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Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream
Blood Prince Series
Genre: Fantasy Romance/Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Skeleton Key Publishing
Cover Artist: Elaina of For the Muse Designs
Loupe always dreamed of getting married. She yearned for a caring husband who would take her away from her servant-like existence at home with her stepmother and two stepsisters, a man who would love her forever. Those dreams ended the day she was bitten by a werewolf. Now she’s a mindless beast on the night of the full moon—a condition that forever prevents her from sharing a marriage bed. Not even the attentions of a handsome and endearingly strong prince can convince her that the life she wants is still possible.
Etienne is a prince in need of a werewolf. A werewolf himself from birth, Etienne and his family have protected their kingdom with tooth and claw—literally—for thousands of years. Unfortunately, the spell of a well-meaning witch is slowly turning him human. Only the bite of a cursed werewolf, one who was not born with the beast inside, can save him from becoming human. He has no time for anything that will not lead him to a cure for the cure. Not even the beautiful maiden whose gentle nature soothes his soul can take his mind from his goal.
Love cares little for the best laid plans or the impossible. A grand ball. The stroke of twelve. A magic “slipper.” All kinds of things can happen when you don’t leave the ball…Before Midnight.
About the Author
Jennifer Blackstream is a psychology enthusiast with both a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology. Her fascination with the human mind is most appeased through the study of mythology and folklore as well as all of Terry Pratchett’s novels.
Jennifer enjoys listening to Alice Cooper, trying new recipes (to which she will add garlic whether it calls for it or not), watching television with her family, and playing with her woefully intelligent four year old son.
Jennifer spends most of her time drinking coffee from her X-Men mug and desperately trying to get all her ideas written down before her toddler can find that all magical button on her laptop to make all her work vanish.
Mailing List: http://www.jenniferblackstream.com/contact-me.php
Take your classic fairy tale of Cinderella. Add a large helping of paranormal, and you get Before Midnight by Jennifer Blackstream. I really love this fun genre of stories emerging as retellings of classical fairy tales. It is so neat to hear a story you think you know, in a whole new way. I really liked that this story wasn’t a ‘nice’ fairy tale either. Our heroine is forced to hide her true nature from her wicked stepmother…she may have had a horrible life, but Loupe is determined to make the best of it any way that she can. The romance aspect of the story is just how I like it: sweet! If you love paranormal romance, this is a must-read!