Monday, June 20, 2016

Interview with Regency Romance Author Marie Higgins

Marie Higgins is a best-selling, multi-published author of Christian and sweet romance novels; from refined bad-boy heroes who make your heart melt to the feisty heroines who somehow manage to love them regardless of their faults. She’s published over 30 heartwarming, on-the-edge-of-your-seat stories. She broadens her readership by writing fairy tales, mystery/suspense, humor, time-travel, paranormal, along with her love for historical romances. Her readers have dubbed her "Queen of Tease", because of all her twists and turns and unexpected endings.

Welcome back to my blog, Marie. You have written a series that you call “twisted fairytales.” What intrigues you most about this series?

I’ve always been a fan of Disney fairy tales, but what intrigued me about this series, is that I can play the ‘what if’ game. I’m having so much fun twisting up these fairy tales!

Please give us a short description of The Witch Hunt from Hansel & Gretel.

Fascinated by the boarded up house on the hill, three teenagers, Eric, Brooke, and Rick are drawn to the ancient rumors surrounding the abandoned place. According to local legend, teenagers have been disappearing from the house for centuries.  Determined to solve the mystery, the friends uncover a book that may hold the key to the mystery.

However, after opening the old book to search for clues, something phenomenal happens…the pages literally suck them in. They now find themselves in a literary fantasy world with no way out. Will they find their way home or will they be forever trapped within the pages of the book battling strange creatures?
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Robin Hood needs his own story, so please tell us about Champion.

When you wish upon a star… All romance novel photographer Payton Fox really wants is a hero in her life. A man that is dashing and honorable… a man worthy of his own fairy tale! One particularly frustrating evening she casts a fleeting wish upon a shooting star. She doesn’t actually believe anything will happen, but in the blink of an eye the man from her fairy tale wishes—a regular Robin Hood—materializes right before her. He even claims to be the legendary Lord of Loxley, and goes by the name of Archer. Uncertain what to believe, Payton is shocked when this hero rescues her time and again, and she can’t help but be swept off her feet.

Slowly she accepts that this strange and noble man might truly be the fairy tale character of her dreams. Unfortunately, Archer isn’t connecting with the modern-day world and longs to return to his time. She also discovers that if he stays with her, his story will cease to exist. Can she send him back, knowing he’ll take her heart along with him? Can she deprive the world of his story? How can she do that to those looking for their Champion - the perfect hero?
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Keep on Believing is taken from the all-time favorite: Cinderella. Tell us about this one.

Have you ever wondered what would have happened to Cinderella if she had run away from her evil stepmother before meeting the Fairy Godmother and before the prince’s ball? Well… In this story, you’ll find out what might have happened.

Taking some of the family’s jewels, Ella Spencer and her brother left the kingdom in the dead of night, escaping the clutches of their evil stepmother. Ella realized they need a different life than one of a servant. Now living in a new kingdom, Ella believes this is where they can start over again. So far, it’s working…until her brother’s school teacher starts poking his nose into their business. She cannot tell him the truth, yet deep down inside, she feels that he might be her Prince Charming after all, and be the one who’ll save her from danger.

Christopher Morgan is hiding secrets that he never plans to divulge. The sister of one of his students intrigues him, and he can’t keep from wanting to know more about her. When a man comes around asking questions, Chris fears Ella is not safe and he needs to protect her. But he finds that he is the one in need of a dream-come-true. Can he hope that Ella will be the one to rescue him out of his life before these secrets destroy him?
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I’m glad that you didn’t leave out Rapunzel’s story. Tell us about Once Enchanted.

Once upon a time… The time had come for Princess Clarissa to find a husband—or so her parents told her. The shy and somewhat clumsy, Prince Ormond from a neighboring kingdom, is a contender. Clarissa knows she’ll never fall in love with him much less accept him as a husband. And yet… seemingly in a split second, she changes her mind.

Ryder Grey has known Clarissa since childhood and cannot understand the sudden change from the girl he once adored, to the woman he sees now. How can she be in love with the meek Prince Ormond? Ryder begins to investigate and discovers that a reclusive witch has Clarissa under a spell. When Ryder interferes with Clarissa’s budding romance with Prince Ormond, she takes action and locks her childhood friend in a secluded tower in the east forest until she and Ormond can marry. Forgotten in the tower by all but the rats can Ryder enchant Clarissa and break the sinister spell? His chances do not look favorable.
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Thank you so much for this interview, Marie. I hope my followers will check out these fairytales. Here are the links for Marie below.

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Edye Nicole said...

These books all sound great! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway :)


Marie Higgins said...

Thanks for helping me spread the word, Linda! You're awesome!

clenna said...

I love old boarded houses. So this story has already piqued my interest. When I was 1102 12 I ventured upon an old boarded up hose with two of my friends. How scary it was and dangerous- the basement was filled with water and we nearly fell in!!

Tea and Romance said...

What an interesting twist to fairy tales , I like the fact that you took the fairy tales we grew up with and made them for adults. I love the idea,
Will you be doing one with Snow White?

jean602 said...

Great interview these books sound so good.Can't wait to read them.

jean602 said...

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Unknown said...

This sounds great, I look forward to reading them, I love any kind of book that takes you out of the day to day life we all live to a magical place.
thank you again

joye said...

I am always looking for new authors to read. Your books sound like the kind I really enjoy reading.

Melanie Backus said...

What a great lineup of books! I am definitely intrigued!

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Sonja said...

Time to bring back the kid in me! Would love these books. It sounds like a great way to just relax and enjoy life!

Louise said...

So good to learn about these! I'm a sucker for fairy tales, having read all of Jenny James's fairies tale collection. I am excited to try yours.

Lily M. said...

I haven't read a fairytale book in a while but I do enjoy reading them, thank you for this opportunity, this books sound interesting 😊

Anonymous said...

All your stories are wonderful Marie.xx

Tori said...

Sounds great! I'll have to check theses out!

Britney Vasquez said...

I love when fairytales are re-done and aimed towards the adult audience. These all look and sound like they'd be great!!

Britney Vasquez said...

I love when fairytales are re-done and aimed towards the adult audience. These all look and sound like they'd be great!!

LB said...

I love redone fairytales! These all sound great :)
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Marie Higgins said...

Thanks again, Linda! This was a wonderful turn out. And thanks to everyone who left a comment and their email so that I can send them one of my books!

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations to everyone who commented. Marie just told me that every person who comments and leaves their email will get a free ebook of their choice. She will be getting in touch with you.

Lisa P said...

Wow these books look truly amazing!!!!! I am always reading fairy tales to my young daughter, so what a treat it would be to read fairy tales for myself :) Def a must have for some mommy alone time :)
Thank you for the giveaway!!!!!


BookLady said...

What a wonderful selection of books! I love fairy tales and look forward to reading these books. bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

Riley Johnson said...

These sound like great books. I am ready to read them now.

Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations to Clenna Emery, Sonja Nishimoto, and Louise Pledge. I know you'll enjoy these books.