Thursday, August 1

Book Blitz & Giveaway: Her Sister by Karen Rose Smith

Her Sister

Her Sister
Search for Love, Book 7
Karen Rose Smith


Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction with Romance & Mystery

Date of Publication: February 12, 2013

Number of pages: 232

Available at the following retailers: 
Amazon     B&N     Sony     Kobo     Smashwords


Clare's little sister, Lynnie, was abducted twenty-seven years ago. Now the retired detective who has never been able to let go of the cold case has a lead. Lynnie could be alive!

Clare's neighbor, Joe, an occasional friend until now, gives her support and...wants more than friendship.

Clare's mom, Amanda, thrown together again with her ex-husband into a crisis discovers forgotten love beneath the regrets.

Clare's sixteen year old daughter, Shara, decides to run from her problems instead of facing them.

A devoted sister, a turmoiled mom and a rebellious daughter find their way back to each other in this contemporary ebook about three generations who discover love can knit their family back together again.
Excerpt: 
Where is Lynnie? Where did she go?

In her mind, five-year-old Clare Thaddeus called to her little sister—Come back, Lynnie. Please come back.

The huge policeman crouched down in front of Clare's mother at the sofa and said in a deep, slow voice, "Mrs. Thaddeus, I know you're terribly upset. But I need details. We've got an hour before daylight. If your daughter wandered outside—"

Clare's father, who'd been talking to another man in blue, glanced at her, and Clare huddled down deeper into the big green armchair. Her dad didn't come to her but rather went to her mom, sank down beside her and wrapped his arm around her. Then he spoke to the officer. "Our daughter, Lynnie, is three. She would never go outside into the dark on her own."

"Tell us again where you were last night," the policeman demanded in a not-so-nice voice.

"I worked late, preparing a brief."

"Until five a.m.?"

"Yes, until five a.m. As I told you, I always check the girls' rooms before turning in. Lynnie wasn't in her bed. I woke my wife. We looked through the whole house and then we called you."

Clare had been sleeping in her brand new room. They'd moved in here—she studied her hand and counted her fingers—five days ago. Boxes were still stacked down here and upstairs. The house was okay. There were more rooms for her and Lynnie to play hide and seek. But she didn't like being alone in her own room at night. She'd liked it better when she and Lynnie had slept in the same room. She was supposed to watch her sister. She was always supposed to look out for Lynnie. That's what big sisters did.


Giveaway: 

Karen will be awarding a Landau charm bracelet and a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US ONLY).

So follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.



Book Tour Info: 
Don't forget to check out the other stops on the Book Tour:

July 8:
A Writer's Life

July 9:
Andi's Book Reviews - Review

July 10:
United By Books

July 11:
Reading In Twilight

July 12:
Deb Deb Reviews
A to Z Reviews

July 15:
Read Your Writes Book Reviews

July 16:
Sarah Grimm, Author

July 17:
Pink Fluffy Hearts: Diary of a Coffee Addict
Rogue's Angels

July 18:
Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews

July 19:
Book 'Em North Carolina

July 22:
Tina Donahue Presents

July 23:
Sandra's Blog

July 25:
Tinasbookreviews
Flirting With Romance

July 26:
My Devotional Thoughts

July 29:
It's Raining Books

July 30:
Welcome to My World of Dreams

July 31:
Long and Short Reviews

August 1:
Renee Luke
Musings and Ramblings

August 2:
Dalene's Book Reviews - Review


Author Bio:

Award-winning author Karen Rose Smith was born in Pennsylvania. Although she was an only child, she remembers the bonds of an extended family. Since her father came from a family of ten and her mother, a family of seven, there were always aunts, uncles and cousins visiting on weekends. Family is a strong theme in her books and she suspects her childhood memories are the reason.

In college, Karen began writing poetry and also met her husband to be. They both began married life as teachers, but when their son was born, Karen decided to try her hand at a home-decorating business. She returned to teaching for a while but changes in her life led her to writing romance fiction. Now she writes romances and mysteries full time. She has sold 82 novels since 1991.

Presently, she is hard at work on a three-book series for Harlequin Special Edition as well as a three-book mystery series for Kensington.

Married to her college sweetheart since 1971, believing in the power of love and commitment, she envisions herself writing relationship novels, both romance and mystery, for a long time to come!

To connect with the author online:

Website | Mysteries | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Newsletter



17 comments:

  1. Sounds awesome.. thanks for hosting. ;)

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  2. Thanks for having me here today. What's your favorite vacation spot or setting?

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  3. Rita--I hope it gives my readers ups and downs and twists and turns! :)

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  4. Was a book dealing with this subject hard for you to write? It just seems like it would take a lot out of an author.


    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  5. Karen H--it was hard to write yet on the other hand as a mom, the feelings came fast and furious.

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  6. Thanks! And I hope you check it out.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by and answering questions. I was born on one side of Florida and moved as a child to the other, so I have always been surrounded by salt water. The one time I moved where I couldn't smell the salt and sea in the air, I missed it so. Guess I'm just a water person at heart. :)

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  8. It definitely looks like an emotional roller coaster.

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  9. Great question Karen! It probably takes a lot out of the reader as well. :)

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  10. Thanks for having me here today! All the best.

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  11. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt. Sounds like a great book and I am looking forward to reading it.

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  12. One of my favorite vacation spots is Bora Bora! Someone should set a book there!


    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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  13. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND HOPE THE TOUR WENT WELL! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  14. Thanks for stopping in and sharing. I hope you had fun. :)

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