Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, & Giveaway – Snow White and the Seven Angels by Rhys Ethan

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Title: Snow White & the Seven Angels
Series: Queerky Tales
Author: Rhys Ethan
Genre: Fantasy, Fairy Tale, LGBT, Retelling, Kids’ Books
Length: Novella

The classic tales you know, the characters with secrets you don’t. 

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White has a secret. One he has shared with his family to no avail. When he meets the Prince of his dreams, he decides he can no longer live a lie, but in order to do so, he will have to face his worst nightmares.

Queerky Tales is a series of classic fairy tales retold with LGBT characters. Snow White & the Seven Angels is about fighting for your happy-ever-after, whatever shape it comes in.

For children and adults alike.

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When she opened her eyes again, she was buried in snow, seven angels standing in a circle around her.

‘She’s awake,’ one angel cheered, jumping up and down.

‘Sh…don’t scare it,’ another one shushed.

‘What’s your name, pretty one?’ a third angel said. They all looked similar. All wearing green and brown garments and wings the colour of the clouds.

White lifted herself from the ground, dusting the snow off of her.

‘How are you feeling, dear?’ another one asked.

White nodded. ‘I, uhm, don’t know. What happened?’ she enquired.

An angel explained, ‘You, my dear, almost died. But not before you called for help. And like the good seven angels that we are, we came to your rescue.’

‘Thank you,’ White said looking around her to all the angels.

‘You’re welcome…and what would your name be?’

White still hadn’t announced her name and with good reason. After all that had happened to her, she didn’t know what her name was. White was a person who had been rejected by her mother and had almost died. She had died. And now she was born again with the help of the seven angels. A new name seemed fitting.

‘I’m…’ she said looking around her. The snow had covered the entire forest. It wasn’t the eerie, dark place she had been scared of the night before. Today, snow made everything look beautiful.

‘I’m Snow,’ she decided and her lips carved into a smile.

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2015NewAbout the author

Rhys Christopher Ethan is by no means a scientist, but he is an architect of his own fantasy worlds; an illustrator of emotional and multi-dimensional characters; a doctor of creativity and inspiration and a chemist of genres; mixing two or more, to find the perfect fit for his creations. He lives in a small, dusty lab he calls Home in London and works hard to bring his experiments out into the world. His companions (for now) are his pet-Laptop and his coffee-Booster and a bunch of notes, digitized and paper-wise. He voices his obsessions on his website, rants on twitter @Rhys_Ethan, shares messages on and pins his muses on You can contact him at, or if you’re telepathic, he will probably meet you in your dreams.

October is Queer Romance Month!

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Hello all! I’m excited to be taking part in the Queer Romance Month celebration. Some fabulous folks have come together to celebrate queer romantic fiction, because love is love. Queer romance is romance and not a subgenre. Check out all the fantastic posts, essays, flash fiction, and more from various folks throughout the month. Want to learn more or get involved? Check out the amazing Queer Romance Month website.

Plus, to kick things off there’s a launch party and awesome giveaway supported by several publishers! Check out the party over at Joyfully Jay’s!

Guest Post – Tempeste O’Riley: Hope and Love Anthology

Good morning! I’d like to share a little about a project I worked on, one that means a great deal to me. A couple of months ago I was asked to participate in the Hope and Love Anthology—a donation anthology benefiting the LGBT Community Center that is close to me (and that I absolutely love!)—and of course, I said yes immediately!

The project was 100% donated: all 15 stories, the cover, editing, production, etc. It’s all a gift, as is all the proceeds that come from it’s sale. It all goes to the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center here in Wisconsin.

It’s a book of hope, love, community. Of coming together, standing up, of rebuilding and making families of choice. It’s also non-explicit, lol. Yeah, that was a little harder for me 😉 But the anthology is something I personally enjoyed, for a cause I believe in.

I had a lot of fun writing Micah’s Medicine (my short) and hope you take a peek, check out what all this book offers. At only $2.99 it’s a steal! Oh, and yes, it will be out in paperback shortly!

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Hope and Love Anthology
GLBTQ Multi-genre Romance (non-explicit)
Cover by Rue Volley
Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing
September 26th, 2014

It starts with hope. That’s what LGBTQ Centers all over the world give us, the hope, the community, the care and education we need in a world that is often hate filled, scared of the unknown, and down right scary. When first introduced to community many of us rejoice as it’s often the first time we’re able to be out and be our true selves without fear or shame.

This anthology is for the benefit of one such center, one that touches many many lives, and like others, needs help and nourishment as well. Centers like the MKE LGBT Community Center depend on the love and support of others so that they may help and support us.

Within this collection of stories, you will find hope, family, love, and community. Take a chance on a new author or one of your beloved… read, enjoy, and know that you are helping children, adults, teens, and elderly alike in our greater LGBTQ community!

One hundred percent of the income from this volume goes directly to The MKE LGBT Community Center in Milwaukee, WI USA

Micah’s Medicine (my story in the anthology)

When Micah Sands runs into his best friend, and secret crush, Perry (Pericles Mann) near the skate park, he’s torn between joy and fear. Micah knows he’s different and is terrified of both his family and his friend finding out about his sexuality. But when Perry asks for his help, he finds more than he bargained.

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Stories Within:

  • A Change of Heart by Adan DePiaz
  • All The Wrong Numbers by Kameron Mitchell
  • Blue Eyes by Hope Ryan
  • Breath of Life by M. LeAnne Phoenix
  • Camp Kennevan by Donovan Alekzander Crane
  • Dinner for the Dead by Áine P Massie
  • Five Down, Three To Go by Victoria Kinnaird
  • Forte’ by Marcus Maichle
  • Joey’s Choice by Piper Kay
  • Letter from Sarah by Aaron Silver
  • Micah’s Medicine by Tempeste O’Riley
  • My Book Boyfriend by Elaine White
  • Sanctuary by Jocelyn Sanchez
  • Something to Hold on to by Milla V.
  • The Queen Dethroned by B. David Spicer



Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud omnisexual / bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Tempe is a hopeless romantic that loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.

Tempe is also a proud PAN member of Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA. Learn more about Tempeste and her writing at

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