Twisted Tales

Series: Twisted Tales

High-action fairytale retellings where the heroines save themselves and still kiss the handsome prince.

Cinderella: Ninja Warrior

Cinderella: Ninja Warrior

In this fast-paced story full of adventure and romance, Cinderella is more than just a servant girl waiting for her prince—she's a tough, fearless girl who is capable of taking charge of a dangerous situation. Seeking to escape the clutches of her evil stepmother, Cinderella perfects her ninja skills and magic talents in secret, waiting for the day when she can break free and live happily ever after. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Cinderella and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read! More info →
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Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer

Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer

In this thrilling story full of adventure and romance, Sleeping Beauty is more than just a lonely princess waiting for her prince—she's a brave, tenacious girl who never backs down from a challenge. With vampire-slaying talents that she practices in secret, Sleeping Beauty puts her courage to the test in the dark of night, fighting evil as she searches for a way to break the spell that has cut her off from her family. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Sleeping Beauty and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read! Sleeping Beauty: Vampire Slayer is an entirely new type of fairy tale–one that will keep today's kids guessing and offer them hours of magical fun. More info →
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  31 comments for “Twisted Tales

  1. Kayla Stiel
    December 20, 2013 at 11:22 pm

    i was wonderin if u were ever goin to make another twisted tale book in the twisted tail series cus i just finished the cinderellea book and it was fantastic now im gonna read the sleeping beauty. I was thinkn u could make snow white and ariel books cus i would definitely read them

    • Amara
      February 16, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      I agree that would be great

  2. Kayla Stiel
    December 20, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    and belle, jasmine, mulan

  3. December 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Hi Kayla!
    Thank you so much for your comments. I’m glad to hear that you’re enjoying the Twisted Tales books!
    I’m hoping to do more books in this series, but there aren’t any current plans. If you’d like to join my newsletter list, you’ll be the first to know if another comes out. The form is on my website.

    • alice
      September 17, 2016 at 9:00 pm

      i love your twisted tale books, please please make more these are the only books i will actually enjoy because i honestly dont like reading, but these books are just so interesting

  4. Charlotte Heida
    January 13, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Dear Maureen,
    I love your twisted tales books and Am hoping that you would be willing to make another one, Possibly Rapunzle? I was joking around with a friend and we came up with the names Rapunzle Werewolf Hunter and Dragon Tamer. If this helps in any way, awesome!

    • January 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Thanks so much, Charlotte! That means a lot to me.
      I have outlines done for two more… Coincidentally, one does have a werewolf… and one does have dragons! But neither were Rapunzle!
      I do hope to do more.

      Curious… Do you read e-books at all? One way I could more easily continue the series would be in that format.

    • Nicole
      February 19, 2016 at 9:46 am

      It would more likely be Snow white werewolf hunter, Ariel an the shrieking sirens, Mulan and the cruse of the chinese dragon, etc I have more but your the writer an I like what I’ve read so far 😉

  5. Jennifer/Libby
    July 10, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    I think you should write a twisted tales about snow white, a jewel thief. She runs when the Hunter shows up. She meets the dwarfs, and as part of the deal to stay there, she has to help steal from the kindom. They train her but the queen finds out, tracks her down and gives her the poison apple.

    Libby, 11

    • MaureenMcGowan
      July 11, 2014 at 11:08 am

      Hi Libby!

      Thanks for your great idea! And thanks for contacting me. I absolutely love to hear from readers. :)

      Keep reading!


    • Amara
      February 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      I love your books please make more I’ve read them all 4 times to see the different choices please make more books

  6. Book reader 125
    September 13, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    I love the twisted tale books and really hope you make more very soon !!!!

    • September 16, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you so much!!! If you want to be one of the first people to hear when a new one is available, make sure you sign up for my newsletter. :)

  7. Sydney B.
    November 7, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    I am in love with your series!!! I hope you make more with all sorts of characters!! Looking toward to reading any others you come up with!

    • November 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Thank you so much, Sydney! You might want to try my Dust Chronicles series, too! (If you’re 12+)

  8. Shannon
    December 1, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    I’m only half way through book one, but I really like this series. I can’t wait to read more.

  9. Yohara Ranasinghe
    December 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    I love your writing…And really look forward to a lot more twisted tales! Is it possible for you to make your books available as ebooks? It’s much easier for us who live way over here, in Asia…

    • December 29, 2014 at 12:43 pm

      Hi Yohara! Thank you so much for your kind note. :) I hope to write more Twisted Tales in the future.

      The books are available in e-book form. If they aren’t available in your country… You could try contacting the publisher, Silver Dolphin Books and ask them. (I don’t have any control over where the books are available.)

      Thanks again for your note!


  10. Yohara Ranasinghe
    December 25, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    All the best!

  11. Book reader 125
    January 12, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    Again I think your an amazing writer just finished Sleeping Beauty – Vampire Slayer !!!! It was the BEST !!!!!!! Starting Cinderella – Ninja Warrior next, can’t wait !!!!!!!!

  12. Lori Sears-Malik
    January 29, 2015 at 4:40 pm

    Greetings from Toronto Maureen, I have never observed my daughter so absorbed in a book. Thank you for the strong female characters you have created in the Twisted Tales series. She loved the Sleeping Beauty tale and I have just purchased the Cinderella book for her 10th birthday at her request. I am looking forward to her growing with your books and to passing the Twisted Tales down to her little sister when she is ready for them. Kind regards, Lori Sears-Malik (aka Viking Warrior Mom)

    • MaureenMcGowan
      May 16, 2015 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you so much!

  13. Amara
    February 16, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    More books please I love to read the twisted tale series so much please write more

    • MaureenMcGowan
      May 16, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      Thank you so much, Amara! I’m so happy to hear that you love them!

  14. Hailey
    July 24, 2015 at 12:21 am

    These are some of my favorite books. I love the Twisted Tales. I hope you make more. These books and you are my inspiration, for wanting becoming an author.

  15. Nikki
    September 12, 2015 at 12:41 am

    These books are wonderful. It is so exciting to read these. I and my friends love to read shy princesses turning brave. So Please would you write more twisted tales.

  16. JK
    June 3, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    i love your twisted tales.
    i was wondering if you can make more twisted tales???

  17. stella
    January 23, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    i LOVE the twisted tale series so much. i love how there are so many different outcomes and you can read each book over and over with a different story (which i have done) It is unlike any book i have ever read. YOU CAN CHOOSE WHAT HAPPENS IN THE BOOK ITS AMAZING. Um, anywho i was wondering if you were going to write anymore because i bought the books when they came put and i really wish more existed because they are so great.

    • MaureenMcGowan
      January 23, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks so much, Stella! You made my day.
      I’d love to write more books in the Twisted Tales series, but my publisher wasn’t on board with doing more. If things change, I’ll let you know!
      You can sign up for my newsletter list to make sure you’re in the know. :)

      Thanks again,


  18. LJ
    April 8, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I’m sad to read in another comment that your publisher wasn’t loving the idea of more twisted tales because I very much enjoyed them even though I’m outside of the target YA audience. I’m a teacher and actually borrowed the Cinderella book from a student who was reading it in class after she told me how much she loved it. I read all of the possible paths and then asked if she had the other book. (She did, and I read that too!) I have since purchased copies to add to my classroom library for other students to discover. Thank you for your writing.

  19. Kaitlyn
    May 28, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    I agree with Kayla. I’ve read both books so many times the books are worn. It would be amazing if you made more. I’m not big on fairytales but I quite enjoyed these and would love for more

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