The Witch's Tower

The Witch's Tower

Tamara Grantham

Fantasy / Romance / Young Adult

THE WITCH'S TOWER is the first in an inspired new series of fairy-tale retellings from award-winning fantasy author Tamara Grantham. Gothel is a witch. Punished for the actions of her mother, her choice is simple: either she stands guard over Princess Rapunzel—or she dies. But just because a choice is easy doesn’t mean it’s pleasant. Protecting Rapunzel means watching as the princess lays trapped in a tower, bedridden by hair that is so long and heavy it’s slowly driving her insane. Gothel’s life has become one of imprisonment and solitude as well—until a prince and his handsome squire appear at the tower. Only one object can cut Rapunzel’s hair and end the curse: a pair of magical shears. But the shears are guarded by the most terrifying witches in the land, who also happen to be Gothel’s aunts. As Gothel and the prince’s squire, Raj Talmund, work to form a plan, she finds herself more and more drawn to the mysterious young man from the Outerlands. Unfortunately, his destiny is far more dangerous than she wants to admit: to save a princess, he must kill the witch who's been forced to guard her. "A sparkling Fantasy." ~Kirkus Reviews "Tamara Grantham, the author of THE WITCH’S TOWER, weaves the loose ends about the well-known character Rapunzel and brings forth a masterpiece." ~Lucia W. (Teen Reads) Novels in The Twisted Ever After Series by Tamara Grantham: The Witch’s Tower (Available Now) The Dragon Swan Princess (March 26, 2019) Book Three (Summer 2019) Review A new "once upon a time" greets audiences in THE WITCH'S TOWER, but will there be a happily ever after? Tamara Grantham, the author of THE WITCH'S TOWER, weaves the loose ends about the well-known character Rapunzel and brings forth a masterpiece. In fact, she rewrites this classic entirely. This is a tale from a different perspective: Gothel's. She is barely recognizable with new and complex characteristics embedded into her character. The plot offers so much more than the original version of this tale. "Tamara Grantham, the author of THE WITCH'S TOWER, weaves the loose ends about the well-known character Rapunzel and brings forth a masterpiece." One of royal blood will free the princess and kill the witch --- or so the soothsayers tell. The princess, Rapunzel, is mad from being bedridden with hair so long and heavy. The witch, Gothel, is bound to the tower, tasked with guarding Rapunzel, with a consequence of death if she does not comply, on account of her mother Aethel's past misdeeds. Her mother's actions of casting a petty curse on another's daughter has brought punishment to Gothel's life. The High Sorcerer is responsible for all these misdoings. As for the foretelling, a prince who has found and entered the enchanted tower has not stepped from its walls and his faithful squire looks to free him. The squire's name is Raj, and he needs to cut Rapunzel's hair to rid the kingdom of the High Sorcerer and save the prince from the enchantment he suffers from. He cannot do this without Gothel. Gothel understands the dangers of embarking on this journey with an unlikely partner to retrieve the golden shears to do this. She is as desperate to end the High Sorcerer's reign as Raj is.As they venture, encounters are sure to occur, yet the duo that began the expedition together remain close. Gothel cannot recognize what her feelings for Raj mean. Does she... should she love him? As she fumbles with her emotions, the High Sorcerer dispatches those loyal to him to locate Gothel. Monsters and much more lie just yonder...The setting of THE WITCH'S TOWER is certainly of a new take. Those eager to traverse through a land other than their own should see this realm fit to their expectations. This publication should have an appeal to fantasy enthusiasts as well as adventure lovers. Though some scenes were a tad too gory for my taste, most people would beg to differ.Although I am not one who typically enjoys novels with love interests, I enjoyed this book immensely. Romance danced through the pages as a young woman steps through it unsurely. She had been locked away, nearly isolated for five years after all, so the emotions are unfamiliar. The squire, Raj, was interesting as I explored his patterned dialogue. He is honorable and comforting, but is he accepting of Gothel's traits? Each character is from a completely different background, giving readers as much suspicion of them as Gothel has. I find this to be an intriguing technique because the audience will interact with details in order to form an opinion on a character's trustworthiness.Additionally, female empowerment is a defining trait of THE WITCH'S TOWER as battle calls. With wits, strength and bravery, every word of Grantham's is carefully chosen, yet set in a pleasurable order for readers who love beautiful turns of phrase. Given the cards she is dealt, Gothel fights with internal and external conflicts to bring a better future for everyone whose lives have been touched by the dark magic. ~Lucia W. (Teen Reads) About the Author Tamara Grantham is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books and novellas, including the Twisted Ever After trilogy, the Fairy World MD series, and is a contributor to the Shine novellas. Dreamthief, the first book of her Fairy World MD series, won first place for fantasy in INDIEFAB'S Book of the Year Awards and a RONE award for best New Adult Romance. Her book The Witch's Tower is a #1 bestseller on Amazon. Tamara holds a Bachelor's degree in English. She has been a featured speaker at numerous writing conferences and has been a panelist at Comic Con Wizard World speaking on the topic of female leads. For her first published project, she collaborated with New York-Times bestselling author, William Bernhardt, in writing the Shine series. Born and raised in Texas, Tamara now lives with her husband and five children in Wichita, Kansas. She rarely has any free time, but when the stars align and she gets a moment to relax, she enjoys reading fantasy novels and watching every Star Wars or Star Trek movie ever made.
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Dreamthief

Dreamthief

Tamara Grantham

Fantasy / Romance / Young Adult

Forget the fairies and unicorns, most people return from fairy world with lost memories and mental problems. Olive Kennedy knows. She's the therapist who treats patients suffering from Faythander's side effects.Forget the fairies and unicorns, most people return from fairy world with lost memories and mental problems. Olive Kennedy knows. She's the therapist who treats patients suffering from Faythander's side effects.Traveling back to the fairy realm wasn't on Olive's to-do list. But she has no choice. The fate of both Earth and Fairy depends on her ability to stop an ancient being called the Dreamthief. To complicate matters, she may be losing her heart to someone who can't love her in return. Saving the world, she can handle. Falling in love—not so much.Dreamthief is the Amazon #1 bestseller in both Mythology and Fairy Tales. With over 100 five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, Dreamthief is an imaginative, romantic fantasy for fans of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. Morgan Stamm of InD'tale magazine says, "[Dreamthief] springs to life from the very first sentence." This imaginative read has been nominated for both the Foreword Reviews' INDIEFAB book of the year award, as well as InD'tale's prestigious RONE award. If you love fantasy, don't miss this thrilling read!
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Bloodthorn

Bloodthorn

Tamara Grantham

Fantasy / Romance / Young Adult

Olive Kennedy doesn't believe in fairy tales.In a desperate attempt to earn income, fairy world therapist Olive Kennedy resorts to finding clients at the Texas Renaissance Festival. When she discovers the corpse of her client's husband discarded in her booth, she realizes that earning her next paycheck is the least of her worries.As more of Olive's clients fall prey to the killer, the fairy prince and princess arrive from Faythander with troubling news. The starstone—the fairies' source of magic—has been stolen, and the thief is hiding on Earth. The bloodthorn, a mythical beast born of fairy legends, is rumored to be responsible, but no one is certain if the creature exists.Of course, the fairy royalty do not travel alone. Their protector happens to be the one man Olive never wanted to see again. Her ex—Kull.Following a trail of clues, she learns that the killer may be a shape shifter. Worse, she learns the identity of his next target—her.After months with no contact from...
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Fairy World M.D., Boxed Set Two (4-6.5)

Fairy World M.D., Boxed Set Two (4-6.5)

Tamara Grantham

Fantasy / Romance / Young Adult

Silverwitch Goblinwraith Deathbringer Underworld Fairy World M.D. Boxed Set Two Tamara Grantham From award-winning author Tamara Grantham comes a boxed set of the second three full-length Fairy World M.D. books. This set includes  exclusive bonus content , and offers the reader a discount over purchasing each novel individually. The Fairy World M.D. Series is a multi-award-winning, best-selling urban fantasy fairytale  series with over three hundred five-star reviews on Amazon. This series is richly written, populated with engaging characters and plotlines, and is perfect for fans of Magic Bites , The Kate Daniels Series by Ilona Andrews. BOOK ONE Silverwitch: An Urban Fantasy Fairytale (Fairy World MD Book 4) Olive isn't ready to go back to work. But when her dragon stepfather shows up on her doorstep with bad news of the world-ending variety, that's exactly what she'll have to do. He wants her to stop the elven queen from obtaining seven weapons of King Arthur fame, and he wants her to break into a dragon's vault to do it. One problem. Silvestra, the silverwitch of Dragon Spine Mountain, guards the weapons. And she's not willing to give them up. BOOK TWO Goblinwraith: An Urban Fantasy Fairytale (Fairy World MD Book 5) Heidel is a Wult warrior princess, and she’s having a bad day. First, a pack of wraiths chased her from a dragon's vault. Then, her traveling companion lost the staff they stole, and instead of reclaiming it, he created a portal that sucked them into a nightmarish world full of noxious fumes and mechanical beasts: Earth. To make matters worse, Heidel is now stuck with the incompetent thief in Paris, and they have no way to get back home… BOOK THREE Deathbringer: An Urban Fantasy Fairytale (Fairy World MD Book 6) Olive’s been stuck on Earth for the past four months, waiting for the spring equinox to arrive so she can return to Fairy World. She's eager to see her handsome Viking fiancé who's waiting for her. She hopes her mission to reclaim the sword of Dracon—a sword of King Arthur fame and the only weapon capable of killing Theht—won't result in death and destruction. And there's the small matter of an asteroid that's been ripped out of its orbit and is hurtling toward Earth…   BONUS CONTENT Underworld: New Short Story When Heidel, a Wult warrior princess, enters the doomed city of Slavom, she’s a assigned an essential quest: steal the unicorn’s magical stone. With the help of thief Maveryck, she’s confident the mission will go without a hitch. But when well-laid plans go awry, the mission turns deadly. **
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Spellweaver

Spellweaver

Tamara Grantham

Fantasy / Romance / Young Adult

Olive's to-do list: Feed the cat. Pay the rent. Save Faythander. Again.After Olive's last trip through Faythander, she wants nothing more than a nice vacation. But there's never time for relaxation when goblin treachery is afoot. When Geth, a goblin Spellweaver, destroys the Everblossom—a tree containing Faythander's pure magic—the fairy-world utopia begins to die. The bloom of the Everblossom is all that remains of pure magic. Now Olive must travel through Earth and Faythander to find a place where it will flourish.As a psychiatrist, her skills are top notch. However, her abilities to handle patients with abnormal mental behaviors will be put to the test when she confronts Geth. Nothing has prepared her for what he reveals to her about goblins and elves. As Olive's quest takes her from her home in Houston through the most dangerous places in Faythander, she learns that history is a muddled subject, especially when elves are involved.Her only comfort comes from Kull, her Viking...
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Deathbringer

Deathbringer

Tamara Grantham

Fantasy / Romance / Young Adult

Some heroes are fated to save the world. Others are meant to destroy it...Olive Kennedy is all about positive thinking. She's been stuck on Earth for the past four months, waiting for the spring equinox to arrive so she can return to Fairy World—but she's staying positive. She's hopeful she'll once again see her handsome Viking fiancé who's waiting for her. She's optimistic that her mission to reclaim the sword of Dracon—a sword of King Arthur fame and the only weapon capable of killing Theht—won't result in death and destruction. And then there's the small matter of an asteroid that's been ripped out of its orbit and is hurtling toward Earth...no biggie.One last thing—she's fated to destroy the world. To stop that prophecy from being fulfilled, she may have to sacrifice the one person she loves the most.Good thing she's staying positive.
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Silverwitch

Silverwitch

Tamara Grantham

Fantasy / Romance / Young Adult

It's Faythander's legend of King Arthur. And it's not for the faint of heart.Olive Kennedy, Fairy World MD, isn't ready to go back to work. But when her dragon stepfather shows up on her doorstep with bad news of the world-ending variety, that's exactly what she'll have to do. He wants her to stop the elven queen from obtaining seven weapons of King Arthur fame, and he wants her to break into a dragon's vault to do it.One problem. Silvestra, the silverwitch of Dragon Spine Mountain, guards the weapons. And she's not willing to give them up. With the help of Kull, her newly reunited, half-crazed Viking boyfriend, she's hopeful they'll stand up against the dragon. Plus, she'll have the help from Kull's warrior princess sister and a professional thief.But Olive has never had great luck. What starts as a routine quest quickly turns into a life or death fight. And one of her companions won't make it out alive...
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Goblinwraith

Goblinwraith

Tamara Grantham

Fantasy / Romance / Young Adult

Heidel, Wult warrior princess, is having a bad day.First, a pack of wraiths chased her from a dragon's vault. Then, the thief she traveled with, Maveryck, who was supposed to be a professional, lost the staff they stole. Instead of reclaiming it, he created a portal that sucked them into a nightmarish world full of noxious fumes and mechanical beasts. Earth.To make matters worse, Heidel is now stuck with the incompetent thief in Paris, France, and they have no way to get back home. As if that wasn't bad enough, Maveryck is keeping secrets from her—secrets about his past and his identity. Plus, he's far too attractive to be trusted. She's been on hellish quests before, but nothing has ever been more difficult than guarding her heart. And she's pretty sure she's going to fail. Miserably.
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