September 3, 2014

Cover Reveal: Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins with Giveaway


Welcome to the cover reveal for

Embers by Karen Ann Hopkins

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There are descendants of angels walking among us. Ember is one of them. And she may be the only hope mankind has as the rapture approaches and evil rises.

Embers is an epic paranormal adventure about an eighteen year old girl who discovers that she’s immune to fire and any other injury when she’s in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. Following a violent episode with her aunt’s boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old relative in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ember’s exuberance at escaping a bad home life soon turns to trepidation when she finds out that she’s a Watcher, a descendant of angels. While Ember learns about her heritage and the powers that go along with it, she strikes up friendships with two young men who live in a frightening walled compound in the forest. Inexplicitly drawn to one of the men in particular, an impossible romance develops. But it is cut short when Ember discovers that her new friends are fighting on the opposite side of a war—one that’s been raging between two factions of Watchers for thousands of years. When the compound’s inhabitants threaten the townspeople, Ember takes action, sealing her fate in the ancient battle of good versus evil—and the grayness in between. Ember is up to the challenge, until she realizes that she isn’t only fighting for the lives of the locals and the souls of her new friends. She also might be one of the few champions who will make a stand for all of mankind as the rapture approaches and the end of days begin.

Embers is a dark and gritty YA novel that’s the first book in the series, The Wings of War.

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“How can this be?  My hands were closer to the flame than yours, yet mine are all right, and yours are ruined.”  I was confused and weak, yet I was still trying to think rationally.  “I need to get you to a hospital.”

“My dear child, I know this is going to be difficult for you to accept.  You have been conditioned your entire life to not believe the things I’m about to tell you, but the truth is in front of you.  You can’t deny it now.”  Aunt Ila paused and wrinkled her nose as if she was in pain, but she continued to talk.

“The fire can’t harm you, because it’s inside of you.  It’s part of your essence, your soul. Of course you know that humans are made up of water, bones, tissue and organs.  And you have all those things in your body, but the fire is in there too, just hiding.  But it is in there just the same.”  She poked her bloody finger into my belly. “That’s why you weren’t injured during that horrible accident.  All the others had to try to explain it away somehow, but you knew the truth in your heart all along.  You just couldn’t face it or didn’t know how to.  You were in the fire and the only thing it did was make you stronger.  You are what you are and you can’t deny it.”

Her voice was soft, yet it boomed in my head.

In a shaky voice I asked her, “What am I?”

“A Watcher, my dear—you are a Watcher.”


Karen 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.

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  1. Carl

    I actually like that cover a lot. The embers on the ground, the scorched trees, and the smoke in the air all work together to make a really effective picture.

  2. stacey dempsey

    I like the cover it would catch my eye on the bookshelf

  3. Mai Tran

    A very creatively impressive cover!

  4. Lori H

    Yes, the cover is appealing :)
    I like the bright wings (flames). They caught my attention first.

  5. Carla Bosch

    I love the cover, it’s beautiful! Just the kind of thing I would pick up at a library to check it out! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. nurmawati djuhawan

    the cover is eye-catching !! i like it
    thx u for the chance :)

  7. kah cherub

    I thouhgt it was pretty cool.

  8. Maria Malaveci

    I think it is amazing!

  9. I like it. It looks pretty good!

  10. Megan

    I really like the cover. I am a sucker for pretty wings!

  11. Anita Powers

    This is a cool cover, I love how the wings stand out, it is neat that her name is ember and the wings are made out of fire.

  12. Karen Bainbridge

    Embers sounds like a really interesting name and I love that her name is light up and as she has her wings unfurled they are flames love the cover!

  13. Lu Worley

    The cover is definitely eye-catching and stimulates one’s curiosity.

  14. Sonja

    A real attention grabber!

  15. Karen Bainbridge

    Embers from flaming wingers falling along where she walks, great cover for Embers!

  16. Karen Bainbridge

    I love the simplicity of the cover it is breath taking!

  17. Pam

    I love the cover! It’s beautiful!

  18. Mary G Loki

    I love the cover! The fire wings drawn in makes it interesting! :D

  19. Victoria

    Great cover and I enjoyed the excerpt – thanks for sharing!

  20. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    I’m loving it! I love how the wings are flames and that it burns everything behind her. Awesome!!

  21. Emily

    What a great cover!

  22. Karen Bainbridge

    What a simple and elegant way of sharing the title Embers with the wings of flames leaving only embers behind! :) Beautiful cover I love it! :)

  23. kah cherub

    I think the wings are lovely!

  24. Sherry Hoernig

    I LOVE the cover. It actually caught mt eye as soon as I opened your email, & had me reading the synopsis before I looked at anything else.

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