I’m so happy to be hosting Cindy C. Bennett’s blog tour for her new book, Rapunzel Untangled today. Cindy’s book, Geek Girl was the first ever book I reviewed on this blog and I loved it so I’m thrilled to finally get to chat to Cindy. Read on to find out why she loves fairytales and for an amazing giveaway. Also, don’t forget to visit the other blog tour stops for more Rapunzel goodness!
About RAPUNZEL UNTANGLED
Release: 12 February 2013
Publisher: Sweetwater Books
A Mysterious Old Woman
The Boy Who Will Change Everything
Rapunzel is not your average teenager. For one thing, she has a serious illness that keeps her inside the mysterious Gothel Mansion. And for another, her hair is 15 feet long. Not to mention that she’s also the key to ultimately saving the world from certain destruction. But then she meets a boy named Fane, who changes all she has ever known, and she decides to risk everything familiar to find out who she really is. Filled with romance, adventure, and mystery, Rapunzel Untangled is one story you won’t want to put down. Discover the true meaning of love and friendship in this modern twist to the classic fairytale.
Guest Post from CINDY
What I Love About Fairytales
For me the biggest appeal of fairytales lies in the magic. There’s always some kind of magic, be it a fairy godmother, the transformation of a beast into a handsome prince or a mermaid into a human, the poison of an apple or a spindle prick being reversed by true loves kiss, even a frog can be transformed by a kiss.
Fairytales are also the ultimate in the power struggle between good and evil. Inevitably there’s a wicked presence, usually female and many times the stepmother. (Why is that? What’s up with early storyteller’s hang-ups with stepmothers? But I digress.) There’s someone bad, and on the opposite end, someone good and pure, usually the prince/princess, and generally someone full of innocence.
A fairytale generally has a damsel in distress, though there seems to be a welcome trend in retellings wherein the princess isn’t completely helpless and takes control of her own destiny. Still, as a fan of fairytales, I like the idea of her charming, true love coming along and doing what he can to help her in the process.
Then there are the quirky secondary characters. In the Disney versions it seems to always be an animal or even insect that communicates with its human friend, but there are also amusingly spoiled ugly stepsisters, talking trees, funny fathers, cute dwarves, enchanted household items, or delusional, dense suitors. Many times it’s the secondary characters that quickly become my favorites.
Fairytales take me not only out of my little world, but also out of any world that I know, filled with romance, mystery, magic, good and evil. There’s something so romantic about being transported to that never-never land where I don’t have to pretend to be a grown up!
About CINDY C. BENNETT:
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Cindy C Bennett was born and raised in beautiful Salt Lake City, growing up in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains. She and her husband – who happens to be her high-school sweetheart – raised two sons and two daughters. She’s now blessed with two daughters-in-law as well. She developed a love of writing in high school when a teacher introduced her to the joys of escaping reality for ten minutes each day in writing.
When she’s not writing, reading, or answering emails (notice there’s no mention of cleaning, cooking, or anything remotely domestic), she can often be found riding her Harley through the beautiful canyons near her home. (Yes, she rides a Harley.)