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The Pitchfork of Destiny

Pitchfork of Destiny

VOLUME 3 OF THE CHARMING TALES
Now available in paperback

Once upon, once again ...

The dragon has been slain, but the problems have just begun for Prince Charming.

Life in the Kingdom of Royaume has been happily ever for King William Pickett and his fiancée, Lady Rapunzel. But when Volthraxus, the Great Dragon of the North, returns looking for the love of his life, the Great Wyrm of the South, it becomes clear that some fairy tales never end.

After Volthraxus discovers his love was slain by the newly crowned king, he seeks his revenge by kidnapping Rapunzel. Once again, Will teams up with Edward Charming, the only man in all the kingdom with the skill, ego, and dashing good looks to fight a dragon. Our heroes’ fates depend on finding a weapon re-forged in dragon blood—the Pitchfork of Destiny.

But as the two set off after the dragon, Charming’s bride, Lady Elizabeth, falls into the clutches of a mysterious sorcerer known as the Dracomancer, who has his own plans for Royaume.

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Harper Voyager Impulse, eBook, April 2016, ASIN: B00OG9054M
Harper Voyager Impulse, paperback, May 2016, ISBN: 978-0062359322


A Fairy-Tale Ending

A Fairy-Tale Ending

VOLUMES 1 & 2 OF THE CHARMING TALES

A Fairy-Tale Ending, which collects our first two books, Once Upon a Rhyme and Happily Never After, in the same volume has been released by Harper-Voyager as an ebook. It includes some edits, a map, and new cover art. If you haven’t read the other books or you want to introduce someone else to the fun of The Charming Tales, start with this one.

A Fairy-tale Ending is available in paperback or ebook.

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Happily Never After

Happily Never After

VOLUME 2 OF THE CHARMING TALES

Once upon, once again ...

The dragon has been slain, but the problems have just begun for Prince Charming.

Disowned by his father, the King, and abandoned by his only friend, William Pickett, Charming must find a new path in life—but he's going to need a lot of help. His love, Liz, barely survived an assassination attempt; his former fling, Rapunzel, is in danger; and William is under an evil spell cast by Princess Gwendolyn.

The fate of Castle White hangs in the balance as Charming tries to find himself, while finding new allies along the way—including an odd number of dwarfs (or is it dwarves?) and a reformed beast. But he's running out of time to stop royally ruinous wedding bells from ringing ...

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Once Upon a Rhyme

Once Upon a Rhyme

VOLUME 1 OF THE CHARMING TALES

"Prepare to be charmed! This book is a delightfully
witty and hilarious take on your classic fairy tales."
   —Angie, Vamp CHIX blog

Fairytales are predictable. You don't have to read them to know that the handsome prince will defeat the monster and rescue the maiden fair. In the Kingdom of Royaume, everyone knows how the story of sad Princess Gwendolyn is going to end. One day Prince Charming will ride out, defeat the dragon, and wake the princess from her long slumber. Then, of course, Gwendolyn and Charming will marry and live happily ever after. So, when farmer, Will Pickett and his sister, Elizabeth Pickett, ride into Castle White one day with the dragon's head and Princess Gwendolyn the entire kingdom is thrown into chaos.

For his own part, Prince Charming suddenly finds that he is no longer the kingdom's favored son, and the happily ever after he assumed was always in his future starts to slip away. Increasingly desperate, Charming sets out with Will on a quest to see who is the true hero. What they find along the way is that being a hero isn't all that it's cracked up to be, and that the heads of the princesses and ladies of the kingdom will not be turned by a title and well-turned calve.

Battling monsters and rogues, beasts and betrayal, witchcraft and madness, the two men soon find themselves over their heads and out of their depth. In the turn of a page, Elizabeth and her new friend, Lady Rapunzel, must themselves don the mantles of rescuer to save the men and keep their own happily ever afters alive.

In this first volume of the Charming Tales, find a world where nothing between the starting "once" and the ending "after" is certain.

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