Title: Fragments of Ash, a modern fairytale
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2018
From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale, Cinderella!
My name is Ashley Ellis…
I was thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.
When I turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched “work” he expected me to do.
With the help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier’s clutches, but his twin sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at nothing to return my virgin body to their father
…dead or alive.
** Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
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Fragments of Ash is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection: contemporary, standalone romances inspired by beloved fairy tales.
I really liked this book!
I have read and reviewed fairy tales retelling before, it has been a while though and I was really keen on this one. It is not every day you associate Cinderella with Mafia bosses, but I loved it and thought that it was very creative.
Well, we really know the story, so I am not going to be overall spoiling it for anyone, but still.. it really stands out on its own and Fragments of Ash was truly beautifully written, nicely paced and spot on!
The backstory for the characters was really well defined and made you really understand their current state and motivations. There are a few surprises and twists; a few gripping moments and to be honest I really got sucked in the story very quickly.
I think Katy truly did an amazing job and I hope there are more books in the pipeline (I do supsect there are!)
Ashely was truly a wonderful character, she is relatable and it is so easy to empathise with her. In this story, Ashley has it a lot worse than original Cinderella. Honestly, that was a trajedy waiting to happen!
I am not going to give you any more, because what will happen is that I will likely spill the beans and discuss every plot point!
No one wants that!
So if you are into fairy tales, heck in the mood for a romance with a bit of danger, then this is truly the book for you! Katy did Cinderella right and took it to the next level. I cannot tell you what I expected when I opened my Kindle, but I can tell you that I was really very pleased with the final results.
I am going to be very highly recommending Fragments of Ash, and I am looking forward to the next one in this series. I wonder which story it will be next time. I kinda want Sleeping Beauty, but Beauty and the Beast is equally good…
Given the choice dear readers, what would you want?
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.
Forty books later, Katy claims authorship of the multititled New York Times and USA Today bestselling 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 stand-alone novels and novellas, including the critically-acclaimed, 2018 RITA© nominated, USA Today bestselling contemporary romance, Unloved, a love story.
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.
Katy’s books are available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish.
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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