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Adventures in Amethyst Series by Karen Wiesner

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Amethyst, Wisconsin is a small, peaceful town on a pristine lake with an active tourist season in summer. When the air turns chill, the area is transformed into a ghost town with only a handful of lifers who stay. Populated with colorful characters, Amethyst is bursting with mystery, romance, and jealousy. Come and visit a place where anything is possible all-year-round.

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Adventures in Amethyst Series Anthology (Books 1-4)

Amethyst, Wisconsin is a small, peaceful town on a pristine lake with an active tourist season in summer. When the air turns chill, the area is transformed into a ghost town with only a handful of lifers who stay. Populated with colorful characters, Amethyst is bursting with mystery, romance, and jealousy. Come and visit a place where anything is possible all-year-round.

ADVENTURES IN AMETHYST SERIES is a collection of the first 4 novellas in the series, including A Rose for Romeo (Book 1), Revenge in Amethyst (Book 2), Reckless Rose (Book 3), Christmas in Amethyst (Book 4).Read More

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance Anthology     ISBN: 978-1-925191-08-0    ASIN: B00T10JNMG     Word Count: 53, 34

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Book 5: Til Summer Comes Around

When Quinn Rutledge and Summer Rosales met on a warm summer night on the shores of beautiful Lake Amethyst, they were both young, all was right in the world, and the only thing on their agenda was romance–one that neither of them wanted to end with the summer and closing of resort town Amethyst’s tourist season. Promises and plans were made. Promises were broken…

Summer was just about to begin law school with her closest friend–her pole opposite who’d dragged her to Amethyst in the first place. Apple Wooten came from a rich family she didn’t appreciate and was sliding her way through life, trying to get the most fun she could out of it–including stealing just to see what she could get away with. Summer found herself in the unfortunate position of taking the blame for one of Apple’s thefts, and not only spent time in jail but also was the victim of an inmate’s wrath that led to the disfigurement of one side of her face before she was acquitted of all charges and allowed to pursue her law degree.

Quinn had a lucrative dream career stretching out before him as an author who’d already won numerous accolades despite his youth. Though he’d returned to his livelihood after the summer with the woman he’d fallen so hard for, his heart prevented him from keeping away until they could see each other again the following summer as they planned. When Summer didn’t show up, he’d tried to find her and couldn’t. Though he should have returned to his writing, he’s instead found himself settling in Amethyst, waiting hopefully, and probably foolishly, through endless winters until Summer comes around…Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-925191-09-7    ASIN: B00TM888MI         Word Count: 63, 384

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Book 6: Rose and Thorn

Every rose has its thorn…

Reece Childs finally has his rose–Lona Rose, that is, a woman from his past and everything he’s ever wanted after a lifetime of the kind of transgressions he holds inside the darkest part of him…and never, ever wants Lona to find out about. He’d been as close as a kiss to having her as his wife, too. After a whirlwind courtship, he and Lona flew to Las Vegas to get hitched. Having more than one disastrous divorce already under her belt had shattered Lona’s illusions about the institution of marriage and made her superstitious about taking that journey again. So they came back and let everyone in town believe they were married. Now their little daughter Honey is two years old and life seems perfect. Reece never anticipated the thorny, black sins from his past to destroy his present and future happiness.

When Reece came back to Amethyst and fell for Lona Rose, he’d left behind truck driving and everything associated with it. He’d had no clue that Angelina Batista, his “port” in the city he made his most frequent run to, was pregnant. She shows up in Amethyst, demanding in no uncertain terms that he be a father to and provider for their son, who’s not much older than Honey. Not only has Angelina picked up and left everything else behind to pursue him, but she has medical proof that the boy is his.

The world drops out on Lona, who confronts secrets about the man she loves that she could never have imagined in her worst nightmares. She’s furious and intent on doing everything to drive this overbearing usurper as far from her happily-ever-after as she can. She’s equally unwilling to share her man with someone he never loved, regardless of the intimacy in their uncommitted relationship. Yet she soon suspects she’s fighting a losing battle because, even to keep her happy, Reece can’t turn away from his own son…Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-925191-78-3    ASIN: B01KZ8JSL8     Word Count: 72, 375

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Book 7: Briar’s Patch

As a teenager, Roman “Bud” Marasek was shy and withdrawn, a farmer’s kid who grew up to be a farmer himself. The first girl he loved was Briar Sankey, a popular girl with big, beautiful eyes and a wild clothing and makeup style. It took him years to work up the courage to ask her out, and their date was the best night of his life. But, when she never answered his calls after that and started dating the star athlete, he’d realized he’d only been wishing for the moon. Years passed, Bud fell in love with Evette, had a daughter, and his wife died unexpectedly. Raising Harper hasn’t been easy alone, but at forty-seven he feels completely unprepared for being both father and mother to a moody teenage daughter with too many boyfriends and life-and-death meltdowns. He turns to Briar for help. Briar is running her mother’s restaurant, has finally toned down her style, and, unbelievably, has never married and seems content to be alone. Looks are deceiving…

Briar had spent her life confident she had all the time in the world to make a life for herself and any choice she wanted. At forty-seven, she no longer has the same choices. With both of her parents gone, she’s the only one left to run the restaurant, her mother’s legacy to the small town of Amethyst and what she considers her “patch” in the big, wide world. Additionally, the few eligible men in the area don’t interest her.

Letting slip an unintended faux pas, a friend of both Briar and Bud reveals to Briar that Bud has had a thirty year crush on her. Suddenly his reason for coming by the café nearly every day of his life takes on startling meaning. In truth, she’d barely noticed him most of the time. When he asks her for help with Harper, she can’t refuse. And suddenly she’s seeing Bud in a whole new light…and falling in love with the sweet, shy man who’s been there all along.Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-925191-96-7    ASIN: B01N5UPOJ3     Word Count: 65, 212

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Book 8: For Auld Lang Syne

At the ripe old age of thirty-six, Clay Wooten is tired of his law career and his insane, meddling family. Between constantly having to rescue his younger sister from her life-and-death antics and his parents’ high-handed belief that they can manage his life better than he can, he wants out. At the very least, he wants to escape long enough to figure out on his own which direction to follow for his future.

Harper Marasek had spent her teenage years wanting nothing more than to escape the stifling, suffocating small town she was born and raised in. When the charming and much-too-old-for-her Clay Wooten passed through Amethyst when she was fifteen years old, she found herself smitten…and a few years later she headed to New York to start college and learn how to be an independent woman. Harper secretly hoped to meet up with Clay and, though for the years she was in college they shared an off-and-on intimacy that could never be enough for her, she unfathomably finds after getting her degree that she misses Amethyst, her family and old friends, and the small town values she’d dismissed as old-fashioned when she was younger. With the offer of a job waiting for her in her hometown…and a marriage proposal from her high school boyfriend…Harper contacts Clay to say goodbye forever.

Clay has spent a lifetime unwilling to allow himself to be shackled by anyone or anything except his family. Women have merely been a means to an end and unfettered pleasure for him. But, realizing he’s losing Harper, he suddenly wants nothing more than to hold on tight to the best part of his life. On the pretense of getting away from his family, he suggests to Harper that they take a road trip, to end in Amethyst, for auld lang syne.

Harper has resigned herself to never capturing Clay’s heart, but she’s loved him for as long as she can remember. How can she refuse his offer when her happiest moments have been spent with this man?Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-922233-99-8    ASIN: B0785XZFWH     Word Count: 72, 109

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Book 9: Forbidden Fruit

Rich and superficial, Apple Wooten knows best that she’s wasted her life, in and out of rehab, betraying those she considers friends, and never forming attachments with anyone but her unhealthily cloistered family. When her brother shocks all of them by announcing he’s leaving the Wooten Law Firm in New York City and moving to Amethyst, Wisconsin, a mere blip on the map, to marry a small town girl, Apple is prodded by her mother to rush in and talk sense into him. Though it’s the last thing she wants to do considering she’s just been released from another rehabilitation she doesn’t expect to stick and Amethyst is the hometown of a friend she all but destroyed with her selfishness, she nevertheless sees no way to avoid her mother’s bidding. She’d never been able to refuse her parents anything–and not simply because they control the purse strings.

The one person in Amethyst who will give her the time of day is Bailey “Bay” Johnson, who also went into the family business. The Johnsons own a slew of resort cabins on Lake Amethyst and, during the tourist season, they do brisk, bustling business. Apple had met Bailey years ago, the first time she ever came to Amethyst, when she’d ordered him around and all but made him her servant. Bailey didn’t seem bothered by her cruel teasing then, just as he doesn’t seem to be affected by her humbled, fumbling attempts at kindness now.

As the youngest of nine siblings in a close-knit family, Bailey has learned that acceptance is far easier than fighting. Unfortunately, a bad experience with love when he was young also taught him that folding is preferable to holding because reaching for forbidden fruit like the treacherous, beautiful disaster, and–recently–child-like and fragile Apple Wooten could be the worst mistake he’s ever made.Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-925574-11-1    ASIN: B07N8PLVH7     Word Count: 91, 243

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Book 10: Blame it on the Rain

Talise “Tally” Johnson is the second youngest in a family of nine siblings, having grown up a lifer in the small town of Amethyst, where thousands of tourists flock in summer. Once the tourist season is over, the remaining residents do anything and everything to get through the long, hard winters. Tally’s family owns Johnson Resort. Tally has managed to cultivate her job there to include professionally cleaning businesses all around the area throughout the year. Like most Amethyst lifers, she can’t imagine ever moving, but Amethyst isn’t exactly a hotbed for excitement. She and handsome bad boy Adam Schaefer have been an item since high school. Against all odds and despite being a reckless youth always in trouble, Adam is one of the few born and bred in Amethyst who have managed to get out into the big, wide world. As a pilot for a large commercial airline, he’s barely home two weeks out of every year. Tally and Adam’s informal engagement has stretched out into years and, seeing the happy couples getting engaged, married and starting families all around her, she begins to wonder if he’s serious or simply sees her as a convenient stop on the never-ending tour of his life.

Donnie Garner’s best friend Adam is easy to admire. Though they grew up together and got in the same fracas as boys, Adam has made something of himself. Donnie still lives in Amethyst, still works in his dad’s vehicle repair shop with no other career aspirations, still loves the same girl he spent most of his teenage years obsessed with though she’s happily married with kids. Donnie finds himself longing to experience the kind of loyalty and crazy-love with a soulmate that he also sees all around him. For once in his life, he’d like to be the hero in some amazing woman’s life.

Donnie isn’t blind to the shoddy way Adam treats beautiful and sweet Tally, cheating on her without remorse and bragging to him about it, while Tally carries on believing the best of him and his future intentions toward her. Almost unconsciously, Donnie finds himself in love with his best friend’s girl and trying to make her see she’d be better off without Adam–maybe even better off with him. But, even when Tally falls in love with Donnie instead, she can’t easily turn away from the father of the child she never expected to be carrying…Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-925574-12-8     ASIN: B07SLB3LBY     Word Count: 78, 000


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