Beauty and the Beast

Author: May Sage

Publisher: Madam's Books

ISBN: 1912415046

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 4242

Not Quite the Fairy Tale is a series of paranormal romance written for a mature audience. Expect adult language and naughty stuff. Each book is a stand alone. "Let me tell you one thing, Beast: if your Prince ever returns, watch his back. There are thousands who would gladly throw daggers at it."And Belle would be first in line. Ten years ago, he was Prince Aiden, heir of Jereena, at the top of the world - now, they call him Beast. Aiden has landed on his feet, his exclusive club is the place to be, he makes hundreds of thousands a night. What else could he possibly want? Belle grew up during the Anarchy, and the corrupted system screwed her, big time, but she managed to get by. Then, her stupid brother goes and steals from the Beast, who demands her as payment. Well, her, a pile of cash, or her sister - option two and three aren't acceptable.

Not Quite the Fairy Tale

First Bundle

Author: May Sage

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530728336

Category:

Page: 654

View: 9756

Step into a realm where fairies only help out when they are bored to tears or obliged to do so. Instead of Prince Charming, meet alpha male. Cinderella doesn't want anything to do with her King, and her biggest aspiration is suing the shit out of her step moth when she can afford to. Erik isn't all that fond of the mermaid with red hair, but he definitely fancy the sea witch. While the Beast is something of a recluse, he sees plenty of action in his casino-slash-sexclub... This bundle includes a lot of your favourite characters, only everyone is all grown up, and definitely more sassy. What's more? All of them are standalone novels - not short stories. -------------- Cinderella The King needs an heir and that means finding some sort of woman to do the job; "That's all it's about, ultimately: basic, carnal compatibility in order to satisfy this need. For that reason, the pictures I request of those who wish to apply are explicit. The full prerequisites are attached to the correspondence. If you aren't comfortable with these demands, don't bother applying." Ella applies, seeing straight through the bullshit; she goes as far as derisively add a set of pictures fitting the requirements the letter demands: A picture of her "pussy" - a fat, indolent Persian - and of her in her nightwear - yoga pants and a hoodie. In lieu of an introduction, her message reads: Dear Daniel Franko Phillipe Del Luz, I've applied to guarantee that I'm not summoned to your little orgy. Fuck you. We aren't all stupid. Ella. It was supposed to go through an automated system; she didn't expect anyone to read it... Let alone the King -------------- A little Siren Silvia Undine, otherwise known as the Sea Witch, has enough of hiding. All she did three years ago was saving a child and his father, but she stands accused of causing the storm, and as a consequence, has been banished from her seas. Enough of that. Defying the ruler of the seas, she goes back where she belongs. Everything would be peaceful, if it wasn't for the three Kings who fight over, against, and for her. The King of Alenia has taken a wife and Erik of Denker knows it's his turn; after three years spent searching for the one woman whose ever mattered - the one who saved him and his son from drowning - he has to give up and choose an alternative. He does so, tying himself to the first suitable option, just when Silvia step in his kingdom. -------------- Beauty and the Beast "Let me tell you one thing, Beast: if your Prince ever returns, watch his back. There are thousands who would gladly throw daggers at it." And Belle would be first in line. Ten years ago, he was Prince Aiden, heir of Jereena, at the top of the world - now, they call him Beast. Aiden has landed on his feet, his exclusive club is the place to be, he makes hundreds of thousands a night. What else could he possibly want? Belle grew up during the Anarchy, and the corrupted system screwed her, big time, but she managed to get by. Then, her stupid brother goes and steals from the Beast, who demands her as payment. Well, her, a pile of cash, or her sister - option two and three aren't acceptable. -------------- The Snow Queen Kai, heir of the dilapidated clan who's established residence in the most dangerous mountain on Gaia to avoid persecution, has enough problem on his plate. For starters? Finding enough food. Lack of running water. Keeping the kids alive - and out of the slave trade. The torrential snow. But when he sees that innocent, defenseless girl who persists in staying in the cold wastelands all by herself, he can't close his eyes, she becomes his to care for. She's the last full fledged goddess residing in Gaia and that mortal wishes to save her. Men are stupid.

A Little Siren

Author: May Sage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912415519

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 8893

Not Quite the Fairy Tale is a series of paranormal romance written for a mature audience. Expect adult language and naughty stuff. Each book is a stand alone. Silvia Undine, otherwise known as the Sea Witch, has enough of hiding. All she did three years ago was saving a child and his father, but she stands accused of causing the storm that put them in danger in the first place, and as a consequence, has been banished from her seas. Enough of that. Defying the ruler of the seas, she goes back where she belongs. Everything would be peaceful, if it wasn't for the three Kings who fight over, against, and for her. The King of Alenia has taken a wife and Erik of Denker knows it's his turn; after three years spent searching for the one woman who's ever mattered - the one who saved him and his son from drowning - he has to give up and choose an alternative. He does so, tying himself to the first suitable option, just when Silvia step in his kingdom.

Beauty

A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Author: Robin McKinley

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497673704

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 328

View: 2621

The New York Times–bestselling author of Rose Daughter reimagines the classic French fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast. I was the youngest of three daughters. Our literal-minded mother named us Grace, Hope, and Honour. . . . My father still likes to tell the story of how I acquired my odd nickname: I had come to him for further information when I first discovered that our names meant something besides you-come-here. He succeeded in explaining grace and hope, but he had some difficulty trying to make the concept of honour understandable to a five-year-old. . . . I said: ‘Huh! I’d rather be Beauty.’ . . . By the time it was evident that I was going to let the family down by being plain, I’d been called Beauty for over six years. . . . I wasn’t really very fond of my given name, Honour, either . . . as if ‘honourable’ were the best that could be said of me. The sisters’ wealthy father loses all his money when his merchant fleet is drowned in a storm, and the family moves to a village far away. Then the old merchant hears what proves to be a false report that one of his ships had made it safe to harbor at last, and on his sad, disappointed way home again he becomes lost deep in the forest and has a terrifying encounter with a fierce Beast, who walks like a man and lives in a castle. The merchant’s life is forfeit, says the Beast, for trespass and the theft of a rose—but he will spare the old man’s life if he sends one of his daughters: “Your daughter would take no harm from me, nor from anything that lives in my lands.” When Beauty hears this story—for her father had picked the rose to bring to her—her sense of honor demands that she take up the Beast’s offer, for “cannot a Beast be tamed?” This “splendid story” by the Newbery Medal–winning author of The Hero and the Crown has been named an ALA Notable Book and a Phoenix Award Honor Book (Publishers Weekly).

Sleeping Beauty

Author: May Sage

Publisher: Madam's Books

ISBN: 1912415119

Category: Fiction

Page: 142

View: 3492

Not Quite the Fairy Tale is a series of paranormal romance written for a mature audience. Expect adult language and naughty stuff. Each book is a stand alone. Aurora Stephenson is the ultimate Lady, the picture of grace and perfection. She’s distant, detached, and consequently, no one thinks she has a heart. They’re wrong. For years, she’s cared for, cared about one person beyond anyone else. Nevermind the fact that King Rupert isn’t exactly what one would call alive. He's slept for a hundred years, and nothing can awake him... or so Aurora thinks.

Spindle's End

Author: Robin Mckinley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440624941

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 432

View: 9260

The evil fairy Pernicia has set a curse on Princess Briar-Rose: she is fated to prick her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel and fall into an endless, poisoned sleep. Katriona, a young fairy, kidnaps the princess in order to save her; she and her aunt raise the child in their small village, where no one knows her true identity. But Pernicia is looking for her, intent on revenge for a defeat four hundred years old. Robin McKinley's masterful version of Sleeping Beauty is, like all of her work, a remarkable literary feat.

The Snow Queen

Author: May Sage

Publisher: Madam's Books

ISBN: 1912415089

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 5109

Not Quite the Fairy Tale is a series of paranormal romance written for a mature audience. Expect adult language and naughty stuff. Each book is a stand alone. Kai, heir of the dilapidated clan who's established residence in the most dangerous mountain on Gaia to avoid persecution, has enough problem on his plate. For starters? Finding enough food. Lack of running water. Keeping the kids alive - and out of the slave trade. The torrential snow. But when he sees that innocent, defenseless girl who persists in staying in the cold wastelands all by herself, he can't close his eyes, she becomes his to care for. Eira has spent the last seven hundred years asleep. Before that, she'd had a two century long nap. While she's occasionally awoken over the course of the last two millenniums, nothing has kept her interested long enough to stop her from going back to her long slumbers. This time should have been no different; Eira returns to her lands, intending to go back to sleep, but damn Kai doesn't get the meaning of "leave me the hell alone."

The Rose and The Beast

Fairy Tales Retold

Author: Francesca Lia Block

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061757037

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 8776

With language that is both lyrical and distinctly her own, Francesca Lia Block turns nine fairy tales inside out. Escaping the poisoned apple, Snow frees herself from possession to find the truth of love in an unexpected place. A club girl from L.A., awakening from a long sleep to the memories of her past, finally finds release from its curse. And Beauty learns that Beasts can understand more than men. Within these singular, timeless landscapes, the brutal and the magical collide, and the heroine triumphs because of the strength she finds in a pen, a paintbrush, a lover, a friend, a mother, and finally, in herself.

Beastly

Author: Alex Flinn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061972533

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5289

With a new Beauty and the Beast movie hitting theaters in spring 2017, it’s time to catch up on all things Beastly. Find out what it was like for the beast in Alex Flinn’s contemporary retelling of the classic tale. I am a beast. A beast. Not quite wolf or bear, gorilla or dog but a horrible new creature who walks upright—a creature with fangs and claws and hair springing from every pore. I am a monster. You think I'm talking fairy tales? No way. The place is New York City. The time is now. It's no deformity, no disease. And I'll stay this way forever—ruined—unless I can break the spell. Yes, the spell, the one the witch in my English class cast on me. Why did she turn me into a beast who hides by day and prowls by night? I'll tell you. I'll tell you how I used to be Kyle Kingsbury, the guy you wished you were, with money, perfect looks, and the perfect life. And then, I'll tell you how I became perfectly . . . beastly.

White as Snow

Author: May Sage

Publisher: Madam's Books

ISBN: 1912415399

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 6666

Not Quite the Fairy Tale is a series of paranormal romance written for a mature audience. Expect adult language and naughty stuff. Each book is a stand alone. White as Snow is a novella. Blanche Wood's life has always been crazy - voices in your head kinda crazy - but before him, she could deal with it. Her step-mother would have loved to carve her heart out and eat it the day her father died, but as Blanche is the last of the Woods living in the Woodlands, she had to put up with her. Alessandro Primerius, Prince of Alenia, the fay blooded man who could rule the entire world if he so wished, was everything the Queen's ever desired... and he wants Blanche. Despite the fact that Queen Ilda is the fairest of them all.

A Wild Swan

And Other Tales

Author: Michael Cunningham

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374712603

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 2290

Fairy tales for our times from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Hours A poisoned apple and a monkey's paw with the power to change fate; a girl whose extraordinarily long hair causes catastrophe; a man with one human arm and one swan's wing; and a house deep in the forest, constructed of gumdrops and gingerbread, vanilla frosting and boiled sugar. In A Wild Swan and Other Tales, the people and the talismans of lands far, far away—the mythic figures of our childhoods and the source of so much of our wonder—are transformed by Michael Cunningham into stories of sublime revelation. Here are the moments that our fairy tales forgot or deliberately concealed: the years after a spell is broken, the rapturous instant of a miracle unexpectedly realized, or the fate of a prince only half cured of a curse. The Beast stands ahead of you in line at the convenience store, buying smokes and a Slim Jim, his devouring smile aimed at the cashier. A malformed little man with a knack for minor acts of wizardry goes to disastrous lengths to procure a child. A loutish and lazy Jack prefers living in his mother's basement to getting a job, until the day he trades a cow for a handful of magic beans. Reimagined by one of the most gifted storytellers of his generation, and exquisitely illustrated by Yuko Shimizu, rarely have our bedtime stories been this dark, this perverse, or this true.

Grim Lovelies

Author: Megan Shepherd

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328809625

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 8134

"A magical dash through the streets of Paris. Part caper, part fairy tale, part opulent witch society, you'll be swept away by all of it. GRIM LOVELIES absolutely dazzles." —Kendare Blake, #1 NYT bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series “A darkly enchanting saga…bound to attract fans of Leigh Bardugo, Holly Black, and more.” —Entertainment Weekly “I lost myself in this magical book.” —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval and Legendary Seventeen-year-old Anouk envies the human world, where people known as Pretties lavish themselves in fast cars, high fashion, and have the freedom to fall in love. But Anouk can never have those things, because she is not really human. Enchanted from animal to human girl and forbidden to venture beyond her familiar Parisian prison, Anouk is a Beastie: destined for a life surrounded by dust bunnies and cinders serving Mada Vittora, the evil witch who spelled her into existence. That is, until one day she finds her mistress murdered in a pool of blood—and Anouk is accused of the crime. Now, the world she always dreamed of is rife with danger. Pursued through Paris by the underground magical society known as the Haute, Anouk and her fellow Beasties only have three days to find the real killer before the spell keeping them human fades away. If they fail, they will lose the only lives they’ve ever known…but if they succeed, they could be more powerful than anyone ever bargained for. From New York Times bestselling author Megan Shepherd, Grim Lovelies is the glittering first book in a new, epic YA fantasy series. Prepare to be spellbound by the world of Grim Lovelies, where secrets have been long buried, friends can become enemies, and everything—especially humanity—comes at a price.

Cinderella

Author: May Sage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781517498771

Category:

Page: 216

View: 7930

The King needs an heir and that means finding some sort of woman to do the job; "That's all it's about, ultimately: basic, carnal compatibility in order to satisfy this need. For that reason, the pictures I request of those who wish to apply are explicit. The full prerequisites are attached to the correspondence. If you aren't comfortable with these demands, don't bother applying." Ella applies, seeing straight through the bullshit; she goes as far as derisively add a set of pictures fitting the requirements the letter demands: A picture of her "pussy" - a fat, indolent Persian - and of her in her nightwear - yoga pants and a hoodie. In lieu of an introduction, her message reads: « Dear Daniel Franko Phillipe Del Luz, I've applied to guarantee that I'm not summoned to your little orgy. Fuck you. We aren't all stupid. Ella. » It was supposed to go through an automated system; she didn't expect anyone to read it... Let alone the King --- This novel is intended for a mature audience.

Beauty of the Beast

Author: Rachel L. Demeter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542972567

Category:

Page: 340

View: 9086

Experience the world's most enchanting and timeless love story-retold with a dark and realistic twist. A BEAST LIVING IN THE SHADOW OF HIS PAST Reclusive and severely scarred Prince Adam Delacroix has remained hidden inside a secluded, decrepit castle ever since he witnessed his family's brutal massacre. Cloaked in shadow, with only the lamentations of past ghosts for company, he has abandoned all hope, allowing the world to believe he died on that tragic eve twenty-five years ago. A BEAUTY IN PURSUIT OF A BETTER FUTURE Caught in a fierce snowstorm, beautiful and strong-willed Isabelle Rose seeks shelter at a castle-unaware that its beastly and disfigured master is much more than he appears to be. When he imprisons her gravely ill and blind father, she bravely offers herself in his place. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Stripped of his emotional defenses, Adam's humanity reawakens as he encounters a kindred soul in Isabelle. Together they will wade through darkness and discover beauty and passion in the most unlikely of places. But when a monster from Isabelle's former life threatens their new love, Demrov's forgotten prince must emerge from his shadows and face the world once more... Perfect for fans of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera, Beauty of the Beast brings a familiar and well-loved fairy tale to life with a rich setting in the kingdom of Demrov and a captivating, Gothic voice. * * * Beauty of the Beast is the first standalone installment in a series of classic fairy tales reimagined with a dark and realistic twist. Disclaimer: This is an edgy, historical romance retelling of the classic fairy tale. Due to strong sexual content, profanity, and dark subject matter, including an instance of sexual assault committed by the villain, Beauty of the Beast is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell

Author: Chris Colfer

Publisher: Little Brown Bks Young Readers

ISBN: 1405517913

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1508

Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change. When the twins' grandmother gives them a treasured fairy-tale book, they have no idea they're about to enter a land beyond all imagining: the Land of Stories, where fairy tales are real. But as Alex and Conner soon discover, the stories they know so well haven't ended in this magical land - Goldilocks is now a wanted fugitive, Red Riding Hood has her own kingdom, and Queen Cinderella is about to become a mother! The twins know they must get back home somehow. But with the legendary Evil Queen hot on their trail, will they ever find the way? The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell brings readers on a thrilling quest filled with magic spells, laugh-out-loud humour and page-turning adventure.

Briar Rose

A Novel of the Fairy Tale Series

Author: Jane Yolen,Terri Windling

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765342300

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 241

View: 4600

Rewrites the old German folktale, Sleeping Beauty, into a story about the ramifications of the Holocaust.

The Witch

And Other Tales Retold

Author: Jean Thompson

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 9780147516985

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8860

A National Book Award finalist and bestselling author, Jean Thompson’s new collection of “bewitching improvisations on fairy tales” are “spellbinding” (Booklist, starred review). Jean Thompson—author of the National Book Award finalist Who Do You Love and the New York Times bestseller The Year We Left Home—is a writer at the height of her powers. Capturing the magic and horror in everyday life, Thompson revisits beloved fables that represent our deepest, most primeval fears and satisfy our longings for good to triumph over evil (preferably in the most gruesome way possible). From the wolf in “Little Red Riding Hood” to the beauty asleep in her castle, The Witch and Other Tales Retold triumphantly brings the fairy tale into the modern age.