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.

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...


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Reviews for The Deep

5 Stars! “If you have not read the previous stories in this series, do not worry. You will still fully understand what is happening. Each title is a stand-alone story. However, those who have read at least a couple of them will be able to envision these events in a broader scope. Each story is a different, dark piece of the evil puzzle that is known as Woodcutter’s Grim. If you enjoy authors who write “old school style”, then this entire series should be to your taste. All the titles, especially this one, has the spicy flavor of the old Gothic Romances that I used to greedily consume. This story has romance, mystery, suspense, adventure, and horror all blended together. Something for everyone. As usual, Karen Wiesner gives readers what they crave -- and more.” ~Detra Fitch for Huntress Reviews http://www.huntressreviews.com

 

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About Karen Wiesner

Creating realistic, unforgettable characters one story at a time...

Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 101 books published in the past 15 years, which have been nominated for and/or won 125 awards, and has 37 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 third offering from WDB is Writing the Fiction Series: The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas, available now. 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. For more information about Karen’s fiction and series, consult her official companion guide The World of Author Karen Wiesner: A Compendium of Fiction. For more information about Karen and her work, visit her website at http://www.karenwiesner.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

Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series (Paranormal Romance):
BOUND SPIRITS, Book 1
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction11.html

Woodcutter’s Grim Series -- Classic Tales of Horror Retold (Romantic Horror/Paranormal):
“Papa”, Book 1 
“Blood of Amethyst”, Book 2 
“Dancing to the Grave”, Book 3
“The Amethyst Tower”, The Final Chapter
WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume I with Books 1-3 and The Final Chapter
“Moonlight Becomes You”, Book 4
“Bewitched”, Book 5
“One Night of Eternity”, Book 6
“Beauty is the Beast”, Book 7
WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume II with Books 4-7
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction6.html

Cowboy Fever Series (Contemporary Romance):
“Wings of Love”, Book 1
“Losses and Gains”, Book 2
“For Always”, Book 3
“Taming April”, Book 4
“The Only One”, Book 5
COWBOY FEVER SERIES with Books 1-5
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction10.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
MICHAEL’S ANGEL, Book 2
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
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction7.html

Wounded Warriors Series (Contemporary Women’s Fiction):
RELUCTANT HEARTS, Book 1
WAITING FOR AN ECLIPSE, Book 2
MIRROR MIRROR, Book 3
WAYWARD ANGELS, Book 4
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
TEARS ON STONE, Book 2
FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume I (The Early Cases)
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
FIRST LOVE, Book 2
FOREVER MAN, Book 3
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction2.html

Gypsy Road Series (Contemporary Romance):
LEATHER & LACE, Book 1
FLESH & BLOOD, Book 2
FIRE & ICE, Book 3
VOWS & THE VAGABOND, Book 4
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction3.html

Kaleidoscope Series (Contemporary Romance Novellas):
“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
“The Longest Night”, Book 7
KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES Collection with Books 1-7
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction8.html

Adventures in Amethyst Series (Contemporary Romance/Suspense Novellas):
“A Rose for Romeo”, Book 1
“Revenge in Amethyst”, Book 2
“Reckless Rose”, Book 3
“Christmas in Amethyst”, Book 4

ADVENTURES IN AMETHYST SERIES Collection with Books 1-4
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction4a.html

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
WRITING THE FICTION SERIES: The Guide for Novels and Novellas
http://www.firstdraftin30days.com
THE WORLD OF AUTHOR KAREN WIESNER: A COMPENDIUM OF FICTION {The Official Companion of Karen Wiesner’s Books}
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/nonfiction.html

Miscellaneous:
2-in-1 Inspirational Romances:
“The Amethyst Angel” (Traditional Romance Novella)
“A Home for Christmas” (Inspirational Romance Novella)
2-in-1 Supernatural Romances:
“The Amethyst Star” (Futuristic Romance Novella)
“Creatures of the Night” (Paranormal Romance Novella)
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction5.html
HOME (Inspirational Romantic Fiction)
THE BLOODMOON CURSE (Contemporary Gothic Romantic Suspense with an Inspirational Slant)
SWEET DREAMS (Paranormal Romance)
RESTLESS AS RAIN (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 Wiesner
(Poetry Collection)
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/poetry.html
CODY KNOWS with Linda Derkez (Children's Picture Book)
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, THE DEEP, Book 8, A Woodcutter’s Grim Series Novel. Where did you get the idea for this amazing series and why do you think it appeals to today’s audiences?

KW: All of the novellas in the Woodcutter’s Grim Series thus far have been loosely based on popular, traditional fairy or folk tales, myths, fables, parables, poems, or some other literature. When I told my son I wouldn’t be following that theme for The Deep or any other Woodcutter’s Grim Series novels, he promptly insisted I was cheating and changing the rules mid-game. I thought long and hard about that and ultimately worked like mad, pouring over all of the above to find something appropriate. Now I can’t imagine the story would have worked -- or at least wouldn’t have been as effective -- if I hadn’t followed my son’s advice. The heroine’s father in The Deep had been introduced at the beginning of the Shaussegeny miniseries (Books 4-7 of the Woodcutter’s Grim Series), so I was able to expand on his character as a professor of demon lore and his penchant for fetish statues. If you’ve ever seen what and you know their purpose, it’s creepy stuff. It fit so well into the Woodcutter’s Grim Series. After all the novellas I’d written in the series, I really wanted to write a novel, and this story gave me enough material to do that.

HH: What do you like best about Cheyenne and James, the heroine and heroine, and why do you think readers will relate to them? 

KW: What do you get when you have a woman whose father has brought her up in the academic world and culture of demon lore and pair her with a Christian who wants to fight evil? Add a setting like Woodcutter’s Grim where fairy and folk tales come to life, and you’re really got something. All are unlikely combinations, and of course made for some fantastic chills and thrills.

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

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

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 2017

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 other upcoming 2013 and 2014 releases:
“The Only One” {Cowboy Fever Series, Book 5} 
Contemporary Romance Novella
978-1-61160-284-5 (electronic) from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Mass market paperback already available from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
Coming November 2013

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

KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES reissues (including Books 1-7 as individual ebooks and the collection in electronic and trade paperback formats)
Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html
Coming December 2013
Mass market paperbacks of the individual stories already available from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

THE BLOODMOON CURSE, Book 2 of the Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series
Newly revised and reissued!
Inspirational Gothic Romance
Trade paperback and electronic formats coming from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html
Coming February 2014

ADVENTURES IN AMETHYST SERIES reissues (including Books 1-4 as individual ebooks and the collection in electronic and trade paperback formats)
Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html
Coming March 2014
Mass market paperbacks of the individual stories already available from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

FOREVER AND ALL THAT JAZZ, Book 3 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series Contemporary Romance
Trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-61160-283-8 (electronic) from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming March 2014

The AmethystAngel/A Home for Christmas (2-in-1)
Newly Revised and Reissued
Inspirational Romance Novellas
Trade paperback and electronic formats from
Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html
Coming April 2014
Mass market paperback already available from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

The Amethyst Star/Creatures of the Night (2-in-1)
Newly Revised and Reissued
Supernatural Romance Novellas
Trade paperback and electronic formats from
Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html
Coming April 2014
Mass market paperback already available from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner

ONLY THE LONELY, Book 1, Angelfire Trilogy II
Contemporary Romance
Trade paperback and electronic formats coming from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html
Coming May 2014

FIRST COMES LOVE, Book 4 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Contemporary Romance
Trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-61160-286-9 (electronic) from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming July 2014

AS PATIENT AS DEATH, Book 5 of the Falcon’s Bend Series
with Chris Spindler
Mystery/Police Procedural
Trade paperback and electronic formats coming from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html
Coming September 2014

TIL SUMMER COME AROUND, Book 5, An Adventures in Amethyst Series Novel
Contemporary Romance
Trade paperback and electronic formats coming from Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html
Coming November 2014

CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO HAVING A BABY, Book 5 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Inspirational Contemporary Romance/Chick-lit
Trade paperback from http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
Electronic from Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming December 2014

HH: Thank you!

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