Guest Post- Karen Rose Smith

Guest Post with Karen Rose Smith.Karen is the author of the Caprice DeLuca Mystery Series.She is talking about her newest book Drape Expectations.







My sleuth, Caprice De Luca, is a professional decorator and home stager. The unique aspect of her business is the unique themes she devises for each home she stages. Her sister, Nikki, a caterer, helps her pull off open houses that draw clients from D.C., Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia to Kismet, Pennsylvania. In DRAPE EXPECTATIONS, Caprice's client is Alanna Goodwin who is Ace Richland's soon to be fiancee. She is a widow, a Southern beauty who wants to sell her mansion that resembles an old South plantation estate.


Doing research for staging Alanna's house was so much fun. The antebellum period is from after the birth of the American Revolution to the start of the Civil War. The architecture usually described as antebellum is grandly symmetrical and somewhat boxy with substantial pillars or columns and balconies. Heavy draperies with fancy tiebacks were prevalent. Those tiebacks are integral to the murder!


I hope you enjoy reading DRAPE EXPECTATIONS as much as I enjoyed solving the murder-mystery puzzle with Caprice.





BIO:

USA Today best-selling author Karen Rose Smith will see her 87th novel published in 2015. An only child, Karen 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 pastimes. 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.

Website: www.karenrosesmithmysteries.com
Facebook: KarenRoseSmithBooks
Twitter: @karenrosesmith
Blog: karenrosesmith.blogspot.com

Giveaway:Leave a comment by August 9th for the chance to win a copy of Drape Expectations. . Winner will be notified within 48 hours after giveaway closes and you will have three days to respond after being contacted or another winner will be selected.

Comments

  1. I've read several reviews on Drape Expectations making me very interested in reading it. kat8762@aol.com

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  2. I would love to win this book

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  3. Drape Expectations sounds like a fun read. Thank you for the chance to win.
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  4. Thanks for having me here!

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  5. Drape Expectations sounds like a good read. Thank you for the chance to win.
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  6. I'll have to add this one to my list!
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  7. Nice to read a bit from Karen! I am looking forward to this, thanks for the chance to win!
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  8. I love this series and this is my favorite, so far!

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  9. I like reading Karen's mysteries and romances---and following her blog about her cats. Thanks for the contest.
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  10. This mystery sounds intriguing and unique. Thanks for this great feature and wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Karen Rose Smith writes captivating novels. This mystery would be enjoyable. Thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. Loved all the books I have read by Karen. Can't wait to read this one.
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  13. Your enthusiasm is wonderful. I'm so pleased so many readers love Caprice like I do! Thank you for your kind comments.

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  14. I would love to win!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  15. I love the title of the book -- and the cover with the kitty on it! Hope I win!
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  16. I would love to win. Best of luck to all.

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  17. SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT BOOK! GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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