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Kay Hooper

Author of Stealing Shadows

118+ Works 22,471 Members 421 Reviews 53 Favorited

About the Author

Kay Hooper was born in California on October 30, 1957, and was raised in North Carolina. Her first book, Lady Thief, was published when she was 22-years-old, and she has since written more than 60 novels and four novellas. Hooper mainly writes novels that are in the romance and suspense genres. Her show more most popular series include The Men of Mysteries Past Series, The Once Upon a Time Series, and The Hagen Series. Her titles are frequently listed on the New York Times bestseller list. In 2015, her title "A Deadly Web" made the list. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Kay Hooper

Stealing Shadows (2000) 1,032 copies
Hunting Fear (2004) 1,020 copies
Chill of Fear (2005) 1,004 copies
Blood Dreams (2007) 978 copies
Sleeping with Fear (2006) 940 copies
Touching Evil (2001) 939 copies
Whisper of Evil (2002) 902 copies
Sense of Evil (2003) 897 copies
Out of the Shadows (2000) 850 copies
Hiding in the Shadows (2000) 819 copies
Blood Sins (2008) 740 copies
Blood Ties (2010) 668 copies
Once a Thief (2002) 582 copies
Always a Thief (2003) 548 copies
Haunting Rachel (1998) 493 copies
Haven (2012) 449 copies
The Wizard Of Seattle (1993) 385 copies
Finding Laura (1997) 379 copies
The First Prophet (2012) 347 copies
Hostage (2013) 307 copies
After Caroline (1996) 304 copies
The Haunting of Josie (1994) 294 copies
If There Be Dragons (1984) 287 copies
Amanda (1995) 281 copies
Haunted (2014) 254 copies
C.J.'s Fate (1984) 220 copies
Fear the Dark (2015) 206 copies
Illegal Possesion (1985) 201 copies
Wait for Dark (2017) 196 copies
Enemy Mine (1989) 180 copies
The Haviland Touch (1991) 166 copies
Golden Threads (1989) 162 copies
A Deadly Web (2015) 159 copies
Lady Thief (1981) 152 copies
I'd Kill for That: A Serial Novel by 13 authors (2004) — Contributor — 144 copies
Raven on the Wing (1987) 141 copies
Hold Back the Dark (2018) 141 copies
Rebel Waltz (1986) 137 copies
Larger Than Life (1986) 133 copies
Rafferty's Wife (1987) 128 copies
Unmasking Kelsey (1988) 120 copies
Fall of Lucas Kendrick (1987) 117 copies
On Wings of Magic (1983) 115 copies
Hidden Salem (2020) 114 copies
Time After Time (1986) 110 copies
Hunting the Wolfe (1993) 98 copies
All for Quinn (1993) 95 copies
The Matchmaker (1991) 95 copies
Final Shadows (2018) 93 copies
Outlaw Derek (1988) 88 copies
The Touch of Max (1993) 86 copies
Yours 2 Keep (Anthology 5-in-1) (1999) — Contributor — 85 copies
The Trouble with Jared (1993) 83 copies
The Glass Shoe (1989) 79 copies
Captain's Paradise (1988) 79 copies
It Takes a Thief (1989) 78 copies
Summer of Unicorn (1988) 75 copies
The Lady and the Lion (1990) 74 copies
Through the Looking Glass (1990) 74 copies
Golden Flames (1988) 72 copies
Curse of Salem (2021) 71 copies
What Dreams May Come (1990) 70 copies
Something Different (1984) 62 copies
Adelaide, the Enchantress (1987) 60 copies
House of Cards (1991) 54 copies
Eye of the Beholder (1985) 52 copies
Crime of Passion (1991) 52 copies
Star-Crossed Lovers (1990) 51 copies
The Real Thing (Enemy Mine / The Haviland Touch) (2004) — Author — 50 copies
On Her Doorstep (1723) 46 copies
Return Engagement (1982) 45 copies
Elusive Dawn (1983) 39 copies
Mask of Passion (1982) 38 copies
Belonging to Taylor (1986) 28 copies
Breathless Surrender (1982) 27 copies
Kissed by Magic (1983) 22 copies
Taken by Storm (1983) 21 copies
Hearts of Gold (1994) 17 copies
Moonlight Rhapsody (1984) 16 copies
Pecado Eterno (2011) 6 copies
Web of Evil 2 copies
Takaa-ajettu 1 copy
Blood Secret 1 copy
Was keiner wissen darf (2007) 1 copy
No title 1 copy
Un muro di ghiaccio — Author — 1 copy
Poslední sbohem (2000) 1 copy
Jaque al miedo (2008) 1 copy

Associated Works

Copper Fire (1988) — Contributor — 48 copies

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Hooper, Kay
Other names
Robbins, Kay (pseudonym)
Birthdate
1957
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
North Carolina, USA
Education
Isothermal Community College
Occupations
writer
Organizations
Novelists Inc.

Members

Reviews

This was better than it had any right to be. Could have been even better if the romantic background story between the two main characters, Miranda and Bishop, had not distracted from what really mattered, namely the serial killer mystery and the application of psychic powers to solve it.
 
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nitrolpost | 13 other reviews | Mar 19, 2024 |
Unfortunately Kay Hooper jumped the shark
In this one. I have loved the SCU books and thought the Haven books were fairly good but these Bishop Files books were odd to begin with and in this last one?
SPOILER: Aliens? Really? And a talking cat for frosting. Starting a search for a new book series now.
 
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corliss12000 | 1 other review | Mar 16, 2024 |
"You're a lot like this land, Maggie," he said softly. "You give no quarter."

We begin our story with Maggie as she is hired on Rafe's family horse farm after impressing him with her horse training skills. Horses and their upkeep and breeding take up a lot of time in this book. Although I am not an expert, I had relatives that raised horses for competition (barrel and dresage), I am familiar with some horse culture. For the short length, the book was able to remain true to life of horses and the people who love and raise them. Anyway, I enjoyed this book just fine. I may even watch out for the rest of the series (featuring different authors). This is my second Kay Hooper and I think her writing works well for me.

As I mentioned in an update, my spouse found this in a Little Free Library for me. I often read and return the books I find, but I plan to keep this book for the lovely cover (illustrated by Joe DeVito).

content note: there's some offensive Native American representation and stereotypes.
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s_carr | 6 other reviews | Feb 25, 2024 |
This . . . was something! Kind of a Mad Max: Fury Road vibe, but with wizards and time travel? There are some interesting ideas here but maybe too many for one book? and like poor execution? The writing wasn't bad - actually, it was quite good (minus all the times the bad guy referred to his conquests as bitches, as in property). There are two slow-burn romances in the book and I wish we had more time developing both of those instead of all the magical realm history. Ahh well.
 
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118
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Members
22,471
Popularity
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Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
421
ISBNs
737
Languages
12
Favorited
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