Audiobook samples from The Wicked Wolves of Windsor and other Fairytales
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Explore fairytales with a twist in these magical stories featuring strong women.
Meet a talking horse that tells only lies and a magical raven who speaks in riddles. Find powerful witches, cursed wolves, and fae changelings in medieval castles, modern skyscrapers, and Regency ballrooms in this short story collection.
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The Wicked Wolves of Windsor – Between the wicked wolves of the Wild Hunt and her father, Irish girl Doireann needs all of her wits to survive. A dark retelling of Red Riding Hood with domestic violence set in post WWI England.
An adult re-telling of Red Riding Hood
The Queen’s Favorite – Queen Elaine and her talking horse must find the courage to speak the truth to free themselves a monster. An empowering, healing story set in a medieval landscape.
Milking Time – A magical fantasy where a farm girl is not all she appears.
Granny Starseed – Between drownings and gunfire, what will it take to get a granny witch to leave?
The Prince Learns a Lesson – Can a graduate student complete a magical task so her student loans are paid in full?
A Society of Heartless Women – The droll humor of Jane Austen meets Gothic horror in Regency Bath.
What AMAZON reviews are saying:
“…reads like an old-fashioned book of fairy tales, but with a modern twist. Full of lore and magic…”
“A literary glass of bourbon after a long day.“
“A great collection of unpredictable and fun short stories with whimsical and dark undertones.”
“A dash of magic, and a hint of wicked.”
“Nash has a knack for bringing a new twist to old stories… keeps you on edge guessing…”
“So often stories of magic are about old male magicians. Byrd Nash does not shy away from strong female characters or minorities.”
“Feminist fairytales, timeless stories.”
“What I noticed straight away was that in all of the stories the main character was female and a strong one at that. No damsels in distress here.”
“These tales handle universal truths but include diversity, humor and even a dash of a modern setting. All the magic, none of the archaic.”
— author, K.A. Miltimore
“The Queen’s Favorite… reads like a wonderful legend… A Society of Heartless Women… a horror story by way of Jane Austen’s droll sense of humor.”
— author, Helen Whistberry
What GOODREADS reviews are saying:
“If you loved Jackson Pearce’s Sisters Red and adored Davies’ Wolves and Witches, you’ll be wowed by Byrd Nash’s Wicked Wolves of Windsor.”
“These six delicious stories contain magic, sorcery, deceit, treachery and hope – “
“A great example of writing that pays homage to traditional storytelling while giving it a fresh and modern edge.”
“So often stories of magic are about old male magicians. Byrd Nash does not shy away from strong female characters or minorities.“
” – stay for the magic, deception, surprises and revenge.”
” — the language, the tone, the style was beautiful. So grim tale-esque.“
” – throughout there’s a feminist strand that ties them together, and all the fantastical elements that make the stories feel real in message, while maintaining their otherworldly wonder at the the same time — in the tradition of Kate Bernheimer and Angela Carter.
“What I got was a nostalgic trip back to my childhood, when a book could hold me spellbound for hours within its pages.”
“In A Society of Heartless Women, there is a bit of Holmes mixed in with the persnickety high society attitudes of Austen and the Bronte sisters…Jane Erye comes to mind. The ending…I didn’t see that one coming.”
“Nash’s writing flows beautifully and even though the backdrops may change from medieval to present day, the sense of fable holds firm in each tale.”
“Each story had a unique theme that highlighted certain issues that happen in the real world. I loved the fairytale aspect in the book but also appreciated the author’s style to include real-life happenings in this fantasy read.”
“There are plot twists and unexpected characters that will keep you interest but be warned this is not your typical sweet fairytale book but rather resembles more traditional fairytales.”
“The author understands the fairy tale genre well and presents unique variations on familiar tropes as well as introducing new ones. Standouts include the title story which places a Little Red Riding Hood character into the post World War I era and The Society of Heartless Women in which tone, content, and theme match up perfectly.”
For wholesale PRINT inquires find the book at Ingram Spark ISBN 978-1-733-45662-3. With a complete PCIP code for libraries and bookstores, The Wicked Wolves of Windsor and other fairytales is in the OCLC, SkyRiver, and WorldCat.org databases.
For wholesale AUDIO inquires find The Wicked Wolves of Windsor and other fairytales with the Audio ISBN 9781733456616. We are available from several library audio providers.