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Waiting on Wednesday 7/13: A Midnight Dance

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week I chose A Midnight Dance by Lila DiPasqua. For some reason I haven’t read many adaptations of fairy tales. I love watching movies with fairy tale themes such as Ever After and The Slipper and the Rose, which I saw for the first time a couple weeks ago. So I’m sure I’ll enjoy A Midnight Dance just as well!

Expected publication: August 2nd 2011 by Penguin Trade

Inspired by the tale of Cinderella, Lila DiPasqua weaves a steamy story that offers a glass slipper, a dangerous deception, and an impoverished beauty determined to find her handsome prince…and make him pay.

Born into wealth, Sabine Laurent and her twin sister lived a life of luxury, their father’s prestigious theater frequented by royalty and aristocracy alike. And Sabine dreamed of her own prince charming—the devastatingly handsome Jules de Moutier.

That was before the loss of her sister and her family’s fall from grace—a disaster Sabine blames on the Moutier family. Now, with her father’s death, she’s inherited his sizable debt and the responsibility of caring for his spoiled long-time mistress and her two wastrel daughters. But with the help of Sabine’s eccentric friends—the balance of her father’s acting troupe—she plans to get very close to her old infatuation, seduce the rake—and make away with a fortune.

Resisting Jules’s skillful mouth and tantalizing touch is not as easy as Sabine supposed. And soon she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince…

What about you? Do you like fairy tale adaptations? What else are you waiting for this Wednesday?