Girls*Heart* Books: 'Twisted Fairy Tales: An Anthology' Tour- Excerpt

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

'Twisted Fairy Tales: An Anthology' Tour- Excerpt

Twisted Fairy Tale: An Anthology
Authors-Bethany Lopez, Elizabeth Sharp, Erin Danzer, Heather Marie Adkins, J. Laslie, Jill Cooper, K. Laslie, Magan Vernon, Susan Burdorf, Victoria Escobar
Genre- Fairy Tales

These aren’t the fairy tales you grew up with. New twists reimagine the classics to all sorts of places you’d never expect. This anthology was written solely for the purpose of raising money for the DM Currier Foundation for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Research. For more information, you can visit savethemamas.org.

To stop a zombie plague, Snow White will need to kill the evil Queen before the last apple falls.

When Veronica Chapman falls into a coma in a horrific car accident, Trigg Chapman has the second chance to rekindle their rocky romance once upon a dream.

A princess cursed, a blind man kidnapped, and The Beast who threatens their happiness.

Aria inherited a century-long battle among the merfolk nations along with the crown, but a tenacious human looking for restitution could change everything.

A sapling of a dying magical tree desires revenge before the flames turn to love and grant Pinocchia her one wish—to be a real girl.

A princess becomes a pauper, but then must fight to save her kingdom.

Leukemia may have stolen Rapunzel's hair but not her dreams.

When Grandma becomes the latest victim in a string of murders, the wolf just might have to be the hero.

Rumpelstilstkin is not the only criminal in the kingdom.

At the stroke of midnight the spell will break, but there's no proof that it's true love.


Enjoy this Excerpt From The Princess and the Pauper-

James returned to where I sat and hunkered down next to me. We surveyed our group of misfits and lost souls. He brushed a lanky piece of inky hair out of his face and glanced at me.
“Are you really going to do it?”
I nodded. James was the only one who knew the truth of my heritage; the rest of the kids thought I told fairytales to help them sleep at night. “I have to. We can’t keep living like this. Something has to change.”
“But if she didn’t want her life back at twelve, what makes you think she wants it back now?”
“She doesn’t; she won’t give it back easily. I’ll have to fight her, and if all the rumors are to be believed, she fights dirty. That’s what I need you for.”
Our eyes met. His grey eyes steeled and he nodded. “I know what I have to do. I’ll do it.”
Doubts clouded my mind. I reached out and touched his arm. “Just… don’t—don’t get hurt.” I choked on the words, emotion getting the better of me. He gave me a crooked smile.
“Aw shucks, Kat, I almost think you care.” His grey eyes lit with mirth. I took a shaky breath and shoved at his shoulder, not moving him at all.
“You’re the brother I never had; of course I care for you. I care for all of you. I want to take all of you home with me.”
He glanced at Amelia. “Did you mean what you told her? Would you really take her home with you?”
“Yes. She deserves a better life. We all do. I’m going to make that happen. I just need some help getting there.”
He held up both hands to stave off my argument. “You don’t need to convince me, Princess. I’m already helping you.”
“I know. You probably have the most dangerous job to do.”

True Love's Kiss - Jill Cooper (Snow White)

The Only Chance - Magan Vernon (Sleeping Beauty)

Beau and the Beastess - Bethany Lopez (Beauty and the Beast)

MerQueen - Heather Marie Adkins (The Little Mermaid)

Pinocchia - K. Laslie (Pinocchio)

The Princess and the Pauper - Erin Danzer (Prince and the Pauper)

Rae of Hope - J. Laslie (Rapunzel)

The Beast Within - Elizabeth Sharp (Red Riding Hood)

The Other Half - Victoria Escobar (Cinderella)

The Trial Of Rumpelstiltskin - Susan Burdorf (Rumpelstiltskin)

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