- Rachel Rossano
Fairy Tales Retold with a Twist
My writing friend, Kimberly Rogers, is releasing the first book in her Love's Enchanted Tales series this week!
She and I have been alpha readers, brainstorming partners, and idea bouncers for each other for a few years now. Because of this wonderful relationship, I have had the privilege of reading her latest releases in the rough and I have been itching to share about them for over a year. So, now that they are finally here, I can share!
#1 - Selkie's Song
A selkie’s song can enchant a man and tame the sea . . . Naia’s unusual love for human things led her to become the sole artisan in her clan. But when this passion leads to her abduction, she loses more than contact with the sea when her pelt is taken. Unable to shift forms or return to the sea without it, she knows she will die if she cannot recover the pelt soon. Cut off from her family, Naia must appease the human king while persuading his lovesick son to honor past arrangements. Malik has loved and lost before, an experience leading him to shy away from love. When Naia is stranded, however, he risks everything to find her. Together they uncover a plot that would sweep up humans and selkies alike in a war that would destroy the Five Kingdoms and possibly all of Sonera. When the enemy acts, can they save sea and land . . . and each other? A fantasy retelling of the classic fairytale, The Little Mermaid
Selkie's Song is a Little Mermaid retelling but better. I have never been a big fan of the Little Mermaid as a story. Ariel's discontentment and disobedience bothered me. Kimberly Rogers did a fantastic job of avoiding all of that by creating a wonderful heroine who feels more like a misfit young woman trying to find her place in the world rather than a willful teenager out to get her way regardless of the cost. Her hero is quite arresting as well, but I will let you discover that for yourself.
Selkie's Song is now available on Amazon as well as most of the following books in the series. Stop over and check them out.