It’s Release Day!!

May 26, 2009 | Karin's Blog | 35 comments


MASTER OF CRAVING officially releases today!


I could not be more excited!  If you haven’t already, run don’t walk to your nearest book store and pick up your copy today!!!


Also, today is day two of 8 Days for 8 Knights!  And there are prizes!  A signed copy of my award winning book JADED and a signed copy of GOOD GIRL GONE BAD!  Plus!  A Master your Craving tee-shirt!  Check it out here

The question today is: What does the code 5150 mean? Remember, ALL answers can be found on my site.


And the winners from yesterday are! Judy Cox wins the $10 gift certificate and Fedora wins a set of my signed anthologies!  Ladies, email me @ with your snail mail addies!


Don’t forget about my FREE read, A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER! Here’s the link! and don’t forget you can forward it to your loops and groups or put it up on your sites and blogs!


Ciao for now!




  1. Jill James

    5150 is police talk for crazy person. Off to bookstore now!!!!

  2. Nathalie

    Hi Karin!

    Code 5150 is when cops are dealing with someone crazy. They have to confine them (against their will)if they pose a danger to themselves and/or to others.

  3. Jane

    Happy Release Day, Karin.

    Code 5150 refers to someone who is crazy.

    Congrats to the winners.

  4. Erika

    I had no idea, so I had to look it up:

    Section 5150 is a section of the California Welfare and Institutions Code (specifically, the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act or “LPS”) which allows a qualified officer or clinician to involuntarily confine a person deemed to have a mental disorder that makes them a danger to him or her self, and/or others and/or gravely disabled. A qualified officer, which includes any California peace officer, as well as any specifically designated county clinician, can request the confinement after signing a written declaration. When used as a term, 5150 (pronounced “fifty-one-fifty”) can informally refer to the person being confined or to the declaration itself.

  5. Karin

    erika, all of the answers can be found on my site. Ya just gtta dig a bit. 😉

  6. Karin

    erika, i just went back and added it to the post. It was there yesterday but you made me realize I need to remind everyone each day so you don’t go 5150 looking for the answer!

  7. Cheryl McInnis

    Congrats Judy and Fedora!
    The answer is 5150 refers to someone who is crazy~
    Happy Release Day!

  8. Margaret

    Well, damn, now I know what the cops were talking about. Me, crazy?? I don’t think so. Is it my fault that Thorin found himself locked in my basement and I had to ‘tend’ to him three times a day. I might have had to threaten him a time or two, but it wss for his own good. Just because I threatened to take his good eye away doesn’t make me 5150.
    Isn’t it amazing how that Viking will turn on the charm . . . and the ‘talent’. Yeah, he has some sweet tasting . . . ‘talent’.

  9. J. Carson Black

    Congratulations, Karin, on another big launch, and another great book in the series! You rock!

  10. Brandy W

    5150 is crazy.

    So that’s what Van Halen was talking about with the 5150 album. They were freakin crazy. Actually its the name of Eddie Van Halen’s home studio but whatever.

  11. Edie

    Congratulations, Karin!!! Hope you have a ton of sales.

    I’m going with a crazy person for Code 5150.

    And congrats to Judy and Fedora!

  12. Elyane

    Happy release day.
    i’m also going with code 5150 for crazy person.

  13. virna

    Woo Hoo, congrats on the release! 5150 = crazy. 🙂

  14. Kira Daniels

    5150 is a crazy person…aka Kira Daniels. LOL

    And Margaret, be careful. I might have to kidnap him from you. He sounds like my kind of guy. Hmm, makes me really want to read about him. I WANT, I WANT, I WANT.

    Er, sorry. What was we talking about? Oh, yeah.
    Congrats on your new release, Karin. *beg*

  15. Booklover1335

    Code 5150 means crazy. As in I am 5150 excited about Master of Craving releasing today.

    Congrats to the other winners, (would have really liked those anthologies 🙁 )

  16. Erika

    That’s what I get for being in a hurry. Thanks for filling me in. 😀

  17. Judy Cox

    It is the code for crazy in cop talk.

    Thanks everyone and congrats to Fedora. Thanks Karin and Happy Release Day:)

  18. Jill James

    I’m going 5150, they did not have Karin’s new book at the bookstore, stupid people!!!!

  19. HollyD

    Huge Congrats on release day!

  20. Amy S.

    5150 refers to someone who is crazy. I have both of the books and they were awesome!

  21. Caffey

    What does the code 5150 mean? It means those that are crazy and its the code they use for it!

    Happy release day!

  22. Josie Brown

    Happy release day! Got my download! LUVLUVLUVED it…
    Will walk into my local BN and pluck a copy post haste….


    xxxx J

  23. Pam P

    Happy Release Day, Karin, and congrats to Judy and Fedora.

    Code 5150 = crazy.

  24. Fedora

    Thank you SO much, Karin! Congrats, Judy! And thanks for the good wishes, everyone! I’m *crazy* with joy, but somehow that isn’t quite the same as 5150 (which as everyone’s already mentioned also implies to the extent that involuntary detainment’s needed…) 😉 Happy, happy release day, Karin!

  25. kh

    wtg winners

    crazy 5151

    what is yoru fav cop show/movie

  26. Terri W.

    Congrats Judy and Fedora, happy reading!

    Code 5150 means crazy in cop talk.

    Congrats Karin on the new release.

  27. Wendy

    It seems anti climatic to say it but 5150 means crazy person!

  28. Wendy

    And I might just start using it to describe people! I.e. You are SO 5150!

    No? Oh, well.

    Congrats, winners!

  29. Crystal B.

    5150 is police talk for crazy. 🙂

  30. Cybercliper

    Congrats on the release! 5150 is a call in on a possible mentally disturbed person.

  31. Peggy M.

    Hi Karin,
    Congratulations on your new release!
    5150 means – crazy
    I love your website 🙂

  32. Karin

    You have to be 5150 to be strapped when a bust is going down – unless you are the responder. Crazy, isn’t it???

  33. Maureen

    Congratulations on your new release Karin! And 5150 means crazy.

  34. RachieG

    5150 – Someone crazy

    Karen, I’m chompin at the bit for the new book!! and crossing my fingers!! Looks wonderful!!

  35. Lyoness2009

    Hey Karen!!

    Hopin’ for a win today because while I’ve read a lot of your books, I havn’t gotten to read those.

    5150 – dealing with a crazy person

    Thanks for having the contest!! The new book looks great and I’m excited to read it!!

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