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The Handsome Prince

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Someday, your prince will come (and come again)

The Handsome Prince is a bawdy collection of bedtime stories brimming with classic fairy tale characters, reimagined and recast for any man who has dreamt of the day his prince will come. There are white stallions and castles and princes, of course, but also cowboys and auto mechanics and senators.

In "The Master," a walk in th...more
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published (first published April 8th 2011)
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J.J. Levesque
In this collection of short stories, Neil Plakcy has gathered some excellent reads that focus on the theme of fairy tales reimagined. The role of “prince” in this book is varied. There are some traditional princes, and there are more modern counterparts, such as rich heirs and oil tycoons. The large variety of stories is sure to please just about anyone, and while I enjoyed all of the stories, I definitely had my favorites.

#1: “The Master” by Fox Lee

This is the first story in the book and my fav...more
3.0 out of 5 stars Least favorite so far, but still good and thought it was an enjoyable read. However, there were some elements that I felt were lacking with plot (some stories much more like pwp) and the stories far to too short.

This collection of 14 contemporary & fantasy fairy tales.

-- The master / Fox Lee 4 stars (my favorite)
-- Augustus Woods and the Prince of Rock 'n' Roll / Aaron Michaels 3,5 stars
-- In a clearing / Rob Rosen 3 stars
-- The prince and the plumber / J. L. Merrow 3...more
I stared at the titles for the longest time before realizing I've actually read this anthology. I only remember bits and snatches, and that I didn't like all the stories (or even necessarily any of them), but it is indeed read, and so should be archived as such.
An anthology of short m/m erotica all centered on a "prince" theme. I anticipated that this would be more fairy-tale like than it turned out to be. Mostly, I think, because I wasn't aware it was erotica and not romance. It's hard to pull off a fairy tale when you've got so few words to use and have to try to fit a sex scene in as well.

There were a few stories that seemed more successful to me than others. "The Frog Prince," "The Prince of Eisengraf," and "The Virgin Prince and the Rebel Thief" w...more
Most of the stories in this anthology were just too short to really be able to get into any type of story. Several were cute, some were an excuse for a sex scene, and one, The Frog Prince by Josephine Myles, I did love. I listened to this on audio and loved the narrator's voice. Without him, I'm not sure I'd have finished it.
Cheikh Ndiaye
I appreciated the stories...
They were sweet and lovely.
At times, a little too pink and too sweet but still cute if you still believe in the charming prince in his white shining knight!
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I'm a sucker for a fairy tale. These are classic fairy tales with a sexy gay twist.
Mandy*reads obsessively*
As with all anthologys, I liked some stories more and some less.
All in all a good read, and an interesting variety on the 'Prince' theme.
As with all anthologies, some stories were better than others, but the majority of these stories were very good and I'm glad I purchased this book.
I felt like some of the stories were cut short too soon, but that's just testament to how much I enjoyed all of them.
I love a good fairy tale retelling...
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Neil Plakcy is the author of the Mahu Investigations, mysteries which take place in Hawaii. They are: Mahu, Mahu Surfer, Mahu Fire, Mahu Vice, Mahu Blood, Mahu Men, Zero Break and Natural Predators.

His M/M romance novels are, Mi Amor, and the Have Body, Will Guard series: Three Wrong Turns in the Desert, Dancing with the Tide, Teach Me Tonight, Olives for the Stranger and The Noblest V...more
More about Neil S. Plakcy...
Mahu (Mahu #1) Three Wrong Turns in the Desert (Have Body, Will Guard, #1) Mahu Surfer (Mahu #2) Mahu Fire (Mahu #3) Mahu Vice (Mahu Vice #4)

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