The Admirer

by Karelia Stetz-Waters

The Admirerer - Karelia Stetz-Waters
Part of the Ivers/Wilson Series series:
Editions:Kindle: $ 4.99

A serial killer “makes” perfect women by amputating their legs. A troubled girl walks knowingly into the killer’s arms. An ambitious college president spirals toward madness.

A dark, gritty mystery twined around a story of redemptive lesbian love.

Helen Ivers is still reeling from her sister’s recent suicide when she takes a position as the president of Pittock College. The isolated campus seems like a good place to recover, but shortly after she arrives, two severed human legs are found bound to the train tracks. The local police explain away the gruesome occurrence, but Helen is convinced the police chief, and maybe the whole town, is covering for a killer.

She embarks on her own investigation, but she begins to doubt herself as nightmares of her sister’s suicide become waking hallucinations and everyone discounts her fears. The only person who shares her apprehensions is a young professor whose aggressive sexual advances are as frightening and alluring as impending madness – a woman who is either Helen’s only ally or the killer.


Publisher: Sapphire Books
Pairings: FF
Heat Level: 5
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Lesbian
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 26-35
Tropes: Healing Power of Sex, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Office / Workplace Romance, Second Chances, Rescue
Word Count: 80000
Setting: Contemporary New England, USA
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters

About the Author

Karelia Stetz-Waters is contemporary lesbian romance writer. She has written thrillers, romance, and YA, but has landed firmly in romance because she is passionate about providing happy endings and a vision of redemptive love for queer readers. Her novels include For Good, Something True, The Admirer, The Purveyor, and Lambda and Goldie finalist Forgive Me If I’ve Told You This Before. Karelia’s other points of pride include having the same literary agent as Barack Obama and having married the same woman five times as they chased the dream of gay marriage across the country. Karelia believes that her 15+ years teaching English brings a level of literary quality to the genre writing she loves.

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