I invite you to celebrate the cover reveal of Once Upon A Twisted Time! Don't worry, I shall provide the strawberry rum of course :) Below you will find blurbs for all four stories in the anthology, the gorgeous rendition of my heroine, Nerissa, and a special snippet from my story Song of the Abyss! Are you excited yet??
Without further ado, behold the gorgeous cover, designed by Miranda Stork!
Think you know your fairytales? Think again. These aren’t your normal happily-ever-after. Within these pages, a murderous Little Mermaid gets her revenge, the Cinderella doesn’t really want to wear the slipper, Snow White is up to her eyes in industrial experiments, and the Beauty is in fact the Beast.This collection of four novellas will surprise you, make you gasp in horror, sigh with relief, and sit on the edge of your seat. And most of all…they will make you rethink everything you think you know about dark fairytales…
Song of the AbyssPrincess Nerissa had envisioned a perfect wedding to a handsome prince. Instead, she fell into a nightmare. When her new husband tries to murder her just hours after pledging his life to her, she must flee towards the sea. Caught in transition from woman to selkie, she is trapped by the dark waters she hoped would be her salvation. Now her destiny becomes that of luring young men to their death…until one comes along that reignites the spark of love inside her. However to ensure her future, she must first face her past. Revenge must be taken…for both her life, and the life of the young man she now loves.
Miss Cavendish and the Spark of SalvationIn a city toiling under the iron fist of the Spiegel Syndicate and its monopoly on coal, Miss Georgina "George" Cavendish is on the brink of a breakthrough that could change the world forever. There's just one thing standing in her way, her aunt - Xenobia Cavendish. Threatened by her efforts, the Syndicate procures the services of a notorious assassin with a past tied to her own, known as The Huntsman, to dispatch the brilliant scientist. But once he gets a glimpse of the headstrong beauty, will he be able to do the job, or will Georgina sway him to The Cause? And will George find the breakthrough she needs in time, or is New London Town doomed to forever lie under the dark shadow of her aunt's factories?
Hawke and the BeastSome curses last forever, and some can be broken with the whisper of three little words. Isabella Rose Woodward fell in love with a witch's son over a century ago. Her punishment for breaking the young man's heart was a beastly one. Every month she turns into a different creature, aging on the full moon when her curse allows for a brief return to her human form. Her only salvation is to find a man that will love her as she is…be it adorned in feathers, fur or scales. Has she found this love with the handsome Jasper Hawke? Or will a mysteriously determined Hunter find her first, and snuff out the life she so desperately seeks? A life of normalcy, where she loves and is loved in return… just as she is.
So are you intrigued yet? I would hope so after reading those blurbs! Just in case you need more to pique your interest, here's a little taste of my story. It is a twisted version of The Little Mermaid and seriously, how often have you seen that one done? Don't forget to check out Miranda, Tara and Trish's blogs for snippets from their stories too!!Reborn CityNyx has one mission in life; bring down the brainwashing of New Omsk’s citizens, and release them from their mundane lives of toil. The year is 2355, and the world is a new place. A Governor is in charge of every city in the world, and humanity is attempting to rebuild itself after recovering from a war that nearly killed it. But this Governor has set his eyes on the intrepid little hacker, Nyx, and he will stop at nothing to get her. But perhaps he needs her more than he ever dreamed he would…as do his citizens.
The sea. She had to get to the sea. That thought drove her blindly through the forest, towards the barren coastline. Distantly she could hear the waves crashing against the sharp rocks, but somehow she knew she had to reach those tumultuous waters. The branches that ripped at her clothing and drew blood from her milky white skin went unnoticed. If she slowed, she would die.“Come here little dove. I won’t hurt you. Much…”That voice, dead calm and coated in frost, terrified her. It was her wedding day, supposed to be the start of a new life. Instead it may just be her last.“Where are you going, Princess? You don’t really think you can outrun me, do you?” A menacing laugh sent chills down her spine. Her chest heaved with every ragged breath and pain shot through her side, each jarring step a nightmare. She couldn’t keep up her pace much longer, wasn’t sure how she had even managed it for this long.A crash of thunder rocked the ground just as she spied the break in the forest to her left. Rain had begun pummeling her, making the ground slick with mud. She changed direction, wincing when she twisted her ankle. “Don’t stop. You’re almost there.” She chanted the words to herself, her breaths coming in harsh wheezes now, blocking out the pain from her ankle. Who cared if she broke the damn thing as long as she survived.“Why are you heading to the sea, silly girl? You do remember we are quite high up. Do you honestly think you’ll survive such a plunge?” The voice taunted her, scolding her as if she were an errant child.She had no idea what her next move would be, only that the sea beckoned her. If she made it to the churning dark waters she stood a chance. So close, just a few more strides…An unseen force lifted her then slammed her back to the ground. Stunned, unable to so much as whimper, she stared into those frozen eyes. And saw her own death.
Poor Princess Nerissa. Want to find out what happens next? You'll just have to wait for the release on October 31! To hold you over, I'll share the gorgeous rendition of Nerissa, drawn by Miranda Stork:
Well folks, thank you so much for stopping by! To find out more about Moon Rose Publishing, be sure to check them out on their website and Facebook! And don't forget to hop on over to the other fantastic authors' blogs for more snippets and fun :)
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