Select Search For Love #Ebooks #99cents by Karen Rose Smith




My SEARCH FOR LOVE series is a combination of romance, women's fiction, a bit of mystery with a touch of the paranormal. The novels are connected by continuing characters--particularly Gillian Moore Bradley who has a gift for finding missing persons--friends, sweethearts, family members. The three SEARCH FOR LOVE selections below are 99 cents for a limited time so my readers can catch up with the story lines before the release of book 9, FOREVER IN HER EYES, which is available for pre-order now.  It's release date is September 12, 2016.  I hope you enjoy them all!


Search For Love series, Book 8 
Women's Fiction/Romance
99 cents!!!

Beth Crandall has known trauma. Kidnapped from her birth family when she was three, abandoned at a mall by her kidnapper a few months later, traumatic amnesia has prevented memories from plaguing her as she was adopted and ushered into a "normal" life. But a twist of fate reunited her with her birth family recently and now she's attempting to move forward in a way she couldn't before. As a teenager, Beth's face was scarred in an attack at a group home where her best friend lived.

Now Beth is seeing a plastic surgeon, Dr. Sam Benedict, so he can remove the scar. Sam volunteers his time to the foundation Kids Cause which sends doctors all over the world to help children. Sam, who came from an abusive home, feels children need to be listened to and fixed. He and Beth connect on a deep level from the first moment they meet. Beth has believed a romantic relationship is impossible for her given her background. But during integration into her birth family and throughout a search for her teenage best friend, Sam remains by her side. He helps to heal more than the scar on her face. Neither of them realize that Beth's search for her friend with the help of psychic Gillian Bradley (continuing character from other SEARCH FOR LOVE books) will land them in a fight for their lives.





Search For Love series, Book 1
Sweet Contemporary Paranormal romance
99 cents

When Nathan Bradley's ex-wife disappears with his daughters, he does everything in his power to find them. His private investigator hits a wall and suggests Nathan convince psychic Gillian Moore to help him.

At first, Gillian is reluctant. She'd come to L.A. from Indiana to get lost in the crowd...to escape her gift that sometimes seemed more like a burden. As a manicurist, she is learning to relax again and enjoy life.

But when Nathan makes his plea and shows her a picture of his girls, she knows she must help him.

However, the spark and sizzle between them becomes a fascinating impediment to her progress. Gillian, who was once burnt by a divorced dad, tries to keep her perspective.


But Nathan is a force to be reckoned with. Will her gift lead her to love or heartache once again?






Search For Love series, Book 7
Women's Fiction
99 cents

When Clare Thaddeus' sister was abducted, she was five and her family fell apart.  Now, twenty-seven years later, there's a chance Lynnie could still be alive! Divorced parents, a rebellious daughter, and a devoted sister find their lives in turmoil once again.  

This time, will crisis tear them apart or will forgotten love knit them together once more?





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A cornea transplant and memories from her donor haunt Melanie Carlotti.  A search for answers could bring her true love and a family...or heartache.  


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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 95th novel will be released in 2016.
Karen and Paddy

Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens.  And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.

Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below. 



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#Felines Beat The Heat--#Cats This Week by Karen Rose Smith





Usually our feline friends search out a sunny spot to take their morning...or afternoon...or evening nap. They enjoy the warm sunlight on their condo shelves or on the floor shining through the door. But during the recent hot spell, they sought out cool spots, both inside and out. Extremely hot temperatures can be as dangerous to our pets as extreme cold.

While Bonnie and Clyde, our outside visitors, can usually be seen napping on the patio, in a comfortable spot on the lawn or in the garden, the afternoon heat and oppressive humidity this week had them looking for shadier cool spots. While we provide them shelters in shaded areas, they seem to find their own preferred havens to stay cool. One afternoon I found both Bonnie and Clyde behind pots under my herb bin napping against the cool cement wall of our sunroom. Even when called, Clyde hesitated to relinquish his cool spot to join Bonnie for their evening meal. Although we leave our basement door ajar during the hot afternoons, Bonnie and Clyde still prefer spots of their choosing outside.     


After eating, especially in the evening, they often find a shady spot under the nearby silver maple or on the lawn surrounding it. Bonnie will stay near the protection of the tree trunk, but Clyde does not hesitate to settle on the lawn and do a full body stretch on his back to cool his tummy.


The pair also follow the shade provided by the house against the late afternoon sun--Clyde on a hay bale in front of the cat shelter and Bonnie under a large planter near the back door.

In the 90 degree temperatures we've been having, I change the water in the outside water bowls two or three times a day.  Another option is to take a small water bottle (I buy minis to carry in my purse) take a bit of water out and then freeze it.  You can set the frozen water bottle in the water bowl to keep it cooler. I've been told ice can be harmful to cats and dogs, so this could be a better way to go. 

Even the inside cats seem to mind the heat, even though they have the comforts of an air-conditioned home. During the hot summer months, it is not unusual to see Zoie, Paddy or Halo resting on their backs to cool their tummies.

 

Fur baby care takes round the year vigilance.  Hoping you and your pets can stay cool!


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A cornea transplant and memories from her donor haunt Melanie Carlotti.  A search for answers could bring her true love and a family...or heartache.  


Amazon--FOREVER IN HER EYES ebook


Join in my launch party for FOREVER IN HER EYES on September 12, 2016 at my Facebook Author page!!!





USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 95th novel will be released in 2016.
Karen and Paddy

Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens.  And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.

Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below. 


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The #Feline Profile--#Cats This Week by Karen Rose Smith



A profile in its basic form is simply a face or body seen in a side view. This week I captured our inside and outside felines in some interesting profiles. 

Because of their beautifully-proportioned body shapes, cats are easily-identifiable in profile. Feline profile art is used in the vast amount of art and mementos for cat lovers. 

A feline profile pose seems to present itself when the cat is in deep thought or is watching something that temporarily hypnotizes him or her. While the camera angle is important, the moment is actually easy to capture because there is little action involved. The trick is to not disturb the cat's concentration while trying to set up the shot. 

Here are some of this week's Smith feline profiles.   


London deep in thought

Something in the yard captures Paddy's attention 


Zoie hears our voices when we are on the driveway

Halo takes in a little afternoon sunshine

Clyde is deep in thought as he awaits Bonnie's
arrival for their morning feeding

Bonnie contemplates her next move, always
keeping the yard under her surveillance

With the proper light, a profile becomes a silhouette

And, of course, Halo provides a beautiful sleeping profile!
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Staged To Death
Deadly Decor
Gilt By Association
Drape Expectations
Silence of the Lamps
Shades of Wrath--December 2016



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Karen and Paddy

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 95th novel will be released in 2016.

Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens.  And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.

Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below. 



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My Grandmother's Blueberry Pancake #Recipe by Karen Rose Smith



This is a recipe my grandmother made for me whenever I'd spend overnights with my grandparents. I looked forward to morning and cooking in the kitchen with her. When blueberries were in season, they were doubly good.  So here is my grandma's home made blueberry pancake recipe.

My Grandmother's Blueberry Pancakes

Beat 4 eggs well with a whisk (very important)
Add--
1 cup of milk
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla 
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of blueberries 

After whisking eggs, mix in the milk, sugar, vanilla, and baking powder.  Stir in the flour 1/2 cup at a time until the mixture is the consistency of cake batter.  Drop with a ladle onto a medium hot griddle or skillet. (My grandma used a cast iron pan.) Wait until bubbles form on top surface before flipping.  You can also sprinkle them with cinnamon right off the griddle and serve with apple butter or butter and syrup. 

Enjoy!
Karen





A cornea transplant and memories from her donor haunt Melanie Carlotti.  A search for answers could bring her true love and a family...or heartache.  



Amazon--FOREVER IN HER EYES ebook



Join in my launch party for FOREVER IN HER EYES on September 12, 2016 at my Facebook Author page!!!





USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 95th novel will be released in 2016.
Karen and Paddy

Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens.  And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.

Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below. 



    

    






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Framed #Felines--#Cats This Week by Karen Rose Smith



We usually assume a frame is the logical way to display our favorite photos and I have purchased frames in different colors and materials because I love to be surrounded by photos of my family and friends.  I prefer not to have to page through a photo album or flip though my photos on my electronic devices. So framed photos are a part of most of the wall groupings in my home. I have also created many digital frames to use in the promotion of my books, especially my mysteries because they feature pets that are based on my real feline family.

But this week I captured this photo of Bonnie and Clyde, our outside stray visitors, lounging in the garden after their evening meal. I thought the flowers provided such a beautiful frame that the picture needed nothing else to complete it. I started searching through my recent files to see how often that happened and I found some beautiful...and some unusual framed felines! Sometimes it was my limited camera skills that provided the natural frame, other times it was the feline's position that gave the impression of being framed.   

Because she chooses many different places to settle throughout the day, Paddy is easy to capture in a frameable moment. The bathroom towel rack is one of her favorite spots, especially in the winter since it is positioned above the heating vent. She also likes to crawl under the cat steps in my office because they are in front of the doors and from that vantage point she can observe the goings-on both inside and outside. 




The cat condos also provide photogenic moments. The carpeted surfaces and sisal posts create textured geometric patterns that often mimic a picture frame. And since the cats enjoy the sunlight, the higher resting places and the shelter of the structures, photo sessions are abundant in these areas.   




Whether indoors or outdoors, small areas seem to attract our cats. Perhaps they feel safe there or are just curious about space, but they are beautifully framed and the frames seem to magnify the energy buzzing inside their little heads. And occasionally Paddy manages to find a very unusual item to provide that framed effect. Who ever thought she would be framed by her litter box!!   



Perhaps the sign of a skillful photographer is the ability to naturally frame his/her subjects. But I personally believe it is the beauty of my furry family that provides my most memorable photographs. Their surroundings only provide the accents which help me bring memories to life.  



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Staged To Death
Deadly Decor
Gilt By Association
Drape Expectations
Silence of the Lamps
Shades of Wrath--December 2016



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Karen and Paddy
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who delved into books at an early age. She learned about kindred spirits from Anne of Green Gables, solved mysteries with Nancy Drew and wished she could have been the rider on The Black Stallion. Yet even though she escaped often into story worlds, she had many aunts, uncles and cousins around her on weekends. Her sense of family and relationships began there. Maybe that's why families are a strong theme in her novels, whether mysteries or romances. Her 95th novel will be released in 2016.

Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers and vegetable gardens that help her relax. In the winter, she cooks rather than gardens.  And year round she spends most of her time with her husband, as well as her four rescued cats who are her constant companions. They chase rainbows from sun catchers, reminding her life isn't all about work, awards and bestseller lists. Everyone needs that rainbow to chase.

Karen looks forward to interacting with readers. They can find her at the links below. 




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