Series: Modern Fairytales
on February 27, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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“Swoon. Sigh. Beautiful, gorgeous love story. You renew my faith in true love, Katy Regnery. And a brilliant take off on the little mermaid. People are going to love this one.” –Mia Sheridan, New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice
From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.
In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party where she is working.
Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.
Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.
All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.
Once again Katy Regnery has left my soul shivering and my heart fluttering with this epic story of love and second chances. Her seemingly effortless creation of a world filled with magic and romance between two souls meant to spend a lifetime together always moves me so deeply and Don’t Speak has now been added to that long, distinguished and ever-growing list of stories.
From the moment Eric gets a glimpse of Laire, he feels his heart and world begin to change. Never having experienced such a penetrating joining with any other, Eric is determined to get to know this lovely ginger-hair young woman who is immensely unlike anyone he had ever met. From the instant Laire notices Eric at the balcony of his bedroom, she is quickly intrigued by him as well. Despite her naivety and living the sheltered life in her little corner of the world, Laire has always had aspirations of a fuller more expansive life beyond the small fishing community that extends back for generations. Although knowing the vast differences of their two worlds and with his playful persistence, she is unable to turn away. From the moment their eyes meet, Laire and Eric share an immediate and genuine chemistry which cosmically binds their souls together.
But when unfortunate misunderstandings transpire between them through the interference of another, their hearts and their worlds are suddenly shattered. From the unbearable vacancy in his heart because of the loss of Laire’s love, Eric instantly makes the decision to pack his heart with ice to keep it frozen and protected from ever being broken again. And with the unforeseen turn which Laire’s life takes as well, she learns to focus the direction of her heart towards a new and unexpected path. Despite being apart as well as the deep hurt they suffered, the intense connection both Eric and Laire shared remained within their hearts even while they were separated by time and space. And upon reconnecting after six long years, from the moment their eyes meet, Eric could immediately feel the shards of ice begin to dissolve with the hope that the love he had once felt from Laire’s heart would take its place proving that the love they share together is as broad as the universe and as expansive and endless as the stars in the night sky.
I am always so completely moved by the depth of Katy Regnery’s characters that makes me sad to say goodbye upon the turning of the final page. Ms Regnery is a master at writing romance and her stories completely engulf and drown my heart and soul in a tranquility of never-ending love and romance. SIGH!!!
Don’t Speak is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:
The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) – available now
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) – available now
Ginger’s Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) – available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available now
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – new release!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller.
In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.