Karen Woods

Biography

"Manchester's answer to Martina Cole"
Mother of four Karen Woods uses her experiences of growing up on a Manchester council estate in her writing. Having left school with no qualifications, Karen spent her formative years raising children and suffering domestic abuse. However a job with Manchester City Council led to a literacy course and, eventually, the desire to write a novel.
Since writing ‘Broken Youth’ Karen has been an inspiration to anyone who has lived on a council estate. Her debut novel was voted number 1 on Waterstone’s Readers reviews in April 2010.
Since then Karen has started “The Laughing Ladies Show” with her friend Julie Kernaghan on 106.6 FM in North Manchester and two local bands (Rainband and Northern Icon) have recorded tracks inspired by Karen’s first novel.
Karen is now working on her third novel “Northern Girls Love Gravy”.

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Books

Grow Wars
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,540. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
While crime boss Harry Jarvis has been languishing in jail, the Collins brothers have been steadily taking over his crime operation. Karen Woods returns to the crime ridden streets of North Manchester to produce a gripping, compulsive tale of greed and revenge.
Riding Solo
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,680. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When her mother takes her own life after her father leaves, therapist Marcy Jordan vows to open a clinic aiding the broken-hearted. Although helping her clients proves therapeutic, Marcy quickly becomes embroiled in their lives: Harry and Grace have been left by cheating spouses and Amanda has lost her husband to a motorcycle accident.
Covering Up
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,970. Language: British English. Published: October 18, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Fiction » Inspirational
The unexplained death of Kendal Wilson's mother hangs over her family like a dark, brooding cloud while the identity of her father remains a mystery her mother Mary took to her grave. Yet the secrets of Mary's death lie in a hidden diary she left behind.
Sleepless in Manchester
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,450. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2013 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Dalton’s family move to London, his girlfriend Fallon is heartbroken but promises her that, regardless of the physical distance between them, ‘love will conquer all’. Settling quickly into his new life he is soon seduced by another. In Karen Woods’ seventh novel, former lovers appear to be settled with new partners at different ends of the country but will fate take a hand?
The Visitors
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,490. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2012 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
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When her gangster boyfriend Tim is sent down, Susie Jones’ life is thrown into turmoil. Left to run his criminal empire, Susie finds solace in new acquaintances made in Strangeways Visitors’ Centre with unforeseen consequences.
Teabags & Tears
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 99,860. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
Sandra Partington has led a dog’s life. Abused by her husband and humiliated by her sister, she finds the strength to take revenge on both with spectacular consequences. In her fifth novel, Karen Woods deals with issues as diverse as domestic violence and celebrity culture in a way which will make you laugh and cry.
Bagheads
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,300. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Fiction » Literature » Urban
As heroin addict Shaun Cook lies comatose in hospital following a suicide attempt, his family come to terms with his life and their part in his downfall. At turns funny and heart-breaking, Karen Woods' fourth novel sees her return to familiar territory to craft an indictment of modern society that will make you laugh and cry.
Northern Girls Love Gravy
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 99,880. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2011 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
Trapped in a loveless marriage Victoria soon discovers her husband's late nights at the office are excuses to engage in sado-masochistic sex. Bewildered, she falls in with a lesbian overseas property developer who comes up with a big plan to make them both very rich... Karen Woods' third novel deals is sexy, saucy and very, very naughty.
Black Tears
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 104,150. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2010 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
With Gordon locked up in Strangeways for 5 years, the characters from Karen Woods' debut novel ‘Broken Youth’ come to terms with life without him. As the clock ticks down on his sentence, Gordon broods on the injustice of his situation and plots sweet revenge on those on the outside.
Broken Youth
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 95,600. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2010 by Empire Publications enquiries@empire-uk.com. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Urban
(4.00)
When rebellious teenager Misty Sullivan falls pregnant to a local wannabe gangster, she soon becomes a prisoner in her own home. Despite the betrayal of her best friend, she eventually recovers her self-belief and plots revenge on her abusive boyfriend with spectacular consequences.

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