Monday, August 08, 2011

FF: Sharon Ashwood’s Lore auditions for Cinderella!

** Today on Dark Faerie Tales Kevin Hearne’s Oberon explain us why all fairy tales would be better if he were part of it – you could also win a copy of Hammered! **

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Sharon couldn’t imprison herself in just one fable and decided to include a few in her story, let me tell you, it’s quite entertaining! Lore got me falling for him! 

Hellhounds and Glass Slippers

When we heard there was a chance for one of our characters to participate in a fairy tale, we at the Dark Forgotten series jumped right on it and sent the hero of FROSTBOUND down to casting.  Lore’s a natural as the handsome prince and then some—dependable, honourable, honest, a natural leader, and the go-to guy for everything from leaky plumbing to world peace. He rescued his people from servitude and then walked right back into hell to bargain for the stragglers. On top of that, he’s totally hot. What’s not to like?

The good folks at casting was ecstatic, but there was one drawback. He’s a hound dog. Well, hellhounds are half-demon, and sometimes he’s a really bad dog.

Not that he’s hairy 24/7—shapeshifters go on two or four feet as they please, but there were a few problems when it came to a part-time canine left in charge of a glass slipper. For one thing, crystal slingbacks are not great chewing material.

<Excerpt from Lore Screen Test>

Casting Director:  Your name, please

Lore:  Lore, Alpha of the hellhounds

C.D.:  Hellhounds?

Lore:  Paws. Teeth. We punish the guilty and escort the dead to the realms below. Cross us and there will be the munching of bones. Connect the dots, human.

C.D.:  Ooookay. I get the picture. Well. We did ask for charisma. Dark hair. Physically fit. A bit broody, though. So, thanks for coming out for the screen test.

Lore:  My aim is to serve.LOREINTERVIEWPHOTO1

C.D.: Good to know.  We were thinking of someone, y’know, at bit smaller. A bit less, um, intense. Don’t get me wrong. You’ve got lots of presence. But maybe for a different film, like if Vin Diesel isn’t available. You’re, what, six-five?

Lore:  Heavy-duty job, heavy-duty chassis.

C.D.:  Yeah, right. Whatever. I suppose costuming could work with that, but ... excuse me, Mr. Lore? Would you please come back here?

Lore:  What’s with the bluebirds? Are they on happy drugs or something?

C.D.: They’re emoting. They’re singing joyous songs. It’s a rehearsal for the fairy tale next door. Stop chasing them. We’re not casting for Lassie.

Lore:  They’d better not emote on my ride.  I just had it washed.

C.D.:  (sighs) Have you read your script?

Lore:  No, not yet. (reading) Cinderella. I’m the prince?

C.D.:  Not exactly.

Lore:  A wolf, then?  This is a mash-up with Red Riding Hood? 

C.D.:  Nope. Mr.—uh—Lore. I think they sent you the wrong script.

Lore:  (reading) Oh, no way!

C.D.: You see the problem.

Lore:  I break heads. I eat bad vampires. I do not do pumpkins and mice ... and sugar pink would not be my choice for a ball gown.

C.D.: Great. I’m never going to get that picture out of my brain.

Lore:  And about the wicked stepsisters. They are cruel and evil. Is there bondage involved?

C.D.:  That’s between you and your fairy godmother.

Lore:  Hm. And this dude is supposed to fondle my feet?

C.D.:  Just ... don’t go there.

Lore:  If he touches my feet, I’ll bite his happy ending and hand it to him on a plate.

C.D.:  You know ... I’m just not seeing the chemistry here.<end of screen test excerpt>

As stated above, we were requested to submit a fairy tale featuring one of our characters. This was sadly not a success, particularly when our hero discovered Snow White, who was starring in a nearby feature, was in distress. After battling through an army of short whistling people in floppy caps, Lore whisked Snow to Fairyland where she is making a complete recovery. Unfortunately, none of that was in the script. The prince, currently unemployed, is beginning a series of talk show appearances.

We at the Dark Forgotten apologize for the condition of the Wicked Queen’s castle.  Although we cannot comment on specifics due to the law suit pending, rumour has it that Lore took the poisoned apple incident personally.  The magic mirror is said to be launching a civil action.

The dwarves are still in therapy.

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(Cinderella from Disney’s Year of a Million Dreams Campaign, photograph by Anne Leibovitz.)

I guess it just wasn’t mean to be, but thankfully Lore is just perfect for Frostbound, the fourth book in the Dark Forgotten series!

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As a snowstorm locks down the city, more than the roads are getting iced. Someone's beheaded the wrong girl, and vampire-on-the-lam Talia Rostova thinks it was meant to be her. Now she's the prime suspect in her own botched murder—and the prisoner of her smoking-hot neighbor.

Lore is a hellhound, bred to serve and protect, so he's not freeing Talia until he's sure that she's the prey and not the hunter. You'd think a beautiful woman in his bedroom would be a good thing, but trouble-prone Talia has run afoul of someone more sinister than your average lunatic killer. An ancient Undead is wreaking vengeance on the city—and on her—and Lore will have to go far beyond a stake to put him back in his grave . . .

Read an excerpt

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

If you want to see for yourself, well here’s your chance!

Sharon is offering a copy of Frostbound to one lucky commentator!

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  • to enter, Leave a comment letting me know what you think of the story.

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Ends September 7th, 2011.

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Sharon Ashwood is a free-lance journalist, novelist, desk jockey and enthusiast for the weird and spooky. She has an English literature degree but works as a finance geek. Interests include growing her to-be-read pile and playing with the toy graveyard on her desk. As a vegetarian, she freely admits the whole vampire/werewolf lifestyle fantasy would never work out, so she writes paranormal romances instead.

Sharon lives in the Pacific Northwest and is owned by the Demon Lord of Kitty Badness.

 

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Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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  1. I am first yipee I love this story==Pleas enter me in to the giveaway
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  3. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/MoonlightGleams/status/100562102011441152


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  4. I think the story with Lore was good. He takes protecting people to the extreme.

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  5. LOL! What an awesome story! I really love how the author added the little bit about what happened afterward (prince being on talk shows, and dwarfs in therapy) LOL! Very enjoyable! Cinderella is one of my favorites as well!

    Thank you for the opportunity!

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  6. Wow, I love the cover and the description is really yummy and interesting. Okay, that "he's not freeing Talia until he's sure that she's the prey and not the hunter" part is enough for me to want to read it :)
    So thank you for the chance tow in it <3

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  7. +1 for tweeting: http://twitter.com/#!/mikkimano/status/100568293403918337

    Thanks again,
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  8. I like knowing how they are now...lol That made me chuckle. Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am a follower
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  9. The story is fantastic - I would have loved to read more and I couldn't stop grinning ;)

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  10. This book has been on my wishlist for awhile - keeping fingers crossed for it.

    It's always a treat for characters to visit with the readers and this was no exception. They seem a lot of fun!

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  11. LOL, I think his screen test went pretty well. He did rescue Snow White in the process too.

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  12. connect the dots human, LOL I laughed so hard when I read that!!!


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  13. Funny fable...it was fantastic! Some great one liners in there. Another great giveaway!!

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  14. Shared here (Rogue 237):
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  15. Fun story!

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  16. Great story! I loved the last few lines about the, say, "after-ending". :D

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  17. I love fractured fairy takes and Lore takes the audition to a whole new level! Sharon has been on my potential authors list for a while. I'd love to win her book and get into the series! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. I love the Dark Forgotten series! And hellhounds do not get enough print time.
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  19. That was a great story.Also really like the added pic :)
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  21. Lore sounds really sexy, and is a unique creature: Alpha of the the hellhounds! He sounds really funny too. I would love to read Frostbound.

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  22. hahah nice! I laughed a couple of times! interesting post! thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Hellhounds and Glass Slippers: what a delicious combination. I laughed throughout with joy.

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  25. Ahahaha! I've always thought that Hellhounds were some of the most interesting paranormals available and now I'm itching to get my hands on this story! Lore had me laughing in his screen play thing, and the story itself sounds interesting so I'll definitely be looking into this series!

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  26. http://twitter.com/#!/InsaneGrizzlies/status/100823607793553409

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  27. This was so much fun!)) Now I want more))) Please enter me in giveaway.
    Thanks for great contest!
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  28. I enjoyed the story! tWarner419@aol.com

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  29. Sounds really interesting. Thanks for the post and giveaway. juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  30. OMG, this interview was hilarious. I haven't heard of this series, but this book sounds fabulous! snowchris_01(at)yahoo(dot)com
    smiles....

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  31. I really liked this interview!! Dude, the thought of hellhounds is such an interesting concept! I would love to read about them!!
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  32. I tweeted :)

    http://twitter.com/#!/Andra_Lyn/status/100925835132932096

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  33. Lmao! That was hilarious! Lore is my kind of prince--err man ;)

    Totally count me in!

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  34. I spread the wors =)

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  35. Great! I will forever see Lore in a pink ball gown, now!! Hilarious interview - I loved it!! Thanks for a great interview and an awesome giveaway:)
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  36. Agreed, with the foot fondling...just don't go there.

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  37. I enjoyed that post =) Lore...I break heads...lol...love it! My kind of man..not into pumpkins and mice ;)
    I'd love a chance to win your book. Count me in.
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  38. That was hilarious thanks - I loved it. Casting! I'll bite his happy ending lol.
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  39. I tweeted!
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  40. That was too funny. Lore sounds like my kind of guy, err, hound, err, whatever.

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  41. I thought it was pretty funny

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  42. I love it. I only recently discovered the series and I am loving it. The hellhounds are awesome!

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  43. Thanks for this great story, it was very funny !
    Thanks for the giveaway too !

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  44. This sounds like a really good book. I'd love to read it. And the story made me literally laugh out loud :)

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  45. I'm intrigued by the story! Would love to read it. Please enter me in the contest.

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  46. I haven't read the series before but what I see I like.

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  47. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Vamper_Fan/status/102532014674149376

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  48. This sounds like and amazing read, and I can see Lore becomming one of my favorite heroes ....

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  49. I think the story sounds great!
    please enter me!

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  50. I just started reading Sharon Ashwood and would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Also, love the hellhounds :)
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  51. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/daniellewarp/status/103119988604403713
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  52. I really enjoyed the story, and thanks for the giveaway.

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  53. This story was great. I knew I was going to enjoy it as soon as there were hellhounds and there were so many great comedic one-liners in it.

    Thank you very much for the giveaway!

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  54. I love the screen test. Very funny.

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  55. I really like the idea :)
    tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/JanaRathouska/status/104473942319841280
    Thank you so much for the chance to win♥
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  56. Sounds like an awesome story. I would love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. Hellhounds and Glass Slippers...what a combination! Very good story! Hellhounds are slowly becoming more popular!

    I would love a chance to read this story!

    Thanks!
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  60. I love this casting!
    I can`t stop to laugh! :D

    Thanks for the international chance!

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  62. Heh. Pink ball gown and 6-pack. I don't think I'll get that picture out of my head either. I'm reading Ravenous right now, are these books stand-alone or do they have to be read in order?

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  63. i love these books and would love to win a copy

    jenny

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  64. Ha I love Lore and this series! Been squirming to read Frostbound!

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  65. Made me smile.

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  66. I loved the story! And I love Ashwood's series, I've been reading it from the first book.

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  67. Great post! Looking forward to reading the book!

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  68. Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    Sounds like a great read!
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  69. Lore and this fable made my day! Am still in hysterics about him saving Snow White from the seven dwarves. Therapy for the latter, indeed...

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  70. Very funny and cute!! Great job and thanks for the giveaway!!

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction

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  71. Have really enjoyed this series so far and the world created. Loved the interview/post! Lore sounds like he's going to be a great read.

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  72. tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/pams00/status/111238068882767872

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  73. What a great and funny post! :-D

    Cinderella is my favourite fairy tale and I believe there can't be too much retelling of it. It is such a universal story one can really put a twist and spin on it and make it completely different. I'm intrigued to read your take on it!

    Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!

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  74. I liked the story, it was funny.

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