B & E Ever After
by Linda Kage
(Fairy Tale Quartet, #3)
Publication date: September 16th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fairy Tales, Retelling, Romance
A contemporary Hansel and Gretel Romance.
Gretel, er, I mean, Gabriella Salazar finds temptation and desperation to be too great and breaks into a wicked witch’s—uh, that is—a pretentious, rich woman’s condo, only to discover she’s not the only one with a B & E fetish. The twist is that the mysterious, handsome Hansel to her Gretel who has also stolen into the same apartment is anything but brotherly, and the two strangers find themselves lip-locked before the evening is over. Now Gabby and her new, aggravating accomplice must get crafty and work together to free themselves and everyone they hold dear from a mad woman’s clutches.
But breaking and entering never ends with a happily ever after…right?
MAIN CHARACTERS –
Hayden Carmichael, head of the Shoes department at Judge Fashions Industry. Brother to Brick,
stepbrother to Kaitlynn (from Kissing the Boss), biological son of Lana Judge, aka the Devil herself.
Gabriella Salazar, waitress at Trudy’s Café. Sister to Miguel, daughter of Oscar. Lives in the same
apartment building as Kaitlynn (from Kissing the Boss).
Ages = Adult…ish.
LENGTH OF STORY – 106,780 words.
RELEASE DATE – September 16th
SERIES – Fairytale Quartet – Book 3
(Probably wouldn’t be too lost if you read it as a standalone, I don’t think!)
Book 1 = Monster Among the Roses (featuring Shaw and Isobel)
Book 2 = Kissing the Boss (featuring Kaitlynn and Ezra)
Told simultaneously at the same time that KISSING THE BOSS takes place, so two or three scenes overlap in both books, but they’re told from different points of view, which means you already how everything will turn out if you’ve read book 2. Sorry, no twisty surprises. Which also means you can read B&E EVER AFTER before KISSING THE BOSS with no problem…I think!
“Hey, lady! You got any candy?”
Slowing to a stop as two pint-sized humans raced up to me—one dressed as Iron Man, the other Captain America—I deflated, realizing Miguel was totally missing out on trick-or- treating tonight. Not that we’d made him the best costume, though it had taken forever to cut up
cardboard boxes, then tape them back together, and cover them in aluminum foil to make the robot he had planned to be. I just hated that having the flu was making him miss out on the
opportunity to get out and be a kid. He didn’t deserve that. Poor guy already had enough on his plate.
What’s more, the boys gazing up at me expectantly didn’t need any candy; the buckets they were toting were already overflowing. But telling them to get lost felt a little rude, even for my taste. So I sighed impatiently and paused to open the purse I had dangling over my shoulder.
“Just a sec. Let me check my stash—Aha.” I found an open pack of gum with three pieces left. Extracting two, I held out one in each hand to disperse them equally. “And they’re orange flavored, huh,” I said, wiggling my eyebrows to make my gift look more appealing than
we all knew it was. “The best.”
The two boys exchanged incredulous glances, then turned back to me. “Gee, thanks, ya lousy cheapskate,” one said, before they both reached out, snagged their one piece of gum each and tossed their booty into their crowded buckets before they took off, racing away from me,
already intent to harass—er, find—another willing sucker to give them stuff.
I stared after them and shook my head sadly. They were going to grow up to be such male chauvinist little assholes, I could already tell. It was a shame, really. They’d been total cuties, too.
“Hey, happy Halloween, you guys,” I called, unable to help myself when I snidely added, “Don’t choke on a Kit-Kat and die or anything.”
They didn’t even bother to turn around as they flipped me off over their shoulders.
Yep, I’d totally called it. Assholes in training.
Linda writes romance fiction from YA to adult, contemporary to fantasy. Most Kage stories lean more toward the lighter, sillier side with a couple meaningful moments thrown in. Focuses more on entertainment value and emotional impact.
Published since 2010. Went through a 2-year writing correspondence class in children’s literature from The Institute of Children’s Literature. Then graduated with a Bachelors in Arts, English with an emphasis in creative fiction writing from Pittsburg State University.
Now she lives with hubby, two daughters, cat Holly, and nine cuckoo clocks in southeast Kansas, USA. Farm girl. Parents were dairy farmers. Was youngest of eight. Big family. Day job as a cataloging library assistant.
Harry Potter House Gryffindor, Patronus White Stallion, character match Hagrid. Supernatural Team Dean. Game of Thrones Team Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister. The Walking Dead Team Daryl. Outlander Team Jamie Fraser. Teen Wolf Team Stiles. Avenger Team Thor…or Hulk (can’t decide). Justice League Team Flash. Arrow Team Stephen Amell. Stranger Things obsessed. Heard Laurel, not Yanny.
Started out reading with the Baby-Sitters Club. Then moved to Sandra Brown, Linda Howard, Julie Garwood, and LaVyrle Spencer in high school. Now all over the place with her romance reading tastes.
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