What if Briar Rose and Aurora were two different people, one
the princess, the other her decoy...
And what if the prince loved no one but himself...
In this retelling of the tale of Sleeping Beauty, a kingdom
is on the verge of a coup, and it will take a journalist and the son of a
con-man to save them from the evil treachery of the princess' aunt...and to
save the princess from the curse of a swift and memorable death.
All they have to do is make sure the real princess never
pricks her finger on a spindle...how hard could that be?
An author of historical and science fiction/fantasy novels, Andrea began writing seven years ago after failing to find enough of a particular type of story on the shelves of her library—stories with adventure, romance, and humor, with a touch of classical vocabulary. Since then, she has written historical fiction and three science fiction/fantasy novels. This book, "But Kisses Never Hurt Me," is the first of her eBook novellas and her first published work.
She is the primary contributor and manager of the blog, "Into
the Writerlea,” and she lives in Washington State with her husband and two
sons. She enjoys discussing all things writing, including its philosophy,
creation, and editing, along reading a good book and gardening. You can connect
with her at her website, www.andrealundgren.wordpress.com,
or through her Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ accounts.
Katie didn't send her boyfriend to Hell, but she's going there to bust him out! Katie thinks she's going crazy when a baby angel and death's personal assistant appear on her doorstep. Both claim she's destined for something great. If she can survive, that is. She's drawn into a world filled with immortals like Rhyn, an outcast who claims her as his mate in a show of defiance to his brothers. Katie rescues Rhyn from Hell, and he discovers fast just how special his little human is. With Death counting his days on one hand, Rhyn must learn to love, before his own time is up and Katie becomes the first human casualty in the brewing war between immortals. Will the love between a gifted young woman and an immortal outcast save the world-- or destroy it?
Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.
In Norse Mythology, Gaiman stays true to the myths in envisioning the major Norse pantheon: Odin, the highest of the high, wise, daring, and cunning; Thor, Odin’s son, incredibly strong yet not the wisest of gods; and Loki—son of a giant—blood brother to Odin and a trickster and unsurpassable manipulator.
Gaiman fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc that begins with the genesis of the legendary nine worlds and delves into the exploits of deities, dwarfs, and giants. Through Gaiman’s deft and witty prose, these gods emerge with their fiercely competitive natures, their susceptibility to being duped and to duping others, and their tendency to let passion ignite their actions, making these long-ago myths breathe pungent life again.
Shadow dreamed of nothing but leaving prison and starting a new life. But the day before his release, his wife and best friend are killed in an accident. On the plane home to the funeral, he meets Mr. Wednesday—a beguiling stranger who seems to know everything about him. A trickster and rogue, Mr. Wednesday offers Shadow a job as his bodyguard. With nowhere left to go, Shadow accepts, and soon learns that his role in Mr. Wednesday’s schemes will be far more dangerous and dark than he could have ever imagined. For beneath the placid surface of everyday life a war is being fought —and the prize is the very soul of America.