The list author says: "I met Karen Rose and her husband Martin on the Authors at Sea Cruise in April 2006. Before the cruise I read something by every author. I read a novella by Karen, "Dirty Secrets" in an anthology titled "Hot Pursuit." It is the only book Karen has published that is not in her series. The truly unique thing about Karenís books is that the set of characters and locations featured vary from book to book. They do not have to be read in order with the exception of the Dan Vartanian Trilogy. She has a wonderful recap of which characters are featured and/or introduced in each novel. I've copied some of it to this list. They are considered romance novels but they are great thriller mysteries with a love story and incredibly intimate and believable sex scenes that don't make you want to gag!"
"Set in: Chicago & North Carolina with Dr. Max Hunter & Caroline Stewart AKA Mary Grace Winters who flees her abusive cop husband with her young son who she renames Tom. Tom resurfaces in Book # 10 Also Dana Dupinsky Heroine Book #4, David Hunter & Evie Wilson Book # 10, Sp. Agent Steven Thatcher Hero Book #2, his brother Nicky Thatcher & Aunt Helen Books # 2"
"Set in: Raleigh , North Carolina with Sp. Agent Steven Thatcher Book #1 & Dr. Jenna Marshall. Also Det. Neil Davies, Stevenís son, Brad Thatcher, Nicky Thatcher & Aunt Helen Book # 1. Steven and Bradís teacher, Jenna meet because he is failing Chemistry (one of the subjects Rose taught in High School.) Steven is tracking down a serial killer."
"Set in: Chicago with Det. Abe Reagan & ASA Kristen Mayhew who meet when she finds the dead bodies of 3 criminals she failed to convict in the trunk of her car. Also: Det. Mia Mitchell Book #4, Aidan Reagan Hero #5, Becca Reagan, Kyle & Rachel Reagan, Lt. Marc Spinnelli, Sgt. Jack Unger, Dr. Julia VanderBeck & Det. Todd Murphy."
"Set in: Chicago with Ethan Buchanan & Dana Dupinsky Book #1 who meet when Ethan tries to locate his deaf-mute nephew, Alec Vaughn, who has been kidnapped and is being sheltered in Hanover House, Danaís home for abused women & children. Also: Caroline Stewart, David Hunter, & Evie Wilson all of Book #1, Clay Maynard, Det. Mia Mitchell Book #3, Det. Abe Reagan & Lt. Marc Spinnelli Book # 3."
"Set in: Chicago with Det. Aidan Reagan Book #3 & Dr. Tess Ciccotelli, a psychiatrist whose patients are being tormented and pushed to commit suicide. Also: Det. Todd Murphy, Sgt. Jack Unger, Ofc. Vito Ciccotelli (Tessí brother from Philadelphia) Book # , Kristen Reagan, Det. Abe Reagan, Det. Mia Mitchell, Rachel Reagan & Joanna Carmichael."
"Set in: Philadelphia with Detective Vito Ciccotelli (Book #5) & Dr. Sophie Johannsen Also: Det. Nick Lawrence, Sgt. Jen McFain, Dr. Katherine Bauer, Harry Smith, Tino Ciccotelli, Tess Ciccotelli (Heroine #5), Michael Ciccotelli (also #5)""