Black Roseby Kris ThompsonIt's better to die on your feet than beg on your knees.
Release Date: November 13 , 2014
Published by The Writers Coffee Shop
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-247-1
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.
~~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."
~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
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.
~~CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR~~
Black Rose is a romance/thriller/crime novel. This is a very hard genre to write in, what do you like about this genre? Are there other genres you like to write in?
I did a lot of research on kidnapped victims, survivors like Jace Duggard and Sarah Strong. I found their stories to be moving and inspirational. These are just two of many out there who have told their story to the world, and reading about their strength and survival was very helpful in writing Black Rose.
I also had to research the other side of the spectrum and read about the many different serial killers and kidnappers, which was not an easy thing to do. Reading about women being brutalized and murdered, and then writing a book about it, was the hardest thing to write and maintain throughout this process. There were many times where I wanted to save them all, but then how would it be realistic?