It’s All About the Big, Bad Wolf.
Hi, everyone! I’m exciting to be participating in the Fantastic Fables event (a very big thanks To Tynga!). When I was asked which fairy tale I wanted to do, well, my immediate response was LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. I’ve always been a fan of Red’s. I mean, she’s just a girl, heading through the woods, taking along her nice little picnic snack.
How is she supposed to know that a big, bad wolf would stalk her? Poor Red. She had no clue…or did she?
Today, the werewolf hero of my latest release, NEVER CRY WOLF, is going to stand in for the wolf in LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD. Lucas Simone (LA wolf alpha extraordinaire and all-around sexy beast) will give us a new version of the old fairy tale. He’ll play (of course) the wolf. (And in that story, wouldn’t it have been more fun if the “villain” was more of a werewolf than a simple wolf? I think so…) Here’s Lucas Simone’s take on just how the story really should have went down—werewolf style.
She tempted me. Don’t let Red tell you any different. No matter what she says, the woman wasn’t innocent. She came into my territory. Wearing her short skirt and that come-and-get-me red hood.
Like it was the first time she’d visited me. Not even close.
She’d even brought my favorite snacks. I could smell them in the basket. I knew what Red wanted, and it wasn’t some little trip to grandma’s house.
So I played her game. Red had always enjoyed a good game of come-and-get-me. I followed her through the woods, and I could hear her laughter. We went deeper, into the darker parts of the forest. I was just about to pounce—when I realized we weren’t alone.
A hunter stalked Red and me. A jerk who thought he’d bag a werewolf’s hide and give the lady a rough time. He had an ax, the better to chop off my head.
I wasn’t in the mood to lose my head. So the hunte became the hunted. I got Red to her grandmother’s house, nice and safe, and then I stalked that hunter until I could smell the scent of his fear in the air. He came at me with the ax, but, no matter what story he tells, the idiot didn’t get me. He plunged that ax deep into a tree. He couldn’t pull the weapon out, so I decided to have some fun and run my claws right down his back. The better to mark the fool who thought he could take me down. I’ve never heard a man scream so loud—or seen a guy run so fast.
I ventured back to grandmother’s house. Grandmother was long gone on vacation. Red was waiting on me.
Why don’t you figure out how the story ended? I promise, Red got a happy ending. So did I.
What do you think? Traditional tale? Or a little werewolf spice?
Thanks for checking out the twist. Have a great day!
NEVER CRY WOLF—Available now from Kensington Brava
Be afraid of the big, bad wolf.
Cynthia would like to offer 3 copies of Never Cry Wolf (or any of Cynthia’s backlist, winner’s choice) and Kensington is also offering a copy of Never Cry Wolf, for a total of 4 winners!
RUNNING WITH A DANGEROUS CROWD
Lucas Simone is not the kind of guy you mess with. He’s big, he’s strong, and his eyes hint at a wilder side most women can’t handle. Of course, that’s because his predatory instincts are no metaphor—he’s a genuine Grade-A top-quality werewolf, tough enough to fight his way to dominance over the scariest pack on the West Coast. There’s only one chink in his armor. Unlike most alpha dogs, Lucas has a reputation for protecting the weak and innocent.
Sarah King is counting on that protective impulse—it’s the only thing standing between her and certain death. There are only two problems: one, she’s not quite as innocent as she’d like Lucas to believe. And two, if he doesn’t stop stoking Sarah’s animal lust, it’s only a matter of time before her own wild side gets unleashed…
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Award-winning author Cynthia Eden writes paranormal romances and romantic suspense novels. Her romantic suspense novel, DEADLY FEAR, was recently named as a RITA finalist.
She has always wanted to write (don’t most authors say that?), and particularly enjoys creating stories about monsters–vampires, werewolves, and even the real-life monsters that populate her romantic suspense stories.
Cynthia’s foreign sales for her books include translations to Japan, Germany, Thailand, and Brazil.
(Back in the day…) Cynthia graduated summa cum laude from the University of South Alabama where she studied Sociology (because people interest her) and Communication (because she likes to write about said people). Cynthia has worked as a college admissions counselor, a teacher, and as an editor. But now, Cynthia is thrilled to be spending her days making up stories.
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