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Award-winning author Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. She and her parents lived with her grandfather and aunt until she was five when her parents built a house next door. Since her father came from a family of ten and her mother, a family of seven, there were always aunts, uncles and cousins visiting on weekends. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.
As a teenager, music became as important to Karen as reading. The Beatles were her favorite group. But she and her cousin took their first sojourn into writing by collaborating on a script for the MONKEES television program. They sent that script to every concert venue where the group appeared that summer!
In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business. She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing romance fiction. Now she writes full time.
Her first romance was published in 1992; her 80th romance will be published in 2013. A winner of New Jersey's Golden Leaf Award in Short Contemporary Romance, Colorado Romance Writers Award Of Excellence for short contemporary, as well as the Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter's Golden Quill for Traditional Romance, she has also been honored with Cataromance.com's award for Best Special Edition. Her romances have made both the USA TODAY list, and the Amazon Romance and Contemporary Romance Bestseller lists.
Karen's SEARCH FOR LOVE ebook series will soon be available in audiobooks as well as ebooks. She has added book 7, HER SISTER, a contemporary women's fiction novel to the series. As well as indie publishing, she writes Harlequin Special Editions and will see the debut of a mystery series for Kensington in December 2013. Readers can follow her on Facebook (Search--Karen Rose Smith)or on Twitter @karenrosesmith. They can also contact her through her websites at www.karenrosesmith.com and www.karenrosesmithmysteries.com. She welcomes interaction with her readers and would love to chat about plotlines, titles, emotions, heroes, heroines, music, books, gardening, cooking, or anything else readers deem noteworthy!
on Sep. 13, 2011 :
ALWAYS DEVOTED – Karen Rose Smith
Search For Love Series, Book 3
Smashwords – www.smashwords.com
Romantic Suspense E-Book Novella
Emma Henderson is a giver. She took care of her mother until she died, then continued to care for her younger sister, Paige, even after she married and had daughter Becky. And she owns and runs a gift basket shop. A year ago, an accident took her husband, and three months ago, Paige, now twenty, disappeared on the way to San Francisco. Her car was found abandoned on the side of the highway. The police have been unable to find Paige, so Emma takes part in a TV interview promoted by media producer Linc Granger. Even while nearly overwhelmed by life, Emma can’t help feeling attracted to Linc.
Linc Granger is handsome, highly successful, and distrustful of women, but he’s strangely moved by Emma Henderson and charmed by four-year-old Becky. He arranges a meeting between Emma and his friends, Gillian Bradley and Jake Donovan. Together, these two friends trace missing persons; Gillian has a “gift” that lets her make connections, and Jake is a former cop who deals with the mundane aspects of a search.
Popular Harlequin/Silhouette romance author Karen Rose smith adds a bit of a mystery to contemporary romance in ALWAYS DEVOTED, but she continues to delve into the hearts of her characters and includes her trademark heartwarming passages between an alpha man and a child.
ALWAYS DEVOTED is a brand new story that carries on the Search For Love series following earlier works now turned into E-books under the titles NATHAN’S VOW and JAKE’S BRIDE (excerpts are added after the novella). All three are available on line. For more info, you can check out Ms. Smith’s website at www.karenrosesmith.com .
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