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November 9, 2012

Friday Fun with Karlene Blakemore-Mowle

Have you ever read a series and felt as though the characters in them are real? I always used to think it was just me who was a little bit odd that way! But the thing that has made my publishing life so worthwhile is when I hear other people talking about my characters as though they’re real—the way I do! It blows my mind!

I write in a few different genres, but have just recently gone Indie with my romantic suspense, Operation series. My latest two books will finish off the series.

A reader friend of mine became so attached to my characters in my Operation series that she created Facebook accounts for them- I kid you not! There was something a little freaky about sitting at my computer and seeing a friend request from Tate Maddox- a man who, as far as I was aware of at the time, only existed inside my head!!!! Freaked me out a little, I have to say, but then I realised what a cool thing it was to have my characters brought to life. So every now and again, I let Tate, Summer, Chase, Willow, Del and Tupper come out and chat to readers.

It’s never usually a planned event, they usually happen spontaneously, but if you’d like to add them as friends on Facebook, then next time they’re out having a chat, you’re more than welcome to join in the fun!

So if you’d like the Facebook links to the characters in my Operation series, here they are ~

Tate Maddox Who doesn’t love a Marine? What’s worse than being set up for a crime you didn’t commit? Being blackmailed by a woman who claims to have the evidence to clear your name—that’s what!

Summer Sheldon She’ll do anything to save her sister—even if that means facing down one very angry , albeit hunky, Marine to do so.

Operation Summer Storm (Amazon, IndieBound)

Tate Maddox is on the run and running out of time. Summer Sheldon has the evidence to clear his name—but it comes at a price. Summer’s sister has been kidnapped and Tate must go on one last mission to rescue her-- or the evidence disappears…along with his last chance at freedom.

There’s only one way for either of them to get what they want and that is to work together, but how can he trust a blackmailer? And how far will she go to save the only family she has left?

Willow Sheldon In Operation Willow Quest, book two, Willow Sheldon finds herself in a position to repay her little sisters favour, when her terrifying past comes back to haunt her. The problem is Willow has an uncanny knack of attracting trouble…

Peter Delaware Peter Delaware’s only concern is to extract the problematic Willow Sheldon and keep her as far away as he can from the dangerous arms dealer she’s hell bend on revealing in an exposé.

Chase Maloney Everyone around him seemed to be moving on, while he was simply marking time. When he decided to take a short break from groomsmen duties to go fishing, the last thing he expected to catch was a beautiful woman!

Operation Swift Mercy

It wasn’t in his nature to turn his back on anyone in distress—especially not a woman… and especially not one who made him want to rethink his entire future. But protecting Mercy would prove somewhat difficult when she fought him every step of the way. Can they outrun a vicious killer, and hand over the evidence to convict him, in time? Or will he find them first and inflict swift vengeance?

Johnny Tupperoni Johnny Tupperoni, a US Marine, ladies’ man and perpetual smartass, has found himself naked and tied to a bed with no memory of how he got there! The one memory he does have though, is of a sassy woman, in the red satin dress with Destiny wings tattooed across her back.

A common enemy will unite them…but will Destiny’s secret be the weapon that ultimately destroys them?

About the Author:

Karlene lives on the beautiful Mid North Coast of NSW in Australia. A certified small town girl, she is most happy in a little town where everyone knows who your grand parents were. She writes women’s fiction – everything from romantic suspense to family sagas and life in rural Australia. She has romantic suspense titles published with The Wild Rose Press and Eternal Press under Karlene Blakemore-Mowle and her latest release, North Star is available now.

A wife and mother of four children, working part time as a pathology collector by day, she manages to squeeze in her writing whenever and however she can. She is a proud member of the RWA Australia.
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