Monday, August 18, 2014


Fairly Wicked Tales, published by Angelic Knight Press is available for sale. There are plenty of super tales within this anthology. Do yourself a favor and get one!

Blaze McRob

Book Description

August 6, 2014
Once upon a scream…

Think you know the real story behind those fables and fairy tales you read as a child? Stories are written from the viewpoint of the heroes, but the lines between hero and villain, good and evil, are often blurred.

We’ve gathered twenty three tales that turn those stories you think you know on their heads by letting the villains have their say. What if Snow White wasn’t as pure as the newly driven snow? What if Red Riding Hood was far more dangerous than the Big Bad Wolf? What if Rapunzel was hell bent on revenge? Forget Disney, forget the Brothers Grimm, say hello to Fairly Wicked Tales—re-imaginings of both fairy tales and fables.

Fairly Wicked Tales, a book for adults who harbor the wicked child within.

Featuring stories by: Vekah McKeown,Katie Young,Gary W. Olson, Adam Millard, Suzi M, Fay Lee, Matthew Hughes, Jay Wilburn, Robert Holt, Lizz-Ayn Shaarawi, Laura Snapp, Dawn Cartwright, David Matteri,Wilson Geiger, Eugenia Rose, Armand Rosamilia, JP Behrens, Reece A.A. Barnard, Tais Teng, Bennie Newsome, Eric Bakutis, Kostas Pardias, and Hal Bodner
Format:Kindle Edition
Review copy 4.5 of 5 Stars

The newest anthology from Angelic Knight Press is just shy of perfection, kind of like the evil witch in Snow White looking into the magic mirror and finding she was not the fairest of them all. But it's OK, this collection is still plenty good.

What editor Stacey Turner asked her contributors to do was to take a classic Grimm's Fairy Tale and tell it from another point of view. You know how they say the victors write the History Books? Well, the same thing happened with all of our favorite Fairy Tales. To get to the truth we might need to hear the other side of the story.

Take "The Tortoise and the Hare," in the tale we grew up with, the hare was lazy, believed he couldn't be beat and as a result of diligence the tortoise wins the race. In Jay Wilburn's, 'Hare's Tale," we learn that all hares live under the tyranny of the tortoises and the hare in this particular story was injured and barely alive when the race was run. Makes a big difference when you see it from the loser's point of view.

Inside Fairly Wicked Tales you'll find twenty-three delightfully twisted re-tellings of many of your childhood favorites, but don't get the wrong idea, these are NOT stories you would want to read to the little ones before bedtime or any other time, not that Grimm's Fairy Tales are squeaky clean to begin with, but many of theses have adult themes.

Each of the story-tellers comes at the theme in a different way and, for the most part, they all weave wonderful new stories. Stories where Red Riding Hood is anything but sweet and innocent; there's a particularly fun twist to Sleeping Beauty; an even darker telling of Beauty and the Beast; Snow White is a vampire; the little mermaid has a taste for sailors; the boy who cried wolf is actually a were-boy and the Big Bad (B.B.) Wolf is totally misunderstood. And that's just a sampling of the more familiar stories reworked in this entertaining anthology.

Fairly Wicked Tales is published by Angelic Knight Press and is available now for the Kindle from

If you're a fan of Grimm's Fairy Tales, I really think you'll enjoy these Fairly Wicked Tales.

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