Karen Cote


About Karen...


Hello. My name is Karen Cote’ and I am a romantic suspense writer with my first novel (Erotic Deception) debuting in October 2011. I also have an anthology (Writers on the Wrong Side of the Road) scheduled to launch on November 24th which is oddly a dark horror. Go figure. I am still not sure where I pulled that from but my publisher assured me I have a future in horror. Guess we all have secrets. My biggest secret, however, is admitting I am an avatar junkie. My very best friends are avatars (my website talks to me) and when I am not writing, most of my day is hanging with them.

Crime of Fashion


High-fashion women of Orange County are being murdered and Charli Wells seems to be the common denominator in the midst of it all. As the attorney who represented them in a hostile divorce against very wealthy, powerful, and angry men, now Charli’s clients, once known as the ex-housewives of Orange County are making bigger headlines…in the obituaries. And when the killer gets too close to Charli, she is granted protection by a cop who is gorgeous, sexy, and the last person on earth she should trust with her life.

California’s Newport Beach Detective, Jarrett Masters turned his back on the career his wealthy family had wanted for him to pursue his one and only desire. To serve and protect. A job he loved…until Charli Wells is placed in his care. Independent, beautiful, and defiant, his attraction to her is irrational, making him more of a lunatic than the serial killer he’s trying to catch. Who else in their right mind would be drawn to a woman who, not only tried to ruin his reputation and career, she’d represented his ex-wife in their divorce.


Coming 2013

Erotic Deception


Her brother was dead. He’d practically raised her and stood by her during a miscarriage that left her barren. He’d been the sole person she’d had left in this world. How had Dr. Lily Delaney with a PhD in Psychology missed the psychotic signs of Anthony Capriccio, the Kansas City District Attorney and her ex-fiancé? Now at twenty-nine she was on the run to hide from the impending threats to her own life. But on the road to a safe secluded lake community, Lily crashes into the path of a new dangerous element, literally. One with deep blue eyes who totes a badge and carries a gun. And would their budding relationship be threatened when Lily finds out her own doctor had lied and discovers she really can have children? How would the sheriff take knowing she’d gotten pregnant when she’d already heartily assured him she wasn’t?

After his experience as a detective in Kansas City, Missouri, Jet Walker enjoyed his life as sheriff of the quiet lake community, Windom Hills. However, when Lily Delaney literally crashes into his car and life, his world disrupts into chaos. Couldn’t the woman do anything normal? Between fighting to protect her and fighting against his growing attraction for her, the previous peace Jet had found was now falling apart. And how could he possibly trust another woman after the trick his ex-wife played in trying to pass off another man’s child as his?

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Author Group  

Writers on the Other Side of the Road…An Anthology

Seven Deadly Sins


HOLD-UP by Lucille Robinson - A rapist learns why crime doesn’t pay—will he survive the lesson?

JUDGMENT DAY by Angelika Devlyn - An injured woman falls into the hands of a psychic psychopath.

FOR ART’S SAKE by Elizabeth Coldwell - Just what is Danni prepared to do for Art’s Sake?

SIMON SEEKS by Nathan L. Yocum - Gotta find someone, go to Simon Craig. But don’t get on his bad side.

THE BAREFOOT HERO by Tim Fleming - Grieving man stumbles upon a remarkable form of heroism.

THE JOURNEY by Megan Johns - A complex woman—wife and mother, has a most surprising secret.

TRIONA’S BEANS by Casey Wolf and Paivi Kuosmanen - Teenage girl saves a world between first and last dinner call.

THE MEAL by Mike Brecon - Reality TV at its ugliest and most brazen.

SEVEN DEADLY SINS by Karen Cote’ - He won’t stop. There must be seven to forgive his own sins.

THE SMILE IN HER EYES by John B. Rosenman - Can a young girl and an old man find love in an intolerant society?

SLUMFAIRY by Tonya Moore - A jaded mercenary is enlightened by her strange world.

TAKE TWO by Kit St. Germain - MALPAS (Novella) by Marion De Sisto

Her invisible & insatiable dream lover wants things his way. Not likely.

Coming Soon


Another side of Karen ...


I live in a California Castle with Prince Charming and a Magnificent Black Stallion. Okay, it’s a bungalow, a corporate husband and a small black pug who totes a sense of humor and lotsa attitude. But it is a dream. A real life dream to inspire the romantic suspense novels I write.