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Fifty Shades of Book Boys: Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

50 Shades of Book Boys

Today for Fifty Shades of Book Boys we are featuring Prince Phillip from Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell! Once Upon a Dream is the second book in the Twisted Tales series and it is a retelling of Sleeping Beauty! First of all I have to say that I love the covers in this series they are so cool looking and would look beautiful on anyone’s shelf. Next I adore fairy tale retellings and this sounds like it has a pretty unique twist to the original tale. Once Upon a Dream releases on April 5th from Disney Press so make sure to add it to your TBR piles and pick up a copy on release day!

After the awesome post all about Phillip there is an amazing  giveaway for an finished copy of Once Upon a Dream so make sure to check that out at the end of the post!

***Also don’t forget to enter here for the international Fifty Shades of Book Boys giveaway***


Meet Prince Phillip:

Meet Phillip! Handsome! Tall! Great hair! He’s the prince every princess falls in love with at first sight and hopes to marry!

Even if she doesn’t know she is a princess, having been hidden in the woods with some fairies for sixteen years, away from her family. And even if he maybe neglected to tell her that he was a prince.

These points come out later to Phillip’s chagrin, and Aurora Rose has to rebuild her relationship with him from scratch, this time based on honesty, experience, time together, and trust.

And while Phillip may not be the absolutely perfect prince he initially comes across as, he does wind up proving himself a great friend, and someone worth spending Happily Ever After with.

Fill in the Blank:

If it was my last day to live I would:

Fulfill all my promises.

If I am king, make sure that I have an able and ready heir, trained to replace me.

Tell everyone I love how much I loved them.

Guarantee my sisters and little brother were safe and cared for.

Then I would take Aurora Rose on the back of my horse and have one last adventure together—even if it’s no more than an amble around the orchard.  I wouldn’t care what was did as long as she was with me, and was the last thing I saw before slipping away.

The biggest flaw I must overcome is:

Not trusting other people to be as brave, smart, capable, and willing as myself.

My most treasured possession is: 

My sword.  Samson—the horse—is a friend.  Not a possession.

I would rather like to avoid: 

Some of the fights my sisters get into.  Brutal!

Any more combat with dragons.  Also brutal.

I would describe myself with these three words:

Upbeat!  Fun!  Brave!  Loyal!  True!  Wait, was that three?

The first thing I do in the morning is:

Have a good stretch!  Yawn?  If I’m on an adventure with Aurora Rose, make her breakfast.  Not oatmeal.

Nobody knows I am:

Secretly ashamed about some of the things I did as a child…that I only finally revealed to Rose.

I am the happiest when:

I am on the road, on an adventure, my princess beside me, my horse under me, my sword in my hand, the sun shining high above!


I guess my princess can’t be beside me while my horse is under me.  She could be behind me, I guess, also on Samson.

But I honestly can’t imagine her enjoying that.  Maybe she could have her own horse under her, next to me, with my horse under me.

Actually, now that I say it out loud, ‘my horse under me’ sounds kind of…rude.  Like something Leto of the Impudent Lute would sing after the children have gone to bed.

And she didn’t have a horse on our adventure through the forest.  I mean, I didn’t either.  Extenuating circumstances.

That’s a funny word, too, isn’t it?  ‘Extenuating?’

Extenuating, extenuating, extenuating…


lizbraswell.v3About Liz:

After the sort of introverted childhood you would expect from a writer, Liz earned a degree in Egyptology at Brown University and then promptly spent the next ten years producing video games. Finally she caved into fate and wrote Snow and Rx under the name Tracy Lynn, followed by The Nine Lives of Chloe King series under her real name, because by then the assassins hunting her were all dead. She also has short stories in Geektastic and Who Done It and a new series of reimagined fairy tales coming out, starting with A Whole New World—a retelling of Aladdin.

She lives in Brooklyn with a husband, two children, a cat, a part-time dog, three fish and five coffee trees she insists will start producing beans any day. You can email her at moc.llewsarbzilnull@em or tweet @LizBraswell.  Also catch her at,, and instagram @lizbraswell.

You can visit Liz around the Web here:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr 

Want to read more from Liz Braswell?



This contest is provided by Disney Press!

One lucky winner will win a finished copy of Once Upon a Dream!!

Once Upon a Dream

Available April 5, 2016 by Disney Press

About this Book:

What if the sleeping beauty never woke up? Once Upon a Dream marks the second book in a new YA line that reimagines classic Disney stories in surprising new ways.

It should be simple–a dragon defeated, a slumbering maiden, a prince poised to wake her. But when said prince falls asleep as soon as his lips meet the princess’s, it is clear that this fairy tale is far from over.

With a desperate fairy’s last curse infiltrating her mind, Princess Aurora will have to navigate a dangerous and magical landscape deep in the depths of her dreams. Soon she stumbles upon Phillip, a charming prince eager to join her quest. But with Maleficent’s agents following her every move, Aurora struggles to discover who her true allies are, and moreover, who she truly is. Time is running out. Will the sleeping beauty be able to wake herself up?

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10 Responses to “Fifty Shades of Book Boys: Once Upon a Dream by Liz Braswell

  1. Kara SNo Gravatar

    I like men who can count and who aren’t so upbeat. Nevertheless, I am very curious to read this author’s take on the classic story! Thanks for the chance to win. Cheers, Kara S

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  2. Alisha SienkielNo Gravatar

    He sounds a little too upbeat but overall seems like a good guy. Thanks for the chance!! :)

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  3. LaraNo Gravatar

    Like his adventurous side.

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  4. Emma ANo Gravatar

    He seems a little naive, but sweet.

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  5. AliciaNo Gravatar

    I like that he wants to go on adventures with her!

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  6. NatashaNo Gravatar

    He seems like he is very sweet!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. NatashaNo Gravatar

    Love fairytale retellings!

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  8. Holly LetsonNo Gravatar

    I wonder if he can truly be trusted.

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  9. Meredith MillerNo Gravatar

    The prince sounds like he’s got quite a sense of humor! What a charmer!

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  10. Erin @ The Hardcover LoverNo Gravatar

    I think Phillip seems like an alright prince. I like that he wants to protect his siblings and ensure that the kingdom has someone ready to lead it. I also think it’s cute that he’d want to go on one last adventure with the love of his life. <3

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