July 6th, 2012

Blog Tour | Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins

[amazon_image id=”037321054X” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”large” ]Temptation (A Temptation Novel)[/amazon_image]

[amazon_link id=”037321054X” target=”_blank” ]Temptation (A Temptation Novel)[/amazon_link]

Harlequin TEEN | June 26, 2012

[amazon_link id=”037321054X” target=”_blank” ]Paperback[/amazon_link] | [amazon_link id=”B007UNC27E” target=”_blank” ]Kindle[/amazon_link] |B&N | Indiebound

Today I’m pleased to be the last stop on the [amazon_link id=”037321054X” target=”_blank” ]TEMPTATION [/amazon_link]by Karen Ann Hopkins Blog Tour!

My review of Temptation.

There are TWO giveaways so read through this post to find out the details!

Author Guest Post

Karen Ann Hopkins describes Amish tradition, since her debut novel TEMPTATION explores the Amish community:

 Interestingly, not all Amish Communities are alike. They all share certain traditions, such as using horse-and-buggies as their mode of transportation and the lack of modern technology within their homes, but some dramatic differences can be seen from community to community. For example, I tailored Noah’s Meadowview church after the Mays Lick community that I have had the most interaction with, but the Poplar Grove community, which is about five miles away from my home, has a very different Ordnung. My community members enjoy indoor plumbing and closed buggies, while the Poplar Grove families rely on outhouses and are forbidden to drive buggies that are covered. The members of this rustic community live a more grueling lifestyle than those in my own community, who, surprisingly enough sometimes look down upon their primitive counterparts, because of their choice to live even more isolated from the mainstream population of America. But, raising my eyebrow high, I learned that the rustic communities tend to be more lenient regarding social issues, allowing the observance of rumspringa, a rite of passage for some Amish youth to experience the ‘real’ world before joining up with their local church. The men in these communities are allowed to smoke cigarettes and even drink alcohol on occasion.

Summary (Goodreads)

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  ROSE & NOAH forever, easy. But it won’t be. Because he’s Amish. And I’m not.

About Karen Ann Hopkins

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A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

Blog Tour Stops

Monday,June 25th – Ravenous Reader
Tuesday, June 26th – Xpresso Reads
Wednesday,June 27th – Harlequin Paranormal blog
Friday, June 29th – Page Turners

Monday,June 2nd – Evie Bookish
Wednesday, July 4th – I Like These Books
Friday,July 6th – The Cozy Reader

Giveaway

To enter the following giveaways, simply fill out the below Rafflecopter widget!

Details

Giveaway #1

This is a daily giveaway to win a paperback of TEMPTATION!

Entries for the daily giveaway also count towards the grand prize giveaway!

Giveaway #2

Grand prize Harlequin Romance prize pack consisting of:

Grand Prize Harlequin Romance Prize Pack

  • 1 copy of TEMPTATION by Karen Ann Hopkins
  • 1 copy of SPEECHLESS by Hannah Harrington
  • 1 copy of INSIDE by Maria V. Snyder
  • 1 pair Harlequin socks
  • 1 red Harlequin bag
  • 1 large Harlequin notebook
  • 1 small Harlequin notebook & 1 pack of 3 Harlequin notepads

 

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22 Responses to “Blog Tour | Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins”

  1. […] Blog Tour | Temptation by Karen Ann Hopkins […]

  2. My community has a lot of mennonites living here, so I am excited to check out this book!

  3. Love reading about the Amish.

  4. Hope I win.

  5. This book looks absolutely amazing! It’s such a unique perspective, and even just reading the Goodreads excerpt hooked me into wanting more.

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book. Whoever gets it is one lucky duck!

  6. Looks like an interesting book. I love learning about the Amish.

  7. This book looks awesome!!! I would love to read it!!!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway. The cover is fantastic!

  9. How interesting that the less technologically liberal communities are socially liberal!

    this book must be awesome!

    Thanks so much:)

  10. I love reading about amish. Please enter me in contest.

  11. thanks for the giveaway

  12. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  13. This book looks so interesting. I really appreciate a different take on the book where the male characters is the more religious one.

  14. awesome giveaway…thx u so much !!

  15. Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    ~Shelby

  16. This book “Temptation” sounds like a great read!

  17. Like the premise of the book, makes for an interesting read!
    Thanks for a fantabulous giveaway!

  18. Wow this is such an amazing giveaway!

  19. Awesome giveaway!!!!

  20. Thanks for the giveaway!!!!!

  21. I have never read a book based on the amish before. I’m intrigued, this sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance to win

  22. I LOOOVE giveaways. They are so fun. And, by the way, your fb thing for Karen’s pages is not working at the moment.

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