Title: The Invitation
Evie Ward lives in her head. As a writer she weaves magical tales of timeless love, things that go bump in the night and seductive, charismatic heroes. When an invitation to the most prestigious Christmas Eve ball in the country arrives, Evie is stunned. Personally signed by the handsome, yet elusive, Gabriel Longthorn, she begins to wonder what a man like him could possibly want with her.
Could it be her wildest fantasies of Christmas at Longthorn Manor are finally coming true? Whisked into a fairytale world where everything she can imagine is real, Evie must take a leap of faith this Christmas if she is to change her life forever?
Author: Scarlett Sanderson
Published by Ellora's Cave Source: Publisher
Published: November 13, 2013
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance
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A cleverly crafted short story, Scarlett Sanderson has brought what I am sure are many a romance author’s dreams to life. We meet Evie, an erotic paranormal author who has been dreaming of Gabriel since she first spied on him when she was a child. Using him as the inspiration for many of her heroes, the two have never spoken nor met.
Gabriel sent and invitation with costume and mask to Evie for his annual Christmas Ball. The offer was too good to pass up, and she wanted to see if the reality could possibly match her fantasies. From the moment she enters, the pull between the two is palpable, instantly pulled into Gabriel’s circle Evie is both flattered and flummoxed.
When the reasons behind the urgency and importance of her invitation is revealed after an incredibly sensual dance and an even steamier sexual interlude in the library, the reasons behind Gabriel’s determined courting of Evie comes to light.
A quick and well written story that brings a new twist to a purely fantastical story, this is a great read for a quick break.