Thank you!

Thank you for all the support you've given the Climbing Rose Young Adult line of The Wild Rose Press. Our stories are still available on The Wild Rose Press website, however, since we aren't publishing new stories, our blog is no longer active. We thank you again for the time you spent with us and invite you to visit our Climbing Rose bookstore.

Rave Reviews for Confessions of a Teenage Psychic

Another fab review for Confessions of a Teenage Psychic by Pamela Woods-Jackson! Over at Bitten by Books, they give Confessions 4 Tombstones--which sounds bad but is actually good :)--and have this to say:

Pamela Woods-Jackson has created a thoroughly likeable heroine who is struggling to juggle all the normal teenage angst with her psychic abilities. This story teaches young readers a valuable lesson without being preachy: be true to yourself and embrace those qualities that make you special and unique. Confessions of a Teenage Psychic is an absolutely wonderful debut novel, and I look forward to reading more from Ms. Woods-Jackson in the future.

Pretty cool, huh? Check out Confessions of a Teenage Psychic in our Climbing Rose store today.

Another Great Review for Teenage Psychic

So exciting that Reader Girl over at Night Owl Reviews loved Confessions of a Teenage Psychic by Pamela Woods-Jackson:

Once I started Confessions of A Teenage Psychic, I couldn't stop reading till I finished the whole thing. I recommend this book to every teenager and especially if they happen to be a teenage psychic. If you like reading about high school life with a little fortune telling and ghost talking, this is the book for you.

Awesome! Want to see what all the fuss is about? Check out Confessions of a Teenage Psychic in the Climbing Rose store today!

Great Review for Confessions of a Teenage Psychic!

We're always excited about our Climbing Rose books, but it's still thrilling when reviewers are excited about them too! And Theresa over at The Romance Studio is definitely thrilled with Confessions of a Teenage Psychic by Pamela Woods-Jackson:

I highly recommend you pick up this book and be sure to get a copy for any young woman in your life. This was such a poignant novel that I just know I will read it again and again. This author is going on my must-read list.

How great is that? Read the whole review here. And pick up your copy of Confessions of a Teenage Psychicin the Climbing Rose store today.

Great Interview with Linda Kage at Aurora Reviews

Check out Aurora Review's interview with Linda Kage and find out all about Linda's reading, writing, and romance habits:

Recently she's been trying her hand at adult romance and, in fact, has two adult books scheduled for release later this year with The Wild Rose Press. "My head is constantly buzzing with a handful of stories ideas," Linda told me. "It’s a total mess up there. If The Stillburrow Crush goes over well, I have a few more YA book ideas I could focus on…but beware: they’ll all have romance in them. I’m a romance junkie; I just gotta have that happy ending where the hero and heroine end up together forever..."

And check out Linda's YA release, The Stillburrow Crush, in the Climbing Rose Store.

Five on Friday - Shut Up! I'm Reading Edition

It's Friday which means it's time for Five on Friday where we pose five random questions to some of our favorite bloggers and authors. Today's Fiver is Jessica from Shut Up! I'm Reading.

Here's the scoop on Jessica:

This is Jessica Secret: She's 13. And home-schooled. And, hey, get this, not only does she blog about the books she's read, but she's an aspiring writer too! (Either writing novels or writing/acting for SNL.) Yep, books pretty much rule her life. And awesome music. Sometimes she likes to combine them, especially when writing.

Awesome, Jessica! We love aspiring writers! Ready? Here are your questions:

1. Do you play an instrument?

I took one piano lesson and one guitar lesson. I haven't stuck with either, but I'd love to pull out the guitar again. I loved playing that, even when practicing.

2. What super power do you wish you had?

I'd love to be able to read minds. If I was able to control it, I think it would be an amazing ability. If I wasn't able to control it,then I'd pick flying. Even though I'm deathly afraid of heights, I just think it would be such an exhilarating feeling to be able to fly. Even though the height thing might make

3. What's your favorite season of the year?

Fall/Autumn. It's inspiring. I have no idea why, but it inspires everything that I do. My life, writing, drawings...everything.

4. What is something most people don't know about you?

Bloggers don't know that I was in a car accident when I was ten with my seven year-old sister, and two year-old brother. (The ages are just rough estimates, but it was around there.) My mom swerved into a bridge and tipped the car onto its side. I was surprised at how well I handled the situation, I was very calm. After just a little while we were out of car with the help of two very cool men. My mom walked away with a bad scratch with some glass in it, and we all had a sore spot or two where our seat belts had saved us. Friends and family know just about everything about me, I think.

5. What food can you absolutely not stand to eat?

OLIVES. Black, green, it doesn't matter. I gag at the mention/thought of an olive.

Thanks so much for answering our questions, Jessica! That car accident sounds scary, so glad you were all fine. I hope everybody will check out your fabulous Shut Up! I'm Reading blog!

Twelfth Thief

Hello! Linda Kage here. I've agreed to provide a post on this blog once a month, and I decided to steal the 12th (ergo my title: Twelfth Thief!!). So, I'm going to boreI mean, ENTERTAINyou all on the twelve of every month. This first go 'round, I’ll just introduce myself to give you some fair warning about what you can expect from me every thirty days or so.

First of all, I love to read all sorts of romance: contemporary, suspense, historical, paranormal, YA…you get the picture, right? If it’s a romance, I’ll devour it. But so far, I’ve only written contemporary romance.

My first book, The Stillburrow Crush (YAY!), was released this February from The Wild Rose Press. It’s a contemporary Young Adult story, and strangely enough, the only YA book I’ve finished to date. The other three books I have coming out are all adult romance—not erotic but definitely on the steamy side (yikes!).

If you’d like to read more about any of my stories, please feel free to visit my website at I just love visitors! I'm hapy to say The Stillburrow Crush has been getting some pretty awesome reviews. So, I've created a REVIEWS page to keep track of them all.

Now, onto my personal life…

I live in Kansas with my husband, daughter, and our nine cuckoo clocks (though we only run one clock at a time because, honestly who wants to wind nine cuckoo clocks every morning and evening—though technically, you don’t wind a cuckoo clock; you pull a string. Sorry, I’m not up-to-date on the correct cuckoo terminology on how to re-energize a cuckoo clock!) Anyway...

This February was a HUGE month for me because not only did my first book come out, but my first baby was born too! I know, WOW, right?

I seriously can’t believe my little Lydia Marie is already two months old. Before I know it, she’ll be walking, talking, and moving off to college. My writing time has greatly decreased since she’s been alive, but stories keep swimming around in my head, so I’m sure I’ll continue to use what spare time I can find to keep up on writing…or reading. I really miss reading as much as I used to read before she came along. But it’s still worth it. She’s been a blessing, an exhausting blessing, but a blessing nonetheless.

So, that’s the basics about me. It was nice to meet you all. I’ll see you again next Twelfth!

Five on Friday - Roboloblyn Edition

It's Friday, and that means it's time for Five on Friday where we pose five random questions to one of our favorite authors or bloggers. Today's Fiver is Robyn of Robolobolyn's Universe of Books blog.

Here's the scoop on Robyn:

You may have seen me around the blogsphere as Robolobolyn. Or on Twitter as Robbiebear03. You might have been able to tell from that that I'm an avid reader with a bit of a patience issue. Okay, a lot of a patience issue. But let's not get into that. I like all things starting with kitten, dog, book, and Taylor Lautner. I hate all things involving yucky foods, snakes, and annoying little sisters. I am the world's pickiest eater. Put something in front of me and you have a fifty-fifty chance of getting me to eat it. Even less if it involves onions.

I consider myself educated on the subject of books and will babble non-stop on the subject until you yell at me. Or run away. I've even been known to ditch my friends at lunch to go find a corner to read. (I'm sorry, guys. I love you and all, but this is books we're talking 'bout!)

Oh, and I'm a superhero. I've got supervision, flying powers, and am able to leap tall buildings with a single bound. (Not really, but did you believe me? I had you going, I know I did!)

We've never had a superhero before! How fabulous! And I'm so with you on the onion thing :) Now on to the questions:

1. Where were you three hours ago?

Where was I? Well I was on this big ol' yellow thing called the school bus. For forty-five minutes! What was I doing? Sitting on small children, eating their snacks and throwing rocks at the bus driver. Okaaay, so not really. I was actually being quiet, reading Lilith Saintcrow's Betrayals, listening to my iPod, and texting friends. I am quite the multitasker.

2. When you wake up, what is the first thing you think?

I typically plot out the best way to find five minutes of extra sleep. Or ten. Or however much time I can get before my mom starts yelling at me. I dislike any time before 10am. No, scratch that. I loathe any time before 10am. And I will do almost anything to be allotted a few minutes of extra sleep. Including faking sick. But shh! don't tell my mom! :)

3. What's your favorite guilty-pleasure TV show?

*drops head* I hate to admit this, I still watch the Family channel. You know, Hannah Montana, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody/The Suite Life on Deck, Life With Derek, and Wizards of Waverly Place. I even went as far as staying up until 2am to watch the Wizards of Waverly Place movie, simply because I refused to watch the 10pm one because I missed the first 5 minutes. Yes, I know. I'm a dork. But can we please shut up about it now? I can hear you laughing at me. Don't think I can't!

4. What is the last movie you saw in theaters? Was it good?

About a month ago I went to see New Moon. Why? Not because I loved the books (they were good, but not the great thing that everyone makes them out to be) but because the one and only Taylor Lautner was in it. And he was shirtless about 50% of the time!!! :D As you may have noted, I heart Taylor Lautner. I'm planning on marrying that boy someday, despite the fact that my best friend also loves him. I told her if we could find a cloning machine we could share. But I still get to keep the original. She disagrees. She thinks she should get to keep the original. We got into a bit of a fight about it. She's now six feet under. (Weeeell, not really, but she will be if she steals him from me!)

Oh, man. I got off topic! Sorry. So, um, the movie was decent, but no better than the book. Parts were slow and boring, while others were hot and Taylor Lautner-filled. (Otherwise, I only liked the scenes with Taylor.) Everything else was just meh. And the ending blew. But, hey, if it floats your boat, go for it. Just don't steal my man!! :)

5. What's the last sporting event you watched?

Let it be known that I am not a sporty person. I will go to a hockey game if given the chance. But I will not sit and watch it on TV for the heck of it. Too many commercials and the old guys gossiping on about which player is sick or horrible or being traded just bugs me. Therefore, the only sporting event I can even remember watching was about an hour ago: The DVD version of Survivor: Pearl Islands. And do not even try to burst my bubble and tell me that it inst a sporting event. Because it is! Have you watched it? The survivors regularly have to run long distances, swim out into the middle of the ocean, plow into each other, get muddy and balance on beams. Among other physical type things. And, I dunno about you, but getting muddy and plowing into people sure sounds like football to me. And swimming long distances? Hello, swimming!? Running? And balance beams. That's sports. Though I'm not sure if there was ever a time in sport history where some of the teammates stripped in the middle of their challenge/game thing just because their teammates boxers were falling down and they didn't want him to feel embarrassed.

What fabulous answers, Robyn! Thanks so much for playing Five on Friday with us. Everybody be sure to stop by the fabulous Robolobolyn's Universe of Books blog.

Great Review of I Was a Teenage Alien

School Library Journal posted a fab review of I Was A Teenage Alien by Jane Greenhill. Here's what they said:

This inventive and humorous tale combines references to alien abductions, Area 51, beauty salons, teenage angst, and environmental concerns in a plausible and thoroughly enjoyable way.

How cool is that? And we couldn't agree more. Here's the blurb for Alien:

Oas is sent from her home planet of Zorca-twenty-three to rescue her brother Ralb from the worst humanoid known in the solar system-a teenage girl. With her traveling companions, Rotsen, a plant with an attitude who watches too many Sopranos reruns, and Lehcarr, a Venus Fly Trap with the habit of eating her friends, they set out to find Ralb. Traveling through a black hole, Oas is transformed from her ananoid shape into a teenage humanoid, becoming what she fears most-a teenager. They land in Bedrocktown to find the teenagers aren't as bad as they feared-they're worse. Zen her handler has warned her to stay away from pizza and popcorn but she tries both, with horrible results. She needs to find her brother, figure out how humans kiss, save the town from an E. coli outbreak, and meet Johnny Depp, not necessarily in that order. Then all she has to do is find her way home, but are her ties to Earth too strong?

So if you like stories with extra-terrestrial fun, check out I Was a Teenage Alien by Jane Greenhill--available in the Climbing Rose store.

Typical Review of The Stillburrow Crush

Hope everyone had a lovely Easter weekend. We had gorgeous, almost summery weather in my neighborhood. Perfect for Easter Egg hunts (or in my family, an egg-shaped sugar cookie hunt--way more fun to find and eat!)

I'm also excited about this super review from Amber at Just Your Typical Book Blog. She had this to say about The Stillburrow Crush by Linda Kage:
Carrie has got to be the most strong willed, stubborn headed, sarcastic, foot in mouth character I have ever ran across. Linda Kage writes her with so much spunk though she never becomes annoying. She's brutally honest and doesn't care who you are, she'll tell you like it is. Just about everything this girl said made me smirk. The relationship between her and hunky quarterback Luke (don't you dare call him Lucas) was cute and a sweet one. I liked how they were in a way common characters, but they had so much heart they developed very nicely throughout the story.

Thanks for the great review, Amber! I totally loved Carrie too! If you'd like to find out what all the fuss is about, pick up your copy of The Stillburrow Crush in the Climbing Rose store today.

Five on Friday - Sparrow Review Edition

It's Friday! which means it's time for our Five on Friday feature where we grab a blogger or author and pelt her with five random questions.

Today's Fiver is Cate of the fab Sparrow Review blog. Here's the scoop on Cate:

I'm a small town high school student in North Carolina, and I love to spend a rainy afternoon with a mug of tea and a book. While I mostly review YA Lit, I also love the classics and occasionally something a little different. I also have a passion for fairy tales, and enjoy retellings. When I'm not reading or blogging, you can usually find me baking or watching old Disney movies with my friends (we miss our childhood...ha!) And, believe it or not, I actually really love to tap dance.

Cool! I've always wanted to learn how to tap dance. How fun :) Thanks for playing along, Cate, here are your five questions:

1. What TV show are you following this season?

Ha, this season- more like the rest of my life! As of right now, I'm completely addicted to Gilmore Girls. I own all of the seasons, and just can't get enough of the witty humor.

2. Would you go rock climbing?

Once, when I was about ten or eleven, I was really into rock climbing. Hypothetically, that is. Despite the fact that I am incredibly afraid of heights, I convinced my dad to take me to one of those rock climbing gyms. I think I was in the harness for all of twelve seconds before I realized that I couldn't make myself go more than three feet off the ground out of fear. That phase in my young life ended very abruptly.

3. What's your biggest pet peeve?

People with bad table table manners. I can't stand people who chew with their mouth open, or those obnoxious soup slurpers.

4. If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?

First I would wish for a thousand more wishes, or course! (Is that legal?) Then, a life-sized replica of the Harry Potter castle. Because, truly, who wouldn't want that? Oh, and world peace. It's a draw for me as far as whether the castle or peace would bring more happiness. ;)

5. What is your favorite animal?

Dolphins. Followed closely by pandas.

You are a riot, Cate, I love your answers! Thanks so much for visiting the climbing Rose blog, and everybody be sure to stop by Cate's beautiful Sparrow Review blog.