Friday, September 21, 2012

Spotlight: Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins (Interview)

Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins
Book Description:
   Your heart misleads you.
That's what my friends and family say.  

But I love Noah. 
And he loves me.  

We met and fell in love in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview, while we rode our horses together through the grassy fields and in those moments in each other's arms. 

It should be  


forever, easy. 

But it won't be. 

Because he's Amish. 
And I'm not.

Karen Ann Hopkins

            Give us 3 interesting facts about you (Be Creative)  
    1. I’ve coached many 4H horse club Tennessee teams to state, regional and national championships in horse judging, horse bowl and hippology.
     2.  I enjoy a fast gallop across mowed hayfields several times a week.
     3. As a teenager I hitch-hiked across Florida with a friend of mine (shhh, don’t tell my mom that one J)

     Current book/s you have on your shelf? 
George R. R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons. It’s a big book and I can’t seem to find the time to finish it.

     Favorite scene to write? 
In Temptation, my favorite scene to write was also the most emotional for me.  It was Noah’s buggy accident scene.  I felt like I was right there with his horse, Rumor, and being a horse lover/owner myself, it was difficult to visualize, yet the words came easily.

 Favorite Starbucks Drink?
 I don’t drink any kind of coffee whatsoever, but whenever I end up at a Starbucks (usually when traveling with friends) I always get a hot chocolate.

Any advice to aspiring writers?
 You have to have the three P’s going on: Passion, Persistence and Patience!
Also, it’s very, very important to be open to other people’s critique of your work and be willing to make changes when advised by the professionals.  You have to have rhino-hide in this business, but everyone I’ve dealt with has been generous and helpful throughout the process.  Early on there were many agents who rejected the manuscript, yet gave me suggestions, which eventually improved the work.  If I’d been stubborn, TEMPTATION would never have been published.  I treated criticism as a learning process and was guided to create the best book possible to showcase Rose and Noah’s love affair.

"Thank you Karen for your time"


  1. I'm excited to read this one. I love the cover! I also love this interview. It's cool that author is such a horse lover!

  2. Hi Jesse,

    Same here, I can't wait to read this book :D Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Anonymous9:49 AM

    Nice cover! I will wait for your review on this book :) Leslie

    1. Leslie,

      Yay! Thanks for stopping by :D


  4. Anonymous1:39 AM

    nice good job -hazel

    1. Hazel,

      Thanks for the comment love. See you at work



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