1. What genres do you write?
Historical and contemporary romance
2. Coffee or tea lover?
Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon, and wine in the evening.
3. Name one thing on your bucket list.
To take a river cruise through Europe.
4. Do you have pets?
Two! Both rescue dogs. A half American Bulldog/half Border Collie dog named Teke, and a chocolate lab rescued from a breeding farm named Sadie. They lay on my feet when I work.
5. When I wake up every morning I … Hug my handsome guy, aka Cap’n Hot Cop, if he’s home. If he’s not, I drag myself out of bed and take the dogs out. They apparently expect that.
6. Weirdest or unique thing you own.
I have an estate sale/antique auction/eBay habit so I have a lot of antiques, especially snuff boxes and books. The oldest books I own are from the early 1700s. And an Antiques Roadshow appraiser believes one of my snuff boxes is from the 1600s!
7. Do you have any hobbies or particular skills?
I’m addicted to reading romances and biographies. I used to sculpt, but then I ended up with a bunch of large dragons. So now I’m learning to paint (watercolors)
8. What do you hope readers will experience or gain when reading your stories?
Warmth, happiness, the feel of another place and time, some well-researched historical tidbits, smiles, and at least one big happy sigh. Romances are about love and family and hope. I love to share that.
Meet Karen Hawkins
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Hawkins is known for her wonderfully humorous and emotion-tugging historical and contemporary romances. The author of over 30 novels, Karen writes for a living between shopping for shoes, playing around on Facebook and Pinterest, looking for fun items for Hawkins Manor, and napping, although usually not at the same time. Sometimes, for fun, she takes Instagram pictures of her two rescue dogs, Sadie and Teke, and posts them online.
Yeah, she’s a wild one.
Karen lives in snowy Massachusetts, with her husband, aka Hot Cop, and her two dogs. Her children are both out of college and have become productive, non-violent members of society. Karen writes six to eight hours a day when not obsessively reading research books on Regency-era Scotland, snacking on chocolate, or looking out the windows of her house and thinking about gardening. Her hobbies include sculpting, oil painting, playing badminton, and — ok, ok, she doesn’t have any hobbies, but if she did, she’s sure they’d be something refined and fascinating.
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Caught by the Scot
Dashing Scottish privateer Conner Douglas must marry a respectable, well-born woman—and soon, if he wants to secure his rightful inheritance. Determined to still explore the high seas as well as his mistresses’ beds, he aims to find a pliable wife who’ll turn a blind eye to his antics. And he knows just the woman—childhood friend and mousy spinster Miss Theodora Cumberbatch-Snowe.
Unbeknownst to Conner, meek and plain Theodora has been hopelessly in love with him for years. But unwilling to wait forever for what will never happen, Theodora plans to wed a kind—if unexciting—local landowner, leaving behind the wild Highlander of her dreams.
Yet Conner refuses to let his perfect wife get away. He chases her to Gretna Green and is shocked to discover the real Theodora is an ardent and wildly sensual woman. Soon he realizes his passion to win her has nothing to do with securing his inheritance and everything to do with earning the love of the unforgettable woman who has vowed to leave him in her past forever. But have his wandering ways chased the woman he loves away for good? Or can Conner convince Theodora to give him one last chance before she marries the wrong man?
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