Karen Kinna is in the Author Spotlight today. Karen was born in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Now living on a secluded lake near Austin, Texas with three rescue dogs — a wiener, a basset, and one crazy corgi, Karen writes full-time in a constant flurry of dog hair and stray kibble. Her hobbies include doing canine agility with corgi “Madd Maxx.” (Maxx and Jaxx even have their own Instagram account! “MaxxAndJaxx”)
A proud member of RWA (Romance Writers of America), Karen is a past vice-president of SARA (San Antonio Romance Authors) where she is still very involved with conferences and contests.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Simon Fraser University, with minors in Journalism and Shakespeare.
For 14 years, Karen was a featured entertainment columnist twice a week for a large newspaper chain based in southern British Columbia. (MetroValley News.) She cut her teeth in the writing world by interviewing actors, authors, and musicians – including Diana Gabaldon, Robin Williams, and Alan Jackson.
Her ON STAGE theatre columns were syndicated and circulated to an audience of over 100,000 readers.
Karen has written plays for the stage, children’s books, and sci-fi and parenting articles for the past two decades.
Her first love is Contemporary Romance — the steamier the better!
When not writing, Karen narrates sexy romances for Audible under a pseudonym, in her home sound studio. She loves doing character voices and channeling her inner actress.
Life is too short for regrets! Recently, she has started kayaking and wakeboarding – Her Facebook motto is “Fifty and Fabulous!”
Wild at Heart Trilogy
Heart of the Storm (book 1)
A skillful cross between “We Bought A Zoo” and “Twister,” Karen Kinna’s compelling debut novel is sure to take the romance world by storm – literally.
When zoologist, fiery redhead Quinn Gallagher is sent into a Cat 3 hurricane to rescue the four-legged residents of a fledgling zoo on the wind-swept banks of Lake Charles, Louisiana, she isn’t prepared for the stiff opposition of Head Curator and Veterinarian, Dan Taylor. Stealing his coffee, his pride, and eventually his heart, Quinn is a force to be reckoned with in this madcap tale of delightful characters and epic conflict. Readers will never forget the pink Cadillac named Maribelle, an RV named Lucifer, a snake named Elmo, and a ferret named Houdini.
Heart of Fire (book 2)
When beleaguered cattle rancher Brody Gallagher answers the door to pregnant dark-haired beauty Tess Taylor, he is unable to send her packing, and her arrival compounds the strange activities that have been plaguing the ranch. An arsonist is on the loose and neither Brody nor the local police can get a lead on the culprit.
Worried about finances, cut fences, and increasingly violent fires, Brody and Tess are thrown together in the fight of their lives, sparking a raging inferno of passion which threatens to consume them both.
Get your copy of the Wild at Heart Trilogy on Amazon
Christmas in Canada (contains 2 complete novellas)
Identical twin sisters, Mac and Claire Adams, couldn’t be more different! Each woman finds themselves on a terrifying Christmas Eve adventure — and each meets the man of her dreams in the process….
Set in the lush snowy landscape high up in the Cascade Mountains of British Columbia, these two novellas are spine-tingling adventures of life and death… and unexpected passion.
Tomboy Mac isn’t into men … and certainly has no warm feelings for stranded helicopter pilot Beau Lamont from Baton Rouge Louisiana.
Type-A Claire has her life scheduled to a T. . . and doesn’t plan on letting billionaire oil tycoon Travis Smith from Austin Texas derail her life plans.