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Because I Said So

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…

JULY 2019

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My Lady Lipstick

The reviews are stellar! Read more at the link.
Diana Beckinsale is the most alluring woman Paris Ellison has met in years. It’s all fun and games until somebody loses her heart.
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True Confessions about Made-Up Things

  • 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.

  • The turkey cookery in Painted Moon is entirely the result of Karin watching her mother and grandmother cook for the holidays. Years later, she does have a Turkey Brine recipe to share, stolen adapted from Alice Waters and Alton Brown.


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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

  • 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

  • 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.”
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  • 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 she once loved. “A beautifully written novel, complete with breathtaking descriptions of Alaska.”
    Read more about Warming Trend

  • 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.”
    Read more about Wild Things

  • 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.”
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  • 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

  • Cover Painted Moon 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!”
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