One Kiss is the sequel to A Happily Ever After of Her Own I mentioned in my August newsletter. More of a traditional fractured fairy tale than A Happily Ever After of Her Own, One Kiss features the frog prince who was very hopeful about his prospects at the end of Melinda and the Beast’s adventure. Despite the challenges of writing with a 14 month-old baby boy plus a crazy house hunting, the story’s done and will be out in November 2012! :)
Jaycee DeLorenzo from Sweet ‘n Spicy Designs created the cover. She was a true sweetheart and saint on this particular cover, since we ended up doing five different mockups for it. (For whatever reason, I was just really particular and difficult to please with this cover.)
He is a legend…
Robert is a royal prince cursed into his current predicament: remain a frog until he can get someone to kiss him…willingly. After years of searching, he finally finds a suitable royal princess.
She is but a humble maid…
Practical maid to the royal princess, Molly promises to help Robert in return for gold enough to fund her retirement. She doesn’t want to waste her youth waiting on someone as capricious and shallow as the princess, instead of living her life.
But love knows no boundaries…
Unexpected problems unravel Robert’s plan. The princess thinks frogs are disgusting, and his evil cousin shows up to steal both the princess and the throne that rightfully belongs to Robert. To compound matters, all he can think about is the quick-witted Molly.
But to undo the curse and inherit the throne, Robert must have a kiss from a royal princess and marry her.
What’s a cursed prince to do?
Based on The Frog Prince.
Warning: This title contains the following: Fairy Godmother, a killer punt, porcupines of evil, the Wicked Witch’s justice and a happily ever after (or two).
Publication Date: November 2012.