Wednesday, 6 July 2011

A Steamy Fairy Tale Giveaway by Lila DiPasqua

I have to confess two novels/authors inspired this whole Spotlight on Fairy Tales Retold event: Bettie Sharpe's Cat's Tale: A Fairy Tale Retold and Lila DiPasqua's Fiery Tales series!

Lila DiPasqua's fairy tale retellings are like nothing I have read so far: they are such scorchingly hot and sensual versions of classic well known fairy tales, you wouldn't even recognize them at first glance! (One of my favourite take ons of Lila is her retelling of Little Red Riding Hood which becomes here the Little Red Writing: who in this version is a fiery red haired, independent and intelligent young woman, who is a fresh air compared to the usual historical heroines.)

Lila has already published two anthologies of steamy fairy tale retellings in her Fiery Tales series:

Three classic fairytales—“Sleeping Beauty,” “Puss in Boots,” and “Little Red Riding Hood”—cleverly retold with enough sensual twists to prove wickedly ever after does exist….

Sleeping Beau: Five years ago, the notorious rake, Adrien d’Aspe, Marquis de Beaulain, was awakened by a sensuous kiss—and experienced a night of raw ecstasy that was branded into his memory. Years later, he spots his mysterious seductress—and this time, he has no intention of letting her go…

Little Red Writing: Nicolas de Savignac, Comte de Lambelle, has been assigned by the King to uncover the secret identity of the author writing scandalous stories about powerful courtiers. He never expected his investigation would lead to his grandmother's house, or to a ravishing woman who would stir his deepest hunger…

Bewitching in Boots: Elisabeth de Roussel, daughter of the King, is accustomed to getting what she wants—and she wants Tristan de Tiersonnier, Comte de Saint-Marcel, an ex-commander of the King’s private Guard. A recent injury has forced Tristan to leave his distinguished position, but Elisabeth is determined to make him see he's every bit the man he once was—and more than man enough for her...

Inspired by “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Ugly Duckling, and “The Princess and the Pea,” Lila DiPasqua spins three sexy tales that give new meaning to the term bedtime story…

The Marquis’ New Clothes: To save her cousin, Aimee de Miran must retrieve a jeweled ring from the most sinfully seductive man at court, the Marquis de Nattes. But to search his considerable wardrobe she’ll have to get very close to the notorious rake…and soon she finds herself very close to him indeed, with his clothes—and hers—utterly forgotten…

The Lovely Duckling: Reputed for his carnal skills, Joseph d’Alumbert prefers amorous encounters without emotional entanglement—until a quick-witted lady stirs tender feelings and hot desire. Emilie de Sarron suffered burns to her body as an infant, and keeps her scars—and her heart—well hidden. But Joseph is determined to peel away her inhibitions, one slow steamy kiss at a time, to reveal the beautiful swan inside…

The Princess and the Diamonds: Princess Gabrielle can’t sleep at night. There is something hard in her bed. No, not just the stolen diamonds tucked under her mattress, but the handsome Marquis on it….whose carnal talents she can’t resist. But he threatens her secret mission, and worse, she stands to lose far more than the diamonds---her heart is at stake….

And her third fairy tale retelling release will be a full-length novel: A Midnight Dance, which you might have deduced will be a retelling of Cinderella!! *squee*

to be released on 2 August 2011

Inspired by the tale of Cinderella, Lila DiPasqua weaves a steamy historical romance that offers a glass slipper, a dangerous deception, and an impoverished beauty determined to find her handsome prince…and make him pay.

Born into wealth, Sabine Laurent and her twin sister lived a life of luxury, their father’s prestigious theater frequented by royalty and aristocracy alike. And Sabine dreamed of her own prince charming—the devastatingly handsome Jules de Moutier.

That was before the loss of her sister and her family’s fall from grace—a disaster Sabine blames on the Moutier family. Now, with her father’s death, she’s inherited his sizable debt and the responsibility of caring for his spoiled long-time mistress and her two wastrel daughters. But with the help of Sabine’s eccentric friends—the balance of her father’s acting troupe—she plans to get very close to her old infatuation, seduce the rake—and make away with a fortune.

Resisting Jules’s skillful mouth and tantalizing touch is not as easy as Sabine supposed. And soon she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince…


DiPasqua's latest Fiery Tale is not your typical Cinderella story. This fresh and sexy retelling of the classic fairy tale features a spirited heroine, a dangerous "dark prince," sizzling passion and plenty of intrigue! - RT Book Reviews.

"A Midnight Dance is a fun, spicy, historical romp that's sure to delight! A lovely twist on Cinderella . . . a deliciously dark hero and a heroine who's more than a match for him!" - Jennifer Ashley, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author

"Lila DiPasqua's 'Fiery Tale' version of Cinderella sets the classic story ablaze . . .with a passionate, resourceful Cinderella and a wild and dashing Prince Charming." - Anna Campbell, award-winning author.
"Evocative, erotic . . . and searingly romantic." - Sylvia Day, national bestselling author

I don't know about you, but I just love Cinderella and A Midnight Dance sounds fantastic, I'm so looking forward to it! And I'm incredibly jealous, because two lucky winners will get the chance to win their own copy and read it ASAP.


Lila generously offered signed final paperback copies of A Midnight Dance to 2 lucky commenters!

A Midnight Dance

(As A Midnight Dance is such a crispy fresh book, about to be released on August 2nd, the books will be sent to the winners as soon as Lila receives them, i.e. in about 1 week following the announcement of the lucky winners.)

All you have to do is:

1) answer Tanya's question either on this post or her guest post (I'll count the entries on both posts):

Do you have any new erotic fairy tale retelling suggestions to share, are you new to this finding, or is this sub-genre not your thing?

2) leave me a way to contact you (e-mail address, Twitter handle, etc.)

Giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 15 July 2011!

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