Essence Magazine and Black ExpressionsBestselling Author Shelia M. Goss

brings you stories with a twist.

Sibling Rivalry, Betrayal, Resentment…Redemption?

Roses are thorns, Violets are true !



New York — Roses are thorns, Violets are true ((ISBN: 1599830108) by Shelia M. Goss is a compelling tale of sibling rivalry at its best. The award winning actress Rose Purdue woos her audience with the drama she brings between the pages. Her twin sister, Violet, shuns attention but don’t take her kindness as a weakness These twins are guaranteed to keep the media talking and the readers flipping the pages.  Rose puts on her best performance as she attempts to redeem her reputation with the public after Violet gives a tell-all interview to the media.

The energetic drama-filled novel is making a buzz with readers.

“Ms. Goss weaves a fascinating tale that had me reading well into the night…this was a great read and I recommend it wholeheartedly.” RAWSISTAZ Reviewers “I eagerly turned the pages to find out what Rose had up her sleeve…This is a quick good read that I would recommend putting in your TBR pile.” APOOO Book Club “Shelia M. Goss has crafted a well plotted novel that takes sibling rivalry to the next level and delves deep into the core of what makes her characters tick…” Linda Dominique Grosvenor, Author of The Hamptons, Fever, Like Boogie on Tuesday, and Bloom Roses are thorns, Violets are true is available in paperback. Ask for it at your favorite local store or order it online ( and other online outlets). 

Other Books by Shelia Goss

How far would you go to please your family and friends…


My Invisible Husband is the tale of one woman’s desperate attempt to stop the age-old question posed to all women at some point in their lives: So when are you getting married? To appease her family and friends, 34-year-old Nicolette Montana fakes a Las Vegas wedding. How she handles her web of deceit makes for a dramatic and sometimes comical story.

My Invisible Husband is available in paperback in stores or in a special edition hard cover at

More about Shelia M Goss

  • Literary Divas: The Top 100+ Most Admired African-American Women in Literature

  • ESSENCE MAGAZINE Bestsellers List 

  • #1 Black Expressions Bestseller

  •  Infini’s Outstanding Author 2006     

  • In addition to writing fiction, she’s an entertainment writer. Her website is or visit her on myspace at


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