Karen Wiesner

Return to cowboy country in Fever, Texas, where the heat isn't the only thing causing a fever! See if you can find the heirloom wedding band!

Shawn Jacobs, co-owner of Triple Aces Ranch, is the ultimate ladies’ man. But, as his best friends find the women of their dreams and get hitched one by one, he wonders what he’s missing.

Once a classmate of Shawn's and the daughter of a hard-working ranch hand who never had enough money to buy her a dress, let alone move out of the filthy hovel they'd lived in together after her mother's death, April St. Clair is a high-powered lawyer. She's left the dirty, dusty, stinking life of cattle ranching as far behind her as she can get. The men she dates are dressed to the nine's, and their hands are as soft as their hearts. Unfortunately, she hasn't come home once since she left for college. When her father dies -- alone -- she's devastated. The only thing he left behind is a young mare that he'd wanted Shawn Jacobs and no other to train.


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When the beautiful, snotty, green-eyed blond shows up at Triple Aces in treacherous high heels and designer clothing, asking him to train her father's horse, Shawn's amusement quickly turns to annoyance -- and more. April infuriates him even as she turns him on. He knows it isn't just the wild horse that needs to be tamed. April resists him at every turn, but even she isn't immune to cowboy fever.

 

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About Karen Wiesner

Creating realistic, unforgettable characters one story at a time… Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 95 books published in the past 15 years, which have been nominated for and/or won 125 awards, and has 29 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. Look for Writing the Fiction Series: The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas, her next offering from Writer’s Digest Books, in May 2013. 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. For more information about Karen’s fiction and series, consult her official companion guide The World of Author Karen Wiesner: A Compendium of Fiction. Along with her writing, Karen enjoys designing websites, graphics, and cover art. For more information about Karen and her work, visit her websites 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 KarensQuill-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

 

Also by Karen Wiesner

Cowboy Fever Series (Contemporary Romance):
“Wings of Love”, Book 1 in CHRISTMAS GEMS, A Jewels of the Quill Christmas Anthology
“Losses and Gains”, Book 2
“For Always”, Book 3
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction10.html

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 with 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
“One Night of Eternity”, Book 6
WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume II with Books 4-6 and bonus story “Beauty is the Beast” (Book 7)
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction6.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
WORLDS COLLIDE, Book 6
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction9.html

Friendship Heirlooms Series (Inspirational Romance):
CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FALLING IN LOVE, Book 1
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction9a.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
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

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 reissue
WHITE RAINBOW, Book 6 reissue
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 reissue
ROMANTIC NOTIONS, Book 4 reissue
FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume II reissue
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

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:
HOME (Inspirational Romantic Fiction)
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 Poetry, Melodies, and Other Wanderings of Karen Wiesnerreissue (Poetry Collection)
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/poetry.html
CODY KNOWS reissue with Linda Derkez (Children's Picture Book)
“Taking Responsibility Builds Trust”, Making Good Choices Series, Book 1 reissue (Children’s Nonfiction Interactive Picture Book)
“Taking Care of Your Things”, Making Good Choices Series, Book 2 (Children’s Nonfiction Interactive Picture Book) reissue
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/childrensbooks.html

 

An Interview with Karen Wiesner
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: Karen, thank you for talking with us at TRS Please tell us about your featured release, “Taming April”, Book 4 in the Cowboy Fever Series.

KW: “Taming April” is actually one of my oldest stories. Before it was part of this series, I wrote a novel in 1999 or so about a spoiled rotten woman on the road to becoming a lawyer and a cowboy she was always, literally, turning her nose up at. A few years ago when I decided to write the Cowboy Fever Series, I remembered this old book I’d written and knew it was perfect for the series, with some slightest modifications. I wanted to retain the general idea that this woman had become high class but I thought it would be fun to sink her roots into the same soil the hero came from. Shawn and April’s story was one I had a very hard time letting go of once I finished writing it. I loved everything about these characters. By the time the story was over, it was just beginning in my mind. It’s actually my favorite story in the entire series and one of my favorites period. Someday I may return to them and write that novel version of what happened after April and Shawn fell in love...

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

KW: The Cowboy Fever Series actually started with a couple of non-series (non-Cowboy Fever Series anyway) stories. The idea for a small fictional town in the Texas Panhandle called Fever came to me while I was outlining UNDER THE SPELL, Book 5 of my Incognito Series http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction7.html. I really wanted to shake things up in that book and put the characters in a radically different setting. A cowboy ranch seemed like the perfect solution. The heroine, Justine Fielding (aka Gina Calhoun) in that book lived in Fever before she was recruited by the Network. She accepted their offer, and, for those readers of the series, you know acceptance means giving up every part of the life you once knew—including who you love. So you will meet Alex Lynch, the man Justine loves (but can only be with one month a year) in each offering of the Cowboy Fever Series, but his happily ever after will be tinged with sadness.

Fever, Texas was also mentioned in my novella “In Cahoots With Cupid”, the second book in my Kaleidoscope Series http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction8.html, where hero Kiowa and his brother Wings “Mac” Mackenzie are first introduced. Wings was the hero in “Wings of Love”, Book 1 of the Cowboy Fever Series and in that book he settled down on his horse ranch in Fever.

I think women love the idea of cowboys because they’re heroic, chivalrous, old-fashioned and hardworking -- a man’s man, hard and in need of a woman’s soft touch. But I also think women readers want romance without being overwhelmed with all the details of what it’s like to own and work on a ranch. I strongly wanted the stories to be character-focused and romance-oriented with an authentic but subtle cowboy/ranch setting, atmosphere, and flavor. That’s what I’m offering with this series.

What’s coming up in the Cowboy Fever Series:

COWBOY FEVER SERIES Collection
978-1-105-19916-5 (trade paperback) from
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-61160-282-1 (electronic) from
Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming May 2013

Award-winning author Karen Wiesner is the founder of Jewels of the Quill, an award-winning group of authors in all genres banded together to promote their books. The group also does anthologies together. COWBOY FEVER SERIES contains the first novella in the series that Karen contributed to a Jewels of the Quill anthology, plus four bonus stories!

Will include “Wings of Love” (Book 1), “Losses and Gains” (Book 2), “For Always” (Book 3), “Taming April” (Book 4), and “The Only One” (Book 5)

“The Only One” {Cowboy Fever Series, Book 5} 
978-1-61160-284-5 (electronic)
Coming November 2013 from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com

More than five years ago, Ken Abrams, Triple Aces Ranch co-owner, and his wife Karla were madly in love and expecting their first child. Tragedy took that unborn daughter from them and drove them into opposite corners. Seeing how unaffected Ken seemed by the loss of their child shook Karla’s whole world. He didn’t want to talk; didn’t even appear to grieve. The very next morning, he was back out on his horse, doing ranch work, and she couldn’t forgive him his ease in coping -- especially when his work seemed to take over his entire life so she rarely saw him anymore. Devastated, Karla left him. Ken is the only man she’s ever loved, and, after five years apart, she knows she has to make a decision: wash her hands of their marriage, or confront him about the loss of their unborn daughter.

Ken never understood why Karla left him, and, the few times he’s contacted her, she’s been as cold and volatile as a rattlesnake. He can only believe she also blames him for the death of their unborn child. He allows her the silent separation, unwilling to risk her asking him for a divorce. The death of his daughter tore him to pieces. Losing Karla will finish him for sure.

When Ken shows up with her four brothers at the exotic dance club Karla’s been working as a waitress to make ends meet, she sees that he hasn’t changed at all -- and she tells him she wants a divorce ASAP. Can Ken prove the loss of their child all but destroyed him and she’s still the only one for him?

DRIFTER’S HEART, Book 6, A Cowboy Fever Series Novel
Contemporary Romance
Trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-61160-285-2 (electronic) from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming December 2013

Easy to love, hard to hold...

Maggie May’s pa is still looking for the cowboy who knocked up his cowgirl vixen daughter three years ago. Little Tex has grown up without a father, but he’s the shining star of the May Ranch. Like his father, though, he’s always running off and disappearing. Just when Maggie May thinks it’ll never happen, the drifter she loves shows up, suddenly wise to the fact that his oh-so-altruistic efforts to quiet her endless stream of conversation had ended with a child. Horse trainer for hire and former rodeo champion, Ryder McCall returns toFever, Texas. This time, Maggie May plans to get him back in her clutches -- and win his heart forever.

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

KW: My other 2013 upcoming releases include:

DESTINY
Inspirational Romantic Fiction
978-1-300-02633-4 (trade paperback) and 978-1-300-18186-6 (hardcover) from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-922066-22-0 (electronic) from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html 
Coming March 2013

WRITING THE NOVEL SERIES: The Guide for Novels and Novellas
Nonfiction/Writing Reference
978-1599636900 (trade paperback) from
Writer’s Digest Books http://www.writersdigestshop.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=Karen+Wiesner
Coming May 30, 2013

MICHAEL’S ANGEL, Book 2 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Inspirational Romantic Suspense
978-1-300-02888-8 (trade paperback) from
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-61160-278-4 (electronic) from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming July 2013

BOUND SPIRITS, Book 1 of the Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series
Paranormal Romance
Trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
Electronic from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html
Coming August 2013

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

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

HH: Thank you!

 

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