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🌟 Please join me in welcoming the always-fabulous Eric Alan Westfall to Stories That Make You Smile. I know he’s fab because I’ve been fortunate to meet and speak with Eric on several occasions 😁 … he’s truly awesome! Eric is joining me here today to celebrate the recent release of his amazing new long novel, Prince Ivan, A. Wolfe & A Firebird, which now sits firmly at the tippy top of my TBR. I know it’s amazing, because all of his stories are! 💖 I fully expect lots of laughs, because I’ve found that’s a given with Eric’s wonderful stories. Eric has brought along a lovely excerpt, a generous giveaway, and a guest post—his list of hilarious chapter titles! 🌟
Prince Ivan, A. Wolfe & A Firebird by Eric Alan Westfall
An M/M (and possibly M/M/M 😉) Russian Fairy Tale
Publisher: Eric Alan Westfall
Cover Artist: Karrie Jax
Release Date: September 7, 2020
Length: Long Novel / 166k words / 569 pages
Heat Rating: Erotic
Pairing / Genre: M/M & M/M/M Fantasy, fairy tale, Russian fairy tale, gay, magic, magick, shifter, queer, LGBTQ
What do you get when you combine a greedy Great Tsar, his two cheating, bullying older sons, his youngest esser (shh! no saying that aloud) son, stolen gold apples, a Firebird quest, A. Wolfe who has the power t’assume a pleasing shape, a magickal sandstorm, as well as two bands and a full Symphony of Gipsumies?
A rollicking, roisterous Russian Fairy Tale, with vigorous esser activities in tents, halls, bedrooms and alcoves, with and without the assistance of PSTs. Plus princely parades, a duel over Gus, new lyrics to an old drinking song, and the possibility of bits of blood, gobs of gore or moments of mayhem. As required by CORA (the Code of RFT Authors), should these occur, your author will give you timely warning.
Ah. Still not ready to part with your kopek-equivalent? Consider the fun you’ll have reading chapters like:
“To Kvetch, Or Not To Kvetch? A Reader’s Choice”
“Ivan Has A Close Encounter Of The F-Word Kind”
“Second Direction Questers vs. The Caliph’s Sayer Of Sooths”
“Will Sasha Succeed In Seducing Prince Ivan?”
“Bad Prince Ivan! No Touch Cage!”
“A Travel Pause For Gratuitous Sex In The Tent—Which Does Not Advance The Plot—At The Insistence Of The Characters”
“A Necessary Interlude To Consider The Age-Old Questing Question: What The [Expletive Of Your Choice, Dear Reader] Do We Do Next?”
If you buy it and try it, you’ll like it, or so says your most talen…er…humble author.
p.s. If Karrie Jax and I have covered you and blurbed you to buy, look for “Dear Reader, Along The Way, Did You Happen To See The Allusion To Olivier?” in the TOC. It’s a spot-the-allusions chance at gift cards of $25, $15, or $10.
166,000 words of story fun and frolic, plus a 2160-word teaser from another MM fairytale: The Tinderbox
☆ Guest Post ☆
📚 Table of Contents 📚
- Required Warning For A Russian Fairy Tale
- To Kvetch, Or Not To Kvetch. A Reader’s Choice
- A True Tale From A World Beside
- Before The Start Of The Story
- The Day After A Starry Starry Night, About Which No Song Was Ever Sung
- Soldiers Watching, Watching, All Through The Night
- Sneaks And Spies Secretly Watching, All Through The Night
- Vladimir And The Starless Night In The Imperial Tree Collection
- Anatol Takes His Turn At Tree-Watching
- Ivan Has A Close Encounter Of The F-Word Kind
- A Quest is Commanded
- The Firebird Quest Takes Flight, In A Manner of Speaking
- A One Direction Quest Is Somewhat Quickly Concluded
- A Second Direction Quest Gets Carried Away
- A Reassuring Response for the Horse Kvetchers in the Crowd
- Second Direction Questers vs. The Caliph’s Sayer Of Sooths
- Ivan Puts His Horse At Risk, And Meets A. Wolfe
- A Brief Interruption For A Restrained Expression Of The Author’s Justifiable Outrage
- Ivan Is Compromised, But Carries On Questing
- Will Sasha Succeed In Seducing Prince Ivan?
- Sasha Explains, And Ivan Complains When His Manly Bits Get Bashed
- An Off-The-Page (In The Wings, As It Were) Moment
- Bad Prince Ivan! No Touch Cage!
- Bad Prince Ivan! No Touch Bridle!
- A. Wolfe’s Plan For Abducting A Perfect Princess Goes Awry, Way Awry, And He Brings Back A Not-So-Perfect Prince Instead. Oops!
- For Want Of A Princess, A Horse Was Likely Lost, And So Forth
- A Travel Pause For Gratuitous Sex In The Tent—Which Does Not Advance The Plot—At The Insistence Of The Characters
- For Want Of A Princess, But With A Plan In Place, A Horse Wasn’t Lost After All, And So Forth
- A Travel Pause For Gratuitous Sex At An Inn Of Reasonable Quality, Which Is To Say, The Closest One, Which Also Does Not Advance, Et Cetera
- For Want Of A Princess, But With The Help Of A Horse, A Firebird Is Found, And So Forth
- A Travel Pause For Gratuitous Sex While Staying Overnight In A Gipsumy Caravan, Which Again Does Not Advance, Et Cetera, But Which Is Also The Last Travel Interruption, At The Author’s Insistence
- Brothers Stewing, Trouble Brewing
- Cliff-Fallen Notes Concerning A Convergence of Coincidence, Choice, And Consequence
- Home Is The Place Where, When You’re Almost There, They Get To Do You In
- A Necessary Interlude To Consider The Age-Old Questing Question: What The [Expletive Of Your Choice, Dear Reader] Do We Do Next?
- What Are Gate Guards To Do About A Passing Parade Made Up Of A. Wolfe, Two Princes, A Firebird, A (Possibly Magickal) White Stallion, And An Ordinary Mare With Comely Qualities?
- Dear Readers, Sad News, Bad News, Better News, Or Good News First? Ah. In Light Of The Lack Of Consensus, Sad It Is.
- Due To The Divisions In Your Opinions, Dear Readers, The Exercise Of Authorial Discretion Is Again Required, And Thus The Good News Is Next.
- Better News Is Always Better After Good News, Right? Well…Right?
- Three Months Later, A Bit Of Best News Of All, At Least For A Pair Of Princes
- Three Months After the Last Three Months And You’re Still Kvetching? Insisting On Disclosure Of The Bad News Mentioned Above? Oh, Very Well.
- A Most Unusual Aftermath, Occurring Entirely Off The Page, Without The Assistance Of, Or Interference By, The Author
- An After The Aftermath Moment In Which The Author—Utterly Independent Of Any Outside Goading, Hints, Help, Prompts, Proposals, Persuasions, Prodding, Pushes, Requests, Recommendations, Or Suggestions—Has A(n Obviously) Brilliant Idea.
- Dear Reader, Along The Way, Did You Happen To See The Allusion To Olivier?
Meet the Author
Eric is an American Midwesterner, and as Lady Glenhaven might say, “He’s old enough to have sailed with Noah.” In the real world he writes for a living, with those who would claim what he writes is fiction. His partner of thirty years—who died unexpectedly in 1995—enthusiastically encouraged him to try to get his writing published (mostly poetry back then, plus some short stories), but he didn’t have the guts to do so until 2013. At this point he’s not sure which was officially first, The Song, or Like a Mountain, Waiting.
Starting then, he’s published 13 novels and novellas, 1 poetry collection, 2 short story collections, and 3 short stories. God willin’ and the crick don’t rise, 2020 will also see The Tinderbox out and about. But since real life is, as we all know, a pain in the (anatomical site of your choice)…no guarantees.
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