Sunday, August 21, 2016

Wickedly Twisted #review


Wickedly Twisted: Fairy Tales for Adults
By: Cassidy K. O’Connor, Gracen Miller, Louisa Bacio, A. D. Roland, Sheri Lyn, and Lia Davis



Releaseg July 26, 2016
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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 is 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 is 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 is 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 is 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 is 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 is 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?



As with any anthology, some stories will be appreciated more than others.
These are indeed VERY adult tales based on but oh so twisted from classic tales.

The collection begins strongly with Bearskin by A.D. Roland. It is a deeply human emotional story about a troubled war vet and a deal he makes with the devil.

Things turn more strange and twisted when we read about the true relationship between Peter Pan and Captain James Hook in Pan's Curse by Sheri Lyn. We all knew Tink was the jealous type, but had no idea of the power she wields. 

To Steal A Prince's Heart by Cassidy O'Connor is a reversal of genders and roles of the Robin Hood Myth. This was another I enjoyed.

This Goldilocks is nothing like the demure little girl who gets lost in the forest. in Gracen Miller's Celia's Connection redneck werebears are both the enemy and the rescuers. Goldilocks adjusts to a different way of life, or is it the bears who must adjust?

More shifters are featured in His Big Bad Wolf by Lia Davis. The title gives you a clue. This happily ever after is longer than most.

The final story, The Brothers Ménage by Louisa Bacio, is about twin brothers who are very different but share everything. Also a lonely magical princess who gets bored very easily.

If you are not easily offended, have an open mind and are tolerant of adaptations far beyond classic fairy tale constraints, give this collection a try. I think you will be astounded by the creativity.
Warning: There may be a few triggers for very sensitive readers


Find out more about the authors:
Cassidy K. O’Connor
Website: http://www.cassidykoconnor.com
FB page:https://www.facebook.com/cassidykoconnorauthor?ref=hl
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CKOConnor_auth 
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8474402.Cassidy_K_O_Connor

 



Gracen Miller
Website: http://www.gracen-miller.com/
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/gracen.miller
Twitter: https://twitter.com/GracenMiller
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1378521.Gracen_Miller





Louisa Bacio
Website: http://louisabacio.com
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/louisabacio?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/louisabacio
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4353334.Louisa_Bacio






A. D. Roland
Website: https://ashsartanddesign.com/
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/adrolandauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ashleyauthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2838760.A_D_Roland






Sheri Lyn
Website: http://www.sherilynauthor.com/
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Sheri-Lyn-Author-1404626999860565/?fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sherilynauthor
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14742317.Sheri_Lyn






Lia Davis
Website: http://authorliadavis.com
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/novelsbylia/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/novelsbylia
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5829989.Lia_Davis


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