Saturday, 19 March 2016

Blog Tour: Excerpt: Twisted Fairy Tale: An Anthology


Twisted Fairy Tale: An Anthology
Authors-Bethany Lopez, Elizabeth Sharp, Erin Danzer, Heather Marie Adkins, J. Laslie, Jill Cooper, K. Laslie, Magan Vernon, Susan Burdorf, Victoria Escobar
Genre- Fairy Tales


These aren’t the fairy tales you grew up with. New twists reimagine the classics to all sorts of places you’d never expect. This anthology was written solely for the purpose of raising money for the DM Currier Foundation for Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Research. For more information, you can visit savethemamas.org.


To stop a zombie plague, Snow White will need to kill the evil Queen before the last apple falls.


When Veronica Chapman falls into a coma in a horrific car accident, Trigg Chapman has the second chance to rekindle their rocky romance once upon a dream.


A princess cursed, a blind man kidnapped, and The Beast who threatens their happiness.


Aria inherited a century-long battle among the merfolk nations along with the crown, but a tenacious human looking for restitution could change everything.


A sapling of a dying magical tree desires revenge before the flames turn to love and grant Pinocchia her one wish—to be a real girl.


A princess becomes a pauper, but then must fight to save her kingdom.


Leukemia may have stolen Rapunzel's hair but not her dreams.


When Grandma becomes the latest victim in a string of murders, the wolf just might have to be the hero.


Rumpelstilstkin is not the only criminal in the kingdom.


At the stroke of midnight the spell will break, but there's no proof that it's true love.

   



EXCERPT
From Rae of Hope-



Dr. Garrison knocks lightly and then enters the room.


“Good morning, Rae. How are we feeling?” She sets a chart down on the counter and walks over to me. She didn’t call me Rapunzel. She called me Rae. Every doctor I’ve known has always called me by my given name.


“I’m feeling okay. My head hurts a little.” I lay my hand against my temple. “Right here”.


Dr. Garrison steps up and feels my forehead. “You do feel a little warm.” No thermometer, nothing. She’s treating me like a human being and I’m slowly tearing down the walls I had built up about the healthcare industry.


I’ve always been a test subject.


A job to them.


Another chart to write in.


Here, I’m Rae, the girl needing a cure. I’m a person with feelings, wants, and needs. Here, I’m just me.


I can feel tears well up in the corners of my eyes.


“Oh, dear. Are you in pain?” Dr. Garrison runs her fingers down my cheekbone. Compassion is the only emotion I see on her face. Not pity, disdain, or anything else.


I sniff. “I’m…fine. I just…” and I don’t have to say anymore. I can see the understanding in her eyes. She’s seen this before.


“You’ll be in good hands here. Think of me as your fairy godmother. Poof and you’ll be all better.” She removes her hand from my face and picks up the chart.

 




True Love's Kiss - Jill Cooper (Snow White)

 
 
 

The Only Chance - Magan Vernon (Sleeping Beauty)

 
 


Beau and the Beastess - Bethany Lopez (Beauty and the Beast)



 
MerQueen - Heather Marie Adkins (The Little Mermaid)




 
Pinocchia - K. Laslie (Pinocchio)

 
 


The Princess and the Pauper - Erin Danzer (Prince and the Pauper)




 
Rae of Hope - J. Laslie (Rapunzel)

 
 


The Beast Within - Elizabeth Sharp (Red Riding Hood)




 
The Other Half - Victoria Escobar (Cinderella)




 
The Trial Of Rumpelstiltskin - Susan Burdorf (Rumpelstiltskin)




 

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