Karen Stivali
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Karen Stivali

Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies and fictional British men. When she's not writing, she can be found cooking extravagant meals and serving them to family and friends, who never seem to mind the excessive quantities she tends to prepare. She attributes her ability to multitask to the fact that she rarely sleeps, which gives her more hours every day. Prior to deciding to write full time Karen worked as a hand drawn animator, a clinical therapist, and held various food-related jobs ranging from waitress to specialty cake maker. Planning elaborate parties and fundraisers takes up what's left of her time and sanity.

Karen has always been fascinated by the way people relate to one another so she favors books and movies that feature richly detailed characters and their relationships. In her own writing she likes to explore the dynamics between characters and has a tendency to craft romantic tales filled with sarcasm and sexy details. Although she writes both m/f and m/m contemporary romance, all of her stories are love stories with happily ever after endings.

Karen's writing has been awarded the following:
Always You - First Place Winner of the RWA Passionate Plume Award - 2012
Marry Me - First Place Winner in the NEC-RWA Bean Pot Reader's Choice Award - 2013
Decadence - Third Place Winner of the RWA Passionate Plume Award - 2014
Decadence - Finalist in the RWA National Excellence for Romance Fiction Award - 2014
Leave The Lights On - Finalist in the RWA National Excellence for Romance Fiction - 2014

Meant To Be, and its sequel, Holding On, both made the Best of 2012 list at Literati Literature Lovers and Guilty Pleasures Book reviews.

Karen's New Adult m/m trilogy MOMENTS IN TIME will be releasing in January, March and May of 2015. (Moment Of Impact; Moment Of Truth; Moment Of Clarity)

London Calling, a m/f New Adult romance co-written with Karen Booth, will release April 16, 2015. (Previously published as Long-Distance Lovers, London Calling features a brand new epilogue and cover and is exclusively available at Amazon until July 16, 2015.)

To learn more about Karen you can visit her website karenstivali.com where she blogs original recipes, sassy commentary on The Bachelor, and tidbits about her journey in the writing world. Karen can also be found attempting witty banter on Twitter
http://twitter.com/#!/karenstivali

Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Best Sellers

    • Moment of Silence

    • Moments in Time, Book 4
    • By: Karen Stivali
    • Narrated by: Robert Nieman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Growing up, Jason Stern led a charmed life complete with devoted sisters, a father who was one of Brooklyn's most respected rabbis, and a mother who made the world's best babka....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My Favorite MM Romance EVER

    • By Hal on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Moment of Impact

    • Moments in Time, Book 1
    • By: Karen Stivali
    • Narrated by: Robert Neiman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    Outside Collin Fitzpatrick's dorm room is a dangerous place. Beyond his door the students of his small, conservative college think he's straight, as does his Catholic family....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great romance

    • By Queue on 07-29-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Moment of Truth

    • Moments in Time, Book 2
    • By: Karen Stivali
    • Narrated by: Robert Nieman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Collin expected to spend another summer fixing cars and working at the college pizzeria. Instead, he's living in a beach house on Fire Island, waiting tables at a hip seaside restaurant....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nice continuation of story with great narration

    • By Morgan A Skye on 08-08-16

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Moment of Clarity

    • Moments in Time, Book 3
    • By: Karen Stivali
    • Narrated by: Robert Nieman
    • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    Spending the summer together on Fire Island brought Collin and Tanner closer than ever, but back in their conservative college town, challenges confront them at every turn....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Moment of Clarity

    • By Star on 01-30-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Moment of Fate

    • Moments in Time
    • By: Karen Stivali
    • Narrated by: P. C.
    • Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Bryan Dane's been living the dream - photography student by day, up-and-coming rocker by night. He wants to complete his yearlong goal of self-imposed celibacy, but then he meets Oliver Newcastle....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • 3.5 stars- I expected more

    • By A T on 03-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

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