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Cover Simply the Best 2021 Karin Kallmaker

COMING AUGUST 2021

Cynical New York journalist Alice Cabot isn’t about to succumb to the charms of California’s beaches, fake Hollywood glamour, or simply perfect Pepper Addington. All About Simply the Best

Cover Because I Said So by Karin Kallmaker

GOLDIE WINNER!

Josie and Paz want to get married but their respective guardians scoff at the very idea of love at first sight. So they arrange for Kesa and Shannon to meet… And nothing goes as planned. All About Because I Said So

True Confessions about Made-Up Things

  • Brandy Monsoon’s last name (All the Wrong Places) was inspired by Edina Monsoon of Absolutely Fabulous. A force of nature is a force of nature, even when it’s a bit confused by life.

  • It’s unusual for Karin to have an actor in mind to play one of her characters. An exception is Marissa’s mother in Finders Keepers. The “step up on the table in the country club dining room to make an announcement” personality – it’s so Meryl Streep. If she were unavailable then Helen Mirren would do it justice as well.

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  • Hayley’s life is complicated by a mysterious book of blank pages and an alluring new neighbor who challenges everything Hayley doesn’t believe in. “It’s one of my all-time favourite stories, making a believer of me too.”
    Read more about Unbeliever

  • Cover Wild Things by Karin Kallmaker

    Dutiful daughter Faith has met the perfect man. There’s just one problem: She’s in love with his sister who is running for public office. Best seller! “Most of all, I love that both these women are smart, and it shows in all they do. A classic.”
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  • A steamy look at sex and the single girl as Brandy weighs her free-for-all life against her growing feelings for her best friend. “I love it when I’m reading and half way through I’m really dying for two people to get together, wondering and hoping that it can work out.”
    Read more about All the Wrong Places

  • Cover My Lady Lipstick by Karin Kallmaker

    Frustrating, outrageous Diana Beckinsale is the most alluring woman Paris Ellison has met in years. It’s all fun and games until somebody loses their heart… “A perfectly plotted and paced contemporary romance. She’s a true master of the craft, and this book is not to be missed.”
    Read more about My Lady Lipstick

  • A river of ice has frozen Ani’s life. The future looks even colder when she returns home to the glaciers of Alaska, the mistakes of her past and the disdain of the woman who once loved her. “A beautifully written novel, complete with breathtaking descriptions of Alaska.”
    Read more about Warming Trend

  • Home from Afghanistan to surprise her mother, Milla doesn’t expect more than the best apple pie in the world and the bliss of unrationed hot showers. She’s not counting on futures — or meeting a woman like Tyna. “Warm, fun and real characters. The intimacy is likewise real.”
    Purchase Comfort and Joy

  • Attracted for the first time to a butch woman, an inexperienced lesbian finds the courage to knock on her neighbor’s door. Humor, tenderness and high-erotic energy combine in this fan favorite short story. “Exquisite writing, extremely fiery sex, great characterisation … a totally enjoyable read.”
    Purchase The Butch Across the Hall

  • Cover Painted Moon 25th Anniversary by Karin Kallmaker

    Stranded together in a snowbound cabin, Jackie and Leah collide with intensity and passion that shakes the foundations of both their lives. “Enough romantic tension to melt an iceberg. And a great dog!”
    Read more about Painted Moon - 25th Anniversary Edition

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