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Angelfire II Quartet

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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.

Only the Lonely
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Awards & Honors: 5 star review from Harriet Klausner!

Only the Lonely,
Book 1 of the Angelfire II Quartet
by Karen Wiesner
Contemporary Romance
ISBNs: 978-1-304-57828-0 (trade paperback);
978-1-922233-53-0 (electronic)

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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.

Characters from FIRST LOVE and FOREVER MAN, Books 2 and 3 of the original Angelfire Trilogy, Mikey Lund (mechanic at Brett Foxx’s garage) and Diane Hoffman (friend of Darlene Foxx’s)

Midnight Angel
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Midnight Angel,
Book 2 of the Angelfire II Quartet
by Karen Wiesner
Contemporary Romance
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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.

Characters from FIRST LOVE, Book 2 of the original Angelfire Trilogy, Jamie (“Doobs”) Dubois (friend of Brett, Jace, and Mikey’s) and Roxanne (“Rox”) Hart (friend of Darlene and Diane’s)

Status of this book: Outline, first draft and revision complete; planning to polish in Summer 2014.

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Shadows of the Night
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Shadows of the Night,
Book 3 of the Angelfire II Quartet
by Karen Wiesner
Contemporary Romance
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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?

Characters from FIRST LOVE and FOREVER MAN, Books 2 and 3 of the original Angelfire Trilogy, Cherish Stephenson (Darlene’s boss) and Ty Foxx (Brett and Darlene’s brother)

Status of this book: Planning to research and outline in December 2014, write in April 2015, revise in June 2015, and polish in August 2015.

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Promises in the Dark
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Promises in the Dark,
Book 4 of the Angelfire II Quartet
by Karen Wiesner
Contemporary Romance
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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 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?

Cherish Stephenson was Darlene’s boss in FIRST LOVE, Book 2 of the original Angelfire Trilogy and she became an important secondary character in Books 1-3 in the Angelfire II Quartet. Her cousin, Sapphire, was first introduced in the Angelfire II Quartet, as was William (starting in Book 2 as Roxanne’s bodyguard).

Status of this book: Planning to research and outline in December 2016, write in April 2017, revise in July 2018, and polish in August 2018.

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Angelfire II Quartet Collection
by Karen Wiesner
Contemporary Romances

Ebook collection includes Books 1-4, available at a discount when purchased together!

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