From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party she helps to cater.Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.
All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.
Laire Cornish is a Fishermen’s daughter and Erik Rexford is the Governors son. These two couldn’t be from two worlds further apart if they tried. But the heart wants what the heart wants. Make your own rules. Live your own dreams. These two certainly had their own wants and wishes which weren’t anything their families would approve of, just like they would never approve of them being together.
Laire is a sheltered young beautiful woman from the Island of Corey. She is so smart, down to earth and has a huge heart and just wants to be happy. Her father is very overprotective and basically the life of the islanders of Corey is very different than anywhere else in NC. Traditions and expectations are set for the way they should live, who and when they should marry. Basically she feels trapped to the island but so desperately wants to get away.
Erik is handsome, flirty, charming and obviously wealthy. He has the expectations set forth for him go to law school, run for office eventually and definitely must marry someone that has the utmost highest social standing. Basically follow in his father’s footsteps. He can’t tarnish the Wexford’s reputation by having anything less. The only problem is, that’s exactly what he wants. He wants different, feelings, to find his own way, his own love- All which in the eyes of his family are less.
Laire is dropping off a delivery of crabs for her father to the Wexford’s Utopia Manor. It all changes when a beautiful dark prince simply yells “Hey” from the tower and a beautiful princess replies that “I’ve got crabs”. A beautiful love story starts to spin off a single moment and I was utterly swept away into the Ocean reading this. A fairytale isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be when life turns sour a bit and they drift apart. It’s when they drift back together the magic happens. I laughed, I cried, I was angry and my heart was broken and pieced back together again while reading this ultimate fairytale. I loved every single second of it!
If you are looking for modern fairytale that will literally sweep you off your feet and pull out every emotion you have, then pick up Don’t Speak!
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available now (99c!)
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – new release
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available late-2017
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.
In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.
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, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.