@GoddessFish VBT – Classic Fairy Tales with Modern Heroines.Guest Post by Emelle Gamble: author of December Wedding.

Today here at Beyond My Writing Space we’re talking fairy tales. I’ve been swept up in Frozen Fever ever since I saw the Let It Go teaser on Youtube long before the film was released at the cinema. So I asked Emelle Gamble, author of December Wedding, “Which fairytale would you most like to step
into and why?”
and I absolutely love her answer!

Cinderella is the ultimate fairy tale for

People who thwart your dreams and deny you
what you deserve, a handsome prince who sees you from across the room and knows
you are his one and only, and a good fairy to grant your fondest wish! And good
clothes! What could be better?

However much I love this fairy tale, I’ve
often thought that Cinderella is a bit old-fashioned. She does have to be
rescued, and it takes a miracle to get what she wants. A friend is working on a
more pro-active, futuristic version of this character, who relies more on hard
work, courage and never giving up to win her Prince.

That’s probably what we modern readers want
in a heroine, pluck and grit instead of glass slippers…but still, wouldn’t we
all love having a fairy godmother for just one night?

Readers, if you did have one wish, what
would it be? If it was me, a certain Mrs. George Clooney might find her hubby
missing for the evening…

A December Wedding … The Deets

Molly Harper is a movie star who fans think ‘has it all’. Cruz Morales is Molly’s true love, and he hates the media intrusions into their life. Molly and Cruz are going to have a baby. And throw a secret wedding for her brother Harry. What could go wrong? Read DECEMBER WEDDING, the sequel to DUETS and MOLLY HARPER, and find out if there really is a happy ever after for Molly and Cruz.

A Sneak Peek inside

Molly Harper lay beside Cruz Morales
in the darkened bedroom, finally drowsy as the familiar night sounds floated in
on the Santa Barbara breezes. She was on her second set of counting backwards
from 100 to fall asleep, forty-two, forty-one…
“Will you marry me, Molly?” Cruz
asked, his voice husky and close.
“No.” She’d said no to him a hundred
times the last year. He told her last Christmas Eve he was going to ask her the
last thing every night for a year before he’d give up. Saying no had been easy.
Though meaning it was getting a little more difficult.
“Why not?”
“You know why not. I love you too
much to subject you to a wedding.”
Cruz sighed. “Lame reason, chica. No
one I know would think that’s a good reason.”
“They would if they remembered I’m
an actress whose life attracts the press like a tub of honey attracts bees. And
bees sting. You know what a zoo our wedding would turn out to be.”
“Not if we got married at the
courthouse in Taos, or at your home there. People can get hitched the same day
they get the license in New Mexico. I checked. We could keep it a secret.”
“A secret?  You know that’s impossible. Someone at the
courthouse would tell their friend, who would call the newspaper or People
Magazine or tweet it to thirty thousand of their closest friends.”
“Are you sure we’re still
interesting to other people? I think the gossip about us has cooled down.
People seem more interested in royal babies and the Jolie-Pitt clan now.”
“That’s true. There were only two
camera crews outside the restaurant where we ate last Friday.” Molly’s brain
reran a few snippets of the last two years, all recorded and available on the
internet. Cruz struggling to recover from the motorcycle accident that nearly
killed him. Her movie star husband leaving her for another woman. Her ex and
the other woman having a baby.
Mother’s death.
All events which were played out on
the front page of newspapers and websites around the world.
“Please? I’ll put a ring on it
tomorrow if you say yes.”
Molly took a rattling breath.
Tonight’s discussion was quite a bit more protracted than the three hundred
plus nights before. “No, thank you. I don’t need you to do anything more to
prove you love me.”
In the midnight shadows, his
generous mouth softened against the hard curves of his face. “I do love you.
I’ve always loved you. Every single moment since I met you. Even when we were
“Did you, Cruz? Did you really even
love me then?”
He touched her nose with his finger
and cleared his throat, which he always did when he recited a favorite poem.
“i carry your heart with me (i carry
it in my heart) i  am never without it
(anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,
my darling) i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for
beautiful you are my world, my true)”
Molly’s eyes burned. “I melt when
you recite love poetry, Professor Cruz. I hope you don’t do in class; all those
cute girls will be trying to jump your bones.”
“I only recite for you, chica. I
read e.e. cummings when I was recovering in the hospital. He brought you back
to me.”
“Oh please,” she whispered. “Let’s
not talk about those terrible times.”
“Why? They don’t matter now, they
hardly mattered then. Once we got back together, I mean, the past was gone.”
“The past is never gone. It’s on
Facebook and Entertainment Tonight.”
“No one looks at those things.”
That made her laugh, as he had hoped
it would.

“Right. No one.” Molly embraced him,
the sheets silky smooth, while Cruz was warm and hard, and then rolled onto her
other side.

The Giveaway

Emelle will be awarding a $20 Amazon GC plus a digital copy of December Wedding to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during this tour and the Review Tour, here. A $25 Amazon GC will be awarded to a randomly drawn host also between the two tours.

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Who is Emelle Gamble..?

Gamble Bio : Emelle Gamble became a writer at an early age. As ‘M.L. Gamble,’
she published several romantic suspense novels with Harlequin Intrigue. She is
now self-publishing and also working with Soul Mate Publishing  who have released  two romantic women’s fiction novels,  Secret Sister, in July of 2013, and Dating
Cary Grant, an April 2014 release.
intrigued by the words ‘what if’, 
Gamble’s books feature an ordinary woman confronted with an
extraordinary situation.  Emelle
celebrates the adventurous spirit of readers, and hopes each will enjoy the
exciting and surprising journeys her characters take.

welcomes any reader interested in emailing her at emellegamble@aol.com and hopes they will visit her website,
www.EmelleGamble.com ,  her FaceBook
page: https://www.facebook.com/Emelle.Gamble or follow her on Twitter
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Emelle Gamble joined me back in Aug 2013

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