Monday, November 28, 2016

I'm so happy to be spotlighting the new 
Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery
by Karen Rose Smith


***From USA TODAY Bestselling Author KAREN ROSE SMITH***
SHADES OF WRATH, Book 6, Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery series.
Between her booming business, her family, and her work rescuing stray animals, home stager Caprice De Luca's life is packed. But when a murder unsettles peaceful Kismet, Pennsylvania, she adds amateur sleuth to her resume. 
Thanks to a wealthy patron, Kismet's women's shelter, Sunrise Tomorrow, has inherited a run-down mansion. Now the shelter's director, Wendy Newcomb, wants Caprice's decorating expertise. Caprice is happy to help, but when she glimpses a few heated encounters between Wendy and some locals, she fears that Wendy may be in need of protection herself. 
When Wendy is found dead inside the old house, Caprice is compelled to poke around in her affairs--and discovers she had her share of enemies. Now, with countless clients, a TV gig that could make her a household name, and rumors of a marriage proposal on its way, Caprice must find time to design an investigation that will lure a crafty killer into the wide open--before someone else winds up in a state of permanent disrepair...

A Word From Karen Rose Smith

Hi!  I'm Karen Rose Smith.  I write mystery, romance and women's fiction. My 97th novel will be released in 2017.  Besides writing, my passion is caring for my four rescued cats--Zoie Joy, Halo, her daughter Paddy, senior London...and siblings--Bonnie & Clyde--who are strays who come twice a day at least for wet food.  My hobbies are gardening, cooking, watercolor painting and photography.  An only child, I've always delved into books as an escape.  But as part of a large Italian family, I had cousins and relatives around me often. Families are a strong theme in my novels, both mysteries and romances.  In my Caprice De Luca mystery series, my sleuth Caprice takes in stray cats and dogs and finds them homes.  I love to chat with readers so feel free to search my Facebook pages--lots of cat photos--and join in. 

SHADES OF WRATH is a special book to me for two reasons.  I tackled the subject of domestic violence.  I hope I did it in such a way that I brought an honest glimpse to this crisis for women.  I've interwoven this plotline with healthy relationships too to bring warmth and joy to the novel.  The second reason SHADES is heartfelt is the dedication to Sunnybud and his inclusion in the book. He was a yellow tabby that I befriended for 3 years.  He was a wanderer but he came to trust and depend on me and my husband.  We lost him last February to an FIV complicated infection.  But I'll never forget how he trusted me to feed him, warm him with heat bags in winter, and simply give him love. 

I hope you enjoy every bit of SHADES OF WRATH.  This novel was more than a mystery to me. It was a labor of love. 

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SHADES OF WRATH is the stand out book in the Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mysteries!

It was clear with the first book in this series, STAGED TO DEATH, that author Karen Rose Smith loved every bit of what she was writing. In SHADES OF WRATH it’s even more obvious. I could really sense through her words that this author put her all into this book.

There is so much going on in this story. From the absolutely adorable cat, Sunnybud (Based on a real life cat in Ms. Smith’s life) who tugged at my heart, the excitement of Caprice’s TV gig, the very real issue of abused women, and the must be included murder, STAGED TO DEATH had me riveted to my seat reading faster and faster. By the time I had finished the last page, I was breathless.

Extraordinary writing, amazingly defined characters, and a solid mystery, make STAGED TO DEATH a must read! 

Karen Rose Smith's plots are all about emotion. She began writing in her early teens when she listened to music and created stories to accompany the songs. After expressing feelings in poetry, earning a degree in English and French, completing short stories that became too long to find a market, she turned to her love of relationships in romance. This award-winning best-selling author (USA Today List and Borders Bestseller List, as well as Amazon's Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Love and Romance Bestseller lists) has seen published over 95 books since 1992 and has published with Silhouette, Harlequin, Kensington and Meteor/Kismet.  She has added 4 indie never-before published works to her e-book list as well as 4 short story anthologies.  Her awards include two Golden Leaf awards in short contemporary romance, the Golden Quill in traditional romance, two's awards for Best Special Editions and Romance Review's Today's Best series romance award.

          An only child, Karen spent a lot of time in her imagination and with books.  She dreamed of brothers and sisters and a big family like her mother and father came from.  On weekends she was often surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins. The root of her plots include family relationships. 
          Karen married her college sweetheart and they have been married for 45 years. She believes in the power of commitment and the hope that goes along with the promise of everlasting love.  Along with enjoying time with her husband, Karen enjoys cooking, gardening, shopping, listening to music and keeping her four rescue cats company or vice versa.  She also cares for a stray sibling pair her hubby dubbed Bonnie & Clyde.
          She is busy working on her home staging mystery series as well as her Daisy Tea Garden cozy series for Kensington. Readers can follow her on Facebook (KarenRoseSmithBooks), on Twitter @karenrosesmith, through her blog Cats, Roses...and Books! as well as her newsletter IN TOUCH. She welcomes interaction on social networks and would love to chat.

is now available for pre-order
and releases tomorrow
November 29!

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  1. The best of a great cozy series. I love the interaction of her family and friends and there is always so much to the stories!

  2. Thanks, Lisa. I LOVE this series! I always look forward to each new book. Happy Monday, to you.

  3. I just finished this book and really enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing your great review.

  4. I love this author's writings. Everything she writes is a great read to me!! Loving this series and looking forward to this newest installment

  5. This sounds very good thank you