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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Rising the Stakes by Karen Rock Blog Tour, Guest post and Giveaway

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Raising the Stakes by Karen Rock. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 7 April, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours.

Raising the Stakes CoverRaising the Stakes
by Karen Rock
Genre: Adult
Age category: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 1 April, 2015

Hiding from the world…

Tucking herself away in the Adirondack woods was supposed to keep Vivienne Harris safe. From dark memories of the Bronx, from danger, from entanglements. But when an orphaned bear cub raids her pantry and conservation officer Liam Walsh appears with news of poachers nearby, her private, peaceful world is turned upside down!

Suddenly two forces are drawing her out—Button, the cub who needs her help, and Liam, the man who's dead set against her rehabilitating the bear. If she can just win Liam's support, Vivie knows she can give Button a good life. And maybe find the courage to embrace a future with Liam…

You can find Raising the Stakes on Goodreads

You can buy Raising the Stakes here:
- Amazon
- Barnes & Noble
- Kobo
- Harlequin

karen in gardenAbout the Author:
Karen Rock is an award-winning YA and adult contemporary romance author. She holds a master’s degree in English and worked as an ELA instructor before becoming a full-time writer. Currently she writes for Harlequin Heartwarming and her first novel for the line, WISH ME TOMORROW, has won the 2014 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2014 Golden Quill Contest and a finalist in the Published Maggie Awards. The first novel in her co-authored YA series, CAMP BOYFRIEND, has been a finalist in the Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards.

You can find and contact Karen here:
- Website
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Goodreads
- Tumblr
- Quarterly Newsletter
- Amazon Author Page


We are so happy that author Karen Rock has shared her thoughts with us today on print books and e-books.

Do you believe that e-books have helped you or hurt you?

Hi Nana, Mommy and Sissy Thank you so much for having me on Three Partners in Shopping Blog today. It’s great to meet you and your wonderful fans.

As I began my writing career when e-books were already dominating the market, I don’t have the experience other authors had when print books were the primary source of income. I write YA romance and adult romance and find that both genres sell better in digital. That does lower my royalties, of course, but it is a service to consumers who have better access to books. Not having access to as many novels as I wanted (before e-books) is a problem with which I definitely relate!

When I was younger, I would literally search every nook, cranny and sofa cushion for change until I had enough to scrape together to buy a Harlequin novel at the local drug store. Waiting for my allowance was torture and the librarian only let me take out so many books at a time. No matter what, I always had empty, listless, bookless times growing up. Agony.

Now, as an adult, I have other restrictions on book buying, like space. I can’t bring myself to throw out a book so when I buy print copies they pile and pile and pile until they topple. Yikes. I’m so grateful for my Kindle because I can store so many books (my fantasy come true) and read multiple ones at a time (another fantasy come true!). As an author, knowing e-books are available to readers makes me very happy. I know that more people can read more books and that can only be a good thing… much more important than more money which would only mean more books… and you see?... the cycle starts over. lol.

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Raising the Stakes. These are the prizes you can win:
- a 100$ Amazon gift card (INT)
- a set of signed paperbacks of Wish Me Tomorrow, His Hometown Girl, Someone Like You and A League of Her Own (US only)
Raising the Stakes Grand Prize

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