Snow White and the Seven Cannibals

Snow White dreamed of venturing into the land beyond her walled kingdom and time is running short. Knowing her father is seeking a suitor for her marry, she sneaks into the Dark Forest, unaware of the dangers it conceals. Accompanied by her trusty guard, she soon becomes entangled in a savage game of cat and mouse.

Prince Donnigan is looking for his perfect mate in life. One who can truly appreciate his special gifts and not run in terror of them. Rumors have reached his land about Snow White and he hopes she will be the woman he has dreamed of. But, when he arrives to meet her, he discovers she has embarked on a treacherous journey into the woods and probably into the arms of the horrific dangers that call the forest home. Donnigan will attempt to rescue her, but by doing so he will expose himself in a way that could end his very existence.

Can he save the damsel in distress or will she be eaten alive? Will he be condemned if he tries?

Authors Note: “A darker version of Snow White where the Dwarfs are not sweet and enduring but instead are sadistic and cruel.”

on February 14, 2018
I really enjoyed reading this book by Laura Hawks. It definitely had a delicious twist from the original Snow White storyline. It kept me reading! If your looking for a interesting read with a slightly gristly, captivating atmosphere this is the book for you! Highly recommended.
on February 21, 2018
Snow has always wanted to go outside the palace fence into the woods but was not allowed to and has had nightmares about it.
Finally before another visit from a prince to find her a husband she talks her long time dragoon guard into going with her.
Things go bad fast and while others morn their loss a special Prince comes to their rescue.
I voluntarily reviewed this ARC book.
Frances

May 3, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good take on an old fairy tale. I enjoyed the short story. Good job Laura. Very different twist with the cannibals.
The Naughty Librarian

March 16, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition

I really enjoyed this new spin on the childrens classic story of Snow White. As the title tells this is NOT your typical fairy tale telling though.

Snow has spent her whole life wishing to know what is beyond the walls of her home. The forest has always held a certain allure for her. Although her childhood nightmares showed a much different view of the woods beyond the walls, she is still captivated by them. The day finally comes when she feels a now or never pull and takes a chance. A very dangerous chance.
Her guard would give his life to see her safe and sound and it may very well come to that. As he and Snow come across a clearing that home 7 very dangerous men. 7 men, who to Snow’s horror, are cannibals. How will she possibly get her and her guard out alive when she’s caged and he’s being eaten alive?!

March 26, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
REVIEWED BY: LINDA TONIS
MEMBER OF THE PARANORMAL ROMANCE REVIEW TEAM
At the age of ten Snow White ventured past the gates of the castle where she encountered seven little men torturing a lion. As soon as she was able she released the animal but that was an occurrence that led to nightmares. She never knew if what she had witnessed was real or imaginary but she would come to find out when she was older.Since then ten years have passed and she has longed to leave the castle grounds and explore the woods having no knowledge of what lays beyond. She has been meeting suitors and she knows that her time is running out before she marries and leaves for her husband’s home land. Finally able to convince Reed her personal bodyguard to accompany her she sets off for the woods beyond, something that she has wanted so badly to see. She has no idea what awaits her and her curiosity leads her and Reed into danger.

Prince Donnigan is the next suitor to meet Snow but when he arrives it is to learn that Snow White has gone into the woods and he is very aware of what lies ahead. He is determined to bring her back to the castle safely and hopefully finally find the one who will be his mate and will be willing to accept the secret he lives with. First he must find and save Snow but can he save her and Reed.

This is a short story and I don’t want to give anything away but it is not the Snow White and Seven Dwarfs we grew up with in fact it is at times gruesome. Can Snow and Reed survive her visit to the woods? Can Donnigan find them and return them to the castle? Is Snow the woman he has always dreamed of and will she accept his secret?

If you love fairytales then you will love this book even though it is quite different from the fairytale we know and love.

 

on July 9, 2018
I never really thought of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as a children’s story. Sure, it has all the outer trimmings of “pretty girl is rescued from utter doom by a handsome prince, and….” Oh what the hell, just say it – ‘AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER…”
She’s like Cinderella’s much cooler illegitimate cousin. There’s no magic horse and carriage or glass slipper – in fact, the only thing “Cindie” and “Snowy” seem to have in common is their taste in Princes. (Did they ever want the same guy, I’d like to know)

As a kid, I used to imagine the seven dwarfs being perverts, giving the phrase “heigh-HO” a whole new meaning. Hawks, on the other hand, takes the question of “what was it really like in that cottage” and hits it out of the park…more specifically, left field. The concept of presenting the dwarfs as devoting their lives to terrorizing unwitting intruders is one of the most original spins I’ve seen taken on this story, and Hawks does a beautiful job of making it work. The title made me laugh out loud the first time I heard of it, and I knew I just had to read this, so I basically bought it because it seemed outrageous (right in my wheel house). As I read it, however, I was pulled into the story, I was engaged in it, and I recommend it highly.

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