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Karen Ann Hopkins

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There are descendants of angels walking among us. Ember is one of them.


Action,Adventure,Apocalyptic,Epic,Fantasy,Horror,Suspense/Thriller,Romance,Young Adult,Religious

Short Summary

Embers is an epic paranormal adventure/romance about an eighteen year old girl who discovers that shes immune to fire. She travels to TN, where she is instructed about her heritage and the powers that go with it.

Ember befriends two teenagers who live inside of a frightening walled compound on the mountain. The relationships are cut short when Ember discovers they are on the opposite side of a war that's been raging between other worldly beings for thousands of years.


Mountains of Tennessee, Smoky Mountains, Southern Ohio

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Internal Journey/Rebirth,Quest,Voyage and Return

Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions,Other,Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Ember

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Engaging,Empathetic,Faithful,Outspoken,Selfless,Blunt,Seductive,Leader,Heroic,Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Sawyer

Age: 140

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Masculine,Villainous,Sexy,Outspoken,Skillful,Visionary,Sarcastic,Heartthrob,Faithful,Engaging,Decisive,Criminal,Complex,Blunt,Secretive,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Confident

Additional Character Details

Name: Ila

Age: 400

Gender: Female

Role: mentor

Key Traits: Complex,Confident,Engaging,Faithful,Flexible,Blunt,Selfless,Outspoken,Skillful,Visionary,Sophisticated,Strong Moral Code,Manipulative,Unapologetic,Honorable,Heroic,Educated,Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Ivan

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Empathetic,Engaging,Faithful,Gracious,Funny,Selfless,Obedient,Modest,Underdog,Clumsy

Development Pitch

Embers is a combination of epic urban fantasy, horror, dystopian and paranormal romance, set in our world, but with otherworldly characters such as angels, demons, shape shifters and magical beings. The world is familiar, yet complex and will appeal greatly to lovers of shows like The Witcher, Stranger Things, Lord of the Rings, and Chronicles of Narnia. I created the story around biblical angel stories, so there are references that lead to a depth that a lot of paranormal shows do not have. There's also a sexy romance at the center of the drama, between Ember, who is a descendant of the arch angel, Uriel, and a 140 year old man, who's trapped in a teenager's body. His name is Sawyer, and he's descended from one of the fallen angels, and is labeled a demon. He must survive by sucking the souls out of living people. Their romance is sexy and dangerous and progresses through four books, where Ember must take action, sealing her fate in the ancient battle of good versus evil and the grayness in between. What gives this series so much intrigue is that it isn't black or white, and neither are the characters. Angels aren't necessarily good, and demons aren't always bad. The story keeps you second guessing your own ideas of what's right or wrong. And the story is epic, with appearances by arch angels, dragons, Lucifer, the four horsemen of the apocalypse, and even God. These characters are cleverly woven into a complex story that focuses on several young people and their choices.

About The Author

You can visit Karen Ann Hopkins at her website: www.karenannhopkinsfiction.com. 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's Books: TEMPTATION,BELONGING, FOREVER, DECEPTION: YA Temptation Series, originally published by Harlequin Teen. Currently in development with Wishing Floor Films LAMB TO THE SLAUGHTER, WHISPERS FROM THE DEAD, SECRETS IN THE GRAVE, HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT, PAPER ROSES, EVIL IN MY TOWN, FORBIDDEN WAYS: Adult Amish-themed Mysteries, Serenity's Plain Secrets Series EMBERS, GAIA, TEMPEST, ETERNITY: YA Paranormal/Thriller, Wings of War Series .

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific


Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Karen Ann Hopkins

Year Published: 2014

Hard Copy Available