Author Interview The Killing Game



How long have you been writing? 

I’ve been writing on and off since I was a child, but I seriously began writing and developing my craft in 1994. I woke up one morning and had to write a novel. I started one, then a second, then The Killing Game was the idea I seriously pursued.

What was the most challenging part about writing THE KILLING GAME? 

This story was research intensive. I dug into many of the topics involved that make it the story it ended up being.

What do you enjoy the most about being an author? 

Freedom of expression. I can voice my opinion on many subjects, hopefully, without being offensive. But along with that, comes discipline and the realization that not everyone will agree with what you write.

Is this book part of a series? 

Yes, it is part of The Killing Game Series, so far there are three books in the series available, one planned to be released in December 2016, and two more on the horizon.

Do you have any works in progress?

Always! I’m presently working on more than a few stories. I’m finishing up The Last Hope (book four in The Killing Game Series) for release in December 2016 and continuing with The Lesser Evil (book five in the same series). Formulating the storyline to the fifth book in the series, and trying to get back to working on The Yugoslavian, In Search of Tess (the second book in The Yugoslavian series) as well as the third book in that series. It’s just a matter of getting them out of my head and onto paper, so to say.

About the Book

9780997947410Title: The Killing Game

Author: The Black Rose

Genre: Romantic Suspense

A seductive story about corruption, sin, lust, and redemption. The series opens as Ives Andrich, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the FBI, is confronted with investigating the woman he has waited a lifetime to find. Because of her more than accurate novel about an Italian crime lord, the Bureau, against Ives’ wishes, asks for her help in infiltrating the internal organization of the nation’s most nefarious Mafia don. When the Bureau’s plan fails, and she becomes dangerously entangled in the private life of the United States’ most wanted criminal, Ives tolerance for Bureau mishaps vanishes. No holds barred, he puts everything on the line to save the woman he loves in the first book in The Killing Game Series, a suspense thriller series by The Black Rose.

Author Bio

kuma-and-the-black-roseThe Black Rose is an author, photographer, and filmmaker. Born in Chicago, she currently resides in New York with the love her life, her Hokkaido Dog, Kuma. She began writing at the age of seven and dabbled until she woke up one day and simply had to write a novel. She has several 5-Star reviewed novels, both part of individual series.

She categorizes her novels very directly; “My writing is deeply rooted interpersonal relationships: people’s feelings, thoughts, emotions, and the intimacies between two people that truly love each other despite the circumstances surrounding them.” Her genres are suspense, thrillers, crime, romance, and espionage. As she says, “I write about love, honor, and doing the right thing, even when it seems disadvantageous, even when it’s not the popular path to take.” She sees her writing as a gift from God, and appreciates and learns from her stories.

Her writing passion stems from her immense love for art, which began with drawing at age five and moved into oil painting by age eight. Her love and study of photography soon became a professional passion, and she spends hours photographing and laying out her book covers. Readers can visit “Privé with The Black Rose” showcasing behind-the-scenes insights into her writing, novels, characters, photography, and films. She films and produces her book trailers and, in the future, plans to make short films.

For more information on The Black Rose and The Black Rose NYC brand, visit these links:

The Black Rose’s Website:
The Killing Game Landing Page:
The Black Rose’s Amazon Author Page:
The Killing Game Series on Amazon:
The Killing Game on Barnes and Noble:
Twitter: @theblackrosenyc


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s