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Karen Hawkins Books In Order

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

Catherine and the Pirate (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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.

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