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The Rose Kiss is now on Audible!

A square image of the Rose Kiss cover by Esme Rome. Shows a young woman in a red dress with her eyes downcast.Hello everyone! I have some exciting news for you. The first book in the Fairy Tale Love Stories series, The Rose Kiss, is now available on Audible!

You can get the audiobook now by clicking on this link. If you've previously bought or borrowed the Kindle version, you can open the ebook and get the audiobook right from your phone. It's only $7.49 if you've already bought the ebook.

The Rose Kiss is my retelling of the story of Beauty and the Beast. It follows Belladonna Moreau as she tries to run from a false accusation of murder and witchcraft, and how she flees to an enchanted castle with a mysterious owner.

Victoria McCabe, the narrator, has really brought this book to life. I am so impressed with her work and am so happy I got to work with her on this project. We plan to put out the audiobook for The Dream Kiss some time next year. I look forward to it!

Get The Rose Kiss on Audible here.

 

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Free Book Thursday

The cover of The Dream Kiss, by Esme Rome. The cover shows a young woman in a purple dress in a fantastical landscape.Happy first Thursday of September! It doesn't feel like fall yet where I am, but I am definitely ready for the autumn chill, leaves turning colors, and cute scarves and jackets. It's been a hard year and a half, so I'd love a season of cool breezes, firewood, and hot chocolate. Yum!

How is your September so far? I hope it's going well. If it isn't, I hope my books can at least offer you an escape. I'm very excited about releasing The Dream Kiss, and a little scared about releasing another one, Wolf Cursed, in just under a month and a half. Eek! It's in a slightly different genre, so I hope I understand the tropes and expectations. And I hope you enjoy it!

The Rose Kiss and The Dream Kiss are both free on Amazon for a limited time. If you want to get the entire series–including The Poison Kiss, which comes out next year–just click on this link to buy everything for $0.99. (You can still buy the whole series there, even if you've already bought one or two of the books before).

I want to thank everybody again for their support. It means so much to me. I'm glad so many people are reading the books! Stay tuned because I have even more exciting news to announce in the next few weeks.

Until then, enjoy the free books, plus the ones listed below…

Thank you, and I'll see you soon!

Feature photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash.

The Dream Kiss: Sleeping Beauty Retold

It's an exciting day! The Dream Kiss, the next book in my Fairy Tale Love Stories series, is coming out on September 1st. It's a slightly surreal retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with lots of magic, fairies, intrigue, and drama. There's a love story, of course, a dark fairy, a magical sword, and dragons.

You can order it on Amazon here

This book takes place in Lorca, a fictional island in the middle of the North Sea. Legend has it that the island's name is short for “l'or caché,” or “hidden gold.” What do you think such an island would be like? They must have been invaded many times by their neighbors, so they developed a unique culture incorporating elements from Scandinavian, British, German, Dutch, and French cultures. Of course, when you have dragons and your neighbors don't, that somewhat changes the game…

If you've already read The Rose Kiss, you'll recognize a few callbacks to Lana, Hadrian, and the Sauvagnon family throughout the course of the book. Both books have fairies, but their worlds are very different.

And because we're moving right along, the third installment of the series, The Poison Kiss, comes out next summer. You can read the first chapter at the end of The Dream Kiss when it comes out next week, and preorder it–for the high, high price of 99 cents–right here.

Other Upcoming Releases

My new young adult academy romance, Wolf Cursed, comes out this October. In it, we follow the story of Red Volkov, a wolf cursed to be human, as she adjusts to her human life and tries to understand who, and what, she really is inside. Part coming of age, part shifter story, part Beauty and the Beast, Wolf Cursed is a fresh new take on shifter romances.

This is a young adult book, so there won't be any adult scenes or omegaverse-style conceptions. There are alpha and beta wolves, but only among the human shifters, since alpha wolves don't really exist in the wild. Seriously, I looked it up. You can preorder it on Amazon here.

There's also Daughter of Light and Shadow, another Summer 2022 release. God willing we'll all be out of lockdown by then, and you can read this vampire-angel romance on the beach, the plane, the coffee shop, or wherever you'd like to go.

And there's a new series I haven't announced yet, which I'm very excited to tell you about. But only when the time is right…

The Rose Kiss: Now Available on Kindle

The Rose Kiss is now available on the Amazon Kindle store. You can preview it, read it, and add it to your Amazon account. You also get a preview of the next book in the series, The Dream Kiss, at the end of the novel.

After you've read it, here are a few things you can do to help support The Rose Kiss:

Thank you to everyone who helped me get this book out the door. I really appreciate everything you've done, even if you just opened a few emails here and there.I hope to see you in four months (!) for the next book release!