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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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Giveaway, June 2021

Hey everyone! Esme here. First of all, thank you to everyone who has sent me emails over the last few days! It warms my heart to see so many beta readers downloading review copies and getting in touch. If I didn't respond to you, know that it's because I've been overwhelmed (in a good way!) by the response, and by all the other things I have to do before launch day (which is less than 20 days away! Aaaugh!).

Next, I wanted to let you know that I'm hosting another giveaway in June to promote The Rose Kiss. This is giveaway is for everything fantasy-themed, and can include:

  • Books, especially YA fantasy books with a fairytale feeling. If you're an author, please get in touch. (Note: no erotica, man chests, or “cruelty is love” themes!)
  • Fantasy-themed bath and beauty products, e.g. body scrubs, soaps, bath bombs, oils, eyeshadows, etc.
  • Aromatic items, e.g. candles, oil diffusers, wax melts, incense, perfumes, etc.
  • Art prints! I love art prints, and if you have any that are fantasy-themed I can feature them in the giveaway. If you made an art print based on the book (!) that would be like gold to me, at the very least I will frame it on my wall!
  • Jewelry, e.g. necklaces, pendants, bracelets, rings, etc.
  • Dolls, dollhouses, miniatures, sculptures, holographic images, postcards, and any other art forms you can think of.
  • Fantasy-themed office supplies, e.g. nice fountain pens (or a fountain pen set), parchment, ink sets, customized stamps, etc.
  • Anything and everything you can think of that's fantasy-related!

If this sounds interesting to you, please get in touch by either emailing me at esme [at] esmerome [dot/] com or filling out this form. I really look forward to meeting some people who can bring some good vibes.

I'm looking for a few select partners, since every giveaway partner will receive the complete list of giveaway entrants after the giveaway is over. I don't want my contestants absolutely swamped with promo emails, especially since everyone is kind of already swamped by these emails! So please apply today so we can get the ball rolling and start sharing our creations with a lot more people!