The Miller's Daughter

Jessica Jordan
The Miller's Daughter
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Twisted Erotica Publishing
Release Date
June 2014
Erotic Romance, Paranormal Romance

Kind and beautiful Elena lies to the king to save her father's life. She has ‘til morning to prove she can indeed spin straw into gold. In the cold dark dungeons, she begs anyone who can hear her prayers to save her.
Someone does hear: a djinn. He saves her life three times, each bargain they strike bringing them closer together. Over that time, she grows to love him, despite his continual refusal to acknowledge his feelings.

When the time comes for him to collect his final payment, Elena cannot go through with it. Relenting against the onslaught of her tears, he gives her three nights to guess his true name saying that if she can he will nullify their contract.

Over the course of those three nights, Elena finds out that the djinn is more than she had previously thought. Has she been a pawn the entire time in his twisted games of lust and greed, or did he sacrifice everything for her?

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Sep 02, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
157 people found the following review helpful
Fairy tales retold with an erotic twist is bedtime story for adults. In Ms. Jordan's THE MILLER'S DAUGHTER, it's a new look at Rumpelstiltskin.

Elena is the beautiful daughter of the miller who must spin straw into gold. In this story, both the king and the miller are capricious bastards. The magical being helping Elena spin the gold or else face the dire consequences is not as he appears. He holds an agenda which is not readily apparent to Elena. All Elena knows is she'd rather be with the magical being than with the greedy king.

The erotic tone to this story is well done. The story building stays well in line with the original fairy tale. The creative interpretative license applied is decent. The characters are also well done. Elena is a much harassed daughter. With her wastrel and boastful father, it's surprising she is still independent instead of sold to the highest bidder. Rumpelstiltskin is a savior who does have his own agenda. It is possible his agenda is in direct conflict with Elena's, especially if it means he wants her first born.

This reinterpretation could have gone two different ways. It could go dark with Elena enslaved with perhaps a theme of BDSM breeding and lactation theme. Or it could go light with Elena finding her true prince and keeping her baby, too. This novella is a charming romance with a happily ever after ending. Ms. Jordan does throw a little curve to create this sweet ending. Recommended for erotic readers who love fairy tales.
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