The Fairytale Keeper: Avenging the Queen
Paperback (262 pages; Published by: Scarlet Primrose Press)
Kindle (266 pages; Published by: Scarlet Primrose Press)
Adelaide’s mother, Katrina, was the finest storyteller in all of Airsbach, a borough in the great city of Cologne, but she left one story untold, that of her daughter, that of Snow White. Snow White was a pet name Adelaide’s mother had given her. It was a name Adelaide hated, until now. Now, she would give anything to hear her mother say it once more. A rampant fever claimed Adelaide’s mother just like a thousand others in Cologne where the people die without last rites and the dead are dumped in a vast pit outside the city walls. In an effort to save Katrina’s soul, Adelaide’s father obtains a secret funeral for his wife by bribing the parish priest, Father Soren. Soren commits an unforgivable atrocity, pushing Adelaide toward vengeance. When Adelaide realizes that the corruption in Cologne reaches far beyond Soren, the cost of settling scores quickly escalates. Avenging the mother she lost may cost Adelaide everything she has left: her father, her friends, her first love, and maybe even her life. Seamlessly weaving historical events and Grimm’s fairytales into a tale of corruption and devotion, The Fairytale Keeper, leaves the reader wondering where fact ends and fiction begins. The novel paints Medieval Cologne accurately and vividly. The story develops a set of dynamic characters, casting the famous villains, heroes, and damsels of Grimm’s fairy tales into believable medieval lives. Though historically set, The Fairytale Keeper brims with timeless themes of love, loyalty, and the struggle for justice. The Fairytale Keeper was a Quarter-Finalist in Amazon's 2013 Breakthrough Novel Contest. It has also won Indie Book of the Day and was a finalist in writing.com's "Hook Us" contest.
The Countess' Captive (The Fairytale Keeper Book 2)
Paperback (232 pages; Published by: Scarlet Primrose Press)
Kindle (234 pages; Published by: Scarlet Primrose Press)
During March of 1248, Adelaide Schumacher -affectionately called Snow White-has lost so much: her mother, her possessions, and now her home.
Adelaide hates abandoning her home city, her family’s legacy, and her first love-Ivo. More than anything, she hates her father growing closer to her mother’s cousin-Galadriel. Adelaide plots to end their tryst before her fate is sealed, and she never sets foot in Cologne again.
But good and pious can only get Galadriel so far. Never again will she be destitute. Never again will she be known by the cruel moniker-Cinderella. Never again will someone take what is rightfully hers. No matter what it takes.
The Countess’ Captive is the much anticipated follow-up to The Fairytale Keeper and is book two in The Fairytale Keeper series. The novel combines Grimm’s fairytale characters with real historical settings and events to create a tale that leaves the reader wondering where fact ends and fiction begins.
About the Author:
Andrea Cefalo is the author of the award-winning Medieval fiction series, The Fairytale Keeper. She graduated with honors from Winthrop University in 2007 where she studied Medieval art history and children's literature. The next three books in The Fairytale Keeper series--The Countess' Captive, The Baseborn Lady, and The Traitor's Target--will debut in 2015 and 2016. When Andrea isn't writing fiction, she is blogging on the Middle Ages and publishing her research on thirteenth century Germany, France, and England. She resides in Greenville, South Carolina with her husband and their two border collies.