The Legend of the Black Rose follows a wise and comforting spirit destined to protect her lost and fading lineage. She is the Black Rose. She was an African princess who became a spirit roaming from one body to the next. Once she helps a person, she moves on to the next. That is, until the Black Rose comes to the aid of Ciscely Raymond.
All her life, Ciscely has read the story of the Black Rose. But she never expected to be tangled up so completely with the Black Rose’s legend. After a near fatal accident, Ciscely will need the help of the Black Rose to reclaim her life and the Black Rose will need Ciscely to reclaim her beloved one. The accident will tear Ciscely’s family apart, but will bring together age-old lovers in the most unusual way.
This is a great love story of ancestral beings driven from their homeland and doomed to wander as restless spirits. Follow the Black Rose and her lover who are lost and outcast from time as they determine their proper place and identity. The Black Rose could be anyone at any time. As you read, ask yourself, who is the Black Rose?
D. C. Cowan is a collaborative mother-daughter team who is pleased to be one of few African American writers who write fantasy, science fiction, and paranormal romance novels starring minorities. Cowan, Sr. completed her first work thirty years ago entitled The Legend of the Black Rose. With a personal love of studying the spiritual world, Cowan, Jr. has written several books that delve into the relation of God, angels and humans. She wrote the Angelic Heroes Trilogy about minorities chosen to fulfill a prophecy and destined to become angels of life, love and truth in a dark world. Many of Cowan Jr.'s books depict strong female minorities as the lead characters including the Elemental Angels Series. She also plans to write paranormal romance her first novel being My Amoretto.
"The Legend of the Black Rose"(to be released July 29, 2014) by D.C. Cowan is the first book of a unique fiction series that
melds the genres of history and fantasy. Though written over thirty
years ago by D.C. Cowan, the book has just been published recently.
In the book, the spirit of the African Princess Kula
Kyrni Kara who was kidnapped from her homeland and forced into slavery
is known as the Black Rose from the legend. Wanting her freedom, the
Black Rose chooses Ciscely Raymond, her direct descendent, to be her
bodily host and sends Ciscely back fifty years into the body of another
woman from her church. "The Legend of the Black Rose" is a story about
love, pride, racism, and spirituality, as well as a mystery as to how to
retrieve Ciscely from 1930 and back to the life she knows is hers.
The book is written very well with a keen attention to
character and plot details as well as the development of the setting of
the fictional landscape. The writing is also very creative in the way
the author tells the story from the perspectives of the Black Rose and
from Ciscely in different periods of time.
"The Legend of the Black Rose" by D.C. Cowan is a
perfect new fiction series for you if you enjoy history and fantasy.
Pick up a copy on July 29!
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