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Norma Jeanne Karlsson

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Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Norma Jeanne recently found herself relocating to the United Kingdom. Now living in Belfast, she took hold of the opportunity to kick the 9-5 job for a chance to become an author. The best part: working from her home office, she gets to spend more time with her cast of crazy characters (written and real).

In her free time Norma Jeanne is a voracious reader and consumes books as readily as meals. She is a people watcher by nature and uses her experiences in life, observed or otherwise, to build the worlds and characters that thrive in her books. A believer in the strength of the human spirit, Norma Jeanne writes the stories of people that persevere when all appears to be lost.

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Thank you for reading Mugs of Love. I'm really glad you enjoyed it. When I first began this novel, my intention was just to write a standalone. But then I ended up with this amazing cast of characters, who I have fallen in love with. It's a balance for me at the end of the day. I'm still trying to figure out what to do moving forward. But if I'm honest, I can't imagine letting these characters go. Keep up to date with me on social media and my mailing list. I promise to announce my decision as soon as I make it!(less)
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Mugs of Love (Stories of Lo...

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Mugs of Love gets its own series

Here's the big announcement. After overwhelming interest from fans of Mugs of Love and the supporting characters, I've decided to create the Stories of Love Series. I will write a few books, though I haven't decided how many as of yet. I'll wait to see who you all fall in love with next!

The first book, Gears of Love, will follow Jordan Monroe. It will be released Spring 2015.

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“I’m a man. I don’t do conversation well, but I do my best to show you every day what you mean to me. If I’m not doin’ that right, you need to tell me. I’ll do better. But don’t fuckin’ question how I feel about you. I feel nothing unless I’m with you. You give me life.”
Norma Jeanne Karlsson, Mugs of Love

“Why is time an illusion?” She’s asking about the quote on my skin. “Because you can live a lifetime in a second or never experience a thing in eighty years,” I explain.”
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“You meet that chick yet?” “Who?” “Emily. The coffee shop chick.” “Briefly.” “You should make that shit less brief. Woman’s fuckin’ hot as hell, the right kinda pain in the ass and so sweet she made my motherfuckin’ teeth hurt. Jenna’s it for me. But if she wasn’t, I’d be drinkin’ coffee for every meal and eaten the coffee chick’s pussy for dessert.”
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Jeanne  Blackness Takes Over

***** 10 Fabulous Stars *****

I"m so glad I clicked on this one... Norma Jean Karlsson just wrote a STUNNING debut... I'm really impressed and hooked. I'll be adding her to my 'must read' short list.

So so good. Refreshingly original. Strong, funny, fierce main character. I friggin' LOVE her! The dialogue -- esp. the inner (i came to look forward to those little parentheses of snarkiness). All of the supporting characters (even the bad guys) were believable, sometimes lovable and wholly engaging.

Can't say enough about how good and strong this author is... Watch out now!

PS: April for the follow-up seems waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long a time to wait. Please write faster!


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