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I write what I dream. I dream because I can't always be or do. And I always write to make people think and laugh and feel. I hope I succeed.
I've been creating what I believe we're all in search of. Friendships and romance; communication and pure, simple fun. Throw in some misadventures and misunderstandings, not to mention a few not quite truths, and it should be a roller coaster of laughs, tears and thoughts.
WindSwept Narrows Resort & Casino - Modern, contemporary romance with the occasional mystery and usually lots of family issues. They're building a community that's not greed based, but on the well-being of all. Hopefully.
Yes, there's lots of romance - sometimes more than one per story. Yes, there's really sensual and sexy scenes.
Devil Hills is a town between Seattle and Spokane, on the edge of the snow capped mountains on the Seattle side. It's a shifter town...and a few others. And of course, just like our world, there are those who believe they know what's best for everyone.
Yep, lots of sex, arguments and laughter. Typical human mistakes and misunderstandings - but with a little fur thrown in to complicate things.
Independence: Bailey is the first entry into this series that should fascinate and intrigue...what happens in a life when a little Dom and D/s are thrown into it. Definitely NOT for the faint of heart...but it'll make you laugh and maybe even identify.
Breanna...slightly more spicy with 2 smart, caring guys falling for 1 slightly mixed up barista who makes wicked coffee and loves cooking. While I haven't a series name - there is a follow-up to her coming out before the end of the year, Danea...a fishy little tale on the coast of Washington.
A Red Crystal Romance - well...what to say...imagine believing you're at the end of your life. You live in a retirement home. You're alone. The past in your memories and just fatigue in your bones. You visit a small metaphysical shop, buy some candles that smell good and are offered a chance to fish in a caldron of crystals. Free and for good luck.
When you wake in the morning...nothing will ever be the same again.
Yes, some of my stories have more than one romance in it. Because it's not a bad thing to have friends
A bio - wow - I live to the South of Seattle along the coast in a small town called Des Moines. Gorgeous Puget Sound as our backyard, with snow capped mountains in almost all directions.
I've been writing for over 20 years and in that time I have noticed how hard it is for certain people to embrace their sexuality, and very very few have the backbone to even discuss it!
I think sex is a very important attribute to our lives and is necessary in order to live a balanced, happy and healthy lifestyle. It exists for exploration and simulation; it exists for bonding and pure, simple happiness at the whirlwind of sensations that can overwhelm and take your breath away.
I hope that my stories simply depict that, ignite the fires within and maybe even give some pointers on how to please your partner in some new exciting ways.
Bottom line: they are here for enjoyment. So read, enjoy and live the happy healthy lives we are all meant to live.
Now - a dedication:
I can't say I grew up with anyone encouraging me, and that's fine, they had things in their life they were dealing with. My parents and 1st husband and current in-law said it was 'a nice little hobby'.
When you get that kind of reaction from people who matter, it has the effect that you no longer tell anyone. And no one ever asked what I did for hours on end over a typewriter and then VIOLA! a computer keyboard! So no one knew.
Until I met and fell in love with my 2nd husband. He found the large file cabinet filled with thick manuscripts, filed in alphabetical order by lead female name.
And he talked to me about writing. My writing. The single thing in my life aside from my two grown children, that I adored and cherished. They became my community; my friends.
It's an amazing thing what happens when someone believes in you. Maybe it rubs off and you begin to believe in yourself, too. So everything I've created and set free on the internet to share are thanks to him and his belief and love.
He helps me with words I know but that are stuck in my head floating around somewhere; he helps me spot gaps in my stories and we bounce ideas off one another for covers for my girls.
He encourages me and has also come to learn some interesting traits about himself that he'd submerged because of a bad relationship. So we've grown together and continue to explore all that we can. He has my love and my heart and my gratitude for sharing a little of his courage and belief.
Where to find Karen Diroll-Nichols online
Independence: #3 Claire
Shane had sworn off the perky blonde types. He was scarred, big and had a tendency to snarl.
Claire Woods was a blonde hidden beneath a bad wig and bulky clothing the first time he saw her. The second time he saw her, all previous self-warnings flew out the window.
Independence #2: Angel
Independence is a BDSM club located in the warehouse district of Tacoma at the same time as the WindSwept Narrows.
Bailey O'Connor was the first in the series.
Newport/Aftport #2: Danea
Newport/After are two small towns on the coast of Washington.
In the first entry, you met Breanna Cooper and her two mates.
This is the second entry, Danea Polnari.
Devil Hills: #4 Elise
Elise Winston was working her way to being a full fledged reporter. There was just that little detour through being a traffic reporter, first. It was a good idea. She had a plan. But while out on a routine report about maintenance and delays, a golden story fell into her lap.
A Red Crystal Romance: #1 Emma
A mystical red crystal covered in ancient writing lies waiting for those making a wish. A quiet, peaceful wish to end an existence when society deemed a life over.
WindSwept Narrows: #23 Molly & Natasha
Molly Fielding believed the past should remain there. She left it there on purpose and with a deliberate act that would brand her a delinquent.
Then the past came calling in the form of two men wearing designer suits and asking questions of people from her previous life. They asked enough questions to make it to the senior staff meeting at the WindSwept Narrows Casino and Resort.
Devil Hills: #3 Isabella
Isabella wasn't looking for a mate.
Let alone two.
But when her wagon broke down near the peak crossing the pass into Devil Hills, she met them. At least, that was their answer to their behavior.
Independence: #1 Bailey
Bailey just wanted something a little different than a night with friends who drank too much and guys who were way too young for her.
When she arrived home from work Halloween weekend and found the large box wrapped in a bright red ribbon on her doorstep, she wasn't sure what to believe. But one thing was certain: it was going to be a very different kind of weekend for her.
Devil Hills: #2 Luna & Lydia
Luna St. Germaine had always been the perfect daughter. Mainly because her father accepted nothing less. Even if that perfection was brought about because of drugs used to contain the nature side of her.
Lydia Jones knew she was created in a dish and baked in an oven for nine months. Then she stumbled on a new path.
WindSwept Narrows: #22 Erika & Vianne
Erika Vincent wanted nothing more than to work on setting up the best, most efficient pharmacy for the WindSwept Narrows Hospital.
Vianne Summers is working at clearing years of work history as a journalist to become one of the two historians for the Resort.
WindSwept Narrows: #21 Charlotte Bell & Natalie Templeton
Charlotte owns her coffee and pastry shop, Bell's Brews; Natalie is a police detective temporarily assigned to missing persons.
Charlotte plays video games at the arcade located in the WindSwept Narrows Casino & Resort; Natalie does her best to stay out of her family's way and will be assigned to the department established for the Narrows region.
WindSwept Narrows: #20 Fleur & Liliana
Fleur Delacort was a chef who loved her job and enjoyed her new adventure: working with her cousin in the newly flourishing WindSwept Narrows Resort and Casino. Hiding in the bushes to avoid a younger man who wouldn't take no for an answer was something she'd never imagined she'd be doing.
Liliana believed in happy ever after when she fell, literally, over Oliver Kensington.
WindSwept Narrows: #19 Lacie
Lacie Barton always believed she had an open-mind. But when the wolf, yes a real wolf, began watching her just on the other side of the fence at the outskirts of the WindSwept Narrows property, she finally admitted to herself that was a little odd.
But not nearly as odd as the man who appeared out of nowhere with hair as dark as the wolf's pelt and just as smooth.
WindSwept Narrows: #18 Paige Andrews
Paige can honestly admit to have seriously better days than the one she was having that had her holding a gun on her new boss. Add to that the Harley he rode, and he was a seriously intelligent bad-boy who was convinced she was a danger to herself and much too helpless to investigate the lights flickering around the old grainary at night.
WindSwept Narrows: #17 Pepper Ambrose
Pepper Ambrose had spent most of life trying to understand why her father hated her. He was a minister. It never made sense. Nothing she did made a difference so she left. Blended and vanished, running from the anger and meanness that had been the first few years of her life.
But there were family secrets no one had bothered to mention, especially her father.
WindSwept Narrows: #16 Anna Carson & Catherine Jenkins
Anna & Aaron Carson were twins. Genius twins who were reading and writing at the age of four. That summer, their parents were taken to prison for drug distribution and their grandparents moved them to a new home.
At the age of fourteen, they walked away from the house and began a new life, hiding form the people who had used them since before they were born.
WindSwept Narrows: #15 Rose Maddock
St. Patrick's Day magic...
She played racquetball and worked as an accountant.
He owned a very large portion of the reclamation, had a driver and a delicious Irish accent. Ryan believes one night with Rose and he'll have her out of his system for good.
The best laid plans.....
WindSwept Narrows: #14 Daphne Paddington
When family traditions and doing the right thing clash, Daphne finds herself right in the middle. And fighting it every inch of the way. In an age of enlightenment, how can someone get away with not selling property to someone because of their ethnicity?
She was furious but her solution is going to come with a price she didn't see coming. Not even in her wildest fantasies.
WindSwept Narrows: #12 Danielle Greystone
Christmas Eve. Musical recitals and long lost relatives.
It's always a magical time of the year. And this one will be no exception. What could possibly go wrong?
Then Danielle wanted to walk in the snow. Before she knew it, she was in the back seat of a limo, pounding kicking and screaming at the top of her lungs.
The boss wanted to see her. But she didn't know who the boss was!
WindSwept Narrows: #11 Mariah Peyton
Mariah Peyton had spent years in college and med school. More years in the military on a medical ship in the Gulf. She didn't know what she was looking for, but a bright and shiny blonde elf in Christmas red crying in the back seat of a car at the gas pump, wasn't it.
It amazed her. Lower the zipper on the leather jacket, lean in a bit and the fool immediately forgot about the woman.
WindSwept Narrows: #10 Eloise Paddington
Eloise planned on a quiet play weekend with a three year old. Next thing she knew, she was kidnapped.
Morgan knew the interview had gone well and already had his clothing packed to move north and begin work on the new charter schools attached to the WindSwept Narrows Resort and Casino. He was headed back to Portland and stopped to fuel up. And a dark hood rose from the back seat.
WindSwept Narrows: #9 Guinevere Paddington
Every family had their quirks. Every family had their heritage, even if they might not be aware of it. Gwen was very aware of her family's rules and traditions. One thing she knew for certain, never, ever invite a male to dine with the family unless you plan on keeping him around. Forever.
It had been her intent to right a wrong. Not net a husband.
WindSwept Narrows: #8 Hannah Taylor
Noah Madison appeared in the snow outside the motel in Idaho. He'd been indulging in fantasies about Hannah for weeks now. But he was far from sober and intended to spend the next three days toasting the passing of a friend.
Three days later he woke up in his home with no memory. Snatches appeared in flashbacks at the same time the marriage license arrived in the mail.
WindSwept Narrows: #7 Francine Kendall
Donovan Banner was new to the area. He was accustomed to business attire and professionalism. Watching the barefoot woman in Victorian style dresses was throwing off his normally calm, disciplined self.
She was constantly running. Constantly late. And constantly in his thoughts.
Getting embroiled in the drama of one of her patients is just another day at the office.
WindSwept Narrows: #6 Eve Hastings
Evelyn Hastings had been in too many places she shouldn't have been. She'd seen too many things she wished she could erase from her memories. But now all she wanted was a baby of her own.
He wanted a piece of property she owned.
It seemed a reasonable exchange to her.
WindSwept Narrows: #5 Sophie Addison
Dark eyes and glasses, her head always bent and reading something as she moved purposefully through the admin halls of the WindSwept Narrows Resort and Casino, Sophie Addison was always preoccupied. Even attending the masked ball as the Baroness from an animated series, her thoughts were splintered.
Then she met someone masquerading as a dashing hero scoundrel.
WindSwept Narrows: #4 Alice Branch
The start of the masquerade charity auctions in the Pacific Northwest and Alice was going to the ball.
Contrary to her name, she really didn't intend to fall down the rabbit hole. Then coincidence stepped into her path and sent her into the arms of her very own prince charming.
Before the night was over, she'd lose more than a glass slipper. But what would she find to replace it?
WindSwept Narrows: #3 Emily Temple
Emily believed it would be a grand day when she wandered into the unique jewelry shop next to the adult costume store where she worked. She created and displayed exotic and interesting outfits. But she decided she wanted a wedding ring to ward off the pigs who occasionally entered the shop.
Then things went wrong.
Devil Hills: #1 Scarlet, Lexi & Lily
Lucas Daniels was a laid back kind of Alpha and grateful that the town of Devil Hills wasn't overly drama ridden. But he did have a couple minor problems, one of which were several females with aspirations. Luckily for him, he had a card in the hole, thanks to his father pair-bonding him with Scarlet Matthews when they were teens. Now he just had to find her and convince her to return.
WindSwept Narrows: #2 Cassidy, Abby & Mia
Cassidy Parker started talking and gaming with someone she never believed she'd meet in person. Then they just happened to relocate to the same area. No more chicken for her.
The HR director for the new WindSwept Narrows didn't like missing chances. And wanted to take some.
The new chef and owner of the 2 restaurants found the 3 year old in her private garden...then she met the father.
WindSwept Narrows: # 1 Samantha Elliott
Logan Sheffield wanted nothing more than a really comfortable bed and sixteen hours of sleep. Then there was the gunshot, the unconscious redhead and the fact that he had taken one of the completed honeymoon suites to live in while his massive project, The WindSwept Narrows Resort and Casino was being completed.
And the redhead woke up wearing one of the robes...
Coincidences: #3 Diana & Anya
Diana Mayweather is ready to break free. Only her family hasn't been informed of her intent. They raised her to be a social butterfly. Then she meets a man fishing...
Lunching with friends isn't supposed to be dangerous. She should be safe away from her home of Croatia. Anya Miller has been through a lot just to sleep at night.
Coincidences: #2 Isabel & Jane
Isabel is on the run when a friend asks for her help. But helping Chloe leads to falling into a dreamlike world of friends who care and protect. Memories bring her to someone she had dreamed of since she was small, but who doesn't recall her. At first. Then she, coincidentally, test drives a car that an old friend just happens to be using as a place to sleep and hide out. Coincidences.
Coincidences: #1 Chloe, Kate & Bella
Chloe did so love costumes. The first time Simon meets her, she's a woodland fairy designed to make a sane man mad. The 2nd time, she's trying out a three piece suit that clung to each and every delectable curve she owned. What would be the next outfit she tried to find a niche for in her personality?
Newport-Aftport: #1 Breanna
Breanna Cooper had a quiet kind of life. When she went to open the shop that one morning, everything turned upside down. One minute she was standing before the ornate door in early May and the next she was lying in front of a fireplace with pair of men staring down at her.
A blonde and a brunette.
Then the pounding in her head registered and she panicked.
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