Overview

Doubt blooms...

Someone bleeds...

Change is coming...time to take heed.

What if vampires were ...
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Blood of a Red Rose

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Overview

Doubt blooms...

Someone bleeds...

Change is coming...time to take heed.

What if vampires were the good guys and a human girl was the one to fear?

Blood of a Red Rose, book two in The Rose Trilogy, is a paranormal romance that continues to surprise with a heroine that’s embracing her darker side, a vampire whose love starts to waver, and a vampire clan whose new Sire is filled with doubt.

~ ROSE ~
I'm Rose Reynolds. I’ve shared my secret and ruined lives. I’m no longer welcome in my childhood home.
And, I’ve recently threatened to kill my best friend. I warned you - I'm not as innocent as everyone thinks…

~ CHRISTIAN ~
I'm Christian and I’m worried about Rose. She’s changed and I’m not sure that’s a good thing. She knows my secret and loves me still. This I know,because I’m starting to hear whispers wherever I go…
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Editorial Reviews

Ricochet Reviews - Miranda Wheeler
The sequel in the Rose Trilogy starts off just as it ended: fierce, fast-paced, and twisted. Rose, as quirky and head-strong as ever, is left to deal with the task of coping with and accepting what she had done, and working out the aftermath - and dealing with what it revealed.

The whole idea of, What do you do if by being with the love of your life, you could throw them into madness and eternal darkness? is just fascinating. And this easily five-of-five-star read executed it perfectly.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014549035
  • Publisher: Amber Leaf Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Series: The Rose Trilogy , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,175,054
  • File size: 152 KB

Meet the Author

Tish Thawer writes paranormal romances for all ages, including her new adult series The Rose Trilogy, and her adult paranormal romance, The Ovialell Series, as well as young adult short-stories. Her magickal elements and detailed world-building are a welcome constant in every novel.
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  • Posted May 8, 2012

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    Wow, and just…WOW! This book was even better than the fir

    Wow, and just…WOW! This book was even better than the first book in the series! Tish Thawer is an amazing author, and after reading book one and two of her Rose Triology, I am officially hooked and obsessed! This is a series you do not want to miss!

    After Rose kills Meredith in Scent of a White Rose, Rose runs off and lives with Christian and his clan. Living with the love of her life should make her happy, but she is everything but. Rose has a secret that no one knows, she is half demon. Rose is more confused than ever on what she should do, Christian’s clan is putting together a plan to illuminate all demons, how on earth could she tell them she is half of the monsters they are trying to figure out how to kill? Unfortunately Rose has more than just her own demons to fight…Meredith is alive…and she’s stronger than ever.

    I want to state that Blood of a Red Rose, is the perfect name for this novel! In Blood of a Red Rose there was, well much more blood, and I got to say I am not complaining at all, I loved the extra bloody scenes! Anyways, this novel was a perfect sequel to Scent of a White Rose! I don’t know how Tish did it, but she was able to keep my attention just as much, if not even more in this second installment! While in Scent of a White Rose you learn about the vampire side of things, in Blood of a Red Rose you are learning about the demon side of things.

    On top of learning more about demons, we also get to go inside the mind of a few demons and see things from their point of view! I love how Blood of a Red Rose will switch point of views just like Scent of a White Rose, how Tish can switch to multiple point of views throughout her novels just baffles me! I have read a few Alternating POV books, but books where it flips to more than just two characters is a first for me, and I loved it! In Blood of a Red Rose I felt like I knew the characters even more than before, while the romance was a bit tense between Rose and Christian it was still beautiful and heart wrenching!

    All in all, if you enjoyed Scent of a White Rose, then Blood of a Red Rose will NOT disappoint! This sequel was even more epic than the first, there were more secrets, more love, more blood and more everything! If you read Scent of a White Rose, you need to pick up Blood of a Red Rose as soon as possible!

    ~Can I say I totally love Christian in this series…just saying ladies this is a novel gentlemen you do not want to miss! (;

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    Bravo Tish on another well written story!!

    I have been chomping at the bit for over a week now to gush over Tish Thawer’s newest release, Blood of a Red Rose. If you have not read the story from the beginning (which I highly recommend) then you really should pick up Scent of a White Rose (Book One) ASAP and become enthralled with Tish’s take on the vampire world. Then move quickly move on to book 1.5, Roses and Thorns to gain more insight into the main characters seemingly storybook like romance.

    Blood of a Red Rose is the perfect follow up to her first two releases. Tish weaves us deeper into a world where the vampires are not the things we should fear. Meredith and her band of macabre misfits are becoming the things to fear and not just because they are demons but because Meredith does not care who stands in her way and it is this obsession that will most likely be her demise. I for one cannot wait to see what’s in store for her. *grin*

    I am known for not giving away too much in a story because I think a reader should have the opportunity to follow the twists and turns authors throw into their stories and believe me, Tish does not disappoint. I literally flipped the last page over thinking surely this is not the end but alas, it was. The imagery and the plot twists will have you messaging her with comments about how you hope she is writing because you WILL need to know more. I for one will be counting the days to see how Christian will handle his new dilemma and how Rose will handle the choices he has made for them both.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

    The sequel in the Rose Trilogy starts off just as it ended: fier

    The sequel in the Rose Trilogy starts off just as it ended: fierce, fast-paced, and twisted. Rose, as quirky and head-strong as ever, is left to deal with the task of coping with and accepting what she had done, and working out the aftermath - and dealing with what it revealed. The first few pages leave the reader caught up in Rose's world, dying to know what she is going to do with the secret locked within her blood and threatening her very nature. In spite of the inner conflicts seen in the first novel, it suddenly seems that disproving the belief that she was untouchably innocent and proving her strength and independence are the last things she needs to be worrying about. Instead, she's faced with her own shocking darkness - and vampires aren't quite so scary anymore. Except, of course, the possibility that if they found out her secret that they might rally to end her (and the threat she poses) the old fashion way: avoiding poison and ditching the fangs.

    The boldness of the characters and their story seems to be a successful theme throughout the Rose Trilogy, and the fierce ultimatum between love and life were a creative addition. Choose one, and she just may lose both. The entire twist on what seemed to be heading for a wrapped up, happy ending in the last book is brilliant. As a reader, I was certainly willing to trade a little torture for more time with swoon-worthy Christian and his two-sided red Rose. ;)


    The entire novel flew by. It was a surprisingly quick read: well-written, fast-paced, and completely engrossing. When the reader is convinced one end would come, another completely spun it into a tantalizing whirlwind, followed by the punch of an insane cliff-hanger that stays with you, although the book itself is entertaining, riveting, and fast. The revealed truths behind the privously unexplaind were shocking, while other sub-plots exploded on the sides. The pressure of anticipation built all the way to the last sentence, and the ending was incredibly surprising and terrible and beautifully sweet (and yes, that is absolutely a concurrent effect). The emotions of the characters, even when angry and unfounded, were written so well they felt very real and valid -- and both the twists and revealed answers throughout the piece were insanely clever (and in Terrance's case, just plain endearing) in their complex simplicity - which, in my opinion, has always been a sign of a great storyteller. I absolutely cannot wait to see what becomes of the main characters, and there is some seriously amazing things in-store for the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Jo to harm!

    I luv u gurl! U hve major talent!! ~Jo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Ash

    Thanks Bryan. Harmonie its ok. I know how u feel. Im bullied and hated

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    DAVID

    Yay!!!! Lets go uncle jason taught me well

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Life is dumb!!!

    :*( ~Reenelle

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

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    I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. Rose

    I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. Rose and Christisn's story continues as Christian has developed signs that he may be the coven's new Sire. He and Rose are in hiding after they believe that they have killed Meridith, Rose's father's girlfriend. What he doesn't know is that she is the one who killed his wife. The coven discovers that Meridith is alive and that she is slowly building an army of demon descendants in order to take revenge on Rose and Christian. Meanwhile Jeremy (Rose's father) continues his search for Rose (although not too actively in my opinion), and Rose stresses over the secret that she is hiding and whether she should tell the coven and her father or not.

    Tish continues with her wonderful story telling with even more twists in this book than in the previous book. I love the change of POV that she uses in her writing of this book. I like seeing the story from both sides, and she pulls it off well so that it doesn't feel like a bog down. The steamy scenes continue as the body count rises. The only thing that I don't enjoy about these books is the cliff hanger endings.

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  • Posted July 1, 2012

    Just when you think you know where the story of Rose and Christi

    Just when you think you know where the story of Rose and Christian is going, author Tish Thawer adds several twists and turns to the storyline for book two of the Rose Trilogy. Actually, I love when an author puts in surprises which takes the reader to a place they hadn't even considered. I should also add that I definitely appreciate this author including several POVs of other characters because it gives the reader an insight into the character's motivation. I don't like spoilers, but the relationship changes going on between Rose and Christian cause me to wish that the third book in the series was available now. I love HEAs and right now am questioning if that is going to be possible for Rose and Christian, but have faith that the author knows the best "fork in the road" to take for them.

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  • Posted May 7, 2012

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    As soon as I finished Thawer's series opener, Scent of a White R

    As soon as I finished Thawer's series opener, Scent of a White Rose, I couldn't wait until I would get the chance to check out the second installment in her trilogy. After meeting her wonderful characters and being introduced to this unique and interesting world Thawer created, I had to know what would happen to them next. Secrets were revealed, surprises and shocking twists were thrown at readers at all possible times, and this novel was definitely not lacking in suspense.

    I was also relieved and excited to find that Thawer's gift for fast paced writing and flowing dialogue continued on in her second installment. I literally flew through this title, finding myself finishing it all in one day! It was addicting and I think readers will find themselves hooked and unable to close their books until the last page has been read. And what a last page it was! Some may feel differently but one of my favorite aspects of Thawer's writing and this series in general is that she varies her narrators. I love getting the chance to hear from each of the main character's points of view. Readers get a full compass of everything that's going on and how each character feels and views the goings on around them. It makes me feel like nothing is left out and nothing is held back.

    The various narrators also keeps things exciting in my opinion. There's never a dull moment because even when the action slows down at points, it's at these moments where Thawer lets her readers get a glimpse into how her characters are reflecting on everything that's happening. I found myself just as anxious to read how certain people were feeling as well as finding out what would happen next. Thawer is definitely not one to leave her readers complacent and comfortable. She throws wrenches into her characters' well thought out plans left and right. There is no lull in the action and at times I could attempt to tamper down my frustration at all these characters were going through. It was exciting to say the least.

    Now that Thawer has left her readers with another doozy of a cliffhanger to wrap this second installment up with, I'm once again craving the next book. Not sure when readers will be able to plan on seeing the third and final installment hit the shelves in this exciting series, but you can be sure that as soon as I find out the countdown will begin and I can't wait! Be sure to pick up your copies of this installment when it hits bookstores' shelves, tomorrow, May 8th!

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