{Cover Reveal | Giveaway} Gaia by Karen Ann Hopkins

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by Karen Ann Hopkins
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We are beyond excited about this cover reveal for Gaia by Karen Ann Hopkins!  Be sure to enter the giveaway and join the discussion about the power of novel covers!


 

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Humankind is on the precipice of the apocalypse.

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.


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Embers Book 1 of The Wings of War Series


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About Karen Ann Hopkins

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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 at the age of 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.

37 Responses to “{Cover Reveal | Giveaway} Gaia by Karen Ann Hopkins”

  1. Kristia

    Yes I do believe covers are important, when I am in the bookstore a beautiful cover catches my eye and I stop to read the description, but a not so good cover makes me move on to the next book.

    • A Leisure Moment

      I agree Kristia. I move on as well, unless, it has been recommended to me and I’ve always received a heads up that it’s a must read. Now on the flip side of that, from time to time I may receive an ARC copy of a book with no final cover. I love the initial anticipation. As I’m able to draw my own picture of what the cover should look like.

  2. Rachel B

    novel covers are important because they serve to draw a reader to pick up the book. I know that I’ve discovered a number of authors through the years because I looked at the cover, liked it and then picked it up. sometimes, you need something to get a reader to pick up a book; the cover can do that.

    • A Leisure Moment

      I agree Rachel. My visits down endless aisles of books at book stores or looking at Stacking the Shelves posts from time to time always tends to peak my interests in new reads.

  3. Julie Bickham

    I do believe they are somewhat important, gives you a little look into the story. Sometimes that is not the case also, they say don’t judge a book by its cover.

  4. Jo-Anne Boyko

    Yes I do think novel covers are important. When I am shopping for a new book, the first things I look at are the title and the cover. If the cover isn’t appealing or is too erotic looking, I’ll pass right by. If it passes my appeal test, I go to my last test of reading the synopsis.

  5. Janie McGaugh

    I think they’re important to capture the attention of the person browsing for books.

  6. Crystal Cox

    I really hate judging a book by it’s cover but when I am at the bookstore or library my time gets spent in the YA and children’s departments and it’s a mad dash through the adult section. Unless I know the author or it was recommended to me I will grab books that grab me with their covers :)

    • A Leisure Moment

      Too funny. You aren’t the the only one that makes a mad dash through the adult section. I was always afraid that one of my students would see me down those aisle and just be in complete shock that their teacher read something other than YA and picture books.

  7. Janet W.

    I do think book covers are important because it’s what catches my eye first. However, there have been plenty of books that I really enjoyed that had a not so great cover, so you can’t always judge a book by its cover.

  8. Patricia Walker

    I think covers are vitally important as they give the first impression to a person without the book being opened. If the cover doesn’t look inviting to a prospective reader they aren’t going to bother having a look inside the cover

  9. Sam

    I judge books by their covers. I cannot help myself. I like pretty things. I am a visual learner. I will see a cover and remember it better than the title too.

  10. Katie J

    I think they are very important, a lot of times that is the first thing to catch someone’s eye is the cover!

  11. Karen Ann Hopkins

    Hi, everyone! A book’s cover definitely needs to catch my eye in order for me to pluck it from the shelf. I’m lucky to work with a cover design artist (Jenny Zemanek) who is great at making my author’s vision a reality (:

  12. kim thorne

    the cover art is very important it is the first thing you see it draws your attention make you want to learn more about the book.

  13. kim thorne

    can the winner choose for the gift card the one for the amazon.ca site the shipping is cheaper for the amazon.ca site if live in canada.

  14. Michelle L

    The covers do peek my interest (or do not in some cases)

  15. Patricia Burleson

    Love the cover looks like a great read. Thank you for the giveaway.

  16. Melissa Benson

    Yes I do think that covers are important. They catch potential readers eye and make them stop and look. If they like it they will buy it so they can read it.

  17. Mai T.

    I believe the cover will give the first impression on how intriguing the book could be.

  18. Christina Riggs

    The visual is the first thing that catches the eye, for me anyways. So yes it is important.

  19. Nataile Brown

    As I’ve aged, content has become more important than the cover. Although, an intriguing cover that portrays the story always catches my eye too. :)

  20. Juana Esparza

    Yes I believe that covers are important because that is the first that I look at when I see a book or ebook, and the second thing that I do is read the book description. So my decision in whether I buy or not the book/ebook is based upon both the book cover and the book description.

  21. steve weber

    Yes- they suck you in they make you want to know why the cover is what it is.

  22. Diane Elizabeth

    Covers are important because they get me to pick the book up and read the synopsis. The more attractive the cover, the more likely I’ll pick that one up first.

  23. Delia Chavez

    Yes!! I think the cover is the first thing that draws you in when looking for a new book to read.

  24. Natalie

    Novel covers are super important because it is the first impression a reader has of a book.

  25. angela smith

    yes the cover peaks your interest to read the back cover to see if you would be interested in reading the book

  26. Blythe J

    I believe they are important. They are usually the first thing you may see regarding a book, so I like to think of them as a first impression that you are giving the reader! (Although a wonderful synopsis may distract from a not-so-well-done cover!)

  27. Amanda Whitley

    i think novel covers are important because it gives you a glimpse of the book and helps paint a picture of the story

  28. Betul E.

    Yes I do think covers are important especially for readers that are discovering NEW authors. The first thing we see is the cover, if that interests me I check the blurb etc.