Snow White and Her Seven Lovers - Jenna Ives-Guest Author

Snow White And Her Seven Lovers…

Did that surprising twist on the classic fairy tale title get your attention? Hope so, LOL!

I’m Jenna Ives and I write contemporary erotic romance and BDSM novellas. (I’m published with Fierce Romance’s own Natasha Moore in the Binding Ties anthology from Samhain, with my sorority-inspired story, The Initiation Of Isabella.) I love novellas, because with so much technology at hand these days (texting, tweeting, e-readers, smart phones, video game players, etc) it seems everyone is developing a shorter attention span. And novellas are the perfect way to satisfy a romance reader’s appetite for sexy stories without having to make a long-term time commitment!

Since novellas are by definition short, I’ll share my secret for writing erotic novellas with you: as the story opens, I immediately put my characters into a situation where they either have to have sex for a particular reason (there are many fun ways to do this – try coming up with some creative situations yourself!) or else create an event where your characters are forced to stay together for a certain plot reason. Voila! Instant tension! And in an erotic romance, that means the sexual sparks fly!

My new novella, Snow White And Her Seven Lovers, was inspired by both Kristen Stewart’s upcoming movie “Snow White And The Huntsman” as well as Julia Roberts’ spring release of “Mirror, Mirror.” It looks like 2012 is definitely the year of Snow White!

Here’s the blurb for my erotic version of this classic fairy tale, which I’ve written in first-person from our heroine’s point of view:

What’s a girl to do when she wakes up poisoned in the ER and finds that she’s lost her memory, her family, and very nearly her life?

That was me. Three months ago. With no identity, no money, and nowhere to go on the day I was discharged from the hospital, I gratefully accepted my gorgeous ER doctor’s offer to move in with him and his equally gorgeous six friends – the ones who’d found me unconscious in an apple orchard. My plan was to stay only until my memory returned, and I could figure out who I was and if someone really had tried to kill me.

Together with Doc, these were an amazingly diverse bunch of guys, but there was something about each of them that attracted me powerfully enough to want to explore it. The policeman with his clever handcuffs. The cunningly linguistic librarian. The disciplinarian teacher. The virgin computer whiz who loved to play sex games. The engineer who created shotgun orgasms. The wildly imaginative baker.

Becoming intimate with these seven men completed me in ways I suspected discovering my name never would. That is, until the fateful day a man showed up claiming to be my fiancé...

Oooh… this story has conflict and lots of steamy love scenes! But by far, my most favorite part of writing this story was coming up with jobs that realistically lent themselves to the characters – Doc is the obvious one (he’s the ER doctor who saves our heroine’s life) but if you read this story, I’d love to hear from you about my choices for the six friends’ occupations :) Grumpy? Dopey? Sleepy? Sneezy? Happy? Bashful? Are the real-life jobs I’ve chosen for these characters believable?

Snow White And Her Seven Lovers is available through amazon.com, bn.com, Smashwords.com, or at my website, www.jennaives.com.

So…. which classic fairy tale is your favorite?? And how would you spice it up a little?

20 comments:

Carly Carson said...

I think Sneezy would be the toughest one! Fun premise. Wait. I have to go back and look for an excerpt. Did I miss it?

Jenna Ives said...

Thank, Carly! You can read most of the first chapter on amazon.com!

Jenna

Jennifer Probst said...

I can't wait to read this one! It looks like so much fun, and I'm addicted to the show Once Upon a time and think many times of putting my own sexy spin on many of the tales!

Roz Lee said...

I absolutely loved this book! Short, sweet, fun and sexy!

Nicole North said...

Welcome to FR, Jenna! Your book sounds hot and fun!

Jenna Ives said...

Thanks, Jennifer! 2011/12 seems to be all about the fairy tales, so I just jumped on the bandwagon!

Jenna

Jenna Ives said...

Thanks, Roz! Any writer *loves* to hear you liked their work!

Jenna

Jenna Ives said...

Thanks, Nicole! The most fun I had (seriously) was thinking up day jobs for these guys that would believeably correspond to their nicknames.

If you read the story, let me know if I accomplished that!

:)
Jenna

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, this story was so much FUN! But definitely not your mother's fairy tale...Snow White is not so white, LOL.

My fave was Sneezy -- I laughed so hard at that character!

Loretta

Alyssa Kress said...

That is one busy lady, your Snow White. Hope she finds someone else to do the cooking and the laundry - she's got enough to do, lol! Loved this story.

Chellesie B Dancer said...

What a great premise! CAn't wait to read this story--it sounds fun and Hot!

Jenna Ives said...

Thank, Alyssa! I appreciate your support.

And Chellesie -- let me know what you think after you've read the story :)

Jenna

Kathy Bennett said...

I loved this story! It should go without saying I loved the cop character!

Jenna, you did a great job with bringing this fairytale into todays world as an adult story. Any plans for future stories using fairytales?

Amber Green said...

I've got to read this one. When are you doing Rapunzel?

Jenna Ives said...

Kathy - I hadn't really planned the next fairy tale story, but...

Amber - you've given me a great idea with Rapunzel! Hmm...no need for ropes or handcuffs when she can use her own hair as the sexiest form of bondage.

Oooh,
Jenna

Natasha Moore said...

So glad you could join us today, Jenna! Those guys sure keep Snow White busy :) I'd love to read your take on Rapunzel!

Carol Burnside aka Annie Rayburn said...

Like Jennifer, I'm addicted to Once Upon A Time. The last episode had Snow White meeting her seven dwarfs. I have to admit, those guys didn't inspire any erotic fantasies, but the description of your version has me thinking about the possiblities.

I think Nicole had it right: hot and fun!

Linda Andrews said...

Love the twist on the fairy tale. I wonder which one was Dopey?

Jenna Ives said...

Thanks Jennifer & Linda! I really did have a blast with this story :)

And Jennifer -- I can't tell you which one was Dopey without spoiling the fun!

Jenna

Jenna Ives said...

Thanks so much for having me, Natasha! I had a great time :)

And I just thought of something else...Rapunzel can use her hair as a wicked feather tickler!! Oh, the possibilities...

Until next time,
Jenna