Saturday, July 7, 2012

Happily Ever After?

Once upon a time, fairy tales were for children. . . but no longer is that the case.  Fairy tales are becoming huge television hits and mega movie blockbusters and the same is true with current literature. Here are a few titles that are sure to give you goosebumps and make your skin tingle.

Snow White, Blood Red is a volume of wonders--magical tales of trolls and ogres, of bewitched princesses and accursed kingdoms. They are written by some of the most acclaimed fantasy writers of our time. However I should caution you these are not your childhood bedtime stories, these tales have no intention of lulling a child to sleep. They are stories that grasp you with dark and disturbing mystical travels. They are filled with lush and erotic content and just so you know there is not always a 'happily ever after' lurking around the next bend in the road.

The Cinderella Hour tells a tale of betrayal and loss. Snow left her hometown 16 years ago and finally has decided to return home to her estranged family.  Now her former boyfriend wants to know why she left so quickly and is determined to keep her there. But Snow needs to know who wants her gone....

Some Kind of Fairy Tale by Joyce Graham is the latest in fairy tales. Once upon a time a young girl disappears from her home. She miraculously reappears twenty years later on Christmas Eve (cue the spooky music). Graham takes us on a mind bending journey exploring the fairy tale world and allows us to ponder reality as we know it. Where has Tara been, how did she survive and why does she look about the same as when she disappeared. This is a thriller that  most definitely explores fairy tales and all the mysticism that surrounds a 'happily ever after'.

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