Thursday, August 20, 2015

REVIEW: Anger's Children (+$15 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Anger's Children 
Author: K.D. Rose 
Series: N/A
Pages: 58
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: K.D. Rose 
Format: Kindle
Genre: Suspense 
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Strap on your seatbelt for this whirlwind of short stories that take you out of this world—literally!

-A goddess on a mission or a young adult growing up? In the paranormal world, who's to know?

-Covert Action is supposed to mean "secret" but in a world of regulation, just what is everyone going so far out of their way to hide? Sex is a dangerous game. More than anyone could have bet.

-What if life was as simple as a game of dice or poker? What if human's lived their lives unaware that they were pawns, played on a board by those who were just a little more than human? Would fate intervene? Would love mean anything? If you were a God among humans, wouldn't you be just maybe, slightly, bored?

Life ending games? Or are they just the beginning? Dangerous. Risqué. A catch. There's always a catch. Three tales that will blow your mind.
~My Thoughts~
This was my second collection of short stories from K.D. Rose, and let me just say, I'm ready for a full-fledged story already! Many of her short stories could easily be expanded into longer tales. I felt like these were just little finger-sandwiches, little appetizers that make you hungrier for the main course than they do anything to appease your hunger. 

Though given very little screen time, each character has their own spirit and personality. I especially enjoyed Kat, the main character from Under the Shadow of Wings, for her fire and...I dunno...Ooomph? She was almost terrifying in her drive and ambitions. 

Although KD's past offering, The Brevity of Twit, was  more poetry-centric, you still get the flavor of the poet in KD's writing style. Phrases just have that much more...color...creativity... and dimension to them because of how she writes and the imagery she tries to ply the scenes themselves with. I loved how everything was wrapped up in great images along with interesting, yet short, plots. 
~Try an Excerpt!~
She had come to collect. All the places she had been before. All the places she had died. They had died. She could hear them all now. All her dead relatives. She came back to collect what was hers. What was theirs. She came back to kick some ass. She had already won. She had just come back to collect.

Playing the fate cards so fast, she caused pieces of past and future to fly by, appearing and disappearing. The onlookers—family—in her head were dizzy and not quite sure where to step.

While all of this was going on in her head, she sat in the bar of an airport, waiting for the red-eye. Her drink was Chardonnay. Next to her was a man dressed to be noticed. She guessed that with slicked-back hair and a model’s face, he was probably doing his best to feign nonchalance. He has those big, brown eyes—the ones that look at you and implore. Or seduce. Which one is he? Inside she heard her dead relatives bickering. Is he going to be the one?

They each had food and were waiting for their tab.

He finally looked at her and spoke. "I hate being held hostage by bad waiters, don’t you?" He smiled, white teeth gleaming.

She looked him over. His ticket stuck out from his jacket pocket. He would be on the same plane as her.

"Unless they’re very bad," she said with a smirk.

His red face showed that he was unprepared for her forwardness, but instead of backing down, he struck. He seemed to have recovered his confidence. "There’s no time lonelier than the night, baby," he said, looking at her like fresh meat. She hadn't controlled her body well enough. She knew her pupils had dilated at him and bet he noticed it too. He was that kind of guy.

She could hear her dead relatives. My tongue is in your ear washing grime, endless grime, off our face and hands. And the insects crawl around for their share of dead skin flakes.

Kat smiled but paid the tab she had finally been given and got up. Walking over to the elevator, she hit the down button and didn’t look back. 
~Meet K.D. Rose!~ 
 K.D. Rose is a poet and author who currently has published "Heavy Bags of Soul", "Inside Sorrow", “I AM”, “Erasing: Shadows”, "Anger's Children: Three Shorts That Will Blow Your Mind", "A Taste for Mystery: Two Novellas" and her new release, "The Brevity of Twit". 

K.D.’s book, Inside Sorrow won the Readers Favorite 2013 international Silver Medal for Poetry. With fellow authors around the globe, KD was also a founding member of the e-magazine, INNOVATE.

K.D. has an eclectic mind and loves language, physics, philosophy, photography, design, art, writing, symbolism, semiotics, spirituality, and Dr. Who. KD Rose is an avid supporter of music, the arts, cutting edge science, technology, and creativity in all forms. K.D also has a chronic illness but doesn't let it get her down. K.D. considers herself a "Spoonie" on the lam.
 K.D. Rose will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. K.D. are you thinking of expanding any of the stories into a novel?

  2. I'm glad I stopped by and got to meet K.D. She's a great talent.

  3. Hi! Mary- I actually am. I fell in love with the characters in the last story in this book (The Dark Man) and already have their world created so I definitely have it in my mind to possibly do a whole book with them. It would be fun to write so it may happen! I could also do that with the first story main character ( Under the Shadow of Wings), but am more in love with my two at the end. : ) Thanks for your question!

  4. Unabridged Andra, thank you so much for hosting and for giving my books a read and a review. It's so important to get feedback and I am really thankful!

  5. Misty, thanks for stopping by and your comment! : )

  6. Oooh this sounds like a really good book!

  7. "... She knew her pupils had dilated at him and bet he noticed it too. He was that kind of guy." I know a couple of guys that would notice too, but the majority wouldn't....

  8. I love short stories! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, I'm looking forward to reading this :)