Author: Vivienne Savage
Publisher: Payne & Taylor
Release Date: 2018-01-02
Read the thrilling second chapter in the saga began in the bestselling romance Beauty and the Beast. May be read as a standalone romance. Sorcha knows every inch of the forest, but a spontaneous visit to her grandmother thrusts her into the middle of a brutal conflict between shifters and an unknown force in the woodlands. As the alpha of Clan TalWolthe, Conall is obligated to protect his fellow wolves at all costs--even if it means his life. After the pack lands in the crosshairs of a huntsman with a grudge, Conall encounters a red-cloaked beauty who may hold the key to defeating an ancient evil menacing their land. Red and the Wolf is a fairy tale retold for an adult audience and improper for anyone below the age of 18. Readers who enjoy strong heroines, caring alphas, detailed world building, and out-of-this-world adventure will be hooked. Perfect for readers of Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Action and Adventure, Sword and Sorcery, and Shifter Romance.
Modern retelling of Cinderella with a Vampire twist! 18+ Tired of waiting around for true love, Cindy--a young girl from the Farrington Kingdom whose father died years ago, decides to take matters into her own hands. King Caspian II organises a ball for his son and invites every eligible woman in the Kingdom, meaning Cindy's invited too. The trouble is, her stepmother, Ida, rips Cindy's dress to shreds and forbids her to attend the ball. Cindy trips over a drunken a woman of the night who's blessed with extraordinary magic. She transforms Cindy's tattered dress into a beautiful ball gown, a carriage from two beggars and sends her on her way. But the Prince doesn't catch her attention, instead it's King Caspian himself who lures her into his bed. After a night of pure passion with the King, Cindy discovers that he isn't human at all, but a vampire, hell-bent on having her in his bed again.
Author: Jeanne Steig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
From the beloved children’s book duo, Jeanne and William Steig, comes six classic fairy tales retold with a refreshing twist that will keep you laughing from beginning to end! “Is it Crumple or Blister, or Guggle or Nank? Williwaw, Flimflam, or Hiccup or Clank?” Says the Queen to Rumplestiltskin, of course! In this delightfully odd and sublime collection of six classic fairy tales, Jeanne and William Steig put a quirky twist on “Rumplestiltskin,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “The Frog Prince,” and “Jack and the Beanstalk.” Retold in illustrated verse, A Handful of Beans is a wry and highly amusing take on the tales you thought you knew.
The second book in The Lunar Chronicles series by Marissa Meyer. This is not the fairytale you remember. But it's one you won't forget. SCARLET BENOIT'S grandmother is missing. The police have closed her case. The only person Scarlet can turn to is Wolf, a street fighter she does not trust, but they are drawn to each other. Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder will become the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive - when she breaks out of prison to stay one step ahead of vicious Queen Levana. As Scarlet and Wolf expose one mystery, they encounter Cinder and a new one unravels. Together they must challenge the evil queen, who will stop at nothing to make Prince Kai her husband, her king, her prisoner . . . ***Red Riding Hood-meets-Percy Jackson in a thrilling new spin on Grimm by Marissa Meyer, the author of Cinder.***
Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 2015-08-05
In over 1,000 entries, this acclaimed Companion covers all aspects of the Western fairy tale tradition, from medieval to modern, under the guidance of Professor Jack Zipes. It provides an authoritative reference source for this complex and captivating genre, exploring the tales themselves, the writers who wrote and reworked them, and the artists who illustrated them. It also covers numerous related topics such as the fairy tale and film, television, art, opera, ballet, the oral tradition, music, advertising, cartoons, fantasy literature, feminism, and stamps. First published in 2000, 130 new entries have been added to account for recent developments in the field, including J. K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins, and new articles on topics such as cognitive criticism and fairy tales, digital fairy tales, fairy tale blogs and websites, and pornography and fairy tales. The remaining entries have been revised and updated in consultation with expert contributors. This second edition contains beautifully designed feature articles highlighting countries with a strong fairy tale tradition, covering: Britain and Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, North America and Canada, Portugal, Scandinavian countries, Slavic and Baltic countries, and Spain. It also includes an informative and engaging introduction by the editor, which sets the subject in its historical and literary context. A detailed and updated bibliography provides information about background literature and further reading material. In addition, the A to Z entries are accompanied by over 60 beautiful and carefully selected black and white illustrations. Already renowned in its field, the second edition of this unique work is an essential companion for anyone interested in fairy tales in literature, film, and art; and for anyone who values the tradition of storytelling.
Author: Carl Waters
Release Date: 2015-11-03
The legend is true. Beware the red cloak... Sixteen-year-old Giselle has never strayed far from the watchful eye of her mother. While she's always looked up to the nurturing, yet powerful Adela, she wonders about the true significance of her mother's title: the Red Hood. Giselle dreams of donning the red cloak herself some day. When the forces of evil gather to seek her mother's blood, the untrained Giselle is left on the sideline. After a whirlwind of werewolves and tragedy strike the family, Giselle must quickly learn the true powers of the red cloak. Failure to do so will doom her to a fate much worse than death. "Little Red Riding Hood: Werewolf Slayer" is the first book in a series of paranormal urban fantasy adventures. If you like fast-paced plots, bloodthirsty creatures, and reimaginings of classic tales, then you'll love Carl Waters' kinetic and powerful series starter. Buy "Little Red Riding Hood" to get hooked on a new fantasy roller coaster today!
“There’s no sophomore slump in this dark fairy tale adventure series! [...] Fans of Kelley Armstrong will find a similar blend of horror and legend, with a bonus romance.” ~RT Book Reviews, Top Pick The Black Lily resistance needs a larger army if they are to defeat the vampire monarchy. In order to do so, former lieutenant and traitor to the vampire Crown, Nikolai must seek help from the red-hooded temptress he needs to avoid at all costs. The secret he carries could prove dangerous for her if she gets too close...even though keeping her close—very close—is the only thing on his mind. Sienna will do anything for the Black Lily, and when Nikolai asks for her assistance to gain the trust of the commonwealth, it’s the last thing she wants to do. The thought of leaving her woods and her wolves behind is terrifying...not to mention the danger being with Nikolai poses. Each book in the Vampire Blood series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 The Black Lily Book #2 The Red Lily Book #3 The White Lily
Author: Dominik Parisien
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-10-18
An all-new anthology of cross-genre fairy tale retellings, featuring an all-star lineup of award-winning and critically acclaimed writers. Once upon a time. It’s how so many of our most beloved stories start. Fairy tales have dominated our cultural imagination for centuries. From the Brothers Grimm to the Countess d’Aulnoy, from Charles Perrault to Hans Christian Anderson, storytellers have crafted all sorts of tales that have always found a place in our hearts. Now a new generation of storytellers have taken up the mantle that the masters created and shaped their stories into something startling and electrifying. Packed with award-winning authors, this anthology explores an array of fairy tales in startling and innovative ways, in genres and settings both traditional and unusual, including science fiction, western, and post-apocalyptic as well as traditional fantasy and contemporary horror. From the woods to the stars, The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales takes readers on a journey at once unexpected and familiar, as a diverse group of writers explore some of our most beloved tales in new ways across genres and styles. Contains stories by: Charlie Jane Anders, Aliette de Bodard, Amal El-mohtar, Jeffrey Ford, Max Gladstone, Theodora Goss, Daryl Gregory, Kat Howard, Stephen Graham Jones, Margo Lanagan, Marjorie Liu, Seanan McGuire, Garth Nix, Naomi Novik, Sofia Samatar, Karin Tidbeck, Catherynne M. Valente, and Genevieve Valentine.
Author: Belle Scarlett
Release Date: 2017-10-30
What if the Big Bad Wolf, was the good guy?Once upon a moonlit night in the Enchanted Forest, where cursed beings are consigned until the spells that bind them are broken...After he captures Lady Lily Rouge's carriage, Sir Marrok Ulfang, aka The Biggest Baddest Wolf the Enchanted Forest has ever seen, has only one day to win her heart and claim her first sexual surrender, even if it means giving the nosey pixies fluttering outside his cottage window an eyeful. Otherwise, a wolf shapeshifter he'll stay, damned to remain in the lonely Enchanted Forest forever. But while he can arouse her virginal body to fever pitch, he quickly learns that his spirited, saucy Lily has a mind and will of her own. And the daylight is fading fast. Meanwhile, the one who cursed Marrok lurks in the forest and will fight to keep the couple from leaving together alive. NOTE: The AUDIBLE edition includes DUALl POV NARRATION by Honey Scarlett & Leeroy Will: The Audiobook Lovers, MUSIC and ATMOSPHERIC SOUND FX! Get ready to for a 2 HOUR+ INTENSE LISTENING EXPERIENCE with the all the naughty pixies, the sexy Big Bad Wolf-shifter, his hot lady in red, and all the sounds of Enchanted forest. Enjoy!"...a first rate romantic fairytale - adult style... With keen wit and good humor Ms. Scarlett presents a delectable tale..."- Alternative Read"...an erotic version of Little Red Riding Hood in which the wolf is the winner."- Eye on Romance"beautifully written... powerful and exciting."- Review at ParaNormalRomance.org"...masterfully written...The love scenes are H.O.T..."- Manicreaders.com"...set in an interesting world... a fun short read."- Bittenbybooks.com"...red hot... sexy and fun...This is one very good read."- Coffeetimeromance.comIf you enjoy THE WOODSMAN, be sure to get ABSOLUTELY ALPHA by Belle Scarlett on Amazon ASIN: B019ZVWMD2http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019ZVWMD2/ref=s9_simh_gw_g351_i1_r?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=0XK73PVFZ0MFWD704YC1&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2079475242&pf_rd_i=desktop
Step into a realm where fairies only help out when they are bored to tears or obliged to do so. Instead of Prince Charming, meet alpha male. Cinderella doesn't want anything to do with her King, and her biggest aspiration is suing the shit out of her step moth when she can afford to. Erik isn't all that fond of the mermaid with red hair, but he definitely fancy the sea witch. While the Beast is something of a recluse, he sees plenty of action in his casino-slash-sexclub... This bundle includes a lot of your favourite characters, only everyone is all grown up, and definitely more sassy. What's more? All of them are standalone novels - not short stories. -------------- Cinderella The King needs an heir and that means finding some sort of woman to do the job; "That's all it's about, ultimately: basic, carnal compatibility in order to satisfy this need. For that reason, the pictures I request of those who wish to apply are explicit. The full prerequisites are attached to the correspondence. If you aren't comfortable with these demands, don't bother applying." Ella applies, seeing straight through the bullshit; she goes as far as derisively add a set of pictures fitting the requirements the letter demands: A picture of her "pussy" - a fat, indolent Persian - and of her in her nightwear - yoga pants and a hoodie. In lieu of an introduction, her message reads: Dear Daniel Franko Phillipe Del Luz, I've applied to guarantee that I'm not summoned to your little orgy. Fuck you. We aren't all stupid. Ella. It was supposed to go through an automated system; she didn't expect anyone to read it... Let alone the King -------------- A little Siren Silvia Undine, otherwise known as the Sea Witch, has enough of hiding. All she did three years ago was saving a child and his father, but she stands accused of causing the storm, and as a consequence, has been banished from her seas. Enough of that. Defying the ruler of the seas, she goes back where she belongs. Everything would be peaceful, if it wasn't for the three Kings who fight over, against, and for her. The King of Alenia has taken a wife and Erik of Denker knows it's his turn; after three years spent searching for the one woman whose ever mattered - the one who saved him and his son from drowning - he has to give up and choose an alternative. He does so, tying himself to the first suitable option, just when Silvia step in his kingdom. -------------- Beauty and the Beast "Let me tell you one thing, Beast: if your Prince ever returns, watch his back. There are thousands who would gladly throw daggers at it." And Belle would be first in line. Ten years ago, he was Prince Aiden, heir of Jereena, at the top of the world - now, they call him Beast. Aiden has landed on his feet, his exclusive club is the place to be, he makes hundreds of thousands a night. What else could he possibly want? Belle grew up during the Anarchy, and the corrupted system screwed her, big time, but she managed to get by. Then, her stupid brother goes and steals from the Beast, who demands her as payment. Well, her, a pile of cash, or her sister - option two and three aren't acceptable. -------------- The Snow Queen Kai, heir of the dilapidated clan who's established residence in the most dangerous mountain on Gaia to avoid persecution, has enough problem on his plate. For starters? Finding enough food. Lack of running water. Keeping the kids alive - and out of the slave trade. The torrential snow. But when he sees that innocent, defenseless girl who persists in staying in the cold wastelands all by herself, he can't close his eyes, she becomes his to care for. She's the last full fledged goddess residing in Gaia and that mortal wishes to save her. Men are stupid.
Author: Zohar Shavit
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
Since its emergence in the seventeenth century as a distinctive cultural system, children's literature has had a culturally inferior status resulting from its existence in a netherworld between the literary system and the educational system. In addition to its official readership—children—it has to be approved of by adults. Writers for children, explains Zohar Shavit, are constrained to respond to these multiple systems of often mutually contradictory demands. Most writers do not try to bypass these constraints, but accept them as a framework for their work. In the most extreme cases an author may ignore one segment of the readership. If the adult reader is ignored, the writer risks rejection, as is the case of popular literature. If the writer utilizes the child as a pseudo addressee in order to appeal to an adult audience, the result can be what Shavit terms an ambivalent work. Shavit analyzes the conventions and the moral aims that have structured children's literature, from the fairy tales collected and reworked by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm—in particular, “Little Red Riding Hood”—through the complex manipulations of Lewis Carroll in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, to the subversion of the genre's canonical requirements in the chapbooks of the eighteenth century, and in the formulaic Nancy Drew books of the twentieth century. Throughout her study Shavit, explores not only how society has shaped children's literature, but also how society has been reflected in the literary works it produces for its children.
Otogi Grimm may have recovered the Grimoire, the book that allows him to bind and control the Märchen, or fairy tale demons, but his troubles are far from over. Otogi, the descendent of the original Brothers Grimm, still has to deal with the slippery Puss in Boots and his fairy tale allies, Team Jäger. And while Grimm's servant, the masochistic Cinderella, has returned to his side, what dark secrets is he still hiding from his master? In the thrilling conclusion to this twisted modern fairy tale, Grimm must confront Team Jäger, coax secrets out into the open, and keep all of his friends from killing each other. And if that isn't enough for one antisocial teenager, he also must find a way to contront his own past, and break the agreement made by his ancestors--once and for all!
From USA Today Bestselling Author Aileen Erin Meredith Molloney never thought she’d find a mate, let alone someone like Donovan Murry—one of the most powerful Alpha werewolves alive. Now that she’s no longer cursed and the evil Luciana Alvarez has been taken care of, she thinks life will finally settle down. Boy, she has never been so wrong. In the middle of the night, Donovan gets a call telling him that his pack has gone to pieces. The news that his second in command has been found brutally murdered has Donovan packing his bags for Ireland, but the last thing Meredith wants to do is go with him. Cosette just warned her that the Irish pack isn't so happy about Donovan's choice in mates. But Meredith’s never let a few angry wolves stop her, and she’s not about to start now. She’s faced down much worse the past few months. But when she gets there, she finds that it’s not just an angry pack that stands in the way between her and her Full Moon Ceremony with Donovan. Meredith is thrust into a deadly game of pack politics, one a fey beast has happily joined. When the magic and dust settle, she knows she’ll either have everything that she wants or lose it all. THE ALPHA GIRL SERIES 1. BECOMING ALPHA 2. AVOIDING ALPHA 3. ALPHA DIVIDED 4. BRUJA 5. ALPHA UNLEASHED 6. SHATTERED PACK 7. BEING ALPHA--Releases July 17, 2018 8. LUNAR COURT -- Releases June 11, 2019 “I love this series. I just think that it keeps getting better and better.” — A Reader Lives A Thousand Lives