28 April 2021

Cover Reveal - The Book of Firsts

Because, as usual for me, I've produced a story that doesn't really fit the conventions of any genre (though I'm calling it New Adult because it involves 19 year-olds and a lot of sex), I've had trouble finding something that worked for my latest cover (for my pen name).

Fortunately I came across one I really liked over at http://goonwrite.com/index.htm, and so here at last is the cover of The Book of Firsts.

The book is in edits, and won't be out this month, but almost definitely in May.

And here is the (hopefully final) blurb:

The Book of Firsts

Three boys, the 'kings' of the school.  One cynical newcomer.  An outrageous competition.

 When Mika Niles overhears the details of "The Book of Firsts" she's at first bemused, then scornful, then intrigued.  Judging which of three very handsome young men is best at kissing, and...? 

 With no time in her final year for serious attachments, a series of lunchtime trysts is more than tempting – and an opportunity like this might never come her way again.  But this light-hearted game is also a scandalous secret, and few can play with fire and walk away unscathed.


  1. Ah looking forward to this!! I didn't realise you were going to use a pen name for this - how did you land on it (if you don't mind answering!)?

    1. My middle name is Karin, so this is just a kind of reversal of my first two names. The middle K is to match my main publishing name (and also to make the name distinct from any other authors publishing under similar names).

      I probably wouldn't have chosen a 'Karen' name, given the new meaning for it, but I set this up a few years ago.

    2. It "sounds" different to Karen to me, I wouldn't have made the connection myself if you hadn't pointed it out. I like that you've kept the K in - it definitely links both the names together in my mind!

  2. So excited!!! Can't wait to read it!

  3. Exciting!!! (I'm so behind on seeing this) But very excited :D


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