Roses & Thorns

Rated 4.50/5 based on 2 reviews
A Rose Trilogy short story that takes us through Rose and Christian's whirlwind romance as they build the relationship that will see them through the difficult times that lie ahead. More

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About Tish Thawer

2017 - #1 Bestseller in Historical Fiction (Witches of BlackBrook)
2017 - Top 100 Bestselling in Paid Kindle Store (Witches of BlackBrook)
2015 - Best Cover - Penned Con (The Witches of BlackBrook)
2015 - Readers Choice Award - Blogger Choice Awards (The Witches of BlackBrook)

Bestselling and Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.

Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received a RONE Award nomination (Reward of Novel Excellence), as well as nominations for Best Cover, Reader’s Choice, and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery).

Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She currently resides in Arizona with her husband and three wonderful children.

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A common FAQ: "How do you pronounce her last name?"

Answer: Think "Bower" or "Thow-er". It's Persian!

About the Series: The Rose Trilogy
What if vampires were the good guys and a human girl was the one to fear?

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Review by: Proserpine on March 22, 2012 :
I had the honor and the pleasure to be a part of the blog tour of the first book in this trilogy: Scent of a White Rose by Tish Thawer, a few months ago. I totally fell in love with the characters, the action, the writing style, the plot (was so awesome, like some special new twist at every turn, couldn't ask for more), the vampires (of course) and more specifically: Christian, who's a handsome gentlemen, sexy, yeah super-hot vampire. Gimme, Gimme! I really liked reading about a new kind of vampire’s legends and where they come from. You know, when you read something about vampires, you want to land in a new world and find out new vampire specie! But the author can't remake everything. I love the fact that these vampires can't go into sunlight. Typical, but in the same time, totally vampiric! I enjoy discovered new myths about them. Tish Thawer gives the reader a brand new turn around about the old school type of vampires and I think it's what I love the most about this series (oh and Christian too...) :P Anyway, Roses and Thorns really push the readers into the deep of the very first meeting/encounter between Me and Christian, Oh sorry I mean Rose and Christian... until the begin of Scent of a White Rose (first book in the Rose Trilogy).
Since I read the first book, I already knew the characters and the author didn't put all her energy to reintroduced Rose and Christian or even the surrounding (thank you), so if you want to start this trilogy, you MUST begin with the first book. Since you may also discover/read about some spoilers from the first book in Roses and Thorns, you really should read them in order. Anyway, where's the fun reading a trilogy in disorder????
Tish Thawer provides a new world around the vampire story and knows how to keep the readers hanging on. I could feel all the anguish from Christian and the fear that Rose may not call him back: OMG I had butterflies in my belly when Christian answered the phone call for the first time! Well for the rest of this review, I would have to give out some spoilers and I hate to do so!

Proserpine @ Proserpine Craving Books
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Lori (Romancing the Dark Side) on March 17, 2012 :
Roses & Thorns is the perfect follow up to the first book in the Rose Trilogy, Scent of a White Rose. In this short but heart-warming novella we get a deeper look into Rose and Christian's romance and how it all began. I love that we get both characters' perspectives on their developing romance and how each interacts within their family circles.

While Rose and Christian's love story touches your heart, the special bond between Rose and her mother Loraine is exceptionally touching. Tish really captures the love and devotion these two share and really tugs at your heart strings with her vivid writing style. Roses & Thorns moves at a quick pace but makes up for it with plenty of details that tie right into the original giving the reader a deeper look into the Rose and Christian's bewitching romance!

If you're a romantic at heart you'll love this forbidden vampire romance filled with emotion and enchanting characters. Roses & Thorns is a companion to the first book in the series but is so well written it doubles as a prequel (definitely can be read as a stand alone). One thing's for sure, once you step into Tish's captivating world there's no going back!
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
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