May 21 – Stolen Midsummer Bride
Steal a bride. Save the library. Try not to die.
Basil, a rather scholarly fae, works as an assistant librarian at the Great Library of the Court of Knowledge. Lonely and unwilling to join the yearly Midsummer Revel to find a mate, Basil takes the advice of his talking horse companion and decides to steal a human bride instead.
But Basil never expected to find a human girl waiting for him, wanting to be snatched. Nor had he expected a girl like Meg, an illiterate farmgirl who has no use for books.
With the barrier with the Realm of Monsters wearing thin and the chaos of Midsummer Night about to descend, will this unlikely pair put aside their differences long enough to save the Great Library from destruction? And maybe find a spark of love along the way?
From Tara Grayce, the author of the bestselling ELVEN ALLIANCE series, comes a new fae romantic fantasy inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Stolen Midsummer Bride is the third book in STOLEN BRIDES OF THE FAE, a collection of stand-alone short novels by eight of your favorite fantasy romance authors. Start reading these in any order for swoon-worthy romance, heart-stopping adventure, and guaranteed happily-ever-afters!
I’m planning for this book to be a back door pilot to my wider fae world that will feature in my next series after the Elven Alliance series wraps up. So if you want a glimpse into that world, this novella will be a great way to get a peek without a large commitment.
August 27 – Bluebeard and the Outlaw: A Retelling of Bluebeard/Robin Hood
Marriage: the ultimate heist.
Robin of the Wood spends her days robbing from the rich to feed the poor. But she and her merry band of brothers never seem to get anywhere. The more she steals, the more the evil Lord Guy “Bluebeard” taxes the villagers.
When Robin discovers that Lord Guy plans to marry yet again, she conceives a plan for a final, big score. As Guy’s wife, she will have access to his wealth. The lord is notorious for killing his wives shortly after he marries them, but Robin has no plans to be dead wife number four.
The only problem is that Lord Guy is devastatingly handsome, brooding, and nothing at all what she expected. If she isn’t careful, she might just find that he steals her heart before she can rob his riches.
Bluebeard and the Outlaw is one of twelve short novels in A VILLAIN’S EVER AFTER, a collection of stand-alone stories featuring villainous twists on some of your favorite classic fairy tales. Read the series in any order for magical adventures … and fall in love with villains as you’ve never seen them before. Who said villains can’t have happily-ever-afters?
If you haven’t heard of Bluebeard, go read this summary of it. It’s horrifyingly bloody (as many of the non-Disneyfied fairy tales are), and I’ve set myself up for a challenge to turn this into a healthy romance!
December 10 – Pretense (Elven Alliance Book 5)
Essie and Farrendel are living their happily ever after…until Farrendel’s greatest secret leaks to the Escarlish press.
With his reputation set to be forever ruined, they race to do damage control. Yet, an even greater danger lurks behind the leak, threatening more than just Farrendel’s reputation.
To save his brother-in-law and rescue the alliance, Prince Edmund of Escarland proposes a fake courtship to Jalissa, the elf princess who has broken his heart not once, but twice, even if she doesn’t know it.
Edmund and Jalissa struggle to unravel the conspiracy, save Farrendel, and attempt to keep their fake romance from becoming all too real. It might be more than this spy prince and elf princess can handle.
Releasing December 2021!