** FRIDAY FAVORITES with Karen Rock – with a GIVEAWAY ! **

Join me every Friday to see my spotlight on one of my favorite authors who will be sharing a few of their favorite things!

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Featured today is Harlequin Heartwarming and Harlequin Blaze author KAREN ROCK!  Thanks for joining me and sharing some of your favorites Karen!


Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes red-hot novels for Harlequin Blaze and small-town romances for Harlequin Heartwarming. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who’s typically immersed in three different books at a time, all in different genres. She also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking, Christmas (no need to specify—she loves every bit of it), and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete.


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My favorite color is … Pink

My favorite place to read is … On my couch with my cat curled up next to me.

My favorite snack is … Tortilla chips and salsa or if I want something sweet, ice cream. I’m so addicted though, that I rarely keep it in the house.  Stewarts Stargazer ice cream is definitely my Kryptonite!

My favorite type of music is … I love all kinds of music but probably lean more towards rock music. (What choice did I have with my name- lol)

My favorite hot beverage is … Chicken soup. Technically, you’re not supposed to drink it, but when I’m cold (I live in northern New York State) I inhale a cup a day.

My favorite type of flower is … Light pink peonies. They are beyond gorgeous and I have three large patches of them in my front yard garden.

My favorite time of day is … morning. Everyone in my family sleeps in so the a.m. is the best time for me to focus and work. Also, I love walking my dog early and catching the sunrise.

My favorite candy is … Reeses Peanut Butter cups.

My favorite hobby is … Cooking. I learned recipes from my Italian grandmother and I love making homemade sauce and cooking things I grow in my garden.

My favorite place to vacation is … Disney World! It is the most magical place on earth and, best of all, RWA National Conference will be held there this July! I’ll be signing at the Literacy event and I hope any romance readers that are attending will stop by and say hi 🙂



Look for Karen’s latest release, a western suspense novel with Harlequin Heartwarming , A COWBOY TO KEEP, out next week on 2/1/17  ..


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Can’t stop running from the past 

Dani Crawford has a secret…and if bounty hunter Jackson Cade finds out, he could ruin everything. The scarred yet handsome cowboy has tracked a dangerous criminal to the dude ranch Dani manages, and to get rid of Jack she’ll have to help him catch his man. But the closer they get to cornering their quarry the more Dani wants Jack to stay. Spending time with him is making her long for things she can never have thanks to a past mistake. And if the truth comes out she may be spending her future behind bars rather than safe in her cowboy’s arms…


**  As a fan of Karen’s books, you might recognize Dani as being the sister of Claire from Karen’s March 2016 release HIS KIND OF COWGIRL!  This book is also a prequel to her new ROCKY MOUNTAIN COWBOYS series that will kick off later this year!  **

Read the first three chapters of A COWBOY TO KEEP on Goodreads!


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And don’t miss Karen’s latest from the BLAZE line …



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Uniformly Hot!

Subject: Lt. Commander Mark Sampson 

Mission: Keep his eyes on the skies…despite one sexy distraction! 

There are things a man can never undo. For Coast Guard search and rescue pilot Mark Sampson, it was the agonizing decision that cost him a teammate—and his faith in himself. But an unbelievably sexy blonde on a secluded beach may help him forget…if only for a night.

Cassie Rowe needed a distraction—and, boy, did she get one! How was she to know the brooding stranger who rocked her world was the pilot who’d left her brother to die? And now they’re on the same mission. She should hate him. But she can’t fight the storm of desire threatening to pull them under…





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Uniformly Hot!

Semper Paratus. Always ready. 

Years ago, Coast Guard rescue swimmer Dylan Holt left Kodiak, Alaska, with his heart in pieces. He thought Nolee Arnauyq and her mouthwatering curves were behind him—until he’s sent to rescue the crew of a capsizing boat…including Nolee. And Dylan is definitely not ready for the too-familiar way his body aches at seeing her again.

Nolee’s always gone after what she wanted, and to hell with the risks. Now she’s a rookie ship captain taking on the deadly waters of the Bering Sea. But out on these treacherous waters, there’s no way to avoid the sizzling sexual tension between them—or the dangerous pull of emotions that could leave both their hearts lost at sea…



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  1. Thanks so much for having me here, Lynn! I should have added that your gorgeous blog is my favorite 🙂 <3

  2. Hi Karen!!
    Oh I so need to catch up on some of your books, they sound great!!

  3. I love this post, Karen and Lynn!

    But I have one question for you Karen. What does Zoey have to say about you curling up with your cat rather than when you read?

  4. Hi Karen

    This one sounds like a good story and I do love finding out about authors I hope you are staying warm as we here in Australia are coping with a lot of hot hot weather 🙂

    Have Fun

    • Hi, Helen! It’s great to meet you 🙂 Our forecast is 6-12 inches of snow starting at midnight… groan*. This is why I write- I’m snowed in 6 months of the year- lol

  5. Congrats on the release, Karen! Loved learning about the new book and more about you too!

    • Thanks, Audrey! The suspense was a fun element to add in the romance but beneath that, I really fell for Jack Cade and his character inspired me to write his family’s stories in the upcoming Rocky Mountain Cowboys series 🙂

  6. Another great Karen Rock read.

  7. Kay Garrett says

    Good to learn more about you and the new book.

    I love pink, ice cream and cooking too. 🙂

  8. Looks soooooo good cant wait

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