Happily ever after? Not likely. The first four books of The Scary Tales saga introduce a fairy tale of monstrous proportions, the series that Lawrence C. Connolly says “should be required reading for lovers of fantasy and horror.”
This dark fantasy adventure begins where the classic Snow White fairy tale ends, with the Prince’s kiss waking Snow from her cursed slumber. Snow wakes up, but she doesn’t wake up right.
Now a deranged zombie, Snow amasses an army of rabid monsters, leaving the young dwarf Grouchy—who is secretly in love with Snow—to find a cure for her malicious curse. So begins an epic journey that pits Grouchy and his motley crew of fellow survivors against a growing horde of creatures. To make matters worse, the curse that empowers Snow continues to grow stronger—and more unpredictable. The terrifying drama unfolds in a fantasy landscape populated by mashups of your favorite fairy tale characters and classic horror monsters.
There’s no better time to catch up on The Scary Tales, which Bram Stoker Award nominee Jerry Gordon describes as, “A deliciously dark companion to the Grimm’s fairy tale. That Risen Snow banishes happily ever after from the start. Walt Disney by way of The Walking Dead.”
The Scary Tales series is for fans of horror, dark fantasy, zombies, and mashups such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter; Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters; Little Women and Werewolves; Queen Victoria: Demon Hunter; Henry VIII: Wolfman; and Jane Slayre.REVIEWS:
“Part delicious dream, part nightmare, That Risen Snow is an aberrant fairytale that is just as much a horror story. Boley has a knack for dark comedy and witty prose, and he blends it with a nearly-hardboiled voice uncharacteristic of (and therefore pleasantly unique in) dark fantasy fiction. It’s a story you’ll want to tear ass through but will equally want to slow down for, so you can savor the prose.”
—Brady Allen, author of Back Roads & Frontal Lobes
“In 1912, the Brothers Grimm published an old German fairy tale they titled Snow White. Little did they know that a guy named Rob Boley would come along a hundred years later to reveal the ‘true’ and adult story of Ms. White, or ‘Snow’ as she was known in real life… No one could have possibly foreseen what would become of Snow in the hands of a diabolical, maniacal imagination like Boley’s… Such a nice boy… with such a fevered mind. Read this with the lights on and a baseball bat or shotgun handy… you’re gonna be glad you did. This is a Snow White you ain’t gonna find in the middle school library… Get it, read it, and try to keep the screaming down.”
—Les Edgerton, author of Hooked, Just Like That, and The Bitch
“That Risen Snow and That Wicked Apple make a deliciously diabolical tale—part Walking Dead, part turned-on-its-ear fairy tale. Rob Boley strikes the perfect balance of depth, drama, and dark humor to keep readers devouring the pages and leave them hungering for more.”
—Linda Gerber, author of the Death by Bikini Mysteries