Thursday, October 1, 2015

Book Cover Reveal for Deadly Undertaking, Romantic Suspense by J.Q. Rose

 Happy October 2015! 

Revealing the sparkling book cover for my new mystery, Deadly Undertaking, 
is a fantastic way to kick off the new month!

Cover artist Michelle Lee captured the tone and the elements all necessary to tell a story that takes place in a funeral home, don't you think?



Books We Love Publishing will release the book this fall. 
I want to thank so many folks who have traveled (pushed me?) along this path to publishing my third mystery. I value the input from my critique partners, W.S. Gager, Tess Grant, Joselyn Vaughn, Dennis Caplis, Nancy Ross Flanagan, Sally Kent.  

My beta readers, Sandra Rossier, Tess Grant, and Roseanne Dow, offered valuable input. Gail Roughton took care of the formatting of the manuscript.

Thanks to Michelle Lee for a super book cover and to Jude Pittman for formatting and publishing this mystery/romance/paranormal. 

Last, and definitely not least, I want to thank my funeral director brothers, Jim and John, and my sister-in-law, Sandy, for advice on the funeral directing side of the book. Our dad was a funeral director, but I knew the business only from my childhood years, so I appreciated their help to update my knowledge. Of course, any errors I made, were entirely my fault as I took liberty to stretch a few practices to fit the story. Hey, it's fiction!
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You'll be hearing more about Deadly Undertaking on the blog.  In the meantime, here's the back of the book for you. 

Back of the Book: Deadly Undertaking by J.Q. Rose

Lauren Staab knew there would be dead bodies around when she returned home. After all, her family is in the funeral business, Staab and Blood Funeral Home. Still, finding an extra body on the floor of the garage between the hearse and the flower car shocked her.
Deadly Undertaking
Coming soon from BWL
Lauren’s plan to return to her hometown to help care for her mother and keep the books for the funeral home suddenly turns upside down in a struggle to prove she and her family are not guilty of murdering the man. But will the real killer return for her, her dad, her brother? Her mother’s secrets, a killer, a handsome policeman, and a shadow man muddle up her intention to have a simple life. Welcome home, Lauren!
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How do you feel about reading a murder mystery that takes place in a funeral home? Are you curious or put off by the idea of a funeral home setting for a mystery? I'd love to hear your comments. 

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12 comments:

Roseanne Dowell said...

Love the cover, love the book. I highly recommend it.

Ann Herrick said...

Wonderful cover! Sounds like an intriguing story!

Tess Grant said...

Love the cover! Congrats.

Tricia McGill said...

Great cover. Michelle is a wonder.

Heather Brainerd said...

What a clever idea for a setting! Can't wait to read it!

Helena Fairfax said...

Love the cover, JQ, and your opening pages are great. I can't wait to read the rest. Congratulations on release!

J Q Rose said...

Roseanne--Thanks for your recommendation!

J Q Rose said...

Hi Ann, Thank you for your kind comments. So happy you stopped by.

J Q Rose said...

Thanks Tess. Wish I could take credit for creating that cover.

J Q Rose said...

Hi Tricia, yes Michelle is a talented CA. Thanks for stopping in.

J Q Rose said...

Heather, for once I was glad to be an undertaker's daughter. Gave me the idea for the setting!! hee hee

J Q Rose said...

Thanks, Helena. I'm so excited to get this book into readers' hands. It was so much fun to write.