Ella’s life is in ruins: her father is dead, her stepmother treats her like a slave, and her prospects for escape are rapidly dwindling. Her one hope is the royal ball, where every woman of marriageable age will have a chance to win the prince’s heart…or at least a night in his bed. Surely the life of a royal mistress is better than what she endures daily.
Life is hard for a thief on the streets, and even moreso for a woman. Orphaned and unprotected, Aladdin disguises her gender from all eyes until a sorcerer threatens to reveal the truth. His payment for silence is the theft of a simple oil lamp, but when he doublecrosses her Aladdin discovers that there is nothing ‘simple’ about the lamp or the genie it holds – a genie now bound to her every wish and wildest desire.
Innocent Rose only wants a little adventure. Instead, when her father takes her away from their modest home, it’s to turn her over to a monstrous beast, in payment for the flower he took from the creature’s garden. Rose must agree to bear his child – will she say yes to her cursed lover? Does she have the courage to give birth to a beast?