Romance Anthology Name Change and a Tantalizing Excerpt

Ready for Pre-order and to be released April 21, 2019, is a sexy short story anthology. Formerly titled, Fairy Tales & Steamy Nights, the authors wanted something sexier, naughtier to draw you in.

After Dark

10 Classic Fairy Tales and Legends rewritten by 10 exciting romance authors with heat from sweet to a full-on inferno. Careful reading some of these stories, you may just get burned…in all the right places.

Favorite fairy tales get a grown-up makeover. Exciting plots, sizzling passion and memorable love stories. Includes: The Ugly Duckling, Goldie Locks, Robin Hood, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Mother Hulda, Rumpelstiltskin, Pinocchio, The Goblin King, and Snow White. Whether contemporary, magical fantasy or paranormal, they’re all romantic, passionate, sometimes funny, and always moving.

Here’s an excerpt from romance author RA Winter from her short story contribution, Forever, a retelling of Snow White.

FOREVER
BY RA WINTER
A contemporary retelling of Snow White, set on the rodeo circuit with
supernatural Native American mythology.
Sexual rating: Adult Content.
Excerpt:

Savanna mentally went over the evening’s events. For her
first season at the age of eighteen, she’d been ranked
number four. Last year, number two and this year, her prizes held her
at the number one spot so far.
No pressure there.

Rolling her shoulder to ease an aching muscle, Savanna skirted the
press as they snapped photos of Vanessa, her stepmother. The glow
on Vanessa’s face drank in their praises with each compliment. Her
stepmother had the honor of being the All-Time Best in the women’s
rodeo competitions.

And she never let anyone forget it.

Savanna wasn’t in it for the fame. Just the joy of the horses and
proving that a girl could be a cowboy with a bra.

Vanessa’s eyes lowered in a delicately coy manner as the press
spoke of her induction into the Professional Women’s Rodeo Hall of
Fame.

“Oh, that.” Vanessa shrugged off the praise with a sweet smile. “I
doubt any lady here could beat me.” She winked at the press.

Ugh.

One of the press members held up a gnarled hand. “Vanessa, we’re
hearing great things about your stepdaughter. Savanna’s winnings are
sneaking up on yours. She might be the one to knock you off your
standings.”

Vanessa fluttered her hands. “She’s not quite there yet.”

Yeah, and she would never get there if Vanessa had her way. Her
stepmother demanded she work during practice time.

“Yep, but she has more years left in her.” Ouch. Her stepmother’s
glare might just burst the man into flames.

Touchy about your age much, Vanessa?

“I was sidelined by an injury,” Vanessa answered. “Why, I could out
race her anytime. Even now.”

Chuckles rose from the crowd. Someone spotted her. “Savanna?
Savanna Gray? Give us a statement, please.”

Oh, crap.

Vanessa’s gaze grew dark as the press turned to snap photos.
Savanna forced a smile and ducked inside the stables with a wave.
She needed to get her horses settled well before the competition, and

Vanessa loved the limelight.

 

***Check out RA Winter’s other romantic works, with RomCom flare mixed just right with a touch of paranormal romance for the perfect witch’s potion for love.

https://www.amazon.com/By-RA-Winter/e/B00PMF26SC/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0