EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
(A Modern Fairytale Book 5)
(A Modern Fairytale Book 5)
by Katy Regnery
Don't Speak (based on "The Little Mermaid") is the latest addition to Katy Regnery's collection of modern fairytales, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales: The Vixen and the Vet (based on "Beauty & the Beast"), Never Let You Go (based on "Hansel & Gretel"), Ginger’s Heart (based on "Little Red Riding Hood"), Dark Sexy Knight (based on "Camelot"), and Swan Song (based on "The Ugly Duckling", coming late 2017).
From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.
She heard his voice before she saw him.
Had she known the ultimate cost of that simple glance heavenward, maybe she wouldn’t have stopped. Maybe she would have just kept on walking with her head down. But fate held no warnings for Laire Maiden Cornish.
Shielding her eyes, she looked up at a deck wrapped around the second floor of the mansion, waiting a moment for her eyes to adjust as he came into view.
There, in the glittering sunlight . . . a boy.
No, a man.
A young man, a little older than she, tall and muscular, with jet-black hair and a square jaw, dark brown eyes, and a deep tan. He wore a robin’s-egg blue bathing suit with Kelly green palm fronds in a small repeat and a pair of sunglasses buried in his thick hair. In one hand, he held a phone up to his ear, and in the other, he slowly swirled a glass filled with ice and clear liquid. He stared out at the sound, concentrating on his call.
“Hey!” he yelled. “Can you hear me now?” He huffed with annoyance, pulling the phone away from his ear and squinting at it before trying again. “Pete? It’s Erik. Can you hear me?” He set the glass down on the balcony’s wooden railing and gave his phone his full attention. Staring down at it, he muttered, “Shit. No reception.”
His name is Erik.
Feeling a sharp burn in her lungs, Laire realized she’d been holding her breath and sucked in a huge gulp of air as she stared up at him, frozen in the moment, utterly mesmerized.
She had never seen a more perfect, more handsome person in her entire life.
The sun glinted off his dark hair and wrapped his body in gold, making him appear godlike so very far above her. Were she the type to swoon, Laire imagined she would have been a puddle of goopy longing on the ground below him, content to sacrifice her pride for a glimpse at his beauty.
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Praise for the Book
"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
"AMAZING ... especially if you're a 'Little Mermaid' fan, which I totally am." ~ Heidi McLaughlin, New York Times bestselling author of Forever My Girl
"Your book is beautiful, Katy. It's the perfect balance of sweet and sexy. I love the writing. I love the characters. You have me sighing like a damn teenager." ~ Leylah Attar, New York Times bestselling author of The Paper Swan
"The beauty of the fairytale and the sizzling romance that is embedded within ... it's just magical ... it's romantic ... it's the happily ever after that you crave." ~ Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads
"These hearts of our hero and heroine that have been battered and bruised by separation and secrets and woven back together in a second chance romance. The HEA that is going to steal your breath away." ~ Jezebell Girl and Friends
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, TheVixen 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 ebook 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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