Monday, June 16, 2014

Desperately Ever After by Laura Kenyon with GIVEAWAY

Published February 1, 2015

Years after turning her husband from beast back to man and becoming his queen, Belle finds out she’s finally going to have a child. But before she can announce the wondrous news, she catches him cheating and watches her “happily ever after” go up in flames. Turning to her friends for the strength to land with grace, she realizes she’s not the only one at a crossroads:

Cinderella, a mother of four drowning in royal duties, is facing her 30th birthday and questioning everything she’s done (or hasn’t) with her life.

Rapunzel, a sex-crazed socialite and one-woman powerhouse, is on a self-destructive quest to make up for 20 years locked away in a tower.

Penelopea, an outsider with a mother-in-law from hell, is harboring a secret that could ruin everything at any moment. 

My thoughts:

Fairy tales being retold in an adult way is something that I have really enjoyed.  Desperately Ever After starts a little slow with Belle’s story.  I found myself putting it down and walking away to do something else, but still getting pulled back having to know what happens with Belle and the rest of the characters in their “happy ever after” life.   The fact that the princesses all lived in their own realms, yet managed to keep up their friendship and support, was a huge plus for me.  I loved that this was not the story of just one of the princesses, it is a story of all the well known princesses from the stories I loved growing up. 

Desperately Ever After  gives a different view to the lives of princesses and the kingdoms they live in.  It is an easy and light read that I will certainly recommend to other fairytale lovers.

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Just a quick note that the author has dropped the price of Deperately Ever After to $2.99 for the entire time this blog tour runs.


"Kenyon's colorful imagery and often quick, lighthearted style makes it easy to keep flipping pages.”
~ The New Canaan Advertiser

"Laura Kenyon's Desperately Ever After is part Disney princess, part Sex in the City, and part TMZ Celebrity Gossip Site ... and it's fabulous!" ~ Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie, blogger at Keep Calm and Write On

"...this book is hilarious, sweet, and ingenious." ~ Whitney Reece, blogger at WordsWisdomWhitney

2014 National Indie Excellence Awards Chick-Lit Finalist!

Amazon Top 100 seller for both Women’s Fiction Fantasy and Humor!

“Laura Kenyon makes happily ever after desperately delicious!” ~ Stephanie Evanovich, New York Times bestselling author of Big Girl Panties

“At times laugh-out-loud funny, and at times very touching, Desperately Ever After is the debut of a real talent.” ~ Elizabeth Blackwell, author of While Beauty Slept and The Letter

“If you are looking for a fun and gossipy story to satisfy the holes left when Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives had their series finales (or even if you’re going through Once Upon a Time withdrawal come season finale time) look no further than Desperately Ever After.” ~ Chick Lit Central

“An explosive cocktail that will have you laughing out loud and wanting more and more!” ~ Lost in Chick Lit

“Kenyon’s colorful imagery and often quick, lighthearted style makes it easy to keep flipping pages.” ~ New Canaan Advertiser

“Desperately Ever After is a brilliant and fun read that makes fairy tale characters relatable to the modern world in a seamless fashion! Definitely worth a read!” ~ Trips Down Imagination Road

“Laura Kenyon’s Desperately Ever After is part Disney princess, part Sex in the City, and part TMZ Celebrity Gossip Site … and it’s fabulous!” ~ Kristy Feltenberger Gillespie, Keep Calm and Write On

Meet the Author

Laura Kenyon is an award-winning journalist and graduate of Boston College. Her stories
and articles have appeared in Kiwi Magazine, Westchester Magazine, Just Labs, Serendipity, The Improper Bostonian, InD’tale Magazine, and Westchester/Hudson Valley Weddings, as well as in myriad newspapers and at She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their silver Labrador retriever. DESPERATELY EVER AFTER is her first novel.

She loves connecting with readers on her blog (, Twitter (, Facebook (, and Goodreads (

Representation: Michelle Brower
Folio Literary Management

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1 comment:

  1. Charlotte, great that you would recommend Desperately Ever After.

    Thank you for supporting Laura on tour.