Once: Six Historically Inspired Fairytales
by Elisabeth Grace Foley, Rachel Heffington, J Grace Pennington, Emily Ann Putzke, Suzannah Rowntree and Hayden Wand.
(because after all, everything is more fun when done with friends!)
Six fairytales you thought you knew, set against a tapestry of historical backgrounds.
A lonely girl plots revenge in the shadow of a mountain. A stolen princess fumbles a century backward. A dwarfish man crafts brilliant automatons. A Polish Jew strikes matches against the Nazis. A dead girl haunts a crystal lake. A terrified princess searches a labyrinth. A rich collection of six historically inspired retellings, Once is a new generation of fairytales for those who thought they'd heard the tales in all their forms.
Featuring the novellas of Elisabeth Grace Foley, Rachel Heffington, J Grace Pennington, Emily Ann Putzke, Suzannah Rowntree, and Hayden Wand.
Anticipated release date: December 2, 2016
|I had so much fun designing this cover.|
Which means that yes, this collection will feature all-new fairytale retellings from all of us! One thing that happened almost by mistake was that all our ideas wound up having a historical flavour, and that's not to mention the different genres represented here - western, steampunk, suspense, and more.
As for my contribution...yes, this will where Death Be Not Proud makes its appearance!
Moonshine liquor, jazz-fuelled dancing, and the risk of a police raid - these are all in a night's work for cabaret singer Ruby Black. But when a rugby star mistakes her for a dead girl, Ruby's life threatens to become briefer and more exciting than she bargained for.The even better news is that Death Be Not Proud will be just one of six new fairytale retellings in the new collection. Check out what the other authors have to say about their contributions:
Two years ago, schoolgirl Wu Xue Bai was brutally murdered. Now, Ruby herself is in danger. Who killed Xue Bai? What lies behind Max Moran's obsession with the dead girl? And will Ruby learn the truth before secrets from her own past catch up with her?
A fairytale retelling set in Jazz Age New Zealand, inspired by the thrillers of Mary Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock. Novella, approximately 23,000 words.
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Elisabeth Grace Foley, with The Mountain of the Wolf
Rachel Heffington, with She But Sleepeth
J Grace Pennington, with Rumpled
Emily Ann Putzke, with Sweet Remembrance
Hayden Wand, with With Blossoms Gold
Finally, there are (as always) a couple of ways you can help us:
1. Help us spread the word about this new release! Add it on Goodreads, share the cover, tweet, phone your mum, and splash the hashtag #OnceFairytales around as much as you like!
2. Also, we are super keen to give away copies of the book in exchange for reviews. Email us at email@example.com to join our review team!