August 9th, 2019

andrew potter

Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Tales from Fairyland by Joe Cosentino

Tales from Fairyland Anthology: The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland with Holiday Tales from Fairyland

"I enjoyed all the stories in this anthology and look forward to more from this author."

"I loved the witty tongue in cheek social commentary in these stories.  All were very clever, and nicely done, although some were more subtle than others. There are a few twists along the way which I very much enjoyed. I especially loved the ballet setting and terms used in the story Christmas in Fairyland.  Some of the stories were cute adaptations of favourite fairy stories, others much more serious, which made a collection an interesting mix."


Welcome to Fairyland, a magical place where your favorite fairytale characters come out on the other side of the rainbow. Poor and beautiful Cinder offers his clothes to a naked prince in the woods in a twist on the classic Cinderella tale. Eighteen-year-old Gideon Golden, after being thrown out of his home by his homophobic parents, breaks into the cottage of three irresistibly burly men on Bear Mountain. Romance ensues between that stringy guy with a growing appendage and the character with a thing for giants. A handsome but cold-hearted prince bewitches young Kieran into being his captive. Can Gaelen thaw the ice palace and save his love? Then it’s holiday time in Fairyland. On Halloween, Ichabod Crane, a young schoolteacher, has a boner over muscular farmer Brom Bones. When the residents of Sleepy Hollow balk, the headless horseman rides into town teaching the townsfolk a lesson in acceptance they’ll never forget. Somebody strangled Fritz’s sister Clara with the ribbons of her toe shoes, and Fritz is the top suspect. When hunky Cavalier turns sweet on sweet Fritz, it’s time for the dancing private investigator to find out who killed Clara? At Winter Solstice, can orphan Vasily rescue a tortured prince from the witch’s conversion therapy, and dance around the prince’s pole on May Day? Somebody strangled Fritz’s sister Clara with the ribbons of her toe shoes, and Fritz is the top suspect. When hunky Cavalier turns sweet on sweet Fritz, it’s time for the dancing private investigator to question everyone involved with Clara and the Nutcracker to find out who killed Clara? At Winter Solstice, can orphan Vasily rescue a tortured prince from Baba Yaga, releasing him from the witch’s conversion therapy, and dance around the prince’s pole on May Day?

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