Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Beyond Fairytales Blog Hop

Pleased as punch to be part of Decadent Publishing's Beyond Fairytales Blog Hop. My own fractured fairy tale, RAIN, a post-apocalyptic take on the Sleeping Beauty story, will release on June 2!

The Blog Hop will feature other Decadent authors whose Beyond Fairytales stories  have already been released or will be releasing soon!

And there will be prizes! 15 of them to be exact! That's right. Fifteen readers will each be chosen to select 1 backlist book from the Beyond Fairytales catalogue!

So please be sure to stop by each participating author's blog to comment, and check out the Rafflecopter below.  

As for me, leave a comment for me here (along with your email address -- a must!) -- and tell me what you love to read paranormals and fantasies and I'll send one random winner one of my Decadent Publishing titles! HINT: The  more creative you are, the better shot you'll have!

And's RAIN


       Sleeping Beauty in a post-apocalyptic land…

       In a world gone mad, where little remains but a vast wasteland of sand, the leader of a troop of roving warriors welcomes a brave young woman into his midst.

       Much as he burns for her, Major Clay Worthington swears to keep his distance from the mysterious woman, so sensitive even the stinging rain can wound her.

       Rosina Brierly is besotted with the formidable soldier and will gladly trade her life for one torrid night of blissful passion in his arms.

     But when sleep overcomes them, will true love prevail?

            Does the major ever feel lust? Does he covet a woman’s touch? He never gave any sign he did. Too aloof and austere, too remote from the simple emotions of mere mortal men.

            He shook her again. “Wake up, princess. The rain will come soon.”

            The men looked forward to the rain. They hated the relentless sun blasting down upon them, as if they thought it would incinerate what was left of the earth beneath their boots, baking the soft sand into badlands as hard as concrete. They’d strip off their T-shirts and boots, their combat fatigues, and sometimes even their camouflage boxer shorts, and dance and play, naked or nearly so, in the slanting gray soup, laughing, tossing round balls or throwing saucer-shaped plastic discs to each other.

            For her, the showers had the opposite effect. The stinging rain sliced into her sensitive skin like acid, raising blisters and sores, sometimes bloodying her.

            She did not know why the major called her princess. Perhaps he didn’t know either. Whatever royalty once walked the earth had long gone, fled underground or died in battle or simply disappeared. The war engulfed every human on the planet, every inch of land, and had waged so long she doubted anyone remembered anymore. Well, maybe Nicodemus. At least he sometimes hinted he did in the stories he told. And she had seen him whisper into the major’s ear, unknown things that made the major pale beneath his weathered tan.

            Major Worthington did not treat her like a princess, though, except when she slumbered, when he knelt before her in her fantasy world, his head bowed, his fist over his heart, laying his sword at her feet and claiming the role of knight. Her hero. Her champion. When she awoke, he remained one of the elite warrior breed roaming the planet, bristling with weapons like the soldiers he led. He treated her as the translator she was to him, sometimes barking orders to her as if she were one of his men, only occasionally seeking her counsel.

            She came fully awake as he jerked her up from the ground and yanked her toward him. The glare of the setting sun broadsided her, hurting her eyes. Why was he so insistent about the impending rain? No clouds yet darkened the sky, although the hour sped toward evening dusk now. But no hint of shadow yet blotted the horizon.

            “I can smell it,” he muttered.

Coming June 2

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HaveBook WillSurvive said...

Give me a wolf, vampire of fae any day!!!! Love paranormal/fantasy because there are no limits to creativity!!! havebookwillsurvive at

bn100 said...

werewolves in paranormals

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Jodi @ Alpha Loving Erotic Book Beauty -ALEBB said...

Oh wow give me rain !! I love wolves and vampires ah amazing creatures !! Love your book cover omg !! Wolves are mysterious strong there eyes are mesmerising ! Vampires are also strong completely mysterious there powers overwhelming! It's erotic how they hunt you down smelling your scent eyes glued until they want to take what they wish to. We are so fragile nothing compared to them. I love reading ,putting myself in the book knowing there fantasies ,and that we can only dream of being with one my email is

Landra said...

I'm more of a fantasy girl myself versus paranormal's. Back in the day I loved a good vampire book. Christopher Pike's The Last Vampire series kept me busy for a while.

As an adult I'm a huge werewolf fan. I also adore a lot of were -books in general. For some reason the ideas of concealing a second part of you, a hidden nature is very interesting.

Also- LOVE the cover of RAIN. Already pre-ordered and can't wait to read it.

landra (dot) graf7 (at) gmail (dot) com

Taryn Kincaid said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone! And Landra! Thanks for ordering!

Unknown said...

I love paranormal books because of all the different possibilities. The different spin each author puts on classics is so creative. Sometimes vampires are evil, mostly misunderstood. One of my favorites are the books with a number of different groups such as vampires, shifters, fae, angels & demons.

Colleen C. said...

Reading about different worlds and beings... seeing legends and the mysterious come to life... enjoying the journeys they take to find happiness!
greenshamrock at cox dot net

Unknown said...

I love paranormal and fantasy because today's world.pretty much sucks a lot of the time with all the unnecessary violence and hate, kids being so out if line, etc. Both paranormal and fantasy authors create worlds where so much is possible that I can't wait to dive into their world and escape reality for a bit. I love to explore the world through a shifters perspective and then turn around and go running through the woods with the fae, or go chasing someone down a back alley with a vampire ot vampire hunter. It's just amazing the different possibilities that are available and I want to experience them all! thanks for the chance!

kaisquared said...

Oh my, make it rain! I love shifters and people with magical powers because you never know what fireworks are going to go off between them, including real fire and claws.

kaisquared said...

forgot to leave my email emmasmom69 AT gmail DOT com

Unknown said...

I enjoy paranormals and fantasies because of the endless possibilities it makes you think of

Shadow said...

I love paranormal and fantasies! All the different worlds, people, creatures, adventures! So many unique ideas. The possibilities are endless! I especially love shifters, especially when you get two different ones pared together. I adore cats and dogs! Best combos, i love the fights. lol I get so engrossed! I always think, "how did they think this up" or "where in the world did this idea come fun". There are times when id love to pick an authors brain! lol Y'all are so creative and its amazing! Thank you for all that you do! I cant wait to read Rain! Adding it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing and being apart of the hop!

Taryn Kincaid said...

And my winner is...Shadow! Congratulations, Shadow! I will be sending you an email!

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