Fractured Fairy Tales from Barbara Silkstone

The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-QuartersHave you discovered the wonderful Fractured Fairy Tales from Barbara Silkstone yet? Fast-paced wacky fun. Bestselling author Donna Fasano offered up her take on The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters.

Update March 19–Congratulations to Drpharmgirl, DragonSinger & Shadow for entering the Quickie Contest and winning the Silkstone tale of their choice!

Review Submitted by Donna Fasano

Wild, outrageous fun!

 From page one of The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters, Barbara Silkstone grabs the reader by the throat and hauls her along on a wild ride all the way to The End. The author has a strong, distinctive voice and uses words the way an artist uses paint. Like strokes of bold color, her descriptions create vivid and lively scenes and unforgettable characters that have stayed with me long after I put down the book. This is an amazing, riotous adventure that I would recommend to any and all Janet Evanovich fans.


Alice Harte’s life is falling apart. Her boss at the real estate firm where she works is a litigious and murderous man with ties to “The Mob” in Florida. She KNOWS he has literally beheaded someone in the past.

Her whole life she has dreamed of living in England and meeting a man similar to John Cleese. In an attempt to start breaking away from her boss who is threatening her with a lawsuit, she flies to England to meet Nigel Channing, who has been charming her through e-mails and phone calls.

As her life in Miami falls apart, with mobsters and a pending fraud lawsuit, her romantic savior in England looks more and more tarnished by the hour. And then she stumbles across a beheaded mob boss. How will she ever keep her head and win the lawsuit? And what about love?

Books in the Fractured Fairy Tales by Silkstone series:
The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters
Wendy and the Lost Boys
London Broil
Snow White – coming in 2012

Image of Donna FasanoDonna Fasano sold her first manuscript in 1989, and since then has become a bestselling, award-winning author of over thirty novels and four audio books. She writes under her own name, Donna Fasano, as well as under the pen name Donna Clayton and is known for her “smooth, polished” writing style and for creating “strong, complex” characters. Her books include Return of the Runaway Bride, The Merry-Go-Round, and His Wife for a While.

Quickie Contest: BLB will give three winners the Silkstone e-book of their choice. Answer this question in the comments–What fairy tale should Barbara consider fracturing next?


14 responses

  1. I love Barbara’s books! 🙂

    1. Sibel, Thank you. Coming from a super-author that is high praise. 🙂

  2. Hi Lady! Congrats on The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters. This sounds great! Love your stories. Really looking forward to reading this one! 🙂 The next one you should do Beauty and the Beast. Oh, Congrats on your upcoming Snow White story! So excited! 😀 Thanks for sharing! Wishing you all the best!

    1. Shadow,
      Thanks for your lovely comments!
      I’m hard at work on Zo White right now. For what started out as a simple fairy tale, that girl is getting into some seriously funny mischiefl 🙂

      1. Woot! Cant wait to read all about her mischief. 😉 Ill be keeping an eye for it! 🙂 Congrats again! Happy St. Patrick’s Day. Wishing you all the best. Enjoy the weekend!

  3. So glad I opened the blog on my lunch today
    As for future ideas, I love Cinderella, but The Three Little Pigs could provide a unique challenge.

    1. Maybe she could combine the Three Little Pigs with Red Riding Hood to have a heroine. The Big Bad Wolf could be the same villain!

      1. Book Luvin’ Babes, I have a short story in WG2E Spring Fling anthology coming out in April. In that story Zo White gets to meet Alice and Wendy from Wendy and the Lost Boys. A magic mirror, champagne, and a little murder on the side.

        It’s called Mirror, Mirror.
        Please look for it.

    2. Drpharmgirl… Hope I spelled that correctly.
      They are all on my hit list.
      But first I’m delivering Zo White in early August.
      Brace yourself. I had no idea the pickle she’d get into.

      Thank you so much for your suggestions.
      Hope your lunch was good.
      Friday lunches are usually the best. 🙂

  4. THANKS!! Barbara Silkstone rocks. Her books rock harder.

  5. Pj, Thank you. I’m looking forward to your take on Mirror, Mirror coming in April.
    🙂 in The Spring Fling Anthology for WG2E

    1. Can’t wait!!

  6. Awesome! I was one of your winners? Whoo hoo! May i have The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters please? I already have Wendy and the Lost Boys & London Broil. Thank you so much!!! 😉

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