Anyone who knows me on a personal or professional level will tell you that I am a big lover of supernatural fiction, with fairy tales being a fairly close second or third option. After reading some books that retold some of the classic stories, I decided to come up with a few retold tales of my own. What makes these tales unique, or at least different, is that I am taking two or more fairy tales and reconstructing them into a narrative that feels fresh yet familiar.
With the introduction out of the way, I would like to reveal to you the final cover of one of my future books. It is the first to be written under the name of Cameron Chase, which I will use for any books that contain scenes that contain explicit adult content.
This amazing cover is for “From The Slipper’s Edge”, the first book in what I hope will be a long series of fairy tale retellings. It is a mixture of the rags to riches romance that is Cinderella, and the tale of personality shining through a dark heart that is Beauty and the Beast. It has been designed by the very talented minds at Gray Publishing Services.
If you are curious about the plot of the book, I have also included it beneath the cover in question.
A prince plagued by a deadly curse,
A magical benefactor bound by the rules of his clan,
A tortured young man forced to be a scullion in his family’s home,
These three men are brought together by fate,
Will they be able to find love before the stroke of midnight,
Or will they be destined to fall from the slipper’s edge?
Many years ago, a vampire by the name of Cassimir Velgrande, was placed under a wicked spell that forces him to be in a state of near permanent bloodlust. The only way to break the spell is for Cassimir to taste the blood of his fated mate, before he causes a single innocent soul to bleed to their death. His brother Altair, the ruler of the kingdom of Farawasia, is desperate to find the soul that will aid Cassimir, so he arranges a royal ball to bring together a large group of possible candidates.
Elliot Reynolds is a young man who has been forced to cook and clean for his stepfamily since the premature death of his beloved father. Elliot longs to find a way to escape his dreary existence and find the one who he is destined to fall in love with. On the night of a celebratory ball at the nearby palace, Elliot’s prayer for help is answered by a seductive male fairy named Haylen. The magical being grants the young man’s desire to attend the ball in a beautiful disguise, an act which breaks the rules that have been laid down by his domineering family unit.
The three men are attracted to each other almost at once, despite the obstacles that threaten to keep them apart. Will Elliot, Cassimir and Haylen be able to find their happy ever after, or will their shattered existences prove to be something that not even a magic wand can put back together?
As a special treat for my loyal readers, and anyone who loves fairy tale fiction, here is a short sample from one of the flashbacks in the book.
“Is everything ok?”
Elliot looked up to see Verona looking down at him. She was wearing her concerned face today, which meant that her mother and her sister were not lurking in the shadows.
“I’m just feeling a bit under the weather. I’ll be fine in a couple of days.”
Verona narrowed her eyes, as if she were looking for creases in an ironed ballgown.
“It’s more than that, Elle and you know it. You know you can talk to me if you have a problem right?”
Elliot tried to smile, but he couldn’t quite muster the strength. Verona put her hand on his shoulder.
“For what it’s worth, I’m sorry that your dress was torn apart. It looked so wonderful. I should have stepped in sooner before my sister and mother tore it to shreds.”
“Did they confront you about sticking up for me?”
“They did for a while, but they were so focused on preparing themselves for the ball that they decided I wasn’t worth dealing with at that time.”
Hope you liked this cover and snippet. I will have more information about this latest book very soon, as well as more snippets from future projects.