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Author's Note: All of my books are loosely connected but don't need to be read in sequence to make sense. You'll just miss out on some of the in-jokes if you read them out of order. ;-)

First book, What An Earl Wants, features Benjamin, the Earl of Sinclair, and Jo Quincy.

Second: Kiss From A Rogue features Ben's younger brother Tony and Sylvia the smuggler.

Third: Confessions of a Viscount features Tony's friend Alistair, Viscount Moncreiffe, and Charlotte the spy.

I'm working on the story of Nick, Tony and Alistair's friend.

Confessions of A Viscount

On Sale Nov. 28, 2006

Confessions is the story of Alistair, the charming astronomer you met as one of Tony's friends in Kiss From A Rogue. Alistair is up to his telescope in trouble when a female spy falls into his arms - literally. Just what was she doing on the rooftop in the dark in the first place?

After Alistair and Charlotte are caught in this compromising position, they enter into a fake engagement. The astronomer is smitten as he gets tangled up with secrets, spies, and stolen Royal property. He soon wants to make his fake fiancée his wife in truth, but Charlotte has plans to be a career spy...

"Karr creates a charming love story, incorporating a delightful mystery, à la Amanda Quick. Her dynamic duo of an independent-thinking woman and a level-headed scientist make for the perfect sleuths and their exciting adventures and sexual tension adds just the right amount of spice. Karr delivers and readers are the winners." ~ Kathe Robin, Romantic Times; four stars, K.I.S.S. Hero Award

"Confessions of a Viscount is a fast-moving intrigue, complete with all the dastardly and heroic characters you'd want in a historical romance. Charlotte and Alistair are enthusiastic characters who will win you over as fast as a starry night sky will turn your thoughts to those of romance." ~ Heather Hiestand, www.RomanceReaderAtHeart.com, Top Pick

"Shirley Karr continues to delight her readers. This story has it all—a believable mystery, a touch of humor, and well-developed characters who make an emotional connection with each other and the reader. Just the book we're all hoping to find -- captivating from beginning to end." ~ Marcy Dodge, RWA's 2005 Bookseller of the Year


Virtual Booksigning!

To celebrate the release of my third book, I'm holding a virtual booksigning.

A what? Here's how it works: send an e-mail to , and tell me how many copies you'd like, who you want them signed to, and where you want them sent. If it's a gift for your mom or cousin or someone else, I'll even giftwrap and mail direct to them with a note saying who had the excellent taste in gifts. If you thought you missed your chance to get a signed copy of What An Earl Wants or Kiss From A Rogue, it's not too late -- I can order those, too. Great-Aunt Gertrude doesn't need another boxed gift set of bath beads and scented lotion -- give her a set of three signed novels!

In the spirit of the holidays, I'll pay for first class postage to US addresses. (If you want it faster or farther, we'll talk. :-) All you do is reimburse me for the $5.99 cost of each book. You can't beat that!

Deadline: to get the books in time, send your request by Tuesday, 11/21 (one week before the release date). Then that Friday after Thanksgiving, instead of fighting the crowds at the mall you can sleep in and watch football with the guys, 'cuz your shopping is done. ;-)

I'll mail the books as soon as my order arrives, which will be the last week of Nov./first week of Dec.

Once the books are on their way, so am I -- off to visit my dad in sunny Mexico, stopping at bookstores along the I-5 corridor to sign stock and meet booksellers. :-)

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“ ... (A) heart-warming tale that will inspire and delight you. Karr’s deft characterization and delicious prose will sweep you away!”

- Sabrina Jeffries
New York Times Bestselling Author

“Sparkling with freshness and vitality, Karr's novel utterly charms readers. Its quick pace and biting repartee … will make you smile and sigh till the very end." - Romantic Times, four stars

“Readers will take immense delight in the gender bending battle of the smuggling sexes.” - Harriet Klausner, The Best Reviews

"KISS FROM A ROGUE continues the fine storytelling begun in Ms. Karr's debut novel, WHAT AN EARL WANTS … Ms. Karr can make you laugh and make you care. ... Her works deserve a place on your keeper shelf." - Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today

An Avon Historical Romance
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I recently got the great news that my debut novel, What An Earl Wants, won the prestigious Holt Medallion award for Best First Book.

This makes the third major contest award for Earl -- earlier this year it won the Laurie for Best Long Historical, and back in 2001, when it was known as The Matchmaking Earl, it won the Golden Heart for Best Regency Manuscript.


Her inherited estate is bankrupt, but Lady Sylvia Montgomery will never allow the townsfolk who depend on her to starve. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the plucky beauty reluctantly assumes the leadership of a smuggling operation -- a mantle that fits her surprisingly well. However, the perilous enterprise may be more than one resourceful, genteel lady can manage alone. Luckily, help is on the way -- in a most deliciously enticing masculine form.

Stripped of all familial responsibilities when his brother, the earl, returns from war, Anthony Sinclair has decided to become a rakehell. His pursuit of pleasure has led him to a village with a secret -- and to an intoxicating lady involved in criminal activities. By rights, he should simply seduce the wench, have his way with her, then vanish. But the bewitching Sylvia has captured Tony's heart. To win her love, he will join her in turbulent and dangerously exciting waters where no true rake would ever venture.


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“A witty, romantic battle of the sexes, that will keep you turning pages long into the night. With a dashing, to-die-for hero and a bewitching heroine, What An Earl Wants sparkles with Regency charm. Brava!”

- Linda Needham
USA Today Bestselling Author

“ ... a well written, laugh-out-loud story that everyone will want to keep. ... Whether you have a soft spot for ‘chick-in-pants’ books or not, no one can deny that this book is a great read!”

- Cybil Solyn

“A Perfect 10!”

- Jane Bowers
Romance Reviews Today

“Karr bursts onto the romance scene with a lively tale inhabited by characters you really care about and an ending that brings tears and a smile.”

- Romantic Times
four stars, K.I.S.S. Hero


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