Karen Wiesner

Return to cowboy country in Fever, Texas, where the heat isn’t the only thing causing a fever! See if you can find the heirloom wedding band!

More than five years ago, Ken Abrams, Triple Aces Ranch co-owner, and his wife Karla were madly in love and expecting their first child. Tragedy took that unborn daughter from them and drove them into opposite corners. Seeing how unaffected Ken seemed by the loss of their child shook Karla’s whole world. He didn’t want to talk; didn’t even appear to grieve. The very next morning, he was back out on his horse, doing ranch work, and she couldn’t forgive him his ease in coping -- especially when his work seemed to take over his entire life so she rarely saw him anymore. Devastated, Karla left him. Ken is the only man she’s ever loved, and, after five years apart, she knows she has to make a decision: wash her hands of their marriage, or confront him about the loss of their unborn daughter.


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Ken never understood why Karla left him, and, the few times he’s contacted her, she’s been as cold and volatile as a rattlesnake. He can only believe she also blames him for the death of their unborn child. He allows her the silent separation, unwilling to risk her asking him for a divorce. The death of his daughter tore him to pieces. Losing Karla will finish him for sure.

When Ken shows up with her four brothers at the exotic dance club Karla’s been working as a waitress to make ends meet, she sees that he hasn’t changed at all -- and she tells him she wants a divorce ASAP. Can Ken prove the loss of their child all but destroyed him and she’s still the only one for him?

 

Reviews for The Only One

4 Stars! “The Only One is part of Karen Wiesner's Cowboy Fever Series. There is no doubt that Karen Wiesner has mastered the art of storytelling. The Only One is a love story that is told in a gripping way. I got carried away while reading this novel because of the vivid depiction of the character's emotions. Two people who are still obviously in love with each other have separated and it looks as if there is no more chance that they get back together. Anyone who gets into the hearts of the couple will surely start hoping that they should stay together and this is where Karen Wiesner captures her readers. The story unfolds smoothly while it reveals the past and we start to understand why Karla and Ken behave the way they do. For the tomboyish Karla, the only girl in her family, Ken is the only person she fell in love with while Ken is also genuinely in love with her. This is just the stuff that romance novels are made of. This is also a story of how people cope with misfortune in various ways. Above all, the story reminds me that true love should conquer all.” ~Readers Favorite http://readersfavorite.com/

 

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About Karen Wiesner

Creating realistic, unforgettable characters one story at a time…

Karen Wiesner is an accomplished author with 101 books published in the past 15 years, which have been nominated for and/or won 126 awards, and has 40 more titles under contract. Karen’s books cover such genres as women’s fiction, romance, mystery/police procedural/cozy, suspense, paranormal, futuristic, gothic, inspirational, thriller, horror, chick-lit, and action/adventure. She also writes children’s books, poetry, and writing reference titles such as her bestseller, First Draft in 30 Days and >From First Draft to Finished Novel {A Writer’s Guide to Cohesive Story Building} (now out of print; reissue coming soon in paperback and electronic formats under the title Cohesive Story Building). Her third offering from Writer’s Digest Books is Writing the Fiction Series: The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas, available now. Her previous writing reference titles focused on non-subsidy, royalty-paying electronic publishing, author promotion, and setting up a promotional group like her own, the award-winning Jewels of the Quill, which she founded in 2003. For more information about Karen’s fiction and series, consult her official companion guide The World of Author Karen Wiesner: A Compendium of Fiction. For more information about Karen and her work, visit her website at http://www.karenwiesner.com. If you would like to receive Karen’s free e-mail newsletter, Karen’s Quill, and become eligible to win her monthly book giveaways, send a blank e-mail to KarensQuill-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.

 

Also by Karen Wiesner

Bloodmoon Cove Spirits Series (Paranormal Romance):
BOUND SPIRITS, Book 1
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction11.html

Woodcutter’s Grim Series -- Classic Tales of Horror Retold (Romantic Horror/Paranormal):
“Papa”, Book 1 
“Blood of Amethyst”, Book 2 
“Dancing to the Grave”, Book 3
“The Amethyst Tower”, The Final Chapter
WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume I with Books 1-3 and The Final Chapter
“Moonlight Becomes You”, Book 4
“Bewitched”, Book 5
“One Night of Eternity”, Book 6
“Beauty is the Beast”, Book 7
WOODCUTTER’S GRIM SERIES, Volume II with Books 4-7
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction6.html

Cowboy Fever Series (Contemporary Romance):
“Wings of Love”, Book 1
“Losses and Gains”, Book 2
“For Always”, Book 3
“Taming April”, Book 4
“The Only One”, Book 5
COWBOY FEVER SERIES with Books 1-5
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction10.html

Family Heirlooms Series (Inspirational Romance):
BABY, BABY, Book 1 reissue
SHADOW BOXING, Book 2 reissue
FOOLISH GAMES, Book 3 reissue
GLASS ANGELS, Book 4
SHARDS OF ASHLEY, Book 5
WORLDS COLLIDE, Book 6
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction9.html

Friendship Heirlooms Series (Inspirational Romance):
CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FALLING IN LOVE, Book 1
MICHAEL’S ANGEL, Book 2
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction9a.html

Denim Blues Mysteries:
RETIRED AND ON THE ROCKS, Book 1
Inspirational Romantic Mystery (Private investigation)
LOVE IS BLIND...AND IT DON’T PAY THE BILLS EITHER, Book 2 Inspirational Romantic Mystery (Police procedural)
SOULS ON (B)ORING STREET, Book 3
Inspirational Romantic Mystery (Amateur sleuth)
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction1a.html

Incognito Series (Romantic Suspense):
NO ORDINARY LOVE, Book 1
UNTIL DEATH DO US PART, Book 2
BOUNTY ON THE REBEL’S HEART, Book 3
DEAD DROP, Book 4
UNDER THE SPELL, Book 5
RENEGADE'S ROSE, Book 6
UNDERCOVER ANGEL, Book
HARD TO HANDLE, Book 8
DANCE IN SHADOWS, Book 9
HYPNOTIZED, Book 10
MIND GAMES, Book 11
DARK APPROACH, Book 12
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction7.html

Wounded Warriors Series (Contemporary Women’s Fiction):
RELUCTANT HEARTS, Book 1
WAITING FOR AN ECLIPSE, Book 2
MIRROR MIRROR, Book 3
WAYWARD ANGELS, Book 4
UNTIL IT'S GONE, Book 5
WHITE RAINBOW, Book 6
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction1.html

Falcon’s Bend Series (Mystery/Police Procedural written with Chris Spindler):
DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Book 1
TEARS ON STONE, Book 2
FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume I (The Early Cases)
THE FIFTEENTH LETTER, Book 3
ROMANTIC NOTIONS, Book 4
FALCON’S BEND CASE FILES, Volume II
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/mystery.html

Angelfire Trilogy (Contemporary Romance):
FALLING STAR, Book 1
FIRST LOVE, Book 2
FOREVER MAN, Book 3
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction2.html

Gypsy Road Series (Contemporary Romance):
LEATHER & LACE, Book 1
FLESH & BLOOD, Book 2
FIRE & ICE, Book 3
VOWS & THE VAGABOND, Book 4
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction3.html

Kaleidoscope Series (Contemporary Romance Novellas):
“Perfect Cadence”, Book 1 
“In Cahoots With Cupid”, Book 2 
“Behind Amethyst Eyes”, Book 3
“Jordana’s Chair”, Book 4
“Paper Tiger”, Book 5 
“Cabin Fever”, Book 6
“The Longest Night”, Book 7
KALEIDOSCOPE SERIES Collection with Books 1-7
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction8.html

Adventures in Amethyst Series (Contemporary Romance/Suspense Novellas):
“A Rose for Romeo”, Book 1
“Revenge in Amethyst”, Book 2
“Reckless Rose”, Book 3
“Christmas in Amethyst”, Book 4

ADVENTURES IN AMETHYST SERIES Collection with Books 1-4
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction4a.html

Reference:
FIRST DRAFT IN 30 DAYS
COHESIVE STORY BUILDING
THE POWER OF PROMOTIONAL GROUP
WRITING THE FICTION SERIES: The Guide for Novels and Novellas
http://www.firstdraftin30days.com
THE WORLD OF AUTHOR KAREN WIESNER: A COMPENDIUM OF FICTION {The Official Companion of Karen Wiesner’s Books}
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/nonfiction.html

Miscellaneous:
2-in-1 Inspirational Romances:
“The Amethyst Angel” (Traditional Romance Novella)
“A Home for Christmas” (Inspirational Romance Novella)
2-in-1 Supernatural Romances:
“The Amethyst Star” (Futuristic Romance Novella)
“Creatures of the Night” (Paranormal Romance Novella)
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction5.html
HOME (Inspirational Romantic Fiction)
THE BLOODMOON CURSE (Contemporary Gothic Romantic Suspense with an Inspirational Slant)
SWEET DREAMS (Paranormal Romance)
RESTLESS AS RAIN (Contemporary Romance)
“Silver Bells, Wedding Bells” (Romantic Comedy Novella) in the MISTLETOE MARRIAGES ANTHOLOGY
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction4.html
SOUL BLEEDS The Poetry, Melodies, and Other Wanderings of Karen Wiesner
(Poetry Collection)
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/poetry.html
CODY KNOWS with Linda Derkez (Children's Picture Book)
http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/childrensbooks.html

 

An Interview with Karen Wiesner
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio

HH: Karen, thank you for talking with us at TRS Please tell us about your featured release, “The Only One”, Book 5 of the Cowboy Fever Series.

KW: The idea of losing a child driving a couple apart isn’t a new one, but I think I put a twist on it with this story. Ken and Karla have been estranged for five years and it’s time for them to make a decision about their marriage -- divorce or reconciliation?... because they can’t go on in the limbo they’ve been since they lost their unborn child. What I enjoyed exploring so much in this story was the fact that men and women deal with grief in such radically different ways. For the most part, women need to talk, men need to do anything but talk. So how does any couple get through such a horrible ordeal as losing a child when this is the situation in the extreme? I also thought it was interesting to have a heroine who grew up around closed-mouth cowboys. When she was younger, her mother taught her how to be healthy with her emotions, but after her beloved mother died, she had no one to turn to. She thought her husband was that person until the worst happened and she found out the opposite. Tension and conflict abound in this story! =)

HH: Where did you get the idea for this amazing series and why do you think it appeals to today’s audiences? 

KW: The Cowboy Fever Series actually started with a couple of non-series (non-Cowboy Fever Series anyway) stories. The idea for a small fictional town in the Texas Panhandle called Fever came to me while I was outlining UNDER THE SPELL, Book 5 of my Incognito Series http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction7.html. I really wanted to shake things up in that book and put the characters in a radically different setting. A cowboy ranch seemed like the perfect solution. The heroine, Justine Fielding (aka Gina Calhoun) in that book lived in Fever before she was recruited by the Network. She accepted their offer, and, for those readers of the series, you know acceptance means giving up every part of the life you once knew -- including who you love. So you will meet Alex Lynch, the man Justine loves (but can only be with one month a year) in each offering of the Cowboy Fever Series, but his happily ever after will be tinged with sadness.

Fever was also mentioned in my novella “In Cahoots With Cupid”, the second book in my Kaleidoscope Series http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction8.html, where hero Kiowa and his brother Wings “Mac” Mackenzie are first introduced. Wings was the hero in “Wings of Love”, Book 1 of the Cowboy Fever Series and in that book he settled down on his horse ranch in Fever.
I think women love the idea of cowboys because they’re heroic, chivalrous, old-fashioned and hardworking -- a man’s man, hard and in need of a woman’s soft touch. But I also think women readers want romance without being overwhelmed with all the details of what it’s like to own and work on a ranch. I strongly wanted the stories to be character -- focused and romance-oriented with an authentic but subtle cowboy/ranch setting, atmosphere, and flavor. That’s what I’m offering with this series.

What’s coming up in the Cowboy Fever Series:

DRIFTER’S HEART, Book 6, A Cowboy Fever Series Novel
Contemporary Romance
978-1-300-79477-6 (trade paperback) from
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-61160-285-2 (electronic) from
Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming December 2013

Easy to love, hard to hold...

Maggie May’s pa is still looking for the cowboy who knocked up his cowgirl vixen daughter five years ago. Little Tex has grown up without a father, but he’s the shining star of the May Ranch. Like his father, though, he’s always running off and disappearing. Just when Maggie May thinks it’ll never happen, the drifter she loves shows up, suddenly wise to the fact that his oh-so-altruistic efforts to quiet her endless stream of conversation had ended with a child. Horse trainer for hire and former rodeo bullfighter, Ryder McCall returns toFever, Texas. This time, Maggie May plans to get him back in her clutches--and win his heart forever.

I haven’t sold but I’m working on a second novel in the series that will feature the hero and heroine in Taming April, Book 4 of the series:

A WING & A PRAYER, Book 7, A Cowboy Fever Series Novel
Contemporary Romance
by Karen Wiesner
Wedded bliss is all it’s cracked up to be... until Shawn Jacobs and April St. Clair find out how hard it is to be full-time parents and individuals.

Find out more and register to be notified of the sale and release here: http://www.angelfire.com/stars4/kswiesner/fiction10.html

HH: What do you have coming up for lucky readers? 

KW: My 2014 upcoming releases include:

KERI IS CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!
by Karen Sue Wiesner
Children’s Illustrated Picture Book
978-1-61160-922-6 (ebook); 978-1-61160-923-3 (print)
Coming January 2014 from Wee Creek Press http://www.weecreekpress.com/

I CAN TOUCH THE SKY
by Karen Sue Wiesner
Children’s Illustrated Picture Book
Coming in print and ebook formats
Coming June 2014 from Wee Creek Press http://www.weecreekpress.com/

FOREVER AND ALL THAT JAZZ, Book 3 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series Contemporary Romance
978-1-304-49146-6 (trade paperback) from
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-61160-283-8 (electronic)
Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming March 2014

ONLY THE LONELY, Book 1, Angelfire Trilogy II
Contemporary Romance
May 2014
Coming in trade paperback and electronic formats from
Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html 

FIRST COMES LOVE, Book 4 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Contemporary Romance
Coming in trade paperback from
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
978-1-61160-286-9 (electronic) from
Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming July 2014

AS PATIENT AS DEATH, Book 5 of the Falcon’s Bend Series by Karen Wiesner & Chris Spindler
Mystery/Police Procedural Novel
September 2014
Coming in trade paperback and electronic formats from
Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html 

TIL SUMMER COMES AROUND, Book 5, An Adventures in Amethyst Series Novel by Karen Wiesner
Contemporary Romance
November 2014
Coming in trade paperback and electronic formats from
Writers Exchange E-Publishing
http://www.writers-exchange.com/Karen-Wiesner.html

CLUMSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO HAVING A BABY, Book 5 of the Friendship Heirlooms Series
Inspirational Contemporary Romance/Chick-lit
Coming in trade paperback from
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/karenwiesner
and electronic formats from

Whiskey Creek Press http://www.whiskeycreekpress.com
Coming December 2014

HH: Thank you!

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