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Confessions of A Viscount

Released on 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,, 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

Latest News:

Interview posted on in their May update.

Also, check out their review of Kiss From A Rogue. "This is one of those feel-good books that makes reading romance so much fun."


Public Appearance:

I'll be the guest speaker when the Seattle Eastside (WA) RWA chapter meets on Tuesday, June 12.

Topic: Practical tips for dealing with revisions and feedback (that don't involve strangling your critique partners and contest judges).










Kiss From A Rogue

My second novel, released February 2006. Though Sinclair's younger brother Tony is never actually seen on-stage in Earl, he takes center stage in Rogue.

I've always liked Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. In my version, the dwarves are smugglers and Snow White is their ringleader. Tony gets more adventure than he bargained for when he agrees to pose as the lady smuggler's husband.

What An Earl Wants

My debut novel, released January 2005. Winner of Holt Medalion for Best First Book and the Laurie Contest for Best Long Historical.

Inspired by Noah's ark and the revolving-secretaries running gag on the sit-com Murphy Brown, Sinclair's servants keep pairing up and running off, leaving the household in chaos. Will Quincy restore order, or add to Sinclair's woes?