Friday, November 25, 2011

Bewitching Book Tours: Diamonds and Toads + guest post & giveaway

Diamonds and Toads: A Modern Fairy Tale 
By K.E. Saxon  

Blurb: 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, try out this modern girl's fairy tale.

Get it Amazon for the Kindle or on Smashwords and at BN for the Nook

Guest Post: How to Attract a Fairy into Your Garden

Good morning, readers! Today I thought I’d share with you a few secrets I’ve learned for attracting fairies into your garden. But first, let me give you a short description of my debut hot/steamy contemporary romance (which just happens to star a very mischievous fairy), DIAMONDS AND TOADS: A MODERN FAIRY TALE:

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 & 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.

All right, and now on to attracting those fairies!

It is very important to create an environment that fairies will enjoy visiting. Here is a list of things to place in your garden:

1. Plant flowers and herbs that fairies enjoy (see the plant list below)

2. Fairies love the sight and sound of water, so if your garden doesn’t already have a water feature, such as a fountain, a bird bath, or pond, you should consider installing one or more.

3. Make sure the fairy-enticing plants are placed near or around this water feature.

4. Fairy statues, shiny wind chimes and colorful gazing globes are also sure attractors to the wee folk.

5. Fairies love oak trees, so if you have the space (and don’t already have one), plant an oak tree.

6. Fairies love places to hide, so be sure to add a gnarled tree trunk, a few shrubs, or maybe even a fairy house for them to flit away to when the mood takes hold of them.

7. Fairies adore butterflies and hummingbirds, so make sure to plant nectar plants for these little friends of theirs, as well.

Plants Fairies Love:
  • Foxglove (used for their clothing)
  • Bell flowers (used for their hats)
  • Rosemary
  • Heartsease
  • Forget-me-nots
  • Tulips (used for their babies’ beds)
  • Ferns (used for their own beds)
  • Fernleaf Yarrow
  • Honeysuckle
  • Red Valerian
  • Daisies
  • Cosmos
  • Thyme
  • Purple Coneflower
  • Pincushion Scabiosa
  • Snapdragons
  • Pansies
  • Blue Columbine
Well, this ought to get you started! I Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed learning how to bring a fairy into your garden.

Thank you, ReaderGirls Meghan, Caitlin and Laurie, for having me here today!

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, a funny, supportive husband, and a garden that's been fried by the recent drought. 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 funny, sexy romances.
Author links: 
Twitter: @KESaxonAuthor

K. E. Saxon is offering 2 ebook copies of Diamonds and Toads to two commenters. Leave your email to enter.

We thank K.E. Saxon and Bewitching Book Tours. My review will be up soon.


  1. This looks really interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!


  2. Thanks for the giveaway.


  3. This sounds hilarious as a beginning for a book. I'm curious how the sisters' very different situations turn out.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. Congrats on the book and the tips for attracting those faeries!
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