Persnickety Princess: Or a Lesson in How (NOT?) To Be Rescued!

Persnickety Princess cover.jpgEver wonder what it would really be like to be a princess from the classic fairy tales you read as a child? Would you dwindle your time away in the highest tower waiting for the day that your handsome Prince Charming will dash in (if he ever arrives, that is…) to your rescue?

Lavender, the Princess of a particular purple castle, decides to try to speed up the waiting process (after all, it’s been TOO long already, and no prince seems to want someone who is so….picky? Is that the right word?)

The irony of the story adds to its enchantment. There are some definite laugh out loud moments (which is not princess-like at all, according to our Resident Princess, I might add!) that add to the lovableness of the story.

What do you get when you take a princess who waits in a tower all day, mix in a fire breathing dragon, a not so wicked witch and a prince who tells it like it is and falls in love with the sister of the princess waiting to be rescued for years? You get the Persnickety Princess: A princess who will do nothing short of throwing herself in harm’s way,  even if that means inventing some danger for herself that she must be rescued from by her prince.

Enter Petunia, the princess who doesn’t need rescuing. She ends up turning the tables on the prince and turning her sister’s plans upside down. (How does the Happily-Ever-After Ratio of The Fairy Tale deal with this?) The princess learns how being so persnickety might not really help her (as well as some other crucial lessons that are not taught in Princess School these days!)  And she learns what happily- ever-after might really mean!

This could be a how to for girls today, as it shows that you don’t have to wait to be rescued and that not every guy who claims to be a prince is really the one for you. The persnickety princess just might find a dashing suitor who looks beyond all her…. finickiness(?) to see that she might be quite a beauty after all.

A charming love story with a funny twist at the end, it will keep you hanging onto every word of the Bard and forgetting that there is a story teller at all (until the end!) as you go along for the adventure and as are slightly conned like the jailers of the Bard- as you find yourself on a bit of a precipice hanging right along with them!

About the Book – About the Author – Prizes!!!

About the book: High up in the tallest tower of the purplest castle in the Kingdom by the Sea, Princess Lavender awaits rescue. Desperate as she may be, only the most dashing, well dressed, properly mannered prince will do. Oh, and he must stand exactly four and three-quarters inches taller than her. A princess has got to have standards, after all.

When, finally, one such prince comes to her castle—not to rescue her, but her younger sister—Lavender refuses to be ignored. Instead of waiting for the next suitor to come along, she devises a plan to put herself in danger, thus forcing the upstart prince to forget her sister and rescue her instead.

Well accustomed to getting her way, there is only one thing, unfortunately, that this princess can’t control—her luck. When her plans go awry, putting her in very real danger, will she allow the prince to rescue her as he sees fit? Will he even want to try?

And will anyone be able to find a way to rescue Lavender from her persnickety ways once and for all? Find out in this comedic tale of princes, dragons, and dreams that just may come true.

The Persnickety Princess is a lower grade chapter book intended for kids 6 to 9 years old (although kids of all ages are sure to enjoy it! Pick up your copy through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords or Kobo Books.

About the author: I was born in the frozen wasteland of Alaska with the unfortunate stigma of being both a daydreamer and left-handed. Starting from an early age, I’ve filled my life with stories of every sort from my father’s hunting trips to the Holy Trilogy (read: Star Wars). In the fourth grade, I became more interested in telling stories of my own than listening to those of others. Doctors—being doctors—attempted to medicate them out of me, but the best cure has always been a pen, a notebook, and my crazy, unrestrained imagination. I continue to whittle away at these stories in my endless search for the one that will finally bring me back to reality. All the while, I secretly hope such a story will never come along. I hear “reality” is far too boring. Connect with Falcon on his website, Facebook, GoodReads, or Twitter.

About the prizes: Who doesn’t love prizes? You could win (1) a $25 Amazon gift card, (2) a $50 Amazon gift card, or (3) a Princess Prize Pack, which includes a plush purple dragon, necklace with lavender pendant, The Fairy Godmother’s Guide to Being a Princess, tiara and wand party set, and a DVD of The Princess Bride.

Here’s what you need to do…

  1. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  2. Leave a comment on my blog.

That’s it! One random commenter during this tour will win the $50 gift card. Visit more blogs for more chances to win–the full list of participating bloggers can be found here. The other two prizes (including the awesome Princess Prize Pack) will be given out via Rafflecopter. You can find the contest entry form on the official Persnickety Princess tour page via Novel Publicity. Good luck!

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5 comments on “Persnickety Princess: Or a Lesson in How (NOT?) To Be Rescued!

  1. Emlyn Chand says:

    Aaaaah, I love this review and the pictures you found for it, too. Keep guessing, I think you’re getting close to the right adjective when trying to describe Lavender 😉

    Thank you for being an awesome addition to this tour!

    Em

  2. Carrie says:

    I’ve just begun this book and I’m going to attempt reading it to my oldest (who is 6.5 yrs) to see what she thinks 🙂

    Great review. Loved the images!

  3. randomfalcon says:

    Those pictures are great! I’m curious as to which parts made you laugh, it seems to be different from person to person. Thanks for the review.

  4. Em, glad you enjoyed it! Finding pictures to go with the story is always fun. And yes, it takes awhile to really be able to describe Lavender with just the right word! 🙂

    Carrie, did you get to read the book with your daughter? What did she think? Hope you both enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you return! 🙂

    Falcon- it was a great story! Glad you like the pictures 🙂 Which parts, you ask? Many parts! I will have to get back to you on that! I really enjoyed reviewing this- you are a great writer and I look forward to more of your writing 🙂

  5. Dusty Katt says:

    I’m really looking forward to sitting down with my Granddaughters to read this.

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