Monday, October 2, 2017

Free and Cheap Sleeping Beauty Fairytales

Enjoy a fun retelling of Princess Sleeping beauty with these free and cheap books. You'll find great re-imaginings of the romantic fairy tale with a little spice and challenge thrown in.
Enjoy a fun retelling of Princess Sleeping beauty with these free and cheap books. You'll find great re-imaginings of the romantic fairy tale with a little spice and challenge thrown in.
Maybe it's the little girl in me coming out, but I love to read fairy tales.  One of my favorites have always been Sleeping Beauty--a girl who can overcome the trials of her birth and circumstances beyond her control.  Plus, she gets a good long nap and still gets the guy in the end.  Now that's a dream come true.

Slumber
by JL Weil
Kindle Unlimited Read
Audible Version Available

There is no such thing as happily ever after.

Everything Charlotte Winston thought she knew has been thrown out the window. From the moment she opens her eyes, the world she remembered ceases to exist, and in its place is a post-apocalyptic realm filled with unimaginable dangers. And one very smoking hot guy who has an uncanny ability to make her blood sing, then boil in a blink of an eye.

Dash Darhk is everything her parents would hate. He’s six feet and two inches of dark temptation and a killer smile, that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in his wake. But her parents are nowhere to be found. Charlotte is alone in this new world. Destroyed by a toxic mist, the land isn’t the only thing altered, but the inhabitants as well.

As Charlotte begins the hunt for her family, gifts she’s never fathom awake inside her. And with the gifts come problems. Enormous ones. Charlotte is running out of options and places to hide. If she can’t figure out who to trust—and fast—she will lose more than her heart.

Sleeping Beauty
by KM Shea
Kindle Unlimited Read

Briar Rose, a clever peasant girl, feels only pity for the mysterious Princess Rosalinda–the hidden princess who was cursed to prick her finger on a spindle and fall asleep until true love’s kiss awakens her. But her pity turns into horror when Briar learns she is the secret princess, and Isaia, her childhood friend, is really a Magic Knight sworn to protect her.

Briar reluctantly embraces her new life as a princess, and is reunited with her mother, father, and her grandfather–the king. But calamity strikes when Carabosso, the evil mage who cursed her as a baby, returns and plunders the countryside. Unfortunately, the king refuses to dispatch the Magic Knights to protect the people, and instead orders the knights to stay in the capital to guard Briar. But Briar is not the demure princess her family desires, and she vows to save her people if her parents and grandfather will not.

Will the curse consume Briar, or–with help from Isaia–can she beat Carabosso at his own game?

Briar Rose
by Caroline Lee

Luckily for this sleeping beauty, her hero has the recipe for True Love!Briar Rose Jorgenson has always been much more comfortable with her best friend's family than her own. Her mother and grandmother pull her in opposite directions, demanding her attention to "proper" pursuits... when all she wants to do is bake. Well, that and spend time with Everland's newest resident, scrumptious Gordon MacKinnon.

Now that Gordon has made a home for himself in the quaint western town of Everland, he's working hard at fulfilling his dream of owning a restaurant. Plagued by memories of a childhood of crime on the streets of Edinburgh and a decade of servitude, Gordon's determined to create something special for his neighbors in Everland. And he knows just the woman he wants to share in his dream: Briar, the sweet temptress who puts the icing on his cake.

But when Briar's family starts making decisions about her future, Gordon's dash of despair turns into a heaping spoonful of desperation. It will take an unlikely--almost fairy tale!--solution to make sure that these two have a chance at their succulent Happily Ever After.



The Princess Game
by Melanie Cellier
Kindle Unlimited Read

They call her the Sleeping Princess, but Celeste is far from asleep…
Celeste has been cursed since her sixteenth birthday--just not in the way the rest of the kingdom thinks. All they see is her breath-taking beauty, marred by her foolishness. Only she knows that she retains her brilliant mind. And it’s a secret she must keep at all costs.

Over the years she’s grown accustomed to the necessary deception. After all, her life depends on it. And she’s even found a way to protect her kingdom, working from the shadows. But now a dangerous new threat has emerged, one that Celeste can’t defeat alone. She needs the help of a newly-arrived prince. One who’s altogether too handsome and too charming. Somehow she needs to keep her secret, save her kingdom and find a way to free herself from the curse. The last thing she has time to do is sleep.

In this reimagining of the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, it’s only the princess’ mind that is asleep. And sometimes appearances can be deceiving.

Beautiful Salvation
by Jennifer Blackstream
Audible Version Available

A DARK GOD ROBBED OF HIS POWER

A hundred years ago, Saamal turned his back on his lover, threw her away for the promise of a new bride who would double his power. In retribution, the scorned goddess cursed his would-be wife, doomed her to die before they could be married. Saamal was forced to give up half his power to save her, and even at his best was only able to turn death to sleep. Now he is no longer all-powerful, and his land suffers with his fall from power. He can only wait at the beside of his sleeping fiancĂ©, hoping that an otherworldly benefactor and the new allies she’s brought him can somehow help him break the spell.

HER WORLD IS AN ILLUSION

Aiyana is the fiancĂ© of the god of death—but she doesn’t know it. Plagued by nightmares of a different world and a growing darkness inside her, she finally flees her the protection of her castle in a desperate bid for answers. What she learns changes everything. The handsome stranger with the bottomless black eyes speaks of a curse, promises that a kiss is the only way to break the spell and return her to the real world. But his reputation precedes him. And the god of death is not to be trusted.

WAKE UP

The land is bound to its royal family—and its god. Saamal isn’t the only one who’s been starving. If he can’t wake Aiyana soon, if he can’t fulfill the prophecy and get his power back, the land is going to take matters into its own hands. If they are going to save their kingdom, Aiyana and Saamal have to overcome the past and succumb to the connection that binds them together—body and soul.

Awaken
by Demelza Carlton
Kindle Unlimited Read

A sleeping beauty. A kingdom frozen in time. Only one can save them all.

Once upon a time...

Lord Siward intended to go hunting, but when he stumbles upon a ruined castle and accidentally wakes the mysterious maiden sleeping inside, he knows his holiday is over.

With the kingdom in trouble, Siward should be protecting the realm, but every time Rosamond looks at him, he gets lost in the girl's green eyes. Who is the mysterious beauty, and why does he feel she holds the key to the kingdom's deliverance?

Awakening
by Laura Greenwood
Kindle Unlimited Read

Life goes on around the cursed.

Cursed as a baby, Keira has slept for over ninety years, only to be woken by the son of the man who bewitched her. But she soon discovers that Philip is nothing like his father, and is willing to show her ways to cope with her new reality.

Supported by a powerful witch, and her brother, Keira and Philip do their best to stay out of his Father's clutches, and soon realise that it's up to them to fight back

The Golden Princess and the Moon
by Anna Mendell
Kindle Unlimited Read

The beautiful but spoiled Princess Rosamund (Rosa for short) has squandered the seven faerie gifts given her on her christening day. She must reclaim these gifts in order to face a terrible curse cast long before her birth.

Prince Erik grew up hearing stories of a sleeping princess, but all does not end happily when he wakes her. For what happens when a princess of legend awakens in a world that fears all to do with the old kingdom and Faerie?

Intertwined in both Rosa’s and Erik’s lives is the figure of the Golden King and the ancient curse that separated him from his faerie bride.


Awake
by Jessica Grey
Kindle Unlimited Read
Audible Version Available

Alexandra Martin didn’t believe in fairytales…

Alex has always been more interested in rocks and science than stories about princesses and magic. Now she’s far too busy with her summer internship at the Gem and Mineral Museum to think about children’s stories. Between avoiding her former best friend and high school baseball star, Luke Reed, and trying to hide her unrequited crush on her mentor at the museum, the real world is occupying all of her time.

…Until she walked into one.

It turns out fairytales aren’t all fun and games. A curse has turned her neat and orderly world upside down, and to break it, she bands together with a fellow intern and a recently awakened princess who’s been asleep for 900 years. Can this trio of unlikely heroines put an end to an ominous enchantment, discover true love, and keep an ancient and evil magic from being unleashed on modern-day Los Angeles?

Spindle
by WR Gingell

She’s not a princess . . . but then, he’s no prince.
Polyhymnia is deep in enchanted sleep. High in a tower, behind an impenetrable barrier of magical thorns, she sleeps, dreams, and falls ever deeper into her curse.

Woken by a kiss, Poly finds herself in an alien world where three hundred years have passed and everyone she has ever known is dead. Luck, the enchanter who woke her, seems to think she is the princess. Understandable, since he found her asleep on the princess’ bed, in the royal suite, and dressed in the princess’ clothes.

Who cursed Poly? Why is someone trying to kill her and Luck? Why can’t she stop falling asleep?

And why does her hair keep growing?

Sometimes breaking the curse is just the beginning of the journey.

Waking Beauty
by Sarah Morin

What if the sleeping beauty refused to wake up?

The rescue wasn't going at all how he planned. Prince Arpien intends to gain a throne and the sleeping beauty's heart with a single kiss that wakes her from the evil fairy's curse. But kissing the princess is only the beginning of a series of unforeseen obstacles: man-eating bugs, deadly spindles, talking lapdogs, and fiery pickles. The sleeping beauty is the biggest complication of all.

Princess Brierly is beautiful and Fairy-Gifted, but also...daft. After one hundred years of sleep imprisonment, Brierly refuses to believe this rescue is anything more than a tantalizing but doomed dream.

Arpien is drawn to the vibrancy beneath Brierly's indifferent exterior. Can they reclaim her kingdom? Do they dare trust in the Prince of the old tales to help them battle the evil fairy who cursed Brierly? What is the price of waking beauty?

Beautiful Dreamer
by Lacey Thorn
Audible Version Available

Two weeks ago, Chase Riley and her best friend were kidnapped, severely beaten and left for dead. Chase was the lone survivor but has been in a coma since she was found. The police, led by her ex-boyfriend, Detective Phillip Wade, still have no idea what happened.

When Phillip gets the call that his sleeping beauty is finally awake, he rushes to her side. There’s just one little problem. Chase doesn’t recall that fateful night, and doctors aren’t certain if she’ll ever remember. The woman before him is nothing like the laughing jokester Phillip once fell for. This woman is quiet, cautious and afraid.

Lines are crossed from the first moment he holds her in his arms and promises everything will be okay. She doesn’t remember their friendly breakup over his inflexible schedule or her uncertainty about marriage and the stress and pressure of being a cop’s wife.

He’s not the only one watching and waiting to see if she’ll remember. There’s someone else with plans to make sure Chase goes back to sleep—permanently.

Beauty's Curse
by CS Johnson

For four years, Princess Aurora of Rhone—Rose to her friends—has searched the world for a way to break the curse placed on her by Magdalina, the wicked ruler of the fairies at war with her kingdom. Under the curse, Rose is doomed to die on her eighteenth birthday after pricking her finger on the spindle of a spinning wheel. And time is running out.

On the eve of her seventeenth birthday, Rose makes the journey home with her friends—Theo, a priest with a penchant for revenge; Mary, a young and talented fairy; and Ethan and Sophia, siblings with a troubled past–as pressure from her father, King Stefanos, leaves her with two equally unsatisfying options: Abdicate the throne, or get married.

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Sleeping Beauty
by Jess James
Audible Version Available

Rose lives with her three uncanny aunts deep in the woods. At eighteen years of age she has been sheltered from the outside world and secluded. Surrounded by beauty and nature alone, she wonders what else awaits her in the wide world on the outskirts of the woods.

As she explores the boundaries of the woods, she meets Mistress M, an extraordinary woman who holds a dark and mysterious secret. Rose becomes intrigued and is quickly seduced by her charm as she is introduced to a handsome stranger who opens her mind and her heart.

Yet a dangerous secret surrounds Rose’s fate, and suddenly all happiness is put at risk as she must face a past that she never knew even existed.

Trapped on Talonque
by Veronica Scott

Will an alien sleeping beauty awaken to save him, or to destroy everyone around her?

Space Marine Nate Reilly and his Special Forces team are in deep trouble. Prisoners on a backward alien planet, they're brought before an alien 'goddess', sleeping in her high tech seclusion. Nate is astonished when she awakes and establishes a psychic link with him. But her news is not good--he and his men must win a brutal challenge set by their captors, or they will die. She'll give her aid, but in the end their courage and strength must win the contest.

Bithia sleeps in her chamber, as she has for thousands of years, since her own people unaccountably left her there. Viewed as a goddess by her captors, she must hide her ancient secrets to survive. But only the bravest of men may free her. Can she use her psychic powers to keep Nate and his men alive long enough to help her escape, or will her only hope of freedom die with them?

Enchantment
by Orson Scott Card
Audible Version Available

The moment Ivan stumbled upon a clearing in the dense Carpathian forest, his life was forever changed. Atop a pedestal encircled by fallen leaves, the beautiful princess Katerina lay still as death. But beneath the foliage a malevolent presence stirred and sent the ten-year-old Ivan scrambling for the safety of Cousin Marek's farm.

Now, years later, Ivan is an American graduate student, engaged to be married. Yet he cannot forget that long-ago day in the forest--or convince himself it was merely a frightened boy's fantasy. Compelled to return to his native land, Ivan finds the clearing just as he left it.

This time he does not run. This time he awakens the beauty with a kiss . . . and steps into a world that vanished a thousand years ago.

Waking Sleeping Beauty
by Laurie LeClair

sheltered, naive Francine (Francie) King longs for her dream wedding. Now, if only she can find the perfect groom for her perfect wedding. Added to that, she's just walked out on her meddling, controlling mother and has lost her trust fund money. What's a girl to do? And how will she ever afford the wedding she's planned for all her life?

Successful, single Marcus Goode wants to be closer to his ailing mother and hold onto the only family he has left in this world. He agrees to return to Dallas to take over the temporary running of King's Department Store while the new owner searches for a permanent replacement. What he doesn't anticipate is just how involved he will get with the King family, especially Francie when he's caught up in a make-believe courtship for a fairy tale ad campaign for the store.

When Marcus finds Francie in a wedding dress asleep in the store after hours, he kisses her awake. Neither one of them will ever be the same. Can a hopeless romantic learn to survive in the real world? And can a confirmed bachelor remain that way when his heart falls for a sleeping beauty?

by Regina Puckett

A family obligation forces Phillip into accepting a late Christmas Eve invitation, but what he doesn't realize is that on this night, his life is going to change forever. A beautiful comatose woman will teach him the true meaning of life and the importance of not sleeping through the beauty of it all. While he waits for his sleeping beauty to awake from her coma, he has to face the fact that, if she does awaken, even though he has had time to fall in love with her, he will be a complete stranger to her.


Finding Sleeping Beauty
by Tarrah Montgomery
Kindle Unlimited Read

Princess Danielle's life in the fair-tale land of Fenmore Falls is overshadowed by a wizard's bargain that allowed her to be born to the formerly childless queen and king.

But Danielle's birth came at a price—a curse set to fall on her head when she turns sixteen. On the eve of that fateful birthday, her father sends her through a magic door to a peculiar land called Idaho. The princess-in-hiding struggles to live like an average teenager in this modern world, but she quickly makes friends and finds herself drawn to a cute guy named Nate.

Soon, however, the curse threatens Danielle again—and so do her enemies. In order to survive, she must rely on her new friends, as well as some old ones from Fenmore Falls. Will Danielle find the inner strength to defeat the evil wizard and live the life she chooses?

by Isobel Irons
Kindle Unlimited Read

Once upon a time...

When spoiled winery heiress Viola Bellerose has a fight with her "up and coming" rock star boyfriend, she blows off steam in true diva fashion—by making out with a hot stranger in a bar and then crashing her Mercedes into the East River.

There was a sleeping princess...

Now Viola spends her days trapped inside the prison of her own body. When she isn't eavesdropping on the private conversations of her hospital caretakers, Viola is lost in a world of vivid and terrifying dreams, in which a tall and brooding doctor appears in a sizzling romantic role.

And a handsome, heroic prince...

First year intern Sam Philips is barely surviving his complicated life, juggling family drama, the pressure of looming exams, and competition with his fellow interns. His daily solace is the time he spends with his favorite patient, the young girl he's nicknamed Sleeping Beauty.

And a spell, fueled by evil intentions...

But what Sam doesn't know is that his Sleeping Beauty is aware. That he's the only thing still tethering Viola to reality. That she's falling in love with him.

Sleeping Beauty and the Beast
by Melissa Lemon
Kindle Unlimited Read

Trapped in a cursed sleep, the only experiences Princess Eglantine has are the ones in her dreams. There she meets Prince Henry of Fallund, a neighboring kingdom on the brink of war.

Meanwhile, Prince Henry's brother Duncan discovers a vicious beast imprisoned for murder. Captivated by her, he works to free her from both the prison bars she's locked behind and the ones surrounding her heart and mind.

Once Upon a Kiss
by Claire Delacroix

For over a thousand years – so legend has it – the brambles have grown wild over the ruins of Dunhelm Castle. Many believed that the thorns were a sign that the castle was cursed, so no one dared to trespass, and the secrets that they protected and concealed have remained hidden – until now…

Armed with a pair of gardening shears, Baird Beauforte is determined to clear away the brambles that hinder the development of his resort, and he won’t let local superstition deter him. Dunhelm Castle is supposed to be the latest jewel in the Beauforte Resort chain, but the renovations can’t be finished if the workmen are frightened of a so-called curse. To dispel any lingering fears, Baird decides to vanquish the briars himself. What he never expects is to find a mysterious slumbering beauty…

Aurelia is like no one he has ever met before. Upon awakening, she demands to know his identity and why he is in her father’s castle! Bemused by her claim of being a king’s daughter, he is certain he has never met this “princess” before, although something about her rouses a haunting sense of familiarity. Soon, dreams plague this by-the-book businessman…dreams that feel more like memories. And Baird begins to wonder if he can claim his heart’s princess – now and forever – with a kiss…

Gathering Frost
by Kaitlyn Davis

Jade was only a little girl when the earthquake struck. Before her eyes, half of New York City disappeared, replaced by a village that seemed torn out of a storybook. Horses and carriages. Cobblestone streets. A towering castle. And, above all, a queen with the magical ability to strip emotions away.

Ten years later and Jade has forgotten what it is to feel, to care...even to love. Working as a member of the queen's guard, she spends most of her time on the city wall staring at the crumbling skyscrapers of old New York. But everything changes when the queen's runaway son, Prince Asher, returns. Under his relentless taunts, her blood begins to boil. Under his piercing gaze, her heart begins to flutter. And the more her icy soul begins to thaw, the more Jade comes to question everything she's ever known--and, more importantly, whose side she's really on.



Awakened
by Josie Litton
Kindle Unlimited Read

'A beautiful young woman awakens in the garden of a secluded estate with no knowledge of who she is or how she came to be there. For the man who walks out of the darkness to claim her, she is at once the ultimate challenge and the greatest temptation.

Haunted by terrifying memories of another existence, Amelia is caught between passionate desire for Ian and longing to discover her true self. Even as he is determined to possess her body and soul, Ian’s need to protect Amelia leads him into a confrontation with his tormented past.

Together, they face the challenges that lie beyond the sanctuary of the estate in the glittering world city on the edge of cataclysmic change. In the midst of sensual excess that conceals seething rebellion, Amelia and Ian will discover that love has become the ultimate threat to survival.

Sleeping Beau
by Lila DiPasqua

Five years ago, the notorious rake, Adrien d'Aspe, Marquis de Beaulain, was awakened by a sensuous kiss-and experienced a night of raw ecstasy that was branded into his memory.

Years later, he spots his mysterious seductress-and this time, he has no intention of letting her go...