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Karina Bliss Books In Order

Publication Order of Mr. Books

Mr. Imperfect (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Irresistible (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mr. Unforgettable (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Special Forces Books

Here Comes the Groom (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stand-In Wife (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Rock Solid Books

Rise (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fall (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Play (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Falling for the Tycoon (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Millionaire's Private Affair (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What the Librarian Did (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bring Him Home (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Prior Engagement (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Kiss Me, Santa (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Karina Bliss is an American author that writes romance novels. Karina is best known for her ‘second chance’ stories which feature protagonists who missed their first chance at love only to find it again. Karina also writes a lot about heroes and heroines whose lives are disrupted by an unexpected element that leads them into the arms of their lover.

Karina doesn’t think she’s a born writer. Interestingly enough, People have always told her she was meant to write romance because of the name ‘Bliss’. She didn’t even have to scramble to come up with a catchy pseudonym.

‘Karina Bliss’ is what every reader expects to see on the cover of a romance novel. But Karina Bliss herself wasn’t always certain that she would write novels for a living. Yet, there was no doubt that writing was in the author’s future.

Karina started out in journalism. She would have loved to be the fancy sort of reporter that either went into war zones or covered fashion models. She might have even settled for a gig at a tabloid newspaper.

But Karina was just an ordinary trade reporter. Not that Karina will complain; her job involved writing travel columns about New Zealand for tourism and travel publications and resources.

The job had its perks. Karina, a New Zealander, got to write about her home. More importantly, the author’s job allowed her to do quite a bit of traveling, though that had to stop once Karina’s baby came into the picture.

But she managed to milk as much travel out of the gig for as long as she could. Of course, Karina wasn’t slacking off. Sure, her job took her to some truly fabulous places, but she usually had a pen and paper on hand. There was an actual work to be done, though the author admits that her role at the time was far better than a proper job.

Karina was twelve when she first started dreaming about writing romance. Like most authors, though, she did a lot of dreaming and very little writing, and it wasn’t long before other life pursuits stole her attention.

Karina went to Auckland University where she studied English and Political Studies. The journalism aspect came into play when the author attended the University of London. It was there that Karina got her postgraduate Periodical Journalism degree.

Then came the traveling and the boyfriends and the myriad of heartbreaks that stumbled Karina Bliss along the way until she finally found the man of her dreams; they fell in love, built the perfect home and began their family.

For all intents and purpose, Karina’s dream of writing romance should have remained a dream. After all, the author was too busy living life to actually write her novels. It was her friends and family that pointed out to Karina Bliss that she was spending too much time talking about writing romance novels.

A birthday party never went by without Karina announcing her publishing plans to everyone within hearing distance. With some pushing and prodding, Karina realized that she had to either sit down and get some real writing done or give up on her dream altogether.

The author chose to take a chance, sat down at her computer and pushed out a novel.

Of course, just because Karina Bliss had finally decided to get her book written didn’t mean the publishing arena was ready to have her. The author wrote roughly five manuscripts before she came across a publisher willing to take a chance on her work.

‘Mr. Imperfect’, Karina’s first book, was published by Harlequin in 2006. Since then, Karina has written numerous books, all of them categorized as romance. The writer didn’t have an easy time establishing herself in the publishing industry.

One critical aspect of Karina’s success is her discipline. As the eldest of five girls, Karina Bliss spent her life setting rules in place and making certain that her siblings abided by them. So when it came to pursuing her publishing dreams, Karina was in the perfect mental state to set specific writing, publishing and promoting rules and goals and to stick to them.

Perseverance is one of the author’s strongest traits. But as strong as Karina knows she is, she admits that she wouldn’t have made it without the ‘Writegals’, a critique group constituting four women who met at a writing retreat, formed a bond and made it a point to support one another through the good and the bad times on the journey to publishing success.

Karina Bliss likes what she has become as a writer. She admits that each new book she produces is more difficult than the last. The more books she writes, the more success she garners, the higher the expectations on her shoulders.

But Karina now knows how to deal with that voice of doubt that keeps creeping up.

She accepts that writing doesn’t come as easily to her as other writers. For Karina, getting a book written means sitting at her computer, placing her hands on the keyboard and staring at the screen for lengthy periods of time until she can get five or six pages written on a given day; Karina struggles to get her first drafts out.

Putting her plot together and organizing her sentences into an actual story takes a lot of effort. Fortunately for the author, she is amazing at revision. In fact, that is where Karina Bliss shines. Her first draft is always quite rough. But she is always certain that she can revise it into a masterpiece.

+What the Librarian Did

Devin Freedman thinks Rachel Robinson is a breath of fresh air. The rock star is used to having people worship him. Yet Rachel is the one person on campus who doesn’t seem to know or care about the bad boy.

Rachel knows Devin is bad news. But she doesn’t know what to do with all the attention with which he showers her. She is especially confused by his ability to push into her life, dredging up secrets from her past she thought were well hidden.

Rachel must bet everything she has, her past and her future, on Devin truly being serious about his supposed redemption.

+Here Comes the Groom

Jo Swann and Dan Jansen agreed to get married three years ago. They scrawled the agreement down on the back of a coaster when they were both quite tipsy. Now Dan Jansen is doing everything in his power to arrange the marriage, this despite Jo’s rejection of his proposal.

There’s no question that Jo loves Dan. But he won’t slow down long enough for Jo to tell him why marriage is such a terrible idea.

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