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Spread the Love – Giveaway!

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Contests, cool stuff, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Spread the Love – Giveaway!

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The Order of Things (and books)

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Order of Things (and books)

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If you are like me, and you find a series you like, you want an easy way to find out the titles of that series listed in order so you can read them chronologically.  So here you are, my four series (WHAT? Four? Yes, a fourth series is on it’s way – more to come about that later…), listed in order as they were (or are about to be) written:

Barbara Marr Murder Mysteries –

1. Take the Monkeys and Run

2. Citizen Insane

3. Silenced by the Yams

4. Saturday Night Cleaver

5. Dead Man Stalking

6. Lethal Wipe’N (to be released summer 2015)

Sophie Rhodes Ghostly Romance

1. Keep Me Ghosted

2. Some Like it Haunted

3. Title to be determined (to be released summer of 2015)

Love in Rustic Woods

1. Kiss Me, Tate

Catch the Bouquet Romantic Comedy Series

(all to be released early 2015)

1. Shelby’s Plus-One

2. Lucky Penny

3. My Fair Sadie

4. April’s Showers

Barbara Marr Short Stories and other collections

1. It’s a Dunder-Bull Wife, A Barbara Marr Holiday Short (proceeds donated to Make-aWish Foundation)

2. Bjorn! on the Fourth of July, A Barbara Marr Short Story

3. A Spirited Season, Holiday Tales with Paranormal Flair (contains two Karen Cantwell short stories including the Barbara Marr short, A Christmas Peril – proceeds donated to Rikki’s Refuge Animal Sanctuary)

DEAD MAN STALKING is now available!

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on DEAD MAN STALKING is now available!

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It’s finally here! The fifth Barbara Marr Murder Mystery, Dead Man Stalking, is now available in ebook for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo! Even more exciting, until midnight, September 1st, it is only .99 cents.

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When Howard and the girls leave town, Barb thinks she’ll have some quiet, peaceful alone time. Of course, this is calamity-prone Barbara Marr. Her life doesn’t know quiet or peaceful. And forget alone. With her air conditioning on the fritz, Barb accepts an invitation from a famous thriller writer to spend a few days in a cool and comfortable lakeside house. There is just one problem: the house has a few odd characters lurking about. They aren’t after Barb, but that doesn’t stop her from becoming outrageously tangled in the lunacy and danger than ensues.

In this fifth installment of the Barbara Marr Murder Mystery Series, Barb finds herself fumbling through another laugh-out-loud caper while making some new and interesting friends along the way.

TAKE THE MONKEYS AND RUN in audio!

Posted by on Jan 26, 2014 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on TAKE THE MONKEYS AND RUN in audio!

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If you enjoyed reading the first Barbara Marr novel, Take the Monkeys and Run, I think you will really love hearing the book as narrated by award-winning actress, Nan McNamara. She brings all of the crazy characters to life so perfectly, that you will find yourself laughing-out-loud more than once.

Go to Amazon to hear a sample and if you like what you hear, I hope you’ll consider grabbing yourself the audio copy!

I hope everyone is staying warm during this unusually cold winter! Next time you hear from me will be when I release the 5th Barbara Marr Murder Mystery, Dead Man Stalking. Until then, live, love, laugh!

Best to all,

Karen

KEEP ME GHOSTED in Audio!!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on KEEP ME GHOSTED in Audio!!

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I am so excited to announce the release of Keep Me Ghosted (Sophie Rhodes Romantic Comedy #1) in audiobook format!

Narrated by Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award Winner, Nan McNamara, you can now listen as the story and characters come to life.

If you’re already a member of Audible, you can use one of your credits, or if you’re not, you can get it free if you try a three month trial membership and listen to it on your Kindle Fire.

Click here to listen to the sample at Amazon!

Six FREE Books About Ghosts Oct 24 and 25!!!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Six FREE Books About Ghosts Oct 24 and 25!!!

Do you believe in ghosts? I bet we can make you say “boo!”

Grab these six highly-rated ghost stories for free October 24-25 only on Amazon.

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TROUBLE IN MUDBUG by NY Times bestselling author Jana DeLeon

Genre: Humorous Mystery

Scientist Maryse Robicheaux thought a lot of her problems had drifted away with her mother-in-law’s death. The woman was rude, pushy, and manipulative, and used her considerable wealth to run herd over the entire bayou town of Mudbug, Louisiana. Unfortunately, death doesn’t slow Helena one bit.

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy

Sophie Rhodes has an interesting friend – a proper British ghost by the name of Marmaduke Dodsworth. Marmaduke keeps Sophie company, but she has eyes for her new boss, Dr. Callahan, who unfortunately has a spectral companion of his own – one with a nasty jealous streak. Love is in the air, but will it win out over the interference of two meddlesome ghosts?

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Jade loves her new apartment – until a ghost joins her in the shower. When empath Jade Calhoun moves into an apartment about a strip bar on Bourbon Street, she expects life to get interesting. What she doesn’t count on is making friends with an exotic dancer, attracting a powerful spirit, and developing feelings for Kane, her sexy landlord.

Genre: Young Adult Time Travel

A chance encounter during a costume ball at a historic tavern sends high school senior Lauren Harper back in time to early Americana. Now she’s experiencing the actual events of the “Legend of the Female Stranger” she’s heard her entire life growing up. Can she solve the mystery of this ghost, find her way back home…and deal with her own emotions when she falls in love with a guy who lived 200 years before her?

Genre: Young Adult Historical Paranormal

She can see dead people. He’s a ghost assigned by the Otherworld to return a demon. It should be a simple assignment, but they soon learn there’s nothing simple when a live girl and a dead boy fall in love.

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Guilt-ridden over the belief that she’s somehow responsible for her mom’s death, sixteen-year-old Riley is desperate to see her mother’s elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness. When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn’t get worse – until the ghost of Ian MacKinnon catches her purposefully cutting herself. Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but the malevolent spirit of the woman who filled Ian returns and she’ll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.

 

 

My Short Story, “Next Stop, Foggy Bottom”

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on My Short Story, “Next Stop, Foggy Bottom”

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I was so pleased in 2012 when my short story, “Next Stop, Foggy Bottom,” was chosen to be one of several mystery short stories to be published in the anthology, Chesapeake Crimes: This Job is Murder. If you have that anthology, you have probably read my short little tale of revenge. If not, you now have the opportunity to read it online OR to have it sent to your Kindle for Free. How? My friend and fellow author, Maria E. Schneider, is hosting the story on her blog and has provided the easy “Send to Kindle” button. Again, it is all free.

Just click HERE for the short story page.

And if, for some reason, the button doesn’t seem to work, you can read the story on her blog OR she has provided her email address for people to contact her to receive a downloadable epub file.

This is a dark, subtly humorous tale of revenge with a twist. Enjoy!!

Cover Reveal: Dead Man Stalking

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Cover Reveal: Dead Man Stalking

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Just to whet your appetite for my next release, here you are! The cover for my 5th Barbara Marr Murder Mystery, Dead Man Stalking. What do you think?

New Release: Kiss Me, Tate

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on New Release: Kiss Me, Tate

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It’s here at last! Kiss Me, Tate, the first book in Love in Rustic Woods Series, is now available in ebook for your Kindle, Nook, or Kobo, and in paperback as well!

If you haven’t purchased yours yet, click the appropriate link below to be transferred to the online bookstore.

Description of Kiss Me, Tate:
Tate Kilbourn was Bunny Bergen’s long-forgotten, secret high school crush. But that was 24 years ago, and a lot has happened since. Devastated by a nasty divorce, trying to juggle kids, bills and her new job – not to mention a boatload of insecurities – the last thing Bunny needs is to fall for Tate again. But then she finds herself working with him, and gee, he sure did grow sexier with age…

Quiet and deeply private, Tate barely knew that Bunny was alive in high school. And now that he’s back in Rustic Woods, he has a million reasons to fight his growing attraction for this gorgeous woman with the less-than-stellar reputation. His life is too complicated for a relationship, much less a relationship with a woman like Bunny Bergen.

On the surface, Tate and Bunny appear to be an unlikely match. But, as Bunny knows all too well, appearances can be deceiving.

Kiss Me, Tate is the first book in the new Love in Rustic Woods Series, a romantic spin-off from Karen Cantwell’s Barbara Marr Murder Mysteries. If you are a fan of Cantwell’s zany, problem-prone protagonist, Barbara Marr, you’ll remember lovable Bunny Bergen from the fun and hilarious mystery, Citizen Insane.

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Have a wonderful day everyone!

Best wishes,

Karen

Karen Cantwell’s KISS ME, TATE Available for Kindle Pre-Order

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Karen Cantwell’s KISS ME, TATE Available for Kindle Pre-Order

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Kiss Me, Tate, the first book in my new Love in Rustic Woods Series, is now available for Kindle Pre-Order!

If you own a Kindle and would like to have Kiss Me, Tate sent to it as soon as it is released on August 23rd, you can Pre-Order Here.

DESCRIPTION:
Tate Kilbourn was Bunny Bergen’s long-forgotten, secret high school crush. But that was twenty-four years ago, and a lot has happened since. Devastated by a nasty divorce, trying to juggle kids, bills and her new job – not to mention a boatload of insecurities – the last thing Bunny needs is to fall for Tate again. But then she finds herself working with him, and gee, he sure did grow sexier with age…

Quiet and deeply private, Tate barely knew that Bunny was alive in high school. And now that he’s back in Rustic Woods, he has a million reasons to fight his growing attraction for this gorgeous woman with the less-than-stellar reputation. The last thing he needs in his life is a woman, much less a woman like Bunny Bergen.

On the surface, Tate and Bunny appear to be an unlikely match. But, as Bunny knows all too well, appearances can be deceiving.

The Love in Rustic Woods Series is a romantic spin-off from my Barbara Marr Murder Mysteries. If you are a fan of zany, problem-prone protagonist, Barbara Marr, you’ll remember lovable Bunny Bergen from Citizen Insane.