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Saturday, May 30, 2015

#FallinLove with Fairytales Word Search Hop #Kindle #giveaway @DecadentBFT

Welcome to the Fall in Love with Fairytales blog tour!

I hope you have been enjoying learning about adult fairy tales. I like mine on the naughty side. And who said Prince Charming has to choose a princess? I say he should be able to marry a prince!

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Bitten by Snake Oil is a retelling of the Grimm tale The Old Man Made Young Again. It was quickly apparent that the original story was far from romantic. You can read the tale here:

There were only three main characters in the tale: Saint Peter, a blacksmith, and an old man. How was I going to turn that into a romance? It was clearly going to be a M/M story. Being a GLBT author I was excited about this. I didn’t think the old man would make a good love interest, so I turned Saint Peter into a medicine show salesman named Peter Saint and he and the local blacksmith in a small western town fall in love.

A blacksmith and the peddler of snake oil screamed historical western. Historical romance is my favorite genre, so I was feeling even better about my story possibilities. Throw in a little magic, and Bitten by Snake Oil was born.

I must admit that it was the hardest story I’ve had to write so far. The challenge was coming up with a storyline. It seems so simple now, but at the time I was stumped. I am very proud of Bitten by Snake Oil for many reasons. It is the first story I’ve written given based on a prompt of sorts. It is also the first story I’ve written where I struggled and prevailed to get words on a page. I don’t know how many times I felt like I was banging my head against the wall. Now that the story is done it has even spawned a sequel, but information on that is for another blog post.

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  1. Yaaay! I love Westerns, especially Weird Westerns, so I'm super excited that one of the authors in this series went in that direction. Your tale sound great, and I can't wait to read it.

    1. I'm glad someone else besides me appreciates the wacky side of life! I hope you enjoy reading it.

  2. Wow! I can't believe the fairy tale blog hop is more than half over! It's so much fun getting to read all these great stories and finding new authors, I'm really looking forward to reading a good old fashioned historical western with an awesome twist. I have all the box sets, just wish I could read them all at the same time :)

    Huh, I had to edit my comment, for some reason when I preview my post I'm showing up as anonymous instead of showing my name :(
    I'll put it here if that's okay:

    1. Hi, Joanne. Yes the comment function on blogger can be a pain. Sorry about that. I have the boxed sets too. Have fun reading them!

  3. Thank you for wrestling this Western fairy tale into shape!

    1. It was quite the challenge! I hope I succeeded in getting it into good shape ;)