Sunday, August 14, 2011

FF–Jocelynn Drake’s Mira retells the Red Riding Hood

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Jocelynn Drake’s Mira is hot as fire, has a sharp tongue and a very strong will, let’s see how she pictures the Red Riding Hood!

Mira Retells Little Red Riding Hood
By Mira (with help from Jocelynn Drake)

There once was a sexy flame-haired vampire by the name of Mira who liked to dress all in red leather.  One evening, her pseudo-father and sire Jabari beckoned her forward, holding out a basket containing two wine bottles filled with fresh blood.

“Here, Mira, take these to your other sire and mother, Sadira.  She’s been horribly wounded by a vampire hunter and is too weak to seek out her prey.  Take her this blood so that she may heal,” Jabari said.

Not so innocent Red Ridinghood ;) … leather underbust corset by Steampunk CoutureMira merely quirked one eyebrow at this command, but wisely kept her comments to herself as she donned her matching red velvet cloak.  While she had no desire to see old Sadira heal, she knew better than to deny her father any request, so Mira set off through the woods with the red hooded cloak and basket of blood.

As Mira walked along the well-worn path weaving through the woods, she was soon halted by the wicked Nicolai.  Leaning against an old oak tree, the golden-haired werewolf flashed her a wide white grin and crooked a finger to beckon her over.  Amber eyes glinting in the moonlight that glowed in the sky, Nicolai drew in a deep breath, catching the scent of the blood in the basket.  But Mira was truly the tasty morsel that tempted him.

“Where are you off to, Little Red Riding Hood?” Nicolai growled, his deep voice a rumble in his chest.

“On a mercy mission to old Sadira,” Mira replied with a frown.

Nicolai grabbed her free hand and spun her around so that she was pinned against the tree, his hands braced on either side of her head.  His large body dwarfed hers, but Mira was not afraid of the big bad wolf as she eyed his wide chest and gold-spun locks.

“I say you take the blood for yourself and we go have some fun,” Nicolai suggested as he nuzzled her neck.

Mira was sorely tempted to follow the werewolf’s suggestion, but she shook her head.  “Jabari would discover I didn’t follow his orders and have me beheaded.”  Mira gently pushed against his chest, getting him to take a step backwards.  “I have to go.”

Slipping around the wicked werewolf, Mira continued down the worn path.  Nicolai wasn’t willing to give up his prey so easily, particularly when he knew Mira held no love for her old mother.  So the wolf hurried through the woods to Sadira’s castle hidden in a thick grove of trees.  Sneaking into her castle, Nicolai slayed the weakened vampire and cut off her head.  Placing her head on the end of tall poster at the foot of the bed, Nicolai sprawled out in the bed and waited for Mira to arrive.

Little Red Riding Hood entered the crumbling old castle and climbed up to the tallest tower to Sadira’s bedroom.  She started at the sight of her mother’s head dripping blood down the tall bed poster, her eyes starting blindly out at oblivion.  Mira then caught sight of Nicolai stretched out in the bed, looking quite pleased with himself.   Setting the basket down on the nightstand, Mira propped her hands on her narrow hips and smiled at the werewolf.

“O grandmother, what great eyes you have!” Mira cooed.

“The better to see you with, my dear,” Nicolai murmured, his golden eyes shining in the candlelight.

“O grandmother, what large hands you have!” Mira purred.

Nicolai reached out and grasped Mira by the waist and pulled her in the bed, holding her against his long length.  “The better to hold you with,” he growled.

“O grandmother, what a terrible large mouth you have!” Mira said with a giggle as she tried to control Nicolai’s roaming hands.

“The better to devour you with!”

[HERE WE MUST CENSOR A SECTION OF THE OLD FAIRY TALE SO THAT WE CAN MAINTAIN OUR PG RATING.  NEEDLESS TO SAY, MIRA HAS A DIRTY MIND]
It was later that evening when a vampire hunter by the name of Danaus was passing through the thick grove when he heard a squeal and a shout.  Fearing the old vampire had caught a helpless mortal, he stormed into the castle, intending to cut off her head and free the mortal.  Upon reaching the top of the tallest tower, he threw open the door to find Little Red Riding Hood snuggled under the covers with the Big Bad Wolf.  He smiled to find that old vampire Sadira’s head perched on the top of the bed post.  Nodding to the couple, Danaus backed out of the room and returned to the woods without harming Mira because it was well-known that she never harmed mortals.
And the vampire and werewolf lived the rest of their days and nights together in the old castle, happily ever after.

The End

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Well… that’s one naughty little Red hehe

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Jocelynn would like to offer 2 signed copies of Burn the Night, the last book in the Dark Days series, to two lucky winners!

The Great Awakening approaches . . .

After eons in exile, the naturi have broken their chains and now roam the Earth bent on revenge. It is the sworn duty of Mira, the Fire Starter, to protect the nightwalker race—though even she may be powerless to withstand the horrific onslaught. As Mira and her brave lover, the vampire slayer Danaus, stand ready to do battle, thousands of winged shapeshifters darken the skies. The war of ultimate extermination has begun, and the battleground is Mira's home turf.

The humans don't yet recognize the doom descending upon them. And the nightwalkers will surely perish unless they unite with outcast naturi who claim to want peace. But these unexpected "allies" are the same demons who have long worked for Mira's destruction—and in these darkest of days the lines between friend and foe will blur treacherously before the bloody end of all things.

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69 People left their mark' :

  1. I am very sad at this series ending! I just found it ;)

    Thanks for the story... definitely a different take ;)

    efender1@gmail.com

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  2. I'm always torn when a series ends. I love to see how they are wrapped up, but I hate knowing that I'm not going to see the characters I love any more. I'm definitely bummed about this series ending!

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  3. SO SO SO sad that it is ending but I thought it ended well

    Chllybrd(at)gmail.com

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  4. I always hate to see a good series end. I miss the characters that I have grown to love but at the same time I know how the story ends so there is a silver linning.

    rachaelmccully@yahoo.com

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  5. I loved the story, it was quite fun. I hate to see the series end, but I know Jocelynn will come up with more great stories in the future.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  6. I just discovered the series and have heard great things about it. It's always a little sad to see such a good series end, but it's also nice to see how it all gets wrapped up.

    jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  7. I have the first two I believe in this series I haven't gotten a chance to read it but with any series especially ones that I have grown to love I get really sad when they end.

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Awww, I'm sad this series is ending. I've only read the first one or two in it and have the rest on my TBR list. Seems like a lot of great series have been ending recently. :( Thanks for another great fable and giveaway.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  9. +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Rogue237/status/102809126278664192

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  10. Yeah, well, it's more appealing end of the story xD I like it :]

    Thank you for the chance to win,
    mikki-mano@hotmail.com

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  11. +1 for tweeting: http://twitter.com/#!/mikkimano/status/102812226557190144

    Thanks again,
    mikki-mano@hotmail.com

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  12. I hate it when any series that I love ends. :(

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Christine

    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

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  13. sad to see it end, but I do love a satisfying last book

    bookaholic117(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I don't want it to end, when the fist book came out, a friend of mine in Australia found it and sent it to me a gift, I LOVED it. I went to google and googled Jocelynn Drake and found her site and read that book 2 would be out in a few months I pre-ordered it, and now it's the last book. I'm so sad!!

    moiraethefates(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  15. Great giveaway. This an amazing series. Sad to see it end.
    Crystal816[at]hotmal[dot]com

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  16. I love this series and Jocelynn's writing. I'm hoping that some day she'll come back to this world. I'm hoping by the way some things were left, that there would be enough for a few books (spinoffs perhaps??). It was bittersweet. Mira was of course AWESOME and it kinda sucked to say goodbye to her and Danaus.

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  17. I loved the retelling but darn i want to read the censored stuff..lol

    I will miss this series. I loved Mira and Danaus and the rest of the characters.this was an awesome series.
    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  19. I haven't read this series but it's on my "to be read" list. As long as all the loose ends are tied, I'll usually have a bittersweet feeling about endings.

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  20. When I love a series it's hard to see it end BUT when the storyteller gives it the HEA it deserves it's OK because there is something new on the horizon, sometimes a spin-off :-)

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  21. It's sad that it's ending, but it's better to end it when the story's still good rather than try to stretch it out for too long. Can't wait to see what this author does next!

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  22. tweeted

    https://twitter.com/#!/tessaa99/status/102893160308539392

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  23. I much prefer Jocelynn's telling of Little Red Riding Hood! Much more satisfying, if you will:) Thanks for an awesome story, Jocelynn, and an equally awesome giveaway!!
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  24. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/jwitt33/status/102974323219902464

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  25. I liked that Jocelynn took her time to develop Mira and Danaus's relationship, it made it all the more sweet when they got together. And to think there's only so much more of them together that i can read..SADDENING I TELL YOU. :(
    lol.

    cypsays_hi@hotmail.com

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  26. I'm always torn when a series I love ends. I hope for spin offs, shorts, anything.

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  27. Whena series ends I do feel a little sad but if the end is satisfying I'm happy:)

    GFC-Janhvi Jagtap

    justjanhvi at gmail dot com

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  28. I fall in love with the characters and I am always sad when a series end and there is no more adventures to be had with them. I always keep on hoping that the author will add just one more book.

    sarie101 at webmail dot co dot za

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  29. I have never read this series before but I am always sad when a series ends. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  30. I've enjoyed the series, but it's not one of my favs, so saying goodbye is easy for me.

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  31. I've heard great things about this series. I like to collect all the books before getting started on a new series so I guess that's an upside to it ending - no one year waits for the next release?
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  32. I'm always sad to see a series end especially when I really enjoy the characters. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sab5723 at hotmail dot com

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  33. I have not read this series --- Bu I want To---audie@wickerness.com

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  34. The series is ending? Bummer. I haven't read it yet. I need to get to it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    truebloodfan AT rock.com

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  35. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Vamper_Fan/status/103278540363018240

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  36. I love this series. I am sad to see it end but am looking forward to reading the last book and seeing what Jocelynn comes out with next.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  37. tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/DonnaS1/status/103306632934604800

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  38. This has been one of my favorite series. And though I will be sad to say goodbye to these characters, I am curious to read about how Jocelynn wraps it all up.


    cathy m
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  39. I'm always sad to see the end of a series but excited to see what to expect next from the author.
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  40. http://twitter.com/#!/alterlisa/status/103584937285922816

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  41. I didn't know it was the last book, it's so sad... But there is always an end everywhere.

    thanks for the giveaway !

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  42. It is always sad to say goodbye to a favorite series, but it is much better to end on a high note rather than drag things out beyond their natural finish.

    kclapsadl(at)gmail(dot)com

    P.S. Mira as Red is hilarious!

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  43. I am sad to see this series ending, as every time a series ends, it is always bittersweet because you finally have the full story and yet, in that same moment, you also no longer have any further story to look forward to.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  44. I like this version of little red ridding hood. Very sexy and amusing.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  45. Its always sad when a series you enjoy comes to an end. I hate it personally. But you can always re-read it and hopefully another series can help take your mind off the loss.

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  46. My tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/LadyVampire2u/status/104839781208428544

    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

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  47. I haven't read this series yet...but I am a series junky and as long as it is ending on a high note I am good with it! I would be able to start at the begining and work my way all the way through it!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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  48. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Maria_Smith_76/status/104996632239673344

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

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  49. I am so sad about this series ending!! I'm hoping for a few future novellas to make us feel better!!

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  50. i think any series end is always sad no more waiting for the next book to see how the characters progress

    jenny

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  51. How I feel? Nooooo![blacks out]...I think that sums it up. But Jocelynn version on Little Red Riding Hood where Mira ends up with Nicolai and Danaus walks in on them and walks away, hilarious! Even though I do like Nicolai.

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  52. Super sad to see a great series coming to an end :( but i love looking forward to new releases and ideas from my favourite authors - Thank you for the giveaway

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  53. tweet :

    http://twitter.com/#!/xander_316/status/106535794398863360

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  54. It has to be the closure.

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  55. It's better to have a planned ending than have a series just slowly die.

    tjotjoc at gmail dot com

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  56. To be honest, I usually feel kinda bummed when a great book series is ending, but at the same time I understand that most stories cannot be open-ended and just go on forever, all dragged out.

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  57. I enjoyed this new version of Little Red Riding Hood. I'm sad that this series is ending.
    marlenebreakfield(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  58. I must admit that this would be a new to me series. Enjoyed the fable.

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  59. The fable was great! I have to say I never read this series, but it looks pretty good!

    starlightgirl678 at aol dot com

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  60. I'm sad that it is ending always hate that! Thank you so much for the great giveaway! I can't wait to read this one Thanks for the chance!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  61. Tweeted too
    http://twitter.com/#!/latishajean/status/110062240715128832
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  62. I'm sad it's ending, but I guess every good series must end sometime.


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  63. I Haven't started this series yet, but I have most of it on my TBR shelf, waiting to be read.

    Good reading ~ Escape by Fiction

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  64. I like that it's all settled they found peace and harmony a great ending!

    GFC: kimyunalesca
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  65. I just recently discovered this series but LOVED the 1st book so much I bought the rest of the series (only need the last book now) and can't wait to read them! Love how Jocelynn manages to combine lyrical writing with kick ass action, amazing!

    Thank you for the fantastic giveaway!

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  66. I've just started reading this series, but love it so far. I know I'll be sad when I reach the end. However, Jocelynn may have a calling to start another series on retold tales... lol loved this one :)!

    pams00 @ aol.com

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  67. Better watch out for that Red. I loved the series so far, I cannot wait for this book.

    terilhack at gmail dot com

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  68. I'm always sad when series come to an end but I'm also glad they get a proper ending.

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  69. Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Sparima/status/111565855279685632

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