Author feature: Introducing Karen King (@karen_king), romance author @AccentPress

By | September 2, 2016

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It’s always lovely to feature an author I’ve met through Book Connectors, and today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to Karen King.

Karen is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association, the Society of Authors and the Society of Women Writers and Journalists, and writes sassy, contemporary romance just right for reading on the beach. I do? – or do I?, her first chick lit for Accent Press, was published in May. She has been contracted for two more. And she is delighted that Accent Press have republished her earlier romance novels, The Millionaire Plan and Never Say Forever. The Millionaire Plan was nominated for the RONE Award in 2014 and I do? – or do I? has just been nominated for the RONA. Karen has also had several short stories published in women’s magazines, as well as 120 children’s books (and yes, I DID double check that figure!).

When she isn’t writing, Karen likes travelling, watching the ‘soaps’ and reading. Give her a good book and a box of chocolates and she thinks she’s in Heaven. I asked Karen to tell us a bit more about herself.

KK Head and Shoulders
What is the best thing about being a writer?

Getting a letter or email from someone who’s enjoyed reading my book. That makes my week!

What is the hardest thing about being a writer?

Finding time to write down all the ideas that are whizzing around in my head.

Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?

It took me seventeen attempts and goodness knows how many years to pass my driving test. Seriously!

What is your top tip for new writers?

Stop faffing about and get that first draft down. Then you can go back and reread, revise and rewrite. If you don’t write something you have nothing to hone.

Let me tell you more about Karen’s books with Accent Press…

29006045I do? – or do I?

Local journalist Cassie is getting married to hot-shot, reliable Timothy and his mother Sylvia, who Cassie has nicknamed ‘Monster-in-Law’, wants to plan the entire wedding. When Sylvia books the exclusive ID Images to take photographs of the extravagant do, Cassie has no idea what she’s walking into. 

The elusive JM, ID Images’ newest photographer, just so happens to be Jared, Cassie’s first love and ex-fiancé, who broke off their engagement to travel and take photos of far-reaching wonders. He’s back to pay for his next wild adventure. 

Cassie decides it’s best to pretend not to know him, but when she’s asked to write an article for her newspaper, she’s tasked with a column surrounding all things wedding related. When Cassie jokingly writes a column meant for herself depicting her situation, a co-worker submits it in place of the real article and it’s soon making headlines, with readers asking the age old question – Who Will She Choose?

Available from Amazon

31211653The Millionaire Plan

Love or money, what would you marry for?

Amber Wynters is on a mission to find a millionaire to marry – and fast. Her parents are nearly bankrupt and being forced to sell their family home, a beautiful Tudor house that has been in the family for generations, thanks to Amber’s ex-fiancé persuading them to invest in his dodgy shares.

Armed with a self-help book and a ten-point plan, she sets off to hook herself a rich husband. On a millionaire’s yacht, she meets the drop-dead gorgeous Jed Curtess. The attraction between them is sizzling. It’s a shame that he is only a hired hand. Can Amber ignore her heart and follow her plans?

Available from Amazon

 

31234692Never Say Forever

Do you follow your dream or follow your heart?

That’s the decision Kendall McKenzie has to make when she meets hunky businessman Jake Newman. He’s as attracted to her as she is to him – but Kendall has vowed never to get married, and it seems that Jake has too. When they are together, sparks fly. It’s obvious to everyone except themselves that they’re meant to be together. Can Kendall trust Jake enough to give him her heart? And if she does, will she have to give up her dream?

Available from Amazon

Karen’s links

Website
Twitter
Karen King Romance Author Facebook Page
Karen King Children’s Books Facebook Page
Pinterest
Instagram

2 thoughts on “Author feature: Introducing Karen King (@karen_king), romance author @AccentPress

  1. Cass

    120 children’s books?! Good heavens! I was already in awe!

    Karen, this was a fascinating read, and many congratulations on your success! I loved the “Stop faffing about and get that first draft down.” 😀

    Great interview, Anne!

    1. Anne Post author

      I can’t claim much credit for this one, Cass – Karen made it wonderfully easy for me! 😊

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