Mona Karel

Biography

Mona Karel became convinced at an early age that her life would not really begin until she was about thirty five. She has no idea what precipitated that thought, but she claims she was a strange child. Until reaching that age, she led a peripatetic existence for many years, criss-crossing the country, working with horses and dogs—and waiting tables to support her other jobs. At thirty five, when many people are well into raising their families, Karel settled down to “real” work as a buyer and expediter. She married a high school teacher, which led to over twenty years in Southern California.

Karel can’t remember a time she wasn’t reading, though she doesn’t remember much fun with Dick and Jane. Her preferred stories involved dogs and horses, and once she had gone through every horse book in the high school library, she started in on Civil War stories. They rode horses, didn’t they? At that time Romance was swashbucklers and Gothic, and many preferred the stronger heroines of Mary Stewart and Victoria Holt. Then Karel discovered Romance in the form of Silhouette, Candlelight, and RWA, and her life was complete.

Karel and her husband have since retired to New Mexico, where the live in the wind at 6,500 feet with their Salukis. When not writing or going to dog shows, Karel works at a solar related firm, and enjoys life with the love of her life, her husband Tom.

Books

Teach Me to Forget
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,990. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
An abused child-bride of a bored jet setter, Bethany Acton has come a long way. Now divorced and single, she writes for a lifestyles magazine, lives out of her motor home, and answers only to her boss—when he can find her. She has overcome her horrendous past and taken control of her own life. But when she meets Jonathan Merritt, a wildlife photographer, she learns that control is a tenuous thing.
My Killer, My Love
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,630. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011 by Black Opal Books. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Kendra Weiss likes her unexciting life. Especially now, when all she wants is to heal her body and mourn her beloved grandmother. She doesn’t want or need to be embroiled in an eternal struggle for power. But Mykhael Alastor calls to her in ways she barely recognizes, and she discovers a strength she didn’t know she possessed.

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