#FallinLove with Fairytales #blogtour

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Hi peeps

Welcome to the Fall in Love with Fairytales blog hop, sponsored by Decadent Publishing and the Beyond Fairytales authors. I’m so honoured to be a part of this line and to be in the company of these fabulous ladies.

What is it about fairy tales that resonates so wholly with us? I know I love them to pieces, and probably began my life long love of stories. My absolute favourite was ‘Beauty and the Beast’, which has crept into my own work (*cough* TEACH ME, SILK & SCARS *cough). I was absolutely thrilled when I learned of Decadent Publishing’s Beyond Fairytales line. I immediately put my hand up and was consequently assigned ‘The Glass Coffin’, a Brother Grimm tale. A tailor wanders into a forest and finds a princess in a coffin of glass, guarded by a bear and stag. To win the princess and a kingdom, he must defeat the bear, the stag and the magician who imprisoned the princess. The tale is similar to ‘Sleeping Beauty’, so I incorporated bits from both tales into my own version, SLUMBER.

In the land of Dormiraa, Fashion is everything and those who create it rule the world. Second only in consequence to the king, the tailor rules the Fashion Houses and is the head adviser to the crown. The hero of SLUMBER, Sebastian, has lied and schemed and cheated to become tailor and, having finally reached the exalted position, is nonplussed when the king tasks him to finding the lost princess.

Thalia, princess of Dormiraa, has been lost these last seven years amongst the people of Dormiraa, learning of their lives and their passions. Finally found, she is resigned to returning to her royal position to take her place as queen.

However, not everyone desires the princess’s return. On the road back to the capital, Thalia and Sebastian encounter strife and danger which brings them closer together…but could also tear them apart.

I had such fun writing SLUMBER and incorporating bits and pieces of both tales into my story. The glass coffin became a medical device used to stabilise and heal the deathly ill. The spindle became the Spindles, a separatist group protesting against the king. The bear and stag became Bharia and Stahg, Thalia’s guardians and protectors. I hope you enjoy just as much!

Over the past two weeks, you will find posts from the authors behind the Beyond Fairytales series. We have spaceships, cowboys, owls, princesses, princes, and geese. If you like M/F, M/M, F/F, or ménage, you’ll find at least one of each. Each one is unique and indescribably naughty. If you’ve gobbled up all of the collections already, be sure to check out the Beyond Fairytales blog for new releases and additional books.

But it’s not over yet! There’s more fun on the way. Tomorrow, visit my fellow Green Book-er, Linnea Alexis, for the next stop.

Cassandra
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Hump Day Hook – Wounded Heart #HDH

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Welcome to Hump Day Hook, a weekly list of authors showcasing their work around the Internets. A big thanks to the wonderful peeps at Hump Day Hook for making this possible.

This week, I’m featuring my contribution to the anthology The Mammoth Book of ER Romance, ‘Wounded Heart’. A romantic medical suspense tale, ‘Wounded Heart’ features a dedicated cop and a brilliant doctor fighting to keep safe a critical witness to a crime. Enjoy!

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And to the side, slumped in a chair that didn’t look any more comfortable than the ones in the A&E waiting room, was Detective Hicks.

Matt’s heart stuttered in his chest. Even tired, she looked gorgeous. Her light brown hair was a tumbled mess, tied back with a band that seemed to be losing the battle, and her sensible coat and comfortable trousers could probably do with a press, but she was the best sight he’d seen all day.
 
 
 

 

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Wounded Heart excerpt

Hi peeps,

Excitementment news, THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF ER ROMANCE is available! Well, the ebook version and the UK paperback are available, you North American peeps will have to wait another couple of weeks before the US paperback version is available. But still! Exciting!

To celebrate, here’s an excerpt from my contribution, ‘Wounded Heart’. Enjoy!
 
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A doctor and a policewoman take their burgeoning romance to the next level while she guards a wounded witness . . .
 
 
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“Detective Constable Hicks?”

Tired in her bones, Ella removed her hand from her eyes and focussed on the two uniformed constables standing straight and tall before her, hats tucked under their arms. “Yes?”

One of the constables stepped forward. “I’m Constable Ayres, and this is Constable Taylor. We’re here to protect the patient.”

“Good.” She nodded toward the A&E door. “The patient is currently in an A&E Trauma Room, and we will be informed of any developments.” Her cell phone buzzed. Pulling it from her pocket, she said, “You two stay on point, make sure no one enters through that door that isn’t supposed to be there.”

The uniforms nodded and stationed themselves at the swinging doors. Never taking her eyes from them, she pressed ‘accept’ and raised the phone to her ear. “Hicks.”

“Detective Constable, how is the witness?”

At the sound of her sergeant’s voice, she straightened. “Sir, he’s currently in A&E. The nursing staff will inform me the moment we’re allowed access.”

“Good.” Crosby exhaled. “Christ Almighty, Hicks, this was a royal fuck up.”

“Yes, sir.” Again she saw the chaos of an operation gone bad. Simmons spinning like a top, an almost comical surprise on his face. Delayed reaction from the police surrounding him. The blood. God, the blood.

Pushing the horror aside, she focussed on work. “Sir, is there any update on the situation?”

“They’re still searching for Collier, but no one is hopeful of a capture.” Crosby exhaled again. She could almost picture him, lines cut deep into a careworn face, tired eyes speaking of his concern as his words never would. “We’re reliant on that witness. He better fucking hope to whatever God he prays to he can identify Collier.”

“Yes, sir.”

“Make sure you get him to talk, Hicks. Don’t fuck up.” His tone implied ‘again’.

Guilt turned her stomach to knots. “I won’t, sir.”

“Good. Report in one hour.” The phone went dead.

Slowly, Ella lowered the phone and replaced it in her pocket. Pushing to her feet, she started toward Ayres and Taylor.

The A&E doors swung open and a doctor strode though, his gaze searching the waiting area. Ayres and Taylor straightened, sharp eyes assessing the situation but there was no need. This doctor she knew.

Ripley.

His chocolate brown hair was askew, probably from his surgical cap, and a shadow of beard darkened his jaw. The white jacket did nothing to hide his lean form or broad shoulders, and the green of his shirt somehow highlighted the flecks of green in his hazel eyes. As he looked at her, the beginnings of a smile quirked his sensuous mouth, before settling back into lines of concern.

Gritting her teeth, she forced herself to focus on work. Just work. She was responsible for the safety and interrogation of a witness important to both Federal and local police. She wasn’t going to allow her attraction to a doctor whose first name she didn’t even know distract her.

Squaring her shoulders, she nodded a greeting. “Dr. Ripley.”

“Detective Constable Hicks,” he said solemnly. Even as his eyes twinkled. “Good to see you again.”
 
 
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· A nurse transfers to a hospital halfway across the country only to run into the handsome young doctor she never quite got over . . .

· Shy residents lock eyes in a lonely midnight cafeteria . . .

· A doctor and a policewoman take their burgeoning romance to the next level while she guards a wounded witness . . .

· A famous surgeon, back to woo an old flame, gets his fingers burnt . . .

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Smut in the City is now available! #newrelease

Smut in the City AnthologyHi peeps!

Smut in the City is now available! This saucy, and yes smutty, anthology is out and about and ready for your delection. 14 talented authors (including me!) bring you seductive and scintilating tales of passion from the city.

You can get your copy from:

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Hope you enjoy mightily!

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Exciting Announcement – ‘Glory Box’, part of SMUT IN THE CITY

Smut in the City AnthologyHi peeps!

I’m so very excited to announce to you all that I will be part of Smut in the City, an anthology edited by Victoria Blisse and Lucy Felthouse!

My short story, Glory Box, will be featured alongside other awesome authors (see below). Glory Box is a bit of a wistful tale, featuring a jaded singer and a lonely man. A Melbourne cabaret club and two yearning souls finding each other take centre stage in this short erotic tale.

This is so thrilling, I can’t wait to have more information for you guys.

Stay tuned for more details!

The line up (in no particular order):

ps, Smut in the City is up on Goodreads! Add it to your bookshelf 😀

Exciting Announcement – ‘By Moon and Sea’, part of SMUT BY THE SEA

Hi peeps!

I’m so very excited to announce to you all that I will be part of Smut by the Sea, an anthology edited by Victoria Blisse and Lucy Felthouse!

My short story, ‘By Moon and Sea’, will be featured alongside other awesome authors (see below). ‘By Moon and Sea’ is a saucy tale, featuring a bit of naughty Victorian fun between a newly married couple on their honeymoon by the seaside. Moonlight and the ocean play a delicious part in this short erotic tale.

This is so thrilling, I can’t wait to have more information for you guys.

Stay tuned for more details!

The line up (in alphabetical order):

ps, Smut by the Sea is up on Goodreads! Add it to your bookshelf 😀