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Author: Chris Karlsen

Chris is a retired police detective. She spent twenty-five years in the law enforcement with two different agencies.

The daughter of a history professor and a voracious reader, she grew up with a love for history and books.

She has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and Northern Africa satisfying her passion for seeing the places she read about.

A Chicago native, Chris has lived in Paris, Los Angeles, and now resides with her husband, and five rescue dogs in the Pacific Northwest.

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Code Redhead - A Serial Novel

Code Redhead
  • Number: B01N4NZFHC
  • Release: 2017-02-09
  • Authors: Tina Donahue, Jennifer Conner, Chris Karlsen, Sharon Kleve, Sibelle Stone, Laura Strickland, Angela Ford, JR Wirth, Tammy Tate, Carol Ann Kauffman, Ella Medler, Kim Knight, N.D. Jones
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, * Rom: Historical, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Thirteen of your favorite Best-Selling authors have come together to be part of a fundraising project called Code Redhead – A Serial Novel.

Each writer has their own interpretation of the title ‘Code Redhead’. There's a story to satisfy and entertain most every reader in Code Redhead - A Serial Novel.

Books To Go Now http://bookstogonow.com will donate the proceeds from the sale of the Novel to The Children’s Cancer Research Fund. http://www.childrenscancer.org.

When children are affected by cancer it is heart wrenching for them and their loved ones. You can make a difference in their young lives by purchasing a copy of the Code Redhead Project.


In Time for You - Knights in Time, #4

In Time for You
  • Number: B019JKXR5G
  • Release: 2016-01-09
  • Author: Chris Karlsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Another book in the exciting, best-selling time-travel romance series, Knights in Time.

While horseback riding in the English countryside, sisters, Electra and Emily Crippen find themselves trapped in a tear in time. Thrown back to 1357 England and caught by a local noble, they are in a place that is home but as frightening and unfamiliar as an alien world would be. With no idea how the tear in time came about, the one thing they do know is: they must stay together and stay near to where the event took place in hopes of discovering the way back to their modern life. That certain need to stay together is the first certainty taken from them when one sister is forced to remain in England and one is sent miles away to Wales by royal order.

There is one other hope for help the sisters don’t know exists. It’s Electra’s lover, Roger Marchand. A time traveler himself, he never told her of his past. When he realizes what has happened to the sisters, he enlists the help of a scientist friend to help him open the suspected passageway through time. Any effort to save Electra and Emily will likely cost him his life. This was the time Roger came from, a time when his country, France, was at war with England. If he is discovered on English soil while searching for the sisters, he will either be killed or taken prisoner of war. Any risk is worth saving the life of the woman he loves.


Silk - The Bloodstone Series, #1

Silk
  • Number: B00QSTM578
  • Release: 2014-12-14
  • Author: Chris Karlsen
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, * Susp: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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It is the time of Jack the Ripper, the widowed Queen Victoria sits on the throne of England. The whole of London is on edge wondering when or where Jack will kill next. The Palace, Parliament, and the press are demanding the police do more to find him.

In another part of London, rough-around-the-edges war hero, Metropolitan Detective Inspector Rudyard Bloodstone has his own serial killer to find. Inter departmental rivalries, politics, and little evidence to go on hamper the investigation at every turn. In a battle of wills, Bloodstone presses forward following his instincts in spite of the obstacles.

Adding to those problems, away from the strains of the investigation, he is engaged in the ups and downs of a new relationship with a lovely hat maker.


Knight Blindness - Knights in Time, #3

Knight Blindness
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00E2QS488
  • Release: 2013-07-20
  • Author: Chris Karlsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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5 STARS - NOR TOP PICK!

Given a choice between the pleasant life you knew centuries ago or the possibility of all you want in an uncertain new world, which would you choose?

Two men torn through time find themselves in the modern but alien world.

Old enemies, one hunting the other,one discovering love, bothfighting private battles to survive.

Book 3 of The Knights in Time Series

Ready for battle, Medieval English knight, Stephen Palmer, charges into the French enemy’s cavalry line. Heeding a warning given months before, he hesitates as he comes face-to-face with the knight in the warning. Struck down in the year 1356, he finds himself landing in the year 2013.

Grievously wounded, he’s taken to a nearby hospital. Confused by the new world surrounding him, he attempts to convince the staff he’s from another time, only to find they think him mad.

Rescued by friends, who, to his surprise, have also come through time, he must find a way to function in this odd modern England. He is quickly enchanted by the kind Esme Crippen, the young woman hired to tutor him. She too is enchanted by him. Tempted to deepen the relationship, she hesitates thinking him adorable, but mad.

He must discover the means for getting her to believe the truth, all the while, unknown to him, he didn’t come forward in time alone. The enemy knight has also traveled to 2013.

French noble, Roger Marchand, doesn’t question why the English knight who charged him hesitated. That fraction of a pause gave him the advantage needed and he brought his sword down upon the Englishman’s helmet hard, unhorsing the knight. He moved to finish the Englishman off when the world changed in a rush of sensations as he is ripped through time.

Seeking a reason for the terrible event, he enters a nearby chapel. There, thinking God has chosen him for a quest to turn French defeat that day in 1356 to victory, he sets out to find the English knight. The man he is convinced holds the key to time. If he returns to the day of the battle, he can warn his king of mistakes that snatched victory from them.


Byzantine Gold - Dangerous Waters

Byzantine Gold
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B00AVMIHDE
  • Release: 2012-12-31
  • Author: Chris Karlsen
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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The sequel novel to the best-selling, thriller, Golden Chariot.

A sunken warship from the Byzantine Era carrying an unusual cargo of gold has been found off the coast of Northern Cyprus. News of the valuable cache has attracted the attention of a terrorist cell. They plan to attack the recovery team’s campsite and steal the artifacts. On the Black Market, the sale of the relics will buy them additional weapons.

Charlotte Dashiell, an American archaeologist, and her lover, Atakan Vadim, a Turkish government agent, are scheduled to be part of the recovery team that brings up the artifacts. While en route to Cyprus, they find themselves caught in the crosshairs of Maksym Tischenko, a Ukrainian contract killer bent on revenge. Charlotte, Atakan and Tischenko share a grim history. As a result, Tischenko is a man who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal—seeing them both dead.


Golden Chariot - Dark Waters Book 1

Golden Chariot
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B007KNLC02
  • Release: 2012-03-31
  • Author: Chris Karlsen
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, Romantic Elements, * Susp: Action / Thriller, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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The rare discovery of a ship sunk during the time of the Trojan War has been found off the coast of Turkey, near Troy. Charlotte Dashiell is an American nautical archaeologist and thrilled to be part of the recovery team. The wreck may contain proof of her highly controversial theory about the Trojan War.

Charlotte is present when the Turkish government agent assigned to guard the site is murdered. Her possible involvement and a questionable connection to a private collector of black market relics bring her under suspicion. Atakan Vadim is the Turkish agent sent to investigate her. Unknown to either of them, the smuggler behind the murder plans to steal a valuable artifact and frame Charlotte for the theft...after they murder her.


Journey in Time - Knights in Time, #2

Journey in Time
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B005KP18XS
  • Release: 2011-09-09
  • Author: Chris Karlsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
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London attorney, Shakira Constantine, finally agrees to spend the day with her handsome client, Alex Lancaster. While riding in the countryside, the couple finds themselves caught in a time warp and transported back to the 14th Century, and an England preparing for war. Everyone believes Alex is the Baron Guy Guiscard...a baron who died in the upcoming battle.

If they can’t find a way to return to the 21st Century, Alex will have to sail with the army to certain death. Shakira will be left alone to survive in the alien and terrifying medieval world.


Heroes Live Forever - Knights in Time, #1

Heroes Live Forever
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B004WPW29G
  • Release: 2011-04-14
  • Author: Chris Karlsen
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Books to Go Now
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Elinor Hawthorne has in inherited a house that is haunted by the ghosts of two medieval knights, Basil Manneville and Guy Guiscard. Basil is the man of her dreams, her knight in shining armor. She falls in love with him and he with her. Basil soon realizes she needs to live a normal life, a happy life with a mortal.

A lifetime later fate intervenes. Basil, still in love with Elinor, is told her spirit lives on in a young woman and is given another chance at life to find her.