New Releases - August 2018


Black Rose Writing in the News

  • August 16, 2018 - The Best Thriller Books of 2018 So Far list includes Caught in a Web and Blind Eye.
  • August 12, 2018 - Black Rose Writing partners with Bedside Reading for The Divine Affliction by Robert Fleisher. 
  • August 5, 2018 - Black Rose Writing partners with Bedside Reading for Kat & Maus by Brad Chisholm and Claire Kim.
  • July 28, 2018 - Black Rose Writing acquires the rights for Was kostet die Welt from Random House (Verlagsgruppe Germany).
  • July 28, 2018 - Four Black Rose Writing titles named as Finalists for the 2018 American Fiction Awards.  
  • July 25-27, 2018 - Black Rose Writing owner, Reagan Rothe, attends Ingram Indie Days 2018!
  • July 15, 2018 - Joe Siple is our SUMMER featured author (The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride). 
  • July 15, 2018 - Kind Nepenthe (Brockmeyer) featured by BOOKBUB - Horror. 
  • July 13, 2018 - Brian Kaufman's The Fat Ladys' Low, Sad Song selected as Kirkus Indie Best Books for September 2018 (only 4-6 chosen).

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Featured Author

Joe Siple is a television sportscaster turned novelist and voiceover professional. He has voiced commercials for television and radio, and done in-house work for a wide variety of corporations. His debut novel, The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride, was named 2018 "Book of the Year" by the Maxy Awards and is an Amazon Bestseller, climbing as high as #20 on the Coming of Age Fiction chart. His follow-up novel, The Town with No Roads, is scheduled to release in February, 2019. Learn more by visiting

Editor's Picks

Ballpark 2 Ballpark

by John & Vicki Hoppin

Take a journey through the minor leagues of professional baseball with these stories and photos from across the US and Canada. Through their lens and their words, John and Vicki Hoppin show us that minor league baseball continues to be an incredibly fun and joyful experience for families and fans. And this is true whether those families and fans live in a big city like Charlotte, NC or a small town like Visalia, CA. 

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Land of July: A Real Life Scandal of Sex & Social Media at a Connecticut High School

by Robert M. Marchese

On an ordinary January afternoon, a disturbing revelation about his wife hurls one man into a maelstrom of public humiliation and heartbreak, and eventually on a spree of run-ins with lawyers, judges, therapists, and law enforcement. Land of July tells the true story of a teacher/student sex scandal that not only shocked an entire school and small suburban community, but made national news. It's a story filled with countless...

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Absolute Darkness

by Tina O'Hailey

A thrill ride through time that will make you hold your breath. Sitting by the campfire, Brandy admitted a secret to her friends. She swore she saw a ghost when exiting a cave earlier that day. Was she seeing things? Did they believe her? The next day, breaking a cardinal rule, she snuck back to the cave alone. No one knew where she was. What if she fell or was trapped? There would be no rescue. 

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Where the Hurt Is

by Chris Kelsey

It’s an unseasonably hot April night in 1965. The social revolutions rocking America have mostly bypassed Burr, a tiny rural community in western Oklahoma. Like much of the state, Burr remains as it’s always been: Religious. Conservative. And 100% white. When an unknown young African-American woman is found murdered on the railroad tracks outside town, most of Burr would rather look the other way. The town’s police chief, troubled local hero and ex-Marine Emmett Hardy, doesn’t have that luxury. A lover of books and jazz in the land of football and country... 

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