Once Upon A Time: Three free fairy tale fantasy romance books to read and download

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A sword-wielding Cinderella. An enchanting Beauty. A villain who might not be so bad after all…

Once upon a time, before the Brothers Grimm, when fairytales were romantic fantasies for entertaining adults and frightening children…

Three twisted tales inspired by the classic fairytales…for adults who still love reading fairytales, though they're a little darker now, making that happily ever after so much sweeter. 


This box set includes:

Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold

A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell.

Once upon a time…

The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father's lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island's ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She's not sure she can reverse the spell, but she's determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can't be all bad…no matter how beastly his appearance.

Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell?


Dance: Cinderella Retold

A dutiful daughter. A prince forced to find a bride. If the shoe fits…

Once upon a time…

When the Emperor’s army comes recruiting, Mai signs up, seeing it as the perfect escape from her stepmother and a lifetime of drudgery. Armed with her mother’s armour and a pair of magic shoes, Mai marches off to war…only to find herself sharing a tent with the General’s arrogant nephew, Prince Yi.

The best swordsman in the Empire, Prince Yi wants to make war, not love, but the Emperor insists this will be Yi’s last campaign before he must marry. Prince Yi has never met his match…until now.

Can one woman win the war and the prince’s heart?


Fly: Goose Girl Retold

Two princesses. One prince. And the war has just begun.

Once upon a time…

Princess Ava was sent to a neighbouring kingdom as a lady-in-waiting to her sister, their future queen. Until a runaway horse, a case of amnesia and a cold-hearted king conspire to bring her to the prince's attention.

Now the prince believes Ava is his bride, and her sister is just a serving maid. One thing is certain: the prince must marry one of the princesses, or there will be war.

But when all's fair in love and war…who will win the battle for the prince's heart?


Fans of the following authors will enjoy reading these steamy medieval fairytale romances:

Lindsay Buroker

Neil Gaiman

Skye MacKinnon

Kiera Cass

Amanda Hocking

Sarah J Maas

Lidiya Foxglove

Anne McCaffrey

Tamsin Ley

Holly Black

Juliet Marillier

Kylie Chan

Leigh Bardugo

Laura Thalassa

Elise Kova

Cassandra Clare

George RR Martin

Kathryn Le Veque

Andrzej Sapkowski


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4.6
36 reviews
Danea Sears
February 11, 2021
If you enjoy your fairy tales dark, as they traditionally are, but with a happy ending instead of a tragedy, this is a great way to dive into a fantastic series. If you're a Disney princess addict, this really isn't for you. The backdrop for this entire series is very similar to our dark ages, just with magic and magical creatures (not a lot, just enough to make it different). Each book is standalone, but they all touch in some way or other. The women are powerful (magic) and use that to better themselves and those around them. To warn the queezy and tenderhearted, if the traditional fairy tale brand didn't do it, there are triggers here: women are treated as they were in the middle ages and it isn't pretty. There is also a mild open door intimate scene in each (to those reviewers who describe it as particularly detailed...you haven't been reading much romance), so be aware of that as well. Enchant starts us off with Beauty and the Beast and the amazingly gifted Zuleika who touches many of the stories in this series in some way or other. Dance is a retelling of Cinderella with Mulan elements thrown in-I absolutely love when a woman can out swordplay a man in fair combat and Mai delivers. Fly is the less known Goose Girl retelling and is one of the darker tales for sure (Kiss is likely the darkest, in my opinion), but well done with Ava pulling out the strategy card to win the day. All in all, these are wonderful re-imaginings of age old tales that have been done over so many times, yet these takes are all so unique. They are full of action, magic, adventure, romance, and a dose or two of tragedy.
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Rhonda Hicks
January 12, 2021
"A sword-wielding Cinderella. An enchanting Beauty. A villain who might not be so bad after all … Once upon a time, before the Brothers Grimm, when fairytales were romantic fantasies for entertaining adults and frightening children … Three twisted tales inspired by the classic fairytales … for adults who still love reading fairytales, though they're a little darker now, making that happily ever after so much sweeter." This boxset includes: 1. ENCHANT: Beauty and the Beast Retold I've read the reviews of this retelling of the Beauty and the Beast story. Although I understand some may have some issues with certain actions by the king, but this is a wonderful ADULT tale set in enchanted times. When the story involves good vs evil, there will be ADULT evil involved. When King Thorn demands the enchantress, Zuleika's mother, be brought before him with a needed curse or her children and family would pay the price, Zuleika, youngest daughter an enchantress herself, sets a curse upon a hand mirror as requested and appears before the king to take her dead mother's place. Afterward, the king proves to be dishonorable and not only holds Zuleika captive in his castle but informs her he not only owns and commands all the land but everyone in it and proceeds to take her by force placing a curse upon himself. Zuleika wants to take the cursed mirror back from the king when she uses magic to leave but decides she is more honor-bound than the man who rules the land. There are consequences both good and bad, but you have to read and follow what happens. This is a wonderfully told story with twists and turns. Truly an adult Beauty & the Beast with twists. 2. DANCE: Cinderella Retold 3. FLY: Goosegirl Retold I've chosen to give a review on 'Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold' and couldn't be more thrilled to do so. I think there's a part of every romantic who still loves fairytales, regardless of age, and when a bit of erotic is added it only adds to the appeal. As I finish these books, I'll add to the review but most certainly wanted to get this review out so you would know it was well worth it.
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Fisani Ncube
March 24, 2022
I've never imagined a traditional fairytale can become this good. Charlton has a unique writing skill that captivates the reader. I love her books
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