Book Giveaway--Tonya Kappes, Laura Levine, Susan Meier, Terry Odell, Karen Rose Smith and more



From June 1-11, to celebrate the release of my new mystery DEADLY DECOR, I'm hosting a ten-author book and $100 Amazon Gift Card giveaway.

To enter, go to my KarenRoseSmithBooks Facebook page.  The button is on the left (or top) and says GIVEAWAY.



Below are five of the participating authors and blurbs from their featured books.   


CHECKERED CRIME by Tonya Kappes

Laurel London is one tough cookie.  Orphaned and with one heckuva checkered past, she's grown street smart and no one is going to tell her different, even if it means getting tangled up with the wrong side of the law.  After terrorizing Walnut grove, Kentucky all her adolescent life, she's back and she's ready to go on the up and up.  Make something of herself.  Prove the citizens of Walnut Grove wrong and make them admit she's somebody.

But when the mobster Trigger Finger Tony Cardozza jumps in the back of Laurel London's car mistaking it for a taxi, she's up to her ears in no good.

Recently fired and checkbook in the red, when Trigger offers to pay Laurel large wads of cash to drive him where he needs to go and keep her mouth shut, she's all in.  That is, until FBI agent Jax Jackson jumps in the back of Laurel London's car threatening to take her to jail for her past crimes if she doesn't cooperate with the FBI by going undercover to help him bring down the mob.

Laurel finds herself battling the past and good vs evil and she's not sure which is more deadly.

KILLING CUPID by Laura Levine

When Jaine lands a job writing web copy and brochures for matchmaker Joy Amoroso, she's excited for a chance to help the lovelorn just in time for Valentine's Day--until she realizes what "Dates of Joy" is really all about.  Joy is a ruthless taskmaster who screams at her employees for the smallest infractions, pads her website with pictures of professional models posing as clients, and offers up convincing but empty promises of love in exchange for inordinate sums of money.  And woe betide anyone who lays a finger on her heavily guarded stash of chocolates.  So it's no surprise when the chiseling cupid turns up dead at a Valentine's Day mixer.  Aghast to find herself on the cops' suspect list, Jaine sets out to track down the killer.  Who could it be?  Joy's harried assistants whose lives she made a living hell?  Her younger lover?  The handsome hunk of a client with a secret in his past?  Or the furious Beverly Hills widow who forked over the last of her savings for a Prince Charming who never materialized?  Joy left behind a slew of enemies struck by her deviant arrows, so finding the culprit may prove harder than spotting that elusive caramel praline in a box of chocolates--and Jaine will have to flirt with danger to get to the truth...

HER SUMMER WITH THE MARINE by Susan Meyer

Their competition has never been so irresistible.

The last person Ellie McDermott wanted to run into after returning to her hometown is Finn Donovan, her high school nemesis and the guy she crossed the line from enemies to lovers with one night years ago.  Now ex-military, tattooed, and still sexy as hell, Finn is a complication Ellie doesn't need--she needs to concentrate on saving her family business.

Finn's entire life, Ellie was there, going head-to-head with him in every class, bee and test.  So it's no surprise she'd show up just as he was about to take over her father's struggling business.  It is a surprise, though, that his attraction to her is even more explosive than it had been.  Acting on their attraction is one thing, but Finn has to turn a profit to save his own family, and nothing--not even love--will get in his way.

DANGEROUS CONNECTIONS by Terry Odell

The Blackthorne, Inc. covert ops team is back with another action-adventure romantic suspense from Terry Odell  This time, it's Computer Nerd meets Cartel Lord.

For Jinx, interacting with people is highly overrated.  Computers are his life.  On the job, he's an intel gathering expert for Blackthorne, Inc.  Off duty, he's a shooter in computer r9ole playing games. But what happens when he's sent into the field to face real enemies with real guns?

Josiah Ignatius Nix--Jinx to all who know him--is the glue holding the Blackthorne, Inc. covert ops teams together when they're on a mission.  In the comfort of his basement office, with his favorite companions--his computers--a click of the mouse provides him with up-to-the-minute intel, which keeps the team alive.

Until the intel fails and a hostage rescue mission goes south.  Both the hostage and team are captured, and the boss sends Jinx to the jungles of Mexico as an undercover field agent.  The cartels have been kidnapping American engineers to build and maintain their private cell phone networks.  Jinx's skills make him a prime target for capture, a way to infiltrate the cartel and rescue not only the company's client, but also the missing team of operatives.

Soon, he finds himself paired with Elle Sheridan, a cop whose missing sister is in the middle of a human trafficking ring.  Will Elle be able to convince Jinx that Blackthorne's mission needs to be expanded to include rescuing her sister?  And if she does, will the two of them be able to stay ahead of rival cartel leaders and get out alive to make some private connections of their own?

DEADLY DECOR by Karen Rose Smith

Quiet Kismet, Pennsylvania, may look like any other small town, but as a home-stager, Caprice De Luca can see behind closed doors--and it seems someone has designs on murder...

Life is a full house for Caprice these days.  She's dating, she's rescuing adorable cocker spaniels, and she's decorating the roomy interiors of Kismet's most well-heeled residents with fun fantasy themes.  But when a house painter Caprice frequently employs is found dead, it's time for Caprice to stage an investigation.  She must shift her attention from finding the perfect curtains to finding the perfect culprit...


Be sure to check in here  More Authors and Books to learn more about books by Donna Alward, Becky Barker, L. L. Bartlett, Donna Fasano and Stacy Juba.



2 comments:

Connie on June 6, 2014 at 3:33 PM said...

Love your books, Karen! Can't wait to read your latest. Congratulations!

KRS on June 7, 2014 at 8:02 AM said...

Connie--Thank you! I hope you enjoy it.