Publication Order of Abduction/Seduction Series
|The Abduction of Julia||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Belated Bride||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Seduction of Sara||(2001)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Talisman Ring Series
|An Affair to Remember||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Confessions of a Scoundrel||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|How to Treat a Lady||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|And the Bride Wore Plaid||(2004)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Lady In Red||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Just Ask Reeves Series
|Her Master and Commander||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Her Officer and Gentleman||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of MacLean Curse Series
|How to Abduct a Highland Lord||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|To Scotland, With Love||(2007)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|To Catch a Highlander||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Sleepless in Scotland||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Laird Who Loved Me||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Much Ado About Marriage||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Talk of the Town Series
|Talk of the Town||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Lois Lane Tells All||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Hurst Amulet Series
|One Night in Scotland||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Scandal in Scotland||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Most Dangerous Profession||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Taming of a Scottish Princess||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Duchess Diaries Series
|How to Capture a Countess||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Princess in Disguise||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|How to Pursue a Princess||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|How to Entice an Enchantress||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Wicked Widows Series (with Holly Crawford) Books
|The Lady in the Tower||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Lucky One||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Oxenburg Princes Series
|The Prince Who Loved Me||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Prince and I||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Princess Wore Plaid||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Mad For The Plaid||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Twelve Kisses to Midnight||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Collections
|An Encounter at Hyde Park (with Claudia Dain, Deb Marlowe and Ava Stone)||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|What Happens Under the Mistletoe (with Candace Camp, Meredith Duran and Sabrina Jeffries)||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Born and raised in Tennessee, Karen Hawkins lived in a house where there were twelve to fifteen children living under the same roof at most times. She lived with Her parents, as well as Her biological brother and sister, and an adopted sister. A number of foster siblings and foreign exchange students were also present in the house. This is most likely where Hawkins started to develop Her imagination and was able to create stories that She now writes and sells as a professional romance novel author.
Karen’s career started out with a Ph.D in Political Science, where after She spent a couple of years teaching this subject in Georgia. The College She taught at were quite small and She wanted to take another direction – this is when She joined up with the Romance Writer of America. Karen started Her writing career by joining various workshops and conferences that talked about writing romantically novels. The workshops She attended helped her develop a better understanding of how the writing process works for professional authors, and also helped her writer her very first piece. Karen’s first piece of art was not published, but did win Her the RWA chapter and national awards – this also gave the author an opportunity to receive feedback on her written work and She was able to use the critique her work received to refine her skills and craft better pieces of fiction. This led to Her very first book being published and sold in 1998.
Since 1998, Karen has published a variety of romance novels and She is known for creating fun and exciting romance fictional stories that also tends to be very engaging and sexy. In 2003, Karen won the Romance Writers of America’s Favorite Book of the Year award. In the same year She was also a finalist for The Romance Writers of America RITA Award. Both of these were awarded to the author thanks to Her published art piece, Confessions of a Scoundrel. Some of Karen’s books were also able to make it to The New York Times Best Sellers List, as well as to the USA Today Best Sellers List.
After many years of crafting captivating romance novels, Karen now publishes two novels a year and enjoys life with Her husband and two children, and as a successful fictional author. After interviewing a police officer for her very first contemporary novel, “Talk of the Talk”, Karen and the interviewed police office become lovers and later even got married. She found love within Her own words many people would say. Together they had two children, both of them grown-up by now.
She’s known for creating romances with fairytale styles and always adds humor to her work to make sure the reader falls into the book, but also enjoys themselves while reading her fiction. This always ensures Her readers enjoys Her work from start to finish, whether it’s a historical or contemporary romance novel.
One of the most popular books published by Karen is the Confessions of a Scoundrel romantic novel. The book also won an award and was the reason She was a finalist for another award. The book brought forward a variety of exciting characters and held quite a couple of surprised for the reader. Many people say that Karen was able to bring various characters to life in the reader’s mind, including the main character of the book, Brandon St. John.
Even though the first book published by Karen weren’t that popular of a release, it still deserves a mention as Her very first piece of art. The book “The Abduction of Julia” was officially released in the year 2000 and already made an impression on potential readers. The Romance Reader was the first to make a comment on the published book, saying “The Abduction of Julia is guaranteed to make you grin.”. The book also received several 4.5 star ratings and soon gave Karen the opportunity to become a successful published fiction writer. The book brought several characters to live in the reader’s mind, such as the main character, Julia, as well as Alec MacLean, a Viscount Hunterston She secretly loved, but was too afraid to do anything from Her side.
The successful author now published Her work on various platforms, including print and digital. During the past few years She has expanded Her reach to a wider audience by opening up to more digital publishing platforms such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million. Being such a success, her books can now be bought directly from Kindle devices, Nook, Kobo and even from iBooks.
Some of Her other famous work that people also enjoys include “A Belated Bride”, which features a variety of likable and related characters, as well as a lot of chemistry between the different characters. As always, the book also features some of Karen’s well known humor moments to ensure the reader is always entertained. The book also features various subplots, which gave readers the ability and opportunity to experience the story in more detail. “A Belated Bride” was Karen’s second officially published romance novel and also received an array of excellent ratings and comments from various critiques and fiction-reviewers.
As any successful fiction author does, Karen was also the original power behind the Lady Whistledown anthology series. The series featured Karen’s work within both of the published novels, including “The Further Observations of Lady Whistledown” and “Lady Whistledown Strikes Back”. Other successful romance novel authors including Julia Quinn, Suzanne Enoch and Mia Ryan was also part of this successful anthology and also contributed to the published novels. Even though the project was a team effort, Karen was the one who originally developed and worked on the idea of creating the Lady Whistledown series. She was also the one to get a publisher that was able to work with them on the project and to help them with the publishing and distribution of the books. Karen was also responsible for organizing the different parts of the book, written by a variety of authors, in order to create a masterpiece that could be packaged into the series which is now known as a work of art.Book Series In Order » Authors » Karen Hawkins