Rachel’s Deception Blog Tour & Giveaway

Posted May 18, 2015 by Stacey in Author Guest Post, Blog, Uncategorized / 13 Comments

Karen Ann Hopkins returns with a gripping new book in the YA Temptation series. The powerful family saga continues with Noah’s little Sister in:
Rachel’s Deception

Title: Rachel’s Dception
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Published: May 8, 2015

Growing up Amish is difficult…but leaving it behind is even harder.

Noah was Amish…Rose wasn’t. Being together should have been impossible. But somehow they found a way to make it work. They are finally a family, but their happily-ever-after is still a long off. Will Rose and her friends be able to force real change in the community?

Karen Ann Hopkins returns with a gripping new book in the YA Temptation series. The powerful family saga continues with Rachel’s Deception, as events spiral out of control in the sleepy farming community of Meadowview. And Rachel Miller has her own secrets to hide. Noah’s younger sister has been living a double life. That is, until Justin Cameron, Rose’s little brother, catches her in the act. Rachel is not the obedient Amish girl that her sister was, and her rebelliousness takes her to a very dangerous world. A world that only her true friends can help her escape from.

As Rachel questions all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment, Rose discovers what it really means to be shunned. And an evil shadow looms on the horizon, threatening not only Rose, but everyone she holds dear.

Our tour post today is a guest post from Karen Ann Hopkins. She’s written about bringing a modern Amish world to life/making it relatable to readers who are not familiar with it.

Thank you for having me today! First of all, I write everything in my Amish fiction books straight from my own personal observations, experiences, and interviews with both Amish and ex-Amish people. I think my extensive contact with the Amish, especially the teenagers, adds a realism to my work that some other Amish books lack. That said, the main way I relate my stories to everyday people is by having everyday English (non-Amish) characters as the main protagonists in the stories. These characters are experiencing all the oddities of the Amish culture right along with the reader.

This is definitely the case of Rose Cameron. She’s an ordinary teenage girl who not only falls in love with an Amish guy, but goes to the extreme of attempting to live in the Amish world. Her thoughts and feelings as she becomes familiar with the Amish and their governing structure are probably shared with the reader, making the reading experience a very personal one.

In Rachel’s Deception, the story is told through the alternating POV’s of Rose and Justin, English siblings, and Rachel, an Amish girl. Being able to get into all of these characters’ heads, allows the reader to understand the Amish world, while still being shocked by events that unfurl in each subsequent book in the series.

Thank you so much for your interest in Rachel’s Deception, the Temptation series, and my other books: Embers (YA paranormal), Lamb to the Slaughter and Whispers from the Dead (adult Amish mysteries)! I love to connect with readers and I’d be happy to answer questions about the Amish way of life. Please contact me at my website: www.karenannhopkins.com or you can message me on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.

Happy Reading,

Karen Ann Hopkins

About Karen Ann Hopkins

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.

Start with book 1:


Temptation (Book 1) on Goodreads | Get a Copy Amazon | B&N | Indiebound
Belonging (Book 2) on Goodreads | Get a Copy Amazon | B&N | Indiebound
Forever (Book 3) on Goodreads | Get a Copy Amazon | B&N | Indiebound

The Temptation Series on Audible!
Here are some exciting news for all those audiobook lovers out there: The Temptation Series will be available April 21st and you can Pre-Oder your copy right now! Listen to a sample on audible. 

Karen’s other Books 

Adult Mystery, Serenity’s Plain Secrets

    • LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER (book 1): Available e-book now and in print March 2015
    • WHISPERS FROM THE DEAD (book 2): Available e-book now and in print March 2015
    • SECRETS IN THE GRAVE (book 3) Available in paperback and e-book in December 2015

YA Paranormal, Wings of War

    • EMBERS (book 1): Available in e-book now and in print March 2015
    • GAIA (book 2): Available in paperback and e-book in November 2015
The tour is hosting an awesome giveaway! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter to win ALL of Karen Ann Hopkins’ books and a winner’s choice gift card (amazon, itunes or BN)! Please follow all the rules, terms and conditions on the widget, this is NOT a PTB hosted giveaway. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Follow the rest of the tour: 

Monday, May 18th – pageturnersblog – Guest Post
Tuesday, May 19th – A Bookish Escape – Review
Wednesday, May 20th – Books and Things – Guest Post
Thursday, May 21st – Sassy Book Lovers – Review together with Guest Post
Friday, May 22nd – Lose Time Reading – Review

Monday, May 25th – Literary Menaderings – Author Interview
Tuesday, May 26th – Reading Lark – Review
Wednesday, May 27th – Sassy & Dangerous – Interview
Thursday, May 28th – Actin’ Up with Books – Review
Friday, May 29th – Her Book Thoughts – Review together with Guest Post

Monday, June 1st – Bittersweet Enchantment – Guest Post
Tuesday, June 2nd – Supernatural Snark – Interview
Wednesday, June 3rd – Curling Up With A Good Book – Interview
Thursday, June 4th – Manga Maniac Cafe – Guest Post
Friday, June 5th – Bewitched Bookworms – Guest Post


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13 responses to “Rachel’s Deception Blog Tour & Giveaway

    • Hello, Danielle! Some people don't know what to expect with Amish fiction, but my books are bit different. Because I lived among the Amish for years, I used my own personal experiential knowledge to write the series. The books also revolve around the interactions between the Amish and non-Amish teens, so the reader is experiencing some of the oddities of the culture right along with the characters. (:

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