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TFT Anthology

So we're almost done getting everything together for Twisted Fairy Tales. Leigh Dragoon has been incredible, I'm so happy/thrilled/elated with the way the cover looks. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine it would look like this.

All I have to do now is go over the stories and make sure everything is kosher, and get everyone's bios and photos together and send them to Cassandra Lee (who's helping me with formatting), she's also awesome. :D



So far...here's the line up of authors we have for Twisted Fairy Tales.

Jessica Lynne Gardner
John H. Howard
Cassandra Lee
Leigh Dragoon
Jennifer L. Miller
Dave Rex
Jeff Ezell
Charlotte Emma Gledson
Rachel Ayers
Isabelle Rose


Some of the authors have submitted some amazing stories, I can't wait for you to get a chance to read this book.

Literary Nymphs Review

Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Satyr Vael

Morgan Carbone is a hard-boiled detective who’s after a serial killer preying on young women. During an interrogation with the man, she’s attacked and her life is suddenly changed forever. Now she’s compelled to hunt down a vampiress, but what happens when her own emotions become entangled with the enigmatic woman she’s supposed to kill?

Under the Moonlight is a fast-paced story full of action--in and out of the bed. The plot is very intriguing, especially given some key players I personally loved reading. I don’t want to give anything away, but let’s just say that one of those players is a particular historical figure known for her… bloodlust. The love scenes are hot and never repetitive and the ending was wonderful.

If you enjoy lesbian vampire stories, I definitely suggest giving Under the Moonlight a read.

Find out more about Literary Nymphs here.

www.cacoethespublishing.com

Twisted Fairy Tales Cover

The totally amazing Leigh Dragoon is doing the cover for Twisted Fairy Tales. She is uber talented there really is nothing this woman can't do.

Here's her bio:

I write, I edit, I draw, I paint.

Here's the cover (work in progress obviously)



Isn't this the most amazing thing you've ever seen? :D So excited!!

Here's her website so you can look at all the other work she's done.

http://www.leighdragoon.com/habari/ 
 

Update

Hello Everyone!

Well it's been a while since I've updated this blog. :D Here are a few things that have been going on in my life.
1. Gave birth to my first child on January 14th 2009. A little boy that my husband and I named Mason.
2. Finished writing a novel titled The Laurel.
3. Life has basically become a blur of sleepless nights, diapers and bottles. But I couldn't be happier. :D
4. I've decided to take a break from writing since I barely have time to catch up on my sleep, but I do have a few ideas running around the back of my mind.

Anyway I hope everyone is doing well and looking forward to warmer weather. Come on Spring!

Many blessings to you all,

Sincerely,

Isabelle Rose

Coffee Time Romance Interview


Can you tell readers what Under the Moonlight is about?

Under the Moonlight is about Detective Morgan Carbone and what happens to her when she gets bitten by a serial killer that claims to be a werewolf. Most of the back story is explained during the prologue, which incidentally, started out as a short story and after a while with Morgan stewing in my head I had no choice but to turn her story into a novel. The rest of the novel is about what happens to Morgan when she gets captured by a werewolf named Mario Bonaventura who sends her to Europe to kill Elizabeth Bathory. What no one was counting on was that Morgan would fall in love with the very beautiful and very deadly vampire, complicating her mission in more ways than she could’ve imagined. 

Here is the official blurb:

In the blink of an eye, Detective Morgan Carbone’s life changes from day to night. Sociopath, serial killer, and charmer David McAllister won’t reveal where the bodies of several young women are located, and Morgan is determined to get answers from him. She gets much more from him during an interrogation, when he sinks his teeth into her hand, causing her to bleed profusely. The bite leaves Morgan with flawless skin as her wound heals quickly and perfectly, and it leaves her with severe bloodlust as she has now turned into a werewolf, like her serial-killing nemesis. This drastic change casts Morgan into an action-packed, dramatic journey as she is pressured (a deadly chip in the brain can do that) by a man to go across the country to kill a vampire that has supposedly killed his sister. Morgan must decide if she will fulfill her goal for him or let her heart fall for the deadly vampiress, who eerily reminds her of her first and only true love – a woman who got away.

I have actually heard about the real Elizabeth Bathory while watching a program about vampires. History states that she did in fact bathe in the blood of nubile young women to abstain the aging process. Was there something in particular about Elizabeth Bathory that grabbed your attention and had you wanting to write about her?

I always found her story fascinating (in a grotesque sort of way) and the more I read about Elizabeth Bathory the more I wanted to use her as a character in one of my stories. What really drew me to her was the fact that it was a beautiful woman who thought that bathing in young girls’ blood would keep her forever young and beautiful. And even though she was found guilty of these crimes (it took a long time to catch her, she was so careful) she was only held under house arrest in her own house, living the rest of her days locked up in her room. The opportunity presented itself for me to finally use this twisted woman in my novel while I was writing Under the Moonlight. I actually did a lot of research on her before I even started writing her into my story. If anyone is interested, this is the book I used for my research The Blood Countess: The Atrocities of Erzsebet Bathory by Valentine Penrose.

What I loved most about your novel was the “what if” question that kept going around and around in my brain. For example there was a character in the novel who was known as being a mad doctor of sorts. Was there really a Marianne Green who went by The Surgeon? If so, what fascinated you with her characteristics? If not, how did you come up with this character?

LOL. Marianne Green was someone I came up with. I love characters that are beautiful on the outside and incredibly ugly and twisted on the inside. Marianne is a brilliant scientist who can’t stop herself from doing these terrible things to people and it doesn’t really take much to instigate her. If you look at her the wrong way or drop something on the floor too close to her feet…that’s really all she needs to lash out on you.  As to how I came up with her? Let’s just say whenever I have a bad day my mind runs rampant with very bad thoughts. Good thing I have my writing to vent.


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Twisted Fairy Tales Anthology

Isabelle Rose's Twisted Fairy Tale Anthology will include short stories from some of today's newest and hottest authors, all based on classic Fairy Tales, but twisted beyond your imagination!

Keep an eye on this space for updates, authors to be included, release information, and OH! Soooo much more!

www.myspace.com/tftanthology

Many thanks for Jennifer Miller for the awesome Myspace page. If anything none of this would've been possible without her.


The Jackets



http://www.lulu.com/content/4750951

With this new collection of short stories, author Isabelle Rose explores the connection between colors and emotions. From mythical gods and creatures, to typical everyday situations. Each tale unique in its own way, but all of them connected by various characters. A writer trying to find her muse (literally). A young woman trying to flee an abusive relationship. And a cashier getting lost in the woods and finding more than she had ever bargained for. In The Jackets you will find an interesting blend of fiction and fantasy. There's no way of knowing what will happen next.
 

Under the Moonlight on Amazon.com



Now available in print! Get it now on amazon.com!



Though this is not the typical romance I would normally read, it was by far one of the more unique books I have reviewed. The characters of Morgan and Elizabeth are well defined and are not lacking in spirit. Ms. Rose has used the character of Elizabeth Bathory very well. She chose her vampire from the very pages of history which makes it a much more interesting read. I was not interested in the love scenes, though they are well written and truly descriptive. If you like lesbian romance with a twist of the paranormal, this is the book for you.

Warning: Strong, detailed female/female love scenes.

Liadan
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance
Reviewer for Karen Find Out About New Books
 


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