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Once Upon a Twisted Time: An Anthology of Adult Fairytales

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Think you know your fairytales? Think again. These aren't your normal happily-ever-after. Within these pages, a murderous Little Mermaid gets her revenge, the Cinderella doesn't really want to wear the slipper, Snow White is up to her eyes in industrial experiments, and the Beauty is in fact the Beast. This collection of four novellas will surprise you, make you gasp in ...more
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Published by Moon Rose Publishing (first published October 29th 2012)
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Livia Ellis
Nov 09, 2012 Livia Ellis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this anthology! Truth - I've been stuck at home all week sick as a dog with a nasty cold. I am so pleased I had Once Upon a Twisted Time to dip into when I was ready to beat up the television. Each offering was well written, engaging, enjoyable. I won't pick a favorite simply because I enjoyed them all as individual stories. The choices were unique, but overall the anthology was well balanced and each story worked in harmony with the others. Sort of like a well coordinated fashion show ...more
Caroline
Dec 16, 2012 Caroline rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved this anthology.
Even though the four authors featured in it have quite different writing styles, they still manage to meld together beautifully. Great concept to take classic fairytales and put a unique twist to them. 5 stars well deserved.
Vibina Venugopal
Nov 06, 2012 Vibina Venugopal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a sweet tooth for fairytale and happily ending tales...I also love the fantasy that gets me into a world away from reality for a change..This book is a collection of four dark fantasy that roots from famous fairytale with a difference...
My favorite is the first one in the group Song of the Abyss...Losing her parents in a tragic accident Princess Nerissa had been content to slip into a life of contentment to be married to the crown prince Lyulf ,instead she feels as though she is to be thr
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Jackie
Dec 12, 2012 Jackie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love a good fairy tale. Since I was little I loved fairy tales and as I got older I loved the different takes that many other authors have gone with traditional tales. So, when I was offered a chance to read and review these tales I was very excited. These four diverse yet similar stories take the base of the fairy tale and like the title says twists it on it ear. I loved the use of the selky legends incorporated with the story of the Little Mermaid. I loved that Snow White was a scientist. I ...more
Krystal Willingham
I loved this book so much! I love it when someone takes the fairytale concept and puts their own unique spin on it and I love it even more when they put a few naughty bits in for good measure too.

Each story was something different and refreshing. You can tell that each writer has her own technique but for me they fit together quite nicely into this one book.

My favorite story has to be Hawke and the Beast. For me it spoke to me on a personal level about loving yourself and finding that one person
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Debbie Heaton
Dec 01, 2012 Debbie Heaton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book, the authors take a fairytale and put their own spin on it. Each story is different and yet the authors clearly fit their own style to match perfectly with the others.

The characters are interesting and the interpretations of the classic fairytale concept was fresh and truly creative.


Bella Doerres
Jan 07, 2013 Bella Doerres rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once Upon A Twisted Time by
Lindsay Avalon, Trish M. Dawson, and Miranda Stork, and Tara S. Wood.

These delightfully talented ladies have taken four Fairy Tales and given them a new twist. I loved this anthology and have to say I give it five of five stars. I love the old standards the traditional tales, but I have to admit that I have replaced them with these in my mind as favorites. This book is captivating, entertaining and wonderful. If you want to read something that delights you read Once Up
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Gaele
Feb 22, 2013 Gaele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned, reviewed
I’m a huge fan of the fairy tale, and will always give a book that incorporates them a second look. This is a compilation from several authors, where the fairy tale has been revamped and a twist is added, removing the ‘happily ever after’ sanitization that is so common in the movie theatres and providing readers with a feel that harkens back to the original gestation of these stories long ago.

Combining romance, jealousy, science fiction, paranormal and even some political elements, these four a
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Alexa Kelley
Feb 20, 2013 Alexa Kelley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVE LOVE LOVED IT! Favorite stories were Miss Cavendish and the Spark of Salvation & Hawke and the Beast.
Cameron
Apr 09, 2016 Cameron rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Originally posted on the blog: What the Cat Read

I actually had to fight Sara for the pleasure of reading this anthology because the premiss appealed to both of us. A blending of paranormal, scifi, steampunk, fantasy, and romance, Once Upon a Twisted Time is a delightful collection of novellas that put a twist on four classic, and much-loved, fairytales. Each novella is a fast, enjoyable read that will leave you smiling right to the end. And of course, each has a happy ending. What good fairytale
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Lauren
Mar 10, 2016 Lauren marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fairy-tale, anthology
Song of the Abyss-Lindsay Avalon

Miss Cavendish and the Spark of Salvation-Tara Stogner Wood

Hawke and the Beast-Trish Marie Dawson

Reborn City-Miranda Stork
Cinta
Jul 28, 2014 Cinta rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Full review coming soon
Jennifer
Jennifer rated it it was amazing
Dec 09, 2012
J. Bridger
J. Bridger rated it really liked it
Nov 04, 2012
Ronn Lewis
Ronn Lewis rated it it was ok
Mar 30, 2013
Jennifer C.
Jennifer C. rated it it was ok
Sep 26, 2013
Rebecca Ratliff
Rebecca Ratliff rated it it was amazing
Jan 21, 2013
Kerry O'Dea
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May 30, 2014
Rosie
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Dec 25, 2012
Len
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Dec 08, 2012
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Lindsay Avalon
Nov 14, 2012 Lindsay Avalon rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Jill
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Mar 22, 2014
Bobi Robbins
Bobi Robbins rated it it was ok
Dec 29, 2012
Ari
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Nov 11, 2014
Tonja Drecker
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Jan 06, 2013
Sabrina Dahlgren
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Apr 04, 2014
Maddie Buckner
I WANT TO READ THIS BOOK SO BADLY!! I can't wait until I come into contact with it!!
Amanda
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Dec 25, 2014
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I'm Miranda Stork, and I'm addicted. Addicted to writing and reading books, anyway. And chocolate, but that's another issue - no interventions, please.

I live in the middle of a forest in North Yorkshire, spending my spare time as the wild woman of the woods, scaring small children and upsetting the sheep. On the days that I feel like being civilized, or I haven't got any unicorns to ride, I sit do
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