Karen Rose Smith's Mother's Day Rafflecopter Giveaway





The month of May brings flowers and Mother's Day and brand new beginnings. I wish all the moms a Happy Mother's Day and a year full of appreciation and love.

From May 1 to May 15, 2015 I'm having a Rafflecopter giveaway for my newsletter subscribers. The prize package includes a bracelet, towel, potholder and signed copy of WANTED: A REAL FAMILY. You can subscribe to my newsletter until May 1, 2015 on the home page of my mystery website (Click here to visit Karen's Mystery Website).  My Mother's Day newsletter will be e-mailed to all subscribers on May 1. Directions and a link to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway will be included in that newsletter.

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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 87th novel will be released in 2015.

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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©2015 Karen Rose Smith

71 comments:

KRS on May 1, 2015 at 3:40 AM said...

Welcome to the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Awesome love the cat pictures

Seanna Yeager on May 1, 2015 at 6:13 AM said...

Thanks for the chance!

Seanna Yeager on May 1, 2015 at 6:14 AM said...

Thanks for the chance!

katsrus on May 1, 2015 at 6:15 AM said...

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. My mother has been gone for many years but; she is always close to my heart.
Sue B

Timberlee on May 1, 2015 at 6:16 AM said...

Nice Mother's Day giveaway! Love the Newsletter!

Kristy Petree on May 1, 2015 at 6:17 AM said...

Thank you for your great giveaway. Mother's Day is pretty simple for me: I have a great mom, but no living grandmothers. I'm not a mom myself, so that makes it a pretty simple holiday. :)

Nancy on May 1, 2015 at 6:19 AM said...

Thanks for a great giveaway. I love to see your cat photos!!

Teresa Kander on May 1, 2015 at 6:20 AM said...

What a fabulous giveaway...thanks for the chance to win.

CrystalGB on May 1, 2015 at 6:21 AM said...

Love your photo. Thanks for the giveaway.

Connie on May 1, 2015 at 6:35 AM said...

I think the best Mother's Days are those when the children are small and make a little something for Mom. Those are truly from the heart.

Wishing you a terrific Mother's Day!

lkleback on May 1, 2015 at 6:35 AM said...

I love your cat photos. My mom was a dog person and spoiled her puppies beautifully.

amy guillaume linderman said...

what a nice springtime giveaway!

Patricia T on May 1, 2015 at 6:37 AM said...

I thoroughly enjoyed the newsletter, Karen! My mother is no longer with me, physically, but she will always be in my heart.

Janine on May 1, 2015 at 6:38 AM said...

I always enjoy hearing the updates about your cats. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

Kuzlin on May 1, 2015 at 6:39 AM said...

Love following your cat adventures. Beautiful giveaway...keeping fingers crossed!

regencygirl01 on May 1, 2015 at 6:43 AM said...

always love the kitty photos

Rhonda G said...

Thanks for the chance!

Jessica Adkins on May 1, 2015 at 6:48 AM said...

Thank you so much Karen for another fabulous giveaway! As a single mom, I am looking forward to reading When Mom Meets Dad and hearing of another single parent's adventures.

SallyGee said...

I really enjoy the characters in your series of books. I especially like that it's set in a little town outside of York! Good idea!!! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

Robin Driscoll on May 1, 2015 at 7:04 AM said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I am thankful for being blessed with a wonderful daughter.

Delene Yochum on May 1, 2015 at 7:22 AM said...

Always a pleasure to read your newsletter and blog Love to hear how the kitties are doing! Thanks for the chance :)

Jane Nelson on May 1, 2015 at 7:24 AM said...

Love the kitty pictures! They are very sweet! Great giveaway!Thank you for the chance!

bn100 said...

cute cat

Grandma Cootie on May 1, 2015 at 7:52 AM said...

Loved this month's newsletter and love following your FB posts - the cats, the kitchen, and of course the books.

My sister and I always take a few minutes to talk about our mom and how we miss her on Mother's Day. And my darling granddaughter always pampers me the entire day!

Rita on May 1, 2015 at 8:05 AM said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Judy Weaver on May 1, 2015 at 8:13 AM said...

Very nice give-a-way. I'm proud to be a mom everyday. I wish my mom was still with me, but have memories of wonderful things we did together.

candace knight on May 1, 2015 at 8:29 AM said...

I love to get updates on the kitties. Thank you for the chance

Kimberley on May 1, 2015 at 8:34 AM said...

Thanks for the lovely giveaway. This is the first Mother's Day that my baby girl(25 years old) will not be with me. She move out of state in March. First time in 5 years with out my grandson Colin Patrick giving me a huge hug too!

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

Bonny McDevitt on May 1, 2015 at 9:55 AM said...

I am a mother to a 3 year old little girl, and I love spending mothers day with her every year!

angelhwk68 on May 1, 2015 at 10:03 AM said...

Happy May to you! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

littlequeenie29 on May 1, 2015 at 10:11 AM said...

I have already got my Mom's present. I have the most awesome Mom. I have 3 myself, all adults, and a grandson. They never remember me, lol.
Vicki H
littlequeenie29@msn.com

catslady on May 1, 2015 at 10:43 AM said...

Enjoying all the wonderful pics!

Lisa M on May 1, 2015 at 12:04 PM said...

Hi Karen!
I love reading your newsletters and your facebook updates ... they are always so lovely!
thank you for this great giveaway

Debbie S on May 1, 2015 at 12:29 PM said...

Wow, nice giveaway. I love reading about your cats antics and seeing the beautiful pictures of your flowers. Thanks for this chance to win.

Crystal Young on May 1, 2015 at 12:32 PM said...

I also have a nice dinner with my Mom on Mother's Day, this year she decided she wanted Pizza and cake and to watch a movie. It will be fun. Thanks for the great giveaway and the chance to win.

Andra Dalton on May 1, 2015 at 12:35 PM said...

As usual always get a kick out of reading your newsletters & love getting updates on all your furbabies as well!!! Thanks for the opportunity to win & good luck to all who enter!!!:)

Anonymous said...

Karen,
Love being a mom and grandmother,love reading your books especially.

Anonymous said...

Mother's Day is very special to me I get to go out to dinner with my husband for a change.

joye on May 1, 2015 at 1:04 PM said...

I am a dog lover but I still enjoy reading your books.
jwisley8(at)me(dot)com

Felicia Plastini on May 1, 2015 at 2:12 PM said...

Happy May!!

Felicia Plastini on May 1, 2015 at 2:13 PM said...

Happy May!

Fran Swarts on May 1, 2015 at 3:07 PM said...

Thanks for the chance.

Lori Raines on May 1, 2015 at 3:39 PM said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I love seeing pictures of your cute cats!

Anonymous said...

My mother has been gone since before I was married, so my only regret is she never got to see my boys. She was a great mom.

Happy Mother's Day, Karen!

Marcy Shuler
bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

lady_appaloosa said...

Just finished "Staged to Death" love the recipes in the book and have planned to do some of them.

Cuddle Halo, Zoe and Paddy from our cats Moggy, Benj and Little :)

Sue Farrell said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I think you should be mother of the year for your kitties.

DeanY on May 1, 2015 at 3:51 PM said...

Thank you for offering your readers this chance.

AnitA MILES on May 1, 2015 at 4:27 PM said...

Can't wait to read

Kaye Killgore on May 1, 2015 at 4:58 PM said...

Happy Mother's Day, I usually go visit my mother.

Terri Crossley on May 1, 2015 at 5:34 PM said...

Thanks for the chance! It has been a few years since my mom passed away but we still sit around and remember her with family stories! Thanks for the chance!

Robin Coxon on May 1, 2015 at 5:42 PM said...

Mother's Day is a very special time for me. My mother has passed on but I still have my mother-in-law. We celebrate her birthday and Mother's Day together. Even if it's just to go to Dairy Queen for a hot fudge sundae, we try to spend some special time with her in addition to a token of our love for her. I'm hoping this is an example that my children will carry on. robeader53@yahoo.com

Di on May 1, 2015 at 8:14 PM said...

my Mom has been gone for almost 15 years - it feels both not that long ago and also feels like forever - hope everyone who still has their mother around appreciates it and gives her a lovely day, or at least a phone call

Pat Cochran on May 1, 2015 at 8:21 PM said...


Happy Mother's Day to all!!

Our immediate family, all 18 of us,
will be going out to lunch together.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Pat C.

servedogmom on May 1, 2015 at 8:22 PM said...

Mother's Day bring back memories of my mom who easterly loved and greatly missed. Blessed to to a mom to 3previous children and a loving granddaughter.

Clickner on May 2, 2015 at 11:31 AM said...

Happy Motherer's Day Everyone. Thanks for the chance.

Mama Cat on May 2, 2015 at 2:51 PM said...

Wonderful gifts - thank you for the great giveaway, and for always sharing such wonderful pics of your cat family! Happy Mother's Day!! (Jeanie Dannheim)

Quilt Lady on May 2, 2015 at 5:04 PM said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I love your books and thanks for sharing with us. Entering the contest under the name of Virginia.

Anonymous said...

I would love to win this one.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

Robyn K said...

I love your furbabies! Thank you for this chance!

S.M. Bysh on May 3, 2015 at 7:02 PM said...

Thank you for sharing all those sweet photos of the furbabes
And For this giveaway

dstoutholcomb on May 3, 2015 at 8:11 PM said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Denise

Linda Kish on May 3, 2015 at 8:45 PM said...

Happy Mother's Day. Thanks for the giveaway. My mom's not around any more. My sister and I still pick a day and go out to lunch to honor her, though. Usually, my son and DIL take me out to eat along with her mom and grandma.

debilyn317 on May 4, 2015 at 3:29 PM said...

I Love to hear about your cats, it makes my day!

JackieW said...

Mother's Day is one of the best ways to honor our mothers. I was just saying to my daughter who was dealing with one of her children's problems, that being a mother was the hardest jobs in the world. But it can be a most rewarding job too.
JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com

Sydney on May 5, 2015 at 6:13 AM said...

Loved the kitty pics!

Sydney on May 5, 2015 at 6:18 AM said...

Loved the cat pics! And wishing you an early Happy Mother's Day!

Jen Frederick on May 5, 2015 at 5:57 PM said...

Thanks for the chance. The book sounds interesting, especially since I met my husband on-line.
The rafflecopter took my tweet url, but it was wrong, and will not let me fix, so will list it here, sorry
https://mobile.twitter.com/JenFrederick43/status/595752635183067137

joy hejl on May 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM said...

Thanks for the chance, love all news on the kitties.

Jana B on May 7, 2015 at 4:05 PM said...

Great pics. Thanks for the giveaway.

Laurie G on May 8, 2015 at 11:36 AM said...

What a wonderful prize package for mothers. Love the bracelet, towel , pot holder and book all things I can use now!