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12 Days of Fantasy for Christmas
Day 4: A White So Red by K. D. Jones
Hello! My name is Krystle, and I write retold fairy tales under the pen name K. D. Jones. I’m thrilled to share my dark Snow White retelling A White So Red with you, including a brand-new cover by the talented Victoria Cooper!
A White So Red
(Northern Lights #2)
by K. D. Jones
Mature YA, New Adult, Dark Fairy Tale Retellings
ebook, 409 pages
September 24th 2012
Seventeen-year-old Snow’s life changed forever the night her stepmother, the queen, sent her huntsman to cut out her heart. Fleeing for her life, Snow runs to the Silver Forest, a place as deadly as it is enchanting, and begins an adventure she could never have dreamed.
With no one at her side but a rowdy, dangerous band of dwarfs and an arrogant, rogue prince who is too handsome for his own good, Snow must confront the challenge that’s been laid before her: Kill the queen and take back the kingdom that should have been hers.
But if she is to succeed, Snow will have to tap into a powerful, ancient magic, one that may have been sleeping inside her all along.
*Publisher’s Note: Standalone novel. Recommended for mature YA and above due to fantasy violence.
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A shadow stepped forward; a soft orange glow lit up a handsomely chiseled face with hard eyes.
Her brows steepened as she gazed upon the huntsman. “What are you doing here?”
His eyes were hungry. And very black.
“You are beautiful, even in rags,” he said, taking a step forward and eyeing her up and down. “What a waste.”
She crossed an arm over her chest, rubbing her hand along her other arm. “If you mean the dress, I assure you, sir, I wasted nothing in making it. I would otherwise have no clothes.”
The huntsman looked around. “This room is impressive, worth a king’s ransom, I’d wager.” His eyes lingered on the gold and gems embedded in the tombs before his gaze shifted back to her. “And it’s quiet.”
The half-smile on his face had a vicious quality to it. She suddenly wished they weren’t alone, that the queen cared enough about the catacombs to position guards this far in the fortress. Natalia had never seen or heard of the queen setting foot in this room since her late husband’s burial.
“I’m sorry, my Lady,” the huntsman said suddenly. “Wherever are my manners?” He bowed. “Call me Ace.”
“That’s an odd name.”
He laughed, but there was no warmth to it. “It’s a nickname. But I don’t suppose you would have heard of me, being a servant girl and all.”
She didn’t give him the satisfaction of appearing affronted. She waited calmly for him to elaborate.
“I am the best archer in seven realms,” he said.
“My father was better.”
“I hear he was good, at swordplay especially. But I doubt he had my eye for precision with a bow. It’s no mere quirk of fate I’ve earned the reputation as an ‘Ace of Arrows’.”
“Is there a reason why you’re here, Ace?” she asked sharply.
Something long and narrow poked out from behind the huntsman – a bow. An arrow tipped with a raven feather shaft dangled from his hands.
“I was about to go hunting,” he said.
“Well, I’m afraid you’ll find no sport here.”
“Oh, I beg to differ, my Lady.”
He raised the bow, nocked the arrow, and aimed it straight at her.
About the Author
K. D. Jones is the epic fantasy pseudonym for young adult author Krystle Jones. Krystle was born and raised in the small, southern town of Tullahoma, Tennessee. Reading and writing have been lifelong passions of hers. In addition to writing, she is passionate about information technology, Etsy, painting, and exercising. She believes you can be whatever you want to be if you’re willing to work hard. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband and adopted fur babies.
To learn more, please visit www.kdjonesepicfantasy.com.
November 30th: Launch
December 1st: Sarra Cannon
December 2nd: W.R. Gingell
December 3rd: Nikki Jefford
December 4th: K. D. Jones
December 5th: M. L. LeGette
December 6th: Belle Malory
December 7th: Melissa McShane
December 8th: Sara C. Roethle
December 9th: R.K. Ryals
December 10th: Jennifer Silverwood
December 11th: Melissa Wright
December 12th: Morgan Wylie
December 13th: Grand Finale
1 winner will win a FIRE HD 8 TABLET from Amazon along with the following ebooks:
– TRITON’S CURSE by Sarra Cannon
– MASQUE by W.R. Gingell
– AURORA SKY: VAMPIRE HUNTER by Nikki Jefford
– A WHITE SO RED by K.D. Jones
– THE TALE OF MALLY BIDDLE by M.L. LeGette
– THE TWELFTH KEEPER by Belle Malory
– SERVANT OF THE CROWN by Melissa McShane
– THE XOE MEYERS TRILOGY by Sara C. Roethle
– CRAVING BEAUTY be Jennifer Silverwood
– THE DESCENDANTS SERIES by Melissa Wright
– REAWAKENED by Morgan Wylie
Open to US residents or those who are eligible for the Fire Tablet in their area (those who are not, can receive cash value through PayPal)
Ends December 17th