking the blame for one of Apple's thefts, and not only spent time in jail but also was the victim of an inmate's wrath that led to the disfigurement of one side of her face before she was acquitted of all charges and allowed to pursue her law degree.

Quinn had a lucrative dream career stretching out before him as an author who'd already won numerous accolades despite his youth. Though he'd returned to his livelihood after the summer with the woman he'd fallen so hard for, his heart prevented him from keeping away until they could see each other again the following summer as they planned. When Summer didn't show up, he'd tried to find her and couldn't. Though he should have returned to his writing, he's instead found himself settling in Amethyst, waiting hopefully, and probably foolishly, through endless winters until Summer comes around...

Stands Alone: Yes


Revenge in Amethyst - Adventures in Amethyst Series, #2

Revenge in Amethyst
  • Number: B00SXKFAR2
  • Release: 2015-01-29
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Amethyst, Wisconsin is a small, peaceful town on a pristine lake with an active tourist season in summer. When the air turns chill, the area is transformed into a ghost town with only a handful of lifers who stay. Populated with colorful characters, Amethyst is bursting with mystery, romance, and jealousy. Come and visit a place where anything is possible all-year-round.

After abandoning everything she's worked all her life for as a nationally renowned sex therapist and author, Melina Rose has returned to the small, peaceful town of Amethyst, Wisconsin she grew up in and fallen in love with her sister's old boyfriend Scott "Romeo" Romero. Scott and Melina are ecstatically expecting a baby and planning their wedding. Everyone in town has agreed to keep Melina's past as Dr. Mindy Rose a secret. However, someone in Amethyst is driven by jealousy to see Melina's dream-life come crashing down...

Stands Alone: Yes


Souls on {B}Oring Street - Denim Blues Mysteries, #3

Souls on {B}Oring Street
  • Number: B00NVD6A8Y
  • Release: 2014-09-23
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Erin Shanley, a hospice nurse, turns amateur sleuth when she realizes that some of her patients are being swindled out of their life savings by the new "psychic" fortunetellers in Briar's Point. She confides in her neighbor, Detective Tyler Shaw, whom she grew up alongside and considers her best friend.

Tough guy Ty has been in love with Erin since their disastrous first attempt at a romantic relationship when they were teenagers. Erin has been skittish about love since she discovered her father was cheating on her mother--and Ty is so much like her father. How can she risk loving a reckless, restless adventurer when her mother's loyalty to a man like that brought her so much pain? But when Erin's bumbling sleuthing attempts arouse someone's wrath, she realizes her heart isn't the only thing in danger.


Love is Blind...and It Don't Pay the Bills Either - Denim Blues Mysteries, #2

Love is Blind...and It Don't Pay the Bills Either
  • Number: B00N4X1PTU
  • Release: 2014-08-28
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Working with local private investigators Den McHart and Sylvia Price, Briar's Point Police Department Detective Orlando Bateman solves a missing person case. Keeya Nilsen, visually impaired from the plane crash that took her parents' lives, comes to him and has a justifiably bad attitude about love, since all the men she's ever loved have cheated on her and robbed her...including the last one, who absconded with her most prized possession--her grandfather's unpublished Blues compositions--when he flew the coop. As together they search for her last boyfriend and her missing legacy, Orlando reminds Keeya of the faith she'd had before the plane crash that changed her life and makes her see love as God intends.


Retired and on the Rocks - Denim Blues Mysteries, #1

Retired and on the Rocks
  • Number: B00N3IA0HY
  • Release: 2014-08-27
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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A missing engagement ring leads to murder...

It's been a month since Denim McHart hung up his private investigating career after he ended up with a bullet in his leg. The injury has forced Den to re-evaluate future goals in his career, his love-life and his spiritual life. To keep himself busy in early retirement, he's been attempting to restore an antique table and he's officially bored. He can't seem to keep his mind off his investigative partner, the lovely and complicated Sylvia Price whom he's had an on-again, off-again romantic relationship with in the past. When Sylvia calls him out of the blue, he doesn't waste time getting down to their office.

In this past month, Sylvia has been dealing with her own feelings for Den, her overwhelming guilt for the pivotal event that happened years ago and caused her mother to be mentally unstable, coinciding with her inability to forgive herself the way she knows the Lord has forgiven her.

Before the sparks can fly between Den and Sylvia in the direction he has his heart set, she says they've got company. Jilted bride Naomi Deva tells him that her groom--Mayor Thomas Julian--dumped her at the altar. Reluctantly, she admits he'd caught her in a compromising position with the best man only minutes before the ceremony. Naomi also reveals the reason why she's sought them: The local police department hasn't been able to turn up the 6.1 carat diamond engagement ring Thomas gave her...and the groom wants it back. Immediately.


As Patient as Death - Falcon's Bend Series, #5

As Patient as Death
  • Number: B00MZZJHLG
  • Release: 2014-08-23
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Until death do us part...

Lisa and Falcon's Bend Police Department Detective Pete Shasta are enjoying roles as Mommy and Daddy to their adopted baby boy. Despite the radical adjustment, they've never been happier or more fulfilled as individuals and as a couple. Seeing the contrast of her own marriage and that of her neighbor's, Lisa can't help sticking her nose in where it doesn't belong--and not for the first time…

Sweet, ever-hopeful Eva has suffered the ravages of cancer for most of her life. Just after she was diagnosed with recurrent cancer, she met Jerome Boca and he'd swept her off her feet in a whirlwind romance with a fairytale wedding to follow. A little more than a year ago, the newlyweds moved into the subdivision Lisa and Pete reside in Falcon's Bend. Eva believes in being a submissive wife to her husband and Jerome is Mr. Charming--to the point that Lisa doesn't trust him one little bit, especially when Eva opens up to her and admits he's not everything they've both portrayed him to be. Lisa knows there's something criminal going on, but Pete refuses to get involved in private domestic matters. In her own sleuthing, Lisa discovers that, not only has Jerome taken out an immense life insurance policy on his dying wife, but he's been married twice before...in both cases, to terminally ill women. But that's only the beginning of Lisa's fears. Unexpectedly, Eva gets the good news that she's in remission. Will a man who's been as patient as death with his wife's suffering become a killer when the goal he'd been waiting to be realized is thwarted?


Worlds Collide - Family Heirlooms Series, #6

Worlds Collide
  • Number: B00MY7J00I
  • Release: 2014-08-21
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Book Six Family Heirloom: Persevering in adversity

Dr. Marcus Samuels is a medical missionary in Japan, and his life has been God's work despite a severe anxiety disorder associated with being far from home. After twelve years of watching his happily married siblings and their children, he can no longer deny the chronic ache inside him and knows he should start his own family life back in the States--though he has serious doubts about his wife-hunting abilities at the age of forty. Spurred into motion by his mother's sudden illness, he's caught off-guard when he realizes just how much he'll miss Keiko Oichi and her brother Haruki, fellow pediatricians at the Children's Christian Mission Hospital. The two have not only been his lifeline while in a foreign, distant place, but have also become family to him.

Keiko and Haruki grew up in the United States as foreign exchange students. It was through their host family that she and her older sibling became Christians. Her conversion to Christ, as well as getting to know Marcus, have radically altered her emotionally-detached acceptance of her traditional Japanese future. When Marcus says he's leaving Japan for good, she feels lost at the prospect of living without her closest friend. Only with Marcus can she be the woman she truly is inside--if she can shed the cocoon of lifelong familial tradition and impossible expectations and be free.

Knowing Keiko has been betrothed since she was a child, Marcus had trained himself not to see her as a potential mate. But learning of her unhappiness and fear of being unequally yoked to an immoral man she can never love opens his eyes to possibilities he hasn't allowed himself to consider. Who better to fall in love with than your very best friend? When Keiko's parents learn of her conversion and feelings for a Christian man, the couple faces a crossroads in love and faith that will change both of their lives irrevocably.


Shards of Ashley - Family Heirlooms Series, #5

Shards of Ashley
  • Number: B00MPQSAEA
  • Release: 2014-08-13
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Book Five Family Heirloom: Learning trust

In order to reconcile her past, she must face the terrible truth she buried long ago...and, in doing so, she gambles with her heart and the salvation of her own soul.

Ashley Savage grew up in a troubled home with a competitive, pampered sister and an abusive, ridiculing mother who played at being a Christian when she needed to...and led Ashley to more addictions than one child could handle. As an adult, Ashley tells herself she's put the extreme fears of the past behind her, but she spends most of her time repairing the crumbling wall holding back the horrors she's not willing to face ever again. She's become a woman against the world.

The one man who has the annoying habit of getting through her defenses is Jay Samuels, a military chaplain and soon-to-be pastor. Much as Ashley wants to leave him behind like she believes she has the rest of her past, Jay is ambitious to a fault where she's concerned. He hears only what he wants to hear--and he doesn't want to hear that she doesn't love him as much as he loves her.

But even Jay doesn't realize the extent of all she's buried deep inside her own subconscious...and what keeps her from giving herself willingly to the God she knows is drawing her inexorably to Himself, to the one place she can't run, where she can no longer hide...


Glass Angels - Family Heirlooms Series, #4

Glass Angels
  • Number: B00MNNVMD6
  • Release: 2014-08-11
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Book Four Family Heirloom: Forgiveness

A young Christian woman struggles with seeking pardon from those she's hurt when she can't seem to get past her own inability to forgive those who have wronged her.

Three years ago, Samantha Samuels had suffered under the violent hands of Ryder Feldmann, a juvenile delinquent her pastor father had been counseling. Now she's completed her psychiatry training and plans to help other victims of violent crimes at the rape counseling clinic in her hometown of Peaceful, Wisconsin. Unexpectedly, she finds herself sharing an office building and Sunday services at her new church with the older brother, a divorce counselor, of her attacker...the very man she'd been in love with before her rape.

In the time since Kyle Feldmann's brother was jailed for his crime against Samantha, he's lived with the torment of all he's lost because of his sibling. Before the tragedy that stole Samantha from him and destroyed his dreams, Kyle had begged her to risk her father's disappointment and elope with him. Seeing Samantha again after so many years, being near her, only puts him right back where he was before the rape. Kyle wants to heal Samantha, love her, and fulfill the dreams he grieved the loss of--by marrying her. But how can they be together forever when she's still so broken?

All her life, Samantha had wanted her father's approval, but his selfish part in putting her in a dangerous situation has led her to a painful place of desperately needing to forgive him and her attacker...and being unable to in all the time since the traumatic event that ripped her life in two. As she gives her heart to Kyle once more, her already fractured relationship with the Lord is tested. In the crossfire of faith, she wonders if glass angels shatter beyond recognition when they take a leap of faith, or if they can heal and become stronger than ever before.


Foolish Games - Family Heirlooms Series, #3

Foolish Games
  • Number: B00MGU3RMA
  • Release: 2014-08-05
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Book Three Family Heirloom: Healing

She was one of his late wife's best friends. He's the man she's loved from afar for as long as she can remember. Falling in love could take simply letting go of their fears...or a miracle.

Peter Samuels had lost his beloved wife Lydia to a brain tumor just one year earlier. His grief continues to overwhelm him, especially now that he's the sole caretaker of their growing children and he's alone once more in the world without a partner.

Kimberly Wolfe has always loved her boss Peter, but she's loved him from afar. For years, she'd endured Lydia's misguided attempts to fix her up with one Christian man after another. She'd envied Peter and Lydia's love for one another, and, most recently, she'd consoled him in his grief over the loss of his wife and her close friend. But for as long as she can remember, her domineering father has used the Bible to justify his God-given place as head of the household, destroying Kimberly's mother and her own ability to trust men. A committed Christian, she struggles to forgive her father when he refuses to repent and see the wrong he's done.

An innocent kiss on New Year's leads to a growing awareness between Peter and Kimberly. Peter wonders if there can be love again after such devastation. Kimberly wrestles with her fears borne of the past. Can Peter ever see her as more than an employee and a shoulder to lean on? Can he accept her as a Christian woman who's nowhere near content to live out her life without the love of a man and a family of her own?


Shadow Boxing - Family Heirlooms Series, #2

Shadow Boxing
  • Number: B00MDKI8FO
  • Release: 2014-08-02
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Joined before God and family out of a sense of responsibility? Or love?

As a teenager, Justine Morris's escape from the pressures of caring for her dying father was stolen moments with Joshua Samuels. But their tender, desperate liaison found them facing teen pregnancy. Afraid of their Christian families' responses to the situation, they married quickly and built a life for their child.

But now that their daughter is ready to fly the nest, Justine can no longer ignore the truth: She and Joshua haven't had a real marriage for a long time. Maybe they never had one at all.

Joshua is only too aware that his busy, professional attorney wife is an independent woman who never really needed him. After nearly two decades of marriage, he's quit trying to get more than a piece of her at a time. Without their daughter holding them together, he knows the chasm between them will grow to epic proportions.

Their empty nest looming, they face the hard questions. Had they married in love...or out of a hasty sense of responsibility? Was it God's will for them to be together? And now, is it worth the effort to learn to become one as the Lord intends for a man and a woman...or better to simply let go?


Baby, Baby - Family Heirlooms Series, #1

Baby, Baby
  • Number: B00MBOYW70
  • Release: 2014-07-31
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Book One Family Heirloom: Accepting God's will

A Proverbs 31 wife wonders, does "submissive" mean giving up having anything of her own?

Thirty-seven-year-old Tamara Wolfe married her childhood sweetheart, Robert, right out of high school and proceeded to have a passel of children who fill her life to capacity. With the last of her children in preschool, Tamara decides to make a business out of her long-time love of creating designer gift baskets. She doesn't expect Robert to be against it from her first word.

Robert has always prided himself on giving Tamara the option of staying home to raise the children, just as his father did before him. Since birth, it's been drilled into him that a man who doesn't provide for his family is the worst kind of loser. What will happen if her business takes off? She won't have time to take care of the family. Worse, maybe she won't need him anymore. Although they'd agreed years before their family was complete, Robert considers that perhaps the cure for Tamara's restlessness is another baby.

Tamara prays for wisdom. All she wants is a small space of time for herself. Is she being selfish? Or is God leading her to continue being an outdated model of the Proverbs 31 wife--submissive, but never equal?


Kaleidoscope Series, Books 1-7

Kaleidoscope Series, Books 1-7
  • Number: B00KUJCXVA
  • Release: 2014-06-07
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Kaleidoscope Office Building provides employment to nine hot, young singles--all about to make a love connection. Working 9 to 5 has never been so complicated...or so much fun!

KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES is a collection of all seven of the novellas in the series, including Perfect Cadence (Book 1), In Cahoots With Cupid (Book 2), Behind Amethyst Eyes (Book 3), Jordana's Chair (Book 4), Paper Tiger (Book 5), Cabin Fever (Book 6), and The Longest Night (Book 7).


The Bloodmoon Curse - Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series, #2

The Bloodmoon Curse
  • Number: B00JAEU746
  • Release: 2014-03-26
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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An unsuspecting nurse is lured to an ancient family mansion said to hold both ghosts and horrifying secrets in order to care for three orphaned children.

Amberlyn Lyons has recently suffered a devastating miscarriage that has torn her marriage apart and shaken her faith. She quietly takes a nanny position at an isolated mansion in Bloodmoon Cove without electricity, telephone, or ease of passage.

The moment she walks into Bloodmoon Manor, Amberlyn deduces that all things aren't as they seem. The eerily similar owners distrust doctors who, in thirty years, have been unable to cure their severely deformed daughter Katerina. Katerina both idolizes and despises Amberlyn for her beauty. Childishly cruel, Katerina enjoys tormenting the orphans by telling them tales of the malicious ghost that haunts the decaying mansion.

Amberlyn discounts the paranormal legends as made-up stories until she hears the shuffling of footsteps in the cold, dark halls and feels that she's being watched at every turn. She knows the ghost is real and she must protect the children. But when she discovers a graveyard behind the mansion filled with babies who died at birth or shortly thereafter, she realizes the ghost of Bloodmoon Manor is really a family curse and she was brought there to uphold the family legacy of that curse. Either she finds a way to escape with the children...or she becomes the next bloodmoon bride.


Forever And All That Jazz - Friendship Heirlooms Series, #3

Forever And All That Jazz
  • Number: B00IQEHEFG
  • Release: 2014-02-28
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press LLC
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Return to the quaint little town of Peaceful, Wisconsin, from Karen Wiesner’s award-winning Family Heirlooms Series, where you first met and fell in love with these colorful, lovable friends. Now you can read the stories of those secondary characters in an all new spin-off series. Nuggets of faith can be passed down as heirlooms from friend to friend, heart to heart, soul mate to soul mate.

Book Three Friendship Heirloom: Hope

Newlyweds Jasmine Pepowski and Wesley Horace’s relationship climbs a rocky ledge when she finds out that her sickly father can no longer live alone without assistance. Jazz can’t imagine putting her beloved father in a nursing home, but Wesley isn’t crazy about living with the old man. He’s barely coping with the extreme changes marriage has wrought. He’d been a bachelor for most of his adult life and he’d never realized being married would mean not being able to make his own decisions—compromising his personal desires for his wife’s at every turn, relegating all his free time to “couple” activities, not to mention giving up his home office/game room for a father-in-law who doesn’t trust him not to hurt his little girl at the first available opportunity.

With his health in jeopardy, Jazz’s father discloses a shocking truth: Her mother is alive and well, a jazz singer who made a conscious choice to walk away from her family to return to her career. Even as her father and Wesley advise her to leave the past in the past, Jazz has to know if her mother has regrets about her choices before she drops yet another life-changing anvil on her husband’s already aching head.


Only the Lonely - Angelfire II Quartet, #1

Only the Lonely
  • Number: B00IGMQZ7Q
  • Release: 2014-02-14
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Mikey Lund has spent thirty years being the odd man out and believes he only fell into being in a popular crowd as an adult because of a friendly association at Foxx Body Shop, where he's the head mechanic. Truthfully, he's been in love with most of his female friends from afar for years yet he's never considered any of them truly an option for him. He's spent a lonely existence, only imagining the perfect romance but never coming close to it. When Mike's drop-dead gorgeous friend Diane Hoffman quits her job after learning her boss and long-term boyfriend Robert Drake is married with children, Diane comes to work at the garage. Afraid she'll be weak if she relies on herself, she asks Mike if he'll help her convince Robert she's over him. Mike sees an opening to show Diane not all men are losers and creeps, unable or unwilling to be faithful to one special woman.

Diane is devastated about having unwittingly been "the other woman" for so many years and she'd determined to make a clean break from the unsatisfying relationship she's had with her lying, cheating beau. Though she's wallowed in her grief for far too long, packing on the pounds in her lonely misery, Mike is willing to help her put on a good show for Robert, who continues to pursue her. Diane has counted on Mikey's friendship for years but never really saw him as boyfriend material before, partly because of how overweight he'd always been. But now Mike is fit and trim--and he's the perfect "pretend" boyfriend…so perfect, she can't help wondering if their amazingly sweet, sexy romantic relationship could last in the real world.


Drifter's Heart - Cowboy Fever Series Book 6

Drifter's Heart
  • Number: B00H1NZAKY
  • Release: 2013-12-01
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press LLC
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Return to cowboy country in Fever, Texas, where the heat isn't the only thing causing a fever! See if you can find the heirloom wedding band!

Easy to love, hard to hold...

Maggie May’s pa is still looking for the cowboy who knocked up his cowgirl vixen daughter five years ago. Little Tex has grown up without a father, but he’s the shining star of the May Ranch. Like his father, though, he’s always running off and disappearing. Just when Maggie May thinks it’ll never happen, the drifter she loves shows up, suddenly wise to the fact that his oh-so-altruistic efforts to quiet her endless stream of conversation had ended with a child. Horse trainer for hire and former rodeo bullfighter, Ryder McCall returns to Fever, Texas. This time, Maggie May plans to get him back in her clutches—and win his heart forever.


White Rainbow - Wounded Warriors Series, #6

White Rainbow
  • Number: B00GXYEZTY
  • Release: 2013-11-26
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Women who have faced pain, loss and heartache. They know the score and never back down. Women who aren't afraid to love with all their passion and all their strength, who risk everything for their own little piece of heaven...

Men who live their lives on the blade's edge. Knights in black armor. The only thing more dangerous than crossing these men is loving them...

Jessie Nelson has been telling herself she doesn't deserve or believe in second chances, especially when it comes to love...until her white rainbow appears in a corporate pirate who conquers her, heart and soul.


The Only One - Cowboy Fever Series, #5

The Only One
  • Number: 978-1300799658
  • Release: 2013-11-13
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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More than five years ago, Ken Abrams, Triple Aces Ranch co-owner, and his wife Karla were madly in love and expecting their first child. Tragedy took that unborn daughter from them and drove them into opposite corners. Seeing how unaffected Ken seemed by the loss of their child shook Karla’s whole world. He didn’t want to talk; didn’t even appear to grieve. The very next morning, he was back out on his horse, doing ranch work, and she couldn’t forgive him his ease in coping—especially when his work seemed to take over his entire life so she rarely saw him anymore. Devastated, Karla left him. Ken is the only man she’s ever loved, and, after five years apart, she knows she has to make a decision: wash her hands of their marriage, or confront him about the loss of their unborn daughter.

Ken never understood why Karla left him, and, the few times he’s contacted her, she’s been as cold and volatile as a rattlesnake. He can only believe she also blames him for the death of their unborn child. He allows her the silent separation, unwilling to risk her asking him for a divorce. The death of his daughter tore him to pieces. Losing Karla will finish him for sure.

When Ken shows up with her four brothers at the exotic dance club Karla’s been working as a waitress to make ends meet, she sees that he hasn’t changed at all—and she tells him she wants a divorce ASAP. Can Ken prove the loss of their child all but destroyed him and she’s still the only one for him?


Until It's Gone - Wounded Warriors Series, #5

Until It's Gone
  • Number: B00G8AJBCE
  • Release: 2013-10-26
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Women who have faced pain, loss and heartache. They know the score and never back down. Women who aren't afraid to love with all their passion and all their strength, who risk everything for their own little piece of heaven...

Men who live their lives on the blade's edge. Knights in black armor. The only thing more dangerous than crossing these men is loving them...

You don't know what you've got...until it's gone.

Mitch Taylor has been playing a very dangerous game and the lines between black and white, good and evil, saint and sinner are all blurred. Just when he thinks the stakes can't get any higher, in steps the only woman who could ever hurt him and the only one who can heal him. In the space of a skipped heartbeat, he can't imagine having more to gain...and more to lose.


The Deep - A Woodcutter's Grim Series Novel Book 8

The Deep
  • Number: B00FKBTUK0
  • Release: 2013-09-30
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Rom: Inspirational, * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal, Horror
  • Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press LLC
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For the ten generations since the evil first came to Woodcutter's Grim, the Guardians have sworn an oath to protect the town from the childhood horrors that lurk in the black woods. Without them, the town would be defenseless…and the terrors would escape to the world at large.

Cheyenne Welsh can’t forget her past and the disappearance of her younger sister. When she returns to Woodcutter’s Grim to sell the family property she grew up on, she’s confronted with all the nightmare-realities of her childhood, still alive and well, still right where she left them—down in the darkness the Deep dwells inside. Her home...


Wayward Angels - Wounded Warriors Series, #4

Wayward Angels
  • Number: B00FIIOJ56
  • Release: 2013-09-28
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Women who have faced pain, loss and heartache. They know the score and never back down. Women who aren't afraid to love with all their passion and all their strength, who risk everything for their own little piece of heaven...

Men who live their lives on the blade's edge. Knights in black armor. The only thing more dangerous than crossing these men is loving them...

What do you get with a former wild man who's committed his path to the Lord and a woman who has absolutely nothing to lose? It's either a match made in heaven...or a sure-fire heartache.

Gregg Stevens has spent a lifetime making bad decisions, never knowing true love. Stormie Knight, a new Christian, beguiles him with her eccentricities and with her well-kept secrets. But extracting them could shatter both of their hearts, along with the newborn faith of a wayward angel not yet ready to spread her wings.


Mirror Mirror - Wounded Warriors Series, #3

Mirror Mirror
  • Number: B00F1UAUVS
  • Release: 2013-09-07
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Women who have faced pain, loss and heartache. They know the score and never back down. Women who aren't afraid to love with all their passion and all their strength, who risk everything for their own little piece of heaven...

Men who live their lives on the blade's edge. Knights in black armor. The only thing more dangerous than crossing these men is loving them...

Twenty-five years ago, Gwen Nicholson-Nelson was in a car accident that almost claimed her life and left behind a strange gift. She can see the future, and death, before it comes to pass. She had a vision of her husband's death ten years before it happened in, for Gwen, chilling deja vu. During this time, she's also had a disturbing connection with another like her, a psychic who has the power to not only see into others but to manipulate and destroy.

For twenty-five years, as seemingly unrelated events convince Gwen she has no power of her own beyond bizarre sight, she's wondered why she was given the ability to see pain and death yet never to alleviate it. But when her nemesis targets Dylan Mitchell, the man she loves, and his daughter, all the pieces of the puzzle that have tormented her fall into place. Gwen must discover her own power, believe in herself and her destiny, and act--before her vision of Dylan's death comes to pass.


Bound Spirits - Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series, #1

Bound Spirits
  • Number: B00E9RRJQ8
  • Release: 2013-07-31
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Don't close your eyes

Nestled on Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin is a small, secluded town called Bloodmoon Cove with volatile weather, suspicious folk...and newly awakened ghosts bent on revenge. Esmeralda "Esme" Dumas comes to the town looking to find work surrounded by wide-open nature, and most of all looking for a place to hide.

Bloodmoon Cove Park Ranger John Kotter senses immediately that she has ghosts of her own. As a child, Esme was kidnapped and locked in a cold, dark basement. Her only friends were rodents, insects, and the changeable terror that held her hostage. The only thing that kept her sane those nightmare years were her books. She’s been on the run since her escape a few months ago, never expecting to find another bound spirit come back to life.


Under The Spell - Incognito Series, #5

Under The Spell
  • Stars
  • Number: 978-1-59374-760-2
  • Release: 2013-07-23
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Alex Lynch has spent a lifetime working hard toward the goal of owning the Triple Aces Ranch in Fever, Tx. His dream has finally come true when Gina Calhoun-a girl he'd loved all his life, despite her penchant for looking for trouble and his penchant for bailing her out-drops back into his life, seemingly out of nowhere. Network Communications and Systems Analyst Justine Fielding, the former Gina Calhoun, is all grown up, more beautiful than ever. . .and even more restless. Little does Alex know that the woman he's falling under the spell of all over again is there on a mission to uncover and stop the dangerous men who killed her father-Alex being her chief suspect. This time, Gina may be the only one who can bail him out of the trouble about to come down on him.


Michael's Angel - Friendship Heirlooms Series, #2

Michael's Angel
  • Number: B00DQGF80M
  • Release: 2013-07-01
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press LLC
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Return to the quaint little town of Peaceful, Wisconsin, from Karen Wiesner’s award-winning Family Heirlooms Series, where you first met and fell in love with these colorful, lovable friends. Now you can read the stories of those secondary characters in an all-new spin-off series. Nuggets of faith can be passed down as heirlooms from friend to friend, heart to heart, soul-mate to soul-mate.

Book Two Friendship Heirloom: Courage

As the unwanted son of a mother who killed herself to escape a life she couldn’t bear another second and then being passed around from one foster family to the next, each less sympathetic than the one before, Michael Fremont has had it drilled into him from birth that he’s not worth anything…certainly not worth saving. Then he met the angel next door. LeeAnn Wagner was as small and fragile as a china doll, the unfortunate offspring of a couple more volatile than gasoline and a lit match.

Together, Michael and LeeAnn escaped the horrors of their childhoods and gave their lives to the Lord. But Michael had realized that his love and needs for LeeAnn were only growing beyond his control. Feeling like a coward, he did the only thing he could to save her from his possibly unwanted desires: he joined the military. There he’d made close friends in Christ and unburied the very discipline and willpower he’d struggled to grasp while he was with LeeAnn every minute of every day.

Never once during their years apart does Michael forget his angel…or forgive himself for leaving her just when she seemed to need him most. The last thing he expects upon honorable discharge is to find that the frail creature he’d reluctantly left behind for what’s felt like a lifetime has discovered her own considerable strengths, abilities, and deep, inner happiness. Can she forgive him? Can she ever get over the scars of her past to see him as the man of her heart? One worthy of an angel?

LeeAnn has loved Michael since the moment his gentle eyes met hers. When he left, she thought she’d never survive. But she’d realized soon afterward that she needed the separation as well—to become the fearless, godly woman he needs, now more than ever; to become what he’s been to her right from the start: a healer and guide, a light in the darkness, a friend who would never abandon or destroy. And maybe now that she and Michael are whole, not hiding from the world, barely able to imagine surviving together or apart, they can become lovers…

But LeeAnn isn’t sure how to fully overcome a past that refuses to remain in her darkest nightmares. Even as she and Michael’s most fervent, uncertain dreams are coming true, the harbinger of her childhood is waiting in the shadows, murderously intent on taking away everything she’s ever wanted.


Waiting for an Eclipse - Wounded Warriors Series, #2

Waiting for an Eclipse
  • Number: B00DPWNW4G
  • Release: 2013-06-29
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Women who have faced pain, loss and heartache. They know the score and never back down. Women who aren't afraid to love with all their passion and all their strength, who risk everything for their own little piece of heaven...

Men who live their lives on the blade's edge. Knights in black armor. The only thing more dangerous than crossing these men is loving them...

Steve Thomas has a self-destructive wife, three kids, more guilt than one man can handle...and a chance at true love for the first time in his life—if only he can allow himself to take it.


Reluctant Hearts - Wounded Warriors Series, #1

Reluctant Hearts
  • Number: B00D55NMW0
  • Release: 2013-06-01
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Women who have faced pain, loss and heartache. They know the score and never back down. Women who aren't afraid to love with all their passion and all their strength, who risk everything for their own little piece of heaven...

Men who live their lives on the blade's edge. Knights in black armor. The only thing more dangerous than crossing these men is loving them...

What's a man to do when he's seen too much of life's dark side and suddenly finds himself believing in flesh-and-blood angels who can heal with a single touch? What's a girl to do when she believes in true love but can't trust the eyes of her own heart? Fall in love...reluctantly?


Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II

Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume II
  • Stars
  • Number: B00BRBBXG6
  • Release: 2013-03-08
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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The second collection of Falcon's Bend Detectives Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent's cases, with Patrol Officer Amber Carfi.

Murder on the Heartstrings: Lieutenant Pete Shasta takes his lovely wife Lisa on a romantic vacation, promising her no mysteries, no crime, and certainly no murder. But, not long after arriving in the middle of a blizzard that has shut down the entire town below the luxurious inn, a body is found stuffed into a janitor's closet. Lisa's only resort is to join her husband in sleuthing so she can get back to her Valentine's Day agenda.

Flashback: In the midst of planning for the birth of his first child, Lieutenant Danny Vincent is called away because a person missing for seven months has suddenly, and suspiciously, dropped back from out of nowhere. Lucinda Staub was thought to be dead. Now that she's returned, her husband Ryan wants nothing to do with her--even seems afraid of her--insisting she'd bested Old Scratch himself down in the swamp. Lucinda claims to have lost her memory…so how did she know how to get home? And why is she back now?

Double Take: Victor Brooks, celebrated artist and owner of The Brooks Gallery in Falcon's Bend, contacts local police about a missing painting. The very next day, two more pieces of art are stolen. Patrol Officers Amber Carfi and Warren Jensen stake out the gallery, hoping to catch an insatiable thief.

Retribution: The subdivision FBPD investigators Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent live in becomes home to a very hot young mama…and their wives Lisa and Melody aren't too happy about all the men in the neighborhood moonlighting as Peeping Toms. But it isn't until the beautiful young woman disappears, leaving her two young children alone, that Lisa realizes crime is firmly afoot.

Up In Smoke: Lieutenant Pete Shasta is struggling to find the perfect Christmas gift for his perfect wife. His agonizing is interrupted when FBPD Dispatch receives a call from the neighbor of a local Christmas tree farm--which has just burned to the ground. Owner Mitchell Ferrara is officially out of business for the holiday season. But was the fire an accident…or the means to cover up evidence of a crime?

Ghost of the Past: After an exhausting day, patrol officer Amber Carfi is looking forward to dinner and going home to the love of her life, Warren Jensen, who's been acting strange and secretive lately. When she stops at a local restaurant for take-out, she's surprised when a woman at the counter pushes a note written on a napkin over to her. The hastily scrawled correspondence says that someone has been following her all day and he's now in the restaurant.

Sixteen years earlier, Ericka Callister gave birth to a baby she didn't want. Young and scared, she wrapped the baby in a pillowcase, then threw him into a dumpster before fleeing. She's about to discover the hard way that mistakes have a way of haunting the guilty no matter how far they run and no matter where they hide.


Tears on Stone - Falcon's Bend Series, #2

Tears on Stone
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00BFZ06N0
  • Release: 2013-02-13
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
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  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Is murder ever justifiable?

Falcon's Bend Police Department Investigator Pete Shasta's brother Jordan, is recently divorced and intent on putting his life back together for himself and his daughter.

Jordan discovers that people have moved into the house next door to him and one of them is MaryEmma Gold, who'd lived in the house he now owns when he was a boy. Jordan soon finds that his shy "Marigold" has become an even more withdrawn woman.

MaryEmma's sister Shelley sleeps all day and parties all night. Seeing bruises all over MaryEmma's arms, Jordan asks his brother to check into her past. Pete and his partner Danny Vincent discover that Shelley's husband died in a fire only a week before they came to Falcon's Bend. The women left their jobs and lives behind abruptly.

Meanwhile, Shelley's new boyfriend is found near the dam, bludgeoned to death. As they uncover murder in the form of a conspiracy, Pete and Danny can't help noticing that Shelley Wilson leaves a trail of dead men behind her wherever she goes...and Jordan may be next.


Romantic Notions - Falcon's Bend Series, #4

Romantic Notions
  • Number: B00BAEK1G8
  • Release: 2013-02-02
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags:
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Love--and murder--is in the air.

Falcon's Bend Police Department Patrol Officers Amber Carfi and Warren Jensen are partners on the job, and lovers off-duty. The relationship is so new and fragile, neither of them are willing to come out in the open with it. But sometimes love can't be hidden any more than secrets can be kept...

The nude body of a young woman is discovered in her bed, shot through the heart. Lying between her breasts is a single red rose with an exquisite wedding band. Also at the scene of the crime is a chilling quote: "What is done out of love always takes place beyond good and evil." In order to find the killer, Lieutenants Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent decide to put Amber undercover. Amber's assignment goes from dull to deadly when she discovers a murderer harboring romantic notions…


Taming April - Cowboy Fever Series Book 4

Taming April
  • Number: 9781611602814
  • Release: 2013-01-01
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press LLC
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Return to cowboy country in Fever, Texas, where the heat isn't the only thing causing a fever! See if you can find the heirloom wedding band!

Shawn Jacobs, co-owner of Triple Aces Ranch, is the ultimate ladies’ man. But as his best friends find the women of their dreams and get hitched one by one, he wonders what he’s missing.

Once a classmate of Shawn’s and the daughter of a hard-working ranch hand who never had enough money to buy her a dress, let alone move out of the filthy hovel they’d lived in together after her mother’s death, April St. Clair is a high-powered lawyer. She’s left the dirty, dusty, stinking life of cattle ranching as far behind her as she can get. The men she dates are dressed to the nines, and their hands are as soft as their hearts. Unfortunately, she hasn’t come home once since she left for college. When her father dies—alone—she’s devastated. The only thing he left behind is a young mare that he’d wanted Shawn Jacobs and no other to train.

When the beautiful, snobby, green-eyed blond shows up at Triple Aces in treacherous high heels and designer clothing, asking him to train her father’s horse, Shawn’s amusement quickly turns to annoyance—and more. April infuriates him even as she turns him on. He knows it isn’t just the wild horse that needs to be tamed. April resists him at every turn, but even she isn’t immune to cowboy fever.


The Fifteenth Letter - Falcon's Bend Series, #3

The Fifteenth Letter
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00AUVNRZY
  • Release: 2012-12-29
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags:
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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For the past fifteen years, on the anniversary of his arrest for armed robbery, Zeke Carfi has received a threatening letter signed by the wife of his deceased partner in crime.

Zeke's daughter Amber, Falcon's Bend Police Department's newest patrol officer, has spent fifteen years holding onto a secret that could further condemn the father she'd worshiped as a child. When Zeke is released on parole, Amber finds herself questioning everything she's ever believed. Is Zeke the good man she once knew? How could the father who'd made her the center of his world for the first seven years of her life be a criminal? Is it possible to turn from a life a crime, or is it true that once a criminal always a criminal?

Their reconciliation is cut short when Amber discovers the fifteenth letter...and the key to a fifteen-year mystery that could lead to murder.


Clumsy Girl's Guide To Falling In Love - Friendship Heirlooms Series, #1

Clumsy Girl's Guide To Falling In Love
  • Number: B00AHHVA6O
  • Release: 2012-12-01
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press LLC
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Zoë Rossdale is the clumsy girl who always has her elbows, feet, eyes, and brass-red hair going in the wrong directions. She floats around in her own world, comfortable there alone, only to be jarred back into the real one when her obliviousness gets her in trouble again. After a lifetime of being evaluated critically—first by her own father, and then by everyone around her—and found wanting, she’s trying to change…for her own good. She’s reaffirmed her commitment to Christ and vowed not to do any of the stupid, possibly illegal, things she’d done for years on the pitiful excuse of surviving. After nearly being fired from the only job she could get to keep her from starving and living on the streets, she’s going to school once more and trying to do better for her über-patient boss. And she’s allowed her best friends to talk her into getting contacts, some new clothes, and a more flattering hairstyle. They tell her she looks beautiful, but she feels more like a dodo bird than ever before—until she literally runs into the only man she’s ever gone loopy over.

Curt Bertoletti has spent years trying to forget the seriously messed-up Zoë and her embarrassing ways. The only person who’d ever approved of the ditzy klutz was his mother, and his mother has become relentless in her cause to get him married and settled down. Surely that’s what conjured the appearance of Zoë... Zoë, who looks so little like the girl he remembers. Even as he vows that he won’t stray again—out of weakness or whatever it was that had him stone-gone over her before—he can’t help remembering how well he and Zoë fit together. They’d truly been two abnormal peas in an even stranger pod. But no other woman had ever gotten that misty look in her eyes when she looked at him, or kissed him like she’s forgotten anyone or anything else existed. No other woman made him so happy, so mad, so sad, and so content. Though he’s walking stronger in the Lord than he ever has before and he finally knows what he wants in life, he’s convinced Zoë Rossdale is not it—matchmaking mother or no matchmaking mother. So why can’t he forget her and be done with it?

For better or worse, Zoë will always be Zoë—the clumsy girl with her dress tucked into her pantyhose, toilet paper stuck to her shoe and trailing in her wake, the girl whose idea of falling in love is to stand at the edge of the precipice, throw out her arms and confidently jump into a free-fall. If Zoë will always be Zoë, the only question left is, can they both live with that fact? Forever?


Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I - The Early Cases

Falcon's Bend Case Files, Volume I
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B009JU8VWQ
  • Release: 2012-09-29
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Bugs: A partially digested body is found in the oxidation ditch at the Falcon's Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant. Was it an accident...or is new Falcon's Bend Investigator Pete Shasta facing his first murder?

Broken Wings: Just 2 months ago, a runaway daughter Keith Pierce never knew he had landed on his doorstep. Seventeen years earlier, Keith Pierce had a brief, intense affair with a woman on the lam. When Keith returns to Kat's hometown of Falcon's Bend to find his daughter's mother, he discovers that Kat disappeared shortly after giving birth to Quinn. Investigator Pete Shasta solves a decade and a half old missing-person case that's about to turn into murder.

Obsessions: A newborn baby is stolen from Falcon’s Bend Community Hospital's maternity ward...and Lt. Pete Shasta’s only lead is to the Liace Adoption Agency, which set up the open adoption of the unmarried mother’s baby. Case Representative Lisa Mercer is as suspicious and defensive as she is beautiful. Pete finds himself breaking the cardinal rule of investigation—never get emotionally involved with anyone even remotely associated with a case. With a kidnapper who seems to believe there’s nothing left to lose and potentially everything to gain, and his own uncontrollable feelings for Lisa, Pete’s about to learn just how dangerous obsessions can be.

Blind Revenge: For the first 3 years of her life, Lindsay Bronwyn had nightmares about a witch who wanted her eyes. Nineteen years later, those nightmares have come true when she's found murdered on her kitchen floor, her eye sockets empty. Falcon's Bend Investigator Danny Vincent faces the supernatural to get at a chilling flesh and blood truth.

Fixated: Someone has been following new Falcon's Bend citizen Risa Nitzberg for the past few weeks. Victor Brooks, her neighbor from across the street who's become fixated with Risa from afar, steps in when Risa's creepy stalker decides to get up close and personal.


Degrees of Separation - Falcon's Bend Series, #1

Degrees of Separation
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B008HLQU26
  • Release: 2012-07-04
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Chris Spindler
  • Genre: Suspense
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  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Who is killing the midnight ladies?

Falcon's Bend is a small, sleepy town in Wisconsin that owns more taverns than churches, but fills both on the appropriate days. Teenagers talk of escape from a one-horse town like Falcon's Bend because nothing ever seems to happen...until one fateful night when a dancer from the town's scandalous strip joint is found strangled.

It soon becomes clear to Investigators Pete Shasta and Danny Vincent that the close-knit "family" at the nightclub is a bizarre breeding-ground for unbalanced feelings and obsessions. Pete and Danny race to peel away layers of bitterness before another girl falls victim to the dance of death.


Restless as Rain

Restless as Rain
  • Number: B00889WIPK
  • Release: 2012-06-01
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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She has two men, two identities, one choice...

Rain Meyers has been in a suffocating relationship for five years, engaged to a man who sees only what he wants to see in her. When Rain finally escapes, she meets a man she can make beautiful music with. Justin Pascal is a songwriter with a past that haunts him.

But Bryan isn't about to give up the glass bottle world he's tried to trap Rain into...even if it means destroying everyone in his path.


Vows & the Vagabond - Gypsy Road Series, #4

Vows & the Vagabond
  • Number: B007R9F1VU
  • Release: 2012-04-08
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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They both want what they can't have--each other.

Blackie Scarpacchio has had hard lessons kicked in him from birth, leaving him cynical and afraid to trust in love.

Lori Gordon has loved Blackie all her life. After one stolen night together, he'd torn her soul in two when he admitted their relationship was based on vows he'd made to her father. Five years later, she's come home to discover that absence has made her heart grow fonder.

Blackie doesn't know how to deal with his own unresolved feelings. But when Lori starts receiving threats, his protectiveness thrusts him into constant contact...and reborn needs.


Home

Home
  • Number: B0079J4E4I
  • Release: 2012-02-14
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Small-town girl Ayodele "Della" Flynn lives in a city she abhors, where danger seems to be lurking around every corner. When her husband dies very unexpectedly, she's confronted with figuring out where her home is with her young son River and trying to come to terms with the loose ends her husband left their lives in.


Fire & Ice - Gypsy Road Series, #3

Fire & Ice
  • Number: B0073RSF3C
  • Release: 2012-01-30
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Jon Rushing has finally found the answer to a lifetime of misplaced guilt and misery. Tracey Scott is unlike anyone Jon has ever met before. She's completely open and honest, ever true to her own heart--and determined to have a baby, ASAP. Even as Jon vows to be everything she'll ever need and Tracey sets her heart on him, the past rears its ugly head. What Tracey wants most of all is the one thing Jon can't give her...unless he can find a way to go back in time and reverse the damage.


Flesh & Blood - Gypsy Road Series, #2

Flesh & Blood
  • Number: B006WNC33Q
  • Release: 2012-01-11
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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After risking her heart once and learning to regret it, JoJo Summers finds it necessary to live her life as a paper doll. No emotions, no danger and no pain. Randy Briggs is the one man who can change her mind. His only ace in the hole is that she underestimates the power of love. Just when JoJo takes the first step in risking her heart to Randy, her past comes back to haunt her, in flesh and blood...and then her heart isn't the only thing she's in danger of losing.


Leather and Lace - Gypsy Road Series, #1

Leather and Lace
  • Number: B006O4SGPM
  • Release: 2011-12-19
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Can a rogue find love with the girl next door? Not if his ex-girlfriends have any say in it!

Bethany Briggs is a wallflower who's always looked for love in the wrong places. Rod Summers is notorious for the string of broken hearted girlfriends he's left behind. Even when she sees a teddy bear beneath his wild exterior, she isn't sure she can trust her heart. But this shy girl-next-door is about to prove that the pattern for leather and lace can be tailor-made.


Forever Man - Angelfire Trilogy, #3

Forever Man
  • Number: B0064IEI96
  • Release: 2011-11-03
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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Savannah ("Savvy") O'Brien is level-headed, sophisticated and in complete control of her life. The only commitment she's willing to make is to her career as a lawyer...and to a parking space for her new car.

Brett Foxx has loved and he's lost. He's put a lifetime of anger, recklessness and a multitude of sins behind him. The road warrior has finally settled down and he plans to keep himself as far from love as he can get. He's not looking for trouble, but if anyone can give it to him it's his former lawyer and unrequited fantasy Savvy O'Brien.


First Love - Angelfire Trilogy, #2

First Love
  • Stars
  • Number: B005QQ5CQA
  • Release: 2011-09-28
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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She was expecting...anything but him!

During a traumatic childhood, Darlene Foxx had only one light--Jason Radcliffe, her best friend and eventually her lover. Until she found out that she wasn't his only lover, Darlene dreamed of the day they'd escape and be together forever. At seventeen, she left home alone and forced herself to overcompensate for her upbringing by never trusting anyone, especially Jace.

Years later, Darlene is in desperate need of a friend to share her joy, her fear and past secrets that have haunted her. Maybe she can even share her heart with her first love, forever.


Falling Star - Angelfire Trilogy, #1

Falling Star
  • Number: B005J5GPZU
  • Release: 2011-08-24
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Writer's Exchange E-Publishing
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A man of God, a fallen angel. Two different worlds, one undying love...

For the first time in her life, Rori Mason is independent, supporting herself; she has friends who love her, and-most importantly-she respects herself. She's vowed never to allow a man to hurt her again. Nate Jovanovich broke the heart of a younger, less cynical Rori by marrying her rival. 11 years later, Nate has lost his wife, gained a child and, at the end of it all, realizes Rori is still the woman of his heart.


Renegade's Rose - Incognito Series, #6

Renegade's Rose
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  • Number: 9781304261915
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Author: Karen Wiesner
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Network 5th in Command, Hunter Savage is nearly at death's door when he turns renegade to save his sister, kidnapped by the Black Pope, Rex Kovac, leader of the covert terrorist organization R.E.D. Hunter's only means of saving Celine? Steal Kovac's most prized possession-his wife. Renowned belly dancer, "the Spanish Rose", Tanya Kovac is nowhere near as innocent as she seems. . .and Hunter is nowhere near as indifferent to Tanya's charms as he wants and needs to be to save his sister.


Tales from the Treasure Trove, IV - A Jewels of the Quill Anthology

Tales from the Treasure Trove, IV
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  • Number: B0016NKZ2S
  • Release: Out of Distribution
  • Authors: Karen Wiesner, Christine DeSmet, Carrie S. Masek, Nancy Pirri, Jane Toombs, Cassie Walder, Janet Lane Walters, C.J. Winters, Jewels of the Quill Authors Group
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press LLC
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Eight DISTINCTIVE AUTHORS offer new, short, exciting Tales from the Treasure Trove-each featuring a sparkling jewel! Eight COMPELLING COUPLES discover romance, suspense, forces of nature, or the supernatural. Eight ENTERTAINING SITUATIONS feature destined lovers, wild men of the past and present, deadly gems…or even creatures of fantasy come to life! Christine DeSmet (Dame Moonstone) Carrie S. Masek (Dame Topaz) Nancy Pirri (Dame Sapphire) Jane Toombs (Dame Turquoise) Cassie Walder (Dame Bloodstone) Janet Lane Walters (Dame Amber) Karen Wiesner (Dame Amethyst) C.J. Winters (Dame Tanzanite)


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