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Publisher's Summary

Your holiday season is about to get deliciously naughty...

What if Alice Liddell’s story didn’t happen the way you think? What if it wasn’t Wonderland she fell into, but Winterland. This mad tale is dark, twisted, sexy, and nothing like the legend you know.  

After losing her job and finding her boyfriend/boss cheating on her with her replacement, 25-year-old Alice Liddell has moved back home to save money and regroup. She doesn’t think things can get worse until her younger, more responsible sister, Dinah, gets her a job as a Christmas elf. 

Dressed in a slutty costume with fathers peeking down her top and kids vomiting on her, she wants nothing more than to escape the reality of her life. When she sees a sexy, shirtless man, carrying a glowing red light, and bearing antlers, her curiosity gets the better of her. But following him might be the biggest mistake she ever made. Falling into another realm, Alice finds herself in the world of holiday legends and fairy tales. 

But she is not prepared her for the dark madness of this place. Nothing is what is seems and no one is what they are in the fairytales. Even the mysterious, sexy Scrooge. Welcome to Winterland, where the good guys from the North Pole have gone bad, and the only way to survive is to descend into its madness.

©2019 Stacey Marie Brown (P)2019 Stacey Marie Brown

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the story was good

The story was good, but the narrator made it almost impossible to listen to. She reads it very... brokenly... putting emphasis on words oddly. Will be getting the print so that I can pay attention

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Narrator is terrible.

Narration is so bad that I couldn’t make it through 15 min, so I have no clue if the story is good or not.

She sounds like a robot that had a stroke. Every word is the exact same tone expect when she puts odd emphasis on words that shouldn’t be emphasized. It’s mind numbing. I have no clue how she has this as her job.

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Really not into the narrator on this one. They way she read and her voice. It just wasn’t for me. It seemed stiff and robotic. I didn’t like it and I think that helped me not enjoy the book as much.... it was alright! 😕

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Love it!!!

I have always loved Alice In Wonderland and this is fabulous recreation/spinoff of that. Can’t wait for the second book.

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SCROOOOOOOOOOGGGGGEEEE! <3

love love love Stacey's take on great stories! Scrooge and Roody are just nom nom nom!!!!
trust me. you wanna listen! can't wait for the second book to come to audible!!!

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  • 12-06-21

Weird and not weird enough at the same time

Steamy romance in winter wonderland, that leaves confusing feelings about christmas icons pictured in this context.
Story wise, it wasn't bad, but when book tries to be weird, I want it to go for it. Madness wasn't mad enough. There is also few tropes I am not fan of, like insta steam, and buckets of second hand embarrassment. I will be reading second part, but it was almost dnf for me.

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  • Shy G.
  • 02-14-20

My Thoughts on Descending into Madness

This book was twisted and dark and steamy and just fantastic. I did not expect the amazing story I got with this book. Stacey Marie Brown is a new to me author, and she definitely has me craving more after this one. Alice and Scrooge might have fought like cats and dogs but their tension was intense and made for quite an interesting read. I just couldn't get enough of this book. And that cliffhanger was perfect. Just enough to ensure you come back for book two.

Mia Madison was also a new to me narrator but I really enjoyed her voice. The accent, the diffent tones for all the different characters, it was all really excellent.

If you're interested in dark twists on popular childhood stories then you absolutely should grab this book.