Mona Karel


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.


A Question of Trust: A Stormhaven Love Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,980. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2018 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Lana Greene doesn’t care that most of the world sees her as avaricious and amoral. All the better for her to stand as a shield against those who would exploit the weaker. Until the day she comes up against a situation too difficult for her to handle on her own, and she has to reach out to her ex-husband, Ty Randolph, owner of Stormhaven Ranch.
A Question of Faith ~ A Stormhaven Love Story ~ Book 2
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,000. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Western
Rosalind Summerton led a charmed existence, right up to the day she accepted an invitation to visit a family in the Middle East and learn more about the culture up close and personal. It became far too up close, and she barely escaped with her life. She no longer has faith in herself as a survivor, and she needs to stay somewhere that she can see miles in every direction. Cold would also be nice.
A Question of Honor ~ A Stormhaven Love Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,710. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Western
Sydney Castleton has worked hard to put her less than savory past behind her…until her sister asks for her help. Devin Starke has fought too many battles, seen too many deaths, to look forward to a peaceful future…until his best friend and partner asks him to help return the horse his wife, Sidney’s sister, took when she left.
Of Words and Water - 2013
Series: Of Words and Water, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 57,530. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013 by Words and Water group. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author
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Published in support of WaterAid, this delightful selection of short stories and poems has a cohesive theme of water. Donated by an international group of top class authors, there are many styles of writing which will each, in its own way, entertain you. Song lyrics and a poem were donated by renowned folk singer, musician and activist Peggy Seeger,
Teach Me to Forget
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,980. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012 by Black Opal Books. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,610. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011 by Black Opal Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
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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