Thursday, April 5, 2012

Welcome Easter Blog Hoppers!

Welcome, Easter Blog Hoppers! I hope you're having a lovely day. Enjoy the blog hop weekend!

Please comment on my post and leave your email address. I will choose a winner at random once the Hop is over. The winner gets his or her choice from my backlist of books available in ebook format that I happen to have. Not all of my books are available. If you win, just ask for a book and I'll let you know if it's available or not.

I'm about to start on a new venture - self-publishing. My short story "Purr" has done so well I've decided to write some more twisted erotic versions of fairy tales. "Purr" is a short erotic retelling of the fairy tale "Puss In Boots". I'm currently editing "Climbing Her Tower" (erotic Rapunzel) and "Trouble In Thigh High Boots" (longer erotic Puss In Boots). If these two books are successful, I will tackle "Beauty and the Beast".

Which brings me to today's topic. How many reading are fans of the TV show "Once Upon A Time"? I sure am. At first my favorite character was Lana Parilla's Wicked Queen but since that time she has been upstaged by someone even more fantastic.

I'm talking about Scottish actor Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold. Is it possible to be both repelled and fascinated by a character at the same time?

I'd always found Rumpel and Mr. Gold to be fascinating but by the time I saw the episode "Skin Deep" I was hooked. That's the one where Rumpel falls in love with Belle. It's the "Beauty and the Beast" episode.

Fairy tales are very popular things to twist into an erotic puddle of goo. My prince in "Climbing Her Tower" has a shaving fetish that he acts out on Rapunzel. My Puss in "Trouble In Thigh High Boots" is a female shapeshifter with some very naughty habits. I named her "Tita", which is short for "la Gatita", which is Spanish for "female kitten". She has a real name but she won't tell that to anyone except for the man she loves. And she will reveal it at the end of the book.

I especially like creating twists in the characters and the situations they find themselves in. I took a bit of poetic license with the fairy tales so that they'd seem fresh and exciting. I'm looking forward to tackling "Beauty And The Beast" especially since I fell so hard for Rumpel when I saw him so vulnerable to a young woman. The ugliness in such a character doesn't have to be physical. Rumpel is a vicious, evil, and vindictive, angry man. A popular trope is to take such a character and redeem him through the love of a woman. I plan to do that in my own version of the fairy tale.

If you like fairy tales, you will enjoy "Purr". That one has done quite nicely for me. Look for "Climbing Her Tower" and "Trouble In Thigh High Boots" in the near future. Then, depending on how those two books sell, I will tackle "Beauty and the Beast". In the meantime, enjoy my pictures of Robert Carlyle as Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold. He's quite nasty looking but you can see he has a heart in that last picture of him kissing Belle. Now that's a love story!

Don't forget to leave a comment so you'll be eligible to win one of my books.


  1. I have watched a few episodes and Rumpelstiltskin/Mr. Gold kinda freaks me out- creepy little man- lol


  2. That's what makes him so great! He's creepy and attractive at the same time, to some strange women at least. :)

  3. Love creepy stories, Lizzie, especially on a dark and stormy night. Have a great holiday!

  4. Love Rumple/Mr. Gold he is the best character on the show right now - i tune just to see what he plans for all of the characters-- Favorite show -until DOCTOR WHO starts back

  5. Sorry to say this but I tried watching the show but never really got into it.

  6. I love Rumple/Mr. Gold. He is the best character on the show! He is one of the main reasons I watch the show! Thanks for giveaway and Happy Easter.

  7. I have never watched the show. I saw the commercials for it before the series started and was not interested in watching it.


  8. Woohoo! Hoppy Easter!

    What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends. Everybody wins this way!

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win! <^_^>


  9. I've never watched the show. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  10. I've seen bits of the show, and I do like the idea of erotic versions of myths (which fairy tales are.) I'm contemplating a series of erotic stories using modern mythology- super heroes.


  11. Happy Easter, Elizabeth - Just wanted to say "Purr" was a wonderful idea! Loved it, and can't wait for your next "fairy tale" :)

    Missy Martine

  12. I've read Purr and enjoyed it! And I'm totally fascinated by MR. GOLD! I always think of him in The Full Monty. All the best with your books!

  13. I love "Once Upon A Time"! It is one of my favorite shows! Happy Easter!

  14. I initially watched Once Upon a Time but then I missed a couple episodes, cause I was reading and forgot to watch, so I stopped watching it. LOL I rarely watch TV because I'm always reading. :)

    Happy Easter, and thank you for the giveaway!


  15. I've just recently begun reading some stories with twist on fairtales and I love them. I can't wait to read your books. Also really can't wait for yur Beauty and the Beast one becaue it's my favorite.

  16. I love that show but since my dh doesn't I don't get to watch it anymore. I did get to see the episode where the huntsman died, I was so mad, he was so cute.
    Seawitch Reviews @

  17. I love a twist on fairy tales. One of my favorite types of stories!
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  18. Missy and Kellie than you so much for enjoying "Purr". I have two new twisted erotic fairy tales coming out soon. Look for news of them here and on my Facebook page. :)

  19. I have heard SO many good things about the show and have a couple of episodes on the DVR, but I have yet to watch one. Guess I need to make time. Happy Easter!!!

    authordallasrivers at gmail dot com

  20. Happy Easter! I love fairy tales retold. So good! And i love the show Once Upon A Time. I watch it everytime it comes on. So good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Happy Easter. Thanks for the chance to win.


  22. Hello Elizabeth,

    I hope you had a Wonderful Bunny Day. Oh I just LOVE "Once Upon A Time", I don't miss an episode, it's a Great show, I hope they bring it back for another season.

    I'd like to Thank you for participating in the Hoppy Easter Blog Hop & would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway a choice from your backlist of books available in ebook format.

    Take Care & Happy Easter,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

  23. Happy Easter & thanks for the giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com