In 2016, Tork Media proposed a five book series to a diverse group of authors. The idea was to publish collections of original novellas based on classic fairy tales written in each author’s signature genre and style. Intrigued, the authors formed Fairy Tale Ink and the Fractured Series was born. Each Fractured Series collection contains four to five original novellas that take a different spin on the same well-known classic fairy tale.
Book 1: Fractured Beauty contains “Nani’s Kiss” (a science fiction, Polynesians in space story)
Nani is trapped by Indian and Hawaiian traditions and a fiancé locked in stasis in a medi-mod. Cultures and expectations collide in this sci-fi futuristic world where nano-bot tattoos and dreams reveal the secret of Nani’s heart.
Book 2: Fractured Slipper contains “Rell Goes Hawaiian” (a magical realism story set in Lauele Town)
When Rell’s stepmonster brings her to Hawaii, she should’ve known it wasn’t to celebrate her birthday. Despite Jerry Santos’s aloha hospitality, being in paradise isn’t all fun in the sun. Rell spends her birthday signing papers, taking care of her bratty step-siblings, and preparing for the big corporate bash she’s not allowed to attend. But the luau takes a sinister turn when Rell overhears her stepmonster’s true plans for the land she’s acquiring. It’s going to take more than Ilima’s bibbity-bobbity boo for Rell to save Lauele Town and The National Abilities Surf Camp.
Book 3: Fractured Sea contains “Pua’s Kiss” (a magical realism story set in Lauele Town)
Kanaloa, the great Hawaiian ocean god, has only one kapu law for his daughter Pua: bear no Niuhi-human sons or die. Easy to obey in her Niuhi shark form, but Pua has an irresistible itch that’s relieved only by napping on the beach in the afternoon sun. When she meets Californian Justin Halpert, he’s perfect. Alone on his prepaid Hawaiian honeymoon, he wants nothing more permanent than a temporary tattoo. For the first time in centuries, Pua’s looking forward to a romantic interlude that doesn’t end in a bloody shark attack. But modern times bring modern complications. Too bad Justin has secrets of his own.