It’s back-to-school time, so I’m having a sale on my books set on my modern fairy tales — retelling classic stories but setting them in contemporary high schools. Just the thing to get your brain oriented back towards Homecoming, trigonometry, and that popular kid you really hated.
Beauty & the Beast: A Modern Fairy Tale is selling for just 99 cents for your Kindle this week. Starting today and running through next Thursday, you can get the story of Rory Bellin — a senior and editor-in-chief of the school newspaper at Lawrence High School. She wishes people would focus on what’s important for once, but LHS is fielding its best football team in a generation and has a real chance to regain its past glory. When the new English teacher gives Rory a ring of three wishes, though, she decides she’s going to rearrange everyone’s priorities. There’s just one little catch — to get what she really wants might cost her her soul!
Set in my former hometown of Lawrence, Kansas at my daughter’s high school!
The sale on “Sleeping Beauty: A Modern Fairy Tale” is even better. It’s regularly 99 cents, so the only way to mark it down was to offer it free! Yep, you can get the short story that start my bent towards retelling the classics for nothing starting today and running through Tuesday next. In this one, Beth Shipman has been a coma for two years. Her father put her in it to protect her purity. Her mother is determined to get her back. The only way to wake her is through True Love’s First Kiss, and Beth’s mother think she has the perfect boy in mind. But her husband has other ideas, and he’ll stop at nothing to keep his daughter pristine and perfect.
Two books for a buck? Can you find a better back-to-sale? Sure they’re not trendy fashions, but let’s face it: Everyone looks good reading a book.