Monday, February 27, 2017

DON'T SPEAK by Katy Regnery

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Don't Speak by Katy Regnery is now LIVE and FREE with #KindleUnlimited!

"Swoon. Sigh. Beautiful, gorgeous love story. You renew my faith in true love, Katy Regnery. And a brilliant take off on the little mermaid. People are going to love this one." --Mia Sheridan, New York Times bestselling author of Archer's Voice

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Blurb:
From New York Times bestselling author 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 where she is working.

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.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I LOVE FAIRYTALE RETELLINGS!! I'm intrigued by an author's unique take and twist of a classic and I'm almost guaranteed a happily ever after. DON'T SPEAK was a true adaptation of The Little Mermaid and I was entertained with familiar characters playing similar roles.

The heroine wasn't Ariel. Her name was Laire and I thought it was a neat idea to create an anagram of the name. I must admit, I didn't quite catch it right at the beginning. She too had big hopes and dreamt of a different life away from where she grew up, a life beyond the only world she has ever known. Her imaginings were often met by the doubt and disapproval of her family but she refused to have their ignorance dictate her life.

Laire's prince was indeed a man named Erik, but he wasn't a real prince. He was the son of the governor and had lived a life of privilege. A life that was worlds apart from anything Laire had ever known. Despite the differences of their stations and the understood contempt of their families, Erik and Laire fell in love and spent a glorious summer together. Misunderstandings and betrayal tore them apart and it takes 6 years for fate to reunite them once again. Six years for destiny to allow questions to be answered, for wrongs to be made right, and for hearts to start to heal.

This story was heartbreaking and heartwarming, filled with drama, steam, and incredibly sweet moments. It was definitely a page turner (once I got past the beginning which was very slow paced) and I can admit that it was hard to put down and that I read it in one sitting! If you enjoy a solid retelling, a story about love and loss and love found again, a charming and delightful second chance romance, then DON'T SPEAK should be added to your TBR today!

Release Date: February 27, 2017
Genre: Second Chance Romance - Fairytale retelling
POV: Dual - 3rd person
Steam: 3 out of 5
Book Type: Standalone

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Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/G-dQC9j_Zas

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Don't Speak is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:

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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 now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) - available now
Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) - new release!
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) - available late-2017

About the Author:
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.

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