TODAY’S FEATURE IS KAREN HAWKINS,AUTHOR OF “SCANDAL IN SCOTLAND”….

From the author’s website:

Meet the Author

Karen Hawkins writes. Full-time. At her home in Orlando, FL. Sitting on a lounge chair on her lanai. While drinking diet coke. And watching HGTV.

In the nude.

Ok, ok. She’s kidding about the ‘in the nude’ part, but the rest of it is true.

A New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of over 20 humorous historical and contemporary romance novels, Karen doesn’t have time for ‘friends’, although she’s been known to haunt the yards of a few, select well known actors, particularly a sexy Australian with the initials H.J.  Fortunately, the two actors who filed injunctions against Karen don’t live in her home state so she’s free to travel within the borders of Florida and can, with permission of the court, even visit Southern Georgia and 3/4ths of the state of Tennessee.

For now.

Several years ago, Karen married a handsome cop she met while researching her first contemporary romance novel, Talk of the Talk.  Her husband, aka Hot Cop, has turned into an exemplary Writer’s Husband. He has learned to ‘talk writing,’ knows the fastest routes to all of the major mail carriers, and can tell the difference between an erasable colored pencil and a regular one. He also knows not to ask for meals during Deadline Dementia Week.

Like all good Writer’s Husbands, Hot Cop has learned the value of a good glass of Merlot during dreaded Release Week.

When not at home working her fingers to the bone, Karen frequently visits her two grown children who attend college in Knoxville, TN, doing what she can to remind them that they would not be walking this earth without her and that they must wash behind their ears every single day of their life or something very, very bad could happen to the world.

They, naturally, look forward to her visits with great excitement.

An award-winning author, Karen is working alternately on two series – her historical Hurst Amulet series set in Regency-era Scotland and her contemporary Glory, NC series, which combines the best of the romance genre with the best of the mystery genre.

If you’d like to contact Karen, please feel free to email her at authorkarenhawkins@gmail.com or write to her at: Karen Hawkins, P.O. Box 149924, Orlando, FL 32814.

SCANDAL IN SCOTLAND

KAREN HAWKINS

the second book in the Hurst Amulet Series

A DESPERATE BEAUTY
Despite fame and countless admirers, actress Marcail Beauchamp has never  forgotten William Hurst, the audacious seafarer she once loved . . . and lost.  Now, forced by a mysterious blackmailer who threatens her family, she must  steal an ancient onyx box from the one man she’s vowed never to see again.

A BOLD ADVENTURER
To save his brother from a ruthless abductor, William must deliver the  artifact as ransom. He’s stunned when Marcail, more lovely than ever, suddenly  appears on his ship. But when she drugs him and steals the box, his fury knows  no bounds.

THE TREASURE EVERYONE WANTS
William pursues Marcail, but too late: she has already delivered the box.  The estranged lovers realize they must work together—both to regain the  artifact that could mean life or death to his family and to destroy the  mysterious blackmailer’s power over her family. Thus begins a high-stakes quest  through the reaches of Scotland, a quest that stirs up long-forgotten memories  and an unquenchable passion. . . .

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MY THOUGHTS: 

SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER FOR MY HONEST OPINION!

SCANDAL IN SCOTLAND by Karen Hawkins is an exciting historical romance set in 1822 Dover,England.It is the second in
“The Hurst Amulet”series,but can read as a stand alone.Book One “One Night in Scotland”. This is an exciting story of love,romance,sweet sensuality,adventure,treacherous mission,ancient artifacts,family,blackmail and destiny.The beautiful,desperate Lady Marcail and the handsome
ruthless adventurer,seafarer,William, reunite on a treacherous mission to regain a priceless artifact that can save William’s brother,Michael’s life.For which Marcail stole from William in the first,because she is being blackmailed.She is trying to keep her family secrets from being revealed. Everyone seems to want this treasure but William needs it to save his brother from a ruthless abductors.Marcail and William have a past together.William was in love with her years prior,and she left him.But William was Marcail’s one true love and has never forgotten him or her feelings for him.William feels betrayed by her and wishes never to see her again,but things are not always as they seem.Marcail go aboard William’s ship,waits for him,asks his help,BUT William is still to hurt and furious to listen.So Marcail does the only thing she feels she can and drugs him and steals the precious onyx box,the artifact William needs. William follows her,once he can,finds her,demands the artifact,tells her why he needs it so
badly.Together,they embark on a journey and adventure that not only is treacherous,but which also bad for their hearts.What follows is betrayal,secrets revealed,romance,love and a high stakes quest to regain the precious artifact.This is a fast paced story full of emotion,adventure,struggles,danger,and will keep your on the edge of your seat.If you enjoy historical romance with twists and turns you will enjoy this one.Karen has done it once again with ” Scandal in Scotland” the second in “The Hurst Amulet” series.A must read.This book was
received for the purpose of review from the publisher and details can be found at Galley Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster,Inc.

RATING: 4.5

REVIEWED BY: April Renn

***GIVEAWAY***

Thanks to the wonderful Ayelet of Simon and Schuster,we are able to offer 1 lucky comment a copy of “SCANDAL IN SCOTLAND”.This giveaway is open to USA only.No P.O.Boxes please. Winners are chosen by random.org.This giveaway will run from today May 24 until May 31,2011.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!

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