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When prim and proper enchantress Lady Alexandria attempts to bewitch a magic mirror, she ends up cursed -powerless, penniless, dumped in a strange land, and stuck in the body of an old hag. As if that weren’t bad enough, the mirror gives her two tasks: Curse the prince whose arrogant cruelty she once ignored and find her way home - before the Magic Collectors find her and strip her of her powers forever and before the mysterious woodsman who finds her lost in the forest discovers who she really is. The prince she cursed must learn to love before an enchanted rose dies or he will remain a beast forever. Will her fate also be sealed when the last petal falls?

The Magic Collectors series features stand-alone novels that can be listened to in any order. They are clean fantasy novels with adventure, humor, and romance in E.J. Kitchens’s classic “Jane Austen romance meets fairytale adventure style. The Rose and the Wand would have a PG rating. The Rose and the Wand is the tale of the enchantress from Beauty and the Beast.

©2017 E.J. Kitchens (P)2020 E.J. Kitchens

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The B&B retelling that keeps on giving.

The Rose and the Wand, by E.J. Kitchens, works on many different levels.

on the first level it's a beauty and the beast retelling, where you get a look at the village during the Prince's curse.

on another level it's a gender swapped Beauty and the Beast retelling, where the spiteful enchantress is also taught a lesson. But her woodsman beauty is not that well groomed either.

on the last and most delicious level, it acts a as a beauty and the beast sequel with a back to the future like twist.

but wait there's more! through in shady Lord's who steal magical artifacts and enchantments, then you have an exciting adventure that any true Beauty and the Beast fan won't want to miss.

But it still gets better. Narrator Monica Nash delivers a great performance as the vain Alexandria Florizen and she does it all with a British accent. Is that a weird thing to get excited about? I don't care.

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ROSES AND BEASTS

LADY ALEXANDRIA IS AN ENCHANTRESS WHOM BELIEVES ONE MUST BE BEAUTIFUL AND WEALTHY TO MARRY INTO HER FAMILY.
WHEN HER SISTER GABRIELLE SHOWS AFFECTION FOR THE UNREMARKABLE MARCEL, ALEXANDRIA DECIDES TO TRY TO ENCHANT A ENCHANTED MIRROR TO TRICK HER SISTER TO BELIEVE THAT MARCEL IS ENGAGED TO SOMEONE ELSE. AS PUNISHMENT ALEXANDRIA IS SENT BACK INTO THE PAST 70 YEARS. SHE CURSES THE PRINCE AND SLEEPS FOR 15 YEARS IN THE FOREST.
ALEXANDRIA MEETS A MYSTERIOUS WOODSMAN WHOM FINDS HER EMPLOYMENT IN A LOCAL VILLAGE AND LEAVES. LEARNING ABOUT HUMBLESMESS, TRUE LOVE AND APPEARANCES ARE NOT ALL THAT THEY SEEM, AND TRUE BEAUTY IS FOUND WITHIN. THE STORY IS EXCEPTIONALLY WRITTEN, AND MONICA. NASH IS A WONDERFUL NARRATOR! SHE BROUGHT THE STORY AND THE CHARACTERS TO LIFE! THE WOODSMAN KIND OF REMINDED ME OF A KING THRUSHBEARD, AND THE BANTER OF THE CHARACTERS WAS AMAZING!!!!
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT STORY ON AUDIO!!!

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Next one please!

I’m obsessed with this series opener and am so excited for the following books in this series! If you like Melanie cellier, than this series is totally for you. I loved that it has all the things we love about our favorite fairy tales, yet is done in such a creative and unique way. It really felt original which is a big thing when there are so many fairytale retelling out there. The characters are well composed and each have unique attributes that are distinctly them. I loved this audiobook and can’t wait to listen to the next one!

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