Fragments of Ash
(A Modern Fairytale #7)
Publication date: October 1st 2018
Genres: Fairy Tales, Romance, New Adult
From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a dark and twisted retelling of the beloved fairytale, Cinderella!
My name is Ashley Ellis…
I was thirteen years old when my mother – retired supermodel, Tig – married Mosier Răumann, who was twice her age and the head of the Răumann crime family.
When I turned eighteen, my mother mysteriously died. Only then did I discover the dark plans my stepfather had in store for me all along; the debauched “work” he expected me to do.
With the help of my godfather, Gus, I have escaped from Mosier’s clutches, but his twin sons and henchmen have been tasked with hunting me down. And they will stop at nothing to return my virgin body to their father
…dead or alive.
** Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
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Fragments of Ash is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection: contemporary, standalone romances 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) – available now
Sheer Heaven (Rapunzel) – available now
Fragments of Ash (Cinderella) – coming October 1, 2018
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – coming soon
I was given a chance to interview Katy’s Heroine, Ashley. Here’s what Ashley had to say about herself and her story:
- Tell me a little about yourself (what do you look like, where do you live, what book are you in)
My name is Ashley Ellis. I’m 5’10”, blonde and blue-eyed. Right now, I don’t really live anywhere. I’m on the run from my stepmonster!
- How do you evolve during the course of the story/series?
I do. I learn to both reach out for the help I need, and to become more reliant on myself. Also, through reading my mother’s diaries, I am able to somewhat mend my relationship with her posthumously.
- Do you have an enemy or nemesis? If so, who are they and how did they become an enemy?
My stepfather and stepbrothers, who are part of an organized crime family, have terrible plans for me. I didn’t realize what these plans were until after my mother passed away. But I was so horrified that I ran away from home.
- What is the biggest challenge you face in the story?
I have never really felt safe. My mother—supermodel, Tig—was a celebrity who married my stepfather, Mosier Raumann, when I was only thirteen years old. I was sent away to boarding school and only called back home after she died. Now that I’m on the run from the Raumanns, staying safe is more difficult than ever before. I live in constant fear of being found by Mosier and dragged back to that life.
- What is the one event that you feel has helped to shape your personality?
Because my mother was a supermodel with a substance abuse problem, my early childhood was really turbulent. She was often off on shoots, and when she was home, she partied around the clock. She had me when she was sixteen, and I don’t think she ever really wanted me. But I guess having a chaotic childhood made me more resilient.
- Are you involved in a romance? If so with who and what is it about them that you find appealing?
Shhh. I’m afraid if I talk about him that Mosier will find out. But there is someone who makes me wish for something I’ve never dreamt of before: a happy ending.
- What is the one thing you want the most in the whole world?
More than anything, I’d like a normal life in which I’m loved, valued and protected. I don’t know if my mother loved me—most of the time, I think she didn’t. At boarding school, I was a valued member of the community, but that life is far behind me now. Remember that special someone I mentioned before? I’m thinking he could make me happy, love me and keep me safe, but I’ve also learned that dreams can break my heart, so I try not to want too much.
- Where do you see yourself in five years?
If I make it to twenty-three, I hope I’m finally free of my stepfamily, in the arms of a man who loves me more than everything, who would do anything to keep me happy and safe.
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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.
Forty books later, Katy claims authorship of the multititled New York Times and USA Today bestselling 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 stand-alone novels and novellas, including the critically-acclaimed, 2018 RITA© nominated, USA Today bestselling contemporary romance, Unloved, a love story.
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.
Katy’s books are available in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Turkish.
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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