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Once Upon A Temptation

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Once upon a time, there was a beautiful executive named Juliana Crowne, whose life appeared to be charmed, right down to her seemingly perfect boyfriend. But long-denied forbidden fantasies have a way of bubbling to the surface and refusing to be ignored. When Juliana succumbs to her dark desires one day at work, believing her internet travels to be untraceable, her online ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published March 31st 2012 by Kaye P. Hallows
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Kaye Hallows
Apr 22, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: authored, erotica
From Kirkus Reviews:
A nuanced, deeply sensual fairy tale of erotica set in modern-day corporate America.

Written in 100-word “drabble” chapters, the story revolves around the relationship between Juliana Crowne, a beautiful executive whose father is CEO of the company (she’s “de facto princess of the realm”), and Alexander Knight, a guy with midnight hair and penetrating eyes who works in the IT department. A single dominant into BDSM, Knight is searching for a woman to share his darkest desires
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Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)


Yet another precious jewel from the Twilight fandom who thinks it's okay to "publish" her fan fiction. It was, apparently, a drabble fic and each chapter is 100 words. $7.99 for a less than two hundred page story... [see comments]
rameau
Apr 28, 2012 marked it as not-for-me
Shelves: p2p
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Heather
Apr 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nothing like stumbling upon a secret desire.....

A sexy twist on the Cinderella story that will leave you begging for more.

With 100 words chapters it is a fantastic quick read and you won't be disappointed.
Chartwilightmom
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
just a wonderful dip into the kinky pool, brilliant with witty banter between the two main character
Sandra
I read this online as fanfiction. Not gonna read or rate it in its published version, but $7.99 for a book with drabble like, 100-word chapters is a wee bit much. At a total of a little over 20K word, this price is just too steep. Even the Kindle/Nook versions at $2.99 respectively is asking too much for what amounts to less than a novella.


ETA 5/15/12: The original fanfiction is still available online at fanfiction.net under the title "Once Upon A Desire". I feel compelled to applaud the author
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Becca
It isn't often you find a BDSM romance that isn't erotic, but that is exactly what this book is. The author has written a cute and clever, modern day switch, based very loosely on Cinderella.

I would give 4 points for the clever method of imparting the story, by alternating back and forth from her POV to his, at each new chapter. Unfortunately, although it was clever, it was also rather confusing at times. The chapters are very short, and the POV switch is rapid. Adding to the confusion was an o
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F loves to read
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I love Once upon a Temptation. Ms. Hallows certainly has an amazing way with words. I believe it is not easy to write chapters of only 100 words each and manage to grab you so hard you just want to read more, more, more. Pure Genius in my opinion...
Once upon a Temptation is a quick read and I promise you won't be disappointed. Well maybe at the end, since it will leave you wanting to read more and to know what happens next to Juliana and Alexander. The dynamic between the two is sizzling, fun an
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Sandy Southern
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG I just realized this book was on GOODREADS!! Go Get this book and read it right now! You can put it on your kindle or get a hard copy. But you are gonna LOVE IT!! It is a fantastic read by a wonderful author!
Rubell
That cannot be it!!!!!

awesome story...loved every single bit...too bad I will always want so much more...I feel like I want part two through five to be satisfied...I even want the prince (charming that is) to have a HEA
Kitkat
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fabulously quick read. An amazing love story that makes you desperate for more than those 100 words per chapter. The juxtaposition of the geeky Alex and the sensual and powerful Dark Prince is almost too much to take!
Toni ~married to a hunk~
This was an okay book. I got it for a Prime read and wished it was longer. At some points I didn't know which person was talking or thinking. AAARRGG!! I hate when they switch perspective every other chapter it drives me CRAZY!!!.
Judy
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Having read her fan fiction and having loved every word, this lovely first of three in that arena to be published is smart, sexy, and leaves me hoping she will publish the other two parts someday!
Sandy Southern
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You are gonna love this one!! You should definitely read this book it is Fantastic and the author is AMAZING!! You will want more from Kay P. Hallows!
Melanie Moreland
Oct 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Well written, sexy and smart
Arthur King
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Read the book and enjoyed every line.
Shell
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fun story about secret, sexy desires told in 100 word chapters!
Tori Brookes
May 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A short fairy tale with a twist. I'm hoping there's more to come, I'd love to read about the developing relationship between J and A.
Monica
May 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Just what i needed! This short but sexy story is just what the Doc. ordered to get get me out of reading rut ;D
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Kaye P. Hallows is a recovering CPA who recently decided that romance writing might just be the cure. Through royalties and direct donations for written works, Kaye has helped raise over $13,000 for cancer research and a local LGBTQ shelter and will continue to find ways to use writing to further important social causes.
“Alexander Knight, Secret Santa is Black Velvet..." I chuckle, "Don't forget the Dark Prince." "I don't even know where to begin". "Don't worry, Princess I'll take it from here.” 1 likes
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