Where Fairy Tales Go

A Love Story

Author: Annette Ross

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997831610

Category: Faith

Page: 223

View: 2851


An inspirational memoir told by a dynamic mother of five, Annette Ross recounts the harrowing and life-altering medical error that left her unable to walk. Resilient in the face of personal challenges, crises of faith and financial struggles, Annette and her family embark on a journey to reclaim a lost fairy tale.

Russian Fairy Tales

Author: Aleksandr Afanas'ev

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307829766

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 7252


The most comprehensive collection of classic Russian tales available in English introduces readers to universal fairy-tale figures and to such uniquely Russian characters such as Koshchey the Deathless, Baba Yaga, the Swan Maiden, and the glorious Firebird. Beautifully illustrated, the more than 175 tales culled from a landmark multi-volume collection by the outstanding Russian ethnographer Aleksandr Afanas'ev reveal a rich, robust world of the imagination. Translated by Norbert Guterman Illustrated by Alexander Alexeieff With black-and-white illustrations throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library

Once Upon a Time

A Short History of Fairy Tale

Author: Marina Warner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198718659

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

View: 9686


Explores classical and modern fairy tales to argue that fairy tales are a mirror of human understanding and culture.

The Golden Age of Folk and Fairy Tales

From the Brothers Grimm to Andrew Lang

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624660347

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

View: 8684


In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, attitudes toward history and national identity fostered a romantic rediscovery of folk and fairy tales. This is the period of the Golden Age of folk and fairy tales, when European folklorists sought to understand and redefine the present through the common tales of the past, and long neglected stories became recognized as cultural treasures. In this rich collection, distinguished expert of fairy tales Jack Zipes continues his lifelong exploration of the story-telling tradition with a focus on the Golden Age. Included are one hundred eighty-two tales--many available in English for the first time--grouped into eighteen tale types. Zipes provides an engaging general Introduction that discusses the folk and fairy tale tradition, the impact of the Brothers Grimm, and the significance of categorizing tales into various types. Short introductions to each tale type that discuss its history, characteristics, and variants provide readers with important background information. Also included are annotations, short biographies of folklorists of the period, and a substantial bibliography. Eighteen original art works by students of the art department of Anglia Ruskin University not only illustrate the eighteen tale types, but also provide delightful—and sometimes astonishing—21st-century artistic interpretations of them.

A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Gretel

(Alpha Male, Steamy, Fairy Tales, Suspense Thriller Romance, Erotic Sex Stories)

Author: Selena Kitt

Publisher: Excessica Publishing

ISBN: 1609825144

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7394


Do you love fairy tales? Then don't miss these happily ever afters! In this modern version of the fairy tale classic, Gretel has never understood her father's choice of a second wife, and she and her brother Hans have high hopes of getting out from under the suspicious, spiteful eye of their penny-pinching stepmother once Hans graduates from college with his degree in chemistry. But on Gretel's eighteenth birthday, when their stepmother insists they go on a cruise around the coast of Australia with a rich candy-heiress grandmother neither of them has ever met, the siblings' plan, in fact their whole world, is turned upside down. Hans is drawn into the lavish, opulent lifestyle on the yacht, easily seduced by their grandmother's riches and her plans for his future. Wary Gretel, on the other hand, finds herself seduced instead by Andrew, their grandmother's bodyguard and assistant. And when their grandmother reveals the real reason for taking the two siblings on the voyage, it may be too late for either of them to escape her greedy grasp. WARNING: This title has yachts and candy - yum! Oh, and sharks. And perhaps the solution to the world's energy crisis... MODERN WICKED FAIRY TALES A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Beauty A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Bluebeard A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Briar Rose A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: The Frog Prince A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Goldilocks A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Gretel A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Peter and the Wolf A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Pinocchio A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Rapunzel A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Red A Modern Wicked Fairy Tale: Wendy


Author: Judy Sierra

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0897747275

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 7526


Presents versions of the Cinderella story which represent many cultures, geographical areas, and styles. Includes information about the tales, related activities, and resources.

Beautiful to Me

A Little Mermaid Retelling

Author: E. L. Tenenbaum

Publisher: Fire & Ice Young Adult Books

ISBN: 1680467514

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 284

View: 9778


When the sea witch summons Ariel, she hardly believes what comes next; Siena, the beautiful, charming, most favored princess has traded in her tongue and tail for a pair of legs and a chance to live a human life. The sea witch fears that if the king finds out about Siena's life on land, he'll flood the earth with the oceans. All of Merdom has shunned the princess, so Ariel, who has never been more than unremarkable, is deemed the right candidate to go after her.Ariel sets out after Siena, determined to bring her home. However, on land, Ariel's regular mermaid magic makes her a human with unique abilities, ones that get her noticed by the royal family. Ariel tries to remain focused, but, in time, she realizes that instead of saving Siena from life on land, she may be taking the one she gave up everything to have.

Virginia Woolf and the Power of Story

A Literary Darwinist Reading of Six Novels

Author: Linda Nicole Blair

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476664390

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 4195


From novels to films, our everyday lives are filled with stories that comfort and connect us and enable new ways of thinking. One of the most innovative writers in modern history, Virginia Woolf changed the landscape of fiction and challenged our notions of what it means to be human. Her novels invite readers to envision a world in which stories have the power to effect positive change. This book explores the phenomenon of story as practiced by Woolf, interpreting her work in the context of literary Darwinism--a critical approach focusing on patterns of innate human behavior.

Happily Ever After NOW!

‘A book about letting go of unhealthy relationships and embracing a loving relationship with yourself’

Author: Belinda Ridley

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1452513082

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

View: 3722


Are you searching for ways to make your relationships more fulfilling, or suffering in a relationship that no longer serves you, causing you to feel trapped? Do you feel you can’t find your own self-love to tap into because you feel as if you don’t have any? Do you want to create a healthier and more loving relationship with yourself and others? Then look no further, because this is the book you are looking for. Many books talk about the importance of loving yourself but rarely offer in-depth suggestions on how to do this. After reading this book you may find you are actually equipped to take steps to change your life. This book is dedicated to outlining tools that will help you create a more loving relationship with yourself, offering activities and suggestions to help you change your life and your relationships to be the way you want them to be.

Blood Mate

A Dark Fairy Tale

Author: Kitty Thomas

Publisher: Burlesque Press

ISBN: 1938639111

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 3088


Blood Mate, a dark fairy tale... Nicole has been happily married to big shot attorney, Dominic Rose for ten years, but soon after their anniversary he grows cold--as if she doesn't exist. Meanwhile, another man has been pursuing her far too intently for comfort. August Corinth is a six-hundred-year-old vampire, cursed to kill and suffer the pain of his victims each night until he can find the one woman who can resist his thrall, his blood mate. Once he's found her, there are no lines he won't cross to claim the promised salvation even if it means taking away everything and everyone she loves. Blood Mate is a dark fairy tale, however, most of Kitty's titles are dark literary erotica: What Readers are Saying about Blood Mate: "This is the second book I have read from kitty and I absolutely loved it. This isnt a happily ever after. This is a dark erotic paranormal read." -Tiffie "Anyone who has read "The Last Girl" - this is definately not the same story; how the last girl is more about the human and her choices, this one is more of the vampire perspective. I have to say the gore was high, but for a Kitty book the sex is low. Not complaining, just different from Tender Mercies & Comfort Food. Love you Kitty - keep writing!!!" -Mel "This isn’t your Mama’s vampire romance." -MamaSmith "The overall story is one that keeps you guessing. You’re never quite sure how things are going to turn out and I honestly didn’t predict the ending. Kitty Thomas isn’t one to do nice, happy endings with everything tied up in a neat bow. If that is what you’re looking for, this novel is not for you. Blood Mate isn’t really a romance. It’s more of a psychological journey exploring romantic possibilities that go well outside of normal boundaries, if that makes sense. You do get a sense of closure, though, and she leaves a little room for you to decide how things might go from there." - Mistress of the Dark Path "4 1/2 stars!! Kitty Thomas is my go-to author for dark erotica so I was excited to read her new release. Blood Mate is a FAIRY TALE, not really an erotic romance in any way, and is another intense story from Kitty Thomas. I don't normally read this genre of books but I absolutely loved the writing and the characters and am so glad I had the opportunity to read this book." -Book Bellas "Like all of Kitty's Books this is NOT a VAMPIRE ROMANCE. And NOT all VAMPIRES are sparkly." -amdase "This is another mind blowing, intense and deeply psychlogical read from Kitty Thomas. Readers of this author will be familiar with her imaginative literary erotica." -Tina Williams "I think that some of the people leaving reviews here don't quite get the difference between erotica and porn, or dark erotica and romance. If you came here expecting some light BDSM in a vampire romance with a lot of steamy sex and a HEA ending, then honey, you are in the wrong room. You're not even in the right building. If you want to get inside the head of a six hundred year old vampire and see what despair, love, anger, and cruelty really are, then this book is for you." -Lucy C "I love this book! As usual, Kitty’s writing was impeccable and her story telling was amazeballs! But, DAMN YOU, KITTY, DAMN YOU! That ending just pissed me off, as usual. The whole book was a complete mind EFF. How can I love you and hate you so much? So, when is the next book out? ;) 5 Smooches!" -Red Cheeks Reads "Kitty Thomas is one of the few authors who can release a new book and I will immediately buy it without a second thought. This trust has been rewarded by her time and again, but never more thoroughly than now with Blood Mate. It made me question what is real and what is delusion, and what love can mean in the face of eternal suffering." - The Romance Evangelist "This was a strange book. I don't normally read paranormal romance books, but this one was by Kitty Thomas and I love Kitty Thomas. This is not my favorite Kitty book, that distinction still belongs to Comfort Food, but it's still an interesting take on the familiar vampire trope. Know that this is nothing like Twilight. This book features a true vampire, not a sparkly romantic leading man. This book has true horror in it, manipulation, and more than a few surprises. But if you are willing to read something dark and fascinating, then Blood Mate may be right up your dark alley." -Charles M. Smith II "Like all of Kitty Thomas' books that I've read, this one is well written and the characters are believable (yes, even the vampire!) I normally don't like paranormal (Twilight being a notable exception), but I really liked this one. It's hot and I wanted more." -Ellen "I would like to make one minor suggestion for new Kitty readers. If you're looking to pop you Kitty cherry, read a few of her other titles first, then come back to Blood Mate. That way you can get a sense of contrast between her other works and this book. Anyone who is a Kitty Thomas fan will thoroughly enjoy Blood Mates and I do recommend reading this." -Jacque "When I started reading this book, I had no idea what to expect. Was it paranormal? Yeah, I guess… I mean, it’s about a vampire, so I guess it qualifies. Was it a romance? No, not really. Was it erotica? Ish? Was it dark erotica? Sort of, but it’s not actually as dark as you’d expect. So what is it? It’s exactly what it says it is: a dark fairy tale." -K. Lauer "Kitty Thomas’ work has become synonymous with dark erotica. Her writing is definitely not for the faint of heart. But if you enjoy having your mind messed with, then you need to start reading Ms. Thomas’ catalog because nobody is better at dark literary erotica." -Robin Dark Erotic Novels: Comfort Food Guilty Pleasures Tender Mercies The Last Girl Big Sky Mafia Captive Submissive Fairy Tales (novella compilation) Blood Mate Dark Erotic Novellas: The Auction Awakening The King's Pleasure (all published separately and also together as "Submissive Fairy Tales") Blood Mate is a free dark vampire romance. free erotica. freebie. free fiction. Free dark erotica. This title is free erotica for a limited time. Note: This work is not 50 Shades of Grey, however, if you enjoy work like 50 Shades of Grey, you may also enjoy Kitty Thomas' dark erotica. If you like Kitty Thomas, consider trying some of these other great authors: CJ Roberts, Tiffany Reisz, Annabel Joseph, Pepper Winters, Anna Zaires, Aleatha Romig, Skye Warren, Cherise Sinclair Kitty writes dark literary erotica, usually with a kinky master/slave theme and a hint of bdsm and captive erotica elements.