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A New Release from Sarah Boucher and a Giveaway!

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No, not The Golden Girl, but Golden Gown!

This!

Not this.

 

The lovely and talented Sarah Boucher is at it again!

Her latest release, The Golden Gown, features a beautiful and determined heroine, a alluring and mysterious tailor, along with a feisty grandmother all in a flurry of mashed-up fairy tales that will keep you reading from the first page to the last!

 

Elyse has lost everything; her parents, her family home, and the village where she is loved and respected. Still grieving, she arrives in a new town where she must prove her skills as a seamstress. Overnight, she creates a gown stunning enough to catch the princess’s eye and win the community’s approval. With every eligible maiden clamoring for her designs, Elyse must do everything in her power to appease them. No one can ever know that in the moments when she doubts her abilities, a mysterious stranger with a talent for tailoring and a penchant for damsels in distress comes to her aid. If anyone ever discovers the truth, her reputation will be ruined.

Golden Gown is a blending of the classic fairy tales Rumpelstiltskin and The Shoemaker and The Elves. The magic of pure love woven through the tale will touch the hearts of all of its readers.

Get your copy now!

I already have my copy! Look how excited I am.

 

If one book isn’t enough for you, Sarah’s other books are on sale for 99 cents each!

Twelve Dancing Princesses and Beauty and the Beast…you know you want to.

One last thing:

We’ve got a Rafflecopter giveaway for an Amazon Gift Card.

Click HERE to enter!

 

Now, to some of the story!

Every fairy tale needs a prince, right? Well, today you get to meet the Royal Family from The Golden Gown.

Just as the king in Rumpelstiltskin drives the story forward by demanding that the miller’s daughter spin straw out of gold, Golden Gown’s royal family also plays a special part in Elyse’s journey. The family includes the reigning king and queen, Francis and Dara; the crown prince, Henry, the princess, Caroline; and the Dowager Queen, Emmaline.

In general, the royal family keep to themselves, preferring to hobnob with those of an elevated station instead of interacting with commoners. Both Prince Henry and Princess Caroline have suffered romantic setbacks. Possibly it’s for this reason that they dream up the notion of throwing a ball anyone in the kingdom is welcome to attend. Including Elyse.

Enjoy this excerpt.

“Is that the seamstress?” a bright voice inquired as soon as I crossed the threshold into the princess’s suite of rooms. I didn’t dare look up.

“Yes, Your Highness,” the maid replied with a nod. “This is Elyse Morley, from Miss Rossini’s shop.”

“Oh, thank the stars you’ve finally arrived!” Skirts rustled as the princess drew closer. I hazarded a look upwards. Dark blonde curls framed a heart-shaped face with a tiny smile playing at her lips. “My own tailor has completely let me down! I had no idea what I would do until I heard of that beautiful gown. Have you brought it with you?”

I nodded and dug into my bag to extract the gown. She snatched it from my hand.

“Oh, Lynette, isn’t it sheer perfection?” She hugged it to her waist and twirled.

Lynette smothered a smile. Before she could answer, the princess continued on, “As soon as I saw it, I knew it was ideal for the Duke of Glasford’s upcoming visit.” She stopped twirling for a moment. “Of course it will need to be altered to make the most of my endowments. Do you think you can manage the task, Elyse?”

My attention snagged on the princess’s opulent bed chamber. It was large, bright, and filled with fine furniture. It took me a moment to realize that the princess had addressed me directly. “Y-yes, Your Highness.”

She waved me toward another slim-legged table with an equally elegant chair tucked underneath it. A full-length gilt mirror stood beside them. I hustled forward and laid out the contents of my satchel on the table while the princess peacocked in front of the mirror.

“Lynette, will you help me with this dress?” She waited while the maid helped her into the grey and lavender gown. “Are you ready Elyse? I really am in the most terrible rush today.”

“Oh yes, I—” I fumbled. I reminded myself that I had done this countless times before. “Of course, Your Highness.” I checked the length. The gown puddled slightly on the ground, but could easily be hemmed.

“I’ve never worn a ready-made dress,” the princess said, disappointment sketched over her features. “Can it be fixed?”

“Easily, Your Highness. I can finish the alterations by the end of the day.”

A broad smile burst over the princess’s face just as the door swung open.

“Caroline!” A man’s voice called out. “Another gown, dearest? Haven’t you several hundred already?”

“And haven’t you endless pairs of highly polished boots and expensive waistcoats, brother?”

I froze in place, crouched beside the princess with one pin clenched between my teeth. I hazarded a glance into the mirror. Behind me stood a tall blonde man clad in a jacket that spanned his broad shoulders and trousers that hugged his slim hips. His impossibly handsome face only became more impossibly handsome when he broke into a chuckle.

“You can’t fool me, Caro. You might like to know that I just received notice that Reginald is on his way.”

I was on the verge of stabbing a pin into the gown’s hem when the princess leapt straight at her brother. “I could just kiss you!” she said, before proceeding to cover his face with kisses.

“That’s quite enough of that.” He pushed her firmly away. “Isn’t your . . .” he waved a hand toward me, still crouching beside the mirror, “person waiting to finish your fitting?”

“Oh yes, I’d completely forgotten!” She stepped back into place before the glass. “Miss Morley is simply fabulous, Henry.” She winked at me. “I think I’ll make a pet of her.”

“Whatever you say, Caro.” The Crown Prince was already stepping toward the door. He tossed a grin over his shoulder, his eyes meeting mine for a second before he stepped out of the room and swung the door closed. “Invite her to the ball if you like.”

I blinked at the door, my heart thundering in my ears. The Crown Prince had invited me to a ball.

 

 

 

 

 


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Fractured Sleep on Pre-Order

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Missing my Academy books?

Well, there are still a few tidbits to come!

The Fairy Tale Inc group that I wrote my original Mermaid story for asked me to write another one! This is a collection of Sleeping Beauty retellings.

Yes, yes, I hear you. I’ve already used Aurora as a character in The Monkey King.

Well, I’ve written the story again, only from Aurora’s point of view! This, along with three other stories, is sure to keep your inner fairy tale addict happy for at least a few hours.

The complete collection is on pre-order for 99 cents!

Check it out below.

The Fairy Tale Ink is proud to present these four retold stories of the classic, Sleeping Beauty. A story for every reader from best-selling and award-winning authors!

At The Edge of Dreams, by Angela Brimhall

Five years ago, Aurora was forced to live at Thornhurst Manor, the city insane asylum. Every night she dreads sunset when sleep becomes a wicked game of survival. When Aurora is kidnapped and imprisoned in The Briar, a vision reveals the desperate man in the next cell is her only hope in stopping the plague of her nightmares. Will she find a way to rescue this mysterious man before The Dragon’s death countdown reaches zero?

Dragon’s Curse, by Adrienne Monson

When her nana is in a near-fatal car accident, Dawn is forced to reconcile her beliefs about magic. Her long-buried powers could save Nana’s life, but at a high price. Accepting magic means that the man Dawn dreamt about her whole life is real and that she’s the only one who can save him from a cursed sleep. To do that, she’ll have to face the terrifying dragon who put him there.

The Lonely Princess, by Jo Schneider

Everything changed in the 500 years Aurora slept. Now teenagers go to the Academy, where humans and fey live side-by-side and everyone pretends to get along. In her attempts to find her place in this new world, she meets Saru—a mysterious boy who delights in irritating her. Their attraction is instant, but his forgotten past might be their undoing.

Restless, by Quinn Coleridge

Rory Kingston doesn’t want much. Just a good night’s sleep and a normal life free of magic. Yet Rory’s own royal pedigree keeps getting in the way of achieving these goals, not to mention her preoccupation with a new neighbor. Where the darkly handsome history professor goes, danger and mayhem follow. Has Phillip come to drag Rory back to the magical kingdom she left behind years ago or are his motives even more nefarious?

 


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The Geeky Billionaire

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Anyone missing those Hallmark Christmas Movies?

I can help.

My new release (Under my Karly Stratford pen name) is out today!

I know none of you are shocked that I chose to write about a geeky guy.  I actually looked up billionaires (wanting to be somewhat authentic on how someone could make that much money) and found a couple of men who had built their fortunes on video game empires. With that in mind, Jimmy’s character was born.

He’s a geek with a heart of gold.
She’s a beautiful woman with a chip on her shoulder.

Can they look past their own prejudices and see one another for who they really are?

99 CENTS TODAY ONLY!

(Always FREE on Kindle Unlimited)

Billionaire video game developer, Jimmy Martin, has a single goal for his week at the Coconut Island Resort; get everyone at the conference to play as much of his new game, H2O, as possible. Oh — and change the world by developing water systems through his game—just a tiny secret. What he doesn’t expect is the beautiful, frank, Caroline to be sitting at the back of the opening social, reading a Jane Austen retelling and eyeing the gamers with suspicion.

Caroline Price only goes to the social because her brother guilts her into it, but the caveat is when the third nerd hits on her she’s out. The first is handsome enough, has read all of the Jane Austen books, and can almost carry on a normal conversation, but when he suggests that there was more to her last breakup than her ex playing video games all the time, she writes him off. Until he asks her to come to the team building activity the next morning.

After a dare that turns into a date, a race for crème Brulee and a romantic stroll along the beach, Jimmy is hoping Caroline is different from all the other girls he’s dated, and Caroline is wondering how many layers Jimmy has.

When tragedy strikes Caroline’s brother, and she believes Jimmy’s games might be the cause, they will both have to decide if they can look past the surface of the other to see what’s underneath.

DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY TODAY!

This is book three of four in this series. If you’re a clean romance fan, check out the rest of the stories!

The Second Chance Billionaire

He tried to stop her wedding 6 years ago! She tried to forget their past! Will they get their second chance?

Ex-Navy SEAL and billionaire, Nash Kingston, has his laser focus on getting Coconut Island back on its feet after the devastating hurricane last year. When he arrives at the island for a fundraising business conference, the last person he expected to run into was the woman who broke his heart six years ago.

Needing space from her ex and time with her young son, Violet Moon has the perfect summer plans—a three-month position on the beautiful tropical Coconut Island. Plan A is ruined when she runs into the man who tried to stop her wedding six years before—the man she’s tried unsuccessfully to forget. Her new Plan B is to avoid him, which she thinks she can pull of because he’s only on the island for a week. Too bad he blackmails her into a date!

After a moonlit swim, a day sailing with Violet and her son, and the infamous date, Nash finds himself falling for the woman he was convinced he could never have.

Can they let go of the pain of the past and believe in second chances? Or will she slip away from him again?

 

The Guy Next Door Billionaire

A man who no longer trusts love!

A woman who has always loved him!

The larger than life movie star and billionaire, Noah Sullivan, only wants to kick some butt in the movie star training conference he’s in charge of on Coconut Island. Oh—that and take some time to enjoy his dog. After a drawn-out two-year divorce, women are just not in the cards for him … until he sees the only girl who ever put fire ants on him ten years ago—his best friend’s little sister and nemesis, Emma Archer.

The beautiful and talented, Emma Archer, doesn’t want to go to some island and take pictures for her brother’s business, it’s been a long couple of months trying to heal from the harsh words of her ex. Too bad her brother’s flattering words about being talented and all of that actually work. When her feisty Chihuahua almost gets eaten by a huge boxer dog—she’s hardly surprised when the owner turns out to be the boy who kept her out of the clubhouse ten years ago. Did he have to be so charming and … hot?

After accidental midnight rendezvous in the hot tub, running a Zombie 5K, and a kiss that’s supposed to be for show–Noah’s re-thinking his policy on NOT dating his best friend’s little sister.
When past demons surface, they have to make a choice: trust in true love … or walk away and lose the only real thing they’ve ever had.

 


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The Phony Prince is Here!

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Today is Launch Day!

Get your copy of The Phony Prince now!

99 CENTS TODAY ONLY (Or always FREE on Kindle Unlimited)

I started writing my Fairy Tale Academy series last November. Eight novellas and six months later, we’ve come to the end of the journey.

Remember Prince Edward from The Golden Girl? Yeah…he’s not really the prince. Thomas and Prince Edward have been trading places since they were kids, but when the Prince gets trapped in another kingdom Thomas has to take his place at the Academy.

I also brought back Kyla, one of Ariel’s sisters. Because who else is going to put up with a cranky pauper turned prince?

And now, without further ado, I present, The Phony Prince!

This is the 8th and final book in my Fairy Tale Academy Series!

If you missed the first chapter, click here to read it.


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