Never Fear - The Tarot: Do You Really Want To Know?
13Thirty Books asked twenty-six authors to agree to write stories based on the Tarot, with the cards determining which stories the authors would write.
Over the course of several months we reached out to some of the best genre authors and proposed our idea.
Once we had our authors, we took a tarot deck and a list of all twenty-six names.
The Excelsior Hotel and Casino. Built in Las Vegas in 1960 by mobster Louis “The Lip” LaFica.
Why have so many lovers been mysteriously, magically, magnetically drawn to this magnificent edifice?
And why now have so many bestselling authors at last come together to reveal the adventures of these lovers who have stayed at the glorious Excelsior?
Once upon a time…Peachy McGee has always dreamed of finding Prince Charming and living happily ever after. When an unscrupulous doctor tells her she’s dying, she resolves to live the last of her life to the fullest—and sets sail for the tiny island kingdom of Aventine to marry herself a prince.
What should a would-be enchantress do with her very own “knight in shining armor”? Chimera’s bumbling attempts at witchcraft had only succeeded in conjuring up a reputation for lunacy. But when she sets a “werewolf trap”, she finally snares the one thing she’s been praying for—a handsome “knight” who can protect her from the ruthless land baron who has been lusting after her property.
Can an outlaw princess steal the heart of a reluctant hero? Sawyer Donovan wasn’t looking for trouble. Fleeing from his shadowed past, he seeks refuge with a group of nuns only to end up attacked by a cougar and dragged back to the lair of a bandit princess. Charmed against his will by the raven-haired beauty, Sawyer’s thoughts turn from escape to a plan to make Zafiro his captive.
When bluestocking bookworm Theodosia Worth resolves to bear a baby for her childless sister, she decides an advertisement is the most practical way to find a father. Leaving behind the comforts of Boston, she travels west in the hope of striking a business-only arrangement with a likely candidate. She doesn't expect that candidate to be the hired gun she employs to protect her.
Can love’s tender spell melt the icy heart of a duke? Jourdian Amberville, the Duke of Heathcourte, is looking for the perfect bride. A practical and staid companion who will fit into his perfectly ordered life and never tempt him to fall in love. What he is not looking for is a violet-eyed fairy princess who tumbles right out of the sky to knock him off his horse.
Does a delightfully innocent “soiled dove” dare to offer her heart of gold to a notorious gunslinger? Russia Valentine is looking for a noble Prince Charming to make all of her happily-ever-after dreams come true. But when a hardened Texas gunslinger comes swaggering into the saloon where she works, she can’t resist falling beneath his seductive spell in this heartwarming, hilarious western.
Handsome, aristocratic Saxon Blackwell needs a bride to hold onto his inheritance. When he decides to bring wild mountain girl Chickadee McBride home to meet his manipulative grandmother, charming chaos ensues in this delightful historical romance by nationally bestselling author Rebecca Paisley.
Goldie Mae needs a duke. If she doesn’t produce one, she’ll lose the charming English estate she calls home. When a tall, dark stranger with a sardonic drawl and glittering green eyes drags the golden-haired beauty out of a pond to “save” her from “drowning”, she believes she’s found the man who can make all her dreams come true in this charming Regency historical romance.