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Adding Up To Marriage

October 2014
Excerpt & More

A new year, a new release…and a new series begun for Harlequin Special Edition!

The new book is MEANT-TO-BE-MOM (4.5 stars from Romantic Times), the last installment in my Jersey Boys series. You may recall that Matt Noble had a twin sister, Sabrina, a New York fashionista who fled Maple River, NJ ten years before like it was infested with zombies. Well, now she’s back, licking her wounds after a broken engagement…as is Cole Rayburn, her geeky old high school bud. Who isn’t quite so geeky anymore…and who isn’t about to let Sabrina slip through his fingers a second time. Look for it in print around the middle of March, 2015, and as an ebook on April first (although you can find both at Harlequin.com on March 1!).

In other news, SANTA’S PLAYBOOK, which earned the rare 4.5 Top Pick GOLD designation from Romantic Times, also went on to win RT’s Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Special Edition for 2014. Since I absolutely love this story, about a drama teacher whose biggest role turns out to be healing the hearts of a widowed football coach and his four children, I’m thrilled that the book is winning readers’ – and reviewers’ – hearts as well.

For the new series, however, I’ve returned to my own backyard in beautiful northeastern New Mexico, where the Sangre de Christo mountains tower over majestic rolling plains, snagging a clear blue sky that goes on forever. So we’re talking horses and cowboys, oh, yeah…as well my usual assortment of quirky characters, down home settings and rowdy little boys (and girls!). And dogs. Always. No firm dates or titles yet, but it’s easy to see what I’m up to on my Karen Templeton Facebook page, where I post covers, blurbs, news and run frequent giveaways of both old and new titles as the mood strikes. So hop on over and “like” my page to join the fun!

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"Karen Templeton’s characters could be your family, neighbors, friends, lovers or even you…
and they will make you laugh, cry, maybe even break your heart. Her stories take you on an
emotional roller coaster that leaves you craving more…"

Sybil Cook, The Good, the Bad, and the Unread

"Karen Templeton writes amazing category romances that are exactly what I love reading.
She leaves me in awe of just how much skill it takes to write a really good category romance.
Seriously, her work rocks."

Barbara Caridad Ferrer, RITA-winning author of ADIOS TO MY OLD LIFE