A fairy tale is full of hopes and dreams, always cheering and pure escapism. Be it the classics we read as children or the Modern Fairy tales, where the #wordmagicians i.e. our beloved author’s put a modern twist on the classics. It is a win-win and all the more exciting when a fairy tale ticks all the boxes on my list and is written by my favorite author. The modern fairy tale series by Katy Regnery has 5 books, 2 released, 3rd is the one I’ll be talking about today and 2 upcoming titles. In my opinion this should be an ongoing series and maybe it will be, Katy knows how much we love and are hungry for more of her fairy tales.
Title: Ginger’s Heart
Author: Katy Regnery
Publisher: Katy Regnery
Release Date: 22 March 2016
Excitement Level: 6/5 stars
In this modern retelling of “Little Red Riding Hood,” the wolf and the woodsman are cousins, and Ginger is the little girl who claims both of their hearts.
Cain. Woodman. Ginger.
When three children grow up together in the rolling hills of Kentucky horse country,
One becomes a predator
One becomes a protector
And one becomes prey.
Ginger McHuid has been in love with the “Dub Twins” – Cain Wolfram and Josiah Woodman – for as long as she can remember. And for as long as the cousins can remember, they’ve each loved Ginger in their own all-consuming ways.
One will win her
One will be cast away
While one follows her heart.
*This is a standalone novel inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Ginger’s heart, though a stand alone, which means it can be read without reading books 1 and 2 for context, is part of and Book 3 in Katy’s popular Modern Fairy tale series.
The thing I admire most about Katy is she not just writes to satisfy the writer’s soul in her but many of her book earnings go towards the charities she supports. Another fact, all books in Katy Regnery’s ‘A Modern Fairy tale Collection’ are also written as fundraisers. Read more about it here
Now for the other books in the series:
Modern Fairy tale series by Katy Regnery
Book 1: The Vixen and The Vet, published 2014, Katy’s take on The Beauty and The Beast, The story of Asher Lee and Savannah. [We are having a read along of this on Katy’s facebook group, join Katy’s Ladies to be a part of the read along and all the pre-release fun of Book 3, more details at the end]
Book 2: Never Let You Go, published 2015, went on the bestselling list; it is inspired by Hansel & Gretel and is the story of Holden and Griselda.
Book 3: Ginger’s Heart, releasing 22nd March is inspired by the Little Red Riding Hood. A love triangle of Ginger, Cain and Woodman. I have read the teasers, excerpts and can’t recommend it enough. Also, it is to be of 450+ pages and that’s got me excited on another level. An epic reading session, dream world, characters to die for – can’t wait to get a copy. What’s all the more interesting is, we i.e. Katy’s Ladies, our Facebook group name, discuss the book among ourselves as we read, like a reading pajama/slumber party. Trust me, it is so much fun.
Available for Pre-Order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Google, iBooks and Kobo NOW. Links at the end of the post.
Book 4 & 5: Don’t Speak (inspired by The Little Mermaid) Coming 2017 and Swan Song (inspired by The Ugly Duckling) Coming 2018
You can also checkout the modern fairytale’s page on Katy’s website along with all the buying links of the books. While on the website check out her others titles and series too, especially the English Brothers series which started my love affair with Katy’s books and her brilliant, simple yet strong writing .
About the #wordmagician: Katy Regnery
Katy is an award –winning, USA Today and Amazon bestselling author started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story and Ambler families of Philadelphia, the four-book, bestselling ~a modern fairy tale~ series, the standalone novel, Playing for Love at Deep Haven [which is now part of and Book 1 in The Enchanted places series] For more books by Katy don’t forget to visit her website which has all the details.
The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Four of her books: The Vixen and the Vet (a modern fairy tale), Never Let You Go (a modern fairy tale), Falling for Fitz (The English Brothers #2) and By Proxy (Heart of Montana #1) have been #1 genre bestsellers on Amazon. More recently, Katy’s boxed set [which I have waiting on my Kindle], The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
Connect with Katy:
Katy LOVES connecting with her readers and answers every e-mail, message, tweet and post personally! I do communicate with Katy, so I know this to be true for a fact. Click below to connect with Katy!
Read Along of The Vixen and the Vet, Book 1 in the ‘modern fairy tale’ series
Now, about the read along on Katy’s Facebook page. The Facebook group, read along of Book 2 in the series, The Vixen and the Vet is from March 4 to 11. We have a dedicated page, Katy’s Read along group, where we read and discuss chapter wise, throughout the week. Spoilers are not encouraged too much as the group is a mix of first time readers of the story as well fans who are reading it for, 2/3/4th time. Rest assured, it is a lot of fun and it gets chatty and interesting on all the occasions Katy joins in the conversation which is to say the least quite a many times. So not only we read the story, discuss the characters, plot and swoon over, with Katy around we get to ask her all the behind-the scenes stories, gossip and the fun bits too. Sounds interesting, I am sure it does 🙂 come join in all the fun on our Facebook group, 450+ members growing stronger every day.
See you at the read along, get clicking and buying these wonderful stories.
Ginger’s Heart Pre-Order Links
Amazon (US): http://ow.ly/Z5GfR
Amazon (UK): http://ow.ly/Z5GkE
Amazon (CA): http://ow.ly/Z5GmP
Amazon (AU): http://ow.ly/Z5Gq2
Apple iBooks: http://ow.ly/Z5jaz
Barnes & Noble: http://ow.ly/Z5GAl
Words by Bharti