Snow White

Snow White

Cindy C. Bennett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

The death of Snow White's father has left her at the mercy of her stepmother Katarina. Katarina cares for one thing, and one thing only: herself. Vain and arrogant, she sends Snow into the forest to be killed. Snow manages to escape and hide herself from the murderous Hugo. After wandering for days, lost and hungry, she stumbles upon Fableton, an enchanted village created by Katarina to entrap Prince Philip after he spurned her. Philip has been unable to leave Fableton for half a millennium. Snow White just might be the one spoken of by a fairy who promised the day would come when a girl, pure of heart, would be able to break the curse and free the inhabitants of Fableton. But is Philip willing to risk Snow's life to gain his freedom? Snow does the thing no one has ever been able to do before - leave the enchanted village. Her only hope of winning freedom for not only the residents of Fableton, but for herself as well, is to defeat the evil and powerful Katarina.
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Reluctance

Reluctance

Cindy C. Bennett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Twenty-year-old Dahlia hates the life that she is forced to lead. But the time is quickly coming when she must make a decision that will shape the rest of her life. She's set her sights on Jace. He is someone her family will approve of, someone that will finally gain her acceptance among her people. Then Cam comes into her life, making her question what she assumed was her inevitable destiny, giving her hope that she might be able to lead the normal existence that she longs for. But fate has its own plan for Dahlia. Now she has to find courage she didn’t know she possessed to fight for her own future.
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Red and the Wolf

Red and the Wolf

Cindy C. Bennett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

A sudden increase in the violence and frequency of wolf attacks in the forest surrounding Piera has all of the residents on edge. Ruby: Three years ago, Rafe left their tiny mountain burg of Piera, leaving Ruby Hood behind to mend her shattered heart. Dealing with the fear created by the powerful and intelligent wolf would be enough for anyone, but now Ruby has to contend with more heartwrenching news . . . Rafe has come home. Lowell: Rafe's brother, Lowell, has befriended Ruby in his absence. He's almost as gorgeous as Rafe, and nearly as charming, but the problem is . . . he's not Rafe. Rafe: Rafe had no choice but to leave three years earlier, in spite of sharing an earth shattering kiss with his lifelong best friend Ruby. Now, he's back . . . and he's willing to fight for what he wants.
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Heart on a Chain

Heart on a Chain

Cindy C. Bennett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

17-year-old Kate has lived her whole life in abject poverty, with an alcoholic father and drug-addicted mother, who severely abuses Kate. At school, her second-hand clothing marks her as a target. Her refusal to stand up for herself makes her the recipient of her classmates taunts and bullying. That is, until Henry returns. Henry Jamison moved away six years earlier, just as he and Kate had begun to develop feelings for one another. He returns to find the bright, funny, outgoing girl he had known now timidly hiding in corners, barely speaking to anyone around her, suspicious of even him. Kate can't figure out what game Henry is playing with her - for surely it is a game. What else would the gorgeous, popular boy from her past want with her? Kate finally decides to trust Henry's intentions, opening her heart to him. Just when it seems he might be genuine in his friendship, tragedy strikes, threatening everything Kate has worked so hard to gain. Can Henry help her to overcome this new devastation, or will it tear them apart forever?
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Beautiful Beast

Beautiful Beast

Cindy C. Bennett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Calli is cursed by her beauty. Though she knows it's cruel, Calli agrees to accompany her friends to Monster House where it is rumored the beast howls at the moon each sunset. When she hears him for the first time, her heart is wrenched by the anguish she hears in the sound. Facing trespassing charges for her folly, Calli is forced to move into Monster House where she is to befriend the beast. Using the bribery offered by his father to gain some desperately needed money for her father, Calli accepts his terms. Horrified but trapped by her circumstance, Calli steps inside the doors of the great house to face the unknown. Alex is cursed by his beastliness. Alex believes Calli has bribed her way into his home in order to get a look at the beast of Monster House, and is determined to hate her. He isn't prepared as she batters down the hard walls of his soul with her kindness and humor. Alex allows Calli into his inner sanctum, sharing with her the most private parts of his heart. But when he finds out the truth, will her love be enough to convince him of her true feelings, or will she lose him forever? Note From the Author: Beautiful Beast is the first short story for Enchanted Fairytales, an anthology of modern day fairytales told as if the original fairytale does not exist. Beautiful Beast is the contemporary story of Beauty and the Beast. I have long been fascinated by fairytales, and have wanted to write re-tellings of some of my favorites. So, I decided to do something about it. New short stories in the Enchanted Fairytales will be released approximately bi-monthly (every two months) in eBook format if all goes according to plan. When all the fairytales are completed, they will then be compiled into a single anthology and will be available as both eBooks and in printed form. I consider them the lead up to my full length Rapunzel novel to be released by Sweetwater Books in February 2013. I hope you enjoy them!
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Rapunzel Untangled

Rapunzel Untangled

Cindy C. Bennett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Rapunzel is not your average teenager. For one thing, she has a serious illness that keeps her inside the mysterious Gothel Mansion. And for another, her hair is 15 feet long. Not to mention that she’s also the key to ultimately saving the world from certain destruction. But then she meets a boy named Fane, who changes all she has ever known, and she decides to risk everything familiar to find out who she really is. Filled with romance, adventure, and mystery, Rapunzel Untangled is one story you won’t want to put down. Discover the true meaning of love and friendship in this modern twist to the classic fairytale.
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Geek Girl

Geek Girl

Cindy C. Bennett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

"Think I can turn that boy bad?" 17-year-old Jen turns her life upside down when, out of boredom, she makes a bet that she can turn school geek Trevor into someone like her. Instead, the goth girl finds herself sucked into his world of sci-fi movies, charity work, and even -ugh!- bowling. To truly belong with him -and with her new foster family- she must first come to terms with her violent past.
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Immortal Mine

Immortal Mine

Cindy C. Bennett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

Niahm (pronounced Neeve) Parker is thoroughly content with her life in the small town of Goshen. Her parents, who travel frequently for their work, have raised a headstrong, independent teen. While her peers can hardly wait for the opportunity to leave, Niahm plans to stay forever. When Shane Coleman and his nephew Sam move into town, it's the biggest event to happen in as long as anyone can remember. It’s quite remarkable for anyone to move into Goshen rather than out, but when it’s discovered that Sam is 17, it requires some serious burning of the phone lines. All the teen girls are thrilled to have a new hottie in town—all except Niahm. Sam Coleman represents a threat to her perfect way of life. Sam is drawn to Niahm against his will. He'd prefer to not be bound to this angry, stubborn, unlikeable girl. Unfortunately, he has no choice. However, Sam didn't plan on falling for Niahm. For Immortals, love is not only forbidden, but dangerous for her. He finds himself in a fight not only for Niahm's heart, but to protect her from being harmed by those who seek to destroy Sam and those like him. Niahm finds herself attracted to the tall, copper-headed boy, who becomes her friend and then her support when tragedy strikes. Soon, she begins to realize that there may be more to Sam than she ever suspected... much more. But what he truly is, she can't begin to imagine.
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It's a Love Thing

It's a Love Thing

Cindy C. Bennett

Young Adult / Contemporary / Fiction

It's a Love Thing is a compilation of 8 summer love stories by 8 different authors. Each story is unique in its content and genre, from contemporary YA to fantasy to paranormal, this anthology has something for everyone to enjoy while lazing away your summer days on the beach. In the Beginning by Cindy C Bennett: Harley riding Drake is assigned to a parole officer - who also happens to be a surfer dude - in the tiny town of Seaside, California. His PO's alluring daughter, however, is off-limits... isn't she? Pete & Tink by Sherry Gammon: Pete loves two things: Sponge Cremes and video games. All that is about to change when his mother wishes upon a star and a five-and-a-half inch faery answers the call. But can such a small faery help this manga-loving goofball? Temptation by Jamie Canosa: Mel must choose between the equally hot Lucas (brooding and sexy) and Jason (funny and sexy) when she moves to a new town. And both will move heaven and earth in a bid for Mel's heart and soul. Haven by Renee' S. Clark: Sera returns to earth in Elspeth's body to try to rescue Dex's soul. Except Dex Porter has no intention of changing anything. When Sera "died," so did his belief in the possibility of them being together again. Ye Olde Summertime of Love by Calvin Kern: In the days of old, Atticus will do all he can to save his true love Lyrica when disaster strikes the kingdom, sending them fleeing for their lives. Xeno by Alyssa LaFever: You would think that having a father who works in Area 51 would be absolutely thrilling for a teenager. Well, you would be wrong. When Xeno comes to town, Em finds herself falling for him. If only she can ignore her father's theories about aliens... I Was Here - Before You Came by Camelia Miron Skiba: In the days of Roman oppression, a hero rises. Ilias is thirsty for revenge, hindered by his feelings for his enemy's daughter. What will prevail: his mind or his heart? Seeds of Love by JC Willibat: Blanca moves to Idaho seeking sanctuary from her troubled life. Her sexy neighbor Forest Longbow, an Apache smokejumper, is definitely a threat to the peace she seeks.
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