Today I would like to welcome to the Casting Call Lila DiPasqua. Lila is absolutely one of my favorite people. She is so kind and charming, plus absolutely adore her books. I love that she takes fairy tales and puts an erotic twist to them. Seriously, her books rock!
At age fourteen, Lila’s best friend sneaked a romance novel out of her grandmother’s house. After devouring it, Lila was hooked on romance novels for life. Today she lives with her real-life hero husband and three children and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after. She loves history and enjoys traveling. She has been to four continents so far. Weaving in interesting historical facts she discovers during her travels, Lila writes stories about historical alpha-heroes and the heroines who make them lose their hearts. Lila DiPasqua writes wicked & witty historical romance for Penguin/Berkley as well as self-published novels.
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A MIDNIGHT DANCE is part of my Fiery Tales series. It’s a retelling of Cinderella with my own special steamy, romantic twist.
Here is a small sample of A MIDNIGHT DANCE:
Once upon a time there was a woman whose life
was in cinders. Her story has been retold many
ways, many times, throughout the realm. Throughout
time. Her family’s wealth was gone, as were
their elegant home, their prestigious theater, and
her lovely gowns. They were as lost to her as her
girlhood dream of marrying a man she’d loved from
afar. A man who was well beyond her reach.
A man she’d dubbed her Dark Prince, for he was
tall, dark, and oh so handsome.
But her opinion of him had soured. No longer did
she believe in a happily ever after.
Yet one night, at the stroke of
midnight, the stars aligned.
Destiny stepped in.
And she came face-to-face with her Dark Prince.
But she didn’t arrive before him as she’d dreamed
all those years ago. She was not in a golden-colored
gown, but in humble attire, not in a gilded carriage,
but in a rickety cart, as worthless as a pumpkin,
driven by two men, as meek as mice . . .
carrying wine mixed with a special potion .
Our cinder-girl, Sabine Laurent, had a mad crush on our hero, Jules de Moutier since she was fifteen and first saw him at her father’s theater. The popular nineteen-year-old first-born son of the Marquis de Blainville never noticed her then. Years later, Sabine blames his powerful family for her family’s ruin. She’s not the kind of girl who waits around for someone to rescue her. In dire straits, she’s intend on seducing our hero, Jules, and making away with a fortune in silver. But in order to walk away with that much wealth, she’ll have to rely on some tainted wine.
Jules de Moutier is no fool. And according to Fresh Fiction, he is “. . . the prince charming all women dream of!” Tall, dark and dangerous. He’s plotting some revenge of his own.
His life is never the same once he crosses paths with a beautiful blonde thief.
I’d love A MIDNIGHT DANCE to be made into a movie. This book has so many twists and unexpected turns, readers have told me I’ve made them gasp in surprise down to the final two paragraphs!
To play Sabine, I’d pick Scarlett Johansson. She’s beautiful, blonde would capture Sabine’s spunky and clever personality.
To play Jules, I need an actor with dark hair and sexy dark eyes. I’m going to pick Eric Bana. Who can resist that man? Seriously. ;)
What’s your favorite Cinderella-themed book or movie? One random commenter will win a signed copy of A MIDNIGHT DANCE.
Inspired by the tale of Cinderella, Lila DiPasqua weaves a steamy historical romance that offers a glass slipper, a dangerous deception, and an impoverished beauty determined to find her handsome prince…and make him pay.
Born into wealth, Sabine Laurent and her twin sister lived a life of luxury, their father’s prestigious theater frequented by royalty and aristocracy alike. And Sabine dreamed of her own prince charming—the devastatingly handsome Jules de Moutier.
That was before the loss of her sister and her family’s fall from grace—a disaster Sabine blames on the Moutier family. Now, with her father’s death, she’s inherited his sizable debt and the responsibility of caring for his spoiled long-time mistress and her two wastrel daughters. But with the help of Sabine’s eccentric friends—the balance of her father’s acting troupe—she plans to get very close to her old infatuation, seduce the rake—and make away with a fortune.
Resisting Jules’s skillful mouth and tantalizing touch is not as easy as Sabine supposed. And soon she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince…
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2 winners will win a copy of one of Lila's books.
2 winners will win a copy of one of Lila's books.
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