Are you ready for the new COVER REVEAL????

This is the official cover reveal for Moon Rose Publishing’s first published anthology!

Once Upon A Twisted Time is an anthology of fairytales – each with a dark twist.

Cinderella goes Sci-fi, Snow White has become Steampunk, The Little Mermaid has gone Gothic, and Beauty and the Beast has switched sides altogether! It will be available from the Moon Rose Publishing site on its release on Halloween, as well as from,, and all other Amazon sites. Do not miss out on your chance to pick up this amazing book on October 31st, 2012!


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Song of the Abyss – by Lindsay Avalon

Hawke & The Beast – by Trish Marie Dawson

Reborn City – by Miranda Stork

Miss Cavendish and the Spark of Salvation – by Tara S. Wood

Think you know your fairytales? Think again. These aren’t your normal happily ever after. Within these pages, a murderous Little Mermaid gets her revenge, the Cinderella doesn’t really want to wear the slipper, Snow White is up to her eyes in industrial experiments, and the Beauty is in fact the Beast.

This collection of four novellas will surprise you, make you gasp in horror, sigh with relief, and sit on the edge of your seat.

And most of all…they will make you rethink everything you think you know about dark fairytales…

Coming  to Amazon – Halloween of 2012!

Song of the Abyss

Princess Nerissa had envisioned a perfect wedding to a handsome prince. Instead, she fell into a nightmare. When her new husband tries to murder her just hours after pledging his life to her, she must flee towards the sea. Caught in transition from woman to selkie, she is trapped by the dark waters she hoped would be her salvation. Now her destiny becomes that of luring young men to their death…until one comes along that reignites the spark of love inside her. However to ensure her future, she must first face her past. Revenge must be taken…for both her life, and the life of the young man she now loves.


Miss Cavendish and the Spark of Salvation

In a city toiling under the iron fist of the Spiegel Syndicate and its monopoly on coal, Miss Georgina “George” Cavendish is on the brink of a breakthrough that could change the world forever. There’s just one thing standing in her way, her aunt – Xenobia Cavendish. Threatened by her efforts, the Syndicate procures the services of a notorious assassin with a past tied to her own, known as The Huntsman, to dispatch the brilliant scientist. But once he gets a glimpse of the headstrong beauty, will he be able to do the job, or will Georgina sway him to The Cause? And will George find the breakthrough she needs in time, or is New London Town doomed to forever lie under the dark shadow of her aunt’s factories?

Hawke and the Beast

Some curses last forever, and some can be broken with the whisper of three little words. Isabella Rose Woodward fell in love with a witch’s son over a century ago. Her punishment for breaking the young man’s heart was a beastly one. Every month she turns into a different creature, aging on the full moon when her curse allows for a brief return to her human form. Her only salvation is to find a man that will love her as she is…be it adorned in feathers, fur or scales. Has she found this love with the handsome Jasper Hawke? Or will a mysteriously determined Hunter find her first, and snuff out the life she so desperately seeks? A life of normalcy, where she loves and is loved in return… just as she is.


Reborn City

Nyx has one mission in life; bring down the brainwashing of New Omsk’s citizens, and release them from their mundane lives of toil. The year is 2355, and the world is a new place. A Governor is in charge of every city in the world, and humanity is attempting to rebuild itself after recovering from a war that nearly killed it. But this Governor has set his eyes on the intrepid little hacker, Nyx, and he will stop at nothing to get her. But perhaps he needs her more than he ever dreamed he would…as do his citizens.

Hawke & The Beast Snippet:

He slung the worn canvas backpack over his shoulders, pulling his arms through the straps before fastening the snug belt across his chest, effectively securing the pack to him so he wouldn’t lose it during the climb. With two more hours of sunlight left in the warm September day, he arrived early on purpose so he could stake out a good spot amongst the trees; a spot that would give him a fairly decent view of the canopy above him, as well as the forest floor beneath. Eventually he had found the perfect tree…an old pine that stood at least seven stories high with wide and open branches, allowing for a full three hundred and sixty degree view around the massive conifer.

Heaven in the sky, he thought to himself as he gracefully launched his lean body upwards, catching hold of the first massive branch with both hands. The pack stuck firmly to his back as he swung a leg up over the limb, hooking him in place. After pulling his torso level with the branch, he pushed against the wood until he was straddled alongside it, enjoying the feel of the rough bark rubbing the inner thighs of his jeans. Once on his feet in the tree, it took less than ten minutes for him to scale the trunk another forty feet off the ground until he found a place where the branches crossed close together so he could nestle safely in the thinner limbs without fear of falling to his death.

The pine smelled of green earth and fresh sap and he inhaled it greedily while removing a few items from the pack before securing it to a nearby branch. A sharpened pencil dangled from a string attached to his medium-sized notebook and he draped the digital camera strap around his neck, checking twice that the batteries were full and the memory card was properly installed.

“Hopefully tonight will be the night”, he mumbled quietly.

Check out the following Author blogs for more Anthology Snippets!

Author Steffany Martin is here! :)

Heartless’ has been writing stories almost her entire life. She loves to write and also read fantasy stories. When not writing she will be playing with her five cats, gaming, or creating various arts and crafts. She currently lives in Columbus,OH USA.

Thanks for being with us today Miss Steffany! Can you tell us…when did you start writing?

I’d say I’ve been writing since third grade. If I wasn’t writing stories down I always had at least a dozen that I would be constantly making up in my mind. By my late teen years I was very dedicated to writing stories that I actually wanted to make into books.

3rd grade, wow! So, can you tell us more about your latest book?

My latest book is Cella, A Tale of Cinderella (book 1 in Fairy Tales Retold). It is the story of Cinderella but told my way.

I do love a good fairy tale. Tell us about your main characters, are they people you would be friends with in real life?

The main characters are, of course, Cinderella, and also Prince Royal and the pirate Starling. Cinderella is who the story revolves around. She’s a really sweet, kind girl. She is loved by everyone except for those who are jealous of her and the queen – but that is because of petty reasons. She’s hardworking and honest and really can’t understand how so many bad things can happen in her life. Prince Royal is rather free-spirited. He loves sailing the oceans and would spend all of his time on a boat if his parents would allow it. They want him to remain at home and finally decide to force him to marry, thinking that it would make him finally settle down and start to take on the duties of a prince. Starling is the first mate on the pirate ship that Cinderella gets captured by after her banishment from the kingdom. He doesn’t really behave as all of the other pirates do. That is mostly because the captain raised him properly, making sure that he had a very good education. He is very caring of others, though he does prefer to be alone. Regardless, he is the best pirate on the ship with no one being able to best him in a fight. I would be friends with any of my characters. In many ways they already seem like my friends with how much time I spend in creating them.

Sounds very fascinating! Can you share with us where the inspiration behind your writing comes from?

Inspiration comes in many forms for me; from the people in my life, my pets, books/movies, and music. I find music though to probably be the most inspirational.

I agree. I could not write without my music. What has been the most rewarding part of your writing journey so far?

The satisfaction I get when I complete a story and hearing how much people like my books when they read them.

Have you ever thought if your book became a movie, what the opening song would be?

That’s tough.

So what are your top five favorite books?

The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien is unparalleled and is hands down my favorite book. There’s so many others that I like so it is very hard to narrow it down, but I suppose the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis, The Scarlet Pimpernel series by Baroness Orczy, The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket, and The Myst Trilogy by Rand and Robin Miller. Though that is technically more than five books you really can’t read one without reading all the others.

We have some of the same favorites! I do love my C.S. Lewis. Steffany, do you have any advice for budding writers?

Write what about what you have the most interest in. If you try to write what is “popular” or just something that isn’t really appealing to you, your readers are going to be able to tell. Writing should be fun and the end product should make you proud. Most importantly don’t be offended by constructive criticism, if you take the advice it will only make you a better writer.

Great advice Steffany, thank you! What can we expect to see from you in the future and where can we find your work?

I am currently working on the second book in Fairy Tales Retold which will be Rain and Snow, A Tale of Snow White. And my next fantasy novel is Albino Demon. My books are available on amazon for the kindle or in paperback. Though I will be making them available for the nook shortly.

Before we hit our lightening round…a fun question has to be thrown your way! If you could choose any Author, living or dead, to read your book, who would you choose and why?

I would have to pick J.R.R. Tolkien. I have never been able to find another author that comes close to being as great as he was. His work is amazing. I wish I had a fraction of the imagination and skill he possessed to create such masterpieces. I would have loved to be able to get his comments on the things that I write.

Excellent choice, Steffany…now hold on tight, it’s time for our Rapid-Fire Questions!

Chocolate or Wine? Chocolate. I’ve actually never yet tried wine so it could possibly replace chocolate. I’m not really that much of a chocoholic.

eReader or Paperback? A year ago I would have said paperback, but now I would probably pick ereader. If I like the book enough I will get it in paperback/hardback though.

Shower or Bath? Shower. I like to spend as little time as possible in the bathroom.

Bra or No Bra? Bra.

Beach or Pool? Pool, if it’s private. But I’ve actually never been to the beach so perhaps I would like it better, though I prefer seclusion.

Heels or Flats? Flats. The flatter the better, my feet revolt when put in heels.

Sweet or Sour? I think I have to go with sweet even though I love sour.

A Partner That Does Laundry or A Partner That Gives Massages? Why not both? Probably laundry though because that is my least favorite thing to do.

Thanks for joining us today, Steffany! You can find Steffany on Facebook and Amazon or follow her Blog.

Please read on for more info about Steffany’s latest book! Happy Reading!

Cinderella is an ordinary girl living with her parents at their bakery and working at the palace. She thinks her dreams are coming true when she meets the prince and he asks her to marry him. But one day she gets accused of stealing from the queen and the king has her banished to the prison island. However, Cinderella never makes it there because her ship is looted by pirates and she is taken as their prisoner. Meanwhile the prince is doing everything in his power to prove that Cinderella is innocent and have her sentence reversed. Will Cinderella ever get a happy ending and be able to be with the one she truly loves?

Find Cella, A Tale of Cinderella on Amazon today! 🙂