Monday, February 27, 2017

Release Blitz: Don't Speak - Katy Regenery

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Don't Speak by Katy Regnery is now LIVE and FREE with #KindleUnlimited!

"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

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Blurb:

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.

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/G-dQC9j_Zas

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Review

This is going to be a hard review to write.  I love Katy Regnery and her Modern Fairytales series but for some reason Don’t Speak just didn’t speak to me that much.  That being said, it is brilliantly written like all of her other works.  I just didn’t connect with the story and the characters like I have in the past.  I wanted to have all the feels and I just didn’t.

Laire starts off the book very naïve but eventually grows into a strong, independent woman.  Erik is a charming, caring guy at first but turns cold for years.  They each have their reasons.  In the first half of the book, I really wasn’t feeling the chemistry between the two of them.  Post-Interlude was a whole different story however.  Then I definitely could see some sparks flying.  I think part of what had me struggling to connect with Laire was her upbringing.  It’s a brilliant way to ensure Laire’s naiveté and innocence but I had a hard time finding the silver lining in her family and I needed one, especially for her father when it came to her reactions in certain situations.  Plus the woman shaming of the Corey culture drove me nuts.  It’s a bit of a pet peeve of mine. 

Once I got past the Interlude, I will admit to enjoying the story more.  It felt more like the Regnery I was used to.  The first portion of the book was slow moving and had more of an NA feel.   Everything after the Interlude is more adult and steamier.  There is plenty of fodder for feels here and other people may (and have) tear up.  It’s definitely a slow-burn story.  There’s some angst and drama but it suits the story.  Overall, it’s a touching second chance story of love found, love lost and love found once more.  -Peace and Love, Buxom J

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Don't Speak is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:

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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! 
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) - available late-2017

About the Author:
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.

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