Karen’s Books

Novels

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Behind Closed DoorsJoanna’s JourneyJoanna’s DestinyThe Truth Will Out

The Novellas

Down by the River  Finding Amanda Toxic The Power of Love

Distant Time A Cry in the Night Play the Game The Magic of Stories

The Adventures of Cassidy Newbold The Slap The Ghost on the Stairs


ANTHOLOGIES

The Sisterhood

Ghostly Rites


Electric Eclectic

DANDELION ANTHOLOGIES


The Awethors

The Collections and Series

The Manchester Collection




I used to live in Manchester and knew the area well. So all these books are based in that area.

Kerry tries to protect her sister but she can’t protect her mum or herself from Bill, her stepfather. He’s mean and volatile and likes to drink.

When she meets Tommy, they fall in love and she finds out his last girlfriend brought trouble to his nice normal family. Not wanting to jeopardise their relationship and do the same, Kerry tries to keep her secrets behind closed doors.

Eventually, the bruises and the lies tell their own story. She can’t hide the fact Bill is wrecking their family and deeper family issues threaten to destroy the best thing that ever happened to her – Tommy.

A coming of age story set to a backdrop of seventies music and fashion.


Most girls just want to find their one true love and sisters, Joanna and Sandie are no exception. While Joanna falls for rock singer Niko, Sandie’s choice leaves Joanna reeling and causes a rift in their relationship.

Niko’s music always comes first, and Joanna accepts being second best. She promises never to ask anything from him. But when she becomes entangled in a violent shooting she finds herself lost, frightened and alone.

Will Niko stand by her side or will he choose the path to stardom?

Set in the 80s with a soundtrack of music and fashion, Joanna’s Journey travels a road where sometimes love is not enough.


Struggling with the past, Joanna can’t forget the love she lost and the man who broke her heart. During the summer at a rock festival, Joanna meets him again. Niko is now an international rock star. Can they put the past behind them and rekindle the love they once had? 

Mike stood by her when no one else did, but Niko still wants her. Joanna becomes entangled in a web of lies and deceit. Niko is the love of her life, but she cannot leave Mike in confusion and betrayal. 

In Joanna’s Destiny, she has some fun times in France and mingles with the stars in Montreux. With a backdrop of music and fashion, emotions and friendships are tested. But her love for Niko never falters, showing that love can conquer all, but at what cost? 


Kelly needs to escape from her abusive and controlling boyfriend, but she’s terrified to leave. She’s then given a chance to start a fresh, but is the cost for her freedom too high?

Sarah is happy in her life. She has a dream job and a perfect roommate. But when a brick is thrown through the window, followed by a letter containing razor blades, her life starts to spin out of control.

Detective Ryan Andrews is on the case and the two quickly form a close bond. Will Kelly pay the price for freedom? Can Sarah’s secret past be kept from Ryan? In the end The Truth Will Out.


Eight years ago, after a series of family arguments Mandy walked out and disappeared. For her family, it was devastating.

Changing her name to Amanda and moving to a different part of the country, she begins a new life working in a hotel.  One evening a programme about missing people comes on the television. Her face fills the TV screen.

Everything Mandy had tried to forget returns with new clarity. Seeing the special bond families visiting her hotel have, she realises there is a hole in her heart where hers should be.

Will she have the courage to face the past and realise the misunderstanding was  caused by her family’s unique situation?

Finding Amanda is a story of courage and hope and a bond that never breaks.



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