What happened after Cinderella married her prince? How did the evil sorceress in Sleeping Beauty
turn evil in the first place? Discover these stories and a world filled with magic, forbidden love, elves, sprites, dragons, and the most powerful creatures of all–the fairies–in Bonded, a collection of three fairy tale inspired novellas.
CINDERS ~ A Cinderella sequel. Money can’t buy love, but magic isn’t a sure bet either. Cinderella, now officially a princess, finds royal life is not what she once dreamed. When a mysterious elf from her past stirs up long-suppressed passion, Cinderella begins to wonder if there really is love beneath the spell that captured her husband’s heart. But undoing magic can be harder than casting the initial spell, and the results are even less predictable.
THIRDS ~ A retelling of the Grimm’s fairy tale, One-Eye, Two-Eyes, Three-Eyes. Issina is surrounded by magic, yet none of it belongs to her. Despised and abused by her mother and sisters, she finds comfort when she meets the beautiful elves living in the nearby woods. The elves want to help her discover her own magic, but it’s not the kind of power she hoped for, and she learns there is more to magic than getting what you want.
SCALES ~ A Sleeping Beauty prequel. The sun never sets in the realm of the fairies. When the young fairy Serina looks into her sister’s eyes, she sees darkness for the first time. After her mother is murdered, Serina defies fairy law to follow her sister to the human realm. There she discovers the strength of a bond, the weight of a promise, and the darkness in her own heart.
is filled with engrossing, magical storytelling. The only consolation when one story ends is knowing there’s another one waiting. | Elana Johnson
, author of Possession
Romantic and enchanting, Bonded is a beautiful, magical read. All three tales are full of love and sacrifice, while each story shows how one bond can save a person or destroy them. Ms. Argyle has a captivating voice and beautiful writing. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next! | Chantele Sedgwick
, author of Not Your Average Fairy Tale
Michelle Davidson Argyle’s Bonded
should be right there with the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales. They are darkly beautiful and wonderfully well-written. | Cherie Reich
, author of The Foxwick Chronicles
… a near perfect collection. | Rachel Hoyt
from Paper Cuts
felt so realistic to me that I could imagine these stories as fables the magical folk tell each other as legend, in the same way that we pass down fairytales in our own world. | Tamara Epps