ONCE UPON A STAR: 14 SF-Inspired Faerie Tales (Once Upon Anthologies Book 4)

Love fairy tales and mythology?
Fans of mermaids, dragons, unicorns, and other mythical creatures?
Enjoy when a beloved classic tale is retold?
A Twist in the Tail Thursdays features all this and more!

Long time readers know how much I adore Alethea Kontis, who has stopped by this blog several times over the years with guest posts and we've had several lovely interview chats. I've even reviewed most of her books.

Whenever I hear she has written something new, I get supremely excited and mark down the wait to having it in my hands.

Kontis has had a short story in a series of Once Upon... Anthologies, beginning with ONCE UPON A KISS, continuing with ONCE UPON A CURSE and ONCE UPON A QUEST and now, its newest addition is ONCE UPON A STAR.

If you're new to the series, you can snag ONCE UPON A KISS for free and all the others for 99 cents -- this week only! It's a special sale to celebrate this week's release of ONCE UPON A STAR!

The newest anthology isn't, as I anticipated, a set of Peter Pan retellings. Oh no. It's fairy tales in space! So if you love books like CINDER by Marissa Meyer (Cinderella), HEART OF IRON by Ashley Poston  (Anastasia), STITCHING SNOW by R.C. Lewis (Snow White), ATLAS FALLEN by Jessica Pierce (Cinderella), and are excited about this year's upcoming releases of SKY WITHOUT STARS by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell (Les Mis) and LAST OF HER NAME by Jessica Khoury (Anastasia), you're going to want to get your hands on this anthology!

And to get them all for $2.97, less than a cup of coffee? What a steal of a deal!

Here are some links that Kontis put together to make it easier for you to snag these babies:

I am so excited to announce that our next ONCE UPON anthology, ONCE UPON A STAR, is now LIVE! Best of all, it’s specially priced for release week for just $0.99!! That’s right, all 14 stories for just a dollar…starring my long-awaited SF tale “True.love“!

Get Once Upon a Star now, at these fine retailers!

New to the world of Alethea Kontis?

I've previously reviewed ENCHANTEDHERODEAREST, TRIXTER, and TRIX AND THE FAERIE QUEEN, as well as her novella BLOOD & WATER, and chatted about Snow Whites role in ENCHANTED. From the Nocturne Falls Universe, I've reviewed THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND WOLVESWHEN TINKER MET BELL, and BESPHINXED.

I've most recently reviewed her YA contemporary FISH OUT OF WATER, and Mandy has reviewed her YA horror novel HAVEN, KANSAS and had Alethea over for a guest post on how making horror movies helped give her the foundation to write HAVEN!

Alethea Kontis has also stopped by A Backwards Story several times to talk about her books, fairy tales, mermaids, and more because she's awesome like that! *loves her*

a flash fiction piece entitled "Well Behaved Mermaids Rarely Make Fairy Tales,"
a guest post on "Families in Fiction,"
and a guest post entitled "I Dedicate This Post to You!"

She's also shared two of her famous fairy tale rant videos, one about Rapunzel and one about Cinderella and how it inspired her novel ENCHANTED!

O F F I C I A L   I N F O:

Authors: Anthea Sharp, Sarra Cannon, Alethea Kontis, Phaedra Weldon, Christine Pope, Nikki Jefford, Kasey MacKenzie, Shawntelle Madison, Alexia Purdy, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson
Release Date: February 15, 2019
Publisher: Fiddlehead Press

From the bestselling authors of the award-winning Once Upon Anthologies, the next fabulous volume is here! Revisit your favorite faerie tales, masterfully retold in science fiction settings with delightful, and sometimes chilling, twists. What if the Twelve Dancing Princesses were undead clones? What if the witch in Hansel and Gretel was an AI-sentient house? Are you ready for the Three Little Pigs… in space? 

These fourteen tales will entertain and inspire you, and you’ll never see your favorite faerie tales quite the same way again. Grab your copy of Once Upon A Star, and don’t forget the other anthologies - Once Upon A Curse, Once Upon A Kiss, and Once Upon A Quest - for more magical retellings!