Once Upon A Twisted Time An Anthology Of Adult Fairytales

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Snow White, Blood Red

Snow White, Blood Red Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
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Fairy tales retold—with a twist—from “some of our best storytellers” including Neil Gaiman, Gahan Wilson, Tanith Lee, and others (The Washington Post). In this “no holds barred . . . nightmarish . . . provocative” collection, bestselling and award-winning fantasy masters put a dark, disturbing, and erotic spin on your favorite bedtime stories—and give you something entirely new to trouble your dreams (The New York Times Book Review). A boy is haunted through adulthood by a soul-eating creature that lies forever in wait under Neil Gaiman’s “Troll Bridge”; a melancholy amphibian shares his most private fantasies with a therapist in Gahan Wilson’s “The Frog Prince”; in Tanith Lee’s “Snow-Drop,” a lonely artist invites seven circus performers into her home to satisfy an obsession; in Steve Rasnic Tem’s “Little Poucet,” a band of lost brothers find refuge and terror with a hungry family in the woods; and Wendy Wheeler delves into the deviant psyche of the predatory male in “Little Red.” Also featuring Nancy Kress, Charles de Lint, Melanie Tem, Patricia A. McKillip, Jack Dann, and others, all paying a revisit to our favorite fairy tales in ways you’ve never dared to imagine.

Once Upon Now

Once Upon Now Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ali Novak,Danielle Banas,Mikaela Bender,J. M. Butler,Debra Goelz,Shannon Klare,R.S. Kovach,Tammy Oja,Christine Owen,Jesse Sprague
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Once Upon Now by Ali Novak,Danielle Banas,Mikaela Bender,J. M. Butler,Debra Goelz,Shannon Klare,R.S. Kovach,Tammy Oja,Christine Owen,Jesse Sprague Summary

An exclusive collection of new modern tales with a fantastical twist, from some of the most beloved writers on Wattpad. Discover this anthology of everyday stories influenced by fairytales and mythology—from ten Wattpad authors, all voted by the site’s users, featuring your favorite celebrities, all with a touch of fantasy and whimsy. If you enjoyed the collection Imagines, you’ll love Once Upon Now!

Cursed: An Anthology

Cursed: An Anthology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christina Henry,Neil Gaiman,Karen Joy Fowler
Editor: Titan Books (US, CA)
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Cursed: An Anthology by Christina Henry,Neil Gaiman,Karen Joy Fowler Summary

Twenty curses, old and new, from bestselling fantasy authors such as Neil Gaiman, Karen Joy Fowler, Christina Henry, M.R. Carey and Charlie Jane Anders. ALL THE BETTER TO READ YOU WITH It's a prick of blood, the bite of an apple, the evil eye, a wedding ring or a pair of red shoes. Curses come in all shapes and sizes, and they can happen to anyone, not just those of us with unpopular stepparents... Here you'll find unique twists on curses, from fairy tale classics to brand-new hexes of the modern world - expect new monsters and mythologies as well as twists on well-loved fables. Stories to shock and stories of warning, stories of monsters and stories of magic. TWENTY TIMELESS FOLKTALES, NEW AND OLD NEIL GAIMAN JANE YOLEN KAREN JOY FOWLER M.R. CAREY CHRISTINA HENRY CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN TIM LEBBON MICHAEL MARSHALL SMITH CHARLIE JANE ANDERS JEN WILLIAMS CATRIONA WARD JAMES BROGDEN MAURA McHUGH ANGELA SLATTER LILLITH SAINTCROW CHRISTOPHER FOWLER ALISON LITTLEWOOD MARGO LANAGAN

More Stories by Japanese Women Writers: An Anthology

More Stories by Japanese Women Writers: An Anthology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kyoko Siden
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This anthology introduces sixteen modern Japanese women writers spanning a century in time and a wide range of life circumstances and literary styles. No other collection offers usch a diversity of women's voices

Once Upon A Kiss

Once Upon A Kiss Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarra Cannon,Yasmine Galenorn,Anthea Sharp,Mandy M. Roth,Jenna Elizabeth Johnson,Alexia Purdy,Hailey Edwards,Phaedra Weldon,Julia Crane,Shawntelle Madison,Debra Dunbar,C. Gockel,Jennifer Blackstream,Devon Monk,Alethea Kontis,Nikki Jefford,Kate Danley
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Once Upon A Kiss by Sarra Cannon,Yasmine Galenorn,Anthea Sharp,Mandy M. Roth,Jenna Elizabeth Johnson,Alexia Purdy,Hailey Edwards,Phaedra Weldon,Julia Crane,Shawntelle Madison,Debra Dunbar,C. Gockel,Jennifer Blackstream,Devon Monk,Alethea Kontis,Nikki Jefford,Kate Danley Summary

The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carlo Collodi
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The story of the wooden puppet who learns goodness and becomes a real boy is famous the world over, and has been familiar in English for over a century. From the moment Joseph the carpenter carves a puppet that can walk and talk, this wildly inventive fantasy takes Pinocchio through countless adventures, in the course of which his nose grows whenever he tells a lie, he is turned into a donkey, and is swallowed by a dogfish, before he gains real happiness. This new translation does full justice to the vibrancy and wit of Collodi's original. Far more sophisticated, funny, and hard-hitting than the many abridged versions (and the sentimentalized film) of the story would suggest, Ann Lawson Lucas's translation captures the complexity of Collodi's word-play, slapstick humour, and immediacy of dialogue. An adult reader will recognize social and political satire, and the invaluable introduction and notes illuminate the cultural traditions on which Collodi drew. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Once Upon a Time Machine

Once Upon a Time Machine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lee Nordling
Editor: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1621155676
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Fairy tales have fueled our dreams and fired our imaginations for centuries. Step inside a time machine built by a collection of today's finest storytellers, and enter a range of futures where familiar tales are reimagined in an astonishing variety of styles. Editors Andrew Carl and Chris Stevens bring you the next wave of leading writers and illustrators working alongside superstar creators like Farel Dalrymple (Pop Gun War), Ryan Ottley (Invincible), Khoi Pham (Daredevil), and Brandon Graham (King City) to deliver a reading experience that will delight generations young and old. * Ageless stories become tales for a new age!

Magic at Midnight

Magic at Midnight Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lyssa Chiavari,Amy McNulty,Dorothy Dreyer,Mary Fan,Clara Kensie,Karissa Laurel,Melanie McFarlane,T. Damon,Clare Dugmore,Leigh Hellman,Mark C. King,Selenia Paz,Madeehah Reza,K.M. Robinson,Jane Watson
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Magic at Midnight by Lyssa Chiavari,Amy McNulty,Dorothy Dreyer,Mary Fan,Clara Kensie,Karissa Laurel,Melanie McFarlane,T. Damon,Clare Dugmore,Leigh Hellman,Mark C. King,Selenia Paz,Madeehah Reza,K.M. Robinson,Jane Watson Summary

Once upon a time is eternal… Turn the pages and fall into the enchanting worlds of beloved, age-old fairy tales made new again in this fifteen-story collection from Snowy Wings Publishing. A girl with long, long hair is trapped in an attic, ensnared by promises of immortality, the radio her only companion. An android wants to believe in her life, that the feelings she has are real—and that she might be just as beautiful as her famous stepsister. A gamer must save her true love from the mysterious, dark entity that has ensnared him in their MMORPG. A modern teen is lured to the fantastical Land of the Dolls, and only her own cunning can help her escape. These are just a few of the bewitching tales found within Magic at Midnight. From sci-fi to fantasy, contemporary to historical, paranormal and more, there’s a fairy tale retelling in this collection for every reader. Featuring stories from bestselling and award-winning YA authors as well as emerging voices, this anthology will take you to distant worlds and back again—all just familiar enough to make you feel at home.

Cinder

Cinder Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Marissa Meyer
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The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men Which of your characters is most like you? I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write? I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch. If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you? Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book? Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)

A Ghost and His Gold

A Ghost and His Gold Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Robert Eaton Cheadle
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
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After Tom and Michelle Cleveland move into their recently built, modern townhouse, their housewarming party is disrupted when a drunken game with an Ouija board goes wrong and summons a sinister poltergeist, Estelle, who died in 1904. Estelle makes her presence known in a series of terrifying events, culminating in her attacking Tom in his sleep with a knife. But, Estelle isn't alone. Who are the shadows lurking in the background - one in an old-fashioned slouch hat and the other, a soldier, carrying a rifle? After discovering their house has been built on the site of one of the original farms in Irene, Michelle becomes convinced that the answer to her horrifying visions lie in the past. She must unravel the stories of the three phantoms' lives, and the circumstances surrounding their untimely deaths during the Second Anglo Boer War, in order to understand how they are tied together and why they are trapped in the world of ghosts between life and death. As the reasons behind Estelle's malevolent behaviour towards Tom unfold, Michelle's marriage comes under severe pressure and both their lives are threatened.

Katachi ? Symmetry

Katachi ? Symmetry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tohru Ogawa,Koryo Miura,Takashi Masunari,Denes Nagy
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Katachi ? Symmetry by Tohru Ogawa,Koryo Miura,Takashi Masunari,Denes Nagy Summary

In Japanese culture the concept of katachi has special significance, connoting relationships and connectedness. Although katachi cannot be translated precisely, it corresponds most closely to "form," "shape," "pattern," or "Gestalt". The contemporary study of katachi is interdisciplinary and encompasses virtually all scientific and aesthetic endeavors. Katachi research seeks to bridge the gap between cultures - whether the "two cultures" of C.P. Snow or the contrasting cultures of East and West. To help achieve this aim and to foster international cooperation, the interdisciplinary symposium titled "Katachi "U" Symmetry" was convened in Tsukuba, Japan, November 21 - 25, 1994. With many participants from differing backgrounds and cultural perspectives, the symposium was the culmination of 15 years of work in the field. Like-minded researchers and philosophers came together from two movements in interdisciplinary studies of katachi and symmetry that arose in the 1980s, one in Japan, the other in Hungary. The proceedings of the symposium will stimulate and provoke the interest of scientists and mathematicians, engineers and architects, philosophers and semioticians - indeed, all those with a lively sense of curiosity and a wide-ranging intellect.

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hans Christian Andersen
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With a single kiss, a young maid saves her beloved from the Snow Queen’s icy imprisonment. When splinters from an evil troll’s magic mirror get into the heart and eye of Kai, he is tricked into accompanying the Snow Queen to her palace, and only the innocence and kindness of Gerda’s heart can save him. The inspiration for Frozen, Hans Christian’s Andersen’s “The Snow Queen” is one of the most beloved fairy tales in history. HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Beyond the Woods

Beyond the Woods Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paula Guran
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Once upon a time, the stories that came to be known as “fairy tales” were cultivated to entertain adults more than children; it was only later that they were tamed and pruned into less thorny versions intended for youngsters. But in truth, they have continued to prick the imaginations of readers at all ages. Over the years, authors have often borrowed bits and pieces from these stories, grafting them into their own writing, creating literature with both new meaning and age-old significance. In the last few decades or so, they’ve also intentionally retold and reinvented the tales in a variety of ways—delightful or dark, wistful or wicked, sweet or satirical—that forge new trails through the forests of fantastic fiction. This new anthology compiles some of the best modern fairy-tale retellings and reinventions from award-winning and bestselling authors, acclaimed storytellers, and exciting new talents, into an enchanting collection. Explore magical new realms by traveling with us, Beyond the Woods . . .

Popular Culture as Pedagogy

Popular Culture as Pedagogy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kaela Jubas,Nancy Taber,Tony Brown
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"Grounded in the field of adult education, this international compilation offers a range of critical perspectives on popular culture as a form of pedagogy. Its fundamental premise is that adults learn in multiple ways, including through their consumption of fiction. As scholars have asserted for decades, people are not passive consumers of media; rather, we (re)make our own meanings as we accept, resist, and challenge cultural representations. At a time when attention often turns to new media, the contributors to this collection continue to find “old” forms of popular culture important and worthy of study. Television and movies – the emphases in this book – reflect aspects of consumers’ lives, and can be powerful vehicles for helping adults see, experience, and inhabit the world in new and different ways. This volume moves beyond conceptually oriented scholarship, taking a decidedly research-oriented focus. It offers examples of textual and discursive analyses of television shows and films that portray varied contexts of adult learning, and suggests how participants can be brought into adult education research in this area. In so doing, it provides compelling evidence about the complexity, politics, and multidimensionality of adult teaching and learning. Using a range of television shows and movies as exemplars, chapters relate popular culture to globalization, identity, health and health care, and education. The book will be of great use to instructors, students, and researchers located in adult education, cultural studies, women’s and gender studies, cultural sociology, and other fields who are looking for innovative ways to explore social life as experienced and imagined."

Once Upon a Rhyme

Once Upon a Rhyme Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Heckel
Editor: Harper Collins
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The dragon is dead. The princess has been saved. There is but one problem: Prince Charming had nothing to do with it. In order to save his royal reputation, Prince Charming must begrudgingly enlist the help of accidental hero William Pickett. The two set out on an adventure that has them fighting trolls, outwitting a scoundrel, and drinking the foulest ale ever, collecting bruises to both body and pride along the way. Meanwhile, the rescued princess, Gwendolyn, turns out to be one dangerously distressed damsel, and an evil presence takes over Castle White in Charming's absence … Enter this rollicking world and discover just what happens when a fairytale leaves the well-trodden path of "once upon a time."

A Wolf at the Door

A Wolf at the Door Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling
Editor: Simon and Schuster
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A Wolf at the Door by Ellen Datlow,Terri Windling Summary

These are not your mother's fairy tales... Did you ever wonder how the dwarves felt after Snow White ditched them for the prince? Do you sometimes wish Cinderella hadn't been so helpless and petite? Are you ready to hear the Giant's point of view on Jack and his beanstalk? Then this is the book for you. Thirteen award-winning fantasy and science fiction writers offer up their versions of these classic fairy tales as well as other favorites, including The Ugly Duckling, Ali Baba, Hansel and Gretel, and more. Some of the stories are funny, some are strange, and others are dark and disturbing -- but each offers something as unexpected as a wolf at the door.

Mermaid Song

Mermaid Song Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthea Sharp
Editor: Fiddlehead Press
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Five delightful fairytale retellings from USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp. Featuring magical cats, romance, and a touch of wistful faerie enchantment, escape the everyday with these entertaining new twists on old tales. Mistress Bootsi A girl sets out to seek her fortune - and luckily, she has a clever cat for a companion, in this Puss in Boots retelling. The Sea King’s Daughter The Little Mermaid, reimagined in an ancient Celtic setting full of wild and bittersweet magic. Faerie Song A magical retelling of the Pied Piper, with a dark faerie twist. Escape: A Liza Roth Adventure A princess on the run and her feline companion find adventure and danger on Starhub Station in this story based on the Icelandic fairy tale Kisa the Cat. Waltzed A Victorian Cinderella retelling complete with an absent-minded Godmother, an orange carriage, and a slipper mishap. Prepare to be swept away into this (nonmagical) fairytale romance written under the pen name Anthea Lawson. KEYWORDS: Once Upon A Time, Once Upon A Wish, Celtic Folklore, Romantic Fantasy, Happily Ever After, Once Upon Anthologies, Alethea Kontis, Fae, Magical Cats, Charles de Lint, Melissa Marr, Short Stories, Short Reads, Story Collection

Straight On Till Morning

Straight On Till Morning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liz Braswell
Editor: Disney Electronic Content
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What if Wendy first traveled to Neverland...with Captain Hook? Sixteen-year-old Wendy Darling's life is not what she imagined it would be. The doldrums of an empty house after her brothers have gone to school, the dull parties where everyone thinks she talks too much, and the fact that her parents have decided to send her away to Ireland as a governess—it all makes her wish things could be different. Wendy's only real escape is in writing down tales of Never Land. After nearly meeting her hero, Peter Pan, four years earlier, she still holds on to the childhood hope that his magical home truly exists. She also holds on to his shadow. So when an opportunity to travel to Never Land via pirate ship presents itself, Wendy makes a deal with the devil. But Never Land isn't quite the place she imagined it would be. Unexpected dangers and strange foes pop up at every turn, and a little pixie named Tinker Bell seems less than willing to help. But when Captain Hook reveals some rather permanent and evil plans for Never Land, it's up to the two of them to save Peter Pan—and his world.

A Whole New World

A Whole New World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Liz Braswell
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What if Aladdin had never found the lamp? This first book in the A Twisted Tale line will explore a dark and daring version of Disney's Aladdin. When Jafar steals the Genie's lamp, he uses his first two wishes to become sultan and the most powerful sorcerer in the world. Agrabah lives in fear, waiting for his third and final wish.To stop the power-mad ruler, Aladdin and the deposed princess Jasmine must unite the people of Agrabah in rebellion. But soon their fight for freedom threatens to tear the kingdom apart in a costly civil war. What happens next? A Street Rat becomes a leader. A princess becomes a revolutionary. And readers will never look at the story of Aladdin in the same way again.

Once Upon A Star

Once Upon A Star Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anthea Sharp,Sarra Cannon,Alethea Kontis,Christine Pope,Phaedra Weldon,Jenna Elizabeth Johnson,Alexia Purdy,Kasey Mackenzie,Julia Crane,Nikki Jefford,Shawntelle Madison,Kay McSpadden,Jamie Ferguson,Evelyn Snow
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Once Upon A Star by Anthea Sharp,Sarra Cannon,Alethea Kontis,Christine Pope,Phaedra Weldon,Jenna Elizabeth Johnson,Alexia Purdy,Kasey Mackenzie,Julia Crane,Nikki Jefford,Shawntelle Madison,Kay McSpadden,Jamie Ferguson,Evelyn Snow Summary

* Special release-week pricing!* From the bestselling authors of the award-winning Once Upon Anthologies, the next fabulous volume is here! Revisit your favorite faerie tales, masterfully retold in science fiction settings with delightful, and sometimes chilling, twists. What if the Twelve Dancing Princesses were undead clones? What if the witch in Hansel and Gretel was an AI-sentient house? Are you ready for the Three Little Pigs… in space? These fourteen tales will entertain and inspire you, and you’ll never see your favorite faerie tales quite the same way again. Grab your copy of Once Upon A Star, and don’t forget the other anthologies - Once Upon A Curse, Once Upon A Kiss, and Once Upon A Quest - for more magical retellings! ESCAPE: A Liza Roth Adventure - Anthea Sharp A princess on the run and her feline companion find adventure - and danger - on Starhub Station in this story based on the Icelandic fairy tale Kisa the Cat. TRUE.LOVE - Alethea Kontis In this futuristic retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a gamer hacktivist tries to take down the world’s largest matchmaking site…and stumbles on a side quest he never bargained for. BLOW YOUR PLANET DOWN - Shawntelle Madison After the Wolverine Horde nearly destroyed her home world, Commander Cressida Van Der Snout is prepared to use the Horde’s greatest weapon to exact her revenge. She wants to bring them to their knees, but a single wolverine stands in the way of both her revenge and her heart. THE CYRANO SOLUTION: A Gaian Consortium Story - Christine Pope The daughter of one of Gaia’s richest oligarchs gets more than she bargained for in her new husband in this retelling of “The Frog Prince” (with just a dash of Cyrano de Bergerac for good measure). ONCE YOU WISH - Evelyn Snow A con man who loves only what he can steal. An orphan girl with big dreams. A prince with something to prove and no fairy godmother to be found… BY THE LIGHT OF A DISTANT STAR - Jenna Elizabeth Johnson When Estrelle’s marriage to Prince Damryn of Kaul is thwarted by a deceitful enemy who steals her identity and leaves her for dead, Estrelle must rely on the kindness of others, and trust the courage within her own heart. VASILILA AND THE HORSE OF POWER - Jamie Ferguson Vasilisa finds a feather from the legendary firebird and, against the advice of her horse, takes it to the Tzar in the subterranean enclave their people have lived in for millennia. She hopes to be rewarded, but instead is given a choice between accomplishing an impossible task, or exile—and certain death—in the harsh, storm-swept lands aboveground. ECHO - Nikki Jefford Built by a handsome young mechanic, Echo is a cyborg who dreams of experiencing the world as a human in this Pinocchio inspired retelling. DEADLY DANCE - Kasey Mackenzie Miriana never expected to be murdered repeatedly after refusing an evil prince’s marriage proposal. Now saddled with eleven undead clone-sisters who spy for the murderous prince, she’s going to save the day with her forbidden soldier lover—or die trying - one final time. THROUGH TIME AND SPACE: A Little Red Riding Hood Tale - Julia Crane Neither time nor space can keep Little Red and the Big Bad Wolf from crossing paths. THE STAR DRAGON'S CURSE - Alexia Purdy Haunted by a malevolent celestial entity, Creedence must discover its connection to the dying forest aboard the decaying space vessel, The Star Dragon. ZATARRA - Phaedra Weldon His enemies not only took his life and everything he held dear, they took his humanity as well. LOXLEY- Sarra Cannon In a dystopian world where citizens log into The Realm online to escape from their dark reality, one hacker fights to make a difference as she goes in search of a rare artifact. CANDY HOUSE - Kay McSpadden After the AI of Earth rise up and destroy most of humanity, Hans and Greta survive by living off the grid. That is, until they find a house in the woods that makes them an offer they can’t refuse. Read more fabulous fairytale retellings from these authors! ONCE UPON A CURSE - 17 Dark Faerie Tales ONCE UPON A KISS - 17 Romantic Faerie Tales ONCE UPON A QUEST - 15 Tales of Adventure KEYWORDS: Fairy Tale Retellings, SF Romance, Space Opera, Dystopian, Russian Folktales, Genetic Engineering, Cyberpunk, AI, GameLit, Marissa Meyer, Lunar Chronicles