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Karen Rose SmithJen:  Today we kick a new week at Romancing the Book with a visit from Karen Rose Smith.  Karen, will you share a short bio with us?
Karen:  An only child, Karen Rose Smith 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.

Readers often ask her about her past times. She has herb, flower 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.  Her website is the portal to her latest news, releases and social media feeds at It’s like a treasure map with new surprises to reveal at each click. For day to day chatting, search on Facebook for KarenRoseSmithBooks.  Tweet withKaren on Twitter @karenrosesmith.  Her blog, Cats, Roses…and Books! discusses whatever is uppermost in her mind at She hopes each and every one of her books brings you reading pleasure and warm feelings to surround your heart.


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Jul 312015

GCNichols_AuthorPicJen:  Today we welcome G.C. Nichols to Romancing the Book.  G.C., will you share a short bio with us?
G.C.:  Author Bio: G.C. Nichols is a Creative Director by day, a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and writer by night. Other than getting lost in the imaginary worlds her mind creates, G.C. enjoys riding, hunting, and fishing, with her husband, family and friends. She is happiest on the wooded acres of serenity they call home in upstate New York, surrounded by a wild array of entertaining pets.

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Jul 302015

Today we welcome Anna Clifton to Romancing the Book.  She has a wonderful top 5 list for us, but let’s get to know her first.

Anna Clifton is a lawyer by trade and a mother to several children and a couple of cats. Her passion is writing warm contemporary romance novels about families and friendship with a special focus on legal eagles. Making Ends Meet is her fourth novel.

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Jul 292015

Deadly Intent by Misty Evans
Series: Southern California Violent Crimes Taskforce (# 4)
Release Date: July 3, 2015
Publisher: Beach Path Publishing
Pages: 279
Source: book provided by the author for review



She’ll do anything to find her sister…

Deep undercover with a Tijuana drug cartel, FBI agent Sophia Diaz is two days away from making the biggest bust of her career…and tracking down her sister who went missing ten years ago. But when a rival cartel puts out a hit on her, there’s only one man who can keep her alive.
He’ll do anything to keep her safe…

Immigration enforcement officer, Nelson Cruz, has his hands full with his own operation while undercover as a member of the Savages motorcycle gang. When orders come down that he has to protect the sexy, but oh-so-aloof, Agent Diaz without breaking his cover, Nelson must put his skills to the ultimate test. Especially since a previous relationship with Sophie compromised his career and wreaked havoc on his heart.

South of the border is no place to die…

Nelson’s never gotten over the time he spent in Sophie’s bed or the fact she double-crossed him on their last mission together. He can’t trust her…and she doesn’t trust anybody. As the two fight their red-hot, south of the border attraction, Nelson discovers a secret that could destroy Sophie’s world forever. Once again, he’s forced to put his job—and his life—on the line for her.

Can he keep her alive and out of prison? Or will their careers, as well as their hearts, go up in the flames of desire?


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Jul 282015

crissysmith_resizedJen: Today we welcome Crissy Smith to Romancing the Book. Crissy, will you share a short bio with us?
Crissy: I live in West Texas with my wonderful family which consists of my husband, teenage daughter, and three Labrador retrievers. By day I can be found buried under piles of paperwork as I try to navigate in the accounting world but at night I’m at my laptop, creating new paranormal worlds that I hope to intrigue and excite readers with. I’m an avid reader so if I’m not writing I gobble up as many books as I can. My goal in life is to offer my readers an escape and a little piece of comfort as I myself have found in my favorite authors’ books. I have two long running series with Totally Bound and I invite you to pick up one of the stories and try your hand at a new paranormal romance.

You can find out more about me and my past, current, and future books at either of my websites:

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Jul 272015

AliciaHunterPaceJen: Please share a short bio and links to where you can be found online.
Alicia: USA Today best-selling authors Stephanie Jones and Jean Hovey write together as Alicia Hunter Pace. Redeeming Rafe is their ninth contemporary romantic comedy set in the South. They are both native Alabamians and share a love of football, hockey, and old houses. Stephanie teaches elementary school and Jean, a former librarian, is a billet mom during the junior hockey season. Stephanie and Jean are both active members of the Heart of Dixie Chapter of Romance Writers of America. Visit them on their website, on Facebook and  on Twitter.  Subscribe to their newsletter


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Jul 242015

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RoniLorenAuthorHeadshot2Today we welcome Roni Loren to Romancing the Book.  Before we get to her Top 5 List, let’s learn a little more about Roni.

Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son.

If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that’s it. She is the National Bestselling Author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

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Jul 232015

Lena HartJen:  Today we welcome Lena Hart to Romancing the Book.  Lena, will you share a short bio with us?
Lena: Lena Hart is a Florida native currently living in the Harlem edge of New York City. She is a PAN member of RWA/NYC and the special interest chapter, CIMRWA (Cultural, Interracial, Multicultural RWA). Though she enjoys reading a variety of romance genres, she mainly writes sensual to steamy multicultural/interracial romances with a flare of suspense and mystery. When Lena is not busy writing, she’s reading, researching, or conferring with her muse. To learn more about her and her work, visit :

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Jul 222015


ElizabethJen:  Today we welcome Kristina Mathews to Romancing the Book.  Kristina, will you share a short bio with us?
Kristina:  Kristina Mathews doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t have a book in her hand. Or in her head. But it wasn’t until she turned forty that she confessed the reason the laundry never made it out of the dryer was because she was busy writing.

While she resigned from teaching with the arrival of her second son, she’s remained an educator in some form. As a volunteer, parent club member, or para educator, she finds the most satisfaction working with emergent and developing readers, helping foster confidence and a lifelong love of books. She proudly tells her students she writes romance novels that they can read when they’re older.

Kristina lives in Northern California with her husband of more than twenty years, two sons and a black lab. As a veteran road tripper, amateur renovator, and sports fanatic, she hopes to one day travel all 3,073 miles of Highway 50 from Sacramento, CA to Ocean City, MD, replace her carpet with hardwood floors, and someday throw out the first pitch for the San Francisco Giants.

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Jul 212015

Jen:  Today we welcome Jasmine Hill to Romancing the Book.  Jasmine, will you share a short bio with us?
Jasmine:  Jasmine was born in Australia and grew up in Sydney. She currently lives in Madrid, Spain with her husband.

She adores reading all genres but in particular she enjoys erotic romance novels and thrillers.

Jasmine loves writing and is always looking for new ideas for stories that will provoke inner passions, stimulate the senses and ignite the imagination.

Her interests include cooking, traveling, yoga and skiing.

She has won some short story competitions and is now excited to have started publishing her erotic romance stories through Totally Bound Publishing.

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