Monday, April 28, 2014

Feature: "Desperately Ever After" by Laura Kenyon

A few weeks ago author Laura Kenyon contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing her book, Desperately Ever After. My answer was a resounding yes! A book that is part fairy tale, part chick lit? I'm in! Due to my current reading and reviewing commitments I won't be able to review the book as soon as I would like so I decided to feature it in the meantime. I can't wait to read it! The best part? There's a sequel coming in August!

About The Book:

Imagine what might happen if our most beloved fairy tale princesses were the best of friends and had the dreams, dilemmas, and libidos of the modern woman. How would their stories unfold after the wedding bells stopped ringing? Set in a fictional realm based on New York City, DESPERATELY EVER AFTER sprinkles women’s fiction with elements of fantasy, and encourages readers to rethink everything they know about happy endings.

Years after turning her husband from beast back to man and becoming his queen, Belle finds out she’s finally going to have a child. But before she can announce the wondrous news, she catches him cheating and watches her “happily ever after” go up in flames. Turning to her friends for the strength to land with grace, she realizes she’s not the only one at a crossroads.

Cinderella, a mother of four drowning in royal duties, is facing her 30th birthday and questioning everything she’s done (or hasn’t) with her life. Rapunzel, a sex-crazed socialite and one-woman powerhouse, is on a self-destructive quest to make up for 20 years locked away in a tower. Penelopea, an outsider with a mother-in-law from hell, is harboring a secret that could ruin everything at any moment.

One part Sex and the City, two parts Desperate Housewives, and three parts Brothers Grimm, DESPERATELY EVER AFTER picks up where the original tales left off—and reimagines them a la Gregory Maguire’s Wicked. With the wit of authors like Jennifer Weiner and the vision of ABC’s Once Upon a Time, the women of DESPERATELY EVER AFTER rescue each other from life’s trials with laughter, wine, and a scandalous new take on happily ever after.

About the Author: 

Laura Kenyon is an award-winning journalist and graduate of Boston College. Her stories and articles have appeared in Kiwi Magazine, Westchester Magazine, Just Labs, Serendipity, The Improper Bostonian, and Westchester/Hudson Valley Weddings, as well as in myriad newspapers and at PrickoftheSpindle.com. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their silver Labrador retriever. DESPERATELY EVER AFTER is her first novel. 

She loves connecting with readers on her blog (laurakenyon.com), Twitter (@laura_kenyon), Facebook (laurakenyonwrites), and Goodreads.

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  2. I am reviewing this book later this week. I think you'll enjoy it (the book, that is). :)

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    1. I'll have to read your review as soon as I've read the book! You know how often we think the same things about books, so I'd better read the book first, LOL!

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  3. DESPERATELY EVER AFTER is a must read

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  4. Thank you for all of your wonderful compliments! I LOVED writing this book and Jonita, I can't wait to hear what you think of it :)

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  12. A GREAT SPELL CASTER (DR.EDO) THAT HELP ME BRING BACK MY EX HUSBAND,AM VERY HAPPY I'm mike becky from United State of America.I never believed in Spells or Magic until I met this special spell caster called Dr edo... I have great joy in me as i am writing this testimony about the great man called Dr. Dr edo When my husband left me i never taught that i will be able to get him back after all he put me through, But i am so happy that after the interference of Dr. edo i was able to get my husband back after 48hours and i can proudly to say, that who ever need help in getting there lover back should contact Dr.edo on these contact details below dredolordspelltemple@gmail.com so I will recommend you to contact Dr edo once you are in need of magic spell.he is sincere and real to help you out..dredolordspelltemple@gmail.com

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  13. A GREAT SPELL CASTER (DR.EDO) THAT HELP ME BRING BACK MY EX HUSBAND,AM VERY HAPPY I'm mike becky from United State of America.I never believed in Spells or Magic until I met this special spell caster called Dr edo... I have great joy in me as i am writing this testimony about the great man called Dr. Dr edo When my husband left me i never taught that i will be able to get him back after all he put me through, But i am so happy that after the interference of Dr. edo i was able to get my husband back after 48hours and i can proudly to say, that who ever need help in getting there lover back should contact Dr.edo on these contact details below dredolordspelltemple@gmail.com so I will recommend you to contact Dr edo once you are in need of magic spell.he is sincere and real to help you out..dredolordspelltemple@gmail.com

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  14. It still hard to believe that after 3years of breakup Dr JATTO was still able to restore me and my boyfriend together. it all happened 3years ago when i and my boyfriend was in the room suddenly his phone rang and he picked and i over heard him talking to a lady about meeting her up later. so when he finished making the call. i asked him about and he burst out suddenly annoyed and furious and was telling me that i shouldn't asked him again about any question that was how our argument started and with annoyance dressed up and left home and ever since then he refuse to come back to home again. but after all i was confused i was just searching through the internet how i can get my boyfriend can return back home to me i suddenly came across Dr JATTO testimony how he has re-unite boyfriend back to their girlfriend. i contact him and asked him for help and he assure me of a solution that will bring back my lover back to me again and never to leave ever again and he cast a spell for me and after 24hours my boyfriend came back to me and today we are happy together. contact his Email:drjattolovespellteple@gmail.com or drjattolovespelltemple@yahoo.co.uk or his mobile number:: +2347050270268 or you visit his web page::http://drjattolovespellte.wixsite.com/spelltempl...

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  15. Hello i am Rebecca Alex,I am out here to spreed this good news to the entire world on how i got my ex love back.I was going crazy when my love left me for another girl last month,But when i meet a friend that introduce me to Dr ILLUOBE the great messenger to the oracle that he serve,I narrated my problem to Dr ILLUOBE about how my ex love left me and also how i needed to get a job in a very big company.He only said to me that i have come to the right place were i will be getting my heart desire without any side effect.He told me what i need to do,After it was been done,In the next 2 days,My love called me on the phone and was saying sorry for leaving me before now and also in the next one week after my love called me to be pleading for forgiveness,I was called for interview in my desired company were i needed to work as the managing director..I am so happy and overwhelmed that i have to tell this to the entire world to contact Dr ILLUOBE. You can contact him via web (http://drilluobetemple.webs.com) email: drilluobe@live.com or call +2348109031502 and get all your problem solve..No problem is too big for him to solve..

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  16. i am giving this testimony cos l am happy My name is Mrs. Jessica Smith from Houston,taxes.i never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once. when i went to Africa early this year on a business summit. i ment a man called dr. Zuma Zuk.He is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back my ex love's, misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you, bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job.i’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 2 years… i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job. so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him..at first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. and in 6 days when i returned to taxes, my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married..i didn’t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do… well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid,and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better. in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help, email address spiritualherbalisthealing@gmail.com Great Zuma Zuk i thank you very much thank you in 1000000 times.. if not you i would have been losted and wasted thank you. please make sure you contact him for any financial difficulties okay.. What a powerful man such as Dr Zuma Zuk.. he is so much powerful..\\ email him for any difficulties.. spiritualherbalisthealing@gmail.com or whatsapp him via: +2349055637784

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  18. MY HIV HEALING TESTIMONY
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  19. I never believed in spell casting, but After 6 years of dating, I still imagine how Dr Aza brought my ex lover back to me in just 24 hour. No one could have ever made me believe that there is a real spell caster that really work. am sandra by name,I want to quickly tell the world that there is a real on line spell caster that is powerful and genuine, His name is Dr Aza, He helped me recently to reunite my relationship when my ex lover who left me, When i contacted Dr Aza he cast a love spell for me and my ex lover who said he doesn't have anything to do with me again, he called me and started begging me. he is back now with so much love and caring. today i am glad to let you all know that this spell caster have the powers of bring lovers back. because i am now happy with my lover,and the most surprise,is that our love is very strong,every day is happiness and joy. and there is nothing like been with the man you love.i am so happy my love is back to me with the help of Dr.Aza if you have similar problem i will advice you to contact him ,he is there to help you and put a smile on your face. his email: azaspellcaster@gmail.com or you can whatsApp his line:+2348107155060 or see more at http://azaspellcaster.wixsite.com/spell-caster

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