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The Vixen and the Vet (a modern fairytale) [Kindle Edition]

Katy Regnery
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Book Description

**2015 RITA Finalist!**

"With Southern charm and a deeply romantic plot, readers will fall in love with this modern day fairy tale." --RT BOOK REVIEWS

In this modern-retelling of "Beauty and the Beast," Savannah Carmichael, betrayed by an unreliable source, returns to her hometown of Danvers, Virginia with her once-promising journalism career in ruins. Given the opportunity to get back in the game by writing a patriotic human interest piece, Savannah turns her attention to the town hermit, Asher Lee, a wounded veteran who returned to Danvers eight years ago, and hasn't been seen since.

After an IED explosion in Afghanistan took Asher's hand and disfigured half of his face, he's lived a quiet life on the outskirts of Danvers where the locals respect his privacy...that is, until Savannah Carmichael comes calling in a borrowed sundress with a plate of homemade brownies. When Asher agrees to be interviewed by Savannah, he starts feeling things for the beautiful reporter that he hasn't felt in years.

Misfits in small-town Danvers, Savannah and Asher create a bond right away, touching each other's hearts in ways neither thought possible. When a terrible mistake threatens to drive them apart, they'll have to decide if the love they found in one another's arms is strong enough to fight for their hard-won happily ever after.

This is a standalone novel inspired by Beauty & the Beast. Contemporary Romance: Due to profanity, realistically depicted scenes of war and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

(The next standalone a m o d e r n f a i r y t a l e novel, Never Let You Go, inspired by Hansel & Gretel, will be released on June 19, 2015.)

The Vixen and the Vet is part of the a m o d e r n f a i r y t a l e collection, which will include five standalone novels:

The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) - available now
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) - available June 2015
Ginger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) - available TBD
Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) - available TBD
Follies on the Landscape (Rumplestiltskin) - available TBD

Editorial Reviews


~ "With Southern charm and a deeply romantic plot, readers will fall in love with this modern day fairy tale." --RT Book Reviews

"Regnery is in a class of her own--a romance all-star. This book is perfection." --MamaMia, Mama Kitty Reviews

~ "Like Amy Harmon's Making Faces or Mia Sheridan's Archer's Voice, The Vixen and the Vet tells the story of a forgotten hero who has given up on life and love... until the right woman comes along." --Shannon, Goodreads review

~"Katy Regnery, our Queen of Romance, is back with more deliciously sweet romance." --Maryline, M's Bookshelf

~ "If you read just one romance book this year make it The Vixen And The Vet." -- Spring Adams, Goodreads review

~ "The Vixen and the Vet is an unbelievably powerful and beautiful novel. This story has truly and deeply touched my soul. For anyone looking for an astonishing book which will fervidly touch them as well, this is definitely a must read." --Tami, The Book Enthusiast

~ "Most of all I love that Katy wrote about one of our wounded warriors! Being a military wife, it really hit home." --Teresa, Goodreads review

~ "Sometimes a book breaks through and reminds you why you love Romance...laughed and I cried. My heart melted and soared as I read this amazing love story between two misfits. Truly, this is the kind of book which sticks with you. The quality of writing, character development, dialogue, and especially the pacing and rhythm... All of it. Outstanding." --Shurrn's Indie Flutters 

~ "The synopsis drew me in, the author captivated me immediately with her beautiful modern take on Beauty and the Beast and the absolute romance and emotion held me in its grip. I was completely swept away and loved it!" --Totally Booked Blog

From the Author

Thank you so much for your interest in The Vixen and the Vet!

I wrote this book in 23 days. It only took me 23 days because Asher and Savannah jumped off the pages for me fully-formed and 100% ready to fall in love. I think their story is really hot, really fun and really moving. I hope you do too.

I have never written a book as a fundraiser before, so this book is very special to me. I hope that Savannah and Asher's story will inspire, delight and move readers to remember that our returning wounded deserve every possible honor for their courage, bravery and sacrifice.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1256 KB
  • Print Length: 291 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0991204549
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Katharine Gilliam Regnery; 1 edition (June 15, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L19SVQ4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #486 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MamaMia from MamaKittyReviews LOVED it June 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Every once in a while, a book comes along that snuggles into your heart, harboring the ability to move your soul and make you believe in love again, no matter how many times you read it. When you’re feeling down, you’ll say to yourself, “Self, I want to read my feel-good book.” And you’ll go to your bookshelf, virtual or physical, and you’ll pluck that well-worn tome off the shelf and settle in for some therapy at the hands of your favorite authors. I have a few books that are like that for me—BET ME by Jennifer Cruisie, PERFECT by Judith McNaught, and now, THE VIXEN AND THE VET. Regnery is in a class of her own—a romance all-star. This book is perfection.

Savannah Carmichael has returned to Danvers, Virginia to lick her wounds after being sacked from a prominent position at a high-ranking New York newspaper. Also losing her supposed boyfriend at the same time that she’d lost her job, Savannah doubts her ability to make smart decisions when it comes to men. So when she’s given an opportunity to redeem her professional career by writing about the slighted town veteran, Savannah jumps at the chance to capitalize on Asher Lee’s story.

Asher Lee hasn’t left his palatial home in over eight years. Scarred and missing a limb, he remembers the heartbreaking reaction of the townspeople to the physical imperfections that he gained in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Asher can stand their curiosity—he can’t stand their pity. He rejects their fear. Having lost his parents in a tragic accident when he was younger, Asher knows that with his disabilities, he’ll never find a family. But once Savannah Carmichael arrives on his front porch—brownies in tow—he finds himself feeling something that he never thought he’d have the luxury of experiencing again. He finds hope.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two Wounded Souls Finding Love and Acceptance June 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First off, for the months of June and July 50% of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Operation Mend, which is used to help wounded veterans.

This is absolutely a beautifully told story of a wounded veteran, Asher Lee, who came home from Afghanistan after being severely injured by an IED, losing his right hand, injuring his right leg and disfiguring the right side of his face. After a year in the hospital in Texas, he comes back home to Danvers, VA to the family estate. Asher is alive, but by no means is he living. He is an empty shell of a man who has been physically and mentally devastated by his loss and disfigurement.

Savannah Carmichael, was a young journalist who had left Danvers, VA for NYC and after college worked for the Sentinel newspaper, her dream. But she accepting information from her boyfriend and called it reliable source, that was anything but. Patrick had used her and she was expendable to save his family. She has come home to lick her wounds. A journalist friend puts her in touch with the Editor for a Phoenix newspaper and she accepts an assignment with possible employment.

I am not going to tell the story, instead I am going to say that this is such a beautiful and moving story, one that is full of love, laughter and heartache. It is a story you need to read, it is Asher and Savannah's story.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My review for The Vixen And The Vet June 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I totally loved Savannah and Asher's story. It was such a beautiful and moving story. I haven't experienced this many emotions with a book in a long time. This is definitely a story that will stay with you for a long time. I really must say this is Katy at her best. I have read every one of Katy's books, and I have loved them all. But The Vixen And The Vet is my favorite by far. If you read just one romance book this year make it The Vixen And The Vet. You will not be disappointed. And to top it all off, for the months of June and July Katy is donating 50% of the profits from this book to Operation Mend which helps wounded Veterans. Thank you Katy for yet another amazing story. And your generosity.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read June 16, 2014
By debbie
Format:Kindle Edition
Another 5 star read by author Katy Regnery. I have read every book Ms. Regnery has written and I have to say each one is better than the last. This is my favorite by far. Asher and Savannah have a love that each of us can only dream about and will survive no matter what life throws their way. This book brings up a host of emotions, you will laugh, cry, cheer and lose yourself in the story. This book will grab you on page one and will not let you go until you read "The End" because you will not be able to put it down.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real love and connections. June 16, 2014
By agrutle
Format:Kindle Edition
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

How can I express how much I loved this story. The words aren't there but I'll try.

Savannah is back home in the small town she grew up in to lick her wounds after she was fired. She was also home for her sisters wedding. While there she got a job offer for a piece in the Lifestyles section of a newspaper in Phoenix. When the idea strikes her to write about the town shut in Asher Lee, she runs with it. It would be a great story of a war hero and the way the town reacted to him when he came home. It will save her career.. Right?

Asher Lee doesn't come out in public. His scars put people off and he is just tired of scaring people. He has a maid/ housekeeper, Mrs. Potts, that takes care of his shopping and him. When Savannah comes to his home wanting to interview him, Mrs Potts tells her in no uncertain terms that Mr. Lee doesn't talk to people. For some reason though (ahem, Mrs Potts badgering him) he decides to give her a chance.

So begins an unlikely friendship. Three times a week Savannah comes to interview Asher and slowly their friendship becomes something more. No one but her mama understands that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Their story is one of love and being able to see past the physical aspects of attraction and delve in to the emotional attraction that makes for a lasting relationship.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
Awesome romance with well developed plot and characters. Great blend of emotional ups and downs all tied up with an ending to sigh over. I'll be reading more from this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars OMG! What a story!
I love beauty and the beast and couldn't wait to read this modern day version of it! I was not disappointed! This book was so so so good! Sad and sweet and totally wonderful! Wow! Read more
Published 21 hours ago by Ann M. Marks
5.0 out of 5 stars Great love story!
My husband and I read the story. Had no idea profits of the book were going to support operation mend. Read more
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I rarely write reviews for any book I read. As an lover of books you will find mesmerized within the pages of a book everyday. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe it was just me, but...
“The Vixen and the Vet” is based on “Beauty and the Beast” and is the first book in a series of modern-day fairy tales. Read more
Published 2 days ago by GoddessPhD
5.0 out of 5 stars Very few books have left an impact on me like this one has
As a writer and an avid reader, I have gone through a lot of stories my years. Very few books have left an impact on me like this one has. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Abi Walters
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
This was an amazing story. I really enjoyed the characters terms and the entire story line. I was actually doubting the whole beauty and the beast theme but it did work out very... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic adult version of a "Beauty and the Beast" fairy tale!
I'm not going to add to the book description. The one above is enough. What I will say is that this book is fantastic!! Read more
Published 3 days ago by Judith Tulloch
5.0 out of 5 stars Try it!
Now here's someone who knows how to write romance! I really enjoyed reading this book, and was sad when it ended. I loved all the characters. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Danielle L. Cullins
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely heart warming and just plain amazing! You won't be able to...
Absolutely heart warming and just plain amazing! You won't be able to put this book down and will fall completely in love with Asher and Savannah! Read more
Published 4 days ago by Kristi Simonsen
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More About the Author

Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.

Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled "Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date," in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.

The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy's novella "Frosted" will appear in the upcoming (Jan '15) anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy's short story, "The Long Way Home" will appear in the first RWA anthology (Feb '15), Premiere.

Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

Connect with Katy:

Katy LOVES connecting with her readers and answers every e-mail, message, tweet and post personally!


Twitter: @KatyRegnery


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