Friday, February 5, 2021


Rhonda Hopkins is my Woman In Horror today! Rhonda loves to combine the horror from real life and life experience to that which she manufactures within her busy mind. She is a master at writing paranormal and suspense. And . . . and she adds in some paranormal romance to her genre blend.

Rhonda is not only sharing with her fellow authors, but she also donates time to causes. Cancer research and the Wounded Warrior Project are two that come immediately to mind.


 Amazon bio:

About Rhonda Hopkins

Finding light within the darkness...

Rhonda Hopkins is an award-winning author who lives in a small town in Texas on five acres with cows, chickens, a dog, two cats, a few strays, and occasional wildlife. Living just outside Fort Worth, she feels she has the best of both worlds - a peaceful small town within minutes of a big city.

Before she began publishing her books, she was an investigator for twenty years for the state and county. She met all kinds of people and loved the interactions with folks from all walks of life. Sometimes things got a little (or occasionally a lot) scary. But there were humorous times, too. She uses her past experiences to craft characters that are diverse and full of life, along with situations that include the dark and the light side of humanity. Her characters reach for their destiny with courage and heart - and, a lot of roadblocks along the way.

Rhonda loves reading and writing a variety of genres. She's written apocalyptic fiction, paranormal, nonfiction, and has just put her first YA paranormal cozy mystery, A Witchy Surprise, up for pre-order. If you want to get the taste of the new series, Witches of Whispering Pines, you can get the prequel novella, A Witchy Mistake for FREE when you subscribe to her email list at

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Some of Rhonda's fantastic books. I'm starting off with two of Rhonda's new books in her Witches of Whispering Pines Paranormal Cozy Mysteries series. These are for teen and young adult readers.

Book description:

A high school nemesis. A misuse of powers. An Unexpected Consequence.

Sixteen-year-old Charley Cooper is furious when her cousin Danu uses her powers to get back at a high school nemesis without considering the consequences.

When someone attacks the other girl and she ends up in a coma, Danu becomes the prime suspect. As annoyed as she is at her cousin, Charley doesn't want her to go down for something she didn't do.

Even though Charley has never had magical abilities of her own, when she has what she believes is a vision about an attack on Danu, she's forced to investigate. Can she find the guilty party before her cousin pays - one way or another?



5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute story!

Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2020

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A long time fan of YA fantasy, I wasn't disappointed in A Witchy Mistake. The cast of characters is great but I especially like Charley and Jackson. And Grandma Ruby, and her penchant for mischief. Can't forget Babette the pig either. Full of mystery and a budding teen romance, it was easy to finish the book in one setting. It's definitely a good story, and makes me want to know what happens in the next book.

If you enjoy magic, quirky characters, and small-town mysteries with a touch of romance, you're sure to enjoy A Witchy Mistake!


I agree with the reader above. This is a most delightful book.


Book description:

A magical heritage. A threat in the forest. An explosion of powers.

Charley Cooper is tired of being the lone non-magical person in a family of witches. At the ripe-old age of sixteen, she believes the witchy gene has skipped her. But when something dark in the forest threatens her best friend and her little sister, Charley's powers appear out of nowhere.

Now Charley's best friend is angry about the secrecy. Her crush is dating someone else. And, her out of control powers threaten to expose her family's secret.

When a dangerous enemy tries to silence them forever, Charley knows she must fight back. But can she learn to control her magic before they're all taking a nap in the local graveyard?

If you enjoy small-town mysteries with witches and quirky characters, you're sure to enjoy A Witchy Surprise. Get it today!




5.0 out of 5 stars A Witchy Surprise

Reviewed in the United States on December 22, 2020

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I've grown quite fond of the characters in this series, and this is only the second book! They're funny and will touch your heart. The teen problems include the norm of crushes and anxiety, but you're in for so much more. Add a dash of murder mystery, and you'll be glad you're a witch, even if your powers are sketchy and unreliable. You're in for more surprises than Charley discovering her witchy powers. Lots of fun and excitement to keep you turning the pages.


I would have to say that Rhonda has a great series going for her!



Book description:

Some days, the only plan is survival.

When Sarah escapes from her brutal abductors, she promises to return to rescue her twin sister, but with the walking dead invading Fort Worth, TX, she is forced to rely on a competitive coworker who made her work life hell for years. With her coworker weakened by cancer treatments, her sister still imprisoned, and zombies looking for an easy meal, Sarah’s only plan, if she can pull it off, is Survival.

SURVIVAL is a 14,000 word (approx. 45 pages) short story and was originally published in the Let's Scare Cancer to Death anthology.

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From the Author:

In 2014, I was asked to participate in LET'S SCARE CANCER TO DEATH, a charity anthology, and SURVIVAL was born. While I love books and movies about zombies, I had never considered writing about them myself before this. I hope you enjoy reading Survival as much as I enjoyed writing it.

By the way, Let's Scare Cancer To Death, is still available and has some really great authors in the zombie realm: TW Brown, Mark Tufo, Armand Rosamilia, Eli Constant, Alyn Day, T. Fox Dunham and Claire C. Riley to name just a few. All proceeds go to the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

My grandmother, Lavada Moore, was my inspiration for all things horror. I would spend nearly every weekend with her as a child. At night, we'd cuddle up with a blanket and popcorn and watch the horror movie of the week. She was taken from this world way too soon by cancer and I miss her terribly. I was honored to be asked to participate in the anthology and to be able to give back to a charity that helps others with this horrible disease. I hope a cure is found soon.



Book description:

Some secrets can consume you...

Serena knows her late uncle wasn’t crazy. So when she inherits his sprawling Carolina mansion and leaves the big city to restore both his home and his name, she uncovers a mystery that could cost much more than her sanity. As the house slowly reveals its dark secrets, and the extent of her peril becomes evident, she’ll settle for escaping with her life—if it isn’t already too late.

"The Consuming by Rhonda Hopkins is the literary version of what films like Paranormal Activity tried to be. This has the bumps in the night flying off the page."  ~~  TW Brown, Author of the Dead, and the Zomblog series.

"The Consuming is a wonderful, chilling tale that leaves you listening too hard in the quiet of a dark night, and jumping at shadows in mirrors. Definitely looking forward to more from Ms. Hopkins." ~~ Stacey Joy Netzel, USA Today Bestselling author of Beneath Still Waters and Lost in Italy.

"The Consuming by Rhonda Hopkins is the perfect example of gothic horror…" ~~ Jennette Marie Powell, Author of Hangar 18: Legacy and the Saturn Society series.

"…Rhonda Hopkins' The Consuming had me turning on all the lights in the house and checking behind doors." ~~ Stacy Green, Author of Into the Dark and Tin God (A Delta Crossroads Mystery).

"…This tale will give you shivers up your spine, make you take second glances in mirrors…Superb!" ~~ Penelope Anne Bartotto, The Library at the End of the Universe.

The Consuming was originally published in the TALES FROM THE MIST Anthology.

From the Author:

I originally wrote THE CONSUMING as a writing prompt. It was one of my first short stories and I eventually decided to enter it in a couple of writing competitions for feedback and it won some awards. :-) I was and am honored! It was included in a multi-author anthology which is no longer for sale. The Consuming received some great reviews, so I decided to publish it as a stand-alone. It's still one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy it as well. Thank you for reading!



Rhonda is banging away on the keyboards to give you more great books. Watch out for her. She is a master at the craft.

Rhonda Hopkins is a Woman In Horror!

Blaze McRob


  1. Thank you so much! I appreciate you including me in your women of horror posts. And for including my new series.

    1. It is my pleasure to do so, Rhonda! I put your two new stories at the top to show your latest works and trends first and to show the world the fantastic covers these books have. I love the colors!