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Cinderella and the Colonel

Cinderella and the Colonel
Author: K. M. Shea
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1517143187
Pages: 272
Year: 2015-10-28
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Scratching out a living in a land recovering from war and a hostile takeover, Cinderella-an orphaned, destitute duchess-is desperate to save her lands and servants in spite of the terrible taxes placed upon her by the Erlauf queen-even if it means she must don servants' clothes and work like a commoner. Her sacrifices aren't enough, and when a mountain of debt is levied against her, she is given one season to produce the funds. Cinderella realizes it is only a matter of time before she loses everything she has struggled to protect, and it seems that all is lost until she is befriended by the debonair Colonel Friedrich-a member of the Erlauf military and a citizen of the oppressing country that rules her homeland. From helping her break into the royal library to saving her from a rogue mage, Friedrich draws her closer and challenges her mindset of the queen and the war. Cinderella knows Friedrich is not all he appears to be, but can she trust him with her country and her heart? CINDERELLA AND THE COLONEL is fairy tale retelling of love, sacrifice, adventure, and magic. It is filled with humor, deception, and clean romance, and it belongs to the Amazon best selling series, TIMELESS FAIRY TALES. The books in this series take place in the same world and can be read all together, or as individual, stand-alone books.

Twisted Fairytales for Adults

Twisted Fairytales for Adults
Author: Laurel Bucholz, Pat Woods, Erisa Apantaku, C. -K. Chung, Hugo Glin, L. L. Phelps, Emily Brooks, Nick Vaky, Whitney Zahar
Publisher:
ISBN: 1537442880
Pages: 204
Year: 2016-09-28
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"Bite my juicy apple! Bite it! You know you want to!"TWG is proud to present its fourth anthology, Twisted Fairy Tales, a multicultural collection that blends original fables and re-tellings of classic stories.Will the horse that bleeds escape capture by a ruthless king? Will Beth survive having her heart replaced by a clock? What is the Snake Sisters' secret, and how far will they go to protect it? And can Cynder's Magical Bucket of f****s help others find their own happily ever after?From light-hearted and funny to downright chilling, these nine tales are sure to help you escape the drudgery of everyday life.

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me

My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me
Author: Kate Bernheimer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101464380
Pages: 576
Year: 2010-09-28
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The fairy tale lives again in this book of forty new stories by some of the biggest names in contemporary fiction. Neil Gaiman, “Orange” Aimee Bender, “The Color Master” Joyce Carol Oates, “Blue-bearded Lover” Michael Cunningham, “The Wild Swans” These and more than thirty other stories by Francine Prose, Kelly Link, Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, and many other extraordinary writers make up this thrilling celebration of fairy tales—the ultimate literary costume party. Spinning houses and talking birds. Whispered secrets and borrowed hope. Here are new stories sewn from old skins, gathered by visionary editor Kate Bernheimer and inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” and “The Little Match Girl” to Charles Perrault’s “Bluebeard” and “Cinderella” to the Brothers Grimm’s “Hansel and Gretel” and “Rumpelstiltskin” to fairy tales by Goethe and Calvino and from China, Japan, Vietnam, Russia, Norway, and Mexico. Fairy tales are our oldest literary tradition, and yet they chart the imaginative frontiers of the twenty-first century as powerfully as they evoke our earliest encounters with literature. This exhilarating collection restores their place in the literary canon.

Once Upon A Curse

Once Upon A Curse
Author: Yasmine Galenorn
Publisher: Fiddlehead Press
ISBN: 1680130870
Pages: 300
Year: 2016-05-23
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Once Upon A Kiss

Once Upon A Kiss
Author: Sarra Cannon, Yasmine Galenorn, Anthea Sharp, Mandy M. Roth, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson, Alexia Purdy, Hailey Edwards, Phaedra Weldon, Julia Crane, Shawntelle Madison, Debra Dunbar, C. Gockel, Jennifer Blackstream, Devon Monk, Alethea Kontis, Nikki Jefford, Kate Danley
Publisher: Fiddlehead Press
ISBN: 1680130897
Pages: 400
Year: 2017-01-30
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Once Upon a Curse

Once Upon a Curse
Author: Peter S. Beagle, Nancy Kress, Anna Kashina
Publisher:
ISBN: 0983832056
Pages: 272
Year: 2012-12
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Gorgeous, haunting, and a wonder to read San Francisco Book Review An appealing way to rediscover the classic tales Publishers Weekly A beautiful addition to the adventurous fairy tale fan s shelf Portland Book Review STEP INTO THE WORLD OF MYTH AND MAGIC Fair maidens, handsome princes, witches, and fairy godmothers all show their dark and dangerous side in this anthology inspired by myths and fairy tales, retold by some of the best authors in this generation and by some upcoming new talents. Told with a dark twist, focused on the lure of the gorgeous evil, this collection will take the readers on a wild ride through magical realms of Ancient Greece, old Russia, medieval Europe, and modern day America.

Fate's Fables

Fate's Fables
Author: T. Mitchell
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1497331560
Pages: 492
Year: 2013-05-15
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"Fans of Gail Carson Levine and Cassandra Clare will want to add T. Rae Mitchell to their reading list. Fate's Fables is one of the best and most unique fantasy stories I have read in a long time." - Readers' Favorite Let Fate take you on a journey through 8 chillingly enchanted fables. Seventeen-year-old Fate Floyd loves adventure -- as long as it's enjoyed from the comfort of her couch. So it's probably best she has no idea the future of the universe rests squarely on her shoulders. Far from Earth in the deepest region of space, a colossal screw-up has unleashed terrible forces within a secret vault called the Keep. In a last ditch effort to prevent eternal chaos throughout the cosmos, the Keep's Guardian must send her successor on a desperate mission. Summoned by this complete stranger's spell, Fate's cast into a savage wonderland bound by the ancient Book of Fables to retrieve a magical object powerful enough to set everything right. And if getting chucked through a secret portal isn't traumatic enough, Fate discovers the only way out is to change the endings of the book's 8 dark fables into their mirror opposites. Fortunately, she doesn't have to run this gauntlet alone because she meets the mysteriously familiar Finn, who's as inexplicably drawn to her as she is to him. As they endure horrors beyond imagining, Fate awakens to powers she never knew she possessed and Finn questions his very existence, while an insidious darkness changes him in frightening ways. Ultimately, Fate must confront the faceless evil concealing itself behind the eyes of her one true love or remain trapped within the Book of Fables forever. Destiny. Love. Blood. Sacrifice. Will Fate find a way to turn her own dark fairy-tale into a happily-ever-after? Start reading the first chapter by scrolling up and clicking on the book cover's "Look Inside" feature! Visit Amazon's T. Rae Mitchell Page to see the book trailer!

Stammered Songbook

Stammered Songbook
Author: Erwin Mortier
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1782271473
Pages: 176
Year: 2016-01-05
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'What makes me saddest, is the double silence of her being. Language has packed its bags and jumped over the railing of the capsizing ship, but there is also another silence in her or around her. I can no longer hear the music of her soul.' One day, the author's mother no longer remembers the word for 'book'. This seemingly innocuous moment of distraction is the first sign of the slow disintegration of her mind. As Alzheimer's disease sets in and language increasingly escapes her, her son attempts to gather the fragments of what she has become, writing a moving, loving chronicle of the gradual descent into dementia of someone who 'no longer knows who she is, where she is or what will happen'. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales

How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales
Author: Kate Bernheimer
Publisher: Coffee House Press
ISBN: 1566893488
Pages: 158
Year: 2014-07-14
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Elegant and brutal, the stories in Kate Bernheimer's latest collection occupy a heightened landscape, where the familiar cedes to the grotesque and nonsense just as often devolves into terror. These are fairy tales out of time, renewing classic stories we think we know, like one of Bernheimer's girls, whose hands of steel turn to flowers, leaving her beautiful but alone. Kate Bernheimer is the author of the short story collection Horse, Flower, Bird and the editor of My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales and the journal Fairy Tale Review.

The Starlit Wood

The Starlit Wood
Author: Dominik Parisien, Navah Wolfe
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481456121
Pages: 400
Year: 2016-10-18
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An all-new anthology of cross-genre fairy tale retellings, featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning and critically acclaimed writers. Once upon a time. It’s how so many of our most beloved stories start. Fairy tales have dominated our cultural imagination for centuries. From the Brothers Grimm to the Countess d’Aulnoy, from Charles Perrault to Hans Christian Anderson, storytellers have crafted all sorts of tales that have always found a place in our hearts. Now a new generation of storytellers have taken up the mantle that the masters created and shaped their stories into something startling and electrifying. Packed with award-winning authors, this anthology explores an array of fairy tales in startling and innovative ways, in genres and settings both traditional and unusual, including science fiction, western, and post-apocalyptic as well as traditional fantasy and contemporary horror. From the woods to the stars, The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales takes readers on a journey at once unexpected and familiar, as a diverse group of writers explore some of our most beloved tales in new ways across genres and styles. Contains stories by: Charlie Jane Anders, Aliette de Bodard, Amal El-mohtar, Jeffrey Ford, Max Gladstone, Theodora Goss, Daryl Gregory, Kat Howard, Stephen Graham Jones, Margo Lanagan, Marjorie Liu, Seanan McGuire, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, Sofia Samatar, Karin Tidbeck, Catherynne M. Valente, and Genevieve Valentine.

Fairy Tale Confessions

Fairy Tale Confessions
Author: Tish Thawer, Sarah J. Pepper, M. Clarke, Amy Daws, L.P. Dover, Elizabeth Montgomery, Shannon Morton, Brynn Myers, Wendy Owens, Cameo Renae, Kellie Sheridan, Jessica Sorensen, Kristen Strassel, K.R. Wilburn
Publisher: Amber Leaf Publishing
ISBN:
Pages: 390
Year: 2015-10-01
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Fourteen bestselling authors twist up your favorite fairy tales into all new content. Will your favorite have a happily-ever-after? Get ready to meet some sexy, not-so-valiant princes, punk-rock princesses, villains turned heroes, and truly vile monsters wreaking havoc within our favorite tales. Read about Dancing Princesses getting their groove on in a disco club, a seriously sexy Rumpelstiltskin, and one alluring Puss-in-Boots, plus many, many more captivating characters in these fourteen all new short-stories. Featured stories include: Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Pinocchio, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Snow Queen, Twelve Dancing Princesses, Puss-in-Boots, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Alice in Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel, and Beauty and the Beast. (This collection and its authors are being featured at RT 2016 at the Fairy Tale Costume Party in Vegas, hosted by Sarah J. Pepper and Tish Thawer. Be sure to get your copy and stop by if you're attending the event.)

Cinderella Dreams of Fire

Cinderella Dreams of Fire
Author: Casey Lane
Publisher:
ISBN: 1537702734
Pages: 170
Year: 2016-09-15
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What if Cinderella led a double life? Cinderella has a secret. In the 10 years since her mother's death, she's only pretended to be too weak to challenge her cold-blooded stepmother. By day, she cleans the floors and washes the laundry. By night, she takes to the streets as a fearless thief with no equal. Out on a routine mission, Cinderella never expected that she'd run into him... Braedon is hardly a model prince. He spends most of his time in the tavern, much to the dismay of his royal mother. When an unexplainable blight strikes the queen's soldiers down, Braedon's attempt to help brings him face-to-face with the beautiful, sardonic thief. He wants nothing more than to partner up with her, even if it could get him killed... The thief would much rather work alone, but the prince's persistence starts to wear down her defenses. When the evil force decimating the army turns its attention to the throne, Cinderella and Braedon have one chance to save the kingdom, their loved ones, and themselves. Cinderella Dreams of Fire is the first book in the Fairy Tales Forever series, a set of fantasy novels that inject the classic retellings you know with a burst of attitude. If you like strong female characters, action-packed fantasy, and simmering chemistry, then you'll love Casey Lane's romantic, fast-paced adaptation. Buy Cinderella Dreams of Fire today to read a fairy tale that fights back!

Once Upon a Rainbow, Volume One

Once Upon a Rainbow, Volume One
Author: Mickie B. Ashling
Publisher:
ISBN: 1947904299
Pages:
Year: 2017
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Your favorite stories from childhood have a new twist. Nine fairy tales of old with characters across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.Morning Star by Sydney Blackburn – Five wishes; one desire.Fairest by K.S. Trenten – What will you change into?Gingerbread by Riza Curtis – A night out to die for.Sleeping Beauty by A. Fae – United by true love’s kiss.Little Match Girl by Dianne Hartsock – Falling in love with the Little Match Girl was easy, but now Christian is determined to help Dani find his family, even if doing so means he might lose him forever.Hood’s Ride is Red by J.P. Jackson – A red car, a werewolf, and a trip to grandpa’s house – this ain’t your usual Little Red Riding Hood.The Gingerbread Woman by Donna Jay – When Candace sets out for a weekend of solitude she gets far more than she bargained on.White Roses by A.D. Song – A kiss to break the curse…or continue it.Once Upon a Mattress by Mickie B. Ashling – Will Errol spend a miserable night and prove his worthiness or will Sebastian have to keep on looking?

Twice Upon a Time

Twice Upon a Time
Author: Aya Ling
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542377528
Pages: 462
Year: 2017-01-09
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*The sequel to The Ugly Stepsister* Seven years have passed since Kat left Athelia. Through the intervention of the goblin king's baby daughter, the book is re-opened and Kat is transported back to Story World. Upon learning she is given a second chance, Edward is determined not to let her go this time. His chance of succeeding, however, seems like nil. Kat doesn't remember anything of their past, she loathes life at court, and she's anxious to return to the modern world. Not to mention that there's a price to pay for tampering with the book again...

Ever After

Ever After
Author: Aya Ling
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1547144351
Pages: 472
Year: 2017-06-04
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Kat has survived. She returns to Athelia as herself, Katherine Wilson. Edward, elated at learning she is alive, vows to bring her back to the palace. The obstacles, however, seem impossible to overcome. Marriage between a royal and a commoner is not recognized, not to mention that he is already legally bound to Katriona Bradshaw, who will do anything to keep her position as princess. And there's even more to worry about. Due to an uncommonly harsh winter, the people of Athelia have been suffering from inflated food prices, and are getting irritated at supporting the small, elite group of aristocrats. An uprising in a neighboring country only adds fuel to the fire. Can Kat and Edward finally get a happily-ever-after?

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