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The Better to See You: A Transplanted Tales #2

Kate SeRine

ISBN 9781601830258
Publish Date 2/5/2013
Format ePub
Categories Romance Paranormal, E-only

Once upon a time, a spell went awry and Make Believe characters were cast into the ordinary world. And the results aren’t always happily ever after…

Everyone thinks fairy godmothers can do no wrong. But if not for a certain spell mis-cast by Lavender Seelie, Cinderella’s former fairy godmother, the Tales would not be stuck in the Here and Now. Fortunately for Lavender, she’s about to get a second chance at a happy ending…

The Refuge, a sanctuary for wayward Tales, seems like the perfect place for Lavender to start a new life—especially when she discovers an unexpected ally in Seth, the brooding werewolf who’s been typecast as a villain ever since his run in with Little Red Riding Hood. But when humans from nearby towns start turning up dead, their bodies mutilated with archaic Tale symbols, Lavender wonders if Seth’s deep sensuality has blinded her to the truth. And that distraction could put innocent lives in danger. Including her own…

“It’s not often that something totally new and entertaining comes along, but Kate SeRine doesn’t disappoint with Red. I definitely recommend this to readers who want humor, drama, suspense, and a truly entertaining, “feel good” romance.”—Kate Douglas

"A bit of paranormal romance, a bit of urban fantasy, and all awesomeness, the Transplanted Tales series offers readers everything they could possibly ask for - creative storytelling, action and humor, fantastic characters, and a world you will return to again and again. You simply MUST read it!" -- The Rabid Reader

About Kate SeRine:

National Reader’s Choice Award Winner

Kate SeRine (pronounced “serene”) faithfully watched weekend monster movie marathons while growing up, each week hoping that maybe this time the creature du jour would get the girl. But every week she was disappointed. So when she began writing her own stories, Kate vowed that her characters would always have a happily ever after. And, thus, her love for paranormal romance was born.

Kate lives in a smallish, quintessentially Midwestern town with her husband and two sons, who share her love of storytelling. She never tires of creating new worlds to share and is even now working on her next project.

Author Q&A
Telling Tales

Around two hundred years ago a magical duel went awry, transplanting hundreds of fairytale characters from Make Believe into the human world of the Here and Now. And in 2012, I introduced the first of these “Tales” to readers with RED, sharing how Tess “Red” Little and Nate Grimm found their happily ever after while solving murders, dispensing justice, and keeping more troublesome Tales from exposing their secret lives among us Ordinaries.

And now with the release of the fourth book in the series, EVER AFTER, I’m thrilled to finally tell the story of Gideon Montrose, the mysterious and sexy fairytale bodyguard who has been wooing fans with his loyalty, honor, and gallantry since he stepped onto the page in my second Transplanted Tales novel, THE BETTER TO SEE YOU.

Surprisingly, I’d originally planned for Gideon to be just a throwaway character. But I fell in love with him after only a couple of sentences, and so gave him a bigger role in the second book. The reader response was so overwhelmingly positive, that I brought him back in the third novel, ALONG CAME A SPIDER. And when it came time to choose the protagonist for the fourth book in the series, it was a no-brainer! Gideon had experienced a lot of tragedy and heartbreak in his life and it was time to give him the happily ever after he so deserved.

Enter Arabella Locksley, a notorious thief that Gideon is ordered to apprehend only to discover she’s none other than the feisty, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood. Now, torn between his happiness at finding his former love alive and his anger over the lies that tore them apart, Gideon’s loyalties are put to the test. But it soon becomes apparent he’s just as likely as ever to have his heart stolen by the beautiful thief.

I think readers who have fallen for Gideon are going to love Luke Rogan, the hero of DECEIVED, the first novel in my new DARK ALLIANCE romantic suspense series, releasing from Kensington in summer 2016.

Luke’s former career in the Special Forces makes him a valuable asset to Temple Knight & Associates, a multi-billion dollar private equity firm operating as a front for the Knights Templar—modern-day warriors who’ve been secretly recruiting over the centuries to rebuild their Order as it once was before corruption and greed diverted them from their noble calling to protect the innocent. Now they work outside the law to thwart those who would bring the world to its knees.

In DECEIVED, Luke’s mission is simple: secure Sarah Scoffield and her young son Eli and bring them back to headquarters. Problem is, Sarah and her son seem to hold the key to the Templars’ undoing. And someone else has made it clear they’ll stop at nothing to capture them. Determined to deliver Sarah and Eli before the Templars’ enemies can get their hands on them, Luke’s made a vow to keep his distance and not get too close. But Sarah’s gentle love soon begins to thaw Luke’s cold heart and awakens in him passions he’d thought dead and buried long ago…

I’m looking forward to sharing Luke and Sarah’s story and introducing readers to the exciting world of the DARK ALLIANCE!



"From the brilliant mind of author Kate SeRine comes The Better To See You , the second book in her enthralling series featuring some of our most beloved characters from classic fairy tales."--Night Owl Reviews

"What I liked most about this story were the three dimensional characters. Ms. SeRine's talented writing skills really gave them a vibrant life of their own. And her snarky attitude made them unlike any fairytale characters you've ever read about." --Night Owl Reviews

"Kate SeRine entwined the perfect mix of magic, mystery, funny and romance to make a truly enchanting adventure." -- Tome Tender

"Within seconds of sitting down to read this book, I knew I had found a new favorite. The Better to See You is a merry romp through fiction and fables, and it's a fresh contribution to the world of paranormal romance." --Strange Bedfellows Paranormal Romance Book Reviews
 
"Kate SeRine's wry and witty voice is an instant grab, catching your attention from the start and never letting up until it's over..." --Strange Bedfellows Paranormal Romance Book Reviews

"From the first page of Red to the last word of The Better to See You, Kate SeRine has proven that she's an author to watch...."
--Strange Bedfellows Paranormal Romance Book Reviews

"WTF Are You Reading? calls THE BETTER TO SEE YOU a "sexy saga with a magical mix of murder, mayhem, and mystery..." --WTF Are You Reading?

"I absolutely loved this book.  The Better To See You rivals if not surpasses the first book in the series.  The pace is perfect and the story riveting.  The main couple has wonderful chemistry and are tons of fun to read.  Kate’s voice is wonderful and her ideas are exceptional.  Fans or romance or urban fantasy books who are looking for something different and awesome NEED to read this series.  It’s simply amazing." --Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks

"The Better to See You was a magical read that has me believing in fairy tales (especially the twisted, transplanted ones) and I cannot wait for the next in the series…" --Urban Girl Reader

"Non-stop conflict makes THE BETTER TO SEE YOU captivating all the way through the last page…" --Nocturnal Readings

"Filled with kickass heroines, yummy men, tension that doesn't stop, and sexual sizzle that will leave you breathless..." --Nocturnal Readings

"This series is an irresistible treat for readers who enjoy supernatural suspense romances." --BOOKTRIB



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