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The Last Victim
Karen Robards


Charlotte Stone #1
Ballantine Books
August 2012
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Featuring: Michael Garland; Tony Bartoli; Charlotte Stone
384 pages
ISBN: 0345535405
EAN: 9780345535405
Kindle: B0067TGU1Q
Hardcover / e-Book
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Romance Paranormal | Romance Suspense

Electrifying suspense, cutting-edge psychological insight, and an unforgettably sensuous love story—these are the trademarks of Karen Robards’s sizzling novels. Now the New York Times bestselling author launches a red-hot new paranormal romantic thriller series featuring the fascinating Dr. Charlotte Stone, a serial killer expert whose extraordinary powers lead her from ecstasy to terror.

THE LAST VICTIM

Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not.

A sought-after expert in criminal pathology, Charlie regularly sits face-to-face with madmen. Obsessed with learning what makes human monsters commit terrible crimes, Charlie desires little else from life—no doubt because when she was sixteen, she herself survived a serial killer’s bloodbath: A man butchered the family of Charlie’s best friend, Holly, then left the girl’s body on a seaside boardwalk one week later.

Because of the information Charlie gave police, the Boardwalk Killer went underground. She kept to herself her eerie postmortem visions of Holly and her mother. And even years later, knowing her contact with ghosts might undermine her credibility as a psychological expert, Charlie tells no one about the visits she gets from the spirit world.

Now all-too-handsome FBI agent Tony Bartoli is telling Charlie that a teenage girl is missing, her family slaughtered. Bartoli suspects that after fifteen years, the Boardwalk Killer—or a sick copycat with his M.O.—is back. Time is running short for an innocent, kidnapped girl, and Bartoli pleads for Charlie’s help.

This is the one case Charlie shouldn’t go near. But she also knows that she may be the one person in the world who can stop this vicious killer. For Charlie—whose good looks disguise a world of hurt, vulnerability, and potent psychic gifts—a frantic hunt for a madman soon becomes a complex test of cunning, passions, and secrets. Aiding Dr. Stone on her quest to catch a madman is a ghostly presence with bad intentions: the fiery spirit of seductive bad boy Michael Garland who refuses to be ignored, though in his cat and mouse game they may both lose their hearts.

Dr. Charlotte Stone sees what others do not. And she sees the Boardwalk Killer coming for her.

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163 comments posted.

Re: The Last Victim

Always go with your inner voice.
(MaryEllen Hanneman 12:11pm August 5, 2012)

Paying attention to one's own inner voice is the most important element of creative writing for me. My words flow from an inner source and I can feel the energy come from within when its good. In Chakra terms, when I open my third eye its going to be good.
(
Carol Donnermeyer 12:19pm August 5, 2012)

I started reading your books with "To Love a Man", new and hot off the
presses! I loved it than and still love it today! I still have that book and
every book since than. I am glad that you like your characters as well as I
do!
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Beth Kaake 12:22pm August 5, 2012)

Thank you for this post! I am writing a piece right now and have gone back several times and changed scenes, problems, character traits, etc. based on something someone has said. I'm going to try just writing what I want this week and see how it turns out.
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Monica Tillery 12:22pm August 5, 2012)

That's what I always try to do - write the book I love and
want to read and hope others feel the same. Such good advice!
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Margay Roberge 12:24pm August 5, 2012)

It's old but true...
you can please some of the people some of the time...
but not all of the people all of the time..
Write what you feel.
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Cate Sparks 12:26pm August 5, 2012)

your books are always real good. your inner voice is the one to listeb to.
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Debbi Shaw 12:28pm August 5, 2012)

Love your books.
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Tina Myers 12:40pm August 5, 2012)

You are one of my favorite authors and I thoroughly enjoy your books and love your characters.
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Pat Walker 12:45pm August 5, 2012)

If you were to write to please everyone there would still be
someone who didn't like everything.
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Amelia Durbin 12:47pm August 5, 2012)

Love your books. After 31 yrs of writing and being so successful then it
seems you are correct in taking your own advice. You definitely are doing
something right!
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Vicki Hancock 12:50pm August 5, 2012)

Good advice! It's really hard to silence those outside voices and listen to your inner voice sometimes, but the final product will be better for it!
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Rebecca Whitehead-Schwarz 12:53pm August 5, 2012)

I find if I go against my gut feeling---I'm always wrong.
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Sue Farrell 12:57pm August 5, 2012)

Thanks for a lovely column, Karen. I always enjoy your books.
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G S Moch 1:02pm August 5, 2012)

I love your books!
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Rushell Kubiak 1:10pm August 5, 2012)

I also listen to my inner voice and it has usually been the correct decision. Looking forward to reading your book
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Shirley Younger 1:18pm August 5, 2012)

For every reviewer who doesn't like something about your books there will thousands of everyday readers who like that very thing. Go with your own gut, I say.
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Michelle Donaldson 1:25pm August 5, 2012)

I am a huge fans of yours and I have probably read all your books. I have never been disappointed.
Paula guthertz
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Paula Guthertz 1:34pm August 5, 2012)

Hi, Karen! I was really pleased to read that you wrote "The Last Victim" for
yourself. I'll bet that creating characters and a plot that really appealed to you
made for an easy novel to write. How lucky you are to do something that you
really love! Congratulations on your successes and all the best!
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Connie Fischer 1:35pm August 5, 2012)

I've always enjoyed Karen's books, so since she wrote this one
for herself, I now I'm going to live it too.
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Diane Sallans 1:53pm August 5, 2012)

I think that one of the hardest things in life is to follow your inner voice, but still be open to the ideas of others. It's a very tricky balance; it appears that you have figured out how to do this!
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Kathleen Conner 2:09pm August 5, 2012)

I am so looking forward to getting my hands on this book!
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Colleen Conklin 2:14pm August 5, 2012)

GREAT POST!!!! good advice for all the writers. thanks for the draw!
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Barbara Studer 2:14pm August 5, 2012)

Great post and I love your books. We all have that little voice inside that tell us what to do weather you are a writer or not always listen to your own voice.
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Gail Hurt 2:15pm August 5, 2012)

Enjoyed your blog. Book sounds like a great read.
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Sheila True 2:15pm August 5, 2012)

Love your books and your voice is a good one! :)
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May Pau 2:23pm August 5, 2012)

This was a very interesting post. We so often let others dictate what we should be doing. I am glad you have put an end to that foolishness and are going with your gut.
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Kathleen Bianchi 2:29pm August 5, 2012)

I can't wait to read your newest novel! Thanks for all you do to come up
with great books for you readers.
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Debbie Burdeen 2:56pm August 5, 2012)

Karen,
I have read your books from the very beginning and have
embraced your writing style when I write reviews. I look forward to The Last Victim.
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Lettetia Elsasser 3:03pm August 5, 2012)

Congrats on the upcoming release, Karen. I love your Banning sisters series and am also a fan of your romantic suspenses.
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Jane Cheung 3:04pm August 5, 2012)

Hi Karen, I love your books and have many in my bookcase. I can't wait to read The Last Victim.
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Rita Wray 3:09pm August 5, 2012)

Hi Karen! Congrats on your newest book. So glad you listened to your inner thoughts on THE LAST VICTIM! Looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Cathy Phillips 3:11pm August 5, 2012)

I've been reading your books for a long time & love them. Looking forward to THE LAST VICTIM. Have a blessed day.
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Pat Moore 3:13pm August 5, 2012)

This sounds like a great book!
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Shirley Nienkark 3:16pm August 5, 2012)

We readers love what you love to write!
Blessings,
Marjorie
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Marjorie Carmony 3:27pm August 5, 2012)

Karen,
I love your books and your interesting post. It's best to write what you like and feel is right in how you want it (not how others suggest changes). I have been with you from the beginning (owning many of your books) and have not been dissappointed. Your book cover art is great for THE LAST VICTIM...I look forward to reading this one!!
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Linda Luinstra 3:28pm August 5, 2012)

Hi Karen,

Wow - I have read everyone of your books. You are my favorite author. I am so
happy to see you here. So with your inner voice and keep writing. I am one of
your biggest fans
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Tammy Yenalavitch 4:00pm August 5, 2012)

We all have a little inner voice that tells us what we should do, and it's usually best to listen to it, and go with it, for the best results or reward. Can't please everyone (and they aren't always right). Congrats on your newest book which looks like a good one! KEEP UP YOUR GREAT WRITING!
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Linda Luinstra 4:02pm August 5, 2012)

I feel that everyone has their traits that someone else doesn't like. So why shouldn't fictional characters be the same way? I agree, you have to write them the way that feels right to you.
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Debbie Penny 4:17pm August 5, 2012)

THE LAST VICTIM sounds awesome! Thanks for the contest &
sharing your thoughts & feelings with us!
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Robin Weiss 4:18pm August 5, 2012)

I love your books. As soon as one comes out, I grab it.
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Connie Williamson 4:22pm August 5, 2012)

I am a reader and found your post interesting. Had never considered that feedback might block creativity. Have been a fan of yours for some time.
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G. Bisbjerg 4:59pm August 5, 2012)

The Last Victim sounds really good! I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Natasha Donohoo 5:31pm August 5, 2012)

The Last Victim looks like it's going to be good.
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Windy Venable 5:42pm August 5, 2012)

Congrats on The Last Victim. Thanks for the chance to win it.
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Mary Hay 5:44pm August 5, 2012)

THE LAST VICTIM SOUNDS FANTASTIC. I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT. I
JUST LOVE YOUR BOOKS. I CAN'T STOP READING THEM THEY ARE SO
GOOD. HAVE BEEN YOUR BIGGEST FAN SINCE I READ YOUR FIRST
BOOK. YOUR MY FAVORITE AUTHOR OF ALL TIME. I WOULD REALLY LOVE
TO WIN THIS CONTEST IT WOULD BE MARVELOUS TO WIN.
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Shelly Caggiano 5:48pm August 5, 2012)

your inner voice, the books sounds great can't wait to read.thanks
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Jennifer Beck 5:48pm August 5, 2012)

Great post!
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Cheryl McEwen 6:03pm August 5, 2012)

if you don't love the char/story you wrote, I would think it would be harder to write so others would to. Congrats on the continued success.
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d Kenney 6:17pm August 5, 2012)

I love the suspense and the intrigue in all of your books.
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Kai Wong 6:17pm August 5, 2012)

Sometimes it's a struggle listening to that inner voice
specially with other people's vocal opinions thrown
around.
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Jan D 6:22pm August 5, 2012)

Good for you, sticking to your guns and writing your book YOUR way. As the song says, "You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself "
I do love your books! I'm a great fan of suspense and romance, together or separate.
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Joanne Schultz 6:26pm August 5, 2012)

I think if you write a book that you love then other people
will love it as well. If they don't, so what.
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Tanja Haack 6:45pm August 5, 2012)

I think as long as the authors continue to give us the book they love, that we will love it too. We find authors who we enjoy reading and it's their voice that we enjoy. To take that away would be taking away what we pick up your books for.
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Leah Weller 6:47pm August 5, 2012)

I love your books! This sounds like another winner!
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Barbara Wright 6:53pm August 5, 2012)

Love all your vooks - and would LOVE to win a copy of your newest. It sounds
great! Best of luck with it - and all you do!
(
Nancy Reynolds 7:00pm August 5, 2012)

It's tough enough to deal with our own inner critic without getting caught up in everyone else's opinions! Way to stay strong!
(
Debbie Walker-Lass 8:04pm August 5, 2012)

The author in new will know what is right for the story.
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Cindy Olp 8:13pm August 5, 2012)

Excellent advice; keep up the good work!
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Janie McGaugh 9:12pm August 5, 2012)

Well, Karen, you don't have to worry about me being a bug in your ear. I don't have a Facebook account, so there's no reason for me to bug you. I have never written to an Author before, and critiqued their book!! After reading your posting today, you got me hooked by the words "enduring love story." Those are the books that I tend to gravitate towards when I'm scouring the shelves. I adore the cover of your book, too!! It's a bit on the mysterious side, yet there's something about it that draws you in. You're definately on the top of my TBR list, and I can't wait to read it. I'm glad you took the initiative to write the book your way. After writing books for 31 years and being successful at it, you have to be doing the right thing!! As the saying goes - you go, girl!!
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Peggy Roberson 9:16pm August 5, 2012)

I believe in following your internal guide.
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Mary Preston 9:44pm August 5, 2012)

I do believe you always have to follow your heart when you write. It will not steer you wrong!
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Renee Brown 10:13pm August 5, 2012)

I have never been disappointed when reading your books. Following your voice makes the story shine.
(
Mary C 10:34pm August 5, 2012)

I have read your books & am very impressed with your
stories always on a waiting list from library or bookmobile.
Keep up the good work!!
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Ann Marie Warren 10:38pm August 5, 2012)

Internal guides always steer you right. Thanks for the contest.
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Debra Simning-Chapman 10:38pm August 5, 2012)

Love your books! Just the right amount of romance and mystery. Looking forward to reading The Last Victim. Thanks for a chance to win a copy!
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Teresa Ward 11:12pm August 5, 2012)

I love your books! Can't wait to read another.
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Ashley C 11:40pm August 5, 2012)

Love you books! Usually read them as soon as i get them!
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Nancy Gallagher 12:18pm August 6, 2012)

Listening to your inner-voice and writing books just for you, has made you the temendous author you are. I haven't found a book you have written that I haven't loved and I have read many of them.
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Patsy Hagen 12:24pm August 6, 2012)

I think it is important to listen to others but not if it changes the essence of your books!
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Sharla Long 12:33pm August 6, 2012)

I can see how hard it can be to stay true to your story and not let those "other voices" get inside. So many people with so many different views. You will never please them all so you need to please yourself.
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Deborah Garcia 12:36pm August 6, 2012)

I think the book of yours that I like least was probably one that was written to conform to somebody else's idea of what your book should be. It was your darkest and most gruesome--not my cuppa at all. I'm so glad you got back to writing "your" style of books. For a while I got away from your books. But I've been back for quite a while, though there are a few of your books in storage from the mid 1990s that I haven't yet read. Now I read them as they come out. Thanks for being you again.
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Sigrun Schulz 12:52pm August 6, 2012)

Oh, yes. I also wanted to say that an author I enjoy very much for her thoughtful books has been pestered to try something new in her books. She has resisted so far. I like her books just the way she writes them. So far, I'm happy to say, she has resisted.
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Sigrun Schulz 1:32am August 6, 2012)

wow thirty-one years is a long time to write books.
Glad you are not an impressionable author and have your own
characters, story, and voice which distinguishes you from
others. By the way romanctic suspense is my favorite genre :)
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Iis Yuniar 4:07am August 6, 2012)

Always go with what is in your heart.
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Nancy Jacobs 5:01am August 6, 2012)

I have to agree with you - there are lessons we need to learn as we learn our craft, and other people help form our style. But mainly reading other authors whose style we enjoy is better than just taking all critiques on board and saying 'I won't do that again then'. Tearing up something that is part of you will never recreate that atmosphere again. Anyway constructive criticsism is a better route for people communicating with you. Best of luck with the latest book.
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Clare O'Beara 6:29am August 6, 2012)

Like rule # 1!
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Dianne McVetty 6:43am August 6, 2012)

Dear Ms. Robards:

I am a huge fan and have read all your books. I am never disappointed.

Paula Guthertz
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Paula Guthertz 6:47am August 6, 2012)

I think Shakespeare said it best - "to thine own self be true". Follow your own heart and you will be in good stead. Your books are fabulous the way YOU write them.
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Karen Gervasi 8:11am August 6, 2012)

Yes, writing in an assumed accent can be funny for a short paragraph of a humor piece, but that's it. Mary Ann
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Mary Ann Dimand 8:38am August 6, 2012)

Being an author sounds like being a musician. The real feedback is when you publish/go on stage, and people are quick and easy with their feedback nowadays.
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John Billiris 8:50am August 6, 2012)

I read the sample of The Last Victim, and can't wait to read it. I've been reading your books since he 80s when you wrote strictly romance. Tomorrow is my husband's birthday, but I'll be buying myself a present; your book.. unless I win a copy.
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Paula Scott 9:02am August 6, 2012)

Thank you so much for the advice! I hope to one day write my own
books and this guest post rings brightly in my ears. Thus will be one
author lesson I won't forget anytime soon as I begin my own journey as
a writer. =)
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Samantha King 10:17am August 6, 2012)

I am a huge fan of your books. They are all wonderful
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Allie Motherway 10:23am August 6, 2012)

Your writing has always brought my silver linings and you are my favorite author. Spent weekend falling in love with Mick and Jason via SLEEPWALKER, followed by Mark and Jess in JUSTICE. You never let me down and I always rethink your books days after I finished the last page and my heart feela happy. Keep listening to your heart. I will always be there to listen and applaud.
I know you listen to your heart.
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Patricia (Pat) Pascale 10:27am August 6, 2012)

Sounds like a very interesting book.
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Terri Quick 10:30am August 6, 2012)

Thank you for telling that you needed to write a book just for you! I can't wait to read it! Love your work! Thanks!
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Teresa Sullivan 11:02am August 6, 2012)

I would love to read this whole book!! Really gets your mind ticking, what with all the current shootings around our country!! What goes on in these people's minds!!
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Karla Hamann 11:04am August 6, 2012)

Sounds like another interesting read! Keep up the great work!!
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Becky Darmogray 11:10am August 6, 2012)

I find myself waiting for your next release. Love your books!
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Ed Dodenhoff 11:13am August 6, 2012)

I love your books and look forward to reading "The Last Victim"!
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Susan Abbott 11:43am August 6, 2012)

I love all your books - and this sounds like another winner. I would LOVE to win a copy . Best of luck with it - and all you do.
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Nancy Reynolds 12:04pm August 6, 2012)

I am so moved by your words, "So when I write, I do my best
to put blinders on. I plug up my ears. I write the book I
love. That's the gift that I give to myself, and that's what
I have to offer my readers: my characters, my story, my
voice."

Best wishes to you always.
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Diah Didi 12:06pm August 6, 2012)

i love the way you write. it is a good inspiration on me. I like reading your books.
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Anthonia Sharp 12:12pm August 6, 2012)

Agree completely. it can be so easy to let someone else's
opinion effect things but I think you must write what makes
you like to truly be happy with the book.
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Leslie Davis 12:18pm August 6, 2012)

sounds like a great book and cant wait to read!!!
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Jennifer Beck 12:43pm August 6, 2012)

In reading all these comments I can tell that I want to read your books!
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Paulette Hendrix 12:59pm August 6, 2012)

Great advice to anyone who wants to begin or even continue writing. I have loved all of your books I have read thus far and can't wait to read this one!
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Michele Hayes 1:37pm August 6, 2012)

love your books. this one sounds like another winner!
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Debbi Shaw 1:50pm August 6, 2012)

How exciting! I can't wait to read your new book!
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Shelley Ducharme 1:56pm August 6, 2012)

PICK ME!! PICK ME!!!
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Pamela Faye Howell 1:58pm August 6, 2012)

Sounds like a great awesome book to read... Love your other books. :)
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Elisa Varey 2:08pm August 6, 2012)

Hi Karen,
Nothing beats a great love story for me but, I love
stories with a mystery too. I like the idea that this is
the first of a series because I always want to know what
happens next with the characters. Thanks for the contest.
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Michelle Whitwam 2:35pm August 6, 2012)

Great post! Authors should definitely write what they love, I think it
shows in the results when they do. Thanks for the great post & contest!
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Chrystina Williams 2:50pm August 6, 2012)

I love your books. I'd love to win
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Susie Kerner 3:24pm August 6, 2012)

LOVE YOUR BOOKS THEY ARE GREAT. IT WOULD BE A HONOR TO WIN
THIS CONTEST FROM MY FAVORITE AUTHOR IT WOULD BE AWESOME. KEEP
WRITING THOSE MARVELOUS BOOKS.
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Shelly Caggiano 3:31pm August 6, 2012)

I enjoy your books so much and when I start a new one it has to be later in the week so I have the whole weekend to read it. This book looks another great read!!!
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Julie Parrish 3:55pm August 6, 2012)

That is what you should do is write for yourself.
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Debra Guyette 4:06pm August 6, 2012)

thanks for a great post and congrats on the newest release!
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Erin Fender 4:22pm August 6, 2012)

Excellent observation and advice - no wonder your books are so popular.
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Jo Anne Vincenti 4:24pm August 6, 2012)

Haha. We appreciate your blinders, seeing as you always
deliver fantastic books!

Karin
AquarianDancer at gmail dot com
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Karin Anderson 4:46pm August 6, 2012)

go with your gut, always.
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Kathleen Bianchi 4:47pm August 6, 2012)

LOVE YOUR BOOKS! They're always fantastic--you must be doing something right by trusting your own instincts. THE LAST VICTIM sounds awesome. THANKS for the chance to win this book from one of my very favorite authors for 31 yrs.
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Rich Cook 5:07pm August 6, 2012)

I TRULY LOVE YOUR BOOKS,IN FACT THE FIRST REAL NOVEL I READ WAS A GIFT I GOT FOR MY BIRTHDAY,IT WAS "WILD ORCHID" AND WAS AUTHORED BY YOU.I CANNOT BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT'S LIKE TO PUT A PLOT LINE,ETC TOGETHER TO MAKE IT INTO A BOOK,BUT YOU HAVE A WAY TO PUT A STORY TOGETHER THAT KEEPS THE READER ON THE EDGE OF THEIR SEATS ,THAT MAKES THEM WANT TO FINISH IT BEFORE THEY PUT IT DOWN. I GET THAT WAY WHEN I'M READING A BOOK WITH A GREAT PLOT LINE,AND YOUR BOOKS HAVE NEVER DISAPPOINTED ME,CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE !!!
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Ruth Gutscher 5:15pm August 6, 2012)

When I was a young girl, my father used to tell me to always listen to my body. The five senses, the brain for deduction and the gut for what's right or wrong. That advise has never failed me. Do people really listen to what
makes them tick anymore??? Thank you Karen for another good read.
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Rosemary Simm 5:26pm August 6, 2012)

Listen to your gut is always good advice but unfortunately there are so
many outside pressures that it is increasingly difficult to "hear" it.
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Liesl Lane 6:07pm August 6, 2012)

Need to listen to your own feelings. What is right for you, may not be right for someone else.
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Deb Pelletier 6:20pm August 6, 2012)

I liked your article on writing. I may give it a try again. It's been a while since my last refusal. Thanks for a chance to win this
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Nancy Luebke 7:15pm August 6, 2012)

Interesting post, I'd love to win.
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Wilma Frana 8:19pm August 6, 2012)

Loved your interview! It's not easy being an author, the pay is not the greatest but the fans you have!!!
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Diane Sadler 8:33pm August 6, 2012)

It takes a special someone to e an author - most of us have a
great story to tell but it only amounts to a few pages - not a
whole book!
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Karen Gonzalez 9:35pm August 6, 2012)

Great writing! I love it!
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Teresa Stebbins 10:37pm August 6, 2012)

Love your writing, it let's me get to another place and
time...I have Superstition in front of me right now and have
read 12 of your others this summer, mostly while waiting for
my hubby to finish chemo. Please keep writing!
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Lisa Bowdon 10:51pm August 6, 2012)

Sounds like just the kind of book I would enjoy!
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Rebecca Oakleaf 11:41pm August 6, 2012)

I think that's great advice not only in writing, but it can
be applied to anything in life. You need to believe in
yourself and be yourself. That's the best way to truly
succeed in life. Thanks so much for sharing that with us. It
must be very difficult for any author (even the seasoned
pros) to block out what all the critics have to say and not
let that influence your work. This book seems great - can't
wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
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Laura Garofalo 11:41pm August 6, 2012)

e read your books, like your writing. Thanks for giving me a chance to win your book.
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Linda Hall 11:42pm August 6, 2012)

my inner voice has never steered me wrong!
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Cathy Philipps 12:19pm August 7, 2012)

I love your books and can't wait for the next!
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Marci Cornelius 12:48pm August 7, 2012)

If you end up trying to please other people with your writing instead of letting yourself do it your way, it will show. This sounds like an amazing book. I can't wait to read it.
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Kristin Bingham 1:14am August 7, 2012)

Have not read any of your books yet...but am anxious to read my first!
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Lori Gauthier 1:31am August 7, 2012)

Thank you for the chance to win a copy of your book.
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Kathleen Mallia 4:35am August 7, 2012)

Thank goodness for a good book!!!
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Gina Stevens 5:08am August 7, 2012)

OH Karen..I already have your book coming from Doubleday but I wanted to tell you how much I love your books. Thanks so much!!!!
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Bonnie Capuano 8:52am August 7, 2012)

Thank you for the wonderful information.
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Ashley Domes 9:10am August 7, 2012)

I can completely relate to your observations about writing as they also apply to my personal experience as an artist.
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Angela Cash 9:30am August 7, 2012)

Love your books - and would love to win a copy of your newest. Keep them coming! They're all great!!!
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Nancy Reynolds 9:48am August 7, 2012)

You're so right!
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Roxana Perez 10:08am August 7, 2012)

Very good advice for all writers. Tuning out the world and tuning into your inner thoughts is critical to success. New book sounds great.
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Charles Swartz 11:00am August 7, 2012)

This is definitely my type of book.
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Anna Speed 11:24am August 7, 2012)

Congrats on the book Karen. It sounds great, especially because you put so much into it.
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Christine Arcidiacono 11:50am August 7, 2012)

Your newest novel sounds exciting!
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Susan Siskar 1:33pm August 7, 2012)

Congrats on the debut of a new series. I enjoy both paranormal and suspense books, so it's great to have them combined in a series.
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Anne Muller 2:03pm August 7, 2012)

Looks Great contest
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Kent Cook 2:05pm August 7, 2012)

To Thine own self be true! Sounds like a wonderful new book,
thank you for sharing with us.
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Carin Walker 2:33pm August 7, 2012)

thank you for the chance
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Pamela Tonsberg 2:40pm August 7, 2012)

I am a huge fan. Love your books can't wait to read this
one.
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Kim En 3:04pm August 7, 2012)

I love your books and my all time favourite was Walking After Midnight.
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Heather Arnould 3:05pm August 7, 2012)

You are a writer for a reason. You know your stories better than we do. If you like the story and think it fits with the rest of your stories then the fans will likely agree.
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Pam Howell 4:00pm August 7, 2012)

Love your books. So excited to read the new one.

Barb green
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Barbara GReen 4:21pm August 7, 2012)

Congrats on writing a book true to yourself. Luckily it sounds so interesting the rest of us will probably love it just as much as you.
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Jana Ferguson 4:30pm August 7, 2012)

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.
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Mary Primorac 5:41pm August 7, 2012)

We should all stay true to ourselves! I'm truly looking
forward to reading your book!
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Michelle Spayde 8:37pm August 7, 2012)

Contact with ghosts? Visits from the spirit world? Dr. Charlie Stone needs a reality check!
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Roy Perry 8:50pm August 7, 2012)

I love ghost stories!
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Molly Wilsbacher 9:12pm August 7, 2012)

I flat-lined when I was 15 over 30 years ago. I use to see ghosts right afterward, but not so much any more. I believe ghosts are generally good spirits and your ancestors coming for a visit (or watching out for you).
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MaryAnne Banks 9:14pm August 7, 2012)

Can't wait to read your latest!
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Dee Rossler 9:44pm August 7, 2012)

Looking forward to reading this book.
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Pam Alderson 10:54pm August 7, 2012)

Love your books and can't wait to read thelates. Keep up the good work.
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Mary Branham 10:58pm August 7, 2012)

First, I want to say a big CONGRATULATIONS on 31 years of writing! That is so, so amazing. I can't even... just amazing :-)
Second, that is such great advice! It's hard not to take negative comments to heart, but at the same time you need to be true to what feels right, not what someone else tells you they feel is right.
Your writing is amazing, you're amazing, just... keep being amazing! :-)
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Chelsea Brooks 11:12pm August 7, 2012)

This book sounds so good and as someone who can speak to spirits herself, I am intrigued with the storyline even more! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Angie Lilly 11:39pm August 7, 2012)

I love your books!
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Robin Daily 11:56pm August 7, 2012)

You have to be true to you! Great job!
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Melissa Maringer 2:52pm August 9, 2012)


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