Karen Rose Smith
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!
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Falling For Her Boss
Noah Gordon doesn't want to make trouble. But he came to close the Roller Fun rink and sell it to the highest bidder. Francie, a former figure skater, has faced adversity and won. Her goal is to save the roller rink which is a community center. In spite of herself, Francie is drawn to her attractive boss. Noah finds Francie irresistible. Can Noah learn to believe in love...Because Of Francie?
Search For Love series, Book 7
Her sister's abduction tore the Thaddeus family apart. Could finding Lynnie 27 years later knit it back together?
Toys and Baby Wishes
In Toys And Baby Wishes, originally published with Kensington Precious Gems, Joshua is attracted to Alexandra, his aunt's new "friend" and doesn't want to be. But pretty Lexa teases his libido until he realizes he could lose his heart to her. He=s playing for keeps but is she? Lexa has a secret that could destroy their chance at happiness. Can she trust Josh enough to find everlasting love?
EVERYDAY ROMANCE, Volume 3 in the Everyday Love Short Story Series, a collection of romantic short stories by romance novelist Karen Rose Smith
When Mom Meets Dad
Finding Mr. Right series, Book 3.
Heather has a dad. Kristy has a mom. They decide it would be a terrific idea if their mom and dad fall in love! When Amanda and Alex who have been aware of each other meet, sparks fly. Can happily-ever-after be far behind?
CASSIDY'S COWBOY, Never-before-published novella, Book 6, SEARCH FOR LOVE series. Cassidy Sullivan never knew who her dad was and she'd lost her mom. Her twin sister Lucy found her with the help of a woman with an intuitive gift. Should they try to find their father? What might happen if they do? But Cassie doesn't count on her foreman's nephew stealing her heart or his daughter confiding in her.
(4.00 from 1 review)
Tessa Kahill, renowned journalist who travels the world, is falling in love with her best friend's husband all over again. A rocky road, a man and woman who are searching for love and a little boy who holds his own secret. They could become a real family if they all become vulnerable and honest with each other. A heartfire has been burning for years. Will it lead to everlasting love?
Always Her Cowboy
Never before published, only in e-book.
ALWAYS HER COWBOY is a charming, contemporary, old fashioned ranch romance with a modern twist! Zack hires on at the Rising Star Ranch, intending to set his past behind him. But Lucy sees through his guarded attitude and speaks straight to his heart.
(Book 4, Search For Love series)
Warning: Consummated love scenes
Search For Love series, Book 3, Contemporary romance/mystery novella
When Emma's sister disappears, Linc Granger offers her an interview on TV and unorthodox help. Will their search lead to answers and everlasting love?
Search For Love series, Book 2
When Sara Standish appears on Jake Donovan's doorstep with his son, Jake doesn't know if he can ever forgive her for keeping Christopher from him for so long. But love can wear down the most anguished heart and Christmas miracles do happen.
Book 1, Search For Love Series
Nathan Bradley's ex-wife disappeared with his daughters. Psychic Gillian Moore has a gift that could find them. Will Gillian and Nathan's potent attraction be a roadblock that will prevent her gift from leading her to his children?
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
Finding Mr. Right Series, Book 2. Attorney Seth Hallaran fights for dads who want custody of their children. When he meets Darcy Kearn, a feminine auto mechanic who turns his thoughts to satin sheets and dark nights of passion, he must rethink his life and career. Can Darcy transform his cynicism into love that will last FOREVER AFTER?
Everyday Love short story series, Book 1.
Everyday Cinderellas is a collection of seven short stories about ordinary women who give love a chance.
Kit And Kisses
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Finding Mr. Right series, Book 1. Kit's specialty is public relations. Greyson needs her help to keep his hardware store thriving. But Kit was fooled by a con man. And Grey has responsibilities he's not eager to divulge. Chemistry pulls them together but will their pasts tear them apart?
Ribbons And Rainbows
Finding Mr. Right series, Book 7. Skye Delaney often teaches clients how to de-stress. But when a hunky single dad reluctantly submits to her soothing magic, sparks between them fly. Can they find love at the end of the rainbow?
Wish On The Moon
(5.00 from 1 review)
Finding Mr. Right series, Book 8. Mitch believes Laura had been a wild child who deserted her father in the pique of rebellion. When he brings her back to her home town to help her dad as he recovers from heart bypass surgery, he never expects to have past hurts healed...or fall in love.
Love in Bloom
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
First published with Meteor/Kismet, this novel tells the story of Clay Reynolds who survived a rock climbing accident only to lose his past. Dr. Paige Conrad is torn between her parents' vision for her life and her own dreams. When Paige asks for Clay's help with a troubled teenage patient, Clay must decide whether hiding his secret is more important than discovering love and a future with Paige.
Garden of Fantasy
(5.00 from 1 review)
Contemporary, sexy, emotional romance by award winning author Karen Rose Smith.
Beth is hiding the breath of scandal in her past. Nash is burying his grief over the daughter he lost. Rivals, can they forget the past to let passion, laughter and love lead them to their Garden of Fantasy.
Originally published by Meteor/Kismet Books.
A Man Worth Loving
(4.00 from 1 review)
"Emotional depth in Ms. Smith's writing will have you watching for more from this author." (Inside Romance)
Nate and Shara find unexpected love. A new mom, Shara longs for love and stability. As a photojournalist, Nate wandered the world searching for something he never found. Can they find happily-ever-after?
Originally published with Meteor/Kismet Books.
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Smashwords book reviews by Karen Rose Smith
- The Light Walker
on Aug. 07, 2011
Paranormal/suspense/romance, spicy with primal passion touched by the ethereal.
The hero and heroine have a multitude of layers that make them real. Jace, the heroine cop, has a background that colors the way she sees the world. Like all of us, when she finds her belief system rocked, she falls back on emotional walls she's constructed all of her life. Ms. Brashear's hero is strong yet vulnerable to the woman who can change his world.
SURRENDER is a fascinating, sensual, intriguing read that delves deeply into all aspects of human nature. Ms. Brashear's hotly passionate scenes build on the conflict. SURRENDER'S theme is the struggle between good vs. evil and how one can win over the other. I will definitely read more Jean Brashear books.