A new YA series: Cursed Fairy Tales
After writing five books in the YA Paranormal genre, I’m branching out into the YA Fairy Tales category. This winter I would like to share with you three retellings in my Cursed Fairy Tale series.
Titles and release dates:
- The Nutcracker Curse, December 1st, 2018
- The Bluebeard Curse, December 15th, 2018
- The Hansel and Gretel Curse, January 14th, 2019
I’ve chosen these three fairy tales because I loved reading them as a child and because I haven’t found many retellings on them compared to tales, such as Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella.
The Nutcracker Curse
The Nutcracker Curse is loosely based on ETA Hoffman’s story and the ballet. It does, however, feature all the main characters—the nutcracker, Clara, Mr. Drosselmeyer, and the Mouse King. I’ve also added some new characters—a unicorn and griffins. I hope you’ll enjoy reading this novel about magic, love, and friendship as much as I enjoyed writing it!
To find out more about The Nutcracker Curse, please follow this link.
The Bluebeard Curse
I first read the original Bluebeard fairy tale as a child and immediately was fascinated with it. The tale was very dark with Bluebeard executing his wives for their curiosity, which I guess back then wasn’t considered a virtue. As you’ll see, I put a very different spin on the original fairy tale while still keeping some of the dark elements. Join Jolie and Nolan as they move from hopelessness and darkness into the light and toward joy.
To find out more about The Bluebeard Curse, please follow this link.
The Hansel and Gretel Curse
The Hansel and Gretel Curse is the third book in the Curse Fairy Tale series. You won’t find an evil stepmother that sends her children hungry into the forest, however, you’ll meet dragons! I hope you’ll enjoy this new adaptation of this classical tale. As a child, I never liked it that a lot of the fairy tales were driven by the antagonist, thus, I gave Gretel a lot of agency. She’s a fearless protagonist that chooses to venture into the witch’s lair to free her brother.
To find out more about The Hansel and Gretel Curse, please follow this link.