Daryl Devore's Blog

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Sunday, 13 January 2019

What is Red's concern about the gigolo? Daryl Devore's twisted fairy tale - Dark Chocolate and Strawberries #8Sunday #hotread #twistedfairytale #romance

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Based on the fairy tale - Little Red Riding Hood - Red meets up with her grandmother on the cruise that she's been sent on to rescue her grandmother. A minor edit to make it fit.

“Why don't you take your young man over to the table by…see the waiter there?” Her grandmother pointed to a table. “The ladies are there. Why don't you two join them?” Sara undid her safety helmet and handed it to the attendant. “Oh, and I'll have a margarita,” she yelled back at her granddaughter.
“Crap! The ladies are here.” Red sighed. If the ladies are here, then where is the gigolo I’m supposed to rescue her from?

What's a naughty fairy tale like Red Riding Hood without Red, the huntsman, grandma and especially, the big bad wolf?

Esmerelda 'Red' Hood is summoned to her mother's executive suite only to learn her sweet granny is headed for a romantic cruise with a gigolo. Horrified, Red races off to save her grandma before it's too late.

On board, Red meets Andrew Woodsman and Willem Olf. One a cutie with the biggest puppy eyes and the other a dark, sophisticated predator. Her grandmother's warning rings in Red's ear "Never trust a wolf in sheep's clothing."

Even with the warning, Red has trouble choosing which man could be the big bad wolf and which could be her happily ever after.

Note: This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title Sexy Red Hood.

Tag line:
What's a naughty fairy tale like Red Riding Hood without Red, the huntsman, grandma and especially, the big bad wolf?

What's happening in January on Romance -  Sweet to Heat
14 – NEBT – Ashe Barker – Her Celtic Masters
15 – Critters on Tour – Valerie Ullmer
16 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
17 - Thursday #Yoga
18 – Fridays in Space
19 – SPOTLIGHT – Clea Simon - A Spell of Murder
20 - Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
21 – NEBT – Alyssa Bailey – In Pursuit of Molly
22 – SPOTLIGHT – Marc Jedel – Uncle and Ants
23 - Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
24 - Thursday #Yoga
25 – Fridays in Space
26 – SPOTLIGHT – Jamie Buckley - Chronicles of a Hero
27 – Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
28 - SPOTLIGHT – David Court – Scenes of Mild Peril
29 – Critters on Tour – Marianne Petit
30 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor
31 - NEBT – Sierra Brave -Bridling Lucy


  1. Wanted: One lost gigolo. Finding him could be hard -- he might be behind closed doors.

  2. LOL Obviously her mother's terminology. This is a fun story!

  3. Up to serious fun. well it's sunday and we are letting down

  4. lol. This looks like fun ahead! :-)

  5. Haha. This keeps getting better and better.

  6. Thank you everybody. It was a fun story to write.

  7. She sounds disappointed that Granny isn't in trouble . . . yet!

  8. I'm curious to know where the gigolo is too.

  9. I love this story. What fun! So where's Lover Boy? Is he standing next to Red?

  10. I bet the ladies are going to be pretty intimidating! A whole table full...wonder what they think of the alleged gigolo??? Great snippet...