Burnouts, Geeks & Jesus Freaks: a love story

It’s sweet, it’s silly, it’s smexy (smart-sexy). 
It’s first love and first lovers.  
It’s my debut contemporary romance novel.  


They’re burnouts – a little short on parents, money and plans for the future, but they’ve got each other and a whole lot of fun.  With a world of crazy at home, Carrie Gould needs them to keep her sanity.  To stay in their world she needs to keep dating the guy with the party house, which would be fine, if she hadn’t fallen in love with someone else.

He’s such a geek.  Ben Gorman is obsessive, smart, strong-willed and on the fast track to his dream of becoming an Army Ranger.  He’s also the only geek with a girl.  Joelle Welker is perfect for him; a self-proclaimed Jesus freak, who is dedicated to her beliefs and to building a future with Ben.  But those plans don’t include his neighbor, Carrie, or Ben’s dedication to her.

Their friendship started by chance.  Their love started with trust.  
Available now as an Amazon e-book : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IN8ZDJ0
 “Overall, Burnouts, Geeks and Jesus Freaks is a love story that will make you fall in love with it. It’s something that could be read anywhere and everywhere, keeping the reader entertained with both the plot and characters. If you love romance, and a smart alec-y character than this is definitely a book you should jump into!”
-Reading Shy With Aly

“Burnouts, Geeks and Jesus Freaks is a novel that I highly recommend to readers. It’s beautifully written and Gordon added heart to the foundation of the novel which only appealed to me so much more. To be honest this novel passed everything what I was expecting and in such a good way and I cannot wait to read more from Gordon in the near future!
4/5 hearts!
 – For The Passion of Romance

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by Karen Gordon

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Popstars, Friends & Lovers

The sequel to Burnouts, Geeks & Jesus Freaks: a love story.
Steve & MG’s story.
:a dreamers tale.

Now Available as an ebook on Amazon:

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“The poorest man is not the one with no penny in his pocket, but the one who has no dream.”
– The Burnouts, Class of ‘99

For two weeks Steve Shrader lived a dream. A dream that he didn’t even know existed until he felt it. For two weeks the kid with no mom had good food, clean clothes and sheets and Christmas. For two weeks he had love–in the form of Hello Kitty band-aids and hot soup and his best friend, MG. Then he screwed up, like he always did, and the dream he was living went away.

Now school is over, MG is gone and he’s headed down the same path as all the adults in his life; drifting along, dodging or dealing with one sh*t-storm after another, numbing themselves with cigarettes, drugs and alcohol. But he’s seen a better life. He’s seen what he wants. He wants MG. The question is how to get to her from where he is now.

MG dreams of living large in New York City. (OK, to tell the truth, it’s her mom’s dream, and she is just along for the ride.) But she’s gonna make it work–in a kick-ass, cool apartment, with a glam fashion job and photo shoots with rich friends in magazines–or not. She left everything she was sure of back home in St. Louis and almost everything she thought she knew about Manhattan and life isn’t turning out to be true.

When her false dreams crumble and fall though her hands she’s left with what’s real. A real life with a real job and real love; and it can all be hers if she’s brave enough to believe in herself and go after what she truly wants.

Their love story started in Burnouts, Geeks & Jesus Freaks: a love story, now it continues in Popstars, Friends & Lovers: a dreamer’s tale. MG, the best friend with a talent for trouble, and Steve, the most laid back hero in romance novel history, are back. With old friends from high school and a crazed array of new ones they go for a win in the game called life.