Briar Rose

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There once was a beautiful princess, afflicted with a terrible curse. There once was a handsome prince, destined to break the curse.

Hey wait, this sounds familiar. . .

When the beautiful Princess Aurora was a baby, her parents brought the whole kingdom together to celebrate. Three gracious fairies attended, giving her wonderful gifts, as did the evil Maleficent.

No, seriously, I've heard this story.

But the fairy godmothers didn't care about the princess; all they wanted was to impress the king. The final gift they granted was crippling obedience. Maleficent twisted their gift, changing it so that if Aurora pricked herself on a briar rose the obedience curse would be lifted.

Oh. Wait, what? That's not how the story goes.

Briar Rose from Award winning, fantasy author Lila Dubois is an adult fairy tale that will keep you turning the pages. Discover who wins the heart of a princess in a new twist on an old favorite.

Aurora lived the first eleven years of her life as the perfect obedient princess until one day the teenage Prince Phillip gave her a mangy briar rose.

Freed from her obedience, Aurora ran wild, sneaking into the woods and going by the name Rose. One day she met a very handsome hunter, named Hawk, who has a secret of his own. They fall in to bed, and then in love, but keep their secrets, and when Aurora returns to her father's castle to tell him about Hawk and to renounce her royal status, things go terribly wrong.

This medieval, adult fairy tale contains fairy godmothers, princes, princesses, kings, and queens, along with some not so nice fairy tale villains. Briar Rose is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

(2010) Liquid Silver Books
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About the author

Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in Los Angeles and loves receiving email from readers, though she is slow to respond since she recently created a tiny human. Can books featuring secret baby plots be far behind?

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Book Boutiques
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Published on
Oct 28, 2016
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Pages
132
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ISBN
9781944003944
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Medieval
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