Unwind with “Undeceived” #BeachReads #Giveaway

Posted July 9, 2016 by Sophia Rose in Giveaways, Stranded with a Book / 8 Comments

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Welcome Karen M Cox as they discuss
Unwind with “Undeceived” and their book Undeceived.
Take it away Karen M!


Newly-minted CIA officer Elizabeth Bennet has an opinion on most every topic, including an agency-imposed “vacation” in the middle of nowhere alongside her hot but haughty colleague, William Darcy—a man referred to as the “London Fog” behind his back.

Like most of us, Elizabeth would much rather be at the beach…


“A vacation is a couple of weeks on a tropical island, lounging on the beach with a romance novel in one hand, a piña colada in the other, and a sweet but not too bright bronzed Adonis at my feet. Not a cold, miserable existence in the middle of nowhere with the London Fog, who never looks at a woman except to find a fault.”
–Undeceived, page 131

And who knows? With a little sun and enough rum, Darcy might be “bronzed Adonis” material…as long as he doesn’t speak!


From the Caribe Hilton in Puerto Rico, where the piña colada originated in 1954:

Original Recipe of the Piña Colada

2 ounces white rum
1 ounce coconut cream
1 ounce heavy cream
6 ounces fresh pineapple juice
½ cup of crushed ice


Add the rum, cream of coconut, cream and pineapple juice in a blender. Add the ice and blend until smooth for about 15 seconds. Serve in a 12-ounce glass. Garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge and a maraschino cherry.


(Sources: http://www.caribehilton.com/pinacolada/ Images: https://pixabay.com/)


…if I endeavor to undeceive people as to the rest of his conduct,
who will believe me?
-Pride and Prejudice, Chapter 40

During the last gasp of the Cold War, Elizabeth Bennet, a young, forthright counterintelligence officer, embarks on an exciting assignment that would make her late father, a fallen CIA operative, proud. She transfers to Europe to investigate the legendary and elusive William Darcy, an officer in line for the coveted Soviet station chief position who’s suspected of being a double agent.

William Darcy appears to lead a charmed existence, but now he finds himself fighting for his career and against his growing feelings for the young woman he doesn’t know is watching his every move.

Elizabeth wants to throw the book at him, but the facts don’t match her preconceptions. Is Darcy being set up? Are there darker forces at work? Or is William Darcy a skilled double agent after all? Nothing is as it seems, however, and the closer Elizabeth gets to the truth about Darcy, the more she spirals into danger.

Undeceived, the new novel by award-winning author, Karen M. Cox, is part romance, part spy game suspense—a compelling variation on Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen’s classic tale

Buy the book at Amazon.

About Karen M Cox

Karen M Cox writes novels accented with history and romance. Her award-winning debut novel, "1932," is a variation on Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" set in the southern US during the Great Depression. Her second novel, "Find Wonder in All Things," won the 2012 IPPY Gold medal in Romance and was a Finalist in the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her latest release, "At the Edge of the Sea," is a coming-of-age story set in 1959 and tells the tale of a minister's son and his unlikely paramour - a small town girl with a bad reputation. It won the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in both Romance and Chick Lit categories. Her fourth novel, “Undeceived: Pride and Prejudice in the Spy Game” will be released in early 2016.

Karen was born in Everett, Washington, and at age 11, after a somewhat nomadic childhood that included stints in New York, North Dakota, and Tennessee, moved to her family's home state of Kentucky. She lives in a quiet little town with her husband, son, and daughter.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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Mary Kirkland

I miss the beach. I don’t drink but those drinks with the umbrellas always looked so interesting.

Sophia Rose

The fruity ones really entice me with their looks though I don’t drink them, either. 🙂

Mary Doyle
Mary Doyle

Read this book some time ago and really enjoyed it. The twist at the end was indeed very unexpected and quite a surprise.
Must say the beautiful pics above make me want to throw a swimsuit into a suitcase and book a flight to somewhere exotic in the world!

Sophia Rose

Doesn’t it look like a fantastic destination, Mary?

I loved the big surprise, too. After everything else and then to have that one last twist.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

I’m not much for coconut but I do think I could be tempted with one of those on a hot day. lol Sounds good!

Sophia Rose

I’m not a big coconut fan, either, but a chilled pina colada always looks so good. 🙂


yum, pina colada!

book is on the TBR…


Sophia Rose

Hey, Denise! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂