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The Rose Mark (Black Rose Sorceress #1)

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We belong to the King--those of us with the black roses tattooed on our left wrist, directly over our pulse. As if every beat of our hearts reminds us that we are not our own.

All the women with the fire burning within them are culled, tattooed and taken to the warriors, to provide more energy. Energy that the warriors will then use to defeat the barbarians from the
Kindle Edition, 363 pages
Published February 23rd 2017 by SubtleDemon Publishing, LLC

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Feb 25, 2017 Yvonne rated it it was amazing
Connie Suttle is my favourite author and I eagerly await each of her new releases. I also had a little trepidation about this one as it is a completely new universe and cast of characters and she has been working on it for some time while completing and releasing other books. Needless worry- this book is simply brilliant and perhaps her best work to date.
Mar 20, 2017 Casie rated it it was amazing
Ah freaking amazing!!!!

If I could give this book a million stars I would. It has been a very long time that I have enjoyed a book so much. The characters were so well developed, the story line e and world building done perfectly. Each character had flaws and issues and it just makes them that much more real! I can't say enough about this books. I desperately waiting for the second to make it's appearance.
Apr 03, 2017 Raven_Blake rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult, 2017
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I tried really hard to love this book but slow paced plots are always a major turnoff for me in the fantasy books and the romance in this book seemed dull enough to enjoy it. This is actually my first book from the author and with all the positive reviews, I hoped it's going to be a great read but sadly, I was left unsatisfied. The concept of this book is very interesting but the slow plot development has ruined my interest and enjoyability.

Mar 24, 2017 Christy rated it really liked it
Better Than Expected

I was prepared not to like this book very much, but as it was recommended by someone I typically agree with, I gave it a shot. I'm not going to leave spoilers, so let's just say that I didn't get the immediate "fix" for the big issues....but I see the conflict resolution going in a good direction. I will definitely read the next book.
Holly  B
Apr 05, 2017 Holly B rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy, kindle
coming soon...
Mar 21, 2017 TARA rated it it was amazing
Amazing series beginning!

Drew me right in! Story line and plot are amazing! Characters are so real! Waiting for next in series on tenderhooks
Mar 12, 2017 J.L. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-pnr, 2017

Such an awesome book. I loved the idea and that Sherra (like all of Connie Suttle's leading ladies) is such a strong character. She is the perfect fit for not only Kerok but for leading all the roses and warriors in this war.

**This book ends in leaving you begging for more and in a critical condition called a few of us know as a book hangover. Unfortunately, while you can ease this condition with other books the only real remedy is reading Black Rose Sorceress #2 which is not yet availab
Mar 13, 2017 Sherri rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks-owned
What another fantastic book and new series from Connie! As with all her books, I was pulled in from the beginning and left breathless at the end and wanting more!!
Feb 26, 2017 Linda rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I've read a number of Connie Suttle books and enjoyed them. Somewhere in the third or fourth interconnected series, though, I grew tired of the too-similar characters (how many petite, blond, abused heroines can there be), the inconsistencies, and the too-convoluted relationships and gave up. This, however, is the first book in a new series in a new universe, so I thought I'd give it a try. I'm mostly glad I did.

Suttle has a knack for injecting a lot of emotional drama into her books, a
Kathleen Nute
Mar 07, 2017 Kathleen Nute rated it it was amazing
Absolutely stunning

I couldn't put this book down. CS has done it again! A different world of dreams, of life struggles, laughter, tears, winners and losers. I can't wait for the next book. I have read every word Connie has written and it just keeps getting better and better. Way to go!!!
Stephanie Alvarenga
Mar 07, 2017 Stephanie Alvarenga rated it it was amazing
Great book!

This book was great! It's a new, interesting book that keeps you captivated as soon as you start it. Can't wait for the next book!
Missy Cetnar
Mar 04, 2017 Missy Cetnar rated it it was amazing
Great new series!

I can see now that I will be as addicted to this series as I am to all of Connie's others. It has some elements of the books surrounding Lissa and her family. I also see the underlying message of how hate of an enemy destroys you. Excellent read and I cannot wait for the next one!
Peter Carlstrom
Mar 01, 2017 Peter Carlstrom rated it it was amazing
Exhilarating and phenomenal!

Dark tale of system depending on powerful women forced to support warriors with their abilities and energy. One girl set out to change it and in the brilliant way she effected deep changes in the warfare, self protection, the way others saw the black rose girls. Fantastic war scenes, imaginative fights, twisted betrayals and a touch of romance. Absolutely awesome!
Feb 26, 2017 Heather rated it it was amazing
Shelves: connie-suttle
I feel like I am repeating myself every time I need to write a review for a Connie Suttle book.
This is going to be an excellent series. I'm pretty sure that this will also be standalone or not connected to Lissa's world. Another great set of characters, an interesting but still mysterious story, magic, mayhem and possibly love. Sherra is a strong, intelligent and caring young lady and I am more than happy to know her better.
Feb 28, 2017 Kira rated it it was amazing
Loved! Loved this book!! I didn't want the book to end, and when it did I was actually mad at myself for reading it so fast! Desperately waiting for book 2!
Feb 26, 2017 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
The Rose Mark: Black Rose Sorceress, Book 1

I have just one question, when does the next book come out?! I loved this book and can't wait to see what happens next! I have been a fan of Mrs. Suttle's books for years now and she has yet to disappoint me! Thank you Mrs. Suttle for being your brilliant self!
Barbara Neumann
Feb 26, 2017 Barbara Neumann rated it it was amazing

First amazing book in a new series. I am looking forward to the next. The world building is great, along with the character development.
Feb 26, 2017 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. Exceptional. Outstanding. Another winner from a master story teller.
I will be pre purchasing book 2
Feb 27, 2017 Bonnie rated it it was amazing
Great start to new series!

Loved this book a new series, new characters and new place! Love all Connie's books on my buy list as soon as a new one comes out.
Feb 25, 2017 Diane rated it it was amazing
Started it yesterday, wow!

Couldn't put it down until I finished it. Excellent read and can't wait till next book!!! Way to go Connie!
Feb 26, 2017 defenbaker rated it it was amazing
Great new series

I have loved Suttle's writing since, I stumbled across the first book. Thankfully, I came upon her later so I had more to devour immediately. Now that I am all caught up I impatiently await which ever series is released next. Will definitely be looking forward to the next in this series, bring on the odd future of California and Arizona.
Mar 11, 2017 Kelly rated it liked it
Not bad but the ages really messed me up. If you go by what the author wrote the crown price is in his 60's and by her explanation of his brother since the crown prince has no magic he ages normally. So... the events do not add up.
Mar 17, 2017 Leigh-Ayn rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this new series from Connie Suttle. I enjoyed the world and the concept of each warrior having their own "rose". I loved the main female character and thought she was tough and gritty for her age. I enjoyed the interaction with the male counterpart. I liked all the secondary characters as well. There was one thing I didn't like about the book which is in the spoiler below. It probably isn't a spoiler but I don't want to NOT warn anyone and it does actually spoil their enjoyment ...more
Toni Clemens
Mar 23, 2017 Toni Clemens rated it it was amazing
So dang good! I was scrolling through my kindle unlimited recommended reads, hoping for a winner. This story held my attention, drew me in, and made me feel. I am anxiously awaiting the next book. Do yourself a favor and read this book
Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
Reviewed by Whitney@Shooting Stars Reviews

The Rose Mark begins when Sherra gets a rose tattoo at a very young age. From then on no one wants anything to do with her, and she grows up mostly alone until the time comes to go work with the warriors in the war. She knows that this is just her death coming closer, and that the king of their land doesn't care about them at all, so she will do what she can to protect herself and those around her. But, Sherra changes a whole lot of people as she tries t
mrs c reidy
Mar 15, 2017 mrs c reidy rated it it was amazing
Brilliant book

Connie suttle at her best can't wait for book2 couldn't put the book down the heroine is terrific as normal and Thorn isn't bad either
Mar 13, 2017 cheryl rated it really liked it
Good read

Well it was good enough to want to buy the next book yes. Do read it it's great cheers
Ann Zdunczyk
Mar 05, 2017 Ann Zdunczyk rated it it was amazing

I have read everything that Connie has written and have not been disappointed!! Now she is writing a whole new series set in a totally different world and I can't wait for more!!
Arielle McCullough
Mar 06, 2017 Arielle McCullough rated it it was amazing
Best by far

Of all of Suttle's series, this is my favorite since Blood Destiny. Very curious as to how it ties into the other series...
Mar 01, 2017 Teresa rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!!!

This new series by Connie Suttle was very hard to put this book down when other things demanded my attention.(lol). Love the storyline and the characters that just stand out and you want more and more of. This book has bad guys, good guys, mystery and magic and so mush more. Fantastic read I highly recommend it.
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Connie Suttle lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three cats.

Connie holds an MFA in Fine Art (film production and animation) and taught courses at the university level before moving on to bookstore management. Nowadays, if she isn't writing or editing, she's dreaming up her next book.
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