Books authored by Karen D. Badger and published by Badger Bliss Books can be purchased from Bella Distribution and from Amazon by clicking on the links below!
In the Blink of an Eye - A Young Adult Novel
(Book IX of The Commitment Series)
Tara Charland is an ordinary fifteen year old kid. She likes music, playing on her phone, going to the mall, dancing with her peeps, and movie nights with her moms and siblings. She especially likes spending time with her new girlfriend, Kelly. Ah...the idyllic life of a teenager!
Then, one day, on a chilly Thursday morning, in the midst of leaf-peeping season in her Southern New York town, it all came crashing down. Tara never did pay much attention during those darned lock-down drills. In a million years, she never thought it would actually happen. You see...that’s the problem...she never thought.
Tara and Kelly, her brother, Seth, and their best friends, Steve and Karissa are caught in the crosshairs. In the blink of an eye, their lives, and the lives of everyone they loved, changed forever.
Auntie A's Favorite Recipes
The life collection of a Southern cook
From Auntie A’s childhood in rural Oklahoma, her Momma taught her everything she knows about cooking and life. This special edition is a gift of recipes, advice and memories passed down with love from her Momma, and from generations before her. No one ever left Momma’s house hungry. Auntie A hopes that by continuing the tradition with her nieces and nephews, they will learn the fine art of Southern cooking and pass it down to their children. So get into the kitchen and make Momma proud!
Over The Crescent Moon
Makaya Kapule and Spencer Bennet are from vastly different backgrounds...Makaya from Hawaii and Spencer from Vermont. They met and fell in love as members of the National Fencing Team. On hiatus from their grueling training schedule, Makaya and Spencer fly to Hawaii to attend her sister's traditional Hawai'ian wedding, at which, Spencer meets Makaya's family for the first time. While there, Makaya's brother takes them water skiing, and an over-confident Spencer finds herself in danger when she fails to anticipate the raging fury of ocean whitecaps. She wakes up some time later to find herself alone on a deserted beach and with her world about to be turned upside down.
Book VIII of the Billie/Cat Commitment Series
After a year of strife and anxiety—and intent on celebrating Cat’s clean bill of health—the Charlands plan a family vacation to regroup, reconnect and revive their love for life and for one another. What better choice than the beautiful National Parks in America’s mid-west? They plan a week of horseback riding, hiking, fishing and kayaking, all while living in a rustic frontier cabin in the wilderness area of Yellowstone National Park…devoid of electricity, running water and cell-phone signals. One could imagine how well-received that concept would be for today’s device-addicted youth! Unbeknownst to them, Mother Nature decides to join them on their vacation and true to her name, provides them with a close up look at how powerful and truly dangerous she can be. Between teenagers coming into their own and struggling with their identities, to Mother Nature stowing away on their trip, this becomes a vacation to remember, and one that will leave memories, good and bad, burned into their hearts forever. Come join the family celebrate life in this eighth installment of the Billie/Cat Commitment Series.
Book VII of the Billie/Cat Commitment Series
Have you ever thought your kids are trying to drive you crazy? Have you ever wondered how you could possibly handle all the curveballs life throws at you? Real life hits Billie and Cat squarely in the face and sends them into a tailspin as they deal with the growing pains of their children… all, while juggling careers and striving for a balance between their jobs, their autonomy and the friends they love. Old friendships are challenged as new friends enter their lives and heartbreaking events threaten to tear them apart. In the midst of it all, Cat is faced with one of the most sobering experiences of her life, making her realize what really is important – family, friends and love.
2017 Goldie Winner (Paranormal)!
1140 Rue Royale
This book is of the paranormal genre, and based on reportedly true events that happened in the most haunted house in New Orleans. In the 1830's, this house was owned by upper-crust aristocrats, who committed unspeakable atrocities against their slaves. Although these events occurred in the past, the characters are set in modern day, 2016. Here is a brief synopsis of their story: Lia and Elliot are research scientists in New York City. Having met twenty-two years earlier, their lives have fallen into a ‘taken-for-granted’ daily routine. They agree to begin again in New Orleans, not only to further their careers, but to renew their relationship, away from the hustle and bustle of big city life in New York. While house-hunting, they can’t believe their luck when they find an historical mansion in the French Quarter of New Orleans, securing the home for much less than appraised value. Not long after moving in, they find out why their new home was such a bargain as a series of horrid events takes over their lives, and they learn the terrifying truth about 1140 Rue Royale.
Relative-ly Speaking - Book VI of the Commitment Series
Have you ever heard the saying, 'you can choose your friends, but you can't choose your relatives?'
In this sixth book of The Commitment Series, Cat and Billie find themselves in the heart of Disfunction Junction as the O'Grady-Charland clan descends on SpireClyffe Acres for a family reunion. Between Grandma Jo baiting her homophobic son-in-law, Billie's brother and Cat's sister getting to know each other real proper-like, and an authentic, Amazon bonfire, complete with scantily clad…and slightly inebriated, Amazons, the reunion is a vacation to remember.
You will enjoy this comedic interlude in the lives of the Charland clan!
Sweet Angel - Book V of the Commitment Series
Book five of The Commitment Series chronicles the heart-wrenching trauma Billie and Cat endure when their family is faced with a life-changing event. Each member of the Charland family deals with the trauma in their own way as the very fabric of their family unit unravels.
Their lives may be forever changed by an event that has the power to cast uncertainly over them forever. Will their love be strong enough to survive the strain this devastating event has put on them? Will their lives ever be the same again?
This is a must-read episode in the lives of the Charland clan.
All My Tomorrows - Sequel to the 2009 Goldie Award Winning Yesterday Once More
Dr. Jordan Lewis was born in 2073, fifty-four years after Maggie Downs was thrown from her horse and died on her farm in rural Vermont. Paralyzed from the waist down at age fourteen, thirty-two year old Jordan falls in love with the young Maggie Downs through Maggie's diaries that she finds hidden between the walls of that same farmhouse, which she now owns. Jordan's courageous trip back in time to save Maggie, results in catastrophic consequences for the future Jordan… but opens a whole new world of possibilities and challenges for the Jordan that lands in the year 2019 as she attempts to negotiate the past without jeopardizing the future she has already lived.
Collective Identity - Book 4 of The Commitment Series
In this fourth book of the Billie/Cat Commitment Series, Billie and Cat decide to trace their genealogies to determine if there is any substance behind the feeling that their destinies have always been linked through time. During the search, dark secrets are revealed about Billie's parentage that send her reeling and cause her to question her very existence. They find unlikely allies in Alexandra Spirakis and Josephine Wycliffe, Cat's maternal grandmothers, who they discover, are harboring a family secret of their own. Will Billie ever be on solid ground again after learning her entire life has been a lie?
A must-read episode in the lives of the Charland clan!
The Blue Feather
Cape Cod resident, Willow McCord, receives a package in the mail from Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. In it, is an intricately carved brooch in the shape of a blue sapphire feather mounted on a Celtic cross. Receipt of this brooch sets her life into a whirlwind of motion in which events of her ancestral past dictate her future, and drag her into a world of danger, mystery and spirituality. Connected to Willow through their conjoined ancestors, is Sawyer Hawskworth, who has actively sought her out in order to fulfill a destiny left to both of them fourteen generations earlier. Will Sawyer be able to make Willow see how important the task at hand is to their futures… and will Willow be able to see beyond skepticism long enough to accept Sawyer for what she is and actively participate in the ritual of the chosen ones? Will their growing attraction for each other get in the way of their destiny?
Happy Campers - Book III of the Commitment Series
Have you ever had a vacation from Hell? The Charland family returns in book three of the Billie/Cat Commitment Series as they go on a vacation to remember. Left anxious and edgy by the events of the previous year, Billie and Cat, along with their neighbors Jen and Fred, take their families on a camping trip with the hope that time together in a relaxed and fun-filled environment would help heal the wounds in their relationship. Little did they know, the fates would work against them as they face two weeks of hilarious and unfortunate happenstance that would test the patience of Job. Will they emerge from this adventure with renewed commitment toward love and their lives together – or will the strain be too much to bear?
Unchained Memories - Book II of the Commitment Series
When Cat receives an envelope in the mail from an anonymous sender, its contents disrupts the Charland household and sets off a chain of events that severely strains Billie's and Cat's commitment to each other and to their family. Billie overreacts with uncharacteristic behavior, debilitating headaches and occasional blackouts. Cat convinces her to have her father, Doc, search for possible physical causes. The search results are shocking, and Cat is forced to make a decision that might ruin their lives together. Will Billie blame Cat for the course she has decided on and choose to split their family apart? or is their love strong enough to surmount these problems?
In A Family Way - Book I of the Commitment Series
Billie Charland’s life is complicated. A paralegal by day and an aerobic instructor in the evening, a relationship is the last thing Billie needs in a life already over full with commitments. When a hopelessly uncoordinated new student joins her class, Billie feels a spark that puts a spring back in her step, a sparkle in her eye and desire in her heart. Caitlan O’Grady is a prominent anesthesiologist and emergency room doctor. She didn’t plan on falling, literally, for her aerobics instructor, but her efforts to get to know Billie are hampered because Billie won’t go out with her at night. Cat’s head tells her that her heart is going to be broken again, but her heart won’t let her give up on the enigmatic Ms. Charland. Circumstances throw the women’s lives together, revealing secrets that could unravel the fragile love growing between them. Is their relationship strong enough to withstand the stress when Billie’s past catches up with her? Can their love survive when they find themselves in a family way?
Yesterday Once More
2009 Golden Crown Literary Society Award Winner for Best Speculative Fiction
It is the year 2105. Dr. Jordan Lewis, paralyzed in an equestrian accident as a child, is a key part of a research team working to create a device that will allow complete mobility. While recovering from a life-threatening set back, Jordan discovers the diaries of Maggie Downs, a woman who died more than 100 before. Jordan soon finds herself falling in love with Maggie through her diaries and is heartbroken by the turn of fate that has led her too late to the one she feels destiny has chosen for her. Maggie begins to haunt Jordan's dreams, and Jordan becomes convinced she is trying to contact her. Can love bridge the barriers of death and time? Jordan is determined to find out!
On A Wing And A Prayer
Cass Conway, a lonely pilot with a past, stumbles upon a Sci-Fi book while on a layover on her way to San Jose. About to return the book to the shelf, a glance at the author's picture on the back cover captivates her - especially the emerald green eyes that reach deep into her soul. On a whim, she e-mails the author, New Englander, Roxanne Ward, setting in motion, a series of notes and chat sessions that will grab your heart one minute and send you into convulsive laughter the next. But all is not as it seems! Will a series of misinterpretations and near misses adversely affect their budding relationship? What develops between these characters will surprise you, sending you on a transcontinental roller coaster of emotion, danger and suspense!
Women In Uniform - Medics and Soldiers and Cops, Oh My! Anthology. Verda Foster & Pat Cronin, editors
Cops, medics, chefs, forest rangers... let's face it... who doesn't apreciate women in uniform? Whether its a nurse in Vietnam, a lesbian about to deploy to Iraq, a horny football player, a cop who like bondage, a medic who needs pampering or a security guard who finds out she's not past her shelf date. These stores of erotica and romance will rev you up, touch your heart and make you feel. Authors: Catherine lundoff, J.M. Redmann, Lee Lynch, Analza otis, Lori L. Lake, Chris Paynter, Sammo, M.J. williamz, Ms. M., Diane S. Bauden, Karen D. Badger, V. W. Massie, Victoria Oldham, Bliss, R.G. Emanuelle, Andi Marquette, Jessie Chandler, Pat Cronin and Lee Coats.