Once upon a time seven bestselling historical romance authors created a fairy tale inspired Regency world with all the romance of Regency and timelessness of fairy tales.
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Collette Cameron here, and today, I’m talking fairy tales!
More specifically, Charles Perrault’s whimsical stories. I was privileged to participate in the Regency Ever After set and our stories were based on fairy tales.
Little did I know when I started scouring the Internet for a tale a little less known, that French author Charles Perrault’s name would continually pop up. He was a seventieth century author, but his foray into folktales didn’t begin until he was in his late sixties.
Ever heard of Mother Goose? Puss in Boots? Cinderella? Little Red Riding Hood? The Sleeping Beauty? Diamonds and Toads? (I hadn’t heard of that one, but it’s the one I picked for my novella.)
Well, he wrote all of them!
While many of his tales include true love tropes, others, such as Little Red Riding Hood, were written as a warning about men preying on girls.
Interestingly, the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries abounded with new fairy tales by a slew of different authors from numerous countries. The eighteenth century yield but a few.
As you well know, these short, fanciful tales always include some seemingly insurmountable odds (Gotta have conflict, ya know!) and the hero or heroine yearns for something or someone. (There’s our goal.) Quite often, we find our heroine rescued in some form or other, and then she and the hero marry and live happily-ever-after.
See, I told you fairy tales were the original romances!
Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables releases today!
I’ve never written a story, particularly one based on a fairy tale, that ended up stirring deep personal feelings. In my contribution to the set, A DIAMOND FOR A DUKE, based on Charles Peraults fairy tale, Toads and Diamonds, I included an introduction that explains why.
My story became deeply personal and one with a message of encouragement that I hope you’ll help spread by purchasing, reviewing, sharing the release of this set.
These are seven brand new tales, written especially for this bundle. Each is loosely based on a fairy tale and transformed into the world of Regency Romance.
Stolen by My Knave by Dawn Brower
As a child, Lady Elizabeth Kendall glimpsed an image of handsome gentleman in her looking glass. Imagine her surprise when years later she meets the Duke of Whitewood, who bears a striking resemblance to her imaginary man. Will they accept fate’s decision or ignore all the signs that brought them together?
Enticed by Lady Elianna by Amanda Mariel
Lady Elianna has been forced into servitude by her cousin. Still she dares to dream. Lord Sinclair is intrigued by her and determined to discover her secrets. Might he be the key to her freedom?
The Ugly Duckling Debutante by Meara Platt
Gennalyn, a lonely young woman far from home thinks of herself as an outcast, ugly duckling. But Roarke, a much sought after war hero just returned home, sees her for the beautiful swan she truly is.
A Diamond for a Duke by Collette Cameron
A dour duke and a wistful wallflower—an impossible match until fate intervenes one enchanted night, resulting in a passionate interlude neither can forget.
His Elusive Nightingale by Ari Thatcher
When a pompous duke offers a large reward to anyone who’ll bring his favorite opera singer to perform for him, an amateur sleuth and the singer’s maid conspire to accomplish the challenge. Little does the sleuth know what intrigue lies ahead, and the damage a few passionate nights with a maid will do to his heart.
The Fairy Palace by Sue London
Lord Williams indulges his sheltered ‘cousin’ with the visit to London she always wanted. Now he’s in trouble that the Mad Clan may not be able to get him out of.
Hunting for A Lady’s Heart by Tammy Andresen
Lord William Fairfield is an experienced hunter, so when he encounters the beautiful, raven-haired Lady Eirwen White in the forest running for her life, he knows that he must use his skills to save her. But will Eirwen allow him to put his life at risk to aid her against her wicked stepmother?
Join us on a Regency adventure of love and romance with seven brand new stories by some of today’s most sought after historical romance authors in Regency Ever After: Timeless Tales and Fables 2.
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At first I wasn’t sure I could write such a novella, but found it was much easier than I’d anticipated. In fact, I was so excited about the first novella, it launched a brand new series: Seductive Scoundrels!
I know you’re going to love this set!