Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Paranormal #Anthology: ONCE UPON ANOTHER WORLD, A Twisted Fairy Tale Box Set, Featuring I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS by Hunter S. Jones

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A Twisted Fairy Tale Box Set
By Monique Singleton, Joel Crofoot, Zack Hacker, D.E. Chapman, Erin McFadden & K.L. Bone, Jaclyn Roche, L.R.W. Lee, JB Trepagnier, Silvana G. Sanchez, Cassidy K. O’Connor, Jude Cocaigne, M.L. Garza, Hunter S. Jones, Aldrea Alien, Amari Ara Dreamer, D.C. Gambel, Krista Ames, K.A. Fox, Christa Ann, Iris Sweetwater & Chandra Trulove Fry, and Lianne Willowmoon & Phillip Shadowdragon


Not all fairy tales are as they appear.

Was it actually Red who hunted the wolf? What if the prince was the one in distress? Did the straw really get spun into gold? How well did those glass slippers truly fit?

Where princesses do their own rescuing, princes aren’t who they first appear to be, and beasts are friends, not foe—and maybe something more…

With stories spanning from true love’s kiss to reverse harem, skyscrapers to ancient castles, sweet romance to steamy nights, these alluring tales will satisfy readers of fantasy and romance alike.

Grab your copy of ONCE UPON ANOTHER WORLD and discover 20+ twisted fairy tales with a happily ever after unlike anything you’ve ever read before. Only 99c!


A Time Travel Story


A writer immersed in her own story – a dream world that mirrors her own life, haunted by the man she loves, yet pursued by a beautiful stranger – a man who’s loved her across time. As she struggles with friends and lovers both past and present, she wonders, is hers a Cinderella fairy tale story, nightmare, or fantasy?

As Maggie Ross searches for answers, magic and reality mingle. She is determined to understand the perfect gentleman  – a rock star who appears in her dreams, her story, and then suddenly, in her life. But when writing about the past, a new story begins to reveal itself. She has many questions, but she must find out…what if dreams do come true?


Chattanooga Tennessee 1873

A pale hand shone like ivory in the moonlight. She stood on the walkway that led to the train terminal. To anyone watching, she might have seemed like a statue, standing perfectly still, leaning against the polished railing.  She was not something inanimate, cold and carved. She was a living woman, free from the constraints of society for the first time in her life. In her excitement to reach the station she forgot to put on her gloves before leaving the carriage that delivered her. Shivering, she placed them on her hands and entered the building.

Music and the voices of a spirited crowd filled the depot. The sound was rhythmic, like water lapping against the bank of the Tennessee River. Above the glittering station, a clear, dark sky filled with stars sparkled like diamonds on velvet. She made wishes and the twinkling of the stars were their approval, she believed they were the answer to all her prayers. Her lips curved into a small smile as she imagined her mother saying, “Run! Get away from your father and his family. Be what I never could be.”

Maggie Ross raised her hand to her heaving chest, then to her lips to calm herself—she was skittish as a colt. She turned her head slightly, her long honey colored curls brushing her back. Looking down at one of the steel tracks, she gave a small wave and smiled into the darkness, signaling goodbye to the life she left behind. Then she disappeared into the tumultuous train station.

Once inside, the young woman was relieved to hear loud music. She was sure that without it, everyone could hear the pounding of her heart. She clutched an elegant satin purse, beaded and embellished with blue silk ribbons. She reached in and touched a small book, running her fingers over the cover. What was inside had changed her forever – his words, which had opened her heart. Him and his eloquently penned missives had worked a type of magic, opening a door to a land of enchantment, and she loved the secret world it revealed. She smiled as she thought of her self-absorbed cousin and was thankful that she would never again have to work as her servant.

Meet Author Hunter S. Jones…

Author and historian Deb Hunter writes as Hunter S. Jones. She publishes independently as well as through traditional platforms. Recently she revealed that she is a Stage IV cancer warrior. She is passionate about the history of romance, science and music, a.k.a. sex, drugs and rock & roll. She is also a historian for Past Preservers Casting. When she isn’t writing, talking or tweeting about kings, queens and rock stars, she’s living the dream in Atlanta, Georgia with her Scottish born husband.

She has been involved in academic projects at Harvard University, The University of Texas, UCLA, Vanderbilt University, University of The South, Notre Dame, the University of Tennessee, and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She has been associated with the prestigious Society of Authors founded by Lord Tennyson, Royal Historical Society, Atlanta Historical Society, American Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, Society of Civil War Historians (US), Dangerous Women Project, Romance Writers of America (PAN member), and Historical Writers Association.


Links to Hunter’s website, blog, books, etc.


Thanks, Hunter, for sharing your book with us!

Don’t miss the chance to read this book!

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9 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench #Paranormal #Anthology: ONCE UPON ANOTHER WORLD, A Twisted Fairy Tale Box Set, Featuring I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS by Hunter S. Jones

  1. The book sounds intriguing!

  2. Deb says:

    Hi Karen! Thank you so much for featuring me. Have a safe & happy Memorial Day!

  3. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Best of good fortune ‘re your cancer diagnosis…..you have a fascinating history which clearly lends itself to your writing.
    Thanks, Karen and Hunter.

  4. Karen Docter says:

    Good morning, Hunter, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Your excerpt is so evocative. Love your word imagery. Looking forward to reading this story!

  5. Helen Rodin Drake says:

    Hi Hunter,
    You’ve certainly been very busy in your career! I enjoyed reading your excerpt. I pre-ordered this anthology a while ago. Ci have always loved fairy tales and different takes on them.

    I hope you win your cancer battle! I’m a cancer survivor.

    • Hunter S. Jones says:

      Congrats Helen! Every victory is a win for all of us. Thank you for the support. Every day is a blessing.

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