Five fairytales retold. They're not green with envy, only scorching stories for adult eyes only. You thought you knew them. You were wrong.
Lost and Found by Linnea Alexis
After Haley Monroe’s estranged husband drops dead, she discovers he left her with a whole lot of debt and most of her family heirlooms missing. Too bad the only person who can help sort through the mess and clear her name is her late husband’s attorney…her only one-night stand and a man she never thought she’d see again.
Attorney Eli Libertini jumps at the chance to help Haley clear up the financial mess. He’d like nothing more than to reconnect with his hookup from spring break ten years ago—the woman he’s never been able to forget.
“LOST AND FOUND was an ideal bedtime story with its cast of interesting characters, a sweet and sexy love story, and a suspenseful mystery that kept me guessing right up to the very end. It's a modern telling of Grimm's "Stolen Farthings" fairytale, and mingles themes of righting past wrongs, redemption, and second chances with some steamy romance. It's a satisfying read and I'll be watching for more stories from Linnea Alexis.” ~DeAnna Cameron
Slumber by Cassandra Dean
Upon decree from his king, Sebastian, Tailor to the entire kingdom of Dormiraa, embarks on the mission to fetch the Princess Thalia home, her seven year royal trip over. He didn't expect to find her working with clockwork and gears, encased within a coffin of glass. He did not expect the sight of her wild hair to set his heart to pound, or the flash of her dark eyes would heat his blood. He did not expect he would want her so badly, not when he could never have her.
“I am a huge fan of fairy tale retellings…when they are done as well as this one. I have a special place in my heart for Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty style tales, but I have to confess I prefer a strong feminine heroine which is not always the case in those stories. In this story the heroine is strong and knows what she wants, but also able to bend for love. The dichotomy of the strength and frippery of the tailor add to the pleasure of this story.” ~Dreamer2229
Bitten By Snake Oil by Shiloh Saddler
Since the death of his wife four years ago, blacksmith Jed Riker has been fighting his attraction to men. When sexy medicine-show man Peter Saint comes into Tumbleweed, Kansas, Jed buys his potion hoping for a cure, but receives vivid erotic dreams of the perfectly built salesman instead.
Jed uses all his strength and energy to fight the attraction in a town where the local preacher's hellfire and damnation sermons promise repercussions if he dares to act on them. Can Peter Saint's potions offer a solution and free the blacksmith to live and love as he wishes and not as his closed-minded neighbors demand?
“I really enjoyed this story. It was a rather quick read and lots of smoking hot sex between the two MC's! Definitely right up my alley. I liked Jed and Peter together, and thought the end with the Reverend was a bit much but still enjoyable. I will definitely be reading more from Shiloh Saddler in the future!” ~wickedwolvesanddreamingdragons
Saving Sultan by Jennah Scott
Dillon Sultan never imagined he might some day lose Sultan Ranch. He’s got one month to find the money needed to keep the bank from taking his family’s land. One month to find a miracle.
Liam Callahan hasn’t talked to his best friend since the night they kissed six years ago. Now he’s got a chance to make things right and catch the man of his dreams. But first, he has to help Dillon figure out a way to keep Sultan Ranch.
“I loved Jennah Scott’s retelling of the Brother’s Grimm tale “Old Sultan.” The original fairy tale, a very short but charming one, is about an old faithful dog that the farmer has deemed useless as the dog has lost his teeth and supposedly his ability to protect the household…One of those Grimm stories where “and then what happened?” doesn’t get answered, not here at least. These Beyond Fairy Tales published by Decadent are a great way to resolve that! I believe the underlying theme to Old Sultan is loyalty and the odd shapes and forms it can take yet remain the bedrock of so many relationships.” ~JA Matthews
Don’t Call Me Iron Man by N.D. Wylders
Once upon a time...there was this guy. A man who had an IQ out of this world and was arrogant enough to give the legendary Tony Stark a run for his money. He had everything he could ever want—a good job, more money than he knew what to do with, and all the sex he wanted—no strings attached. But that all changed on one fateful night...
“This is my first time reading N.D. Wylders’ writing I could not put this story down. There is action, adventure, hotter than sin dominates, and so much more in this story. I am a sucker for a great fairy-tale. This one is a twist on the Brothers Grimm story Iron John. Don’t Call Me Iron Man is an amazing must read story.” ~Redz
When Gwen is compelled by her employer to attend the duke at his Dartmoor estate, she is devastated to find her beloved friend cold and imperious, even if he is the most handsome man she’s ever seen—despite his scars.
Edward, Duke of Sowrith, has longed to meet Gwen. After arranging her passage to his estate, he is tongue-tied when confronted with her quiet beauty. All too aware of the twisted ruin of his face, he allows fear to hold him silent…until Gwen’s safety is threatened.
Finally together, they grow closer until it seems they can never again be apart. But can a commoner and a duke find a happily ever after?
After years of annoying her from afar, Lord Christopher Hiddleston leaps at the chance to return to Cambridge and the fiery girl he has never forgotten. Now a successful Gothic novelist, Christopher will use his notoriety to support the school...and drive Etta wild.
A chance meeting leads to another, and then the firebrand and the antagonist find a passion of a different sort. But can a woman who dreams too much and a man who never does truly find a happily ever after?
Owner of the Diamond Saloon and Theater, Alice Reynolds is astounded when a fancy Englishman offers to buy her saloon. She won’t be selling the Diamond to anyone, let alone a man with a pretty, empty-headed grin…but then, she reckons that grin just might be a lie, and a man of intelligence and cunning resides beneath.
Rupert Llewellyn has another purpose for offering to buy the pretty widow’s saloon. However, he never banked on her knowing eyes making him weak at the knees, or how his deception would burn upon his soul.
Each determined to outwit the other, they tantalize and tease until passion explodes. But can their desire bridge the lies told and trust broken?
Christmas in Freewill
Christmas Eve, the Diamond Saloon is empty of its people, and Pearl la Monte has a hankering to retire early. A pounding at the door rids her of such a fool notion. Her irritation rises when she sees the prissy, polite-like Garrett standing outside.
Ethan Garrett has a powerful need to gain succor. When the saloon’s voluptuous redheaded singer scowls at him from the threshold of the Diamond, he doesn’t stop to think on how his ire at her has disappeared. Or how he just wants to spend some time in her company.
When a blizzard storms in, trapping them, will they spend their time arguing or discover their irritation disguises something more?