Sunday, May 19, 2013

WHAT CAN A COVER REVEAL? A new mystery series by Karen Rose Smith

Caprice De Luca is a sleuth with personality!  She's a home-stager and likes to use unique themes for the houses she stages so they sell faster and tempt house hunters from all over to her open houses.  But Caprice herself, at thirty-two is a retro girl.  With her hair style from the 70's, her vintage clothes from the 50's and 60's, and her gravitation toward unique pieces, her home reflects her likes and personality.  My cover for STAGED TO DEATH, the first Caprice De Luca home-stager mystery says it all.

It's like a treasure map that will tell you important details about Caprice and the book.  The colors are so 60's, Caprice's favorite decade.  In her 50's Pennsylvania Cape Cod house, you'll find an overstuffed fuchsia chair in her living room.  If you look closely, you'll see the name of the series on the laptop.  Her cat Sophia--named after her Nana's favorite actress, Sophia Loren--sits atop her turquoise-carpeted cat tree.  Could any cat be happier?  And Caprice's stray dog, Dylan, has decided being friends with Sophia pleases Caprice.

Besides spotlighting that Caprice's favorite colors are fuchsia, turquoise, lime green and yellow, this cover reveals her personality, her vocation for caring for stray animals and her desire to surround herself and her clients with a mood that suits their own lifestyle.

I'm so excited to reveal the STAGED TO DEATH cover to you.  Although December seems to be a long way away, you can preorder the mystery now.

Oh, and did I mention this series will include recipes?  Caprice comes from a large Italian family and likes to cook.

Soon I'll have an excerpt from STAGED TO DEATH on my mystery website.  Stay tuned for more blogs about decorating, cooking, dogs and cats and everything that makes this series unique.

©2013 Karen Rose Smith

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cmgren said...

Love the cover, title and the premise. If you need a reviewer, I am available. :)

KRS said...

I'm working with a publicist to send out copies for review. Do you have a blog or a website? Thanks for your interest and stopping by to comment.