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Black Roses

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Black Roses
Black Roses Book Cover, written by Christine Morgan
Black Roses Book Cover, written by Christine Morgan
Author(s) Christine Morgan
Publisher Sabledrake Enterprises
Publication date May 23, 2003
Media type Paperback
Length 300 Pages
ISBN 978-0970218957

For other uses of the word Incubus, see Incubus (disambiguation).

Black Roses is a novel written by Christine Morgan. In this work an Incubus is a central character.


  • Title: Black Roses
  • Author: Christine Morgan
  • Published By: Sabledrake Enterprises
  • Length: 300 Pages
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-10: 0970218958
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970218957
  • Publishing Date: May 23, 2003

Plot Summary

With her marriage over and her career on hold, children's writer Theresa Zane returns to her childhood home of Trinity Bay, California to live with her father. There, in the lush green of the coastal redwood forest, Theresa meets the man of her dreams. Literally.

He is an incubus, able to infiltrate the sleeping minds of women and take on whatever form fulfills their darkest, most hidden fantasies. The strength of Theresa's spirit draws him like moth to flame. He decides that he will not rest until she is his.

The women of Trinity Bay fall prey, one after another, to the power of their dreams. The incubus, draining their life energy, inspires them to acts of violence and suicide, and leaves his victims troubled by the lingering image of a black rose. The same black rose that appears in an heirloom necklace that Theresa Zane finds in her home. The same necklace with a past linked to Seacliff, the mansion on the hill overlooking the town.

A series of brutal, horrific murders all across the country are connected only by one clue -- a single black rose left at the scene of each crime. Further investigation into the backgrounds of the men reveal one other thing they have in common, one person they all knew. This lets a Trinity Bay chief of police and two New York City detectives guess who the next targets might be, but how can they be protected against a force that can reach out from beyond the walls of nightmare?

Only Theresa can combat this menace, and she'll need a necklace with a haunted past and the help of three dead girls to do it.

Book Review

The following review is from the Amazon.com book listing in the External Links below:

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Amazing Read
  • Reviewed On: December 4, 2008
  • Reviewed By: A. Page

I have been a fan of Ms. Morgan's for several years due to her collection of fanfiction and original online writings. I've known about this book for a while, but have just been able to purchase it.

Having already been a fan, I knew what to expect and was not disappointed. Morgan's way with a phrase made the book an excellent read. It's a dark fantasy, but she manages to have the characters squeeze in a good one-liner every now and then. The book is a page turner and I couldn't put it down. I finished it in one night - I HAD to find out what happened next. If you like Stephen King, I'd like to think you'd like this as well.

I would recommend this to anyone who enjoyed dark mysteries with a bit of the supernatural thrown in. It is the first in a series and I will definitely be purchasing the other books in the near future.

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