Title: The Rose Master
Author: Valentina Cano
Release date: June 2014
Genre: Historical Fiction / Horror
Age Group: Young Adult
Ebook will available in: Kindle | Nook | Paperback
First and foremost, how pretty is that cover? It’s tasteful and creepy all at the same time! AND best of all, this is being released by my publishing company Reuts Publications, so I know it’s going to be a thrilling read. Plus this book is a smashing hybrid where Jane Eyre meets Beauty and the Beast with a horrifying, supernatural twist in the YA Historical Fiction / Horror novel!
Got you intrigued? Don’t just take my word for it, read the blurb below and you make the call! If you dare…
The day Anne Tinning turns seventeen, birds fall from the sky. But that’s hardly the most upsetting news. She’s being dismissed from the home she’s served at since she was a child, and shipped off to become the newly hired parlor maid for a place she’s never heard of.
And when she sees the run-down, isolated house, she instantly knows why:
There’s something wrong with Rosewood Manor.
Staffed with only three other servants, all gripped by icy silence and inexplicable bruises, and inhabited by a young master who is as cold as the place itself, the house is shrouded in neglect and thick with fear. Her questions are met with hushed whispers, and she soon finds herself alone in the empty halls, left to tidy and clean rooms no one visits.
As the feeling of being watched grows, she begins to realize there is something else in the house with them–some creature that stalks the frozen halls and claws at her door. A creature that seems intent on harming her.
When a fire leaves Anne trapped in the manor with its Master, she finally demands to know why. But as she forces the truth about what haunts the grounds from Lord Grey, she learns secrets she isn’t prepared for. The creature is very real, and she’s the only one who can help him stop it.
Now, Anne must either risk her life for the young man she’s grown to admire, or abandon her post while she still can.
Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing. She also watches over a veritable army of pets, including her five, very spoiled, snakes. Her works have appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web. She lives in Miami, Florida.