Sunday, July 19, 2015

Heidi Rice: Tempting New York Fairy Tales & a Giveaway

I'm popping over while in the midst of packing to head to the Romance Writers of America Conference in NYC to talk - rather aptly I think - about my first book for Tule Publishing, Tempting the Knight, which is part of a hot new quartet I've written alongside fabulous author mates Kelly Hunter, Amy Andrews and Lucy King called Fairy Tales of New York. 
All the stories revolve around an Irish-American pub in Brooklyn, four BFFs who once went to the same Catholic convent school in Upstate New York and are dark, sexy modern updates of classic fairytales.

My story is a seriously sexed-up riff on Rapunzel, featuring a runaway supermodel, a hard-working legal aid attorney and one hot Labor Weekend booty call on a housebarge in Brooklyn.

Here's the book blurb to whet your appetite:

Once upon a time, poor little rich girl Zelda Madison wanted someone to love her, until she discovered being a badass was much more fun.

Ten years after getting kicked out of convent school and torn away from her three best friends, Zelda has worked hard to clean up her act, but her wild streak has never been completely tamed and — one midnight swim on Manhattan Beach later — she’s suddenly in urgent need of a knight in shining armor…

Hard-working legal aid attorney Tyrone Sullivan is the last guy she should call. Not only does he hold a grudge when it comes to Zelda leading his little sister astray all those years ago, he’s also supremely pissed about having to rescue a runaway supermodel from a Brooklyn police station at two am. But when Ty reluctantly agrees to bust Zel out of her ivory tower and let her hide out on his house barge for a few days, she shows him the wild side he didn’t know he had.

Zel discovers there’s nothing hotter than tarnishing a good guy’s armor… Until he starts to steal her bad girl’s battered heart…
TtK can be read as a standalone book but I'd highly recommend reading the stories in order for the full HOT Fairytale Effect and because you will so want to read about Kelly's Ugly Duckling, Lucy's Beauty and the Beast and Amy's Cinderella getting their happy ever afters too.... Just sayin'

The Fairy Tales of New York series
Book 1: Pursued by the Rogue by Kelly Hunter
Book 2: Tempting the Knight by Heidi Rice
Book 3: Taming the Beast by Lucy King
Book 4: Seduced by the Baron by Amy Andrews
All four books are currently out on Kindle only, but will be available on all ebook platforms from October.

I'm giving away an epub copy to one lucky commentator below. I'll announce the winner in the comments when I'm back from NYC on Monday 27th July!
If you want to know more about the series check out our Facebook page.
Right, back to deciding which shoes to take to NYC... I may be a while.

Heidi x


girlygirlhoosier52 said...

Sounds like a lot of fun to read!!! Thanks for this!!

Heidi Rice said...

Thanks Girlygirlhoosier!

Eileen A-W said...

Can't wait to read it. I already read the first one so am so looking forward to the rest of them!! Thanks for a chance at this giveaway.

Kelly Hunter said...

Happy NYC, Heidi. I loved our fairytales. Raise a beverage for me.

erin said...

Congrats Heidi on the series! This sounds fun! Thanks for sharing :)

Heidi Rice said...

Cheers Eileen A-W (I hope mine lives up to Kelly's awesome story!)

And cheers Erin, too...

And Kel, I will be sure to toast us and our Fairy Tales every chance I get! x

Lil said...

This sounds like such a fun series. Have always loved fairytales.

dstoutholcomb said...

loved this series! Zelda was a fun character!


Heidi Rice said...

AND THE WINNER IS.... Eileen A-W, email me at and I'll email you an epub or imobi copy, which ever you prefer.

Best Heidi

Heidi Rice said...

AND THE WINNER IS.... Eileen A-W, email me at and I'll email you an epub or imobi copy, which ever you prefer.

Best Heidi