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Karen Amanda Hooper

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Author of YA paranormal and fantasy.

~VIRTUAL ARCANA series, coming soon.

I was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years, and I'm currently sunning and splashing around Florida with my two spoiled rescue dogs. I'm addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters.

If a book is on my Read list then I enjoyed it (3-5 stars). I only rate 5 star books (those I loved so much I will read again and/or because they are by authors I know personally and adore) because I usually don't do reviews and I'd feel bad giving an author 3 or 4 stars without explaining why.

Feel free to friend me. I love meeting other book lovers and I like seeing...more

Average rating: 4.09 · 3,619 ratings · 990 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
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In His Eyes Anthology
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I had high hopes for this fall. I had planned on releasing the last book in my Sea Monster Memoirs series, Sacred Seas. I planned on releasing the first episode of my newest series, Virtual Arcana, and then a new episode of that series every couple of weeks. Planned, planned, planned.
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" Love love love this series! And it was such a awesome happy ending! Ah i just wish there was more! Also I just love the bit in there with the cross over!!!! "
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" If you don't already know the Owls adore this series. Let's put it a bit more into perspective: The Kindrily series falls under one of my top 5 favorites series... Ever! I don't think I've ever fallen in love with a set of characters that quick. I... " Read more of this review »
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“If you love someone, put their name in a circle; because hearts can be
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“Screw the rules, damn the consequences, and just love. Love until it kills you, because there's nothing better worth dying for.”
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Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm) Thanks for the add!

Christina Lyn Hi Karen! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm starting your books this weekend!

Black Queen Thanks for accepting my friend request!!:D

message 39: by Karen

Karen Thanks so much, Rachmi! I'm excited about sharing with you!

message 38: by Rachmi

Rachmi Hello Karen, thanks for accepting my friend request. Can't hardly wait for Taking Back Forever!

message 37: by Karen

Karen Aww, thanks, Nereid! Hope you enjoy Tangled Tides. :)

message 36: by Nereid

Nereid Hi Karen, thanks for accepting my friend request. Now on to read Tangled Tides. :)

Christine Hatfield I like your name Karen

message 34: by Karen

Karen Thanks for befriending me, Christine! :)

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

message 32: by Karen

Karen Elaina wrote: "Thanks for the add. I really enjoyed Grasping At Eternity and can't wait for the next one. :)"

Thanks so much, Elaina! :)

message 31: by Elaina

Elaina Thanks for the add. I really enjoyed Grasping At Eternity and can't wait for the next one. :)

message 30: by Karen

Karen Thanks so much, Brooke! :)

And Rachael, I just saw your comment. Yay for Florida authors! :) Best of luck to you too. :)

The Cover Contessa Thanks for accepting my friendship! I am really looking forward to reading your book. Will start it next week :)

message 28: by Rachael

Rachael Wade Hey Karen, great to see you on Goodreads and always happy to meet a fellow Floridian author. Best of luck with your work. See you around!

Much love,

Lawrence Thank you for accepting my friendship.

message 26: by Karen

Karen Aww, thanks so so much, Holli. I'm glad you enjoyed it. :) That means a lot to me. I'm working on book 2 right now, so kind words like yours really helps keep my spirit lifted.

I hope you have a wonderful New Year.

Thanks again!

message 25: by Holli

Holli Karen, I just finished your book last night and I wanted to tell you it was AMAZING (to say the least). ;) I really enjoyed it and am sooooo looking forward to book two!

message 24: by Karen

Karen Awesome. I will check out more of Hayley's work. :)

I can't say much about book 2 but I will say that Vienna is in it. ;) I'm so glad to hear that Rownan is your fav. He's rarely a fav, but he really is such a great guy.

message 23: by Alicia

Alicia Karen wrote: "Alicia, Love it! :) and the girl in the video is very similar to how I picture Vienna to look. ;) Thanks for sharing!"

Thats Hayley Westenra, she's the artist and has such an amazing voice. look at all her albums, her music is in general very soothing and helpful for focusing when writing. I hope you have Vienna in the next book, I was extremely curious about her when she's mentioned in the book, Rownan is really probably my favorite character.

message 22: by Karen

Karen Alicia, Love it! :) and the girl in the video is very similar to how I picture Vienna to look. ;) Thanks for sharing!

message 21: by Alicia

Alicia So when I listen to this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K0CqH... I see merfolk and selkies swimming, mainly in Rathe. It makes such a lovely background music/setting of it all to me.

message 20: by Karen

Karen Hi Zafie,

Ditto! :)

message 19: by Zafie

Zafie hey Karen, thanks for the add :)

message 18: by Karen

Karen That makes me ridiculously happy. :)

message 17: by CoralStar (last edited Nov 12, 2011 08:16AM)

CoralStar Yeah!
I was checking my E-Mail and every now and then an AD pops up on the side. And this 1 was for Barns & Nobles!!!! On the AD said:
Tangled Tides
By:Karen Amanda Hooper

Tangled Tides (The Sea Monster Memoirs, #1) by Karen Amanda Hooper

:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

message 16: by Karen

Karen WHAAAAT???? I'm so excited, but I don't really understand. Was this ad online somewhere?

CoralStar KAREN!!!!!!!!
I saw your book in an AD for B&N! It was advertising pre-orders and only yours came up!!!!! I know a whole lot of books coming out this month but yours was only one that showed!!!!!!! So cool is that??!! :D

CoralStar That's so cool!
Because I'm also a Beatles fan!!!!! :D

message 13: by Karen

Karen I DO like the Beatles. :)
I like a lot of old bands and music.

CoralStar hey Karen, do u like the Beatles?!
i was just wondering because I saw that u liked the movie st. peppers lonley hearts club band!!!!
I'm a fan 2!!!!

message 11: by Karen

Karen Yay :) Glad to hear it.

CoralStar now the fires r under controle. (Thank god)

message 9: by Karen

Karen Hi Coral,

I'm sorry I didn't reply to this sooner. I just saw it.
Yikes! Hope you're okay! Maybe it's time for a vacation and some fresh air.

CoralStar Hey Karen I'm scared. My whole state is just about filled with fire & my city is in the middle of it all!! :( All we can see is clouds of smoke everywhere! We all have to stay indoors as much as posible do to the thick air!!
I was told that this is the worst drowt since 1982!!!

message 7: by Karen

Karen Thanks for accepting, Harper! :)

Harper Thanks for the friend request!

message 5: by Karen

Karen :)

Saniya(Will Herondale is mine) Heyy! Thanks for the add!^^

message 3: by P.J.

P.J. Hey! Thanks for finding me here! Hope your weekend is great!

message 2: by Karen

Karen Hi Angel!

Thanks so so much! *blushes* I love that you loved the summary. :)
I will def take you up on the book review. Thank you for offering. I will be in touch soon!


message 1: by Angel

Angel Hi! I don't normally comment, but I read your book's summary and I LOVE IT. There aren't many books out there about sea entities, and I'm so excited and happy that I can look forward to yours.

I have a book review blog, so in case you'd like me to spread some buzz, I'm happy to help. :) Good luck!


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