Today is the day! My fairy tale romance, Christabel’s Tale, is finally out from Purple Sword Publications. Without further ado, get your copy here: http://purplesword.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=6&products_id=172 !
But if you need a little further ado, I’ll be happy to oblige. I love this story. Not surprising; I love all my stories. But writing this one was the happiest, most angst-free creation process I’ve ever had, and I think it shows. Here’s what it’s about:
If a guy pulls you safely from your burning SUV moments before it explodes, you pretty much have to fall in love with him. Novelist Christabel McLaughlin is rescued by Bernard, a handsome scientist with a bone dry wit and messy curls that flop across his forehead, a sapiosexual’s dream. His mansion in the mountains is the perfect place to be snowed in, a fully staffed refuge from the storm, and Bernard is much more than the perfect host. But soon that magically efficient staff is acting rather strangely, particularly the housekeeper, Mrs. Sealy. And Bernard shows signs of having secrets of his own. Before the snow stops falling, Christabel finds herself in a very grown-up, real life fairy tale.
If you follow the blog, you know this isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned this book. For example, if you want a sneak peek at an early scene, check this out: https://lucybluecastle.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/a-sneak-peek-at-christabels-tale/
Though if I’m honest, I was giving away free samples way before then. I fell so in love with this scene, I couldn’t help myself; I had to show it off: https://lucybluecastle.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/a-fairy-tale-tease/
Writing it made me give serious thought and text to the whole notion of sapiosexuality – my hero, Bernard, is a major smartypants. So I made a little list, sort of an evil-genius-lover’s smorgasbord: https://lucybluecastle.wordpress.com/2014/09/05/sapiosexual-love-monkeys-lucys-own-top-10/
And if you want to get a look at a whole bunch of the pictures that inspired me as I was writing, you can always check out my Pinterest page for the book here: http://www.pinterest.com/lucybluecastle/christabels-tale/
How’s that for ado? Seriously, kittens, I hope you like it. I can’t wait to hear what you think!