Rated 5.00/5 based on 9 reviews
A Shade of Vampire, Twilight, and The Vampire Gift fans have found their next series.
The Roses is a cult classic of YA adventure and romance, with all 9 books completed.

"I couldn't put it down!" *****
"Very different storyline!" *****
"I've read The Roses 3 times now and I'm still hooked!" ***** More

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About Tara Brown

I believe growing up in a really small town gives a person a little advantage when it comes to the imagination. You need one or you go mad.
Needless to say, mine saved me. After it got me into trouble first, that is. That's the problem with a vivid imagination, all the lies you tell.
According to my age, I am meant to be a responsible adult, but it isn't going well at all. I would still head off to Hogwarts tomorrow and I suspect there isn't a single wardrobe I haven't crept into, hoping to find the door to Narnia. And don't even get me started on the King's Road, I get lost.
Fortunately, I am an international bestseller so I have wormed my way into a quirky or eccentric category.
Thank God for that.
I am happily married with two daughters.
I have two giant dogs, two savage cats, and a penchant for a glass of red.

I am represented by Natalie Lakosil from the Bradford Literary Agency and am published traditionally with Montlake Romance and Skyscape Publishing.

Here is the list of YA in my library now.
YA Series
The Devil's Roses - completed series
Cursed - Available now
Bane - Available now
Hyde - Available now
Witch - Available now
Death - Available now
Blackwater - Available now
Midnight Coven - Available now
Redeemers and Betrayers - Available now
The Born Trilogy - completed series
Born - Available now
Born to Fight - Available now
Reborn - Available now
The Light Trilogy - completed series
The Light of the World - Available now
The Four Horsemen - Available now
The End of Days - Available now
The Blood Trail Chronicles
Vengeance - Available now
Vanquished - Available now
Valiant - Coming 2018
Imaginations Trilogy
Imaginations - Available now
Duplicities - Available now
Reparations - Coming 2019
Crimson Cove Mysteries
Pretty Girls Die First - Available now
The Little Crimson Lies - Available now
When The Lights Fade - Available now
The Royals Trilogy
A Royal Pain - Available now
A Royal Affair - Coming 2018
A Royal Wedding - Coming 2019
The Seventh Day Series
The Seventh Day - Available now
The Last Hour - Available now
The Earth's End - Coming 2018
Standalone novels

Sunder - Available now
First Kiss - Available now
Here is the list of my adult books
The Serendipity Series
Fling Club - Available now
He Loves You Not - Coming October 2018
The Lonely Duet
The Lonely - Available now
Lost Boy - Available now
Blood and Bone Trilogy - completed series
Blood and Bone - Available now
Sin and Swoon - Available now
Soul and Blade - Available now
The Single Lady Spy Series
The End of Me - Available now
The End of Games - Available now
The End of Tomorrow - Available now
The End of Lies - Coming 2018
The Puck Buddies Series
Puck Buddies - Available now
Roommates - Available now
Bed Buddies - Available now
Baby Daddies - Coming 2019
The Dinner Club
Dear Naked Neighbour - Available now
Second Chance - Coming 2019
Standalone Novels
Castaways - Available now
My Side - Available now
The Long Way Home - Available now
For Love or Money - Available now
In the Fading Light - Available now
Lost in La La Land - Available now
Erotica by Sophie Starr
Sinderella - Available now
Beauty's Beast - Available now
The Club - Available now
Tangled Up - Coming 2018

About the Series: The Roses
A Shade of Vampire, Twilight, and The Vampire Gift fans have found their next series.

The Roses is a cult classic of YA adventure and romance, with all 9 books completed.

"I couldn't put it down!" *****

"Very different storyline!" *****

"I've read Cursed 3 times now and I'm still hooked!" *****

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Review by: Sara Wyers on Aug. 6, 2013 :
This book made me soooooo happy!!!!!!! If you have read the first 3 books Em sure some of you are really sad....Well I'll be the first to tell you, it gets better!! This book has some major twist and turns in it. This has to be my favorite book out of this series so far. I'm very happy to be starting the last book Death. A little sad to. I feel like The Rose's are part of my family! It will be sad to let them go. This is a must read series!!!
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
Review by: Diane L on April 18, 2013 :
Great...just great!
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Review by: Dee Marcey on Feb. 16, 2013 :
Love this whole series!
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
Review by: Emma McGarvey on Jan. 6, 2013 :
Love this book and this whole series. I read it a while ago and just forgot to write a review :-/. It is a fabulous read, that leaves you wanting more. The characters are very well developed and my mind enjoys creating them and playing out what I am reading. Which in my eyes, is a true sign of a brilliant book
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
Review by: Amanda Nolastname on Nov. 27, 2012 :
** spoiler alert ** EPPS, this book held so many twists and turns I hardly know where to begin. OH wait I know, Sam and Hanna, oh my wow, rip my heart out and for good measure stomp on it. Tara Brown really knows how to gut you. I had myself a right and proper tissy over their breakup (though that hardly describes it) I felt the knife dig into my heart as it dug into Sam's.

Ophelia, our wonderful new character is a witch. I love how the book opens. I seriously did not expect for everything that changed was because of her wishing it. Talk about powerful, can I have that power? New to the whole scene just like many others before her O has a tough time and makes so many wrong choices.

The whole concept had me giddy. I was so intrigued by the whole twin thing. I was honestly expecting him to be this total bad guy and take the power from the sisters and make her watch or something. So when Tristan was finally (I say finally because Brown likes to use tricks) introduced I had a jaw dropping moment before I lost it and giggled uncontrollably. I loved him. That left the dad to be the nasty villian. He worked the role well.

Oliver, what can I say about him. . . he makes me question him at every turn, yet when he has O in his arms all I can do is 'awww' at them. He is the bad guy and works for her dad - so many lies fall from his lips but in the end he may have a reason. Was it a good enough one?

Complications form when Sam's attractions fall on O after she performed a ceremony that left him empty hearted. His sireny nature only lets her fight it so much.

The biggest plot twist I have read in a long time falls to this book. If I could award Tara Brown an award, I think I would. I can't even say much about it without giving it away but I will say this: "Sometimes all you need is a little push."
(reviewed 40 days after purchase)
Review by: Crystal Walborn on Nov. 16, 2012 :
Tara has made a life long fan with this one! Bringing Ophelia into the mix was genius. Making the sheriff a bad guy was awesome. Ophelia casting spells or using her magic without special words or an actual spell is great. For me, it made it more realistic that witches exist. When O finds out that Jake has been under a love spell that she didn't know she cast; that was great. It was all just wishing.
I really loved the part where O meets Giselle for the first time. I was laughing so hard. When Giselle's fangs pop out and she says "They're like a dude'th thingy. They jutht pop up randomly", I lost it. I could imagine a newborn vampire with a lispe. It's awesome! Making Giselle Queen of the Vampires...epic! I was a little sad though to see Marcus go but hey...the story must go on =)
Breaking up Sam and Hanna was a little brutal for me. They fit perfectly...her ying to his yang. But I understand why. It was a necessary break-up to push the readers along. I'm glad you did it =)
Having Ophelia feel for both Sam and Oliver was nice. Sam's sireny goodness and Oliver's dark magic juju would do that to me too. It's just a shame what happens to Sam and Oliver has to be a dick. For a while, I thought that Blake was her twin. He fit the role...it seemed plausible. Then I was introduced to Tristan. He sounds so cute and girly =)
BUT the part I LOVED most...was when Ari changed the world. I won't say anything else because I've said too much already. I had the biggest Koolaid smile then it went away. BUT... I think I like the new world much better.
Tara...you are an amazing writer! Please don't ever change! Now if I can't wait for book 5, Death to come out!
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
Review by: Rebekah Hamilton on Oct. 26, 2012 :
These books are the most amazing series ever if they were made into movies they would top twilight.
I absoloutly love them. No series could be better.
(reviewed 66 days after purchase)
Review by: Damaris Contreras on Sep. 24, 2012 :
Love these series can't get enough it's a great read
(reviewed 30 days after purchase)
Review by: Emma McGarvey on Aug. 24, 2012 :
Wonderful book! The proof reading was much better, still the odd mistake but if he's sexy we'll let him off! Can't wait for the final instalment, have loved the series and will enjoy re-reading them again and again. Looking forward to your other work
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
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