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Witch in the Woods (Witches of Grimm Prequel) by C.M. Adler
Genre: Dark Fantasy
“Once upon a time, there was a young girl who lived near an enchanted forest with her sister and her father. One day, while her father was gone selling firewood to the neighboring villages, her sister fell ill. Out of desperation, the young girl ventured into the forest for help and there she found a woman who gave her everything her soul desired…
Ambrosine lives next to an enchanted wood, which is no big deal when you know how to spot a magic hoax nest and trap nasty little night fairies.
And certainly no big deal when there is not even a witch in the woods.
When her little sister Rosaline encounters a strange new creature, she falls asleep and a dangerous fever dream threatens her life. With their mother dead and their father gone, Ambrosine gambles with the deepest desire of her soul as she fights to save her sister.
Based on the Grimm fairy tale, The Tale of the Rose, this is a highly entertaining and bone-chilling story of the first Witch in the Woods.”
Mother (Witches of Grimm Book 1)
The writer’s voice and creativity is absolutely amazing throughout the story
– Amazon Review
Once upon a time there was a girl who grew up near an enchanted wood. She was the delight of her father. The most precious gem of his heart.
And one evening in the spring, on her sixteenth birthday, she clutched her infant daughter to her chest and ran for her life.
A century later, a young girl named Maia found true love. Or at least she thought she had before her happily ever after turned into cries of, “Witch! Witch! Witch!” After an impulsive deal with a rumple goblin, Maia escapes the pitchforks and torches by taking her chances in the enchanted woods.
But there’s a witch in the woods.
Cerelia hasn’t seen another human soul for over one hundred years until a beaten and bloody pregnant girl stumbles into her magical garden. While fighting off witch-hunting villagers is one thing, dealing with rumple goblins is quite another. What will be the cost of saving Maia’s child?
Mother is the first book in the Witches of Grimm series. A gripping fairytale retelling of Rapunzel’s Mother Gothel, Mother is a magical story of love and sacrifice.
Kissing Crows (Witches of Grimm Book 2)
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful, curious girl who lived in an enchanted forest by the sea. Her mother loved her so much that she kept her in a tower, safe from anything that might ever harm her. And it was there, beneath the bright spring sun, that the girl wished she was free to fly with the crows…
Rapunzel lives in a world of mist fairies and mermaids, a world in which her gothel, Cerelia, has always kept her safe from all the evils of the world–rumple goblins, night fairies…and men.
As Rapunzel grows older, the fairy tales stacked high in her tower and her companion crows are no longer enough.
And so she makes a wish…
Prince Charles Marcus of Aubergen is restless, refusing to be content with the details of his arranged life. To escape the suffocating formality of his younger brother’s royal wedding, Charles takes his small boat out onto the sea.
Then a storm hits.
After surviving the storm and fighting off mermaids, Charles wakes in a strange cave to Rapunzel’s curious sea-green eyes. At that moment, Charles knows he has found his true love in this beautiful Lady of Crows.
But will true love be enough to keep them safe from Cerelia’s raging fear? Or the dark magic festering in the enchanted woods?
Kissing Crows is the second book in the Witches of Grimm series. A dark fairytale retelling of the classic “Rapunzel,” Kissing Crows is a powerful tale of forbidden freedom.
CM Adler is the thriller and dark fantasy name for award-winning author Christine Nielson (formerly Haggerty). Christine lives a life that’s certainly never boring, and if there is ever a dull moment, she fills it with more writing projects.
Nestled in the mountains of northern Utah, Christine spends her days with her three human children and her additional four-legged, furry brood. In a former life, Christine taught English and karate and developed a love of spinning fire. Follow her adventures through her newsletter at www.queensandcrows.com.
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