Thursday, May 21, 2015

Rachel's Deception Blog Tour - Review, Guest Post & Giveaway

Hey all, welcome to our stop on the Rachel's Deception blog tour. Today we have a special guest post from Karen Ann Hopkins to share with you all, also my review and before you head of make sure to enter the giveaway and follow along on the tour.

You don't want to miss this amazing series, trust me!!! ^_^

Rachel's Deception
 (Temptation, #4)
By Karen Ann Hopkins
Release Date: 8th May, 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?
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.

 My Rating:


My Review:
When I found out there was going to be another book in this series I literally squealed out loud. I just love this series and the characters.
From the first page I swept away, it was so wonderful jumping back into the Amish community. This story follows Rachel, Noah's little sister. She's hit a rebellious stage and starts sneaking out with some English friends and partying till all hours of the morning. 

If you've read the other books in the series, you'll know that it's about Rose and Noah's story. I love that we still get to hear from Rose and know how they're going and what they're doing now.

I highly recommend this series if you're looking for something new and exciting, with lots of drama and heartache. 

 Guest Post with Karen Ann Hopkins

• Share with us a favorite scene from this book or series and why?

Thank you for having me today!  The following is one of my favorite scenes in Rachel’s Deception (there are a lot!).  For those of you who are fans of the Temptation series already, you’ve experienced all the turmoil that Rose and Noah experienced to finally be together.  In this fourth book in the series, there are changes on the wind in the community, deception, secrets, budding relationships, and a menacing threat on the horizon.  But for all of that, the love affair between Rose and Noah is still at the heart of it all.  I wanted readers to get a peek at how their relationship has deepened and matured, and especially of Noah’s personal growth.  Enjoy!

    Noah’s eyes widened and he held up his palms to slow me down.  “Whoa, it doesn’t really matter what I think.  Abram and the ministers are against it and I don’t have a dog in the fight.”
    Before I even began to speak, Noah’s face turned down in a worried frown.
    “Uh, that’s not exactly true,” I said sweetly.
    “Rose…?” Noah was definitely terrified now.
    “Summer and I are going to be business partners with the girls.  We’re calling the shop Stitches—N—Stuff.”  Once I started talking, excitement shimmered through me and I couldn’t stop. “We’ll sell cloth and sewing supplies, too, and Sarah Ann can spend the day right there at the shop with me.  It will be perfect.”
    “You’re not a seamstress and you certainly don’t know anything about sewing supplies.  Why do you want to get involved in such an endeavor?”
    I let his words slide off my back, more intent on convincing him what a grand idea it was and not so worried about my pride at the moment.
    “Noah, don’t you see?  It’s nearly impossible for me to go back to school right now with Sarah Ann so young, and even if I could work it out somehow, I wouldn’t want to leave her.  And I certainly don’t want to go to night classes when that’s the only time I get to see you.”  I paused and tucked my hair behind my ear, collecting my thoughts at the same time. “Even though I love being home with Sarah Ann…I get a little lonely…and bored sometimes.  I think I need something to do—to build—if you know what I mean.”
    Noah thought for a moment, and then his face softened.  “Rose, sweetheart, if you really want to do it, I’ll support you wholeheartedly.  Matthew and I can even convert the building from a bakery into a clothing shop—put up racks and shelves and such.  But you still have Abram to contend with, and frankly, that’s a huge obstacle.”
    “We have a plan to deal with the bishop.  I don’t think he’ll be a problem after all.”
    Noah looked at me with raised brows.  I pursed my lips and said, “You know, I was thinking that I don’t really feel like going to a movie.”
    Noah’s expression changed to anticipation.  “What do you want to do, wife?” he asked in a velvet voice.
    I glanced at my cell phone and saw that there weren’t any messages or missed calls.  “It looks as if Sam and Summer are going to survive until midnight.  That gives us a few hours to do anything we want.  Seems like a shame to waste a big, old empty house on a movie.”
    “I agree.” Noah leaned over the table and without any modesty at all, kissed me full on the lips.  Sometimes Noah shocked me, and this was one of those times.  If I hadn’t known better, I wouldn’t have believed that he’d grown up Amish.  
I trembled with anticipation as his mouth closed over mine.   The kiss was a promise of better things yet to come.
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: or you can message me on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.  

Happy Reading,

Karen Ann Hopkins


 The Temptation Series

Temptation (Book 1)   
Get a Copy  Amazon | B&N | Indiebound

Belonging (Book 2) 
Get a Copy Amazon | B&N | Indiebound

Forever  (Book 3)  
Get a Copy Amazon | B&N | Indiebound



The Temptation Series is now on Audible!


Here is some exciting news for all those audiobook lovers out there: The Temptation Series is now available, so get your copy right now! Listen to a sample on audible.

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.


Tour Schedule

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


    1. Thanks, Sassy Book Lovers, for reading and reviewing Rachel's Deception! I'm thrilled that you love the series. Summer's Song, book 5, will be out May, 2016, so mark your calendar (:

    2. Sounds like an amazing series! Thanks for sharing

      1. Hi Victoria! Thanks for your interest in my books. I hope you'll give the series a try (:

    3. I am a newbie and looking forward to reading them.

      1. Hi Felicia! I think you'll love the Temptation series. There's a lot of unexpected twists & turns (:

    4. Hi, I have the books on my list.

    5. Hi, Mary! Thank you for adding the Temptation series to your reading list!

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      1. Hello, Aleksandra! Thanks for your excitement! Have a great evening (:


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