The CALLING IT Novels | St. Helena Vineyard Kindle World (coming soon)

“Sexy and sweet and packing some serious heat. CALLING IT is a debut home run.” ~ Marina Adair #1 national bestselling author of Summer in Napa

Welcome to the small town of Inspiration, Iowa, the setting of the CALLING IT series! Both novels have been named a Top Pick by The Romance Reviews and a Purest Delight by Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews.

In CALLING IT (Book One), Major League Baseball catcher Nate Hawkins escapes to his hometown after a car accident nearly ends his career. But when he finds his old apartment occupied by a half-naked woman wielding a baseball bat, he’s not sure what to think…except that maybe his luck has finally changed for the better. Read more…

CALLED UP (Book Two) brings us back to Inspiration, IA. Max “Deke” Deacon has known Angelica “Fitz” Hawkins for seventeen years; for sixteen of those years, she’s been one of his best friends. They’ve shared everything…or so he thought. Read more…

BONUS: The CALLING IT/Inspiration, Iowa series also includes the complete standalone short story, LAST CALL. (Although it does include a cameo by Deke!) Download this free short story.


crush_finalMy most recent release is the novella, Crush, which is part of the St. Helena Vineyard Kindle World. Kindle Worlds are built up around an already beloved series, such as Marina Adair’s St. Helena Vineyard series. I was honored to be one of 18 authors chosen by Marina to help launch #SHVKW in October 2016. It’s not just that these books are similar to the St. Helena series in tone, they actually include characters and settings from Marina’s books. In the case of Crush, the heroine is the sister of the DeLuca camily lawyer, and the hero is a good friend of Trey DeLuca (SHV Book 4) and Jack Tanner (SHV Book 5). Read more about Crush…







  1. Is this part of a series or the start to a series? If so, what is the name of the series?

    • Hello Kara! Thank you so much for asking! Yes, this is the start to a series. I just updated the information for book #2 (CALLED UP), which will be out later this year. 🙂 Jen

  2. Hi Kara, just finished Calling It from Netgalley – five stars, a great debut book and I look forward to more from you

  3. Becky Burciaga

    Just finished Called It…obtained it through Netgalley. I’m in awe of your writing; I love baseball to begin with and you made the book into a movie in my mind…your writing is that vivid! I will be posting my five star review on not on Netgalley, but Goodreads, Amazon (when it’s released), iBooks, and my own social network outlets. I enjoy getting the word out when I come across a really good, up and coming author.

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