Book Reviews

Snow (Forever Wicked) by Kiernan Kelly at Changeling Press

Genre Gay / Fantasy / Magic / Fairy Tales / Erotic Romance / Humor/Comedy
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 22-February-2018

Book Blurb

Once upon a time... oh, never mind. Snow ain't your grandma's fairytale.


Snow is a prince born of most unusual circumstances, who carries a whole lot of trouble on his shoulders. His stepmother hates him, his father's been murdered, there have been numerous attempts on his life, and it's not even noon yet.


The latest man sent to kill Snow adds a new problem to the list - Hunter is so hot, Snow can't seem to keep his hands off, which is distracting when you're trying to stay alive. His day goes from bad to worse when an encounter with a beastly creature sends Snow through a magic portal into a new world where he's forced to take a job as an exotic dancer at the Mine Shaft, a bar run by seven little men.


It's up to Hunter to find Snow and bring him home, and up to the two of them to keep their hands off each other long enough to save Snow's kingdom and bring down his evil stepmother once and for all.


Book Review

This is one of the most hilarious, imaginative, unexpectedly twisted and turned versions of the 19th-century German fairy tale ‘Snow White’, first published in 1812 by the Brothers Grimm, I have ever read. From the way Prince Snow is born to what he gets up to, from the fact that he ends up in an alternate reality (ours!) to the creative modern-day ending, this is truly its own story. And yet – all the traditional elements like the evil stepmother, the genie in the mirror, the assassin out to kill Snow, and the seven “little men” are very much present as well. The resulting mix between old and new made me grin, entertained me to no end, and ensures that I will remember this version for quite a while!

Snow is not as dumb as he looks, and I really enjoyed his sneakiness. He is clearly on to his evil stepmother’s plans, but it takes him a while to figure out how to defeat her. Once he ends up in our world, he has a steep learning curve, but the way he explains things we take for granted (like cities and cars) is funny and accurate (from his point of view) at the same time.

Hunter is a character with his own back story, family occupation, and agenda. He sets out to find Snow, and ends up having quite the adventure! The underlying eroticism of his relationship with Snow adds a lot of heat to the proceedings, and it becomes clear that he is Prince Snow’s ideal partner – not just because of the shared passion.

If you’re up for a highly erotic rendering of Snow and Hunter’s story, if creative liberties and imaginative surprises are your thing, and if you’re looking for a fun, entertaining, and very amusing new interpretation of ‘Snow White’, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 68 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 15-September-2017
Price $3.99 ebook
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