Monday, May 8, 2017

Author S. K. Gregory Talks About Her New Novella/Short Story Collection "Twisted Princess"

Now available from SKGregory is the fantasy novella/short story collection Twisted Princess, featuring the stories The Beast Within by S. K. Gregory, Sleepless Beauty by Erin Hayes, Spectral Velocity by Margo Bond Collins, The Origin of Snow by M. L. Sparrow, and Wonderland Casino by Kat Gracey.

Author S. K. Gregory has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule to talk about her short story The Beast Within, which is featured in the new novella/short story collection Twisted Princess.

The idea for Twisted Princess came from my love of the classic fairytales and how much darker they are than the Disney versions. As a child I remember reading about Blue Beard and the Little Matchstick Girl. For Twisted Princess we wanted to come up with stories featuring Disney Princesses without the happy ending.

My story, The Beast Within, features Izzy, a young woman who works as a security expert for supernatural beings. I tried to turn the story of Beauty and the Beast on its head. In my story, Izzy wants the normal life and to marry Gavin, a male model. The beast is Adam, a werewolf who was cursed by a witch to fell terrible pain when he turns.

Adam comes across as mild mannered but he becomes obsessed with Izzy.

I think there was a good range of stories from some very talented authors. I would like to do a future boxset maybe on the origins of some of the Disney villains.

The boxset is only 99c on Amazon and is available on KU.

Here's an excerpt from The Beast Within:

Adam moved aside as I stepped out of the room. His dark curly hair fell over his face as he kept his head bowed in shame. As a human he was quiet, apologetic and a pushover. Nothing like his father, Mr. CEO.

He was cursed when he was in his teens. I don’t know by who, but he was never in control of the beast within. All werewolves can control the change, shifting seamlessly from one form to the other. For Adam though, he had no control and the shift was agony. He was kept locked away in this huge mansion, making him the source of many rumors, which was probably what led the reporter here in the first place.

Bet he didn’t think he’d end up a stain on the floor, I thought.

“Goodnight Adam,” I said.

He muttered something in reply but I was already half way to the door. I stepped out into the frigid morning air. Maybe I could get a couple of hours sleep before my morning meetings.

“Werewolves,” I muttered.

Once behind the wheel I took another look at the reporter’s credentials which I found buried in guts. His name was Noah Baxter. I tossed the idea into the glovebox, I’d dispose of it later. For now, I just wanted to sleep and get the image of blood out of my mind.


About the Author

S. K. Gregory was born in Northern Ireland in 1985. She is the author of several series of books including Daemon Persuasion, which was published by Mockingbird Lane Press. She loves horror movies, reading and archery. In her spare time she runs a review blog for authors. All of her works are available to purchase through Amazon.

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