Who said that Christmas has to be all fluffy and tamed? Well, this trilogy sure is not.
The collection of three books is Enchanted Fairy Tales by Miriam Newman, Lynn Hubbard, and Jae El Foster, a collection of Erotic Fantasy Romance.
The Gingerbread Man- A Scrumptious Erotic Fairytale by Lynn Hubbard
Once upon a time there was a girl named Penelope. Food was scarce those days, and she had to walk miles looking for roots or berries to eat. After a long, hot morning Penelope was tired and hungry. A delicious scent led her to a cabin deep in the woods. She followed it in anticipation of having all her needs filled.
Lynn Hubbard is a Historical Fiction author. She has been writing for over ten years and has eight books. Most of which are westerns. Lynn is fascinated by the Old West and her books portray when life was simpler. When, people worked hard, and sweated to make an honest living. And when justice wasn’t always blind.
The Legend of M’Rith by Miriam Newman
By 1844, an increase in the human population of Ireland has forced Fae inhabitants from their lush green homes in the East to the spare, bare terrain of the West–except for one. M’Rith, half fairie and half elf, has been bidden by her Queen Mother to remain in the forest, promising her a mortal man to love. Kieran, the village blacksmith, has lost his wife and lives in the same painful solitude as M’Rith, but he is a worker of iron that can mortally wound a fairie lover.
Small and slight and sweet as a berry, she had the palest of faces with enormous pools of slate-gray eyes and a sculpted mouth the color of a berry, too. Jet black hair fell in a mass to her shoulder blades and the violet gown she wore let him see an enticing bit of those as well as lovely sculpted collarbones and the beginning of a swell of breast. Her slender waist was cinched with gold cord. On her feet were the prettiest scarlet slippers—a shocking contrast to her gown, but somehow they suited her, matching the drape of a rich, red-beaded necklace she wore against all rules of fashion. She was all amethyst and ruby. Her feet were the tiniest he had ever beheld; she was tiny all over…the most glorious, diminutive woman, with her skirts held up so that he saw the finest turn of a lovely ankle and calf ever permitted his view outside the marital bed. He felt an unmistakable pang of desire, shocking in the midst of his grief, but he told himself it was simply that he had been too much alone.
She wasn’t anyone he knew, but she stood stock still amongst his chickens, looking at him fully and boldly…a somehow impertinent stare, as if she knew quite well what was in his mind and challenged him to come and kiss the startled look from her face, part her legs and plunge into ecstasy. She was, in short, the woman of his dreams…the one who would consume him utterly.
A Talk with Miriam.
Fantasy poetry driven by myths and legends has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I was published in poetry before catching the romance writing bug. I bring that background to my writing along with a lifelong addiction to horses, an 18 year career in various areas of psychiatric social services and many trips to Ireland, where I nurture my muse. My published works range from contemporary fantasy romance to fantasy historical, futuristic, science fiction and historical romance. Currently I live in rural Pennsylvania with a “motley crew” of rescue animals. You can see my books at http://www.miriamnewman.com.
How did you come up with the idea for your book?
As I often do, I dreamed the rough outline of this story before writing it.
What sort of research did you do to write this book?
Fortunately, since I often write in this locale and time period, the requirement for research was minimal.
If your story had a soundtrack, which song would it be?
Celtic music would be appropriate for this story as it would be for many of my books.
Did you always have the reins of the story or the people in it tried to take over?
For once—probably thanks to my dream—I had control of this one. At other times they do try to take over and sometimes succeed!
What started you on the path to writing?
I have always written—literally always, since I could first print. I used to write the back of my mother’s shopping lists. Fortunately she encouraged it.
Has your environment or upbringing colored your writing?
I think the Irish and English folk and fairy tales my grandmother read to me have much to do with it.
Any hidden or uncommon talent that helps or makes it harder to write the story?
I have always lived a rural life with exposure to woodcraft, fox hunting, care of livestock and your basic survival skills. I think this is reflected in my writing and my fascination with how people made do in history. For instance, I’m not afraid to envision how ancient armies on the march survived; it actually seems natural to me.
What does your writing space look like?
I have a small, cozy office with masses of books and horse prints hanging on the walls. Some of my book covers are framed and hanging there, too.
Do you outline books ahead of time or are you more of a by-the-seat-of-your-pants writer?
I have never outlined any book. They seem to come from a subconscious process that has basically done the work for me. When they are ready, they come.
Do you have quirky writing habits?
I don’t answer my phone, the door or anything else that doesn’t represent a life and death situation.
Can you describe your writing style in ten words or less?
Eclectic, lyrical, poetic, spiritual, with shades of the Irish bard.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
Ride, hike with my dogs, travel, cook.
What turns you on?
Intelligent people, great scenery, classical music.
Do you miss being a child?
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To Adventure by Jae El Foster
There is a black plague crossing from kingdom to kingdom, placed upon a slumbering princess by her wicked stepmother, and only with true love’s kiss can the spell be lifted. Will the plague encompass all before that kiss can be sealed, or will the power of true love make itself known to the handsome Prince Harold, providing him with the adventure of a lifetime?
Jae El Foster is an author with whom you question going to bed with at night, but you dare to venture beneath the sheets with him anyway. As the venture concludes, you are perhaps romanced by it, or perhaps you are frightened by it. Don’t worry, because you are always satisfied by it. Despite the title or genre of the book, Jae El sets out to please you with climatic and unexpected conclusions that will make you tremble with emotion. Hop aboard the Jae El train and give it a good ride.
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