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Author: Karen Kay

Multi-published Author of American Indian Historical Romances, KAREN KAY has been praised by reviewers and fans alike for bringing insights into the everyday life of the American Indian culture of the past. As Reviewer, Suzanne Tucker, once wrote, “Ms. Kay never fails to capture the pride, the passion and the spirit of the American Indian… As in each and every one of her mesmerizing Indian stories, we’re moved beyond words. We feel more, we understand better, we love deeper. They are healing stories of hope, of tenderness, of forgiveness, of great beauty and awe.”

KAREN KAY, whose great grandmother was a Choctaw Indian, is honored to be able to write about the American Indian culture.

“With the power of romance, I hope to bring about an awareness of the American Indian’s concept of honor, and what it meant to them to live as free men and free women. There are some things that should never be forgotten.”

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Brave Wolf and the Lady - The Clan of the Wolf Book 2

Brave Wolf and the Lady
  • Stars
  • Number: B07DV7TTWY
  • Release: 2018-06-18
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Diverse Books, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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He saved her life, then stole her heart….

To escape an arranged marriage, Mia Carlson, daughter of a U.S. senator, instead elopes with the man she loves. As they are escaping from her Virginia home, heading west, their wagon train is brutally attacked, leaving Mia alone and in grave danger. Rescue comes from a most unlikely source, a passing Lakota scouting party, led by the darkly handsome Indian, Brave Wolf.

Although Brave Wolf has consented to guide Mia to the nearest trading post, he holds himself apart from her, for his commitments lie elsewhere. But long days on the trail lead to a deep connection with the red-haired beauty. Yet, he can’t stop wondering why death and danger stalk this beautiful woman, forcing him to rescue her time and again. Who is doing this, and why?

One thing is clear, however: Amid the flurry of dodging assassin bullets, Brave Wolf and Mia come into possession of a powerful love. But is it all for naught? Will Brave Wolf’s obligations and Mia’s secret enemy from the past finally succeed in the sinister plot to destroy their love forever?

Warning: Sensuous romance and cameo appearances of Tahiska and Kristina from the book, Lakota Surrender, might cause a happily-ever-after to warm your heart.


The Princess and the Wolf - The Clan of the Wolf Book 1

The Princess and the Wolf
  • Number: B079QPW33V
  • Release: 2018-02-09
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Diverse Books, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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TWO HEARTS BETRAYED

Refusing to believe the rumors that the European prince she was forced to marry had died in a far-off land, the princess, Sierra, sets sail to America, bent on revenge and determined to learn the truth. Because she will require a scout to guide her through the wilderness, she calls in a favor from the man who had betrayed her long ago, the man she had once loved deeply and had hoped to wed, the noble Cheyenne scout, High Wolf.

Many years before, a European prince had invited High Wolf to travel an ocean and as a brother, to live as a member of the royal family. There High Wolf had fallen in love with the princess, Sierra. But instead of an engagement and the planned wedding, the princess had treacherously married his friend, the prince. Betrayed and broken-hearted, High Wolf sailed back to America, determined to forget the princess. But a promise given to her years earlier brings her back into his life, igniting a desire he must resist, for to surrender to her again is unthinkable.

Forced into one another’s company, with the threat of life or death around every corner, overcoming their prejudice might be their only means of survival. But can either of them trust in a love, once betrayed? Or will their past force them apart again, this time forever?...

This book has been previously published.

Warning: A sensuous romance that might fan the flames of desire. Be warned. You might fall in love all over again.


Seneca Surrender - Warriors of the Iroquois

Seneca Surrender
  • Number: B01M3QAE67
  • Release: 2016-10-27
  • Authors: Karen Kay, Gen Bailey
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Prairie Rose Publications
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Seneca warrior White Thunder discovers a near-drowned beautiful white woman by The-Lake-That-Turns-to-Rapids. In the safety of a nearby cave, he revives her and cares for her, but she has no memory of past events—nor even her own name.

Gradually, Sarah’s memory returns, and she knows that another young woman, Marisa, whom she once traveled with, is in grave danger. Only Sarah holds the key to saving them from an evil man who holds the power of life and death over both women.

Honor-bound by his oath to his wife, Wild Mint, who was murdered fifteen years earlier, White Thunder is torn. How can he help Sarah when he must finish his sworn mission to find Wild Mint’s killer?

With the French and Indian War raging around them, White Thunder and Sarah fall in love against all odds—but will they survive to share the life they’ve hoped for together?


Through The Evergreens

Through The Evergreens
  • Number: B018ZA2TKK
  • Release: 2015-12-04
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: KAREN KAY
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On a visit to see his mother, Sir Lincoln Rinehart encounters a mysterious, young woman on the neighbouring estate of Montague Manor. When he discovers that he is the only one who can see her, he realises she is connected to the terrifying ghost stories he heard as a child of the manor.

Set in the Victorian era, and brought to life by the characters that coloured that time, this novel will take you on a journey back into the past where you will hear the echoes of Lincoln's footsteps and feel the shadow of his pain, as he tries to help lead the working classes out of the darkness of poverty and injustice, and uncover the mystery of the woman who may hold the key to his heart.

Filled with twists and turns, deceit and betrayal, THROUGH THE EVERGREENS explores why the road to redemption is a road less travelled, and how sometimes doing the right thing can come at a great price.


Black Eagle - The Warriors of the Iroquois, #1

Black Eagle
  • Number: 9781619221024
  • Release: 2015-11-24
  • Authors: Karen Kay, Gen Bailey
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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A woman on the run…a warrior’s vow…an assassin on their trail.

The Warriors of the Iroquois, Book 1

With the English and the French at each other’s throats, struggling for control of the North American continent, the battle lines have been drawn. But Marisa Jameson is witness to treachery closer to home.

After she overhears her uncle’s plot to destroy a Dutch town for his own gain, she threatens to expose him—and is forced to run for her life.

When the mesmerizing beauty says she needs a guide to visit a friend, Mohawk warrior Black Eagle volunteers. He knows the wild forests of New England like the back of his hand, but soon senses danger is dogging their heels and suspects there’s more to Marisa’s anxiety to move swiftly than her eagerness to “visit a friend”.

Caught in the crossfire of a war and with a deadly assassin hot on their trail, Marisa and Black Eagle discover that trusting each other is the only way to outrun the enemy—and that love may be the only way to survive.

This book has been previously published under the author’s pseudonym of Gen Bailey, but has been substantially revised and expanded.

Warning: May cause one to fall in love with that special someone all over again.


The Spirit of the Wolf - The Lost Clan 2

The Spirit of the Wolf
  • Number: 9781619220997
  • Release: 2014-07-22
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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The end of a curse hides behind a riddle—and the final clue in the heart of a woman.

The Lost Clan, Book 2

Grey Coyote stands on the knife edge of desperation. An ancient curse dooms his people to a half-life in the mists, neither living nor dead—unless he can solve a deceptively simple riddle. As time runs short, he’s sure the answer lies in beating a white trapper in a game of chance.

Among the trapper’s possessions, though, is a prize he never expected. A golden-haired woman as beautiful, delicate and stubborn as a prairie rose.

One moment Marietta Welsford is wondering how long it will take her hired guide to finish his game so she can hurry home to Rosemead, the English estate to which she hopes to lay claim. The next, she is abandoned with a man whose magnetism tugs at her body and soul, and makes her heart out-thunder the storm.

With so little time to lift the enchantment, Grey Coyote at first views Marietta as a trickster-sent distraction. But as sure as the star that guides him, it soon becomes clear she is the clue that could ultimately free his people…and capture his heart.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Sensuous love scenes and unsolvable riddles might cause sleepless nights filled with unbridled passion.


The Angel and the Warrior - The Lost Clan, Book 1

The Angel and the Warrior
  • Number: 9781619220980
  • Release: 2014-04-01
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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A hunted woman, a forbidden love…and time ticking down on an ancient curse.

Eighteen years ago, Swift Hawk was sent to the earthly realm to try to break an enchantment that curses his clan to a half-life in the mists. As his allotted time runs short, a vision gives him a glimpse of his last chance to free his people. A delicate young woman with translucent white skin and star-like hair.

He never thought his sacred vision would possess the tongue of a shrew.

Angelia Honeywell and her brother Julian fled Mississippi amid a hail of rotten tomatoes and flying bullets. She only fired back in self-defense, but now they are on the run as their father pleads their case to the governor.

With Julian trying to pass himself off as a wagon train scout, Angel knows they need help. When the handsome, black-eyed Swift Hawk agrees to save their skins, she can’t help but be drawn to his compelling gaze. But as they come together in a blaze of desire, the dark shadows of the curse descend, threatening to divide them forever.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: May cause nights of unbridled passion with the one you love.


The Angel and the Warrior - The Lost Clan, Book 1

The Angel and the Warrior
  • Number: B00HSOHSNS
  • Release: 2014-04-01
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Diverse Books
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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A hunted woman, a forbidden love…and time ticking down on an ancient curse.

Eighteen years ago, Swift Hawk was sent to the earthly realm to try to break an enchantment that curses his clan to a half-life in the mists. As his allotted time runs short, a vision gives him a glimpse of his last chance to free his people. A delicate young woman with translucent white skin and star-like hair.

He never thought his sacred vision would possess the tongue of a shrew.

Angelia Honeywell and her brother Julian fled Mississippi amid a hail of rotten tomatoes and flying bullets. She only fired back in self-defense, but now they are on the run as their father pleads their case to the governor.

With Julian trying to pass himself off as a wagon train scout, Angel knows they need help. When the handsome, black-eyed Swift Hawk agrees to save their skins, she can’t help but be drawn to his compelling gaze. But as they come together in a blaze of desire, the dark shadows of the curse descend, threatening to divide them forever.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: May cause nights of unbridled passion with the one you love.


Lone Arrow's Pride - The Legendary Warriors, Book 3

Lone Arrow's Pride
  • Number: 9781609289782
  • Release: 2012-07-17
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Buried treasure shines brightest in the dark…

Ten years after she survived a cholera epidemic that wiped out her entire wagon train, Carolyn White is on a quest to shake off the bad luck that follows her everywhere and which now threatens her adopted family. The unending string of mishaps can have only one source: the gold piece that she, in childish innocence and wonder, once took from a stolen cache.

She tells herself her journey to Crow Country is merely to put the piece back in the cave where she found it. Yet in her heart, she knows it’s the memory of Lone Arrow, the boy who sheltered her there. The boy whose face, now that of a man’s, inhabits her dreams.

Lone Arrow’s anger knows no bounds. Anger with the white woman he suspects isn’t being truthful to him. Anger with himself that he cannot ignore the beauty who captured his heart even as a boy. Though trust is in short supply, he can’t deny his burning need for her. Whatever else she may be, she is his destiny.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Contains a passion that could lead to soul-stirring love.


War Cloud's Passion - Legendary Warrior, Book 2

War Cloud's Passion
  • Number: 9781609289775
  • Release: 2012-06-19
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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A dangerous passion.

At twenty-three, Anna Wiley is lucky. The children aboard an orphan train headed west don’t care that their nurse is too tall, too homely to be loved. They need her, and she will not rest until each one is placed in a loving home, including the last twelve bedraggled, rejected urchins clinging to her skirts.

When their train is attacked by a band of warriors bent on rescuing a kidnapped Indian boy, she doesn’t think twice about protecting the children—all the children, including the boy. Except keeping her charges safe means she must trust the formidable warrior who led the attack.

War Cloud plans to get the strong-willed white woman and her gaggle of children off his hands as soon as possible. Yet as he guides them toward civilization, he realizes there is beauty beneath Anna’s ill-fitting clothes, a strong spirit behind her sparkling green eyes.

Even as passion grows, War Cloud prepares to put her from him, and not only because of the animosity that hangs between their cultures. A centuries-old curse hangs over his ancestral line. A spell that could take her from him forever—should he dare to fall in love.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Contains a passion that could lead to soul-stirring love, if the whispering ancestors have their way.


Night Thunder's Bride - Blackfoot Warrior, Book 3

Night Thunder's Bride
  • Number: 9781609289768
  • Release: 2012-05-22
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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To save her life, they must expose their hearts.

When lady’s maid Rebecca Cothern journeyed westward, she never thought to leave her mistress’s side. Yet as Katrina Wellington completes her own journey with White Eagle, Rebecca waits at Ft. Union under the protection of Blackfoot warrior, Night Thunder.

Despite what she’s been told about the wild nature of the native tribes, Night Thunder is different. Kind, gentle, honorable to a fault…and handsome in a way that makes her breathless for his next touch.

Though Night Thunder relishes stolen moments with the beautiful white woman, circumstances dictate that he should keep his distance. Until she is stolen away in the night, and he discovers he cannot simply ride into the enemy camp, kill the guilty and sweep her to safety. The thieves are vengeful malcontents from his own tribe, which leaves him only one way to save her from the worst kind of violation.

He must claim that she is his bride. Not only that, she must willingly bare all—heart, soul and body—to claim him as hers.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Contains warm, sensual love scenes that are certain to have you reaching for your own true Night Thunder.


White Eagle's Touch - Blackfoot Warriors, Book 2

White Eagle's Touch
  • Number: 9781609289751
  • Release: 2012-04-17
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Two worlds. Forbidden love.

Katrina Wellington is vexed. She must marry to obtain the rest of her inheritance. But her uncle, who left her in New York with a governess to make his fortune out West, has suddenly decided he must approve of her fiancé before he will loosen the purse strings to her dowry.

Swallowing her outrage, the socialite treks to the same wilderness that claimed her parents’ lives years ago. Some small part of her is crestfallen that her uncle is not waiting with open arms. Only three guides, Indian guides, await her, and one of them is far too handsome for his own good.

At first, White Eagle does not like the spoiled, willful niece of the white trader. When he catches a glimpse of the vulnerability behind her prickly exterior, he can’t resist challenging the dazzling beauty to rediscover her true inheritance—the inner strength bequeathed to her by her parents.

Close contact on the trail soon arouses a soul-stirring passion and in its turn, love. But love may not be enough to sustain a relationship that is forbidden in both their worlds.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Contains a captivating passion that could lead to a romantic evening spent in the company of one’s own love.


Gray Hawk's Lady - Blackfoot Warrior, Book 1

Gray Hawk's Lady
  • Number: 9781609289744
  • Release: 2012-03-20
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Different worlds, one heart.

When Lady Genevieve Rohan joins her father in the farthest reaches of the American West, she expects to bring a bit of genteel English charm to his dry, academic existence. Instead, she finds her father desperately ill, and it’s up to her to finish his study of the Indian and publish his work—or face the wrath of his creditors.

Her troubles mount when the men hired to capture a member of the Blackfoot tribe don’t bring her a docile maid to study. They present her with a magnificent warrior—proud, outrageously handsome and simmering with fury at the loss of his freedom.

The white woman is beautiful beyond compare, but Gray Hawk can’t think past his plan to exact revenge against this meddling foreigner. It’s ridiculously easy to escape, then turn the tables and take her captive. When anger turns to passion, then to love, he embarks on a new quest. To claim the stubborn, red-headed vixen as his own.

Yet as their hearts strain toward each other, pride conspires to pull them apart…unless they can each find a way for their hearts to become one.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Contains a raging, simmering love, consumed by its fire and destined to explode at any moment.


Proud Wolf's Woman - Lakota, Book 3

Proud Wolf's Woman
  • Number: 9781609289737
  • Release: 2012-02-21
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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He rescued her from slavery…now he is captive to desire.

Stolen from a cruel husband by the savage Kiowa, Julia Wilson’s life has gone from bad to worse. Just when she has reached the end of her endurance, salvation rides into camp. Neeheeowee, a proud Cheyenne brave who once filled her young heart with romantic dreams, has come to save her from everything—except the flames of desire that still burn.

Bitter and intent on vengeance against the man who killed his wife and unborn child, Neeheeowee has no room in his heart for love. His captured ponies and treasured robes were supposed to be traded for Kiowa weapons. Instead, to his annoyance, he must trade everything for his old friend’s life.

Hard as he tries to hang on to his anger at being set off his mission, he cannot deny he yearns for the woman whose gentle, healing presence reminds him that happiness might exist beyond revenge. Her lips tease him with passion he dare not risk, for those who are long dead still haunt him. To take the love she offers risks his honor—perhaps his very life.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Sensuous lovemaking might bring cause to head West to find your own romance out on the Great Plains.


Lakota Princess - Lakota, Book 2

Lakota Princess
  • Number: 9781609289720
  • Release: 2012-01-24
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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A love that defies the ocean. A secret deeper than blood.

Driven from her home in England by hostile political forces, Estrela was little more than a girl when she came to be raised by a far western Lakota tribe. On the wide, sweeping plains she grew tall and strong, and won the love of a handsome warrior.

But on the eve of their marriage, she is torn away from her native family, torn from the man she loves, and forced to return to a place that feels more like a foreign country than her home. There she merely exists, haunted by her love’s sweet kisses and heated embrace, yearning for his unforgettable touch.

Black Bear has braved the ocean to find the woman whose beauty has captured his soul. But no sooner has he arrived in England than he is called upon to save her life. Who in their right mind would want to murder such a gentle spirit?

As Black Bear comes between her and death time after time, Estrela wishes they could both just disappear back to the plains, and bury the secret she has long hidden—even from him. A secret from which only their love, truer than blood, can save them.

This is a Retro Romance reprint and was originally published by Avon in September 1995.

Warning: Contains separated lovers who will let nothing come between them...not oceans, her mysterious past, or a murderer bent on destroying their future. Sensuous love scenes could make you want to cool off with some skinny dipping, hopefully with a gorgeous lover of your own.


Lakota Surrender - Lakota, Book 1

Lakota Surrender
  • Number: B006BDKTCY
  • Release: 2011-12-13
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Western
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Forbidden love.

As she heads west to join her cavalry officer father at his Kansas outpost, Kristina Bogard eagerly anticipates new adventures-and her first glimpse of wild Indians. She has long dreamed of flashing black eyes, skin-covered lodges and buckskin and leather.

What she finds in Fort Leavenworth, though, is a far cry from her Indian nanny's thrilling stories. What few natives are left are crushed, brokenhearted shadows of their proud past. Except for one, a handsome warrior who stirs up a whole new set of dreams.

Tahiska can't take his eyes off the green-eyed beauty whose graceful hands are fluent in his native sign language. Except he can't afford to let anything distract him from avenging his father, who was killed by two white soldiers.

Though anger fills his mind, Kristina steals into his heart, igniting a wildfire passion that must remain their desperate secret. For soon comes the day of reckoning, when justice will be served.or a travesty will shatter their love.

This book has been previously published.

Warning: Sensuous romance that could prompt you to send up smoke signals for the one you love.


The Last Warrior - American Indian

The Last Warrior
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425221006
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Karen Kay
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Many centuries ago, a village killed the children of the Thunder God. For their crime, the Creature bannished them to live a half existence in the land of mists, neither dead nor alive."

But once in a generation, a brave is given the opportunity to save his clan.

In 1892, that warrior is Black Lion

There was only one way for Black Lion to melt the Thunder God's anger; listen for a sacred white-man's song -- and sing it perfectly with the one who introduced him to it. He joins Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and travels to London, where he encounters the daughter of two opera singers -- the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. However, Suzette Joselyn is already engaged to another man...

But the two are destined to meet again when Suzette shows up in America, pregnant and abandoned by her fiance. Reunited with Black Lion she finds it impossible to turn down his offer of marriage to save her child from life as a bastard. But she doesn't realize that her brave new husband is consumed with a mission that may force him to choose between his people and the woman he loves...


Book Library

  • Brave Wolf and the Lady Brave Wolf and the Lady
  • The Princess and the Wolf The Princess and the Wolf
  • Seneca Surrender Seneca Surrender
  • Through The Evergreens Through The Evergreens
  • Black Eagle Black Eagle
  • The Spirit of the Wolf The Spirit of the Wolf
  • The Angel and the Warrior The Angel and the Warrior
  • The Angel and the Warrior The Angel and the Warrior
  • Lone Arrow's Pride Lone Arrow's Pride
  • War Cloud's Passion War Cloud's Passion
  • Night Thunder's Bride Night Thunder's Bride
  • White Eagle's Touch White Eagle's Touch
  • Gray Hawk's Lady Gray Hawk's Lady
  • Proud Wolf's Woman Proud Wolf's Woman
  • Lakota Princess Lakota Princess
  • Lakota Surrender Lakota Surrender
  • The Last Warrior The Last Warrior