Sunday, August 19, 2012

Retelling Grimm

The Twelve Dancing, Zombie-Kiling Princesses is a fast, fun read that's a futuristic take on one of my favorite Grimm fairy tales, The Twelve Dancing Princesses. If you're not familiar with this particular Grimm story, you can check it out here. But while the original version contained no zombies, I wanted to give it a modern twist.

I had thought of subbing the novella around, but after finding this image, it was too perfect to pass on.

The Twelve Dancing Zombie-Killing Princesses is available at Amazon and Smashwords.

Here's the blurb:

Meilin’s never believed in fairy tales. Happy ever afters might have happened in the old days – before zombies. But this is 2089, and the zombies beyond City are nothing like the ones your parents warned you about.
When their father promises riches to the one who can rid their city of zombies, the twelve King sisters rush to develop a solution that won’t bankrupt Dad.
The war overseas left Will disillusioned, but fighting zombies at home is a cause he can embrace. Meilin’s another. Tough but sweet, she might make him believe in life again, and maybe even love, if she doesn’t kick his ass first.
When zombies kidnap her family, Meilin must rescue them. But can she and Will save them from the worst fate of all?

What's your favorite Grimm's Fairy Tale? Are you addicted to the TV series Grimm like me?

7 comments:

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Susan
This made me laugh. It's sounds like a blast. I haven't read the original fairy tale so I'll have to check that out. Oh boy do I love Grimm. The wolf character is wonderful.
Nancy

Yolanda Renee said...

Such a fun genre, and Cate you amaze with your talent! Congrat's

Cate Masters said...

Thanks NR. I couldn't wait for the new season to start, and it didn't disappoint!

Thanks so much for the kind words, Yolanda. Much appreciated!

Dana said...

Sounds like a really fun read!

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Dana! It was a lot of fun to write.

Laurie J. Edwards said...

Good for you, Cate! I have a picture book version of the 12 Dancing Princesses beautifully illustrated by Ruth Sanderson. I have to say this cover looks totally different from hers. :-)

Cate Masters said...

Ha, I'm sure Laurie. :) My story's a *little* more high tech.