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Incognito Series

Men and women who have sacrificed their personal identities to live in the shadows and uphold justice for all--no matter the cost.

"The Incognito Series has been many things: engrossing, riveting, heart-thumpingly suspenseful, fast paced and exciting--not to mention intensely passionate. I am never unaffected by the emotional twists and turns Ms. Wiesner's characters have to struggle through to reach their happily-ever-after. The heartfelt revelations and passion in a place so filled with evil intent and hopelessness truly is a stroke of writing genius. I dare anyone to remain unmoved after reading it."
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No Ordinary Love (Cover Designed by Karen Wiesner)

No Ordinary Love, Book 1
by Karen Wiesner
Romantic action/adventure suspense
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EPPIE 2007 Winner 2007 EPPIE Award Winner

CAPA 2006 Award 2006 CAPA Nominee

5 hearts and nominated for the 5 heart sweetheart Award from The Romance Studio

bestseller Whiskey Creek Press TOP TEN BESTSELLER LIST for sales in July & August 2006 & March 2007

A Perfect 10 Review from Romance Reviews Today A Perfect 10 Review from Romance Reviews Today

Ledit Slip Contest Finalist







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FTHRW Best Proposal Contest From the Heart Romance Writers' 2004 Lories' Best Proposal Finalist

Preditors & Editors Reader's Poll Winner #27 in the 2006 Preditors & Editors romance category and #23 in the best book cover category

A woman without a past. A man without explanations.

Their love has no beginning. No end...? Kira Gunn, 25-year-old wunderkind, remembers nothing about her life before 31-year-old Vincent Carson. He's been her guardian, her protector, her business partner and her passion for 15 years, yet he remains an enigma who seems to exist solely to give her everything she wants and needs. Who is he? Where did he come from? Who is she and where did she come from? The vague nightmares she's had as long as she can remember--gunshots, utter terror and the gentle eyes of salvation--and Vincent's tender resistance to help her discover the answers of her uncertain past are taking its toll on her body, her heart and her soul. How can she trust a man whose past is as gray as her own? But how can she leave Vincent, the only home she's ever known? For he is her salvation.

The love they share is no ordinary love...

Kira has become the sole reason for Vincent's existence since the moment her vulnerable, trusting child eyes met his own. As Kira struggles with unseen demons, Vincent fiercely guards the truth, even as his own heart takes the wounds of her battle. She wants the one thing he can never give her. To seek out the truth of her past would be to put both of their lives in danger...and could mean losing the only thing in the world that matters to Vincent--Kira's love.

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5 Stars! "This is the first book in the Incognito Series. I found it to be a very solid foundation for what could very well turn out to be one of the best romantic suspense novels of the year. It overflows in action and drama, with just the right amount of romance. Outstanding!" ~Huntress Reviews http://www.huntressreviews.com/erom.htm

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Until Death Do Us Part (Cover Designed by Karen Wiesner)

Until Death Do Us Part, Book 2
by Karen Wiesner
Romantic action/adventure suspense
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EPPIE 2008 finalist 2008 EPIC Award finalist

Ecataromance Reviewer's Choice Award Nominee Ecataromance Reviewer's Choice Award Nominee

bestseller Whiskey Creek Press TOP TEN BESTSELLER LIST for sales in December 2006

5 hearts and winner of 5 heart sweetheart Award from The Romance Studio

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FTHRW Best Proposal Contest From the Heart Romance Writers' 2004 Lories' Best Proposal Finalist

Network operatives Kirsten Ulrick and Ash Barnett have sacrificed their personal identities to live in the shadows and uphold justice for all--no matter the cost.

Captain Shannon McKee has restored order to the Network, a covert government agency. However, corrupt former Head of Operations, Giles Jameson is MIA, intent on destroying the reporters who uncovered his corruption. Operatives Kirsten Ulrick and Ash Barnett go undercover to protect Raven Harris and her husband from their seemingly invisible enemy.

When Raven and Casey Harris lost their child to a supposed accident, they lost their marriage as well. Raven and Casey live together as guilt-ridden strangers, afraid to love and trust each other again...and just as afraid to let go of the bond they once shared. When Raven's life is threatened because of evidence she and her partner uncovered on a dangerously corrupt man of power, and old, unhealed wounds are pierced again, Raven and Casey must renew their vows or let go forever...dead or alive.

Ash and Kirsten accept that they can't protect the Harris' without becoming involved in their lives, but seeing the couples' pain reflects their own private torment. For them, there is no life and no love, only duty.

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5 Cups! "I have just found my new favorite suspense author! It is no wonder that UNTIL DEATH DO US PART took third place in the L-Edit Slip contest. This story ably demonstrates the professionalism Ms Wiesner brings to her writing. The entire book showcases her talent brilliantly, a seamless plot that held me in its grip, realistic scenarios and dialogue, and a skill with language that took me out of merely reading a book and transported me through the world she created. I read on, despite the need for sleep, spellbound from first page to last, gasping outrage even while accepting that there could be no other 'ending' than the one presented. I only hope the next book in this series of five will include an update on Kirsten and Ash as they come to terms with being torn between duty, loyalty to the Network and their love for each other." ~Coffee Time Romance http://www.coffeetimeromance.com/BookReviews/Untildeathusdopartbook2.html

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Bounty on the Rebel's Heart
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Bounty on the Rebel's Heart, Book 3
by Karen Wiesner
Romantic action/adventure suspense
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5 hearts and nominated for the 5 heart sweetheart Award from The Romance Studio

Rebel Porter is a man on the edge. His wife was killed to silence evidence he uncovered on a dangerously corrupt man of power. Now Reb is in hiding, and he's as afraid to lose someone else to the bounty on his head as to lose his heart to another woman.

Corrupt head of Network operations, Giles Jameson has gone MIA. As a boy, he'd been brought in with the choice: join or die. Giles joined, vowing secretly to bring down the Network. Working with an organized crime ring, Giles had killed a senator. The son of that senator was Rebel Porter, who grew up to be an investigative reporter who spent his life searching for Giles and the covert organization he believed he headed. When Reb disclosed his findings on public radio, Giles covered up the breach and silenced Reb by arranging to have his wife killed. Now 16 years later, Giles has begun his life-long mission to destroy the Network for good.

Network operative Natalie Francis goes undercover, posing as Reb's former lover--investigative journalist Adrienna Kelly--to find Reb and his evidence against Giles Jameson and the Network. Together they uncover a conspiracy that could upset the wrong people and silence both of them for good. And, when Natalie realizes she's fallen for the man she'd been protecting, she considers the impossible--escaping the Network.

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5 Flags! "BOUNTY ON THE REBEL'S HEART is the third in Karen Wiesner's wonderfully fascinating Incognito Series. Ms. Wiesner has a talent for delivering well-delineated characterization along with a suspense-laden plot that will keep the reader guessing through the myriad twists and turns. Nothing is ever what it seems, and the reader will find herself racing through the book to uncover one denouement after another. Once again, I highly recommend Ms. Wiesner's novels, the Incognito Series, and BOUNTY ON THE REBEL'S HEART. This is an author never to be missed." ~Euro-Reviews http://euroreviews.eu.funpic.de/bookdetails.php?book_id=853

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Dead Drop
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Dead Drop, Book 4
by Karen Wiesner
Romantic action/adventure suspense
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FAR Recommended Read5 Angels and FAR Recommended Read Award

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Joyfully Reviewed Recommended Read

Roan Emory, Network operative, was inducted against his will. Parris "Perry" L'Engle, an FBI agent and the only woman he ever loved, has never been convinced that the car accident that took Daniel Sands' life was legitimate. Just before his disappearance 25 years earlier, Daniel had been approached for recruitment by a covert agency. Now the scenario that had seemed like the catalyst to tragedy is taking place again. Outside her son Danny's office, Perry hears a familiar voice she'd overheard the day before Daniel disappeared, giving an identical recruiting pitch to her son. Horrified, she vows this cipher won't get him...but he can lead her to Daniel. When she finds the man Roan Emory in Chicago, she has to face the fact that Daniel had willingly given up her, their love, and the child he'd never known she was carrying.

Roan is a man on the edge with the face of a fallen angel and the heart of a machine. Denying his emotions is how he's existed all these years. Better not to feel when he can't change his circumstances. He'll never be free of the Network. Even if they willingly let him go, their enemies will see him as collateral. His presence outside could cripple them. Only legitimate death can free him. Ironically, though he's found his heart again with Perry, he knows the only one who can save their son from the same fate that destroyed their lives is Roan Emory--the most dangerous man in the world.

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5 Books! "The previous book, BOUNTY ON THE REBEL'S HEART, had me thinking the author might be heading towards more mainstream romantic expectations. As the first chapter unfolded in DEAD DROP, my throat constricted with tension and my breath labored with anticipation. The feelings that grabbed me in the previous books are back, stronger than ever. This time we're seeing a different perspective--the repercussions The Network leaves behind once someone is "recruited". Once again, emotional drama embraces pain, hope, passion, anger and betrayal as Ms. Wiesner sharpens our focus on Perry and her son Danny and what they went through once her husband and Danny's father, died. Perry is cool. She's a strong and tough woman who is equally strong in her love and devotion to her son as well as to her job. I was tickled that she got away with what she did to Angelo for as long as she did. I felt like cheering, "You go, girl!" I appreciated how well Perry's character was written, although there was one point where I wondered, "Would someone be devoted to someone who was considered and accepted as dead for as long as Perry's character had?" It made me think. It made me contemplate how I felt about my own loving relationship. If I had Perry's training and keen sense of observation keeping in mind the field she was in, could I have done and felt the same way? I have to say, 'yes'. I also think that Perry has much in common with women whose husbands or sons are MIA in any military conflict. I find Karen's depiction in that regard quite astute. Whether she planned that or not, I don't know. But in my opinion, that's pretty powerful. As for the hero? It still astounds me that Roan Emory is a white hat guy. He has a lot of issues, most of them The Network gave him. What do you do when you’re the enemy, but not? How do you feel when you are revealed as a White Hat guy but no one believes you? Coming to accept Roan as a hero wasn't as hard to do as I thought it would be. Why? Because Karen found the perfect foible. The key to any romance reader's heart is a truly tortured and conflicted hero who has known love and through no choice of his own, had it ripped from him. And when he's been brutally trained and programmed to turn his back on a true love he'd already possessed to become a creature of duty? When he's faced with that reality, what is there left to live for? The Network never allows agents to retire back into the world. In no way can I see the character of Roan Emory chained in such a way and still keep his sanity. Once upon a time, I was cheering for his demise. This time I was cheering for Roan to succeed in his mission. Because this time, it was personal. Remember too, thanks to The Network's ice maiden, Shannon McKee, and her denial of emotions, she destroys any hope of hope and I think she's as worse an enemy as the terrorists. Heck, even Frankenstein found love and emotion. Nature can be delayed but not denied. And Angelo? I'm keeping my eye on him. He has me warming up to him in a big way in this book. I hope the rug doesn't get ripped out from under my tender appreciation of his character. After all is said and done, DEAD DROP met my romance book needs. It embraced strong and pure passion and love, it held my absolute attention with its suspense and high tech wonders and the characters made me care while I cried, bit my nails and ate lots of chocolate as I read wide-eyed while wondering if love, Perry, Roan, Angelo and Danny would survive. DEAD DROP is dead on. And I'm ready for more." ~Xeranthemum for Long and Short Reviews http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.com/2007/08/review-dead-drop.html

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Under the Spell
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Under the Spell, Book 5
by Karen Wiesner
Romantic action/adventure suspense
Newly Revised and Reissued!
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FAR Recommended Read 5 Angels and FAR Recommended Read Award

5 hearts and winner of 5 heart sweetheart Award from The Romance Studio

LASR best book award nominee Long and Short Reviews Best Romance of 2007 Finalist

bestseller Whiskey Creek Press TOP TEN BESTSELLER LIST for sales in December 2007

Alex Lynch has spent a lifetime working hard toward the goal of owning the Triple Aces Ranch in Fever, Texas. 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.

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5 Angels! "What else can I say about this series that hasn't already been said? I have been lucky enough to have read each book in the series as it's come out and they just keep getting better and better. UNDER THE SPELL is no exception. It is full of the action, adventure and mystery that abound in the Incognito Series. The sexual tension between "Justine" Gina and Alex keeps you eagerly reading as you wait to see how it will finally turn out. This book has a lot of things going on and secondary characters that add to the mystery but the author never loses focus of the main characters. Author Karen Wiesner has a huge hit on her hands with UNDER THE SPELL, and I'm eagerly anticipating book 6, RENEGADE'S ROSE!" ~Fallen Angel Reviews http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/2007/August/Tammy-UnderTheSpell.htm

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Renegade's Rose
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Renegade's Rose, Book 6
by Karen Wiesner
Romantic action/adventure suspense
Newly Revised and Reissued!
978-1-304-26191-5 (trade paperback)—30% discount!
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5 hearts and nominated for the 5 heart sweetheart Award from The Romance Studio

Nominated for LASR's Best Book of 2008 Award

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.

Renown 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.

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Best Book! "Reading RENEGADE'S ROSE was an exercise in tugged heartstrings, bitten nails from intense suspense, dry mouth from tension and excited elation at the best darned happily-ever-after (HEA) Karen's written yet in this series. Hunter Savage is a man determined to be his namesake. He wants to be the most dangerous man in the world , yet Karen gave me a view into his heart and the dreams he dares not reveal. Despite his intentions, his intensive Network training and his duty, he has always had a bright fire burning in his heart that never died, that the Network could never douse; his love for his sister Celine. In this story, I learned about Hunter's background and it was chilling, sad, and at times I felt a need to comfort the boy who became a man; never knowing love, the comfort of a loving mother's touch nor ever being told he mattered--that he was loved for himself. How could you not feel for this man? How could you not connect with this character? Karen had me all but crying at the injustice that befell him at such a tender age. That background is intrinsic for understanding the driving force behind his pursuit of the bad guys. In this installment, Kovac figures heavily as the leader of R.E.D., a terrorist group that has plagued The Network all throughout the series and has done something that aims a spike in Hunter's heart--Kovac kidnaps Celine. Can you imagine losing the one person who helped keep you from losing your soul to The Network's duty machine? Hunter is led to Tanya, another person who has had choices taken from her and who is forced to live a different kind of duty. Tanya is a character that I liked. When you first meet her, you have certain expectations, as does Hunter. As the story unfolds, you begin to marvel at how Karen's mind works because Tanya's duty is similar in nature to Hunter's. They both have to save someone whose love keeps them human, keeps them sane when everything and everyone around them wants to break them. Karen gives us little teases and hints along the way until a major light bulb pops on and your jaw drops. I had NO idea that... Darn, if I say anything else about Tanya, it'll be a spoiler and I don't want to do that. I was floored when a major portion of The Network's chess game was revealed which affects her and Hunter's sister. Suffice to say that, as with other people who have become, either inadvertently or purposefully, aware of The Network, they too cannot escape its tentacles. On [one of the last pages of the story] there is a line, a phrase that refers to #2, Shannon McKee, and I wanted to give Karen a High Five for writing that. I'm all excited. Finally a character that says in the book exactly how I feel about Ms. McKee. Yes! BTW, there is a part that might squick a reader out. It's a courageous and physically challenging moment that, had it not been done, would have altered the story's path. Still, just the visual thought of Tanya doing what she had to do, makes me shudder. Now, let's talk romance. [Hunter and Tanya's] relationship is touching and really awesome. It was passionate, desperate and an emotional roller-coaster. If you've read any of the previous books in the series, you know that Karen has their relationships working within the parameters of the world she set up. As much as us readers would have it different, it would lose its integrity if she messed with the rules. That being said, you, the reader, are in for a treat! If anyone can find a loophole, it's Angelo. Bless his chess master's heart, he produces a scenario that Ms. Shannon McKee is NOT happy about but could do nothing to gainsay. I am absolutely thrilled and I bet you will be too. You know what else I liked? Karen has Hunter, Celine, Angelo and even McKee talking about Roan Emory [from DEAD DROP, Book 4 of the Incognito Series]. It confirms for me that the HEA of Roan's story is intact and healthy. I appreciated that touch. Heck, even Justine's [from UNDER THE SPELL, Book 5 of the Incognito Series] HEA is intact. What a wonderful and masterful handling of this series. I feel like these people are real and most certainly these books read better than any soap opera I ever suffered through. In my opinion, RENEGADE'S ROSE is the most romantic of the series and a sure fire pleaser for all those adrenaline lovers out there. Who needs coffee when you have the Incognito Series?" ~Xeranthemum for Long and Short Reviews http://www.longandshortreviews.blogspot.com

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Books 7-12 in the Incognito Series
Shadow Missions (Incognito Series spin-off novella miniseries)

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