Karen Chance

518 books | 18 friends

370 books | 498 friends

364 books | 21 friends

E.J. St...
5,304 books | 2,616 friends

Chris N
2,531 books | 114 friends

1,220 books | 351 friends

23,003 books | 202 friends

Deb Cutler
1,599 books | 50 friends

More friends…

Karen is following 0 people

Karen Chance

Goodreads Author


Orlando, Florida, The United States



member since
January 2009

About this author

Karen Chance is the author of two New York Times bestselling series, plus a number of novellas and short stories, all set in the Cassandra Palmer universe. A full-time writer since 2008, she was previously a university history teacher, which comes in handy when writing the time-travel aspect of Cassie’s crazy adventures. She loves Las Vegas, the main setting for her novels, but currently lives in Florida near her family home. Visit her website or connect with her on Facebook here.

To ask Karen Chance questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Karen Chance Yep, absolutely. Should be one out next year. :-)
Karen Chance I just had a bunch of questions come in, so I thought I'd make an announcement instead of trying to answer them individually. Reap the Wind has been…moreI just had a bunch of questions come in, so I thought I'd make an announcement instead of trying to answer them individually. Reap the Wind has been postponed. It turned out to be a large book, like Fury's Kiss large, and I couldn't make the editing deadline. My apologies for that, but I have always tried to put quality before speed. This is a pivotal book in the series, and it needed to be done right. I will announce the new pub date as soon as I have it. Thank you for your patience.(less)
Average rating: 3.99 · 156,653 ratings · 7,538 reviews · 31 distinct works · Similar authors
Touch the Dark (Cassandra P...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 20,906 ratings — published 2006 — 26 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Embrace the Night (Cassandr...
4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 15,534 ratings — published 2008 — 25 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Curse the Dawn (Cassandra P...
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 14,202 ratings — published 2009 — 21 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Claimed By Shadow (Cassandr...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 13,545 ratings — published 2007 — 25 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Death's Mistress (Dorina Ba...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 11,675 ratings — published 2009 — 16 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Midnight's Daughter (Dorina...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 12,098 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hunt the Moon (Cassandra Pa...
4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 11,130 ratings — published 2011 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Fury's Kiss (Dorina Basarab...
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 5,645 ratings — published 2012
Rate this book
Clear rating
Inked (World of the Lupi, #...
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 4,131 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tempt the Stars (Cassandra ...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 3,669 ratings — published 2013 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Karen Chance…

Question 1: Was Mircea’s first wife’s name Elena or Helena? Or are both correct?

Elena is the Romanian version of the Greek name Helen/a. So both are correct.

Question 2: In Death’s Mistress, while they were in Mircea’s apartment and just about to leave and meet with Elyas, Dory mentioned that she didn’t know a single vampire other than Louis-Cesare who didn’t tense up slightly when she came w...

Read more of this blog post »
 •  flag
1 like · like  • 
Published on September 17, 2014 15:18 • 70 views
Touch the Dark Claimed By Shadow Embrace the Night Midnight's Daughter Curse the Dawn Death's Mistress Hunt the Moon
Cassandra Palmer World (10 books)
3.9846356903047235 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 156,076 ratings

Touch the Dark Claimed By Shadow Embrace the Night Curse the Dawn Hunt the Moon Tempt the Stars Reap the Wind
Cassandra Palmer (8 books)
3.948716759144135 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 107,774 ratings

Midnight's Daughter Death's Mistress Fury's Kiss
Dorina Basarab (3 books)
4.068552194080703 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 48,722 ratings

The Gauntlet The Queen's Witch
Gillian Urswick & Kit Marlowe (2 books)
3.670005007511267 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 1,997 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Karen's Recent Updates

Karen Chance is now friends with J. L. Clayton
Karen Chance made a comment on Q&A #51
"Thank you. :-) "
Karen Chance made a comment on Update Pritkin
"You're welcome. I actually owe everyone a couple more, but have to finish a project first. Thought this would help tied you over! "
Karen Chance made a comment on Update Dory
"Love it! Although how anyone walks in those shoes is beyond me. "
Karen Chance made a comment on Q and A #50
"Thanks for your comment. I think we mostly agree, but are looking at things from two different viewpoints (reader/author) which might be where the mis...more "
"Hope you all enjoy! :-) "
Karen Chance voted for Tempt the Stars (Cassandra Palmer, #6) as Best Paranormal Fantasy in the Semifinal Round of the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards.
Tempt the Stars by Karen Chance
Karen Chance joined the group Karen Chance Fans
More of Karen's books…
“He smiled at that, and then his gaze shifted to a spot over my shoulder and it faded. 'These doubts wouldn’t have anything to do with the company you’re keeping of late, would they?'
I didn’t get a chance to answer before the shop door was thrown open and a furious war mage stomped in. Pritkin spotted me and his eyes narrowed.
'You shaved my legs?!'
Mircea looked at me and folded his arms across his chest. I looked from one unhappy face to the other and suddenly remembered that I had somewhere else to be.”
Karen Chance, Curse the Dawn

“And I just couldn't take it anymore. I closed the distance between us, slammed him back against the chair and kissed him, holding his head still with both my hands buried in that stupid, stupid hair. I half expected more resistance, because Pritkin had never met an argument he didn't like. So it was a shock when he ran his hands down my sides, cupped my hips and slid us both to the floor.
"I'm going straight to hell for this," he muttered.
"At least you'll know a lot of people," I said breathlessly. ”
Karen Chance, Curse the Dawn

“My lord...I can explain-," Louis-Cesare began, looking less than certain that he could do anything of the kind.
Radu held up a hand. "I am sure there is a perfectly good reason why my niece is naked and tied to her bed. I am also equally certain that I do not wish to hear it".”
Karen Chance, Midnight's Daughter


Which of these is your favorite book series?

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  347 votes, 29.8%

Divergent by Veronica Roth
  256 votes, 22.0%

Other (please specify in the comments)
  205 votes, 17.6%

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
  151 votes, 13.0%

House of Night by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
  36 votes, 3.1%

Darkest Powers by Kelley Armstrong
  27 votes, 2.3%

Cassandra Palmer by Karen Chance
  27 votes, 2.3%

Women of the Otherworld by Kelley Armstrong
  27 votes, 2.3%

Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
  24 votes, 2.1%

Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill
  21 votes, 1.8%

The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
  16 votes, 1.4%

Dorina Basarab by Karen Chance
  15 votes, 1.3%

Vampire Beach by Alex Duval
  7 votes, 0.6%

Georgina Kincaid by Richelle Mead
  5 votes, 0.4%

Darkness Rising by Kelley Armstrong
  2 votes, 0.2%


Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Paranormal Romanc...: Suggestions please! 8 643 Nov 24, 2008 12:47PM  
Romance Readers R...: Feb - Pick It For Me! 157 256 Feb 26, 2009 11:40AM  
Who's Your Author?: Dead and Gone - *Spoilers* 70 99 May 26, 2009 11:32PM  
Ladies who love L...: What are you reading while waiting for Skin Trade? 16 55 Jun 12, 2009 10:50AM  
Paranormal Romanc...: June 2009 Reading Challenge 408 733 Jul 02, 2009 11:46AM  
Sookie Stackhouse...: Dead and Gone (spoilers) 418 473 Jul 25, 2009 07:02AM  
36393 Karen Chance Fans — 2149 members — last activity 8 minutes ago
Let's discuss urban fantasy author Karen Chance and her books, short stories, etc. Come talk about the sexy vampire Mircea, the Pythia Cassie Palmer,...more

Comments (showing 1-2)    post a comment »
dateUp_arrow    newest »

Lucinda Dear Karen,
Thank you so much for being my friend here on Goodreads. I look forward to reading more of your work!
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

Sophia Thank you for accepting my friend request, Karen!

I love both your series!

back to top