Everyone please welcome Karen Amanda Hooper, author of that seductive and mesmerizing mer tale TANGLED TIDES!
Author of YA paranormal and fantasy. TANGLED TIDES by Rhemalda Publishing (11/25/11)
GRASPING AT ETERNITY (Book 1-The Kindrily Series) by Starry Sky Publishing (5/25/12)
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 sweet and adorable 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 what people are reading!
Now let’s try something different – a fill-in-the-blanks interview! Karen’s answers are in PINK.
I am (blank).
I am a constant work in progress.
I spent (blank) in (blank).
I spent 2 years in Colorado.
I don’t regret (blank).
I don’t regret much.
I just finished (blank) a while ago.
I just finished my coffee a while ago (and I want more!)
In ten years, I wish I could (blank) with (blank).
In ten years, I wish I could make the Best Sellers list with some of my favorite authors.
In my free time, I usually (blank) with (blank).
In my free time, I usually hang with family or friends (including my two precious pups).
I love (blank) about (blank) all the time!
I love reading about magic and/or romance all the time!
Mermaids are (blank) because they are (blank), but (blank)are (blank) too.
Mermaids are awesome because they are magical, but selkies are cool too.
Eating (blank) is my favorite!
Eating chocolate is my favorite.
(blank), (blank), and (blank)!
Merfolk, selkies, and gorgons, oh my!
Kissing is (blank).
Kissing is magical (with the right person).
In Kindergarten, I used to (blank).
In Kindergarten, I used to lie a lot. (See, always creating stories!)
I can (blank) a little (blank).
I can dream a little dream.
I have a (blank), which is (blank).
I have an imagination which is deeper than the oceans.
The only (blank) I (blank) is (blank).
The only vegetable I hate is kale. (Bleh!)
I think (blank) is interesting.
I think the universe is interesting. (That’s an understatement.)
(blank) is (blank).
Love is the answer.
Thank you so much for your time Karen!
About Tangled Tides
Yara Jones doesn’t believe in sea monsters-until she becomes one. When a hurricane hits her island home and she wakes up with fins, Yara finds herself tangled up in an underwater world of mysterious merfolk and secretive selkies. Both sides believe Yara can save them by fulfilling a broken promise and opening the sealed gateway to their realm, but they are battling over how it should be done. The selkies want to take her life. The merfolk want something far more precious.
Treygan, the stormy-eyed merman who turned Yara mer, will stop at nothing and sacrifice everything to protect his people-until he falls for Yara. The tides turn as Yara fights to save herself, hundreds of sea creatures, and the merman who has her heart. She could lose her soul in the process-or she might open the gateway to a love that’s deeper than the oceans.