Monday, May 30, 2016

Blog Tour ~ Heart of the Rose by KL Bone

 Title: Heart of the Rose
Series: Black Rose Guard Series #2
By: KL Bone
Publication Date: August 12, 2015
Genre: Dark Fantasy

In this sequel to Black Rose, reunite with the captains of the Immortal Guard and witness Mara and Edward at the beginning of their epic love story, which spans more than a millennium of heartache, pain, and undying devotion. When Edward is sent on a mysterious quest by the ruthless queen, nineteen-year-old Mara—the youngest sub-captain to ever serve the Royal Guard—vowed to await his return, never anticipating decades would pass without word of his fate. The noble captain is taken prisoner by a rival court where he is forced to endure years of brutal torment at the hands of his captors. His life clings to but a single thought—Mara. Refusing to accept that her love will never return, Mara clutches to a hope which defies the bounds of reason. However as years pass, memories fade from comfort to unbearable grief. As Mara prepares to accept the unimaginable loss, a sinister creature of roses and shadow haunts her dreams. Dreams of blood. Dreams of torment. Dreams of Edward. The dark presence lingers, and Mara finds herself trapped in a certainty she fears no other will believe—even those closest to her heart. She must choose between honoring her vows to the immortal courts to which she has sworn her life, or leaving to search for the man who possesses her soul. Dive into the beginning of the tale that shapes the most feared, most loved, and most revered captain in the history of the immortal courts.

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Black Rose - Black Rose Guard #1
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Blood Rose - Black Rose Guard #3
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K.L. Bone is the author of the Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination. Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD in literature. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Dublin. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.
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  1. I really enjoy this series ... To the author, how did you dream up such an interesting world?

    1. It's wonderful to hear you've enjoyed the books! I’ve always been a student of mythology and an avid reader of fantasy. My undergraduate studies were Classical Greek Mythology and my MA, in vampire literature. I also spent five years living in England and Ireland, where I did a great deal of traveling. I visited castles and ancient temples in England, Ireland, Romania, France, Prague, Greece, and Spain—just to name a few. The travel has had an impact on the worlds in my books.

      Both of my series, Black Rose & Rise of the Temple Gods, incorporate ideas of fantasy and mythology. Both are set in a medieval times, though Temple Gods is a pure fantasy land with a purely fictional mythos, while Black Rose is more of an alternative real-world setting, loosely based in Irish myth.

      -K.L. Bone