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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Spring 2014 Edition of IN TOUCH with KAREN ROSE SMITH


WHAT'S NEW???

So much is new.  June is launch month for my second Caprice De Luca home staging mystery, DEADLY DECOR.  To celebrate, you're invited to a launch party--a GARDEN PARTY--on June 3 from 7-10 p.m. EST on my Facebook author page.  Check it out here and "like" it to join in the giveaways and fun before the party and after.


We'll be celebrating with trivia questions and 18 prizes! So come and join in the camaraderie and excitement.

DEADLY DECOR continues Caprice's penchant for nosing into murder investigations. But she has good reason this time because her sister and brother-in-law are suspects!  More dogs and cats and cooking, too.

In June, I'll be signing DEADLY DECOR at  these locations:

JUNE 7, Books-A-Million, North Hanover Mall, 1155 Carlisle Street, Hanover, PA, 1-3 p.m.

JUNE 14, Irvin's Books, 2559 White Street, York, PA, 12-2 p.m. 





Next on the list is a BOOK AND $100 Amazon GIFT Card Giveaway I'm participating in with nine other authors.  All of us are giving away ebooks from June 1-10.  And then on June 11, a name will be picked (by Rafflecopter) for the $100 gift card.  All this will also happen from my Facebook Author page. 

From romance to romantic suspense to mystery.


I have a title and release date for book 3 of my Caprice series, too.  GILT BY ASSOCIATION will be released in February 2015. This mystery has a Valentine's Day theme. Caprice is still considering her romantic interests--Seth and Grant.  But will she choose one or the other?  

I'm busily working on book 4 of the Caprice series.  Twists and more turns, danger and a touch of romance.

Speaking of romance, the second book in my Mommy Club series for Harlequin Special Edition, A MATCH MADE BY BABY,  is scheduled for September 2014.

AROUND THE HOUSE...

Spring and summer are my favorite seasons.  I started geraniums and heirloom tomatoes from seed and they're growing taller and stronger.  In the meantime, I'm planting planters for our patio.  We put up a new fence to create a cozy corner.  I can work there in the shade in the mornings.  It's a place where I can relax and renew, too. 
Our cats watch everything with interest, especially the birds outside the open windows.  I can't believe it will be two years in June since we found Zoie under the gnarled redbud tree.






SPECIAL THIS MONTH!!!



The prize this month is a sparkling Hello Kitty key ring and a print copy of  STAGED TO DEATH.



Use the button on the right to enter the contest.  Please only one entry per email address.  They are sorted.  The contest ends June 15, 2014 at midnight EST.  Winner will be notified by June 30 and will have to email me his or her snail mail address.  If winner does not respond by midnight July 7, 2014, a new winner will be drawn.  THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO US/CANADA WINNERS ONLY.  

Good luck!  

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