Hey, remember how I was writing a sequel for Namesake? I wrote a Cinderella adaptation instead. It’s based on Charles Perrault’s version of the fairy tale, I’ve called it Soot and Slipper, and it releases April 1st.
Because April Fools! It’s the wrong story!
(But in all seriousness I’m still working on the other one, just slower than anticipated.)
Anyhoo, because this is only a novella (~35K words), the writing and publishing processes have seemed more like a whirlwind than usual. Today, I’m pleased as Punch to bring you the summary and cover reveal.
Soot and Slipper: A Summary
Eugenie lives in isolation on her father’s estate, with only her elegant stepmother and two stepsisters for company. When the crown of Jacondria announces a series of royal masquerades, she yearns to go. However, her stepsisters’ fortunes hinge on them finding wealthy husbands, and Eugenie doesn’t want to interfere with their odds.
Enter a mischievous fairy who has other plans.
A scant few hours of light-hearted revelry seems harmless enough. By the fairy’s own rules, Eugenie can’t stay the whole night, and with everyone in costume, her stepfamily will never know she was there.
Really, how much trouble can result from attending a masquerade or two?
And now for the eye candy…
Isn’t it pretty?! I have a soft spot for the pale pink/dark gray color combo anyway, and this just exploits that to its fullest.
But wait! There’s more!
Want a preview of the first chapter? You can read it over on novelthree.com.
More importantly, do you want the ebook added to your Kindle library on release day? It’s up for pre-order on Amazon.
Rejoice and wonder, my dear friends!
(Yes, this is the first time I’ve done a pre-order. And yes, that’s why it’s only a week in advance.)
There will be a print version as well, hopefully around the same time. I’m waiting for a physical proof in the mail, and if everything checks out, I’ll give it the thumbs up when the month turns.
Happy Spring, everyone!