Author: Karen Erickson

After leaving the working world to become a stay at home mom, Karen Erickson realized she needed to get busy and pursue her life long dream of becoming a published writer. She was first published in 2006.

A busy mother of three, she fits her precious writing time in between chasing her children, taking care of her wonderful husband and wrangling the cats, dog and chickens. She lives in California.

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Torch - The Wildwood Series

Torch
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B018E2H3NC
  • Release: 2016-08-16
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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Tate Warren has never met a woman he couldn’t charm—until now.

Wren Gallagher won’t give him the time of day and it’s making him crazy.

But he won’t give up without a fight… because there’s one thing he knows for sure:

Enemies make the best lovers.

Most women swoon over Tate’s devilish grin and firefighter uniform. But Wren couldn’t be less impressed by his good looks and flirtatious banter—in fact, she seems to downright despise him. She thinks he’s a player, but his attraction to her is no game. Wren is unlike anyone he’s ever known and he isn’t about to let the feisty, gorgeous woman slip through his fingers. 

Wooing Wren would be so much easier if she didn’t hate him…

Or does she?


Smolder - The Wildwood Series

Smolder
  • Number: 9780062441201
  • Release: 2016-06-21
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romance: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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Lane Gallagher wants Delilah Moore—bad.

He’s imagined the sexy brunette in his bed more times than he can count.

She’s everything he’s ever wanted, but the only problem is . . .

She’s his brother’s ex.

For years, the stoic sheriff’s deputy has fantasized about the sweet, bubbly dance teacher who stirs his deepest desires. But Lane’s too loyal to ever move in on forbidden territory and he knows that while he can look, he definitely can’t touch. Fighting his attraction to Delilah is nearly impossible, but the infuriating—and incredibly sexy—woman seems determined to drive him crazy.

And she’s bringing him to his knees. One smoldering kiss at a time. An Avon Romance


Ignite - The Wildwood Series

Ignite
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B0105VDUH8
  • Release: 2016-03-15
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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Weston Gallagher is falling hard—for the wrong woman.

One night of passion has haunted him for years.

Now he’s got a second chance to get the girl of his dreams…but there’s just one problem:

She hates him.

Eight years after he stormed out of Wildwood, California, West has returned to his hometown as a firefighter. His friends and family are thrilled he’s back—with the exception of Harper Hill. His sister’s best friend is all grown up and in all the right ways. He knows she’s going to do everything she can to protect her heart and keep him at arm’s length, but West has other ideas.

He will win the girl that got away. No matter what it takes…

An Avon Romance


Wild Nights - Vegas Nights, #3

Wild Nights
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781619226203
  • Release: 2015-07-21
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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A guy of her own? She’s not holding her breath—until he steals it away.

Vegas Nights, Book 3

Natalie’s girls-only weekend in Vegas is shot to hell, thanks to her friends ditching her for very sexy, very famous guys. Not that she blames them. She knows what lonely feels like. A nurse’s long hours leave little time for a social life.

Then she collides with and spills her drink all over a very fine, very exposed male chest. A chest belonging to Noah Wilde, lead singer for the infamous Wilde & Wicked rock band. Thankfully, he’s merely amused as she tries to take care of the mess she made.

Noah sure would like to make a mess of the gorgeous, petite lady with luminous blue eyes. There’s no resisting the urge to tempt her along for an adventurous night of gambling, drinking, eating, and sin.

But during the harsh light of day, Noah has a change of heart. Not about the fact he likes Natalie—a lot. He’s not sure he wants to drag this sweet lady through his sordid life. Even though sparing her could cost them both a chance at forever.

Warning: Contains a nurse who thought she knew all there was to know about anatomy, and a rock god who’s about to show her a few spots she missed. To say they both hit the jackpot would be an understatement.


Sweet Seduction Boxed Set - A Sweet Life for Diabetes

Sweet Seduction Boxed Set
  • Number: B00R5CZ4VG
  • Release: 2015-05-01
  • Authors: Karen Erickson, Megan Hart, Mari Carr, Lexi Blake, Roni Loren, Nina Lane, Lauren Hawkeye, J. Kenner, Avery Aster, J. S. Cooper, Julia Kent, Elisabeth Grace, Nicole Edwards, Emma Hart
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Brenda Novak's Online Auction For Diabetes Research
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Fourteen NEW Erotic Romances by Bestselling Authors to Benefit Diabetes Research plus BONUS book!

In 2014 A Sweet Life, the boxed set curated by Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research, raised $100 000. This year we’re back for a second helping, and you can indulge too! Priced at only 9.99, this stunning limited edition collection features fourteen BRAND NEW contemporary romances by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors...

You can make a difference while you read! All proceeds from the sale of Sweet Seduction will be donated to the Diabetes Research Institute via Brenda Novak’s Online Auction for Diabetes Research.

Featuring a foreword and a bonus book by New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones.


Endless Nights - Vegas Nights, #2

Endless Nights
  • Number: 9781619226197
  • Release: 2015-04-28
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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The sex is crazy good. Is it crazier to want something more?

Vegas Nights, Book 2

Andrea and her two best friends have shed their nurses’ scrubs for a long-awaited weekend in Las Vegas, and nothing—flight delays, lost luggage, or the slightly weird guy with the sketchy invite to an exclusive bash—is going to stop their fun.

Within minutes of arriving at the opulent party, she’s deep in conversation with gorgeous, funny Luke Nelson, wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. For some crazy reason, he can’t seem to keep his eyes—or hands—off her.

Luke isn’t looking for a hookup, he just wants to relax…until he gets one look at the classy brunette in the barely there dress. One minute they’re talking, the next they’re all over each other in a dark corner. It’s like he’s an addict and she’s the fix he’s been searching for all his life.

One night of hot sex isn’t nearly enough. But after a weekend spent never more than a few inches apart, the time is quickly approaching when they’ll have to make a long-distance relationship work—or break it off.

Warning: A lady who wants to go a little wild, a good-guy pro athlete who likes a little sass with his class, crazy good sex, and a crazy ex.


Reckless Nights - Vegas Nights, Book 1

Reckless Nights
  • Number: 9781619223172
  • Release: 2015-01-13
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Sometimes dream crushes do come true.

Reagan can’t believe her luck—and not in a good way. One minute she’s hanging out with her friends at an exclusive party in Las Vegas. The next, she’s attracted the attention of a famous actor. Not just any actor. Declan Carter, the man on whom she used to—okay, might still—have a fangirl crush. Whose blue eyes leave her embarrassingly tongue tied.

All Declan wants is to meet a nice, normal woman who won’t use him as a stepping stone to fame. Something about Reagan tells him she could be that rare woman, and he follows his instinct to invite her back to his suite—where they proceed to have wild monkey sex. All. Night. Long.

What was supposed to be one night of no-regrets sex stretches out into a blissful weekend of two people who can’t get enough of each other. But when the glamour of Sin City wears off, they’re standing on the edge of a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn a weekend fling into something lasting. Will they take the jump?

Warning: Smokin’ hot sexy weekend with a gorgeous actor? There shouldn’t be a warning—more like encouragement to indulge your fantasies!


Game For Tonight - Game for It

Game For Tonight
  • Number: B00OXJYI2K
  • Release: 2014-11-17
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

She'll teach him the art of seduction one play at a time...

Publicist Aubrey Cooper never should have crossed the line. After all, pro football player Flynn Foley is her client. But something about this mouth-wateringly-hot, clean-cut athlete makes Aubrey imagine all kinds of X-rated fantasies. And it only takes one game-changing play?and one night?to turn the tables from strictly business to very, very personal…

Flynn has maintained a no-sexy-distractions policy for his entire pro career. Aubrey is exactly the kind of distraction he was trying to avoid, and she's the one he can't resist. When the media catches wind of their naughty little liaison, however, Aubrey's boss steps in to make them an official couple. What Flynn doesn't know is that Aubrey is forced to fake the relationship?or lose her job.

Now Aubrey must hide the truth…even as she begins to fall for Flynn.


Falling for Her Husband - The Renaldis, #3

Falling for Her Husband
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781619223004
  • Release: 2014-07-22
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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She’s desperate to remember…and he’s desperate to forget.

As one of the heads of his family’s well-respected fashion house, Vincenzo Renaldi is used to living life at light speed. His relationship with Amber, a successful model, was the definition of “jet-set”, from whirlwind romance to quickie wedding. Now, at the rate these two workaholics are going, they may as well live in two different worlds.

Determined to recapture the magic that drew them together, Vince flies to New York to confront his wife. And only succeeds in chasing her away—straight into the path of a moving car.

When Amber awakens in the hospital, she’s overjoyed to see her husband by her side. Yet there’s something behind the relief in his tired eyes. And something behind his determination to treat her like a queen. Something that lurks just beyond the shadows of her missing memories.

And when the truth re-emerges, the pain could be a sign of healing…or the final straw that tears them apart once and for all.

Warning: The last of the Renaldi brothers finally gets his story. Which means a hot and possessive Italian man is on the menu, determined to show his beautiful wife just how much he loves her. In every sizzling, sexy way he can.


Stranded with a Hero

Stranded with a Hero
  • Number: B00G1IWYK4
  • Release: 2013-11-11
  • Authors: Karen Erickson, Coleen Kwan, Roxanne Snopek, Cindi Madsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Getting snowed in never felt so good as boundaries are crossed, opposites attract, and friends discovering more promise a Christmas no one will ever forget. Loving Mindy by Karen Erickson

Mindy can’t believe she's stuck with her ex–best friend—and the man whose heart she broke years ago—for the holidays, though the tension between them is more than enough to keep them warm. Josh Powers never forgot Mindy, but he can’t risk his heart a second time. White-Hot Holiday by Coleen Kwan

Naomi’s sworn off men like Aaron—rich, cocky, and dismissive of holiday traditions. Aaron decided to spend Christmas in sunny Australia to avoid snowy New York, not to fall for the woman his best friend warned him away from. But when a volcano grounds him, Aaron and Naomi's relationship becomes eruptive. An Officer and a Rebel by Cindi Madsen

The last person police officer Nate Walsh expected to discover in a snowstorm is his brother's ex and former town rebel, Kelsey Cooper. She’s his complete opposite and totally off-limits, but as they wait out the storm together, all he can think is how he wishes she'd stay forever. Saving the Sheriff by Roxanne Snopek

Frankie Sylva was determined to free the reindeer cruelly held for a holiday roadshow, even if it meant risking her own life. Deputy Sheriff Red LeClair set out to save a stranger in a snowstorm, never expecting he’d be the one to be rescued.


Worth Everything - Worth It, Book 4

Worth Everything
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781619212978
  • Release: 2013-02-05
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Can two lost souls find their way to love?

Anastasia Renaldi’s life is a complete lie. Disinherited from the family fashion-accessory business and informed she’s the illegitimate daughter of the famous—and long-dead—Michael Worth of Worth Luxury, she has no one to turn to. No real family, no job, no identity to claim. Lost and confused, she turns to the one man who can help her obtain what is rightfully hers.

Attorney Gavin Westmore is hired to discover the truth. Does Stasia Renaldi have a stake to claim in the Worth empire? From the moment he meets her, Gavin knows what sort of woman Stasia is. Calculating, devious—she won’t let anything or anyone get in the way of her pursuit of a fortune. As long as he can collect his generous fee, he’s fine with it.

But Gavin soon discovers his perception of Stasia is wrong. She truly is confused, a sweet, ambitious woman who wants what rightfully belongs to her. Soon they’re spending lots of time together—and it goes beyond the attorney/client type meetings. The only question is, after untangling the web of lies to get to the truth, whether there will be any room left for love.

Warning: A secret Worth sister? Yes, indeed. Not only will you catch a glimpse of all those delicious Worth brothers one last time, you’ll get to know their sweet, feisty sister—and the man who’ll tame her. All in the name of love.


Game for Trouble - Game for It, #2

Game for Trouble
  • Stars
  • Number: B00EBRGHT6
  • Release: 2013-10-28
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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He’ll play dirty to get what he wants…  Willow Cavanaugh would be happy if she never saw cocky football star Nick Hamilton again. Sure, their fling was the hottest she’d had, but he’s way too much of a playboy to settle down with one woman. Plus, she’s got her heart set on a piece of real estate for her catering business—and Nick owns that property.  Nick may be at the top of his game, but all he wants is a second chance with Willow. When he offers to sell her his commercial space if she agrees to a series of dates with him, their chemistry is so scintillating that jumping back into bed seems like an inevitability. But Willow’s decided all’s fair in sex and blackmail. Little does she know, Nick’s playing to win…and she’s the prize.


Kidnapping His Bride - The Renaldis, Book 2

Kidnapping His Bride
  • Number: 9781619214828
  • Release: 2013-10-22
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Catch her if you can…

Rafael Renaldi is a modern man with an old-fashioned secret—an arranged marriage. Though it was an informal agreement, made when they were children, Rafe has always been a little in love with the beautiful, passionate Catalina Campioni. And assumed that the single, searing kiss they shared years ago sealed the deal.

Marriage? Babies? Not now—not yet. After growing up witnessing her mother’s devastation over her father’s cheating, Cat has no intention of settling down anytime soon. She plans to live life to the fullest before marching down the aisle—and it definitely won’t be with womanizing, lethally charming Rafe.

When Rafe realizes his bride-to-be wants nothing to do with him, he does what a crazed man might do—he kidnaps her. But not to force her to the altar. She wants adventure? He’ll show her adventure, and show her life with him will never be dull.

But even as they fall in love, someone close is desperate to keep them apart and will do whatever it takes to ensure they won’t marry. Anyone. Ever…

Warning: Put a sexy, charming Italian hero together with a fiery, beautiful Italian heroine and you have a combustible romance on your hands. Nothing like a good old-fashioned kidnapping and arranged marriage to help a couple fall in love.


Tempted by Her Boss - The Renaldis 1

Tempted by Her Boss
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781619213418
  • Release: 2013-07-02
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Business? Meet pleasure…

The Renaldis, Book 1

Paige Stewart has committed the ultimate nanny sin—she’s fallen in love with her boss. She adores Matteo Renaldi’s sweet, precocious son. Who wouldn’t? But it’s torture going about her day-to-day tasks, catching fleeting glimpses of the boy’s enigmatic father. Chastising herself for fantasizing she’s in the Renaldi master bed…

It’s ridiculous, pointless. After all, soon little Matty won’t need her anymore and she’ll move on.

Matteo has no interest in dating. He’s consumed by work, his son…and his son’s nanny. She’s everything he’s not: young, carefree, trusting, maybe a little naïve. She deserves better than an embittered widower. Yet when she accidentally falls into his arms, he can’t resist drawing her in for a kiss that quickly spirals out of control.

As they travel to his family’s home in Italy and slowly fall in love, the whispers start. And when one particularly ugly story blows up in their faces, their reputations might escape unscathed, but their hearts may not…

Warning: The sexy, grumpy Italian hero is finally won over by his son’s sweetly beautiful nanny—though it was quite the challenge for her to catch him. Watch for lots of high drama, passionate love and malicious rumors before these two can find their HEA.


Tempting Cameron

Tempting Cameron
  • Number: B00C74YPTE
  • Release: 2013-04-01
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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For Cameron McKenzie, Chloe Dawson has always just been his younger sister Jane’s best friend—a pesky annoyance who followed him around and acted like he hung the moon. It isn’t until Jane’s wedding to her firefighter beau Chris that Chloe reappears in his life…and she isn’t pesky or annoying anymore. In fact, the beautiful Chloe tempts him beyond reason. But Cam knows he’s damaged goods—not nearly good enough for Lone Pine Lake’s resident good girl.

Chloe’s always dreamed of a future with the dark, brooding Cam, and after they share an explosive kiss, she wonders if her dream could be coming true. Cam’s never stuck around his hometown for long, though, so she makes him an offer: one sweet summer romance with no strings attached. This good girl’s ready for an adventure…one that just might end up lasting a lifetime.


Game for Marriage - Game for It, #1

Game for Marriage
  • Stars
  • Number: B00B0646NK
  • Release: 2013-01-11
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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He’s going in deep to make her his…

Struggling artist Sheridan Harper never imagined she’d spend a sizzling night with Jared Quinn, the smoking-hot star quarterback of her local professional football team, the San Jose Hawks. And she’s even more shocked when Jared’s publicist offers her a proposition: a fake marriage to keep Jared out of the gossip mags. Being that close to Jared would be too tempting, so to protect her heart, she insists on secretly including a clause forbidding sex between them.

Jared just wants to keep his starting QB job and keep it in San Jose. His reputation as a ladies’ man has landed him in the headlines one too many times, but there’s something about his kind, passionate new wife that tempts him beyond reason. Any sort of intimacy between them is completely forbidden, but as their bodies fall in deep, will their hearts follow suit?


Five Golden Rings - A Christmas Collection

Five Golden Rings
  • Number: B009CX9VR4
  • Release: 2012-12-11
  • Authors: Vivienne Lorret, Karen Erickson, Sandra Jones, Sophie Barnes, Rena Gregory
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse
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The holidays are a time for wishes, magic and, of course, love. Celebrate the season with this delightful collection of Christmas tales.

What better way for Connor Talbot, Earl of Redfirn, to spend the holidays than convincing Leonora Compton that the only match she needs to make is with him!

The Duke of Ashton has had three years to plan for his perfect Christmas present—the Lady Eleanor Fitzsimmons as his wife. Now, all he has to do is convince the reluctant lady . . .

Phin Baldwin does not believe in Christmas magic . . . until the clever and beautiful Ginny Overton gets it into her head to show him how wonderful it can be when wishes come true.

Just returned from the Crusades, marriage is the last thing on Sir Caerwyn’s mind. But will he be able to resist Lady Nia, the thief of his boyhood heart, when she tempts him yet again?

Responsible Ethan Weatherstone is determined to save Penelope Rutledge—and her reputation—from her silly scheme, but can he save himself from the temptation of her lips?


Worth the Challenge - Worth It, Book 3

Worth the Challenge
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781609288587
  • Release: 2012-10-16
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Together, they’re magic. Now to capture it in a bottle…

For once in his errant life, Rhett Worth is ready to prove to his older brothers he’s more than good looks and a woman-melting smile. Except he’s screwed up. And it’s about to hit the fan as he prepares to tell them he’s failed to deliver the master perfumer, Michel Durand, to create Worth Luxury’s signature scent.

Then salvation walks through the boardroom door, all wrapped up in a petite, seductive package.

Gabriella Durand is prepared to beg the Worths to give her capricious father another chance. Instead, she finds the devastatingly handsome Rhett Worth offering it to her as if he’d planned it all along. And Gabriella, hungry to emerge from her father’s shadow, jumps at it.

Soon they’re in Maui to hunt for the perfect scent…and find it in the tropical breeze that washes across their entwined bodies. Now the pressure is on to capture that passion in a bottle—before they let love complicate the delicate mix. Before a whiff of betrayal threatens to destroy everything.

Warning: The last of the Worth brothers, he’s the wildest one of all. Expect lots of challenges, much yearning, plenty of vulnerabilities revealed—and lots of macho Alpha behavior on the hero’s part. Don’t worry, though. He’ll be begging for the heroine’s love before the end, we guarantee it.


Under My Umbrella - Fated, Book 1

Under My Umbrella
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781609280628
  • Release: 2010-06-22
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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It’ll take more than a fire hose to cool down this attraction…

Rain, rain, go away. That’s Jenna’s mantra as she suffers through yet another rain-soaked walk home from work. At least the tight butt of the guy walking in front of her offers some distraction. When he turns around and asks to share her umbrella, she realizes his front view is as smokin’ as the back. What better way to get up close and personal with the object of her ogling?

Brett noticed his hot little neighbor weeks ago, but until now hadn’t worked up the nerve—or found the opportunity—to approach her. Too many hours at the fire station has left him longing for something more out of life. Like the company of a sweet, sexy woman. Maybe, if he’s lucky, kindling a relationship.

Jenna surprises herself again when she offers to let him dry off in her apartment. One minute he’s toweling off his hair, the next their chemistry explodes in the hottest sex either of them have ever experienced. And suddenly they’re both wondering if he’s the match to her tinder, or if it’s too much, too fast…

Warning: Contains smokin’ hot sex with a delicious stranger who turns out to be her neighbor who turns into the hottest firefighter she’s ever met. Grab a glass of ice water to cool these flames!


Jane's Gift - Lone Pine Lake series Book 1

Jane's Gift
  • Stars
  • Number: B00BFQAOT0
  • Release: 2012-10-25
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
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Lone Pine Lake's resident playboy, fire captain Christian Nelson, is loving his single-guy lifestyle until the quiet, mysterious Jane Clark comes for a tour of the firehouse with her three small children. Chris is immediately drawn to the beautiful woman—even though he's been burned by commitment in the past.

Having lived through a devastating house fire years ago, Jane's hesitant when her brother's best friend, Christian, offers to help quell her family's residual fears. But despite her brother's warnings about his friend's playboy status and dangerous occupation, Jane's heart has other plans.

Each book in the Lone Pine Lake series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.


Worth the Risk

Worth the Risk
  • 4 Stars 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781609288570
  • Release: 2012-07-10
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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How to make a strong man fall hard? Refuse him.

Hunter Worth lives life to the absolute fullest. As vice president and head of brand marketing for Worth Luxury Goods, he’s brought his family’s business firmly into the twenty-first century. Ruthless yet charming, he’s now set his sights on the sexiest member of the marketing team. First thing on his agenda? Seduction.

Gracie Hayes needs her job at Worth—and she’s not about to let the gorgeous owner and her direct boss distract her—again. Orphaned, and with a rough childhood behind her, she’s worked too hard to compromise everything for a fling, no matter how tempting. Independent, strong and resourceful, she will fight off Hunter. She has to.

Flirting, stolen kisses, a few nights of scorching hot sex…Hunter has all that in mind and more with the delicious Gracie. He never figures he’d fall in love or that she’d deny him. How will Hunter convince Gracie he’s the one for her?

Warning: Contains yet another one of those sexy, bossy Worth brothers, though this one is too full of charm for his own good. Watch as he falls hard—and watch as she tries her hardest to dodge his every attempt at seduction.


A Scandalous Affair - The Merry Widows, #3

A Scandalous Affair
  • Number: B00814M3V6
  • Release: 2012-07-30
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Carina Press
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From the moment Daphne, Lady Pomeroy, meets the mysterious Marquess of Hartwell at a masquerade ball, she's determined to seduce him. The handsome, charming man cannot possibly be the cold, calculating lord who Society calls "Black Hart." Risking everything, the lonely widow invites the elusive Hartwell to her dinner party…for two.

Hartwell's arrogant reputation is built on a lie. For he has a shameful secret that keeps him in the shadows: a stutter—his downfall since childhood. He'd rather keep his mouth shut than look the fool. But he's shocked to discover that in Daphne's company—and in her bed—his stutter vanishes.

After one wanton evening together, Daphne is hurt when the lord lives up to his Black Hart name. Yet his reasons for leaving surprise even him. Now he must confess everything or risk losing Daphne forever…

22,000 words


Under His Protection - Protect and Defend, Book 1

Under His Protection
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B007R5LP4G
  • Release: 2012-04-02
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Karen Erickson
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Protecting the vice president's daughter is Secret Service agent Mason Russell's top priority. With the election looming and the party's hold shaky, Mason's been given an important assignment - rein the controversial party girl Blake Hewitt in.

He'd like to rein Blake in all right. Keep her under his control and naked beneath him at all times. Blake is the sexiest thing he's ever seen but she's strictly off limits. Though she tempts him like no other.

Banished from the capital and sent far away to the family's vacation home, Blake seizes her chance. She'll make Mason hers no matter what it takes. But the noble Mason doesn't make it easy, and danger lurks where they least expect it...


Her Christmas Pleasure - The Merry Widows

Her Christmas Pleasure
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781426892707
  • Release: 2011-11-28
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Carina Press
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Damien Morton is madly in love. Unfortunately, it's with his best friend's widow, Lady Danver. Damien is not worthy of Celia. Or so he thinks. Desperate to escape his feelings for her, he plans to leave the country at the first of the year. Celia treats him as a family friend and nothing more-until they share a heated kiss beneath the mistletoe...

Celia is shocked by the passions that surge within her at her dear friend's kiss. One touch and one taste aren't enough to satisfy her cravings, and she is startled into action. Damien has stirred something inside her that she never expected to experience again, and she must have more. Full of shameless desire and emotions newly discovered, she decides to pursue Damien and won't be deterred. Will she be able to convince him to stay-both in her heart and life-forever?

20,000 words


Worth the Scandal - Worth It, Book 1

Worth the Scandal
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781609287740
  • Release: 2012-03-20
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Strictly business? Try telling that to her heart…

Alexander Worth, President and CEO of Worth Luxury Goods, is a man never to be crossed. His unwavering sense of responsibility to the family business requires him to always be in complete and utter control. Until it comes to Tessa Crawford.

She’s quietly professional, shy, voluptuous…and she works for him. Which means she is the one woman he must never touch, no matter how hard his gut twists with need for her.

After rising above her disadvantaged childhood, Tessa knows the last thing she should do is risk throwing it all away by falling into bed with her sexy boss. But on an extended European business trip, all self-imposed barriers burn away in the heat of their sizzling chemistry.

Once back home, though, whispers of corporate espionage turn into full-blown scandal—and Tessa finds out the hard way where Alex’s loyalties lie. Determined to soldier on, she picks herself up and carries on with a secret, yet welcomed burden. Never guessing that Alex will make a reappearance in her life, ready to show her once and for all that family does, indeed, come first.

Warning: Contains a sweet-yet-strong woman, and a bossy alpha male brought to his knees by the woman he desperately loves. Involves enough begging and groveling that the reader may be tempted to “accidentally” leave it for her significant other to “find”. For instructional purposes only, of course!


Indulgent Pleasures

Indulgent Pleasures
  • Stars
  • Number: B0050JAZV0
  • Release: 2011-05-11
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * Romance: Sports
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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What's your fantasy?

Stephanie Shaw's ready to experience a fantasy or two all for the sake of her job. Research for the magazine she works for could result in her own column and she wants it. Bad.

Almost as bad as the gorgeous man she runs into--literally. Justin Hawkins is sinfully hot and ready to indulge in her every whim. A few stolen hours in the backseat of a car turns into the most passionate sexual encounter of her life.

But Stephanie's keeping a secret. When she finds out Justin is a former pro baseball player, no way can she tell him about her job. The media-shy Justin hates being in the public eye and Stephanie's documenting their sexual encounters for the entire city to read--anonymously.

A betrayal of trust hurts them both and sends them reeling. And also renders them apart. Stephanie's devastated, Justin's angry. Can this relationship be fixed?


Simple Twist of Fate - Fated, Book 3

Simple Twist of Fate
  • Stars
  • Number: B00546GPNG
  • Release: 2011-08-16
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Sometimes you run in to love. Sometimes it runs into you.

Love at first sight? It's so not happening for Morgan. Never mind that her two best friends, who are both up to their eyeballs in happily ever after, are playing matchmaker. She wants out of her worst blind date ever-and her "out" abruptly finds her when she's knocked out cold walking into a door.

One look into the eyes of the beautiful woman with the gash on her head, and paramedic Evan Marshall is a goner. Professional ethics say hands off the patient. Once her stitches are out, though, he can't resist the impulse to ask her out. As their first date flares into a white-hot affair, he feels it in his bones-she's the one. Evan's everything Morgan could ever want in a man, but things are happening way too fast. She made that mistake once before and, certain this relationship is careening down the same road to heartbreak, she slams on the brakes.

To her surprise, Evan lets her go. And by the time she realizes she just let her one chance at happily ever after slip away, it could be too late.

Warning: Fated love strikes again. Featuring toe-curling sex, a sweet-talking man and a woman who can't help but give in to her secret desires. Will true love reign supreme? Most definitely.


Baby, Don't Lose My Number - Fated, Book 2

Baby, Don't Lose My Number
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781609283049
  • Release: 2010-12-21
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Never press the "ignore" button on love.

In these uncertain times, Mia Skinner's Blackberry is her lifeline to independence.and a twenty-four/seven chain to her overbearing boss. When she loses it on a girls' night out, it's a disaster with pink slip written all over it-until she takes a chance and calls her number. And ends up talking to Mr. Sexiest-Voice-Alive.The moment Jacob Miller lays eyes on the phone's beautiful owner, a bolt of lust makes him want to make a sexy mess of her tidy outfit and perfectly straight hair. Which is a good sign. It means he's almost fully recovered from a near-debilitating construction accident. Perhaps a little horizontal healing will get him back on his feet for good.

As their passion burns bright and hot, a funny thing happens. Mia's ignoring her phone-and Jake's the one itching to get back to work. But he's building a plan that'll let her hang up on her increasingly creepy boss for good. If Mia's willing to meet him in the middle.

Warning: Delicious, toe-curling sex including a lusty scene in a truck flying down the freeway. A hero whose greatest thrill is lavishing all his attention upon the woman he wants more than anything in the world.


Neon Chaos - An End of Days Title

Neon Chaos
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781609286293
  • Release: 2011-11-01
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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A one-night stand turns into a partnership for survival…

Party girl Samantha Sanders is celebrating her thirtieth birthday in style—a road trip to Las Vegas for a long weekend with her girlfriends. Staying in the swankiest hotel on the strip, she’s naked and in bed with the sexiest guy she’s ever laid eyes on when the clock strikes twelve. Who knew the world would really end December 21, 2012? Those Mayans, they weren’t lyin’…

Russ Weaver is above all else a soldier. Looking for a little fun before spending Christmas with his crazy family, a weekend on leave in Vegas unexpectedly turns into his newest mission——protecting the sweet, scared woman he happens to be in bed with when the world as they know it is over.

Wandering throughout the virtually abandoned streets of Vegas, the fine city has turned into a war zone. Their only hope to get out alive is to stick together—and fight those who wish to cease their endeavors. Permanently.

Warning: It’s not all doom and gloom. A sexy man who’s a fierce protector, a sassy woman with fortitude of steel, these two stick together through it all. Watch the sparks fly—true love does endure. I promise.


Lessons in Indiscretion

Lessons in Indiscretion
  • Stars 5 Stars
  • Number: B004XVSU86
  • Release: 2011-06-20
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Carina Press
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Widowed Lady Julia Renwick is still young enough to crave a man's touch; but she's too old to think that the Earl of Bedingfield could see her as anything more than a family friend. Garrett Walker is handsome, charming and only 26 years old—the perfect catch for any one of this year's debutantes.

Garrett has no interest in the maidens vying for his attentions. He wants only Julia. With just two weeks left in the season, he makes a bold move by asking her to dance. When she counters with a shocking request of her own, Garrett eagerly agrees.

Soon, they are stealing away for passionate encounters at every society event they attend. Garrett introduces Julia to excitements she never knew existed, and her newfound confidence quickly attracts other eligible men. It's not long before Garrett realizes he must find a way to keep the lady all to himself...

17,000 words


Fallen

Fallen
  • Stars
  • Number: 978-1-60737-983-6
  • Release: 2011-03-29
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Loose Id LLC
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Loose Id Review Coordinator Jordan Sumner is ready to embrace her new life. After nearly dying at the hands of her mother, moving to a new town offers new possibilities. First on her agenda? Get a tattoo. She just doesn't expect the tattoo artist to be so incredibly sexy or for her to recognize him as the guardian angel who saved her life years ago.

Gabriel Wilder knows the minute he sees Jordan she's different from any other woman he's ever met. A fallen angel with no memory of his past, he senses Jordan is linked to him. He's drawn to her sexually--in every sort of way. They're meant for each other and no matter how much he fights it, he knows it's a waste of his time.

An unknown evil is sent from Jordan's past and is ready to sink its claws into her. Gabe must fight to save what he considers his--Jordan. But is he strong enough to fend off the demon who wants Jordan as his sacrifice, now that he's fallen...fallen for her?
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content and graphic language. 


Playing with Fire

Playing with Fire
  • Number: 9781605049168
  • Release: 2010-12-07
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary, * SPICY: Multiple Partners
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Forbidden Michaela thinks her attraction toward her bisexual roommate is futile but Austin is most definitely interested. The chemistry between them is too strong to deny and soon they're indulging in a scorching-hot affair. Michaela trusts him enough to share her darkest fantasy but is Austin willing to share? ÿ Tangled Scarlett's always wanted what she can't have. Her crush Drake isn't interested, he's hot for Trevor. But the gorgeous Trevor wants her. Taking him up on his offer, one night with Trevor ends up being the hottest sex of Scarlett's life. Inviting Drake into the picture only makes it hotter. Now Trevor's not so sure he wants to share.


Stolen Hearts - Stolen Hearts is a stand-alone sequel to Virgin Jewels

Stolen Hearts
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781419915680
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Karen Erickson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc
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Stolen Hearts is a stand-alone sequel to Virgin Jewels.

Celeste Anderson doesn't believe in love at first sight. She intends to marry someone with the same interests and financial aspirations and have a neat, orderly life. But there's something to be said for the thrill of the unknown — and when Alex enters her family jewelry store, her body decides it's more than ready for a few thrills.

Desperate for his father's approval, ex-jewel thief Alex Moretti reluctantly agrees to steal an antique diamond bracelet from a tiny, ill-secured shop. No problem for a pro like Alex — until he meets Celeste. Now the only thing he's interested in stealing is her heart.