Title – Tempt (A Twisted Wolf Tale) Series – Red Hot Treats Author – Rene Folsom Genre – Paranormal Romance Publication Date – October 15, 2014 Length (Pages/# Words) – Approximately 130 pages / 20,000 words Cover Artist – Rene Folsom with Phycel Designs
Deep in the Shrouded Wood, on her way to her granny’s cottage, Rosetta is ambushed by an unseen force. Soon after, she finds herself plagued by strange dreams—visions of a large wolf and a seductive woman beckoning her.
Not knowing what to do with these dreams and the odd changes happening to her body in the waking world, Rosetta sets out to confront whatever lies in the Shrouded Wood, determined to discover the temptations within. But what she finds is beyond anything she could’ve ever imagined… or hoped for.
Get ready to dive into Rosetta’s world and enjoy a new twist on the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood.
This Halloween, something sinfully wicked is coming your way. Give yourself a Red Hot Treat this fall with ten spine-tingling stories sure to warm up your night. Scary just got sexy with TEMPT, part of the Red Hot Treats multi-author series (stands alone for reading enjoyment).
Warning: This supernatural romance novella contains f/f adult situations and is meant for ages 18+.
Find out more on Rene’s website at http://renefolsom.com/tempt
REVIEWThis is a rarity for me. I won't say that it never happens, but it doesn't happen often. Half-stars are not my thing, but I had a really hard time picking either 3 or 4 for this. It was better than 3, but not quite a 4 for me. So there ya go.
I was immediately drawn in by the cover. I love that thing. I could just stare at it for hours. Its just so pretty. Big points for that.
I do have a weakness for fractured or twisted fairytales, especially of the erotic variety so that was a definite win as well. I should mention though if you have an aversion to F/F erotica, this is not for you.
I only had a couple of issues with it. One being the abandonment of Rosetta's life as a human. There was no explanation to any of her family or her best friend, not even a hint that she would have any contact with them ever again. My other issue is the claiming. I'm conflicted on this. On one hand, Rosetta is happier and more fulfilled than she's been before and now she feels complete, but on the other, how does she know whether or not this feeling is genuine or a product of the claiming and the changes that were forced upon her. I guess, maybe, its her lack of choice that is bothering me or maybe her ignoring that she's had no choice... I'm not sure. I think if that had been explored a little or even touched on a smidge I might have felt better about it.
This is a short, twisted fairytale, so maybe I'm just thinking too hard on it. I don't know, I just can't shake that whole choice thing.
All in all, a decent short read. If you have a thirst for twisted fairytales, this should do it for you. It has its steamy moments and will keep you entertained until the end.
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Rene Folsom, author of paranormal romance and erotica, lives in Florida with her husband and three kids. She has officially diagnosed herself with creative ADD and often has a million and one writing projects going at once. In addition to writing, she is also a graphic artist who enjoys creating custom book covers for indie authors. She is definitely an artist at heart and would love nothing more than to be elbow deep in clay during her waking hours.
Rene believes that all fiction is based on some form of reality—otherwise we would never have the inspiration or knowledge to dream up the realistic situations we portray with our words. She is proud to say that her personal experiences have been inspirational, though perhaps not always identical to that of her fictional characters. Where reality and fantasy diverge, however, must remain her little secret...