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Releasing on November 3, 2017, Riches to Rags is an epic fantasy retelling of Cinderella! Keep scrolling for details, a map of the world described in the book, teasers and a small excerpt from the book's intro!
Most girls dream of being princesses, but one princess just wants to be a normal girl.Ella Carina, crown princess of Aelawyn, knows brutality and lies—she’s seen the way her father rules. Princess. Possession. To her father, the words had the same meaning. She was only as valuable as the alliance formed with her betrothal. Her freedom comes from an unlikely place: an attack on the castle.
When the conquering King offers to protect her from the betrothal her father arranged for political gain, she consents. Hiding her within a peasant family is the only way to keep her and her secret safe. In this simpler life, Ella flourishes and catches the eye of the local Blacksmith’s son. For once, she can be herself and make her own choices, but the life of a princess—even one kept secret—was never meant to be easy.
Trevor, crown prince of Galder has been searching for Ella, but not because of their betrothal. She is in grave danger from the very people who hid her away. His plan is to show her the truth and help her to safety. Nothing goes as planned. When Trevor finds her, it’s to discover she’s fallen in love with a peasant. Now he has two goals: help her regain her throne… and show her that she belongs with him. Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36162333-riches-to-rags
Welcome to the land where Riches to Rags takes place, the land of The Seven Kingdoms. I made this map using incarnate.com to show you what the world looks like and how the kingdoms mentioned are positioned in it!
And now for an exclusive look at the intro to Riches to Rags... Riches to Rags
Book cover designed by Melissa Stevens / The Illustrated Author Design Services. Formatted and professionally illustrated by Melissa Stevens / The Illustrated Author Design Services. Professionally Edited by The Girl with the Red Pen/ Stacy Sanford.
Published in the United States of America. ISBN-13: 978-1977662897 ISBN-10: 1977662897
Once upon a time, in a land far away, there was a kingdom ruled by a heavy-handed king. He was stubborn, refusing to budge from deep-seated and long-held beliefs, and his people paid the price. He never thought about the decrees that fell from his mouth until after the repercussions became evident, and even then, refused to apologize. Foolish pride prevented him from making amends, and he was prideful to a fault—cruel and unforgiving.
His word was law. And he was never at a loss for words.
Because of his harshness, many of the surrounding kingdoms, all of which had been great allies with the King’s father, now refused to trade with the Kingdom of Aelawyn. But Aelawyn could not supply itself with all the things necessary to thrive, and the royalty and nobility could no longer live the life to which they had grown accustomed.
The King grew desperate. But more than that, he felt he and his kingdom had been wronged. His rage and indignation fell upon everyone who dared cross his path, even the innocent.
The King authorized raids on trade routes and ordered his armies to steal and plunder from his neighbors in the name of survival, in the name of what he thought was right and justified. The neighboring kingdoms’ rulers sent warning after warning to the King, each and every one of which went unheeded; the parchments sizzling at the corners as he tossed them into the hungry fire, one after another. Until one day, a different type of message arrived. This was not another parchment with a warning scrawled in slanted ink, sealed with a stamp in melted wax. No. This message was written in blood.
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