Inheritance Books – Karen Rock

This week’s Inheritance Books are from the romance and YA author Karen Rock, who is on tour with her latest book His Hometown Girl.

Hi Karen, welcome to Inheritance Books. Tell me a bit about yourself.
Karen Rock Head ShotHello and thank you so much for hosting me on your wonderful blog. I’m a former English teacher turned Young Adult and Adult Contemporary Romance author. While I’m a huge fan of fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, horror, literary, supernatural, historical, and suspense thriller books, and not one for massive PDA and over-the-top romantic gestures, I’ve found that, as a writer, my talent is in telling love stories that move people. Go figure :-). Maybe the sentiment I have a hard time expressing has found an outlet through my characters. I have a wonderful husband, Greg, and a lovely daughter, Danielle, as well as a cat whom we mistakenly named Angel before we got to know his devilish soul and two, sweet, elderly Cavalier King Cocker spaniels- Lizzie and Little Bit- who now believe playing fetch means I retrieve the ball after I’ve thrown it while they bark madly *sigh*.

Lol. Sounds like those dogs have you well trained!

Which book have you inherited from the generation above? Why is it special?
lord of the ringsAs you can see, I am a huge book fan. Period. I will literally read/become engrossed/obsessed even with anything that is well-written. If I go to books from older generations, I would have to name J.R.R. Tolkien’s LORD OF THE RINGS series as having the greatest influence on me as a person and writer. As a kid, I spent more time in the worlds I made up in my head than the one I actually lived in. When I discovered Middle Earth, I felt as though I’d woken from a dream. This magical place was an escape and a confirmation that even grown people dream. That growing up would not mean an end to my imagination as I feared it would. This series encouraged me to tell stories that would transport people into experiences and places they’ve never been and won’t want to leave. A fan wrote me that she wanted to live in my book, HIS HOMETOWN GIRL. When I read that, I smiled, thinking of Tolkien’s worlds, and feeling that I’d done what I’d always wanted to do as a writer.
Which book would you like to leave to future generations? Why?

the color purple I would like to leave Alice Walker’s THE COLOR PURPLE. It’s stunning, powerful prose about prejudice, feminism, and finding the beauty and power in yourself is a message I wish all young women (and men) would have the chance to receive.


Thank you very much for sharing your favourite books with us, Karen. Enjoy the rest of your tour!


his hometown girlKaren’s new book His Hometown Girl is available now. For news about Karen’s upcoming books, contests and appearances, please stop by her website at, ‘like’ her  Facebook page at  or follow her on Twitter (@karenrock5)

Karen Rock – His Hometown Girl tour

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Today is my stop during the blog tour for His Hometown Girl by Karen Rock. This book blitz is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The book blitz runs from March 31 till April 13, you can view the whole tour schedule here.

His Hometown Girl

by Karen Rock

his hometown girlBlurb:
He’d always managed to best her:

Jodi Chapman will do whatever it takes to get top care for her autistic son. If that means going home and convincing local farmers to sell their land, so be it. Even if her biggest opponent, childhood rival Daniel Gleason, is equally determined to convince farmers to buy into his co-op plan. And he’s not playing fair.

Facing off against Daniel is the last thing Jodi wants. The attraction that’s always fueled their competitiveness is as strong as ever and just as distracting. But with both their futures on the line, and years of distrust between them, how can they ever be on the same side?

You can add His Hometown Girl to your to-read list on Goodreads.

You can buy His Hometown Girl here:
Amazon U.K. (Print and Kindle) 
eHarlequin (Print Book)

3D"karen"About the Author:
Karen RockKaren Rock has adored romance since receiving Harlequin Presents books from her grandmother each summer. She formed her Young Adult writing partnership, J.K. Rock- pseudonym for the CAMP BOYFRIEND series, with her sister-in-law and Blaze author, Joanne Rock in 2011. When Karen heard of a call for submissions to Heartwarming, Harlequin’s latest line, she was inspired by the possibilities of writing unforgettable, deeply romantic, tender love stories that mothers would feel comfortable sharing with their daughters. Since then, her first Harlequin, WISH ME TOMORROW came out in September, 2013 and her next novel HIS HOMETOWN GIRL comes out in March, 2014 with three more releases expected this year.
When she’s not writing, Karen loves scouring estate sales for vintage books, cooking her grandmother’s family recipes, hiking the ‘high peaks’, and redesigning her gardens. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, daughter, and two Cavalier King cocker spaniels who have yet to understand the concept of ‘fetch’though they know a lot about love. For more information about Karen’s upcoming books, check out her website at (, Facebook page (at or follow her on twitter (at . She’d love to hear from you!

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There is a tour wide giveaway for the book blitz of His Hometown Girl. These are the prizes you can win:

– Grand Prize: $50 gift card and a signed copy of Karen Rock her earlier Heartwarming Wish Me Tomorrow and her YA contemporary romance, Camp Boyfriend.
– Two runner-ups both win a 15$ amazon gift card


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