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Release Blitz for Don’t Speak by Katy Regnery

Title: Don’t Speak
Series: Modern Fairytale #5 (Standalone)
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017


From New York Times bestseller 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 she helps to cater.

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.

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United Indie Book Blog Review
Reviewer: Michelle
Rating: 5 Stars
I didn't know what to expect when I started this book, I knew it was a fairytale inspired by The Little Mermaid, but I was almost afraid that the storyline would be too similar. I already know the story of Ariel and I wanted something new and fresh. 

And that is exactly what you get with Don't Speak.  I was thrilled that the Author gave her own spin on a classic Disney movie. Her own storyline with her own unique characters!  There are a few similarities and references to the original, but it is done in a way that makes this story its own, without being to closely related to The Little Mermaid. 
Such as, the Hero's name is Erik.  His mother is Ursula (this cracks me up, and trust me, she is true to the name!). Laires  Father is a fisherman and the name of his company is King Triton Seafood. There are other references that I thought were well executed throughout the story. Plus, the concept is kind of the same....Laire comes from the sea (ok, not really, but she lives on a very small island and they have their own views on how the world works) and Erik is a Prince (ok, again, not really.  His Father is the governor of North Carolina but they do refer to Erik as the Prince of North Carolina). They come from two different worlds, and being together is just not acceptable. 

This story has some of my favorite tropes all rolled into one neat little package. 

First love - awe, the sweetness of falling in love for the first time. The romance, the first kiss, first touch. The tingles, the butterflies, and all new experiences.  The excitement of seeing each, the anticipation of when the next time you can meet. Lots of very sweet, tender, swoon worthy moments. 

Forbidden Love - Eriks father is Governor, his family has power, money and a reputation to uphold. When they vacation down at the Banks, he knows not to get involved with an Island girl. He sees things as 'outsiders' do. Those not born generations on the island doesn't know their culture, their ways or some of their words. (Lol!!  I love that they have their own unique words for things!).  But once he saw Laire, none of that mattered. He HAD to get to know her, to see her again. 
 Laires concepts on the world are not the same as Eriks. She's an Islander, and he's a dingbatter (yea, I thought that was hilarious too but that's what they call people not from the island) and it is forbidden to associate let alone date or be with someone who is not an islander. The Islanders think the 'dingbatters' moral and values are corrupt, they aren't responsible nor do what is right according to their standards. 

Second chance romance - well, we can have a great story without some angst, right? Without a roadblock along the a way. And what a roadblock it is! 

True/Forever Love - that one epic love everyone wants. That one that no matter what the obstacles you face, you know you are meant to be together and that it's forever. 

You know you  read a great story when you experience so many emotions while reading. I laughed, swooned, fell in love, got sad, then angry, then sad again (may have had a few tears), then anxious, angry again, then happy, then fell in love again and swooned some more!  It was a crazy roller coaster ride! And I enjoyed every minute of it! 

Also Available


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

The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) - available now (FREE!)
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) - available now
Ginger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) - available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) - available now (99c!)
Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) – new release
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) - available late-2017​

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Author Bio

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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