Welcome to Rosethorn Press.
This is the home of Rosethorn Press, a website created to bring all of my work together and to provide easy links to books I've written or books my work appears in. Hopefully, it will make it easier for you to find the stories you want to read within Amazon and other booksellers.
I'll also be sharing news and information here - for instance, my History and Mystery book about the haunted north east is available at Gateshead Library, and my debut novel for Choc Lit, entitled Some Veil Did Fall, is available in paperback, large print, audio and as an eBook. See here for the cover reveal and more information about it.My second Choc Lit novel, The Girl in the Painting was subsequently published in February 2016 as an eBook and as a paperback in March 2017, the same day as the third book in the series, The Girl in the Photograph was published as an ebook.
In March 2017, The Girl in the Photograph, The Girl in the Painting and Some Veil Did Fall were at 1, 2 and 4 in the Kobo Paranormal charts respectively. The Girl in the Photograph actually knocked The Girl in the Painting off the top spot, where it had been the best-selling paranormal romance book during its launch week!
You can follow my writing ramblings on my blog - Rosethorn Ramblings.
This link will take you to my Choc Lit Author Page, where there are purchase links for all my Choc Lit books, both in paperback and on platforms such as Amazon, Kobo or iBooks - see which format suits you best.
And this link will take you to the TubeFlash 2016 website, where I won the Highgate Station slot with a ghostly piece of Flash Fiction. Hope you enjoy it!
You can find me on Facebook as "Kirsty Ferry Author"
Or follow me on Twitter @kirsty_ferry
Book 1 of the Rossetti Mysteries Series.
Some Veil Did Fall
"Perfect for Barbara Erskine fans or any one who enjoys a delightful, insightive novel that will melt your heart. Just brilliant!"- Elder Park Reviews
What if you recalled memories from a life that wasn’t yours, from a life before …?
When Becky steps into Jonathon Nelson’s atmospheric photography studio in Whitby, she is simply a freelance journalist in search of a story. But as soon as she puts on the beautiful Victorian dress and poses for a photograph, she becomes somebody quite different …
From that moment on, Becky is overcome with visions and flashbacks from a life that isn’t her own – some disturbing and filled with fear.
As she and Jon begin to unravel the tragic mystery behind her strange experiences, the natural affinity they have for each other continues to grow and leads them to question … have they met somewhere before? Perhaps not just in this life but in another?
Book 2 of the Rossetti Mysteries Series.
The Girl in the Painting
What if you thought you knew a secret that could change history?
Whilst standing engrossed in her favourite Pre-Raphaelite painting – Millais's Ophelia – Cori catches the eye of Tate gallery worker, Simon, who is immediately struck by her resemblance to the red-haired beauty in the famous artwork.
The attraction is mutual, but Cori has other things on her mind. She has recently acquired the diary of Daisy, a Victorian woman with a shocking secret. As Cori reads, it soon becomes apparent that Daisy will stop at nothing to be heard, even outside of the pages of her diary …
Will Simon stick around when life becomes increasingly spooky for Cori, as she moves ever closer to uncovering the truth about Daisy’s connection to the girl in her favourite painting?
Book 3 of The Rossetti Mysteries Series.
The Girl in the Photograph
What if the past was trying to teach you a lesson?
Staying alone in the shadow of an abandoned manor house in Yorkshire would be madness to some, but art enthusiast Lissy de Luca can’t wait. Lissy has her reasons for seeking isolation, and she wants to study the Staithes Group – an artists’ commune active at the turn of the twentieth century.
Lissy is fascinated by the imposing Sea Scarr Hall – but the deeper she delves, the stranger things get. A lonely figure patrols the cove at night, whilst a hidden painting leads to a chilling realisation. And then there’s the photograph of the girl; so beautiful she could be a mermaid … and so familiar.
As Lissy further immerses herself, she comes to an eerie conclusion: The occupants of Sea Scarr Hall are long gone, but they have a message for her – and they’re going to make sure she gets it.
Available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback
"The haunting debut novel from North East based writer Kirsty Ferry" Living North Magazine, October 2012.
Aemelia: the Christian daughter of a Roman Commandant.
Meggie: accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century.
Liv: a twenty-first century teenager, intent on finding information for a project.
When horrors from the past threaten her, Liv discovers she is a Guardian of the mystical Coventina’s Well. She must work with the spirits who linger there, and use their combined power to banish evil from the sacred spring.
Set amongst the wild landscape of Northumberland, the Guardians must confront
both the tragic past and the potential future in order to help each other survive.
Available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback.
A legendary dagger in the hands of a vampire slayer...
A nineteenth century girl with nowhere left to turn...
A modern day field trip to Lindisfarne...
When worlds collide and the only way out is a choice nobody should have to make, where do you find your refuge?
Set within the sanctity of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, off the Northumbrian coast, Refuge is a story interlinking modern day with a dark and terrifying past – and the story of the immortals who carry their hatred with them throughout the centuries.
Available on Amazon , a non-fiction collection of paranormal articles.
A collection of six articles, focusing on the history and mystery surrounding some of the North East of England's haunted locations. Some articles take you on a 'virtual' paranormal investigation and some articles concentrate simply on the places themselves - a little taster of the North East's haunted heritage.
Published to tie-in with the Ghosts, Dickens and Christmas event at Newcastle Central Library in December 2012, part of the Charles Dickens 2012 celebrations, where I talked about my experience of working in a haunted office!
Available on Amazon, a collection of ten short stories
An eclectic collection of ten short stories, including the winner of the 2009 English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing Competition, Enchantment.
In Turn on a Sixpence, every main character makes a
decision that affects their life - or, in some cases, their
The collection includes ghost stories, humorous stories,
sort-of-love stories, fantasy stories, dark stories, modern day stories and a story based on a traditional fairy tale.
Read what The Bookseller have to say about my Choc Lit News, and see what the Open University say about The Memory of Snow.
Take a look at some of the locations mentioned in The Memory of Snow
Coventina's Well, Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland, June 2012.