Our writer friend Mary Waibel has just released a new book. She was kind enough to stop by the blog and tell us all about it. Without further ado, here’s Mary!
Cinderella has always been one of my favorite fairy tales. Who wouldn’t want to go from poor, overworked waif sitting in the ashes to beautiful princess with the wave of a wand? And the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical with Leslie Ann Warren is my favorite one to watch. What an amazing cast they had!!
My familiarity with this classic fairy tale made it the perfect choice for me to twist into something new. I’d sit at my keyboard with the song “Ten Minutes Ago” playing in my mind as I altered and tweaked until I came up with my own version of this famous tale.
A Fairy Godfather, a princess searching for true love, and a bodyguard completely out of his league. These are just a few of the twists you’ll find in The Mystery Prince.
Tristan enjoys being in the shadows as Prince Rand’s bodyguard. Similar in looks, the two often exchanged places in their youth, but he never expected the king to order him to impersonate the heir to the throne in order to win the hand of a princess.
Princess Zoe needs to find a husband. After a year of searching with no success, her father insists on hosting a masquerade ball for the eligible princes of the nine kingdoms. Not one prince piques her interest, until she meets the mysterious stranger who won’t tell her his name.
When Tristan meets Zoe he finds the girl of his dreams. The only problem? She’s a princess and he’s impersonating a prince―a crime punishable by imprisonment and floggings. Unable to tell Zoe his real name, he gives her a special navigation device. One that leads to the owner’s true love. Will this magic device lead Zoe to Tristan, or will her true love forever remain a mystery prince?
Mary lives with her husband, son and two cats. When she isn’t twisting fairytales, she enjoys reading, playing games, watching hockey, and camping. Her Princess of Valendria series (Quest of the Hart, Charmed Memories, Different Kind of Knight) are available from MuseItUp Publishing and other major retailers. Her novella, The Mystery Prince, is available at Amazon. Her Faery Marked (book 1 in the Faery Series) will be available from BookFishBooks this summer.
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