New Releases - December 2017


Black Rose Writing in the News

  • October 30, 2017 - What the Valley Knows by Heather Christie, "... a strong thread of mystery and thriller." - Kirkus Reviews
  • October 25, 2017 - IndieReader calls Christie's What the Valley Knows, "A drama sure to pull at your heart strings."
  • October 21, 2017 - A County Heart (Robin Thomas) takes 3rd place (Novella category) in the 2017 Royal Palm Lit Awards
  • October 16, 2017 - Black Rose Writing FALL featured author, Matthew Brockmeyer, Kind Nepenthe (60+ reviews). 
  • October 11, 2017 - Parrot Talk by David Seaburn on the short list of finalists for the TAZ Book Award
  • September 1, 2017 - Black Rose Writing inks author, Andy Cowan, with a $2,500 advance, full Rights Posting
  • August 25, 2017 - Black Rose Writing donates 76 books to a Little Free Library in Decatur, IL. 
  • August 16, 2017 - Black Rose Writing recognized as Indie Publisher on Publishizer.
  • August 4, 2017 - "A memorable story of intriguing people," Kirkus Reviews for Tilting by Nicole Harkin.

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Featured Author

Matthew V. Brockmeyer resides in Northern California, in an off-grid cabin, deep within the forest, with his wife and two children. He is a homesteader, organic farmer, freelance writer and author. His short stories have been featured in numerous magazines, literary journals and anthologies. His debut novel, Kind Nepenthe, was recently released to much critical acclaim and was an Amazon bestseller. For more information on Matthew, please visit his website: or check out his Kirkus Indie Review

Editor's Picks

The Ice Maiden

by B.D. Smith

A serial killer is abducting, torturing, and murdering young women in a small community in central Maine. Seeming to select his victims at random, he acts out the rituals of the Spanish Inquisition before committing their bodies to the sacred waters of nearby Sebec Lake. Anne Quinn, an investigator for the Piscataquis County sheriff’s office, and Detective Douglas Bateman with the Major Crimes Unit of the Maine State Police join forces in tracking him down. Read more>

Code for Murder

by Eliot Parker

An overzealous decision by Cleveland Police Lieutenant Stacy Tavitt leads to a botched undercover investigation, leading to Stacy being attacked and her unconscious body dumped into the frigid Cuyahoga River. Six-months later, Stacy’s first case back from medical leave involves the murder of Cleveland Browns football player... Read more>

Something to Hope For

by Heather Watkins

After 18 years of marriage, Jane has come to terms with being labeled a divorced woman. She decides to join a gym and starts working at her best friend, Ann's, boutique. Jane tries to remain sedulous for her children, but she really feels like a jigsaw puzzle. 

Although Jane resists, Ann, buys two tickets to set sail aboard a ten night Caribbean cruise. Read more>

Blown Cover

by Mark A. Hewitt

When a stolen CIA file is released to the public, America learns that their President is not the man he claims to be.

Three years after being chased from office, the former president discovers the identity of the man who released his secret file. Read more>