Beyond Fairy Tales Blog Hop

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*Waves* Salutations! I love fairytales, in fact I’m extremely fond of the Disney ones. I have a dozen memories of watching fairytale princesses and see HEA’s come to life on the television screen.

When I found out about the Beyond Fairytales Line from Decadent Publishing I knew I needed to request a tale. I lucked out, if you call it luck, by getting a Grimm Fairytale called The Seven Ravens. For a pretty obscure fairytale, I had more luck then some of my fellow BFT Authors (some had stories that were less than a page). My had a clear beginning, middle, and end.

With several months of brainstorming the jackpot finally hit, and I crafted my Alternate History Romance, Raven Pirate Assassin Spy. The book and the cover are coming soon, but in the interim I can share an excerpt:

When Ian Marshall first walked into the jail, he’d expected a fight. Yet only one sentry stood on duty, one guard, a boy more than a man, for someone The Cursed claimed was too dangerous to be left to his own devices.

The rolling down the stairs bit had been an accident. To make sure he hadn’t killed the kid, he checked for a pulse. It was there, but thready. No time to get the fool medical help.

Turning his attention toward the cells, he’d sized up his bounty, a grizzled, more-bone-than-flesh man who stood a few inches shorter and possessed eyes with more intelligence than he let on.

Ian hadn’t planned on the feisty, mysterious woman in the other cell. She smiled. A perfect, white-toothed smile signaling trouble. Teeth like that rarely existed in war-ravaged Europe. Those who had them were in society’s upper echelons, and if you were found with a rare, flawless pearl set, you’d be claimed and sold. Hell, he’d seen men kill to possess a person with unspoiled teeth.

He refused to mess with such a problem. Nope, he’d split with the bounty he came for and leave Trouble in her cell. She’d asked if he had a plan, but it didn’t matter that she’d caught him flying by the seat of his cross seams. With a will came a way, and surviving the past few years had taught him he’d always find a way. So he ignored her.

“Step back, and I’ll get you out of there.” He finished setting the electo wand to EMP.

Tuul grinned in response. The man wasn’t going to do a damn word he said. Thankfully, he had a backup plan. He reached into his pocket and gripped the collar stuffed inside. He’d have to move fast.

The wand touched the bars. The current running through them sparked and then died. Switching to the heat setting allowed him to melt the lock. Once the lock was melted, his target charged the door with a growl. Ian stepped back and readied for the impact, moving himself out of the door’s swinging path and removing the collar from his pocket.

Before the bastard could reach him though, the girl burst between them, shoving her fist into Tuul’s face and knocking him back into the cell.

“What the hell are you doing?”

She marched forward into the cell, stomping on the prostrate man’s bits with her boot heel. “Killing the scag like I promised him I would.”


#1: Comment and tell me your favorite fairytale for a chance to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card.  

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  1. I am a fan of Red Riding Hood…. gotta love the wolf!!! havebookwillsurvive at

    1. Author

      Is he a shifter wolf, Cara? 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Cinderella

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    1. Author

      Cinderella was my first Disney movie and I loved it to pieces. Also love the Julie Andrews version.

  3. Sleeping Beauty. Hands down. I totally dig a chick who sleeps. She is my spiritual guide.

    1. Author

      Ha ha! I can see how she’d be easy to admire. Sleep definitely is the top ten of my favorite things to do. 🙂

  4. Sleeping beauty has always been my favorite

    1. Author

      Disney has ingrained this story for me, but I truly enjoy the story in and of itself. Thanks Karrie!

  5. Good luck with your first fairy tale! Hope it does great. 🙂 I got Our Lady’s Child, and that was NOT easy. For my second I lucked out with Snow Queen (yes as in Frozen). I loved it, but it was hard to turn Gerda and Kai into adults. Making it F/F was easy, since Frozen already did that for me. 😀

    1. Author

      🙂 I love turning the fairy tales into essentially sequels for the first story. I’ll be doing something very similar.

  6. I got one that was less than a page! Grr. 🙂 Worked out great, though, because – with so little direction – I could go wherever I wanted. I have The Ugly Duckling, this time, though, and that’s harder in some ways because it’s so well known.

    1. Author

      Wow, less than a page is challenging Gina, but I’ve heard some awesome things about your upcoming story. The Ugly Duckling is an exciting one. So many ways to go with that story. I can see your point on how it’s challenging as well.

    1. Author

      It’s a fabulous story. I’d say it’s one I enjoy as well. Thanks for stopping by Jodi!

  7. Sleeping Beauty & Beauty and the Beast are my favorites. I love the retellings as well, particularly the ones by Robin McKinley.

    1. Author

      I haven’t read those yet. Now I’ll have to check out a new author. Thanks Michelle!

  8. My favorite is Cinderella. I love how she goes through so much and then with a bit of help is able to rise above to become every girls dream! Thanks for the chance!

    1. Author

      Cinderella is definitely a great one. Thanks for stopping by Cassandra!

  9. I like Snow White, Rose Red. Not as popular as some but still good.

  10. My favorite is Beauty and the Beast.

  11. My favorite is beauty and the beast!
    thanks for the giveaway.

  12. I think I like Sleeping Beauty best

  13. My favorite is Beauty and the Beast. I adore this one! Thank you for sharing!

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