Thursday, November 22, 2018

Frostbitten Fairy Tales and a Linky

(A Limited Edition Collection)

This Christmas season, dive into New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak's fairy tale world. In this magical holiday collection, fight Yuletide monsters, take on a jealous Snow Queen, ride the skies in an airship, and tinker some magical gnomes. Join Clemeny, Elyse, Lily, and Scarlette in these winter wonderlands.

This collection includes re-imagined classic fairytales such as Red Riding Hood, the Snow Queen, and the Elves and the Shoemaker - a new release from Melanie Karsak's award-winning steampunk universe.

Peppermint and Pentacles: A Red Riding Hood Retelling
Ice and Embers: A Snow Queen Retelling
Chasing Christmas Past: A Steampunk Christmas Novella
Goblins and Snowflakes: An Elves and the Shoemaker Retelling

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holiday collection on Amazon

My Review of Peppermint and Pentacles:

Peppermint and Pentacles is another fun steampunk fairy tale by Melanie Karsak. This series has a good dose of suspense, action, humor, and a touch of romance. Each story is complete where Little Red faces a new challenge every time, but they're also chronological, so it's better to read them in that order. Another thing I like about this series is that I can read one of these books in an evening. The content is appropriate for older teenagers/new adults.

My Review of Ice and Embers:

Wow! Melanie Karsak is a talented writer! She successfully weaves Shakespeare with fairy tales in this historical fantasy romance. She includes layers of magic and science, theater and real life. Your heart goes out to the characters and new ones get introduced along the way making you wonder how they all fit together. This also adds to the suspense and I found my heart thumping hard in different scenes. It's a twisted story that will keep you in knots until the end! I recommend this book for older teenagers and up, because of the mature content.

My Review of Chasing Christmas Past:

This is a short story from Melanie Karsak's steampunk series The Airship Racing Chronicles. The main character is Lily Stargazer, an airship captain. She's a lonely soul who has her share of vices. She hopes to win the Christmas Day Yuletide Airship Race. Getting drunk the night before the big race and arriving late doesn't help her chances of winning. Will this Christmas bring her more disappointments? This story is appropriate for new adults and up.

My Review of Goblins and Snowflakes:

This is a sweet steampunk fairy tale retelling of the classic The Elves and The Shoemaker. 18-year-old Scarlette is staying with her honorary uncle during the Christmas season near Twickenham. Her uncle is scholarly and reclusive, but she has a curious mind and spends a lot of her time in town. She has a generous spirit. She's also not idle and puts her mind to work. But all of her energy and curiosity get her into trouble. This is a jaunty tale with interesting characters, sinister goblins, and a bit of romance. It's a page-turner of a story and a quick read. I highly recommend this story for young adults and up.

Purchase only the new release and
not the collection on Amazon


Never bargain with goblin men.

Scarlette Rossetti thought her stay at Strawberry Hill Castle during the Christmas holiday would pass by uneventfully. She couldn't have been more wrong. Enticed by the delights of the nearby village of Twickenham, Scarlette's life would change in unimaginable ways.

She never expected to be drawn magnetically to The Two Sisters Doll Shop and Toy Emporium.

Scarlette didn't guess that tinkering clockwork gnomes could have supernatural consequences.

And she didn't know that one should never, ever, bargain with goblin men.

But during the Christmas season, magic is always brewing.

Charles Dickens meets Supernatural in this magical retelling of The Elves and The Shoemaker. Dive into New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak's award-winning fairy tale world set in gaslamp England.

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About the Author:
Melanie Karsak

Melanie Karsak

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Karsak is the author of The Airship Racing Chronicles, The Harvesting Series, The Celtic Blood Series, Steampunk Red Riding Hood, and Steampunk Fairy Tales. A steampunk connoisseur, zombie whisperer, and heir to the iron throne, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.

Disclosure: I received an ARC of Goblins and Snowflakes, Peppermint and Pentacles, and Chasing Christmas Past. These are my honest and voluntary reviews.


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