(The Frog Prince)
(The first book in the Frog Kingdom series)
A novel by Laura Marie Altom
Once upon a time in the not so distant future . . .
Lucy Gordon has one chance in a million to capture her every dream. Money. Fame. And most importantly--finally earning her father's respect. All she must do is discover a new species of frog. Then one day, by miraculous twist of fate, that frog finds her. Consumed with joy, she places a single, sweet kiss on the little guy's lips.
By magic, her frog is gone - replaced by well over two hundred pounds of wholly naked, wholly medieval, bad-boy prince who claims she's saved him from an amphibian eternity. But Lucy doesn't want a prince. She wants her frog--her dreams. At least until the prince returns her kiss with spellbinding intensity.
Caught up in her own fairy tale romance, Lucy's choices become less clear. If she fails to declare her love for the prince by the next full moon, he'll be forever trapped in frog form. But isn't that what she wants?
Holding the power to transform Wolfe back into a wart-covered creature, Lucy must choose her own happily ever after. Fame, money, and respect? Or love?
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This story was first released in 2004 under the title, Kissing Frogs. My plan was always to spin a magical world set amongst the cottages and castle of fictional village of Cotswold, England, populating it with all manner of magical creatures. What's that old saying about plans, though? Oh yeah, how they have a funny way of changing! LOL!
Fast forward nearly ten years and not only do I have the rights back to this work, but my dreams regarding Cotswold's many quirky inhabitants!
Though I adored the book's original title, I ultimately decided upon the title change for the purely practical reason that for this romantic comedy series to be launched, there will need to be connected titles - LOTS!
Smooch! is very much a work of my heart, and I couldn't be more thrilled to once again immerse myself - and my readers - in this sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, always ultimately satisfying Frog Kingdom world.
There's still plenty of humor in this sexy frog prince fairy tale romance, but also, far more emotion. While the general plot hasn't changed, the tone in which I've told it very much has!
When this twist on the classic frog prince fairy tale was first released, it racked up impressive reviews. Here are a few of my favorites:
"Altom has created the funniest and most clever and outlandish frog prince yet in this witty, innovative twist on a classic fairy tale"
- Booklist (Starred Review)
"Good frothy fun." - Publishers Weekly
"A delightful amusing modernization of the classic fairy tale... Author Laura Marie Altom plays this novel to bring joy and laughter to her audience." - A Romance Review
"A cute and humorous tale." - Romance Reviews Today
I so hope you enjoy reading Prince Wolfe and Lucy's sexy fairy tale as much as I enjoyed writing it. I love connecting with readers, and can be reached at most social media sites under the name of Laura Marie Altom.
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Used availability for Laura Marie Altom's Kissing Frogs
December 2003 : USA Paperback
December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition