Good morning, my friends. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend.
Today, the Wicked Author Spotlight light is on the talented author, Brandi Gillilan.
Brandi Gillilan is currently a student in college and along with her twin sister, raising their nephews. She has always enjoyed writing and has been for years. She spends her night writing and if she gets behind, her army of penguins and wolves takes her to task. Music is a big inspiration for her and she listens to it while writing to keep the flow going. She grew up a military brat, moving around a lot as a child but has never left the United States.
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For your reading pleasure, here is an excerpt of Buy Me A Rose from the Wicked Fairytales: the Curvy Collection…
Buy Me A Rose Blurb
Rose is a lady, the daughter of a Duke, but her first calling has always been that of a warrior. With her curvy body and devotion to her craft, she’s shocked when she’s called upon to fulfill a marriage contract with the royal family. Assuming Prince Nicolai would prefer her prettier sister, Rose is uncertain and mistrustful of his attraction to her, but that is not their only problem. A powerful witch has come to their kingdom, wreaking havoc and mayhem with her minions. Fighting side by side with her prince, Rose begins to realize her true worth.
A sexy retelling of the fairytale, Red Rose.
Rose let out a curse when an assailant’s sword swiped her arm.
This action of harm to his bride to be finally broke him from his enraptured stupor. Nicolai spurred his mount forward, drawing his sword in one smooth motion. Coming up behind the assailant, he felled him with a single swing of his blade. Jumping off his horse, he intended to make his way to Rose.
Nicolai drew several throwing daggers from his waist and threw them with ease at his opponents, the blades hitting true with several men. Hearing a grunt from behind him, Nicolai turned to see one of the bastards had gotten behind him and by the raised ax, hoped to kill him.
A large vine impaling him, stopped him cold.
Nicolai gave Rose a nod in thanks, then turned back into the fray of things. “Where are they coming from?” he yelled out as yet another fighter replaced the last.
“I was surprised by them,” Rose growled out through clenched teeth. “I was training when they appeared out of nowhere. I believe they ported in.”
“That is a very rare gift,” Nicolai shouted, blocking a sword with his own while using a throwing dagger to slit an opponent’s throat. “Rose, do you know a way to prevent the assailants from porting in?” He viciously kicked another assailant away as he took a slash to the arm. “Bastard!” he snarled.
“No…my magic does not work like that and I do not know any general spells for it,” Rose popped back, shooting an arrow into the eye of a warrior trying to attack Nicolai.
One of the assailants cackled at her, “Our mistress is very powerful. Right now, she’s testing you. You will feel her wrath soon enough.”
“I think you must be mistaken nave, it is you who is feeling our wrath,” Rose snarled and swung a vine whip, wrapping it around the man’s throat. “Who is your Mistress? Give me a name and I shall show mercy.”
The man chuckled darkly. “She who out shines any woman with her beauty. Her magic has no equal. My Mistress is my mercy. I will die by your hand or no hand at all.”
“So you wish, so it shall be.” Rose pulled tight on the whip, effectively ending the man’s life.