"On January 4, 2000, my sweet husband Bill and I kissed our toddler Natalie goodbye, with promises to be back soon as we headed to the hospital to deliver our second child. Twenty-four hours later, we had a newborn daughter, but all else had been horribly, irrevocably changed. Life had thrown me curves before, but none like this." Given up at birth, Annette had been adopted into an enormous family of fosters and biological kids, with a loving dad and an emotionally distant mom. Despite her own struggles with anxiety, she was crowned homecoming queen, met the guy of her dreams, set off on adventures that took them around the world, and eventually settled into a beautiful home where they would build their family. All that changed in one unfathomable night. An inspirational memoir told by a dynamic mother of five, Annette Ross shares her personal challenges, financial struggles, and the life-altering medical error that left her unable to walk. Join Annette and her family on this journey to reclaim a lost fairy tale.
Trinity, Kiara and Madison aren't your regular hood chicks; they are the daughters of Marjorie and Gregory Love, owners of The Love Agency, a premier management and PR firm in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia. These strikingly beautiful, sophisticated, and driven plus-sized divas have had a good life; working feverishly to uphold the reputation that their mother earned amongst Atlanta's elite and that their father earned in the streets. However, when tragedy upon tragedy starts to hit disastrously like flying bullets, the Love daughters are not only fighting to maintain the integrity of their family name, but to keep their family together and alive. Madison Love-Armstrong, the oldest daughter, wife and mother of three, is the HBIC. Raising her siblings as if they were her own the majority of her life helped mold her into the woman and awesome mother that she is today. Madison has the perfect life and wants it all; to travel the world signing artists while being at the soccer games cheering her kids on. However, her husband's mysterious street life throws such a monkey wrench into her flawless world that the fate of her perfect life is in lethal jeopardy. Kiara Love, the middle child and humming songbird, is not so happily engaged to one of Atlanta's sexiest men, Boris Williams. She loves him, but does he love her is the question her family steadily asks over the dinner table. Because her life seems to be perfect, and the only thing missing is a husband and children, she settles. Kiara has herself fooled to think that just because she's over two hundred pounds, she'll never find another man, but it's far from the truth when one of The Love Agency's hottest artist, Keeno, begins to make her see the power and beauty in every single one of her many curves. The baby of the bunch and the apple of her father's eyes is Miss Trinity Love. Unlike her sisters, Trinity wants nothing to do with The Love Agency or the music industry. Her aspirations are to be a Pediatrician and make her father proud, but when one of the hottest rappers in Atlanta, Kavion "Ghost" Harris, makes her a victim of his swag, she is far from the perfect, smart, college student that her father pines over. Instead, she finds herself stupidly caught in the web of the wrong men over and over again; especially with Ghost, his high-profile, eye candy model baby's mama, Brianna Foxx, and the man that she has been secretly sleeping with behind everyone's back. Brought to you from National Best-Selling Authors, Jessica N. Watkins and NAKO, No Fairytales: The Love Story is a riveting, spicy, sexy and suspenseful series full of daunting secrets and murder that leaves you wanting more and more. Though Madison lives her life according to a planner, one Monday morning will shake up her whole life and her family's too. Kiara was always told not to mix business with pleasure, but Keeno is too hot to ignore, even with the ring on her finger as a constant reminder of her upcoming wedding. The moment that Trinity secretly defies her father to the upmost degree causes a revelation of secrets so deep that the Love family may never recover from.Will the Love family recover from their deadly secrets, lies and infidelities? Find out in this riveting page-turner!
The Persian love story of Naneh Sarma (Mother Winter) & Amoo Norooz (Uncle New Years). Inspired by a thousands of years old story dating back to Zoroastrian times. Pomegranates and Roses is an enchanting story enriched with beautiful illustrations, Persian history and tradition. Enter the ancient land of Persia, and celebrate Persian Culture with this treasure of a story.
Mina Grime is unlucky, unpopular and uncoordinated, that is until she saves her crush's life on a field trip, changing her High School status from loser to hero overnight. But with her new found fame brings misfortune in the form of an old family curse come to light. For Mina is descended from the Brothers Grimm and has inherited all of their unfinished fairy tale business. Which includes trying to outwit a powerful Story from making her its next fairytale victim. To break the fairy tale curse on her family and make these deadly occurrences stop, Mina must finish the tales until the very Grimm end.
Author: H. M. Irwing
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-09
This is not a fairy tale! Or is it? Cindy Marshall is Cinderella. Born into a rich family, her life turns topsy turvy when her mother is diagnosed with cancer. Abandoned by her father, Cindy's disillusionment is complete when her mother dies. No longer believing in love, marriage, and happily ever after, broke and jobless, Cindy gets a job in the elite nightclub, The Monks. And who turns out to be The Monk himself? Who, but Prince Charming! Only his name is Julian St. John, and he is anything but living a fairy tale. Born into the Italian mafia as the heir to the Mafia King himself, Julian St. John is never shy of the limelight. A self-made billionaire, Julian is all but bucking the system himself. Only he is not averse to finding himself a bride. In fact, it was love at first sight for Julian once laying eyes on Cindy, just as she was about to get accosted by a group of drunks. Will her knight in shining armor save the day?
Author: Chris Colfer
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that uniquely combines our modern day world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. The Land of Stories tells the tale of twins Alex and Conner. Through the mysterious powers of a cherished book of stories, they leave their world behind and find themselves in a foreign land full of wonder and magic where they come face-to-face with the fairy tale characters they grew up reading about. But after a series of encounters with witches, wolves, goblins, and trolls alike, getting back home is going to be harder than they thought.
Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Release Date: 2016-08-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Cinderella moves into the era of flapper girls and the Charleston in a new telling of this famous rags-to-riches tale. Blinded by love, Cinderella’s father marries unwisely and brings home a heartless wife, and her bossy and wicked daughters, Elvira and Ermintrude. They will stop at nothing to make life miserable for Cinderella. On the day of a grand ball at the Palace, the wicked stepfamily get dressed in their finery to attend, leaving poor Cinders behind. However, Cinderella is visited by a kind fairy godmother, with exquisite fashion sense. In her beautiful beaded dress and glass slippers, Cinderella catches Prince Roderick’s heart, but then on the stroke of midnight has to desert him. Will true love find a way to bring them back together again? Other titles in the series: Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Little Red.
Experience the world's most enchanting and timeless love story-retold with a dark and realistic twist. A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family's brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago. A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle-unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam's humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle's former life threatens their new love, Demrov's forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more... Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice. * * * Beauty of the Beast is the first standalone installment in a series of classic fairy tales reimagined with a dark and realistic twist. Disclaimer: This is an edgy, historical romance retelling of the classic fairy tale. Due to strong sexual content, profanity, and dark subject matter, including an instance of sexual assault committed by the villain, Beauty of the Beast is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Boy meets girl. Boy falls for girl. Boy marries girl. And they both live happily ever after. Right? Not quite. I fell for the boy. So slowly I barely noticed, then all at once. I loved my best friend with my entire heart, letting him fill up the holes my family had dug. But boys don't fall for other boys. Just ask him. So my story turned into boy meets boy. Boy falls for boy. Boy gets rejected. Boy meets girl. Boy meets boy. Boy loses them over and over and over again. Pretty twisted, right? My life story was really just a screwed up love story. A search for the one person that understood the darkness inside me. The monster I'd become. But sometimes the holes are too deep and far too bloody, for anyone-boy or girl-to fill.
Author: Robin Palmer
Release Date: 2012-07-19
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
A fresh and funny twist on Snow White from the author of Cindy Ella and Geek Charming! The ideal L.A. fairy tale for fans of Once Upon a Time and L.A. Candy Simone never saw herself as the "cute girl"--she was always the chunky smartmouth. But after a year of avoiding her wicked almost-stepmonster through Zumba class, Simone's now sporting a whole new retro style. And people keep acting oddly. One thing: her stepmonster seems to be trying to accidentally kill her, or at least fatten her back up. And so when Simone's brother offers to let her move in with him and his six roommates for the summer, Simone jumps at the chance for some normalcy. Only living with seven very different college boys isn't exactly going to help her land her very own happily ever after . . .
Author: Jeffrey A. Miles
Publisher: Handsome Prince Publishing
Release Date: 2014-02-09
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In the magical kingdom of Evergreen, beautiful Princess Elena is suddenly whisked away by an old woman. Undefeated champion Gallant and shy bookworm Earnest go on a quest to find “the greatest treasure in the land” so one of them can save and marry the princess. Along the way, Earnest and Gallant realize “the greatest treasure in the land” is not what they expected. This is a 28-page, full-color, illustrated children's adventure picture book with a same-sex marriage.
Author: Jonas T. Bengtsson
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Release Date: 2014-03-25
In a Europe without borders, where social norms have become fragile, a son must confront the sins of his father and grandfather, and invent new strategies for survival A young boy grows up with a loving father who has little respect for the law. They are always on the run, and as they move from place to place, the boy is often distraught to leave behind new friendships. Because it would be dicey for him to go to school, his anarchistic father gives him an unconventional education intended to contradict as much as possible the teachings of his own father, a preacher and a pervert. Ten years later, when the boy is entering adulthood, with a fake name and a monotonous job, he tries to conform to the demands of ordinary life, but the lessons of the past thwart his efforts, and questions about his father’s childhood cannot be left unanswered. Spanning the mid-1980s to early-twenty-first-century in Copenhagen, this coming-of-age novel examines what it means to be a stranger in the modern world, and how, for better or for worse, a father’s legacy is never passed on in any predictable fashion.