Fairytales are near and dear to my heart - but TWISTED tales are even better! As a reader, I love it when authors take the old and familiar and fold it into strange new shapes, flipping the roles of hero and villain, adding unexpected romance, and blending together strands of different classic stories to make something altogether new and enthralling. So when I had the opportunity to curate this collection, I leaped on it like a starving grandma on a poor innocent wolf…
In this StoryBundle you'll find eleven thrilling twists on Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin, Alice in Wonderland, Mulan, and more, from award-winning and New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors, which includes an anthology packed with eerie retellings of your favorite tales.
Fairytale princesses-turned-assassins are featured in two of the novels: Cinderella Assassin by Allie Burton, and Alice the Dagger by Ashley McLeo, where Alice is a faery into the bargain! More fae magic twines through Melissa Marr's Cold Iron Heart, a richly-told Beauty & the Beast retelling set in 1890s New Orleans. That same fairytale meets up with Cinderella elements and Dark Elves in Raine, by Anthea Sharp, and mixes once again, this time with Alice in Wonderland, in Casey L. Bond's Brutal Curse.
If you'd like to sample several different retellings, the Once Upon A Ghost anthology brings you twenty different tales, all reimagined with a haunted twist, in stories that run the gamut from the ghost of Elvis to an evil Pied Piper.
M. Lynn brings us a fierce and conflicted heroine in Dragon Rising, inspired by the legend of Mulan, while Celtic myth and legend blend with fairytales in A Heart in Sun and Shadow by Annie Bellet.
Cinderella shows up again in Magic After Midnight by C. Gockel, though this time the stepmother is the heroine of the story. And echoing that theme, Cinder of Madness by Nicole Zoltak pits the evil stepdaughter against the true protagonist - the much-maligned stepmother, who must defeat the scheming Cinderella. The collection rounds out with Threads of Gold, a lush Rumpelstiltskin retelling from Christine Pope rich with fairytale resonance.
If you've ever wanted more from a fairytale, these books deliver, and I guarantee that this StoryBundle collection will make you see these classic tales in a whole new light. So grab the bundle and get reading - and maybe next time you watch that sweetness-and-light animated story (there are so many to choose from), you'll be cheering for the villain instead. – Anthea Sharp
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For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you're feeling generous), you'll get the basic bundle of four books in any ebook format—WORLDWIDE.
If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all four of the regular books, plus SEVEN more books for a total of 11!
This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, .mobi) for all books!
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StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.