Whimsy Abounds in This Grown-up Fairytale for less than $1 – April 18
Fairies are trouble…sinful trouble? Sweet sister Delilah gets diamonds, wicked sister Isadora gets toads. DIAMONDS AND TOADS is a thoroughly naughty twisted fairytale romance that will have you laughing and sighing with joy.
Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Julie Garwood will like DIAMONDS AND TOADS.
Ms. Saxon was inspired by The Charles Perrault fairytale by the same name, but she wanted to tell the “wicked” sister’s story, too, all with a modern twist to find true love! She imagines Jennifer Tilly or Debi Mazar for Delilah and Isla Fisher for Isadora.
A loud crack! split the air and Delilah whirled around. A sudden scent of patchouli filled her nostrils. All around her, a rosy watercolor haze washed over the landscape. A giddy bubble of fear tripped up Delilah’s spine as a spray of glitter dust drifted in the space where the woman had been. And in her place, a yellow parrot perched on the handle of the cart, staring at her from one beady black eye. Delilah hawked a reflexive cough and something small, hard, and cold fell from her mouth into her palm. “Sweet Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.” A diamond.
I am an indie-published author of both contemporary and historical sensual romance. I have been an avid reader of both genres since I was a tween. Interestingly, I never really contemplated writing one until a particular day (in November of 2006), out of pure frustration, and after having read Julie Garwood’s THE BRIDE for about the millionth time and wanting DESPERATELY to know the whole story of Mary (the sister of heroine) and Daniel (the friend of hero), that I finally thought: “I’m just going to write the story for myself, so that every time I read this book again, I’ll always know what happened to the sister.” Well, needless to say, it only took me about 5-10 minutes into the writing of it to realize I had NO idea how to write like Julie Garwood, nor WHAT Julie Garwood would do with her characters (another source of frustration, I might add—I still wish she’d write that sequel!) However, the germ of the idea was set and I ended up writing a completely different story purely springing from my frustration in not knowing the other characters’ story! As far as how long I’ve been writing, well, I’ve been keeping a journal since I was a pre-teen and in my teenage years I wrote a lot of poetry. Funnily, I always had the itch to write fiction, but when I tried sitting down to just write a short story or something, I could never keep my own interest—not until I tried my hand at romance. Then, for me, it was like reading a romance as I wrote it. I loved it, loved the process, and still do.
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite Place to write: On the couch with my laptop HDMI cabled to my big screen t.v.
Favorite Music: 60s, 70s, 80s rock, alternative rock PLUS I love Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Rogers & Hammerstein, and all the blues and jazz singers from the 20s and 30s
Favorite TV show: Right now, Game of Thrones. I LOVE this show!!!