I really like the plots of these novellas.
Once Upon A Princess Trio by Deborah A. Bailey released in February in the Paranormal Romance genre.
Formula for Fairy Tale Love:
1 adventurous Heroine + 1 tortured-but-noble Hero = Happily-Ever-After
For all the innate complications involved in finding the secret to blissful fairy-tale love with shape-shifters, three wise and discerning princesses trust their hearts instead of their eyes and fall in love with the unlikeliest of princes.
“Heart of Stone:” Leesa trespasses into a haunted palace, where she meets a gargoyle. Breaking the spell that cursed him may carry a price steeper than she’s able…or willing…to pay.
“Beauty & the Faun:” Kayla flees an arranged marriage and falls for a faun shifter instead. But how can she ignore her duty by refusing to marry a prince?
“Land of Dreams:” Cicely knows she possesses magical ability. Falling in love with the courageous, self-sacrificing Willem may be the key to her awakening…or may unleash forces that will separate them forever. (Sequel to Heart of Stone)
Box set includes books 1-3 of the Once Upon A Princess paranormal fairy-tale inspired romance novellas.
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From Heart of Stone:
Leesa headed up the stairs and stopped at the 2nd floor landing. Eduardo and Erokan’s rooms had been on this floor. Dust was everywhere, but otherwise the furnishings were just as they’d been left. Varmont’s bedroom, private study and library were on the 3rd floor. Most likely he would’ve hidden some of his valuables there. She went upstairs to check. The doors to the Duke’s room, study and library were open. But the fourth door was closed. The treasure room, perhaps?
She opened the door and stepped inside. Strangely, this room wasn’t as dusty as the others. The air was heavy with perfume. Across from the door was a folding screen decorated with blue and yellow flowers. Behind it she could make out the base of a claw-foot tub.
To her surprise, the entire room had a feminine feeling, from the huge bed covered with blush pink coverlets and plush furs to the gold-trimmed white furniture. Even the jewel-encrusted skylight above her had its own beauty, reflecting colorful sprinkles of light over the pale stone walls.
A white cabinet with glass doors caught her attention. The shelves held glass bottles of different shapes and sizes. Some had liquids inside, others were empty. What were these? Perfumes? Or maybe potions.
The Duke used magic. Maybe this was where he’d kept his enchantments. Would they be worth anything? Possibly. But just as Leesa reached out to open the cabinet, the door slammed behind her.
Startled, she spun around. She was alone. Who had closed it? Leesa ran to the door and gripped the handle, expecting the door to open as easily as it had when she’d come in. But it didn’t. She pulled and banged on it, but it wouldn’t budge. She was locked in.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Deborah A Bailey’s Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance novels include suspense, a bit of mystery and a lot of romantic heat. Her books include the Hathor Legacy science fiction romance series and the Family Pride and Once Upon A Princess shapeshifter paranormal romance series.
Her short stories have won awards from the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference and have been published in US1 Magazine and the Sun and are included in, Electric Dreams: Seven Futuristic Tales. She’s the author of non-fiction books, and articles for various online publications.
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Novella vs Full Novel. Pro and cons? Your favorite to write?
When I started out as an author, I wrote short stories. A few of them were published in online and print magazines, which encouraged me to keep going. After that I submitted my stories to contests and anthology publications. At the time I expected to continue to write short stories. I’d tried to write a novel and it didn’t go quite the way I’d hoped.
But eventually I realized that if I wanted to continue and build a career, I’d have to write longer pieces. And that meant novels. At that point I’d taken a lot of classes and read a ton of books about novel writing. Even then it was intimidating to think about writing an entire book. So ultimately I found an author who mentored writers and I worked with her for a couple of years. After that I worked with other mentors and continued to take classes. Ultimately after a lot of rewrites, I completed my first novella.
Was it a long road to finally finishing a book? Yes, it was. But completing it showed me that I could do it. So, I did it again and again. Then one day I decided I wanted to try writing a longer work. A novel of over 100K words. That book turned out to be Hathor Legacy: Revelations, which was book three of the series. Was it rewarding to complete it? For sure! But I also realized that I was much more comfortable writing novellas than novels.
Maybe it’s because of my roots writing short stories, but I feel more comfortable with a shorter work (even if it is longer than a short story). For me it’s easier to plan and to plot. And it’s much easier when it comes to revisions. Not to mention that when you have to tell your story in fewer words, you have to get right to the point. There’s not a lot of room for filler. You tell your story, then you move on to the next. And I think, being the type of writer I am, I like to work that way.
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