Tuesday, March 22, 2016

~*★Release Blitz with Review★*~ Ginger's Heart by Katy Regnery



Ginger's Heart by Katy Regnery
Date of Publication: March 22, 2016


"I finished Ginger's Heart last night, and I am completely and utterly in love." --Mia Sheridan, NY Times bestselling author

Blurb


Once upon a time there were two cousins:
one golden like the sun,
one dark like midnight,
one a protector,
one a predator,
one a Woodsman
and
one a Wolf…
both owning equal,
but different,
parts of a little girl's heart.

In this modern retelling of "Little Red Riding Hood," the woodsman and the wolf are cousins, and Little Red is the girl with whom they both fall in love.

Beautiful Ginger McHuid, daughter of Kentucky's premiere horse breeder, grows up on her family farm, best friends with Cain Wolfram, the son of her father's Stallion Manager, and Cain's cousin, Josiah Woodman, son of a local banker. Throughout their happy childhood, the three are inseparable friends, but as they mature into adults, complicated feelings threaten to destroy their long history of friendship and love.

Ginger's Heart

*****

This is a standalone novel inspired by Little Red Riding Hood. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

(The next standalone a modern fairytale novel, Don't Speak, inspired by The Little Mermaid, will be released in 2017.)



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Excerpt from Chapter 12 of Ginger's Heart, a modern fairytale, by Katy Regnery. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

An hour later they stopped by the Glenn River, eight miles downriver from Ginger's house and two from the distillery where Cain had partied last night.
"We should water them," he said, reining in Thunder and dismounting with the ease of a lifelong horseman.
She reined in Heath, who nickered in protest, and grinned down at Cain who reached up for her. His hands lingered for an extra moment on her hips as she slid down the front of his body. Leaning her head back, she stared up at him, daring him to pull her closer, to kiss her, to admit that this whole "friends" thing was bullshit on fire. But, he clenched his jaw, cleared his throat and dropped his hands.
"Thanks," she murmured, her voice husky in her ears as he stared down at her, his eyes flinty and dark.
Taking Heath's reins with a grunt, he turned away from her, leading the horses to the river's edge and leaving her to follow behind. She leaned down to pick up a flat stone and skipped it across the slow moving water.
"Not bad," said Cain.
"You were always the best."
"Nah," he said. "Woodman was better."
"Nope," she countered, picking up another stone. "Woodman was good, but you were better. Remember that Fourth of July that you skipped eleven times? Eleven times. It was a record."
Satisfied that the horses were calm and drinking their fill, Cain leaned down and grabbed a rock of his own, skipping it over the dark water.
One-two-three-four-five-six-seven…
"Wow!" she said, clapping lightly. "You've still got the touch!"
He turned to her, grinning. "You always get excited about the littlest things. What's it like gettin' a kick out of everythin', Gin?"
"What's it like gettin' a kick out of nothin', Cain?" she asked, her voice full of sass.
"I'm gettin' a kick out of you right now, princess."
A charge zapped between them as the words left his mouth, and her breath hitched and held for just a moment, but she looked down and picked up another rock. She was enjoying today too much to go back to Awkwardland.
She skipped her rock, which sunk after three measly hops.
"Remember when you saved my Cabbage Patch doll from certain doom in this river?" she asked him.
He screwed up his face as her. "Wasn't me. Must have been Woodman."
"It was you!" she insisted. "Not Woodman!"
"Savin' a dolly? Please. That has Woodman written all over it. I couldn't have cared less if it drowned."
"But I cared," she said softly. "Which is why you saved it."
"Fine. Have it your way," he said, sitting down on a large rock near the water's edge.
She sighed, squatting down to wash her hands in the clear water before looking back at him. "Why do you do that?"
"Do what?"
"Let Woodman take credit for all the good things?"
He shrugged, looking away from her, out at the water. "I don't."
"You just did. Twice."
He sighed, giving her a long-suffering look. "If somethin' good happened, chances were, it was Woodman's doin'."
"How do you figure?"
"He's the better man, Gin," said Cain, his eyes severe, his words deliberate.
She stood up slowly, turning her body completely to face him. "Do you really believe that?"
He looked away. "It's the truth."
"Cain. Cain, look at me." Her words didn't feel like enough so she beseeched him with her eyes too. "You're just as good a man as he is."
"Ha!" scoffed Cain, standing up and moving away from her. "Not in this life, princess."

Title: Ginger's Heart
Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone 
Rating: ★★★★
Reviewer: Diane
" I've loved you for so long, I don't know how to stop"

  This is truly an honour for me to get to review an ARC of Ginger's Heart by Katy Regnery in exchange for an honest and spoiler free review.  She is one of my favourite authors.

  Let me start by saying that generally I don't read books that involves love triangles.  I avoid them actually but this is Katy we are talking about here so of course I knew I had to read it.  I discovered Katy's writing with The Vixen and The Vet and Never Let You Go, those were some of my memorable reads so I knew she would deliver something extraordinary.  I was far from disappointed because this is one story I will never forget.

  The first half of the story was told in multiple POV's, I thought there was a lot of repeats from all the thoughts and feelings that this characters were experiencing.  Not having read the entire book yet, I didn't get the point.  Imagine my surprise to the why's of all that.  It was important for this journey to unfold flawlessly. It's like I read 2 different stories in the same book with the same characters.  It was to help me put myself in the place of these characters and truly feel them.  Boy, did I feel them alright.  There are books that I read, finish to eventually move on from but there are stories like this that I can't stop thinking about.

  I always try to keep my reviews as spoiler free as possible.  I hate that the readers know the twists and turns before actually reading the book.  It takes the pleasure out of enjoying great stories like this.

  All I'm going to say, is that Ginger, Cain and Woodman grew up together.  Both men are in love with her.  Ginger loves one as a brother/friend but the other she's in love with.  There is not cheating at all.

  This is an original storyline with a seamless plot.  It's so beautifully worded, poetic like and it's like music to my ears.  The characters are so uniquely crafted to fit and to love all of them equally.  They were perfectly designed to latch themselves to my heart, mind, body and soul.  There are many facets, twists and turns that left me reeling.  I spent the second half of the story shedding gut wrenching tears while the first half was to get to know Ginger, Cain and Woodman.  This an emotional roller coaster ride worth taking a ride on.  It's so addicting and captivating that I read it in a day.

This standalone is told as multiple POV with a great HEA.  It's a passionate love story full of angst.  It's very heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time.  If a story can make me cry, it deserves all the stars in the sky.  I strongly recommend this story and also the 2 previous ones that I have mentioned previously in my review.

PS. Kleenex's are a must.



About Katy Regnery


Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled "Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date," in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.
The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy's novella "Frosted" appeared in the Jan '15 anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy's short story, "The Long Way Home" appeared in the first RWA anthology (Feb '15), Premiere.
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, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

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