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Alice in Wonderland (a Romantic Comedy) Kindle Edition

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"Nothing I enjoy more than a good riff on Alice in Wonderland. Alice takes heads in Lothlorien's latest tale." -Barbara Silkstone, bestselling author of The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters as well as Criminally Funny Fables--Boxed Set

"If you like funny, snappy chick-lit that deals with deeper issues than finding the right pair of shoes, follow high school math teacher Alice Dahl to her Texas Hold'Em tournament Down Under--you won't be disappointed!" -Beth Orsoff, bestselling author of Romantically Challenged and Disengaged

"Let's get this out of the way - LOOOOVED IT! I think I started and finished this book in a 24-hour period." -Kindles & Wine

From the Author

I officially began this novel on September 26th, 2012 in my home office in Colorado. I crossed the halfway point in mid-October while visiting Washington, D.C., and finished it up on Halloween while trapped in New York City by Hurricane Sandy. But what I will generously dub "the research phase" took place during a two-week trip to the Land Down Under (and down the rabbit hole): Australia. 
Let's just get something out of the way first: I am not a spontaneous person. In fact, my days, weeks and months tend to be pre-planned down to the minute, so even small changes can trigger a control-freak panic attack. My dear friend, bestselling thriller/paranormal author Alexandra Sokoloff, however, happens to be a very spontaneous person. Here's an afterthought in an email I received from her on August 3, 2012: "Also, come to Australia with me if you feel like it--I'm at Surfer's Paradise on the Gold Coast from Aug. 14-19 (everything paid) and then just driving wherever for a week--you're always welcome!"
It's important to note that she invited me to join her on an international adventure eleven days before said adventure. It took over a week for a benzodiazepine drip to beat back the massive anxiety attack that followed this email, but on August 9th--five days before she was set to depart--I had booked myself on a flight to Brisbane, Australia, where the two of us planned to meet up and set out for Surfer's Paradise by car. 
Now here's why a person like me should never, ever attempt anything resembling spontaneity. Without getting into the wheres and whyfores of the International Date Line, let's just say that the concept of arriving in a country two days after I left my place of origin (in this case, Denver, Colorado), was just too much for my poor little brain to process. As a result, on the evening of August 12th I found myself at LAX, buckled into a seat on a Qantas flight. Since Alex was set to depart from the same airport a few hours after me, I shared my excitement with her via text, certain that she would match my own enthusiasm. That was the horrifying moment when I discovered: 1) Alex's flight to Australia didn't leave until the next day; 2) In 14 hours, I would be arriving in a country where I didn't know a single soul, where I had no international phone service, no contact phone numbers, no transportation, and (since I was essentially piggy-backing on Alex's trip) no idea where the hell I was even supposed to go when I got there.
While I sat on the plane, basically crapping my pants and contemplating an exit strategy that involved deplaning and running, screaming, through the terminal, Alex flew into action. A few minutes later, she texted me: "Looks like best option is to cab to QT Hotel unless I get someone who can pick you up. I don't actually know where these people live." This rather unpromising communication was interrupted by the flight attendant's announcement that all electronic devises were to be turned off and stowed for takeoff. As the plane pulled away from the gate, my final message to Alex was the text equivalent of a death rattle: "Hopefully all will be sorted out on the other side." By "the other side," I'm not sure if I meant "Brisbane, Australia" or "the afterlife." Maybe a little of both. 

Fortunately, Australians are some of the friendliest people on the planet, and Alex was able to find a total stranger in Brisbane to pick me up from the airport and drive me to the hotel in Surfer's Paradise. Alex arrived the next day, and with that rather large travel hiccup out of the way, the adventure began. After a few days in Surfer's Paradise, the two of us rented a car and drove to Sydney--stopping off in picturesque little towns along the way, such as Coffs Harbour and Nambucca Heads--where we spent a few days touring the city and hiking in the Blue Mountains. My romantic comedy Alice in Wonderland is partially based on this most wonderful trip "down the rabbit hole."

Product Details

  • File Size: 778 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Diva Press, Inc (November 2, 2012)
  • Publication Date: November 2, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A1CU4HG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #287,956 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A "military brat," Elle was born in Germany and spent her childhood in such far-flung places as Puerto Rico, Charleston, S.C., Italy, and Washington D.C. Sadly, the only language she ever became semi-fluent in is English. She writes romantic comedies that are loose riffs on the popular fairy tales she read as a child--stories she still loves as an adult.

Elle's first self-published romantic comedy, The Frog Prince, became an Amazon bestseller in 2010--a distinction it kept through the summer of 2012 when it peaked at #1 on Amazon's Top 100 List for Humor. Her other novels include Sleeping Beauty, Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up, Alice in Wonderland, and Gilding the Lily-pad. Elle lives in Denver, Colorado, and keeps a teenage boy and a miniature dachshund named Bacon around the house to provide comic relief.

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By bookie on November 10, 2012
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My family knows that whenever I start a book by Elle Lothlorien during the afternoon, it's going to be a 'fend for yourself' night. Her new contemporary romance, 'Alice in Wonderland', absolutely dazzles. Not only
did I almost wet myself laughing, I was so caught up by the intrigue, danger, romance, and sheer fun of it all that the stunning images in the book stayed with me long after I put it down.
For those of you who are new to Elle Lothlorien's work, she writes contemporary romantic comedies that are 'loose riffs' on well-known fairy tales. 'Alice in Wonderland', Lothlorien's latest book, follows the fortunes of Alice Fay Dahl, a high-school math teacher who has blown through her savings to travel to Australia to participate in a high-stakes poker tournament. I won't say anything else about the plot, since I'm not writing a spoiler here, except that it zigzags so energetically and unexpectedly, it feels a lot like the original 'Alice's' chaotic journey through Wonderland.
Lothlorien's courageous and sympathetic main characters, her gift for always seeing the funny side of a situation, and her natural talent for making complicated things easy (who knew you could actually learn how to play Texas Hold 'Em' in twenty minutes), keeps Alice skipping along on many levels. For me, the book ended far too quickly. Way to go, Ms. Lothlorien!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Evil in Heels on November 25, 2012
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OK, so it really isn't as dangerous as all that. Or maybe it is. When you go Down Under with Alice Faye Dahl, you aren't really sure who is what and what is who in the crazy world of high stakes poker she has entered. Are her saviors really looking out for her? And who is running the show? Is up down? Is down up? The characters that Lothlorien develops in this fast-paced, fun tale are fantastic (in every sense) and the only thing that the reader can be sure of throughout is that Alice Faye needs -- but really needs -- to win at all of the games, whether she knows she is playing them or not. I read this book at lightning speed; I would have gotten paper cuts if I had not been turning digital pages! I have loved all of Lothlorien's books, but I think I love this one the best of all. Alice Faye Dahl is a chick to be reckoned with. I don't want to face her at a poker table anytime soon, but I'd sure as heck like to sit down and have a glass of wine with her!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By cassied on November 10, 2012
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The talent and imagination Elle Lothlorien has is astounding. I have this habit of running across an author, reading their book, and if I like it I find every book they've written and do my best to read all of them. I have not been disappointed with this author. Anybody can re-tell a well known fairy tale, but it is a gift to be able to take a story we've all heard and parallel it to a life-like scenario using details that are undeniable to the original story but turning them into something like real life fairy tale. Her characters are so amazingly relatable and real that you can't help wishing it was you. READ THIS BOOK...and her other ones. They are so relatable, funny and romantic. They grab your attention and hold it thru the whole thing. Once I start one of this girl's books, I just can't stop! My husband asked me today if I could do anything without my Kindle attached to me. My answer was, "not when I'm reading one of these books!" You won't regret buying any of her books. Now if they'd turn them into movies, and have them live up to what I imagine they should be....
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By BarbD on December 17, 2012
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...but this isn't my fav of Ms. Lothlorien's. I had to actually take breaks and via sheer mule-headedness, MAKE myself finish the book.

I speak (with total disregard for giving The Praise first)in regards to most of the middle poker-jimbo and much of the "romance" here. And I feel bad about it, since the book has recv'd many high-star reviews, and I'm a fan of this author.

The snappy, brilliant language punched-up-with-humor sharp enough to lacerate bricks is its own entertainment, a hallmark of Ms. L's novels. The jokes never end, the metaphors and creative phrases are rich and hilarious (enter the Jailbreak Bikini).

But too often, in this one, I found it overdone; the main characters of her novels are starting to sound a bit TOO clever and ALIKE. The refs to the classic 'Alice' novel seem too contrived and afforded me much sighing and eye-rolling. A white-haired, pale-eyed romantic hero named 'Rabbit'? Really?? Who carries a pocket watch? Aw, come on. (Since when could I find anything about albino-ish rabbits vaguely romantic, I kept asking myself, as I stayed annoyed with not ever seeing a deeper, true attraction between Alice and Rabbit!) Plus, the guy has a sister named...well, you can find that out for yourself, but the animal names aren't "sprinkled for effect" - they nearly trample the charm. And I won't begin to address the character called "Queenie..."

Still. The setting is vivid and done well; I felt like I truly had visited Oz. A little editing would help since, in places, I felt like a tourist listening to a too long-winded guide. I did like learning more about poker itself (tournaments not so much). The triplet-thing was a delightful and touching complication that infused some needed, true Heart into the story.
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