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Cami John

October 13, 2017 at 07:53 AM UTC


Your books would be awesome on audible!
And I am SUPER excited to hear Snow White is in the mix!! YES! YES! YES!
I can’t wait until your next book comes out.

Kitty

October 20, 2017 at 06:14 PM UTC


Yes, I’ve been planning Snow White for a long while. 😀 I’m hopeful everyone will enjoy the changes I’m making to it! But that’ll be a little over a year until you see it. 12 Dancing Princesses won’t be too long after Frog Prince though!

Arletta Miller

October 09, 2017 at 10:12 PM UTC


Kitty,

Are there any plans of having the Fairy Tales professionally read and put on Audible? I can do the whole text-to-speech thing on my kindle and that is OK, but it’s easier to carry around my phone and have it read to me. I really enjoy listening to a book while I’m working on chores around the house. I get more done when I have something to listen too. I have audible on my phone, but the kindle app on my phone doesn’t do text-to-speech. Also, I really enjoyed Red Rope of Fate narrated. I would get all your books on Audible too, provided the price is reasonable. It can get expensive fast. Listening to them over and over again, is more an option than reading them over and over since I have less and less time to just sit and read as much as I would like to. 🙂 Thanks. I’m so looking forward to The Frog Prince and the next books of the Chronicles of Retha!

Kitty

October 20, 2017 at 06:18 PM UTC


I was wishy-washy on the issue for a long time, but I AM hoping for more fairy tale audiobooks in the future! Fingers crossed to see if it happens–hopefully with Frog Prince launching my numbers will spike so I can ask the folks who produced Red Rope if they’re interested.

Chiemi

October 05, 2017 at 08:37 PM UTC


I am so excited for this! I didn’t care for Lucien as a character, but I think this fairy tale will be perfect for him. Also, I am excited for all the cameos other characters will be making… Rumplestiltskin! *girlish squeals of delight*

Kitty

October 20, 2017 at 06:19 PM UTC


Yeah, I may/may not have been a bit vindictive to Lucien in this book….and Ariane (the heroine) may or may not throw him as a frog into a wall. Multiple times. 😉

Nina

October 03, 2017 at 09:38 PM UTC


Oooh, I’ve been anticipating this since I saw the sample! Lucien as a frog will be hilarious, and Ariane seems (from what I saw of the example) perfect for Lucien! As in, sarcastic replies to his inanities perfect. 🙂 I can’t wait!

Kitty

October 03, 2017 at 10:19 PM UTC


Yeah, Lucien needs someone who will call him out whenever he says/does something particularly stupid. 😉 I was pretty gleeful when I was working on Ariane’s character, mostly because Lucien will finally have someone who will make him behave.

Katie

October 03, 2017 at 05:42 PM UTC


I literally laughed out loud when I realized Lucien was going to be a frog – it’s just so perfect!!! I regret to say that I didn’t figure out that you were setting up for him to be the frog prince but as soon as I saw it would be him, I remembered Angelique’s threat in Beauty and the Beast! It really is amazing how you have all of these things planned ahead of time!

Kitty

October 03, 2017 at 10:17 PM UTC


I have a giant piece of wrapping paper that holds the barely legible scribbles of my timeline–that’s really the only way I am able to keep everything straight. 😉

Arletta Miller

October 02, 2017 at 08:40 PM UTC


Totally called Lucien as the Frog Prince when I read BB. I’ve been looking forward to this book since then and can’t wait to see how Lucien is turned from a frog into a man (both figuratively and literally!) Thanks Kitty. Can’t wait!!

Kitty

October 02, 2017 at 08:43 PM UTC


High five for calling it out! (I think I recall you guessing it and being very impressed) I did have a lot of fun with this book in that it gave me a chance to drag Lucien through the mud–which he’s had coming for a while. Buwahahah! I hope you enjoy it! 😀

stefanie nichols

October 02, 2017 at 08:21 PM UTC


Hooray! I am so excited to read the next installment in the Fairy Tales. Will you be working on Life Reader any time soon? I really would love to read what happens next in that story line. I just love your books!!!

Kitty

October 02, 2017 at 08:27 PM UTC


I really want to tackle Life Reader’s sequel–and I will one day!!–but 2018 and 2019 will be more fairy tale focused as I bring the current arc to a close. It’s a loooong, series, so closing it out is going to take a lot of effort as I’ll have to fact check every step of the way. But I have not forgotten Life Reader–it is my secret favorite, even if it’s my poorest selling story. 😉

foxinsox

October 03, 2017 at 07:26 AM UTC


Life Reader is also VERY high up on my favorites list (Along with Red Rope of Fate). I just love both of those books so much. Its too long to wait. . . well, as long as there *is* a sequel, I’m game. (That cliffhanger gets me every time!)

Kitty

October 03, 2017 at 10:21 PM UTC


Yes! Red Rope will hopefully get it’s sequel next year–it depends how many books I can squeeze in! (I’ll probably need it because I’ll want a break between finishing Second Age of Retha and Snow White–the final fairy tale I’m going to release before I finish up the current arc with Angelique’s story.)

foxinsox

October 04, 2017 at 01:59 PM UTC


8D
OHH MY GOODNESS!! yes yes yes yes yes yes yes! I’m so excited. I kinda guess that somewhere in the back of my head I knew that we would hear her story eventually, but YAY!

Erudessa Aranduriel

October 02, 2017 at 08:01 PM UTC


Eeeeeeeee!!! I totally love your books (I’ve only read Beauty & the Beast and Cinderella and the Colonel, both of which are my favorite re-tellings of those fairytales) and I can’t wait to read this! I was hoping Lucien would get his own fairytale!

Kitty

October 02, 2017 at 08:21 PM UTC


😀 I’m glad you have liked them! As I mention in the post you might want to read the others–it will make this story far more enjoyable–but I’m REALLY GLAD you liked Lucien that much! (I am a little worried that making him a main character might be a bit controversial because, let’s face it, he really is a toad at times. But what are fairy tales for if not to address personality problems, eh?)

Erudessa Aranduriel

October 04, 2017 at 10:17 PM UTC


I”{m definitely planning to read the rest of the series before I read #9, and I am working on purchasing the whole series. Two down seven to go!

And yes, Lucien can be quite the toad!

Tina

October 05, 2017 at 10:29 PM UTC


read ALL her books. fabulous author. her characters become real people to you.

foxinsox

October 02, 2017 at 07:54 PM UTC


I got *so* excited when I read the sample-thingy! I love the idea of a maid as our newest heroine; it gives a nice change from the princesses (even if most of them aren’t raised like princesses).
On another subject, how do we submit fanart? I’ve been brushing up on my skills, and I think I might send some in.

Kitty

October 02, 2017 at 08:18 PM UTC


Yeah, I was growing a little weary of the princess pattern, which is why I decided to break with the traditional fairy tale and make her a maid! (Also, I don’t know that a princess would be able to curb Lucien’s arrogance as Ariane does.)

As for submitting artwork, email works best! I only have the contact form up so the spam bots don’t find me and you can’t send attachments with it so usually artists email me first and then I respond so they have my email, but you can mail me directly at: kmshea at kmshea dotcom (No spaces, and replace the at and dotcom)

Christi-Anne

October 02, 2017 at 07:50 PM UTC


Yes, I can’t wait!!

On Frogs and Art

It’s time to officially reveal Book 9 in the Timeless Fairy Tales series: The Frog Prince! The story will follow Prince Lucien–crown prince of Loire and Severin’s half-brother–and a neat-nut maid named Ariane as they attend the Summit meeting and dodge two rogue mages who are out to kill Lucien.


It was really tough keeping this story under-wraps for as long as I did–I actually foreshadowed it way back in Beauty and the Beast when Angelique threatens to turn Lucien into a toad! It’s a story that took a lot of effort to write, because it brings back so many characters from other books. (Severin, Elle, Rumpelstiltskin, Gemma, Dylan, Callan, Gabrielle, Steffen, and Elise just to name a few!) Actually, this is the FIRST BOOK in the Timeless Fairy Tale series that technically isn’t a standalone! Since so much of the story wraps around the series’ current events, if you really want to enjoy it you need to read the other books first. (Believe me, it will pay off in the end!)


I’m looking at a late October/early November release date, so it won’t be too long until you have a new book to sink your teeth into!

On that happy note, I also wanted to display some awesome artwork sent to me by two lovely Champions!


I Might Not Make it? Image of Dylan from Little Selkie By Cami John


Up first we have a beautiful image of Dylan from The Little Selkie which is taken from my FAVORITE SCENE in the whole book–when she’s facing the giant wave caused by the sea witch! The wonderful Cami John made this image–and wow did she nail the water and sunlight! (The foam at the top of the wave is especially amazing.)

Kit from Second Age of Retha Series, by Jess Wurms


Jess Wurms–you might remember her from some previous pieces–created another lovely drawing–this one of Kit from The Luckless, my A. M. Sohma series! I really have to tip my hat to Jess on this one–she remembered Kit’s obnoxious face tattoo! (It’s particularly impressive given that I purposely don’t have the cover artist include it on the covers, but Jess is really amazing at adding small details like that.)


Thank you to both Cami and Jess for letting me show off their work! I’m really honored that you two enjoyed my stories enough to use your talents to make some amazing artwork!


That’s all for today, Champions! Thank you for reading, and let me know if you guessed that Lucien was going to be the Frog Prince!

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