Will you dare to gaze upon the monster among the roses?


Fairy Tale Quartet #1

Linda Kage

Releasing July 24, 2017


“Do you know how to

get to the rose garden?”

“No, you can’t go

there. A monster lives there.”



Hollander is desperate.



unemployed, and determined to help his ailing mother, he falls on the good

graces of a wealthy benefactor who is willing to give Shaw a job at his mansion

in order to pay off his mother’s debts. Suddenly finding himself surrounded by

lavish riches, he has no idea what his duties truly entail until he’s sent to

the rose garden and meets the tragically mutilated Isobel.

This Beauty

and the Beast story holds true to the core of the fable while shaking off the

element of fantasy and dragging it into present day reality. Shaw and Isobel

are ready to let you climb into their four-wheel-drive pickup and take a ride

with them into their version of happily ever after, but only if you first dare

to gaze upon the monster among the roses.


I grew up

on a dairy farm in the Midwest as the youngest of eight children. Now I live in

Kansas with my husband, two daughters, nine cuckoo clocks, and a cat named

Holly. My life’s been blessed with lots of people to learn from and love.

Writing’s always been a major part my world, and I’m so happy to finally share

some of my stories with other romance lovers.

I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, and I’ve been through a writing

correspondence class in children’s literature from The Institute of Children’s

Literarture, and then I continued my writing lessons by majoring in English

with an emphasis in creative fiction writing from Pittsburg State




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