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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW- GINGER'S HEART BY KATY REGNERY









Katy Regnery


Ginger’s Heart
A Modern Fairytale
Release Date: March 22, 2016








BLURB:

In this modern retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood," the wolf and the woodsman are cousins, and Ginger is the little girl who claims both of their hearts.


Cain.


Woodman.


Ginger.


When three children grow up together in the rolling hills of Kentucky horse country,


One becomes a predator


One becomes a protector


And one becomes prey.


Ginger McHuid has been in love with the "Dub Twins" – Cain Wolfram and Josiah Woodman – for as long as she can remember. And for as long as the cousins can remember, they've each loved Ginger in their own all-consuming ways. 


One will win her


One will be cast away


While one follows her heart.








REVIEW: 5 out of 5 stars



I absolutely love modern twists on fairy tales, and Ginger's Heart was such a fantastic one.  The writing was superb and the story was a breathtaking one. Ginger grew up with Cain and Woodman, two cousins who were an integral part of her life for as long as she could remember.  She loved the both of them in different ways, and as they grew up, their intertwined lives were affected by love, loyalty, sacrifice, and heartbreak.  Prepare yourselves for a tearjerker, because this story is practically brimming with angst and emotion.


I've never been a huge fan of love triangles, because I feel like someone always loses out in the end, but in this case it was such an incredibly good story that I couldn't help but get lost in this tale of these two cousins and the girl they loved.  I understood Ginger's dilemma, because I had a hell of a hard time choosing who I would prefer, Cain or Woodman.


"The Dub Twins.  One light, one dark.  One good, one bad."


There was so much more to the two main characters than how they were perceived to be by others.  The author did a tremendously good job with the character development, giving each character multiple layers that made them each unique in their own ways.  In doing this, she was able to pull strong emotions out of me as a reader, and I found myself becoming emotionally invested in the characters' journey.  We got the point of views of all three characters, which I enjoyed.  Getting inside each of their heads and hearing their inner thoughts as they navigated their relationships with each other really added to the depth of the story. I loved them all, and loved how much they loved each other.


"Two cousins. One girl. Someone wins. Someone loses."


One thing I could have done without was the repetition of scenes from different POVs. I feel that it made the story longer than it should of been, but that is just my opinion and in no way did that take away from how great the storyline was.  This was in no way an easy read.  This was a story of three people whose lives took them on a journey that was heartbreaking and difficult, but with light at the end of the tunnel.  The epilogue was so beautifully written and perfect for the story.  It is hard to get into too much detail of the story without giving away spoilers, but I will say that the book was an extremely well-written and emotionally engaging tale of love, loss, and sacrifice that should not be missed.




Ginger's Heart

 

This is a standalone novel inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

 

(The next standalone “A Modern Fairytale” novel, ‘Don't Speak,’ inspired by ‘The Little Mermaid,’ will be released in June 2017.)

 

*****

 

Ginger's Heart is part of the “A Modern Fairytale” collection, which will include four standalone, unrelated novels:

 

"The Vixen and the Vet" (Beauty & the Beast) - available now

 

"Never Let You Go" (Hansel & Gretel) - available now

 

"Ginger's Heart" (Little Red Riding Hood) - available March 22, 2016

 

"Don't Speak" (The Little Mermaid) - available June 16, 2017




Buy links:


Amazon (US): http://ow.ly/Z5GfR
Amazon (UK):
http://ow.ly/Z5GkE
Amazon (CA):
http://ow.ly/Z5GmP
Amazon (AU):
http://ow.ly/Z5Gq2

Apple iBooks: http://ow.ly/Z5jaz
Barnes & Noble:
http://ow.ly/Z5GAl
Google Play:
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About the Author:

Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled “By Proxy.”

Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled "Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date," in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.

The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy's novella "Frosted" will appear in the upcoming (Jan '15) anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy's short story, "The Long Way Home" appeared in the first RWA anthology (Feb '15), Premiere.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.


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More from the “A Modern Fairytale” Collection from Katy Regnery

 

The Vixen and the Vet
A Modern Fairytale

 

**WINNER 2015 Kindle Book Awards (Romance)**

**2015 RITA Finalist!**

 

"With Southern charm and a deeply romantic plot, readers will fall in love with this modern day fairy tale." --RT BOOK REVIEWS

 

In this modern-retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," Savannah Carmichael, betrayed by an unreliable source, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get back in the game by writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers eight years ago, and hasn't been seen since.

 

After an IED explosion in Afghanistan took Asher's hand and disfigured half of his face, he's lived a quiet life on the outskirts of Danvers where the locals respect his privacy...that is, until Savannah Carmichael comes calling in a borrowed sundress with a plate of homemade brownies. When Asher agrees to be interviewed by Savannah, he starts feeling things for the beautiful reporter that he hasn't felt in years.

 

Misfits in small-town Danvers, Savannah and Asher create a bond right away, touching each other's hearts in ways neither thought possible. When a terrible mistake threatens to drive them apart, they'll have to decide if the love they found in one another's arms is strong enough to fight for their hard-won happily ever after.

 

The Vixen and the Vet is a standalone novel inspired by Beauty & the Beast. Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity, realistically depicted scenes of war and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

 

All novels in the ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers.

 


 




Google Play: http://bit.ly/21LhIJQ

 

 

 

Never Let You Go
A Modern Fairytale

 

In this modern retelling of Hansel and Gretel, 13-year-old foster children, Holden and Griselda, escape from their abductor after three years of brutal captivity and try to cross the Shenandoah River on foot. Tragically, one of them makes it to safety but the other is left behind.

Ten years later, Griselda’s boyfriend drags her to a fight club grudge match where her world is turned upside down when she watches Holden step into the ring.

Though the connection between them is fierce, bitter regret, simmering rage and a cache of physical and emotional scars lie between them, just as dangerous as the whitewater of the Shenandoah.

Never Let You Go is a story of fear and hope, defeat and survival, and two people - once profoundly broken – who discover that love is the only thing that can make them whole again. 

This is a standalone novel inspired by Hansel & Gretel. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity, scenes of physical abuse and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. (Note: children are notsexually abused in this book.)

In June and July 2015, 25% of all gross royalties were donated to Operation Underground Railroad (a partner of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation).

 

 

Goodreads:

 


 

Buy Links:

 

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1pqNGtI




Google Play: http://bit.ly/24GPuyZ

 






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