Karen Amanda Hooper

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Author of YA supernatural and fantasy. (Magic and love are the heart and soul of all my stories.)

~TANGLED TIDES & DANGEROUS DEPTHS
~THE KINDRILY series
~VIRTUAL ARCANA series.

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 spoiled rescue dog. I'm addicted to coffee, chocolate and complicated happily-ever-afters.

There aren't enough hours in the day to keep up with my Goodreads shelves and lists, but I do occasionally try to add a book if I remember. Feel free to friend me. I love meeting other book lovers and seeing what people are reading!
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Karen Amanda Hooper Hi Kristy,

I'm honored that you loved the series and read it so quickly. <3 Due to popular request (yay!) there WILL be more of The Kindrily. I've bee…more
Hi Kristy,

I'm honored that you loved the series and read it so quickly. <3 Due to popular request (yay!) there WILL be more of The Kindrily. I've been contemplating at least two more books. The first would focus on Carson & Krista. The second on Rina. I have one other project to finish before I can work on them, but I'm really excited about continuing their stories.

Thanks so much for reaching out! <3 (less)
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Like many others, I've been self-isolating at home for nearly three weeks due to this worrisome and surreal COVID-19 crisis. I hope all of you are staying as safe and healthy as possible and looking out for your loved ones and your community.

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"Grasping at Eternity was not a book I expected to love. I found it in the free kindle section on Amazon and thought it looked interesting and man, am I glad I did. The story starts off with a bang when Maryah’s family is brutally attacked and murdere" Read more of this review »
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This is exactly the kind of book I love to read, which is precisely why I wrote it. ;)
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" I wouldn't want to mess with a kraken either. ;)
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"I have not read many books with krakens. Even less with then as an official character. ANd now it is official that I would never want to tangle with one. Although this one likes to tangle with any living female. At least he doesn't discriminate. Watc" Read more of this review »
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UPDATE: Sacred Seas was finally released in late Nov 2017. I hope readers enjoy the conclusion to the series.

2013: Considering I haven't written in yet, I haven't technically read it yet. But in my mind it's 5 stars! ;)
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Oh, Laini Taylor. I have no words.
Another great story with gorgeous writing by an author I consider a spell weaver of fantasy. I can't wait to return to this world and see how things play out in book 2.
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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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“Even a broken clock shows the correct time twice a day.”
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“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“Dreams do come true, if only we wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love.”
Sophocles

“They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”
Dr. Seuss

“[Dean] “My dear fellow, who will let you?”

[Roark] “That’s not the point. The point is, who will stop me?”
Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

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message 43: by Rick

Rick Schroeder Hi Karen,

Thank you for having me as your friend. Much appreciated.

Rick


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!


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. :)


Brooke (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,
Rachael
xo


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 Taylor 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:
COMING SOON:
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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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 Taylor 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! :)


Pickles Thanks for the friend request!


message 5: by Karen

Karen :)


Saniya 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!

xo
Karen


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!

http://mermaidvision.wordpress.com


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