Fairy Tale Retellings: Updated

FAIRY TALE ROMANCE RETELLINGS

This is the list of all books Philippa Borland and I researched for our conference paper at the 2021 Romance Writers of Australia conference. We would love to keep expanding this list, so please comment below if you know of any romance genre fairy tale re-tellings that we should add.
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ANTHOLOGIES/GENERIC FAIRY DISCUSSIONS

Sirens and Other Daemon Lovers: Magical Tales of Love and Seduction
Fairy Tale Fail (Chic Manila Book 2), by Mina V. Esguerra

ALADDIN

Wish: Aladdin Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton
Desperate Measures (Wicked Villains Book 1), by Katee Robert

ALL KINDS OF FUR

The Wild Girl: A Novel, by Kate Forsyth

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Thorn, by Anna Burke
Enchant: Beauty and the Beast Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton
In the Vanishers’ Palace, by Aliette de Bodard
Beauregard and the Beast: An MM Romance Fairy Tale Retelling (Once Upon a Vegas Night Book 1), by Evie Drae
Honeymooning with Her Brazilian Boss (Fairytale Brides Book 1), by Jessica Gilmore
Briarley, by Aster Glenn Gray
When Beauty Tamed the Beast (Fairy Tales Book 2), by Eloisa James
Beauty, Inc.: A MM, Enemies-to-Lovers, Fairy Tale Retelling Romance (The Pennymaker Tales Book 3), by Tara Lain
The Dragon and the Pearl (The Tang Dynasty Book 2), by Jeannie Lin
Beauty Bound: An MM Age Gap Romance (Grim and Sinister Delights Book 10), by Megs Pritchard
Tough Guy: A Gay Sports Romance (Game Changers Book 3), by Rachel Reid
The Beast (Wicked Villains Book 4), by Katee Robert
The Beast’s Heart: A Novel of Beauty and the Beast, by Leife Shallcross
A Thorn in the Saddle (Cowboys of California Book 3), by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Roses and Thorns: Beauty and the Beast Retold, by Chris Anne Wolfe

THE BRAVE LITTLE TAILOR

Embellish: Brave Little Tailor Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton
At Your Service (In Service Book 1), by Sandra Antonelli

CINDERELLA

Courtly Love: -A Modern Day Fairy Tale-, by Ade Andrews
Midnight Ash: A contemporary MM Cinderella retelling (An MM Fairy Tale Romance Book 1), by Ana Ashley
Cinderella Is Dead, by Kalynn Bayron
Dance: Cinderella Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton
The Coronation Ball: A Four Kingdoms Cinderella Novelette (The Four Kingdoms), by Melanie Cellier
A Princess in Theory: Reluctant Royals, by Alyssa Cole
Cinderella’s Secret Royal Fling (Fairytale Brides Book 2), by Jessica Gilmore
A Kiss at Midnight (Fairy Tales Book 1), by Eloisa James
The Cinderella Moment, by Jennifer Kloester
Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan
Sinders and Ash: A MM Rich Boy/Poor Boy, Fairy Tale Retelling Romance (The Pennymaker Tales Book 1), by Tara Lain
If The Shoe Fits (Once Upon A Romance Series Book 1), by Laurie LeClair
Ever After: A Gay Fairy Tale (Forbidden Love Book 1), by Christina Lee and Riley Hart
The Ugly Stepsister (Unfinished Fairy Tales Book 1), by Aya Ling
Ash, by Malinda Lo
Cinder Ella (Black Trans Fairy Tales Book 1), by ST Lynn
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass series Book 1), by Sarah J Maas
Cinders (Sapphic Fairy Tales Book 2), by Cara Malone
Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles Book 1), by Marissa Meyer
Winter: Book Four of the Lunar Chronicles (The Lunar Chronicles, 4), by Marissa Meyer
Ember, by Bettie Sharpe
Delicious (The Marsdens Book 1), by Sherry Thomas
Miss Fenella’s Fault (Seven Wishes Book 1), by Bree Verity
No Prince Charming (Grimm’s Circle Book 2), by Shiloh Walker
If the Boot Fits: A Smart & Sexy Cinderella Story (Cowboys of California Book 2), by Rebekah Weatherspoon

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER

The Warlord and the Nightingale: A steampunk fairy tale (Gunpowder Chronicles), by Jeannie Lin

THE ENCHANTED HORSE

Float: Enchanted Horse Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton

FOLKLORE

Indigenous Dreaming: Rise of the Fallen, by Teagan Chilcott
Philippines Maria Makiling: Goddess of Love, by Mina V. Esguerra
Polish: Uprooted, by Naomi Novik
Polish: Spinning Silver: A Novel, by Naomi Novik

THE FORTY THIEVES

Steal: Forty Thieves Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton

THE FROG PRINCE

Kiss: Frog Prince Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton
A Midwinter’s Wedding: A Retelling of The Frog Prince, by Melanie Cellier
The Summer of Shambles (Ondine Book 1), by Ebony McKenna

GOLDILOCKS

Roar: Goldilocks Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton
Finding Mr. Just Right (Once Upon A Romance Series, Book 7), by Laurie LeClair

THE GOOSE GIRL

Fly: Goose Girl Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton
The Secret Princess: A Retelling of The Goose Girl (Return to the Four Kingdoms Book 1), by Melanie Cellier

HADES AND PERSEPHONE

Hot as Hades, by Alisha Rai
Captive in the Underworld by Lianyu Tan
Drag Me Up: Gods of Hunger Book 1, by RM Virtues
Ariagne, by Ekaterine Xia

HANSEL AND GRETEL

Return: Hansel and Gretel Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton
Candy Houses (Grimm’s Circle Book 1), by Shiloh Walker

HERCULES

Learn My Lesson (Wicked Villains), by Katee Robert

JORINDA AND JORINGEL

Black is the Colour (Tales from the Hearthfire), by Nicole Hurley-Moore

KING ARTHUR

Young King Arthur And The Round Table Knights (King Arthur Series Book 1), by Siryn Sueng

THE LITTLE MERMAID

Silence: Little Mermaid Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton
Making A Splash (Once Upon A Romance Series Book 8), by Laurie LeClair
Sand and Ruin and Gold, by Alexis Hall
Out of the Sea: A Yaoi Merman Fairytale (Beloved Book 1), by Amelita Rae
The Sea Witch (Wicked Villains), by Katee Robert
Sea Kissed: A Contemporary MM Little Mermaid Retelling, by Spencer Spears
Silenced, by Ekaterine Xia

THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL

The Little Matchboy: A Contemporary MM Little Matchgirl Retelling, by Jackie North

MULAN

The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan, by Sherry Thomas

PETER PAN

Peter Darling, by Austin Chant
Never: A MM, Opposites Attract, Fairy Tale Retelling Romance (The Pennymaker Tales Book 4), by Tara Lain
Pan: Lost and Found (Lost Boys Novels Book 1), by Gina L Maxwell
Hook: Lost in Darkness (Lost Boys Novels Book 2), by Gina L Maxwell
A Worthy Opponent (Wicked Villains Book 3), by Katee Robert

THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA

Appease: Princess and the Pea Retold (Romance a Medieval Fairytale), by Demelza Carlton
The Princess Companion: A Retelling of The Princess and the Pea (The Four Kingdoms Book 1), by Melanie Cellier
The Duke Is Mine (Fairy Tales Book 3), by Eloisa James

PUSS IN BOOTS

Cat’s Tale: A Fairy Tale Retold, by Bettie Sharpe
The Fairest, by Sam Burns

RAPUNZEL

A Distant Heart, by Sonali Dev
Hair and Heart: A Contemporary MM Rapunzel Retelling, by Rhys Everly
Bitter Greens, by Kate Forsyth
Once Upon a Tower (Fairy Tales Book 5), by Eloisa James
The Rapunzel Dilemma, by Jennifer Kloester
The Reluctant Beauty (Once Upon A Romance Series Book 4), by Laurie LeClair
Tangled At First Sight (Once Upon A Romance Series Book 6), by Laurie LeClair
Valentine, by Jodi McAlister
Cress: Book Three of the Lunar Chronicles (The Lunar Chronicles, 3), by Marissa Meyer
Tarnished Knight (Grimm’s Circle), by Shiloh Walker

RED RIDING HOOD

Hunt, by Demelza Carlton
The Princess Fugitive: A Reimagining of Little Red Riding Hood (The Four Kingdoms Book 2), by Melanie Cellier
Taming McGruff (Once Upon A Romance Series Book 3), by Laurie LeClair
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles Book 2), by Marissa Meyer
The Better to Eat You With, by Natasha Moore
Big Bad Wolf (Third Shift Book 1), by Suleikha Snyder

ROBIN HOOD

Nottingham: The True Story of Robyn Hood, by Anna Burke

RUMPELSTILTSKIN

The Princess Pact: A Twist on Rumpelstiltskin (The Four Kingdoms Book 3), by Melanie Cellier
Spin, by Demelza Carlton

THE SINGING, SPRINGING LARK

The Beast’s Garden, by Kate Forsyth

THE SIX SWANS

Daughter of the Forest, by Juliet Marillier
Son of the Shadows, by Juliet Marillier
Child of the Prophecy, by Juliet Marillier
Heir to Sevenwaters, by Juliet Marillier
Seer of Sevenwaters, by Juliet Marillier
Flame of Sevenwaters, by Juliet Marillier

SLEEPING BEAUTY

Awaken, by Demelza Carlton
The Princess Game: A Reimagining of Sleeping Beauty (The Four Kingdoms Book 4), by Melanie Cellier
Beauty in Thorns, by Kate Forsyth
Reawakened by his Christmas Kiss, by Jessica Gilmore
Brierley, by Aster Glenn Grey
Prince, by Cambria Hebert
Beauty and Cruelty, by Meredith Katz
Finding Aurora, by Rebecca Langham
Waking Sleeping Beauty, by Laurie LeClair
Awakened by a Kiss, by Laurie LeClair
Malice by Heather Walter
A Cowboy to Remember, by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Past Love’s Triumph, by Ekaterine Xia

THE SNOW QUEEN

Melt, by Demelza Carlton
Driven Snow, by Tara Lain
Melting her Heart, by Laurie LeClair
The Snow Prince, by Raleigh Ruebins

SNOW WHITE

Crimson Painted Snow, by Brea Alepou
The Princess and the Evil Queen, by Lola Andrew
Snow Twink, by Sue Brown
Reflect, by Demelza Carlton
Happily Ever Afters: A Reimagining of Snow White and Rose Red (The Four Kingdoms), by Melanie Cellier
Blind Destiny, by Shiloh Walker

TAM LIN

A Court of Thorn and Roses, by Sarah J Maas
With Roses in their Hair, by Kayla Bashe
The Tale of Jan and Tam, by Xan West

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

Blow, by Demelza Carlton

THE TWELVE DANCING PRINCESSES

Revel, by Demelza Carlton

THE UGLY DUCKLING

The Princess Search: A Retelling of The Ugly Duckling (The Four Kingdoms Book 5), by Melanie Cellier
The Ugly Duchess, by Eloisa James
The Heiress Effect, by Courtney Milan

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