Like Fables, Grimm and Once Upon a Time, J.A. Kazimer’s Curses: A F**cked Up Fairy Tale brings fairy tale characters into something resembling the real world. Says the publisher, “Definitely not for baby’s bedtime reading, this hilarious and irreverent take on classic fairytales–think Shrek for grownups–combines humor, mystery, and characters only a fairy godmother could love… When Cinderella is run over by a New Never City bus, her not-so-ugly stepsister, Asia, suspects murder. So she hires RJ, a private eye, to investigate. Little does she know RJ is actually a villain on mental health leave from the Villain’s Union. Cursed with an inability to say no to damsels in distress, RJ travels to the Kingdom of Maldetto, meets the rest of Cinderella’s family–including her fiancé, the flamboyant Prince Charming, Cinderella’s crazy stepmother, and a seriously twisted version of Hansel and Gretel–and dodges bullets, explosions, fires, and his own ex-wife to slip his own version of glass handcuffs on the wrists that fit. All while falling for Asia, who has a curse of her own to deal with.” Look for Curses on February 28, 2012 from Kensington Publishing Company.