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"I loved joining Rose and Noah during their journey in the Temptation series by Karen Hopkins."
-Katie McGarry, acclaimed YA author
"I cannot say enough good things about Forever and the entire series. Karen Ann Hopkins without a doubt is one of my favorite authors. Her books and writing style are exquisite. She really knows how to capture the reader’s heart and tell a heartwarming/breaking romance like none other.”
-Bittersweet Enchantment Blog
SERENITY'S PLAIN SECRETS
"From the prologue to the last chapters, Lamb to the Slaughter had me instantly hooked. Ms. Hopkins is a master at pacing and setting up her stories in a way that has readers connected to both the characters and the story line that has readers bemoaning if they have to put the book down to go about whatever pulls them away."
"A well-crafted tale of murder begotten by the collision of two incompaticble worlds."
-Kirkus Review for Lamb to the Slaughter
WINGS OF WAR
"Everything about Embers was beyond perfect!"
"Embers is definitely dark and extremely interesting. You will love this story and want more when the book ends. This series will be a fantastic one. "
-Gen Gen's Book Reviews.
"Hopkins' refreshingly original idea is what makes this read truly worthwhile. Her world building is dark, bold and interesting and her characters are far from being black and white....the paranormal elements in this book are quite different and extraordinary."
-The Nocturnal Library
“Embers is the start of an ACTION-PACKED paranormal YA series. Ms. Hopkins draws the reader immediately in with her RICHLY drawn prologue that introduces the lurking evil in a breath-taking manner. A MUST READ for YA, paranormal, fantasy and suspense fans. Make that a DELIGHT for any reader!"
-Morgan Stamm, Ind'Tale Magazine
In partnership with HarperCollins, my newest romance novel, WILLOW CREEK, is now available!
Check out my new psychological thriller,
THE FORTUNA COIN!
It's now available!
HERE ARE A FEW RAVE REVIEWS:
5 Star Review from Jennifer at Wine Cellar Library Book Blog:
“It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book that was utterly unputdownable. This book is everything I had hoped it would be, and more. It is easily the best book I have read in over a year and is among my favorite books of all time. I frequently caught myself scanning ahead because my eyes just couldn’t wait to find out what happened next…
“I would highly recommend this book to all women. (Domestic violence is genderless, but I make this statement since the majority of victims are women and the main character is a woman.) So many of us second-guess ourselves when our instincts are screaming at us that something isn’t right, and this book could help many women identify toxic behavior in their current and future relationships... I will be recommending this book to everyone I know.”
5 Star Readers’ Favorite Review:
“The Fortuna Coin is a thoughtful exploration of domestic abuse and toxic relationships. Author Karen Ann Hopkins presents a raw and authentic portrayal of a woman trapped in a loveless and abusive marriage, showcasing the ways an abuser manipulates their victims to stick by them. The plot is well-paced, and you never see the twists and turns. I found Hopkins's characterization thoroughly compelling. Each character feels well-developed, with complex layers to their personalities that make them utterly absorbing to read. You find yourself rooting for Wendy all the way through. The climax feels bittersweet yet satisfying, nonetheless. If you're itching for a well-written, character-driven drama that explores a vital social issue, The Fortuna Coin is the book for you.”
5 Star Readers' Favorite Review:
“The Fortuna Coin by Karen Ann Hopkins was a really beautiful book for me personally. The story is told from two perspectives, Ben and Wendy, and how their lives intertwined even when they were apart. You could really feel the impression made on Ben by Wendy and the love that never left them. You could also relate to her struggles and her joy. The Fortuna Coin is a very empowering book, and you want things to go well for her. This book will surprise you and leave you breathless. This was a joy to read, a very easy read, with well-developed characters. It is a very deep book about life and choices.”
5 Star Review from Cassandra, Book Sirens Reviewer:
“A must read. Not the typical book you would expect from Karen Ann Hopkins if you’ve read any of her Amish series' but she absolutely nailed this one!! This book jumps right in on page one and makes you not want to put it down even for a second all the way to the end and I loved that! Would absolutely read it again and definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance thriller with some Sci-fi elements in there too.”
Rave Review from Angie, Bookstagrammer:
“Holy Moly! I am pretty sure this is my favorite book so far this year! I seriously loved this book! It is the perfect read for this time of year. When I read the synopsis before signing up for this tour I knew I had to read it! I can only imagine being Wendy. I do not want to give anything away so that is all I am going to say. Just trust me on this one! Get the book!!!”
Rave Review from Booklife/Publishers Weekly:
“With clear, compelling prose, Hopkins has constructed a seemingly effortless story that weaves together paranormal fantasy and romance with mind-bending elements of psychological thrillers. Readers will become quickly engrossed in The Fortuna Coin’s richly emotional tale of good luck charms, psychic visions, and premonitions. This urgent, personal thriller combines paranormal and romantic elements as a woman out of time faces an agonizing choice.”
Surrounded by wilderness is Possum Gap, the isolated town in Kentucky where dark secrets and violence runs rife among its people.
In this forlorn place, no-nonsense, down-to-earth sheriff, Sadie Mills, does her best to bring order and justice to a community struggling with crime, drug overdoses, and hopelessness. Aiding her is Coroner Raymond Russo, who fled New Jersey for a simpler life in rural America in a last-ditch effort to escape a family crime syndicate.
When the body of a boy is recovered from the Puissant River, evidence leads Sheriff Mills to a cold case murder and a rundown cabin in the woods. The hill country is a dangerous place, and Sadie doesn’t know if she can trust John Dover, the mysterious loner and member of the notorious Dover clan who offers to help her uncover the truth.
Events take a tragic turn when a teenaged boy from the nearby Amish settlement goes missing and Sadie suspects the cases are connected. And just when Sadie doesn’t think things can get any worse, Russo’s family shows up with revenge on their minds.
As things heat up in Possum Gap, a horrific tale from the past emerges that threatens not only Sadie’s life, but everyone she holds dear. Will the hill people unite against an outside threat to save their sheriff or leave her and the authority she represents to fate? It’s a race against time to save the lost Amish boy and battle an unthinkable evil.
Dark Hollow Road is the second novel in the gripping, addictive Possum Gap crime thriller/mystery series and it has ties to Serenity's Plain Secrets!
FREE FROM SIN is a gripping psychological crime thriller/mystery story about the intertwining lives of three unlikely women in the hills of Kentucky, and the explosive results when a troubled teenager has her day of reckoning.
Sheriff Sadie Mills navigates the challenges of single motherhood while solving crimes in the rural community of Possum Gap, Kentucky. The recent trailer shootings in her jurisdiction have her on edge, and the new coroner, a Yankee transplant from the east coast, is still adjusting to life in the wilderness when all hell breaks loose. Cases stemming from an out-of-control hillbilly clan, sex trafficking, and a murder in the nearby Amish community collide, and Sheriff Mills finds herself in a race to stop a serial killer before they strike again.
Lucinda Coblentz is a devoted wife, mother, and member of a strict religious order. Her kind and generous ways make her the perfect target of a master manipulator and has put her beloved family in grave danger. Can she make matters right before it’s too late?
Charlie Baker endured years of torment by a wicked stepfather and a coldhearted mother before she finally escaped her suffering. Now eighteen, her powerful journey takes her between two worlds, one good and the other evil. Struggling to cope with buried secrets and the demons from her past, she’ll stop at nothing in her search for the one thing that has always eluded her—happiness.
Critique from advanced copy reader:
“Free From Sin is a well-paced and balanced crime thriller which juxtaposes three models of womanhood, if you will, in a manner that is plausible, engaging, and somehow non-judgmental, which is a striking accomplishment.”