Posted in Anthology, Book Review, Complex Characters, Dark, Fairytale, Indie, My favorites, Retelling, Romance

My Review: Tales of Love and Woe: The Complete First Volume by Winter Reid

Tales of Love and Woe: The Complete First Volume

by Winter Reid

094575FF-FE02-4CFD-A9C3-A51B529E315EPut away your magic wands and pumpkins.
These are not sweet, tender fairy tales.

Four flawed heroines.
Four classic tales of love and woe retold for modern times…
Because there’s never been an easy road to happily ever after.

The Lonely Crow—Surrounded by coyotes and unexpected magic, a heartbroken ornithologist becomes the target of a park ranger’s aggressive affection. To survive, she must trust the instincts that failed her so completely once already.

Goose—After a one-night-stand leaves her belly swollen and reputation in tatters, an unemployed gas-station clerk finds herself at the mercy of her lover’s mother. But if her own troubled childhood taught her anything, it’s that she’ll fight to the death to protect her baby, and that love never comes the way we expect.

Rosie Waking—Following her father’s disappearance, a small-town waitress lives wedged under her boss’s thumb until a stranger forces her to view her life through a different lens. Can she decide, once and for all, where loyalty stops and subservience begins?

De Rege’s Laundry—When a mob boss’s desperate daughter makes a deal with the devil, she doesn’t expect a handsome ex-soldier to muck it all up. Suddenly, the woman who’d sworn to sacrifice anything for freedom must choose between escape and losing the one person who cares about her happiness.

Beautiful and atmospheric, Tales of Love & Woe is 110k word collection exploring modern womanhood through twisted retellings of The Little Mermaid, The Golden Goose and The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg, Snow White & Rose Red, and The Twelve Dancing Princesses. While love and kindness are major themes in these stories, the darker sides of human nature are, too. As such, this collection is intended only for a mature audience. After all … fairy tales were meant to be grim.

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MY REVIEW

Oh, I am SOOO IN LOVE with this book!! I have even ordered the paperback so I can hug it and stare at it and hug it again….you get my drift. Not to mention that I am going to want to reread this collection of four fairy tale retellings over and over!!

“Put away your magic wands and pumpkins.
These are not sweet, tender fairy tales.

Four flawed heroines.
Four classic tales of love and woe retold for modern times…
Because there’s never been an easy road to happily ever after.”

This was from the summary of the book. Perfectly said. These are not sweet, tender fairy tales. There’s never been an easy road to happily ever after. But that doesn’t mean these fair tales are completely depressing. Like the title, they’re tales of love and woe.

But Winter Reid….can I just say, WOW!!! This is one seriously talented author!!! People, I’m not just saying this!! I want to take her home and make her tuck me in and tell me a story every night when I go to bed!! Her characters are SO RICH and VIBRANT!!! All of them!!! There is SO MUCH to these characters and their lives, their thoughts, what they do, and their motives!! Holy Guacamole, it’s a freakin beautiful thing!!! Her worlds are the same way!! I can picture the scene laid out before me. I’m lost in the story…it’s wonderful!! Then…it’s over….and I’m in a freakin book hangover and I haven’t even finished the book!!! Just ONE of the fairy tales!! This happened to me after each of the FOUR fairy tales!!! I thought I was I was going to die, but I loved it!!! I thoroughly enjoyed this book!!!! I would give it 10++ Stars, if there were such a rating!!! I VERY HIGHLY recommended this to ALL!!!!!

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Winter Reid

55A61FF2-6C97-47D2-BF51-B8ED1F2FA1C6Winter began writing ten years ago after a dream about a chance encounter in a stable became a novel about two young people falling in love in the Roaring Twenties. After all this time, there is nothing she likes better than a good romance.

She lives in a hot, swampy part of the New South—a perfect place for drinking pecan bourbon over ice and getting lost in a good story…

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Website: https://winterreid.com
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Posted in Adult, Dark, Dark Fantasy, Fairytale, Release Boost, Retelling, Reverse Harem, Romance

Release Boost: Red and The Wolves by Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley

Title: Red and the Wolves
Series: Dark Fantasy #2

Authors: Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley

Genre: Dark Reverse Harem Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Blurb
A Dark Reverse Harem Romance from USAT Bestselling
Authors Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley
This is no fairytale…
As the Blood Moon rises, I’ve been chosen.
Chosen to serve, to obey…to die…for no one
survives their time with the Wolves.
As I am dressed in the ceremonial Red Hood,
all I can think of is escape.
But there is no escape.
The lives of my village depend on my
submission to the accursed Wolves.
There are five of them.
Five men cursed to live as Wolves.
Cursed for generations, forced to protect my
village from the dark forces.
But they demand a heavy price for their
protection. Me.
Five against one…against me alone.
My only hope for survival is to tame the
wolves…but submission is not in my nature.

 

Warning: In our Fairytales, there is danger in
the shadows, the beasts bite and no Heroine is truly safe. If dark tales of
danger, forced attraction and multiple partners offend you then please do not
purchase.
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Also Available
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Coming Soon
Releasing May 8, 2018
 
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Zoe Blake
USA TODAY Bestselling Author in Dark Romance.


We are all
attracted to the forbidden. Addicted to the rush we get from reading something
naughty…something kinky. We love to lose ourselves in the fantasy. The
powerful lord who sweeps the lady away to his remote estate to ravish her. The
cowboy who takes the sassy city girl over his knee to teach her a lesson. The
devilishly charming pirate who seduces his beautiful captive.


She writes
those dark fantasies.

 

Alta Hensley
USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Hot, Dark and
Dirty Romance.


She is also
an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the
romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet
love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle
between dominance and submission.

 

 

Posted in Cover Reveal, Fairytale, Fantasy, Indie, Retelling, Young Adult

Cover Reveal: WinterDream by Chantal Gadoury

18778909-0F01-4762-9D0B-95570FDA40F0 WinterDream

Publisher: Parliament House Press

GOODREADS

Every Christmas Eve, the Stahlbaum family hosts the most lavish Christmas party in St. Petersburg. For Clara Stahlbaum, it’s an end to a chapter of her life and a beginning of another. Her father wishes for her to marry Viscount Yakov Petryaey, a well-admired member of the Russian court.  

When her Great Uncle Drosselmeyer arrives for the party, he brings his handsome, Anton Vasiliev, and Clara’s old childhood toy—the Nutcracker. The return of this relic causes her to remember the magical dream she shared with it as a child, swept away to an enchanted world of the land of sweets and meeting the delightful friends of the Nutcracker Prince. As the magic begins to unfold again, her Nutcracker comes to life and they are faced to fight the lurking Mouse King and his followers. Escaping once more into the realm of WinterDream, the Nutcracker Prince reveals that the world is under a curse, and the Mouse King is determined to have WinterDream for himself. The Prince must break his own curse to win back his kingdom, which can only be achieved by falling in love with a human girl. They travel to his castle in hopes to gain the help of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Irina, in defeating the evil coming their way. 

Yet, the more time she spends in WinterDream, the more Clara discovers the Mouse King is not who he seems to be…and neither is anyone else. Clara must help take back WinterDream from the rolling darkness, and must save the Nutcracker Prince before he transforms back into his original wooden state.  

 

Find Out About Other Books by Chantal Gadoury at https://www.chantalgadoury.com/

 

D5C73963-D100-49C6-ACF7-97AB7F158CA0About the Author

Amazon Best Selling Author, Chantal Gadoury, is a 2011 graduate from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing. Since graduation, she has published “The Songs in Our Hearts” with 48Fourteen Publishing, and “Allerleirauh” with Parliament House Press, with future titles to follow. Chantal first started writing stories at the age of seven and continues with that love of writing today. Writing novels for Chantal has become a life-long dream come true! When she’s not writing, she enjoys painting, drinking lots of DD Iced Coffee, and watching Disney classics. Chantal lives in Muncy, Pennsylvania with her Mom, Sister and furry-‘brother’ (aka, puppy) Taran.

Contact Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chantalgadouryfans/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgadoury16

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chantalgadouryauthor/

Website: https://www.chantalgadoury.com/

 

Purchase Links

Allerleirauh

Amazon

Parliament House Press 

The Songs in Our Hearts

Amazon

Goodreads

Between the Sea and Stars

Goodreads

The Songs We Remember

Goodreads

Winter Dream

Goodreads

Blinding Night

Goodreads

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Posted in Adult, Book Review, Dark, Dark Fantasy, Fairytale, Release Blitz, Retelling, Reverse Harem, Romance, Short Stories

Release Blitz: Red and The Wolves by Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley

Title: Red and the Wolves

Series: Dark Fantasy #2

Authors: Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley

Genre: Dark Reverse Harem Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Blurb
A Dark Reverse Harem Romance from USAT Bestselling
Authors Zoe Blake & Alta Hensley
This is no fairytale…
As the Blood Moon rises, I’ve been chosen.
Chosen to serve, to obey…to die…for no one
survives their time with the Wolves.
As I am dressed in the ceremonial Red Hood,
all I can think of is escape.
But there is no escape.
The lives of my village depend on my
submission to the accursed Wolves.
There are five of them.
Five men cursed to live as Wolves.
Cursed for generations, forced to protect my
village from the dark forces.
But they demand a heavy price for their
protection. Me.
Five against one…against me alone.
My only hope for survival is to tame the
wolves…but submission is not in my nature.

 

Warning: In our Fairytales, there is danger in
the shadows, the beasts bite and no Heroine is truly safe. If dark tales of
danger, forced attraction and multiple partners offend you then please do not
purchase.
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
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Before you read the next paragraph, keep in mind that I gave this book a 4/5 star rating. So be sure to continue on to the last paragraph.

This book was not at all what I was expecting. I like dark romance. But this was a bit much for me. This was a dark fairytale, very erotic, dirty and sexy. These five wolves/men forced Red into submission through sex, through punishment and humiliation. I guess it’s the way it would be done in the animal world. But the whole 145 pages was pretty much sex! There was the darkness that wolves had to fight, and the villagers who were basically not nice to Red. It just really wasn’t my kind of book at all. 

BUT after saying all that. It was well written for the kind of book it was. I can’t really give a book a bad rating just because it didn’t fit my style of reading, that wouldn’t be fair to the authors. If this kind of book is right up your alley, then I recommend it. It’s short, but a well written story. And I really liked the ending!

Also Available
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Coming Soon
Releasing May 8, 2018
 
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Zoe Blake
USA TODAY Bestselling Author in Dark Romance.


We are all
attracted to the forbidden. Addicted to the rush we get from reading something
naughty…something kinky. We love to lose ourselves in the fantasy. The
powerful lord who sweeps the lady away to his remote estate to ravish her. The
cowboy who takes the sassy city girl over his knee to teach her a lesson. The
devilishly charming pirate who seduces his beautiful captive.


She writes
those dark fantasies.

 

Alta Hensley
USA TODAY Bestselling Author of Hot, Dark and
Dirty Romance.


She is also
an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the
romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet
love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle
between dominance and submission.

 

 

Posted in Cover Reveal, Epic, Fairytale, Fantasy, Young Adult

Cover Reveal: Stolen Enchantress by Amber Argyle

Today is the cover reveal for Stolen Enchantress by Amber Argyle. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Melissa Williams Design.

Stolen EnchantressStolen Enchantress (Forbidden Forest #1)
By Amber Argyle
Genre: Fairytale Adaptation/ Epic Fantasy
Age category: Young Adult
Release Date: April 9, 2018

Blurb:
Any girl who goes into the Forbidden Forest never comes out again. Except the one who did.

Larkin should have been watching her little sister. Should have paid more attention to the trees looming over her family’s fields. Now Sela is gone. Knowing full well the danger of the forest and its beast, Larkin goes after her anyway. With her sister clutched in her arms, she manages to escape, but not before discovering the truth lurking beneath the wicked boughs.

She may have evaded the beast once, but with the full force of his magic now fixated on her, she isn’t sure how much longer she can resist . . .

You can find Stolen Enchantress on Goodreads

You can pre-order Stolen Enchantress on iBooks

Amber ArgyleAbout the Author:
Bestselling author Amber Argyle writes young-adult fantasies where the main characters save the world (with varying degrees of success) and fall in love (with the enemy). Her award-winning books have been translated into numerous languages and praised by such authors as NYT bestsellers David Farland and Jennifer A. Nielsen.

Amber grew up on a cattle ranch and spent her formative years in the rodeo circuit and on the basketball court. She graduated cum laude from Utah State University with a degree in English and physical education, a husband, and a two-year-old. Since then, she and her husband have added two more children, which they are actively trying to transform from crazy small people into less-crazy larger people. She’s fluent in all forms of sarcasm, loves hiking and traveling, and believes spiders should be relegated to horror novels where they belong.

To receive her starter library of four free books, simply tell her where to send it: http://www.amberargyle.com

You can find and contact Amber here:
Website
Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest
Goodreads
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Kobo
Amazon
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Posted in Fairytale, New Adult, Retelling, Romance

The Modern Fairytale Series by Katy Regnery has a new look!

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★★★ BRAND NEW COVERS! ★★★

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New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery has given her modern fairytale collection a whole new look! They’re so gorgeous…go take a peek!

Amazon US → http://amzn.to/2ufzPMe
iBooks → http://apple.co/2us4TJA
Nook → http://bit.ly/2valxee
Kobo → http://bit.ly/2uvzBkL

Available now (coming to KU on Aug 1):

~ THE VIXEN AND THE VET (Beauty & the Beast)
~ NEVER LET YOU GO (Hansel & Gretel)
~ GINGER’S HEART (Little Red Riding Hood)
~ DARK SEXY KNIGHT (Camelot)
~ DON’T SPEAK (The Little Mermaid) – Only 99¢ until July 30!

Coming in December 2017:

~ SHEAR HEAVEN (Rapunzel)

Coming in 2018:

~ FRAGMENTS OF ASH (Cinderella)
~ SWAN SONG (The Ugly Duckling)

Don’t Speak is ON SALE for only 99c!

Katy Regnery’s newest award-winning fairytale, DON’T SPEAK (“The Little Mermaid”), is ON SALE for the first time ever! Grab it for 99¢ THIS WEEK ONLY!

“Swoon. Sigh. Beautiful, gorgeous love story.” -Mia Sheridan, New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice

Amazon US → http://amzn.to/2uE2Kuh
iBooks → http://apple.co/2txTXFM
Nook → http://bit.ly/2txOhvx
Kobo → http://bit.ly/2t8CILP

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