So far, all my fairytale novellas have been published in ebook format only. My intention was always to do a paperback edition at some stage, possibly as an anthology, but more recently I decided that a series of brightly-coloured standalones would be much cuter. Like, really cute standalones. With illustrations.
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Today, I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be releasing The Rakshasa's Bride, my first fairytale novella, as a paperback on October 7th, 2016 - just a week from today.
The paperback is super cute, and comes with three pencil illustrations by the very talented Abigail Rowntree, my sister (see her Etsy shop here).
In addition, I've given the text itself a bit of a wash and a brush, since I wanted to move into getting my work professionally edited--and there just seems something particularly permanent about a paperback. So this is a whole second edition, complete with line-editing courtesy of the wonderful Brandes Editorial Services. There are no significant changes, but I flatter myself the writing is just that bit shinier.
While you're waiting for the release date, some small festivities are occurring. Over at My Lady Bibliophile, I have an interview with my dear friend Schuyler, discussing fairytales and creativity. Be sure to pop over and enjoy that!
In addition, we're both hosting a giveaway (which you can enter either here at Vintage Novels, or at My Lady Bibliophile) for one copy of the shiny new Rakshasa's Bride paperback, as well as other sweet prizes. Enjoy!
The Rakshasa's Bride2nd ed. ebook now available on Amazon
Paperback releases 7th October 2016
Preeti Kamla has the evil eye. It’s the only explanation for the tragedy and disgrace besetting her once wealthy family. But when a handsome stranger in the village square tells her he has broken her curse, Preeti almost believes him.
Until a twist of fate whisks her away from everything she knows, and the gruesome Demon Rajah claims her as his bride.
A rich and romantic retelling of Beauty and the Beast in the style of a Bollywood epic. Novella, approximately 18,000 words.
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