"Once you gave your mask to me, you would be allowed to venture down that path. The handmaidens of the forest would prepare you for me...all control surrendered, waiting and ready for my claim. Oh, you will find it a bit dreadful, I must admit."
I should not be so intrigued by the King of the Revels' wicked promise. I should not wish to abandon my family and remain in this faery land of song and dance forever. But it was a temptation, when in my own homeland of Torina, my pious mother forbids me from my beloved music and dancing…much less dancing with beautiful men.
But do I love the King of the Revels enough to belong to him?
I was locked up with the princess. There was something about her delicate features, her small mouth slightly open in sleep, and her breath slowly rising and falling, that stirred a deeply protective instinct like I had never felt before.
I haven't been the same man since the King of Torina sent me to fight in his pointless, bloody war. I came home with a limp and bad memories of my friends dying in my arms, but now the king has offered Princess Evaline's hand to anyone who can figure out why her slippers are worn out in the morning. I accepted out of revenge. But as soon as I saw her, I knew I wanted to capture her heart fair and square. First, I'll have get past the King of the Revels…
These Wicked Revels is a standalone fairy tale retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses for those who like an unabashedly adorable happily ever after with a side of serious steaminess! (Even the trees are naughty in this one. You've been warned.)