Wednesday, June 21, 2017

FUNNY FAIRY TALES SERIES by Reut Barak

FUNNY FAIRY TALES SERIES
by Reut Barak

Book 1: Snow White

You know this story... or do you?

How about a little twist?

Read the story of Snow White as never told before! With the vicious queen Anagrola, the confused and sarcastic mirror Shraga, and the most gifted seven men you’ve ever met.

Let the tale begin!

~Buy book 1:

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--B&N

Book 2: Cinderella

You know this story... or do you?

How about a little twist?

Read the story of Cinderella as never told before! With the mysterious blue fairy godmother, the cunning step-sisters, and a woman, who for the life of her, just can’t stop cleaning!

Let the tale begin!

~Buy book 2:

-Amazon
-iTunes
-B&N

Book 3: Little Red Riding Hood

You know this story... or do you?

How about a little twist?

Read the story of Red Riding Hood as never told before! With the hood that leads to fame and fortune, the mysterious wild wolf, and a grandmother so evil, she could rewrite the history of sin. Red’s not little anymore!

Let the tale begin!

~Buy book 3:

-Amazon
-iTunes
-B&N

~Check out the Amazon page for a sample.

~Watch the teaser trailer

AN INTERVIEW WITH REUT

-What inspired you to become a writer?

I think it was a combination of things. I started writing in my late teens, with the encouragement of one of my schoolteachers. Like many authors, my first work was not ripe, but her faith in me gave me the safe space to explore. My first Snow White was actually a story I used to tell my friend’s kid, where I made Snow White smart instead of pretty and all the dwarfs were masters of their professions. This time I wanted to invent something. Funny Fairy Tales are a new type of book. It works like an app and feels like someone is telling you a story. They are also a very quick read, a bit like a snack, something fun you read on the plane or waiting for the train. I am inspired by both Disney and Grimm fairy tales.

-Give us a fun or interesting fact you learned researching this book series

Great question. Guess what? I found out that the Grimm version of Cinderella doesn’t have a Fairy Godmother! or Glass Slippers! Would you believe it? Cinderella was helped by birds living in a magical tree and the famous shoes were made of gold. I admit, I like the Disney version better. And.. not to give any spoilers, but I added a very special fairy godmother that I think everyone will love.

-If you could visit your book’s world for a day, what one thing would you do?

Hmm.. I think I’d take a ride in a pumpkin carriage. Fairy Tale world is very cool. I think I’ll make a lot of stops. Try a poisoned apple, kiss a prince, talk to a mirror, wear glass slippers, eat a chocolate house!

-You’re in a tavern, and a dwarf challenges you to a duel. What do you do?

Oh no! I start running. Very fast… Use my magical phone to call every witch I know for my rescue. I try to remember everything my marshal arts teachers have shown me and I wish I had a better memory!

-Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?

Hands down, the Wolf from Red Riding Hood. I wouldn’t just go out for drinks. I’d make him dinner, and talk all night. I have so many questions. I based him on two inspiring men I met in my life, who were older and wiser and I thought they were so strong and inspiring, and mysterious to me. But he’s also the mythological wolf, that I will never meet, the one that is part of the fairy tale and folklore world. I want to know him for real, to see what his taste is like. What does he say? Will he make me laugh?

-Is there a genre you could never write? Which and why?

I could never write a suspense novel. I think I would kill all the wrong characters, and it would come out like Woody Allen meets Game of Thrones. It would be too much. But it would be funny. Guaranteed.

ABOUT REUT

Reut Barak is a freelance journalist, previously published in National Geographic online. She has an MBA from the University of Oxford, and has worked and traveled internationally. This is her first book series.

Well, no not really... The true story is:

Reut was born in Camelot in the year 1201, following the famous explosion of the northern dragon tower.

She has a degree in fantasy and science fiction from the University of Atlantis and this record can be found in the central library, now twenty thousand leagues under the sea.

She likes phoenix riding, dragon fighting and painting the roses red.

Find her online:

-website
-Twitter
-Facebook

~Follow the rest of the tour

GIVEAWAY

Reut will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

19 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for having Funny Fairy Tales on your blog.
    As as into to this blog post, I made a quick youtube video :)
    https://youtu.be/Yy9wqOYBsLc

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  2. What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?

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    1. Hi MAI T,
      Thank you for this question. In really life, I once did it in Berlin, to see what inspired Emil and the Detectives (by Erich Kästner). It was a great thing I did. I guess every time I go hiking alone I look at the ruins of castles here in Scotland and I imagine a magical world.
      Reut

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  3. I am thankful to this blog for the intro to Reut Barak and her work. Good job!

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    1. Hi Misty,
      Thanks for this message. Hope you enjoy this blog and have a great read.
      Reut

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  4. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Hi Lisa,
      Thanks for visiting this blog and good luck on the giveaway :)
      Reut

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  5. Hi Lisa,
    Thanks for visiting this blog and good luck on the giveaway :)
    Reut

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  6. I really enjoy the interview! Thank you for hosting and congrats on the tour!

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    1. Hi Carole,
      So glad you enjoyed it. Hope you also enjoy the books :) Thanks for the congrats.
      Reut

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  7. Hi guys,
    It's late here in Scotland, so I'll check again tomorrow morning. If you want to reach me personally, you can always use the contact at http://reutbarak.com/contact/
    Good night
    Reut

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  8. I always loved Muppet fairy tales, and the old Fractured Fairy Tales segment on Bullwinkle, so this should be fun!

    --Trix

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  9. I'm looking forward to reading these, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Hi Victoria,
      Great to hear it. Thanks for visiting this blog and good luck on the giveaway :)
      Reut

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  10. What is the funniest book that you have ever read? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(dot)com.

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    1. Hi Joseph,
      Huge competition between The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams and Catch-22 by Joseph Heller! What's yours?
      Reut

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  11. Hi everybody,
    A heads up - Funny Fairy Tales 4 - Hansel and Gretel is now out!!! See more here:
    http://reutbarak.com/books/

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