Title: Glamour: Contemporary Fairytale Retellings
EIGHT exclusive novellas from Skye Warren, AL Jackson, Sophie Jordan, Aleatha Romig, Lili St. Germain, Nora Flite, Sierra Simone and Nicola Rendell!
Release: July 18, 2017
Once upon a time…
Remember the fairy tales your parents read to you when you were little?
These are NOT those fairy tales.
From modern day royalty to metaphorical dragons, contemporary castles to sexy heroes, these bestselling authors twist tales as old as time into something new.
GLAMOUR contains eight exclusive never-before-seen novellas that each have an HEA… because they all lived happily ever after.
These are definitely NOT the fairy tales I remember from my childhood, and rightly so, because each author adds her own flair to the basic concept of each story and what’s created illustrates the deviant and baser needs of both men and women.
And while most fairy tales help kids to fall asleep and dream of happily ever afters, the novellas in Glamour will keep adult readers up way past their bedtimes, hoping for some relief from their darker yearnings as the stories play out in front of them.
Music Box Girl showcases Sierra Simone’s ability to showcase individuals’ kinky cravings…their need to be degraded and defiled and get off on the grittier side of sexual dominance and submission. The setting of Persepolis allows Simone’s hero and heroine a haven for their true wants and needs and as they explore who they are and what they desire, readers realize that these 12 ballerinas need a kind of discipline and teaching that their dance instructor can’t begin to understand or carry out for them.
3 Poison Apples
Skye Warren’s Bedtime Story is the tamest of the stories I’ve read so far…the intimacy that Warren begins to develop between the hero and heroine is only introduced in the story line, giving way for more of their story to be told and proving to both the Sheriff and Ms. Beck that desire can be awakened long after it lies dormant when the right person is brought into one’s life.
4 Poison Apples
Ripples by Aleatha Romig explores the effects of not learning from the past as well as what occurs when situations that cannot be changed are finally accepted. Natalie and Dexter’s novella provides readers a glimpse into how reality contrasts from a fairy tale but then spins that concept on its head based on which side ends up allowing Natalie to truly feel free.
3 Poison Apples
Nicola Rendell’s Royal Mattress is a sweet and steamy take on A Princess and the Pea. Both Dave and Lisa are charming characters who are enchanted by each other from the start, and while Dave may be of royal descent, the fact that Lisa is a mere commoner doesn’t negate the fact that she has the potential to be the ONE because when it comes down to it, it doesn’t matter Lisa’s background or heritage or even Dave’s Grandma’s approval, what does matter is that Dave and Lisa are both worthy of love and they seem to want to live happily every after, together!
4.5 Poison Apples
Sophie Jordan’s retelling of Goldilocks is my favorite of the group; I love how Jordan takes different parts of the fairytale and uses them as a lead-in to certain parts of Thea’s story. Scotland is the perfect setting for In A Stranger’s Bed and Thea is a perfect Goldilocks – one who gets left behind but is independent enough to take care of herself and find shelter, even if it is the cottage of one ornery bear of a man! The legends of the faerie glens adds a magical touch to the tale and Niall, the Scotty Hottie, shows Thea the kind of man she deserves, even if he does act like a bit of an ogre when he finds her in his home.
Out of all of the retellings, this one feels the most complete and includes all of the characteristics of a steamy and interesting read.
5 Poison Apples
Broken Harp, Nora Flite’s retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk, is probably the most complex of all of the stories; there’s a lot happening to Jack and Harper as the story progresses and Flite works to bring all the plot lines together at the end, bringing everything full circle. The story is an interesting one but the storyline feels incomplete because there are details left out that would allow readers to gain a clearer picture of all that occurred between Jack and Harper’s first meeting and where they find themselves at the end of the novella.
Overall, though, the contemporary setting, the dynamics of the characters, and the small fairy tale nuisances that are embedded in the story make it an enjoyable read.
3.5 Poison Apples
AL Jackson’s Red Hot Pursuit is another one of my favorites. Her modern-day retelling of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf is entertaining, sexy, and a great blend of contemporary romance with fairy tale-esque compoenents. With Mr. Brody Wolfe, Ms. Lily Redd, and Lily’s maternal figure, Addelaine, the main characters of the classic tale are present and the qualities these characters have stay true to the original story line…of course, not everything is the same…especially when it comes to the hunt and what Mr. Wolfe seems to want to do to and with Ms. Redd. But, it is easy to picture Brody and Lily as the grown-up, sexier versions of the wolf and little red riding hood, which makes Jackson’s story one deliciously smexy read!
4.5 Poison Apples
Knot by Lili St. Germain is a gritty introduction to a new series and characters that Germain will be releasing towards the end of 2017. Seraphina is Germain’s take Rapunzel and she is the possession and prisoner of a deplorably deviant and perverse man who uses her every and any way he deems fit, proving just how sinister and depraved he is. Seraphina’s savior comes in the form of a doctor whose own illegal activities forces him to work for someone like Ignacio, but at least, his conscience sees and understands Phina’s situation and works to release her from the tower.
Xavier and Seraphina’s story has just begun, and I’m intrigued to see where Lili St. Germain takes these new characters because in the dark and dangerous worlds that she creates, it’s clear that the price of Phina’s freedom is going to cost both of them a lot more than they probably realize or can even comprehend.
4.5 Poison Apples
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