Author Archives: Jessica Aspen

About Jessica Aspen

Dare to enter my world...and discover your imagination. Jessica Aspen writes spicy New Adult paranormal romance near the foothills of the Colorado Rockies. Her books are full of elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. She loves dark chocolate, walking the dog, hiking and is obsessed with twisted fairy tales. Jessica is also obsessed with writing and learning about writing. She is a member of RWA, CRW, FF&P, and PRO.

Are you in KU? Don’t miss out!

BIG NEWS!!!

If you haven’t heard, The WOLF ENFORCER books are coming out of KU!

It’s been a long time and the entire WOLF ENFORCER series is due to be on sale on other venues, such as Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books. That’s great for those readers, but if you are a KU reader, time is running out!

LONE ENFORCER is already out of KU, and BLOOD ENFORCER is next!

If you’re in KU and have been waiting to read WOLF ENFORCER, BLOOD ENFORCER OR PACK ENFORCER…you’d better get your groove on! It’s already too late for LONE ENFORCER, so don’t miss out!

LAST CHANCE TO READ BLOOD ENFORCER IN KU…January 16th.

Hurry up and Get your howl on today at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0747RYBPD

before it’s too late!

-Jessica

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Desperate to escape a world she never imagined could exist.
Prisoner of a man so scarred, he just wants to be left alone.

Let the mating dance begin…

It was just another ordinary day for Glenna…until she was violently attacked. Now, Glenna’s on a whirlwind discovery of wolves, dreamwalkers, and spelltalkers—a world she never knew existed. And she’s hell-bent on escape.

After nearly going wild wolf, Sam Wulfric is back and sane—mostly. The last assignment he wants is babysitting a new wolf shifter—and all the chaos that involves. Even worse, she’s one of the sexiest women he’s ever seen and she’s driving his wolf crazy.

But when everyone from the US Government to an unknown assailant comes after Glenna, Sam’s instincts take over. Now, he’ll do anything to keep Glenna safe—even if her new found mating urge drives him over the edge.

Buy Blood Enforcer and enter discover your new pack today…

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0747RYBPD

Books2read: https://www.books2read.com/bloodenforcer

*sexy *alpha *paranormal suspense *wolf shifter *new world

Immerse yourself in Jessica Aspen’s paranormal suspense…clever, sexy, and just a little on the dark side. Read HUNTED today.

 

*****

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

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Taste of Wanted…

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LOVE REDEEMED BAD BOYS? SECRETLY LONG TO BE KIDNAPPED TO A TOWER AND LOCKED AWAY? EVER WONDER IF YOU’RE TRULY A PRINCESS?

He’s a bitter man with a taste for revenge—and she’s the perfect means to get it.
She’s a princess who’s lost her throne and is looking for answers…
All Grim wants is to resurrect the past, but to do so he must get a princess to spin straw into gold. When the perfect princess Ana falls into his hands he’ll sacrifice anything to get his revenge—even true love…
Ana was happy with her party princess life, until her stepsister turned out to be Cinderella. Now, Ana doesn’t know who she is. When she’s kidnapped by a dark stranger demanding her to be more than just arm candy, she has to step up or be lost forever under his spell…

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“You’d do best to cooperate. Besides, it will be easy for you.”

She glanced down at him. “What will be easy for me?”

“Why, spinning that into gold.” He pointed to the corner where the musty straw now shone a bright fresh yellow. “When I’ve got what I need, Princess, you’ll be free to face your fate.”

Ana stared at the pile of straw next to the brand-new spinning wheel. Her mouth dried to sand, her fake confidence fleeing. “Wha…” She swallowed and tried again. “What makes you think I can do anything of the sort?”

“Solanum told me I’d find the right princess in that garden, and there you were, made-to-order turning a tree into gold.” His face eased into a smile and Ana realized with a horrified sense of irony that if she’d met him at the ball and he’d smiled like that at her, she’d have thought he was truly a handsome man. “By Brigit’s hand, he was right.”

He laughed, the musical sound lifting into the rafters and sending ice cold chills down her spine.

Ana went upstairs without another word. Facing the freshly made bed across the room, she shook, her breath coming in short painful gasps.

She couldn’t do this. Not only had she never spun a single thread in her life, but all her gold, every single piece of it, turned back into dross within twenty-four hours. She’d be stuck here forever trying to fulfill this madman’s needs.

Or worse, he’d figure out she was a phony. Then what would he do?

He couldn’t afford to return her to the castle—the guards would kill him on sight. That meant that sooner or later, he’d have to silence her—whether or not she fulfilled his request. And since she couldn’t do it, that meant her death was coming faster than she’d ever planned for. Maybe even tomorrow.

WANTED will be here next week!!!

Pre-order today…

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082MPZGV4

Books2read: https://books2read.com/wantedfae

fae romance * fantasy romance * kidnapping * enemies to lovers *

*****

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s fantasy and paranormal romance at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

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Wanted is on pre-order

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LOVE REDEEMED BAD BOYS? SECRETLY LONG TO BE KIDNAPPED TO A TOWER AND LOCKED AWAY? EVER WONDER IF YOU’RE TRULY A PRINCESS?

*****

He’s a bitter man with a taste for revenge—and she’s the perfect means to get it.
She’s a princess who’s lost her throne and is looking for answers…

All Grim wants is to resurrect the past, but to do so he must get a princess to spin straw into gold. When the perfect princess Ana falls into his hands he’ll sacrifice anything to get his revenge—even true love…

Ana was happy with her party princess life, until her stepsister turned out to be Cinderella. Now, Ana doesn’t know who she is. When she’s kidnapped by a dark stranger demanding her to be more than just arm candy, she has to step up or be lost forever under his spell…

Immerse yourself in Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced fantasy romance…clever, sexy, and just a little on the dark side. Read WANTED today.

* Fairy Tale Romance * Kidnapping * Enemies to Lovers *

If you love Once Upon A Time, Grimm, and Lost Girl, you’ll love Fae Magic.

Wanted was previously published as Grim

Here’s what readers are saying about Jessica Aspen’s Fae Magic series:

*****Holly Cow on Rollerblades!
Fan-Blessed -Tastic there is everything in this mind blowing book – Adventure, Survival, Fear, Betrayal, Suspense, Action Packed, Loyalty, Hate, Love, Wickedly Hot Scenes – so much Drama, Revenge, Sacrifice! Definitely a Must Read!

*****This book was so good I couldn’t put it down

***** The story and characters just swept me along, till I just couldn’t put the book down. Jessica Aspen has the gift of superbly evocative words, as she conjures up settings and descriptions, so that fantasy seems real.

When Jessica Aspen takes on fairy tales…watch out! You’ll love hunting for the twists in her dark fantasy romance series, Fae Magic.

Want twisted fairy tales with sexy fae, magical heroines, dragons and more?

Here’s where to go for FAE MAGIC...

•Snow White—HUNTED
•Beauty and the Beast—CURSED
•The Frog Prince—ENCHANTED
•The Snow Queen—CAGED
•Sleeping Beauty—BESPELLED
•Cinderella—HIDDEN
•Rumplestiltskin—WANTED
•Little Red Riding Hood—HOUNDED

*****

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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Last chance to read Lone Enforcer in KU!

BIG NEWS!!!

The WOLF ENFORCER books are coming out of KU!

It’s been a long time and the entire WOLF ENFORCER series is due to be on sale on other venues, such as Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple Books. That’s great for those readers, but if you are a KU reader, time is running out!

If you’re in KU and have been waiting to read WOLF ENFORCERLONE ENFORCERBLOOD ENFORCER OR PACK ENFORCER…you’d better get your groove on!

Because, starting on December 31st, LONE ENFORCER, will be coming out of KU, followed fast by the rest of the series.

Hurry up and Get your howl on today at:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074JD3QHW

before it’s too late!

-Jessica

Lone Enforcer

 

On the hunt for her best friend, Natalie discovers it’s more than murder…it’s wolf shifters.

Armed with her best friend’s last known location, Natalie heads out into the wilds of the Rocky Mountains. When the trail leads to private property, Natalie doesn’t hesitate. But her dangerous search for clues only leads her to a blood soaked piece of land…and a trip down a rocky ravine straight into the arms of an angry cowboy.

Volunteer pack enforcer and full-time ranch hand, Luca has been a loner his entire life. When riding fences he finds Natalie trapped and injured near what could be a murder site he realizes—her big brown eyes and determined attitude have finally given him a reason to break free from his lonely cowboy’s life. But Natalie is human, and Luca is a wolf shifter.  Can there be any future for Luca with a woman if he can never share his secrets?

When Natalie’s insistence on hunting down the truth conflicts with the pack’s needs, will Luca reveal being a wolf shifter in order to keep her? Or will the other enforcers insist that Natalie’s life be sacrificed for the good of the pack?

Download LONE ENFORCER today…

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078YC68VN

Books2read: https://www.books2read.com/LoneEnforcer

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37914356-lone-enforcer

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/lone-enforcer-an-alpha-shifter-suspense-romance-novella-wolf-enforcers-book-2-by-jessica-aspen

 

*sexy *alpha *cowboy romance

Immerse yourself in Jessica Aspen’s paranormal suspense…clever, sexy, and just a little on the dark side. Read HUNTED today.

*****

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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Ready for some Free Fabulous Fantasy?

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It’s winter out there and it’s time to warm up by the fireplace with a winter read giveaway! Check out these fabulous fantasy reads and download some new authors today!

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Have a great day!

-Jessica

P.S. Hidden is out and ready for you to read FREE on KU!!!

HIDDEN

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081DMLC7V/

Books2read: https://books2read.com/hiddenfae

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49225939-hidden

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/hidden-a-fae-fantasy-romance-fae-magic-by-jessica-aspen

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An enslaved princess, a charming thief, and a power-hungry step-mother out for revenge…

Princess Ellasin has been living a life of drudgery in her ver own castle! But when sexy devil-may-care Finn breaks in and invites her to take a walk on the wild side, instead of danger—Ella sees opportunity.

Disgraced prince turned charming thief— Finn has his own secrets.
But when he meets the charmingly innocent ash-girl, he’s intrigued. Seducing Ella into leaving the life she’s always known becomes his new mission.

But freedom comes at a price….

HIDDEN: a twisted Cinderella tale of romance and magic

Immerse yourself in Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced fantasy romance…clever, sexy, and just a little on the dark side…
Download HIDDEN today.

*Cinderella Romance* Bad Boy Makes Good*Fae Fantasy

Previously published as ASHES

Books2read: https://books2read.com/hiddenfae

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49225939-hidden

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/hidden-a-fae-fantasy-romance-fae-magic-by-jessica-aspen

 

*****

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase. Myself and my coffee fund thank you! 🙂

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Hidden is here!

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LOVE REDEEMED BAD BOYS? SECRETLY LONG TO BE KIDNAPPED TO A TOWER AND LOCKED AWAY? EVER WONDER IF YOU’RE TRULY A PRINCESS?

Buy HIDDEN today on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081DMLC7V/

Need a different Amazon store link? Try Books2read:  https://books2read.com/hiddenfae

Add HIDDEN to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49225939-hidden

Reccomend it on Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/hidden-a-fae-fantasy-romance-fae-magic-by-jessica-aspen


*****
He’s a bitter man with a taste for revenge—and she’s the perfect means to get it.
She’s a princess who’s lost her throne and is looking for answers…


All Grim wants is to resurrect the past, but to do so he must get a princess to spin straw into gold. When the perfect princess Ana falls into his hands he’ll sacrifice anything to get his revenge—even true love…
Ana was happy with her party princess life, until her stepsister turned out to be Cinderella. Now, Ana doesn’t know who she is. When she’s kidnapped by a dark stranger demanding her to be more than just arm candy, she has to step up or be lost forever under his spell…

Immerse yourself in Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced fantasy romance…clever, sexy, and just a little on the dark side. Read WANTED today.

* Fairy Tale Romance * Kidnapping * Enemies to Lovers *

If you love Once Upon A Time, Grimm, and Lost Girl, you’ll love Fae Magic.

Here’s what readers are saying about Jessica Aspen’s Fae Magic series:

*****Holly Cow on Rollerblades!
Fan-Blessed -Tastic there is everything in this mind blowing book – Adventure, Survival, Fear, Betrayal, Suspense, Action Packed, Loyalty, Hate, Love, Wickedly Hot Scenes – so much Drama, Revenge, Sacrifice! Definitely a Must Read!

*****This book was so good I couldn’t put it down

***** The story and characters just swept me along, till I just couldn’t put the book down. Jessica Aspen has the gift of superbly evocative words, as she conjures up settings and descriptions, so that fantasy seems real.

When Jessica Aspen takes on fairy tales…watch out! You’ll love hunting for the twists in her dark fantasy romance series, Fae Magic.

Want twisted fairy tales with sexy fae, magical heroines, dragons and more?

Here’s where to go…

•Snow White—HUNTED
•Beauty and the Beast—CURSED
•The Frog Prince—ENCHANTED
•The Snow Queen—CAGED
•Sleeping Beauty—BESPELLED
•Cinderella—HIDDEN
•Rumplestiltskin—WANTED
•Little Red Riding Hood—HOUNDED

*****

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

FB starter library no covers

DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase. Myself and my coffee fund thank you! 🙂

 

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Hidden is almost here!!! Want a taste?

Hidden will be here next week! And I’m super stoked!!!

I finally have a cover— WOOT! Don’t you love it? 🙂

If you’re a member of my newsletter and you read ROMANCED you’ll find you know the Evil Queen in this story. Mwa-ha-ha! I can’t wait for you to read it, so here’s a quick taste…

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Holding the girl close, Finn felt a rise of attraction. Despite her servant’s attire, she smelled fresh, like the garden itself, with an underlay of something sweet and delicious. He closed his eyes and inhaled and while he was distracted she jerked away, aiming the sharp tines of the pitchfork directly at his groin.

“How did you get in here?”

He wasn’t about to tell her of the nearly forgotten postern gate hidden under a hedge that led out beyond the outer bailey and dropped off into the moat. He’d paid dearly for the information years ago, when he’d first arrived in the area and still thought there was a chance that Odette was hidden in the castle named after the woman who had caused all the misery in his life.

Instead, he went to move around the girl’s weapon, but she made a vicious move and he barely jumped back out of the way before the metal tines stabbed his most vulnerable part.

“Back off. I may be nothing but a servant, but at least I have integrity.” The crystals in her mossy green eyes sparked defiance.

“Yes, you definitely do.” To his surprise, Finn found himself smiling at the black-haired wench with the pitchfork aimed right at his balls. “Tell me, why is a serving girl so intent on protecting the king’s produce?”

“I—” She took a firmer grip on her pitchfork. “Don’t tell me you don’t think women should be warriors?”

“Oh yes. It only makes them more intriguing. But you, my feisty flower, are not someone who fights.”

Her whole face deflated. “You can tell?”

“Let me see.” He cocked his head to the side and examined her carefully. “If I had to guess, I’d say, ash-girl.”

“How did you know?”

“A bit of soot.” He slid his finger down the tip of her nose. “Just…here.”

Her breath caught.

For a second, Finn was distracted from his mission. He could take a few minutes, spend some time with this girl. Get to know her.

And then he recalled why he was here. Odette had waited so long. He couldn’t get distracted now.

He gave her a dazzling smile, the one that always got him out of trouble with women. “Now, since you are such a fierce defender of the king’s garden, perhaps you could satisfy my curiosity. There are rumors of a garden here with the most lovely roses in Underhill.”

Her face fell. “Oh, you don’t want to go there.”

“Why not? It’s really why I came.”

“You snuck into the king’s garden, risked death, all to see a rose garden? Why?” She eyed him suspiciously. “I thought you came to steal the apples?”

“Well, as good as the apples are, it’s harvest time on the other side of the wall and we have barrels of apples ripe for the picking.” He moved in close to her, appreciating the way her rapid breathing made her breasts move up and down. Their soft curves peeking out from the top of her badly fitting uniform reminded him that it had been a while since he’d last lain with a woman. Too long. Women loved men who loved them, all he had to do was let her see his true attraction, and she’d give him what he wanted. Besides, what he wanted was so small, just a flower. How could she resist?

He leaned in and let his arousal show as his eyes dipped down to her cleavage and back up to her face. Her pupils dilated, and he smiled in response. “I’ll let you in on a little secret. It’s rumored that in the garden is a statue of a gorgon, held in perpetual imprisonment. And if you stare into her eyes, you too, will be turned to stone.”

The girl laughed. “She’s ugly enough for that.” She stared into his eyes for so many seconds he began to worry he was losing his charm. But then she nodded. “Okay, I’ll take you. But, promise me, no more stealing apples. Stealing from the queen is a capital offense. If the guard caught you, you could be killed.”

He nodded solemnly. “On my honor.” Using his best courtly style, with a flourish of his hand, he bowed. “After you, my lady.”

She blushed and set out through the trees, leading him away from the tall bright walls of the newer parts of the castle and instead in the direction of one of the stodgy gray towers to the side.

“It’s too bad. The flowers are very pretty, but the statue makes it unpleasant.” She shivered. “I usually don’t stay long.”

“Do you get much time to spend in the gardens?” His recollection of palace life was that the ash-girls were the bottom of the heap, abused by everyone from the parlor maids on down. But things might have changed in the decades since he’d lived in a palace. Many things had.

She gave a rueful shake of her head. “No, but I sneak off as much as possible.” She gave him a shy glance. “The gardeners cover for me.”

He could see why. With her riot of black curls and the mischievous sparkle in her eyes giving her a willful look, she must have half the male staff wrapped around her fingers. Despite her hard life, her face curved up, as if she smiled a lot, the apples of her cheeks a pale blushing pink. She caught him appraising her and her cheeks bloomed an even deeper color. His cock stirred. Yes, he’d love to delve deeper into this serving maid. Perhaps when he’d found Odette and finally done what he needed to do, perhaps he’d come back.

As they approached a wall surrounding one of the towers, he noticed the garden was less regimented here. A few wildflowers peeped out of the borders amongst their more sedate cousins, and the grass was taller and un-cut.

“It’s just in here.” She pushed open an old wooden door set in the wall. The hinges creaked and he instinctively stiffened, checking from side to side.

“Don’t worry. No one comes here.” Her voice dropped. “They all think it’s haunted,” she whispered, and laughed.

Yes, he definitely wanted to come back. It had been a long time since he’d felt this way, as if the world were a bright and sunny place.

They entered the walled garden and the sounds of the castle grounds faded away. Here, it was as if time stood still. Roses bloomed everywhere, a riot of reds and pinks and purples, interspersed by thick lush greenery. There was no bird song, and even the breeze seemed to still. White climbers tumbled up and over a bench, leaving only a small space on the mossy stone to sit. And there, at the base of the old crumbling tower, were the yellow roses with bright red spatters, that he’d been sent to steal.

“It’s out of control. Do the gardeners never come here?”

“No, they’re terrified. I could tame it, I suppose, but I love the chaos. Everywhere else on the grounds the queen dictates complete control, but here—” she stroked the delicate petals of a white rose “—here, it’s all mine.”

She pointed at the statue in the center of the garden. Nothing grew up to its feet, and even the grass that was brave enough to come close looked thin and barren, a direct contrast to the over-blown color of the rest of the garden. “There she is. Are you brave enough to look into her eyes?”

There wasn’t any definition to the statue’s features. Just the suggestion of the shape of a woman in armor, her empty hands thrust to the sky. And coming from it a palpable sense of dread.

“She’s hideous.” He circled the statue, strangely entranced by its evil. “Who would put something like that here? I can almost believe she can turn a man to stone.”

“She’s ugly,” Ella agreed. “But I think you can tell your myth is just that.” She gestured to the rest of the garden. “No one else has turned to stone.”

“A pity.” The freshness of her face cleared his mind of the negative lure of the statue and he turned his back on it. “Now I’ll have to think of some other reason to be here.”

Her partially opened lips were soft and rosy, like the delicate petals falling to the ground with fall’s first cool nights. He needed to kiss those gently curved lips, take what she so innocently offered. Kiss her easy smile and maybe he could ease some of his own heartbreak.

From somewhere across the garden a woman called, “Ella!”

She flinched, stepping away. “I have to go.”

The moment was gone, leaving him feeling strangely bankrupt. He didn’t want this interlude to end. “Wait.” He caught hold of her hand before she went more than a few steps. “Meet me tomorrow in the town square. It’s the harvest festival and there’s so much to see.” He wanted to see her sparkle and shine at all the wonders of the fair.

“I can’t.” She bit her lip, sinking her teeth into the pink softness.

He suppressed a groan at her response. “You can. You’re the defender of the gardens. You took on a stranger with just a pitchfork, braved the vision of the gorgon. You can steal just one day.” He stroked the back of her wrist. “Please.”

She sucked in a breath and her eyes fluttered shut. When she opened them, she searched him with that deep mossy stare, as if to see if he were real.

He didn’t want to tell her he suspected he might not be very real at all unless she was here, talking to him. Touching him. There was something about this girl that woke him up inside, in a place he’d thought long dead. Maybe it was the possibility of finally being free of his quest. Maybe it was because her innocence reminded him of Odette. Maybe it was just that he was lonely and jaded, and in desperate need of something to guide him. He didn’t know what it was, but he knew—he had to see her again.

“Okay.” She smiled, a joyous full smile that lit up her whole face and had him grinning from ear to ear.

“Ella!” The woman’s voice took on an impatient tone. “Where are you?”

She ducked and spared another look over her shoulder at the gate. “You have to go.”

He nodded and bent down, giving her a quick brush across the lips, the brief contact tingling long after he’d backed away.

“Meet me at ten tomorrow at the well in the town square.” He raced to the base of the tower and plucked a half opened red spattered bloom, a surge of happiness giving him a burst of energy. “A lovely flower for a lovely lady.” He ran to the wooden door and gave her a bow. “Tomorrow, my lady.” Then he slipped out of the door, phasing as soon as he was out of her sight and easily avoiding the other woman searching across the garden.

He tucked the rose into the box he’d brought for it and snapped the fastener shut. Shrinking it down, he tucked it into the pocket of his leather jacket and headed toward the orchard, a spring in his step. He had a date for tomorrow, as they’d say in the humans’ world—and he was excited.

It had nothing to do with getting the rose, or with Odette. For the first time in nearly two-hundred years he’d almost felt free. And he found he wanted that feeling. Needed it. He wasn’t a prince any longer. Hadn’t been for so long he’d nearly forgotten what it was like to be pampered and coddled. This girl brought something out in him, and he wasn’t letting her go. At least, not yet.

Preorder HIDDEN today…

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LOVE REDEEMED BAD BOYS? SECRETLY LONG TO BE KIDNAPPED TO A TOWER AND LOCKED AWAY? EVER WONDER IF YOU’RE TRULY A PRINCESS?
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He’s a bitter man with a taste for revenge—and she’s the perfect means to get it.
She’s a princess who’s lost her throne and is looking for answers…

All Grim wants is to resurrect the past, but to do so he must get a princess to spin straw into gold. When the perfect princess Ana falls into his hands he’ll sacrifice anything to get his revenge—even true love…
Ana was happy with her party princess life, until her stepsister turned out to be Cinderella. Now, Ana doesn’t know who she is. When she’s kidnapped by a dark stranger demanding her to be more than just arm candy, she has to step up or be lost forever under his spell…

Immerse yourself in Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced fantasy romance…clever, sexy, and just a little on the dark side. Read WANTED today.

* Fairy Tale Romance * Kidnapping * Enemies to Lovers *

If you love Once Upon A Time, Grimm, and Lost Girl, you’ll love Fae Magic.

Here’s what readers are saying about Jessica Aspen’s Fae Magic series:

*****Holly Cow on Rollerblades!
Fan-Blessed -Tastic there is everything in this mind blowing book – Adventure, Survival, Fear, Betrayal, Suspense, Action Packed, Loyalty, Hate, Love, Wickedly Hot Scenes – so much Drama, Revenge, Sacrifice! Definitely a Must Read!

*****This book was so good I couldn’t put it down

***** The story and characters just swept me along, till I just couldn’t put the book down. Jessica Aspen has the gift of superbly evocative words, as she conjures up settings and descriptions, so that fantasy seems real.

When Jessica Aspen takes on fairy tales…watch out! You’ll love hunting for the twists in her dark fantasy romance series, Fae Magic.

Want twisted fairy tales with sexy fae, magical heroines, dragons and more?

Here’s where to go…

•Snow White—HUNTED
•Beauty and the Beast—CURSED
•The Frog Prince—ENCHANTED
•The Snow Queen—CAGED
•Sleeping Beauty—BESPELLED
•Cinderella—HIDDEN
•Rumplestiltskin—WANTED
•Little Red Riding Hood—HOUNDED

 

*****

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

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Freebie Friday…Scarlett

It’s Freebie Friday! Download SCARLETT FOR FREE!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z8D76K7/

Scarlett: A Sexy Shifter Fairytale Romance by Jessica Aspen

Are you ready for sexy bear shifters in a fairy tale setting?

This is the book that goes with the fairy tale, Rose White and Rose Red. Of course, I have Scarlett and Silver, two sisters who aren’t speaking to each other, but by the end of the books have not only ironed out their differences, but have also found true love…fairy tale shifter style!

It’s also small town shifter, so if you love a Colorado setting complete with bears, sexy bad boys, and a pub where buying a growler means so much more than beer…SCARLETT is your book!

 

*****

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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Bespelled is here!

How can an evil queen possibly find her true love? And what kind of man would it be?

Well, it’s time to find out!

BESPELLED is here!!!

Enemies to lovers…twisted tale of Sleeping Beauty…fae romance…it’s got it all! And of course, this is the book where the Evil Queen get’s her happy ever after and isn’t that what fairy tale romance is all about?

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You can read it today on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z8D76K7/

And it’s FREE in KU. 🙂

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BOOKS2READ link: https://books2read.com/bespelledmagic

Oh, and here are the Goodreads and Bookbub links too. Even if you’ve already read this story as Queen of Thorns, you can add BESPELLED to your TBR shelf. 🙂

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48639128

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/books/bespelled-a-fae-fantasy-romance-fae-magic-book-5-by-jessica-aspen

Have a great day and Enjoy!

-Jessica

P.S. Fan pricing will be one day only 12/06-12/07, so stay tuned! 🙂

*****

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

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Introducing FAE MAGIC!!!

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FAE MAGIC IS HERE!!!

The Tales of the Black Court have had a make-over. New titles, new series name, and brand new covers. And I know you’re going to be super excited!!!

Introducing: FAE MAGIC! The brand new fae romance series that’s actually all the books you’ve come to love. Still fantasy romance, still fairy tale romance, still the Tales of the Black Court, just with a brand new look.

The Dark Huntsman is now HUNTED.Cursed 1900x2850

Prince by Blood and Bone is now CURSED.

 

And Broken Mirror is now ENCHANTED.

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And to celebrate, I’ll be putting each one on sale, starting with today and HUNTED.

So click HERE to download HUNTED for only 99 cents!

Stay tuned for the next sale next week of CURSED, followed by ENCHANTED.

And for those of you who already love the series, there’s a brand new prequel, ROMANCED. Only available to newsletter subscribers, so click HERE and sign up today. https://jessicaaspen.com/free-book-offer/

I can’t wait to share everything that’s coming up in the future. Fantasy romance, fae, witches, shifters…so many books to come! WOOT!

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*****

 

HUNTED

On sale today for only 99 cents.

Hunted 1900 x2850

Killing her is his mission.

Hers is survival.

Neither of them expects love…

When the Black Queen sends her Huntsman on a mission, the last thing Logan expects is to fail. But one sight of the witch he’s been sent to kill changes everything. Now, instead of riding to kill her, he’s riding to save her…

Swept away to faery, Trina’s falling in love with the enemy—and the one thing that might save her is the one thing she never thought she’d need…true love’s kiss. 

Immerse yourself in Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced fantasy romance…clever, sexy, and just a little on the dark side. Read HUNTED today. FREE in KU.

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Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/hunted-a-fae-fantasy-romance-fae-magic-book-1-by-jessica-aspen

*****

Author Bio:

Jessica Aspen

Jessica Aspen has always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she’s able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time, writing, walking the dog, and hiking in the Colorado Rockies. You can find out more information and read about Jessica’s paranormal romances at http://JessicaAspen.com

Your Jessica Aspen Starter Library is waiting.

Click HERE to discover Jessica Aspen’s fast-paced world of paranormal romance

FB starter library no covers

DISCLOSURE: Some of the links on this site are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and purchase. Myself and my coffee fund thank you! 🙂

 

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