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The Amethyst Angel and A Home for Christmas (2-in-1 Inspirationals)
The Amethyst Star and Creatures of the Night (2-in-1 Supernaturals)
Sweet Dreams
Restless as Rain
Silver Bells, Wedding Bells

2-in-1 Collections

From the author: You might be wondering, What’s up with “Dame Amethyst”? Award-winning author Karen Wiesner was Dame Amethyst, the founder of Jewels of the Quill, an award-winning group of authors in all genres banded together to promote their many books. Jewels of the Quill produced two award-winning group anthologies per year from 2005-2011 (all currently out of print). Karen edited all 14 anthologies and designed the covers as well as contributing a novella to each. Additionally most of Karen’s contributions were put in “Dame Amethyst” collections. All of these have been revised and reissued, including the titles listed below.

The Amethyst Angel/A Home for Christmas
(Designed by Karen Wiesner)

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Awards & Honors: 2015 BTS Red Carpet Reader's Choice Award nominee!   RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award winner!   2006 EPIC Award winner!   Love Romances Golden Rose Award winner!   2005 Ecataromance Book of the Year winner!   4 ½ stars and Top Pick from RT Book Reviews!
5 books from Long and the Short Reviews!   5 angels from Fallen Angel Reviews!   5 flags from EuroReviews!   5 heart review from Love Romances!   4.75 stars from Once Upon a Romance Review!
4 ½ hearts from Love Romances!
5 stars from Ecataromance!
5 stars from Classic Romance Revival!

The Amethyst Angel and A Home for Christmas
2-in-1 Inspirational Romance Novellas!
by Karen Wiesner
Revised and Reissued!
978-1-365-12644-4 (mass market paperback);
978-1-365-12651-2 (trade paperback); 978-1-925191-70-7 (electronic)

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The Amethyst Angel (traditional romance)
Originally published in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume I, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology (out of print)

Elena Lopez's father has decided to play matchmaker with his long-time friend and neighbor, Marta Delgado, when Marta's nephew comes to town. Elena has a secret, though: She's always loved Marta's own son Pablo. An amethyst angel belonging to a dying boy reminds Elena that spending her life waiting for something to happen isn't living and that love must be shared. Can she take the risk of telling Pablo her feelings even if he doesn't share her love?

A Home for Christmas (inspirational romance)
Originally published in SMALL GIFTS, A Jewels of the Quill Christmas Anthology (out of print)

Craig Stevens is determined to tell Christie of his feelings for her once and for all. But how does a painfully shy man reveal his heart without voicing the words that could lead to rejection?

Christie Renata Zondervon grew up in an orphanage and then with a multitude of foster families. All she’s ever wanted is a home and a family, especially at Christmas-time. When she met Craig’s brother, she thought she’d found the man to build that family with, and she was devastated when it didn’t work out.

Craig has been there for Christie since the day they met. He’s dried her tears, held her hand, listened to her talk about her hopes and fears at any time of day or night. He believes in her even when she doesn’t believe in herself. She’s never looked at him romantically before…until he invites her to go to Olympia, Washington to spend Christmas with him and his family. For the first time, Craig begins to show her his heart, and she begins to see him in a whole new light.

Craig has given himself just a few days before Christmas to convince Christie he can be the man of her dreams. Now it’s a countdown to win her heart or bust!

The Amethyst Star and Creatures of the Night
(Designed by Karen Wiesner)

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Awards & Honors: 2014 BTSemag Red Carpet Book Award nominee!   5 flags from EuroReviews!   4 ½ stars from RT Book Reviews!   4 ½ stars from The Romance Studio!   4 ½ hearts from Love Romances!   4 ½ stars from BTSemag!

The Amethyst Star and Creatures of the Night
2-in-1 Supernatural Romance Novellas!
by Karen Wiesner
Revised and Reissued!
978-1-365-14913-9 (mass market paperback);
978-1-365-14919-1 (trade paperback);
978-1-925191-72-1 (electronic)

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The Amethyst Star (futuristic romance)
Originally published in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume II, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology (out of print)

They live in a time when humans have become an endangered species...

Thirty years ago, the men and women of Earth went off to fight in Intergalactic War I, an event which left their world forever altered. With more carbon dioxide in the air, the temperature has risen considerably and made prolonged exposure to the sun deadly. Herbivores have all but disappeared while carnivores have flourished. Man--severely decreased in number--returns to find their families slaughtered by the large man-eaters. Answering the call for help to avoid extinction from their earth allies are two races from two very different worlds: The Patrollers are a breed of aliens with extrasensory perception and the ability to camouflage themselves and their charges in any situation. The Patrollers have become protectors to the humans. Hunters from the planet Chaashane have ultra-strength, speed and instincts, allowing them to both track and destroy the elusive and clever carnivores that have become the dominant species.

Greatly outnumbered by the male sex, women have become earth's most valuable prizes in their roles as Procreators. Their eggs are harvested-in an attempt to "grow" a human race comparable to the days before their near extinction-and fertilized by only the strongest males of the species. Pair-bonding is rare. Families no longer exist since children are gestated in labs and then raised in sex-specific institutions. Lady Sher of the Amethyst Star, a Queen and Procreator, is mankind's last hope for survival. The previous queens have been unable to reproduce for years, and no other females are of harvesting age. While Sher dutifully upholds her obligations to her people, her loneliness and personal desires go unmet. More than anything, she longs for true love, to spend a lifetime with the man of her heart-a man she can create and share a family with. Her heart's desire can never be fulfilled...especially not with the hunter Randolf, who fills her waking and dreaming mind with forbidden longings.

On Randolf's home world, all inhabitants mate for life. The sex drive doesn't become active until the age of 21 and then only after a mate is chosen. At that time, their desire becomes both unbearable and uncontrollable. In a traditional Chaashane ceremony at the age of 17, Randolf and his clan priest shared a vision of Randolf's life-mate. Both saw the rare star of amethyst. When Randolf heard the bi-annual call for hunters to go Earth and saw Lady Sher, he knew his destiny was leading him there. But humans have never pair-bonded with any other race and, given the current state of the earth, destiny and desire may be impossible to fulfill.

Creatures of the Night (romantic fantasy)
Originally published in DAME AMETHYST TREASURES (out of print)

Loner and night owl painter Susanna Heath has just married her exotic-foreigner husband. Nicholai Rostislav disappears all day, coming to her only at night. Now she finds out that he's a bloodsucking vampire. And you thought your marriage had problems.

Sweet Dreams
(Cover Designed by Karen Wiesner)

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Awards & Honors: 4 1/2 star review and Top Pick from RT Book Reviews!   2001 Daphne du Maurier Award finalist!   Runningriver 2000 Reviewer's Top Pick!   5 star review from Ivy Quill Reviews!

Sweet Dreams
by Karen Wiesner
Paranormal Romance
Revised and Reissued!
ISBN 978-1-921636-86-8 (electronic);
978-1-329-06696-0 (trade paperback)

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Someone has unleashed an ancient evil bent on destroying Cassidy Christopher by eradicating the women he loves, one by one...

Just one year earlier, Cassidy's daughter, Maddie, was attacked by a creature who was unleashed by human hands from its chains beneath The Protector, an ancient oak on the Christopher property. In the dead of the night, Maddie calls her best friend, Robyn Warren. Robyn hastens to be with the only family she's ever known.

In the wake of newfound surrender to a love they can no longer fight, Robyn and Cass find they have everything they've ever wanted...except time.

RAR
(Cover Designed by Karen Wiesner)

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Restless as Rain
by Karen Wiesner
Contemporary Romance
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978-1-921636-92-9 (electronic);
978-1-329-06698-4 (trade paperback)

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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. Together they discover common aspirations, a future, love and, ultimately, healing.

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.

Mistletoe Marriages



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Silver Bells, Wedding Bells
(in the Mistletoe Marriages Anthology)
by Karen Wiesner
Romantic Comedy Novella
Available now from DiskUs Publishing
1-58495-056-0 (electronic);
1584950862 (trade paperback)

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Rudy Tadeas is getting married—to the wrong woman!

Jayme Conrad, a reporter for an exposé magazine, is impossibly clumsy...and about to learn the benefits of thinking with the heart instead of with the head. Jayme stumbles to her best friend's rescue, determined to win back the only man she's ever loved.

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