For the first time, I have a book going up for preorder months before publication!
Here’s a blurb for you:
You think you know the stories—12 Dancing Princesses, Snow White, Red Riding Hood, The Frog, The Stonecutter, and more…
But what if they didn’t happen that way? What if they really occurred on another world and the true tales were lost in the mists of time?
From the world of Unexpected Heroes, read the true Legends of Kaiatan.
Or if you prefer something even shorter:
Retold fairy tales set on a fantasy world of mermaids, shifters, and winged people.
I’ve been having a lot of fun with them. 🙂
What if the girl in Red Riding Hood WAS the wolf? What if a mere kiss wasn’t enough to turn a frog back into a man? What if the twelve princesses (okay, I may have tweaked that a little, too) were trapped in an underwater cave—but that part is okay because they’re mermaids?
Like I said, I’ve been having a lot of fun bending the original fairy tales to fit my own ideas. 😉 Some of them are based on different versions of the same fairy tale, some are based on similarly themed stories, while some are the result of firmly mashing together completely different tales while cackling wildly. *shrug* It was fun for ME. I hope it will be just as much fun for you.
It does sound like fun, you say? Where can you get it, you say?
I’m glad you asked! Did you notice I have a new setup for my Books page? https://mcleebooks.com/my-books/ And it has allllll the info you need. Please note that the preorder is already up at Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Apple. Amazon will come later, but it will come, as will a bunch of other retailers that don’t do preorders. You can also ask your local library to stock it so you can read it for free. 😀 May 24th, 2022 is the magic day it will be available everywhere as an ebook. Print books will come out by the end of the year.
But you can’t wait that long?
Ooh, do I have a fun present for you! One of the stories is exclusively available through my website. I took Dick Whittington and Puss in Boots and smooshed them together into The Cat’s Fortune. And it’s FREE! (With a signup to my newsletter…)
On another world, so long ago that truth has faded into legend, a cat and a boy seek their fortune together. You think you know the story, but do you?
Orphaned and homeless, young Aktar travels to the city of Rapata for a better life.
But it seems the rumors of gold-paved streets are false. Can he find a home and a job before he starves? Maybe with the help of a foundling kitten.
A retelling of Puss in Boots and Dick Whittington, set on the fantasy world of Kaiatan, home of the Unexpected Heroes.
Okay, that’s all for today, folks! Enjoy the anticipation (and the free book).
Marty C. Lee
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