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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Blog Tour/Review ♥ Black Rose by KL Bone ♥ #giveaway

 Title: Black Rose
Series: Black Rose Guard Series #1
By: KL Bone
Publication Date: October 12, 2014
Cover Desginer: Skyla Dawn Cameron
Genre: Dark Fantasy

“May the Black Rose protect you in life and avenge you in death.” – Vow of the Black Rose

Six hundred years ago, the Muir Court was wiped from existence, destroyed by an elite group known as the Black Rose Guard. Their Captain, Mara, has a reputation of being a harsh woman who leads the guard with a fierce formality. During her long years, she has known pain, loss, heartache…and one great love.

Edward was the Captain of the Royal Guard. He loved her once. However, it was a love that faded the day he met young Liza, the Princess who stole the heart he had once sworn belonged to Mara alone. Liza was also the woman that Mara was fated to protect. When the Queen learns of her daughter’s forbidden love for Edward, she devises a series of punishments, torturing Edward while her daughter is forced to watch. In a an act of desperation, Mara takes Liza’s place and looks on helplessly as Edward endures the torments which break his body and Mara’s soul.

All of their pain is put aside when Liza is murdered by the rulers of a rival court. Haunted by her failure to protect the Princess and adhering to tradition, Mara takes the vow of the ‘Black Rose.’ It is an ancient oath which ties those under its power to abandon the lives they knew for the sake of a single goal: vengeance. Her quest leads her on a dark path of violence, rage and bloodshed.

Tormented by a fate they can neither accept nor escape, Black Rose is a tale of retribution, love, and above all, honor—at any cost. 


This is normally not a genre that I find myself enjoying but this author did a spectacular job of sucking me right in and taking me on such a fascinating adventure!

The love that Edward and Mara had for each other took my breath away and seared my heart in which the scar will last with me for a long time. I absolutely LOVED these characters and can't wait to read more from this author!

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Heart of the Rose - Black Rose Guard #2
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Blood Rose - Black Rose Guard #3

K.L. Bone is the author of the Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination.

Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD in literature. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Dublin. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.

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  1. What are some ways in which you promote your work? Do you find that these add to or detract from your writing time?

    1. Hi Mai,

      Ways in which I promote my work are mostly through social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, my website, and blog tours such as this one. I also attend a few book signings every year which helps to connect me to new readers and fellow authors alike.

      As to my writing time, to be honest anything that is not writing will detract from writing time. However, I also find that promotion of the books is a necessity and can often be an enjoyable part of the overall experience of being an author as again, it is another way to connect with readers.

      I also do a great deal of cross-promotional work. I help promote the work of fellow authors and they, in turn, help to promote my new books as well. It is a great way to engage with others in the field and to form positive working relationships.

  2. Thank you for the chance . Sounds like a great read .

  3. do you miss a character after your done writing the book?

    1. To be honest, it depends on the character. Like most things, I have favorites and not-so-favorites. Some are more difficult to leave behind than others. As the Black Rose series goes, the protagonist, Mara, is more difficult to walk away from than most.

      However, I am also a series writer, which means that when I finish a novel in the middle of a series, I know that in a few months time, I will come back to that world and those characters; at least until the end of the series.