Monday, 17 November 2014

**Blog Tour** Black Rose by Kris Thompson







Black Rose
by Kris Thompson
It's better to die on your feet than beg on your knees.

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Release Date: November 13 , 2014
Genre: Fiction/Romance/Suspense/Thrillers/
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-247-1
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH




Black-Rose-3D-Paperback-eReader Lillian Locke had the perfect life in Boulder, Colorado. She had the boyfriend of her dreams, a wonderful family, awesome friends, and a spot on the track team at a great college. There wasn’t anything life could throw at her that she couldn’t get through . . . until he found her. Lillian never could have imagined being abducted and chained up in the dark. Worse yet, being just one of many girls kidnapped and held captive by a madman. All she can do now is hope that she survives the brutality of their captor long enough to find a way to free herself and her new captive friends. When Richard Haines’ girlfriend goes missing, he makes it his personal mission to find the woman he loves and bring her home to the safety of their loved ones. Seeking the help of friends and family, Richard abandons everything except for his pursuit of Lillian. But when someone else close to Richard goes missing, and the bodies of the abducted girls start showing up in the hills outside Boulder, the only thing he can do is hope that he finds her before it is too late.






kthompson Kris Thompson is a veteran of the US Navy and single mother of three. When she’s not knitting scarves, chasing her children around or baking, you’ll find her enjoying a good book or writing down notes for her own upcoming stories. Writing has been a passion for Kris for many years, and seeing those stories printed on paper is a dream come true.





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T Bird's 5 Bare Naked Stars***** Review

When I read the synopsis of this book I was very intrigued.  This genre of books is my absolute favorite and I have read many of this kind.  Kris Thompson will certainly be on the list of new authors I am watching because she amazed me with her talent for the dark and twisted story you will read in Black Rose. 
The author has given us an emotional and gut clinching story by using Lee and Richard as the main characters.  She wrote it in a dual POV so we can see what each of them is doing on the same day, while she is trying to survive the abuse; he is desperately searching for her.  The scenes are somewhat graphic, but I must say it isn’t as horrid as I have read in the past.  I felt she was giving us enough detail to know what is going on but not enough to give the readers nightmares.  The author also proved that once again you don’t need every single gory detail in a scene to feel the story.  There was plenty of times I felt the anger and panic and I even found I was willing Lee to give up and just try to keep breathing, but that wasn’t Lee.  She showed many times you can knock her down but she will get back up fighting. 
I would certainly say this book was suspenseful, dramatic and the author came up with some cleaver ideas for what the characters would do.  The person responsible for the kidnappings was a monster and very well deserved every minute of hate I sent his direction.  I had it figured out a little over half way through the book.  Looking back now as I finished it, I don’t really know if she could have protected the identity of this person any more than she did.  I am going to stand firm on my opinion she did great with this and there weren’t to many options for her unless she wanted to tear the readers hearts out for shock value. 
So many times we go through traumatic events with the characters we fall in love with only to find all the loose ends tied up in an epilogue.  Kris did not do that, she allowed us to continue the journey with each person after the event was over.  We were there for the tears and fears, we were able to say goodbye to those we needed to and we watched in the same pool of anger and frustration as the characters did regarding the process to justice.  I want to thank her for not ending it early and letting the reader find closure as well. There is one small issue that I had with this story and while I say small to me, I know for some readers this is a huge one.  There were many times I felt the story was rushed especially in the last third of the book. I didn’t feel like I had more than a snapshot of what is going on with the characters before it was new chapter.  NOW please let me stress, we are talking about rushed as in I wished the author had expanded the scene because it was so good and I am greedy in wanting to know more. 
This is certainly an author to watch out for, she came out of the gate with a prize and I can only see her getting better and better as she goes.  I would be honored to review any of her future books and expect to be happy after what she showed me in this one.  






~~Praise for Black Rose~~
"There are just not enough words to describe how great I thought this book was! I completed it in one sitting, refused sleep till I was finished. 

A psychotic killer is abducting women, holding them hostage for days and days while raping and torturing and killing in a most horrendous way. Except you know this by reading the back of the book. What you dont know is the story inside...there is so much more."


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