Karen Wiesner

For the ten generations since the evil first came to Woodcutter's Grim, the Guardians have sworn an oath to protect the town from the childhood horrors that lurk in the black woods. Without them, the town would be defenseless…and the terrors would escape to the world at large.

The second in a four-book miniseries within the Woodcutter’s Grim Series, dealing with the curse on the Shaussegeny family. Very loosely based on The Little Mermaid.
Glynnis Shaussegeny becomes bewitched by the mystery man who appears out of nowhere on the abandoned property across the lake from her family’s estate. But does Aric Sayer have even more dark secrets than she does?


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An excerpt from Bewitched

 

About Karen Wiesner

Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 86 books published in the past 14 years, which have been nominated for and/or won 117 awards, and 15 more titles under contract. Karen’s books cover such genres as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/police procedural/cozy, suspense, paranormal, futuristic, gothic, inspirational, thriller, horror, chick-lit, and action/adventure. She also writes children’s books, poetry, and writing reference titles such as her bestsellers, First Draft in 30 Days and From First Draft to Finished Novel {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building}, available from Writer’s Digest Books. Her previous writing reference titles focused on non-subsidy, royalty-paying electronic publishing, author promotion, and setting up a promotional group like her own, the award-winning Jewels of the Quill, which she founded in 2003. Jewels of the Quill produced two award-winning group anthologies per year published by Whiskey Creek Press from 2005-2011. All were edited by Karen and others. Along with her writing, Karen enjoys designing Web sites, graphics, and cover art. For more information about Karen and her work, visit her Web sites at http://www.karenwiesner.com, http://www.firstdraftin30days.com, http://www.falconsbend.com and http://www.JewelsoftheQuill.com. If you would like to receive Karen’s free e-mail newsletter, Karen’s Quill, and become eligible to win her monthly book giveaways, send a blank e-mail to
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Also by Karen Wiesner

Woodcutter’s Grim Series—Classic Tales of Horror Retold (Romantic Horror/Paranormal):

“Papa”, Book 1 in SHADOWS IN THE HEART, A Jewels of the Quill Halloween Anthology

“Blood of Amethyst”, Book 2 in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume IV, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology
WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume I (Books 1-2 and bonus stories “Dancing to the Grave”, Book 3 and “The Amethyst Tower” (The Final Chapter)

“Moonlight Becomes You”, Book 4 in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume VII, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology
“Bewitched”, Book 5
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction6.html

Denim Blues Mysteries:

RETIRED AND ON THE ROCKS, Book 1
Inspirational Romantic Mystery (Private investigation)

LOVE IS BLIND...AND IT DON’T PAY THE BILLS EITHER, Book 2 Inspirational Romantic Mystery (Police procedural)
SOULS ON (B)ORING STREET, Book 3
Inspirational Romantic Mystery (Amateur sleuth)
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction1a.html

Incognito Series (Romantic Suspense):

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

DARK APPROACH, Book 12

INCOGNITO SERIES MEGABOOK, Volume 1 Collection

INCOGNITO SERIES MEGABOOK, Volume 2 Collection

INCOGNITO SERIES MEGABOOK, Volume 3 Collection

INCOGNITO SERIES MEGABOOK, Volume 4 Collection
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction7.html

Family Heirlooms Series (Inspirational Romance):

BABY, BABY, Book 1 reissue

SHADOW BOXING, Book 2 reissue

FOOLISH GAMES, Book 3 reissue

GLASS ANGELS, Book 4

SHARDS OF ASHLEY, Book 5
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction9.html

Wounded Warriors Series (Contemporary Women’s Fiction):

RELUCTANT HEARTS, Book 1 reissue

WAITING FOR AN ECLIPSE, Book 2 reissue

MIRROR MIRROR, Book 3 reissue

WAYWARD ANGELS, Book 4 reissue

UNTIL IT'S GONE, Book 5

WHITE RAINBOW, Book 6
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction1.html

Falcon’s Bend Series (Mystery/Police Procedural written with Chris Spindler):

DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Book 1 reissue

TEARS ON STONE, Book 2 reissue

FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume I (The Early Cases) reissue

THE FIFTEENTH LETTER, Book 3

ROMANTIC NOTIONS, Book 4

FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume II
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/mystery.html

Angelfire Trilogy (Contemporary Romance):

FALLING STAR, Book 1 reissue

FIRST LOVE, Book 2 reissue

FOREVER MAN, Book 3 reissue
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction2.html

Gypsy Road Series (Contemporary Romance):

LEATHER & LACE, Book 1 reissue

FLESH & BLOOD, Book 2 reissue

FIRE & ICE, Book 3 reissue

VOWS & THE VAGABOND, Book 4 reissue
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction3.html

Kaleidoscope Series (Contemporary Romance Novellas):
“Perfect Cadence”, Book 1 in CHRISTMAS WISHES, A Jewels of the Quill Christmas Anthology
“In Cahoots With Cupid”, Book 2 in MAGICAL KISSES, A Jewels of the Quill Valentine’s Day Anthology
“Behind Amethyst Eyes”, Book 3 in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume V, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology
“Jordana’s Chair”, Book 4 in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume VI, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology
“Paper Tiger”, Book 5 in HALLOWEEN TREASURES, A Jewels of the Quill Halloween Anthology
KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES Collection with Books 1-5 and bonus stories “Cabin Fever” (Book 6) and “The Longest Night” (Book 7)
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction8.html

Cowboy Fever Series(Contemporary Romance):
“Wings of Love”, Book 1 in CHRISTMAS GEMS, A Jewels of the Quill Christmas Anthology
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction10.html

Adventures in Amethyst Series (Contemporary Romance/Suspense Novellas):
“A Rose for Romeo”, Story 1 in TREASURES OF THE HEART, A Jewels of the Quill Valentine's Day Anthology
“Revenge in Amethyst”, Story 2 in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume III, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology
ADVENTURES IN AMETHYST SERIES Collection (Books 1 and 2 and bonus stories : “Reckless Rose” (Story 3) and “Christmas in Amethyst” (Story 4)
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction4a.html

Dame Amethyst Treasures:
“The Amethyst Angel” (Traditional Romance Novella) in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume I, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology
“A Home for Christmas” (Inspirational Romance Novella) in SMALL GIFTS, A Jewels of the Quill Christmas Anthology
“The Amethyst Star” (Futuristic Romance Novella) in TALES FROM THE TREASURE TROVE, Volume II, A Jewels of the Quill Anthology
DAME AMETHYST TREASURES Collection with “The Amethyst Angel”, “A Home for Christmas”, “The Amethyst Star” and bonus paranormal romance novella “Creatures of the Night”
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction5.html

Writing Reference:
FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS
FROM FIRST DRAFT TO FINISHED NOVEL {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building}
THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUPS
          http://www.firstdraftin30days.com  

Miscellaneous:
THE BLOODMOON CURSE (Contemporary Gothic Romantic Suspense with an Inspirational Slant)
SWEET DREAMS reissue (Paranormal Romance)
RESTLESS AS RAIN reissue (Contemporary Romance)
“Silver Bells, Wedding Bells” (Romantic Comedy Novella) in the MISTLETOE MARRIAGES ANTHOLOGY
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction4.html
SOUL BLEEDS The Dark Poetry and Other Wanderings of K.S. Wiesner (Poetry Collection)
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/poetry.html
CODY KNOWS with Linda Derkez (Children's Picture Book)
“Taking Responsibility Builds Trust”, Making Good Choices Series, Book 1 (Children’s Nonfiction Interactive Picture Book)
“Taking Care of Your Things”, Making Good Choices Series, Book 2 (Children’s Nonfiction Interactive Picture Book)
          http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/childrensbooks.html


 

An Interview with Karen Wiesner
By Megan Garbe for The Romance Studio

MG: Karen, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Please tell us about your featured release, Bewitched, Book 5 in the Woodcutter’s Grim Series.

KW: “Bewitched” continues the miniseries within the overall Woodcutter’s Grim Series that I started with “Moonlight Becomes You” and the Shaussegeny family curse. Glynnis had made appearances in at least one story in the series previously—“Dancing to the Grave”, Book 3—and the Shaussegeny’s cursed reputation in previous installments had established them as outsiders and Glynnis in particular as a villain. My goal was not only to redeem her but to gain the reader’s sympathy as her side of the story is told. I enjoyed writing “Bewitched” immensely, and I hope readers enjoy reading it just as much.

MG: Where did you get the idea for this amazing series and why do you think it appeals to today’s audiences?

KW: Most of the novellas in the Woodcutter’s Grim Series are loosely based on popular, traditional fairy tales and poems. “The Little Mermaid” is one of my favorites and so I knew I wanted to do a spin-off of it for my little horror town Woodcutter’s Grim. How to do it perplexed me for a long time because many of these stories are so loosely based on the fairy tale. It’s very difficult to fit a modern story into an older mold, so I don’t force it when it won’t go. For some reason, “Bewitched” perfectly fit into one aspect of the old tale and, after I realized that, the story pretty much wrote itself. It’s a fun, paranormal twist on a beloved story.

MG: What do you have coming up for lucky readers?

KW: What’s coming up in the Woodcutter’s Grim Series:

“One Night of Eternity” {Woodcutter’s Grim Series, Book 6} 
Romantic Paranormal Novella
Coming July 2012 from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
 
For the ten generations since the evil first came to Woodcutter's Grim, the Guardians have sworn an oath to protect the town from the childhood horrors that lurk in the black woods. Without them, the town would be defenseless…and the terrors would escape to the world at large.

The third in a four-book miniseries within the Woodcutter’s Grim Series, dealing with the curse on the Shaussegeny family. Loosely based on The House That Jack Built. The curse pronounced on the Shaussegeny clan for all time was very clear: "Because the Shaussegeny name has long been synonymous with faithlessness, even unto your own chosen mates, only one chosen mate will be allotted to each of your kin henceforth. These chosen mates must also fall under the family curse, but these pairs will know true peace when they become one. Herein lays your salvation—and your damnation. Only if each of your clan remains faithful to their chosen mates in word and deed for all of their days will they have blissful contentment. Apart, mates shall be restless and forever unsettled, gripped by a sadness and despair unlike any other. A terrible fate will come upon the one who breaks the mate covenant."

Gavin Shaussegeny has broken the covenant with his wife, Marnie, by cheating on her, and the betrayal carries a harsh penalty and punishment. Although Gavin regrets his faithlessness and loves his wife more than anyone or anything else, the house that he's built for himself is rapidly beginning to tumble down around him. There is only one chance for salvation for him now: Only his mate's undeserved forgiveness will free him from his punishment to re-live his betrayal over and over for all time.
 
WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume II Collection
978-1-105-20066-3 (trade paperback) from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-61160-275-3 (electronic) from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming September 2012

A four-book miniseries within the Woodcutter’s Grim Series, dealing with the curse on the Shaussegeny family. Includes “Moonlight Becomes You” (Book 4), “Bewitched” (Book 5), “One Night of Eternity” (Book 6), and “Beauty is the Beast” (Book 7).

“Beauty is the Beast” {Woodcutter’s Grim Series, Book 7} 
Romantic Paranormal Novella
978-1-61160-276-0 (electronic)
Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming September 2013

For the ten generations since the evil first came to Woodcutter's Grim, the Guardians have sworn an oath to protect the town from the childhood horrors that lurk in the black woods. Without them, the town would be defenseless…and the terrors would escape to the world at large.

The final in a four-book miniseries within the Woodcutter’s Grim Series, dealing with the curse on the Shaussegeny family. Very loosely based on Beauty and the Beast. The Shaussegeny family curse came with one final pronouncement: “And now there is but one manner in which this curse can be broken and obliterated entirely: That beauty falls in love with the beast and vice versa, that evil loves good and good loves evil. If this should happen, your family shall be released from each aspect of my curse and your alliance with evil shall be ended.”

When Ransom Shaussegeny attempts to cure the family of the curse they live under, he becomes a werewolf trapped in his beast form and isolates himself inside the family fortress. When he meets Tess Moore, a beautiful enchantress, and falls under her spell, Ransom no longer knows who or what is real—or whether the evil in Woodcutter’s Grim is about to have the last laugh by dooming him, the woman he loves, and his family for all time...

THE DEEP, Book 8, A Woodcutter’s Grim Series Novel 
Inspirational Romantic Paranormal Horror
Trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-61160-277-7 (electronic) from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming October 2013

Very loosely based on “Metamorphoses: The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue” by Ovid

Cheyenne Welsh can’t forget her past and the disappearance of her younger sister. When she returns to Woodcutter’s Grim to sell the family property she grew up on, she’s confronted with all the nightmare-realities of her childhood, still alive and well, still right where she left them—down in the darkness the Deep dwells inside. Her home...

HUNTER’S BLUES, A Woodcutter's Grim Series Novel
Futuristic Paranormal Romance
Trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
Download from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming October 2015

Return to Karen Wiesner’s award-winning Woodcutter’s Grim Series, where you first met and fell in love with this terrifying, magical town with its intriguing cast of characters, in an all new novel.

This story will fit into the Woodcutter’s Grim Series after THE DEEP, Book 8, and before “The Amethyst Tower”, the Final Chapter.

Very loosely based on “The Evil Mother-in-Law” by the Brothers Grimm

The year is 2040. When the evil in Woodcutter’s Grim unleashed ten years earlier, humans turned into spooks who avoided the sun and had a taste for human flesh…along with the innate instinct to contaminate others with their evil. In no time at all, the evil spread and wiped out half of the town’s population before the Protectorate—the Guardians sworn to protect Woodcutter’s Grim and those outside against the evil pervading it—came up with a way to hold the threat at bay, not completely but enough to save those left. In these years, everything has changed, from occupations to entertainment. A curfew has been imposed, and few are stupid enough to break it. Protectorate bounty hunters patrol the cities in the daylight. Humans live in fortress-like homes that aren’t always capable of keeping the ghouls out. 

Guardian bounty hunter and ex-Marine, Reece Pallaton, wonders what it’s all for and whether he’ll lose everyone he cares about in this endless battle. Fellow Guardian, Michell “Shell” Jones insists that they can find a cure, that life will someday go back to normal. But Reece is beginning to believe that the battle he’s waging can never be won…until he discovers the source of the evil and his own, terrifying connection to it.

My upcoming 2012 releases:

HOME
Inspirational Romantic Fiction
978-1-105-20118-9 (trade paperback) from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-921636-51-6 (electronic) from Writer’s Exchange E-Publishing http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html  
Coming February 2012

WORLDS COLLIDE, Book 6 of the Family Heirloom Series
Inspirational Contemporary Romance
978-1-61160-019-3 (trade paperback); 978-1-61160-018-6 (download)
Coming March 2012 from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

"Losses and Gains" {Cowboy Fever Series, Book 2} 
Contemporary Romance Novella
978-1-61160-279-1 (electronic)
Coming May 2012 from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

"For Always" {Cowboy Fever Series, Book 3} 
Contemporary Romance Novella
Coming November 2012 from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FALLING IN LOVE, Book 1 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Inspirational Contemporary Romance/Chick-lit
978-1-105-20122-6 (trade paperback) from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
Download from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming December 2012

MG: Thank you!

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