A #Holiday Gift from Karen Rose Smith--Toys And Baby Wishes #99cents





This time of year thoughts turn to gift giving. I like to give my readers a bargain for the season. This year I'm running a sale for the ebook format of my romantic comedy, TOYS AND BABY WISHES, for 99 cents. My hero, Josh Flannigan, owns a toy store and is young at heart.  My heroine, Lexa Kittredge, is a job counselor who is helping Josh's aunt find a new lease on life. They clash at the beginning but soon find their attraction trumps all.  Christmas plays an important role in the finale. 


I hope TOYS AND BABY WISHES brings you joy in the season and warm, fuzzy feelings that can last all year. 


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Excerpt from TOYS AND BABY WISHES...
Available audiobook format too!


Josh stood and went behind his desk.  "I apologize for my attitude yesterday.  I'd driven all day and was looking forward to taking Clare to dinner.  When I found chaos instead..."  He shrugged and smiled.

It was a disarming smile.  She'd known many men who didn't know how to apologize.  She relaxed and smiled back.  "I'm afraid I didn't help much.  I'm sorry I...blew up."

"Maybe I needed to hear what you had to say.  I really do have Clare's best interests at heart."

Lexa sat forward, feeling she was making progress.  "I know.  She's told me you're more of a son than a nephew."

He pulled out the swivel chair and sat behind his desk.  "And what else did she tell you?"

An imp made Lexa say, "Something about catching you skinny dipping with your girlfriend after your high school graduation party.  How difficult it was to teach you how to drive under the speed limit.  How you traded two of her oldest silver dollars for a frog..."

"Stop.  Stop!" he pleaded.  "Or you'll have me blushing before your eyes."

"As if anything could make you blush."

"I could think of a few things," he teased.


That winsome smile of his could melt Antarctica.






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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 91st 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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91 comments:

Kathleen O on November 15, 2015 at 6:15 AM said...

This is going to be such a wonderful book to read for the holidays.. Can't wait.

Tangaray on November 15, 2015 at 6:19 AM said...

Awww it sounds so good. Like your cookie recipe on the news letter, you should have put the soup one on also.
Hope you and the furbabies have a wonderful Holiday!!

Rhonda Gothier on November 15, 2015 at 6:22 AM said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Penny Marks on November 15, 2015 at 6:24 AM said...

Thank you so much. This is an amazing giveaway. Love your blog and books.

lkleback on November 15, 2015 at 6:28 AM said...

I love romances! This book sounds like something I would enjoy.

Janine on November 15, 2015 at 6:31 AM said...

Sounds like a really good book

Sharon E on November 15, 2015 at 6:34 AM said...

Liked your excerpt. Will be on my "To Read" list. Thanks.

Sandra Bartles on November 15, 2015 at 6:36 AM said...

I really look forward to reading your blogs and Facebook messages so much! They always brighten my day. Your kitties (especially Paddy) are always up to something and you always make my mouth water with the recipes you share! I went to purchase this holiday book, only to realize I already have it. I need to go back and reread it! Thank goodness for my terrible memory. It will seem like a totally new book to me! Thanks for lifting my day!!!

Peggy Hyndman on November 15, 2015 at 6:39 AM said...

"Toys and Baby Wishes" sounds wonderful ... thank you for the special price!

When you start a new book, do you have all the characters in place and an ending planned, or does it come to you as you write?

katsrus on November 15, 2015 at 6:40 AM said...

Sounds like a really good story. Pretty cover.
Sue B

Debbie Carney on November 15, 2015 at 6:42 AM said...

Sounds like a great book :) It is now on my TRL

debbiec1313@yahoo.com

Jerry on November 15, 2015 at 6:44 AM said...

I downloaded Toys And Baby Wishes onto my Kindle. Thank you for your giveaway and a chance to win.

Barbara Tobey on November 15, 2015 at 6:44 AM said...

His smile was causing global warming. Now we know. LOL!

Mary Holshouser on November 15, 2015 at 6:45 AM said...

Just finished your newsletter and entered the rafflecopter.

Looking forward to reading the books.

thanks.

Jerry on November 15, 2015 at 6:45 AM said...

I downloaded Toys And Baby Wishes onto my Kindle. Thank You for your giveaway and a chance to win.

Brooke Bumgardner on November 15, 2015 at 6:58 AM said...

Toys and Baby Wishes sounds like a sweet read for this time of year. I will be picking it up today. :) Thank you for the sale!

Linda Henderson on November 15, 2015 at 7:24 AM said...

I enjoyed the excerpt and I'll be buying this one soon. I love holiday stories, I read them the year around.

PoCoKat on November 15, 2015 at 7:37 AM said...

Sounds like a great book!

joye on November 15, 2015 at 7:37 AM said...

This book sounds really good. I have yet to read a book by this author so would welcome the chance to do so.
Happy Holidays

jwisley(at)aol(dot)cvom

Connie on November 15, 2015 at 7:56 AM said...

Hi, Karen! I enjoyed reading your newsletter and your cookie recipe made my mouth water.

I have entered the Rafflecopter giveaway for the gorgeous Peeramid Bookrest and have my fingers crossed in hopes of being a winner. Thanks for your generosity to your followers.

Darlene Holley on November 15, 2015 at 7:58 AM said...

This sounds like a wonderful book, thank you for the #HolidayGift for us. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season.

kiki on November 15, 2015 at 7:58 AM said...

What a nice holiday gift and giveaway. I hope you have very merry holidays !

Susi Galley said...

hope you and the cats have a relaxing pre-holiday time - and hoping especially that sunnybud keeps warm.

catslady on November 15, 2015 at 8:39 AM said...

I enjoyed your excerpt and I always enjoy your FB posts!

Teresa Kander on November 15, 2015 at 8:41 AM said...

Sounds like a great story...look forward to reading it!

Robin Coxon on November 15, 2015 at 8:48 AM said...

Your book, Toys and Baby Wishes, sounds like a wonderful read. Since I already enjoy your mystery series with Caprice Deluca I am sure it will be just as enjoyable. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway. robeader53@yahoo.com

Lori Raines on November 15, 2015 at 8:51 AM said...

I can't wait to get your book! I love seeing your cat pictures too!

Michele Hayes on November 15, 2015 at 9:05 AM said...

I love Christmas stories. Thanks for the chance to win.

Squenn on November 15, 2015 at 9:26 AM said...

This looks like a great story. Can't wait to read it!

Deborah Blake on November 15, 2015 at 9:35 AM said...

The story looks so sweet! And I love the newsletter :-)

Andra Dalton on November 15, 2015 at 9:44 AM said...

Love reading your blog & newsletter, I know that I'll always get a kick out of hearing what your crew of cats are up to, as one cat rescuer to another they always seem to put a smile on my face!!! Many blessings this holiday season!!!:)

KRS on November 15, 2015 at 9:46 AM said...

Peggy--I always plot the entire book. That helps me write more efficiently. Thanks for commenting!

Stacey Smith on November 15, 2015 at 9:53 AM said...

looks great! you have a cute cat.

Barb W. on November 15, 2015 at 9:53 AM said...

What a sweet sounding story!

raeline peterson on November 15, 2015 at 9:58 AM said...

Hi, book sounds great!! Thank you for great giveaway.

Shannon Molloy on November 15, 2015 at 10:02 AM said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I love your books and newsletter and I especially love following the antics of Sunnybud on FB. Have a blessed holiday season!

Anonymous said...

I love how you include your cats in everything. I must say, a toy store owner sounds like a great hero!

April V.

Mama Cat on November 15, 2015 at 10:26 AM said...

This sounds like a fun holiday read! Thank you for the gifts you make available to your readers - we love you with or without them, also Paddy, Sunnybud, and all the fur babies! Jeanie

Lourie Staib on November 15, 2015 at 10:28 AM said...

This sounds like a joyful Christmas read. This is just the type of
book I like to read around the holidays.
Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Grandma Cootie on November 15, 2015 at 10:28 AM said...

I look forward to your newsletters and enjoy your daily FB posts. Happy Holidays and stay warm!

Laura on November 15, 2015 at 10:38 AM said...

Sounds like a great book and the cookies look delicious.

Barbara Hawk on November 15, 2015 at 10:41 AM said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! Happy Holidays to your and yours! Thanks for the chance!

Mary Jane Hopper said...

That is an awesome giveaway! I would love to have one. Thanks for the chance to win.

Modokker on November 15, 2015 at 11:08 AM said...

Sweet! I love the blurb Karen!

Lisa B

Kathy Dunn on November 15, 2015 at 11:48 AM said...

I am so ready for the holidays and cant wait to read your book!

Beautiful Disaster on November 15, 2015 at 12:25 PM said...

I'm looking forward to reading this book :)
Happy Holidays,
Lori

Brenda on November 15, 2015 at 1:05 PM said...

Can't wait to read...just ordered it. Thanks for the giveaway!

bn100 said...

how interesting

Celia Fowler on November 15, 2015 at 1:45 PM said...

Thanks for the holiday gift of Toys and Baby Wishes for only $.99. I wish you and your family happy holidays and thank you for this great giveaway! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

Rachael B on November 15, 2015 at 1:46 PM said...

I love Christmas stories! Thanks for the sale.

JC Jones on November 15, 2015 at 1:53 PM said...

Loved the excerpt. I also love all of your cats. I only have one but would like more. Maybe when I quit traveling that will happen.

Elizabeth J (Jeannie) Downing said...

this sounds like a good read I love your posts about the kitties and the adventures that Paddy is up to...hoping for a safe and enjoyable holiday season for you, your human family and of course the kitties - live-in and outside visitors all

Elizabeth Derby on November 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM said...

I have already the ebook and I really enjoyed the Babes and Toyland ebook and I would recommend every to rasd the book or ebook . I love your blog and enwes leter as well. I really enjoyed al the books and ebooks as well. Thank you for the wonderful giveaways and gifts

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great book.

Becky Prazak
rjprazak6@gmail.com

SandyH on November 15, 2015 at 3:04 PM said...

Sounds like a cute story -- thanks!

candace knight on November 15, 2015 at 3:11 PM said...

Thank you for the giveaway. The book sounds great, so does the recipe in the newsletter.

rbooth43 on November 15, 2015 at 4:33 PM said...

Karen, I love reading your posts, they are very interesting and entertaining!
Rebecca

bookwomen on November 15, 2015 at 4:41 PM said...

Thanks for the newsletter. Love seeing all the cats.

Di on November 15, 2015 at 5:01 PM said...

I love this character of a guy that owns a toy store!

Joanne Kocourek said...

Toys and Baby Wishes sounds delightful! Thank you for offering it at a great price, ordered a copy to read. I love hearing about your cats, especially Sunnybud. servedogmom@yahoo.com

Kkdnc on November 15, 2015 at 6:10 PM said...

I love your books and can't wait to read the new ones!

Mary Preston on November 15, 2015 at 6:34 PM said...

Thank you. This all sounds wonderful.

Billie Jackson on November 15, 2015 at 6:37 PM said...

It is a cute story and I adore the aunt and her friends. It provides a wonderful holiday feel.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. It sounds like a perfect book to read before the holiday season.

Marcy Shuler
bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

Judy T. said...

I be been keeping my eye out for fun Christmas romances to read. When I read about this one, I knew I wanted to read it!

ptclayton on November 15, 2015 at 9:19 PM said...

just love your comments on facebook and this sounds like a great read

Jackie Tessnair on November 15, 2015 at 9:47 PM said...

I am looking forward o reading your book Toys and Baby Wishes.Love this giveaway.Thanks for all you do.

Laurie G on November 16, 2015 at 9:56 AM said...

TOYS AND BABY WISHES and the chocolate chip with cinnamon cookie recipe, two delicious treats!

Happy holidays!

johns lake at usa dot com

Amanda Ray on November 16, 2015 at 12:39 PM said...

Sounds like a great book for the holidays- looking forward to reading it!

Jean Smith said...

Thanks for the giveaway, can't wait to read this book.

Gaelicark on November 16, 2015 at 1:11 PM said...

Looks like I'm gonna need a box of tissues for part of this ;)

Kelly Braun

Grandmareads on November 16, 2015 at 3:56 PM said...

This story will be a perfect holiday story. I love reading about families and the love that surrounds them.

Sabrina Joy on November 16, 2015 at 4:18 PM said...

What a sweet and lovely book! I loved the excerpt!

Janet on November 16, 2015 at 5:46 PM said...

The book sounds good. Baking bread sounds really good. I need to do that soon.

Janet on November 16, 2015 at 5:46 PM said...

The book sounds good. The home made bread sounds really good. I need to bake bread soon.

Janet on November 16, 2015 at 5:48 PM said...

Sounds like a good book. Home made bread sounds really good. I need to bake some soon.

Kaye Killgore on November 16, 2015 at 9:40 PM said...

Sounds like a cute book. I'm going to have to try your cookie recipe in the newsletter.

CrystalGB on November 17, 2015 at 7:01 AM said...

Sounds great. Thank you for the giveaway.

nancy wolfe on November 17, 2015 at 10:11 AM said...

What a deal on a wonderful read!

nancy wolfe on November 17, 2015 at 10:13 AM said...

Can't wait to read this wonderful book!

johnna smith on November 17, 2015 at 10:41 AM said...

This looks like such a fun read!

Martina Chees said...

I have a feeling I'm gonna love this book :)

Martina Chees said...

I have a feeling I'm gonna love this book :)

Janet on November 17, 2015 at 12:55 PM said...

The book sounds good. Home made bread sounds really good. I need to bake some soon.

Carrie on November 19, 2015 at 9:39 AM said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Jen on November 29, 2015 at 1:42 PM said...

I can honestly say that I don't think I've read a story with a toy store owner as the main character. Sounds like fun!

Kathy Davis on December 3, 2015 at 11:24 AM said...

That's a sweet picture. :) Thanks for the giveaway. Merry Christmas!

Deanne Patterson on December 5, 2015 at 7:47 PM said...

Toys and Baby Wishes has such a beautiful cover. I love books that can give me that warm and fuzzy feeling and I know this one will. What a beautiful picture of you and your kitty. I love following your facebook page and hearing about the antics of Sunnybud,Halo,Paddy and the rest of their friends.

Mona on December 14, 2015 at 6:11 AM said...

Sounds like a fun read. I enjoy books with witty banter and humor.
Thanks :)

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