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A Bite's Tale (A Furry Fable)

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A Cinderella who spends her nights as a wolf. A prince with a taste for blood.
Seventeen year old Cydney struggles against her werewolf nature, trying to keep everyone around her safe. No way will she risk exposing the beast at the prince's ball, no matter how her two cousins try to persuade her. As she attempts to carve out some semblance of a life, Cydney can't forget t
Paperback, 155 pages
Published January 7th 2012 by Crush Publishing Ink (first published January 4th 2012)
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
This novella really is best described as a "furry fable." It was a lovely, fast read. It was so innocent and vivid, yet packed full of paranormal teenage angst. Very quickly, it sweeps you away into this charming urban fantasy.

Cydney Ella "Cinderella" met the boy of her dreams at 14. Jack is the prince of the kingdom, sneaking out to spend time with Cinderella but hiding his identity. Usually everyone knows he is Prince Remy, and he is treated differently, coddled. He had found simple human mome
Midu Hadi
Mar 09, 2012 Midu Hadi rated it liked it
Recommends it for: YA/fantasy fans
I got this book for free to read and review from Making Connections:
A short tale full of fun-that's what this novella is like!
A few thoughts:
there was no meeting and instantly falling in love.
I loved that Cindy was the werewolf.
Yes, Cindy worried a tad too much about controlling her furry side but I liked that she behaved like any teenager would.
Remy too wasn't just a lovestruck teenager, he comes to realize his responsibilities as he grows up.
I liked ho
Novel Delight Review & Lisa (Lissa) Smith's Bookshelf
Jul 04, 2016 Novel Delight Review & Lisa (Lissa) Smith's Bookshelf rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: recommend it anyone who enjoys the classics with a modern paranormal twist.
Recommended to Novel Delight Review & Lisa (Lissa) Smith's Bookshelf by: Veronica Blade
Have you ever asked… What if Cinderella was a werewolf and the Prince was a Vampire? What if the evil stepsisters and stepmother were in fact not evil?

Don’t feel bad if you haven’t; I never have either. However, the thoughts didn’t escape Veronica Blade. She managed to take the classic tale of Cinderella, bring it into the twenty-first century, and toss a paranormal twist with the added bonus of mixture of all my favorite sup characters that left me begging for the story to continue.

How did I
Julie Witt
Jan 11, 2012 Julie Witt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed, ya, fantasy
She's done it again! No matter what genre she chooses, whether it's a fairy tale retelling or a witchy war, Veronica Blade knows how to bring it! A Bite's Tale was a quick, easy read, with romance, action, and teen angst in spades!

From Goodreads: "A Cinderella who spends her nights as a wolf. A prince with a taste for blood. This is more than your average fairy tale."

When Cydney Ella and Prince Remy meet in the woods when they are young, neither one wants to admit who they really are, so they ca
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Feb 04, 2012 Tee loves Kyle Jacobson rated it it was amazing
Veronica has done it again! She has created a tale that has everything in it from love to heart break to happiness. The story flows so smoothly I stayed up till 3:30am in the morning finishing the book. I needed to know what happened.

This is a story of young love and if it can stand the test of time. Cinderella meets Jack every summer in the woods where they talk and share the summer. They look forward to every year spending the summer together. Only one summer Cinderella feels her body changing
Jan 12, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook
What a great read! I was completely unable to put this book down, definitely a page turner. I happen to love twists on fairy tales, and this twist on Cinderella is no exception. Veronica Blade has written an amazing novella!

The story is shown from both Remy and Cydney's POVs. The reader just can't help but feel bad for the two of them. they were great friends, completely in love, and then Cydney accidentally bites Remy and they are torn apart, Cydney not even knowing if her friend is still alive
Apr 20, 2012 Megan rated it it was amazing
A great remake of Cinderella. I couldn't stop reading once I started, so thankfully it wasn't too long or I'm sure I would have zero sleep. I have been itching for a supernatural retelling of this particular fairy tale (well, this and Romeo and Juliet, but I haven't any doubt that will be next). I loved the action and the romance! But the part I loved the most was that "Cinderella" was loved by her family instead of shunned and abused. That made the story so much better to me. I kept waiting for ...more
Suzanne Lazear
I read this while it was in progress and it's my favorite of Veronica's stories. A paranormal take on Cinderella, this sweet, smart novella will have you wishing for a happily ever after of your own.
Laura Jerwood
Jan 16, 2012 Laura Jerwood rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, kindle, 2012, r-n-r
Ok. Let me just start by saying I love the title! Telling people I am reading a "Furry Fable" was great to see the look on their faces.
I wonder if more of these Fables are to come?

Anyhow... to the story itself.
The introduction to the two main characters in the story was a good pace, I loved the illusions / link to classic stories that I felt were hinted at with their chosen pseudonyms.. "Cinderella" and "Jack" respectively. Even though her chosen name was very close to her real name, and was act
Apr 04, 2012 Jody rated it really liked it
As a reader who's not a big fan of the YA genre (except for a few titles) there was just something about this book that called to me. From its likable characters to its unique spin on the Cinderella story I was drawn into an intriguing world where paranormal creatures have an island/country where they can live in peace. With its nice combination of romance, political intrigue, and action I can see a long life full of stories based in this world.

The love between a prince and a werewolf starts inn
My rating: 4.5/5 stars
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Fairy tale brought to modern world, how much do I love that! (In case you wonder, very much! I just watched A Cinderella story, Another Cinderella story and A Cinderella Story: Once upon a song)

This really isn't an ordinary Cinderella story. Cinderella is a werewolf. After a little accident, Prince is a vampire. Cinderella's cousins are the "two evil stepsisters", but it's a refreshing change to see that they're not tha
Sammy Goode
Jan 02, 2012 Sammy Goode rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Veronica Blade gives us a clever retelling of the Cinderella story using a young girl (Cydney) who also happens to be a werewolf as her main character. She also populates her fairly tale world with warlocks, witches, vampires and very accommodating humans who take all these paranormal inhabitants in stride! As the story goes, Cydney meets and begins to fall in love with a boy named Jack (actually Remy the crown prince in disguise). But just as their relationship progresses from friendship to ...more
Excellent, sweet and irresistable romantic fantasy!

Cydney meets a boy, Remy, while she visits her aunt's house. They do not wish to share their identity, so they call themselves Cinderella and Jack. In three summers that Cydney met him, they began to fall in love with each other. That was the stage, when Cydney's werewolf father's gene became dormant. When Cydney received her first kiss from Remy, due to excitement, Cydney morphed into a wolf and bit Remy without control. Cydney left Remy and ra
Feb 11, 2012 Sheri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
This book is absolutely the best twist on a fairy tale I have read! The story was fun, quick read. It was the Cinderella story being retold with enough twists and originality that it kept me entertained. The characters in this short story were so very well developed, each with their own unique personality.

Cydney is a young werewolf struggling to keep herself under control. Her biggest fear is hurting someone she loves. She knows how much this hurts, as it has happened before.

Remy is a prince w
Hot Stuff Book Reviews

This short novel is a one-shot.

My thanks to Veronica Blade who gave me a free e-copy of her book. She knows how much I love her stories and her writing style. This novel is no exception.

Do you love vampires, werewolves and witches? Do you love to read tales? So, what are you waiting?

More seriously, this book is about a romance that's cute to read about. I like both characters - Cydney and Remy - that make us discover alternatively their inner voice. The st
I am always a sucker for fairytale retellings and A Bite’s Tale was no exception. A Bite’s Tale is a Cinderella retelling. It was really good and had a unique spin on it in two ways.
One, “Cinderella” is a werewolf and the Prince is a vampire. This was quite well done and I thought it was pretty awesome how that melded into the story and how the vampires and werewolves interacted with each other in the story.
Two, the step-sisters are not at all wicked. They were so lovely that I would have loved
Aug 15, 2012 Micheleann rated it it was amazing
Shelves: veronica-blade
Seventeen year old cyndy loved spending time with a boy whom she didnt know his true idenitty. little did she know his secret but cyndy also had a secret of her own one that would either separted thme forever or It all started with a kiss that her own secret would come to light. but when her mothers death it was a long time before that she would see the boy she knew as someoneelse but when her cousins and a guy whom worked for the king wanted her go to the princes ball a ball that had a purpose ...more
Tarra (Twilight Book Junkie)
I was kindly given a review copy of this by the author so i want to thank her for that!

I have been given the privilage of reading all of Veronica's books she has released so far for review, and she has yet to disappoint me! I loved this book, a very enchanting new take on Cinderella, clad with vampire's, werewolves and sorcerer's! I wanted more when i finished it. The character's were very likable, and it always kept me wanting to know what was gonna happen next. The story is written i
Susan Hatler
Jan 08, 2012 Susan Hatler rated it it was amazing
This is a fun tale about a girl who meets a boy and they decide to exchange fake names so they can escape their real lives. She calls herself Cinderella and he calls himself Jack. Every summer, she goes on vacation with her family and meets up with Jack, who's a resident on the eerie island, and each time their relationship grows. When Jack finally works up the nerve for their first kiss, Cinderella's true identity explodes (literally) and her world is turned upside down. She has to find a way ...more
Maghon Thomas
Feb 02, 2012 Maghon Thomas rated it really liked it
Well, let me say, thank you Making Connections, and the author for giving me a copy to read for my review! I need to say, this book is TOO CUTE!!! Cydney, aka Cinderella, visits over seas ever summer in (I think) England area... there she meets Jack (who happens to be the prince named Remy)... and hence the Cinderella story... They both wanna pretend they are someone else when they are together, so after a horrible accident, Cydney loses it, and Remy is depressed...

This is a short story, so I d
Mar 19, 2012 Englishrose rated it really liked it
This was a fun and cute retelling of the classic fairy tale. The paranormal twist gave this well known story a fun new premise and life. Cyndey is a good, quirky character realistically dealing with the problems in her life. Remi is a fun, more filled out version of the prince's character. Their romance is sweet and fun. The classic side characters are well done and finish off the tale. I did feel that the end was rushed and could have been built up a little more to give it a good background and ...more
Jun 02, 2012 Beverly rated it really liked it
My thoughts:
This was a fun twist to the Cinderella story of old. Prince charming is a vampire. Cinderella is a werewolf. Of course there is a ball and that is where they will hook up - - - but the last time they saw each other she bit him! I enjoyed the read very much. The characters are nicely developed and easy to invest in. Dunstan, the king's advisor, is my favorite character; I found myself seeing people I know in him. The author has set her characters in a world where paranormal is norma
Jun 11, 2012 Tifferz rated it it was amazing
Ms. Blade has done it again! A Bite's Tales is a unique twist on Cinderella meets paranormal meets Jane Austen. I am a sucker for young first love. This is a sweet story that captivated and entranced me from the get go. I polished this off in one sitting and have a hankering to read it again. Cydeny and Remy's story has stayed with me and I find myself thinking of it often. I think it would be cool to see Cydeny's cousins stories and see them have a happy ever after. I know my daughter who is ...more
Shambhawi P.
Sep 08, 2013 Shambhawi P. rated it liked it
A short fun read. Corny to a fault. And the characters were idiots. But adorkable idiots so I could live with that. I mean really what else could a love story between werewolf Cinderella and Vampire Prince Charming be? But the best part?

Fairy godmother was a vampire. A male vampire at that. And British to boot. Oh, how I loved it.

Not amazing but not brain-crippling either and complete fun.

3 Stars.
Mar 13, 2012 Brei-ayn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
I would love to thank Veronica Blade for this free signed copy of A Bite's Tale (A Furry Fable)that i won in the the giveaway. A Bite's Tale held me captive and i could not put it down. i love love this story i dont want to put any spoilers in this review but i will say this it is a must read and that you can not pass up this book. I look forward to reading other books by Veronica Blade. She is truly a talented author.
Mar 16, 2012 Emily♥ rated it it was amazing
Wow, this book really goes to show you that it’s not about the length of a book, but about its substance. What Stephanie Meyer did in four books, Veronica Blade managed to write an even better supernatural romance, in just 165 pages. A Bite's Tale is just simply adorable, and I can’t wait to check out anything else she puts out there! :)

*won from Goodreads
This book is pure candy. It was a short but very enjoyable read. It's a modern, paranormal take on the classic tale of Cinderella. I love Cydney & Remy. A werewolf and a vampire, what more could you want? I would recommend this to anyone who wants to read a YA love story with a paranormal twist! Be prepared to feel giddy inside!
Literary  Chanteuse
Jun 10, 2014 Literary Chanteuse rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-paranormal
This is definitely a very creative and fun take on a version of Cinderella . If you think you have an idea what this story is about think again. You are in for a surprise. Vampires and werewolves weave themselves into this modern tale but they seem as though they have always been part of it. A good sense of humor and a love story make this a good young adult choice.
Patricia Mason
Jan 06, 2012 Patricia Mason rated it really liked it
A Bite's Tale is an inventive take on the Cinderella story. I loved Cydney as the conflicted werewolf cinderella who really doesn't want to go to the ball. Remy is a hero to fall in love with, gallant and totally hung up on his wolf. The characters are engaging and the scenes between the hero and heroine are sweetly romantic.
Jul 10, 2012 Emmanuelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aww, such a cute story! I love the traditional Cinderella story with the modern twist of vampires and werewolves (and other magical/mythical creatures). Wonderful new take on a known fairytale. You should DEFINITELY read this.
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“The heat from his body warmed me and he leaned into me, wrapping his arms around my waist. I relaxed against him and let the back of my head fall against his chest. My eyes closed as I inhaled his scent. The metallic smell didn’t bother me so much anymore. In fact, now that it belonged to Jack, I found it enticing. I wanted to snuggle closer and get a good long whiff. The drawbacks of being a werewolf — we wanted to sniff everything.” 8 likes
“You’ll be my girlfriend?” he asked. Butterflies were throwing a party in my stomach. “If that’s what you want.”
“I want.” Remy grinned.”
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