THE FORTUNA COIN
I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on THE FORTUNA COIN by Karen Ann Hopkins Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About the Book:
Title: THE FORTUNA COIN
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Pub. Date: October 12, 2021
Publisher: Karen Ann Hopkins
Formats: Paperback, audiobook, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, TBD
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“A must read. Not the typical book you would expect from Karen Ann Hopkins if you’ve read any of her Amish series’ but she absolutely nailed this one!! This book jumps right in on page one and makes you not want to put it down even for a second all the way to the end and I loved that! Would absolutely read it again and definitely recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance thriller with some Sci-fi elements in there too.” Cassandra, Book Sirens Reviewer
Wendy Catalano, a newly remarried mother of four, finds herself, her husband and her children, murder victims of her ex-husband. A family heirloom takes her back in time to the beginning of her relationship with her eventual killer where she’s given the magical opportunity to change the future and stop her family’s tragic ending. But she isn’t aware that she’s reliving a tortured life. With only glimpses of the future, Wendy struggles to survive present day, unaware that a bloody and unforgiving destiny awaits her.
The Fortuna Coin is a haunting psychological thriller about second chances…but will the truth really set Wendy free?
The Fortuna Coin Excerpt for Blog Tour
Karen Ann Hopkins resides in northern Kentucky with her family on a farm that boasts a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs, and cats. Karen’s main job is home schooling the kids, but she finds time to give riding lessons, coach a youth equestrian drill team, and of course, write. She was inspired to create her first book, Temptation, by the Amish community she lived in. The experiential knowledge she gained through her interactions with her neighbors drove the story of the star-crossed lovers, Rose and Noah. Their story continues in Belonging, where their families and cultures threaten to tear them apart, and with Forever and Deception, where we find out once and for all if love is enough for them.
Lamb to the Slaughter, the first book in Serenity’s Plain Secrets, is Karen’s newest Amish endeavor, opening up the darker, grittier and more secretive lives of Amish society. It’s a story about the intertwining lives of three unlikely people in an Indiana Amish Community and the devastating results when a rebellious teenage girl is found shot to death in a corn field during the harvest. Serenity Adams is the newly elected young sheriff in the rural town of Blood Rock, and besides dealing with the threatening behavior of her predecessor, she now has a dead Amish girl on her plate. At first glance, the case seems obvious. The poor girl was probably accidently shot during hunting season, but when the elders of the Amish community, and even the girl’s parents, react with uncaring subdued behavior, Serenity becomes suspicious. As she delves deeper into the secretive community that she grew up beside, she discovers a gruesome crime from the past that may very well be related to the Amish girl’s shooting. Serenity enlists the help of the handsome bad-boy building contractor, Daniel Bachman. He left the Amish when he was nineteen and has his own dark reasons to help the spunky sheriff solve the crime that the family and friends who shunned him are trying desperately to cover up. Serenity’s persistence leads her to a stunning discovery that not only threatens to destroy her blossoming romance with Daniel, but may even take her life in the end.
Karen’s YA paranormal/urban fantasy series, the Wings of War, is an epic story about Ember, whose normal life ends abruptly when her parents are killed and she discovers she’s a descendent of angels. Still coping with her strange powers, Ember finds herself — and her heart — in the middle of a centuries-old war in this “compulsively readable” novel (Kirkus Reviews).
Karen grew up about a mile from Lake Ontario in Upstate New York. She was bitten by the horse bug at the age of five, and after diligently taking riding lessons for several years, was rewarded with her first horse at the age of eleven. The feisty horse’s name was Lady, a Quarter Horse-Thoroughbred cross, who became Karen’s steadfast companion. Through the years, the constant force in her life was horses. Eventually, she found her place as a riding instructor herself. Before accepting her fate in the barnyard, she worked a short stint as a paralegal, traveled abroad, and guided tourists on horseback riding tours in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
Karen is currently working on her bestselling Amish mystery series, Serenity’s Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal/fantasy series, the Wings of War. Karen is also excited to announce there will be more books in the Temptation series.
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1 winner will win a $75 Amazon GC, International.
5 winners will win a finished copy of THE FORTUNA COIN, US Only.
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Sarah L says
Looks like an interesting book.
Thanks for the contest.
My pleasure! Happy reading 🙂
Thanks for participating in the tour!
Shelly Peterson says
Sounds like a good read.
Sounds like a very good book.
Thank you! It’s only .99 cents for a limited time & also available on Kindle Unlimited:)
Rita Wray says
The story sounds very intriguing.
Thanks! You can get it for .99 cents for a limited time or read it on Kindle Unlimited.
Jamie Martin says
Do you have any advice for new writers?
Hi there! My best advice is to read A LOT, join a writer group where you can critique each other’s work & support each other. And most if all, finish your book, then start another one. Best wishes! You can listen to an interview I did on The Author Show today on channel 7 for more info. 🙂
Dianne Casey says
Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.
Thank you so much! Enjoy!
Wow, this sounds like a thrilling read. The opportunity to go back in time and change certain events is super interesting to me. I’d love to see what the main character chooses to do!
With hindsight, wouldn’t we all love to change things at certain points in our lives? Here, it’s a real nailbiter whether Wendy is able to alter her destiny. It’s only .99 cents right now & it’s also available on KU! Enjoy
Eva Millien says
Nice to meet you, Karen! I enjoyed reading the excerpt and your books sounds like a thrilling read! Thanks for sharing it with me and good luck with the tour and your book!
Hi Eva. Thank you very much! I hope you’ll check them out. I also have an interview up on The Author Show today with more info, channel 7!
Kate Sarsfield says
Just in time for Christmas shopping – thanks Karen!
Awesome! Thank you & enjoy! 🙂
Glenda M says
This sounds very intense!
Hi Glenda. It is! And it’s only .99 cents & available on KU. Happy reading!
Beth T. says
In addition to this, the author also has an Amish mystery series (which is really my speed!), and a YA paranormal series? What a fantastic scope of imagination. If you can’t find something she’s written that interests you, you’re not really trying. 🙂
Aaww thanks, Beth! I really enjoyed the tour stop at Bookhounds! Have a great rest of your week. 💜
Marcy Meyer says
The excerpt sounds really interesting. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Marcy! It’s on sale for .99 cents for a shirt time. If you have KU, you can also read it there. 🙂
Deb Pelletier says
Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.
Hi Deb! The cover designer is Melissa at The Illustrated Author Design Services.
Elizabeth H. says
Hi Karen! Congrats on the release of The Fortuna Coin! I’m a big fan of thrillers and second chances! What inspired you to write this story?
Hi Elizabeth! My mom encouraged me to write it 10 years ago, but I finally found the nerve & strength to follow through this year. I’m a survivor of domestic violence and so this one is extra special for me. Hopefully, readers will find it to be an unputdownable story that gives them a better understanding of the cycle of abuse. Thanks for the question!
I really enjoy Karen’s writing so I’m looking forward to picking this one up!
Hi Vanessa! Thanks for reading my books! This one is fast-paced & intense! 💜
david hollingsworth says
The story sounds great.
Thank you! It’s only .99 cents currently & also available on KU! Have a great weekend.
Margaret Smith says
Congratulations on the book release. Sounds like a great book.
Hi Margaret! Thank you very much. 🙂
Abigail Gibson says
This sounds like a great book!
Hi Abigail. Thanks for your interest! Hope you’ll check it out. 🙂
Sara Zielinski says
Thank you for telling me about this book.
Hi Sara. My pleasure! Have a great weekend:)
paige chandler says
I love a good psychological thriller. Good work.
Hi Paige. I do too and this is my first book in the genre. It’s an intense story!
Terri Shaw says
This sounds like a great read. I love the cover.
Thank you! Melissa at The Illustrated Author Design Services created the cover.
Cynthia C says
Sounds like an interesting story.
Hi Cynthia. The Fortuna Coin is a page-turning, unique read. Thanks for considering it!
Daniel M says
sounds like a fun one
Hi Daniel. Intense, thought provoking & fun. Thanks for following the tour! 🙂
Debbi Wellenstein says
I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!
Debbi, you’re very welcome! Have a great weekend!
Debbie P says
This sounds like a really great read.
Thank you, Debbie! It’s only .99 cents for a limited time if you want to check it out. 🙂
wen budro says
This looks like a wonderful read. The plot is intriguing.
Thank you! It’s only .99 cents at Amqzon for a short time if you want to check it out. Have a great week!
Elissa Hammond says
very anxious to read this book,I have it on my christmas list!
Yay! Thank you. Have a great week! 🙂
Susan Smith says
Sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing!
Hi Susan! Glad you read the excerpt. 🙂
Francine Anchondo says
Sounds like a great book.
Thanks, Francine! A Kindle copy is only .99 cents for a short time.:)
Susan Marina Brown Lane says
Looks like a Great Book! Thank you for the Giveaway!
My pleasure! Good luck!