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Released: November 2014
ISBN: 9781310396281
ASIN: B00P8ACP3C
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SPINNING GOLD
Series: Fresher Fairy Tales, #2
Author: C. Margery Kempe
Length: Novella
Genre: Erotic Romance (M/M)
Price: $2.99

It was bad enough that the prince had to see Freawine’s father making his wild drunken boasts. But he believed them! How long would it be before the dreamy but intimidating prince discovered Freawine couldn't really spin straw into gold—or that this "girl" was really a boy?

Excerpt
Freawine sat looking at the mounds of straw all around him in the tiny room. Panic rose to his throat like a choking hand. What to do? Only two options came to mind—he could continue to curse his braggart father as he had done for the last quarter of an hour or so, or he could begin to think what his new life might be like without his head.

Rather short, he imagined.

Freawine found it a challenge to think clearly when his life was about to come to an abrupt end. The cold gray stones around him stood impassively silent, like the guards who lounged outside the door. No one was going to rescue him. Still, he found it pleasant to picture a handsome knight charging up the road to the castle, his valiant steed’s hooves clattering across the cobblestones of the courtyard, then rushing up the stairs to this little room at the top of the tower and sweeping Freawine away to safety. Followed by a very hot and sweaty session of delightful indulgence, of course.

He twisted one of his long locks and sighed again. If he were a real girl this would never have happened. His life had been nothing but secrets and lies—now the price had come due.

If only his father had not made that stupid boast in the tavern yard! If only the prince had not been passing by with his entourage of noble ladies and gentlemen, falcons on their wrists and laughter on their lips. If only the prince had not taken it into his head to make a grand offer--and an ominous threat.

If wishes were horses, his mother would have said, then we would all ride with the nobles to the fair.

At the moment, Freawine preferred to imagine that wishes might be doves that could carry him far from this tower room and his troubles.

What the reviewers are saying
A M/M take on the classic Rumplestiltskin with a twist, this retold fairy tale had everything it needed to be convincing . . . Excellent! ~ Hearts on Fire Reviews, Amazon

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Modern Twist to a Classic Adds Fun To This Sensual M/M Read
This is quick read that puts a gender-bending spin on the classic Rumpelstiltskin tale. It ultimately makes for an entertaining read with the added twists of the paranormal and a bit of sensual m/m loving . . . Those looking for a fun twist on a classic will find themselves caught up in the sensual web of magic this story engenders! ~ J. Faltys, Amazon

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Both erotic and amusing - a quick but delightful read
A fairy tale with a very happy ending, this is a story that's sweet, funny, and tastefully erotic. When all is said and done, it's the kind of story that just makes you smile in delight. ~ Bending the Bookshelf, Amazon

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C. Margery spins her own golden tale with Spinning Gold. A familiar story with a twist, told for a mature audience. From page one, we're instantly brought into Freawine's life and a time in history when tender men were not only frowned upon, but often put to death. This is an added element in the story...will Freawine survive if 'she' is discovered as a 'he'? This is an excellently crafted tale and a wonderful edition to the Fresher Fairy Tales franchise. Freawine is a well developed character, and one we can't help love and cheer for his happy endings. ~ Heart of Fiction

 

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