Review: Fairytales Slashed Anthology (Volume 6)

Blurb:
Eight tales of the lost, forgotten, ignored, and overlooked

The Red Shoes by Angel Propps
The victim of downsizing, stuck working for a miserable boss at a fancy boutique, Karen is forced to work late one night. While stocking, she comes across a pair of stunning red stilettos that she can’t resist putting on—or anything else that they urge her to do.

True Love by Diana Jean
Gaius, much to the frustration of his mother, has always worked hard to lead a drama-free life: avoid royal conflict, stay far away from court gossip, accept the unglamorous position of Head Librarian at the Royal College. Apparently all it takes to ruin a lifetime of effort is a charmed ring, a sovereign, and a princess. At least his mother will be pleased.

The Pig Hunt by Sandra Bard
Clint knows that Lucian Wolf is to blame for the destruction of his brothers’ home, but confronting him on the matter turns up complications. The situation is not helped by the way Lucian starts turning up on his doorstep, because no matter how nice he appears, the rich, handsome ones never go for fat, unremarkable Clint.

The Dragon of Bellerose Island by Sasha L. Miller
Politics are dangerous, a fact Leandre failed to appreciate until too late. Kidnapped by his rival, and abandoned on the mysterious Bellerose Island, he expects to be one more body that no one will ever find. But he didn’t expect the island’s sole occupant…

The White Cat by H.R. Harrison
When their ailing father bids his sons complete three tasks to decide who will inherit the throne, the first two are decidedly unhappy, but Yufitri is ecstatic at the chance to go adventuring and escape his oppressive family. Far beyond the Northern Sea, he explores a land like nothing he’s ever encountered, and finds a mysterious white cat who causes him to question what it is he really wants…

Bad Romance by Remy Jensen
The kingdom of Ontovia is at war with the neighboring Terra. Prince Adrian’s father has kept him hidden away for his own safety, but Adrian lives a secret life that includes a weakness for attractive men and a penchant for domination. During one of his illicit trysts, Adrian captures the interest of a young man from Terra. The man invites him to become the sexual consort of the enemy king, but the opportunity to get close to the enemy to destroy him instead proves to be a battle that anyone could win—or everyone could lose.

Tommelise by Diana Jean
Unexpectedly made lady-in-waiting to Tommelise, a girl no larger than a thumb, Cecile quickly learns that the girl she grew up hearing about is in reality nothing but a spoiled brat. But Cecile is one of seven daughters, and her place is precarious at best. If she cannot manage to build a life serving a spoiled, ungrateful princess, she’ll be shipped off to suffer an even worse fate.

The Cursebreaker by Sasha L. Miller
Heart is a cursebreaker, and good at what he does. But cursebreaking isn’t exactly a thriving business, which means between jobs he makes charms to sell in his gaudy shop. Cursebreaking can also be a dangerous job, one that’s left Heart to learn the hard way that no matter how much Ace professes to be an earnest suitor, he’ll eventually change his mind just like all the rest…

Review:
This anthology was so much fun! Taking fairytales and making them a little bit naughty, or with a twist. My favorite kinds of stories. I’m going to have to go back and read the first five anthologies, but I also hope there will be more. There are tons of fairytales out there that need updating.
Overall Stars:
Four and a half
The Red Shoes by Angel Propps
Not going to lie. This story was the sole reason I wanted to read this anthology. It’s a very interesting spin on my favorite fairy tale of all times. Part of me says it should have been more tragic like the original and other adaptations. But the other part thinks it’s wonderful there wasn’t a horrible and sad ending. I liked how the relationship between Jess and Karen progressed. I also liked that Jess stood up to Karen and let her know it wasn’t cool to run out without saying goodbye, even if she was asleep. The story ended on a solid happy for now with plenty of faith in their future together. I’d be very interested to see more from these two ladies, even if the shoes don’t play a part in the story
Stars:
Four
True Love by Diana Jean
I truly didn’t think Art and Gaius were going to get together at first. They were so wonderful together. I love that they started as friends. I couldn’t put this story down because I had to see how it ended. My favorite scene is where Irena is lighting a fire under Gaius’ butt to do something about his true love. Loved the ending where Art meets Gaius’ mom.
Stars:
Four and a half
The Pig Hunt by Sandra Bard
I really enjoyed this story. I liked that Lucian saw Clint and not his body issues. Lucian was a bit of a jerk at first, but you realize quickly that he’s not as shallow as people think. I liked how Clint and Lucian had a solid foundation at the end of the story. I found the side characters very interesting. I so want to see more of them because they made the story come alive. I enjoyed the world created here and hope for more stories in it in the future.
Stars:
Four
The Dragon of Bellerose Island by Sasha L. Miller
I couldn’t put this story down. I loved how Leandre broke down Dilan’s walls slowly; how they became friends first and then started a relationship. I truly got into the place and the characters and want more from them. I would have liked to see more of their relationship after the bad guy is apprehended. But there is plenty of room for a sequel. There will be one, right? I hope.
Stars:
Four
The White Cat by H.R. Harrison
Such a lovely story! I loved that Calixtus and Yufitri had a full and complete happily ever after. The three challenges were so silly but I love how it ended. I enjoyed seeing the love between Yufitri and Calixtus grow before Yufitri knew who Calixtus was. I enjoyed the way the story was told, like a traditional fairy tale. Made it that much more exciting. I hope to read more by this author in the future.
Stars:
Five
Bad Romance by Remy Jensen
This was a fun story if a tiny bit predictable. I liked the unknown identity they each played on the other. Marcus was quick to forgive when I feel like he should have been upset longer. Adrian was just as quick to decide to live openly with Marcus. My favorite part was the setting and how well developed it was. I would love to see the characters again. Maybe ten years from the events of the story to show they are still happy together? Definitely ended on a solid happy for now.
Stars:
Four
Tommelise by Diana Jean
Such an intriguing adaptation of the Thumbelina fairytale. I loved the twist on the story. It was wonderful watching how Tommelise, or Elise, and Cecile fell in love long before they could admit it or were physically able to be in a relationship. Truly enjoyed the side characters too. I would love to see more of them in this world, maybe give some of the others happy endings as well.
Stars:
Five
The Cursebreaker by Sasha L. Miller
A sweet little story with characters I truly enjoyed. Heart was so hurt by his past and doesn’t want Ace to reject him when he learns all of Heart’s secrets. I feel bad for both of them being so hurt. I enjoyed seeing them both together finally at the end. However I would love to read a sequel to see them build a relationship together and have a full happy ending.
Stars:
Four

About The Authors:
Angel Propps
Angel Propps is a very happy femme who lives with the butch of her dreams in North Carolina when she is not out on her endless travels. Angel is a former Riot Grrl musician who played bass in more bands than she can remember. She is also a multi-published writer of erotica, horror, poetry and literary tales that have a strong Southern Gothic bent. She is currently working on a novel of paranormal romance but her biggest goal right now is figuring out how to use all of the zucchini that grows in her garden without any care from her.

Author Contact:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/AngelPropps

Diana Jean
Diana is a twenty-something-something who spends most of her day writing about people falling in love, reading about people falling in love, or making excessively frilly dresses. She also enjoys Disney, bubble baths, espresso, Star Trek, Harry Potter, fried chicken, pink, lavender, cabernet sauvignon, and watching the mess in her space grow to hoarding levels.

Author Contact:
You can reach Diana Jean at DianaJean0416@gmail.com or follow her blog at http://dianajeanauthor.blogspot.com/.

Sandra Bard
Sandra Bard has been writing stories ever since she was a small girl but she’s only recently started to publish. She loves to make up stories in her head, read books, watch anime (mecha, yaoi), and occasionally visits a fan-fiction site. She lives with her pets (fish, cats and dogs), and has been a volunteer for an organization that takes care of stray dogs (there are many, where she lives), for over ten years. When she has some free time she dabbles in Wushu, Tai Chi, and Yoga to keep herself flexible (she hopes). Her real life jobs involve lecturing at the university and freelancing as a maths tutor. Though she writes romance stories, she still hasn’t met Mr. Right and hopes one day that she’ll be able to rescue him (whoever he may be) from a fire breathing dragon (or something equally daring).

Author Contact:
She would love to hear from her readers and can be found at her tumblr (sandrabard.tumblr.com) or emailed at sandrabard123@gmail.com.

Sasha L. Miller
Sasha L. Miller spends most of her time writing, reading, or playing with all things website design. She loves telling stories, especially romance, because there’s nothing better than giving people their happily ever afters. When not writing, she spends time cooking, harassing her roommates, and playing with her cats.

Author Contact:
Website: http://www.sashalmiller.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nikerymis
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sasha1miller
Tumblr: http://nikerymis.tumblr.com/

H.R. Harrison
H.R. Harrison is the penname of an unfortunate soul with an unpronounceable last name. 22 and asexual, said soul spends most of her time reading, writing, or geeking out over linguistics (it’s her B.A., it happens) and various webcomics. She has a cat and three fish tanks, because why go outside when you can bring the outside inside?

Remy Jensen
Remy Jensen is a part-time writer, an amateur housekeeper, a certified cake decorator, a former rugby player, a recreational foodie, and a motorcycle enthusiast. In her spare time, she enjoys sailing, gardening, tearing apart and putting back together various rooms of her house, and reading everything from fan fiction to classic literature. She is the proud owner of a degree in Management Information Systems, a towel Bill Kaulitz sweated on, and a disgruntled parrot.

Author Contact:
She’d love to hear from you at Remy_jensen@hotmail.com.

Where To Buy:
Less Than Three Press: http://www.lessthanthreepress.com/books/index.php?main_page=product_bookx_info&products_id=880
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Fairytales-Slashed-6-Angel-Propps-ebook/dp/B00VN77HY6/
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