Seventeen all new, magical stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors that will warm even the coldest hearts. Inspired by old favorites as well as lesser-known tales, find retellings of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid, Old Rinkrank, King Thrushbeard, The Princess and the Pea, and many more - all with fresh, romantic twists - just in time for Valentine’s Day~

 

THE GLASS MOUNTAIN - Alethea Kontis

On the way to her wedding, brave and clever Princess Sabine falls into a Glass Mountain, where she is trapped with a crotchety man she calls “Old Rinkrank.” The two form a unique, unlikely friendship while working to escape. 

THE BAKERS GRIMM - Hailey Edwards

When two struggling business owners compete for the contract of a lifetime, it’s all bakers on deck. Mix in a dollop of rivalry, a tablespoon of romance, and a pinch of magic, and you’ve got the recipe for one heck of a bake-off. May the best decorator win!

 GALATEA AND PYGMALION - Kate Danley

A young woman in ancient Greece is tasked with carving a new statue for Aphrodite's temple. But what happens when she falls in love with her art?

 RED– Sarra Cannon

Charlotte is searching for a cure to save her sister, but what she finds in the woods is not at all what she expects...

 PRINCESS CHARMING – Yasmine Galenorn

Sometimes, the road to Happily Ever After leads a girl right past Prince Charming... into the arms of his sister.

 MAD ABOUT YOU – Jennifer Blackstream

Alice doesn't want to marry the Mad Hatter. Will an unexpected trip to Wonderland change her mind?

 THE SEA KING'S DAUGHTER—Anthea Sharp

A mermaid gives up everything to be with the mortal man she loves – but can there be a happy ending when the Sea Witch intervenes?

 ROMEO AND JULIET: THE AFTERLIFE – Julia Crane

Juliet enters the afterlife and discovers the truth behind her relationship with Romeo and Paris - and that their greatest challenge is yet to come.

 SOOT AND STONE: A Fae Tale of the Otherworld - Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

Aisling, a young Faelorehn artist, finds herself falling for the son of one of the famed Tuatha De Danann. The only problem is, she’s unaware of his true identity, and her selfish uncle will do anything to keep her from realizing her dreams.

 THE HUNTSMAN'S SNOW – Mandy M. Roth

Sometimes, a prince isn’t as charming as history would like you to believe. And sometimes, a princess needs an alpha male shifter to find her happily ever after.

 RUMPELIMPSKIN - Debra Dunbar

An imp finds herself in a fairytale world without her infernal powers facing an impossible task. Will Sam barter away her firstborn? Will her angelic main-squeeze save her? Or will she come up with a devilish solution of her own?

 THE GLASS SKY - Alexia Purdy

Star’s refusal of suitors lined up for her hand has her family in knots, but when the city is bombed and overthrown, she loses everything. After she’s rescued by a handsome stranger named Clyde, she sneaks away to save her parents but finds herself trapped in the new president’s clutches.

 RUSH - C. Gockel

Misogyny is a beast.

When the incarnation of Creation gets angry at Rush for innocently stating his opinion, she curses him to find true love in two weeks … or else.

 PERCHANCE TO DREAM – Phaedra Weldon

Her first love has been placed under a spell. But will her kiss wake him… or kill him?

 THE TOAD PRINCE - Nikki Jefford

Isabel Ivers’s stepfather will do anything to secure his place as Far North’s new ruler, even if it means marrying her off to the depraved prince of the lowlands.

 CRAFTED WITH A KISS - Shawntelle Madison

Despite fighting in countless battles to bring peace to warring kingdoms, Pynnelope, a warrior maiden made of wood, knows no fear. Becoming human is all she desires until she discovers she can have so much more.

 A SMALL MAGIC - Devon Monk

A cursed princess, a talking pea, and a wish that changes everything.


KEYWORDS: Fairy Tale Retellings, Folklore, Legends, Mythology, Celtic and Greek, Fantasy Romance, Anthologies, Short Stories, Classic Fairytales, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Coming of Age, Urban Fantasy, Shifter, Werewolf, Demon, Fairy, Magic, Enchantment

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Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / Collections & Anthologies
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Young Adult Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies
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 Fifteen brand new fairytale twists from bestselling and award-winning authors. With inspirations ranging from The Ugly Duckling to Snow White, and everything in between (including trips to Camelot and Oz), these fabulous tales are full of adventure, magic, and a touch of romance.


WEST OF THE MOON by Annie Bellet

When her twin brother sacrifices his freedom to save their starving family, Lina embarks on a quest through a magical forest to save him and restore their fortunes.


A BELL IN THE NIGHT by Evelyn Snow

For Stevie Silver, waking the beautiful boy in the glass box is only the beginning, as her mysterious past catches up with her.


MISTRESS BOOTSI by Anthea Sharp

A girl sets out to seek her fortune - and luckily, she has a clever cat for a companion…


WHITE ROSE by Phaedra Weldon

Jack Frost must find his true love and save her from the Snow Queen’s icy shards before he loses her - and his chance at humanity - forever.


THE GOBLIN AND THE TREASURE by Alethea Kontis

Out-of-work soldier Kira Kobold is handpicked by the High Wizard Zelwynn to go on a quest. Her companions? A growly ogress, a surly dwarf, a dimwitted troll, and an overly optimistic goblin. This wasn’t exactly the quest she was looking for…


THE RUINS OF OZ by Alexia Purdy

The Land of Oz was the last place Thea thought she’d find herself after falling through her mother’s enchanted mirror. If the stories she’s been told are real, why is the Emerald City in ruins?


A TOUCH OF GOLD by Rachel Morgan

When Tilly helps two strangers escape from danger, she becomes part of their quest to keep a powerful magical ability out of the wrong hands ...


MAGIC AND MACHINERY by Jamie Ferguson

Maude works with machinery, not magic. Can she find a way to escape the magician’s grasp and free her beloved brother?


BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN by Nikki Jefford

In a brave new world, three wizards journey through wild shifter territories to find somewhere to begin anew.


BANE AND BALM by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

When the stream providing healing water to Claire’s sick aunt dries up, she must venture into the dreaded Dorcha Forest, where she discovers a stranger willing to risk his freedom in order to help her on her quest.


CAT WHITE by Kay McSpadden

He thought he was following the music, but a white cat led him to realize life held more adventure than he’d guessed.


KING ARTHUR AND THE CHALICE OF LIFE by Julia Crane

Camelot may be at peace, but betrayal and death lurk within the mists surrounding it.


FEAR OF FALLING by Shawntelle Madison

Cast from her griffin’s nest, Ireti is forced into the cruel world of the ground-walkers below. Before she can fly, Ireti must find the strength to walk, and the key to acceptance lies in an undiscovered place—between two worlds.


THE MERROW’S GOLDEN RING by Sara C. Roethle

Ailios was taught to never believe a promise from one of the Faie, but that doesn’t stop her from doing it anyway.


TAKE MY MONSTERS by C. Gockel

In the wilds of the barbarian north, Roman slave Margusa meets a warrior enchanted and enslaved by an Elf Queen. To set him free, Margusa must first confront the monsters within herself...


KEYWORDS: Fairy tale retellings, Arthurian fantasy, Snow White, Celtic myths and legends, magic, urban fantasy, The Snow Queen, Puss in Boots, bestselling authors, fantasy anthology, twisted fairytales

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

Seventeen short stories from NY Times and USA Today bestsellers and award-winning authors that will lure you to the darker side of faerie tales. More Grimm than Disney, in this collection you’ll find twists on Snow White, Hansel & Gretel, Rumpelstilstskin, The Snow Queen, Cinderella, The Pied Piper, Alice in Wonderland, and Red Riding Hood, plus new tales paying homage to the old traditions.


Shadows cannot exist without light, however, and you’ll find enough happily ever afters to lift your spirits in this anthology full of magic, curses, adventure, and ultimately the enduring power of true love.

 

YARROW, STURDY AND BRIGHT by Devon Monk – Sweet music cannot hide a wicked heart…

FAE HORSE by Anthea Sharp – Faerie bargains can grant any desire, but be careful what you wish for.

THE QUEEN OF FROST AND DARKNESS by Christine Pope - Her heart is the only thing colder than a Russian winter….

BONES by Yasmine Galenorn - Sometimes, your most cherished dream can turn out to be a nightmare.

MAGIC AFTER MIDNIGHT by C. Gockel – The Wicked Stepmother is about to meet her match…

DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by Donna Augustine - When the devil makes a deal with a dancer, he gets more than he bargained for.

NO GIFT OF WORDS by Annie Bellet - Never steal from a witch...

THE GRIM BROTHER by Audrey Faye – Not all walks in the wood end well…

BEAUTY INSIDE BEAST by Danielle Monsch - Happily Ever After ain't guaranteed when Once Upon a Time is here.

FAESCORNED by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson - The Morrigan, Celtic goddess of war and strife, must relive a searing memory that reminds her of what she can never have.

DRAWN TO THE BRINK by Tara Maya - Sajiana's job is to hunt down monsters brought alive from paintings. She never expected to meet one so handsome... or to need his help.

THE VARIANCE COURT by Alexia Purdy - Anna, a struggling college student, discovers a mysterious ring that turns her quiet life chaotic when the ring's magic doesn't do what it's told.

THE MORRIGAN by Phaedra Weldon – A young man discovers he has leprechaun blood – and is wanted by dark faerie forces.

ALICE by Julia Crane - A twisted tale of Alice and Wonderland. Facing madness and an ominous prophecy, Alice chooses to follow her heart despite knowing her world is about to change forever.

STILL RED by Sabrina Locke – When the Hunters come, can there be any escape?

THE FINAL STRAW by Jennifer Blackstream - To banish a gold-spinning demon, first you must guess his name...

THE UNICORN HUNTER by Alethea Kontis – Only Snow White knows what really happened in the forest…


KEYWORDS: Fairy Tale Retellings, Horror, Happily Ever After, Happily Never After, Twisted Fairy Tales, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Short Story Anthologies, fairytales

“Dethroned is filled with action from the first right up to the end. It will keep you turning the pages wanting to know what is happening next. Once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. Yeah it was that good!” - The Avid Reader

For eighteen-year-old Rouen Rivoche, being a fairy princess isn’t about fancy parties and happily ever afters. Rouen’s people are the dark Fae whose powers of lightning, thundersnow, and all things Winter make them cold, severe, and 100% intolerant of rebellion.

Too bad being a rebel is in Rouen’s blood.

Against tradition, she’s teamed up with Syl Skye, the sleeper-princess of the fair Fae—a mortal enemy who Rouen should want to kill but only wants to kiss. Plus, to be with Syl, Rouen’s masquerading as a glam goth-rock star and human high school student. Honestly, Rouen doesn’t think things could get any more complicated.

Then, she discovers she must become Queen of the Winter Court or all her people will die. No pressure.

Now, dark forces are amassing in the Winter Court, turning Rouen’s people against her and blocking her path to the throne. Even Syl with all her powers of white flame and Summer can’t stop this new kind of evil.

Because betrayal cuts close when it’s someone you love... and now it looks like Rouen’s going to be dethroned before she ever becomes queen.

Don't miss out!

Perfect for readers of romance, urban fantasy, fairy stories and LGBT.

1. Moribund
1.5 Derailed – A flashback prequel to enjoy after MORIBUND
2. Ouroboros
2.5 Dethroned – a prequel novella to INIMICAL
3. Inimical
3.5 Rekindled – a prequel novella to NEMESIS (Spring 2019)
4. Nemesis (Fall 2019)
5. Eidolon (Fall 2020) – the series finale!

"Circuit Fae is a little bit Throne of Glass, a little bit Buffy, and a whole lot sexy." - Skye Allen, author of The Songbird Thief

. "Fantasy fans who have knowledge of Fae lore will recognize some elements from traditional fantasy novels; however, Eldredge has added a unique spin on these elements to create an intriguing and contemporary perspective.” – On My Kindle Reviews
“ Derailed was wonderfully written and expressive story that absolutely snagged my interest and is a great prequel for this series!” – The Genre Minx Book Reviews

Syl Skye. Rouen Rivoche. Star-crossed lovers who should be mortal enemies. This is the story of how they met.

A nightly excursion to DC. A goth-rock show. One innocent train ride. That’s all it takes for high school sophomore Syl Skye’s perfectly normal world to come crashing down.

Because unbeknownst to her, she’s a sleeper-princess of the fair Fae—a vessel of Fae power that has yet to Awaken—and there are dark Fae who want her dead, dead, dead.

Rouen Rivoche is one of those dark Fae. Bound to the Agravaine the dark Fae Huntsman who is dedicated to wiping out all sleeper-princesses, Rouen has no choice but to hunt Syl down and spill her blood.

But a chance meeting in a nightclub, a brush of their hands, a lingering look... Despite herself, Rouen is attracted to Syl. And when she lets Syl get away...that’s when their troubles really begin.

After all, every couple has their issues, right?

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Don't miss out!

Perfect for readers of romance, urban fantasy, fairy stories and LGBT.

1. Moribund
1.5 Derailed – A flashback prequel to enjoy after MORIBUND
2. Ouroboros
2.5 Dethroned – a prequel novella to INIMICAL
3. Inimical
3.5 Rekindled – a prequel novella to NEMESIS (Spring 2019)
4. Nemesis (Fall 2019)
5. Eidolon (Fall 2020) – the series finale!

"Moribund is a little bit Throne of Glass, a little bit Buffy, and a whole lot sexy." - Skye Allen, author of The Songbird Thief

“Derailed is filled with so much action that it will grab a hold of you right from the start and you will be lost in its depths from beginning to end.” – The Avid Reader

“ I like how consistent everything is and I'm glad I read it, it's exciting and only adds more depth to the story.” - Radioactive Book Reviews
 Fifteen brand new fairytale twists from bestselling and award-winning authors. With inspirations ranging from The Ugly Duckling to Snow White, and everything in between (including trips to Camelot and Oz), these fabulous tales are full of adventure, magic, and a touch of romance.


WEST OF THE MOON by Annie Bellet

When her twin brother sacrifices his freedom to save their starving family, Lina embarks on a quest through a magical forest to save him and restore their fortunes.


A BELL IN THE NIGHT by Evelyn Snow

For Stevie Silver, waking the beautiful boy in the glass box is only the beginning, as her mysterious past catches up with her.


MISTRESS BOOTSI by Anthea Sharp

A girl sets out to seek her fortune - and luckily, she has a clever cat for a companion…


WHITE ROSE by Phaedra Weldon

Jack Frost must find his true love and save her from the Snow Queen’s icy shards before he loses her - and his chance at humanity - forever.


THE GOBLIN AND THE TREASURE by Alethea Kontis

Out-of-work soldier Kira Kobold is handpicked by the High Wizard Zelwynn to go on a quest. Her companions? A growly ogress, a surly dwarf, a dimwitted troll, and an overly optimistic goblin. This wasn’t exactly the quest she was looking for…


THE RUINS OF OZ by Alexia Purdy

The Land of Oz was the last place Thea thought she’d find herself after falling through her mother’s enchanted mirror. If the stories she’s been told are real, why is the Emerald City in ruins?


A TOUCH OF GOLD by Rachel Morgan

When Tilly helps two strangers escape from danger, she becomes part of their quest to keep a powerful magical ability out of the wrong hands ...


MAGIC AND MACHINERY by Jamie Ferguson

Maude works with machinery, not magic. Can she find a way to escape the magician’s grasp and free her beloved brother?


BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN by Nikki Jefford

In a brave new world, three wizards journey through wild shifter territories to find somewhere to begin anew.


BANE AND BALM by Jenna Elizabeth Johnson

When the stream providing healing water to Claire’s sick aunt dries up, she must venture into the dreaded Dorcha Forest, where she discovers a stranger willing to risk his freedom in order to help her on her quest.


CAT WHITE by Kay McSpadden

He thought he was following the music, but a white cat led him to realize life held more adventure than he’d guessed.


KING ARTHUR AND THE CHALICE OF LIFE by Julia Crane

Camelot may be at peace, but betrayal and death lurk within the mists surrounding it.


FEAR OF FALLING by Shawntelle Madison

Cast from her griffin’s nest, Ireti is forced into the cruel world of the ground-walkers below. Before she can fly, Ireti must find the strength to walk, and the key to acceptance lies in an undiscovered place—between two worlds.


THE MERROW’S GOLDEN RING by Sara C. Roethle

Ailios was taught to never believe a promise from one of the Faie, but that doesn’t stop her from doing it anyway.


TAKE MY MONSTERS by C. Gockel

In the wilds of the barbarian north, Roman slave Margusa meets a warrior enchanted and enslaved by an Elf Queen. To set him free, Margusa must first confront the monsters within herself...


KEYWORDS: Fairy tale retellings, Arthurian fantasy, Snow White, Celtic myths and legends, magic, urban fantasy, The Snow Queen, Puss in Boots, bestselling authors, fantasy anthology, twisted fairytales

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