#Caprice De Luca Home Staging #Mystery #Titles ON SALE by Karen Rose Smith





Dear Readers,

I have terrific news! In conjunction with the release of my fifth Caprice De Luca Home Staging Mystery--SILENCE OF THE LAMPS--on April 26, the first four books in the series will be on sale until April 30. This is a great opportunity to catch up on any titles which you have missed so you are up to date with Caprice's family, her love life and her stray animals. In SILENCE, our rescued cat Halo makes an appearance...and Caprice might have to decide about a marriage proposal!

Caprice's house staging is disrupted by Drew Pierson, her sister Nikki's business rival. The caterer opened Portable Edibles and plans to bury Nikki's Catered Capers. His successful launch deal for his blackberry barbecue sauce must have stirred up his enemies. When Nikki visits the house where Drew lives with his grandmother to resolve differences, she and Caprice find him dead--murdered with the base of a valuable Tiffany lamp. And Nikki is the police detective's #1 suspect. 




Pre-order SILENCE OF THE LAMPS on Barnes and Noble


These days, home stager Caprice De Luca's calendar is a full house. Her grandmother's health is failing, her wayward uncle is stirring the pot, and she's torn between two equally eligible suitors. With so much drama in her personal life, Caprice is grateful to have Ace Richland, a former 80s rock star, ask her to stage his girlfriend's house. But Alanna Goodwin is a tough customer who balks at Caprice's ideas and all but commandeers the staging. Caprice almost isn't surprised when the snappish Southern belle is strangled to death with a tieback from her tacky velvet drapes. But just as she draws back the curtains on the truth, Caprice realizes she may be next on a murderer's set list… 



Caprice De Luca's latest house staging is all about hearts, flowers, lace and chintz since Valentine's Day is around the corner.  She never expects her client to be murdered in the greenhouse the day of the open house.

With her six-month-old cocker spaniel pup Lady by her side and her own love life in disarray, Caprice ferrets out clues from the victim's best friend, Caprice's mother, the housekeeper and a special male friend who insists his relationship with the victim was platonic.  However, as Caprice digs deeper, she finds the victim's past is filled with secrets that she kept from her husband for thirty years.

The past isn't merely history.  The present isn't always what it seems.  When hearts are involved, passion and even murder aren't far behind.



Quiet Kismet, Pennsylvania, may look like any other small town, but as a home-stager, Caprice De Luca can see behind closed doors—and it seems someone has designs on murder...

Life is a full house for Caprice these days.  She's dating, she's rescuing adorable cocker spaniels, and she's decorating the roomy interiors of Kismet's most well-heeled residents with fun fantasy themes.  But when a house painter Caprice frequently employs is found dead, it's time for Caprice to stage an investigation.  She must shift her attention from finding the perfect curtains to finding the perfect culprit.



Welcome to Kismet, PA, where home stager Caprice De Luca helps her clients shine in a lackluster real estate market—and where someone may only be in the market for murder...

Caprice De Luca has successfully parlayed her skills as an interior designer into a thriving home staging business.  So when her old high school friend Roz Winslow asks her to spruce up her mess of a mansion to perk up a slow buyer's market, Caprice is more than happy to share her skills.  But when Roz's husband Ted is found skewered by one of his sword room's prized possessions, it appears the Winslows have a few skeletons in their palatial closets.  With the stage set for murder, Caprice will discover she can track down an antique tapestry and a cold-blooded killer with equal aplomb—as long as she's not the next victim.






I hope you enjoy all of Caprice's adventures and feel as if you're part of the De Luca family. I love to chat with my readers and I do much of that on Facebook on my KarenRoseSmithBooks page. I will be having a launch party there for SILENCE OF THE LAMPS on April 26, 2016 which is release day. There will be prizes every 15 minutes from 7-10 p.m. EDT as well as conversation and fun. You're welcome to join in.






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USA TODAY Bestselling Author Karen Rose Smith is an only child who 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. Her 95th novel will be released in 2016.

Readers often ask her about her pastimes. She has herb, flowers 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. They can find her at the links below. 


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45 comments:

Amary Chapman said...

I can't wait to read it.

Mary Holshouser on April 1, 2016 at 5:29 AM said...

I haven't read this series but I'm going to get the
first book and try it out. Sounds interesting.
The locket is beautiful.
thanks and good luck with the new book.

Jane Nelson said...

I love reading your books! I'm a hugh cat lover and always get a kick out of the cats in your books. Can't wait to read the new book!!

Robin in NC on April 1, 2016 at 5:35 AM said...

Your play on words titles always make me smile! And, you can't go wrong with kitties! I love your books! Thanks for sharing!

CBarton on April 1, 2016 at 5:38 AM said...

I love the fun"play on words" in the titles of your books. Fun mysteries are my favorite kind to read. ........ I also love your cat stories especially about Bonnie and Clyde. My newest cat was a feral but I got him at a time when he was young enough that he adapted well to being inside from the get go.

Janet Marshall on April 1, 2016 at 5:41 AM said...

Your kitties are adorable! Thanks for offering the beautiful necklace. Love, love your books.

Janine on April 1, 2016 at 6:02 AM said...

Thanks for the info on the sale

Karen Hansen said...

I absolutely love this series and enjoy the titles as well as the books.

lkleback on April 1, 2016 at 7:13 AM said...

Looking forward to the new book. I love these characters!

regencygirl01 on April 1, 2016 at 7:27 AM said...

I enjoy all the kitties you share

Margo Bittner on April 1, 2016 at 7:54 AM said...

Can't wait to read the continuing adventure!

Meljprincess on April 1, 2016 at 7:58 AM said...

How nice of you to have this sale, Karen! Thank you. I enjoy your news, FB page, and especially the kitty photos. I LOVE that cat pendant and hope luck is with me. Though I don't Twitter. Have a fantastic weekend. xo Mel Btw, I giggle every time I see the title, SILENSE OF THE LAMPS. Very clever.

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

PoCoKat on April 1, 2016 at 8:09 AM said...

Looking forward to Silence of the Lamps.

lady_appaloosa on April 1, 2016 at 8:22 AM said...

Fabulous sale, can't wait to read the newest edition!

Toni Nyman on April 1, 2016 at 8:46 AM said...

Can't wait to start this series. Love the cat pendant. The cat is so regal looking!

Jean Smith said...

Love all of your books and love to hear about your cats.

scaro on April 1, 2016 at 9:35 AM said...

Enjoy all of Caprice and her family's adventure. Love to see all your
cat post both here, on Facebook and in your newsletter.
Thanks for sharing them
Carol Smith
penelope223(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sue Farrell said...

I follow you on facebook daily to hear about the cats---Miss Paddy is such a cutie! I've read the first book in the series---it was great! So this sale gives me the opportunity to get another.

debilyn317 on April 1, 2016 at 11:09 AM said...

You are such a inspiration to all of us!

ptclayton on April 1, 2016 at 11:38 AM said...

I love to read your facebook comments and posts of the kitties haven't read the books yet but they are on my list . thank you so much peggy clayton ptclayton2@aol.com

deana dick on April 1, 2016 at 12:11 PM said...

I have recently discovered cozy mysteries and I love your books. I love the way you develop your characters and give readers a great story that allows us to feel like we are there in the room watching the story play at. I am slowly getting all your books and love every minute reading them.

Anonymous said...

can't wait to read the book, and the locket is stunning!

Robyn Konopka on April 1, 2016 at 2:49 PM said...

I love your books and your furbabies. Thank you for your generosity!

Dianne Casey on April 1, 2016 at 3:05 PM said...

Can't wait to read "Silence of the Lamps". Enjoy your blog and your posts about your cats and all you and your husband do for your outside cats. They are lucky to have both of you.

Linda Herold on April 1, 2016 at 3:52 PM said...

I am a cat lover! I love cozy mysteries and love your book covers! Happy spring!

Donna Killian on April 1, 2016 at 4:14 PM said...

I have not read your books but the stories and book covers are calling my name. I am getting one of your books to read now the trouble is which one....

Sandra Bartles on April 1, 2016 at 5:06 PM said...

I have read the whole series and highly recommend it to everyone!

Fish Mom on April 1, 2016 at 5:11 PM said...

I love the Caprice series and I love watching the antics of Paddy and the rest of the gang.

Laurie on April 1, 2016 at 6:51 PM said...

I love following the adventures of your kitties on Facebook and I can't wait to start reading your books! I am a newbie to your series!

rosemary pfeiffer on April 1, 2016 at 7:01 PM said...

I have not read your books..(new author to me) but I must say..the covers really make you want to read them..so cozy and inviting.

Laurie on April 1, 2016 at 7:02 PM said...

I am a big fan of the adventures of your kitties on Facebook and can't wait to start reading your book series. I am a newbie and am really looking forward to becoming a seasoned fan.

AnitA MILES on April 1, 2016 at 8:11 PM said...

I haven't had the pleasure to read one of your books yet, but the reviews have caught my attention.

Kathy Davis on April 1, 2016 at 9:31 PM said...

Your book covers are so cute, and they really make me want to read your books. I love the title, "Silence of the Lamps". Ha

Linda Moffitt on April 2, 2016 at 2:18 AM said...

They look GREAT I have not read any yet But they look like I would really enjoy them Thanks

Darlene Holley on April 2, 2016 at 9:02 AM said...

Love your books, all the covers are so eye catching and the stories are wonderful.

Catherine Maguire said...

I can't wait to read it!

jerilynn rodriguez on April 3, 2016 at 7:33 AM said...

The locket is adorable!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Grandma Cootie on April 3, 2016 at 8:06 AM said...

Cannot wait for this next installment, and so enjoy all your blogs and Facebook posts. We have a dog so no cats here, but I look daily for your fur babies' next adventures.

Connie on April 3, 2016 at 11:30 AM said...

I'm preparing to read "Silence of the Lamps" and greatly looking forward to it!

nancy wolfe on April 3, 2016 at 12:05 PM said...

I love the series and can't wait for the new release!

servedogmom on April 3, 2016 at 8:11 PM said...

Counting down until the release of Silence of the Lamps!

Pamela Woodfield on April 3, 2016 at 10:54 PM said...

I love how you connect with all of us on Facebook. I feel like I know you & look forward to the inside & outside kitties exploits.

bn100 said...

interesting book

Brandy said...

So much cute cat stuff!!

JackieW said...

I belong to two book clubs that read mysteries. We do love to read cozy mysteries. Your book would be one that we would enjoy.
JFWisherd(at)aol(dot)com