Monday, May 28, 2012


I have KE Saxon here today to share a little bit about fairies and give us some insight into her fun-filled fairytale.  You can also see my review of one of her other works, A Stranger's Kiss, here.  She writes sweet and sexy reads that are sure to please, so let's welcome her with smiles and cheers =D


Good morning, Buffy! Good morning readers!  Since Buffy seems to love paranormal romance, I decided to spotlight my sexy, modern fairytale, DIAMONDS AND TOADS, by sharing my top reasons why fairies are the bee’s knees! But first, let me give you a short description of story (which just happens to star a very mischievous fairy):

Inspired by the Gordon Laite illustrations in my childhood book, My Little Golden Book of Fairy Tales, and with a nod to the 17th century author of the fairy tale, Charles Perrault, DIAMONDS AND TOADS is a modern take on the tale of the same name, but with more emphasis on the love story. Crossing genres between hot/steamy contemporary, comedy, and fantasy romance, it is written in two parts, the first concentrating on the "good" Perrault sister, who is blessed by the family fairy with a fortune from diamonds and an engagement to the man of her dreams, while the second concentrates on the "bad" Perrault sister, her curse (her every utterance an obscene and humiliating quip), and her “frogman” ex-lover. In both parts, the fairy’s often comical appearances and maneuverings serve to further the plots to their “happily-ever-after” conclusions.

Top Ten Reasons Fairies are the Bee’s Knees!

1.      They can travel faster than the speed of light
2.      They have magic
3.      When the world is dark, they bring color and brightness to it
4.      They’re invisible to everyone except for the very fortunate
5.      They have a penchant for matchmaking
6.      They can see into your heart and help you to see into it, too
7.      They are loyal to their friends
8.      They can change how they appear to others, sometimes quite comically
9.      They prioritize having fun over all other pursuits
10.  They’re beautiful

So, what are your reasons for liking fairies?

Thanks so much for having me here today, Buffy!

Author Bio:

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, and a funny, supportive husband. 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 humorous, sexy romances.

Blurb for 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, if you like stories with humor and sexual heat, try out this modern girl's fairy tale.

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  1. Thanks so much for having me here today, Buffy!!

    1. Thank you for coming! It's a pleasure to have you :-)

  2. I like Tinkerbell.

  3. I like...hmm....maybe....crap. I'm afraid to name a favorite. What if I make a mean fairy mad and it comes after me and curses me to a life with no chocolate?

    1. Hmm, that would be a fair fear...

    2. You're funny! Yes, we must stay on the 'good' side of the fey folk!

  4. I really like the dark fairies, not necessarily unseelie per se, but the fairy universes (like Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey) where the Fey aren't sweet and cute, but scary and unpredictable. *shudder* Oh so demented!

    1. Yes, the more "gothic" fairy tale. Like the version of Snow White with Sigourney Weaver. D&T is a comedy and my fairy is definitely mischievous and a shape-shifter, but more along the lines of something right out of 60s television: Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie, LOL!

  5. Gotta agree with DVK, I like dark fairies too. I'm a huge fan of Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series. And I like Karen Marie Moning's take on the Fae- they're very inhuman, cold and manipulative. And then there are the hot, alpha ones (my favorite kind, heh.)