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Saturday, November 8, 2014

My feelings about why I wrote Black Rose

I'm currently in the beginning of my blog tour, and I'm having a lot of fun with it, but there is a question that I want to answer here that I feel some people wanted to ask but were too afraid to.

Why did I write Black Rose?

Let me start off by saying Black Rose is not the norm. It is not a light read. It's not your fluffy bunny, everything is perfect, unicorns running around with rainbows shooting out of their ass story. It is dark, realistic, brutal, and heartbreaking. 

When did writing something like this become a bad thing? When did shedding a light on something that happens EVERYDAY all over the world become wrong? You want to know what my biggest hope for my book is? That I might help one person out there in the world who was brutalized. That they find strength within Black Rose and know there is hope after going through something so terrifying. That they know they are not alone.

I am not sorry that my book is upsetting so many people because of the content. I am not sorry that my book is "disgusting" "too graphic" and "inappropriate". I honestly don't think my book is any of those things, but that's just my opinion.

Another reason why I wrote Black Rose was because I got tired of seeing the entertainment world peg females against each other for the sake of ratings. And I say females, and not women, because this problem is hitting at all generations. I am sick of the Desperate House Wives, Basketball Wives, Hip-Hop Wives, I WILL START A FIGHT FOR MORE CAMERA TIME WIVES of whatever on TV. I find THAT disgusting and inappropriate because that is what we are showing the next generation of women to aspire to.

Black Rose isn't just about these girls being kidnapped and brutalized. It is about these women working together and finding not only strength within themselves, but strength with each other to keep fighting. It's sad that it seems that message is lost to so many who have read my book so far.

I knew when I wrote Black Rose that it would not be a popular story. I didn't publish Black Rose to make millions, or get on some top 100 list. I submitted Black Rose because I wanted to publish a story and have people find strength within themselves after reading it. I am lucky to have a publishing house that supports my idea and beliefs, and has helped me shape this book to what it is today.

So I hope this has answered the question that so many seem to have a problem asking, and if it hasn't, please feel free to contact me at any time.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Black Rose Giveaway!

On October 13th everyone will be able to go on Amazon, B&N, and my publishing house website to pre-order Black Rose. To celebrate that, I wanted to conduct my first giveaway. Follow the link bellow and you might be able to win one of two e-books of Black Rose, or a signed copy of the book. Good luck!


Congrats to the winners!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

What's being said so far...

Here are some of the wonderful reviews Black Rose has been receiving...

"This was a tough book to stick with at the beginning. Any book dealing with this subject matter should be tough. I admit to almost giving up on it after about a quarter of the way in. I was worried about the graphic details that I felt would be coming as the story progressed. Luckily, I hung in. Kris Thompson approaches this subject with as much detail as needed to keep you feeling very much at ease but without overwhelming you with brutality. There is a fine line to be walked, and this book does it well while still staying true to the nature of the story. Another aspect I found myself liking was that this story didn't end with the typical ending you would expect. I'm trying to not give away anything but suffice it to say that this story is more about victims and the way an ordeal is ongoing for the rest of their lives."

- 4 stars from STEVE on BLOG and GOODREADS


"I gobbled that book up in one sitting!!! Remember that movie Kiss the Girls with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd? Well Black Rose is that on STEROIDS and SO MUCH BETTER! Two of my favorite words to use when describing a book...TWISTED and BRUTAL! It seriously played out like a fantastic suspense thriller movie. Be forewarned, it is VERY graphic and violent....YAY! If you love dark books like me, you'll understand where I'm coming from. The shocking prologue certainly sets the tone of what you're in for. This dude is one SICK MOTHER F'ER. Exciting, action packed plot that gives no hope of a HEA. If you're a nail biter, better wrap them fingers up or you may risk the chance at gnawing them down to the knuckle. This was a standalone which I know is another HUGE YES for most people. I truly loved every tender and sick moment. Finally a captive book that puts up a fight (don't get me wrong, I do love a great stockholm book as well.) Kris Thompson, thank you for an incredible book!"

- 5 stars from DARCY on GOODREADS

"Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for the advance read on this book.

There are just not enough words to describe how great I thought this book was! I completed it in one sitting, refused sleep till I was finished.

A psychotic killer is abducting women, holding them hostage for days and days while raping and torturing and killing in a most horrendous way. Except you know this by reading the back of the book. What you dont know is the story inside...there is so much more."

- 5 stars from SHELBY on GOODREADS

"Not a read for the faint of heart. Thompson doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to what the women endure during their captivity. A truly frightening read."

4 stars from CAYOCSTA72 on GOODREADS and BLOG

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Home stretch

Life has been very interesting since my last post over a year ago. I moved from California to Wisconsin, finished and completed all edits to my book, and started writing the first book to a new young adult book series. My life has been all but boring. LOL.

But with that being said, Black Rose comes out November 13 and I am over the moon with excitement! Here are a few promos my wonderful graphic artist Tyggy made for the book.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

These Are The Slow Days

As I get ready to move, and slowly go crazy with my rambunctious kids, my book is at a standstill. Editing isn't going to start for awhile, and my book isn't going to come out until next years. So here I am, twiddling my thumbs, wondering what the hell I'm supposed to tell you all when nothing is happening. LOL

Like I said, these are the slow days.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chaos Is My Middle Name

I must be crazy. I'm serious when I say this.

Aside from the fact that I'm in the process of editing my book, I also have three kids running around the house (thank you summer break), and I'm getting ready to move too. ::head to desk::

Not to mention I'm having to write a summary for every character in my book, and there are a lot of characters in this damn thing, and I also have to write 3 different summaries about the book too. 

I'm seriously considering having the second book be some kind of Nuclear Holocaust and just kill everyone. Think the publisher would mind? LOL

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Pre Editing Process

So I keep getting the same questions; what's going on with the book, do you have a publishing date yet, and when are you going to send out the ARC? Let me answer these now. 

1 - My book is with an awesome editing team, and I hope to hear from them soon. Am I freaking out? Hell yeah! That book is going to come back with so many red marks on it that I'll think it's bleeding to death. LOL! But that is the wonderful life of publishing. 

2 - I won't find out when the book is scheduled to come out for a while. So it's kinda a you'll know when I know kinda thing.

3 - ARCs wont go out until it's close to the release date, so that's part of the waiting game too. 

In the military we have a saying... Hurry up and wait. That pretty much sums up publishing a book. LOL 

What I am doing at the moment is writing character summaries and book summaries. These two things are ruining my life and causing me to want to liquify Adivan and shove it in my vain. Oh the joys of writing a book.