It's launch day! While Aurora Slept, an exciting new Fairytale Relling trilogy launches in ebook around the world today! Even more exciting, it's already a bestseller in three categories!
This trilogy retells Sleeping Beauty, but other favorite fairytales will also appear.
About Book One:
Aurora and her sister are inseparable, until dreams divide them.
“On the night of my sixteenth birthday, I fell asleep. When morning came, I didn’t wake up. It’s been a month and I’m still sleeping, but this isn’t the story that you think it is.”
“People think my name is Maleficent but that isn’t true. And as for crimes, all that I am guilty of is loving my sister. My sister is the dawn, Aurora.”
On Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, she makes a selfless wish to save her sister, Midnight, from a curse that began in their childhood. Aurora falls asleep, but she doesn’t wake up. Months later, she’s still asleep. Now the sisters must find their way back to each other. What good is sleeping peacefully, when Midnight’s days without her beloved sister have become a nightmare?
Why I wrote the books:
Sleeping Beauty was my favorite Disney movie when I was younger. I loved it mainly for two reasons: the dress that changed from pink to blue and the song about meeting once upon a dream. When I rewatched the movie as an adult, I realized that, sadly, Aurora had very little agency. In fact, she had very little to say at all. Did she dream while she slept? What really happened? These questions and more, including why Cinderella's slippers are made of glass, and what happens when a beast seeks beauty are answered in the trilogy.
Have I mentioned the best part yet? Book One: The Power of a Dream is free and available here.
Even better, all three parts have released today, so you don't have to wait a moment to enjoy the journey and partake in the adventure.
Another aspect of the stories is the heritage of Aurora and her sister. Their father's ancestors came from a starving land, while their mother's people were native to the lands. The story loosely combines a Native American heritage with European royalty in a high north setting. As I have previously written about in other posts, my own heritage often finds its way into my stories. Unlike my previously published novels, this is not historical fiction and so more fictional liberty is taken. Part of a fairytale's appeal is its sparkling magic. I do have centuries old royalty in me, though, and have been recently learning about some Native American ancestors. I hope that you will enjoy the story and discovering what happened While Aurora Slept.
My best to you all,