November 29, 2016

Shades of Wrath by Karen Rose Smith - Spotlight

Published: November 29, 2016
Number of pages: 352
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: Caprice De Luca Mystery #6

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, Sunshine 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…

Author Bio:
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.

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Message from the author:
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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