Roy A.Mauritsen's fantasy adventure fairy tale epic begins with Shards of the Glass Slipper: Queen Cinder. "Fantastic... A Magnificent Epic!
Author: Roy A. Mauritsen
Publisher: Padwolf Publishing
One Last Chance To Save Happily Ever After! Can a group of heroes, including Goldenhair, Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel, help General Snow White and her dwarven resistance fighters defeat the tyrannical Queen Cinderella? And will they succeed before a war with Wonderland destroys everything? Their only hope to stop Cinderella's quest for power lies with a young girl named Patience Muffet. She carries the fabled shards of Cinderella's glass slippers, as well as the dark secret of who murdered the last of the fairy godmothers. Roy A.Mauritsen's fantasy adventure fairy tale epic begins with Shards of the Glass Slipper: Queen Cinder. "Fantastic... A Magnificent Epic!" -Sarah Beth Durst, author of Into The Wild & Drink, Slay, Love "The Brothers Grimm meets Lord of the Rings." -Patrick Thomas, author of TheMurphy's Lore series "Roy Mauritsen's enchanting epic comes at a time when fairy tales are back in the forefront of our collective imagination. If you've missed the stone halls and warm fireplaces of Happily Ever After then look no further." -Darin Kennedy, author
So often had she perceived them as shadow, she was startled to discover how
clear and sharp, like shards of glass and slivers of silver, was each striation.
Clear and sharp and steady. Could she trust Will? But even as the question rose
to her ...
Author: Jodi O'Donnell
ONCE UPON A TIME, A GIRL FROM SMALLTOWN, TEXAS, WAS "AMERICA'S CINDERELLA." But Lacey McCoy traded her glass slippers for cowboy boots and vowed to make her own dreams come true. Trouble was, who'd hire an ex-countess with no experience? "Iron" Will Proffitt, that's who. Harboring a powerful grudge, the rugged rancher gave Lacey the dirtiest jobs, certain she wouldn't last. But Lacey flabbergasted him by working hard and refusing to be rescued. Suddenly Will's feelings for Lacey moved beyond grudging respect to an undeniable attraction. Sure as heck Will was no Prince Charming—but could he be the right man for Lacey?
This is a true story. I am a baby boomer raised to believe that love always won, sex and love were interchangeable, and sharing both lead to the much desired happily ever after. In my childhood, every prince claimed a princess, every femme fatale got her man, and every sexual encounter promised love. I discovered how wrong I was before I left home and I went wild. Disillusioned, the next twenty-five years overflowed with misadventures, failed marriages, and sexual exploits. The lessons I learned were life altering, filled with disappointments, often with painfully funny results. I cut my life's teeth on the shards of my shattered glass slipper dreams. Until one day, my fairy godmother decided I'd suffered enough. My life became an honest-to-goodness love story complete with a real glass slipper. Happily ever after is possible. Take a lesson or two from me.
“Her royal highness has broken her glass slipper. I know you're not a glass
blower but as a blacksmith I think you're the best person to probably cast another
one.” Cillian ran a finger through the pile of shards, careful not to cut himself.
Author: Alex Morgan
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Cillian is trapped in his small village by his step-uncle, who has usurped Cillian’s inheritance and squandered it on his own two sons. Cillian earns his own living, and does all the family's chores, whlie his step-cousins do nothing. Then Queen Beyta arrives, looking to have Cillian repair Princess Itha's broken glass slipper. A party celebrating the king’s arrival is in two days, and Cillian gets to work. But, the afternoon before the party, Cillian's family overpowers him and locks him in the dungeon so that they might receive the king--and any blessings he might bestow. The queen comes to his rescue, and introduces him at court to the King Malo, Princess Itha, and Prince Pari. The princess wants to show Cillian her "gratitude," but the prince intervenes and claims Cillian for himself. The prince's gratitude, however, isn't anything Cillian is interested in. King Malo intervenes and Cillian fears more punishment, so it comes as a pleasant surprise when he's led to the king's bed. Soon, though, Malo must return to the castle, and Cillian to his village. He once again finds himself at the mercy of his step-uncle and cousins again. Will he ever see Malo again? Was their interlude just a game to the king or something more?
... nailed over it, and broken glass littered the ground, none of the pieces larger
than a man's hand. Zach went down on his haunches and gingerly stirred and
studied the shards, some of them streaked and speckled with bright-red spray
Author: Arlene James
VIRGIN BRIDES Celebrate the joys of first love with unforgettable stories by your most beloved authors. CINDERELLA…IN NAME ONLY? It was a fairy tale come true…almost. Charming, courageous Zach Keller had asked poor little Jillian Waltham to be his bride. But his proposal was just a formality. For the sexy bodyguard had promised to protect Jillian with his very life, and the only way to keep her 100% safe was to watch over her day…and night. He vowed never to succumb to his bride's blossoming beauty, to remember their marriage was only make-believe. Yet the tempting virgin in his arms was putting Zach's hands-off policy to the test. Dare he take the ultimate risk and make his glass slipper bride a true-love wife?
With her head tipped back, she was close enough to see shards of silver in cloud
gray eyes, the carved lines bracketing his beautiful mouth. Already aware of the
compelling feel of his arms, she nearly forgot what he'd asked. He'd gone as still
Author: Christine Flynn
Settling down was not on J.T. Hunt's to-do list—until his ailling father delivered an ultimatum. Now the millionaire bachelor was suddenly shopping for a bride. But, happily-ever-after came with strings attached: His prospective wife had to marry him for love. To Amy Kelton it was like a fairy tale. First, she got trapped in an elevator with a tall, dark and sexy stranger. Now "Jared Taylor" had chosen her—a lowly assistant—over her beautiful, successful stepsister. Talk about being swept off your feet! But, when Amy uncovered "Jared's" secret, she had to make a choice—ignore her heart's desire or accept the dashing bachelor's glass slipper and run with it….
Any minute, Cinderella would be running down the stairs missing one glass slipper. Light entered the room through a large stained glass window above them
, casting multiple colors that blended together. The design on the window looked
Author: Johnathon M. Creech
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Myrthia, a mystical world of magic that was once connected to ours, has been overrun by an army of vampires. Two crystal shards containing ancient and powerful magic are all that stands between an evil tyrant and an age of darkness prophesied by a powerful being of magic known as the Oracle. After a brutal attack by a vampire looking for the shards, Alex Bellwood’s life is thrown into chaos. Learning that he is the heir to a powerful and dark legacy, he is taken to Myrthia to face his destiny. There he must confront the dark visage of himself that haunts his mind and find the girl that has been in his dreams for most of his life. The fates of two worlds lie upon the edge of a knife. It would take but a baby’s breath to plunge all into the foretold Epoch of Darkness! In the Dark we cannot see. Yet in the Light, we see only what it allows us too. -The Oracle
Author: Margaret Peterson HaddixPublish On: 2012-02-14
I kept my eyes on my feet, trying to avoid getting the heels caught between
cobblestones. “Three! Four!” For the first time, I considered what would happen if
the shoes broke. Would I be digging shards of glass out of my feet the rest of my
Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Being a princess isn't all that.... You've heard the fairytale: a glass slipper, Prince Charming, happily ever after... Welcome to reality: royal genealogy lessons, needlepoint, acting like "a proper lady," and -- worst of all -- a prince who is not the least bit interesting, and certainly not charming. As soon-to-be princess Ella deals with her newfound status, she comes to realize she is not "your majesty" material. But breaking off a royal engagement is no easy feat, especially when you're crushing on another boy in the palace.... For Ella to escape, it will take intelligence, determination, and spunk -- and no ladylike behavior allowed.
last glass of champagne on her tray flying up and over, sparkling liquid
cascading over the immaculate evening attire of the man who had grabbed her
shoulders ... Shards of crystal festooned the ground, like Cinderella's slipper
come to grief.
Author: Beatriz Williams
From the New York Times bestselling authors of The Forgotten Room comes a captivating historical mystery, infused with romance, that links the lives of three women across a century—two deep in the past, one in the present—to the doomed passenger liner, RMS Lusitania. May 2013 Her finances are in dire straits and bestselling author Sarah Blake is struggling to find a big idea for her next book. Desperate, she breaks the one promise she made to her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother and opens an old chest that belonged to her great-grandfather, who died when the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-Boat in 1915. What she discovers there could change history. Sarah embarks on an ambitious journey to England to enlist the help of John Langford, a recently disgraced Member of Parliament whose family archives might contain the only key to the long-ago catastrophe. . . . April 1915 Southern belle Caroline Telfair Hochstetter’s marriage is in crisis. Her formerly attentive industrialist husband, Gilbert, has become remote, pre-occupied with business . . . and something else that she can’t quite put a finger on. She’s hoping a trip to London in Lusitania’s lavish first-class accommodations will help them reconnect—but she can’t ignore the spark she feels for her old friend, Robert Langford, who turns out to be on the same voyage. Feeling restless and longing for a different existence, Caroline is determined to stop being a bystander, and take charge of her own life. . . . Tessa Fairweather is traveling second-class on the Lusitania, returning home to Devon. Or at least, that’s her story. Tessa has never left the United States and her English accent is a hasty fake. She’s really Tennessee Schaff, the daughter of a roving con man, and she can steal and forge just about anything. But she’s had enough. Her partner has promised that if they can pull off this one last heist aboard the Lusitania, they’ll finally leave the game behind. Tess desperately wants to believe that, but Tess has the uneasy feeling there’s something about this job that isn’t as it seems. . . . As the Lusitania steams toward its fate, three women work against time to unravel a plot that will change the course of their own lives . . . and history itself.
... The shards of porcelain dishes , gold and green , rose ( roses ) and gold ; blue
and white Shards of carnival glass One ... down hair Fan - shaped gilt brooch or
button Four - inch - diameter starburst , silver and glass One - inch glass slipper ...
Author: Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In a provocative memoir of her life, work, the lessons she has learned, and the woman she has become, the author of Italian Days shares a collection of memories in such chapters as "Men and Gods," "Loot and lists and Lust (and Things)," "Home Economics," and "Breathing Lessons." Tour.
A Cinderella Sisterhood Series Olivia Drake. company. He must ... The sun
shining through the stained glass cast shards of jeweled light over the room. “The
duke isn't here,” she murmured, reluctant to disturb the IF THE SLIPPER FITS 109
Author: Olivia Drake
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
If the Slipper Fits Olivia Drake Raised in a girls' school, Annabelle Quinn longs for the world outside the walls of the academy. When she's hired as the governess to an orphaned duke, Annabelle never expects the child's breathtakingly handsome guardian to capture her imagination—or her heart. Falling for his young nephew's governess is an irksome complication in Lord Simon Westbury's orderly life, but Annabelle's quiet beauty and wry intellect are too much to resist. Meanwhile, a mysterious danger looms over the remote Cornwall estate. Will their newfound desire stand the test of time? Or are some happy endings just too good to come true?
And then there was Erica Roch ' s regallooking cape of velvet and what looked
like fur until closer inspection revealed it to be hundred of nails and her glass slipper of crystal beads and glass shards , defying anyone to wear it , least of all ...
He put on his cheap suit and his one pair of dress shoes and then started to walk
out of the dressing room with his skates and the shards of his stick. His MARS ...
The only difference was that Mars didn't leave behind a glass slipper. The scene
Author: G B Joyce
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Hatred, blackmail, and murder—a Brad Shade hat trick. The Black Ace reunites us with our favourite, savvy fourth-liner, with plot twists, wisecracks, and an ending that could only come from G.B. Joyce. Thanks to Shade’s work at the NHL draft last season, he gets to hold on to his job as scout for L.A.—at least for now. But a journeyman’s work is never done. Shade is checking out the talent in Regina with his old friend and teammate “Chief.” But when they learn of the suicide of an old teammate from their playing days in L.A., they take a sometimes violent detour through the dark side of a small town with no shortage of secrets it wants kept at almost any cost.
Her series , based on old master paintings , features figures of dogs and shoes
appropriated from the portraits and reconstructed in glass shards , always in a
single color : deep cobalt blue , emerald green , or ruby red . The shards are ...
Cinderella Undisciplined : A Response to " After the Ball is Over : Bringing
Cinderella Home . ... of products from panty - liners to credit cards : Cinderella is
evoked metonymically by her glass Slippers or through the slenderest shards of
Then there's the "happily ever after" that never seems to happen, or the glass slipper filled with shards, or the popular lyrics that claim "all you need is love" but
which forget to mention that mutual respect, professional opportunities, and ...
Author: Sandra Thomas
Stating that improperly channeled anger patterns can cause serious health problems for women, a guide to anger management explains how to recognize destructive patterns and use anger to constructive ends. Original.
A jagged hole gaped in the center of the large plate-glass picture window Andi
retreated to her bedroom to put on her shoes and winced as a shard of glass
pierced the sole of her slipper. Hopping into the bathroom, she yanked off the slipper ...
Author: Gwen Austin
Andi Lane, activity director at a nursing home, Twilight Manor, in Sumter, South Carolina, is the character through whose eyes we experience life at Twilight Manor. Andi faces a series of obstacles in her efforts to enhance the quality of life for nursing home residents. Some of these complications are personal harassment and injury and even death of some of the residents. The more she succeeds, the more complications occur.
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