Launch Party: The Servants and the Beast

The new novella from Stonehenge Circle Writers, The Servants and the Beast, launched on Friday, June 28th.  We hosted a launch party with all five authors of this collaborative novella.  The authors signed books and gave a short presentation on how they came to write this very special book.

If you’re now regretting that you weren’t there, we’ll have a video up soon of the presentation!  Today, we’re delighted to share some great photos from this wonderful event.

And don’t forget to get your own copy of The Servants and the Beast!

The Authors: Cheryl Mahoney, R. A. Gates, Kelly Haworth, Jenniffer Lee and Karen Blakely

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Release Day: The Servants and the Beast

It’s here!  We’re thrilled to announce the release of The Servants and the Beast.  This very special collaborative novel was written by five of our authors, and tells the tale of the Beast in a whole new way.  Buy your copy today!

You think you know the story – prince gets cursed, girl meets Beast, they fall in love and live happily ever after. If only it was that simple. But dating is tough even in the best of circumstances.

Ever since the fateful day when we let that horrible Good Fairy into the castle, our lives have been on hold. When she turned our bad-tempered prince into a Beast, she lumped us, his loyal servants, into the curse too, just because she assumed his rude behavior was our fault. Theodore the butler should never have let her inside, and the rest of us should have helped bar the door.

Now Theodore is an armchair, and we’re all trying to carry on our duties as a piano, a coat rack, a bookcase and the like. At least we have Robert to clean up the pink sparkles piling in the corners from the Good Fairy’s curse, since he’s a mop now.  We know we just need the Beast to fall in love to break the spell. We’re all doing whatever we can to help him find True Love, one visitor at a time, hoping the right person finally comes along–but will the Beast ever learn to love?

Meet the Authors: Kelly Haworth

The Servants and the Beast will be out tomorrow, Friday, June 28th  (pre-order your copy!)  We’ve spent the week introducing you to the authors and characters of this collaborative novella.

Last but certainly not least, Kelly Haworth is here today with Theodore, the castle butler, who found himself turned into an armchair under the curse.  We have no doubt that Kelly politely asked permission to sit on him, which cannot always be said for the Beast.  Even so, Theodore is one of the Beast’s closest companions, and the narrator for Chapter Nine as tensions mount and the novella thunders towards a conclusion.

Meet the Authors: Karen Blakely

Only a few days are left until our new release, The Servants and the Beast, is out on Friday, June 28th  (pre-order your copy!)  As release day approaches, we’re introducing you to the authors and characters of this collaborative novella.

Karen Blakely is here with her character Lady Jayne Beatrice Anne Smythe, once the Queen’s secretary and now a bookcase after the curse took effect.  The two are joined by Robert, a footman who wishes he’d been turned into something more formidable than a mop.  Even so, Lady Jayne quite likes Robert…  These two narrate Chapters Seven and Eight, as the curse drags on and the servants grow ever more desperate.

Meet the Authors: R. A. Gates

Our new release, The Servants and the Beast, will be out Friday, June 28th  (pre-order your copy!)  We’re counting down to release day by introducing you to the authors and characters of this collaborative novella.

Today we’d like you to meet R. A. Gates and her character Charles, a musician transformed into a cello.  He wishes he’d been turned into a lute instead (ladies love a lute!) but is proud of his mighty bow.  You can read about Charles and his friend Victor the violin in Chapter Five of The Servants and the Beast.

Meet the Authors: Cheryl Mahoney

Our new release, The Servants and the Beast, will be out Friday, June 28th  (pre-order your copy!)  We’re counting down to release day by introducing you to the authors and characters of this collaborative novella.

Cheryl Mahoney is seen here with Hugo Livre, the castle librarian, who found himself trapped in a painting after the curse took effect.  He is profoundly grateful that his painting is at least in the library, where he can reach the books (you understand his priorities).  Hugo narrates Chapter Three of the novella, as a visitor to the cursed castle disrupts his reading.

Standing beside Cheryl is Archambault, the footman-turned-coat rack, stylish in his signature pink color.  And if you look closely, you may glimpse a representation of the Good Fairy on the bookcase in the background…but you probably don’t want to meet her!

Meet the Authors: Jenniffer Lee

Our new release, The Servants and the Beast, will be out Friday, June 28th  (pre-order your copy!)  As we count down to release day, we’ll introduce you to the authors of this collaborative novella.  Come by each day to see a photo of one author and a character they created.

Jenniffer Lee poses here with Maximus Stein, the castle musician who finds himself turned into a piano when the curse overtakes the castle.  He tells his story, including introducing you to his true love Rebecca, in Chapter Two of the novella. You will, of course, have to read the book to find out if they have a happy ending.

Cover Reveal: The Servants and the Beast

Today we are delighted to share with you the beautiful cover art for The Servants and the Beast.

First the synopsis…

You think you know the story – prince gets cursed, girl meets Beast, they fall in love and live happily ever after. If only it was that simple. But dating is tough even in the best of circumstances.

Ever since the fateful day when we let that horrible Good Fairy into the castle, our lives have been on hold. When she turned our bad-tempered prince into a Beast, she lumped us, his loyal servants, into the curse too, just because she assumed his rude behavior was our fault. Theodore the butler should never have let her in, and the rest of us should have helped bar the door.

Now Theodore is an armchair, and we’re all trying to carry on our duties as a piano, a coat rack, a bookcase and the like. At least we have Robert to clean up the pink sparkles piling in the corners from the Good Fairy’s curse, since he’s a mop now. We know we just need the Beast to fall in love to break the spell. We’re all doing whatever we can to help him find True Love, one visitor at a time, hoping the right person finally comes along–but will the Beast ever learn to love?

And now that you have the story idea in mind, scroll on down for the picture that will be gracing the cover…

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Cover art by Wynter Designs

Enjoy all the sparkly beauty of it!  And mark your calendar/Goodreads list/to-do list to get your copy on June 28th!