Why did you write this book?
I love writing series. This is the second book which deals with breast cancer, an interracial relationship and an obsessive relationship. I feel that these topics are important in real life and I felt they needed to be explored in more details.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I read women’s fiction, contemporary romance and cozy mysteries. But don’t be surprised if you see me reading a Stephen King novel.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
I like Stephanie Plum. She is down to earth, calls a spade a spade and can’t choose between two men. I love her spunk and she always keeps me engaged in her adventures.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on two books. 5 Beach Road which explores the lives of three women down at the Jersey Shore and Book 3 in the Camp Mirage Series (cozy mystery).
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Sometime in January, I’ll be releasing the third book in the Seaside Boulevard Series.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 17
It is the grand opening of The Perfect Pitch. All the pieces fall into place until Francine’s diagnosis of breast cancer, throwing their lives upside down. While Amy and Jason deal with the reaction from her family to their interracial relationship, Toni finds herself in another overbearing relationship with Pelicans third baseman Gary Thompson.
In the mist of taking care of Francine and working at The Perfect Pitch, Richie gets a call from the owner of the Pelicans. He is offered a job as pitching coach for the team. Richie accepts the job, putting a huge strain on his marriage which affects all of them.
Publisher Mandolay Press
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Karen Cino has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. She wanted to write women’s fiction and wrote her first book during the summer before she started college. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to. The late Paul Zindel’s books took place in Staten Island and reading them, especially My Darling My Hamburger, still brings back many memories for her.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She is also busy writing newsletters and newspaper articles for the 55 and over community she resides at.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Karen-Cino-296585170371401/
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