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Growing up on fairy tales and computer games, USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp has melded the two in her award-winning, bestselling Feyland series, which has sold over 200k copies worldwide. In addition to the fae fantasy/cyberpunk mashup of Feyland, she also writes Victorian Spacepunk, and fantasy romance. Her books have won awards, topped bestseller lists, and garnered over a million reads at Wattpad. She's frequently found hanging out on Amazon's Top 100 Fantasy/SF author list. Her short fiction has appeared in Fiction River, DAW anthologies, The Future Chronicles, and Beyond The Stars: At Galaxy's edge, among others.

Anthea lives in the Pacific Northwest, where she writes, hangs out in virtual worlds, plays the fiddle with her Celtic band Fiddlehead, and spends time with her small-but-good family. Join her newsletter at http://eepurl.com/1qtFb for a FREE STORY, plus find out about upcoming releases and reader perks – she never spams.

Once Upon a Kiss edited by Anthea Sharp

Winner: Best Anthology of 2017, UtopiA Awards

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. Featuring: Alethea Kontis, Yasmine Galenorn, Kate Danley, Devon Monk, Hailey Edwards, Debra Dunbar, Nikki Jefford, Sarra Cannon, Mandy M. Roth, Anthea Sharp, Jennifer Blackstream, Julia Crane, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson, Alexia Purdy, C. Gockel, Phaedra Weldon, and Shawntelle Madison

CURATOR'S NOTE

A seventeen-story anthology by a host of bestselling authors, this collection takes a mix of old favourites and more obscure tales and gives them new twists - all around the theme of romance. I was glad to snap up this gorgeous array of tales for the bundle! – Charlotte E. English

 

REVIEWS

  • "In this gorgeous anthology, an author's note accompanies each story, noting the original fairy tale inspiration and thoughts behind changes made to the original source material…A very enjoyable anthology with surprising diversity in tone and subject."

    – Mrs. Mica, on Amazon.com
  • "This book is a collaborative effort from several bestselling fantasy romance writers taking fairy tale tropes and twisting them into more modern tales…From fairies falling into glass mountains, to magical bake-offs, to kisses that could be deadly or salvation—each author will keep you entertained and offer a fresh look at old fairy tales."

    – C.S. DeAvilla, HeartsKiss.com
  • "Faerie tales have always held a special place in my heart. They tell the stories of life bedazzled with magic. Here they are given a new spin with just enough of a twist to fall in love with them all over again!"

    – Steve Davis, on Amazon.com
 

BOOK PREVIEW

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.