Luscious, sweetly romantic, and lusty define the spicy
retelling of the classic fairy tales that flow from the
pen of Lila DiPasqua in THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED: A FIERY
TALES COLLECTION. I started reading this collection while
sitting at a local winery and found myself happily reading
well into the night. Not the fairy tales that I grew up
with, but deeply delicious and satisfying.
Set in the court of Louis XIV, DiPasqua provides a
sophisticated and decadent glimpse into the lives of
courtiers as she spins her tales using the classic
frameworks of The Emperor's New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling
and The Princess and the Pea. All three re-
workings (The Marquis' New Clothes, The Lovely Duckling
and The Princess and the Diamonds) are excellent.
Each is touching and sensuous in a different way, though I
found The Lovely Duckling to be my favorite because the
redemptive power of love and forgiveness wins the day.
Loosely connected, the three fiery tales depend on strong-
minded heroines you can relate to, breathtaking
carnally gifted male leads, and lush, historical
elements that enrich rather than distract from the story
and scenery. DiPasqua writes with a comfortable elegance
and grace, and in turn, crafts sexy collection that
readers will love. Fans of historical romance, adventure
romps, and the French court will be happy and at home.
The author of the "luscious, sexy" (New York Times
bestselling author Cheryl Holt) Awakened by a Kiss returns
with a new collection of erotic fairy tales that would make
even the Grimm Brothers blush, inspired by "The Emperor's
New Clothes," "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Princess and the
Pea." The Marquis' New Clothes: To search his wardrobe for a
missing ring, Aimee will have to get very close to the
seductive Marquis de Nattes, and soon finds that his
clothes-and hers-are utterly forgotten... The Lovely
Duckling: Joseph d'Alumbert will stop at nothing to peel
away the inhibitions of Emilie de Sarron and reveal the
beautiful swan inside... The Princess and the Diamonds:
Princess Gabrielle can't sleep. There is something hard in
her bed. Not just the stolen diamonds tucked under her
mattress- but the handsome marquis on it.