Karen Bovenmyer

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Karen Bovenmyer was born and raised in Iowa, where she teaches and mentors new writers at Iowa State University. She triple-majored in anthropology, English, and history so she could take college courses about cave people, zombie astronauts, and medieval warfare to prepare for her writing career. After earning her BS, she completed a master’s degree with a double specialization in literature and creative writing with a focus in speculative fiction, also from Iowa State University. Although trained to offer “Paper? Or plastic?” in a variety of pleasant tones, she landed an administrative job at the college shortly after graduation. Working full-time, getting married, setting up a household, and learning how to be an adult with responsibiliti ...more

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Swift for the Sun by Karen Bovenmyer
"Historical romance is not my usual fare, but I had a really hard time putting Swift for the Sun down. A lovely blend of action and romance with just the right level of levity to make the book thoroughly engaging. I found the story and the characters " Read more of this review »
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"If you ask the author to describe this book, she'll cheerily say it's a "gay pirate romance" and leave it at that. But in truth, this novel is so much more. There's a darkness in this book, so don't expect your standard warm and fuzzy romance story. " Read more of this review »
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