Review: Diamonds and Toads by K.E. Saxon

Posted October 15, 2013 by Ginny in Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Diamonds and Toads by K.E. Saxon
Diamonds and Toads by K.E. Saxon
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Published by Passion Flower Publishing on September 22, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 246
Source: NetGalley

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Book Description:

Book Description:
Together, sweet Delilah and wicked Isadora make the perfect woman. But the Perrault family fairy is a troublemaker and imbues diamonds upon one sister and toads upon the other. Now up is down and down is up in a world where no good deed goes unpunished. Leather, blindfolds, and handcuffs purge sweet of all reserve. A few misspoken words of lust gives wicked a whole new meaning.

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

Bibbidee-bobbidi-boo, They’re naughty. How about you? 

Ginny’s Review:
I view this book as two short stories put together.  I love fairy tales and when I saw “A Modern-Day Fairy Tale”, I had to request it.

Two sisters, Delilah and Isadora, are part of a family heritage whereupon they have one chance to make a first impression on their Fairy Godmother, so to speak. If they are good and true, they are blessed. If they are wicked and bad, they are cursed.

Delilah, ironically, is the good girl (biblical reference here). She is truly a good person, caring and kind…. and in love with a man who can’t possibly love her back.  Isadora is a spoiled brat, and is cursed.  I love her curse more than I love Delilah’s blessing, honestly.  When a woman who builds herself on lies, is forced to speak the truth — or some version of it — whenever she opens her mouth, something hateful comes out, especially when she meant to say something completely different. To me, this is more amusing as this is an every day happenstance for myself — little-to-no filter is my disclaimer.

However, Delilah takes part in an interesting kind of therapy — to help her learn to stand up for herself and be proud of who she is, she has an interesting little side therapy that involves a flogger instead of a couch. One of my favorite lines? “It smelled of leather… and fear.”

Again, they’re both short stories, so I can’t write too much without giving something away, but I loved how the books intertwined — they take place over the same time period, and you get to read about one sister for a week, and another sister during that same week and how they saw each other, what directions their storylines took at the same time, etc. I enjoy books that link together like that.

There was a bit of confusion about the heritage of the Fairy Godmother — Delilah and Isadora are half sisters, supposedly sharing the same father — but their mother speaks of a time when she was visited by the family —- if this were true, then they would share the same mother — but Isadora’s mother is Delilah’s step mother…. There’s a bit of explanation or cohesion that needs to be worked on there.

Past that, they were cute short stories, able to be read in less than a day.  If you like fairy tales, the girls falling for the right guys (or the guys falling for the girls), humor and a little bit of naughty, this is going to be great for you.