Hallo, Hallo dear hearts!
As you know, one of my favourite ways to read Speculative Fiction is throughout anthological collections of stories – either shorts, novellas or a variety of both. I’ve previously enjoyed a Wintry themed anthology by World Weaver Press which was entitled “Frozen Fairytales” which reminds me quite a bit of “Fairytale Christmas” as the stories within this collection I’m spotlighting today have a Wintry edging to them where the cold of the season and the iciness of the characters’ hearts merge into a collection of Wintry tales!
I have chatted about my fascination with after canon & retellings for fairy tales through a wide variety of chats – including my own @SatBookChat, wherein, I find the writers who are re-spinning the tales are creating stories I can soak my teeth inside and still pull out a wicked good tale. When it comes to the originals of the fairytales themselves, I find myself less inclined to read them. A bit of trivia I learnt about myself in recent years of hosting #SatBookChat, as I had no idea the original tales are far more intense and at times violent compared to how their respun. This isn’t the first time I’ve featured an anthology of respun tales either – as I have the tendency to have an eye out for these kinds of anthologies year round!
The extract I selected is one where you can tell this is a tale about Snow White – which is one of my favourites to see re-imagined – both in story and/or on the big screen though in regards to films, not all the films they’ve produced these last two decades were my favourites. A few yes, the majority, no. Snow White is just a classic in of its own right and it is lovely to see how a writer might re-align us back into the story whilst giving us a wicked good nemesis in the witch, too!
If you’re into Speculative Fiction and you’ve been looking for a new anthology – perhaps this one might be one to keep on your bookish radar? Enjoy the extract and let me know in the comments if you love reading anthologies like this one as much as I do!?
by Vivienne Hart
Fairylights, mistletoe and cozy nights by the fire…
Delve into this spellbinding Fairytale Christmas set full of enchanting romance, festive fun and more excitement than anything you’d find in your Christmas stocking.
Come on a sleigh ride through worlds of wonder and wrap yourself up in these brand new fairytale retellings, written by Amazon best selling and award winning authors in this magical limited edition collection.
Sixteen incredible authors, fifteen brand new retellings, Prince Charming, fairytale balls and a partridge in a pear tree. All wrapped up and ready to read.
One click now for your Christmas happily ever after…
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Published by Enchanted Quill Press
on 1st November, 2020
The following authors and their stories are included in this anthology:
Reign of Holly by Amanda Marin
A Christmas Frog Leaping for Love by Audrey Rich
Shrinking Cin by Erin Lee writing as EL George
Fairytale Academy by Majanka Verstraete
Forest of Frost: Sugared Plums & Poisoned Apples by Vivienne Hart
Snooze or Lose by Jude Cocaigne
Lady or Maid by Emily Deady
Winter Flame by K.A. Last
King of Ice and Time by J.R. Castle
The Winter Swan by Samantha Bell
Jewel of Mine by Diana Dawn
The Road Past Winter by Kat Parrish
The Snow Queen’s Daughter by Serene Conneeley
This is a Digital First Release – ebook only!
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