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Play Is It True with today’s guest Karen Cino, author of New Beginnings (Camp Mirage Series Book 1), a cozy mystery. This is a game in which authors answer yes and no questions. They can elaborate on answers as much as they choose.

First, tell us about your book.

After a traumatic event in her life, Connie Acosta heads down to the Jersey Shore to stay with her friend, Sara Mazza, who lives in a fifty-five and over community. For Connie, this is a temporary stop until she figures out what she wants to do.

Connie and Sara have a brief discussion and decide to start the baking business they had spoken about decades earlier. But things take a dramatic turn when Sara gets Connie involved in a mysterious adventure at the clubhouse.

Book Heat Level: (Based on Movie Rating) PG 13

Publisher: Mandolay Press

Now, tell us Yes or No for each answer below. Feel free to explain any (or none) of your answers.

Is it true:

this is your first book?
No.
this book is part of a series?
Yes. This is book one of the Camp Mirage Series
you lost sleep while writing this book?
Yes. When I’m in the groove, I want to keep on going.
you did research for this book?
Yes. I moved into a 55 and older community. Boy it’s more like being in high school.
this book has more than one genre?
Yes. It’s a cozy mystery with a romance as the subplot
you speak more than one language?
No
you grew up where you live now?
No.
you love to read?
Yes! I read every night before I got to sleep
you are never late?
Yes. I hate tardiness!
you love pizza?
Yes. But it doesn’t love me.
you love sushi?

No.
you have a pet?
No. But I’m the first to offer to doggie sit my daughter and neighbors dogs.
Where can we find your book online?
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/New-Beginnings-Camp-Mirage-Book-ebook/dp/B075BS214Q/
Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/new-beginnings-karen-cino/1127056750
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/KarenCino

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author of eight novels, two novellas and a book of poems and has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing article for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. She wanted to write women’s fiction and wrote her first book during the summer before she started college. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to. The late Paul Zindel’s books took place in Staten Island and reading them, especially My Darling My Hamburger, still brings back many memories for her.

Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her books are written in Staten Island, and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island.

Karen has two children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works at Home Depot and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.

Website: http://karencino.com
Blog: http://karencinobooks.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/karencino
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karencino
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Karen-Cino-296585170371401/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
Newsletter: http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=372e9cad72e3faf1c0a8b9a4e&id=9ac84ba873
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y

 

The Perfect Pitch by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #suspenseWelcome Karen Cino author of The Perfect Pitch, a new romantic suspense.

Why did you write this book?
I was living in Staten Island, New York at the time and wanted to write about everyday problems women deal with in their lives.
Is this part of a series?
Yes
What is your favorite genre to read?
Women’s Fiction
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m working on a Cozy Mystery Series and a new Women’s Fiction Series.
What books will we see from you in the coming month?
A New Kind of Perfect (Book 2 in the Seaside Boulevard Series)
Another Side of Perfect (Book 3 in the Seaside Boulevard Series)
New Beginnings (Book 1 in the Camp Mirage Series)
Please tell us about your latest book.
Francine and Richie Ragglio are high school sweethearts. Francine owns her own real estate business and Richie pitches for the New York Pelicans. Richie hurts his shoulder while pitching the first game of the season, not the way he wants to end his career. When Francine is left an abandoned restaurant from someone from her past, things begin to spiral out of control. The mystery of a hidden basement brings Francine and her friends together to do their own investigation, which puts them in the middle of a smuggling ring.
Will Richie’s get through his surgery so he can retire on top of his game? And will Francine and her friends solve the mystery of the hidden basement?Genre romantic suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Where can we find your book online?

Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Pitch-Karen-Cino-ebook/dp/B0721KFHLN/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-perfect-pitch-karen-cino/1126575077
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/729555

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author of eight novels, two novellas and a book of poems and has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing article for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. She wanted to write women’s fiction and wrote her first book during the summer before she started college. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to. The late Paul Zindel’s books took place in Staten Island and reading them, especially My Darling My Hamburger, still brings back many memories for her.

Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her books are written in Staten Island, and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island.

Karen has two children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works at Home Depot and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.

Website: http://karencino.com
Blog: http://karencinobooks.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/karencino
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karencino
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Karen-Cino-296585170371401/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
Newsletter: http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=372e9cad72e3faf1c0a8b9a4e&id=9ac84ba873
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y

 

The top post was the RLF Gems announcement last month. I did not count it among the top bloggers because that award would go to me. I’d like to see the credit go to guests. You are why I do this!

The Top Blogger for this month is Faye Hall, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017.

Top Blogger Faye Hall

#Romance Lives Forever @FayeHall79 @Collette_Author #RLFblogWebsite http://www.faye-hall.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/FayeHall79
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/fayehallromanceauthor/
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Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6882637.Faye_Hall
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Faye-Hall/e/B00DPIMSMW/

 

The winners are judged by cumulative page views, including return and unique visits.

Congratulations to these fine bloggers:
1. Faye Hall
2. Jude Knight
3. Izzy Szyn
4. Collette Cameron
5. Connie Ann Michael
Honorable mention: Karen Cino

Top Chatters for the Month

#Romance Lives Forever @FayeHall79 @Collette_Author #RLFblogThe person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views. For that reason, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This award is for the bloggers who receive the most comments.
This month’s winners are:

Collette Cameron
Regina Kammer
Denyse Bridger
Beverley Oakley

 

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The Perfect Pitch by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #suspenseToday’s featured book is The Perfect Pitch, book 1 of The Seaside Boulevard Series, romantic suspense by Karen Cino.

Francine and Richie Ragglio are high school sweethearts. Francine owns her own real estate business and Richie pitches for the New York Pelicans. Richie hurts his shoulder while pitching the first game of the season, not the way he wants to end his career. When Francine is left an abandoned restaurant from someone from her past, things begin to spiral out of control.

The mystery of a hidden basement brings Francine and her friends together to do their own investigation, which puts them in the middle of a smuggling ring. Will Richie’s get through his surgery so he can retire on top of his game? And will Francine and her friends solve the mystery of the hidden basement?

Genre romantic suspense
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Pitch-Karen-Cino-ebook/dp/B0721KFHLN/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/karen+cino?_requestid=755366
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/729555

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author of eight novels, two novellas and a book of poems and has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing article for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. She wanted to write women’s fiction and wrote her first book during the summer before she started college. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to. The late Paul Zindel’s books took place in Staten Island and reading them, especially My Darling My Hamburger, still brings back many memories for her.

Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her books are written in Staten Island, and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island.

Karen has two children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works at Home Depot and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.

Website: http://karencino.com
Blog: http://karencinobooks.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/karencino
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karencino
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Karen-Cino-296585170371401/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
Newsletter: http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=372e9cad72e3faf1c0a8b9a4e&id=9ac84ba873
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y