Karen Renee is the author of the Riot MC series. She has wanted to be a writer since she was eight years old, but it’s taken the last twenty plus years for her to amass enough courage and overall life experience to bring that dream to life. Some of those life experiences came from the wonderful world of advertising, banking, and local television media research. She is a proud wife and mother, and a Jacksonville native. When she’s not at the soccer field or cooking, you can find her at her local library, the grocery store, in her car jamming out to some tunes, or hibernating while she writes and/or reads books.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I love all books, so this is a tough one for me, but here goes...in no particular order, by the way! Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban because of so many things, but what I wouldn't give for my own time turner! A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block - he is a master and T.J.'s character steals my heart. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines, this book made me sob and it is so powerful If I Ever Get Back to Georgia, I'm Gonna Nail my Feet to the Ground by Lewis Grizzard His account of being a southerner who moves to Chicago and the trials and travails that come with living in the brutal winter are absolutely gut-busting hysterical. He's ultimately one of the many writers that made me see writing could be a genuine profession for me. Penmort Castle by Kristen Ashley because of Mrs. Truman - need I say more? Well, of course Cash Fraser is delicious too!
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was eleven or twelve. I talked my mother into getting me an extra three-ring binder before the school year began, I filled that joker with as much paper as I could, and started writing by hand. It was a story about a girl named Hillary who lived in Hawaii with her dad in a four story house. I wanted an indoor pool on the third floor, but my father (who was a building inspector) told me that wasn't very feasible. It had NO plot, but the bug had bitten, and the first shot I had at taking an "elective" class in junior high-school, I took creative writing. So, that would have been when I was thirteen or fourteen.
Tennille “Neil” Lyons is threatened by her sister’s drug dealer to pay her sister’s debt. She soon meets a biker. He is tougher than any other man Neil has met. Augustus “Razor” Richardson has a past and a reputation. Rarely does a woman brush him off. He knows she has a problem, but she flees from him. He finds her, and vows to help her. Can he gain her trust before it’s too late?
Cary "Vamp" Sullivan shoved Lorraine Ingram out of his life by cheating on her, and has regretted it ever since. He runs into her unexpectedly and finds out she's been beaten by a man. Vamp & his Riot MC Brothers vow to protect her. Lorraine insists Vamp not be the Brother to protect her. The MC makes no promises, and she finds herself with Vamp on her doorstep. Vamp strives to get a second chance
Mallory Pierce has been hiding from life. She meets Riot MC biker, Cal Robertson, and Mallory begins to live again. She cannot refuse a ride on the back of his bike. and their chemistry is volatile. When Mal's home is invaded, over-protective Cal insists on helping her put the pieces back together. Cal is determined to protect Mallory and get to know her too. He wants her in his life. Permanently.