Naomi Novik - 2018
but her father isn't a very good one. Free to lend and reluctant to collect, he has loaned out most of his wife's dowry and left the family on the edge of poverty--until Miryem steps in. Hardening her heart against her fellow villagers' pleas, she sets out to collect what is owed--and finds herself more than up to the task. When her grandfather loans her a pouch of silver pennies, she brings it back full of gold.But having the reputation of being able to change silver to gold can be more trouble than it's worth--especially when her fate becomes tangled with the cold creatures that haunt the wood, and whose king has learned of her reputation and wants to exploit it for reasons Miryem cannot understand.
King Arthur and Her Knights: Enthroned / Enchanted / Embittered
K.M. Shea - 2018
But history has other plans.A magical summons back through time lands Britt into the schemes of the surprisingly young and handsome wizard Merlin. He has some bad news: the real Arthur has disappeared, and the sword in the stone has chosen Britt to take his place.But life in ancient Britain isn’t safe. The kingdom is fragmented, with enemies on all sides, and there’s little chance for mercy if Britt’s real identity and gender is exposed. Britt will soon find herself fighting for her life again and again on behalf of her people.And then there’s Merlin. Focused on his goal to unite Britain, he’s oblivious of Britt’s growing feelings for him. Or so she thinks. But what future can they have in a world that only sees them as monarch and confidant?
Maryann Jordan - 2018
After leaving the Army, Zander King wants nothing more to do with being a hero. His life plan is to keep his nose clean, work hard to make his bar successful and avoid damsels in distress. Old habits died hard, though, so when a beautiful stranger walks into the bar to drink alone, his protective instincts kicked into high gear. It was a good thing too, because his was not the only eye she caught in his rough-side-of-town establishment. When a man won't take no for an answer from her, Zander kicks him out, but he sends the woman, who doesn't belong there, packing too. Too late, he realizes his mistake in releasing the petite, vulnerable woman out into the neighborhood alone, when he finds her near death outside the bar at closing time. Racked with guilt, Zander's conscience won't let him abandon her until he knows she'll be okay. At the hospital days later, his sleeping beauty, Jane Doe, finally wakes up, but she doesn't remember who she is or how she got there. Zander vows to help her put the pieces of her memory back together, but would regaining her memory only put her in more danger? A Heroes at Heart novel based loosely on the fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty. Themes, language, and adult situations are similar to an R-rated movie. For 18+ years.
Embark, Enlighten, Endeavor
K.M. Shea - 2018
She’s even made peace with her growing feelings for her surprisingly young and handsome wizard advisor, Merlin. If only it could last.It took two years for Britt to be crowned King of Britain, raise Camelot, and establish the Round Table. It takes only a moment to bring everything crashing down on her.When Britt's biggest secret--her true gender--is revealed, she realizes that there is a price for her lies. For the knights of Camelot--whose loyalty she has won through blood, sweat, and tears--might never forgive her.Perhaps even more devastating, at a time when Britt needs him most, Merlin becomes aware of her love and pushes her away in the most painful of ways. Merlin won’t let anything, including his own heart, stand in his way of a united Britain. Or so he tells himself.Can Britt reclaim her knights’ loyalty and reconcile with the wizard who she loves as more than a counselor?Don’t miss this collection of the books 4-6 in the bestselling King Arthur and Her Knights series plus exclusive bonus content not available anywhere else.
Brine and Bone
Kate Stradling - 2018
Ejected from the royal court, she spends her days at a sage's seminary, where her sparkling memories and destructive empathy magic prey upon her. Until the ocean rips her charming prince into its depths. When Magdalena discovers him washed ashore, her rescue-by-happenstance draws her back to the glittering palace and its stifling rules. But Prince Finnian's miraculous return attracts more than the nobility of the court. The eerie creature that spared his life would gladly reclaim it, even if staking that claim requires a sacrifice of flesh and endless torment. This novella is based on H. C. Andersen's "The Little Mermaid"
The Enchanted Kingdoms
R.L. Weeks - 2018
R. l. Weeks brings you The Haunting Fairytales Collection, Volume One. Edward was cursed to be a Toad after breaking Lori’s heart. Now he wants his happy ending back, and he doesn’t care how many happily ever after’s he ruins trying to get it. The Evil Queen, Lori, is out to make sure that Edward never finds happiness. Stilt will use any means necessary to get what he wants after a disastrous incident which left his wife childless and heartbroken. Belle, Snow, Ariel, James, and many more characters find themselves as pawns in a dangerous game played between the most powerful sorcerers in all the lands.
Thief of Cahraman: A Retelling of Aladdin
Lucy Tempest - 2018
FIFTY CONTESTANTS. ONE PRINCE. AN IMPOSSIBLE HEIST. You have been summoned to Sunstone Palace to compete in our search for the future Queen of Cahraman. After years on the run, Adelaide thinks her lonely and dangerous life as a thief is finally over. But her world is upended when a witch steals her away to a faraway kingdom, to perform an impossible heist. If Adelaide fails, her newfound family would be sacrificed to a beast. To complete her mission, she’s forced to assume the role of a noblewoman and enter a royal competition. The prize is the hand of the elusive Crown Prince. Elimination means certain death. As the witch’s literal deadline approaches, Adelaide has one last gamble to save the day, and to escape to a new life with Cyrus, the handsome and mysterious fellow thief who stole her heart. But everything falls apart when the prince finally reveals himself… Fairytales of Folkshore is a series of interconnected fairytale retellings that starts with the Cahraman Trilogy. Ada’s story continues in PRINCE OF CAHRAMAN.
Cin d'Rella and the Water of Life : Circle of the Rose Chronicles, Book 1
S.J. West - 2018
We are her Thorns. When Cin lost her father, she thought her world had been torn apart. Little did she know it was just the beginning of her story… Being the sole heir to the d’Rella family fortune placed a target on Cin’s back that she wasn’t prepared to deal with at the age of ten. Luckily for her, she had a fairy godfather looking out for her best interests who whisked her away from her selfish step-family and helped Cin discover her true destiny as a Thorn within the formidable Circle of the Rose. Thorns are an elite fighting force trained at an early age to protect Briar Rose and search for a way to awaken her from a seemingly eternal slumber. The city of Briardale has been cut off from the rest of the world for a hundred years by a spell no one seems to be able to break. Only by finding a cure to awaken Rose will the city be released from the magical curse and its citizens allowed to rejoin the world of Faloria. A chance encounter brings Cin into contact with the dashing black sheep of the Prince empire, Coltan Prince. For years, his family has been thwarting the Circle of the Rose at every turn in order to keep Briardale isolated and completely at their mercy. Although Cin knows Coltan is the enemy, she feels inexplicably charmed by him for some reason. When Coltan goes to the Circle with information about the whereabouts of the fabled Water of Life, Cin worries that he’s just using them for his own nefarious purposes. Everyone knows you can’t trust a Prince, but a chance to find the magical elixir is too good of an opportunity to pass up. With her trusty daggers by her side, Cin offers to help Coltan on his quest. Not only does she hope to find a possible cure for Rose but Cin also yearns to discover why she feels so drawn to a man she’s supposed to hate.
Gray Ridge - Complete Series Bundle: Fairytale Shifters
Alexa Riley - 2018
But when the local sexy sheriff, Dominic Wolfe, keeps the customers away, she finds it's hard to stay mad when burning with desire. Dominic is a shifter, and his wolf wants Ruby. Since the second he laid eyes on her, he's been fighting the need to mark her as his. But when the mating moon is full, he won't be able to control his wolf any longer. Tricks and treats are the last things on his mind when the mating heat takes over, and his obsession is put to the test. Warning: This story is a sexy twist on a classic fairy tale, complete with a red cape, a basket of goodies, and a hungry wolf. Beauty Sleeps Xavier has watched Gwen for years, sneaking outside her window just to watch her sleep. She calls to him in a way he doesn't understand. After he loses his mom and his sister in a tragic accident, he disappears into the woods and lets his wolf take over. Gwen has been waiting around for her knight in shining armor to show up, but years have passed since she reached her mating age, and he still hasn't come. When Xavier makes his way back to Gray Ridge, one scent captivates him like no other... Warning: This fairy tale contains a hero in desperate need of his sleeping beauty, a heroine who wants to mate with her beast, and an alpha trying to keep it from happening. Finding Snow Koda's found his sister, Winnie, and now he's made a life for himself in Gray Ridge, Colorado. As a bear shifter, he's naturally a loner, and with so few females around, he's resigned to never finding his mate. But when he stumbles upon a woman in the woods, his whole world changes. Snow's been on the run and has made a makeshift family with a band of seven wanderers. While resting in the woods and waiting for them to come back, something big finds her. When Koda and Snow collide, they realize their stories are woven together more tightly than they could have imagined. Warning: This fairy-tale shifter story is full of alpha sweetness with a side of growly bear. What's not to love?! Three Bad Wolves Finn, Flint, and Forest have spent their lives looking for their mate. The three brothers have been through everything together, and seeing the rest of their family pair off has been hard to watch. But one day, deep in the woods, a small bunny crosses their path when the three of them are in wolf form. To their surprise, they finally find what they’ve been looking for, but it just so happens they all find it at once. Luna Hare lost her family long ago, and she’s been traveling to different shifter villages, trying to find one that is the right fit. Secretly she’s been hoping to meet another bunny family and possibly find her mate. She never expected that when she’d come to Gray Ridge, she’d not only find a mate, she would find three. Three enormous wolves that look hungry, and not for food. Warning: Bunnies like to make babies, so it’s a good thing she’s got three wolves lined up and waiting to take a turn. Growling For More Bleu has been living an isolated life away from the clan of Gray Ridge.
Beneath an Indian Sky
Renita D'Silva - 2018
In colonial India a young woman finds herself faced with an impossible choice, the consequences of which will echo through the generations… 1928. In British-ruled India, headstrong Sita longs to choose her own path, but her only destiny is a good marriage. After a chance meeting with a Crown Prince leads to a match, her family’s status seems secured and she moves into the palace, where peacocks fill the gardens and tapestries adorn the walls. But royal life is far from simple, and her failure to provide an heir makes her position fragile. Soon Sita is on the brink of losing everything, and the only way to save herself could mean betraying her oldest friend… 2000. When Priya’s marriage ends in heartbreak, she flees home to India and the palace where her grandmother, Sita, once reigned as Queen. But as grandmother and granddaughter grow closer, Priya has questions. Why is Sita so reluctant to accept that her royal status ended with Independence? And who is the mysterious woman who waits patiently at the palace gates day after day? Soon Priya uncovers a secret Sita has kept for years – and which will change the shape of her life forever… A breathtaking journey through India from British rule to Independence and beyond; a world of green hills, cardamom-scented air, and gold thread glinting in the sun, brought to life by Renita D’Silva’s exquisite writing. If you love Kathryn Hughes, Dinah Jefferies or Kristin Hannah, this is the novel for you. What readers are saying about Renita D’Silva: ‘WOW!!… I was absolutely blown away by this book and couldn’t put it down. I’m going straight to Amazon to buy another book by Renita D’Silva – I need more! Just incredible… this is an absolutely stunning book which I can’t praise enough.’ Roxanne Starr, 5 stars ‘So compelling I literally didn’t want to put it down… A sheer joy to read and I am putting myself out on a limb by saying this is the best book I have read in this genre this year… A truly outstanding book.’ Best Crime Books and More, 5 stars ‘Every now and again a book comes along that I can't stop thinking about long after I've turned the last page. A Daughter's Courage was one of those books… An absolutely beautiful story… I really can't say anything that will adequately describe how much I enjoyed this book so I will just say that I highly recommend it… I loved every minute of it.’ Twin Spin, 5 stars ‘Renita D’Silva has done it again… Truly sensational story… Stunning… Remarkable and overwhelming… Renita’s words are like liquid gold… This book even took over my dreams. My mind was completely mesmerised… I cannot recommend this book enough.’ Little Miss No Sleep, 5 stars ‘Heartrending... beautiful... a dream... I did not just love this book, I actually LIVED it. A Daughter's Courage is one of the most beautiful books I've ever read.
The School for Good and Evil
Soman Chainani - 2018
Some years it was two boys taken, some years two girls, sometimes one of each. But if at first the choices seemed random, soon the pattern became clear. One was always beautiful and good, the child every parent wanted as their own. The other was homely and odd, an outcast from birth. An opposing pair, plucked from youth and spirited away.This year, best friends Sophie and Agatha are about to discover where all the lost children go: the fabled School for Good & Evil, where ordinary boys and girls are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains. As the most beautiful girl in Gavaldon, Sophie has dreamed of being kidnapped into an enchanted world her whole life. With her pink dresses, glass slippers, and devotion to good deeds, she knows she’ll earn top marks at the School for Good and graduate a storybook princess. Meanwhile Agatha, with her shapeless black frocks, wicked pet cat, and dislike of nearly everyone, seems a natural fit for the School for Evil.But when the two girls are swept into the Endless Woods, they find their fortunes reversed—Sophie’s dumped in the School for Evil to take Uglification, Death Curses, and Henchmen Training, while Agatha finds herself in the School For Good, thrust amongst handsome princes and fair maidens for classes in Princess Etiquette and Animal Communication.. But what if the mistake is actually the first clue to discovering who Sophie and Agatha really are…?
Cin d'Rella and the Golden Apple : Circle of the Rose Chronicles, Book 2
S.J. West - 2018
With the help of a mysterious ally, Cin and her friends embark upon a quest to find a magical object known as the golden apple. It’s said that whoever possesses the apple is granted one wish. Figuring out where this legendary item is located won’t be the hard part. Discovering how to get there and surviving the journey to its resting place may end up costing Cin more than she bargained for. After tragedy strikes the city of Briardale, a new adversary rises from the ashes and threatens to destroy everything Cin loves. Not only will Cin have to rely on the other Thorns to help her protect the city from this new foe, but she’ll also have to trust her new angelic friends to guide her to her destiny. As if all of this wasn’t enough, Cin must also learn how to balance both duty to the Thorns and love for a man she can no longer view as her enemy.
Once Upon a Rebel Fairytale
Jamie Campbell - 2018
The Little Mermaid loses more than her voice. And Little Red Riding Hood isn't so little anymore.Join our heroes and heroines as they travel through the underworld to Mars, rescue damsels in distress, and battle deadly foes in ONCE UPON A REBEL FAIRYTALE, a limited edition collection of beloved stories from today's bestselling authors.Inside these pages, you'll find 22 action-packed fairytale retellings that rebel against tradition, from dark and gritty paranormal romances to sexy and thrilling supernatural fantasies.The princesses, queens, kings, and villains of your childhood return in these adrenaline-spiking spins on your favorite bedtime tales.But reader beware: these fairytales are not for the faint of heart.
Jen Calonita - 2018
Enter Royal Academy, the training ground for the fairytale leaders of tomorrow!But reluctant-future-princess and new-student Devin has some reservations about RA, especially when it comes to the Headmistress. Olivina seems obsessed with preparing students for possible villain attacks. But when Devin asks when they're going to learn how to actually rule a kingdom, Olivina becomes enraged. Something isn't right with this lady, and what Devin discovers could change the fairytale world forever…
Sugar Mountain: The Complete Series
Frankie Love - 2018
This bundle is more than a sexy sugar-rush. It’s sprinkles on top, dipped-in-chocolate-cherry that's about to be popped, bite-sized piece of perfection. It's a mouthful--and you deserve the extra calories. Promise! Man Candy: Insta-Love at a candy cart! Man Cake: Friends-To-Lovers, with a secret pregnancy as the icing on the cake! Man Bun: Second-Chance Romance that begins with a fairy tale and ends with I DO!
C.M. Steele - 2018
Weeks of wonder and dreams lead him to finally take his chance when she accidentally crosses his path again. Can you fall in love with someone when they belong to someone else? Crashing into Mason nearly sent her to the ground if it wasn’t for his strong hands catching her. She could still feel his touch even weeks later. Winter knows it's not meant to be and does her best to stay away, but he has other plans. Winter and Mason fall hard and fast in this holiday romance full of heat.
Marked by Stars
Forthright . - 2018
After a heavenly visitation, one young wolf turns his back on his pack and on the moon in order to tread a lonesome path. A blaze of stars. A brand of copper. A burden of trust. First of Dogs, he takes a new name, makes peace with group of weary humans, and helps to found the In-between. This is a tale of the Kindred. This is the lore of the Starmark clan.
Goblins and Snowflakes
Melanie Karsak - 2018
She couldn't have been more wrong. Enticed by the delights of the nearby village of Twickenham, Scarlette's life would change in unimaginable ways.She never expected to be drawn magnetically to The Two Sisters Doll Shop and Toy Emporium.Scarlette didn't guess that tinkering clockwork gnomes could have supernatural consequences.And she didn't know that one should never, ever, bargain with goblin men.But during the Christmas season, magic is always brewing.Charles Dickens meets Supernatural in this magical retelling of The Elves and The Shoemaker . Dive into New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak's award-winning fairy tale world set in gaslamp England.
Eduardo Guadardo, Elite Sheep
Anthony Pearson - 2018
He may look cute. But he’s no little lamb. He’s about to graduate from the FBI—that’s the Fairytale Bureau of Investigations—as an Elite Sheep. He knows five forms of kung fu, and he can outfox the foxiest of foxes. In fact, he’s so good they put him on his own case: to keep the farmer’s daughter, Mary, safe from Wolf, Troll, and Witch. It’s a job for somebody baaaaaaad—someone like a soon-to-be Elite Sheep. The thing is, protecting Mary isn’t quite as easy as Eduardo expected…This imaginary backstory for “Mary Had a Little Lamb” is hilarious, action-packed, and filled with subterfuge (that means pulling the wool over your eyes, for you civilians).
Gigi Thorne - 2018
Alexandra Cooper is desperate to get away from home. A four-month gig as a cook at the Circle B Ranch is exactly what she needs. Except when she gets there, it feels like she jumped out of the pan and straight into the fire. Alexandra is nothing like Colton Booth expected when he hired her. If he’d realized “Alex” was a gorgeous eighteen-year-old girl, he never would have given her the job in the first place. But now that he has her on his ranch, he doesn’t plan to ever let Alexandra go. Wrangle Me is a steamy novella with a sexy cowboy who has a wicked sweet tooth and an innocent virgin who knows how to satisfy it. Written by bestselling author Rochelle Paige.
Ellie and the Prince
J.M. Stengl - 2018
. . but to rescue the unicorn, Ellie needs the prince's help.Serving as Controller of Magical Creatures at the illustrious Faraway Castle resort, Ellie Calmer knows her place. She is a servant, and she has no business thinking about handsome Prince Omar, a regular visitor at the resort, much less talking to him! But then a unicorn on the resort grounds attacks a party of riders, frightening the guests, and a band of young and adventurous nobles decide to hunt it down. Suddenly Ellie needs Omar's help. She knows something must be wrong to have driven the unicorn to such desperate extremes. Can she and Omar find the unicorn before it's too late? And will she somehow protect her heart against the irresistible attraction she feels for the kind and gentle prince?
The Restless Girls
Jessie Burton - 2018
The king decides his daughters must be kept safe at all costs, and for the girls, those costs include their lessons, their possessions, and most importantly, their freedom.But the sisters, especially the eldest, Princess Frida, will not bend to this fate. She still has one possession her father cannot take: the power of her imagination. And so, with little but wits and ingenuity to rely on, Frida and her sisters begin their fight to be allowed to live on their own terms.The Restless Girls is a sparkling whirl of a fairy tale--one that doesn't need a prince to save the day, and instead is full of brave, resourceful, clever young women.
Timeless Fairy Tales: Books 1-3: Beauty and the Beast, Wild Swans, Cinderella and the Colonel
K.M. Shea - 2018
Three timeless tales retold. Read the first three books of this bestselling series of fairy tale retellings: Beauty and the Beast, the Wild Swans, and Cinderella and the Colonel in this special boxset. Book 1: Beauty and the Beast Once upon a time Elle made a mistake. A miscalculation sends her through the roof of an enchanted chateau owned by the exiled Prince Severin. Cursed to look like a beast until a maiden falls in love with him, Severin has given up all hope of shattering the spell. But Elle is stranded until her broken leg mends, and the pair can’t seem to avoid each other thanks to the meddling servants. Eventually Elle’s playful manners and Severin’s hidden gentleness draw the pair together. But not all love stories can end that easily. After all, Elle is not what she seems, and when she risks everything to save Severin, will he be able to forgive her lies? Book 2: The Wild Swans Elise is no hero. As the foster-daughter of the royal family of Arcainia she is content to indulge her love of numbers and play the part of the perfect princess foil to the seven princes who are her foster-brothers. But when her wicked stepmother curses the princes and turns them into swans there is only one person who can save them: Elise. She must knit seven shirts of stinging nettles, one for each brother. And even though the pain is excruciating, she can’t speak a word. With famine and war looming in their homeland, if Elise doesn’t finish this task the country and the princes will be lost forever. Is her love enough to save them all? Book 3: Cinderella and the Colonel Cinderella may be a duchess, but her life is in tatters. Orphaned, destitute, and living in a country recovering from a hostile takeover, she is desperate to save her lands and servants. Unfortunately, her sacrifices aren’t enough, and she is given one season to pay off her debts. All seems lost, until she is befriended by the debonair Colonel Friedrich—a citizen of the oppressing country that now rules her homeland. Though Friedrich shamelessly flirts with her, Cinderella wonders if he is more than he appears to be. What if together they could unite their lands against the bitterness and resentment that threatens to destroy them?
Grump: The (Fairly) True Tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
Liesl Shurtliff - 2018
At first, life aboveground is a dream come true. Queen Elfrieda Veronika Ingrid Lenore (E.V.I.L.) is the best friend Grump always wanted, feeding him all the rubies he can eat and allowing him to rule at her side in exchange for magic and information. But as time goes on, Grump starts to suspect that Queen E.V.I.L. may not be as nice as she seems. . . . When the queen commands him to carry out a horrible task against her stepdaughter Snow White, Grump is in over his head. He's bound by magic to help the queen, but also to protect Snow White. As if that wasn't stressful enough, the queen keeps bugging him for updates through her magic mirror! He'll have to dig deep to find a way out of this pickle, and that's enough to make any dwarf Grumpy indeed.
The Reluctant Godfather
Allison Tebo - 2018
A disgrace to the fairy order, Burndee has only two wards entrusted to his care…a cinder girl and a charming prince. A royal ball presents Burndee with the brilliant solution of how to make his wards happy with the least amount of effort. He’ll arrange a meeting and hope the two fall in love. A humorous and magical re-telling of Cinderella from a unique perspective.
The Flight of Swans
Sarah McGuire - 2018
Princess Andaryn's six older brothers have always been her protectors--until her father takes a new Queen, a frightening, mysterious woman who enchants the men in the royal family. When Ryn's attempt to break the enchantment fails, she makes a bitter bargain: the Queen will spare her brothers' lives if Ryn remains silent for six years. Ryn thinks she freed her brothers, but she never thought the Queen would turn her brothers into swans. She never thought she'd have to discover the secret to undoing the Queen's spell while eluding the Otherworldly forces that hunt her. And she never thought she'd have to do it alone, without speaking a single word. As months as years go by, Ryn learns there is more to courage than speech . . . and that she is stronger than the Queen could have ever imagined.
Finding Beauty in the Beast
Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee - 2018
After being spurned and humiliated for the last time, the princes forces every eligible man to present a gift to her under pain of death. The man who brings her the best gift will be chosen as her husband. When Corbin presents his gift, he hopes that his simple offering will keep him safely overlooked. All he wants is to return to his quiet life as a blacksmith away from forbidding castles and beastly princesses. But love works in mysterious ways, and it all starts with a rose...
Little Red Reading Hood
Lucy Rowland - 2018
When she meets a cunning wolf while on her way to the library, he convinces her to stray from the path and read for a little while. But hasn’t she read this in a story before? Perhaps it’s time she came up with a new ending . . . A contemporary and fun take on the classic fairy tale, Little Red Riding Hood. Created by incredible new picture book partnership, Lucy Rowland and Ben Mantle, Little Red Reading Hood will inspire children, and adults, about the magic of books and reading."
Kyle Robert Shultz - 2018
His quest ended in an embarrassing failure that marked his family with disgrace for generations. Now, in 1891, his descendant (and part-time centaur) Todd Crane is determined to clear his family’s name. There's just one problem--Todd deals in illegal magic potions. This puts him on the wrong side of U.S. Marshal Amy Crockett. When the Headless Horseman returns to menace the western frontier, Todd and Amy must join forces to stop the monster once and for all. But if they're going to succeed, they'll have to make sacrifices that will change their lives forever.Enter a Wild West where centaurs wear six-shooters and dragons soar over the deserts. Welcome to the United States of Neverica.
Golden Braids and Dragon Blades: Steampunk Rapunzel (Steampunk Fairy Tales Book 4)
Melanie Karsak - 2018
Rapunzel has spent her entire life living in Merlin's cave on the coast of Cornwall. Under the protection of her faerie guardian, Gothel, she’s stayed safe. Safe and bored. Dreaming of a life that looks more like a Jane Austen novel, Rapunzel fears she'll never have the chance to explore Victorian England's modern delights. Or meet a man. Or be kissed. Or anything else remotely resembling normal. When Red Cape Society Agent Ewan Goodwin's monster-stalking device leads him to Rapunzel—and her unusual pets—the pair’s destinies entwine. Together, they must solve a mystery tied to the very roots of King Arthur's Britannia. Golden Braids and Dragon Blades is a retelling of the Rapunzel fairy tale set in Melanie Karsak’s bestselling gaslamp London steampunk universe.
The Nutcracker Curse
Margo Ryerkerk - 2018
She has twelve days to find and feed the nutcracker the magical nut Crackatook. If she fails, her soul will be trapped inside the toy for all eternity and her body will turn to wood.Instead of relying on her suitors or the king’s men to find the cure, Clara saddles her unicorn and sneaks out of the palace. Her childhood friend Philip notices her leaving and makes her choose between returning to the castle or allowing him to come along.Reluctantly, Clara agrees to him joining her, and soon, they are off to lands filled with mythical creatures.Will they survive all trials and find the Crackatook in time? Or will Clara’s soul become trapped in the nutcracker and her body turn to wood?Filled with adventure, love, magic, and a strong heroine, this clean YA Fairy Tale is the perfect festive read!The Nutcracker Curse is the first book in the Cursed Fairy Tales series. Each book can be read as a standalone. However, for greatest enjoyment, the novels should be read in order.If you like K.M Shea, Melanie Cellier, and Kiera Cass, you’ll love this!
Once Upon a Romance (A Dream Come True, #1)
Alex Bailey - 2018
Disney. Romance. No greater magic.When Sophie’s eight-year-old niece, Ariel, asks Santa Claus for a single wish to honor her mom’s memory, Sophie knows she must grant it. Unfortunately for Sophie, Ariel's wish is to ride her mom's favorite ride on Christmas day, and it’s at the last place on earth Sophie wants to visit—Walt Disney World. It will be the first Christmas without her sister, and reliving childhood memories of her best friend is not how she wants to spend her holiday. Sophie’s only desire is to spend Christmas on the slopes with her reliable and stable beau, Darren, who has reluctantly agreed to postpone their trip until the day after Christmas. But when Sophie runs into a charming stranger, who offers up his extensive Disney knowledge, he instantly becomes her hero. A wave of relief washes over Sophie—he may just be the one to give Ariel the magical experience she desires. And, even though Sophie doesn’t realize it, he may be exactly what she needs too.Can a bit of Christmas magic help this ruggedly-attractive stranger win Sophie’s heart when she believes it already belongs to Darren? And will Sophie continue to allow her painful past to haunt her, or will she let it go?A heart-warming holiday romance set in "The Most Magical Place on Earth."
Inside the Villains
Clotilde Perrin - 2018
An extraordinary pop-up book that reveals the secrets of the most famous fairytale villians: giants, wolves and witches.Lift the flaps to get right inside each villain and see what’s hidden—behind their ears, under their clothes, in their pockets, even the victim of their last meal waiting to be rescued.Read all about each villain on their personality card, which shows strengths and weaknesses, favourite pastimes, physical characteristics, their best meal and—of course—their favourite books.This exquisitely produced book is like no other: a celebration of story that’s full of humour and detail, to mesmerise readers of all ages.
Jeanne St. James - 2018
Now fourteen years later, Mal comes home to run the farm after the death of her father. The stress of a disastrous marriage and being a NYC stock broker made her long to return to a simple life. Braydon Daniels, devastated when Mal’s father sent her thousands of miles away, has thought about her every day since. Now, over a decade later, he finds himself alone, divorced, and beaten down by the trauma of his broken marriage. When Mal comes back to town for her father’s funeral, he realizes the feelings he once had for her are just as strong. There’s one little snag, though. His ex-wife is the woman Mal has hated her whole life. And they have a child together. Despite the struggle to recover from their past relationships, the undeniable attraction between them still exists. Can they rekindle the passion they once had? NOTE: This is a 28k word second-chance love story loosely-based on the Grimm Fairy Tale Maid Maleen. No cliffhanger and has an HEA. Bray is a non-alpha, sweet country boy. So if you like alpha-holes, this novella is not for you!
J.M. Stengl - 2018
Her lowly rank keeps her always at a distance from the powerful, beautiful guests who spend their summers at Faraway Castle, yet Ellie dares to dream of one day exchanging even just a few words with shy Prince Omar of Khenifra. But when rare magical creatures show up in Faraway Castle’s gardens, Ellie’s life is suddenly complicated. Cinder sprites are causing fires and potentially endangering the beautiful resort. The resort director has sent for an exterminator to deal with these so-called pests. Can Ellie find a way to use her humble magic to save the cinder sprites and Faraway Castle before disaster strikes?
Before Midnight / One Bite / Golden Stair
Jennifer Blackstream - 2018
Watch a werewolf, a vampire, and a demon meet their true mates, women who will lead them to a fantastic destiny they could never have imagined. Each enchanting story comes complete with beguiling magic, wicked curses, and a happily ever after that will leave you satisfied, yet wanting more…The Blood Prince series is a paranormal romance adventure about true love, the power of hope, and the gratification that comes when you have the courage to go after your dreams…BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Book 1)Loupe is a prisoner in her own home and her own body. When a cursed werewolf prince offers her a chance at a new life and a new love, Loupe must make a choice. If she’s is going to get the kiss she wants, she must face the darkness inside her long enough to give the prince the bite he needs. This book is full of courage and hope, evil and revenge, and just enough quirky humor to get you through.ONE BITE (Book 2)Irina is a rebel determined to see her kingdom—and her life—free from tyrannical forces. And that includes the monarchy. When a handsome and cunning member of the monarchy offers her a deal, Irina inadvertently foils the one person she’s been fighting her whole life…and her stepmother had never been angrier. This story is full of suspense, sorcery, seduction, and sarcasm. Good for a thrill and a laugh.GOLDEN STAIR (Book 3)Ivy has never been outside her tower. When a demon prince falls almost literally into her lap, suddenly the world opens up. Now Ivy has a choice to make. Obey her mother and remain a prisoner in her lonely tower—or risk everything on the arm of a man she was raised to fear? This tale is brimming with excitement, romance, and mischief, a wild ride that will leave you breathless.BLOOD PRINCE SERIES READING ORDERBook 1 - Before MidnightBook 2 - One BiteBook 3 - Golden StairBook 4 - Divine ScalesBook 5 - Beautiful Salvation
Badger (Roosters 5): A Devil's Fury MC Romance
Paige Warren - 2018
He deserved it, and then some. I only wish he'd suffered more. Now I'm free, but things aren't the same as when I left. The little girl I once saved is now a tempting young woman with curves in all the right places. I should stay away, far away, but I'm drawn to her like a moth to a flame. The pres of my club adopted her, so she's definitely a no-fly zone, but damn if I don't want her with every breath I take. A little sample wouldn't hurt anyone, right? As long as Griz doesn't find out, I'll keep breathing. Sneaking around should be easy enough. I never counted on falling for her, or finding out she was carrying my kid. Now what the hell am I supposed to do? I'm a longtime repeat offender. I can't walk the straight and narrow. Can I? Adalia -- I've worshiped Badger ever since the night he saved me. But what started as a young girl's infatuation has grown into something more. I know he'll never see me that way, or at least I thought he wouldn't. When we're together, it's like we just can't keep our hands off each other. It's probably against his parole for us to be together, but he doesn't seem to care. The heat between us is undeniable. He didn't promise me forever, just right now. But neither of us counted on me getting pregnant, something that wasn't supposed to happen too easily, and I have no freakin' clue what to do. I'm scared Badger will run for the hills. He never asked for this, but then neither did I. One thing is for certain. If he doesn't man up and my daddy finds out, there will be hell to pay. No one can hide from the president of the Devil's Fury MC.
The Princess and the Pea
K.M. Shea - 2018
But this job is different.When the royal family of Torrens hires her to guard the fabled Pea of Primeorder jewel it starts out like any other job. The king is kind of eccentric (and possibly delusional) and Prince Channing is strangely pleasant towards her, but otherwise everything is normal.Until she learns about the thief.The legendary thief Apex has sent a letter declaring his intention to steal the Pea of Primeorder. Lis knows this is either the vainest thief in the world or there is more going on then she’s been told. But a job is a job. Lis will pass this test at all costs even if she has to stuff the jewel in her mattress while she sleeps.But eccentricities of the Torrens royal family only intensifies as Prince Channing starts asking Lis strange questions. Like...would Lis stay in Torrens after her contract is over, and if they could learn to fight together. (What kind of royal asks that?)A Prince, a Warrior, and a Pea. The Kingdom of Torrens will never be the same.This novella is a prequel for the Timeless Fairy Tale series. It is not necessary to read the books in the Timeless Fairy Tales series prior to reading this story. However, if you have read that series watch for the name drops and hidden Easter eggs!
Kirstyn McDermott - 2018
She visits her stepmother monthly promising to kill her in ever more horrible ways, at the same time attempting to stay away from the mirror that started it all.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Carthick's Unfairy Tales
T.F. Carthick - 2018
A damsel in distress. A concerned father seeking a savior. A hero galloping off to the rescue – a knight in shining armor. Now THAT is stuff of fairy tales. But what if the father’s real concern is for the dragon’s hoard; What if the damsel’s reason of distress is the marriage proposal by her pompous savior; and what if the story is told by the horse who bears not only the overweight knight but also his heavy, shining armor all the way to the dragon’s lair and back, facing certain death in the process?What if there was more – much more – to all your favourite fairy tales than meets the eye?This book chronicles not one but seven such unfairy tales – tales told by undead horsemen and living cities. Tales of mistreated hobgoblins and misunderstood magicians. Tales of disagreeable frogs and distressed mice. And bears baring their souls. Once you read these stories, you will never be able to look at a fairy tale the same way ever again.
Once Upon A Twisted Time
Julie Morgan - 2018
Drawing from a well of myth and legend, each of these 16 USA Today and NYT Best Selling Authors, has put their own twist on a story from childhood. Modernized tales of love, war, oaths, and curses, uncover the secrets in Once Upon a Twisted Time. We promise you a Happily Ever After…
Hansel & Gretel
Bethan Woollvin - 2018
She is a good witch, who only uses good magic--until she meets Hansel and Gretel.Willow never used to worry about messy breadcrumb trails. Or entire portions of her gingerbread house being devoured. Or anyone fiddling with her spells and magic books and causing a ruckus. But Hansel and Gretel are two very naughty and very rude children, and they are trying Willow's patience.This subversive and deliciously wicked retelling of Hansel & Gretel from Bethan Woollvin, creator of Little Red and Rapunzel, features her signature striking and humorous visuals, and a twist ending that is sure to surprise and delight.
Aster Glenn Gray - 2018
During a chance summer shower, an English country parson takes refuge in a country house. The house seems deserted, yet the table is laid with a sumptuous banquet such as the parson has not seen since before war rationing. Unnerved by the uncanny house, he flees, but stops to pluck a single perfect rose from the garden for his daughter - only for the master of the house to appear, breathing fire with rage. Literally. At first, the parson can't stand this dragon-man. But slowly, he begins to feel the injustice of the curse that holds the dragon captive. What can break this vengeful curse?
Dangerously Driven: A Broken Riders Novella
Deborah Blake - 2018
Separated by guilt and circumstance, they will finally have a chance to come back together. But what will happen when they do? Neither Mikhail, Alexei, nor Gregori are enthusiastic about the invitation to join the three Baba Yagas at Bella’s home in the Wyoming woods. But Bella and her apprentice Jazz have just spent a year in the Otherworld after Jazz’s disastrous attempt to cure the Riders’ loss of their immortality, so it isn’t really a summons any of them can refuse. As much as they might wish they could. Each brother has his own reason to feel guilty, and they all mourn what they have lost despite having built themselves rewarding new lives. None of them is quite ready for a reunion. But they no longer have all the time in the world. So they get on their enchanted steeds (now a black Harley, a red Ducati, and a white Yamaha) and head out across the country, never expecting the adventures that lie ahead. The brothers travel different roads to get to Wyoming, but they all end up on the same path. A surprise visit from an old friend might just show them that the journey is more important than the destination…especially when you travel it with those you love.
Chauncey Rogers - 2018
Where the rest of the world sees an enchanting love story, Laure sees royal incompetence and an opportunity to exploit it. She'll have wealth and a way out of a life she detests, if she can only manage to hoodwink the royal family and survive to tell the tale.
Fables & Fairy Tales to Cross Stitch: French Charm for Your Stitchwork
Véronique Enginger - 2018
The designs are eye-catchingly lovely with their subtle colors, gentle humor, and delicate lines. They're all here: wily foxes, big bad wolves, city mice and country mice . . . not to mention princesses, enchanted worlds, and fun rhymes. Many include multiple scenes and motifs, offering you dozens more components to use in a myriad of ways. Along with the patterns, enjoy instructions for 22 projects to show off your stitchwork: luggage tags, mobiles, cookie tins, quilts, a cuddly toy with its own sleeping bag, and more.
Dragon Hoard and Other Tales of Faerie
Cathleen Townsend - 2018
Explore twelve tales of Faerie…and discover its paradox--both close and inaccessible--peopled with heroes, rogues, and ciphers.•A modern dragon who desires more than mere gold,•A troll who longs for the kiss of sunlight on his skin,•A teenage driver who discovers that her driving test is going to be far more difficult than anyone expected,•A gargoyle who yearns to safeguard not only a church but a young girl as well,•And a woman who bargains for Faerie help—only to be confronted with a cost that is more than she can bear to pay.Come join them.
Truthful Living: The First Writings of Napoleon Hill
Jeffrey Gitomer - 2018
These rare, never-before-seen lectures were thought to be lost to history. Until now.Given exclusive access to the archives of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, Jeffrey Gitomer has unearthed Hill’s original course notes containing the fundamental beliefs in hard work and personal development that established Hill as a global leader of success and positive attitude.In Truthful Living, Gitomer has captured Hill’s foundational wisdom for the twenty-first century. These easy-to-implement real-world strategies for life, family, business, and the bottom line prove as energizing and inspiring today as they were nearly one hundred years ago.
Renée Paule - 2018
However, this happiness turns to discontent when Bertie sees George looking ‘important’ in his new bowler hat. Bertie wants one just like it, so that he can look important too. Consequently, he hangs up his comfy old hat and that’s when his adventure begins.There's a fun activity page at the back of this book - children can learn more about different types of hats and their names.Which hat would you wear?
The Magic is in You
Colin Hosten - 2018
A picture book featuring inspirational messages from beloved Disney and Disney*Pixar films, The Magic is in You focuses on moments of perseverance and resilience in Disney's main characters and encourages readers of all ages to believe in themselves in any situation.
The Dinosaur that Pooped a Princess
Tom Fletcher - 2018
. .Danny and Dinosaur are convinced that a damsel in distress needs their help - they just need to find her. But there are twists in store . . . Can Dinosaur make it through Fairy Tale Land without eating everything in sight? And do all princesses really need to be rescued?From bestselling authors Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, with glorious artwork from Garry Parsons, this hilarious, rip-roaring fairytale romp is packed with prehistoric cheekiness, punchy girl power and lots and lots of poop!
Windswept: A Short Fairytale
Sarah Delena White - 2018
Her one solace is Yori, the handsome storm wraith who comes to her window on rainy nights. But he can never be part of her constrained palace life, where she must tread cautiously and follow the rules.On the eve of an arranged marriage, she makes a fateful choice that sets the curse in motion. But the wind she fears may hold the key to her freedom. Hounded by vengeful wraiths, Zhenya must risk her soul and uncover the truth about the curse.Or else she may become the very terror she flees.
Chelsea Walker Flagg - 2018
Tinsey Clover is smart. She's brave. Also, she can't carry a tune to save her life. Oh yeah, plus she's an elf the size of a chipmunk. When her bizarre magical power grows in and makes her feel like a total outsider in her own village, Tinsey sneaks into the forbidden forest on a journey to find someone more like her. From trolls to dragons, what she discovers along the way challenges everything, and everyone, she thought she knew.
Ice & Smoke
Elizabeth Belyeu - 2018
He's truly as much a prisoner as she is, commanded by the mysterious "master" who orchestrated her abduction.But when her dragon is abruptly torn away from her, Ariana is faced with a new guardian, the irksome and ill-tempered Braith. Is this new dragon a captor or a friend… or something else? How far should she go to protect him from her own would-be rescuers? And when his master is finally revealed, will it mean freedom at last, or only greater danger?
Kingdom of Glass and Ashes
J.A. Armitage - 2018
Kingdom of Glass and Ashes is a spellbinding collection of retellings, written by multiple USA Today and bestselling authors telling their own version of the beloved tale.Get ready for romance, excitement, enchantment and more than just a glass slipper.
Midsummer Night Dreams (Fairytale Collections Book 2)
Olivie Blake - 2018
In this second anthology of fairytales for the modern era, Olivie Blake (Fairytales of the Macabre and Masters of Death) brings you further tales of romance, each one a wistful meandering into whimsical comedy, incurable longing, and as always, the impractical persuasions of love.
Don't Look at Me
J.P. Grider - 2018
It stole my confidence, my identity, and ended my short-lived career as a broadcast journalist. I am now unemployed. Alone. Ugly. And expected to get over it and move on. Go on living life as usual—as if the world doesn’t judge the grotesquely unattractive.Quest:It’s been three years since I was kicked out of the Army for nearly killing the opposition’s militia commander with my bare hands. I am now unemployed. Alone. Angry. And expected to forget the nightmares that hold me hostage and move on.Go on living life as usual—as if the world doesn’t judge a dishonorably discharged ex-soldier.Don’t Look at Me is a modern-day Beauty and the Beast tale—reversed and twisted. Because even the ugly need a good story, and even the beautiful are ugly deep down.
Jessica Duchen - 2018
But at sunset, the swan becomes a woman.This unexpected visitor is Odette, the swan princess – alone, adrift and in danger in 21st-century Britain, entirely dependent on the kindness of strangers. Bird by day, human by night, and with no way to go home, she remains convinced, to Mitzi’s distress, that only a man’s vow of eternal love can break her spell.Mitzi is determined to help Odette, but as the two try to hide the improbable truth, their web of deception grows increasingly tangled. Can they find a way to save Odette before it’s too late?
Mother of Gods
Skye MacKinnon - 2018
I was born to be someone I'm not, created by a lonely Goddess in the image of a random man she met at a party. No wonder it didn't work out. What I have to decide now is how I want to spend the last few days of my life."Beira, the Mother of Gods and Queen of Winter, has grown tired and lonely. After millennia of living on her own, she decides it's time to create the perfect lover. But while Colan might look like the man of her dreams, he's not falling in love with her as she'd planned. Can she change his mind or has it all been for nothing?___This tragic prequel to the bestselling novel Winter Princess tells the story of Wynter's parents. It's a stand-alone novella that can be enjoyed without having read the other books in the Daughter of Winter series.
Quids In: Covent Garden Series
Mary B. Moore - 2018
She fit into their perfect ideals and was from a well respected British aristocratic family. On paper, she appeared flawless. In real-life, she was a nightmare surrounded by a media circus just waiting for her next cock up. Then, I met her sister. She was quiet, shy, and never went near the parties that her sister did. Every time I saw her, I had to get closer to her. Every time I got closer to her, she backed further away. She was an enigma and a challenge. For the first time in my life, I was going to chase and catch something that I wanted – Wilhelmina Campbell. I was William Renton, and she was mine. To hell with what my family said. Christmas in London just got that little bit sweeter.
The Ninety-Ninth Bride
Catherine F. King - 2018
Ninety-eight Sultanas before Dunya have been executed, slaughtered at the break of dawn following their first night with their new husband. But on her own wedding night, the ninety-ninth bride finds help from the mysterious and beautiful Zahra, who proposes to tell the Sultan a story…The Ninety-Ninth Bride is a story of sisters and magic, and a kingdom on the brink of disaster.
White as Milk, Red as Blood: The Forgotten Fairy Tales of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth
Franz Xaver von Schönwerth - 2018
It is a book for adults. Or for adults to frighten children into behaving... whichever you prefer. In 2009, a trove of lost fairy tales collected by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth - a 19th-century collector of Bavarian folk tales and contemporary of the Brothers Grimm- was unearthed in a municipal archive in Germany. Unlike the Grimms, who polished the stories they collected, adapting to contemporary tastes, von Schönwerth recorded the stories as they were told, plucking them directly from the living, breathing tree of oral storytelling, retaining their darker themes and sometimes shocking violence. Von Schönwerth published a single volume of these tales in his lifetime, but the vast majority languished and were forgotten over the years, effectively frozen in time until their recent rediscovery. Now, award-winning illustrator Willow Dawson, in collaboration with translator Shelley Tanaka, has brought these long-lost tales unforgettably to life, illuminating with striking woodcut-style illustrations a spectacular collection that will change the way you look at fairy tales forever. Paired with Dawson's arresting artwork, the stories in White as Milk, Red as Blood race with palpable energy through fantasy landscapes darker, bawdier and racier than anything we find in Disney or the Grimms. Following the tradition of illustrated fairy-tale collections, White as Milk, Red as Blood is the very first fully illustrated, full-colour edition of Franz Xaver von Schönwerth's work. It is a timeless tome of enchantment and foreboding: tales - as haunting as they are profound - of powerful princesses, helpless men, lecherous villains, virtuous girls, witches, giants, at least one female serial killer, mer-people, shape-shifters and talking beasts - a kaleidoscope of wonders both familiar and entirely new; rich and strange. Dawson and Tanaka's dark and lively take on von Schönwerth's collected tales will appeal to fans of Mike Mignola's classic fantasy comic-book series Hellboy.
The Land of Stone Flowers: A Fairy Guide to the Mythical Human Being
Sveta Dorosheva - 2018
Brimming with keen observations and wild assumptions on human anatomy, customs, languages, rituals, dwellings, and more, The Land of Stone Flowers is as absurd as it is astounding, examining contradictory and nonsensical human behaviors through the lens of the fantastic: from the bewitching paper wizards who live in humans' wallets to their invisible hats, known as "moods," which cloud their view of the world. Bursting with intricate and evocative illustrations, The Land of Stone Flowers will draw readers into a world of fantasy and fable that slyly reveals many hidden truths about human existence.
The Snow Witch
Rosie Boyes - 2018
A GLASS LOCKET. A POWERFUL CURSE UNLEASHED ON CHRISTMAS EVE.Twelve-year-old Kitty Wigeon can't wait for Christmas at St Flurries, a grand old manor house in the countryside, until one chilly night she vanishes without a trace.One hundred years later… Still grieving over the death of their mother, Kes Bunting and his younger sister Star, are sent to live at St Flurries. They find a house steeped in mystery and brimming with secrets. Who, or what, is making footprints in the snow?And what evil force is taking a cold grip on Star?Wrap up warm as you join Kes, and a cast of eccentric snow creatures, in a race against time to solve a hundred-year-old curse. Will he succeed? Or will the fate of his sister be decided by a shivery kiss from… the Snow Witch?
Caitlin E. Jones - 2018
Dublin dies in the wake of a disease, dragging its victims back from the grave, mindless and very hungry. The people of Ireland flee in fear of plague, but Stanley knows better, and this is no plague; this is a curse.Stanley Brigham only wants peace. Born a Chime Child, his second sight connecting him to England’s magical and supernatural, and long giving him grief as a secret world he shares with seldom few. The introverted British youth has only come to Ireland to introduce himself to his newly betrothed fiancée, but an outbreak of death and decay ruins the social call, unleashing a massacre on Dublin. Only Stanley hears the undead voices calling from the other side, and suspects something more magical is afoot. His suspicions are confirmed by Maggie MacNamara, an eccentric-but-powerful spiritualist keen on saving her home. Though returned to England, a reluctant Stanley finds himself involved once more when Maggie approaches both himself and his inventive companion, Vincent Cammish. She proposes that he can use his ability against the curse. Someone is behind these undead, and she wants them found. Armed with little save for a folklore guide, Stanley ventures back to Dublin in search of the curse’s mastermind. He is soon drawn across The Veil, into another Ireland: one full with Druids, good folk, and all manner of magical kin. He finds an ally in a faerie named Willow, as charming as she is suspicious. An erratic practitioner comes on her heels, deeply involved in the curse and aiming to take the faerie away, but to what end? Stanley, Vincent, and Willow must work together to find out and unearth to cause of Dublin’s undead, soon unleashing a world of ancient magic and dark creatures the British Isles had long forgotten. And perhaps with good reason.
Avowed: A Companion Story to the Fairytale Trilogy (Fairytale Trilogy, #0.5)
Jessica Grey - 2018
As a younger daughter of a powerful fae family and one of the famed terre-verde sisters, she’s never stood on her own. Shy and unassuming, Violet envies her older sister Liliana's passion and purpose. It isn't until she meets Beorn, next in line to be king of the fera, that Violet feels truly seen.Wild and rebellious, Beorn is more interested in antagonizing his father than in his responsibilities to the fera. Consorting with humans is bad enough, but when Beorn falls head over heels for the daughter of another fae house, he knows he's risking far more than just his father's anger.When Liliana chooses to renounce her magic in order to marry a human, the entire fae realm is thrown into turmoil. As lines are drawn between houses, can Violet and Beorn’s forbidden love withstand those who would seek to destroy it?
Kyle Robert Shultz - 2018
Seven science fiction and fantasy stories about antiheroes: -A man determined to get justice for his family, no matter the cost -A gynoid with two conflicting programming directives -A teenage boy determined to protect the people who have become his friends -A monster slayer who is not everything she appears to be -A young cyborg who makes an unthinkable choice in hopes of a better future -A mischievous shopkeeper trying to stay one step ahead of trouble -A blood hunter who discovers a lie that will change the course of her life
Three: A Tale of the Bookseller's Children
Deven Balsam - 2018
His human apprentice seems eager enough to take the reins, unburdened by the prejudice the sleepy river-town of Delster is capable of producing. Bear Kieren is a patient man, but he longs for the day when coddling and comforting humans is no longer his concern - until his goddess, the mighty mountain queen, Huil, rumbles to life during a late-winter storm, and Bear begins to suspect there's evil poisoning Her roots.Now villagers have gone missing, including Bear's own son and beloved niece. With the help of his warrior sister, his best friend Alaric the dwarf, and a strange, human man cursed by a witch, Bear delves deep into the mountain's twisted secrets, and begins to uncover some of his family's as well.Three begins the trilogy of The Bookseller's Children.
The Rabbit and the Squirrel: A Love Story about Friendship
Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi - 2018
Illustrated by Stina Wirsén, this poignant and moving fable for all ages was originally conceived by the author as a private gift of love for a beloved friend. Featuring a bisexual bunny and an heiress squirrel, by turns witty and absurd, endearing and brave, this little book harbours a fine ache that lends it a timeless quality.
Blood in the Snow
Sarah Pennington - 2018
Declared the fairest of all by the fabled Dragonglass, she is destined to fulfill an ancient prophecy and unite her homeland with its long-time enemy, the Kingdom of Three Peaks. And in doing so, she may save her country from death and ruin.In order to fulfill her destiny, Baili must travel to the Kingdom of Three Peaks and marry its prince, Liu Xiang. But all Baili's plans and expectations are turned upside-down when her servants and soldiers, acting on her stepmother's orders, turn against her on the road. Baili narrowly escapes with her life, but she's left alone and adrift among strangers.Fortunately, Baili finds refuge in the home of seven animal keepers: servants and slaves to the emperor of Three Peaks. Yet time is running out. Her servants' rebellion was only a small part of a much larger plot. Within weeks, her stepmother plans to unite the two kingdoms, not by contract, but by conquest. Baili must reclaim her rightful place and unite not just two kingdoms but many peoples in order to stop the plan. And if she fails, two kingdoms will be plunged into ruin.Sure to delight lovers of fantasy and fairy tales, this rich and magical Asian-inspired adventure combines Snow White and The Goose Girl in a way you've never seen before.
Someday at Christmas (A Beaumont and Crane Story)
Kyle Robert Shultz - 2018
Reality itself descends into chaos as a storm of shattered timelines gathers around two wandering souls.But this is Christmas Eve...and not all who wander are lost.(This short story is available for free to Kyle Robert Shultz's email subscribers. It is a crossover between the Beaumont & Beasley and the Crockett & Crane fantasy series.)
Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems
Jennifer S. Cheng - 2018
Cheng’s hybrid collection, Moon: Letters, Maps, Poems, draws on various Chinese mythologies about women, particularly that of Chang’E (the Lady in the Moon), uncovering the shadow stories of our myths — with the belief that there is always an underbelly. Moon explores bewilderment and shelter, destruction and construction, unthreading as it rethreads, shedding as it collects.
The Centaur Express
Kyle Robert Shultz - 2018
Part-time centaur Todd Crane finds himself in the latter category, the accidental and reluctant guardian of a mailbag which will grow teeth and claws to attack him if he fails to deliver it or slows down along the way. To make matters worse, he and Amy are pursued by undead outlaws as they race to get the mailbag to its destination on time. The mail must go through…no matter how many people it has to devour in the process. Can Todd ever escape his new job in the Centaur Express?
A Spoonful of Aether (A Beaumont and Beasley Short Story)
Kyle Robert Shultz - 2018
She never returned, but Chester's parents refuse to believe his story. They think she just left without giving notice. Fortunately, the new nanny is a much better listener—even though she has an odd habit of throwing baked goods at people, and there appears to be a monster in her carpet bag. But who is she? And can she really defeat the creature upstairs, or will she and her monster be the next ones to disappear?
Cassie James - 2018
It is a land where fairy tale characters exist. Admist a war between the lands of Heroes and Villains, Hanna is revealed to be the daughter of Prince Charming and an unknown witch before he met Snow White. She is made a princess of Heroesville despite Snow White and her two daughters swearing to make her life miserable. Hanna soon finds out that Heroesville is not as it seems. Underneath the beauty and peace, Evil lurks and the war between the heroes and the villains is about to reach a higher level. Desperate to leave this strange land, Hanna runs away and embarks on a quest to find her way back to her world and learning how to weild her strange magic. On her way, she meets a Villain prince Johnathan, who makes her doubt everything she knows about Heroesville and a female fairy Pea whose humor and loyalty keeps Hanna going. With her two companions aiding her quest with their different agenda's in mind, Hanna is about to discover a secret that will change the life of everyone she loves.
The Tower Princess (Lost Fairy Tales #1)
Shonna Slayton - 2018
She’s never understood why she’s been separated from the rest of the kingdom, but now that she’s older the pieces are coming together. For too long she’s been trapped in her brother’s scheme to find a way through the magical wall dividing their kingdom in two. She doesn’t expect any help from the prince to the south, even if he did manage to bumble his way to her rescue. If she could pick anyone to form an alliance, it would be the squire she watches train from her window; he shows promise. But, confined to her tower, there’s nothing she can do…or is there? One day a hole opens up in the Dividing Wall and with it, a chance for Gressa to change everything.
Further Up & Further In: Understanding Narnia
Joseph Pearce - 2018
Lewis’ magical land entered through that most important wardrobe in literary history. Beloved by generations of readers, The Chronicles of Narnia are thought, erroneously, by some to be “mere children’s stories.” In this volume, Pearce thoroughly debunks the error as he skillfully explains why there is nothing “mere” about such stories. Rather, the Narnia books contain profound insights concerning the human condition. Pearce, however, goes beyond even that and illuminates the deeper riches and profound truths found therein: the highest truths, in fact, those concerning God. Join Pearce as he explores the “grown-up” themes that are so important for a proper understanding of Lewis’ magnificent creation, including the deep and profound Christian symbolism, extensive literary allusions, and the constant theme of temptation, sin, and redemption. The author of numerous literary works and an authority on the writings of Lewis, Chesterton, and Tolkien, Pearce is uniquely qualified to examine the deeper theological, philosophical, and historical dimensions of the Chronicles. With Pearce as your guide, “return to Narnia,” and come to understand in new and profound ways that place which has so marked the imaginative landscape of so many. Rediscover your love for Narnia, because “wardrobes are for grown-ups too.”
K.L. Fast - 2018
Her unique ability allows her to see what she needs too. Gabriele Vilkas is the kind of alpha who gets what he wants. And that would be his Mate. His Luna Mica. Once they've found each other, he will never let her go. Can they find their future with a little help from their pasts and stand the test of time? Having visions isn't always what it seems. This is the what happens when KL Fast lets her shifty side come out to play. This safe, steamy, and spooky treat will surely set your Kindle ablaze.
Tender Ella and the Big Red Paddle: An Erotic Lesbian Fairy Tale
Sorcha Rowan - 2018
Agatha, her wicked stepmother, brought a new tension and a big red paddle to their house. Would a few days alone with her give them the chance to get closer and get to know each other's ins and outs? Would either of them be able to sit down when father returned? Read on!
Seeing Red: A Sapphic Fairy Tale
Cara Malone - 2018
Trying to get ahead of the bills. Trying to provide for her sister, Piper, and her nephews. Trying to finish her nursing education. Trying to keep Piper out of her criminal husband’s claws. Big, bad Jed Wolfe is a con artist, a manipulator, and he’s currently doing ten years for counterfeiting. Now is Hunter’s best chance to convince Piper that he’s bad news and they can survive without him. Except the mortgage is overdue again, there’s an eviction notice stapled to the front door, and Hunter can see it in Piper’s eyes. She wants to crawl back to Jed and ask him how to dig out of this mess. They’re getting desperate and Hunter begs Piper not to be like him. Then along comes a beautiful girl in a red cap. Her grandmother is sick, she needs Hunter’s nursing help, and the pay is great. It’s just what they need and soon Hunter is able to catch her breath. Stop running in place. Start to feel something that she hasn’t had time for in years. Happiness. Desire. Love. Until one day an old, familiar feeling returns. Suspicion.
A Bit of Magic: A Collection of Fairy Tale Retellings
Heather Hayden - 2018
The oldest story can be made new again, changed and altered until it is reimagined and restored.Pride interferes with happily-ever-afters: a proud princess is tested and tests the prince in return; a young thief is caught red-handed and must make amends; and a vain queen struggles to save her stepdaughter.Finding love is not a simple task: a hero searches for the ideal magical bride; an innocent librarian is charmed by a man with a menacing secret; a queen takes a spoiled prince as her sole deckhand; and a well-intentioned princess seeks to make things right with her father.Change causes chaos, for better or worse: a scheming cat seeks to better the lot of his daydreaming master; a cursed pirate captain is given a second chance when he finds a young stowaway; a spoiled teenager suffers the consequences of turning her best friend into a toad; and a thief and a rebel hiding secrets meet at a ball.Follow these characters on their journeys as eleven magical tales are turned on their heads and seen from new perspectives.
Second Acts in American Lives
Ryan Ridge - 2018
Punchlines, plays on words, dad puns, and yo’ mama jokes straddle the saddle with deep metaphorical lessons on society today, making companions of dark humor and serious wit. A séance of poetics and politics, this collection of glimpses into the disheveled and desperate, the cerebral and celebrated, the gangly and glorious, conjures what it is to be American in a society as stupid as it is terrifying.Illustrated by Jacob Heustis.“Short fiction from two masters of the form.”—NERVE“Ranging from short to super-duper short, the prose-poetic stories in Ryan Ridge’s and Mel Bosworth’s Second Acts in American Lives zig and zag, fake and fade, keeping the reader guessing on every page, and the illustrations by Jacob Heustis are every bit as funny and surprising as the words they accompany. It’s a pinball machine of a book, full of bounce and light and crazy ricochets: sentences start, you don’t know where they’ll end up, and this dynamic unpredictability is what gives this collection its life and its victory.”—Kathleen Rooney, author of Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk
The Golden Dress: A Fairy Tale
L.L. Barkat - 2018
But when the dress begins to age, the girl struggles to embrace the change—and risks losing her mother’s heart and her own special place in the world. A blue lace wind shares the secret of what will be lost, unless the girl can find a way to open her heart and her hands before the dress completely disappears.
The Hound of Duville (The Strange Cases of Beaumont and Beasley, #2)
Kyle Robert Shultz - 2018
Because Lady Cordelia Beaumont has gone missing, leaving only detective-turned-monster Nick Beasley and his brother Crispin to tackle the mystery. To make matters worse, the curse afflicting Mr. Duville is targeting all other men in the city of Talesend as well.An ancient witch may hold the key to stopping the spell in its tracks, but is she everything she seems? Can Nick solve this case without the aid of Cordelia's magic? Or will the secrets he's keeping from Crispin doom Talesend forever?The second of six novellas comprising the fourth book in the acclaimed Beaumont and Beasley series.
The Big Book Adventure
Emily Ford - 2018
Best friends Foxy and Piggy can’t wait to tell each other about all of their adventures in reading! Flying over Neverland, swimming with a mermaid, joining in a mad tea party, soaring on a magic carpet—old classics come to life in the eyes of two little readers who can’t believe what they’ve seen. Journey back to old favorites and experience the magic all over again in this adorable picture book about the joys of reading!Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards Winner - 2018 GOLD Winner in Picture Books, Early Reader
Warts and All: A Fairy Tale Collection
Melissa McShane - 2018
There’s a frog in her tub who says he used to be a man. Worse, his memory is slipping away from him. Magic doesn’t work, so there’s only one way she can think of to turn him back—but can she bring herself to do it? And that’s only the beginning of her challenges… In these eleven short fairy tale retellings, including “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Frog Prince,” and “The Bremen Town Musicians,” follow the adventures of Chloe and her family as they fall into one fairy tale after another.
Snow: A Reverse Harem Modern Fairy Tale
Erzabet Bishop - 2018
Will Snow find true love or fall victim to the new evil Queen?A hot new Reverse Harem Romance from USA Today Bestselling Author Erzabet Bishop!Fairytales can bite…To look to the future, sometimes you have to unearth the secrets of the past.Snow longs to find a true love of her own, but when her father returns from war with a new bride, her carefully planned out life slips through her fingers. Her new stepmother, the Queen, harbors a dangerous secret. One malicious kiss sends Snow tumbling into a sinister landscape of dark desires and a new manifestation that can save her or destroy everything she’s ever held dear.Darkness can hide the most sultry of nights.Gideon and his men guard the king, but even they can’t protect him from his murderous new bride. When the castle falls prey to the Queen’s ire, they find themselves under the spell of the moon. Can they harness their new reality to protect the newest target of the Queen’s wrath, or will they once again be victims of her unholy power play?
Into the Jungle: Stories for Mowgli
Katherine Rundell - 2018
It includes all the original favorites like Baloo and Bagheera and gives female characters, like Mother Wolf, a more prominent role in Mowgli’s upbringing. The timely theme of the possibility of understanding and empathy across species, cultures, and genders will resonate with contemporary readers.
J.E. Taylor - 2018
The werewolf. Now that Red is all grown up, these horrid creatures are terrorizing Dakota Territory once again. As a member of the elite Dakota Guard, Red has a duty to extinguish the life of every last wolf she sees. Failing to do so is a death sentence. When her grandmother doesn’t come back from a foraging run, Red dons her quiver of silver arrows and breaks town law, heading into the forest after sunset to search for her. The dark woods test her hunting skills as well as her loyalty to the Dakota Guard, and she’s left wondering if there is any way out of this alive. Fans of Once Upon a Time and Grimm will devour RED.
Elle Beaumont - 2018
I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in. We're tired of death, of prejudice and more, if you don't make some changes I'll kick down your door.When Niklaus von Brandt's mother is murdered by a poacher it moves him to make a change in the kingdom of Abendrot. Once a kingdom founded by werewolves, it is now ruled by humans who have one goal: eradicate the werewolves. In order to protect what is left of his family, he must make an important decision, one that leads him to become an assassin, and the shadow the kingdom murmurs about.Too bad the royal family has a secret—a secret that Niklaus plans on using to his advantage, and in the meantime he has given King Ansgar three chances before he comes huffing and puffing.Perfect for fans of Sugarcoated by K.M. Robinson and The Grimm Diaries prequels by Cameron Jace.
Blind Beauty and Other Tales of Redemption
Meredith Leigh Burton - 2018
a slave girl ... a lonely daughter.Immerse yourself in three stories that are unique but reminiscent of tales as old as time.BLIND BEAUTYJenna has lost her sight as the result of a traumatic accident that caused her mother's death. When Jenna's father's life is threatened by a horrible beast, she is determined to save him. Can Jenna's lack of sight help her see beyond the beast's ugly appearance to the cursedyoung man beneath? Magic hides in unexpected places, and things are not always what they seem.CROSSING TO AFENDIAFaluri, a young slave girl in a brutal land, may be the only one who can save her people from a malevolent evil that lies closer than one might think.HART SPRINGBianca's stepbrother is dying. Bianca possesses a unique gift that may be the only thing that can save her stepbrother's life. But, when Bianca's stepmother seeks to possess Bianca's gift for herself, hidden secrets about Bianca's father come to light. Will Bianca find the courage to face her true enemy and find a home?Enter worlds where trees transport you to enchanted castles, evil lurks in mysterious places, and the earth tells of buried jewels. The earth sings ... Will you listen?
Cinderella of the Nile
Beverley Naidoo - 2018
Rhodopis is a Greek girl who is sold into slavery by bandits and taken to Egypt. Along the way she becomes friends with the storyteller Aesop and a host of playful animals. Her master gives her a pair of beautiful rose-red slippers, making three other servants jealous. But when Horus, the falcon, sweeps in to steal her slipper, Rhodopis has little idea that this act will lead her to the King of Egypt. The first in our `One Story, Many Voices' series, this ancient story of Cinderella finds its echo in fairy tales all over the world.
Taking Her For Granted (The Caribbean Rivalry #4)
M.K. Moore - 2018
Too bad there was some sort of mix-up. Grant Tolliver is Isla Nubia's chief of security. For the first time, he must detain someone. Too bad he is never going to release her. Can her Caribbean nightmare turn into her dream? Can his Caribbean dream be that easy? This is the final book in the Caribbean Rivalry series. It is a quick, sexy, and over the top read with all the insta-everything you can handle. Zoey and Grant aren't taking anything for granted anymore. Isla Nubia just got a little hotter. Better bring a fan or a margarita or two.
Huntress and the Nightingale
Amara Luciano - 2018
Dao comes a gender-bent fantasy tale inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman… Once a huntress blessed by the gods, Zahria has since become a murderer without honor. She loses herself in wineskins, paying a private penance for the sins she’s committed in her royal lover’s name. But the kingdom she can’t escape has no use for drunken cowards. When the queen’s secret menagerie of exotic birds breaks free from the palace, revealing themselves as the reclusive shape-shifting clansmen who dwell within the Unforeseen Forest, the queen demands Zahria do the unthinkable: Kill the forest-made beasts plaguing the realm, then destroy the cursed forest itself. A sin, in the eyes of Zahria’s gods, for which there would be no redemption. But Zahria is weary and has lost too much. All she wants is to return to her homeland after a century of secrets and lies. With a heart long past the point of breaking, fulfilling the queen’s task could mean her freedom at last.How can Zahria resist such a bargain?
Fairytales for Feisty Girls
Susannah McFarlane - 2018
Renowned girl hero and feisty author Susannah McFarlane presents an illustrated collection of 'tilted' fairytales featuring girls with smarts.Feisty: typically describes one who is relatively small, lively, determined and courageous.Girls can rescue themselves - just watch Rapunzel, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella and Thumbelina create their own happily ever afters in this beautiful and emboldening bedtime book.A glorious treasury for young girls - and boys - featuring artwork from four leading Australian illustrators: Beth Norling, Claire Robertson, Lucinda Gifford and Sher Rill Ng.
Botanical Folk Tales
Lisa Schneidau - 2018
Here are locally sourced and traditional folk tales of wild trees and plants throughout the seasons: from the magical mistletoe to the bad-tempered stinging nettle. Plants shape the British landscape, and they provide food, medicine and inspiration—yet in the middle of our hectic lives, we often take them for granted. Traditional stories, passed down the generations, tell of the complex relationship between people and plants in Britain, in lowlands and uplands, coasts, bogs, forests, and towns.