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Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold

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Romance a Medieval Fairytale Book 1

by Demelza Carlton

File Size: 1679 KB

Print Length: 248 pages

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Lost Plot Press 

Publication Date: January 5, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B01N9K31HK

Digital List Price: $0.99

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Publisher’s Description:

A beastly prince. An enchanting beauty. Only love can break the spell.
Once upon a time…
The wicked King Thorn forced the enchantress Zuleika to cast a terrible curse. She fled his court to travel the world, helping those who need her magic most. Until a search for her merchant father’s lost ships leads her to an enchanted island, where Prince Vardan, the island’s ruler, is afflicted by the most powerful curse Zuleika has ever encountered. She’s not sure she can reverse the spell, but she’s determined to try. After all, a prince who fights pirates can’t be all bad…no matter how beastly his appearance.
Together, can the enchanting beauty and the beastly prince break the spell?

My Thoughts:

Warning: This is not your typically sweet fairy tale retelling.

It does in fact contain violence almost immediately, in the form of rape. It is written for a mature, adult audience. 
If you are looking for a sweet/clean retelling of Beauty and the Beast this is not the book for you.

I purchased this book when it was offered for free at Amazon. Since I review a great deal of ARCs I put it aside after reading the first three chapters to finish it at a later date. 
I found it refreshing that this author doesn’t tone down reality by writing a typical “G” rated story. 

This is a book that is not meant for a younger audience. If you want that type of book you will not enjoy this author’s take on a beastly story that only Disney could spin as a clean fairy tale for children.

This and other medieval tales were originally written for adults of that time period, so this retelling consists of sex and violence.

I bought this book because I enjoy the retelling of such tales and in that I was not disappointed. I do think it could have been toned down just a bit though. Still, I did enjoy reading it and have now bought more of this author’s fairy tale retellings.

I gave this book 3.25 of 5.0 stars for storyline and characterization and a violence rating of 4 out of 5. I did not rate the sexual content due to the nature of it in this book.


Fly: Goose Girl Retold

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Romance a Medieval Fairytale Series Book 3

by Demelza Carlton

File Size: 3535 KB

Print Length: 231 pages

Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1979865248

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Lost Plot Press

Publication Date: October 4, 2017

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Language: English

ASIN: B075ZYHTR8

Digital List Price: $0.99

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Publisher’s Description:

Two princesses. One prince. And the war has just begun.
Once upon a time…
Princess Ava was sent to a neighbouring kingdom as a lady-in-waiting to her sister, their future queen. Until a runaway horse, a case of amnesia and a cold-hearted king conspire to bring her to the prince’s attention.
Now the prince believes Ava is his bride, and her sister is just a serving maid. One thing is certain: the prince must marry one of the princesses, or there will be war.
But when all’s fair in love and war…who will win the battle for the prince’s heart?

The Romance a Medieval Fairytale Series:

Each book is a standalone, so they can be read in any order:

  • Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold (#1)
  • Dance: Cinderella Retold (#2)
  • Fly: Goose Girl Retold (#3)
  • Revel: Twelve Dancing Princesses Retold (#4)
  • Silence: Little Mermaid Retold (#5)
  • Awaken: Sleeping Beauty Retold (#6)
  • Embellish: Brave Little Tailor Retold (#7)
  • Appease: Princess and the Pea Retold (#8)
  • Blow: Three Little Pigs Retold (#9)
  • Return: Hansel and Gretel Retold (#10)
  • Wish: Aladdin Retold (#11)
  • Melt: Snow Queen Retold (#12)
  • Spin: Rumpelstiltskin Retold (#13)
  • Kiss: Frog Prince Retold (#14)

 

And More Still To Come!

  • Hunt: Red Riding Hood Retold (#15)
  • Reflect: Snow White Retold (#16)
  • Roar: Goldilocks Retold (#17)
  • Float: Enchanted Horse Retold (#18)
  • Cross: Billy Goats Gruff Retold (#19)
  • Weave: Rapunzel Retold (#20)
  • Claim: Puss in Boots Retold (#21)
  • Steal: Forty Thieves Retold (#22)
  • Call: Pied Piper Retold (#23)
  • Feather: Swan Maidens Retold (#24)

 

Pre-order links for books 16 – 24 can be found at:

http://www.demelzacarlton.com/fairytale/


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My Duke’s Desire

Wicked Lords of London Book 4

by Tammy Andresen

File Size: 4601 KB

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

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Language: English

ASIN: B07F8Z9HMF

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Publisher’s Description:

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Lady Violette knew two things for certain. She must make an advantageous match to save her family and the lord who agreed would be less than desirable. It didn’t matter that she wished to sail off on a great adventure. It wasn’t her choice to make.
His Grace, The Duke of Waverly, had no intention marrying, no matter what his mother expected. That was one of the few advantages of being a duke and he’d sailed back from Barbados to inform her. On his journey home, however, a beautifully proper lady rescues him when his horse is injured. He can’t help but notice that Lady Violette is in need of rescuing herself. Much as she tempts him, he can’t be the man that saves her.

 


Hunt: Red Riding Hood Retold

Romance a Medieval Fairytale Series Book 15

File Size: 2414 KB

Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited

Publisher: Lost Plot Press

Publication Date: October 13, 2018

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Language: English

ASIN: B07FLH9RDT

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A witch’s vow. A knight’s quest. A wolf hunting to kill.

Once upon a time…

Seven years ago, Rosa lost her family to a wolf attack during the coldest winter in living memory. But now the wolf is back, as bloodthirsty as ever, and she vows vengeance.

Work is hard to find in the dead of winter, and Sir Chase welcomes the chance to slay wolves if it means he’ll have a warm bed and food for the winter. He never counted on having to compete with a woman for his prize.

When the wolf proves more than one hunter alone can handle, can the unlikely pair join forces to defeat the menace?

 



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