Release Day!

June 17, 2008 | Karin's Blog | 22 comments

Yippy Skippy!! JADED releases today!

See cover in right side bar (I can’t figure out how to put a j.peg in the blog)


For those of you who have read the previous two hot cop books this is Jase’s story, and boy, oh, boy does he deliver. I fell in love with him when I wrote this story, and the lady that brings him to his knees, Jade Devereaux, is my favorite contemporary heroine to date. She is an incredible woman. These two tortured souls managed to find each other in the ugliness of life and at their darkest hour make that final crucial connection. I’m very proud of these two. They are brave and passionate and I am so happy they found each other. But it was not easy. Not when the universe and skeletons it the closet conspire to keep happiness at bay.

Here’s a teeny tiny excerpt:

Jase turned back to the soft click of the other door handle.
The creature that emerged struck him dumb. Literally. He could not have formed a coherent word and spoken at that instant even if the fate of the free world hung in the balance. His body instantaneously warmed and his stomach did a slow, hard roll, then another. Her sultry musky scent infiltrated his senses and attacked him like a lethal virus. His mouth went dry.

Holy Mother.

Big jade-colored eyes that slanted upward at the corners reminded him of a feral cat. A sleek, black feral cat. Boldly, she stared unwaveringly at him. Her cool indifference was unsettling. Straight hair so black it almost looked blue hung like a veil around her heart-shaped face. The delicate nostrils of her short aquiline nose flared, and her ruby red lips parted just enough to reveal brilliant white teeth.

Jase couldn’t help it. His eyes traveled from her ethereal face down that long slender neck to breasts so full and creamy they reminded him of caramel apples. He bet they were fake. They had to be. She wasn’t wearing a bra, her nipples stiffened as he stared, and he knew for tits that perfect to sit up that firm and that high they had to have had some help.

She extended a slender hand, the nails perfectly manicured and real, not those fake red claw jobs the hookers favored.

“Sergeant Vaughn? Jade Devereaux, proprietress of Callahan’s. How may I help you?”

You can help me by relieving this boner.


Okay, so whoever wants a $15 BN gift card and a JADED bookmark (and they are stellar) just comment today or tomorrow, even if it’s just to say hey, and I’ll draw a name Friday.



And PS I’ll do a It’s Just Business post on Thursday. I want to bas I the glow of JADED for a couple of days.

PPSS! I’ll be hanging out with the ladies over at Riding With The Top Down tomorrow!


  1. Pearl

    You bad, bad Karin…!!
    I want to read the whole thing NOW! And being in Europe it takes a while for my books to get here…

    Seriously, loved that teeny excerpt and I hope to get the books soon so I can start reading to get to Jase 😀


  2. Edie

    Glow away, Karin! Jaded is hot and fabulous. I hope it’s a big hit!

  3. B.E. Sanderson

    Woohoo! Congratulations on the release! I’ll definitely be looking for a copy when I make the big trip to the city in a couple weeks. That last line killed me.

  4. Margaret

    Hot. Very hot, she thought, fanning her face. Now where in the hell is hubby when you need him!?

  5. spyscribbler

    Congrats, Karin! And good luck! May you have many sales!

  6. Mary

    I’ve been putting off reading this (busy,busy,busy), but after reading the teenie weenie excerpt it is now a must read!!!

    You go girl.

  7. Mary

    oh yeah I don’t obviously need a copy as I am fortunate enough to have an “in” with the fabulous author. tee hee 🙂

  8. Kath Calarco

    Shoot, Karin, I’m still trying to cool down from “Good Girl Gone Bad”. Are ya kiddin’ me? How many cold ones am I supposed to take in order to read “Skin” and then “Jaded” and then “Master of Surrender”?

    I not only loved GGGB’s Phil and Ty, but I wanted to BE Phil and Ty. Your books are messing with my psyche in a naughty and oh-so-delicious way. Thanks! (So much better than dark chocolate…Wait! Did I just say that?)

  9. Holly D

    Congrats Karin! I can’t wait to get my copy tonight. My critique group meets tonight and I called and made sure the store had my copy of Jaded and Fearless Fourteen on hold.

  10. Karin

    Hey, Pearl thanks for stopping by. Are there any European distributors for American books?

    Edie, thank you!

    Beth, I love that line. Jase is such a guy!

    Margaret, surprise you hubby when he comes home. 🙂

  11. Karin

    Thank you very much, Spy!

    Mary, I thought you read it???

    LaD, hot and fabulous sounds good to me. 🙂

    Kath, so glad you enjoyed Ty and Phil! I wrote that story a long time ago, and have to say my craft has definitely improved since that book, but those characters have stayed with me. I’m very happy you loved them too. My mil looooooooves Ty.

    Holly, let me know what you thought of JADED after you read it. Enjoy!

  12. LaDonna

    Karin, I will be reading this, girl! Edie’s, “hot and fabulous” comment sold me, as well as the kick-butt preview you shared. 😆

  13. Jess

    Congrats on the release of your new book Karin!! I have anxiously(and impatiently) been waiting for its release, and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of it now. Look forward to reading many more of your great books in the future:) They are HOT!!

  14. Tiffany

    Karen – I got my copy last Tuesday from Amazon (I had pre-ordered it) and it is sitting on the top of the TBR pile. Now if only there were more hours in a day I would be able to find the time to read it! Hopefully this weekend – I cant wait!

  15. jane

    Happy Release Day, Karin.

  16. J. Carson Black

    You sure know how to set the hook, Karin! I was mesmerized – by your description of Jade, and by Jase’s reaction.

  17. Marcia

    Congrats on your release! Here’s to hoping you have many sales.

  18. Karin

    Wow! Today has literally been a whirlwind! I’m just now eating lunch!

    Jess, let me know how you like JADED.

    Tiff, Tiff, Tiff. Take a day off and go read!

    Jane, thank you.

    Jake, snerk, it was meant to hook!

    Marcia thank you, and I hope I have many sales too!

    Okay, so not sure if you all noticed, but I snuck in the mention as a PPSS, but I will be over there tomorrow chatting away, and over at on Thursday, and Diva Monica over at will be interviewing me about MASTER OF SURRENDER on Thursday as well. I’ll be giving books away at all of those spots. So please stop by and chat!
    No rest for the weary!

  19. Crystal B.

    Congratulations on your new release Karin. May you have many sales. I loved the excerpt.

  20. virna

    caramel apples!! Oooooh, love this guy! Congratulations, Karin!

  21. Laurie

    Congrats on another new release, Karin! I hope it flies off the shelves for you! I’m planning to pick up a copy this weekend!

  22. Karin

    Thank you, Crystal, Virna, and to Laurie who put up a fab review of Mater of Surredner on her blog.

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