I have been lucky enough to read both of Kristine’s latest books.
Wickedly Charming came out in April of 2011 and Utterly Charming just came out this month. I also found out that Sourcebooks is going to reissue two of her books coming out next year in 2012. Both were fantastic books that I loved reading and if you like reading a little romance with a modern day twist on classic fairy tales then this is the author and books for you.
So without further hesitation here is my interview with Kristine Grayson.
Cindy: What is your favorite fairy tale and why?
KG: My favorite fairy tale is the Little Mermaid. I love the story in the original—with the sad ending and all. I have no idea why. I have always loved the story, however, and might use it someday for one of my tales.
Cindy: The Little Mermaid is one of my favorites too. Who is your favorite Prince Charming and why?
KG: I should say that it’s Sleeping Beauty’s Prince Charming, since this interview celebrates the release of Utterly Charming, which features this particular Prince Charming. But honestly, my favorite is Cinderella’s Prince Charming. Even in the fairy tale, the man is a romantic. He searches for the woman he loves and he doesn’t care who she is or how she was raised. He doesn’t secretly discover that she was a princess or something like that. He just loves her for who she is. I made him the hero of Wickedly Charming, and a book lover, because I think that simply adds to the romance.
Cindy: For me when I think about Prince Charming the first one that always comes to mind its Cinderella’s Prince Charming and for the reason’s you have mentioned. Why did you decide to give the classic fairy tale a modern twist?
KG: Sadly, when I write, I don’t decide anything. The stories just happen. I think I’ve always had a twisted view of fairy tales. I wanted to know why instead of the lessons being imparted. So it’s a reflection of my contrary nature, I guess.
Cindy: Are you working on anything new?
KG: I just finished the next in the Charming series. This one, Charming Blue, features Bluebeard as my hero—yes, that Bluebeard (you see him in cameo in Wickedly Charming)—and it’s set in Los Angeles. It’s…not what you’d expect, which I guess is par for the course for me.
Cindy: Will you be writing any more fairy tale books?
KG: Oh, yes. You can’t stop this imagination. Not only am I doing the Charming series for Sourcebooks, but sometime in 2012, WMG Publishing will publish the first in the Once Upon A Crime mysteries, set in the same fairy tale universe, only with mysteries as the focus instead of a romance. Plus I’ve already done one story about Grace and Imperia, the daughters of Prince Charming and Cinderella, and I plan to do more.
Thanks for asking!
Oh Kristine I can’t wait to read your other books. They sound really good and I am so happy that Sourcebooks is going to be reissuing yout Charming series. I absolutely love them.
About the author:
Kristine Grayson has written seven paranormal romances. Her first, Utterly Charming, received the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She also writes science fiction and fantasy under her real name, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and mystery as Kris Nelscott. She’s married to her very own Prince Charming, writer Dean Wesley Smith, and lives with him on the beautiful Oregon Coast.
You can check out the Kristine Grayson’s blog.
Thanks so much to Sourcebooks for arranging this interview and making it possible and thanks so much to Kristine for taking the time out of her busy schedule to do this interview for me. I love when I get the chance to interview authors of books I love so much.
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