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Monday, August 22, 2016

Review: Wickedly Twisted: Fairy Tales for Adults / @W_I_Promo

Title: Wickedly Twisted: Fairy Tales for Adults
Authors: Various
Publisher: After Glows
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Genre: Mythology/Folk Tales, Romance
ARC Received From: After Glows via Instafreebie
Reviewed For: Wickedly Innocent Promotions

A collection of six wickedly twisted tales from classic fairy tales by six of today’s hottest authors.

To Steal a Prince’s Heart by Cassidy K. O’Connor (Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads)
A twist on the fairy tale Robin Hood
No self-respecting girl starts out wanting to be a thief but that’s what happens when war takes the King and all able bodied men off to war. Robin Hood and her merry band of women steal to feed their village, she never expected the Prince to steal her heart. When her true identity is revealed will the Prince stand by her or will she be forced to rescue herself?

Celia’s Connection by Gracen Miller (Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads)
A twist on the fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Celia Goldilocks just wants to live her life in peace, but when her past comes calling, her life is upended. With a bounty on her head, she escapes to a cabin owned by three bear shifters. Unfortunately, they’re her father’s biggest enemy, but can they be her salvation instead?

The Brothers Ménage by Louisa Bacio (Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads)
A twist on the fairy tale Two Brothers
Who says all fairytale princesses are cursed?
As time runs out, the brothers from the wrong side of the tracks must weigh if a lifetime with Daphne is worth sharing their own secret, and if it’ll make a difference.

Bearskin by A. D. Roland (Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads)
A twist on the fairy tale Bearskin
A dirty hobo who claims he’s wearing the Devil’s magic jacket befriends a slightly skeptical nurse. Can he convince her he's telling the truth in time for her to break the curse?

Pan’s Curse by Sheri Lyn (Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads)
A twist on the fairy tale Peter Pan
The race is on. A jealous fairy has put a curse on Peter Pan, and it's up to Captain James Hook and his crew to follow the clues and save him before time runs out, or he'll be gone for good. If she can't have him, no one will. Can James and Peter have their Happily Ever After?

His Big Bad Wolf by Lia Davis (Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads)
A twist on the fairy tale The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Neal turns to Shannon for help to track down the rogue wolf, but working together stirs emotions neither of them expected, and a fiery passion that makes it impossible for them to stay away from each other. But is Neal ready to learn all of Shannon’s secrets?

Wickedly twisted indeed.

These are not the fairy tales of our youth. These are definitely fairy tales for our adult-selves.

Each story is short, just like a fairy tale should be, with a delightful cast of characters that entice and engage. A happy ending is guaranteed and the scorching hot ride to it is worth every word.

The most surprising was Pan's Curse. Ms. Lyn's take on Captain Hook and Peter Pan came from left field. It probably shouldn't have been a surprise (see the synopsis above) but it was. She did an excellent job bringing a love story from an angle I wasn't expecting that I'm still like, "Whoa! Seriously?"

There's a little bit of everything in this collection. Might seem odd since there's only six tales, but, trust me, there's something in here for just about everyone.

I may never look at a child's book of fairy tales the same ever again. *grins*

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