My apologies for the absence of this post last week, but I was deep into revisions the first part of last week, then was actively finishing another WIP, so I only just came up for air late yesterday. I’m sure you can understand these all-consuming projects, kind readers.
And what I’m reading (actually finished by now) is Patricia Green’s Fractured Fairy Tale Snowy and the Seven Wharves. I’m not sure how, but last year when this story came out–during the launch of New Dawning Bookfair–I missed getting to read it. I read a lot of the tales that came out then, including Patricia’s other one, Goldie and the Three Doms, Casea Major’s Pinocchio Syndrome, and Daryl Devore’s Sexy Red Hood. My tale, Hog Wild, came out with them so I guess in the excitement of publication I just missed it.
Recently, Snowy was offered for free on Amazon–ending up something like #17 on Kindle Erotic Free Reads–and I helped by downloading it. And started reading it.
Not your Grandmother’s Snow White. LOL
In this version, Snow White is in a witness protection program, hiding out from her mobster-like stepmother who wants to off her before she can testify against her illegal activities. Snowy is shuttled from one unappetizing job to another (on seven wharves where the program has safe houses), the only delicious thing in her life is the man in charge of her protection, Marshal “Doc” Dumont. We see their attraction immediately, with several very hot encounters (including one steamy shower scene), though Doc is torn by conflict of interest between his lust for Snowy and his duty to protect her.
Patricia Green adapted the Snow White fairy tale into this sexy little romp not by having seven men protecting her with various “dwarf-like” characteristics, but by having Snowy herself take on the various dwarf behaviors (being sneezy, grumpy, happy, etc) based on the current wharf she’s hiding out on. A clever twist on the original.
A short novella to while away a pleasant hour or so on your e-reader, Snowy and the Seven Wharves kept me delightfully engaged and, thanks to the sexy scenes, thoroughly satisfied. It’s available at New Dawning Bookfair and the other major e-book retailers, as are many of Ms. Green’s other splendid books.
This week I’m starting a new novel, so come on back by next Monday to see what I’m reading now.