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Hi readers! I'm so pleased to announce the upcoming release of FOREVER IN HER EYES, a contemporary paranormal romance, Book 9 in my SEARCH FOR LOVE series.  This book was first published in 2002 as A HUSBAND IN HER EYES. I've added scenes and revised it to make it an integral addition to my SEARCH FOR LOVE series. This is an emotional novel about a heroine who won't give up until she finds the answers to feelings and dreams she experiences after a cornea transplant.  FOREVER IN HER EYES is available for PRE-Order now on Amazon and will have an official release on September 12 at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Itunes.  It will also be available in print.

Join my launch party for FOREVER IN HER EYES on Facebook on my KarenRoseSmithBooks page on September 12, 2016.  There will be prizes all day and a fast-paced party with prizes every fifteen minutes from 7-9 p.m. EDT.  MARK YOUR CALENDAR.

Also check at the bottom of this newsletter for a special giveaway just for my newsletter subscribers.  And don't miss my weekly giveaways on my Facebook author page (link below next to WHAT'S NEW.)
Pre-order FOREVER IN HER EYES on Amazon


My recent release, THE WEDDING PROMISE (SEARCH FOR LOVE, Book 8), will be on sale starting September 1 for 99cents!!! Be sure to check out all the SEARCH FOR LOVE series for special prices from now throughout September.

SHADES OF WRATH, my December Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery, Book 6, is available for Pre-order! If you pre-order, you won't miss it's release.  This is an emotional mystery which touches women everywhere.

And speaking of Caprice...  I'm working on book 7 in her series which will be a Christmas themed mystery due for release in November 2017. It's such fun to be dealing with candy canes and a Santa cabin. More on this in the upcoming months.

The recipe for my Lemon Tea Cakes has been perfected. You will find it in my first Daisy Tea Garden Mystery which will be released in January 2018. That seems a long way off, but already I'm putting together cover ideas that include the Tea Garden, Daisy's renovated barn home and her two cats. This series will take place in fictional Willow Creek, Pennsylvania in the heart of Lancaster County.

And...  Book 10 in my SEARCH FOR LOVE series will soon be in the works.
With the summer heat, I like to pull refreshing summer luncheon salad recipes from my recipe box. I hope you enjoy the recipe below for Rigatoni Cucumber Salad. It's the perfect side dish to accompany a light summer sandwich and a refreshing glass of iced tea.
Rigatoni Cucumber Salad
1 box (16 ounces) small rigatoni or ziti
 2 tablespoons garlic salt
1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon parsley
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup vinegar
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup onion (Sliced and steamed a bit)
2 cucumbers (Sliced thin, do not peel)

Cook rigatoni following directions on box.  Drain. Add cucumbers and onions.  Mix oil, vinegar, sugar parsley, pepper and garlic salt in a small bowl, then pour over rigatoni mixture.  Garnish each serving with halved salad or cherry tomatoes.
Refrigerate 8 hours before serving.
My sister-in-law created this bird feeder for me. It's made from vintage glassware. The birds like it too! We changed up our tomato garden this year by using raised beds. They are green and lush with the new soil. I'm hoping for a good crop this year so that I can freeze them for use throughout the winter for cooking, especially soups. The sunflowers--this one planted by the birds--are starting to bloom. They are such happy flowers that bees and birds alike enjoy.  Our roses had a fantastic blooming in June. We're hoping for a second beautiful blooming wave. I dry the rose petals and use them in sachets for Christmas presents. We're having the lazy hot days of summer now with temps in the 90's. 
And the cats...

Our inside fur babies are enjoying the summer sunshine while still in the comfort of an air-conditioned house. They often sit at the window and watch when we are outdoors.  Paddy turned two years old in July and her mother Halo has overcome some of her physical issues, has gained weight and has become a real cuddler. Zoie Joy often plays the role of mediator when a feline scuffle ensues. Our fifteen-year-old, London, spends much of the day in an upstairs bedroom and looks forward to her afternoon naps with my hubby. 

Bonnie and Clyde have become daily visitors. While they still shy away from physical contact with us, they are more comfortable eating from dishes near our feet. They take occasional tours of the basement but still prefer their outdoor domain. They enjoy lounging on the patio, watching us water the planters or pulling weeds. Bonnie has adopted the concrete birdbath as one of her favorite perches. Clyde always stays close by her, protecting her and enjoying her sisterly companionship.

In my Caprice De Luca Home Staging mystery series, my sleuth Caprice takes in stray animals and finds them homes. Many are cats.  I do love cats since we have 4 inside rescues and 2 strays we're trying to socialize.  This newsletter giveaway is a Lenox "Kitty's Playhouse" statue and ebook from my Search For Love series, a woman's fiction/romantic suspense novel.   Click on the button below to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway.
Until next time...
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Search for Love series, Book 1
Contemporary romance with a touch of paranormal

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 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?

"If you enjoy traditional contemporary romance packed with a lot of emotion, you will love Nathan's Vow by Karen Rose Smith." Barbara Meyers
NATHAN'S VOW on Amazon
NATHAN'S VOW on Barnes and Noble
Search For Love series, Book 7 


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?
Order HER SISTER on Amazon
Order HER SISTER on Barnes and Noble
Cozy mystery, Book 5 in the Caprice De Luca home-stager mystery series

Business has never been better for Caprice, but her personal life could stand a few renovations. Just when she thought things were getting serious with her boyfriend Grant, his pretty ex-wife swoops into town and nabs his attention. Uncle Dom is living with her parents and desperately needs a job. And her sister Nikki's catering business is threatened when rival Drew Pierson starts eating away at her share of the market. Things could not possible get more chaotic when Drew is found bludgeoned to death by one of his grandmother's antique Tiffany lamps--and Nikki is the number one suspect. Now, Caprice must act fast to illuminate the truth and clear her sister's name--Before a cold-blooded killer puts her lights out next.

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