Cover Reveal for ~~Once Upon a Twisted Time~~

01 Oct

Welcome readers to the wonderful cover reveal of ONCE UPON A TWISTED TIME from Moon Rose Publishing.  Enjoy the blurb and get ready for this awesome 2012 Anthology


Think you know your fairytales? Think again. These aren’t your normal happily-ever-after. Within these pages, a murderous Little Mermaid gets her revenge, the Cinderella doesn’t really want to wear the slipper, Snow White is up to her eyes in industrial experiments, and the Beauty is in fact the Beast.

This collection of four novellas will surprise you, make you gasp in horror, sigh with relief, and sit on the edge of your seat. And most of all…they will make you rethink everything you think you know about dark fairytales…

Song of the Abyss

Princess Nerissa had envisioned a perfect wedding to a handsome prince. Instead, she fell into a nightmare. When her new husband tries to murder her just hours after pledging his life to her, she must flee towards the sea. Caught in transition from woman to selkie, she is trapped by the dark waters she hoped would be her salvation. Now her destiny becomes that of luring young men to their death…until one comes along that reignites the spark of love inside her. However to ensure her future, she must first face her past. Revenge must be taken…for both her life, and the life of the young man she now loves.

Miss Cavendish and the Spark of Salvation

In a city toiling under the iron fist of the Spiegel Syndicate and its monopoly on coal, Miss Georgina “George” Cavendish is on the brink of a breakthrough that could change the world forever. There’s just one thing standing in her way, her aunt – Xenobia Cavendish. Threatened by her efforts, the Syndicate procures the services of a notorious assassin with a past tied to her own, known as The Huntsman, to dispatch the brilliant scientist. But once he gets a glimpse of the headstrong beauty, will he be able to do the job, or will Georgina sway him to The Cause? And will George find the breakthrough she needs in time, or is New London Town doomed to forever lie under the dark shadow of her aunt’s factories?

Hawke and the Beast

Some curses last forever, and some can be broken with the whisper of three little words. Isabella Rose Woodward fell in love with a witch’s son over a century ago. Her punishment for breaking the young man’s heart was a beastly one. Every month she turns into a different creature, aging on the full moon when her curse allows for a brief return to her human form. Her only salvation is to find a man that will love her as she is…be it adorned in feathers, fur or scales. Has she found this love with the handsome Jasper Hawke? Or will a mysteriously determined Hunter find her first, and snuff out the life she so desperately seeks? A life of normalcy, where she loves and is loved in return… just as she is.

Reborn City

Nyx has one mission in life; bring down the brainwashing of New Omsk’s citizens, and release them from their mundane lives of toil. The year is 2355, and the world is a new place. A Governor is in charge of every city in the world, and humanity is attempting to rebuild itself after recovering from a war that nearly killed it. But this Governor has set his eyes on the intrepid little hacker, Nyx, and he will stop at nothing to get her. But perhaps he needs her more than he ever dreamed he would…as do his citizens.

Our Bit

This is the official cover reveal for Moon Rose Publishing’s first published anthology! Once Upon A Twisted Time is an anthology of fairytales-each with a dark twist. Cinderella goes Sci-fi, Snow White has become Steampunk, The Little Mermaid has gone Gothic, and Beauty and the Beast has switched sides altogether!

It will be available from the Moon Rose Publishing site on its release on the 31st October, as well as from,, and all other Amazon sites. Do not miss out on your chance to pick up this amazing book from the 31st October 2012!





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Miranda Stork

Tara S. Wood

Lindsay Avalon

Trish M. Dawson


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29 responses to “Cover Reveal for ~~Once Upon a Twisted Time~~

  1. Kelly M

    October 1, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Hi Christine! The book looks interesting! And what a coincidence, I’ve chatted a bit with both Miranda and Lindsay over the past week! Hi ladies! I’ll have to grab a copy now 😀

    One thing: I tried to go to the Moon Rose site and the link isn’t working, either from the blog post or on the FB contact info. It looks like it’s supposed to be re-directing b/c I saw a flash of the site then the error notice appeared.

    • lindsayavalon

      October 1, 2012 at 6:00 am

      Hey Kelly! I’m so so excited you’re interested! I’ve loved getting to chat with you recently 🙂 It’s my official debut so I’d one for you to check it out when it’s released! Also, thanks for the heads up about the links

      • Kelly M

        October 1, 2012 at 8:27 am

        Hi Lindsay, it’s good to meet u too!
        Wow, it’s your first publishing? Woohoo! Can I ask how the 4 of you came to do the book together? R u critique partners, or was it a contest, etc? I’d love to do a book like this with my writing gals – I’m going to show them this post 🙂
        Oh, which story is yours?

    • ChristineWarner

      October 1, 2012 at 8:12 am

      Glad you came by Kelly! Also glad Lindsay is on it about the link! lol

      I’m a HUGE cover junkie and I have to say this is one of the most amazing covers I’ve seen. LOVE IT!

      • writermirandastork

        October 1, 2012 at 8:21 am

        Thank you for having us on Christine, really lovely of you 😀 And the cover was a lot of fun to make! I’m slightly more proud of this one than any of the others I’ve done 😉

    • writermirandastork

      October 1, 2012 at 8:20 am

      Hi Kelly, the website is fine, so not sure why it’s not working. The address for the website is 🙂 Also so pleased you can’t wait to pick up a copy!

      • Kelly M

        October 1, 2012 at 8:39 am

        Hi Miranda! It’s weird, but Babylon is blocking the site – I tried searching for it on google and opened it but it went to the error page again! I haven’t had trouble with any other site b4…I didn’t even want the stupid program there but can’t get rid of it, lol! I’ll see if my husband can fix it sometime. I’ll just check out all your author pages instead 🙂
        Good luck with the book!

      • Kelly M

        October 1, 2012 at 8:40 am

        Did u make the cover? It’s gorgeous!

  2. lindsayavalon

    October 1, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Thank you so much for hosting us Christine!

    • ChristineWarner

      October 1, 2012 at 8:12 am

      I’m so glad to do it Lindsay…huge CONGRATS to all you ladies and much much success to you with your debut 🙂

  3. Cera duBois

    October 1, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Beautiful! Good luck ladies!

  4. Nettle

    October 1, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Looks fabulous ladies, good luck with it all.

  5. Ceri Hebert

    October 1, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Beautiful cover and interesting stories!! Good luck everyone!

  6. Kristina Knight

    October 1, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Love the cover! Retakes of fairy tales are a favorite of mine- will check it out!

  7. Tereasa Bellew

    October 1, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Beautiful cover and sounds like a fabulous read! Best wishes ladies!

  8. sarahballance

    October 1, 2012 at 10:39 am

    What a cool collection of stories, and the cover looks great!

  9. ellaquinnauthor

    October 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Love the cover. Congratulations on your book.

  10. Brenda

    October 1, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Oh wow! Love the cover and the blurb…amazing!

  11. D'Ann Lindun

    October 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Wow, what a pretty cover!

  12. Callie Hutton

    October 1, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    That is a cool cover, and the stories sound great. Best of luck, ladies.

  13. Ally Broadfield

    October 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Fabulous cover and very intriguing twist to the traditional stories. Can’t wait to read it!

  14. ChristineWarner

    October 1, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you to everyone for coming by and supporting Lindsay, Miranda, Tara and Trish!

  15. MarthaJRamirez

    October 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Beautiful!!! Super congrats!

  16. chitsuen

    October 1, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Wow, what a gorgeous cover and the blurbs sounds awesome!

  17. Sharon Cullen

    October 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Love it!

  18. Jenna Jaxon

    October 2, 2012 at 12:13 am

    So romantic! Beautiful cover!

  19. ChristineWarner

    October 2, 2012 at 7:58 am

    Thanks again for everyone who came by…you’re AWESOME!

  20. Calisa Rhose

    October 2, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Very nice! Congrats Moon Rose!


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