Karen Cino


Karen Cino has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. She wanted to write women’s fiction and wrote her first book during the summer before she started college. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to. The late Paul Zindel’s books took place in Staten Island and reading them, especially My Darling My Hamburger, still brings back many memories for her.

Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.

Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women's Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She also writes for the Italian American Cultural Club and Mirage Players at the 55 and over community she resides at.

Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.

Currently, Karen is working on a new Cozy Mystery Series and Women’s Fiction Series.

Where to find Karen Cino online

Where to buy in print


Another Side of Perfect
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,850. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Richie and Francine’s marriage takes another hit. When Francine finds herself pregnant, everyone is ecstatic. However, their excitement turns into worry when Francine falls putting her pregnancy in high risk. Gary Thompson gets traded to another team and Toni has to make a decision. Amy and Jason's wedding invitations are sent out. A surprise guest puts the spin on the their wedding day.
A Different Kind of Perfect
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,870. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It is the grand opening of The Perfect Pitch. All the pieces fall into place until Francine's diagnosis of breast cancer, throwing their lives upside down. While Amy and Jason deal with the reaction from her family to their interracial relationship, Toni finds herself in another overbearing relationship.
The Perfect Pitch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,010. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Francine and Richie Ragglio are high school sweethearts. Francine owns her own real estate business and Richie pitches for the New York Pelicans. Richie hurts his shoulder while pitching the first game of the season, not the way he wants to end his career. When Francine is left an abandoned restaurant from someone from her past, things begin to spiral out of control. The mystery of a hidden baseme
Love Poems
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,040. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Love Poems is a collection of love poems that take you on a magical journey through the inner depths of one's heart and soul. The underlying emotions that are revealed through these poems show how deep love truly goes. The poems will make you laugh, make you cry and teach you to never give up hope on love. They are written for those who have met or are searching for their soul mate.
Midnight Encounter
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,380. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Alexandra Scaronni and Billy Davidson met each other by accident. They share a wonderful relationship until a secret Billy is keeping unravels right in front of them. While locking up their cafe, a car stops in front and shot are fired, which sends them into a tailspin. Will they be able to unravel the secret that has haunted Billy for years while keeping their relationship together?
Wild Pitch
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,290. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Pia Tallisico loves baseball, she loves the New York Pelicans. On a solo trip to the ballpark she meets Pelican relief pitcher, Lorenzo Marcus, which causes an instant spark between them. When a secret Pia buried away slowly unravels, an additional unknown deceitful twist arises. Will Pia's secret cause Lorenzo to walk away from the only woman he ever loved?
The Right Call
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,430. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Fay Odina takes a trip to Italy to spend time with her family. Madison and Dino are dealing with the complications of Dino’s heart attack, which puts their relationship to the test. Meantime, as Cassie Scott deals with trust and commitment issues,her cousin Sophia returns with a secret past. After getting puzzle pieces in the mail, it's up to the women to race against time to solve the my mystery.
The Boardwalk
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,380. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This is the second edition, revised with a different cover than the original. After an accident at work, Brooklyn DeMelli walks every day down at the boardwalk. When Mario finds out Brooklyn is inadvertently involved in a drug trafficking ring, it leads to a series of events, which puts Brooklyn’s life in jeopardy, while they form a romance.
Circle of Friends and Second Chances
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,870. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Madison, Shari, Cassie and Fay are best friends. Angelo walks into her shop and sweeps Fay off her feet. Once he gains her trust, he moves forward with his plan regardless of the consequences. Will the women get the information they need in order to avoid each of them hitting head on into a disastrous fate?
Second Chances
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,690. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Madison, Shari and Cassie play a major role in protecting Fay, while digging into Angelo’s past. A reunion with an old love puts Madison’s relationship with Sal to the test, causing her to reevaluate her life. While family secrets continue to be exposed, Cassie’s life spirals out of control. Having gained Fay’s trust, Angelo is ready to move forward with his plan no matter what the consequences.
Circle of Friends
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,290. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Madison Morina is a college professor, Shari Stafford, a clairvoyant, hairdresser,Fay Odina owns a Vintage Clothing Shop and Cassie Scott is a Private Investigator. They all find love in the least expected place. When Angelo Esposito sweeps Fay off her feet he has a secret agenda in mind. It’s up to the girls to juggle their own relationships and dig deeper into Angelo’s past.
Love Challenges and Desires
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,530. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is the second edition, revised with a different cover than the original. Rose Bocchino is a photographer at Walcott Cosmetic Corporation, who hits it off with her divorced boss, Alex Walcott. Marco Corrente is an aging rock star who lands a job as chairperson for Walcott's new men's cologne line. When cologne and music collide, will Rose let her heart lead the way down the right path?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,730. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
To get over the death of her husband three years prior, Nikki Petrino goes on a retreat to Mexico where she meets musician Drake Dente. It's not until her high school reunion that Nikki is reunited with her best friend Penny, and secrets are revealed changing their lives.

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