Wednesday 23 March 2016

Blog Tour & Review ~ Ginger's Heart (A Modern Fairytale) by Katy Regnery

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

Book Description:

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. 


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.

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

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“We were two cousins in love with the same girl.”

This was my first Katy Regnery read and it certainly won’t be my last. Ginger’s Heart is a contemporary romance and a modern adaption of Little Red Riding Hood, the three main characters being Virginia McHuid (Ginger), Cain Wolfram and Josiah Woodman.

Cain and Josiah were cousins, born to twin sisters but that is where the similarities end. These two were chalk and cheese, at least on the outside.

Cain was the wolf in this tale by name and nature. He was dark haired, cocky, arrogant and a bit of a manwhore but really all this man wanted was to love and be loved. His parents had divorced and he was a little lost on where his place was in life. His dad worked at Ginger’s parent’s stables and he lived and breathed horses. His dad had no time for him really, at least that is what it felt like. He had nothing in common with his dad and his only attraction to the stables was Ginger herself.

“He was uncouth, bad mannered, irreverent, impertinent, and irresponsible, with a mouth like a sailor before he’d become a sailor, and a dick that had seen so much indiscriminate action, it’s a wonder it still worked.”

Woodman was the golden child, blonde, perfect in every way, he worked at the stables and excelled at everything he turned his hand to. He was loyal, respectful, well mannered, sweet and caring. He was the ideal son and everyone loved him.

“Because the golden boy, the fair-haired son, the prince, was supposed to win the princess. Not the villain. Not the devil. The prince, damn it. And yet, no matter how much he tried to be everything she wanted, it was Cain who owned her heart. Woodman was her second choice, though he longed, with every fiber of his being, to be her first.”

Ginger, Cain and Woodman were like the Three Musketeers, all for one and one for all. While Ginger was a few years younger they took this beautiful girl under their wings and became the best of friends. These three were truly inseparable. Where one went the other two were never far behind…at least until the boys got older and Cain met girls.

Ginger was beautiful on the inside and out. She was feisty, strong, adorable but also had an extremely vulnerable streak, one that she liked to keep hidden. She was a bit of a tomboy but she idolised her two friends and her grandmother. Cain was the guy she had the hots for and Woodman and her grandmother were her best friends and only confidantes. Everyone had their place and Ginger was happy and content…until Cain grew up and found other girls.

Ginger loves Cain, Woodman loves Ginger, Cain loves Ginger but Woodman had already called dibs and Cain would never break the bro code. Even though dibs were called when Ginger was young, Cain didn’t realise what he was passing up until Ginger grew up. Now he had to keep his feelings and emotions hidden…until he can’t.

“It doesn’t make one of us a villain and one of us a hero. You can’t help who you love. But someone’s heart was goin’ to break.”

This was a beautiful story comprised from lyrical writing that sweeps you away into the lives of Ginger, Cain and Woodman. From kids to adults their story is told in such a way that you learn everything about all the characters, warts and all and feel as you are a bystander looking in and watching them grow up.

Angst is prevalent as choices need to be made and emotions need to be fought. There is a lot of love, a good old dose of hate, tension, arguments, fights and broken hearts nothing less than you would expect from one of the most epic of love triangles. There is no cheating, but what you are treated to is two of the most epic of love stories. Love stories that needed to be told. I loved the way that every character got their turn and Katy Regnery took time to open up each and every character.

“Because you weren’t my girl.”
“I was. I wanted to be.”

There is a lot of mileage in this book from kids to adulthood, yes it is a long book but it didn’t seem that way, I was lost in the story that Katy Regnery painstakingly created. It was beautiful, it was heart-breaking, it was uplifting, but most of all it was a fantastic story about three kids that had to grow up and really the Wolf wasn’t a wolf at all.

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. 

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. 

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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). 

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