Archive for the ‘Folklore’ Category

Title: Unwanted
Author: Daphne Moore & Mari LaRoche
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: Sept. 21, 2021
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Blurb:

Arrogant elves. Terrifying goblins. The voice of a snarky dragon in her head… 

Most middle-aged people are worried about their cholesterol and 401k. Vivian Rivera would celebrate mundane concerns like that. Instead, she’s been plagued by hallucinations since childhood, and recently learned she’s the descendant of a goddess known as the Queen of Chaos. 

Fleeing from goblins. 

Tolerating condescending elves. 

Dealing with her matchmaking aunt’s plots. 

Viv’s life is spiraling out of control, with the promise of only getting worse. 

It seems the Queen of Chaos has a formidable enemy who is pursuing her daughter beyond death. Plagued by visions, Viv must decipher their meaning to reveal the location of the keys and thwart the Reckoning. But time is running out. Can Viv find a way to free the goddess and DayKing from the dimension they are trapped in before darkness comes for her?

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Daphne Moore has been a storyteller from her preliterate days. She writes them down now for those out of earshot.

She lives in Ohio, in a small suburb, raising roses and children. She’s an aunt to a bunch of humans and two cute dogs.

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Mari LaRoche is an emerging fantasy and paranormal author who has been making up stories since she could talk. Her stories: “Secrets and Gold” (Seven Deadly Sins: Avarice), “Witches and Kings” (Seven Deadly Sins: Lust), and “The Ghostly Loch” (Secrets In Our Cities) appeared first print under her former pen name, Mari L. Yates, with “Secrets” and “Witches” being republished in Taradiddles: An Anthology of Short Fiction, a textbook currently in use at a local community college. Her most recent story “Pigwitch Now” can be found in Beyond the Veil: An Anthology. She is a member of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, presents workshops to local community college students on the challenges and rewards of creative writing, and is currently pursuing her BA in Creative Writing at SNHU. When not found with a book, camera, or laptop in her hands, she loves to cuddle with her three cats, travel through Canada, and collect feline and dragon tattoos.

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Title: Frosted

Author: M.C. Frank

Series: Regency Retold (2) standalone

Release date: February 20th 2021

Hardcover: 400 pages

Genre/Categories: Regency Romance, Historical Fiction, Fairytale & Folklore

Can two people hate each other more than these two?

She has a heart of stone. He is the notorious pirate every lady swoons for.
They have vowed never to meet again.

Captain Timothée Vaughn
Heart: Broken
Face: Gorgeous
Tone: Acidic
Pirate: Yes, he is
Marital Status: Forced into an engagement
Willing to: Break his own arm to escape his wedding tomorrow.

Lady Stella DeWinter:
Heart: Frosted
Face: Angelic but sad
Tone: Silent
Secrets: Many, but one in particular. A very dark one indeed.
Marital Status: Jilted Captain Vaughn right before their wedding, five years ago.
Willing to: Do anything to meet Timothée one last time.

Question: Why? (on earth)

Meeting place: The Frosted Ball.

What follows: Chaos. Noisy ballrooms. Starry skies. White flurries. Hungry kisses. Haughty stares. Frozen lakes. Shaking breaths. The truth. Finally.

Frosted is a heart-wrenching romance about a pirate and an ice-cold lady who seem to have hated each other for years, inspired by winter-themed fairytales like The Snow Queen and The Steadfast Tin Soldier. It is set in a witty, glittering Regency world made up of a little bit of Jane Austen, a little bit of Georgette Heyer, and a lot of a modern heart yearning for romance, passion and a tall gentleman with a smoldering gaze. This is a broken tale of beauty, dark secrets and love lost.

Frosted is the new enemies-to-lovers Regency novel that will melt your heart.

Recommended for fans of: Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, Bridgertons Netflix show, enemies to lovers, second chance romance, dashing pirates, fairytale retellings, Frozen, Kdrama, Timothée Chalamet, Emma 2020 movie, light academia, books with disability rep.

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Title: Entombed in Glass
Author: Stacey Rourke
Genre: YA Fantasy/ Fairy Tale and Folklore
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs
Publication Date: March 29th, 2018
Blurb:
Mirror, mirror on the wall.
What’s behind that fated call?
He’s the seer of present, future, and past,
Yet remains a nameless face entombed in glass.
Raised as a servant in the underwater kingdom of Atlantica, Alastor worked his way up to a regal member of the Royal Guard. Only as a decorated soldier did he stand a chance of winning the hand of the woman he’s loved since childhood … Poseidon’s only daughter, Princess Vanessa. But, when the war against humans rages, dark magics are evoked to give the mermen a fighting chance. Temporarily granted legs, they charge from the sea into a doomed battle.
Doing the bidding of his masters as a trusted pawn,
The claims of his loyalty couldn’t be more wrong.
Waking on land, with bodies all around, Alastor’s lone goal becomes returning to the ocean and the only life he’s ever known. A plan that is quickly diverted when Hades, Lord of the Underworld, appears with a twisted agenda all his own. Cast to a land far from the lapping comforts of home, Alastor’s sole companion is a troubled misfit named Sterling that soon comes to depend on him. Trained to be a hero, how far is Alastor willing to go to return to the woman he loves? And can he live with the sacrifices he’s forced to make?
Each day he schemes to break free from their thrall,
and honor a self-made vow … to kill them all.

RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon Series Novel
Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon Series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Adapted for Film. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head. 
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Rise of the Sea Witch: http://amzn.to/2th8hTW
Entombed in Glass (Pre-Order): http://amzn.to/2GV2OJD