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Kaleidoscope Series

Kaleidoscope Office Building provides employment to nine
hot, young singles--all about to make a love connection.
Working 9 to 5 has never been so complicated...or so much fun!

From the author: You might be wondering, What’s up with “Dame Amethyst”? Award-winning author Karen Wiesner is 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, published by Whiskey Creek Press, 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 those below.

Perfect Cadence
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Perfect Cadence
Book 1
Contemporary Romance Novella
by Karen Wiesner
Newly Revised and Reissued!
978-1-304-24129-0 (mass market paperback); (electronic)
Available now from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner—40% discount!
Mass market paperback from Amazon.com
Coming April 2014 in electronic formats from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Also coming April 2014 in the KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES collection

Originally published in CHRISTMAS WISHES, A Jewels of the Quill Christmas Anthology (out-of-print)

bestseller Whiskey Creek Press TOP TEN BESTSELLER LIST for sales in November and December 2008

5 heart sweetheart Award nominee from The Romance Studio

Thirty-year-old Keri Woods has had it with her no-commitment, no-way boyfriend Rob. Planning to get her head on straight, she accepts her boss Angela's offer to use the Lewis family's cabin for a two-week skiing vacation over the Christmas holiday. Little does Keri realize that her boss's cousin, Joshua Lewis, is already occupying the very same cabin at the very same time.

Ten years earlier, Keri and Joshua had shared a single, unforgettable day and night together that ended with a kiss that left them both desperately smitten. Yet Joshua's life had been too complicated. At only twenty-six, he'd realized that there could be no long-distance, long-term relationship between them. He hadn't been ready to have his whole life happen to him at once. His decision to leave and never see her again had come back to bite him in the butt. For years after confiding to his closest friend Dandy--the foreman on his father's cattle ranch in Fever, Texas and the true father figure in his life--Joshua had had to listen to the old man encourage and berate him for not following his heart with Keri Woods.

Joshua has come to the family cabin after the recent death of Dandy, who'd made him promise to return to the cabin to "mend old regrets". The last thing Joshua expects to find is the drop-dead beautiful woman he'd regretted abandoning a decade earlier naked in his bed.

Unbeknownst to either of them, Dandy and Angela had schemed to make all of Joshua and Keri's Christmas wishes come true.

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5 Stars! "An anthology filled with Christmas love… Perfect Cadence by Karen Wiesner: What could make a better story than a cabin and an old flame? Karen Wiesner is a talented author; I always look forward to her art. The six stories in CHRISTMAS WISHES are sure to be cherished favorites. Each story centers on Christmas and a wish or need. Pirri, Wiesner, Toombs, Woods, Carter and DeSmet make a formidable team of authors. Each brings their own unique perspective [to this Jewels of the Quill holiday collection]. While this anthology is filled with love, it is not all romance. Thank you, ladies, for another good read." ~ReviewYourBook.com http://www.reviewyourbook.com/review.cfm?reviewid=608

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In Cahoots With Cupid
(Designed by Karen Wiesner)

In Cahoots With Cupid
Book 2
Contemporary Romance Novella
by Karen Wiesner
Newly Revised and Reissued!
978-1-304-24129-0 (mass market paperback); (electronic)
Available now from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner—40% discount!
Mass market paperback from Amazon.com
Coming April 2014 in electronic formats
from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Also coming April 2014 in the KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES collection

Originally published in MAGICAL KISSES, A Jewels of the Quill Valentine’s Day Anthology (out-of-print)

EPIC Award Winner 2010 EPIC Award winner

bestseller Whiskey Creek Press TOP TEN BESTSELLER LIST for sales in February 2009

Angela Lewis, owner of Kaleidoscope Office Services and its companion business Lewis Graphics by Design, has devoted her life to seeing that everyone she cares for is happy. But when she returns home to Fever, Texas for a wedding, she remembers the one instance where she'd turned her back on something she wanted for herself. Kiowa Mackenzie is five years younger than she is and had pursued Angela with the energy of a stallion when they were younger. Even now, he seems to have no inclination to stop, though she insists she's too old for him and she's not interested in falling in love again. Best man Ki has every intention of tackling the bridesmaids to make sure maid of honor Angela catches the bride's bouquet!

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5 Stars! "In Cahoots With Cupid: Karen Wiesner, you did it again! You made my heart swell and tears come to my eyes. In Cahoots With Cupid is a sweet story. Ki and Angela are both delightful characters. The reconciliation was heartwarming. The common factor in MAGICAL KISSES, A Jewels of the Quill Valentine's Day Anthology is romance and Valentine's Day. I love it! This is one of the Jewels of the Quill's best anthology. Ladies, please keep writing. Fans of romance, this is a must-read." ~ReviewYourBook.com http://www.reviewyourbook.com/review.cfm?reviewid=1225

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Behind Amethyst Eyes
(Designed by Karen Wiesner)

Behind Amethyst Eyes
Book 3
Contemporary Romance Novella
by Karen Wiesner
Newly Revised and Reissued!
978-1-304-24129-0 (mass market paperback); (electronic)
Available now from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner—40% discount!
Mass market paperback from Amazon.com
Coming April 2014 in electronic formats
from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Also coming April 2014 in the KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES collection

Originally published in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume V, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology (out-of-print)

Amethyst-eyed, bespectacled Aimee Cooper has had a secret crush on muscle-bound accountant Rob Channing for years--even while one of her best friends dated him. When Aimee's father dies after years with Alzheimer's, she's left to mourn and sort out the complicated mess his estate has fallen into. In life's strange serendipity, this tragedy gives her an "in" to get close to the man of her dreams. But what does a life-long, freckle-faced wallflower know about capturing the interest of a bean-counting playboy?

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4 Cups! "Behind Amethyst Eyes by Karen Wiesner: This is another sweet story of the underdog finding love when they feel they never will. A perfectly fit couple and great friends make this a feel good read. This collection of love stories all show different genres and many different sides to love and that love can be obtained even with the worst obstacles in place. Each author has shown their talent by adding their story to make up a selection that will leave you with a smile. Kudos to each Dame on another well compiled group of stories." ~Coffee Time Romance & More http://www.coffeetimeromance.com

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Jordana’s Chair
(Designed by Karen Wiesner)

Jordana's Chair
Book 4
Contemporary Romance Novella
by Karen Wiesner
Newly Revised and Reissued!
978-1-304-24136-8 (mass market paperback); (electronic)
Available now from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner—40% discount!
Mass market paperback from Amazon.com
Coming April 2014 in electronic formats
from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Also coming April 2014 in the KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES collection

Originally published in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume VI, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology (out-of-print)

EPIC 2011 finalist 2011 EPIC eBook Award Finalist

Soulful-eyed heartbreaker Dex Everett has been intrigued by his neighbor since she moved into his building a year ago--though, or perhaps because--she's nothing like the made-up glamour girls he's used to dating. Jordana DeSoto barely speaks English, has worn the same two handmade outfits in all the time he's known her, and has never bothered with, nor needed, make-up. The few times he's helped her carry furniture up to her apartment, he's noticed that her living space is basically empty. No one he's ever known could be content with so little simply because she earned it on her own or display such joy over a new chair. Jordana captures Dex the way no other woman ever has. Is this ladies' man officially off the market?

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5 Wings! “In this sixth edition of these wondrous tales, the Dames deliver again. Eight tales of love and romance that are as diverse in their sub-genres and subjects as their writers are. They weave the tales and pull you in to keep you reading each line. Each story is as riveting as the last and each tale delivers on the romance promise in a delightful and sweet way that sends you looking for more by each of the authors. Jordana’s Chair by Karen Wiesner (Dame Amethyst): In this latest installment of her Kaleidoscope Series, Dame Amethyst delivers yet again. She shows us how, once again, love can break down barriers from childhood and heal wounds once thought too deep to heal. Dex Everett is a wealthy playboy, at least that is what everyone thinks. In reality he is a man searching for his soul. He knows what he wants, and having been married once before, he knows what he doesn’t want, except he seems to keep getting the women he doesn’t want as he keeps discarding one socialite for another. But his new neighbor is nothing like what he usually dates, in looks or social status, and yet he can’t get her out of his mind. Jordana DeSoto is a young woman with a haunted past. A young life spent on the streets of Chicago with her family and a father with his fair share of Latino pride, has sent her to always fearing ending up back there. She celebrates each year since her family’s death that she has survived on her own by acquiring something new. The first year was getting her apartment, with the added bonus of having Dex across the hall, someone to dream about but never touch. On this, her second year of independence, she finishes paying off her new chair--a chaise type chair that she can curl up in--with just her tips, her take home money that she doesn’t use on food and rent, and which goes into a suitcase for an emergency. Can Dex break through the barriers she has built to keep herself safe? Can he accept the one dark stain on her soul that she fears makes her unclean for love? Can Jordana accept the love that Dex is offering to her? Can she let go of the fear of planning for the future and open her ear to the bright one that Dex offers? It is a very wonderful story, one that this reviewer empathized with easily, and felt that Ms. Wiesner truly was able to convey the fears and scars that the homeless live with every day for the rest of their lies. All of these stories are a wonderful trip through the hearts of eight wonderful couples that will make your emotions soar. I give this book and the Dames that contributed to it a solid 5 wings. Loved it completely, can’t wait till the next anthology.” ~Classic Romance Revival http://www.classicromancerevival.com/blog/?p=1485

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Paper Tiger
(Designed by Karen Wiesner)

Paper Tiger
Book 5
Romantic Suspense Novella
by Karen Wiesner
Newly Revised and Reissued!
978-1-304-24141-2 (mass market paperback); (electronic)
Available now from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner—40% discount!
Mass market paperback from Amazon.com
Coming April 2014 in electronic formats
from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Also coming April 2014 in the KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES collection

Originally published in HALLOWEEN TREASURES, A Jewels of the Quill Halloween Anthology (out of print)

Billy LaPointe's wife died only a couple years after they married, leaving him with a son to raise on his own. Nine years later, he's found love again with Veronica Spencer and his teenage son Damian is just as smitten with her. But after years of hearing Roni hedge on his marriage proposals, Billy is desperate. Determined to make her his forever, he offers her an ultimatum that he soon regrets. What he doesn't know is that Roni has a secret past she doesn't want to look back and confront--a past that may have come back to haunt her. Can she risk losing Billy and Damian because of what could be a true threat...or merely a paper tiger?

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Cabin Fever
(Designed by Karen Wiesner)

Cabin Fever
Book 6
Contemporary Romance Novella
by Karen Wiesner
Newly Revised and Reissued!
978-1-304-24145-0 (mass market paperback); (electronic)
Available now from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner—40% discount!
Mass market paperback from Amazon.com
Coming April 2014 in electronic formats
from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Also coming April 2014 in the KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES collection

Shayna Cavanay divorced her lying, cheating, deadbeat husband years ago and she's only sure of one thing: The only good thing he ever did for her was give her their seven-year-old son Ty. As a single mother, Shayna divides her time between working enough to provide for her and her son and making up for the vast multitude of deficiencies of Ty's poor excuse for a father. When Ty begins to exhibit an inability to cope with the lack of a father-figure in his life, his elementary school teacher reaches out to Shayna. But Shayna has been burned by do-gooders before. It's up to hunky widower Dakota Loring to prove he's the real deal.

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The Longest Night
(Designed by Karen Wiesner)

The Longest Night
Book 7
Contemporary Romance Novella
by Karen Wiesner
Newly Revised and Reissued!
978-1-304-24150-4 (mass market paperback); (electronic)
Available now from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner—40% discount!
Mass market paperback from Amazon.com
Coming April 2014 in electronic formats
from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
Also coming April 2014 in the KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES collection

When Jolie Everett married Jag Myrick, she was a reluctant model eager to settle down and have a family while he was a restless photographer eager to capture the world in his camera lens. They both got what they wanted--separately. After three short years of a marriage spent mostly apart, Jolie has decided to get the child she wants and forget the naive illusion of marital bliss. But Jag is nowhere near ready to let his beloved bride go. During one endless night, he tries to convince her he's in their relationship for the long haul while she tries to distract him with every sweet seduction in the book. Unfortunately, their first night back together in almost two years starts out badly...and only seems to be getting worse.

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Kaleidoscope Series collection
(Designed by Karen Wiesner)

KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES
by Karen Wiesner
Novella Collection
Newly Revised and Reissued!
ISBNs: 978-1-304-57812-9 (trade paperback); (electronic)
Coming April 2014 in electronic formats from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
and trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner--40% discount!

5 heart sweetheart Award nominee from The Romance Studio

2010 CAPA finalist 2010 CAPA Award finalist (anthology category)

KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES is a collection of all seven of the novellas in the series, including Perfect Cadence (Book 1), In Cahoots With Cupid (Book 2), Behind Amethyst Eyes (Book 3), Jordana's Chair (Book 4), Paper Tiger (Book 5), Cabin Fever (Book 6), and The Longest Night (Book 7).

5 Hearts! “This anthology was about a group of people who worked at Kaleidoscope Office Services and Lewis Graphics by Design. There was also an accounting business in the last space of the building, Two Brothers Accounting. This business venture, owned by Angela Lewis, was more like a family. The seven novellas telling the stories of the fourteen people involved were all written by Ms. Karen Wiesner. The actual flow of these books was phenomenal. The first five stories were previously published but I hadn’t read them. The last two are new stories, before unseen by readers. There is no way I can write about each book. However, the more I read, the more I wanted to read. Ms. Wiesner has become a favorite to me and this book just made me more certain than ever that she’s permanently on my must read list. The characters in each book had such camaraderie it was enviable. They were close and never allowed each other to suffer alone. The stories were varied and even included one which is not my favorite genre. It was still spellbinding. Each storyline included primarily one couple supported by the others. Each book, of course, that changed. There was sensuality and intense love shown. The characters, their situations and their conflicts were so down-to-earth that I felt as if I was part of the action. When the book ended, the lives of the main characters had evolved so much more than I could have expected. Their lives changed, and we were kept in touch throughout. The lives of Angela and Kiowa, Keri and Joshua, Aimee and Rob, Roni and Billy, Jolie and Jaguar, Dex and Jordana, and Shayna and Dakota were transformed through the pen of Ms. Wiesner. I highly recommend this to anyone.” ~The Romance Studio http://theromancestudio.com/reviews/reviews/kaleidoscopewiesner.htm

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