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.