Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Blogger Review -- Diamonds and Toads: A Modern Fairy Tale

Diamonds and Toads: A Modern Fairy Tale


Once upon a time, there were two sisters, one blessed,and one cursed by fairy magic....

So each sister's story begins.
Delilah Perrault is blessed with riches beyond her wildest dreams and the man she's had her eye on for ages--even though he secretly has designs on her newfound wealth instead. Delilah's half-sister, Isadora, is cursed with having her every utterance come out as an obscene and humiliating quip, just when the gorgeous hunk she dumped years before under pressure from mama swaggers back into her life.

If you like Bewitched, Sex and the City and Gossip Girl, try out this modern girl's fairy tale.


Super cute story!  What a great little spin on a fairy tale, broken up into two sections about two sisters…one blessed, one cursed.

Part I:

“Well, there is one way to prevent that outcome: You must find the key.” “The key?” “Why, yes, dear. The key to your heart’s desire, of course.” “But, I already know what my heart’s desire is—Chas.”

Delilah has loved Chas since forever, but their friendship has prevented her from ever acting on any feelings she might have. 

Chas is in danger of losing his company…and will do just about anything to keep it, even if that means taking advantage of his friend’s love.

“Make the right choice and you’ll reap more than you ever dreamed possible. Make the wrong one, and you’ll live with the regret of it unto your dying day.”

Chas never thought he’d find all the riches he was looking for in a woman…not just her fortune.

Part II:

“He’d known the exact moment Izzy had put it all together in her mind. And now she wanted a taste of the dark side. Fine. He’d give it to her. Why not? It’s what he wanted, too—had been wanting. In fact, for eight long years.”

Sam and Isadora are destined to be together. But social standing and image tear them apart and threaten to keep it that way…until Isadora realizes her curse is just a blessing in disguise.

“She’d been disowned and banished, after all. Her life and her actions were now utterly her own. She blinked and sat straight up. Utterly my own…Hmm.”

Isadora has her own epiphany when it comes to choosing stature and status over true love and happily ever after…but will it be too late to convince Sam that she’s ready to just be her?

Great quick read! The mystical elements with a fairy-god-mother was a perfect twist and great little comedic relief to this fairytale. 

**4 Frogs & Gemstones, Stars**

*Title provided by the author/publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.*

About the Author

K.E. Saxon is a third-generation Texan and has been a lover of romance fiction since her first (sneaked) read of her older sister's copy of "The Flame and the Flower" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. She is a member of the West Houston Chapter of Romance Writer's of America and is a devoted subscriber to the Romance Divas online forum. She has two cats, a 24-year-old cockatiel, a funny, supportive husband, and a garden that's been fried by the recent drought. When she isn't in her writer's cave writing, you can find her puttering in her organic vegetable garden or in her kitchen trying out a new recipe. An animal (and bug) lover since before she could speak, she made pets of all kinds of critters when she was a kid growing up. Her mother even swears that she made a pet of a cockroach one time (but K.E. doesn't believe her). She likes to write funny, sexy romances. 

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