What do you love about fairy tales?

For those of you who’ve read my books, you know I adore fairy tales.

Of course, much of the world adores fairy tales. These timeless stories have been passed down from generation to generation and filled them with delight. Disney has made billions of dollars from reimagining classic tales with large-eyed heroines and heroes.

But, what is it about these classics that make us love them so?

For me, it’s the happily ever after. I love a good story where, at the end, the main characters ride off into the sunset and have a happy life. It’s a fantasy–that life can be perfect after all the trials and tribulations. A fantasy that makes you feel good, that all the drama has been worth it.

I love that so often two people find in each other true love. While the fairy tales are sparse on details, they give you the sense of possibility. That there are people out there who are meant for you, people who you can find in the least expected places, and it can all work out. That hint of possibility–for Cinderella to be one out of a thousands of girls at a ball to capture the heart of a prince. To be sleeping beauty and happen upon your true love just before you are cursed to a hundred years of sleep. To be Rapunzel and find a guy who happens to let down your hair.

In re-imaginings, you get to flesh out the details, the whys of how these two fell in love, of what attracted them to each other. But even in the originals, they were wonderful in that they let you fill in the gaps and create your own understanding–one that was perfect for you–of what made that relationship tick.

That’s refreshing.

So, what is it that you love about fairy tales?

Diamonds & Hearts Available for Pre-Order

My newest book, Diamonds and Hearts, is available for pre-order.  The book publishes Sept. 20.  It will be available on your e-reader on the 20th, if you order it now.  And it’s just 99 cents through the pre-order phase.

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They say that diamonds are pieces of coal that handle stress exceptionally well.
Onyx Neel and Ryan Harper are both under extreme stress. Onyx needs money to help pay for an expensive medical treatment for her brother, while Ryan owes a mafioso nearly a million dollars.
When a proposal that will cure both their money woes tosses them together in a foreign land, watch how they handle the pressure.
Will their mission to steal diamonds end up stealing hearts?  
Get Diamonds & Hearts exclusively from Amazon.

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In addition to the free books, you can enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card (scroll to the bottom of the page). Many of the books are free with no strings attached. Some of the books are free on Instafreebie, requiring mailing list sign up.   There’s  a big selection of romance books, so something for every taste.  So be sure to check it out. Happy reading.

 

So, this is love

I saw this picture, and it reminded me of just how simple love can be. It’s not the grand gestures or the sweeping statements. It’s a simple, innate thing like inhaling the scent of the one you love and that alone making your day.

Source: Pixabay

Source: Pixabay

 

Have a great day, and may your love remain in Bloom.

-Rosetta

Tristan and Blair available at Multiple Retailers

trysts3tristanblairredlipsHappy Monday to you.

I just wanted to write a quick post to let you know that Romance: Trysts No. 3, Tristan & Blair is now available at multiple online retailers. Previously, it had been an Amazon exclusive. Now, it’s available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and the iTunes store.

I redid the covers of all the shorts in the series to add just a splash of color to them. If you haven’t read No. 3, be sure to check it out individually, or you can grab the entire boxed set (Volumes 1-4).

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Revamped Covers for Passion-Filled Fairy Tales

Bonjour! Hope you’ve had a great weekend. It’s a new month, so I thought I’d start it off by introducing the new covers (one new, and two revamped, actually) for my Passion-Filled Fairy Tales series.

I designed the original covers myself and perhaps that was to my detriment.  I asked a cover artist what she thought and if she thought she’d be able to design something that might work better. The artist actually liked the original models and thought just a bit of spice might improve the covers. So, I’ve revamped the covers of the first two books in the series, and got covers for books three and four and that fit in line with it.

I thought I’d introduce folks today to the two revamped covers, as well as the cover and title for Book 3 in the Passion-Filled Fairy Tales series, which is Cinders & Ash: A Cinderella Story.

 

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Tryst No. 3 – Tristan and Blair — has arrived

trysts3tristanblaircontrastHappy Thursday to you. Just a quick note to let you know that the third book in the Trysts series is out. I published Romance: Trysts No. 3 – Tristan and Blair today

I must say, this is probably my absolute favorite of this series so far. With any luck, you guys will love it as much as I do. I’ve written the fourth book  in the series, and I’m going to take a couple of weeks to get it into tip-top shape before publishing it. I also have to create a cover. My goal is to put No. 4 out that first week  of July. I initially called it Felicia & Jack, but I think I’m opting for Jack & Ginger, instead. The fifth book is the series is called Felicity & Oliver, and I thought the two F-heroines in a row would look odd.

Anyway, I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I’m going to actually take a break for the weekend because my children will finally be out of school and I need some time to decompress.

Tata for now.

May your love stay in bloom,

RB