Karen Cino, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.
Chaos at the Compound (Book 2) by Karen Cino
Genre Cozy Mystery
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 13
Connie Acosta is officially a resident in the fifty-five and older community her best friend Sara Mazza lives in. Her baker’s kitchen is almost complete and she has met Vic, another resident who is crazy about her. Meanwhile, Sara finds herself in the mist of a love triangle with Vic’s friend Jack and Warren, a police officer at the local station.
When Sara received a call from her friend at the clubhouse saying there is a dead body floating in the outdoor pool, the women rush there to check things out, getting themselves involved in another investigation, especially when Sara finds a few blue pills scattered in the grass that she didn’t turn into the police.
Who said seniors can’t get into trouble and fall in love again.
Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?…
Yes. I write Women’s Fiction, Cozy Mysteries and Contemporary Romance
How do you come up with ideas?…
Ideas just pop-up in my mind. Sometimes I’ll have a dream with a fragment of an idea. Most times life itself is the foundation of my plots.
What is the single most important part of writing for you?…
For me it’s outlining. I need a path to keep me on track.
When did you write your first book?…
I wrote my first book “Roses” in 1989. As an infant my son had his nights and days mixed up. That’s when I wrote the story long hand during the night.
Leather or lace? Lace
Black or red? Red
Satin sheets or smooth cotton? Smooth Cotton
Ocean or mountains? Ocean
City life or country life? City Life
Party life or evening at home? Evening at home
Dogs or cats? Both
Where to buy New Beginnings/Chaos at the Compound
Publisher Mandolay Press
Karen Cino Social Media
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. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
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 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.
Karen is a member of Romance Writer’s of America, Liberty States Fiction’s Writers Association and Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association.
Currently, Karen is working on a Cozy Mystery Series and Women’s Fiction Series.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y