Happy Monday, and welcome to the Kismet Book Tour stop for Karen Ann Hopkins’ second installment in The Wings of War series, Gaia. I really loved this book and enjoyed the journey that Ember and the boys took as Ember developed new abilities. I thought a fun guest post would be one that let you actually see some of the places they stopped at along the way in the book. Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter for your chance to win an awesome prize package.
Take it away, Karen!
The following are the places Ember visited in Gaia (:
The journey begins in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
1st picture – Ila’s cabin
2nd picture – Ila’s valley
First stop is Ember’s fictional hometown of Oleander, Ohio.
Pennsylvania Amish country is the next destination.
A visit to the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina is next on the list.
Ember makes an amazing overnight trip to Australia to learn a few tricks.
Thank you for being a part of Gaia’s blog tour! I love to connect with readers on my Facebook page, Twitter, Instagram or at www.karenannhopkins.com. Please be on the lookout for the release of SECRETS IN THE GRAVE, the third installment in my mystery series, Serenity’s Plain Secrets, in early September! Thanks for reading! Karen Ann Hopkins
About Karen Ann Hopkins:
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 her to create the story of the star-crossed lovers, Rose and Noah.
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 when she turned 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 Amish mystery series, Serenity’s Plain Secrets, along with the YA paranormal/fantasy series, The Wings of War. Karen is also excited to announce the Temptation series has been optioned for TV by Pilgrim Studios and is available on Audible. More books in the Temptation series are in the works.
As the Demons grow bolder and the walls between the planes of existence weaken, Ember is forced to develop her powers as quickly as possible, and she seeks out a powerful earth Watcher to continue her supernatural lessons. Her glimpse of the future demands she fight the dark forces spreading across the earth.
But her new mentor has his own agenda, making her question everyone and everything she ever trusted.
When Ember is thrust into the world of the Watchers, she learns of their plans—ones that defy the scripture and make them enemies of the Celestial Host. Ridding the world of evil gets complicated when it becomes impossible to take sides.
As Ember struggles with morality, she soon discovers that there’s something more frightening than anything she’s faced before.
One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card (Amazon, B&N, iTunes), as well as a complete set of Karen’s YA books, including Embers, Gaia, Temptation, Belonging, Forever, and Rachel’s Deception! Please enter via the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway is open internationally.
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Thank you so much for the photo tour of Gaia, Karen. Now I have some great images to go with the ones that I already imagined when I first read Gaia.
Does seeing images like these from an author help when you’re reading a book, or do you prefer to fill in the scenery with your own imagination?
Gaia Tour Schedule (tour page):
Monday, August 24th
Bittersweet Enchantment (Review)
a Bookish Escape (Review)
Tuesday, August 25th
Behind The Pages (Guest Post)
Lose Time Reading (Review)
Wednesday, August 26th
Taking It One Book at a Time (Guest Post)
Thursday, August 27th
Such a Novel Idea (Review)
The Perks of Being a Book Girl (Guest Post)
Friday, August 28th
Avid Reader Musings (Review/Guest Post)
Books and Things (Guest Post)
Monday, August 31st
Bewitched Bookworms (Guest Post)
Pause Time Reviews (Review/Guest Post)
Tuesday, September 1st
A Dream Within A Dream (Review)
Addicted Readers (Guest Post)
Wednesday, September 2nd
Actin’ Up with Books (Review)
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club (Guest Post)
Thursday, September 3rd
Sassy Book Lovers (Review/Guest Post)
Fire and Ice (Interview)
Friday, September 4th
Read by Amanda (Review)
Curling Up With A Good Book (Guest Post)
Monday, September 7th
A Book Addict’s Bookshelves (Review/Interview)
Bumbles and Fairy-Tales (Review)
Tuesday, September 8th
The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass (Guest Post)
On Writing and Riding (Interview)
Little Miss Drama Queen (Review)
Thursday, September 10th
Book Lovers Life (Guest Post)
So Bookalicious (Review/Interview)
Friday, September 11th
Rainy Days and Pajamas (Review)
Her Book Thoughts (Review)
Monday, September 14th
the bookdragon (Interview)
God’s Girl, Books and Coffee (Review/Interview)
Tuesday, September 15th
Don’t Fold the Page (Review)
Jessie Marie Reads (Review/Guest Post)
Sassy & Dangerous (Guest Post)
Mortal Moments (Review/Guest Post)
Roxy’s Reviews (Review/Guest Post)
Thursday, September 17th
The Forest of Words and Pages (Review)
Hearrs Reading (Review/Interview)
Friday, September 18th
Literary Meanderings (Guest Post)