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Publisher Description

A desert princess. A cursed prince. Can a kiss break the spell?

Once upon a time…

When Anahita picks up a pet frog on her way to marry a distant sheikh, she laughs at his claim to be a prince under a curse that can only be broken by a kiss.

Until he transforms into a man in her tent.

With one man in her bed as she's preparing to marry another, what's a desert princess to do?

Fiction & Literature
July 16
Lost Plot Press
Draft2Digital, LLC

Customer Reviews

Lilannie79 ,

Frog prince

Another great fairytale retelling by Demelza Carlton. I absolutely loved this retelling of the frog prince. The story captured me from the beginning and kept me enthralled till the end.

I received this book as an arc and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Peg1951 ,

A Kiss

Kiss is another interesting fairy tale redo by Demelza Carlton. There is a prince who is, of course, cursed. He’s a frog (at least sometimes). The trouble started when this prince commanded one of his djinns to create an oasis. It drained the city’s water supply (this djinn has a terribly dark sense of humor and of justice). There is a princess. She is an assassin with no luck in the romance department. Should Anahita take a chance and kiss Philemon (the frog)? A familiar tale with some odd twists and an unusual cast of characters (even Aladdin drops by) make this an entertaining story.

I received an ARC of this book. I voluntarily reviewed it.

fcheavenly ,


Overall rating: 4.7***

This fairytale retold could easily be read as a stand-alone, however I love how characters from other retold stories play supporting roles in others. Having that knowledge of their origins just enrich the tales even more. The creativity of the storyline makes it a magical experience to absorb page after page. It bothers me more to have to pause following the tale in order to complete one of life’s demands. Selfish me wants to pause real life instead! A joy to experience, I look forward to another tale retold. All my reviews are always voluntarily written.

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