Hi guys! We have NineStar Press stopping by today with their newest anthology Once Upon A Rainbow, there’s eight authors with some fantastic stories in the collection and NineStar Press is sharing an exclusive excerpt and having a brilliant giveaway to celebrate the release, so guys, check out the post and enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~
Once Upon A Rainbow Vol 01
Sydney Blackburn, K.S. Trenten, Riza Curtis, A. Fae, Dianne Hartsock, J.P. Jackson, Donna Jay, A.D. Song, Mickie B. Ashling
by Sydney Blackburn
Tariq is a devoted apprentice to his master, even stealing a perfume jar for Malik, the man he secretly adores, with only a twinge of guilt. But when Malik seeks to use the Jinni bound to the stolen jar, Tariq learns what love is—and isn’t. Ridha has given Tariq five wishes, two of which remain, and the one Tariq wants most, he cannot have. Or can he?
by K.S. Trenten
All of my life, I’ve been haunted by her dark eyes. At birth, she cursed me to prick my finger on the spindle and sleep for a century. She appears in my dreams, my reflections, shaping my desires. Who is she? My guardian has only revealed a few enigmatic words as to her identity, the fairest of them all. Follow me into the lonely Forest of Tears where the dwarves dwell, walking where she once walked. Gaze into the depths of the magic mirror, which reveals her secrets. For I refuse to fear her, even if I should.
by Riza Curtis
When a dozen gay men go missing, the Supernatural Investigations team is brought in.
With the trail running cold, werewolf Detective Erik Stuart is sent undercover with fellow officer Noah Coleman to investigate exclusive gay club Gingerbread. As their friendship blossoms into romance, danger puts their very lives at risk. Are they powerful enough to survive and bring justice for the missing men?
by A. Fae
Two royal births: one born into the body of a prince and the other a princess, bodies betraying their true identity. They grow to be inseparable, both deciding to become their true selves as soon as they are able. But an ugly curse by a wicked godmother brings them to the brink of disaster. And only through true love’s kiss can they be united.
Little Match Girl
by Dianne Hartsock
Christian can’t help himself. He’s fallen in love with the sweet, sometimes effeminate guy who’s been coming into the sandwich shop for the past several months. But Dani is also the Little Match Girl, the ragged queer selling candles on the street corner Christian’s been avoiding all year, going so far as to cross the street to avoid walking by him. Ashamed, he wonders if Dani can ever forgive him.
Losing his mother to cancer, Dani has spent the last year in a haze of grief and loneliness, selling Mother’s candles like they always had, giving himself to any man who can pay, saving him from having to go home to his father’s brutality. Desperate for a place to belong, he sets out with Christian to find his mother’s family. Christian helps, wanting Dani to be happy, though the cost might be losing his sweet lover forever.
Hood’s Ride is Red
by J.P. Jackson
Harkin Ross, otherwise known as Hood, hasn’t exactly had a happy childhood. His mother died in childbirth and his older brother perished in an unusual accident on the family farm. Hood’s father hasn’t coped well over the years and he’s spiraled into a black hole of anger, alcoholism, and abuse.
But when Kenneth Lowell is hired as the family farm hand, Hood’s life vastly improves. Kenneth earns Hood’s trust, and friendship while teaching Hood some basic mechanics skills, helping Hood get his red Dodge Dart up and running.
Kenneth, however, is hiding a violent and primal secret of his own. When Hood’s father discovers the Hired Hand is doing more than just yard work, the weekly trip to Grandpa’s house goes all to hell.
The Gingerbread Woman
by Donna Jay
Looking forward to a weekend of solitude, Candace heads to her country cottage hoping the peaceful surroundings will help to get her creative juices flowing. Never in her wildest of dreams could she have envisioned the events that unfolded.
by A.D. Song
One night in the dark woods, a faerie attacks Lady Iliana and curses her to slumber forever. Lady Iliana finds herself kissed awake by Lord Alexios. When Iliana meets Adara, Alexios’ sister, Iliana finds herself torn between the man who saved her and the woman who hides secrets about Iliana’s awakening. When Alexios turns on Adara, they discover Lady Iliana is stronger than anyone thought. She does whatever she has to do to save Adara…even if it means killing her again.
Once Upon a Mattress
by Mickie B. Ashling
Crown Prince Sebastian of Sendorra has shied away from his obligations to marry and produce the requisite heir. He wants a love match—complicating an already difficult situation—and insists on finding the right man; someone willing and able to carry his child with medical intervention. The Royals throw a ball and invite eligible bachelors from all over the world.
Errol Maitland, a famous sculptor who lives in the small Principality, is tired of random hookups and relationships that fizzle out before they get started. He’s intrigued by the Prince’s invitation and decides to attend the ball.
Sebastian’s mother belongs to a clan of powerful witches. She’s convinced that a touch of magic will ease the selection process. Placing a spell on an ordinary pebble, she tucks it underneath Sebastian’s mattress. The right choice will voice a complaint. Will Errol spend a miserable night and prove his worthiness or will Sebastian have to keep on looking?
from The Gingerbread Woman by Donna Jay
Once upon a time, a devious old woman slid a huge metal tray out of the oven. Disbelief and excitement bubbled up inside her, she’d finally done it.
“Oh yes, come to mama,” she murmured as her gaze landed on the life-size gingerbread woman. The mere thought of snacking on the tasty morsel laid out before her made her mouth water. It would be her little secret while her husband was out chopping wood in the forest.
She hummed a happy tune, smiling to herself as she placed strawberry drops atop small mounds completing perfectly formed breasts.
Inhaling the heavenly aroma of cinnamon and spice, she picked up an icing bag and carefully piped on big round eyes, a cute button nose, and luscious mouth. She took a step back and rubbed her hands together, savouring the moment.
In the next heartbeat, she almost fainted, startled beyond belief when the woman’s confection eyes flew open.
The second Ginger managed to pry her eyes open, her gaze landed on a wrinkled old woman hovering over her, drooling like a rabid dog. Instinctively, she knew she had to flee. And so, before the old woman could react, Ginger leapt off the tray. With the table acting as a barrier between them, she tore off out the door.
The woman lunged and missed, her face flushing an angry red. “Come back here, you ungrateful cookie.” She plucked a rolling pin up off the table and waved it in the air. “How dare you flee your maker.”
The absurdity of the words and the sight of the woman lumbering after her made Ginger cackle like a lunatic.
Not daring to slow her pace, she mocked the woman over her shoulder. “Run, run as fast as you can. You can’t catch me; I’m the Gingerbread Woman.”
Branches grazed her delicate skin as she dodged in and out of trees. Just as she thought freedom was near, a burly old man emerged from behind a tree, blocking her path.
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