Welcome to the next stop on the Fairytale Blog Hop! Be sure to read all the way through this post...I’ve hidden some free books, a book review group, a MASSIVE contest, and even gave out info on my new BOOK BOXES down below. You don’t want to miss out on all the fun and freebies!
As someone with super long, golden hair, I have two favorite fairytales: Goldilocks and Rapunzel.
I’m currently sitting on my hair, so that should really explain my love for the girl in the tower (plus Tangled, hello!) but Goldilocks is definitely my favorite favorite…and it’s because I never bought the story they tell about her.
My first objection is that no one wanders into a house, sets up shop, and then runs away when the owners come home. That just doesn’t fly…unless she was there for a reason…like a mission…to destory the bears.
Oops, am I talking about my retelling, Golden? Yes, yes I am. Goldilocks is deadly, ya’ll.
My second objection is her hair. The world paints her as a girl with white blonde hair but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Walk into any store that sells hair dye and look for the one called golden. Is it white blonde? NO! It looks like spun gold. Save the white blonde for Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty, thanks. MY hair was always a perfect match for the color golden, and so when people took that identiy away from me by labeling the girl with golden hair as a girl with white blonde hair, that really hurt. So I fixed it.
Now that Goldilocks has the CORRECT hair color, and she’s been sent on her mission, all that’s left is to see who survives her arrival…people have been lying to her and she has to figure out the truth before she destroys everyone!
Oh and speaking of…GOLDEN NOW HAS A BOOK BOX
This is a fundraiser box, so not only do you get ALL FIVE BOOKS in the series, the Dov scented candle, Duluria chapstick, flower crown, artwork, necklace, bookmark, magnetic bookmarks, letters from Dov and Auluria, and a surprise or two…you also help pay for both of my parents’ cancer surgeries, so you get tons of swag AND do some good in the world!
Oh but I’m not done….
You see, I have more retellings for you, some of which are currently FREE!!!
Ready to learn more?
THE GOLDEN TRILOGY (Goldilocks was sent on a deadly mission)
Goldilocks wasn’t naive. She was sent on a mission and Dov Baer is her new target.
When the girl with the golden hair betrays everyone, not even she has hope of surviving.
The stories say that Goldilocks was a naïve girl who wandered into a house one day. Those stories were wrong. She was never naïve. It was all a perfectly executed plan to get her into the Baers’ group to destroy them.
Trained by her cousin, Lowell, and handler, Shadoe, Auluria’s mission is to destroy the Baers by getting close to the youngest brother, Dov, his brother and sister-in-law and the leaders of the Baers’ group. When she realizes Dov isn’t as evil as her cousin led her to believe, she must figure out how to play both sides or her deception will cause everyone in her world to burn.
If her allegiances are discovered, either side could destroy her…if the Society doesn’t get her first.
PS this book that retells Goldilocks and the Three Bears hit #7 in the ENTIRE Amazon store…yeah, I was pretty thrilled to hit best seller!
You’re ready for more now, aren’t you? Don’t worry, I have a TON of retellings for you!
Virtually Sleeping Beauty (Sleeping Beauty gets stuck in a Virtual Reality game)
She may be doing battle in the virtual world, but in the real world, they can’t wake her up…
All Rora wants is to help people as class president, give her time to local charities, and quietly earn her way to the top level of the virtual reality system that the entire country uses without anyone noticing she’s the second best player in the game.
All Royce wants to do is level up as a knight inside the gaming system, slay dragons, and eventually play his way to controlling the palace as he takes the crown away from the reigning queen.
When his Aunt Perry calls him, hysterically screaming that her goddaughter, Rora, has been inside for more than the four hours the game allows, Royce rushes over to help.
Entering the game, Royce soon discovers that Rora is trapped inside the system after an encounter with an evil magician who can change forms inside the game and control the virtual world. If he and his friend can’t help her beat the game, she might not be able to wake up in the real world at all.
When virtual knights and princesses meet to slay dragons and defeat evil rulers, there’s nothing stopping them from suffering real-world consequences too.
To wake her up, he must enter the game and help her beat it.
Along Came A Spider (Little Miss Muffet and Spider are hackers)
Little Hacker Muffet
sat on her tuffet
destroying her cords and Way.
Along came a hacker named Spider,
who sat down beside her
and frightened his opponent away.
When Fet, one of the most skilled hackers in the Legends, discovers her best friend and leader of her group has been abducted and held for ransom, she must escape unnoticed and find Peep before it’s too late.
When Spider, a new recruit training to join her hacker ring, slips out with her and claims to have a plan to save her friend, Fet is forced to bring him along. As she discovers he’s not who he claims to be, she faces grave danger and learns just how deadly a spider bite can be.
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The Sinking (A dark and twisted Little Mermaid)
When a quirky older woman pawns a fancy seashell necklace at her mother’s antique shop on the pier, Cara doesn’t think much about the story the woman spins about the wearer turning into a mermaid.
On her way home, she accidentally drops the necklace into the ocean and is swept out to sea where she meets Quay—a merman who volunteers to take her to his mother, the sea queen, to help her get her legs back.
Cara soon learns that it’s Quay’s eighteen birthday—a day that has been a curse for his family—and is meant to be one for her too.
Now she must fight to survive the sea with Quay at her side.
**This is currently inside of the Of The Deep Mermaid Anthology, but will be a standalone in a few months
The Goose Girl and the Artificial (The goose girl with a techy, artifical robot twist)
On her way to becoming queen, Goselyn must complete several tasks, including journeying to a foreign nation to work with Prince Corinth on a treaty.
While traveling, her Artificial, Arta, steals her identity, threatening to hurt Goselyn’s mother if she doesn’t comply. Goselyn must pretend to be an artificially intelligent creation in order to protect her kingdom from her cousin as he controls the technology around her, but when the Arta’s threats expand to include the foreign prince,
Goselyn must figure out a way to tell the king and prince what is going on without getting everyone killed in the process.
***THe Goose Girl and the Artificial is currently inside of the Magic at Midnight Anthology, but will be a standalone in a few months
Jaded (has been called “the YA dystopian Mr. and Mrs. Smith” and has strong Beauty and the Beast vibes, even though it’s not a retelling)
Her father failed in his mission to take control from the Commander, a defeat that has cost Jade her life. She will die as punishment. Now she belongs to the Commander’s son—as his wife. Knowing his intent is to quietly kill her in revenge, Jade’s every move is calculated to survive—until she learns her death ensures the safety of her father and her entire town.
Roan doesn’t want to kill Jade, but once his family isolates her from her father and community, his only choice is to go through with the plan. Jade doesn’t make it easy as she tries to sway him into falling for her. Each misstep makes him question his cause. Each moment makes every decision harder, but the Commander won’t allow him to fail.
One chooses life. One chooses death. In the midst of the chaos, only one will succeed.
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The Siren Wars Saga (mermaids vs. sirens vs. humans)
War has hovered around the kingdom of Scylla for generations ever since the original sirens left the mer collection generations ago after nearly drowning the human prince. Over the years, select mermaids from the royal bloodline have been trained as spies to work for the reigning kings and queens, keeping the collection safe from sirens and humans.
Celena and her partner, Merrick, work covertly for the royals—not even her twin brother knows. When they discover the sirens have broken through the barriers the mer set up to keep the sirens out, Celena and her friends must race to the old kingdom of Metten to stop them from starting a war within their borders.
When she’s dragged to the surface, Celena realizes that the war above the waters is as deadly as the one below the waves—and sacrificing herself may be the only way to protect her family.
Oh, by the way…
I also have a mermaid book box….its mermazing.
It’s not up for preorder for another two weeks, BUT if you order the Golden box from above, you have first access to the mermaid box complete with THE ENTIRE TRILOGY, a sea shell crown, a shell candle, artwork, beach in a bottle, a sticker, a mermaid necklace, magnetic bookmarks, bookmarks, and more…inclusing the cover reveal of the fourth book in the series.
goldenbookbox.kmrobinsonbooks.com for first access. Only 50 available and if the Golden box people get them first, there are no extras.
And because I STILL have more books for you…
The Revolution of Jack Frost (there’s an out of control weather machine and only Jack can save them all)
No one inside the snow globe knows that Morozoko Industries is controlling their weather, testing them to form a stronger race that can survive the fall out from the bombs being dropped in the outside world—all they know is that they must survive the harsh Winter that lasts a month and use the few days of Spring, Summer, and Fall to gather enough supplies to survive.
When the seasons start shifting, Genesis and her boyfriend, Jack, know something is going on. As their team begins to find technology that they don’t have access to inside their snow globe of a world, it begins to look more and more like one of their own is working against them.
Genesis soon discovers Morozoko Industries is to blame, but when a foreign enemy tries to destroy their weather program to make sure their destructive life-altering bombs succeed in destroying the outside world, only one person can shut down the machine that is spinning out of control and save the lives of everyone inside the bunker—Jack.
**This one doesn’t come out until November, but it sounds cool, right?
Don’t worry though, I have a new release every month until the end of the year, so you’ll never be without something to read!
Speaking of something to read…
I’M GIVING AWAY AN EBOOK COPY OF JADED AND SIREN WARS TO ALL WHO ENTER + whoever has the most points at the end will win copies of the ENTIRE Golden Trilogy, Jaded Duology, and Siren Wars Saga (the first trilogy-before the second and third book release in June and July)
Person with the most points wins:
You can enter as many times as you’d like, I just have to see that you really did the tasks, so be sure to tag me whenever you post things and interact with me. I’m a big fan of comments and shares, so they more you interact, the better your chances are! Feel free to enter multiple times per day until the contest closes at the end of the week—the person with the highest points, wins a ton of books!
*Rafflecopter only lets you do thigns once per day. If you have multiple entries per day, jsut leave a comment on the blog here or DM me with your extra entries 😉
AND FOR THOSE OF YOU who are interested in reviewing books, there’s brand new review group on Facebook, YA Book Dragons, we’d love for you to join!
Thanks so much for joining me today for this fairytale-packed blog post! I’ve loved hanging out with each of you! Drop me a comment and let me know what YOUR favorite fairytale is! And if you’re looking for a hint about my favorite number, if Goldilocks and the three bears is my favorite fairytale…wink wink. Need another hint? It’s the number of books in the second row of the grand prize of my personal giveaway above!
One more quick freebie before you go…Golden, Along Came A Spider, And They’ll Come Home are all currently FREE right now. Jaded and the Of The Deep mermaid Anthology are free everywhere but Amazon right now (we’re waiting for them to price match, boo) Grab them while you can!
By the way, if you’re toally loving these fine art photography pieces…I’m a professional photographer with a story telling/fairytale focus 😉
It’s finally time for us to say goodbye, but I hope you’ll join me over on social media!
And join me and my co-host, Elle Beaumont, every Monday at 10am EST on facebook.com/kmrobinsonbooks for Young Adult Edition, where we talk about weekly bookish topics, hang out with authors, do giveaways, tell you about the newest book releases and book world news, etc. Always fun. Always fabulous.
Now hope over to Amy McNulty’s blog for the next stop on the tour! Have fun!
If you’ve already been to all 13 stops and collected everyone’s favorite number, then go enter to win the grand prize: http://shonnaslayton.com/fairy-tale-blog-hop/