• Tinsel in a Tangle

  • Fairy Tales of a Trailer Park Queen, Book 2
  • By: Kimbra Swain
  • Narrated by: Keira Stevens
  • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

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Tinsel in a Tangle

By: Kimbra Swain
Narrated by: Keira Stevens
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Is it too much to ask for a fairy queen to have a nice holiday?

After accepting the role as Queen of the Exiles in Shady Grove, Alabama, Grace finds that being in charge isn't all it's cracked up to be. An influx of wayward fairies find their way to the newly established haven and seek the protection of the local fairy queen.

Grace and company are just trying to have a normal holiday when it's interrupted by a daily menace that escalates out of control. Add to it an untimely visit by a coven of witches, and the holiday is quickly going to hell in a Christmas decorated handbasket. Plus, Grace is sick for the first time in her long life. She might get some sleep, if her bard, Levi would quit banging his new girlfriend the trailer.

This hilariously mad romp leading up to Christmas Day has lots of love, giving, and havoc! Tissues may be required.

Tinsel in a Tangle is a down-home magical celebration of the holidays including the crazy relatives! Download Book 2 of the Fairy Tales of a Trailer Park Queen today!

Interview with Kimbra Swain

Q: Why did you write the Fairy Tales of a Trailer Park Queen Series?

A: I was born and raised in Alabama, and I loved the Urban Fantasy genre. I wanted to mix those two things, but remain true to the Southern traditions and values that I was raised on: family, community, and determination. The Trailer Park Series is my ode to the South.

Q: What is the most important part of the Fairy Tales of a Trailer Park Queen to you?

A: Every single character in the series is real to me. The development of each one is so important for me going through the series. Some of them, including Grace, start off with many flaws. I should say especially Grace.

Q: How much of Grace is patterned after yourself?

A: Oh, gosh! Grace and I are a lot alike. Sassy and smart. However, Grace is very compassionate and trusting. She's also got a mouth on her. She says things that aren't PC, but as her character develops over the series, she sees that there were things she was very wrong about. Grace's story is about becoming who she was meant to be, and fate doesn't define that purpose. She does.

Q: What are your future plans for the Trailerverse?

A: The main series will have 15 books with a short story anthology focusing on the minor characters. It is also going through an exciting new rebrand. I will be launching Wynonna's story this fall in Stories of Frost and Fire. The werewolf, Dominick Meyer, will also get his own series called Dog River Wolfpack. It will launch this fall, too. I have future undetermined plans to expand the Trailerverse. Follow my website and the Trailerverse site to keep up with the announcements!

©2017 Kimbra Swain (P)2019 Kimbra Swain

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excellent!

The narration is perfect. The second book in this series gives you exactly what you want: humor, love, tears, and unbreakable family bonds. Kimbra Swain's take on the fae mythology is unique and refreshing. You'll definitely want more and luckily this is only the beginning in a stellar series.

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Absolutely Phenomenal!

This book is absolutely magnificent story. It has supernaturals, mystery, suspense, intrigue and romance with a twist. It has a little bit of everything all rolled into one. this book had me rolling with laughter.
The narrator does a fantasic job with the characters and the voices of each character. I'm from the south and I have to say She has a Beautiful southern accent. I definitely enjoyed listening to this book and I will be looking for more books by this narrator to listen to. I definitely recommend this book.

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Fabulous Listen🎧 Love These Fascinating Tales!

This is a fabulous story and audible listen🎧. I thoroughly enjoy the 1st book in the series, "Bless Your Heart" and this second book is just as amazing. Kimbra Swain continues to bring interesting and imaginative storylines and characters into the world she created, a world where supernatural beings exist and live amongst ordinary humans. We learned Grace, an exiled Fairy Queen was crowned Queen of the exiles, many of them have settled in Shady Grove. Grace knew shady things went on in town but she did not always see them, but now she does and she is learning more about the residents and their individual powers. Amongst the supernatural are the fairies, shifters, demon and several others, including a Phoenix. As Queen they fall under her protection, everyone is getting ready for the holidays and the winter solstice when odd things start happening, some of them are hilarious, others are unexplainable and frightening. Will they get who is behind all this in time to put a stop to what is threatening the Queen and her Town. This book has a lot to offer, there are some great characters, plenty of drama, action, twists, a bit of mystery and suspense, some angst, some laugh out loud moments as well as heartfelt and romantic ones. Kimbra Swain, thank you for another great story, the laughs and the emotional rollercoaster ride.

I listened to the Audible edition, narrated by the talented Keira Stevens. She continues to bring these characters and their story to life. I love how she portrays Grace, a bad@ss yet you could still hear her vulnerabilities and her emotions. She continues to deliver all that witty dialogue too. She is also amazing with the other characters, giving each their own distinct sound making it easy to follow not only the story but who is who. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another great listen🎧

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Cant wait to start number 3!!!

I totally love this series so far. Its so funny and Kimbra Swain has such an amazing imagination. And I normally HATE when authors make holiday books. They always end up being so cheesy. But I completely forgot it was a charismas book until the end. And I can't wait to read the next one! And If you listen to the audio, it makes a fantastic book so much better. Keira Stevens does an amazing job with this. Her sweet, southern accent fits Grace perfectly! So much fun! I really hope that more of the series makes it to audible!

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Tinsel in a Tangle

This book is awesome! It continues after the first and gives us so much more depth to the characters. The extra mischievous ones were definitely fun listening to and wondering what mayhem they will cause next. Narration was done beautifully.

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fun story

Grace, is crowned Queen of the exiles, many moved to Shady Grove. Grace is learning about the residents and their unique supernatural powers. the ogres, fairies, demons, witches, shifters, demon and others. As they get ready for the holidays strange and unusual things start to happen.
Keira Stevens brings these characters and story to life. She is an entertaining and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for a fun listen.
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A hot mess but entertaining

I gave the first book 5 stars, but I was a little less pleased by this second book in the “Fairy Tales of a Trailer Park Queen” series. It is an urban fantasy set in a fictional small town in Alabama. I will cover the good and bad aspects of this audiobook. Overall, I was pleased and entertained, and I look forward to the next audiobook in the series. I am hooked on this unique and entertaining Southern urban fantasy.

Here are the things I loved. First, the author is really talented at creating a small town atmosphere. The world-building of this town is really good because I feel like I know the people and the town geography after listening to the book. Second, the author perfectly captures Southern culture. I am from South Carolina and Georgia, and the author really knows what it is like to live in the South. Third, I really liked all of the characters except for one (Grace). Dylan Riggs and Levi were perfectly charming, Winnie was very adorable, and the bizarre assortment of minor characters were fascinating. Fourth, the author has great imagination and cleverly added lots of Christmas folklore to make a fun plot. Finally, the narrator Keira Stevens did an amazing job. Her accents, character voices, pacing, and everything were flawless.

However, a few things in the book got on my nerves. My main complaint is that the heroine Grace is not very likable. She actually became less emotionally mature than she was in the previous book! I cut her some slack in the first book, but she did some annoying things in this one. She is a fairy princess who is centuries old, so give me a break on the immaturity. Grace loves and trusts Dylan, but she punished him for way too long (for keeping secrets in the first book) by withholding herself and her words of love. Dylan deserved better. Also, Grace has way too many temper tantrums, at least one per day. I hope Grace gains some emotional maturity in the next book. As a second complaint, there are too many instances of “he said” and “she said” in the text, although the narrator does her best at de-emphasizing them.

I requested and received a free audiobook copy via #AudiobookObsession, and I voluntarily wrote this honest review.
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Tinsel in a Tangle!

Have been a fan of Kimbra Swain's books for a while and really enjoyed getting to listen to the audio version. This series is excellent and Keira Stevens does a great job giving it a voice!
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A Yuletide full of havoc and mischief!

It’s the holidays in Shady Grove, and its residents are in for some Yuletide craziness as trouble brews in the form of trolls and witches, causing havoc and mischief for Grace and her friends. The supernatural twist of a Christmas tradition was really clever, and I enjoyed how the story unraveled. Not only does Grace continue with her southern charm and humor, we see a side of her that forms a deeper connection with Dylan while struggling to maintain her protection over her town, and yet her compassion for her friends shines overall, bringing a very heartwarming touch to this fantastic urban fantasy. I love the characters and world that this author has created, and look forward to more adventures with Grace and her gang. Keira Stevens continues her amazing narration, giving such life to this colorful bunch of characters, while enhancing the listening experience of this magical “fairy” tale.

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Amazing continuation

I love that this continued right where it left off and the author did a great job. It is easy to listen too. I hope there is another to follow to continue on what happens to the Queen. #AudioBookObsession

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  • 12-19-20

Tinsel in a Tingle

This book is awesome! It continues after the first and gives us so much more depth to the characters. The extra mischievous ones were definitely fun listening to and wondering what mayhem they will cause next. Narration was done beautifully.

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  • 01-13-20

Christmas Curse

This is a refreshing and delightful urban fantasy, it's super entertaining, it will suck you into Grace's frenzied world from the start right to the very end. The dialogue is brilliant, and the plot is humorous with loads of laugh out loud moments. Grace's perfect Holiday plans are ruined by a curse, trolls running rampant in town, and the jail cells are quick to fill. I had a wonderful time listing to this audiobook.

The narration by Keira Stevens is outstanding. She emulated the characters' personalities, the animation, and hilarity in the scenes, further immersing the listener. I thoroughly enjoyed her performance.

Tinsel in a Tangle is a perfect Holiday book, it's cleverly written with an amusing storyline and fabulous characters. I highly recommend it.

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  • 08-17-20

awesome story

This was such a different story, but highly enjoyable nonetheless. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the story. The words just captured you and kept you captivated. The narration was also done really well. I thoroughly loved it.

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  • DMA
  • 08-16-20

Brilliant and funny

This is a brilliant series. Grace, Levi and Dylan are amazing characters and you quickly become invested in them. Grace is the most unlikely queen you have ever come across. She is funny, sassy and a seriously strong woman with a heart of gold, well most of the time.
This laugh out loud paranormal action packed book will keep you riveted to the very last page.
Cant wait for the next one.
Highly recommended.
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  • Nat (🎧AudiobookObsession)
  • 04-10-20

Tinsel in a Tangle

I got sucked right into this story, before i knew it I was at the end and craving so much more. Keira Stevens did such an amazing performance. Definitely took a star of a book to superstar.

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  • 03-23-20

Read Bless Your Heart first

This is a continuation of the story in Bless Your Heart and I was glad that I had read that one first. The story was nice without anything standing out as either really good or bad. I like that it expands on the same characters from the first book in the Fairy Tales of a Trailer Park Queen series.

Keira Stevens is a fabulous narrator and she does a great job with her performance.

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  • 12-30-19

Trolls & Witches

This is a hysterical holiday listen with our favorite trailer park queen! Not what I expected in a second installment of the story, yet completely entertaining, this book gives us more of the life and times of Grace and her friends. Now that she has settled into being Queen, things should be looking up. But problems keep occurring. What is the cause? Could it be the 12 trolls of Christmas? This fun, quirky listen will keep you smiling through the holidays in wait of book 3 where we hopefully will be seeing more of the detective solving cases this cast of characters is so good at.

Keira Stevens brings them all to life with her amazing narration. This series really highlights her talents with the crazy cast of characters and she rises to the challenge. Another great performance you are certain to enjoy.

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  • 12-08-19

Great to revisit these characters

A lovely revisited book. I enjoyed the characters in the last book and they certainly don’t disappoint again in this one. Fantastic performance from Keira.
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  • Amber N
  • 11-27-19

Perfect

I have quickly fallen for this trailer park Queen. Her phoenix is my new book boyfriend, yum. I love that you have every emotion throughout this audiobook. Especially great comedy and sexy steamy scenes (my two favorite!) Am already impatient to dive back into this great series. The narrator does a great job with all the characters.
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