Karina Bliss




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I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was twelve but then I forgot and did a lot of other things instead. These included getting an arts degree in English and Political Studies at Auckland University (New Zealand), a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism at the University of London, travelling, having my heart broken a couple of times, meeting the right guy, building a house, having a baby - the usual milestones.
Writing romance was a fantasy I started taking seriously when I turned forty, but then I was always a late developer. But I always loved the way romances took me on an emotional journey and I think that’s the strength of this genre over any other, the way romance makes readers feel. And I certainly went through the whole range...more


...that chocolate-pushing, willpower testing fiend! Real life has been slicing into writing time but real life also inspires my stories so really you're the winner here!
I'm halfway through editing Zander's book, which I'm titling Rise, since it's a resurrection story of sorts, both of a career from the ashes and of a good man from an egotistical 'bad boy.'
For me, editing the first draft is th... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.55 · 1,826 ratings · 295 reviews · 24 distinct works · Similar authors
What the Librarian Did (Har...
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Here Comes the Groom
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Bring Him Home
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Stand-In Wife
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A Prior Engagement
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Mr. Unforgettable (Harlequi...
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Second-Chance Family
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“Her expression shut faster than a poked clam. 'I'll just get a cardigan.'
He might not be a hellraiser anymore but Devin valued his reputation. 'Haven't you got anything sexy?'
'Yes,' said Rachel, 'my mind.”
Karina Bliss, What the Librarian Did

“I'm a very truthful person, but if the greater good is best served by a lie then I'll tell it.”
Karina Bliss, Stand-In Wife

“You know what I wish for?” she said through a tight throat. “What I
really need? A man who loves me enough to stay.”
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“Her expression shut faster than a poked clam. 'I'll just get a cardigan.'
He might not be a hellraiser anymore but Devin valued his reputation. 'Haven't you got anything sexy?'
'Yes,' said Rachel, 'my mind.”
Karina Bliss, What the Librarian Did

“Liar,' he said in disgust. 'You're still playing doctors and nurses with the guy you screwed Charlie over with.' Her mouth fell open. 'Don't worry, I won't tell my brother. He's got enough to deal with.'
'I would never have an affair.'
'See here's where you and I part ways on our definition of fidelity,' he said. 'I think tonsil hockey with another man is off the agenda for a married woman. Call me old-fashioned.'
Her fury was unexpected. 'Who started that rumor...who!'
'What are you talking about? You admitted it.”
Karina Bliss, Stand-In Wife

“Everyone knows marriage is hard work. So if you've chosen the shackles, quit whining and get on with it.”
Karina Bliss, Stand-In Wife

“I'm a very truthful person, but if the greater good is best served by a lie then I'll tell it.”
Karina Bliss, Stand-In Wife

“We've had fifteen years of being grown-ups when we could have got together and we never have. Doesn't that tell you something?'
'Yeah, that timing is everything. Hit on me again now.”
Karina Bliss, Here Comes the Groom

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