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Karen Wiesner Dame Amethyst

The Bloodmoon Curse
(Cover Art Designed by Karen Wiesner)

Gothic Inspirational Romance Novel

An unsuspecting nurse is lured to an ancient family mansion said to hold both ghosts and horrifying secrets in order to care for three orphaned children.

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The Bloodmoon Curse,
Book 2 of the Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series reissue

Karen Wiesner, the founder of Jewels of the Quill, is an accomplished author with 105 books published in the past 16 years, which have been nominated/won 126 awards, and has 41 more titles contracted for spanning many genres and formats. For more information about Karen’s fiction and series, consult her official companion guide THE WORLD OF AUTHOR KAREN WIESNER: A COMPENDIUM OF FICTION. Besides her writing, Karen enjoys designing websites and graphics for her pages, and designing cover art and logos for books. You can view her designs at Karen's Cover Art Designs.

Karen's multi-award winning and bestselling Incognito Series has been revised and reissued in trade paperback and a variety of electronic formats. Titles include: NO ORDINARY LOVE (Book 1), UNTIL DEATH DO US PART (Book 2), BOUNTY ON THE REBEL'S HEART (Book 3), DEAD DROP (Book 4), UNDER THE SPELL (Book 5), RENEGADE'S ROSE (Book 6), UNDERCOVER ANGEL (Book 7), HARD TO HANDLE (Book 8), DANCE IN SHADOWS (Book 9), HYPNOTIZED (Book 10), MIND GAMES (Book 11), and DARK APPROACH (Book 12). DARK APPROACH was nominated for RT Book Reviews 2011 Reviewer’s Choice Award. The Incognito Series has won and/or finaled in RT Book Review’s Reviewer’s Choice Awards, FTHRW's Lories' Best Proposal and Best Publishing contests, the L-Edit Slip contest, EPIC's EPPIE Award, The Romance Studio's Sweetheart and CAPA Awards, Ecataromance's Reviewer's Choice Award, Fallen Angel Reviews' Recommended Read Award, Long and Short Reviews Best Romance of the Year Award and their highest review rating, Manic Readers' featured review status, and RT Book Reviews' Top Pick review award. The series has also received 5 star reviews from The Romance Studio, Fallen Angel Reviews, LASR, ReviewYourBook.com, Dark Diva Reviews, as well 4 1/2 stars from RT Book Reviews. The upcoming spin-off series, Shadow Missions, will include Guardian Agents (Book 1, coming April 2016 in mass market paperback and electronic formats), Guardian Spirits (Book 2, coming August 2016 in mass market paperback and electronic formats), Guardian Angels (Book 3, October 2016 in mass market paperback and electronic formats), and the bonus story Out of the Shadows, The Final Mission in the Shadow Mission collection (coming December 2016) in trade paperback and electronic formats; and separately in mass market paperback and electronic formats February 2017. Karen designed all the Incognito Series and Shadow Missions covers herself.

Karen's inspirational romantic mystery trilogy is called Denim Blues Mysteries and is published by Whiskey Creek Press. All three books are now available, including: RETIRED AND ON THE ROCKS (Book 1) {5 stars from Readers Favorite}; LOVE IS BLIND...AND IT DON'T PAY THE BILLS EITHER (Book 2) {5 heart review from The Romance Studio, 5 Sweetheart Award winner, also the 2010 CAPA Award winner; and 2nd place winner in the Mainstream/Single Title/Romantic Suspense category of the 2010 Lories Best Published contest}; and SOULS ON (B)ORING STREET (Book 3) {4 ½ book review and Book of the Week Nominee from LASR}. Look for the spin-off trilogy, Red Velvet Mysteries, which will include BE MY BABY (Book 1, coming December 2017 in trade paperback electronic formats), MOONLIGHT AND ROSES (Book 2, coming February 2018 in trade paperback electronic formats), and FOREVER MINE, (Book 3, coming April 2018 in trade paperback electronic formats). Karen designed the covers herself.

Karen’s inspirational romance series, Family Heirlooms, is published by Whiskey Creek Press, including: BABY, BABY (Book 1 reissue), SHADOW BOXING (Book 2 reissue), FOOLISH GAMES (Book 3 reissue), GLASS ANGELS (Book 4), SHARDS OF ASHLEY (Book 5), and WORLDS COLLIDE (Book 6). The Family Heirlooms Series has won and/or finaled for The Romance Studio’s Sweetheart and CAPA Awards, Ecataromance Reviewer’s Choice Award, and WDRF's Top Read of Excellence, their highest review rating. SHADOW BOXING took 1st place in Love Romances & More 2010 Golden Rose Awards (contemporary romance category). FOOLISH GAMES placed 2nd in the inspirational category of the 2010 Lories Best Published contest. GLASS ANGELS received a 5 star review and was a 5 Heart Review Sweetheart Award nominee at The Romance Studio and won the 2011 TRS CAPA Award in the inspirational romance category. SHARDS OF ASHLEY received a 5 star review from Coffee Time Romance & More and was one of only two selected to receive January 2012’s Reviewer's Recommend Award. Additionally, it took 3rd place in the Single Title Contemporary category of the First Coast Romance Writers 2012 Published Beacon Contest. Look for the spin-off to Karen’s award-winning Family Heirlooms Series with the Friendship Heirlooms Series (inspirational romances) including CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FALLING IN LOVE (Book 1, Chick-lit, available now ), MICHAEL’S ANGEL (Book 2, romantic suspense, available now), FOREVER AND ALL THAT JAZZ (Book 3, contemporary romance, available now), FIRST COMES LOVE (Book 4, contemporary romance, coming July 2014), PERFECT REFLECTION (Book 5, contemporary romance, coming December 2014), CLUMSY GIRL'S GUIDE TO HAVING A BABY (Book 6, Chick-lit, coming April 2015), ALL GOOD THINGS (Book 7, contemporary romance, coming August 2015), and CLUMSY GIRL'S GUIDE TO HAVING IT ALL (Book 8, Chick-lit, coming November 2015). All will be released from Whiskey Creek Press in electronic formats and from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner in trade paperback. Find out more about this series and upcoming titles here.

Karen's inspirational romantic fiction novels, HOME and DESTINY, are published in trade paperback and electronic formats by Writers Exchange E-Publishing and in hardcover from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner. Her inspirational gothic romance, THE BLOODMOON CURSE (a 2006 Ecataromance Reviewer's Choice Award nominee, a 2006 Dream Ream Award finalist, a Fallen Angel Reviews Recommended Read, as well as the recipient of multiple 5 star reviews), has been reissued as the second book in her new Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series. Book 1, BOUND SPIRITS (paranormal romance) is available now with CROOKED HOUSE, Book 3 (inspirational gothic romance) coming December 2015, RETURN TO BLOODMOON MANOR, Book 4 (inspirational gothic romance) coming June 2016, REUNITED, Book 5 (inspirational paranormal romance) coming February 2017, HAUNTED LEGACY, Book 6 (inspirational gothic romance) coming April 2017, and DEAD MAN’S ROAD AND OTHER GHOSTLY TALES FROM ERIE COUNTY {Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series Novella Collection} (six ghost stories) coming June 2017 in trade paperback and electronic formats. The individual stories in the collection will be released individually in mass market and ebook formats from January-September 2017.

Karen’s Gypsy Road Series, Angelfire Trilogy (all contemporary romances), and Falcon's Bend Series (mystery/police procedural), and RESTLESS AS RAIN along with her award-winning paranormal romance SWEET DREAMS have been revised and reissued with new covers designed by Karen. New trade paperback and electronic editions of each title are available from Writers Exchange E-Publishing. These titles have been nominated for multiple RT Book Reviews’ Reviewer's Choice Awards, the Daphne du Maurier Award, Night Owl Reviews Top Pick, The Romance Studio’s Sweetheart Award, and several EPIC Awards. Karen has sold a spin-off series continuing her Angelfire Trilogy. Angelfire II Quartet includes ONLY THE LONELY (available now), MIDNIGHT ANGEL (February 2015 release), SHADOWS OF THE NIGHT (September 2015 release) and PROMISES IN THE DARK (December 2015 release). The books will be published in trade paperback and electronic formats. Click here to find out more about this series.

Karen has also written police procedural mysteries, the Falcon's Bend Series, with award-winning author Chris Spindler of Auenwald, Germany. The following have been reissued in trade paperback and electronic formats by from Writers Exchange E-Publishing: DEGREES OF SEPARATION, TEARS ON STONE, THE FIFTEENTH LETTER, ROMANTIC NOTIONS, and FALCON'S BEND CASE FILES, Volumes I and II. The individual stories in the first and second novella collections have also been released individually in mass market and ebook formats. Look for brand new Falcon’s Bend Series titles with AS PATIENT AS DEATH, Book 5 (September 2014), PRETTY FLY, Book 6 (June 2015), and FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume III (November 2106) in trade paperback and electronic formats from Writers Exchange. The individual stories in the third collection will be released individually in mass market and ebook formats from January 2016-January 2017. The Falcon’s Bend Series has won and/or finaled for The Romance Studio’s Sweetheart Award, the L-Edit Slip contest, RT Book Reviews Top Pick review award and EPIC’s EPPIE Award. The series has also received 5 star reviews from The Romance Studio, Huntress Reviews, Dark Angel Reviews, and Coffee Time Romance, as well as 4 1/2 stars from RT Book Reviews.

Karen’s multi-award-winning Wounded Warriors Series has been revised and reissued, including: RELUCTANT HEARTS (Book 1), WAITING FOR AN ECLIPSE (Book 2), MIRROR MIRROR (Book 3), WAYWARD ANGELS (Book 4), UNTIL IT'S GONE (Book 5), and WHITE RAINBOW (Book 6) in trade paperback and electronic formats by Writers Exchange E-Publishing. Karen designed the covers for the series.

Karen's first writing reference title with Writer's Digest Books, FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS, is a bestseller available wherever writing reference titles are sold. Writer's Digest Book Club released it as a Main Selection in March 2005. You can find more information and the bonus website advertised in the book by clicking on the First Draft in 30 Days button. Karen's second release from Writer's Digest Books was FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer's Guide to Cohesive Story Building}, now out of print. It’ll be revised, updated and reissued soon in paperback and electronic formats under the title COHESIVE STORY BUILDING. Karen’s third release from Writer’s Digest Books is WRITING THE FICTION SERIES: The Guide for Novels and Novellas available now in trade paperback and electronic formats. She’s also the author of THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS, detailing how published authors can set up a promotional group (like Karen's own, Jewels of the Quill). The reference book is available now in trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner. THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS was a 2009 EPIC Award finalist. Find out more about Karen's writing references here: http://www.firstdraftin30days.com.

Karen’s book of poetry, Soul Bleeds The Poetry, Melodies, and Other Wanderings of Karen Wiesner (previously released as Soul Bleeds The Dark Poetry and Other Wanderings of K.S. Wiesner), finaled in the 2002 EPIC Awards and is available reissued and expanded as a trade paperback, hardcover, and ebook. Find out more here.

Karen also writes children's books under the pen name Karen Sue Wiesner, including:

  • TAKING RESPONSIBILITY BUILDS TRUST (Making Good Choices Series--2004 EPIC Award finalist) reissue coming soon
  • TAKING CARE OF YOUR THINGS (Making Good Choices Series) reissue coming soon
  • CODY KNOWS with Linda Derkez--2004 EPIC Award finalist electronic reissue available now along with new paperback release
  • KERI IS CUTE, CUTE, CUTE available now in print and electronic formats
  • I CAN TOUCH THE SKY coming June 2014 in print and electronic formats
Visit Karen’s children’s book page here.

Jewels of the Quill produced two award-winning group anthologies per year published by Whiskey Creek Press from 2005-2011 (all out of print). Karen edited all 14 anthologies and designed all the covers as well as contributing a novella to each. All of Karen’s contributions have been and will be revised and reissued, including:

  • The WOODCUTTER'S GRIM SERIES, Volume I (Classic Tales of Horror Retold) collection, including Papa (Book 1), Blood of Amethyst (Book 2), Dancing to the Grave (Book 3), and The Amethyst Tower (The Final Chapter) is available now in trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner and a variety of electronic formats. All four books are also available separately in mass market paperbacks (http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner) and as ebooks. WOODCUTTER'S GRIM SERIES, Volume I received Dark Angel Reviews Recommended Read Award--their highest rating as well as 5 paw prints from Howling Good Books. It was also a 2008 Dream Realm Award winner and 2010 Siren Book Reviews Best Book of 2010 nominee. The WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume II collection, including Moonlight Becomes You (Book 4), Bewitched (Book 5, available now in mass market paperback and electronic formats), One Night of Eternity (Book 6, available now in in mass market paperback and electronic formats), and Beauty is the Beast (Book 7, available now in mass market paperback and electronic formats), is available now in trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner and electronic formats. This volume received a 5 star review and Top Pick from The Romance Reviews. Newly available is the first Woodcutter’s Grim Series novel: THE DEEP, Book 8, (inspirational romantic paranormal horror, available in trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner and electronic formats from WCP). Coming up: HUNTER'S BLUES (romantic futuristic paranormal) October 2017, both in trade paperback and electronic formats. For more information about these stories and the series, click here.
  • KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES with all seven of the novellas in the series will be revised and reissued April 2014 in one collection (in trade paperback and electronic formats). Additionally, the individual stories have been published in mass market paperbacks and will be released as ebooks in April 2014, 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). For more information about these stories and the series, click here.
  • ADVENTURES IN AMETHYST SERIES with all four of the stories in the series will be revised and reissued May 2014 in trade paperback and electronic formats. Additionally, the individual stories have been published in mass market paperbacks and will be released as ebooks in May 2014, including A Rose for Romeo (Book 1), Revenge in Amethyst (Book 2), Reckless Rose (Book 3), and Christmas in Amethyst (Book 4). Look for the first five novels in the series: TIL SUMMER COMES AROUND (Book 5, November 2014), ROSE AND THORN (Book 6, March 2018), BRIAR’S ROSE (Book 7, June 2018), FOR AULD LANG SYNE (Book 8, October 2018), and FORBIDDEN FRUIT (Book 9, December 2018), to be released in trade paperback and electronic formats. For more information about these stories and the series, click here.
  • The novellas The Amethyst Angel, A Home for Christmas, The Amethyst Star, and Creatures of the Night have been revised and reissued as 2-in-1 volumes in mass market paperbacks and will be published June 2014 in trade paperbacks and ebooks. For more information about these stories and the series, click here.
  • COWBOY FEVER SERIES collection, including Wings of Love (Book 1, available now in mass market paperback and electronic formats), Losses and Gains (Book 2, available now in mass market paperback and electronic formats), For Always (Book 3, available now in mass market paperback and electronic formats), Taming April (Book 4, available now in mass market paperback and electronic formats), The Only One (Book 5, available now in mass market paperback and electronic formats) is available now in trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner and electronic formats from WCP. The first Cowboy Fever Series novel, DRIFTER’S HEART (Book 6, contemporary romance), is also available now in trade paperback and electronic formats. Look for A WING & A PRAYER (Book 7, A Cowboy Fever Series Novel) August 2018.

Now you can search Karen's characters, the major settings in her books, search by series' and genre, and find a printable book list of all Karen's titles, along with a map of links for every page on her website. Start your journey here: http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/search.html. To find out what Karen is working on now, click here. Ratings for all of Karen’s fiction titles can be found here. Click on the Books & Awards button below to purchase any of Karen's books.

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