Here at Romance Rehab, we love self-published authors. For starters, they release books faster than traditionally published authors. (More books + Less time waiting = happy book bloggers) They’re also able to express their creative visions without having to first filter them through the lens of the traditional publishing industry. (And let me tell you executives in the publishing industry something: you guys don’t always know what all readers want. So, when you say that paranormal romance is dead? Yeah...not so much. We can find you thousands upon thousands of romance readers looking for new vampires, shifters, and other supernatural characters to read about.) On a whole, self-published authors are fast, flexible, and fearless—and we respect the hell out of them.
But… (There’s always a but, isn’t there?)
If you’re a fan of fairytales, fairytale retellings, romance, or hot pirates who rock leather and eyeliner like it's their damn jobs, then you’ve probably watched an episode or two of Once Upon a Time, the show that pretty much took every fairytale known to man and turned turned it on it’s ear. So, in honor of the return of Once Upon a Time (and Captain Hook. Yay!), here are our picks for the top 12 romance fairytale retellings that fans of the show might want to check out.
(Note: some of these picks are very LOOSE fairytale retellings, and might not be marketed as such. But let’s not take ourselves too seriously and get into lengthy debates about the finer points of what constitutes a fairytale retelling, m’kay? This list is just for fun.)