Monday, March 18, 2013

Schoolgirl Cinderella blog tour: guest post

Schoolgirl Cinderella by Priya Narendran
YA fairy tale retelling*eBook, 120 pages
Published December 27th 2012 by amazon

Seventeen year old Briony Duke lives in a manor house with her guardian Mrs. Eyres and Eyres's daughter Lucy. Mrs. Eyres makes Briony sleep in the kitchen, cook, clean and do the laundry. One day Briony meets nineteen year old Tom Logan,the sixth richest man in the country. Tom is intelligent, articulate and incredibly attractive. The only problem is. Mrs. Eyres and Lucy have also set their sights on him.

What was the allure of Cinderella and 
why did you choose it?

I think I like the fact that Cinderella is an ordinary peasant girl who ends up marrying a Prince. The character faces a lot of hardship and yet she ends up doing the impossible. I also like the magical aspect of the story. And her grand entrance at the ball still makes me gasp whenever I read about it in a book or see it in a film.

I decided on Schoolgirl Cinderella because as a writer you can take the story into so many different avenues. The character in my story is at school and because of this she has to; take exams, interact with school friends, deal with teachers she may or may not like and make important decisions about her future. She is also quite bright and very ambitious. So the question is; how will she react if you throw in a gorgeous love interest who is intelligent, charismatic and wealthy?

This is a story that is as relevant now as it was two hundred years ago. The evil Mrs. Eyres and her daughter Lucy will always be around to make Cinderella’s life miserable. Prince Charming will always be attracted to Cinderella wherever he’s from. The story is timeless and has lots of drama and is another reason why I chose to retell it for a modern audience.

About the author:
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My name is Priya Narendran and I have been a fan of paranormal fiction and fairy tales for years. I started writing when I was 7 years old and haven’t stopped writing since. So far I have written mainly fairy tale themed stories but I hope to branch out into paranormal romance and fantasy in the near future. As well as writing I’m an avid film buff and my favourite films include My Fair Lady, Amadeus, Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Shining. I tend to write mainly fairy tale re-tellings mainly because I find it fascinating to look at fairy tales through a modern lens. I hope you enjoy reading these books as much as I have enjoyed writing them.

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