Book list 8 enchanting Gay Fairy Tale Retellings
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Gay Fairy Tale Retellings

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I am so excited to share this wonderful list of gay fairy tale retellings with you!

Have you ever read a gay fairy tale retelling? Until recently I would have said no as well. But last weekend, I remedied the situation and have been hooked ever since. I can’t wait to share some of these amazing discoveries with you.

I’m always surprised by the variety the romance genre has to offer. My usual jam is contemporary romance but after reading several dozen in a row, it sometimes feels like I’m reading the same story over and over.

These feelings lets me know that it’s time to expand my horizons. Time to look for something a little bit different. It’s these times when I’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone that I’ve found some of my favorite books. Those times are also responsible for some of my most popular book lists which tells me I’m not the only person who occasionally craves an oddly specific story.

This book list features some of the best gay fairy tale retellings I was able to find. Truth be told, I’ve only read about half the books on this list.

But, I’m far too excited about the gems on this list. I simply can’t wait until I finish reading them all to share the wonderfulness that is on this list. Every book on this list has very positive reviews from reviewers I trust.

Gay Fairy Tale Retellings


by Austin Chant

Gay LGBT fairy tale retellings peter darling by austin chant


164 Pages | Less Than Three Press | February 13, 2017

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MM Romance | Transgender | Fantasy

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Ten years ago, Peter Pan left Neverland to grow up, leaving behind his adolescent dreams of boyhood and resigning himself to life as Wendy Darling. Growing up, however, has only made him realize how inescapable his identity as a man is.

But when he returns to Neverland, everything has changed: the Lost Boys have become men, and the war games they once played are now real and deadly. Read More


by Amy Lane

Gay LGBT Fairy tale retellings truth in the dark by amy lane


145 pages | Dreamspinner Press | June 16, 2010

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New Adult | Contemporary Romance

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“I am not beautiful…”

Knife’s entire existence has been as twisted as his flesh and his face. The only thing beautiful in his life is his sister. When Gwennie is obliged to turn a suitor down because she fears to leave her brother to the brutality of their village, Knife is desperate for anything to ensure her happiness.

Her suitor’s cousin offers him a way out, but it won’t be easy. Aerie-Smith has been cursed to walk upright in the form of a beast, and his beloved village suffers from the same spell. Read More

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DANCE IN THE DARK (Dance with the Devil #2)

by Megan Durr

Gay MM LGBT fairy tale retellings dance in the dark (dance with the devil #2) by Megan Durr


350 Pages | Less Than Three Press | September 2016

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Fantasy | Paranormal | Vampire

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At the age of nine, Johnnie lost his parents when they were killed by a blood-crazed vampire. He was then adopted by the husband of the vampire who killed them, and raised in a world to which he was never meant to belong.

An adult now, he is the cold, beautiful Johnnie Desrosiers, and spends his days translating old grimoires and solving mysteries. Read More

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by Adam Reynolds

Gay MM LGBT fairy tale retellings promised land by adam reynolds


37 pages | February 14, 2017

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Picture Book | LGBT | Fantasy

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When a young Prince and a farm boy meet in the forest, a growing friendship between them blossoms into love. However, when the Queen re-marries, her sinister new husband seeks control of the enchanted forest and the land the farm boy’s family are responsible for protecting. Read More


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by Daniel Haack

Gay MM LGBT fairy tale retellings prince & knight by daniel haack


40 Pages | Little Bee Books | May 1, 2018

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Picture Book | Fantasy | Royalty

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In this modern fairy tale, a noble prince and a brave knight come together to defeat a terrible monster and in the process find true love in a most unexpected place.

“Thank you,” he told his parents.
“I appreciate that you tried,
but I’m looking for something special
in a partner by my side.”
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by Cate Ashwood

Gay MM LGBT fairy tale retellings His Fairy Godfather by Cate Ashwood


216 Pages | Dreamspinner Press | December 9, 2016

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Paranormal | Holiday | Fantasy

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Since the death of his father, Trick Grigsby has fought to keep his head above water. Following in his father’s footsteps as a talented architect, he hopes to work his way up at the firm. Unfortunately, the company’s new owner barely resembles the man who was once Trick’s father’s best friend. Trick’s days are filled with drudgery and cruel remarks from the man who was supposed to be his mentor—along with his two sons, whose only jobs seem to be making Trick’s life miserable. Read More

BEAUTY, INC. (The Pennymaker Tales #3)

by Tara Lain

Gay LGBT MM fairy tale retellings beauty, inc. by tara lain


121 Pages | Dreamspinner Press | June 8, 2016

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Contemporary Romance

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Is beauty only skin deep?

Chemist Dr. Robert “Belle” Belleterre loves flowers, green trees, his best friend Judy, and “his baby”: the new face cream he developed to help put his father’s small cosmetics company on the map. Sadly he gets no help from his alcoholic, gambling-addicted father who loses Belle in a poker game to Magnus Strong, the CEO of Beauty, Inc. the largest American cosmetics company—a man infamous for his scarred ugliness. Read More

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by Marie Sexton

Gay MM LGBT fairy tale retellings cinder by marie sexton


80 pages | February 16, 2014

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Short | Fantasy

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A CinderFella Story

Eldon Cinder would give anything to see Prince Xavier one last time, but only women are invited to the royal ball. When the local witch offers to make Eldon female for just one night, he agrees.

One spell.

One night.

One dance.

What could possibly go wrong? Read More

Let’s Talk

Do you enjoy fairy tale retellings? Have you ever read an LGBT fairy tale retelling? What was it? Did you like it? I’m always looking for recommendations.

Book list 8 enchanting Gay Fairy Tale Retellings

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