Ugly Duckling by Lena Austin

Bedtime Stories

Changeling Press

Paranormal M/M

ISBN: 978-1-60521-394-1

Reviewed by Shayna




Dominick has quit his last publisher after he finally had it with his prejudiced editor.  Tired beyond belief, Dom has made his way to Bedtime Stories Press with a suitcase full of unpublished manuscripts.  At Bedtimes Stories Press he finds more than he ever imagined.  His editor, Jean-Paul, is a sexy incubus who turns Dom on like no one else.  This wouldn’t be a problem, except that when Dom is aroused he turns into an ogre…

Magic and mayhem seem to live at Bedtime Stories Press.  At least it does in Ugly Duckling.  Lena Austin puts her own unique spin on a familiar fairytale to present a story of a writer that really can be an ogre, his unusual editor, nasty-in-a-bad-way curses, and, of course, nasty-in-a-good-way sex.  I liked the originality of Ugly Duckling, but unfortunately I raised an eyebrow more than once at the dialogue.  I give Ms. Austin high marks on creativity, but, for me, the story fell through on the execution.


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